Curling this weekend: from 30th March
The City of Perth Ladies International is taking place at Dewars Centre, Perth this weekend, where play started on Thursday 30th March. A Curling Champions Tour event, it has attracted top teams from Switzerland, Germany, Canada, England, Sweden, Japan, Poland and USA.
There are several Scottish teams taking part alongside the international curlers, including Team Muirhead, who are fresh from their bronze medal finish at the World Women’s Curling Championships. Scottish Junior Curling Champions and World Junior Silver medallists, Team Jackson take to the ice alongside Team Flemming, Team Smith Team G. Aitken, Team K. Aitken, Team MacDonald and Team Milne.
For more from the competition, visit the City of Perth Ladies International website.
Photo of Eve Muirhead © RCCC / Brian Battensby 2017
The National Virtual Club Challenge takes place at intu Braehead on Saturday 1st April. The competition is open to all RCCC affiliated Virtual Clubs which incorporates members who are in the first two years of curling and is an invaluable opportunity for curlers to gain some competitive experience. The Virtual Club initiative has been a remarkable success with retention rates being very high and with great feedback from members.
Sixteen teams from 11 Virtual clubs from around Scotland will take part. Each team will play three pre-drawn games followed by play-off games.
For more from the competition, please visit National Virtual Club Challenge.
Photo © WCF / Hamish Irvine
Another event aimed at curlers who are new to the sport is the Newcomers Trophy, which takes place on Sunday 2nd April at Greenacres Curling Rink. This competition is open to curlers aged 16 or under and targeted at those in their first or second season of curling. Although everyone taking part in the competition enters on an individual basis, participants will be grouped together so that they can meet new people and form new friendships.
Teams are guaranteed a minimum of 4 games of 3 ends. After the completion of preliminary rounds, the top four teams will play for the High Road Finals and the teams finishing in 5th – 8th places will compete in the Low Road Finals.
For more, visit the Newcomers Trophy.
Photo © WCF / Richard Gray
Also starting this weekend is the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, where games get underway on Saturday 1st April in Edmonton, Canada. A full preview of the Championship is available separately, click Murdoch set to Represent Scotland at World Championship to read it.
The RCCC website will feature reports and reaction after every game involving Team Scotland.