For those junior teams for whom this week's action at Perth has no longer any interest, and for those who will soon be looking ahead to next season and are perhaps looking to try out a new team, or just for those teams wanting some fun curling.... this post is for you.
The date for your diaries is April 4-6. The Dumfries Junior International will have thirty-two teams competing in four events: the Globe Trophy, the Low Road Cup, the Challenge Cup, and the Pot Lid.
Organiser Graham Sloan has been in touch to say that seven international teams have entered - two from Canada, two from Holland, and one each from Poland, Sweden, and Denmark. There are still places for Scottish teams. Contact Graham at the Dumfries Ice Bowl (or he'll be at Perth this week as coach to the Anna Sloan team) if you want to enter.
The two main sponsors of the event are David Hardie Engineering and Grierson and Graham Honda.
Above: A Swedish side skipped by Oskar Eriksson won the Globe trophy last season, here with Fiona Hardie, representing the sponsor. Pic by Bob.
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