Strathcona Cup play is coming to Lindsay Curling Club
The Strathcona Cup is a curling competition that has been held every five years since 1909.
The competition alternates between Canada and Scotland, so once every 10 years the Scots come to Canada. Their next visit here is in 2023, with 60 Scottish senior male curlers coming. Twenty go to western Canada, 20 to the Maritimes, and 20 to Ontario. They all meet back in Ottawa for the final games and banquet.
They play as many as 35 games at various clubs in the three weeks they are here. The total score of all games between the Canadians and Scots determine the Strathcona Cup champions for that year.
Each Canadian host club is asked to host one four sheet draw. Four Scottish teams will play four Canadian teams (one Scottish team is on bye each draw). The tradition is that the host club invites male members of their club and other nearby clubs to play against the Scots.
These four games will be played in Lindsay at 9 am the morning of Monday Jan. 23rd and curling fans are welcome to attend.