Isobel Hannen

Isobel Hannen (born December 17, 1962 as Isobel Torrance Jr.) is a Scottish curler and curling coach.[2]

Isobel Hannen
Isobel Torrance Jr.

(1962-12-17) December 17, 1962
Curling clubHamilton & Thornyhill CC, Hamilton,
Greenacres CC, Renfrewshire
Member Association Scotland
World Championship
4 (1985, 1986, 1992, 1999)[1]
European Championship
1 (1983)
1 (1992 – demo)
Other appearancesEuropean Junior Championships: 1 (1983),
World Senior Championships: 3 (2014, 2016, 2017)

She is a 1985 World silver medallist.

She competed at the 1992 Winter Olympics when curling was a demonstration sport.[3]

Personal life

Her mother Isobel Torrance is a former competitive curler, 1982 World bronze medallist and two-time Scottish women's champion. Hannen's daughter Rachel is also a competitive curler.[4]


1982–83Isobel Torrance Jr.Margaret CraigJackie SteeleSheila HarveySJCC 1983
EJCC 1983
1983–84Isobel Torrance Jr.Margaret CraigJackie SteeleSheila HarveyECC 1983 (4th)
1984–85Isobel Torrance Jr.Margaret CraigJackie SteeleSheila HarveySWCC 1985
WCC 1985
1985–86Isobel Torrance Jr.Margaret CraigJackie SteeleSheila HarveySWCC 1986
WCC 1986 (4th)
1991–92Jackie LockhartDeborah KnoxJudith StobbieWendy BellIsobel Torrance Jr.
Peter Loudon

WOG 1992 (demo) (6th)
1991–92Jackie LockhartDeborah KnoxWendy BellJudith StobbieIsobel Torrance Jr.
Peter Loudon
WCC 1992 (5th)
1998–99Deborah KnoxIsobel HannenWendy BellJudith StobbieAnne Laird
Alex F. Torrance
WCC 1999 (10th)
2013–14Christine CannonMargaret RichardsonIsobel HannenJanet LindsayMargaret Robertson
Jackie Lockhart
WSCC 2014
2015–16Jackie LockhartChristine CannonIsobel HannenMargaret RichardsonMargaret RobertsonWSCC 2016
2016–17Jackie LockhartChristine CannonIsobel HannenMargaret RichardsonJanet LindsayWSCC 2017

Record as a coach of national teams

YearTournament, eventNational teamPlace
20022002 European Curling Championships Scotland (women)
20032003 European Curling Championships Scotland (women)
20042004 World Women's Curling Championship Scotland (women)
20082008 World Junior Curling Championships Scotland (junior women)
20092009 World Junior Curling Championships Scotland (junior women)
20092009 World Women's Curling Championship Scotland (women)
20112011 World Women's Curling Championship Scotland (women)
20132013 World Senior Curling Championships Scotland (senior women)


  1. It's a mistake in WCF database: Isobel Hannen didn't play alternate on 2016 Worlds – it was Rachel Hannen (, look at 2016 WCC site.
  2. Isobel Hannen on the World Curling Federation database
  3. Official Report 1992W page 630 – Olympic Official Reports Collection
  4. British Curling profile of Rachel Hannen
  • Isobel Hannen on the World Curling Tour database
  • Isobel Hannen on the CurlingZone database
  • Isobel Hannen at the International Olympic Committee
  • Isobel Hannen at the Olympic Channel
  • "World bronze for Scotland's Christine Cannon". The Galloway Gazette. May 11, 2017. Retrieved August 25, 2019.

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