August 15, 2007

Scottish Championship 2008 draw

Thirty-one teams, an increase of three from last year, will contest the Bruadar Scottish Men's Championship next season. The qualifiers at the Dewar's Centre, Perth, will be held over two weekends, January 12-13 and February 1-3. The draw can now be seen on the Royal Caledonian Curling Club website here. There will be four sections, three with eight teams and one with seven.

The top two teams in each section will qualify by right for the Scottish Championship Finals (also at Perth, February 19-24). The third placed teams in each section will contest tiebreakers for the remaining two places in the Finals.

Warwick Smith and his team take the first step in the defence of their title in Section B against Murrayfield's Graham Patrick at 9.30 am on Saturday, January 12, 2008. Last season's runners-up, skipped by Aberdeen's Tom Brewster, will open their account at 12.30 pm against Kirkcaldy's David Steel in Section D.

Scottish Champion Warwick Smith is in full voice in Richard Gray's photo from the 2007 Bruadar Scottish Championship final. Tom Brewster and Hammy McMillan watch behind. More Scottish Curler pics from last season are here.

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