The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

Scotland Win Strathcona Cup: SCO 2876 CAN 2620

Posted on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 8:09am

Scotland’s curlers have reclaimed the Strathcona Cup from Canada with a total score of 2876 shots to 2620.  This magnificent achievement played out over 427 games moves Scotland to 10 wins overall, one from equalling Canada’s 11 since the competition began over 100 years ago.

A team of 60 curlers left Scotland on 9th January to compete in three tours of Canada, East, West and Central, each comprising of 20 curlers playing in 5 rinks. They were led by President of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club and non-playing Captain Bill Duncan claiming their Cup victory on the final day of play on 31st January.

Final tour results are as follows:

SCOTLAND CANADA    
TOTAL  2876  2620
WEST 852  862
EAST  1022  845
CENTRAL  1002  913

Pictured left: Tour Captains with the Strathcona Cup L-R: Greig Henderson (West), Mike Ferguson (Central), Bill Duncan (Tour Captain), Willie Nicoll (East). Photo: Brad Askew.

The Strathcona Cup is one of the oldest international curling competitions in the world. The very essence of it is to ensure that curlers from Scotland and Canada have the opportunity to meet every five years on one side of the Atlantic or the other to further the friendship between curlers of the two countries and to uphold the traditions of ‘the roarin’ game’.

Scotland’s Strathcona Cup Tour curlers arrive back in Scotland on Saturday 2nd February, Edinburgh Airport at 12:15pm.

The new RCCC tartan, first worn on this tour is now available in gents neck ties and fabric scarves from The Royal Caledonian Curling Club. For more information and how to order click RCCC Tartan

For comprehensive tour results and daily blogs visit the dedicated website Strathcona Cup Tour 2013