Saturday, December 05, 2009

Morning Call: Saturday, December 5

Fit like? 06.30 and Scott Henderson and Mark Shurek and the others on the ice crew are readying the Linx Arena for the first games of the Le Gruyere European Curling Championships.

David Murdoch and his team play their first game at 08.00 against Sweden. And later, in this four-draw day, the Scots are up against the French at 16.00.

(L-R: Pete Smith, David Hay (coach), Ewan MacDonald, Graeme Connal (alternate), David Murdoch and Euan Byers)

Eve Muirhead and her women's team meet Italy at noon and England at 20.00. It's going to be a full day of curling.

(L-R: Nancy Murdoch (coach), Eve Muirhead, Jackie Lockhart, Kelly Wood, Lorna Vevers and Karen Addison (alternate). Aberdeen Asset Management is a major sponsor of the event)

You can find all the results here, and the reports on the Scottish games, by Mike Haggerty, after every draw here on the Royal Club website.

Now, time for an update on the cheese (see yesterday). There's still no sign of the missing 22 tons of Le Guyere AOC. At yesterday's opening ceremony LOC chairman George Esson put on a brave face and insisted it was 'on its way'! He did concede he has no idea what 35 tons of cheese looks like.

Some fear it has been hijacked to Canada where the Roar of the Rings begins later today. Blogally Tansy Whitebits has received a tipoff that it may actually be in Cupar, and is being sold in small parcels to raise funds for the Fife Curling Trust!

I thought it might be a good idea to issue a wanted poster. So if you see any suspicious persons carrying a large piece of cheese (see photo below) contact the blog immediately, or phone the missing cheese help line!

It must be out there somewhere, 65 tons of cheese can't just vanish without trace!

(Thanks to John Brown of the English Curling Association for carrying out this reconstruction!)

1 comment:

  1. I know when and where that photograph was I just hope the cheese has matured well!!


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