North Shore Winter Club extends the curling season with spring ice

The North Shore Winter Club will keep its ice for an extended period of time this season. The ice will remain in at the club, on Keith Road in North Vancouver, until at least the end of May, with the possibility that it might stay in even longer. The club is offering curling on Tuesday nights at 7 pm for Team Doubles (same rules as Mixed Doubles, but gender neutral); Thursday mornings at 10 am for rink of choice or individual sign on; and Saturdays at 7 pm for Saturday Party League for new curlers. The Learn to Curl will continue through to May 31 at 5:30 pm and newbies can sign up during the … [Read more...]

CCA invites communities to bid for 2017 Canadian Juniors

The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) is requesting proposals for the hosting of the 2017 Canadian Junior Men's and Women's Curing Championships (Canadian Juniors). The last time the event was held in BC was in 2009 in Salmon Arm. Over the past couple of years, the Canadian Juniors has had 14 teams in each gender (representing each of the 10 provinces, in addition to Northern Ontario, the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut) split into two seven-team pools, with seeding based on win-loss records at the previous year's Canadian Juniors. Teams play a round robin within their pool, leading … [Read more...]

Record audience watches Ford Worlds gold-medal game on TSN

(Courtesy, TSN) — TSN's coverage of the Team Canada's performance at the Ford World Women's Curling Championship, presented by Booster Juice, swept Canadian fans away. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns) Overnight data from BBM Canada confirms that Team Canada's loss to Team Switzerland in the final on Sunday evening attracted a record average audience of more than 1.13 million viewers, making it the most-watched World Women's Curling Championship game ever.* The record audience follows the most-watched MLS game ever on English television in Canada for TSN's coverage of Saturday's Toronto FC … [Read more...]

New Brunswick’s Hanlon steals win in Draw 8 action

As another day came to a close at the Canadian Senior Curling Championships, the teams started to sort themselves out even though this draw is just shy of the midpoint of the round robin. (Report by Bill Tschirhart) There are now no undefeated teams in the women's division. Going into Monday night's games, there were four women's teams tied in the loss column, the only column that really counts, with one loss (MB, ON, SK and PE). Three teams are right behind – Alberta, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island – chasing the leaders. On the men's side, NS was the only undefeated team, … [Read more...]

Nova Scotia’s O’Leary stays ahead of the pack

Draw 7 in the 2014 Canadian Senior Curling Championships featured some pivotal games as the standings start to take shape after three full days of round robin play. (Report by Bill Tschirhart) Nova Scotia skip Alan O'Leary in action during Draw 7 at the 2014 Canadian Senior Curling Championships (Photo James MacKenzie) The Team NS (O'Leary) men maintained its unblemished record with a last stone 8-5 win over a former CSCC champion from MB (Robertson). The lead in this game changed hands a few times but as the Bluenosers will tell you, you only have to be ahead at the end! Manitoba and Nova … [Read more...]

Curling teams named to Team BC for Canada Winter Games

The curling teams that will represent BC at the 2015 Canada Winter Games have been decided. Team Daniels and Team Tardi qualified through a playdown event held at Vernon Curling Club from March 21-23. Team Daniels, made up of 2014 BC junior champion Sarah Daniels, skip, 2014 BC Winter Games champion Dezaray Hawes, third, and the Thompson/Okanagan duo of second Cierra Fisher and lead Sydney Hofer, went undefeated through round robin play to clinch the spot on Team BC. The winning boys' team was Team Tardi, with skip Tyler Tardi (2014 W.R. Bennett Award for Athletic Excellence winner, 2013 BC … [Read more...]

Manitoba’s Fowler remains undefeated in Senior Women’s play

The battle for senior men's and women's curling supremacy continued on a clear, frosty morning today in Yellowknife, N.W.T. (Report by Bill Tschirhart) The first game finished was a men's game between Manitoba and Prince Edward Island, with the buffaloes prevailing 13-4 in eight ends. Manitoba's Lois Fowler calls the line for sweepers Maureen Bonar and Cathy Gauthier at the 2014 Canadian Senior Curling Championships in Yellowknife (Photo James MacKenzie) A contest expected to be a close-to-the-vest affair for first place in the women's division between Ontario's Marilyn Bodogh and Manitoba's … [Read more...]

Round robin continues at Canadian Seniors in Yellowknife

The round robin continues at the Canadian Senior Curling Championships in Yellowknife, N.W.T. as the standings start to take shape. On the women's side, Ontario's Marilyn Bodogh, Manitoba's Lois Fowler and Prince Edward Island's Jennifer Scott remain undefeated after five draws. Alan O'Leary of Nova Scotia remains the only undefeated skip in the men's draw as the round-robin moves into its third day. In Draw 4 on Sunday, two provinces saw action with one another in both gender divisions. This time it was Northern Ontario and Manitoba. On the women's side of the ledger, Fowler defeated Northern … [Read more...]

Manitoba Bison take men’s title at CIS/CCA University Championships

The University of Alberta Golden Bears (6-2) went up against the University of Manitoba Bisons (6-1) in the men's final of the 2014 CIS/CCA University Curling Championship Saturday at the Callie Curling Club in Regina, Sask. The Bison came out victorious after an extra-end battle gave them a 7-5 win over the Golden Bears. Manitoba received a berth into the finals after they ended the round robin in first place with a 6-1 record. Alberta upset the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks in the semi final match with a 9-4 victory in eight ends and gained themselves a ticket to the gold medal … [Read more...]

Switzerland claims 2014 Ford Worlds gold with win over Canada

Binia Feltscher's Swiss team extended Team Canada's gold-medal dry spell on Sunday night at the Ford World Women's Curling Championship. Team Switzerland, from left, Binia Feltscher, Irene Schori, Fränziska Kaufmann, Christine Urech, Carole Howald, Al Moore. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns) Feltscher's team from Flims — third Irene Schori, second Franziska Kaufmann, lead Christine Urech and their Canadian coach Al Moore — claimed its country's second straight gold medal on Canadian soil, stunning Canada's Rachel Homan 9-5 in the championship final. The Swiss, who won gold with Mirjam … [Read more...]