July 28, 2008

World best for Braehead

Even though entries for next season's Glynhill International do not close until August, the top four teams from last season's Worlds have all applied to be at Braehead for the WCT-e event.

The Glynhill Ladies’ International will be held January 16-18, 2009. The gold, silver and bronze medallists from the Ford World Women's Curling Championship in Vernon all want to play. The World champs, Canada's Jennifer Jones, Cathy Overton Clapham, Jill Officer and Dawn Askin, will have the opportunity to meet again the team they beat in the final, Bingyu Wang, Yin Liu, Qingshuang Yue and Jinli Liu from China.

Switzerland's Miriam Ott, who took the bronze in Vernon, will also bring her team to Braehead. And Moe Meguro’s team from Japan plan a return visit. It could not be a stronger international field to match up against Scotland's best.

The competition has been expanded to twenty-four teams, following the success of the inaugural event last season.

More information can be found on the event website here.

Top: Jennifer Jones pic by Hugh Stewart.

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