Scottish Women's Curling Championship

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Scottish Women's Curling Championship
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Founded1977
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Sophie Jackson

The Scottish Women's Curling Championship is the national women's curling championship for Scotland. The championship usually decides which team of curlers is sent to the World Women's Curling Championship, but in Olympic years, the winner must play the British Olympic representative to play to determine the Scottish team at the Worlds. [1]

Curling Team sport played on ice

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to bowls, boules and shuffleboard. Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones, with each player throwing two. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game usually consists of eight or ten ends.

Scotland country in Northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

World Curling Championships world championship

The World Curling Championships are the annual world championships for curling, organized by the World Curling Federation and contested by national championship teams. There are men's, women's and mixed doubles championships, as well as junior and senior championships for each gender. There is also a world championship for wheelchair curling. The men's championship started in 1959, while the women's started in 1979. The mixed doubles championship was started in 2008. Since 2005, the men's and women's championships have been held in different venues, with Canada hosting one of the two championships every year: the men's championship in odd years, and the women's championship in even years. Canada has dominated both the men's and women's championships since their inception, although Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Scotland, the United States and Norway have all won at least one championship.

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Past champions

YearSkipViceSecondLeadLocale
1977 Bett Law Bea Dodds Margaret Paterson Margaret Cadzow Perth
1978 Isobel Torrance Isobel Waddell Marion Armour Margaret Wiseman Hamilton
1979 Beth Lindsay Anne MacKellar Jeanette Johnston May Taylor Ayr
1980 Bett Law Bea Sinclair Jane Sanderson Carol Hamilton Perth
1981 Helen Caird Rae Gray Sheena Hay Helen Watson Dundee
1982 Isobel Torrance Isobel Waddell Marion Armour Margaret Wiseman Hamilton
1983 Hazel McGregor Jane Ramsay Betty McGregor Billie-May Muirhead Perth
1984 Sadie Anderson Annie Kennedy Martha McFadzean Jessie Brown Ayr
1985 Isobel Torrance, Jr. Margaret Craig Jackie Steele Sheila Harvey Hamilton
1986 Isobel Torrance, Jr. Margaret Craig Jackie Steele Sheila Harvey Hamilton
1987 Marion Miller Janice Miller Jane McConnell Moira McConnell Howwood
1988 Christine Allison Margaret Scott Kimmie Brown Sheena Drummie Hamilton
1989 Christine Allison Margaret Scott Kimmie Brown Carol Dawson Hamilton
1990 Carolyn Hutchison Claire Milne Mairi Milne Tara Brown Howwood
1991 Christine Allison Claire Milne Mairi Milne Margaret Richardson Hamilton
1992 Jackie Lockhart Debbie Knox Wendy Bell Judith Stobbie Aberdeen
1993 Christine Cannon Claire Milne Mairi Herd Margaret Richardson Stranraer
1994 Christine Cannon Claire Milne Mairi Milne Janice Watt Stranraer
1995 Kirsty Hay Edith Loudon Joanna Pegg Katie Loudon Perth
1996 Kirsty Hay Edith Loudon Karen Addison Katie Loudon Perth
1997 Carolyn Hutchison Heather Corckett Jan Byers Lucy Levack Lockerbie
1998 Kirsty Hay Edith Loudon Jackie Lockhart Katie Loudon Perth
1999 Debbie Knox Isobel Hannen Wendy Bell Judith Stobie Howwood
2000 Rhona Martin Margaret Morton Fiona MacDonald Janice Watt Howwood
2001 Julia Ewart Heather Byers Nancy Murdoch Lynn Cameron Dundee
2002 Jackie Lockhart Sheila Swan Katriona Fairweather Anne Laird Aberdeen
2003 Edith Loudon Karen Addison Lynn Cameron Katie Loudon Perth
2004 Jackie Lockhart Sheila Swan Katriona Fairweather Anne Laird Aberdeen
2005 Kelly Wood Lorna Vevers Sheila Swan Lindsay Wood Stirling
2006 Kelly Wood Lorna Vevers Kim Brewster Lindsay Wood Stirling
2007 Kelly Wood Jackie Lockhart Lorna Vevers Lindsay Wood Stirling
2008 Gail Munro Lyndsay Wilson Karen Addison Anne Laird Stranraer
2009 Eve Muirhead Karen Addison Rachel Simms Anne Laird Perth
2010 Eve Muirhead Jackie Lockhart Kelly Wood Lorna Vevers Perth
2011 Anna Sloan Claire Hamilton Vicki Adams Rhiann Macleod Lockerbie
2012 Eve Muirhead Anna Sloan Vicki Adams Claire Hamilton Perth
2013 Eve Muirhead Anna Sloan Vicki Adams Claire Hamilton Perth
2014 Kerry Barr Rachael Simms Rhiann Macleod Barbara McPake Murrayfield
2015 Eve Muirhead Anna Sloan Vicki Adams Sarah Reid Perth
2016 Eve Muirhead Anna Sloan Vicki Adams Sarah Reid Perth
2017 Eve Muirhead Anna Sloan Vicki Adams Lauren Gray Perth
2018 Hannah Fleming Jennifer Dodds Alice Spence Vicky Wright Lockerbie
2019 Sophie Jackson Naomi Brown Mili Smith Sophie Sinclair Dumfries

See also

The Scottish Men's Curling Championship is the national men's curling championship for Scotland. The championship usually decides which team of curlers is sent to the World Men's Curling Championship, but in Olympic years, the winner must play the British Olympic representative to play to determine the Scottish team at the Worlds.

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References

  1. http://competitions.scottishcurling.org/competitions/world-championship-playoff/