The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

USA Men’s Incoming Tour to Scotland

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 12:18pm

In around eight weeks time twenty American curlers will set foot on Scottish soil to compete for The Herries Maxwell Trophy.  They arrive on Friday, 27 January at Glasgow Airport at 7.30am.

The historical connection between Scottish and American curlers goes back to 1952 when the first curling match between the two nations was proposed to emulate the competition already enjoyed with brother curlers from Canada.  Outlined below are the tours which have taken place since 1952:

1952 USA in Scotland – winners were Scotland
1955 Scotland in USA – winners were Scotland
1962 USA in Scotland – winners were Scotland
1967 Scotland in USA – winners were Scotland
1972 USA in Scotland – winners were Scotland
1977 Scotland in USA – winners were Scotland
1982 USA in Scotland – winners were USA
1987 Scotland in USA – winners were USA
1992 USA in Scotland – winners were USA
1997 Scotland in USA – winners were USA
2001 USA in Scotland – winners were USA
2007 Scotland in USA – winners were Scotland (first Scottish win for 30 years)

Those selected to represent the United States of America are:

Russell H. Armstrong (Exmoor)
Paul Badgero (Detroit)
Russ Brown (Exmoor) Treasurer
Daniel Brunt (Portage)
David R. Carlson (Poynette)
Robert P. Chandler (Boston) Vice Captain
Douglas F. Dedolph (Mayfield)
Robert Dixon (Kettle Moraine)
Dennis Jorgensen (Curl Mesabi)
Herb Kupchik (Broomstone)
Russ Lemcke (Cape Cod)
Rich Lepping (Madison)
Richard K. Macartney (Triangle)
Jon Mielke (Capital)
David Peck (Denver)
James Pleasants (Granit)
Bill Rhyme (Green Bay)
Chris Sjue (Fargo Moorhead)
Mark Swandby (Madison) Captain
Carl Thomas (Utica)

For photos of the tourists and much more click here.

While here, the tourists will visit and play in around 19 ice rinks across Scotland.  Click here for a brief itinerary.