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01-22-21 12:12PM
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Just announced that the third wildcard team will be decided using the CTRS system. That eliminates Rocque and Silvernagle as they have 2 new players. Assuming Birt wins in PEI that means Zacharias and Peterson from Manitoba could be in. It will be like the Manitoba Scotties.

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Just announced that the third wildcard team will be decided using the CTRS system. That eliminates Rocque and Silvernagle as they have 2 new players. Assuming Birt wins in PEI that means Zacharias and Peterson from Manitoba could be in. It will be like the Manitoba Scotties.


It will be almost exactly like the Manitoba Scotties. Monsters Einarson & JJ Jones already in.

Biggest difference - Monster Rachel Homan has never attended a Manitoba Scotties. At least to the best of my recollection. Don't think Manitoba Scotties have ever had shot-pelters like Team Homan.

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Sorry but I think ots insane that 1 province could have 5 teams. If they insist on going forward and they can then 8d think some other factors should be considered.

Why jot consider that, since this is Alberta giving them a second team could be a good idea. Namely scheidegger

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Sorry but I think ots insane that 1 province could have 5 teams. If they insist on going forward and they can then 8d think some other factors should be considered.

Why jot consider that, since this is Alberta giving them a second team could be a good idea. Namely scheidegger



I have a feeling that somehow, some way, Schiedegger is going to get in.

As far as 5 manitoba teams, only partially true. Tracy Fleury is an outside player who couldn't stand up to the defensive shot-pelting of Krista McCarville in Northern Ontario. Jennifer Jones no longer resides in Manitoba, neither does her 2nd or lead. I believe Kaitlyn Lawes holds down the fort as token Manitoban living part of the year in Winnipeg.

The youngstahs, Beth Peterson & Team Zacharias are mostly southern Manitoba players.

Canadian champion Kerri Einarson has a major import named Valerie Sweeting at vice.

From a purely selfish, Manitoba only standpoint this is fabulastic. Add Homan & Laura Walker to the mix and you have the potential for some amazing scraps on the curling lanes.

Manitoba is just doing what other provinces have done for years - bringing in import players. Now it appears to be paying off in spades.

btw - I wouldn't expect Beth Peterson to challenge for a playoff spot. A polished young group of women in their mid to late 20s - I'd expect them to finish no better than .500 in their pool.
Zacharias could be a little terror. She's of championship pedigree, if she catches fire early and gets her confidence turbo-boosted she's got an outside shot at a playoff berth.

I can't see both Fleury & JJ making playoffs. In fact if JJ continues her too often erratic play I can see neither Fleury or Jones advancing . . . ! ! !

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I have a feeling that somehow, some way, Schiedegger is going to get in.

As far as 5 manitoba teams, only partially true. Tracy Fleury is an outside player who couldn't stand up to the defensive shot-pelting of Krista McCarville in Northern Ontario. Jennifer Jones no longer resides in Manitoba, neither does her 2nd or lead. I believe Kaitlyn Lawes holds down the fort as token Manitoban living part of the year in Winnipeg.

The youngstahs, Beth Peterson & Team Zacharias are mostly southern Manitoba players.

Canadian champion Kerri Einarson has a major import named Valerie Sweeting at vice.

From a purely selfish, Manitoba only standpoint this is fabulastic. Add Homan & Laura Walker to the mix and you have the potential for some amazing scraps on the curling lanes.

Manitoba is just doing what other provinces have done for years - bringing in import players. Now it appears to be paying off in spades.

btw - I wouldn't expect Beth Peterson to challenge for a playoff spot. A polished young group of women in their mid to late 20s - I'd expect them to finish no better than .500 in their pool.
Zacharias could be a little terror. She's of championship pedigree, if she catches fire early and gets her confidence turbo-boosted she's got an outside shot at a playoff berth.

I can't see both Fleury & JJ making playoffs. In fact if JJ continues her too often erratic play I can see neither Fleury or Jones advancing . . . ! ! !



how many more times does jones have to prove you wrong before you stop writing her off. You didnt give her a chance last year and she finished 3rd

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how many more times does jones have to prove you wrong before you stop writing her off. You didnt give her a chance last year and she finished 3rd



As a long-time Jones fan I love it when she proves me wrong. However, more often than not I'm right. Jones gets by a lot on pure guile & intimidation, her reputation is galactic!

Other than still being able to pull off those massive big game hunting shots - her percentages have dropped significantly in recent years. Kaitlyn Lawes remains an elite women's 3rd but with JJ icing her she's not the best of the best. Without McEwen this year Jones front end will be a bit better than mid-card. Joss appears frightened more often than not and Lee Weagle was discarded by the shot-pelters because Rachel was able to secure the services of a brilliant up 'n comer who was batting her head against walls playing third for the mercurial Chelsea Carey. With Courtney at lead and Sarah Wilkes dropping int o the 2nd spot, Homan possibly has the best front end in women's history - certainly the most physical, if Courtney can pull off the lead shots, then possibly even better than Officer & McEwen.

Meilleur & Birchard clearly the 2nd strongest front end in the game now. If Courtney falters, they'll be #1.
Fear for Rachel & Emma is losing Wilkes to a skip or 3rd spot for a top squad like Schiedegger or McCarville - unless Homan tethered Sarah to a long-term (4 or 5 yrs) contract.

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As a long-time Jones fan I love it when she proves me wrong. However, more often than not I'm right.



you're actually not. In every single time when you've written her off before the event started and said she has no shot she's proven you wrong and done well. Unless you're really just reverse jinxing her.

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Curl Canada should have held off on any announcements about wild card entries until after PEI is decided. Now Birt knows she is in win or lose. If she wasn't a class act (and just from watching her in many Scotties I would say she is a class act) she could have the choice of playing in the Scotties against a top 15 team in Peterson or allowing an untested PEI team in and increasing her own chances. And if she does lose PEI there will be people who will say it was on purpose, throwing shade on her and taking the shine off the team that beat her fair and square. CC could have avoided all of this by waiting until next week and then announcing the criteria and the teams.

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As you said Birt is a class act and a very good curler. So I think she’ll win PEI. But CC needed to state their criteria earlier and stick to it or not say anything until all the playoffs were done.

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Maybe not the best way of deciding wildcards. Seeing some teams didn’t play in any competitions because of covid. Some provinces shut down, some didn’t. Maybe should have done a 4 year total points instead of 1 year.
Also, Alberta had a chance to send 3 men’s teams to the brier if they used the same system as curling Canada. They should have picked Hardy, then Botcher and Koe would have been wildcards. Zero consistency.

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Format Changes

Changes were made to the bubble to be fair to all teams in this unprecedented year.
I wonder if this was ever considered: add just one more game for the men and women to compensate the 2020 Champions.
The 2020 Champs VS the 2021 Champs to be played after the final in the Bubble. Winner goes to 2021 Worlds.
How exciting would that be for Canadian Curling Fans?
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I wonder if this was ever considered: add just one more game for the men and women to compensate the 2020 Champions. The 2020 Champs VS the 2021 Champs to be played after the final in the Bubble. Winner goes to 2021 Worlds. How exciting would that be for Canadian Curling Fans?
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This is a very good idea.

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