Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Weekend Ahead

There's lots of curling on offer this weekend. The youngsters will be having fun at the Mixed Doubles competition at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck. Follow that here.

The qualifiers for the Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Men's Curling Championship continue at the Dewar's Rink in Perth. The results from Section A will be here, first games 13.15 tomorrow (Friday). Results from Sections B and C are here. Games in these sections begin at 10.00 tomorrow.

The Glynhill Ladies International begins first thing on Friday morning at the Braehead rink. There are twenty-four teams in four sections, with two teams qualifying from each for Sunday's quarterfinals. The event regulations are different this year, see here. No extra ends - it's three points for a win, and one for a draw. And NO tiebreakers will be played. Priorities correct - everyone gets to attend Saturday evening's dinner - or not? You decide. Find the draw and results on the official website here.

Hosted by the Welsh Curling Association this time, the Four Nations is at the Greenacres rink with lots of different events to be decided over Saturday and Sunday. Unlike last year, there is no controversy about Scotland's representation. It will be good to see again many of those who travelled to Fenton's Rink last January. Play starts at 09.00 Saturday.

Last year, Michael McCreadie received the Tom Ballantyne trophy from ECA President Alison Arthur. The Scottish men won the trophy which is presented for the England v Scotland men's matches over five games. More memories here.

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