A great story of human triumph for another sports champion by the name of Mo. Only this time, it is not the famous Olympic champion Mo Farah, but our National Wheelchair Pairs Curling Champion Mo Simpson, who secured the winning championship title for the second consecutive year with her curling partner Ian Donaldson.
The Braehead Curling Development Group is pleased to announce the launch of the new Coaching Structure being offered to Curlers of all levels and experience from Beginners to the more advanced Elite level Curler.
Details of this exciting new Coaching Structure can be found here.
The intu Juniors Section is an exciting new Initiative at intu Braehead to assist in the Development of our next generation of Curlers, to get involved details can be found here.
For the outright beginners why not get involved in our Saturday Sweep, details and booking arrangements can be found here.
We have our Improvers Course arranged for Friday 10th January 2014, again details can be found here.
The intu Coaching Section is currently being fully developed, more existing initiatives and information to follow.
All Coaching related queries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Braehead Curling Development Group is pleased to announce they will be running a Curlers Improvers Course on Friday 10th January 2014 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.
This is an excellent opportunity to kick start the New Year and Improve on your basic skills.
The Course will be tailed to suit your experience and ability.
Limited spaces are available and to avoid disappointment please either book online here or email David Horne direct at email@example.com
The Royal Caledonian Curling Club was awarded 60 new performance brushes by the World Curling Federation under the "Curling Equipment Programme". The decision was made to award these 60 new brushes to the first 60 curlers who join an affiliated Virtual Curling Club in the 2013/2014 season.
Braehead is proud to have SIX new Virtual CC members who received the new brushes!
Norman Cathcart, a founding figure of the Virtual Curling Club movement, was on hand to award the shiney new brooms to their deserving recipients.
The competition was held over two evenings at Braehead Curling Rink and attracted the strongest field over the last few years. Teams included several current & previous Scottish, European and world champion players. However, there was still room for ordinary club members giving them the chance to take on the big guns. One of Braehead’s newest curlers, Margarita Sweeney- Baird a member of The Virtual club and only in her second year of curling, was delighted to take part and along with David Horne, The CDO at Braehead, even managed a victory.
Teams were split into three divisions as shown above and a round robin of games were played in each section with the winning team + The next best team progressing to the semi finals. In the well know Braehead tradition all other teams were still involved in a middle or low road competition. Top of the three groups were Logan Gray’s team : Graham Shedden’s team and Judith McCleary’s team with the next best team going to Ben Fowler’s team. One of the favorite’s Andrew Craigie and Anna Sloan, previous winners in 2010, lost out to English Internationalist Ben Fowler along with student Rebecca Steven, (already an accomplished curler in her own right) by the virtue of being on the same points and ends but scoring one less shot.
In the semi’s The Mcleary team got past the Gray team and Graham Shedden, along with Vicki Adams, replacement player for the second night run out winners against Ben and Rebecca by 7 shots to 4. The final, played over six ends was very tense and went all the way to the very last Stone. In the final end, with the game at peels it was Graham and Vicki lying one shot and half hidden behind a long guard. Lee McCleary with last stone just caught the guard as he attempted a take out to win the game so the spoils and The Trophy went to Graham Shedden : Naomi Brown and reserve player Vicki Adams. Gary Macfarlane, Chairman of The Braehead Curling Development group, thanked everyone who helped make the competition a success but Special mention to Leslie Ingram-Brown for his continual sponsorship of the event.
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Steven Harte from the Development Group has been hard at work putting together a list of clubs that play at Braehead. Not only is there a list of club names, but great details like when the club plays what sort of club it is, if there are any entry restrictions to joining the club and of course how to get in touch.
The Clubs at Braehead list will be invaluable to new curlers, especially those moving on from Virtual Club, to help choose what club (or clubs) to join more permanently. The list can also be very handy if your circumstances change and you're not able to curl at the same time as you used to, great for finding a club that suits when you're free. (Or even if you're just looking to curl more!!)
Have a browse through the clubs list, share your thoughts, if anythings incorrect or your club is missing there are links at the bottom of the list to help you out.
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