Tuesday, March 08, 2011

WJCC: Off the Ice Monday

The great thing is about the World Junior Championships is the opportunity to rub shoulders with the great and the good of the curling world. Here are two Olympic Champion skips rubbing shoulders with each other - Rhona Martin and Pal Trulsen.

Brian Martin of Ailsa Craig Jewellery was setting up his stand in the Extra End yesterday. If you want to add to your wee curling stone collection then look in and see him this week, or browse online here.

I should probably explain for foreign visitors to the blog that this is a sporran. A sort of purse that is worn with the kilt. This one is very special. It even needed its own ticket to get into the World Junior Curling Championships at Perth yesterday.

Kerry Barr appealed to the blog's fashion editor with her Scotland hat.

Here's Organising Committee Member Pete Loudon with his sons Ewan and Ross who had been enjoying the curling. Future champions perhaps?

The success of a big championship can often be judged by the transport arrangements. James Ewart has been in charge of these, with a team of drivers. Great sponsorship from Perth Honda and West End Garage Broughty Ferry.

That's Angie Loudon on the left, and here's an old friend and former member of the curling media Gordon Sneddon on the right. Gordon's a volunteer at the event. Did I ever tell you about the media bonspiel at the World Women's Championship at Kelowna in 1986...?

Well, perhaps not!

Smile of the day - Marie Coulot

Another contribution from the fashion editor.

Fans in the stands. Back L-R: ...................

Richard Gray in action. You can find Richard's great action photos from the event on the WCF website here. The pics are in galleries organised by day.

We do requests. Committee member Jill MacKay would like to say hello to her niece in New Zealand who she says has been looking at the blog. Happy to help, Jill!

Perth calling: "Hello, Vari!"

Photos © Skip Cottage