The Braehead Curlers website is in the process of having a makeover, but the big news from the rink is that the Glasgow Audi Braehead Open has shifted dates to a weekend right at the beginning of the season.
Writing on behalf of Braehead Curling and Braehead Curling Development Group, Gary Macfarlane has sent out an open invitation for teams to compete in the event, October 1-3. The competition, in its sixth year, offers teams at least three games if not four or more. First games are not until 6pm on the Friday.
The competition is open to all teams, with prize money of £2000, and prizes are available for a range of participants, including under 25s, best overseas, seniors, ladies, Braehead members, as well as the main prize of £650 for the Glasgow Audi Braehead Open Champions. Entry fee is £120 per team.
Information regarding accommodation and travel will be on the Braehead Curlers website at www.curlbraehead.co.uk in the next few days. You can also email Gary (randomffd /at/ msn.com) for information and specific questions.
Entries are on a first come first served basis and the organisers are hoping for as many as thirty-two teams.
For men's and women's teams with intentions of competing in the Scottish Championships, this event offers early season competition, particularly with the demise of the RCCC Mini Tour.