Optimist International U-18 Championships

Live Scoring Links: U-18 Women's U-18 Men's Dozens of curlers from around the world will soon be arriving in Langley and Surrey for the annual Optimist International U- 18 Curling Championships from March 27 to 31 2013. These young, highly competitive curlers representing clubs from Canada, the United States and Japan will compete over a five-day tournament in an event dedicated for athletes less than 18 years of age. It provides an opportunity for young athletes to mature and enhance their curling skills in an international junior competition. “In curling, a child does not need … [Read more...]

Introducing Curling TV: a new way to watch curling on-line!

An exciting new initiative from the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) means curling fans are just a click away from watching their favourite sport from anywhere on the planet with an internet signal. Curling TV, which is now on-line and available at www.curlingtv.ca, offers curling fans a wide array of video options, ranging from archived TSN broadcasts from Season of Champions events (round-robin and playoffs), archival footage from older events (wait till you check out some of the highlights of past Briers dating back to 1955!), as well as instructional videos, equipment tips and post-game … [Read more...]

$1 Million Grand Slam Bonus

Courtesy of the Edmonton Journal EDMONTON - The Grand Slam of Curling just raised the stakes a lot higher. Sportsnet announced on Wednesday that a $1-million bonus will be awarded to a men’s team if it can win all four events in the series. If a men’s team does not win all four Grand Slams, the top three men’s teams based on the points system will split a $100,000 purse — $50,000 for first place, $30,000 for second and $20,000 for third. “Sportsnet is committed to growing the Grand Slam of Curling like never before, and the addition of the substantial bonus truly delivers on that promise,” … [Read more...]

Sportsnet and Curl BC sign major 10-year agreement

Courtesy of Curl BC Curling in BC has been given a major boost thanks to a new agreement signed by Sportsnet and Curl BC. The 10-year agreement gives Sportsnet the rights to air all Curl BC curling championships, including the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship, the Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship and the Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships. The deal is huge for curling in BC. Curl BC CEO Scott Braley said: “This is fantastic news for BC curlers and all fans of curling. The 10-year agreement gives us the opportunity to promote the roaring game on … [Read more...]

Sandra Schmirler Golf Tournament Okanagan raises $20,600

Sandra Schmirler Golf Tournament Okanagan and the Sandra Schmirler Foundation donate $20,600 towards the purchase of a specialized incubator for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Kelowna General Hospital. The Sandra Schmirler Golf Tournament Okanagan was held August 19 to 21, 2011. The two-round golf tournament weekend took place at Shadow Ridge Golf Club, in Kelowna, BC. The event organizing committee from the Kelowna Curling Club teamed up with the Sandra Schmirler Foundation along with presenting sponsor, Canadian Direct Insurance to raise funds for the NICU at Kelowna General Hospital. … [Read more...]

Jacobs Crazy Eight-Ender

Brad Jacobs rink from Sault Ste. Marie captured their third-straight Northern Ontario Men's Curling championship with a 9-2 victory over Sudbury's Mike Jakubo. The victory comes with another trip to the Tim Horton's Brier in Saskatoon and the goal to bring a Canadian Championship back to Northern Ontario for the first time since Al Hackner did it in 1985. In The Dominion Men's Northern Ontario Curling Association Championship semi-final on Saturday afternoon, Jacobs team of EJ Harnden, Ryan Harnden and Scott Seabrook scored an extremely rare eight-ender in the sixth end in their 14-3 victory … [Read more...]

2012 Northern Ontario Men’s in the Soo

The Dominion Men's 2012 Northern Ontario Provincial Championship takes place Sunnday, February 5 to Sunday, February 12, 2012 at the Soo Curling Association in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Twelve of the best Men's teams from across Northern Ontario will compete in the provincial championship to represent Northern Ontario at the Tim Horton's Brier in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from March 3 to 11, 2012. The Dominion Men's Northern Ontario provincial championship is a round-robin event with two draws daily from Sunday, February 5 to Thursday, February 9th. The final draw of the round-robin takes … [Read more...]

New Brunswick Men’s Final 8

Thistle St. Andrews Curling Club in Saint John, New Brunswick plays host the Molson Canadian Men's Final 8 from February 1 to 5. The top eight teams in New Brunswick will be playing to represent the province at the Tim Horton's Brier in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan March 3 to 11, 2012. Games are underway beginning Wednesday, February 1 at 2:00pm with round-robin draws going Wednesday to Friday at 2:00pm and 7:00pm each day. The final round-robin draw takes place Saturday at 9:00am. The semi-final is at 8:00pm on Saturday with the final at 2:00pm on Sunday. Live scoring for the Molson Canadian … [Read more...]

2012 BC Scotties in North Van

The 2011-12 Scotties British Columbia Women's Curling Championship presented by Best Western takes place Monday, January 23 to Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the North Shore Winter Club in North Vancouver, BC. Ten of the best Women's teams from across British Columbia will compete in the provincial championship to represent British Columbia at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Red Deer, Alberta from February 18, to 26, 2012. The Scotties British Columbia Women's Curling Championship presented by Best Western is a round-robin event with two draws daily, and will end with a Page Playoff … [Read more...]

2012 Ontario Scotties in Kenora

The 2011-12 Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts takes place Monday, January 23 to Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the Kenora Curling Club in Kenora, Ontario. Ten of the best Women's teams from across Ontario will compete in the provincial championship to represent Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Red Deer, Alberta from February 18, to 26, 2012. The Ontario Scotties is a round-robin event with two draws daily, and will end with a Page Playoff beginning Saturday, January 28 which will be televised on Shaw. Six teams from the Ontario Curling Association (OCA) and four teams from the … [Read more...]