Curling This Weekend: From 1st October
The second Asham Under 21 Slam event of the season, will be held at Kinross Curling this weekend, from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th October.
The Asham Under 21 Slam comprises four events and was introduced to improve the pathway structure for junior curlers. Under 21 teams can develop their potential in competition formats that simulate experiences at national finals. Points from each event will be totalled together to determine the overall male and female Slam winners, each being awarded £1000 prize money.
Current leaders in the men’s competition, Team Whyte and women’s competition Team Aitken, will both be taking part in this event, but so too are current second placed women’s and men’s teams Team Bryce and Team Carson respectively, who are just four points behind the leaders.
For a current leaderboard, team lists and for live line scoring go to Asham Under 21 Slam Kinross
The next installment of the Curling Champions Tour, the Swiss Cup Basel will take place in Basel, Switzerland from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th October.
Three Scottish teams will be taking part in the event including last year’s winners of the competition, Team Brewster (Tom Brewster, Glen Muirhead, Ross Paterson, Hammy McMillan) with the exception of Thomas Muirhead, who will this year be playing in Kyle Smith’s rink alongside Kyle Waddell and Cammy Smith. Team Murdoch (David Murdoch, Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews, Michael Goodfellow) make up the last of the Scottish contingent who will be joined by a host of international talent.
14 countries will be taking part in the competition which will feature the likes of Norway’s 2015 World silver medallists Team Ulsrud, 2014 World bronze medallists Team Da Cruz of Switzerland, fellow Swiss 2014 European bronze medallists Team Michel and the current second placed team on the World Curling Tour, Team Gushue from Canada.
In total there will be 32 teams competing in the competition which takes a triple knock-out format.
Games will begin at 16:45 (BST) with the final scheduled for 13:45 (BST).
For a full list of competing teams, schedule and to follow the event go to Swiss Cup Basel
Photo: Jacqueline Niggemeier
The competition is one of four important events in the lead up to Scotland’s crucial qualifier for the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Lohja, Finland in November.
Scotland’s wheelchair curling team in the competition will consist of Gregor Ewan, Angie Malone, Robert McPherson, Aileen Neilson and Hugh Nibloe.
Also taking part in competition are 2015 World Wheelchair Curling champions Russia and bronze medallists Finland, as well as Germany, USA and Switzerland who have all already qualified for the 2016 World Wheelchair Curling Championships. In all ten twelve teams from ten nations will be competing in the event.
Games will begin at 8:00am (BST) on Friday, with the finals scheduled for 12:30 (BST) on Sunday.
More information about the competition may be found on the 1st Lucerne Wheelchair Curling Cip Officical Facebook page.