July 30, 2012

Profile of Team Smith

We thought it would be good idea to find out what plans the winners of the first Scottish Curling Tour had for next season.

Kyle Smith and his team pipped Ally Fraser by 27 points to 24 last season to win the first prize.

Included in the first prize of the Scottish Curling Tour last year was an opportunity for the winning team to spend time during the summer conducting elite training courtesy of the World Class Performance Programme.

Kyle stated that his team worked with Soren Gran and Nancy Smith on various sessions which covered sliding technique and delivery release. He felt these were very worthwhile and his team thanks Soren and Nancy for their time and expertise.

We asked Kyle about his plans and schedule for this season and he confirmed that his junior team now has his brother Cammy in at lead, in place of the over age Kerr Drummond. Aswell as featuring on the SCT, as part of their inclusion in the Performance Squad 2012/13 , Kyle’s team will be competing in four Champion’s Tour events across Europe, the Scottish Mens and the Scottish Juniors (of which they are the holders).

This is a busy schedule indeed along with juggling university workaround.

The teams main aim for this season is to successfully defend their Scottish Junior title which commences with qualifiers at Perth on the weekend of 7-9 December. They also would like to put on a good show in the Scottish Mens Championships and we have no doubt they will indeed be a team to watch this coming season.

We all wish Kyle and his team the best of luck for the season.

July 24, 2012

Guest Bloggers Wanted

With the SCT blog now up and running, we would like to invite volunteers to try their hand at blogging for one (or more) weekends on the 2012/13 SCT calendar.

The aim is for each event to have its own budding reporter who will broadcast through this portal the on and off ice happenings over the weekend.

The blogspot is very easy to use and some brief training will be given in advance.

For inspiration you can visit the 1,800 posts still archived on www.skipcottagecurling.blogspot.com

To register interest for a specific event please e-mail neil.joss@btopenworld.com

July 09, 2012

Dumfries Open

Dumfries Open on the 14th - 16th September have still places left so get your entry in to be sure of a place.

There will be foreign representation at the event with a team from Latvia and also from Holland.

The tournament committee have decided to re-vamp last years prize fund. Depending on achieving the desired 24 entries the following prizes will be up for grabs

Winners - £600
Runners – up - £400
Semi Finals - £250
1/4finals - £100

It is hoped that all teams will be able to access video footage of all games on request. Teams would need to provide appropriate memory sticks or DVDs to download footage.

The committee will confirm this availability in the next couple of months.

Entry forms can be found at www.dibca.co.uk or contact Graham at the Ice Bowl through graham@royalcaledoniancurlingclub.org