Events Coming Up This Weekend 15/12/2017 – 17/12/2017
15th-17th December – Lockerbie Ice Rink, Locerkbie
The Final event in the U21 slam takes place at Lockerbie this weekend and the Scottish teams will be joined by international guests from England, Denmark and Latvia and the chase is on for the series-ending prize of £1,000.
The leaderboard for the Junior Men’s, has Team Craik on 33, Baird on 26 and Kinnear on 20 and with 15 points available for the competition winner, all could still win the slam if they were to claim the title at Lockerbie and/or rivals do not gain many points. It has been a very competitive season with 3 different winners of the first 3 events, so anything could happen. In the Junior Ladies’, Team Davie and Team Morrison are equal first on 33 points but with Morrison unable to secure an entry to Lockerbie, the stage is set of Team Davie. Furthermore, teams Bryce and Farmer lie equal third will be vying for the spot outright.
This event might suggest the form horses for the Johnston Carmichael Scottish Curling Junior Championship at the end of January, most teams present at the Lockerbie Slam. Following the completion of the U21 Slam and the Scottish Championship in January, the top 2 boys and girls teams after the 5 events will receive entry to the Aberdeen International and The Perth City Ladies respectively, so much still to play for, not just the Asham U21 Slam prize money.
14th-17th December – Dumfires, Goldline Scottish Curling Tour and World Curling Tour Event
The next stop on the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour sees some of the biggest names in Scottish Curling joined by European counterparts as well as some local junior teams. Play got underway on Thursday with a surprising loss for Grand Slam champions Team Mouat at the hands of Team Marshall. Along with Team Brewster and Team Bryce, they will be the local favourites but with all eyes starting to turn to Perth for the Scottish Curling Men’s Championship this could be a chance for a new team to break ground and make their charge for a national title.