By Alison Squires
A decidedly Scottish flavour is being featured at Wadena RE/MAX Curling Club this week as Team Muirhead of Scotland arrives for some quality ice time for the 3rd Annual Farmer’s Edge Superspiel.
As part of the preparations, Scottish skip Glen Muirhead, third Kyle Smith, second Thomas Muirhead and lead Cameron Smith led a short clinic on Tuesday after school for local junior curlers. They will also play some exhibition games Wednesday evening at 8:30 p.m. during the Quill Plains GMC Premier League time slot and tentatively again on Thursday evening at 8 p.m.
Ranked in the world’s Top 20 and Top 3 in Scotland, Team Muirhead will join local names such as Comfort, Fedak and Franko, previous Superspiel champions Kody Hartung and Jeff Hartung, and up-and-coming Rylan Kleiter, three-time Junior and three-time U18 Provincial Champion, who are all included on the slate.
According to organizers, the popularity of this event has forced two draws to be played in Foam Lake on Friday night in order to accommodate the 21 teams expected from a across the province.
It all starts Friday at 3 p.m. in Wadena with the final set for 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The event is free to attend with a silver plate collection for Wadena Junior Curling. Although the top prize for the event is $5000, the top eligible finishing team will earn a coveted spot in the SaskTel Men’s Tankard in Melville and skip the Playdown Process.
Farmers Edge Specialists will also be in attendance at the event to showcase their 2020 Digital Agronomy Platform.
Friday, Dec. 6
Foam Lake Curling Club: 5:30, 9:00 p.m.
Wadena RE/MAX Curling Club: *3:00, *6:15, 9:00 p.m.
*games to be tape delayed for Access 7 Sports
Saturday, Dec. 7
Wadena RE/MAX Curling Club: 8 a.m., 11:15; 2:30 p.m., 5:45, 9:00
Sunday, Dec. 8
Wadena RE/MAX Curling Club: 9:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m., 3:30 FINAL
Results, rosters and draws also available at: curlsask.ca