Forums Menu

User: 
Pass:  

CurlingZone : Powered by vBulletin>
<smallfont><b><a href=CurlingZone > Chat Forums > General Curling Chat > Rock Talk > World Tour Schedule 2018-2019

Disclaimer: CurlingZone does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any Content posted on any Forums area and you acknowledge that any reliance upon such Content shall be at your sole risk. Any Content placed on any Forums area by users and anonymous posters are the views of the user posting the statement, and do not represent the views of CurlingZone or our partners, advertisers or sponsors. By posting anonymously, you are allowing your IP address to be displayed for identification purposes. CurlingZone reserves the right to remove any post at its discretion without warning or explanation.
  Last Thread   Next Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread   Post A Reply
02-28-18 06:58PM
amac is offline Click Here to See the Profile for amac Find more posts by amac Add amac to your buddy list Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
amac
Knee-Slider

 

Registered: Feb 2018
Location:
Posts: 3

World Tour Schedule 2018-2019

probably a little early to ask but has anyone heard about any confirmed locations for the slams for the upcoming 2018-2019 season?

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

02-28-18 09:24PM
decade is offline Click Here to See the Profile for decade Click here to Send decade a Private Message Find more posts by decade Add decade to your buddy list Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
decade
Super Rockchucker

 

Registered: Jan 2011
Location:
Posts: 1534

Elite 10 Sept 26, Chatham-Kent is the only one listed on website http://www.thegrandslamofcurling.com/tickets/

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

03-01-18 12:12AM
IN-OFF-FOR-2 is offline Click Here to See the Profile for IN-OFF-FOR-2 Click here to Send IN-OFF-FOR-2 a Private Message Find more posts by IN-OFF-FOR-2 Add IN-OFF-FOR-2 to your buddy list Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
IN-OFF-FOR-2
Drawmaster

 

Registered: Mar 2013
Location:
Posts: 695

No date confirmed but I've heard murmurs of returning to Truro NS. Gushue bring your helmet !!

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

03-01-18 08:49AM
Observer is offline Click Here to See the Profile for Observer Find more posts by Observer Add Observer to your buddy list Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Observer
Hitting Paint

 

Registered: Apr 2016
Location: River Falls, WI, USA
Posts: 163

I'm hoping for one of the big events to return to Winnipeg or Thunder Bay so I can drive to it.

Or somewhere in Minnesota would be even better, but even after the Shuster gold that's got to be very, very unlikely.

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

03-01-18 09:06PM
ott-am is offline Click Here to See the Profile for ott-am Click here to Send ott-am a Private Message Find more posts by ott-am Add ott-am to your buddy list Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
ott-am
Swing Artist

 

Registered: Jan 2005
Location:
Posts: 367

Are the Slams televised in the U.S and in Asia, such as South Korea or China? It would be great if they were and then eventually they might be able to add a few events in the U.S. say Minnesota to start with. Perhaps they might even be able to have some in Asia in a few years?

__________________
Art M

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

03-01-18 09:38PM
Observer is offline Click Here to See the Profile for Observer Find more posts by Observer Add Observer to your buddy list Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Observer
Hitting Paint

 

Registered: Apr 2016
Location: River Falls, WI, USA
Posts: 163

No, they’re not televised outside of Canada. Late last season, they started allowing non-Canadians to watch it on the internet on a pay basis, which is how I watch the ones I’m interested in,

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

03-01-18 11:29PM
Alice is offline Click Here to See the Profile for Alice Click here to Send Alice a Private Message Find more posts by Alice Add Alice to your buddy list Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Alice
Swing Artist

 

Registered: Feb 2012
Location:
Posts: 314

Is there any relationship in management between the Slams and the new "World Series" of curling sponsored by a Kingdomway, a nutrient maker, the start-up of which may be delaying the Slams schedule?

http://mobile.ytsports.cn/news-3718.html

https://www.yicaiglobal.com/news/ki...usd3044-million

Surfing around looking for info on the Slams and the Series, I learned 361 is a sports apparel company in longtime deals with WCF and some curling NGBs, too, with the deals brokered by a sports business entity in Zug, Switzerland. Crossing my fingers no curler has to pay for any required 361 apparel while competing as US trials curlers had to pay for required Nike shirts.

The wave of the future seems to be more companies and such making more money off elite level curling while elite curlers must pay entry fees into these sponsored tournaments, are not paid a living wage or travel costs while competing but for those in HP programs (funded mostly by NBC revenue via USOC.)

Saw a photo today of the US men's curling team in NYC. Matt on the Throne o' Brooms and all in front of prominent cheese product branding signage. I had a sudden vision of them all grabbing brooms from the Throne and using them to scare the c---- out of some WCF deal makers in Zug. And, the qualified pharmacist Mrs. Shuster and someone from the USA FDA debating nutrient supplements with the Series' sponsor.

I hope the elite curlers will create a union in less than 4 years, with tour cards just like the golf professionals. It will take curlers with normal life skills - not those raised as children within a sport NGB - to do it. And, good agents and lawyers to represent the interests of curlers rather than lawyers whose clients are the NGBs, USOC, WCF, and the companies who use athletes to sell their products.

Ready to applaud the first curler who breaks one of the illegal adhesion contracts USOC and USCA force our elite athletes to sign.

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

03-02-18 12:00AM
Alice is offline Click Here to See the Profile for Alice Click here to Send Alice a Private Message Find more posts by Alice Add Alice to your buddy list Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Alice
Swing Artist

 

Registered: Feb 2012
Location:
Posts: 314

Note the vocabulary.

http://www.origin.infrontsportsaws.net/properties/wcf/

Elite curling to those in Zug is just a business with fungible athletes.

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

03-02-18 01:02PM
ott-am is offline Click Here to See the Profile for ott-am Click here to Send ott-am a Private Message Find more posts by ott-am Add ott-am to your buddy list Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
ott-am
Swing Artist

 

Registered: Jan 2005
Location:
Posts: 367

Does anybody have any details about the World Series of Curling? That appears to be independent of Pintys Slam events. Will the events be televised?

As for the Slams, it would be great if they would start being televised in the U.S. I wonder if that is a possibility in the near future. People know what curling is in New York given the reception Shuster's team received on Wall Street today when they rang the opening bell for the NYSE.

__________________
Art M

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

03-02-18 02:35PM
curlerbroad is offline Click Here to See the Profile for curlerbroad Click here to Send curlerbroad a Private Message Find more posts by curlerbroad Add curlerbroad to your buddy list Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
curlerbroad
Super Rockchucker

 

Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2159

Maybe it is time for the Elites to get organized like the golfers. Perhaps even qualify for the tour like the golfers? Then have a 2nd tier tour and the top team at the end of the season will receive an entry into the main tour. Bottom feeders in the main tour go down to the 2nd tier.

__________________
Well Behaved Women Don't Make History.

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

03-02-18 04:27PM
nelski is offline Click Here to See the Profile for nelski Click here to Send nelski a Private Message Find more posts by nelski Add nelski to your buddy list Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
nelski
Super Rockchucker

 

Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Hill Bottom Corner
Posts: 1734

quote:
Originally posted by curlerbroad
Maybe it is time for the Elites to get organized like the golfers. Perhaps even qualify for the tour like the golfers? Then have a 2nd tier tour and the top team at the end of the season will receive an entry into the main tour. Bottom feeders in the main tour go down to the 2nd tier.
I don't have a great sarcasm filter. I kinda thought things were goin' that way. No? Alice's suggestions are not new either and #ShustersGold will get profiteers and unionizers alike, on the road to bux. But the best idea is selling #slamTV to Asia! #ohYeah - get a commentator and you are off to the races. Too bad WCT thingy got sold. No?

__________________
Pushin' back from the hack.

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

03-02-18 06:58PM
ott-am is offline Click Here to See the Profile for ott-am Click here to Send ott-am a Private Message Find more posts by ott-am Add ott-am to your buddy list Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
ott-am
Swing Artist

 

Registered: Jan 2005
Location:
Posts: 367

quote:
Originally posted by nelski
I don't have a great sarcasm filter. I kinda thought things were goin' that way. No? Alice's suggestions are not new either and #ShustersGold will get profiteers and unionizers alike, on the road to bux. But the best idea is selling #slamTV to Asia! #ohYeah - get a commentator and you are off to the races. Too bad WCT thingy got sold. No?

CB, that is close to what it is now. To get into the Slams, you have to get CTRS points from the top non Slam spiels across the country. If you do not accumulate points from the Slams, you will not continue to be invited. Many top teams like Schiedigger and Flaxey were able to get into the Slams by doing well in the Ontario and Western spiels like the Autumn Gold and others.

__________________
Art M

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

03-02-18 07:01PM
ott-am is offline Click Here to See the Profile for ott-am Click here to Send ott-am a Private Message Find more posts by ott-am Add ott-am to your buddy list Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
ott-am
Swing Artist

 

Registered: Jan 2005
Location:
Posts: 367

quote:
Originally posted by nelski
I don't have a great sarcasm filter. I kinda thought things were goin' that way. No? Alice's suggestions are not new either and #ShustersGold will get profiteers and unionizers alike, on the road to bux. But the best idea is selling #slamTV to Asia! #ohYeah - get a commentator and you are off to the races. Too bad WCT thingy got sold. No?


There are commentators in Asian countries. There was a lot of coverage in Beijing last year, and the South Korean coverage appeared pretty good with the descriptions of the shots and commentary in the small curling house on the bottom right of the TV screen. Both countries know their stuff.

__________________
Art M

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

03-07-18 02:03PM
Alice is offline Click Here to See the Profile for Alice Click here to Send Alice a Private Message Find more posts by Alice Add Alice to your buddy list Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Alice
Swing Artist

 

Registered: Feb 2012
Location:
Posts: 314

Kingdomway's World Series is being rebranded as World Curling Cup. Maybe if the new WCF hire for it can make the new name stick.

http://www.worldcurling.org/jobs

Pro circuit here "we" come. Slams. Cups. Championships. And other made for TV events.

I look forward to some Pro-Am events like the popular Pebble Beach golf event.

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

All times are GMT. The time now is . Post New Thread   Post A Reply
  Last Thread   Next Thread
Show Printable Version | Email this Page | Subscribe to thisThread

Forum Jump:
Rate This Thread:

Forum Rules:
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
HTML code is OFF
vB code is ON
Smilies are ON
[IMG] code is ON
 

RECENT CURLING POSTS

Recent News

Recent
Anna Sloan Stepping Away as British Curling Announces Teams

Anna Sloan Stepping Away as British Curling Announces Teams

Scotland's Anna Sloan (photo by Anil Mungal) will take a break from curling to pursue other interests; To be replaced by Jennifer Dodds at third on Team Muirhead.

Curling Blogs

Facebook Feed

To top ↑