Tuesday, 21 July 2015

2016 Entries Open!

Entries for the 2016 Accord E.S.L Aberdeen City Open are now open! As always our focus is to run a social and fun competition with a good standard of curling.

Games will begin at 12.30pm on Friday 5th February. The final will be held at 3pm on Sunday 7th February. A total of 24 teams can be accommodated and will be split into two sections of 12. All teams are guaranteed four games under the Schenkel System.

Prize Money
City Open Champions
Runner Up
3rd Place
4th Place
5th – 8th Place

The entry fee is £200 per team and is payable with your entry. This can be paid by cheque payable to “Curl Aberdeen Competitions Group” or by BACS. 
If any teams have to withdraw, the entry fee will only be repaid if we fill the space. Entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis. The closing date for entries is 1st December 2015.

A special offer is available at Village Urban Resort – Aberdeen. Booking details and code will be given on entry to the competition.

Your entry fee includes entertainment and a two course dinner on Saturday night (6th February 2016).

Additional tickets can be purchased for the event at a cost of £20 per ticket.

All entries should be sent to:    Curl Aberdeen,
   Eday Walk,
   AB15 6LN

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Competition Photography

Photos from this weekend can be seen here.

One game left to play for each section

After 3 games in each section it is all still to play for as we enter the final round of play. Our ice techs are working hard to prepare the ice for our next session at 2.30 pm. Thanks to all who are logging on to watch the results, particularly those in the Netherlands and Azerbaijan!

Friday, 30 January 2015

And We're Off!

The first round of play has commenced at Curl Aberdeen. Some good games likely to be had, Hannah Fleming's team drew Tom Brewster for their first game and we've lots of stones in play already!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Not long to go...

The final preparations are underway for this weekend's competition. As always, there is no draw for the competition however the 2 sections can be seen here. The skip from each team will be invited to draw a ball to determine which sheet, and ultimately their opposition for the first game.

Results for the weekend will appear on the blog under the results section.

Remember to check back regularly for photos and updates of what is going on at Curl Aberdeen, even better why not drop in and join in the fun!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

New Sponsor for the Aberdeen City Open 2015

Accord sweeps in to sponsor city curling competition

Employee owned hydrocarbon accounting company Accord Energy Solutions has announced its sponsorship of the 2015 Aberdeen City Open curling championships.

The move comes after Accord’s consultant Tamara Thomson, who is a member of Curl Aberdeen, encouraged her colleagues on to the rink for a taster session. 

Alan Spence, one of our founding directors, said:  “We saw the support for the game with our own eyes earlier this year and we are pleased to be able to play our part.  There was a large turnout and there are plans for further sessions of the sport.

“Accord continues to sponsor the Run Garioch half marathon and has contributed to cricket, equestrian and football events in and around Aberdeen.  This latest move fits with our desire to support local activities.

“Tamara has enthused us on the merits of curling.  We know that Eve Muirhead and Tom Brewster of the Great Britain Winter Olympics Team who competed in Sochi will be taking part in the Aberdeen City Open and I’m sure they will attract a crowd.  Equally, we know the home crowd will cheer on the many competitors who make up the Curl Aberdeen membership.”

The Aberdeen City Open event began following the success of the European Curling Championships which were staged in Aberdeen in 2009.  The competition is now part of the Scottish Curling Tour and draws in teams from around the world.

Curl Aberdeen and the City Open Organising committee would like to thank Accord for their sponsorship of the event, we are sure the City Open 2015 will be as successful as it has been in the past.

Here are some photographs taken by Struan Wood at last year's event.

Jay McWilliam pulling his sheet out the bag

Hannah Fleming

Scott Macleod

Colin Campbell, Derrick Sloan & Scott Macleod

Team Russia

Hammy McMillan Jr

Alice Spence, Abi Brown & Jen Dodds