2022 Scottish Women’s U.S.A. Tour
The Belfast Curling Club has been selected to host the USWCA (United States Women’s Curling Association) Scottish Women’s Tour November 5, 2022!
We will be hosting 20 women from the Royal Caledonian Curling Club Ladies Branch during the highly-regarded United States Women’s Curling Association (USWCA) Scottish Women’s 2022 Curling Tour. The Royal Caledonian Curling Club was established in 1838 and is the National Governing Body for the sport of Curling in Scotland. With over 10,000 members in around 550 clubs, it is one of the largest governing bodies of sport in Scotland.
The Scots will tour and compete against numerous U.S. teams, while making lasting friendships as they curl their way across the country. BCC is one of only 14 clubs in the United States, and the State of Maine’s only club, selected to host these Scottish competitors. Teams from the BCC, as well as curlers from a variety of other states, will compete with the Scots during this international ‘friendship’ tour.
November 4 Events
Much “pomp and circumstance’ surrounds this competition! Entry into the club will be through a broom ‘arch’ with accompanying fiddling beginning at 6pm on Friday, November 4 to welcome the Scottish team. BCC members will be on hand to welcome our guests by joining the arch, handing out programs, and socializing over cocktails.
November 5 Events (open to the public)
On Saturday, November 5, curlers will be escorted onto the ice at 9am by members of Portland’s bagpipe band, the Dunlap Highland Band, to start the competition. Team play begins at 9:00am. A second ‘draw’ begins at 2pm.
Saturday’s games are open to the public for viewing between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm.
On Saturday evening local dignitaries will officially present a written sentiment on behalf of the Maine State Legislature. That evening’s program will end with Blue Hill Maine’s ‘Planet Pan’, one of Maine’s best-known youth-based steel drum bands.
Please join us for this prestigious international, friendship-sporting event!
Bangor Daily News, October 25, 2022
“International Tour brings Scottish curlers to Belfast Curling Club”