Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2012 Continental Cup

The Tom Brewster and Eve Muirhead teams are in Canada to compete for Team World at the World Financial Group Continental Cup. The event gets underway in Langley, British Columbia, on Thursday. The schedule can be found here.

Team World comprises Brewster, Niklas Edin and Thomas Ulsrud, alongside Muirhead, Anette Norberg and Bingyu Wang. They are up against Team North America, the best in Canada and the USA. Team photos are all here.

The competition gets a lot of coverage on the other side of the pond, and the enthusiasm can be felt in this piece. But as I've said ad naseum on this blog, the whole thing continues to leave me cold. It is a made for television event, that cannot be seen on television in Scotland or in Europe. Go figure.

There's a little promotional video on YouTube here. We've 'Gotta Be There'!

Still, there's no doubt that the teams taking part in it have a good time, and it helps their bank balances. So, good luck to them. Team World were second last time, in a one-sided competition, so it's upwards and onwards!

By the way, Team Brewster's participation in the Continental Cup has resulted in them avoiding the qualifying competition for the Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Men's Championship, over the next two weekends at Perth. Nine teams will come forward from three sections, to meet Team Brewster, the current Scottish Champions, in the finals, February 13-19, also at the Dewar's Centre.