World Junior Curling Championship 2011
What an exciting and enthralling time we have had here at Almond Villa over the last 10 days. We have been gripped with an enthusiasm for curling that we didn’t realise was possible. I for one certainly have a lot more respect for the sport and the dedication of the athletes.
Perth’s Dewars Centre has just hosted the World Junior Curling Championships 2011. An elite competition, inviting the ten best curling nations in the world, to battle it out for Gold medals. We had guests staying from Scotland, Sweden and Canada each hopeful of their country’s being in the medal positions.
During the first week all the teams play in a large round robin until the top positions were decided, then the weekend staged a tough schedule of play-offs, semi-finals and finals.
Today, in the final for the Gold medal, Eve Muirhead magnificently skippered Team Scotland to victory over Canada. This win for Eve is a record fourth world junior title for her. Congratulations to her and her team of Anna Sloan, Vicky Adams and Rhiann Macleod. They notched up a convincing 10-3 lead over Canada before the Canadians conceded after the 8th end. With Canada getting the Silver and Russia collecting the Bronze medal.
Our guests from Sweden were also very happy since they picked up the Gold medal in the men’s competition, with Switzerland in Silver position and Norway Bronze.