David Murdoch and his team of Graeme Connal, Craig Wilson and Euan Byers have their first game in the Baden Masters WCT-e event tomorrow (Friday) at 10.20. The Scottish team face Manuel Ruch's Swiss side in the first round of the sixteen team triple knockout event.
There are no Canadian teams in the draw. Paul J. Vogler, the President of CC Baden Regio, offers this explanation in the event programme (which can be downloaded from here). "It is a great shame that the three Canadian teams have had to pull out of the tournament at short notice due to the sharp rise in the price of the air tickets, and as a result will not be able to pit themselves against the other top class international teams from Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Sweden and Switzerland."
The event website for results is here.
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David Murdoch. Photo by Bob.
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