Thursday, March 04, 2010

Deciding our teams for the Worlds

We pick up the Scottish Championships tomorrow from the point we left off last month. There are four teams still in the hunt to be the Bruadar Scottish Men's Curling Champions this season, and the right to represent us at the Capital One World Men's Curling Championship,
April 3-11, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy.

Glen Muirhead (above) and Warwick Smith will play in the Page 1-2. This is a best of three series this year, with two games at 2.30 and 7.30 pm tomorrow (Friday) with the third, if required, on Saturday at 2 pm. The winner will go straight to Sunday's final, the loser with play the winner of the Page 3-4 between David Murdoch and Hammy McMillan, also best of three at the same times as noted above. This 'semifinal' is at 7 pm on Saturday. The final is at 3 pm on Sunday.

Gail Munro faces Eve Muirhead in the Page 1-2 of the Columba Cream Scottish Women's Championship. The Sarah Reid and Kay Adams' teams are in the Page 3-4. As in the men's event, these are best of three games, at the same times as the men tomorrow and at 9.00 am Saturday if third games are required.

The women's 'semifinal' is at 2 pm on Saturday. The Columba Cream final is on Sunday at 11.00 am. The winning team will represent Scotland at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship, March 20-28, at Swift Current, Canada.

Arrangements for webcasting and the broadcast of televised highlights are described here.

Glen Muirhead is at the top. Above shows Kerry Adams delivering with Lyndsay Wilson and Alison Mather ready to sweep. © Skip Cottage.