Weekend Curling 25-27 October

It’s all about Scottish teams abroad this weekend – in Europe and beyond…

Three teams are representing Scotland in the latest event on the Curling Champions Tour, the Curling Masters Champéry in Switzerland.

Kyle Smith and his junior world champions Thomas Muirhead, Kyle Waddell and Cameron Smith are there along with Team Gray (Logan Gray, Glen Muirhead, Ross Paterson and Richard Woods) and Team Hardie (Grant Hardie, Jay McWilliam, Hammy MacMillan Jr. and Billy Morton)

Play got underway on Thursday evening and concludes on Sunday afternoon.

So far, Teams Smith, Gray and Hardie have all won two and lost one and sit in the top halves of their respective groups – a promising start from the trio.

You can follow their progress here on the official event website.

Over in Canada, Team Muirhead and Team Murdoch are in World Curling Tour action.

Eve Muirhead and her team of Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Claire Hamilton are currently in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the fantastically named Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Women’s Classic – the second Grand Slam event of the season.

Team Muirhead won the first Slam and It’s one win out of one so far for Eve and her world champions in Winnipeg – they beat Joelle Brown’s local rink 7-2 on Friday evening and now face 2011 Canadian champion Amber Holland and her team in the next round.

The event concludes on Monday – follow Team Muirhead’s fortunes here.

David Murdoch, Tom Brewster, Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews and Michael Goodfellow are in Brooks, Alberta for the Cactus Pheasant Classic.

World champions Team Niklas Edin from Sweden are there along with other big names like Koe, Martin, McEwen, Morris and Ulsrud.

The event began on Thursday and runs until Sunday.

Stranraer-born Allan Lyburn is also in Brooks playing third for Manitoba’s Rob Fowler.

Team Murdoch started with a loss to Brent Pierce but have since picked up two wins against Swedish opposition – Gustav Eskilsson and Oskar Eriksson.

As I type, they are 6-2 up on Korea’s Soo Hyuk Kim.

See how they get on in that game and for the rest of the event here.

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