Curling this weekend: What’s On 19-22 Oct
European Playdowns: 2012 Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Curling Championship finalists Eve Muirhead (pictured) and Gail Munro will play the best of 5 game playdowns at Curl Aberdeen this weekend to determine who will represent Scotland at this year’s European Championships in Karlstad, Sweden in December. All games will be 10 ends and a minimum of 6 ends must be completed. The first game will be played at 7.00pm tonight, Friday 19th October, and play will continue until Sunday 21st.
Scotland’s women took European gold for the first time since 1975 last year when Eve Muirhead led her team to victory against Sweden in the 2011 Le Gruyère European Curling Championships in Moscow.
In the Men’s European Championships, Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Curling Championship winner Tom Brewster and his team will represent Scotland due to the withdrawal of Warwick Smith’s (David Smith Skip) team. Last year David Murdoch’s Scottish men lost a tight second tie-breaker game on the Thursday afternoon which left them fifth overall in the Championship.
The Asham Under 14 Slam gets underway on Sunday 21st October at Dewars Centre, Perth. Four girls teams, four boys teams and eight mixed teams will be taking part. Callum Kinnear, the only member of last year’s winning team still eligible to compete, will be skipping a new team at his home rink for the first event. Three other youngsters selected into the Royal Club Talent Programme; Amy Bryce (Borders), Layla Alsaffar (Forfar) and Ryan McCormack (Lockerbie) will each be skipping their own teams. Stranraer has yet another young team starting out on the competitive circuit, this one skipped by Brendan Todd. It is sure to be a great event and all spectators are welcome along to Dewars to witness Scotland’s future curling stars in action.
Prairie Classic: 32 world class curling teams will compete in the triple knockout Prairie Classic at Portage Curling Club, Manitoba, Canada this weekend from 19th – 22nd October. Tom Brewster’s Performance Squad team will be representing Scotland in an event which features teams from Canada, the USA, China and Sweden amongst the field.
Oslo EJCT: Jennifer Martin’s Performance Squad team are in Oslo for the European Junior Curling Tour which takes place at the Snarøya Curling Arena from 19th – 21st October. They will be joined by Royal Club Academy teams, Mouat and Wilson. Click on the link below for more information and results
Photo courtesy of Richard Gray