All curling roads lead to the Braehead Curling Rink for finals day at the 10th Glynhill Ladies International Curling Championship. Four days of world-class action are set to conclude with some thrilling knockout action. Quarter-finals start at 8.30am with the final at 2.30pm. Spectating is free.
World Champion rinks Bingyu Wang from China, Scotland’s Eve Muirhead, and the Swiss rinks of Alina Paetz and Binia Feltscher have been joined this week by newly crowned European Champions Victoria Moiseeva from Russia and Olympic Silver medallists Margaretha Sigfridsson from Sweden in an attempt to wrest the title from 2016 defending champion Silvana Tirinzoni and her team (main picture) from Aarau, Switzerland.
The Glynhill Ladies International Curling Championship is part of the Curling Champions Tour and as such valuable world ranking points are at stake, not to mention the old silver ‘hot toddie’ kettle and prize money to Sunday’s winners.
In addition to the top-four ranked Scottish teams, eleven other nations have been represented, featuring nine of the ten teams which recently contested the European ‘A’ Division Championships at Braehead in November. In all 24 of the best teams in the world have been on the ice, representing twelve different nations.
The competition has followed a traditional format with four sections of six teams playing a round-robin format from Thursday through until Saturday, with the two best teams in each section going forward to today’s knockout stages.
Finals day action gets underway at 8.30am with the quarter-finals, the first of 3 sessions of play. The semi-finals follow on at 11.30am with the final at 2.30pm.
It’s free entry to the Braehead Curling Rink, as all curling roads lead to Glasgow for what promises to be a day of unmissable action on the ice at the Glynhill Ladies International Curling Championship.
Location: The Braehead Curling Rink is part of the Intu Braehead Shopping Complex beside the River Clyde, lying midway between Renfrew and Glasgow.