Curling This Weekend: From 9th October
The Scottish Curling Senior Mixed Championship takes place at Stranraer Ice Rink from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October.
The competition is open to curlers 50 years and over, with teams consisting of two males and two females playing in alternate positions. This is the first of the RCCC national championships of the season and will feature a great number of well-known names including former Scottish Curling and Scottish Curling Senior champions.
Games will begin at 13:15 on Friday 9th October, with the Final taking place at 14:00 on Sunday 11th October.
For a full list of competitors, draw and for line scoring go to Scottish Curling Senior Championship
Photo: © WCF / Céline Stucki
The first of the Asham Under 14 Slam events will be held at Forfar Indoor Sports on Sunday 11th October.
The Asham Under 14 Slam was established to satisfy the demand from the growing number of junior curlers in Scotland to offer this age group an incentive to compete regularly and an opportunity for success. This is one of three, one-day, Asham Under 14 Slam events this season with points being awarded at each. The top two results will be 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
This year’s Women’s Masters Basel, a part of the Curling Champions Tour, takes place from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October.
Scotland will be represented at the competition by two teams, runners up at last month’s Curling Champions Tour event, the Stockholm Ladies Curling Cup, Team Muirhead (Eve Muirhead, Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams, Sarah Reid), and Team Fleming (Hannah Fleming, Lorna Vevers, Alice Spence, Abigail Brown).
Defending champions Team Feltscher and runners up from last year’s competition and fellow Swiss team Tirinzoni, will both be taking part in this year’s event, alongside 2012 winners Team Sigfridsson from Sweden and Russia’s 2015 World Curling Championship bronze medal winners Team Sidorova.
24 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. 3 losses eliminate a team completely from further competition. 3 qualifiers advance out of the A road, 3 qualifiers out of the C road and the 2 qualifiers come through the B road.
There will also be a skins game for two of the three A road qualifiers. Teams will be competing for a combined prize pot of 32,000 Swiss Francs, 2,100 of which will be determined by the skins game.
For full competition information and to follow the competition go to Women’s Masters Basel
Photo: Stockholm Ladies Curling Cup / Cèline Stucki
The Wheelchair Curling Tournament Wetzikon takes place at Curling Center, Wetzikon, Switzerland from Friday 9th and Sunday 11th October. Scotland will be represented at the competition by Gregor Ewan, Angie Malone, Robert McPherson, Aileen Neilson and Hugh Nibloe, the same team that were finalists at the Lucerne Wheelchair Curling Cup last weekend. Also taking part in the competition are teams from Switzerland, Italy, Korea, Latvia, USA and Russia.
The competition is the second last event in the lead up to Scotland’s World Wheelchair Curling Championships Qualifier in Lohja, Finland in November. The next competition in the Wheelchair Curling calendar is the Stirling Wheelchair International which will take place from 20th to 23rd October. In total there will be twelve teams taking part in the competition.
Games will begin at 11:00am on Friday 9th October, with the Final taking place at 3:45pm on Sunday.
To follow the competition go to the Wheelchair Curling Tournament Wetzikon