Thursday, October 20, 2011

Return to Champery

There is a new competition in the Curling Champions Tour this season, the Portes du Soleil Champery Masters, which begins today (Thursday). Thirty men's teams will compete in six sections in the Palladium de Champery, which was the venue for the most recent Le Gruyere European Championship.

Scotland is well represented with Logan Gray, David Murdoch, Tom Brewster and David Edwards all taking their teams to this competition. Play begins this evening, with set to provide webcasts of selected games. The draw is here, and the results should be found here.

While some of Scotland's junior teams will be competing at Murrayfield this weekend in the Gogar Salver and the Dunvegan Trophy, see here, others are venturing further afield. Bruce Mouat and Kyle Smith are at the Oslo Junior Men's competition, and Jennifer Dodds and Jennifer Martin compete in the Junior Women's competition which runs alongside the junior men's event. These four teams are all in the Royal Club Academy programmes, see here. Hannah Fleming's team, a Performance Squad team which won the Forfar leg of the Women's Tour on Sunday, is also in Oslo this weekend. Information on the two Oslo events can be found here and here. Oslo is the second venue for the European Junior Curling Tour. Scotland was not represented in the first which was held in Taarnby back in August.

Attention is back on Forfar Indoor Sports this weekend with the inaugural National Super League finals. That sounds as if it will be a lot of fun! The rink's website is here to find what happens.