Welcome to the RCCC Ladies’ Branch Pages where you can find out who we are and what we do.
The Ladies’ Branch is the name for the network of Ladies’ Centres whose representatives form the Ladies’ Standing Committee (LSC). The remit of the Ladies’ Branch is to: foster and encourage the game of Curling for women in Scotland; promote friendship among women curlers worldwide; deal with matters concerning women’s curling as remitted by the Board of the RCCC; and act as an effective two way communication channel between women curlers at local and national level.
The LSC consists of a Ladies’ Branch President, Vice President, Junior Vice President, Treasurer, and a representative from each ice centre (currently 18). Through our committee we provide representatives to the various working committees of the RCCC. We gain and give knowledge and opinions, which in turn helps support the work of the RCCC. At our monthly meetings the business of the LSC and the RCCC is discussed and in turn fed back through our representatives to the ice centres for distribution to curlers. The LSC is also responsible for the management of incoming and outgoing ladies’ tours.
RCCC competitions involving ladies:
Henderson Bishop Trophy
The Ladies Challenge Trophy (presented by A Henderson Bishop) is run by the LSC and the host ice centre. Qualification rounds take place at ice centres throughout the season, and finalists from each ice centre compete in the Final which is held in the latter part of February. This season the Final will take place at Dumfries Ice Bowl 24-27 February 2014.
The Ladies Inter-city competition is played for annually. Ice centres are divided into four sections: North, South, East and West. Morton Secretaries from each centre organise the section matches, and the winners from each section compete in the Final which is held on the second Tuesday in the month of March. This season the Final will take place at Kirkcaldy Ice Rink on 11 March 2014.
Unders and Overs
Unfortunately this competition has been cancelled this season due to a lack of entries. It is hoped that a new format will be devised to hold the competition later in the season.
Scottish Curling Senior Mixed Championship
11-13 October 2013, Stranraer Ice Rink
Scottish Curling Mixed Doubles Championship
13-15 December 2013, Dewar’s Centre, Perth
Scottish Curling Junior Women’s Championship
22-26 January 2014, Curl Aberdeen
Scottish Curling Senior Women’s Championship
6-9 February 2014, Lanarkshire Ice Rink, Hamilton
Scottish Curling Women’s Championship
10-16 February 2014, Dewar’s Centre, Perth
6-9 March 2014, Greenacres Curling Rink
Scottish Curling Mixed Championship
7-9 March 2014, Curl Aberdeen
For more information on the above competitions click RCCC Competitions.
International competitions Scotland is represented in:
European Mixed Curling Championship
The team which won the 2013 Scottish Curling Mixed Championship will represent Scotland at the European Mixed Curling Championship in Edinburgh, Scotland 14-21 September 2013.
European Curling Championships
The team selected to represent Great Britain at the Winter Olympics will represent Scotland at the European Curling Championships in Stavanger, Norway 22-30 November 2013.
This is a weekend social event between the governing bodies of each of the home nations: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The competition is hosted in turn by each of the four nations and is generally played at a venue in Scotland towards the end of January. The Four Nations is open to individual curlers of all ages; men, ladies’ and mixed teams. Scottish players must all be individual members of the RCCC. The Scottish ladies contest the Connie Miller Trophy against England, and compete in mixed teams to play for the Maxwell Millennium Trophy against Ireland and The Welsh Stone (Big Bertha) against Wales.
The Winter Olympics will take place in Sochi, Russia 7-23 February 2014.
World Women’s Curling Championship
The team which wins the Scottish Curling Women’s Championship will represent Scotland at the World Women’s Curling Championships in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada 15-23 March 2014.
World Senior Curling Championships
The team which wins the Scottish Curling Senior Women’s Championship will represent Scotland at the World Senior Curling Championships in Dumfries, Scotland 22-29 April 2014.
World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
The team which wins the Scottish Curling Mixed Doubles Curling Championship will represent Scotland at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Dumfries, Scotland 22-29 April 2014.
Ladies’ Branch sell a range of merchandise which assists with our commitment to our sport, this being available through ice centre representatives and our merchandising officer.
Ladies’ Branch can be followed through our Facebook page The Royal Caledonian Curling Club Ladies’ Branch and The Royal Club website.