June 26, 2012

Inverness Skins

The 10th Annual Inverness Skins Invitation Curling Competition will take place from the 2nd - 4th November.

The 10th anniversary coincides with the announcement of a new sponsor for the event.

Mercure Hotels have recently joined the Inverness set up and in partnership with this international hotel chain they can offer excellent B&B accomodation rates for any competitor of the Skins competition.

Twin rooms at £30 per head and Single rooms at £50. To make a booking call 0844 815 9006 and quote the Inverness Skins.

The hotel is situated in the town centre and within walking distance to the ice rink.

For more information you can also visit their website www.mercureinverness.co.uk

Mercure Inverness, Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1DX

The Skins will be played in the same format as previous years with 24 teams being split into 4 sections of 6 teams where they will play each other once in a round robin format. All games will be 6 ends with the value of each end increasing as the games go on.

The top 2 teams in money ranking order from each section will progress to the knockout stages starting with the quarter finals on Sunday morning. By close of play on Sunday evening the Inverness Skins Champions for 2012 will lay their hands on a handsome trophy as well as a large sum of money. Most teams will recoup their entry fee and by the end of the weekend some teams may even make a profit.

A small beer and bite reception on Friday evening and a buffet and disco on Saturday night will ensure everyone has a good time off the ice and anyone who has been to the Skins event before can vouch for that.

The entry fee is £200 per team and the closing date is Tuesday 31st July.

June 20, 2012

Forfar Womens Open 12-14 October

The Forfar Womens Open is joining the Scottish Curling Tour for 2012-13. This is the first womens only event on the SCT and with a 1st place prize of £500 for this stand-alone event, early registration is suggested!

With the Forfar Open (also on the SCT) being played on alternate sessions to the Forfar Womens Open, the event promises to provide a good weekends entertainment with raffles, social activities and food being put on by Forfar Indoor Sports. 

3 sections of 5 teams will play a round-robin to determine the quarter finalists with the knock-out stages being played on Sunday. 

The entry fee is £160 per team and is direct via Forfar Indoor Sports.

More information can be found by clicking on the link. 

June 12, 2012

Stirling Invitational Curling Competition

Stirling Sports Village hosts the Stirling Invitational Curling Competition for its second year at the Peak from Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December.

Teams have the chance to play for a total prize purse of over £6,000 (subject to number of entries)

They aim to have a 24 team competition running in 4 sections of 6 and guaranteeing 5 games. Entry is open to mens, womens and mixed teams of all ages. International entries are very welcome.

Places in the competition will be confirmed following the entry deadline.

The entry fee is £450 for all teams. Included in the cost, teams can enjoy lunch and dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday of the competition.

Prizes will be for the last 4 teams in the competition. For each of the losing semifinalists there will be an estimated prize of £800, £1500 for the runner-ups and £3000 for the winners.

New for 2012

Time clocks will be in use during the knockout stages on Sunday only. Thinking time will be used rather than the traditional playing time.


The Holiday Inn Express (3 star) is located just 300 metres from the ice rink and provides bed and breakfast accomodation. A curlers rate of £60 for a twin room is available to all competitors.


Alternatively the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hotel (4 star) is 20 minutes drive.


To enter please email your entry with team names and contact details by Tuesday 31st July to Ben O'Connell, Performance Sport Manager


Entry fees will be due once your place has been confirmed along with full details of the competition.