Scots Embark On Oakville Classic
World Junior Champion Bruce Mouat will skip a new team line-up this season which makes its debut at the Oakville OCT Classic in Canada on Friday (2-4 September).
Team Smith who made it to the quarter finals at the Baden Masters last weekend at their first competitive outing this season have travelled straight from that event in Switzerland and will also compete in the Ontario Curling Tour event.
Mouat is joined by world junior champs team mates Bobby Lammie and Gregor Cannon along with newcomers Derrick Sloan and Alastair Schreiber for the 2016-17 season.
The Edinburgh based Skip said: “It will be a good start to our season playing in the Oakville Classic. Plus it’s always good to have another Scottish team at these events as we might be able to compare the ice we've been playing on.
“The guys and I always expect a strong field when we come to Canada and this time is no exception. There are a few teams in the top 25 world rankings and that is where we want to be. We are very close to that but still have our eyes set on those ranking points.
“Our preparations for the last month have been going well and we are so keen to put that work into action on the ice this coming weekend.
“We're all really excited for the season ahead as a new team and can't wait to get the ball rolling so we can work towards all our season’s goals.”
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