Hans Wuthrich, who many rate as the world's best curling ice technician, has been invited to the Dewar's Centre, Perth, to help Paul Martin and his team prepare the ice for this weekend's European playoff. Wuthrich will be the chief ice technician for the Olympic curling at Vancouver 2010.
The ice last season at Perth was good, expecially for the Perth Masters and the Scottish Championships, but the rink's Vice-chairman David Hay says, "There is always room for improvement and we are striving to move the boundaries and further enhance the playing conditions to allow the most skilful team to win, as well as adding to the excitement for the spectators."
Kelly Wood and Edith Loudon will play off for the right to represent Scotland at the European Championships in Fussen in December. David Murdoch, Warwick Smith, Tom Brewster and Gordon Muirhead contest the men's event. The draw is here.
The teams that win will carry new sponsorship to the event. A three-year agreement will see Team Scotland sponsored by Tullis Russell in Fussen and also in Örnskoldsvik, Sweden in December 2008, and in Aberdeen in December 2009.
Tullis Russell Papermakers is part of the employee owned Tullis Russell Group, based in Glenrothes, Fife.
CEO Colin Grahamslaw commented on the agreement, "I am delighted to welcome Tullis Russell on board as sponsor of the Scottish teams competing at the European Championships. Scotland boasts a number of world class curlers and this sponsorship agreement partners us perfectly with a Scottish company which produces a world class product."
RCCC CEO Colin Grahamslaw with Tullis Russell's Malcolm Sinclair, Export Sales Director.
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