Curling This Week 5th to 9th March
The Scottish Wheelchair Curling Championship begins this Wednesday 5th March at The Peak, Stirling. The Championship is a competition competed for by teams consisting of four eligible members of the RCCC and the Scottish Wheelchair Curling Association (SWCA). There are eight teams taking part in the competition over two sections. Section winners and runners-up shall qualify for the final stages. Play begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday with the finals taking place at 1:30pm on Friday 7th March.
For a full draw, team lists and to follow the competition go to The Scottish Wheelchair Curling Championship
The finals of the National Masters Championships takes place between Thursday 6th and Sunday 9th March at Greenacres Curling Rink. The National Masters is open to curlers aged 60 years and over. There are twelve Men’s and Women’s Teams taking part in the final. The finals are in league sections with section winners and runners up qualifying for the knock out stages.
There are 12 women’s teams competing across two sections and earlier in the season, 30 men’s team were involved in qualifying to determine the 12 teams that will compete at Greenacres over two sections.
Play gets underway at 12:30pm on Thursday 5th March and will conclude with the Final at 2:00pm on Sunday 9th March.
For a full draw, team lists, results visit The National Masters Championships
Last year’s winner of the competition skip Ewan MacDonald will looking to defend his title and add to his Scottish Championship success playing alongside Eve Muirhead, and fellow Scottish Champion Euan Byers. At the time of publication the fourth player has yet to be confirmed.
There are twelve teams taking part in the competition which will run over two league sections. Teams consist of two male & two female members of the RCCC, playing in alternate positions. The top two teams from each section will go through to the Semi Finals. Finals will be played at 2:30pm on Sunday 9th March.
The winners of the Scottish Curling Mixed Championships will get the opportunity to represent Scotland at the European Mixed Curling Championship in September 2014.
Pictured last year’s winners Ewan MacDonald, Eve Muirhead, Euan Byers, Karen Barthelemy
For more information on the competition and for live line scoring go to The Scottish Curling Mixed Championships.
The last of the Asham Under 14 Slams concludes this Saturday 8th March at Lockerbie Ice Rink. The Asham Under 14 Slam comprised of three events this season taking place at intu Braehead, Curl Aberdeen and Lockerbie with points awarded at each. The top two results will be accumulated to determine the overall winner. There are twenty teams taking part in the competition over two sections.
Team Callum Kinnear is currently in the lead for the overall Asham Under 14 Slam title with twenty four points. Team Ryan McCormack is currently lying second with a total of 16 Slam points and can still win the competition if everything goes their way. Team Alistair Torrance currently sit on 12 Slam points, in third position and would still be able to tie for the title if they win the event and fortune favours them on the day. Everything is therefore still to play for when the teams begin play at 9:00am on Saturday. The final will be played at 5:00pm.
The competition will be played in a Schenkel format with each team having 3 games, the first pre-determined. At the conclusion of the Schenkel, the top two teams from each section will qualify for the semi-final knock-out stages. The following Slam points shall be awarded for the subsequent standings; 1st 12 points, 2nd 9 points, 3rd 8 points, 4th 7 points.
Pictured: current Under 14 Slam leaders Team Calum Kinnear
For a full draw, leader board and live line scoring go to the Asham Under 14 Slam – Lockerbie
Ten mixed national teams will compete in the event, with the round-robin running from this Saturday until Thursday 13 March. Thereafter, tie-breakers will be played on Friday 14, if required, followed by the semi-finals and medal games on Saturday 15 March.
For a full preview go to Paralympic Winter Games Wheelchair Curling Preview