Weekend Preview: 8th-10th March 2011 & Perth U17 Slam
Team Scotland have qualified for the 1v2 page playoff game at the 2011 Ford World Men’s Curling Championships in Regina, Saskatchewan and will play Canada’s Jeff Stoughton later today. To view the broadcast schedule, click here.
The Scottish University Championships will take place at Stranraer this weekend, where 12 teams from different universities will contest for the title. A weekend of good curling and camaraderie will take place at the North West Castle Hotel from Friday 8th until Sunday 10th April.
The West Region Skills Award Challenge will take place on Sunday at Greenacres Curling Rink. This competition will run for the second year after a successful pilot competition was run last year by Gordon McIntyre.
On Sunday, Kinross Curling School will celebrate its 10 year anniversary with a celebratory curling afternoon. The celebrations are open to the public and will consist of many on and off the ice activities with the proceeds collected going to local charities. For more information, click here.
On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, Perth hosted the U17 Slam event with 16 teams competing for the title. The round robin stages were closely contested, with the top team in each section qualifying for the high road knockout stages and the second ranked team progressing to the low road.
Following the semi-finals, the high road final was between Katie Murray and James Carswell and after four ends the score was 5-1 in favour of the Carswell side. Murray and team fought back over the next few ends to put pressure on James Carswell and team but a perfect draw to the eight foot circles with last stone in the eighth end secured the win for the Greenacres team.
The low road final was won by Bruce Mouat who defeated Calum Lammie 6-5.
More photos can be found on Bob Cowan’s blog.