Here's all your guide to the 42nd Curtis Cup taking place at Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania

This week Elaine Ratcliffe's GB&I team will hope to avenge the loss of nine months ago when the USA team rallied from a three-point deficit after day one to defeat them 12.5-7.5 at Conwy Golf Club in Wales.

Here's all you need to know about the 42nd Curtis Cup.

The 42nd Curtis Cup Teams

GB&I Team

Hannah Darling (18, Broomieknowe, Scotland)
Louise Duncan (22, West Kilbride, Scotland)

Annabell Fuller (19, Roehampton, England)
Charlotte Heath (20, Huddersfield, England)
Caley McGinty (21, Knowle, England)
Emily Price (22, Ludlow, England)
Lauren Walsh (21, Castlewarden, Ireland)
Amelia Williamson (21, Sheringham, England)

USA Team

Jensen Castle (21, West Columbia, S.C.)
Rachel Heck (20 Memphis Tenn.)
Rachel Kuehn (20, Asheville, N.C.)
Rose Zhang (18, Irvine, Calif.)
Amari Avery (18, Riverside, Calif.) 
Megha Ganne (18, Holmdel, N.J.)
Emilia Migliaccio (22, Cary, N.C.)
Latanna Stone (21, Riverview, Fla.)

Find out more about the GB&I and USA teams, including player profiles here.

Schedule of play

On Friday, June 10, and Saturday, June 11, there will be three morning foursomes (alternate-shot) matches and three afternoon four-ball matches. On Sunday, June 12, there will be eight singles matches. All matches will be 18 holes.

Thursday, June 9
6pm – Flag Raising Ceremony

Friday, June 10
7-7:24am – Four-Ball (three matches)
1:10-1:32pm – Foursomes (three matches)

Saturday, June 11
8-8:24am – Four-Ball (three matches)
3:10-3:32pm – Foursomes (three matches)

Sunday, June 12
2-3:17pm – Singles (eight matches)

All Times Local (EDT)

A victory in each match scores one point. In the event a match goes 18 holes without a winner, a half-point is awarded to each team.

The team that scores the most points wins the Match. In the event of a tie, the team that won the previous competition retains the Curtis Cup.

TV Schedule

For those watching in the USA, the schedule is as follows:

Friday, June 10 NBC Golf TV Broadcast 9:30am-12:30pm
Friday, June 10 NBC Golf TV Broadcast 2:30-5:30pm
Saturday, June 11 NBC Golf TV Broadcast 10am-1pm
Saturday, June 11 NBC Golf TV Broadcast 4-7pm
Saturday, June 12 NBC Golf TV Broadcast 2-7pm

For UK viewers you can catch action live from Merion via Sky Sports Golf Youtube channel:
Day One coverage starts at 2:30pm (BST) - Watch here.
Day Two coverage starts at 3:00pm (BST) - Watch here.
Day Three coverage starts at 7:00pm (BST) - Watch here.

There is also coverage on Sky Sports Golf at 11pm on Saturday (Day Two) and Sunday (Day Three).

About Merion Golf Club

Founded in 1896 as the Merion Cricket Club, Merion’s East Course was designed by Hugh Wilson and opened in 1912.

A lifelong amateur golfer who was a member of the golf team at Princeton University, Wilson was assigned the task of creating the East Course by the Merion Cricket Club Golf Committee. He also planned Merion’s West Course (1914) and Cobb’s Creek Golf Club (1916). Today, every effort is made to ensure that people playing the course compete on the same course as the champions of old.

Several of the game’s greats have won USGA championships at Merion, including Charles “Chick” Evans Jr. (1916 U.S. Amateur); Bob Jones (1924 and 1930 U.S. Amateurs); Dorothy Porter (1949 U.S. Women’s Amateur); Ben Hogan, who defeated Lloyd Mangrum and George Fazio in a play-off (1950 U.S. Open); Lee Trevino, who defeated Jack Nicklaus in a play-off (1971 U.S. Open); and Justin Rose (2013 U.S. Open).

Merion is one of only three clubs in the United States to have hosted both the Walker Cup and Curtis Cup matches. The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minn., hosted the 1957 Walker Cup and 1998 Curtis Cup matches. Whilst Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y., hosted the 1997 Walker Cup and 2018 Curtis Cup matches.

Future Curtis Cup venues

2024: Sunningdale Golf Club, Berkshire, England/Dates TBD
2026: Bel-Air Country Club, Los Angeles, Calif./June 12-14
2038: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore./Dates TBD

Recent Curtis Cup results

2021: USA 12½, GB&I 7½; Conwy G.C., Conwy, Wales
2018: USA 17, GB&I 3; Quaker Ridge G.C., Scarsdale, N.Y.
2016: GB&I 11½, USA 8½; Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, Dublin, Ireland
2014: USA 13, GB&I 7; St. Louis Country Club, St. Louis, Mo.
2012: GB&I 10½, USA 9½; The Nairn Golf Club, Nairn, Scotland
2010: USA 12½, GB&I 7½; Essex County Club, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.
2008: USA 13, GB&I 7; Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland
2006: USA 11½, GB&I 6½; Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Pacific Dunes Course), Bandon, Ore.
2004: USA 10, GB&I 8; Formby Golf Club, Merseyside, England
2002: USA 11, GB&I 7; Fox Chapel Golf Club, Pittsburgh, Pa.

For all the latest information from the Curtis Cup please visit the USGA website.