Events Coming Up This Weekend 04/01/2018 – 07/01/2018
Mercure City of Perth Masters – Dewars Rinks, Perth, 4th-7th January
Two of our top young RCCC Academy Teams are part of the premier Men’s Curling event in Europe the “Mercure City of Perth Masters”. Earning the right, by being placed first and second in the rankings after the first three Asham Slam events of this season are Teams Craik (James Craik, Angus Bryce, Mark Watt, and Niall Ryder) coached by David Ramsay (in the absence of regular guru Gordie Kennedy). They take on the Swiss in Feliz Attinger from Switzerland in their A road opener. Team Baird (Cammy McNay, David Baird, Robin McCall, Gavin Barr with regular Coach Iain Watt) play their first A road game against the very experienced Jiri Snitil (CZE). Are they worth an outside bid in the Calcutta? For sure they are very capable of winning games, and who knows where they’ll end up. Our Olympic hopefuls Team Smith are joined by seven of the teams who’ll be going on the play in the Olympics. Worth a watch for sure.
Ferguson Oliver Wealth Management Scottish Curling Senior Championship – Men’s Qualifiers, 4th-7th December – Dumfries Ice Bowl, Dumfries and Forfar Indoor Sports, Forfar
The New Year starts with a bang for those looking to qualify for the finals of the Ferguson Oliver Wealth Management Scottish Curling Senior Championships. 27 teams will battle it out across four days of competition as 12 teams, 3 from each section, will book their ticket to the finals at Braehead in February. With two competitions happening simultaneously, one in Dumfries and one in Forfar, there will be plenty of curling to keep track of as we begin 2018. Keep up to date with the scores here (http://competitions.royalcaledoniancurlingclub.org/competitions/scottish-curling-senior-championship-qualifier-2/) for Forfar and here (http://competitions.royalcaledoniancurlingclub.org/competitions/scottish-curling-senior-championship-qualifier-3/) for Dumfries.
Asham Under 17 Slam – Forfar, 28th-29th December – Forfar Indoor Sports, Forfar
There was an extra Christmas present for Team Craik as they captured their third Asham Under 17 Slam of the season as they saw off Team Harmjanz 11-3 in the final at Forfar. 20 teams gathered across the two days to try and burn off some of those extra Christmas treats and a fabulous festive competition was enjoyed by all. Local Team MacDiarmid secured the prize in the load road with a comfortable 12-4 win over Team Turner in the low road final. Team Craik maintain their position at the top of the overall leader board but all eyes now look to Perth for the final slam of the season where the overall prizes will be secured including the trip for one team to the WCF camp in Fussen, Germany.
Scottish Junior Club Challenge- Murrayfield Ice Rink- 6th/7th January
This weekend sees some of the best junior clubs across the country compete against each other within 2 divisions with 2 mixed teams. The top team in Division 1 will claim the title, with the top two teams in division 2 being promoted to Division 1 next season. The two teams at the bottom of the tables are relegated into the division below. Last season’s winners Forfar are competing in Division 1 but could another team beat them to the top spot?
Line scores can be found on the RCCC website: http://competitions.royalcaledoniancurlingclub.org/competitions/scottish-curling-junior-club-challenge-division-12/