The Countdown is on for the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Kingston, Ontario
Speculation is rising with just weeks to go until the first rock is thrown at the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts being contested at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, February 16th–24th. Winners of the Provincial and Territorial Championships will all be declared by February 3rd. The eleven winning teams will attempt to wrestle away the crown from Team Canada’s Heather Nedohin who took Bronze at the 2012 Ford World Women’s Championship and returns this year as the reigning Scotties Tournament of Hearts Champion.
While qualifiers are still being declared across the country, there are some very familiar names that have already clinched berths at their respective Championships. In BC, former World and defending BC Champion, Kelly Scott will be after her fourth consecutive Provincial title. 2006 Olympic Bronze medalist Shannon Kleibrink will be leading the charge in Alberta and 2011 Canadian Champion Amber Holland has qualified in Saskatchewan. In Manitoba, 2008 World Champion Jennifer Jones will be facing her former teammate and six-time Canadian Champion Cathy Overton-Clapham. Other well know names include Krista McCarville from Northern Ontario who took Bronze at the 2010 Scotties, Quebec’s Marie France Larouche who won Silver at the 2004 Scotties and Bronze in 2009, as well as PEI’s Suzanne Birt who has made six trips to the Scotties with a best place finish in 2003 with a Bronze medal. Nova Scotia’s Mary-Anne Arsenault has teamed up with her former skip Colleen Jones who is now playing third. They played together in every Scotties from 1999-2006.
The 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts will be the 53rd Canadian Women’s Curling Championship and the 32nd year that Kruger Products has been title sponsor.
See below for a list of dates, locations and contacts for all eleven Championships.
This release is also available in French.
For more information:
Director, Event Operations
Canadian Curling Association
Media Coordinator, Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Canadian Curling Association
|2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts – Provincial Territorial Playdowns|
|BC||January 14-20||Cloverdale Curling Club|
|AB||January 23-27||Lethbridge Curling Club|
|SK||January 23-27||Balgonie Arena|
|MB||January 23-27||Stonewall Curling Club|
|ON||January 21-27||KW Granite Curling Club – Waterloo|
|QC||January 21-27||Complexe sportif de Victoriaville|
|NB||January 30-February 3||Gladstone Curling Club – Fredericton|
|NS||January 22-27||Halifax Curling Club|
|PEI||January 23-27||Charlottetown Curling Complex|
|NL||January 15-20||Bally Haly Golf & Curling Club – St. John’s|
|NWT||January 10-13||Fort Smith Curling Club|
Written by Canadian Curling Association
Friday, 4 January 2013 07:30
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