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South Lanarkshire Wheelchair Curling Club president Arthur J A Bell CBE FRSA at the Lanarkshire Wheelchair Curling Open International, Lanarkshire Ice Rink, Hamilton'18/1/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison
South Lanarkshire Wheelchair Curling Club president Arthur J A Bell CBE FRSA at the Lanarkshire Wheelchair Curling Open International, Lanarkshire Ice Rink, Hamilton'18/1/11'Picture by Lindsay Addison
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IN an incredible achievement for a rural club, members of South Lanarkshire Wheelchair Curling Club (SLWCC) have hosted their first international curling tournament.

Hamilton Ice Rink was the venue for a competition featuring three teams from the host club, two Scotland teams, international sides from Sweden, Canada, the Czech Republic and Germany, plus German club side Mainhattan.

After a fantastic two days of competition, World and Paralympic champions Canada – skipped by Jim Armstrong – defeated Scotland 8-6 in a hotly contested final. Third place went to Sweden, with the Czech Republic fourth.

“It was a fantastic event for a small club like ours,” said SLWCC president Arthur Bell, whose club is the largest of its kind in the world.”

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