29 Mar 22
Over one hundred curlers from all over the United Kingdom gathered to play in the Four Nations Competitions at Ayr Ice Rink over the weekend. The initial competition between Scotland and England dates back to 1895 with the other competitions following on over the years.
There were seven trophies being competed for between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It was a busy schedule with over 30 matches. The curling matches were extremely competitive however the off ice socialising formed a significant part of the weekend and everyone mingled telling tales of their curling exploits!
Scotlands men beat England over eight matches whilst the ladies also beat England over two matches.
All the other competitions were based on one mens, one ladies and two mixed matches. In these competitions Scotland beat Wales but lost to Ireland, England lost to Ireland and Wales and finally Ireland beat Wales.
The trophies were presented to the winners by Susan Kesley who is the First Lady President of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club.
Next seasons competition will be hosted by the Irish Curling Association in Aberdeen.