Every 10 years, the Royal Caledonian Curling Club (RCCC) invites a team of 20 US male curlers to enjoy an amazing opportunity for camaraderie and strong competition. The competition takes place over a three-week period, with the victors winning the treasured Herries-Maxwell trophy. The last team of Americans went to Scotland in 2001. It competed in 21 clubs from Brora to Kelso to Stranraer to Lochgoilhead. Each team played 29 games. The team from Scotland won the trophy in America in 2007. The 2012 Scot Tour team wants to recapture it decisively. You can be part of that journey!
Both the American and Scot tourists cannot adequately describe the friendships made and rekindled during their wondrous marathons. The mixing of fine curling ice, the best single malts and other drinks, superb food, and unexcelled camaraderie was spectacular. The nightly banquets and terrific home visits were unparalleled. The Tour was truly an experience of a lifetime for every participant.
How are Participants selected?
The 2012 Scot Tour team will represent the best of American curling. The team members will instinctively appreciate the fantastic efforts of their hosts, want to learn from them, and convey a positive image at all times.
The team members will have:
- Demonstrated exceptional service to curling by serving as local, state/regional, and national officers/directors of major curling organizations; and by holding major committee/bonspiel/instructional responsibilities
- Special talents that can contribute to the team, such as entertainment skills, ambassadorial capabilities, and organizational and creative expertise
- Competitive curling skills and a willingness/flexibility to play a team role
- Enthusiasm, energy, mental toughness, congeniality, flexibility, and resourcefulness
- The physical and emotional capability to participate in a program that involves a very demanding curling, travel and social schedule over 3+ weeks in close quarters with 19 other talented people.
How do I Apply/Further Questions?
Scot Tour Nomination Forms and additional information (including estimated costs) are available from the USCA web site (www.usacurl.org/usacurl), Andy Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Christy Hering (email@example.com). The submission deadline is December 31, 2010.