Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Destination Moscow

(The Royal Club is "Experiencing some downtime on our website this afternoon" according to its Facebook page. This means that the links in my post below to Royal Club pages are not active. I'll update these when our governing body's website gets back online.)

NB: A temporary site for draw and results is here.

Scotland's representatives for the European Curling Championships to be held in Moscow, December 2-10, will be decided at the qualifying competition at the Dewar's Centre in Perth, which begins tomorrow (Thursday). The draw is here.

Four men's teams and four women's teams are involved. I've already commented on how these teams were selected for the qualifying competition, see here.

The men's competition will be contested by teams skipped by Tom Brewster, Sandy Reid, David Murdoch and David Edwards, and the women's competition by Eve Muirhead, Hannah Fleming, Jackie Lockhart and Sarah Reid.

The teams will play a double round robin and the top two after that will play 'best of three' to find the winners. I'm unable to be in Perth this week, but will be following the results online on the Royal Club website.