September 26, 2016

Hardie regains Braehead title!


Grant hardie, Blair Fraser, Dave Reid and Duncan Menzies regained the GSCT Braehead open title, by beating Sophie Jackson, Naomi Brown, Mili Smith and Sophie Sinclair 5-2 in a well fought final.
The ice was a little trickier than it had been all weekend, but both teams put in a great performance and played some exceptional shots, with the Hardie rink managing a well constructed steal in the 7th to all but secure the victory.
The middle road final between Hazel Smith and Coombs went down to the wire, all tied at 7, after 7. The Smith team played a fantastic final end and managed the steal and the victory.
The next tour event is in Dumfries 7-9 Oct and I believe Graham Sloan still has room for a couple more teams, so give him a shout.
See you all in Dumfries!
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September 25, 2016

It's Hardie v Jackson in the final!

With the Semis now complete, we have our finalists! Defending Braehead champion Grant Hardie were in a tussle with Team Mouat, in the first semi, with Grant never losing the lead and winning 5-3
In the other high road semi, Sophie Jackson went out to an early lead and never looked in trouble, beating Stuart Taylor 7-4
In the middle road Semis, Coombs beat Gray 8-2 and Tanner beat Smith 8-3.
The low road Final is also complete, with Gillespie beating Havercroft 4-3
So the final between Hardie and Jackson kicks off at 2:30pm. Why not come along and cheers them on?!

September 23, 2016

Group B













Let the games begin!

The first session at Braehead is complete and these are the teams in group A













Braehead kicks off new tour season!

Braehead is set to start the 2016/17 GSCT this weekend, beginning at 6pm on Friday.
Once again Braehead will host an international field, with teams flying in from all over the UK and Europe.
The defending Braehead champion Grant Hardie is back. Grant was runner up in the tour last year and looks keen to start the season with a repeat of last year’s opening victory.  The GSCT overall champion Bruce Mouat is also back, with a re-jigged 5 man team, adding Alistair Schreiber and Derek Sloan to last year’s Bobby Lammie and Gregor Cannon.
Both teams can be seen below, receiving their GSCT prizes last season, surrounded by the Braehead Rockers, who are coached by Alan and Gregor, from team Mouat.




There are plenty of others to watch out for, as there have been a lot of lineup changes to many of this year teams. Certainly Cameron Bryce, Gina Aitken, Sophie Jackson, Anna Kubeskova and Hazel Smith, who is said to be adding (amongst others) an Olympian to her team. There will also be some extremely experienced senior talent, like Ken Horton, and Graeme Adam. I’m sure we shall have a few surprises, especially from some of the newly re-jigged teams and of course the up and coming youngsters.

Results for Braehead can be found throughout the weekend in the results page of the GSCT blog http://scottishcurlingtour.blogspot.co.uk/p/results.html Good luck to all those taking part!

September 12, 2016

Goldline Oval Pro

Goldline's new pad fully complies with the new WCF regulations. Does yours?

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July 06, 2016

Goldline Scottish Curling Tour 2016/17 Competition Dates - CORRECTED

Apologies to all, but the dates on the previous post for the Aberdeen International were incorrect. The date for Aberdeen International is 15th - 19th March 2017.





March 29, 2016

Final Standings

Another successful season of the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour is now complete.
Final standings at the top of the leaderboard are below:





A solid quarter final performance from Team Mouat in Aberdeen at the weekend cement their place at the top of the leaderboard and will collect the Colin Galbraith Memorial Trophy as worthy winners. This completes a great year for this team adding the 'Goldline Scottish Curling Tour Champions' title to their Scottish and World Junior titles. For skip Bruce though, there is still the chance of more silverware at the World Mixed Doubles in Sweden in a few weeks time.


Two ladies teams made it into the top12 above, and it was Lauren Gray's team who collect the Ladies Trophy this year. Congratulations to them.


It is pleasing also to see two international teams (from Netherlands and Finland) featuring high on the leaderboard. It is hoped that this trend continues and that even more teams from overseas are attracted to Scotland to compete in our competitive tournaments in future.


The goal of the tour remains to provide a structure to the competitive circuit in Scotland, bridging the gap between local teams, future talent and the elite professionals in our sport, and in doing so support the tournaments and ice rinks that are vital to Scottish curling at every level. Having shared in this vision since the inception of the tour in 2011, Goldline have been a valued partner throughout it's development. The tour committee would like to thank Goldline for their continued support and announce an extension to their sponsorship until end of season 2018/19.


www.goldlinecurling.com


Thanks to all of the players, spectators, local organisers and tournament sponsors. We look forward to September and the start of the new season!


GSCT Committee