Curling this Weekend: What’s On 18-20 Jan
Qualification for The Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Curling Men’s Championship continues at Dewars Centre, Perth tomorrow Friday 18th January. Last weekend, 25 teams competing across three sections, began their round robin qualifiers to determine who will play at the finals week in February.
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. Qualification will be concluded this weekend, 18-20 January.
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.
For current standings and to follow progress click The Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Men’s Qualifiers
The Glynhill Ladies International also begins this Friday at Braehead Curling Rink. With the strongest entry ever in this its sixth year, the Glynhill promises three days of world class curling. Featuring in this year’s draw, Eve Muirhead, silver medalist at the 2012 European Championships at Karlstad Sweden, may have the opportunity of gaining revenge after their extra end one shot Final defeat by Anna Sidorova’s Russian rink. The two have been kept apart in the section draw, and provided both match the level of performance produced at the Europeans, another head to head in the final in not an impossibility.
Click for Glynhill Ladies Preview
Visit the event website for full details and to follow progress Glynhill Ladies international.
It is intended that some games will be streamed live online. Visit the website for more information.
The Four Nations is a weekend tournament between the governing bodies of each of the home nations (England, Ireland Scotland and Wales). This is hosted in turn by each of the four nations and is generally played at a venue in Scotland towards the end of January.
Scotland will be hosts in 2013, and the tournament will take place at Ayr Ice Rink 19-20 January.
The second Asham Under 14 Slam of the season takes place at North West Castle, Stranraer on Saturday 19th January. The Asham Under 14 Slam is run by the Royal Caledonian Curling Club in conjunction with Perth, Stranraer, and Aberdeen rinks.
Each event is held over one day with teams playing a minimum of 3 x 4 end games and a final played at each event.
Teams competing in the Slam will be awarded points based on their finishing position in each event. Points from the best two finishing places for each team will be totalled to determine the overall Asham Under 14 Slam winner.