The International Fellowship of Curling Rotarians (IFCR) conducts a world championship every two years, alternating between Scotland and North America. The 22nd Rotary World Curling Championship kicks off March 29 in Aberdeen, Scotland hosted by the Aberdeen St. Fittick Rotary Club. There are 11 teams in the championship competition, 4 from Canada, 3 from Scotland, 3 from the United States, and one from England. John Zimmerman from the Midland (Noon) Rotary Club returns to Scotland playing lead for the Mark Curtis rink, representing the Rotary Club of Rogers, Arkansas.
"I have participated on this team, with some line-up changes, in 5 Rotary World Curling Championships," explained Zimmerman. "Curling is a sport known for good fellowhip. When you combine curling with Rotary, the fellowhip is just extraordinary. In Perth 4 years ago, our last trip to Scotland, we won the bronze medals. We expect to be competitive again this year. Regardless of the result, we are going to have a great time."
The Curtis rink advances to the Championship after qualifying at the Rotary CanAm Bonspiel in Madison, Wisconsin in January. The Championship competition format is just like the Olympics. Teams will play a round-robin with the top 4 teams advancing to the semi-finals on Friday April 4. For more information and to follow the results from Aberdeen, check the website http://www.2014worldrotarycurling.blogspot.com/.
Midland Curling Club Leagues
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- Novice 1:
- League start date – Thursday, November 7th (normal league schedule)
- League end date – Thursday, January 16th, 2014
- League start date – Thursday, January, 23th, 2014
- League end date – Thursday, March 13th, 2014
The winners of the Midland Curling Club 2014 Tam O'Shanter Bonspeil were John and Pat Zimmerman, Simon Cook, Teresa Le Roux, and Gwen Cook.