The Russian Men Team coached by Academy Director Rodger Schmidt have finished in the top 8 in the last two CCT tournaments that they have participated in. In Perth in mid January they lost a quarterfinal match to Norway’s Ulsrud and now in Hamburg they again reached the money round, only to be bested by Snitil of the Czech Republic in the quarterfinal. Hopefully, this is a sign of further progress as the Russia Men prepare for their first ever World Championship appearance.
Perhaps even more encouraging is the success of the Russian Junior Men, also under the guidance of Academy Director Rodger Schmidt, who reached the quarter finals as well in Hamburg where they were defeated by Scotland’s recent National Team skipped by David Murdoch. Murdoch went on to win the tournament, while The Russian Juniors go on preparing for the Sochi World Junior Championship at the end of February.
Both Russian teams will be training at the Academy in Kussnacht am Rigi from February 14 on.