The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

Weekend Preview: 25-27 November

Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 9:00am

Starting today four Scottish teams on the Royal Club Academy programme will compete in the European Junior Curling Tour competition in Thun, Switzerland.

Team Dodds fresh from winning the Aberdeen leg of the Women’s Tour and Team Martin will compete in the girls section, while Team Smith and Team Menzies will represent Scotland in the boy’s section.  All four teams will be hoping to pocket some of the 5,000CHF purse up for grabs in each section. Click here for more information including the draw.

The third leg of the Under 17 Slam gets underway this weekend at Greenacres Curling Rink.  Twenty-four teams (including boys, girls and mixed teams) will compete for the Baljaffray Trophy and valuable points.  Games get underway at 11am on Saturday morning with top teams in each section qualifying for the knockout stages of the High Road, and second placed teams qualifying for the knockout stage of the Low Road.  The final of the Greenacres Slam will take place at 2pm on Sunday. Click here to view the draw and to keep track of the results over the weekend.

The fourth leg takes place at Hamilton Ice Rink on 10 December.

At the Galleon Centre this weekend the British Wheelchair Open will take place.  Ten teams will compete in two sections beginning on Friday at 10am.  Included in the line up are seven Scottish athletes on the World Class Wheelchair Curling Programme, Team Knapper of Wales and Team Pimblett of England.  The draw can be found here.  Keep an eye on the results over the course of the weekend by clicking here.

The Edinburgh International, which is part of the Curling Champions Tour, gets underway on Friday at Murrayfield Curling Rink.  Twenty-four teams will compete in the competition, including five teams on the World Class Curling Performance Programme (Tom Brewster, David Murdoch, David Edwards, Logan Gray and Jay McWilliam), and ten teams from across Europe (Czech Republic, Italy, Finland, Norway and Switzerland).  Total prize purse is £10,000, plus numerous liquid prizes donated by Braid Hill Hotel.  Click here for the draw and information on live webcasts on the event.

Visit Skip Cottage Curling Blog for an interesting and more in-depth preview on the Edinburgh International by Robin Copland.

A Level 2 Coaching Course is being held at Curl Aberdeen on 26-27 November.  For more information on coaching courses click here.