Curling This Week: From 22nd October
The next stage of the World Curling Tour begins tonight (Wednesday 22nd October) at 20:00 (EDT) in Gatineau Quebec, Canada with the Challenge Chateau Cartier de Gatineau. Scottish teams Murdoch (pictured – Third Greg Drummond) and Smith will both be in action from 11:15, Thursday 23rd October, when the elite teams schedule begins. Also competing at the event is 2013 European Curling Championship gold medallists, Team Michel from Switzerland, winners of last year’s event, Canadian Team Gushue and 2013 World Curling Championship and Olympic Bronze medallist winning skip, Niklas Edin and his new team. The competition will be played in a triple knockout format, with 32 elite men’s teams and 25 ‘open class’ teams competing for over CAD $52,500 in combined prize money. The competition is set to continue until Sunday 26th October with the final scheduled for 15:30 (EDT)
For a full team list, schedule and for live line scoring go to Challenge Chateau Cartier de Gatineau
The Curling Champions Tour continues with the Curling Masters Champery in Switzerland from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th October. From Scotland, teams Brewster (pictured) and Mouat will be taking part in the competition which will also play hosts to teams such as Denmark’s Team Stjerne, veteran skip and Olympic silver medallist, Markku Uusipaavalniemi and his rink and fellow Olympic silver medallist and European Curling Championship gold medallist, Thomas Løvold and his team. In total there will be 24 teams from 16 nations, split over four sections competing at the event.
Photo courtesy of Team Brewster
The next event in the Scottish Curling Tour will take place at Forfar Indoor Sports from 24th to 26th October. 11 men’s and 5 women’s teams will be taking part in the competition. Teams include last year’s winner’s of the Scottish Curling Tour, Team Ross McCleary and last weekend’s European Playdowns winners Team Edwards (pictured). Also competing at the event is Performance Foundation teams Taylor, Martin and Aitken and Podium Potential teams Gray and Fleming.
For a full list of teams, draw and further information go to Scottish Curling Tour