Thursday, October 08, 2009

Women in Basel

Eve Muirhead, seen above with Karen Addison practising at the Dewar's Rink in Perth last week, takes the GB Olympic squad to Basel this weekend for the RE/MAX Women's Masters. This Curling Champions Tour event is a twenty-four team triple knockout. The GB team plays Kirsty Balfour's English side in their first game at 11.00 tomorrow.

Also in the draw at Basel is Anna Sloan's junior team. Seen above with front end Rhiann Macleod and Vicki Adams at the Lanarkshire Rink last Sunday, Anna has Claire Hamilton playing third this year. The Basel event will be a good workout for the team, and great experience for them in their first season together. They have an early start at 08.00 tomorrow, against a Czech Republic team. We should be able to find the results here.

The rest of Scotland's juniors are in action at the Kinross Classic this weekend.

And elsewhere, the Scottish Mixed Seniors Championship is on at Stranraer, a test for the new ice on the new floor, which I described here. The draw is on the RCCC website here, and the results are sure to be there too. There are four sections, some with five teams, others with just four. Play begins at 12.15 tomorrow.