Curling This Weekend: From 19th December
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 3:36pm
The fourth and final Asham Under 21 Slam of the season will take place at Lockerbie Ice Rink from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st December. Points from each event will be totalled together to determine the overall male and female Slam winners, each being awarded £1000 prize money.
Currently Team Bryce are leading the men’s competition with a score of 33 points, but Team Brydone (29 points), Team Barr (27 points) and Team Whyte (25 points) are not too far behind. Likewise in the women’s event Team Murray are currently leaders with 33 points but Team Morrison will be challenging for the top spot with 30 points. With everything to play for, we should be some great curling on show in Lockerbie.
Asham Under 21 Slam overall winner prizes will be presented on Sunday 25th January at the Scottish Curling Junior Championships at Curl Aberdeen.
For full team lists, draw and to follow results go to Asham Under 21 Slam Lockerbie
The event in the Curling Champions Tour calendar takes place this weekend with the Dumfries Challenge Series. Sixteen mens teams and eight ladies teams will be taking part in the event. Team Murdoch and Team Brewster will make their first ever appearance at the Ice Bowl. David Edwards who recently represented Scotland at the European Championships will also be looking to be in the mix as well.
Other teams joining the event on the men’s side will be from Norway, Denmark, Sweden. There will also be some local interest with Grant Hardie playing in Kyle Smiths team.
On the ladies side Lauren Gray (alternate with Eve Muirhead’s Sochi Winter Olympians) will be skipping her own team. Local interest will be with Hannah Fleming’s team and joining them will be teams from Russia and Switzerland. A local junior team training out of the Ice Bowl will also be looking to get some experience at this high level to prepare for the Scottish Curling Junior Championships in January; skip Natasha Kerr, Vice Ellie Hamilton (sub for Victoria Brett) Olivia McKeown and Mollie-Marley Milligan.
Admission is free with sessions on Friday from 9am – 10pm, Saturday 9am – 10pm & Sunday 9am – 2pm
Photo: Team Brewster after winning 2014 Champery Masters. Photo courtesy of Team Brewster