Pacific International Cup starts today

The 15th annual Pacific International Cup gets started at the Richmond Curling Centre today (April 16). The “PIC” is a unique and popular curling event which has as its mission to promote club curling within and outside of British Columbia. It is the only event which provides club curlers with international competition, while exchanging ideas, ideals and promoting the sport of curling. Since it began in 2000, club curlers from 21 different countries, territories, provinces and states have participated in the Pacific International Cup. In B.C. and most other jurisdictions facilities … [Read more...]

There’s just two weeks left to submit award nominations

You have just two weeks to nominate the curlers at your centre for a 2014 Curl BC Award. Is there someone at your curling centre who has been a superstar this year? If so, time is running out to nominate them. Curl BC is keen to help curling centres recognize great athletes, sportsmanship, and the contribution of volunteers. If you know of someone who has had an extraordinary year, or who has been a tireless supporter of the sport in your community, make sure you tell Curl BC about it. Our Annual Curl BC Awards are a great way to give these heroes special recognition and to say a big … [Read more...]

Stremlaw elected as Chair of Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance

Curling's voice on the Canadian sports scene got a little bit louder with the election of Canadian Curling Association Chief Executive Officer Greg Stremlaw as the Chair of the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns) The CTSA was formed to market Canada as a destination for international sports events, and the Canadian Curling Association has played a leading role over the years in hosting world curling championships. “Sport tourism is the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry,” said Stremlaw. “We look forward to working with all stakeholders … [Read more...]

BC’s Master curlers impress at nationals in Coaldale

Both the men's and women's teams from BC made it to the playoffs at the 2014 ATB Financial Canadian Masters Curling Championships in Coaldale, Alberta. The Vancouver Island team of Lorraine Jeffries took home the bronze medal, after a great string of results at the competition, which ran from March 31 to April 6. A 3-2 defeat against Saskatchewan in the semi-finals took them to the bronze medal game, where they beat Manitoba 4-3. This is the second year in a row that Lorraine Jeffries has represented BC at the masters level. The Port Alberni skip played third on Team Lepine last year. This … [Read more...]

Connecticut and Manitoba crowned champions at Langley and Cloverdale event

Langley/Surrey, BC – Team Connecticut and Team Manitoba have won gold at the 2014 Optimist U18 International Curling Championships. This is the fourteenth annual championships and they feature curlers from 11 to 17 years of age representing teams from Canada, the United States and Japan. The Men's gold medals were awarded to Team Connecticut. The team made up of skip Kent Suslavich, third Hunter Clawson, second William Pryor, lead Caleb Clawson and their coach Don Arsenault, went into the finals with only one loss. They had a close game against Team Northern Ontario, defeating them by … [Read more...]

Canadian curling makes history with World rankings sweep

For the first time ever, one country's curling program sits on top of the World Curling Federation's rankings in the men's, women's and wheelchair disciplines. Canadian fans had plenty to cheer about during the 2013-14 curling season. (Photo, Canadian Curling Association/Michael Burns) Canada finished the 2013-14 season in top spot in all three sets of rankings, thanks to a season that already has produced historic results internationally. The rankings, released today by the WCF, see Canada maintaining its 2012-13 top ranking in men's and wheelchair curling, while the combination of … [Read more...]

Register for the 2014 Curl BC AGM

Curlers from across BC who want to take part in Curl BC's Annual General Meeting can now register online. The AGM is a chance for you and your curling centre to have a say in the decisions made by the governing body for the sport in BC. The meeting will take place on Saturday, June 14, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Best Western PLUS Coquitlam Inn. People can take part in the AGM in person, or participate from anywhere in BC by calling into the meeting. Every affiliated member centre can send as many people as they want to the AGM, but only one person per affiliated centre can vote. Votes can … [Read more...]

Team Canada finishes fourth at 2014 World Men’s Curling Championship

BEIJING — Team Canada has fallen short in its bid for a medal at the 2014 World Men's Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada. Team Canada skip Kevin Koe instructs his sweepers during the bronze-medal game. (Photo, World Curling Federation / Céline Stucki) Kevin Koe's Canadian team from Calgary — third Pat Simmons, second Carter Rycroft, lead Nolan Thiessen, alternate Jamie King, team coach John Dunn, national coach Rick Lang — bowed 7-5 to Switzerland's Peter de Cruz on Sunday at Capital Gymnasium in the bronze-medal game. The Swiss stole single points in the … [Read more...]

Canada to play for bronze medal at World Men’s Championship

BEIJING — Team Canada will take aim at extending its medal streak at the World Men's Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada, to 13 years on Sunday (late Saturday in Canada) in the bronze-medal game at Capital Gymnasium. Team Canada ponders its situation during Saturday's semifinal loss to Sweden. (Photo, World Curling Federation / Céline Stucki) Kevin Koe's Canadian team from Calgary — third Pat Simmons, second Carter Rycroft, lead Nolan Thiessen, alternate Jamie King, team coach John Dunn and national coach Rick Lang — bowed 10-8 to Sweden's Oskar Eriksson in … [Read more...]

Canada falls short to Norway in Page 1-2 playoff

BEIJING — Going the long road to a gold-medal game is nothing new to Kevin Koe. Team Canada ponders its options during Saturday's Page playoff game. (Photo, World Curling Federation / Céline Stucki) So while losing the 2014 World Men's Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada, Page playoff 1-2 game 3-2 to Norway's Thomas Ulsrud on Saturday at Capital Gymnasium was disappointing, considering it earned Ulsrud and Co. a day of rest before Sunday's gold-medal game (3 a.m. Eastern, live on TSN/tape delayed, noon, RDS2), it's hardly unfamiliar territory for Koe's Calgary … [Read more...]