Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Aussies win first competitive game

Kon Kiryakudya and Sarah Miller

Now that Australia has its first dedicated curling ice at the Ice House in Melbourne Docklands, long time Aussie curling advocate James Oastler has been organizig a wheelchair curling team.

The group - skip: Glen Bond, 3rd: Sarah Miller, 2nd: Kon Kiryakudya and lead: Danny Chaplin (positions will change) have been practicing regularly and this past Monday evening won their first game at the Melbourne Summer Curling competition. 

Playing an experienced able-bodied team, they got off to a great start with a 3 in the first and followed with a steal, only to fall behind 5-4 in the 4th. The rallied, however, to record the first win by an Aussie wheelchair team, 7-5.

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