Scottish Junior Championships back in Aberdeen for 2016
The Scottish Curling Junior Championships return to Curl Aberdeen from Wednesday 27th – Sunday 31st January 2016. Eight junior women’s teams and eight junior men’s teams will be competing for their respective national junior titles at this annual event which brings together the best under 21 teams from across Scotland.
The junior women’s and junior men’s Champions will earn the right to represent Scotland at the World Junior Championships, where Scotland has medalled consecutively every year since 2004. In 2015 Scotland’s junior women won silver and Scotland’s junior men won bronze.
Amongst the junior men’s field is skip Bruce Mouat (pictured above) who won the junior men’s title in 2015 and will be hoping for a repeat this year. He will be joined by 2015-16 Asham Under 21 Slam winners Team Whyte as well as Academy team’s skipped by Cameron Bryce and Robin Brydone. The ladies section won’t see the return of last years winner’s Team G. Aitken, as she has aged out of juniors, however two members of the winning team – Naomi Brown and Rachael Hannen (both pictured left) – will be back as part of the Sophie Jackson rink, hoping to retain their title. Leslie Young, who made it to last year’s final, is also returning, as well as the Asham Under 21 Slam 2015/16 winners Team Murray and Karina Aitken’s Academy team.
To download the event programme, and for team lists, draw, live line scoring and results, visit the Scottish Curling Junior Championships event page. You can also keep up to date with the action on Twitter by using the #scjc2016 tag.
Round robin play gets underway at 8.30am on Wednesday 27th January to determine three qualifiers in both men’s and women’s events. They will then play a mini Page Play-off: Team one will play team two with the winner qualifying for the final, the loser will then play team three in the semi-final. Both the junior men’s and junior women’s finals will take place on Sunday 31st January at 2.30pm.
Top Photo: Tom Brydone
Bottom Photo: © WCF / Richard Gray 2015