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Muirhead named in Scottish Curling squad for European Championships

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Eve Muirhead of Great Britain directs her team during Women's Round Robin Session 9 on day 10 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on February 19, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea

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BySportsbeat
30/07/2019 at 12:39 | Updated 30/07/2019 at 16:01

Olympic medallist Eve Muirhead will lead Scotland's charge at November's European Curling Championships in Sweden.

Spaces were hotly contested for the tournament which serves as the qualifier for the 2020 World Curling Championships in Canada; where there are Olympic qualifying points available for Beijing 2022.

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And Muirhead, 29 – who won 2011 and 2017 European gold – has been chosen to lead her team in Sweden ahead of two other outfits based on selection criteria.

Factors such as World Curling Tour rankings, results at major championships and records against likely European Championships opponents were all considered in the process.

But although the women's team has been announced, three men's sides – all of which are currently in the world's top 20 - must contest a play-off at Perth's Dewars Centre in October.

Reigning European champions Team Mouat, 2018 Olympians Team Glen Muirhead, and last year's Grand Slam winners Team Paterson will take part in a double round robin, before a best of three final will determine who will make the plane.

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