The Open Pairs competition at the Border Ice Rink last Friday saw five members of
Swinton Curling Club feature in the two finals. In the high road final, club members Robert Walker and Jo Scott were beaten by first time winners Gary Craig and Peter Bowyer. In the low road final, it was an in-house family battle between English ladies senior champion Judith Dixon taking on husband Philip. Judith and fellow Swinton member John Hodge overcame Philip and Foulden member Jim Wood in the final. Judith has been in great form all season and in a few months time will represent England at the world championships in Sochi with two other Border ladies, with the fourth team member from Kinross. Sponsors were Tait’s Solicitors & Rennie Welch, and Peter Bowyer for the prizes. Left to right: Robert Walker, John Hodge, Judith Dixon, Jo Scott and Philip Dixon.