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SPORTSNET: GSOC Players' Live: Martin meets McEwen
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Kevin Martin takes on Mike McEwen in the semifinals of the Players' Championship on Saturday. Martin announced on Friday night he will retire following the season-ending Grand Slam of Curling event. McEwen scored a deuce in the third end to take a 3-2 lead. In the other men's semifinal match, Brad Gushue and Brad Jacobs are tied 2-2 after three ends. Over in the women's division, Rachel Homan stole singles in the first two ends to grab a 2-0 lead against Silvana Tirinzoni. Margaretha Sigfridsson leads 3-2 after the three ends versus Jennifer Jones in a rematch of the Sochi Olympics gold-medal game.
THE CURLING SHOW: Kaitlyn Lawes, playing Third for Team Canada at the Sochi Games.
She's been on the ice since she was a five-year-old and in the spotlight since her days as a top junior skip. I talked to Kaitlyn back in December, shortly after her team had earned the right to be Team Canada at the Sochi Games. Even if you don't curl like an Olympian, there's no reason you shouldn't look like you really know what you're doing. Give your team the trappings of the best with Runback curling apparel â€;quot; go to Runback and find custom curling apparel for your squad. Just Run It.
GOLDLINE CURLING: Goldline End of Season Sale up to 75% off!
Goldline End of Season Sale up to 75% off! For some merchandise, we have very limited quantities and sizes available. No rain checks will be provided so shop early to avoid disappointment!
BOB WEEKS ON CURLING: Kevin Martin's legacy: easily one of the best
Now that Kevin Martin has announced his retirement, it's fair to look back at his career and wonder where he fits among the greats and what his legacy will be. I was lucky in that K-Mart's time on the ice more or less paralleled by years at the Globe and so I spent a lot of time interviewing him. I don't think our reporter-athlete relationship started off all that great. I found him to be a bit arrogant and he felt I was biased against him. As time went on we both matured at our skills and developed a good relationship. He jokingly called me his favourite fiction writer, something he'll still bring up to this day. On the ice, I think K-Mart is easily among the best of his generation and probably of all time. Four Brier titles, two Olympic medals and a world championship...
CANOE: Three-time Brier champ Kevin Martin retires
Kevin Martin was the kind of guy who marched to his own drummer.
THE CURLING NEWS BLOG: Morris announces curling sabbatical – perhaps
No Mo Johnny... unless... John Morris has spoken. The finalist from both the Brier and the Canadian Olympic Trials has issued a statement today on his immediate curling future, and here it is: This ad appears in our April issue After a lot of thought and deliberation, I have decided to take a step back from the game of curling next year. I had the tremendous pleasure of playing with three great, genuine teammates in Jim Cotter, Tyrel Griffith and Rick Sawatsky as we made it farther than I think anyone would have predicted for a team playing its first year together. You were all amazing, as was our coach, Pat Ryan, and our alternates Jody Epp and Jason Gunnlaugson. I am extremely proud of our squad for what we accomplished, and would like to thank my guys for helping me recover my passion and...
BELFRY CURLING: K-W Granite skip advances to senior men's Canadian championship
CURLING HISTORY: Curling Connections
The Dumfries Museum was founded in 1835 as an astronomical observatory and museum in a stone windmill built about 1790 on Corberry Hill. A Camera Obscura in the tower is still a popular attraction. The main hall of the museum was built in 1862 and houses collections from all over Dumfries and Galloway.The museum is worth a visit at any time, but from today until June 15, there is a special exhibition, 'Curling Connections', celebrating that Dumfries Ice Bowl is the venue for the World Seniors and the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships. The exhibition examines the social importance of curling and reveals the contribution to the development of the sport made by the people of Dumfries and Galloway.As well as local items, some of the rarest artifacts from the history of the sport...
CCA CURLING: Historical Video: 2002 Cdn Sr Women’s Championship Final – AB (Simone Handfield) vs ON (Anne Dun
The 2002 Canadian Senior Women's Championship final featuring Alberta's Simone Handfield vs Ontario's Anne Dunn played on Feb. 10, 2002 in St. Thomas, Ontario.
FULL GRANITE JACKET: The 2016 USA curling championships will be in Jacksonville
Yep, there it is on the USCA website. We're going to have a curling championship in Florida. This is apparently something they've been working on for a few years, trying to get some niche interests into the region.Currently there are zero active curling clubs in Florida â€;quot; the closest one is Atlanta â€;quot; but there used to be one in the Tampa area. This is certainly part of their attempt to expand curling interest into states with pretty super awesome winters, such as the Continental Cup in Las Vegas and the clinic in Hawaii last year. They haven't announced the facility but it'll probably be the Jacksonville Ice ;amp; SportsPlex, and with any luck they can also start a recreational curling club there, similar to what Kalamazoo did â€;quot; they founded a club in 2008 and hosting...
PLAYDOWNS: Pacific International Cup starts today
The 15th annual Pacific International Cup gets started at the Richmond Curling Centre today (April 16). The ;'PIC;rdquo; is a unique and popular curling event which has as its mission to promote club curling within and outside of British Columbia. It is the only event which provides club curlers with international competition, while exchanging ideas, ideals and promoting the sport of curling. Since it began in 2000, club curlers from 21 different countries, territories, provinces and states have participated in the Pacific International Cup. In B.C. and most other jurisdictions facilities identify their best men's and women's club teams, who then play in qualifying events such as the BC Club Challenge to play in the PIC. This year's competition will include men's and women's teams from Alaska,...
COACH BILL: Proceed With Caution
It's not only that time of year, it's that time in the Olympic quadrennial and when it happens with the most high profile teams, it gets played out in the media for all to see. Of course I'm taking about player personnel changes.But, to be quite frank, I'm not that concerned about the elite teams and what they do re. player changes, they're big boys and girls so I'll defer to their experience in matters like this. No, this is directed at you, the serious recreational curler who might be contemplating a change in team personnel.What follows are my thoughts on this most important issue but permit me one observation on what's happening literally as I publish this post. I'll not delve into the specifics of the teams who have announced changes although I will...
CURL WITH MATH: ATH, 03/27/14: Between Two Worlds
Jordan is joined by Gerry and Kevin just after the Women's Worlds and before the start of the Men's World Championships.;nbsp; They discuss Rachel Homan's surprising loss and the process of World and Olympic qualification in Switzerland and other countries.;nbsp; They cover some of the changes and challenges in USA Curling. Note: Due to technical difficulties the podcast was cut short and discussion on team rumors and Brier relegation were lost.;nbsp; The boys hope to be back next week with those topics and more.Check out this episode!
VIEW FROM THE HACK: Weekend Roundup 4-6 April
I can only apologise for the lack of content of late – things are busy just now despite the season coming to a close. My last post was heading into the final weekend of the World Men's and I was on my way to Elgin to play in the Moray International. This weekend, I am south of the border to attend the English Curling Association's AGM so I will try and keep you updated where I can. Anyway, back to last weekend. The World Men's Curling Championship came to an end in Beijing, China on Sunday and here are some pictures of the medal winners: 2014 World Men's Curling Champions – Norway (L-R): Thomas Ulsrud (Skip), Torger NergÃ¥rd (Third), Christoffer Svae (Second), HÃ¥vard Vad Petersson (Lead), Markus Snøve Høiberg (Alternate), PÃ¥l Trulsen (Coach) Norway saw off Sweden in...
BEHIND THE GLASS: In Defence of the Scottish
Actually, it all started with a miss by one of the five against the other four.;nbsp; Otherwise the four would never have become five and, I suspect, we would have had a different team at the recent Winter Olympics.;nbsp; Confused?;nbsp; Let me explain.It is February 2011 at Perth ice rink and the Scottish Championship is approaching its denouement.;nbsp; In the semi-final, Tom Brewster is skipping a team of young hopefuls - a couple of whom wore the same kind of scars as their more experienced skip had in abundance.;nbsp; Both Greg Drummond and Michael Goodfellow had recently aged out without winning the Scottish Junior Championship.;nbsp; Their last chance had been against the Ally Fraser team, with Greg's brother, Kerr at lead.;nbsp; Anyhow.;nbsp; Back to the semi-final; Tom and company...
CURLINGPIX: An Olympic Evening Planned at Four Seasons Curling Club
We have an awesome evening planned on Friday April 25th. 2010 Olympian and NBC Broadcaster for the 2014 Olympics John Benton, 2006 and 2014 Olympian Jessica Schultz and Olympic Photographer Rich Harmer will be recounting our 2014 Olympic experiences at the Four Seasons Curling Club Friday April 25th.  The evening will begin at 5pm and [...]
GRASSROOTS CURLING: CurlingGeek is for curling geeks - I mean, fans - anywhere
So, there I am at the Capital One Road to the Roar - the Canadian Olympic Pre-Trials - in Kitchener this past week, watching Draws 1-18 until I think even I have the tricky ice on Sheet E figured out... I'm writing a game summary to go on the CCA website (yes, this is my day job) and get distracted by a question/phone call/great shot on another sheet. When I look back, there's Gushue's teaming
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Chelsea Carey moves to Alberta; teams up with Laura Crocker
Manitoba skip Chelsea Carey takes a shot during her semifinal loss to Alberta's Val Sweeting at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian womens' curling championship on Feb. 8, 2014, in Montreal.Move over Alberta champion Val Sweeting. Step aside 2012 Canadian champ Heather Nedohin. The province just got a little more crowded for the elite women's curling teams with Chelsea Carey moving to Edmonton. Calgary's Cheryl Bernard and Shannon Kleibrink have won Olympic medals. Two-time provincial champ Renee Sonnenberg of Grande Prairie is always a contender....
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Skipping Out, Skipping Off On An Olympic Journey
Bryan Cochrane uses a whistle to signal to his sweepers during the 2014 Ontario men's curling championship at Smiths Falls. The Ontario men's curling championship ended with a semifinal loss for the City View Curling Club team of Bryan Cochrane, Mat Camm, Brad Kidd and Jason Camm. What comes next remains to be seen, but it seems as likely as not that the 56-year-old Cochrane will “retire” from competitive curling, which would allow 23-year-old Mat Camm to move back to skip with his own...
MIKE THE CURLING GUY: Dear Santa - Don't put me on the naughty curler list
Dear Santa;Once again, I am writing to you with a set of wishes for Christmas for me and some of my fellow curlers. I realize that I was on the "naughty" list last year, which explains the autographed Wayne Middaugh shirt I found under the tree. Unfortunately I have not been able to find a good home for it on eBay yet, but I am still trying. I feel that I have been particularly nice this year; my broom slamming and throwing was limited to but a few thoroughly justifiable occasions (I think even Mrs. Claus would have whammed something if her draw had stopped an inch short of shot in an extra end); hardly enough to warrant inclusion on the infamous "naughty curler" list.So here are some gift suggestions:;nbsp;- For Mark Dacey; a postcard from Charlevoix - saying: Come Back...
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