April 18, 2008

Registrations invited for Universiade GB curling squads

I posted recently (here) the news that Cate Brewster has been appointed coach for the GB curling teams which will compete in the World University Games, in Harbin, China, February 18-28, 2009.

British Curling is now seeking registration of interest from eligible curlers who wish to be considered for squad selection. An athlete information pack is available which covers the BC selection process, timelines and BUCS eligibility for Harbin 2009.

One problem facing those at British Curling is that the dates of the Universiade next February appear to clash with the Scottish Championship and Gold League finals which are February 16-22. The Scottish Junior Finals are February 4-8, which would seem not to be a problem, despite what I indicated in the previous post. The World Junior Championships begin in Vancouver on March 5. I think the problems in considering clashes of dates stems from the fact that the last Winter Universiade was in January 2007, but next year the event is in February.

The information packs can be obtained by contacting:
Paula Jarvie BC Admin Support
Scottish Institute of Sport
Airthrey Road Stirling FK9 5PH
Tel. 01786 460105
E-mail paula.jarvie@sisport.com

Only athletes who are eligible for the Great Britain Team and with a genuine aspiration and realistic ability to compete in the medal zone at the World University Games 2009 should return a registration of interest. The closing date for applications is April 30, 2008.

The website for the 24th Universiade is here. Be sure to check out the photos of the venues, although it is not clear which will be used for the curling events.

And say hello to Dong Dong the event mascot!

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