Curling This Weekend: From 15th January
The qualifiers for the Scottish Curling Men’s Championship will take place at Dumfries Ice Bowl from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th January.
14 teams will compete in order to determine the top 5 teams from each section which will qualify for the Scottish Curling Men’s Championship, which will held at Dewars Centre, Perth from 15th to 22nd February.
This year’s qualifiers will see a very strong field of competitors vying to secure their place at the championships including defending champions Team MacDonald (pictured), Olympic silver medalists Team Murdoch, Scotland’s representatives at this year’s European Curling Championships Team Edwards, winners of several Curling Champions Tour competitions this season Team Brewster, and last year’s Scottish Curling Tour winners Team Ross McCleary.
The Scottish Curling Championships is Scotland’s premier curling event and one of the highlights of the RCCC’s curling calendar. This event sees the best of Scotland’s male and female curling teams battling it out for their respective national titles, and the right to represent Scotland at the World Curling Championships.
To follow the qualifiers with live line scoring, as well further information including as a full draw, team lists go to the Scottish Curling Men’s Championship Qualifiers
Photo top right: ©Tom Brydone
The Ladies Branch of The Royal Caledonian Curling Club are proud to support the Glynhill Ladies International which will take place at Braehead Curling from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th January.
In all 22 teams representing ten curling nations will compete over three days for the prestigious Glynhill title, a counting event in the Champions Curling Tour and World Curling Federation rankings, including 2013 winners, World and European Women’s Curling Champions team Feltscher of Switzerland and former European Champions and Russian Olympic team Sidorova. Other challengers include teams from Switzerland, Russia, USA, South Korea, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and England.
Play is in a round robin format with four sections, starting at 7.30 am on Friday through six sessions, continuing on Saturday at 8:00 am with a further four sessions. The top two teams from each section go through to Sunday’s knock-out stages with the final scheduled for 2.30 pm. It is free entry for spectators and refreshments are available, so why not pop in and watch some top quality curling this weekend.
For more information about the event including full team lists and draw go to the Glynhill Ladies International.
Live line scoring will be provided throughout the competition and there will even be live web streaming of selected games, courtesy of the Braehead Development Group.
The second Asham Under 14 Slam of the season will be played at Stranraer Ice Rink on Saturday 17th January. There will be 16 teams taking part in the competition, split over four sections. This is one of three, one-day, Asham Under 14 Slam events this season with points being awarded at each. The top two results will be accumulated to determine the overall Slam Winner. Team James Craik currently sit top of the leaderboard after they won at Curl Aberdeen back in October.
For full leaderboard, draw and teamlists go to Asham Under 14 Slam Stranraer
The SWCA British Wheelchair Curling Open takes place at Lanarkshire Ice Rink from Sunday 18th to Tuesday 20th January. This competition will mark the last competitive preparations for Aileen Neilson’s team of Gregor Ewan, Jim Gault, Angie Malone and Hugh Nibloe who will be representing Scotland at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship which will take place in Lohja, Finland from 6th to 13th February. The British Open will feature two Scottish Performance teams, with Scotland 2 consisting of Robert MacPherson, John Doyle, Debbie Mckenna, Alison Hopkins, Daniel Cowan and Gill Keith.
The competition will feature teams from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Russia and Switzerland, as well as a selection of Scottish teams.
For a full draw and to follow the event go to the SWCA British Wheelchair Curling Open