Curling this weekend: from 5th January
The Mercure Perth Masters, a Curling Champions Tour (CCT) event and one of Scotland’s largest international curling competitions, takes place at Dewars Centre from 5th – 8th January. Thirty-two men’s teams – including nine from Scotland – will battle it out for the City of Perth Mercure Masters trophy and a first prize of £6,500.
Live streaming of one game in every draw will be broadcast to curling fans and will be available to watch worldwide. The webcasts, along with line scoring and the event programme, can be found on the Mercure Perth Masters website.
Photo of Kyle Waddell (Team Smith) © Brian Battensby
The Scottish Curling Senior Men’s Championship Qualifiers are being played this weekend, from the 6th – 8th January, at both Ayr Ice Rink and Forfar Indoor Sport.
The Scottish Curling Senior Championships is open to curlers over the age of 50 and brings together the best teams from across Scotland to compete for the national men’s and women’s senior titles.
The Scottish Senior Championships winning teams earn the right to represent Scotland at the World Senior Curling Championships in Lethbridge, Canada from 22nd – 29th April 2017, making it a highly contested competition.
Photo © Richard Gray
The Scottish Junior Curling Club Challenge Division 1 & 2 will be taking place at Murrayfield Curling, Edinburgh from Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th January.
The competition is open to junior curling clubs and consists of three divisions, clubs are promoted and relegated between divisions depending on performance. Each club entry is represented by two teams who must field a minimum of two females (one of whom must throw third or fourth stones) and the club entry receives a combined score from the results of both their teams.
For more information and to follow the event go to Scottish Junior Curling Club Challenge Division 1 & 2.
The World Junior-B Curling Championships are also ongoing in Oestersund, Sweden, where the Scottish Junior Women are competing to secure Scotland a spot at the World Junior Curling Championships in February. Click here for the full preview of the World Junior-B Curling Championships.
There will be a live stream of selected games throughout the championship on World Curling TV, www.youtube.com/WorldCurlingTV
Results for this event will be available on the official event website: www.worldcurling.org/wjcc2017
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