Curling This Weekend 21st to 23rd March
The Scottish Curling Pairs Championship gets underway at Stranraer Ice Rink this weekend from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March. There are 24 teams taking part in the competition from 19 different ice rinks from across Scotland. Section winners and runners-up will qualify for the final knock-out stages. All games are 6 ends.
Last year’s winners from Kinross, Ross McCleary and Craig Gudmundsson will be hoping for continued success in the competition this year. Both players were part of the team which recently won the Rink Championship at Forfar Indoor Sports.
To follow the event go to the Scottish Curling Pairs Championship
Photo of sweepers: © WCF / Richard Gray
Pictured: Last year’s winners Ross McCleary and Craig Gudmundsson
The Funspiel Finals take place on Sunday 23rd March at Braehead Curling. The Funspiel Finals is competed for by 1 Representative Team from each region, in the under 13 and under 15 age group. Each team will play a round-robin consisting of 3 x 4 end games to determine the overall winner of each age group. Prizes will be presented to the winning teams in each age category.
In addition to the competition a fun ‘Hotshots’ event will take place in which each team member will attempt a ‘Draw shot’ and ‘Strike Out’ challenge. Each team will select a member of their team to play a ‘Golden Draw Shot’ for bonus points and another team member to play a ‘Golden Strike Out’ for bonus points. Individual scores will be combined to give the team total and there will be prizes for the winning teams in each age category.
Play will begin at 11:00am on Sunday 23rd March with the hotshots taking place at 3:30pm.
For a full draw and line-scoring go the Funspiel Finals
Pictured: Last year’s under 13 winners. L-R: Graham Sloan (Dumfries CDO),Hamish Gallacher, Natasha Kerr, Fraser Morton and Mollie Milligan
The Ford World Women’s Curling Championship continues in St John, NB, Canada and will conclude with the Finals on Sunday 23rd March. The round-robin stages are still in progress until Friday when the knock-out stages will begin.
For reports and results from all Scottish games go to 2014 World Women’s Curling Championship Latest
For live line scoring go to the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship
Pictured: Barbara McPake, Kerry Barr and Rhiann Macleod.
Photo: CCA/Micahael Burns