October 07, 2008

Perth Masters set for Canadian invasion

Curling Today has already talked this season about the Edinburgh International Curling Championship sponsored by Belhaven Best and the Glynhill Ladies International at Braehead. But what about the other WCT-e event in Scotland this season, the Ramada Perth Masters?

The closing date for entries was September 30. Organiser Bill Duncan reports that the event will have one of best fields ever, with no fewer than five top Canadian rinks confirmed, skipped by Brad Gushue, Kerry Burtnyk, Wayne Middaugh, Brad Jacobs and Kevin Koe.

The young Japanese rink which performed so well in the competition last year is back again, and representatives from Hungary, Holland, Italy and Norway are in the draw.

All of the top Scottish teams will be participating including the GB Olympic squad.

There are no Swiss or Swedish competitors this season as the dates, January 8-11, clash with their national playdowns. The Perth Masters website is here.

Top: Canada's Brad Gushue (photo by Bob). Above: Japan's Yusuke Morozumi (photo by Richard Gray).

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