Preview: Scottish Curling Senior Championships
The Scottish Curling Senior Championships get underway on Thursday 7th February at Lanarkshire Ice Rink, Hamilton. Twelve men’s and twelve women’s teams will be competing for the national men’s and women’s senior titles in this annual event which is open to curlers over the age of 50 and brings together the best teams from across Scotland.
Teams will be split into four sections of six – Women sections A & B and Men sections C & D – with round robin play determining the top three teams from each section qualifying for the knockout stages. Teams ranked 1st in each section will qualify for the semis and teams ranked 2 and 3 will play quarters. This is a trial system of play this year.
Both finals will take place on Sunday 10th February at 2:30pm.
The winning Scottish Senior Men’s and Women’s teams will earn the right to represent Scotland at the World Senior Curling Championships where Scotland has achieved significant success in recent years.
2012 World Senior Women’s Silver Medalists
2009 World Senior Men’s Bronze Medalists
2008 World Senior Women’s Silver Medalists
2007 World Senior Men’s Gold Medal Champions
2005 World Senior Women’s Gold Medal Champions
This year the winning Scottish Senior Men’s and Women’s Champions will go on to represent Scotland at the 2013 World Senior Curling Championships in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada from 13-20 April.
To follow live line scoring of this event click Scottish Curling Senior Championships 2013
Photo: WCF/Richard Gray