September 09, 2014

Edinburgh International

The Edinburgh International to be held from 7th - 9th November is still looking for a few entries.

Heading the Scottish contingent will be Tom Brewster with a new team in front of him for season 2014-2015. Third is Glen Muirhead, second is Ross Paterson and lead is Hammy McMillan.

Dave Edwards brings his Edinburgh International champions rink with him to this year’s competition. Dave makes one change in his 2013 line-up – replacing Colin Campbell with young Billy Morton. All four team members are past Scottish Junior Champions.

Former World Junior Champion Kyle Smith brings his front end from last year with him (Kyle Waddell and Cammy Smith), but he has replaced long-time third, Thomas Muirhead with Grant Hardie. 

There has already been a number of entries from Europe. Markku Uusipaavalniemi is one of four Finnish teams competing. David Sik returns for another attempt to win the famous old “World Championships” trophy.

The entry form can be found at the below link.

http://murrayfieldinternational.com/edinburgh-international-2014-entry-form/

August 11, 2014

Update on Scottish Curling Championships

Last season the RCCC invited Competitors and Coaches to complete a survey after each stage of the Scottish Curling Championship to gather feedback and opinion to enable us to deliver competitions and events which support the needs of our membership.  The feedback we received identified areas for improvement which led to a full review of the qualification process for the Scottish Curling Championships.  The review led to a proposal which would eradicate the current system that is subject to change each season depending on the number of entries received.
 
The proposal was to utilise results from World Curling Tour (WCT), Champions Curling Tour (CCT), Challenger Series (CS) and Scottish Curling Tour (SCT) to achieve a ranking.  Men’s Teams ranked 1-8 and Women’s Teams ranked 1-4 would qualify directly for the Scottish Curling Championship.  The remaining entrants would participate in a 1 weekend qualifying event for 2 places for each gender. The number of teams gaining direct entry to the Scottish Curling Women’s Championship, via the ranking system, is based on current participation figures and may change should there be an increase in entries.
 
Following agreement in principle from the relevant RCCC Committees, discussions have taken place with Players and Coaches, Scottish Curling Tour (SCT) Committee, SCT Competition Representatives and RCCC Board.  Consultation has been in the main positive, however it has been decided that to ensure due diligence is taken in implementing any change to the Scottish Curling Championship, that the qualification process will remain unchanged for Season 2014-15.
The RCCC and SCT Committee and Organisers have agreed that the RCCC will investigate and trial a number of ranking systems, in the background, throughout the coming season to inform the decision making process.
 
The qualification process for the Scottish Curling Championships for Season 2014-15 will be dependent on entry numbers however it is likely that 2 qualification weekends will be required for the Men’s Championship.  Entry forms will be available on the RCCC website in the near future.
 
Scottish Curling Men’s Championships – Qualifier
16 – 18 January 2015 (Dumfries Ice Bowl – venue subject to the agreement of terms and conditions)
6 – 8 February 2015 (Braehead Curling)
 
Scottish Curling Women’s Championship – Qualifier or Double Round Robin
6 – 8 February 2015 (Braehead Curling)
 
Scottish Curling Championships
16 – 22 February 2015 (Dewars Centre, Perth)

March 25, 2014

2014/15 Schedule

We are pleased to announce the schedule for 2014/15 season as below

Details can also be found under the tab named Calendar 14/15 (click on the Competition Name for available entry forms)

Date
Event
26 Sep- 28 Sep
03 Oct – 05 Oct
24 Oct – 26 Oct
31 Oct – 02 Nov
07 Nov – 09 Nov
21 Nov – 23 Nov
12 Dec – 14 Dec
30 Jan - 1 Feb

March 06, 2014

Breaking News

The Goldline Scottish Curling Tour is pleased to announce that title sponsor, Goldline, have agreed to extend their current sponsorship deal for another 3 years, with an option for a further 2 years beyond that. Goldline have been sponsoring the tour since its inception in season 2011/12. The announcement comes at a time when Goldline are continuing to develop their business within Europe by expanding their sponsorship deals

Tour Chairman Iain Stobo "We are delighted that Goldline have agreed to continue their support and commitment to The Scottish Curling Tour. They were instrumental in the initial set-up and success of the Tour. With their continued backing, and the raised awareness in the sport coming from great results in Sochi we will hopefully build on that, over the next 3 years."

This continued good news for the tour comes on the back of the recent announcement that the CCT event, Edinburgh International, will now also be part of the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour.

Both announcements show that the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour continues to grow and flourish,  and is now a very important part of the Scottish Curling Calendar

February 03, 2014

Petrofac Aberdeen City Open

This weekend saw the conclusion of the 2013/14 Goldline Scottish Curling Tour.
 
The Petrofac Aberdeen City Open had 24 teams playing two schenkels with the top four in each section making the quarter finals on the Sunday morning.
 
From Section A we saw David Edwards, Jisun Kim, Jay McWilliam and Hannah Fleming progress and from Section B, Jaap Van Dorp, Michael Opel, Ross McCleary and Kerry Barr.
 
So it was all to play for on the Sunday with the top three teams on the tour making it through to the latter stages.
 
Jay McWilliam beat Michael Opel 6-5 taking a 3 down the last for the win. Jaap Van Dorp ran out 7-3 winners over Hannah Fleming. Ross McCleary needing to progress one stage further than David Edwards team to win the overall tour edged out the Korean ladies Jisun Kim 5-2. David Edwards was locked in a tense battle with Kerry Barr and with the score at 5-5 after 8 ends, Kerry went on to take the victory in the extra end, thus ending the Edwards team the chance to defend their GSCT title.
 
Onto the semi finals where Jay McWilliam defeated Kerry Barr 5-2 and Ross McCleary beat Jaap Van Dorp 6-1. The final was a close affair with the McWilliam team coming out 6-4 winners over Ross McCleary.
 
Congratulations to Jay McWilliam, Grant Hardie, Hammy McMillan and Billy Morton and their second win on the tour this season.
 
So a great finish to the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour again and congratulations to Ross McCleary, James, Stark, Craig Gudmundsson and Gavin Baird. They were certainly worthy winners with wins at Forfar and Inverness, runners up at Aberdeen and semi finalists at Kinross and Lockerbie.

January 28, 2014

The Final Leg.......

The final leg of The Goldline Scottish Curling Tour takes place this weekend with the Petrofac Aberdeen City Open

An exciting finish is in prospect with the top 3 places still up for grabs in the fight for The Galbraith Trophy

Leaderboard
47pts David Edwards
46pts Ross McCleary
35pts Martin Lill
34pts Grant Hardie


Team Edwards , fresh from their Moscow trip, and Team Ross McCleary look set for a final shootout but both teams could still be topped by Team Hardie if results go their way.

The action at Curl Aberdeen gets underway Friday lunchtime with a schenkel format. The draw will be made immediately before the 1st game.

The sections are as follows

  
RED SECTION
BLUE SECTION
Hannah Fleming
Kerry Barr
Roy Haites
Michael Opel
David Edwards
Susan Kesley
Alison Kinghorn
Ross McCleary
Angus Robertson
Ken Horton
Sergey Korolenko
Jaap van Dorp
Andrew Hutcheon
Andy Cameron
Ian Keron
Ian Grigor
Jay McWilliam
Graham Shedden
Korean Ladies
David Jones


Further information and results can be found here

December 19, 2013

Goldline SCT Kinross Open

In a repeat of the Lockerbie final Team Edwards gained revenge over Team Hardie at the Kinross Open by winning the final 6-1.

They had defeated Ewan MacDonald in the semi final 7-4 and Michael Opel in the quarters 7-1.

Grant Hardie beat David Laird 7-6 in the quarters and Ross McCleary 9-3 in the semis.

David Edwards and his team now head to the final event at Aberdeen at the end of January with a solitary point lead over Ross McCleary in the tour standings.

For the third year in a row the Petrofac Aberdeen Open will decide the winner of the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour and will undoubtedly have twist and turns before we can crown this seasons winner.

Will David Edwards and his team secure back to back titles or will we have a new name on the trophy in Ross McCleary. There are also teams fighting out for the third spot in a closely packed leaderboard.

December 10, 2013

Goldline Scottish Curling Tour Kinross Open


The Goldline Scottish Curling Tour heads for Kinross Ice Rink this weekend for the Kinross Open.
Tour leaders and local team Ross McCleary is looking to extend his lead at the top of the leaderboard. But with 15 points up for grabs for the winners, David Edwards and Grant Hardie will want to close the gap...

Leaderboard

38pts Ross McCleary
35pts Martin Lill
32pts David Edwards
30pts Kyle Smith
25pts Frazer Hare
23pts Grant Hardie

There is no shortage of top teams with Ewan MacDonald, Moray Combe and Lorna Vevers all competing. The draw for Friday and Saturday is below......
(Click on Draw to view larger version)

The results from the Kinross Open can be found here.





November 27, 2013

Results update



Since our last update there have been a couple of events played on the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour.
The first of these was the Inverness Skins at the beginning of November. Always a highlight of the season, this year proved no different with a full and highly impressive line-up

The final saw previous winners on the tour, Ross McCleary take on the experience of Keith Prentice and his rink of former World Senior Champions

A closely contested final saw Ross McCleary and his team win to claim their second title of the season.


Team McCleary - Inverness Skins Winners

Then last weekend saw the Lockerbie Superspiel take place. Sunday morning quarter finals saw some familiar faces. Ross McCleary edged Fraser Hare, David Edwards beat Graham Shedden, Graeme Black defeated Duncan Gracie and Grant Hardie downed Cameron Bryce.

The semi finals saw David Edwards win the local derby, against Graeme Black, convincingly 10-3 and Grant Hardie equally so 8-2 against Ross McCleary

The final was a far closer affair with Grant Hardie and his team of Jay McWilliam, Hamilton McMillan and Billy Morton taking the title with a 6-4 win

Team Hardie - Lockerbie Superspiel Winners

November 26, 2013

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