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...


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

Now on Twitter!

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Opposition Wanted

Team New Zealand and Team Japan are in Stirling training for their Olympic trials in December. They are looking for opposition for some practice games on the 4th, 5th and 6th December in the afternoons. Ice will be free.

If anyone is able to field a team or even on an individual basis and be placed in a team then please do contact Logan Gray at the below address

October 28, 2013

Kinross Open

The Kinross Open to be held from 13-15 December still have some places available.

Competition will start on Friday evening with all teams guaranteed 4 games with a High road and Low road after the group stages with prizes in both.

There will be a social quiz and stovies night in the rink on the Saturday evening.

Please note new contact details of Lorna Rennie at

October 25, 2013

Lockerbie Superspiel

The Lockerbie Superspiel, to be held 22nd-24th November, still have places available to any interested teams.

With some strong teams entered, the competition will be fierce on the ice and as always, at Lockerbie, good fun off it!

If you are interested in entering please email Pat Strawhorn at

October 22, 2013

Team Hare win Stirling Invitational

The Peak at Stirling Sports Village was the venue for the Stirling Invitational at the weekend.

16 teams took part looking to take home the £1200 top prize. Teams from Wales and Estonia, including Martin Lill, the current tour leader, were in the field along with the top teams in Scotland.

The triple knockout event saw Sochi 2014 representatives, Team Awaken Consulting skipped by David Murdoch, make their 1st start on the Scottish Curling Tour this season. They found the going tough early on losing to Blair Fraser (Inverness), before safely making the quarter finals via the B road.

The quarter finals saw A road qualifiers Ewan McDonald go down 7-6 to current World Junior Champions Kyle Smith, and Fraser Hare winning 7-5 against Stuart Taylor. The other quarters saw Team Awaken Consulting gain revenge with an 8-7 win over Blair Fraser, and Bruce Mouat defeated Estonia's Martin Lill 7-2.

The semi finals saw Bruce Mouat defeat Kyle Smith 5-3 and Fraser Hare upsetting Team Awaken Consulting 6-5.

The final saw the experience of Fraser Hare and his team win 5-2 over Bruce Mouat.

So congratulations to Fraser Hare and his team of Colin Howden, Craig Waddell, Don Frame and Colin Dick on their victory.

Winners - Team Fraser Hare

Olympic representatives Team Awaken Consulting in action

October 17, 2013

This weekend the SCT heads to Stirling

The Scottish Curling Tour takes to the ice at The Peak Sports Village in Stirling this weekend with a fantastic outfit of 16 teams competing in the triple knockout competition. The newly announced Sochi 2013 Team GB men's team (playing under Team Awaken Consulting) will be competing in their first event on Scottish soil for the season and Martin Lill and his team from Estonia return to Scotland once again looking for their third win on the SCT of this season.

To follow the results of the competition and to track the teams the progress along the  A, B & C roads , click here.

October 15, 2013

Forfar winners........

Forfar Open Champions - Team Ross McCleary

Ladies Winners and Forfar Open Runners-up - Team Kerry Barr

October 14, 2013

McCleary wins at Forfar

The Goldline Scottish Curling Tour rolled into Forfar at the weekend and as always proved successful both on and off the ice.

Sunday morning quarters saw Cameron Bryce edge Craig Joiner 5-4 in an all junior battle. Ross McCleary ran out comfortable winners 8-2 over Robin Brydone. David Edwards, who coasted through his section  scoring 57 shots found the going far tougher stealing and extra end victory over John Hamilton 6-5. The last quarter saw Kerry Barr win the ladies event with victory over Maggie Wilson 10-1.

Looking for a double triumph Kerry went on to defeat David Edwards 5-4 in a close semi-final. The other semi saw Ross McCleary beating Cameron Bryce 7-4.

The final proved one step too far for Kerry and her team as Ross McCleary took the win in an extra end   6-4.

So congratulations go to Ross McCleary and his team of James Stark, Craig Gudmundsson and Gavin Baird on their victory. A great start for them, with their 1st competition of the season.

Special thanks to Mike Ferguson for being a great host and providing some Saturday night fun (along with the delightful Deirdre!). Also to Graham Smith for the excellent ice.

The SCT now heads for Stirling this weekend.......

October 09, 2013

Off to Forfar this weekend...

With the curling season well underway now, we head to Forfar Indoor Sports this weekend for the Forfar Open. This event is the third item in the Scottish Curling Tour calendar for the season and we see alot of different teams taking to the ice this weekend looking to gain some valuable SCT points. In addition to the main SCT event, the Ladies event will also be running with defending champion Kerry Barr returning to defend last years title.

Follow the results here.

September 30, 2013

Deja Vu at Braehead

The second event of the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour took place this weekend at Braehead and produced the same final as last week with Martin Lill defeating Kyle Smith 7-5 in the final. A score of 4 in the third end proving decisive.

The quarter finals saw Martin Lill defeat Van Dorp 5-2, Alan Hannah 8-2 winners against Team NYP, Kyle Smith edging Blair Fraser 6-5 and Lorna Vevers producing the same 6-5 score line against David Jones.

Kyle defeated Lorna 7-1 in the semis with Martin beating Alan 4-2.

A great two weeks in Scotland for the Estonians and they are off to a flier in the Tour.

Will we see them back for more to try to win the overall prize?

September 24, 2013

New Season, New Dawn

The first event of the 2013/14 Scottish Curling Tour took place at Dumfries at the weekend.
The 4 quarter finals produced close games with Grant Hardie and David Edwards coming through with 7-3 wins against Cameron Bryce and Scott Robertson respectively. Kyle Smith beat Veronica Zappone's young Italian team 5-3 and Martin Lill's Estonia team stole at an extra end to edge out Frazer Hare 6-5.
The semi finals were just as close with Martin Lill taking 3 shots down the last for a 6-5 win against David Edwards. Kyle Smith stole at an extra end to beat Grant Hardie 5-4.
In the final Martin Lill and Kyle Smith were tied at 4-4 after 7 ends with the Estonians producing another last end steal for the win when Kyle came up short needing the 8 foot circle for the win .
We have our first overseas winner of a SCT event and congratulate Martin Lill, Harry Lill, Siim Sildnik and Fred Randver on a successful weekend.
Here is the winning team with the trophy donated by Allen Henderson of Sulwath Brewers.

September 17, 2013

This weekend the Sulwath Open kicks off the Scottish Curling Tour for 2013-2014

This weekend (20-22 September) marks the first event on the Scottish Curling Tour of the 2013-2014 season with a great event taking place at Dumfries Ice Bowl.

The Sulwath Open will host 14 teams over the course of the weekend with a high standard of curlers contesting for the first win on the Tour. This year the Sulwath Open will play host to the current Tour Champions, World Junior Champions and overseas teams from Italy and Estonia.

On Saturday evening the Teams will finish their day of curling in time to go and support the local ice hockey team, the Solway Sharks and for the first time Dumfries Ice Bowl will take cars onto the ice surface for hands on remote control grand prix racing.

The games start at 2.00pm on Friday. To follow the results, click here.

September 02, 2013

Forfar Open

The Forfar Open is still looking for some entries for their event to be held Friday 11th October - Sunday 13th October.

There is also a ladies event incorporated in the draw with a prize for the top ladies team which Kerry Barr is back to defend.

This is sure to be a great event with hospitality provided by Mike Ferguson who is sure to have some off ice activities if previous years are anything to go by.

A mini bus service also runs between Brechin and the Ice Rink so the social side can be enjoyed to the full.

The entry form can be found on their website at the below link

July 16, 2013

Dumfries Ice Bowl Open

Dumfries Ice Bowl will kick off the new SCT curling season on 20th-22nd September when it hosts its annual event.

Why come to Dumfries you ask:

WCF Swedish ice technician Leif Ohman will be onsite to prepare ice for this tournament.

New improved ice surface with the installation of a water filtration unit to produce championship ice conditions.

New double sided curling stones which have had the competition side serviced ready for a fantastic finish for aggressive game play.

Enjoy down time watching the local Solway Sharks ice hockey team on the Saturday night.
Dumfries Ice Bowl will also for the first time take cars to the ice for hands on remote control grand prix racing.
Cash prizes available for quarter finalists and beyond.
Get the advantage of playing at one of the venues for the Scottish Playdowns.
The below link to their website has the entry form, so don't delay get your entry in for what will be a popular first event of the season and a chance to get early points on the board.

April 28, 2013

New Season Preparations

Although the curling season has just ended, you may now turn focus to arranging your schedules for next season.

The SCT committee are pleased to announce that all eight events have signed up again for next season.

You will find all the dates and contacts on the calendar section of the website.

February 04, 2013

David Edwards wins 2012/13 Goldline Scottish Curling Tour

David Edwards, John Penny, Scott MacLeod and Colin Campbell are the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour winners for 2012/13 with 28 points.
Runners up are Murray Young, Blair Fraser, Ruairidh Greenwood, Ian Copland, Grant Hardie and Hammy McMillan with 23 points.
In third place are Frazer Hare, Robbie Dick, Jamie Strawhorn and Don Frame with 21 points.
In a closely fought tour this year Team Edwards started slowly and at the halfway stage were sitting on 3 points courtesy of their quarter final position at Forfar, whilst Murray Young had shot to 15 points with a runners up slot at Braehead, a quarter final position at Forfar and a semi final position at Inverness.
Into the second half of the Tour, we saw Team Edwards record back to back semi finalist positions at Lockerbie and then Stirling to close the gap to 2 points on Murray Young. A win at Kinross moved them to 23 points whilst Team Young recorded 5 points with a semi final position at Kinross to move to 20 points.
Going into Aberdeen, Team Edwards had a three point lead and only had to finish above Team Young to claim the title. A semi final position ensured this was the case with Team Young exiting the competition at the quarter final stage.
Congratulations go to Team Edwards for winning the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour and for supporting the tour both on and off the ice. 

February 03, 2013

Team Brewster defend Petrofac Aberdeen City Open

Tom Brewster and his team of Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews, Michael Goodfellow and David Murdoch has won the Petrofac Aberdeen City Open for the second year running.

The quarter finals pitched Team Brewster against a Murray Young team looking to secure enough points to win the overall first prize for the SCT. It was Team Brewster however that ran out 6-1 winners and so leaving Team Young to finish a very creditable second on the Tour.

Dave Edwards ran out comfortable winners over Kerry Barr who lost a five in the second end which will always make for an uphill battle against the experienced Edwards foursome.

David Jack's team skipped by Jackie Lockhart finished with three 2's to see off Paul Stevenson's challenge.

The Dutch outfit Jaap Van Dorp won 5-3 over Duncan Spence.

Onto the semi finals and Van Dorp edged out Jackie Lockhart whilst Brewster defeated Edwards.

In a tight final Brewster secured the title with a 4-2 win over Van Dorp.

Perfect timing for Brewster who have won back to back events in the build up to defending their Scottish title which commences on 10th February, so it appears as though they are peaking at the right time.

A successful weekend by all involved at Aberdeen with a great race night on the Saturday night.

January 28, 2013

Petrofac Aberdeen City Open

After a break for Christmas and the busy January with RCCC events, the SCT is back this weekend with the last event of the season, The Petrofac Aberdeen City Open...and what a good one is promises to be.

Plenty at stake for those involved with everyone hoping to do what Tom Brewster did last year and lift the trophy.

Also at stake is the overall SCT prize with 4 teams still in with a chance and favourite has to be local lad David Edwards and his team of John Penny, Scott MacLeod and Colin Campbell. They currently lead the tour by two points from Frazer Hare and 3 points from Murray Young. I am sure there will be some twists and turns ahead.

Play gets underway on Friday, further details can be found on the below link

Good luck to all involved in what is sure to be another great event.