Texas beats Oklahoma in Red River curling competition

The second annual Red River Curling Shootout ends with Texas on top. The event, hosted by the Oklahoma Curling Club, involved 56 players from Oklahoma and Texas.
BY DIANA BALDWIN dbaldwin@opubco.com Published: September 21, 2011
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— Football has for decades been considered a Red River rivalry sport. Now you can add curling, as well.

The Dallas/Ft. Worth Curling Club came out on top in the 2011 Red River Curling Shootout held recently in Edmond. This is the second annual competition between Oklahoma and Texas. The Oklahoma Curling Club took the title last year.

Oklahoma Curling Club Secretary Darcy Adams said the football rivalry is more contentious.

“Ours is a friendly rivalry and not that big,” Adams said. “We had a good time.”

Fifty-six players from both states competed in the two-day event at Arctic Edge Arena, Adams said.

Curling Olympian and world champion Debbie McCormick appeared at the shoot-out. She participated in the opening ceremonies, which included the playing of bagpipes.

“It was one of the bigger opening ceremonies I have ever seen,” Adams said.

About 100 members from the metro area make up the Oklahoma Curling Club.

Registration for the club's fall league is still open. The eight-week season begins Oct. 2.

For more information, go to www.okcurling.com.