Both men's and women's GB squads are in Canada for World Curling Tour events, both are in Alberta this coming weekend.
The men's squad members David Murdoch, Ewan McDonald, Craig Wilson and Euan Byers are the lineup for the Cactus Pheasant Classic in Brooks, Alberta and they will be facing quite a challenge. Twenty four teams are in the draw and the team list includes Randy Ferbey, Brad Gushue, 2006 Olympic champion, Glen Howard and an up coming team skipped by Kevin Koe. Murdoch's team play Darren Moulding in their opening game on Thursday 30 October at 8.30a.m. Mountain Time. I'll leave you to work out what time that is GMT! (Added later. The Cactus Pheasant is being covered by Curl TV)
On the same weekend Kelly Wood, Lorna Vevers, Lynn Cameron, Karen Addison and Eve Muirhead are scheduled for the Red Deer Classic also in Alberta. Thirty two teams are on the list for this one, mostly Canadian though there is a Japanese team adding to the international flavour. The women's first game is Thursday 30 October at 12.00 noon, once again Mountain Time, they'll meet Krista Crowther.
The following weekend the men's squad will be in Lloydminster, also in Alberta, and the women in Ottawa.
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