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CANOE: Sweeping changes coming to curling
Will curling soon be saying so long to seconds?
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Breakout year for Manitoba skip Kerri Einarson's team
For the first time in her career Kerri Einarson is in the spotlight — and she's thriving in it. But when you curl in the province of Manitoba, home to Jennifer Jones, who's ruled the curling house winning 12 provincial titles, five world championships and Olympic gold — you have to find the timing of when to make a run. This was the year. With Jones receiving an automatic bye into the Scott Tournament of Hearts, Einarson and her team featuring third Selena Kaatz, second Liz;nbsp;Fyfe and lead Kristin MacCuish won their provincial championship. The success didn't stop there. Her team took their game to a whole new level, making an impact on the World Curling Tour this season. If there was an award for Breakout Team of the Year, Einarson's team would certainly be a nominee. “This...
CCA CURLING: MQFT with Brad Gushue
This week, John sits down with a man who has had one the best curling seasons in recent memory, coming second at the Tim Hortons Brier, hoisting three Grand Slam titles, and winning the Grand Slam Cup before the final event of the season is even played. He's been to 13 Tim Hortons Briers, won ...
CURLBC: Volunteers sought for 2017 Canadian Juniors in Victoria
The 2017 Canadian Junior Men's and Women's Curling Championships are being staged in Esquimalt - and volunteers are needed to help make the event a success A page on the Curling Canada website has been set up for volunteer sign-ups. Please visit http://www.curling.ca/2017juniors/volunteers/ now if you would like to lend a hand. The host committee, led by co-chairs Keith Dagg and Marilyn Kraeker, will be looking for approximately 200 volunteers. Marilyn Kraeker said: “We look forward to showcasing Esquimalt in this fabulous event! Just think, 28 teams of young men and women, their parents, siblings, and probably grandparents will be coming to Victoria from January 20-30, 2017. I can't think of a better way to celebrate in what is usually for most of us the longest month of the...
CURL MANITOBA: $5,000 Spirit of Sandra Scholarships
Are you a coach, parent, or competitive curler? Do you know a junior curler who is about to or already attending college or university?;nbsp; $5,000 goes a long way to helping ease the stress of balancing school with competitive curling. But the Spirit of Sandra Scholarships aren't just about the money.;nbsp; This past year's Scholars shared with us what winning the Scholarships meant to them personally: "Receiving the Sandra Schmirler Scholarship has had a huge impact on the person I am today. I have met many inspiring individuals both related to curling and those of impacted families that have experienced Newborn Intensive Care Units first hand. It's truly uplifting to hear how the Sandra Schmirler Foundation has made a difference by saving so many lives. Being a part...
PLAYDOWNS: Three Governors at Large to be elected at AGM
By Rebecca Connop Price Three new Governors at Large will be joining the Curl BC Board after elections at the AGM. Anyone who wants to run for a Governor at Large position who had not already but their name forward to the board must be supported by three curling centres. Every year at the Curl [...]
TWINE TIME: BetweenTheSheets: Champions Cup Battle Royal
The 2015/16 curling season comes to a close with the Champions Cup, a battle royal of tour winners competing for season supremacy. Full preview/predictions
CURLINGZONE: Matt Dunstone Announces New Team
2016 Canadian Junior Champion and Worlds Bronze Medalist Matt Dunstone has announced his team for the 2016/17 curling season. Dunstone will be joined by Alex Forrest at Third, Ian MacMillan at Second and Connor Njegovan.
MIKE THE CURLING GUY: John Morris returns to BC
John Morris headed back to British Columbia for 2016/17 curling season rejoining with Jim Cotter, Tyrel Griffith and Rick Sawatsky
TWO GIRLS AND A GAME: Men's World, Mixed Doubles, Players
The Girls talk about the Men's World Championship in Switzerland touching on Shuster's decision, the Mixed Doubles Nationals and Players' Championship.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Homan team upset in Grand Slam curling event quarterfinal
There's still no Players' Championship entry on the resume of Rachel Homan's curling foursome. Homan and her Ottawa-based teammates were upset in the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam of Curling event at Toronto on Saturday, giving up four stolen points in the last three ends on the way to a stunning 7-6 defeat against Kerri Einarson's squad from East St. Paul, Man. Homan, third Emma Miskew, second Joanne Courtney and lead Lisa Weagle had already clinched the $75,000 bonus as Rogers Grand Slam Cup overall women's champions after winning three consecutive events earlier in the season, but still have never won the $100,000 Players' Championship title. They led 6-2 after three ends on Saturday, and Einarson's team chipped away at their deficit with single points in the fifth, sixth and seventh ends...
THE EH GAME: YAHOO SPORTS: What to do about the broom? Top skips weigh in on curling's possible sweeping solutions
What to do about the broom? Top skips weigh in on curling's possible sweeping solutions
GAME OF STONES: Directional Sweeping days are numbered
As this season wraps up, it’s safe to say that it will go down in curling history as the one with the brush head debate, #broomgate, directional sweeping, to some people: the one where the new sweeping technique ruined curling.
CURL WITH MATH: Match Play Math
I know the Womens Worlds just finished and the men are getting underway to decide the global champion of 2016, but I want to talk about the Elite 10 and match play.Let me begin by stating I really like match play. I enjoy competing in match play golf. In fact, given my propensity to spray a drive and balloon to a triple bogey on occasion, it's always nice to pick-up your ball and move to the next hole knowing you are still in contention. I enjoy watching the WGC World Match Play (with PVR) along with the Ryder and President Cups. Suggestion for those fathers out there, a great idea to plan your vasectomy around a Ryder Cup weekend so you can nestle into a couch with a bag of pees and watch it all without interruption.When I heard of the idea to put a match play event in curling's...
NERDCURL: WMCC2016 Predictions
Phil predicts the outcome of the World Men’s Curling Championship.
COACH BILL: It's Hard Work! It's No Fun! But The Rewards Are Off The Chart!
Does this title ring a bell with those of ;nbsp;you who have follow my scribblings? If it does, you're right. Published on Nov. 5, 2013 I penned a blog of the same title to encourage curlers to learn how to practise on their own. That blog was written as an inspiration. Now, at the request of a young, very talented curler from Seattle (Ben Richardson [silver medalist at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games]), I'm going to put some meat on that bone, suggesting in more detail, how you can practise when your team and your coach are not present. The activities I will suggest are certainly not the only activities that will be useful to you. It's merely a sample but ones in which I believe.As I like to say, let's start at the very beginning with weight control, in my opinion, the most...
ANDREWJBERGMAN: Something Rotten in The State of...Curling
There’s something a little odd about the sport of curling, and I don’t mean the design of Team Norway’s pants.
CURLING HISTORY: When World Junior Curling Came to Glasgow in 1991
by Bob CowanIn 1991 these eight young curlers had just won the Scottish Junior Curling Championships and were getting ready to represent their country at the Worlds. They were (back, left-right) James Dryburgh, Fraser MacGregor, Alan MacDougall (skip), Colin Beckett, and (front) Anne Laird, Gillian Barr (skip), Claire Milne and Janice Watt. I found myself thinking of them on Sunday as the World Curling Federation's VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2016 got underway at the Taarnby Curling Club in Denmark. Back in 1991, our Scottish representatives didn't have too far to travel. The event was held in Glasgow. It took place March 9-17, 1991, at the Summit Centre. Twenty-five years ago - how time flies! Sadly the Summit Centre is no more. The rink had a short life, opening...
THE CURLING SHOW: Brad Jacobs as the Tim Hortons Brier nears.
He's got a gold medal, a Brier title, and opinions. So Brad Jacobs makes a great guest and this is an interview I think you'll really enjoy. Of course, there's brushing talk during this interview. And if you want more tips and insight, go ahead and buy Brush Like a Badass? And if your club wants to host a Brush Like a Badass clinic, send an email to dgemmell@thecurlingshow.com and let's see if we can work something out. I'd be happy to share some of the honest feedback from people who have participated in the clinics this year. My debut novel, Escaping Teddy, is also available. Which is both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. While it has some small references to my favorite sport, it's most definitely not a curling book. It's a bit dark but if you like stories about flawed friendships...
JILL'S HOUSE: Grief
I put my head down and swept as hard and as fast as I could. I knew the rock was light. My eyes were half closed and I swept that rock until it stopped.
FLYING V: 2016 Brier Preview
A hopefully informative look into the 2016 Brier in Ottawa,Ontario.
YORK URBANIST: Corn Broom - Curling Fallback
NOW, WHERE DO WE STAND ON CORN BROOMS? lawsuits....manufacturing...inserts...
FROM THE HACK: Interview with Katherine Henderson
From The Hack’s exclusive interview with Katherine Henderson, the new CEO of Curling Canada
THE SCOTCH: The Nationals Continued...
The Scotch has learned that this lively and robust crowd includes the Tim Tebow Fan Club and the remaining supporters of former Florida Governor/ presidential hopeful Jeb Bush.
BELFRY CURLING: Dip into Tankard spare pool is rare.. really
THE CURLING LOBBY: What's your Brier Prediction?
Don Landry of Yahoo Sports wrote a great preview of the Tim Hortons Brier today and we'd love to hear your thoughts on his choices and your own predictions!https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/eh-game/brier-2015--contenders--challengers-and-long-shots-184308457.htmlTell his bosses at Yahoo that curling matters by posting them to his blog. Click on the link above, read and/or scroll down to the View Comments link and VERY IMPORTANT, post something in the comments section!Something positive about the Brier, about curling that may show Yahoo that they should be investing more into our great sport!Sharing is caring!
BEHIND THE GLASS: Some Reflections on the Scottish Curling Championships
Sadly, I was only able to make the Saturday sessions.;nbsp; See travelling on business?;nbsp; Nightmare!;nbsp; Anyhow, up we went to Perth, there to watch things and dream of times past.I don't know about anyone else, but I always find it very difficult to support one team.;nbsp; It was easier in olden times when teams represented ice rinks and comprised typically local players.;nbsp; The Torrance rink was from Hamilton and the Hay rink from Perth; if the skips name was Adam or Horton, chances were that they were from Glasgow and the Hendersons were Aberdeen born and bred.;nbsp; So, if you went to Dundee or Perth or Kirkcaldy, there to watch the Scottish Championship finals in February, you had "your" team.Now - it's a nightmare!;nbsp; Four of us decided to sit in the bleachers...
BOB WEEKS ON CURLING: Menard's column rubs one athlete the wrong way
Jean-Michel Menard's guest blog the other day has seemingly rubbed at least one fellow athlete the wrong way. Speedskater Ivanie Blondin sent out a Tweet saying that she felt he was acting a bit spoiled.Feeling embarrassed for this guy. I'd count myself extremely lucky to be treated half as good as how he is treated http://t.co/mztiwkzzmuâ€;quot; Ivanie Blondin (@IvanieB) April 2, 2015Menard said that he was bothered by the constant erosion of perks and accessibility given to the curlers at the Brier. Of course everything is relative. If you haven't had any of that stuff, you don't know what you're missing. And certainly most other athletes don't get treated as the men curlers do at the Brier. Even the women at the Scotties never had it quite as good as the men....
BURNED STONE: Nova Scotia headed in right direction
After many years of complaining about poorly run Provincial Championships and poor runs at the Scotties and Brier, the Nova Scotia Curling Association has finally listened to its Elite Curlers and have stepped in the right direction for this year’s display of the NS Tankard and NS Scotties.
FULL GRANITE JACKET: 2016 US Curling Championship Challenge Round Results
It was really too bad that this qualifier spiel didn't have any coverage other than online webscores, but let's run through our five winners nonetheless:(1) Brady Clark, Greg Persinger, Colin Hufman, Phil Tilker: No surprise here. They did play three close games (and were close to dropping the first one) but a 3-0 run got them into Jacksonville.(3) Todd Birr, Doug Pottinger, John Benton Tom O'Connor, : Based on the scores this was the best team in Madison this weekend, winning all their games by at least five points.(5) Brandon Corbett, Derek Corbett, Paul Lyttle, Jared Wydysh: They had a chance at winning the A-Qualifier against Clark, but got in through the B-Qualifier against Hunter Clawson. This team just keeps showing up in all the good places.(7) Alex Leichter, Martin...
CURLINGPIX: 2015-2016 Curling Season Photos by Rich Harmer
Hello everyone. ;nbsp;This year has been busy with a new 'regular' job for me. ;nbsp;Over the summer I was at the Arena Nationals in Cedar Rapids. ;nbsp;You can see the pictures here:;nbsp;http://www.rhphoto.net/arenanatsIn the fall I was at the St Paul Cash Spiel. ;nbsp;The pictures aren't totally done yet. ;nbsp;You can see the pictures which are done here:;nbsp;http://www.rhphoto.net/stpaulcash2015I shot the Junior Olympic Trials Finals in Blaine this fall. ;nbsp;This photo set is pretty much done. You can see the pictures here:;nbsp;http://www.rhphoto.net/p713273371 The events I'm scheduled to shoot coming up are: ;nbsp;US Open of Curling 2016 in Blaine, Mixed Nationals 2016 in Blaine, US Junior Nationals 2016 (playoffs) in Wilmar, ;nbsp;and US Nationals in Jacksonville,...
AROUND THE HOUSE PODCAST: Curling Brooms and Stephen Colbert
Jordan, Gerry and Kevin bring you up to date on broom technology and the media buzz around it.  Gerry shares his thoughts following a taped appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The panel discuss the physics of curling, debating what impact sweeping should have on shot-making.  Talk then turns to recent events including the success of Team Gushue and how Rachel Homan might fare playing on the mens side of a Grand Slam.
WHEELCHAIR CURLING: WWW.WCBLOG2.COM
We have developed a NEW website for the blog 2.You will still have everything you like including the ability for you to submit comments.We would like to thank you for using this site to tell your stories and submit your ideas!As the sport grows so do we! We hope you like our new site!www.wcblog2.com
GRASSROOTS CURLING: Five things I learned from hanging out with Team Glenn Howard
The Team Glenn Howard Fantasy Curling Camp wrapped up at the Guelph Curling Club on Sunday afternoon, ending three days of - of - of what? Learning, laughing, and a fair bit of pain (delivery, after delivery, after delivery....!) Moments of illumination, moments (long ones!) of frustration. Good times with new friends. Lots of failure. A few successes. And a long list of "Things I'm going to do
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