Thursday, May 20, 2010

World Juniors confirmed for Perth

I am thrilled to learn today that it has now been confirmed that the Dewar's Centre in Perth will host the World Junior Curling Championships next season. I reported here in March that the rink was hoping to stage the event. Funding is now in place, and the World Juniors will be really something to look forward to next season. The full press release, with quotes from those involved, can be found on the RCCC website here.

The last time the World Juniors were held in Scotland was in 1995, also at Perth. Tom Brewster's team won gold. Julia Ewart's side finished fourth.

The dates of the World Junior Men's and the World Junior Women's competitions are confirmed as March 5-13, 2011. Scotland's representatives will be decided at Curl-Aberdeen, January 12-16.

My photo of the Dewar's frontage was taken in March.