The curling season will be well and truly underway this weekend, with the usual problem for the Editor as where to be to support our curlers. Sadly, cloning experiments during the summer were unsuccessful and there is still only one of me! I look forward to seeing some good curling at both Lockerbie and Hamilton.
The Lanarkshire Ice Rink, Hamilton, plays host to the first rounds of the men's and women's mini tours. Sixteen men's teams play in four sections beginning at 18.30 Friday. Find the draw here.
Due to the lack of entries for the women's mini tour, Royal Club competitions' manager Colin Hamilton decided that the seven entered teams should play a round robin over two weekends at Lanarkshire (this weekend) and Lockerbie, October 18-19. The top four after the six games will qualify for the knockout stages which will take place at Lockerbie. Consequently there will be no women's semifinal and final on Sunday at the first weekend at Lanarkshire. The draw is here.
The Lockerbie Under-17 event begins on Saturday morning. Sixteen teams are in the starting lineup for this, the second, of the U-17 Slam series. Four sections of four, with semifinals and final on Sunday, is the format of the Lockerbie competition. The draw is here.
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