There are two calls for teams in my inbox today. The first is for the Graham Arnot competition at Forfar. This used to be a BIG competition with fifty plus teams. Smaller these days, but Mike Ferguson is trying to build it up again.
Jill Macdonald has been in touch. She hopes to get twelve teams this year, between Christmas and New Year. The competition runs on Monday 27, Tuesday 28 and Thursday December 30. If there are twelve teams, Jill hopes to run two sections of six in a round robin so all teams are guaranteed five games over Monday and Tuesday. Then the high road and low road semis and finals will take place on the Thursday. Cost is £7.50 per person per game.
If you are not working that week, then why not curl off the Xmas pud at Forfar. Contact Jill at Forfar Indoor Sports - click on the graphic on the Blog Supporters' sidebar on the right. Or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone number is here.
The other call comes from Tom Brewster at Curl Aberdeen. He's looking for another four 'away teams' for the Aberdeen City Open, February 4-6. The details of this inaugural competition can be found on the website here. Curl Aberdeen was the venue for the European B Competition last year, and I can assure everyone that it is not as cold as the Monthey arena was this year!
Whatever, a warm welcome awaits in Aberdeen for the participants in the City Open, no matter where you are from. Spread the word!
PS I've just heard that temperatures are expected to fall to minus 20 in places tonight. Please send pictures of your curling outside if the opportunity arises! We've already seen curling at Castle Kennedy, see here. Where next? And note that the Royal Club is on the ball this year for the possibility of a Grand Match - look at the bottom right of the website here.