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Curling this weekend: from 3rd November

Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 4:01pm

The CookstownCash gets started tomorrow, in Cookstown, Ontario and runs from the 3rd – 6th November. Team Smith (Lead Cammy Smith – pictured right) are the only Scottish team taking part in this event, which is part of the World Curling Tour. Team Smith have had a good start to the season; winning the Oakville OCT Fall Classic, placing third at the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard and also placing third at the Swiss Cup Basel – all of which have helped them climb up the WCT rankings.

There are lots of local teams taking part this weekend – however one of the other international teams taking part in the CookstownCash are the 2015 champions Team De Cruz, who will be looking to retain the trophy.

The Scots first outing on the ice is in the second draw of the competition on Thursday 3rd November, at 21:30 local time. For more information from the event and for line scores, please visit the CookstownCash presented by Comco Canada Inc. page.

Photo © 2016 Brian Battensby

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The Asham Under 21 Slam continues this weekend, with the Inverness Junior International which takes place 4th – 6th November. The third of four events on the Under 21 Slam, it’s all to play for in Inverness.

Current Slam leaders in the men’s event – Team Bryce – aren’t making the trip to Inverness as they are taking part in the Edinburgh International, leaving an opportunity for Team Whyte to catch them. Team Whyte have placed second to Bryce at both Asham Under 21 Slam events so far this season – firstly at Greenacres and then again at Kinross – so will hope to take advantage of Team Bryce’s absence in Inverness.

The women’s section is even tighter with just six points separating the top three teams. Team Jackson – currently placed second, on one first place and one third place finish – are not taking part in the Inverness leg of the Slam either. Currently in third place, Team MacDonald will hope to capitalise on the opportunity to overtake Jackson and gain crucial points, however current Asham Under 21 Slam leaders Team Aitken (lead Laura Barr – pictured left) will be there to challenge them – having made it to both finals so far on the Slam, Team Aitken will be looking to add another title to their list.

For the full draw, team lists, and line scores over the weekend, visit the Asham Under 21 Slam – Inverness Junior International.

Photo © 2016 Brian Battensby

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The Goldline Scottish Curling Tour continues this weekend, with its third event – the Edinburgh International Curling Championship – taking place at Murrayfield Curling, 4th – 6th November.

A part of the Curling Champions Tour (CCT), the event has attracted many international teams, including 2016 World Silver Medallists, Team Stjerne (Denmark), who will be joined by men’s teams from Switzerland, Germany, Finalnd, Poland, Czech Republic, Norway England and Wales.

In addition five Scottish teams are competing – Mouat, MacDonald, Fraser, Bryce and current tour leaders Hardie (Lead David Reid – pictured right). Notably absent are last years winners, Team Smith – as are their fellow 2015 finalists Team Van Dorp (Netherlands), however 2014 champions Team Kauste (Finland) will be hoping to regain their title.

For more information from the weekend, click Edinburgh International Curling Championship.

Photo © 2016 Brian Battensby

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The World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship (WWhBCC) are commencing Friday 4th November in Lohja, Finland. Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games bronze medallist Aileen Neilson (pictured left) will skip the Scotland team featuring Gregor Ewan (third), Hugh Nibloe (second), Robert McPherson (lead) and Angie Malone (alternate), A full preview is available at Neilson Set to Lead Scots into World Wheelchair-B Action.

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Photo © WCF/Alina Pavlyuchik 2015