Team Sellar Crowned Scottish Wheelchair Champions Again
Team Sellar successfully defended their title at the Scottish Wheelchair Championships at The Peak in Stirling with an emphatic 9-3 win over Team Donaldson in the final this afternoon.
The champions secured another 100% win record, which skip Gregor Ewan explained is becoming habitual in this championship, “Last year we were undefeated in this event as well as this year, so that is 18 games unbeaten overall and I am not sure that has been done before.”
Hotly tipped as strong contenders to claim the crown, 44 year old Ewan explained some of the team tactics ahead of the championships.
“After winning the title last year we all met up last November to discuss defending the title. We made our intentions clear that we wanted to go for glory a second time so it is great to have pulled that off.
Paying tribute to his team mates, the player from Elgin explained how they had initially inspired him in the game. “Tom (Killin) and Jim (Sellar) were the two big names on the competition circuit when I was just starting out, it is great to be now playing alongside them. They are as good as they ever were, still making the big shots, they are good players that do their warm ups and cool downs.
“We have great camaraderie in the team and we have a shared sense of humour which I think really helps and it relaxes us in competitions.
“I have been playing for seven years and I know there is great longevity in the game and in wheelchair curling it is huge, so I look at a championship like this and see a lot of young talent coming through, wanting to be part of this and everyone here wants to be part of British Curling”.
He concluded, “Our coach Sheila (Swan) has worked with all of the team over the years and she has made a tremendous difference. The atmosphere she is capable of achieving among us is great as she brings something else to the ice, so we really want to thank her for what we have achieved today and attribute our win to her.”
Scottish Wheelchair Champions:
Jim Sellar – Lead – from Bellshill, plays for South Lanarkshire Curling Club
Gregor Ewan – Skip – from Elgin, plays for Moray Curling Club
Jim Gault – Third – from Elgin, plays for Moray Curling Club
Tom Killin – from Edinburgh, plays for Lothian Curling Club
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