Updates From Fredericton / Tour Events

We are approaching the end of the round-robin stages in the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship and the World Senior Curling Championships.

The ‘home’ nation teams at the Mixed Doubles are Scotland and England – their records so far couldn’t be more different.

Team Scotland, Bruce Mouat and Gina Aitken, were on a fantastic W6 L0 record with two group games to play while the English pair of Ben Fowler and Anna Fowler are yet to record their first victory in Canada and sit on W0 L6.

In the Seniors, the English men are on W3 L4, the Irish men are W4 L3 and Scotland’s men are W3 L3.

Scotland’s women are the pick of the ‘home’ nation senior teams on W5 L0 while the Irish women are W1 L3.

One fascinating game came in the afternoon draw of the women’s seniors where Australia were playing Finland. The Finns were 10-0 up after just three ends but Australia replied with a two in the fourth to be 10-2 down at the break. The Australians then proceeded to steal five ends in a row, including a single in the extra end, to win 11-10 – incredible stuff.

To keep track of ‘home’ teams progress, the Mixed Doubles website is here and the Seniors website is here.

It seems like a while since I wrote about a Champions Tour event.

The last event of the season kicked off on Wednesday in Switzerland with the European Masters in St. Gallen.

This is where the top eight teams according to the season’s ranking play one last tournament. Scotland have interest with recent World bronze winners Team Brewster playing in Switzerland – you can follow the event that concludes on Saturday here.

Eve Muirhead and her World Champions are also competing one last time for the season in Canada at the Players’ Championship.

This event in Toronto, Ontario features some of the best teams in Canada and Europe and you can follow Team Muirhead’s progress here.