It's a day for European Championship news! The Championships are set to return to Scotland in 2009 and the arrangements for the event in Aberdeen have taken another step forward with the first meeting of the new company which will be the legal vehicle charged with delivering the event.
Curling Championships (Aberdeen) Ltd is jointly owned by Curl Aberdeen and the Royal Caledonian Curling Club and its role will be to oversee the work of the Organising Committee led by George Esson. The Directors of the new company are Sheena Anderson (Curl Aberdeen), Mike Ferguson (RCCC), Ken Irons (Curl Aberdeen), Edward Johnston (Curl Aberdeen), Anne Malcolm (RCCC) with one further Director from the Royal Club still to be confirmed.
The Championships in 2009 will be staged December 5-12, 2009, at Curl Aberdeen (above) and the Beach Linx Centre, Aberdeen (below). The Championships have already attracted significant financial support from Aberdeen City Council, Event Scotland and UK Sport.
Next year, the European Curling Championships 2008, will be held in ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK, Sweden, while in December the event is in FUSSEN, Germany - see today's earlier post.
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