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...]

$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...]