The Herries Maxwell trophy is at stake again, and the twenty American curlers who will be trying to win it, are on their way. They fly out of Newark Airport tomorrow, arriving in Scotland on Friday, and over the next three weeks will compete in the following rinks: Lanarkshire, Dumfries, Lockerbie, Stranraer, Galleon, Ayr, Greenacres, Braehead, Waterfront, Stirling, Perth, Kirkcaldy, Kinross, Forfar, Dundee, Curl Aberdeen, Elgin, Inverness, Borders and Murrayfield. The tourists depart Edinburgh on Monday, February 20.
Scotland holds the trophy after the win in the US five years ago. Highest up cumulative score over nearly 150 games decides the winners!
Results will be posted on the Royal Club website here, but the tourists already have an active website and blog here, where you can find out about them, and follow their progress. I'm looking forward to meeting some 'old friends' who are in the party.
Welcome to Scotland, and 'Good Curling' to the visitors! Hugh Templeton (Kirkcowan CC) and Robert Stewart (Oxenfoord CC) share the Tour Courier duties.