Curling This Week 11 December to 15 December
The Winter Universiade, the 2013 World University Winter Games, begins today 11th December in Trentino, Italy. The Team GB curling squad will consist of Thomas Muirhead, Derrick Sloan, Cameron Smith, Kyle Smith, Kyle Waddell, Abigail Brown, Jennifer Dodds, Hannah Fleming, Lauren Gray, and Alice Spence. The event which runs from 11th to 21st December, will have five squads which make up Team GB, from Curling, Ice Hockey (Men’s and Women’s), Cross-Country Skiing and Snowboard Cross.
For more details about the event go to the Winter Universiade Preview on the RCCC website or visit the Winter Universiade website.
Pictured: Kyle Smith at last year’s Scottish Curling Junior Championships
Photo courtesy of Tom Brydone.
The Red Sky Challenge will take place at Braehead from 12th to 15th December. The event will bring together multiple European and World medal winning Teams for a challenge contest in the lead up to Sochi 2014. The teams participating in the event are Team Muirhead (GB), Team Ott (Switzerland), Team Ostlund (Sweden), and Team Brown (USA). The challenge is open to the public free of charge, so come along and watch some of the world’s best curlers battle it out.
For more information and to follow the event go to Red Sky Challenge.
The Scottish Curling Mixed Doubles Championship begins at Dewars Centre, Perth on 13th to 15th December. Sixteen teams, each comprising one male and one female curler, will compete in four sections of four with the top two teams in each section qualifying for the quarter finals. These include last year’s winners Bruce Mouat and Gina Aitken and 2011 winners Lee and Judith McCleary. The winning team shall represent Scotland at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship from 22nd to 29th April in Dumfries, Scotland.
For a full draw and to follow the event go to Scottish Curling Mixed Doubles Championship.
Pictured: last years winners Bruce Mouat and Gina Aitken
The penultimate round of the 2013/14 Goldline Scottish Curling Tour, the Kinross Open, gets underway from Friday 13 to 15th December at Kinross Curling. 16 teams will be competing for the Kinross Open quaich, as won by Dave Edwards in a very close final against Ross McCleary last season. Both of last year’s finalists are on a good run of form heading into this event, so it will be hard to predict a winner. However, they should face tough competition from 2010 Winter Olympians Ewan MacDonald & Lorna Vevers.
To keep up to date with the competition go to the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour.
Pictured: last year’s winners of the event.
The third of the Asham Under 17 Slams of the season kicks off at Lanarkshire Ice Rink, Hamilton this weekend from 14th to 15th December. There are 24 teams from across Scotland taking part in the competition which will be split over six sections. The Asham Under 17 Slam comprises of five events, at Lockerbie, Greenacres, Lanarkshire, Forfar and Perth, with points awarded at each. The top three or four results (depending on number of team entries) are accumulated to determine the overall winning boys’ and winning girls’ team.
For a full draw, results and standings go to Asham Under 17 Slam- Lanarkshire.