January 12, 2009

Glynhill coming up

Top women’s curling teams from all over the world will be at the Braehead rink, January 16-18, for the Glynhill Ladies International, the last World Curling Tour Europe event of the season. Jennifer Jones from Canada, the reigning World Champion, will be there with her team of gold medallists.

China’s Bingyu Wang got the World silver medal in 2008, we could see a repeat of the World final at Braehead this weekend.

Mirjam Ott, skip of one of three teams from Switzerland, is on a high after winning the European Curling Championship just a month ago. The Ott team tops the WCT-e rankings. They’ll face some tough opposition from home grown teams. Gail Munro will be back to defend the title she won last year. Members of the initial GB Olympic squad will be in action as well.

Hannah Fleming and her team will represent Great Britain at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Poland in a month’s time. They’ll be looking for a good result at the Glynhill Ladies’ International. Kay Adams and her team are getting ready to head off for China in February to represent Great Britain at the World University Games.

Three teams from Russia feature in the field along with teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Japan and the Netherlands.

It promises to be a great weekend of top class curling at Braehead! For more information and the results, see the event website here.

Top: A scene from the Kelly Wood v Gail Munro final last season, won by Munro. Above: Lucy's fan club will be happy that the Russians are back at Braehead! Both photos are by Richard Gray.

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