Curling this Weekend: From 11th November
The World Junior Women’s B Playdowns start on Friday 11th November at Braehead Curling. Team Jackson and Team Aitken will compete in this playdown event, with the winning team going on to represent Scotland at the World Junior B Curling Championships in Ostersund, Sweden from 3rd – 9th January 2017.
This is a best of 5 games event, line scores can be viewed by clicking World Junior Women’s B Playdowns.
Photo of Sophie Jackson © 2016 Brian Battensby
The Scottish women’s teams Muirhead, Aitken and Smith all travel to the small town of Wetzikon in the Zurich Highlands area of Switzerland for the International ZO Women’s Curling Tournament this weekend. This event is one of the oldest women’s tournaments in Europe, traditionally held one week before the European Curling Championships with strong international participation.
This year is no different with 24 international teams taking part including seven from the host nation itself, as well as Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany and more. The competition runs from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November. Click to follow the International ZO Women’s Tournament
Photo of Hannah Fleming © 2016 Brian Battensby
The Goldline Scottish Curling Tour (GSCT) has reached its mid-way point with the Forfar Open, the fourth of seven events in the 2016/17 calendar. With 16 teams playing over four sections – one comprising all women’s teams – they will be battling it out on the ice for the Forfar Open Trophy.
Currently at the top of the GSCT leader board with 38 points, Team Hardie will be hoping for their third competition win to give them an almost uncatchable lead. Team Mouat, currently in second place with 27 points are not taking part in this leg of the tour, as they compete in a Grand Slam of Curling event in Canada this weekend. Teams Taylor (13 points) and Bryce (10 points) will be hoping to make the most of this notable absence and climb up the rankings.
For more information about the competition and to follow the event, visit the Scottish Curling Tour website.
Photo of Grant Hardie © 2015 Jayne Stirling Photography
The Baljaffray Trophy, the third Asham Under 17 Slam of the season, will be held at Greenacres Curling Rink from Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th November. There are six sections of round robin play before top teams go on to compete for a place in the High Road and Low Road finals.
Team Kinnear top the leader board at the moment, after winning the first two slam events of the season. Three of the team also make up part of Team Whyte, who won the Inverness Junior International – part of the Asham Under 21 Slam – last weekend. Winners of the girls section at the Inverness International were an Under 17 team – Team Davie, who will be taking part at Greenacres with the same line up and hoping for a similar result.
The leader board looks tight after two slam events, with the second and third placed teams – Craik and Haswell – with just one point between them, currently on 31 and 30 points respectively.
For results from the weekend, visit the Asham Under 17 Slam – The Baljaffray Trophy page.
Photo of Lisa Davie © RCCC 2016