Reed wins his 11th title in English championships

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Andrew Reed, who is one of the most successful curlers the region has produced, celebrated another national title at the weekend.

Reed, who lives at Ancroft near Berwick, lifted the English Curling Championship for a remarkable 11th time when he and his team went through the card in the play-offs at Dumfries. In total there were seven teams entered into the competition and Reed’s side won all six of their round-robin games.

“This meant we avoided playing a final,” he said, “because the rules stipulate that if you finish two games ahead of the second placed team after the round-robin stages there is no requirement to play a final, which meant we were crowned winners.”

The victory means that Reed and his team-mates have again qualified for the 2015 European Curling Championships which are to be held in Esbjerg, Denmark in December.

“In our first two games on Thursday we were getting well beaten at the halfway point,” said Reed, “but in both games, as a team, we showed our strength , dug deep and won both and then thereafter we never looked back and turned everyone else over on Friday and Saturday. It’s my 11th championship and six years with this team.”