November 13, 2008

Looking north again at the weekend

The second of the new WCT-e Junior Tour events, the Highland Junior International, begins tomorrow morning (Friday, November 14) at the Inverness Ice Centre. The boys play in two sections. Graeme Black and Kerr Drummond are in Section A with Jaap Van Dorp (Netherlands), Joacim Suther (Norway), Mario Freiberger (Switzerland) and Kristian Lindstrom (Sweden). Lindstrom's team were the winners of the first Junior Tour event in Norway.

In Section B, three Scottish teams are skipped by Glen Muirhead, Paul Russell and Jamie Dick. Peter de Cruz (Switzerland), Kristian Rolsvjord (Norway) and Pascale Marco (Italy) are the other sides in the group.

There are ten junior women's teams. Scotland is represented by Eve Muirhead, Hannah Fleming, Jennifer Dodds, Claire Hamilton, Helen King and Claire MacDonald. Foreign sides are skipped by Frida Jonasson (Sweden), Nicole Dunki (Switzerland), Eli Skaslien (Norway) and Quaglio Isidora (Italy).

Ole Ingvaldsen's report on the first of the Junior Tour events in Norway last month makes interesting reading. Find it here.

Elsewhere this weekend, the Royal Club's National Province Championship takes place at the Greenacres Rink in Renfrewshire. The results will be here, and Mike Haggerty's preview of the event is here.

In Switzerland, Tom Brewster, David Edwards, John Hamilton, Logan Gray, David Murdoch and Alan Smith are playing in the Lucerne Curling Trophy, a WCT-e event. The event begins this evening (Thursday 13) and the website for results is here.

Last (but not least), if any Curling Today readers in the UK are thinking perhaps of the Olympics in 2010, then you will be interested in this post on the British Curling website about registering interest in tickets and travel packages. Sooner than that though, the 2009 World Junior Championship, whose website has recently gone live here, will be the test event in the new Olympic venue. The first ice is soon to be laid therein.

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