By my calculation no fewer than eight Scottish curling teams are playing abroad this weekend. Four of them, skipped by Tom Brewster, Logan Gray, Alan Smith (above) and David Edwards (below) are in Switzerland competing in the WCT-e event in Luzerne. Twenty-four teams compete in four sections, the Scots spread among the groups.
The event website is here if you want to follow the results.
David Murdoch's team is at the McDonald's Invitational in Brantford, Ontario, a thirty-two team triple knockout. It's the second weekend in a row in Canada for Murdoch. Last weekend he was at the Best Western Wayside Inn Curling Classic in Lloydminster, Alberta, Saskatchewan. Murdoch lost his first game in A, strung three wins together in the B road, dropped another game and then lost his C life immediately.
Kelly Wood and her team are also in Brantford at the McDonald's Invitational in the women's event. This is a sixteen team triple knockout, results here.
And last, but not least, Michael McCreadie and Eileen Neilson skip two wheelchair curling teams in an event in Oslo. The Scots will face teams from Norway, Sweden, Russia and Canada.
At home, the Royal Club's Province Championships are at the Greenacres rink. The results will be here.
More from 1979. To see ourselves ... as others see us - I wrote recently about the Royal Bank Ladies World Curling Championship in 1979 (the first world women's championship, see here) and noted that the progra...
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