News from the Scotties
An experienced Nova Scotia team, featuring veterans Mary-Anne Arsenault, Kim Kelly and Colleen Jones – making her 21st appearance at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts –had their hands full in a 9-4 loss to rookie skip Allison Ross and her young team out of Quebec.
In her first game back at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts – this time wearing the maple leaf instead of Alberta blue and yellow – Heather Nedohin’s Team Canada quickly got a feel for the ice and triumphed 9-6 over a feisty New Brunswick team skipped by Andrea Crawford.
Rachel Homan of Ontario got off to a strong start at the 2013 Scotties of Tournament of Hearts, even before the first game got underway. She walked away with the keys and a lease to a new Ford Fusion SE 2.0L after winning the Ford Hot Shots on Saturday afternoon.
Here’s the first issue of the HeartChart, the Canadian Curling Association-supported daily newspaper at the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Kingston, Ontario.
Eight curlers are through to the next rounds of the Ford Hot Shots competition at the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, including last year’s winning skip, Heather Nedohin, who wears Team Canada colours this year.
Defending champion Heather Nedohin will face pressure from the Jones Gang, not to mention the rest of Canada’s top female curlers, when the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts opens play on Saturday at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ont.
A special ceremonial team will be featured at the official opening ceremonies of the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m. in Kingston’s K-Rock Centre.
Canada’s best curlers will show off their individual shot-making skills for the 19th straight year in the Ford Hot Shots skills competition at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Kingston, Ont., and the Tim Hortons Brier, presented by Monsanto, in Edmonton.
The 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts – the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship – will be in full swing Feb. 16-24 in Kingston.
The second round of the Club Cool Shots competition was contested Feb. 3 at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club and another four teams walked away with cash prizes and tickets to opening weekend of the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
Rachel Homan makes her second appearance skipping Team Ontario at the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship – and it’s a short trip this time with the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts being contested at Kingston’s K-Rock Centre, Feb. 16-24.
One sure way to secure a berth in the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts – the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship – is just roll through the provincial playdowns without losing a game.
The second Alberta team destined for the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts was determined Jan. 23-27 at the Lethbridge Curling Club, with Kristie Moore taking the title in an extra-end victory.
There were no surprises coming out of the Manitoba or Northwest Territories/Yukon Scotties playdowns this year, as a pair of long-time contenders earned the right to compete in the 2013 Canadian Women’s Curling Championship.
When the battle for the Saskatchewan berth in the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts started out Jan. 23 in Balgonie, the 12-team field included three names that carry considerable weight in the competitive curling world.