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03-28-20 01:29PM
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The only tennis player on the planet who may be welcoming the unpleasant virus respite is Canadian sensation Bianca Adreescu - who's year was on the verge of imploding due to a knee injury that didn't want to heel.

Hopefully, Bianca will be OK once tennis resumes. She's a credit to the game - a fierce tryer and her resilience vs. the greatest monster in tennis history, Serena Williams will long be remembered when she managed to conquer a fierce & laser focused Serena - who thought she could use her legendary will & strength to force Bianca to succumb.
Breaking Old News: Bianca withstood the fierce Serena comeback and took her 1st major title.

Other Canadians are rising, mostly in the mens division - but Layla Fernandez seems to be a real comer.

Genie Bouchard? That's another story!

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If olympic qualifications became a problem there would have to be some creative thinking. For instance 16 teams don't have to all curl at the same location.
There could be 4 , four team eliminations rounds all held in various Curling clubs.
The winner of those four could participate in a "final four"
the next week

I am am only using this as an example. Canada is a resilient country and there are a lot of smart people here.

As far as the slams are concerned, maybe it is time we looked after the Canadian competitive curlers not other countries. It would be much easier to control the virus if air travel etc was not part of the package.



im not gonna get into the whole "slams should not invite international teams" thing. all i will say about it is that the top canadian teams want the international teams there. they've said it themselves more than once. they wouldnt want the internationals blocked from competing. it may not seem like it to you but it helps both sides

in a hypothetical where curling cant be played next year either the only idea i could see for olympic qualification would be use the points from the 2018 and 2019 worlds. it might be the only option

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The only tennis player on the planet who may be welcoming the unpleasant virus respite is Canadian sensation Bianca Adreescu - who's year was on the verge of imploding due to a knee injury that didn't want to heel.

Hopefully, Bianca will be OK once tennis resumes. She's a credit to the game - a fierce tryer and her resilience vs. the greatest monster in tennis history, Serena Williams will long be remembered when she managed to conquer a fierce & laser focused Serena - who thought she could use her legendary will & strength to force Bianca to succumb.
Breaking Old News: Bianca withstood the fierce Serena comeback and took her 1st major title.

Other Canadians are rising, mostly in the mens division - but Layla Fernandez seems to be a real comer.

Genie Bouchard? That's another story!



no, i dont think she is. no one is. because most of the tennis players dont have access to tennis facilities. they can train and maintain fitness but its really going to screw with you if you dont pick up a racquet and compete for over a year.

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no, i dont think she is. no one is. because most of the tennis players dont have access to tennis facilities. they can train and maintain fitness but its really going to screw with you if you dont pick up a racquet and compete for over a year.


^ Actually, several of the pro players do have access to courts, as they have a court at home. And they can - and will - invite other pro players over to play practice matches.
Also, some of those who don't have a court at home can afford to build one - which they may do soon.

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For those concerned about Olympic trials don't waste the energy. If covid is still a problem in a year they will be least of our worries.
I'm optimistic the first wave will be done by July/August. If the estimates that 30-70% of Canada will be infected in this stage that means the same number will be immune and any future outbreaks will not have the same explosive transmission ability (from what I've read people who get it will be immune for at least one year, possibly several but they don't know how long yet).

Bigger fish to fry obviously but for the curling world the bigger issue will be the clubs and not the slams or trials. In Wpg at least 4 clubs closed in last decade (Rossmere my have reopened, not sure though) and there are several others just squeaking by. Without big influx of dues in Oct they are done.

Stay safe.

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This could be end of olympics

They hav sold billions of dollars worth of tickets to pay for infrastructure so have no kish to refund

Prob same with tv revenue

No one is going on an airplane for 8 months to see a shot putter

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im not gonna get into the whole "slams should not invite international teams" thing. all i will say about it is that the top canadian teams want the international teams there. they've said it themselves more than once. they wouldnt want the internationals blocked from competing. it may not seem like it to you but it helps both sides

in a hypothetical where curling cant be played next year either the only idea i could see for olympic qualification would be use the points from the 2018 and 2019 worlds. it might be the only option



I didn't mean to imply that we should never invite internationals, if that is the way it came across, my bad.
As a one off, for a year, to protect our competitive curlers, only have Canadians there, less air travel problems.

Furthermore, with regard to the Olympics, I agree, it is probably the least of our problems

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yeah but the problem with webstreams is they can be geoblocked.



TSN doesn't geoblock games not shown on their network. So, it's a moot point.

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TSN doesn't geoblock games not shown on their network. So, it's a moot point.



Yes. But world curling YouTube Does. Any Canadian game is geo blocked if it's broadcast by tsn. Unless others find a way "VPN" they can't see Canadian games.

Other countries can watch them all that aren't Canadian tsn games.

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Yes. But world curling YouTube Does. Any Canadian game is geo blocked if it's broadcast by tsn. Unless others find a way "VPN" they can't see Canadian games.

Other countries can watch them all that aren't Canadian tsn games.



Yes and we weren't talking about that. We were talking about games at Worlds not featuring Canadian teams and from the past 2 years, if they weren't shown on TSN, the games were available. It was even possible to watch another game that was going at the same time as Canada's game if they had multiple broadcasts on the same draw.

I could understand if misty1 wants TSN to actually broadcast those games, and that is a valid point, but the point about geoblocking games not shown on TV wasn't a valid point, since they weren't geoblocked.

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Sorry but dont care about the worlds and never have - in the pro league- slams im crazy about ulsrud , benoit and a doz othr\ers - sometimes the italians were great to watch

The reason they dont broadcast ethiopia v sweden is that there is almost no viewing audience other than can. Us. And maybe japan china - but they usually watch olmpics for a week

Tsn rogers wud telivise ml v misty on the red river with jamcans if heinz catchup wud pony up - but they dont and even in worlds we get the silly homemade cca filler ads while the lead rocks are relegated to the top left cornor

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For those concerned about Olympic trials don't waste the energy. If covid is still a problem in a year they will be least of our worries.
I'm optimistic the first wave will be done by July/August. If the estimates that 30-70% of Canada will be infected in this stage that means the same number will be immune and any future outbreaks will not have the same explosive transmission ability (from what I've read people who get it will be immune for at least one year, possibly several but they don't know how long yet).

Bigger fish to fry obviously but for the curling world the bigger issue will be the clubs and not the slams or trials. In Wpg at least 4 clubs closed in last decade (Rossmere my have reopened, not sure though) and there are several others just squeaking by. Without big influx of dues in Oct they are done.

Stay safe.



Yes with the shutdown of sports clubs, a number of clubs which were struggling financially before are on the edge of bankruptcy now. No clubs means fewer curlers...

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Team Fournier has picked up Martin Crête.

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Just over a year ago we were baffled by this shot. It stopped us from going to back to back Briers. It still stings to watch.

However, we are thrilled to announce that the guy throwing that shot will be joining us for the next season.

Welcome Martin Crête. Now we are expecting shots like this all the time.

#FeedTheNewHorse

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WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!

Martin Crete immediately becomes Quebec’s best active curler. I still miss team Menard, the Men’s side answer to McCarville, the best active team not curling for a living.

But if I had a favorite curler, it was the man of 120 decibels, Martin Crete.

I’m working on my flights to Kelonwa from Ohio now, all that has to happen is they win Quebec, and civilization doesn’t collapse.

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Team Fournier has picked up Martin Crête.

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Just over a year ago we were baffled by this shot. It stopped us from going to back to back Briers. It still stings to watch.

However, we are thrilled to announce that the guy throwing that shot will be joining us for the next season.

Welcome Martin Crête. Now we are expecting shots like this all the time.

#FeedTheNewHorse



Where is the link to the shot?

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Where is the link to the shot?



Facebook doesn't link well here.

www.facebook.com/teamfourniercurling/

Félix Asselin will slide down to second.

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Here's the link to the video of the shot. I think you'd call this a "angled raise soft tap back for 1".

https://www.facebook.com/philippe.l...155924678576003

FYI I think we should make an effort to link to our internet sources whenever we can, in this thread and just generally speaking,

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Great pick up for Team Fournier. Tons of experience and a great personality for their team. Hope they get back to a Brier soon. The young guns now have a formidable challenge in Quebec. Would love to hear Martin's roars at the Brier again. He has to be the biggest 'voice' in Canadian curling today.

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Yes Quebec needs to start sending teams that have a chance...

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vincent roberge is a great young prospect and i think once bedard matures he'll be really strong too. quebec's future is bright in my opinion

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https://www.tsn.ca/curler-and-respi...demic-1.1462371
I know this is a little off topic, but this is an excellent piece on Susan O'Conner.
Sure as hell puts things into perspective

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Yes with the shutdown of sports clubs, a number of clubs which were struggling financially before are on the edge of bankruptcy now. No clubs means fewer curlers...



Yeah, you guys are right. Obviously a much bigger issue here is can curling clubs survive this. Obviously the longer this goes on the bigger the question becomes. If I'm right and this extends into next season and, honestly I dont know how it wont ..the outlook doesnt look good.

Then I start to think about tje survival of the cash circuit and how many events will get cancelled either for a while or for good. Then i think about tje fact that teams rely on sponsors and om.sure there will a lot less available or willing after this.

Then I think about the major events, I cant help it. They need sponsors and will they be able to get it. Curling doesnt have the global appeal of tennis or soccer or hockey for large audiences

For me the future of curling on every level is looking shaky for the next little while

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I have a feeling curling clubs will mostly survive the covid19 crisis.

Most are classified as non-profit recreational centres in their communities, villages, towns, cities and thus there would be a fair amount of financial assistance available after the crisis subsides.

There are a few centres like the Kevin Martin facility in Edmonton which are for-profit facilities/ training centres, etc. They fall into a difference category of for-profit business - and there's already been several programs announced by Mr. Trudeau to help such businesses out.

Right now, most, if not all curling facilities are suspended in a financial deep freeze. The clubs that lose money may actually be in a slightly better position if they lock down their clubs, freeze utilities, cut cable & cease buying food and beverages which are very expensive, especially if they end up tossing out 30% of them like most facilities do.

Not an ideal situation to be sure. One thing I'd advise isolated clubs that have saran-wrapped their facilities is to keep a stern eye on the facilities as thieves & other vermin pillagers are ready to step in and grab stuff wherever they can. Streamed camera monitoring might be the best idea even if it costs a few extra dollars a month. Your insurance company might even chip in to pay part of the video monitoring ticket, who knows?

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When our club shut down we still had 20% of our season left. With no utilities/staff/cleaning to pay, I would say they are not in any financial trouble at this time.

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