Mixed doubles B road quarter finals

Ireland 5 Russia 7

World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2017, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2017, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Neil and Alison Fyfe were knocked out of the repêchage for Olympic points here in Lethbridge yesterday after going down to a tough Russian team.

The team backed up be coach Eoin have done a great job for Ireland and continue to mix it with the best in the world.

MD lost game 7 but qualified

Final round robin game for the Irish duo at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships in Lethbridge, Canada 🇨🇦.

Coach Eoin McCrossan photo bombs the official team picture.

Although the game was lost to Norway, they did manage to get the last space in the qualifying teams. WCF says “The 16th team to qualify was then decided by looking at the draw shot challenge results of all the teams that finished in fourth place, across the groups. Ireland earned this 16th position with a draw shot challenge (DSC) result of 20.13cm, which was better than Japan, Australia, England and Slovenia.”

For the complicated route to the medals, check out the WCF Mixed Doubles news page here.

The team will now play Korea in the 1/8 final round on Friday at 9am.

MD game 2

Neil and Alison showed their mettle this morning with a professional 10-2 win over Serbia.

The game was memorable for another reason as it was Neil’s 100th appearance for Ireland at international level.

Well done Neil!

MD game 1

Ireland 4 Italy 5

World Mixed Double Curling Championship 2017, Lethbridge, Canada

Neil and Alison were mugged on the line by Italy last night having dominated for 90 per cent of the eight end game. The Italians were eing outplayed but in the last end the pedulum swung in their favour when the Italians drew a cracker of a shot behind the guard to lie two. Alison and Neil elected to raise their own stone back onto the shot but Alison was wide played and the Italians stole the game.

The Irish pair were very annoyed with themselves to let this game slip away and will now have to regroup.

Lethbridge latest – 3

Some pictures of the Irish teams at the Opening Ceromony for the 2017 World Senior Curling Championships and the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships in Lethbridge, Canada 🇨🇦. Next up the hard part, as the round robin games get underway.

The Irish ladies play Russia at 12:15 (GMT-6) and the Irish Mens play USA at 16:30 (GMT-6) – Best of the Irish ☘️ luck to all.