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CANOE: Jacobs tied at Canada Cup
Brad Jacobs is inching closer to getting a chance to defend the Olympic gold medal he won two years ago in Sochi, Russia.
SPORTSNET: Three teams sit atop standings at Canada Cup
BRANDON, Man. — It's starting to become a little crowded at the top of the Canada Cup men's standings. Reid Carruthers, 2014 Olympic champion Brad Jacobs, and Brad Gushue's team from St. John's, N.L., are all 3-1 through round-robin play after two days of competition at the curling tournament. Carruthers capped a good day by edging Mike McEwen 4-3 in a battle of Winnipeg teams Thursday evening. In the afternoon, his squad of third Braeden Moskowy, Derek Samagalski, second Colin Hodgson and coach Dan Carey beat Calgary's Kevin Koe 7-6. "After Day 2 we've put ourselves in a good spot," said Carruthers. "We control our fate, we don't have to hope for teams to do this and that to get us in. So even if we split the games (Friday) we have a chance at least at a tiebreaker....
CURLBC: Save the date! BC Club Challenge events announced
The BC Club Challenge will again be running in BC this season, with the best teams from each gender going to next year's Travelers Curling Club Championship. After years of being run by a committee separate from Curl BC, the BC Club Challenge is now being run by Curl BC. The provincial event will remain at the Richmond Curling Centre, with regional qualification events being held across the province. For more information, please visit the official BC Club Challenge website. Regional qualifiers will be held for the Kootenays in Nelson from Feb 25-26, 2017, for the Thompson/Okanagan in Winfield, March 3-5, 2017, for the Island North in Comox from March 10-12, 2017, for the Island South in Lake Cowichan (Cowichan Rocks) March 10-12, 2017, for the North in Quesnel March 17-19, 2017 and for...
CURLING CANADA: Three-way tie for first at Home Hardware Canada Cup
BRANDON - It's getting a little crowded at the top, except maybe underneath Reid Carruthers' cap, where the occupants are shedding. Carruthers, 2014 Olympic champion Brad Jacobs and Brad Gushue's team from St. John's, Nfld., are all 3-1 to lead the men's round-robin standings after two days at the 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by ...
WINNIPEG SUN:  Manitoba women off to good start at Canada Cup
It was a great start for Manitoba women's rinks on opening day of the Canada Cup in Brandon.
TWINE TIME: Pressure on for PyeongChang
A Roar of the Rings Olympic Trials spot is on the line in Brandon at the Canada Cup. Full men's & women's preview & predictions
BRITISH CURLING: Raising the Roof on the National Curling Centre
Raising the Roof on the National Curling CentreThe construction of Scotland;'s National Curling Centre, at Stirling;'s Sports Village, is well underway, with the roof being raised this week. The Centre, a multi-million pound partnership investment from Stirling Council and Scotland;'s national agency for sport, sportscotland, will significantly enhance curling facilities for both performance athletes and community use. ;nbsp;It will boost the sport in Scotland and further improve the Stirling Sports Village, capitalising on the upsurge of interest in curling following Team GB;'s success at the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi. Stirling Council;'s Community and Regeneration Convenor Cllr Corrie McChord said: ;'We're very pleased with the progress of the Curling Centre;'s...
FLYING V: Curling Canada Club Curler corruption
e premise of this article is to vocalize my disdain for the current format, not necessarily the structure for which the bonspiel is set up but more precisely the flawed qualification process that has been implemented to secure a spot in this event.
CURLINGZONE: Steps to Success
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FROM THE HACK: Week 15 Recap
A recap of Week 15 and a preview of Week 16 action in the world of curling.
CURL WITH MATH: Episode 3 - Art Lobel
Art Lobel was born near Virden, Manitoba, then started curling as a teenager in Winnipeg...except he wasn't very good. ;nbsp;He was actually more skilled at target shooting. ;nbsp;Eventually Art made his way to Quebec and his curling improved. Quite a bit in fact. ;nbsp;Art qualified for the Canadian Mixed, then appeared in 5 Briers for Quebec, first with Bill Kent (originally from Virden) and later with Jim Ursel, who hailed from the same Winnipeg high school Art had attended.;nbsp; Along with their front end of Don Aitken and Brain Ross, they would win the Brier in 1977, held in the Velodrome in Montreal.;nbsp; Soon after, Art made his way to Ontario, where he would go on to appear in six Canadian Senior Championships, winning three. ;nbsp;He tacked on a couple of Canadian Masters (60+)...
Art Lobel was born near Virden, Manitoba, then started curling as a teenager in Winnipeg...except he wasn't very good.  He was actually more skilled at target shooting.  Eventually Art made his way to Quebec and his curling improved. Quite a bit in fact.  Art qualified for the Canadian Mixed, then appeared in 5 Briers for Quebec, first with Bill Kent (originally from Virden) and later with Jim Ursel, who hailed from the same Winnipeg high school Art had attended.  Along with their front end of Don Aitken and Brain Ross, they would win the Brier in 1977, held in the Velodrome in Montreal.  Jim moved back to Winnipeg and Art made his way to Ontario, where he would go on to appear in six Canadian Senior Championships, winning three.  He tacked on a couple of Canadian Masters...
CURLING HISTORY: More than a new book - it's a celebration of curling
Review by Bob CowanThe World Curling Federation had its origins with the international committee of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club back in 1966. This soon became the International Curling Federation, and then the World Curling Federation. To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary this year, the organisation commissioned a book, and that has now been published. Fifty Years of the World Curling Federation: A Celebration is a wonderful photo essay. It is a celebration, not just of the WCF, but of curling, and illustrates brilliantly how the sport has changed over such a short period.Fifty years covers my own involvement in curling. In the mid-1960s, curling was already a huge part of my life. But as a student, I had little interest in 'curling politics'. However, I had the opportunity...
THE ROCK STOPS HERE: Cranbrook Part 2-Why the Slams Are Bad
Before even leaving for Cranbrook I could have, for lack of a better term, slammed the Slams. But I wanted to wait. I wanted to experience the whole thing firsthand from the perspective of a participant. Witness for myself the sparse crowd, made for TV event owned not by our tour, but by a television network
ONTARIO CURLING COUNCIL: Upcoming OCC Webinars for Coaches and Curlers!
The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) and its members, the Ontario Curling Association and the Northern Ontario Curling Association have collaborated and will jointly host the OCC webinar series for coach and athlete development. Certified Coaches  and athletes alike will be able to learn from some of the games most qualified subject matter experts on a variety of topics.  The OCC is aiming to "fill" the season with meaningful learning opportunities for coaches and curlers to access.  Certified coaches will earn valuable professional development credits towards their Maintenance of Certification. Our first webinar was a huge success!  We're excited to tell you about the next few that are coming up... NOTE:  Registration will close 24 hours before the event, log in...
CURL MANITOBA: Canola Junior Men's and Women's Berth Bonspiels
CurlManitoba is hosting the Canola Junior Men's and Women's Berth Bonspiels at the Swan River Curling Club this weekend, November 27-29, 2016. Two berths will be awarded for both Junior Women and Junior Men. Berth winners will earn to right to compete at the 2017 Canola Junior Provincial Championships held at the Pembina Curling Club and St Vital Curling Club January 1-6. Top 5 Seeds for Junior Women1) Team Lamb2) Team Walter3) Team (Brooke) Friesen4) Team (Alex) Friesen5) Team Baker Click Here for Junior Women's Live Results;nbsp; Top 5 Seeds for Junior Men1) Team Radford2) Team Walter3) Team Oryniak4) Team Vachon5) Team Stykalo Click Here for Junior Men's Live Results
BLOG:  Review: Curling – Steps To Success
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TWO GIRLS AND A GAME: Cranbook wrap-up
In this episode the girls discuss the results of the Tour Challenge in Cranbrook BC, Colleen Jones’ induction to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, coaching styles, and “Morning Classes” at the Brier! Enjoy!
I love a curling road trip. Every serious curling team at one point needs to get in a car and drive more than 6 hours to play in a spiel against teams from a different part of the country.
STONECAST: Ep. 17 - Scott Clasen
Kristefor and Scott Clasen, manager of the St. Paul Curling Club, pull up during Saturday Juniors at the St. Paul Curling Club. Jordan is absent this episode, as he takes paternity leave to care for Stella (1:22). We hit the mailbag (2:00); unveil our first ever sponsor, Once Upon a Crime Mystery Bookstore (4:34); Scott gives us an update on the Tuesday work crew accomplishments at the club (5:00); discussion of the Oakville Curling Club and the Lefty Spiel(8:00); then a discussion of the tri-spiel and short end curling (9:20). Ruby joins the podcast (11:52) and Scott discusses the Clasen boys curling pedigree (13:00) and their competitive junior team (18:04). We wade into various USCA topics (19:41); talk about speed skating (25:20); the Puerto Rico curling team (27:37); and conclude...
THE EH GAME: YAHOO SPORTS: Grand Slam of Curling: King Niklas wins again, Sweeting scrambles back
Grand Slam of Curling: King Niklas wins again, Sweeting scrambles back
KARWACKI: Q&A with Jill Officer
Jill Officer is a Canadian curler from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is a 5-time Scotties Tournament of Hearts Champion, 2008 World Champion, and 2014 Olympic gold medallist. Check out my interview with her below!
PLAYDOWNS: BC teams will be on home soil for Travelers
By Rebecca Connop Price The two teams representing BC at the Travelers Curling Club Championships next month will be on home soil. The Kelowna Curling Club will host the 14 men's teams and 14 women's teams competing in the national championships. Both BC teams hail from the North Island after the region swept the BC [...]
JILL'S HOUSE: Participation Medals
What do participation medals teach our children?
BELFRY CURLING: Laurier’s CIS title throws wrench into 2016-17 season
NERDCURL: NerdCurl - Make A Rule Change
The NFL changed the extra point in 2015. What if curling did something similar?
THE CURLING SHOW: Matt Dunstone, two-time Canadian Junior champ now finding his way on the World Curling Tour.
I've thought it would be interesting to talk to this guy ever since I saw this photo of his reaction when he won the 2013 Canadian Juniors. One of the best curling pics ever, but I'm a sucker for a genuine, spontaneous burst of emotion. Revisions to Brush Like a Badass are imminent. Not substantial, but there will a few tweaks made in light of the equipment rules established by the World Curling Federation. And if your club wants to host a Brush Like a Badass clinic, send an email to 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. It sounds immodest but the clinic seems to be truly appreciated by the people who take it. My debut novel, Escaping...
GOLDLINE: The Brushing Controversy
Never in that period of time have I witnessed the tumult in the sport that we have seen in the past few years. In the eye of this tornado has been the pads we curlers use on our brushes.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Lethbridge skip turns thief to take HDF Insurance Shoot-Out
Casey Scheidegger has won a provincial junior championship and has been competing on the World Curling Tour for over a decade, but on Sunday afternoon she captured the biggest win of her career. Lethbridge-based Scheidegger came through with a stunning 6-5 upset victory over Scotland's Eve Muirhead to capture the 2016 HDF Insurance Shoot-Out at the Saville Community Sports Centre. “This is definitely the biggest win of my career,” said Scheidegger. “We were down by the fourth, and we just said, ‘Let's try to make a game of it, and if we can keep it close at the end, we may have a chance.' We just stayed positive.” Playing Muirhead for the first time in her career, Scheidegger fell behind big early. Muirhead came out aggressively in the opening end and got her deuce,...
ROARING GAME: Team Smith triumph at Oakville OCT Fall Classic
Team Smith claimed the Oakville OCT Fall Classic men’s title and $3,000 prize money by defeating Team McCormick of the USA 7-2 in the final.
FULL GRANITE JACKET: 2018 Olympic curling women’s team predictions
Just for fun, since the Summer Olympics are over and life is all about finding something to fill the void.Here's the qualification table. So far only Korea is qualified as the host nation.Canada - Rachel Homan - They were on the cusp of making it to Sochi, but as fate turned out it was actually Jennifer Jones' turn to represent Canada on the podium. This is a hard one to gauge, as I could also see Jones could repeat as the country, or Chelsea Carey or Val Sweeting or someone else having a hot run at the Roar to wear the maple leaf. Homan's the best on paper in any given tournament. Little has changed this century: politics are better, phones keep improving, and Canada will be the curling gold medal favorite.Korea - EunJung Kim - The host nation's top ranked team is #11....
I wanted to have a forum to discuss minor notes from in and around the curling world. Short House will do that for me, from time to time when I have quick thoughts about goings on you can find them here. Often it is a tall task for me to keep my writing brief but I will try.Sweeping Summit releaseThis past week the World Curling Federation released a statement updating the process of the Sweeping Summit that was held in Kemptville earlier this spring. The statement outlines initial findings and recommendations.As is the norm with the current "instant information" world that we live in, many are craving the full NRC results and data. Patience is not a virtue that sports fans let alone curling fans hold. Although we all would have loved the information to be released in real time in...
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Brush-head testing in Kemptville key to future of curling
Say you're a curling brush. Do you have a future in the sport? You may not know that today, but you should know by September, when World Curling Federation members meeting in Stockholm are expected to vote on rules based on data being collected during this week's “Sweeping Summit” in Kemptville, just south of Ottawa. Some brands will receive the thumbs-up, but others undoubtedly will fall short of approval. Their fate lies to a large extent in the hands of 11 of the world's best curlers and National Research Council experts;nbsp;who are using laser technology and even a “robot” rock-thrower to measure the impact of more than 50 different brushes on the path of rocks as they slide down the ice. Participating athletes on Wednesday sounded a chorus of support for not only...
GAME OF STONES: What's going on at the Sweeping Summit?
DISCLAIMER! – I sometimes work for Curling Canada, but have little to no idea what’s going on at the Summit. I’m not at all involved in it. These are my musings, thoughts, and opinions. There is nothing official about any of this… Cheers – Brian Chick Hey… you know what we haven’t talked about lately? SWEEPING! Of course, this year’s buzz topic has already been beaten into the ground. We’ve seen a million articles (some of which I wrote), blog posts, videos, and heard a million more anecdotes about what is possible with brush X vs. what you can do with brush Y. There were about 143 different rule changes, depending on which level(s) of competition you played, and endless debates about what sweeping can do, should do, shouldn’t do, and what “they” – the associations – should...
COACH BILL: From Behind That Pane In The Glass
As you can see by the title, what follows is my two cents on what arguably is the hotest topic in the curling world, brushing! And, once again borrowing a line from one of my favourite movies, "The Sound of Music", let's "start at the very beginning"!But even before returning to yesteryear, I want to put on my "Conan the Grammarian" hat in stating that for the purpose of this blog, I'm drawing the distinction between sweeping ;amp; brushing as well as broom versus brush. Note to sport governing bodies, we no longer sweep with a broom (and have not done so for quite some time). We brush with, ahem, a brush! To use the terms "sweep" and "broom" is embarrassing! We should know better! With that off my chest, let's return to those...
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.
YORK URBANIST: Corn Broom - Curling Fallback
NOW, WHERE DO WE STAND ON CORN BROOMS? lawsuits....manufacturing...inserts...
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.
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! 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 treatedâ€;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.
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; 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; 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; 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,...
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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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