In February, Curling Today noted that the Edinburgh International was to become a World Curling Tour-Europe event, see here. Things have moved on apace since then.
The event, which goes ahead November 28-30, will be known as the Edinburgh International Curling Championship, sponsored by Belhaven Best.
Trevor Dodds is the Chairman of the Organising Committee. Entries are invited, see here. The event should attract the top teams in Europe.
The competition will involve twenty-four teams, and will be run in four sections of six. The top two from each section will qualify for quarter-final places. Positions will be determined on points won. No team can go out of the competition without playing at least a two-end tiebreaker.
The winning team will receive £4000, the runners up will receive £2000, the losing semifinalists teams £1000, and the losing quarterfinalists £500.
Accommodation will be at the Braid Hills Hotel which is one of the sponsors of the event along with Edinburgh Curling Club and Murrayfield Curling Ltd.
The two other WCT-e events in Scotland next season are the Ramada Perth Masters at the Dewar's Rinks, January 8-11, and the Glynhill Ladies International at Braehead, January 16-18. The dates of the other WCT-e in Europe events can be found here.
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