Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Seniors' time

The Scottish Seniors Championships take place this week at the Lanarkshire Ice Rink, Hamilton. The twelve men's teams play in two sections, with the top two teams in each section qualifying for the knockout stages on Sunday.

The current champions, Keith Prentice, Lockhart Steele, Robin Aitken and Tommy Fleming, won the bronze medals at the World Senior Championships in Dunedin last season. The Scots lost to Paul Pustovar's USA in an extra end in the semifinal, but beat Switzerland in the third place decider. The Prentice team have their first game against Gordon Butler's team tomorrow (Thursday) at 12.30. The draw is here.

On the women's side, the 2009 champions, Marion Craig, Rhona Fleming, Catherine Raeburn and Anne Malcolm, are back again too. They finished fourth at the World Seniors, narrowly missing out on a medal.

The women have not had a qualifying competition this season and all nineteen entries play at Hamilton in four sections. The top two from each qualify for quarterfinals on Sunday. The first games in the competition are today (Wednesday) at 15.00. The draw is here.

All the results will be on the Royal Club website here.

Photos are © Skip Cottage and are from the European Seniors Invitation earlier this season at Greenacres.