Curling this weekend: from 12th January
The 49th Bernese Ladies Cup, part of the Curling Champions Tour (CCT), gets started later today and runs until Sunday 15th January. Three Scottish teams – Muirhead, Fleming and Smith – are heading out to Bern, Switzerland to take part.
Teams from Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden and the USA are set to take part alongside the Scots. Team Muirhead won the Bernese Ladies Cup in 2014, and with 2016 winner Silvana Tirinzoni returning to defend her title there could be some exciting games in store.
The games start at 5.30 on Thursday, with all three Scottish teams coming up against Swiss teams.
Click for more information from the Bernese Ladies Cup, including game times and results.
Photo of Sarah Reid – Team Smith © Jeff Holmes Pix
A second CCT event is taking place this weekend – the Dutch Masters Mixed Doubles, which is being held in Zoetermeer, Netherlands from 13th – 15th January, with teams travelling from all over the world to take part.
Two Scottish pairs are set to compete; current Scottish Mixed Doubles Champions Gina Aitken and Bruce Mouat alongside Past Scottish Mixed Doubles Champions Lee McCleary and Judith McCleary. There are plenty of other impressive Mixed Doubles duos taking part, including 2016 Wold Mixed Doubles Champions Anastasia Bryzgalova and Alexander Krushelnitskiy of Russia as well as the previous World Champions, Hungarian duo Zsolt Kiss and Dorottya Palancsa.
For live streaming from the event, visit the CCT Youtube Channel
Visit the Dutch Masters Mixed Doubles website for line scores and more from the competition.
Photo of Judith and Lee McCleary © Jeff Holmes Pix