This weekend though, at Ayr, these teams' aim is to qualify for the Scottish Junior Championship finals at Curl Aberdeen, February 2-7.
Seventeen junior teams are looking for the eight places in the finals. They will play in three sections, two with six teams and one with five. Three teams will go forward from each section of six, and two from the section of five. The draw is here and the results will be here. First games are at 10.00 tomorrow (Friday).
There are only junior men's games at Ayr. There were eleven entries in the junior women's competition this season and all will play in the finals at Aberdeen.
Photo is by Bob