Curling This Weekend 4-6 April
Young hopefuls from all over Scotland will be competing for the Newcomers Trophy at Greenacres Curling Rink this Sunday 6th April. The competition is targeted at youngsters, aged 16 or under, who are new to competitive curling.
Although everyone taking part in the competition enters on an individual basis, participants will be grouped together so that they can meet new people and form new friendships.
There is a total of 18 teams taking part in the competition split into three sections of six. This year there is a particularly strong showing from Greenacres Curling Rink with no less than 16 young curlers competing from the area.
All teams will play a minimum of four three end games to determine qualifiers for the High Road and Low Road final stages. The top 4 teams will progress to the High Road knock out stages, while the next 4 teams will progress to the Low Road knock out stages. A Curling Challenge will also be open to all other competitors during the competition keeping everyone active throughout the day. Play will begin at 9:00am with the finals scheduled for 4:00pm.
To follow the event go to the Newcomers Trophy
The Dumfries Junior International takes place at Dumfries Ice Bowl from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th April. The competition which started in 2006, has over the years attracted some top junior curlers that have gone on to excel in the sport within their own country, like Sweden’s Oscar Eriksson to name but one. The event runs with a very unique twist hosting up to 32 teams and breaking out into 5 different events as the games unfold. Curlers will be competing for Globe Trophy, which is the main prize, but there is also The Low Road Cup, Challenge Cup, Speed Cup and Pot Lid which make up the 5 events of the competition. This season guests from Norway are joining the field along with local junior curlers, Ross Whyte, who will be looking to defend his title this year and Fraser Kingan who is looking in strong contention for the Glory Trophy. The high standard of entries look to provide some fascinating draws in this year’s competition
To follow the event go to www.dibca.co.uk where you can access live line scoring and there will be live streaming of selected games.
Photo: WCF/Richard Gray