Alison and John heading for MD challenge

Ireland will join 28 other nations next week at Greenacres Ice Rink, all trying to secure a top four finish, guaranteeing qualification for the World Mixed Doubles Championships 2020 in Canada.

John Wilson and Alison Fyfe

Team Ireland are Alison Fyfe and John Wilson. Both have previous experience at World Championship level. Alison represented Ireland (with dad Neil) at the 2016 and 2017 championships and John (with Louise Kerr) played for Team Ireland at this year’s championships in April.

After an initial group of seven round-robin, Ireland will be hoping to make the play-off games for world ranking. Beginning on Monday, December 2nd, Ireland’s duo will play Romania, Turkey, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, France and Belgium.

The competition finishes on Saturday, December 7th.

Good luck Alison and John from all the members!

The WCF competition schedule is here:

Seniors make the final at Edinburgh

Great news this morning from the Edinburgh Seniors! Ireland’s senior men are into the final. They beat Mike Dick 6-4 in the semi and now meet John Duff’s team in the battle for the top spot at 2.30pm today.

Good luck to Bill. David, Neil and Ross.

Update – our men lost the final 7-4 after a great game and a terrific run at the Edinburgh International Seniors 2019. Well done to Team Duff.

Runners Up in Edinburgh International Seniors. Bill, David, Neil and Ross

Irish men through to Edinburgh semi

Well done and good luck to the Irish men, of a certain vintage, who are through to tmorrow morning’s semi-final of the Edinburgh International Seniors.

The team, minus the coach on the left…..

Bill Gray, David Whyte, Neil Fyfe and Ross Barr will play Mike Dick for a place in the final.

Come on Ireland!

You can follow the linescores here:

Andrew wins hard fought Fyfe Trophy

Six teams of curlers took part in the Irish Open Championships for the Fyfe Trophy at Greenacres Ice Rink today.

Winners Andrew, Jen, Denise and Maria with Anne presenting

After four games of four ends, the gold medal winners were Andrew Gilmore, Jen Ward, Denise Lawler and Maria O’Neil. They received the Fyfe Trophy from Anne Gibson, representing the Fyfe family.

Silver medals for David, Frances, Christine and Bill
Bronze medals for Gillian, Alison, Denis and Louise

The silver medals went to Bill Gray, Christine Furey, David Hume and Frances Donald and the bronze medals went to Alison Fyfe, Louise Kerr, Gillian Russell and Denis Lawler.

Anne consoles the team receiving the consolation prizes – Jason, Carolyn, Trish and Ian

The consolation prizes went to Carolyn Hibberd, Jason Medhurst, Ian Donald and Trish Boult.

Anne with Denis and Donncha

Detailed Final Results sheet is …

Special awards were given to two curlers who had traveled from Dublin to play. Most Improved Player was Donncha O Conmhui and shot of the day went to Denis Lawler.

A big thanks you goes to Arran Cameron for organising the day and thanks to Greenacres staff for looking after us so well.