NEW AGE KURLING: South Witham impress in World Championships debut

South Witham Kurlers
South Witham Kurlers

South Witham Kurlers contested the World Championships for the first time at East Kilbride last weekend.

South Witham competed in the pairs on the Saturday with their team of 10 players, with one pair getting through to the quarter-finals of the Plate competition.

The singles on the Sunday was a big day for the village club with stiff opposition from previous world champions.

South Witham collectively held their breath when Ken Reader, after knocking out all the other contenders, took on the highest seeded player for the title of world champion. But in the end he just missed out, doing extremely well to have finished in second place in such a prestigious competition.

The club’s Maureen Reader said: “It is the first time South Witham Kurlers have played in the World Championships and we are all delighted with the outcome against teams of a very high calibre.”

The club will be attending the Lincolnshire Competition in June and going to the British Competition in October, when they are hoping to bring back more trophies to South Witham.

New members are always welcome. For more information place contact Maureen Reader on 01572 768307 or Penny Small on 01572 767785.