The draw has been made for the Glynhill Ladies International at Braehead, January 20-22, 2012. Find it here. Twenty four teams are in the mix, playing in four sections, in this Curling Champions Tour event.
Team photos are on the website too, here. Eighteen foreign teams will be taking part, alongside six home teams.
And if you are looking for the Bond Girls from the USA, whose participation I trailed recently (here), you will be following Team Messier. I hope Marissa and her team are morning people as they are on the first draw at 08.00 on the Friday against Linda Klimova's Czech side.
Anna Hasselborg's Swedish team begins the defence of the trophy they won last year on Friday January 20 at 10.15, against Olga Ziablikova's Russians.
I asked if anyone knew which James Bond film featured curling. Graeme (aka Blogally No 1) wins the 'mindless trivia' prize for his response, "Had to be 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' - can't remember if Diana Rigg was one of the curlers or not. Film was set in Murren, Switzerland, and was the only Bond film that George Lazenby was in. He left because he didn't want to get typecast - his career went from strength to strength after that! The curling actually took place on Piz Gloria at the top of the mountain (the Schilthorn). The theme tune 'We have all the time in the world' was the last thing Louis Armstrong recorded before he died. The film partially funded the completion of the building of the restaurant in return for the filming rights and the restaurant retained the name of Piz Gloria. It does not, however, contain a curling rink now."
I believe that what is now the viewing area outside the restaurant is where the curling was staged.
Just enough room for a single sheeter, I would think!
Photo by jamesp from this website.