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Livingston Curling Club take Province title with perfect record

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Livingston Curling Club won the West Lothian Province Nimmo League with a perfect record of five straight wins.The club last won the tournament in season 2014-15, and this is their fourth triumph since the competition was started in 1956.Livingston finished their season with a three-point lead over nearest challengers Oatridge, with them also competing against all the West Lothian clubs in Abercorn, Buchan, Linlithgow and Uphall.Champions Livingston now go on to the National Province Championships next season, where they will compete against winners of all the other provinces around Scotland in November.West Lothian Province Curling secretary/treasurer Kyle Baptie, who is also Livingston skip, said: “For a club the size and quality of Livingston it’s a pretty big win.“The competition has been going for years and it’s usually the same two teams that have won it every year.“It’s usually Oatridge and Uphall who have won it since the 1960s, basically, because they’ve got curlers who play in tournaments for money and that sort of stuff.“Us winning it is pretty big, the club is happy, and we’ve broken a bit of dominance.

There are other competitions we play for and Oatridge usually win those.“When we first played one of the two clubs and beat them, that caused a bit of upset and that’s when we thought ‘we might be on for this’.“To have won it with five wins out of five is pretty remarkable, to be honest – it’s certainly unique to us.”On qualifying for the National Province Championships, Kyle said: “It’s really exciting.

I’ve taken part in it once, and the standard of curling is really high.“It’s completely different to club curling, and a lot of the guys I’m going to be taking through have never taken part in it before, so

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