Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Aberdeen City Open

Details of a new event at Curl Aberdeen, the Aberdeen City Open, have been made available today. The event will go ahead on February 4-6, 2011. The website is here.

The event comes about because of the success of the European Curling Championships held in Aberdeen last December. Aberdeen City Council was delighted with the Championships and has presented the Curl Aberdeen rink with a trophy to be contested in an open tournament each year.

Twenty-four teams can be accommodated in the inaugural competition, and the event will be run on the Schenkel system in two sections of twelve. All teams are guaranteed four games. Any four curlers, from home or abroad! The top four in each section will contest quarterfinals on the Sunday.

The top prize for the City Open Champions is £600, with cash rewards to eighth place. There will also be prizes for winners in other categories such as the best Curl Aberdeen team, under 25s, all ladies team and all seniors team.

The entry fee is £120 per team, payable on entry. Entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis. The entry fee includes entertainment and a two course dinner on the Saturday night. Accommodation at a special rate has been arranged at the Holiday Inn, Westhill.

For more details, and to download an entry form, check the website here.