Curling this weekend: What’s On 10-13 Jan
Eve Muirhead with teammates Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Claire Hamilton and Tom Brewster with Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews and Michael Goodfellow will be representing Team World as they take on Team North America in the World Financial Group Continental Cup. The event starts today, 10th January, and runs until Sunday 13th at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre, BC, Canada. Team World have former world champion from Scotland, David Hay as their Captain and also feature last week’s Mercure Perth Masters winners Team Thomas Ulsrud (NOR). Pictured: Team World Skips Thomas Ulsrud, M.Sigfridsson, Niklas Edin, Mirjam Ott, Tom Brewster, Eve Muirhead (Photo: CCA/Michael Burns)
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For a full team listing and draw and to follow progress visit WFG Continental Cup
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In Switzerland, the Bernese Ladies Cup begins on Friday with Lorna Vevers and Hannah Fleming’s RCCC Performance Squad teams amongst the 32 strong field. 12 different nations will be competing in this, the 45th edition, of the International Bernese Ladies Cup including Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Russia, Sweden, Czech Republic, the US and Switzerland. This event is part of the Curling Champions Tour
For more information and to follow progress visit Curling Bern
Qualification for The Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Curling Men’s Championship will take place over the next two weekends at Dewars Centre, Perth from 12-13 Jan and 18-20 Jan. Qualification will determine which teams play at the finals week in February.
Play will be on a round robin basis with 25 teams competing across three sections. The top three teams in each section will qualify for the finals and join current Scottish Men’s Champion Tom Brewster who received a bye.
The Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Curling Championship Finals will take place at Dewars Centre, Perth from 11-17 February. The Scottish Men’s Champions will then represent Scotland at the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada from 30 Mar – 7 Apr 2013.
Follow progress at The Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Men’s Qualifiers
12 teams will compete in the 3rd annual RCCC Skills Awards Challenge at Dumfries Ice Bowl on Sunday 13th. This unique competition is open to all RCCC Skills Awards holders; each award level carries an allocation of points with each team being allowed a maximum of 10 points in their team line-up. This format encourages more experienced curlers to join forces with newer curlers and in theory to have a more level playing field.
For more information visit the event page Skills Awards Challenge