World Senior bronze medal winner Ross will be playing second stones in the Irish team in Kazan, so let’s see what Ross likes to get up to:
Name? – Ross Barr
Age? – 62
Occupation? – Retired Civil Engineer
In-turn or out-turn? In-Turn
Best ever curling memory? – Winning a bronze medal at the World Senior Curling Championships in Karlstad, 2016
If you had to switch careers, what job would you do? – Architect (large bridges)
Apart from the ICA, what website do you spend the most time on? – www.chess.com
Best / worst subjects at school? – Physics/French
Who’d be your four ideal dinner guests? – Brian Cox, Ruth Davidson, Jeremy Vine, Judy Murray – No shortage of discussion topics!
Earliest curling related memory? – Chasing stones around Crossmyloof
Favourite curling destination and why? – Cortina (Dolomites) has a well organised summer social competition in a spectacular mountain setting. (And provides prizes of locally produced cheese and ham).
How do you relax away from work (and curling)? – Glass of Montepulciano on the garden swing beside Alison and her G&T.
The person you most admire, alive or dead, and why? – Stephen Hawkins because of his scientific achievements and fight against motor neuron
What did you have for breakfast this morning? Porridge.