October 31, 2012

Inverness Skins

The Inverness Skins kicks off at 10.30am on Friday this week.

There are some interesting match ups with Iain Watt's Perth team taking on Kerry Barr's ladies team fresh from their good showing at Forfar.

There is also a first outing in the SCT for Ewan MacDonald's team of Duncan Fernie, Ally Fraser and Euan Byers. They will be serious contenders for the Scottish Championships and should have a good showing here at Inverness. They kick off with Stuart Stark in their first game.

It will also be good to see Sarah Macintyre back on her home ice as she takes on Reginald Weibe in her first game.

Results will appear over the course of the weekend.

October 29, 2012

Last Few Spots Remain

The Lockerbie Superspiel (23-25 Nov) and the Kinross Open (14-16 Dec) are both new events this year on the SCT. Both are almost full but have openings for late entrant teams - so contact the organisers today to secure your spot.
Lockerbie - Pat Strawhorn
Kinross - David Jones

Expect the events to be fun, social tournaments with a good mix of local, national and international teams.
With the tour now half way through it is all still to play for with no team dominating so far. A couple of good results in the remaining tournaments could still see anyone lift the trophy together with a share of the £3,500 prize fund!

October 20, 2012

The Latvians are coming

Martins Truksans mens curling team from Latvia ranked number 4 in their country are coming to Scotland in December for the SCT Kinross Open.

They are using this for preparation for their national championship, however will have free time from 9th - 13th December.

In these 5 days they would like to arrange several training games against good/strong opposition.

They will be staying in Glasgow. This means that best rinks for games are Breahead and Greenacres, but we can go anywhere.

They currently have games lined up against Neil Joss and Graham Shedden.

If you would like to play against the Latvians then please contact martins.truksans@gmail.com

October 15, 2012

Team Muirhead wins at Forfar

The Forfar Open took place this weekend and much fun was had by all who attended with Mike, Jill and the rest of the staff at Forfar Indoor Sports doing their upmost to ensure everyone was looked after.

After some keenly contested round robin games Kerry Barr and Katie Murray progressed from Section A, David Edwards and Graham Shedden from Section B, Glen Muirhead and Robin Brydone from Section C and Kyle Smith and Murray Young from Section D.

Onto the quarter finals where

Kyle Smith defeated Graham Shedden 8-4 with a big 4 ender in the 3rd end.
The young team of Robin Brydone defeated the experienced team of David Edwards 7-5.
Glen Muirhead squeezed past Murray Young 6-5 taking a 2 in the last end for the win.
Kerry Barr defeated Katie Murray 8-1 with the youngsters losing a 5 in a disastrous first end.

The semi finals were both won by the scoreline of 7-3 with Glen Muirhead defeating Kerry Barr and Kyle Smith defeating Robin Brydone.

Onto the final where a great draw by Kyle Smith in the 8th end tied the scores up at 4-4 thus forcing an extra end. Glen Muirhead's team having the hammer and successfully keeping the front clear left Glen with a nose hit for the win which he duly dispatched.

Congratulations go to Glen Muirhead, Dave Reid, Greg Drummond and Kerr Drummond on their victory.

Trophy presented to Glen by Ian Young, President of Forfar Indoor Sports.

Photo © Tom Brydone

October 11, 2012

And on to Forfar

This weekend we look forward to the Goldline SCT Forfar Open.
In addition to the curling itself the organisers intend to make the weekend as much fun as possible therefore in order that you can best plan your weekend here is a brief summary of the programme of events.

On Friday they will be showing the Wales v Scotland live on the TV screens together with a race night with a difference. On Saturday night they will be hosting a free players buffet followed by a bowling competition in their bowling hall. Throughout the weekend there will be various raffles, quizzes, etc. to keep you entertained.
They offer full catering services all very reasonably priced and breakfast rolls will be available on arrival Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Their minibus will be running over the weekend to help with transport arrangements for those staying in the area.
Draw can be found on their website

Results will appear here during the weekend.

October 10, 2012

Cardwell Garden Centre Braehead Open

The Braehead Open sponsored by Cardwell Garden Centre was held 5th to 7th October.

Part of the Scottish Goldline Tour, and due to the success of previous years, the competition drew 32 teams playing out a highly competitive weekends curling , all vying for one of the thirteen prizes on offer as well as qualifying for tour points and the coveted Braehead Open trophy.

Many of the Scottish performance squad teams were in evidence as well a whole host of medal winners at national and international level competing against teams from The Netherlands, Russia and Norway and even a team made up from Braehead’s Virtual Club who acquitted themselves well against top class opposition.

Come Sunday afternoon and the final took place between teams led by Hannah Fleming and Murray Young with Hannah triumphing 8 shots to 4 in a tight final that went to the wire.

Prizes were handed to all the successful teams by Bruce Harley, Leisure Manager at Braehead and the trophy presented to Hannah and her team of Abi Brown, Lauren Gray and Jennifer Dodds by Cardwell Garden Centre Director Eric Gallagher. 

Now in its eighth year the Braehead Open has become a firm fixture in the curling calendar and teams already have their entries in for next year and so it was to the delight of the watching crowd that Mr Gallagher announced the continued sponsorship of Cardwell Garden Centre.

Photo © Gary MacFarlane

October 07, 2012

Team Fleming Wins at Braehead

World Junior Champions Hannah Fleming have won the Braehead Open defeating Murray Young 8-4 in a closely fought final with a steal of 3 in the last end giving the ladies the title.

Hannah Fleming, Lauren Gray, Jennifer Dodds and Abi Brown are now leading the SCT with 15 points after 2 events.

October 05, 2012

Live Streaming

The Braehead Open sponsored by Cardwell Garden Centre kick's off at 6pm tonight.

The games to watch this evening include a rematch for Alan Hannah having been narrowly put out of the Ice Bowl Open by Hannah Fleming's World Junior Champions as well as an exciting match up between Ken Horton's very experienced local rink and the 2002 World Women's Champion Jackie Lockhart.

Scores will be updated over the weekend and can be found on the results page above.

Braehead will also be covering the semi and the final on Sunday via a live web-streaming feed, with commentary, that can be found by following this link: