Time for an update I think – there has been plenty going on of late and there are some big events on the horizon.
The 2013 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships have been taking place in Shanghai, China since 11 November and they conclude tomorrow (Tuesday).
In the men’s event Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea and New Zealand have been fighting it out for the continental title and for the one remaining place at the 2014 men’s Worlds.
The women, meanwhile, are competing for two spots at this season’s women’s Worlds – Australia, China, Japan, Korea and New Zealand are the teams.
The medal games are as follows:
Men’s gold medal game – Japan v. China
Men’s bronze medal game – Korea v. New Zealand
Women’s gold medal game – Korea v. China
Women’s bronze medal game – New Zealand v. Japan
You can follow the crucial games that remain here.
The Curling Champions Tour was in Wetzikon, Switzerland this weekend for the International ZO Women’s Curling Tournament.
Scotland did not have any representatives at the event that was won by Russia’s Anna Sidorova – all the results from the tournament are here.
Greenacres was hosting the Scottish Province Championship over the weekend.
Angus overcame Perth & District in the High Road while Borders beat Grampian in the Low Road – a full report is available here.
The Skill Awards Challenge was taking place on Saturday 16 in Perth – this event was won by Fraser Clark and his Waterfront team.
All the details, including a report and pictures, can be found here.
Curl Aberdeen was hosting the Aberdeen Ladies’ Open at the weekend, an event that featured twelve women’s teams.
Lorna Vevers and her team beat Hannah Fleming 5-4 in Sunday’s final to take the title.
The website for the event is here.
A competition that took place last week was the Braehead Open Mixed Doubles and this fifteen-team event was won by Graham Shedden and Claire Sloan/Vicki Adams – read the report here to find out how three people won.
Finally, fans of Canadian curling should be aware that the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship is underway in Ottawa, Ontario.
The action concludes on Saturday 23 and all you need to know about the event is here.
If you find yourself on the page with the list of competing teams and accompanying photographs, you should spot a familiar face…
Yes, that’s Scotland’s own Kelly Wood playing for Shaun Meachem’s Saskatchewan team – thanks to Stuart Gibbs who pointed me in the direction of this article about Kelly’s involvement in Canadian events.
So far it’s looking good for Saskatchewan as they sit joint-top of the table on three wins and one loss.
Will we be seeing former Team GB Olympian Kelly in the red and white of Canada one day?
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