Perth Set For World Class Curling at the Masters
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 9:00am
On the 2nd January 2014 thirty two teams will take to the ice at Dewars Centre for the Mercure City of Perth Masters. This will be the 38th occasion the event has taken place at the Dewars Centre Perth.
Seven of the twelve teams heading for the Winter Games in Sochi see The Masters as a vital part of their preparation prior to the Olympic event in February 2014. The current World, European and World Junior Champion teams namely Team Edin from Sweden, Swiss outfit Team Michel and Scotland’s Team Kyle Smith will compete with teams representing twelve different nations to stop Team Ulsrud from Norway completing back to back victories in Perth.
Some other teams to watch out for are Team GB led by David Murdoch, Team Shuster from the USA who recently clinched their spot in Sochi through a qualifying event and two time Masters winner Team McEwen from Canada. There are also a number of Scottish teams who will be looking to put in a good performance prior to the national championships.
The action starts at 4.45pm on Thursday 2nd January and play continues every day until the final at 3pm on Sunday 5th January. Follow the event www.perthmasters.com as well as via facebook, twitter and the perthmasters iphone/ipad app.