The European Junior Challenge begins today at the Taarnby Rink in Copenhagen. Fifteen junior men's teams will play in two sections to find ONE team which will go forward to the World Junior Championships, in Oestersund, Sweden, March 3-11. Nine junior ladies' teams will fight it out, again for just one qualifier.
Scotland is not involved in the Taarnby qualifiers, having finished fifth in the men's and first in the women's at the World Junior Championships at Perth last season. The standard of the European junior B teams (if I can call them that) gets better every year, and the competitions in Taarnby will be hard fought. I'll be following the fortunes of the two English squads who I met recently at Lockerbie, see here.
Find the draw on this website, and the results should be here.
Anna Fowler skips the English junior ladies' team. Here she is in action at Lockerbie last month. Naomi Robinson is the sweeper. Photo © Skip Cottage.