The new feature in the curling calendar next season will be Mixed Doubles events, that discipline now having a world championship - the first will be held in Vierumäki, Finland, March 9-15, 2008.
Curling Today has already flagged up the fact that the Dewar's Rinks in Perth is having a mixed doubles bonspiel on December 8. However, this will not be the first time we have the opportunity to see mixed doubles played in a Scottish rink. The English Curling Association will hold their English Mixed Doubles Championship at Kelso, the weekend of October 13-14. Eligible teams are being sought for the championship (here), with a closing date of August 31.
Scotland's representatives for the World Mixed Doubles will be decided at a Scottish Mixed Doubles Championship at Murrayfield, December 21-23. Royal Club competitions manager Colin Hamilton confirms that twenty-three teams have entered, and there is room for one more pair. Contact the Royal Club asap if you still want to play.
Canada meanwhile will not hold a mixed doubles championship at all, but will simply nominate two curlers from their mixed champion team to go to Vierumäki! Read that report on the CurlTV news blog here.
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