Curling this weekend: from 7th October
Taking place from 7th – 9th October at Stranraer Ice Rink, the Scottish Curling Senior Mixed Championship is the first RCCC national championship of the season. The competition is open to curlers 50 years and over, with teams consist of two males and two females playing in alternate positions, and will feature a great number of well-known names including former Scottish Curling and Scottish Curling Senior champions.
Last years Champions Team Dodds (Trevor Dodds, Catherine Dodds, Robin Copland and Lois Copland) return to try and retain their title. With play starting on Friday morning, line scores, teams lists and more can be found on the Scottish Curling Senior Mixed Championship page.
The next event on the European Junior Curling Tour takes place in Härnösand, Sweden this weekend, with British Curling junior performance Team Bryce competing in the Livechannel Cup. Härnösand is the home of the Swedish Curling Academy, with the school hosting the event.
The Livechannel Cup see’s 12 men’s and 12 women’s teams divided into two groups, with games starting on Friday 7th October. For more from the event, visit the Curling Champions Tour website.
Photo of Cameron Bryce, skip of Team Bryce © 2016 Brian Battensby
This year’s Women’s Masters Basel, a part of the Curling Champions Tour, takes place from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th October. Scotland will be represented at the competition by two teams, Team Muirhead and Team Fleming.
Twenty-four teams will be taking part in the competition which will be played in a triple knock-out format in which all 24 teams start in the A road, with losses relegating teams into the B and C roads consecutively. Three losses eliminate a team completely from further competition. Three qualifiers advance out of the A road, 3 qualifiers out of the C road and the 2 qualifiers come through the B road.
For full competition information and to follow the competition go to Women’s Masters Basel
Photo of Hannah Fleming, skip of Team Fleming © 2016 Brian Battensby
The next stage of the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour, the Dumfries Open, takes place at Dumfries Ice Bowl from 7th – 9th October.
This is the second SCT event of the season, with current tour leaders, and last years Dumfries Open champions Team Hardie taking part, alongside last years runners up Team Mouat – who are currently third on the leaderboard. Although Team Hardie are out in front at the moment, Team Mouat are lasts years SCT winners, so there is all to play for at this early stage of the season.
Games will begin at 10am on Friday, with the Final scheduled for 3pm on Sunday.
For more information about the competition and to follow the event visit the Scottish Curling Tour website.
Photo of Team Mouat © 2016 Brian Battensby
The first event of the Asham Under 14 Slam takes place in Forfar this weekend at Forfar Indoor Sports.
Sixteen teams will take to the ice on Sunday 9th October for the first 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.
For a full draw, team lists and for live line scoring go to Asham Under 14 Slam – Forfar.