You may not yet be a regular reader of curlingscoops.com, but do check it out! Brad Norman has a thread on the site profiling the Road to Vancouver 2010. I mention this today because he has just put up an article about David Murdoch. I expect that many hacks will be writing about the Lockerbie skip as the Vancouver Olympics draw closer. Let's call this the first of many to come. The article is here. I think you will find it interesting.
Just for the record, I prefer mint chocolate chip on a sugar cone, but I can always be persuaded to try anything once!
On other things, I note that the Royal Club is looking for someone to become a representative at the WCF meetings. All the detail is here. Currently the three other reps are Jeanette Johnston, Hew Chalmers and President Matt Murdoch.
Did you notice too that the draw for the European Qualifying Competition at the Dewars Rinks in Perth, October 24-26, is on the Royal Club website (here). David Murdoch's team is listed as Ewan MacDonald, Peter Smith and Euan Byers. Warwick Smith, Craig Wilson, David Smith and Ross Hepburn and Tom Brewster, Duncan Fernie, Ron Brewster and Colin Campbell will be trying to upset Murdoch's hope of defending his European title in O'vik in December. The Qualifying Competition is a double round robin of these three teams, the winning side going to Sweden.
Kelly Wood and Edith Loudon face off in the women's qualifying, best of five games.
And finally I'm pleased to say that the October Scottish Curler magazine was safely delivered to the publishers Clyde and Forth Press in Dunfermline today. It will take a couple of weeks before it starts to drop through subscribers' letterboxes. There's lots in it (dare I say as usual), and the first issue of the new season has the promised article by new Board Chairman Bob Tait. One down, seven to go. This season the team want to hear more of what is going on in YOUR curling club and curling rink. The magazine is for everyone. More on this later.
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