January 10, 2008

Weekend preview 3: Seniors begin with new sponsorship

Three of the qualifying sections for the Scottish Senior Men's Championship will be held this weekend at Greenacres. The draw and results are here. The event has a new sponsor - the House of Bruar. The announcement was made today, and may be found here.

The sections are as follows. In Section A are the teams skipped by Ronnie Peat (Greenacres), Clark Stewart (Kirkcaldy), Iain Baxter (Murrayfield), Ian Alexander (Ayr), Gordon Butler (Greenacres) and Ian Gillespie (Waterfront).

Section B has David Robertson (Greenacres), Ritchie Stewart (Stirling), Graeme Adam (Dumfries), John Summers (Braehead) and Bob Smellie (Murrayfield).

Jim Beckett (Greenacres), Alan McDougall (Braehead), Gary MacFarlane (Braehead), Ken Watson (Stirling) and Billy Nairn (Lockerbie) are in Section C.

Two teams qualify from each section for the finals at the Lanarkshire Ice Rink, Hamilton, February 14-17. A further fifteen teams, including the Keith Prentice rink, the holders of the Scottish title and World Senior Champs, contest the remaining places in the finals at qualifying rounds at Aberdeen, January 18-20.

Eighteen women's teams have entered the House of Bruar Scottish Seniors Championship but no qualification rounds will be played. The Senior Women's Finals are at Hamilton, February 14-17. The draw for that event has already been posted on the Royal Club website here.

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