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BURNED STONE: Participation in Newfoundland Tankard To Sky Rocket in 2018
TWINE TIME: BetweenTheSheets w/ J.D. Lind
Curl in Canada, Coach in Japan. #TwineTime talks w/ Team Japan national coach, AB-born J.D. Lind about #growthesport, PyeongChang & Britney Spears?
BLOG: DEADSPIN: Russians Lure Curling Circuit
The competitive curling-circuit season typically runs from September to April, but officially, the 2017-18 season began over the weekend with what stands to be the largest purse, men’s or women’s, in any curling event. In Siberia.
SPORTSNET: 8 Ends: Homan, Jacobs sharp to the finish at GSOC Champions Cup
CALGARY — The 2016-17 Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling season went out with a bang at the Humpty's Champions Cup. With nothing but a four-month summer break ahead, the world's best emptied their arsenal during the year-ending tournament at WinSport Arena. Amidst a snowboarding halfpipe, bobsleigh track and skip jumps, Canada Olympic Park provided the perfect backdrop to cap the season and provide a bit of the atmosphere teams will be looking to replicate with the 2018 Winter Games on the horizon. Ottawa's Rachel Homan needed to make a raise for two with the last rock of the women's final to edge Sweden's Anna Hasselborg 5-4 and Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., outduelled Calgary's own Kevin Koe 6-2 to take the men's title in a heavyweight...
BRITISH CURLING: British Curling Investment Policies 2017
British Curling Investment Policies 2017Please find below links to the British Curling Investment Policies 2017. British Curling Women's Investment Policy 2017 British Culring Men's Investment Policy 2017;nbsp; This feed was drawn from the British Curling website
PLAYDOWNS: Curl BC announced 2017 award winners
By Rebecca Connop Price The first junior men's curling team to win gold at the national level since 2000 is among the athletes and volunteers who will be honoured at an awards ceremony in June. Team Tardi, featuring Tyler Tardi, Sterling Middleton, Jordan Tardi, Nicholas Meister and coach Paul Tardi, represented Canada at the 2017 [...]
CURLING HISTORY: The Wanlockhead School Curling Club
In 1908, the Wanlockhead village school received a letter from the Reverend John Kerr. The Royal Caledonian Curling Club chaplain wanted to know about the school curling club. John Edmond, the schoolmaster, organised for photographs to be taken, and an article about the club duly appeared in the Royal Caledonian Curling Club Annual;nbsp;for 1908-09, accompanied by the image above.Here's the story of school curling at Wanlockhead.One of the many attractions of the Museum of Lead Mining in Wanlockhead village, Dumfries and Galloway, is the Miners' Subscription Library, established on November 1, 1756.The library holds the minute books of the Wanlockhead Ice Curling Society, founded in 1777. Not so old, but certainly as important, is the minute book of the Wanlockhead School Curling...
CURLBC: Curl BC announces 2017 award winners
The first BC junior men's curling team to win gold at the national level since 2000 is among the athletes and volunteers who will be honoured at an awards ceremony in June. Team Tardi, featuring Tyler Tardi, Sterling Middleton, Jordan Tardi, Nicholas Meister and coach Paul Tardi, represented Canada at the 2017 World Junior Curling Championships in South Korea. They just missed out on a medal at the world level because of a tiebreaker that didn't go their way. The team has won the Curl BC 2017 Team of the Year Award. Skip Tyler and third Sterling have also been named the joint 2017 Junior Male Athlete of the Year. In addition to their success at the Junior (U21) level the two curlers won a bronze medal (alongside Victoria curlers Derek Chandler and Scott Gray) at the inaugural Canadian...
WINNIPEG SUN:  Curling appears to be catching on in Las Vegas
Jon Killoran will never forget his first conversation about curling with the staff at the Orleans Hotel ; Casino in Las Vegas.
CURL MANITOBA: Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame Induction Highlights
Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame Induction Highlights Photos Available If you missed this year;'s Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame Induction Banquet last weekend, or if you were there and would like to remember the event, the photo highlights are now available here at curlmanitoba.org. Click here for photos
THE ROCK STOPS HERE: What is Curl BC Doing? Part Two
Welcome back patient reader. Before we continue a small correction; I mentioned that I sent Shannon 5 questions when in fact it was only 4. My bad. I was dealing with a wonky hot water tank during the blog editing process and missed that. My thanks to Shannon for taking the time to reply to my email and give her responses to the 4 questions. As promised, her answers are presented here unedited for you to read and consider yourselves-although you will see rebuttals from me to the things she mentions.
CURLING CANADA: Career Opportunity: Contract General/Operations Manager, Duncan Curling Club, Vancouver Island
The Duncan Curling Club operating out of the Glen Harper Curling Centre located on Vancouver Island is looking for a full year contractor to handle General Management and Operations requirements for the five-sheet curling centre. The Manager will expand the leagues, membership and generate additional income through club and facility promotion. The Manager will administer ...
TWO GIRLS AND A GAME: End of Year Wrap Up
In this episode the girls wrap up the season recapping the World Mixed Doubles, Champions Cup and World Seniors.  They give out "awards" for a variety of curling related topics: best shot, breakout team, memorable moment, team to watch for next season, best coaching, most improved player, biggest breakup, player of the year and more!  We give our take on the Mean Tweets that were read by the curlers on the Sheet Show.  Lastly, we look back on our second year of the podcast and relive some of our favourite memories. (should mention that when we discuss three ways, we are referring to three way interviews!)
FROM THE HACK: Weekly Curling Report
This week we recap the World Mixed Doubles, World Seniors and the Humpty's Champions Cup. We also interview Brad Jacobs (Champions Cup), Jeff Stoughton (World Mixed Doubles), Colleen Jones (World Seniors) and Logan Gray (European season).
CANOE: Brad Jacobs, Rachel Homan finish off season in style
One win out of three tries wasn't exactly an appealing average for Brad Jacobs.
ONTARIO CURLING COUNCIL: OCC seeks Nominations for Independent Councillor (Board)
The Ontario Curling Council is seeking nominations to fill one Independent Councillor position on its Board of Directors (Council).  The Independent Councillor will be elected at the OCC's AGM on June 26, 2017 to a term of three years. Details of skills and characteristics desired by the Council and application instructions can be found here: Independent Councillors – May 2017 Closing date:  June 1, 2017
KARWACKI: quick 5 with carruthers
Reid Carruthers is a Canadian curler. He skips his own team based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Carruthers has won the 2016 Canada Cup of Curling, 2017 WFG Continental Cup of Curling as part of Team North America, and the 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. He is currently representing Canada at the 2017 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Lethbridge, Alberta with Joanne Courtney.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Gushue reaches perfection on way to gold at worlds
Before the largest curling crowd in the world this season, Canada's Brad Gushue made a few of the biggest shots of his career to win his first Ford World Men's Curling championship. When the Newfoundland skip and his team won the St. John's Brier, the worry was that the Edmonton worlds would be anti-climatic. And when he went through the round robin like a runaway train, the concern was that he'd be overconfident like so many Canadian teams before him. Like Rachel Homan before him in Beijing, becoming the first to win the women's worlds with a perfect 13-0 record, Gushue became the first men's team to turn the trick with a 4-2 win over Niklas Edin on Sunday to go 13-0 as well. “It's awesome. Boy, oh boy, that was a stressful game,” said Gushue. “This is right up there. This...
YORK URBANIST: TOTAL SUM GAIN
Adapting to changes in the sport of curling will reduce the threat that is posited by doomsayers. Curling has emerged as both a sport and a recreation, but it is the recreation side that attracts 95% of your market.
STONECAST: Ep. 21 - Amanda Clore and Jessica Erickson
Buck buck buck! This week, we speak with curlers, bowlers, golfers, and chicken raisers extraordinaire Amanda Clore and Jessica Erickson at the Frogtown Curling Club in St. Paul, Minnesota. We'll hear a little about the Brier crowd this year (too loud? Not loud enough?); get a tour of the exclusive Sheet E bar (say it fast); hear a little about bowling, chickens, and Pete Westberg's advice on the proper laying age of chicks; and finally look ahead to the future of "the fun club."
JILL'S HOUSE: Inconsiderate People
I was trying to read my book to relax, and wait for the heaviness in my eyes so I could easily go to sleep, but there was a distraction, a noisy hotel hallway.
CURLING LEGENDS PODCAST: Episode 23 - Paul Savage, Part 2
In Part 2 of my conversation with Paul Savage, we'll cover the 1987 Olympic Curling Trials and the controversy surrounding the qualification process.   We talk about the early days of the Skins format, the Battle of the Sexes and Paul's experience as fifth man with the Mike Harris Rink during their run to a Silver Medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.  There are a few extras after our talk as well.  Paul shares stories from the Kurl for Kids Celebrity Bonspiel, Men With Brooms, the World Lefthanders Curling Championship and explains how to perform the plate dance.  At the very end is an excerpt from Episode 8 where Warren Hansen discusses his version of the 1987 Trials, which I reference with Paul at the beginning of the show.
CURL WITH MATH: Episode 23 - Paul Savage, Part 2
In Part 2 of my conversation with Paul Savage, we'll cover the 1987 Olympic Curling Trials and the controversy surrounding the qualification process. ;nbsp; We talk about the early days of the Skins format, the Battle of the Sexes and Paul's experience as fifth man with the Mike Harris Rink during their run to a Silver Medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. ;nbsp;There are a few extras after our talk as well. ;nbsp;Paul shares stories from the Kurl for Kids Celebrity Bonspiel, Men With Brooms, the World Lefthanders Curling Championship;nbsp;and explains how to perform the plate dance.;nbsp; At the very end is an excerpt from Episode 8 where Warren Hansen discusses his version of the 1987 Trials, which I;nbsp;reference;nbsp;with Paul at the;nbsp;beginning;nbsp;of the show.Check...
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Support from home felt all the way to China by world champs
They beamed as;nbsp;they came down the escalator at Ottawa International Airport. Emma Miskew and Lisa Weagle said they hadn't expected the large crowd that greeted them at the airport Monday evening after helping Rachel Homan's team win a;nbsp;world women's curling championship in Beijing. “It's hard to describe the feeling,” said Weagle, the team's lead. “We knew a few people were going to be here and see our families, but we had no idea that the reception was going to be quite as big as it is, so we are really thrilled to see so many people.”;nbsp; Miskew agreed.;nbsp; “It's very moving,” the team's third;nbsp;said. “I know we had support from far away even though we were on the complete other side of the world, so we were in a little bit of a bubble...
MIKE THE CURLING GUY: Cloning, Double Rye and Coke and Investing with a Porpoise
Okay…have not blogged in forever, My apologies, but watching the Brier on TV, and playing at the Club has gotten me back in it, so here goes.
DON LANDRY: Edmonton Eskimo Sean Whyte is all over that thing called curling
Included: That time Rachel Homan beat him in a FG kicking contest...
CURLINGZONE: Cheating Controversy in Switzerland
Swiss Mixed Doubles champions Martin Rios and Jenny Perret under fire after video shows possible cheating in important round-robin game.
COACH BILL: The Art of the Time Out
Yes, I know, it's been more than awhile since I've put fingers to keyboard on my blog site. Thank you to the many who have sent emails and made telephone calls to inquire if I was, well, OK! I doubt I've never been fully OK, but thanks, I'm fine!;nbsp;So what's the reason for the no blogs for several months? I made a deal with myself that I wouldn't write just for the sake of writing. If there wasn't something to say, I wasn't going to say it! But now there is and it's time to reach into the electronic mailbag to answer an email sent from someone for whom I have great respect. His name is John Newhook from one of my favourite cities in Canada, Halifax. I had the joy of spending an afternoon with John at the iconic Mayflower CC as he walked me through...
NERDCURL: Twitter Predicts A McCormick Steamroller In Day 2 2017 USA Nationals Results
In case you have missed what is going on, Twitter has predicted the outcome of the February 12 Mens and Womens Round Robin games two days early in our completely scientific NerdCurl US Curling Twitter National Championships.
THE SCOTCH: The 2017 WFG Continental Cup cont..
Team North America's lead heading into this final day seems insurmountable but don't tell that to the mostly European Team World supporters. They remember the "Meltdown at Medina" and are hoping for the curling equivalent upset. Fortunately for the North American's there isn't really a disastrous alliterative term I can think of that works with Vegas. However, much to the liking of TSN and the Orleans ticket gate there is still plenty to play for. Pride is always good, especially with so many fans still cheering (sans Packer fans). But more importantly each game and end has some cash money tied to it which could seem pretty useful if you curl for a living and spending your last night in Vegas.
BACKSEAT GAFFER: US Curling Power Rankings - January 3, 2017
The back half of the 2016-2017 curling season kicks off this week with the Meridian Canadian Open on the World Curling Tour and the USA Nationals Challenge Rounds taking place closer to home. A preview of the challenge rounds, highlights from an interview with Thomas Howell (lead for the top-ranked Heath McCormick rink) as their team embarks on its first Grand Slam of Curling event, and the updated rankings are on-tap in this week’s edition.
BELFRY CURLING: Juniors (U21) entries down but in other events revamped curling playdowns appear solid
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.
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.
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....
RANDOM CURLING THOUGHTS: The Short House
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...
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...
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.
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....
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,...
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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