Curling this weekend: from 21st October
The EJCT Oslo is the third of six events on the European Junior Curling Tour this season. With 22 teams competing and a prize pot of NOK 25.000 up for grabs, this event is always a popular event on the tour.
Two Scottish teams are taking part in the competition this season, Team Aitken (Karina Aitken, Rebecca Morrison (pictured right), Hailey Duff and Laura Barr) return with a new line up after a top 3 finish last year, they currently lead the Asham Under 21 Slam and will be hoping for a strong performance on the international stage ahead of the World Junior-B playdowns next month. Team Baird (David Baird, Fraser Kingan, Robin McCall and Gavin Barr) are taking part in the mens event, they will play a round robin in a group of six teams, with the three highest ranked teams in the group qualifying for play offs.
Play starts at on Friday 21st October with Baird playing Swedish Team Nygren at 9am and Aitken playing Norwegian Team Forbregd at 11.30am. For more information, visit the Curling Champions Tour website, or click here for live Scoring from the EJCT Oslo.
The Austrian Mixed Doubles Cup starts tomorrow in Kitzbuehel, Austria. It runs from 21st – 23rd October and there are 12 teams from more than ten countries taking part, including Scottish duo Bruce Mouat and Gina Aitken (pictured left).
A Curling Champions Tour event, the Austrian Mixed Doubles Cup has attracted many aspiring mixed doubles pairings, including the Hungarian Team of Ildikó Szekeres and György Nagy, who had a top five finish in the CCT rankings for Mixed Doubles last season.
For more information from the Austrian Mixed Doubles Cup, visit the Curling Champions Tour website.
Two Scottish Teams are competing in Canada this weekend, the first being Team Brewster (Tom Brewster, Glen Muirhead (pictured right), Ross Paterson and Hammy McMillan) in the Medicine Hat Charity Classic, taking place 21st – 24th October in Alberta. Fresh off qualifying to represent Scotland at the European Curling Championships last weekend, they will be hoping to continue their winning streak across the pond.
The Medicine Hat Charity Classic is part of the World Curling Tour, with ranking points available. Team Brewster will be taking part in the competition alongside a host of Canadian teams including last year’s winners of the competition Team Meachem. Other non-Canadian team taking part include China’s Team Zhang and two Korean teams.
For team lists, scores and more, visit the Medicine Hat Charity Classic event page.
Also playing in Canada over the weekend are newly formed Team Smith (Hazel Smith, Sarah Reid (pictured left), Laura Ritchie and Claire Hamilton). They will be taking part in the Canad Inns Women’s Classic, 21st – 24th October, Manitoba.
Other European teams taking part include Barbezat, Tirinzoni (both Switzerland) Hasselborg and Sigfridsson (both Sweden). In addition, last years Canad Inns Women’s Classic winners Team EunJung Kim of Korea return to try and retain their title.
For more details from the competition, visit the Canad Inns Women’s Classic page.
The second event of the Asham Under 14 Slam takes place in Stranraer this weekend at Stranraer Ice Rink.
Sixteen teams will take to the ice on Sunday 23rd October for the second of four one-day slam competitions, with points awarded at each event. The top three results from each team are accumulated to determine the overall Slam winner.
The first event took place at the start of the month at Forfar. Gallacher came out on top at the first event, with Ryder the runner up at that event. Both teams return for the next leg and have been drawn in the same section – meaning a rematch early on in the weekend.
For a full draw, team lists and for live line scoring go to the Asham Under 14 Slam – Stranraer.