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Ross curling season is ruled null and void


By Will Clark

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THE Ross Province Curling League has announced it has declared its season null and void due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 53rd Annual Week of International Curling at the Inverness Ice Centre....Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No. 043400.
The 53rd Annual Week of International Curling at the Inverness Ice Centre....Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No. 043400.

The decision follows the Inverness Province Curling League to also scrap its season due to the impact of Covid-19.

The decision was made due to the Inverness Ice Centre announcing it was unlikely to reopen until the end of April.

With no venue to play until then, organisers decided there was no realistic chance that the season could return to action in time.

However, Ross Province have announced that the Allan Grange final between Belmaduthy and Caberfeidh will be played early next season.

Sutherland Province Curling have not decided the outcome of its season as of yet with a decision expected to be made shortly.

Inverness Province have announced that while it is unlikely, should there be a venue available, they will do all they can to organise competitions to use it, prioritising knock-outs and bonspiels.

Curling has been hit heavily during the pandemic with competitions being cancelled.

It included the cancellation of the ninth Highland Wheelchair Curling Competition due to take place last October.

Last year when the venue shut, the Inverness Ice Centre said due to the current situation of Covid-19 it had no option but to remain close until further notice.

A statement from the Ice Centre in December when the venue closed stated: “The forever changing circumstances and ongoing uncertainty, has created too many unanswered questions.”


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