Sunday, 4 March 2018

C&B USA TV Stars!

Gavin Barr and cousin Laura curled in a big televised tournament in Omaha, Nebraska in the USA in October last year, reports Andrew Barr.  It was shown on US TV in October and November.  The competition was a four-nation event - USA, Scotland, Japan and China.  The format was a double round-robin, consisting of a men's league, a ladies league and a mixed doubles league and the competition was designed to introduce the growing sport of curling (in the USA) to a wider audience before the Winter Olympics. 

Laura and Gavin played twice - sadly without success - against the USA Mixed Doubles team of brother and sister  Matt and Becca Hamilton.  It was a great experience for the young C&B pair and they can reflect that they competed against a future Olympic Gold Medallist - Matt played second in John Shuster's USA team that beat Sweden in the Olympic final last month.  

Laura Barr and Gavin Barr with Matt and Becca Hamilton in Omaha Nebraska last October

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