The Strathcona Cup is the world’s oldest international curling competition with a rich history that began in 1903 when Scottish curlers visited Canada. The team played against Canadian and American rinks for the Royal Caledonian Tankard that competition evolved into the Strathcona Cup when Sir Donald Smith, Lord Strathcona, commissioned a Cup to be made for the visit by Canadians to Scotland in 1909.

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Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice toward a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to bowls, boules, and shuffleboard. Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice curling sheet toward the house, a circular target marked on the ice.

The competition is held every five years between Scotland and Canada, with the two countries taking turns traveling across the Atlantic to compete. While the tournament is scheduled every five years, alternately in Canada and Scotland, the tours have occurred somewhat irregularly due to the two wars and other factors.

The Strathcona Cup is cup-shaped in form, with two handles, and measures about 20 inches in height and 14 inches in diameter.  The decoration, which is chiefly Celtic in character, is artistically applied.

According to the Wikipedia