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Only a few weeks to go!! Preparation, Preparation!!

January 19, 2010

We now sit with less then a month to go before the first game at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics! 

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Team Bernard and Team Martin – Team Canada!!!

December 15, 2009

I’m sure most of your watched the games on the weekend and lived through all the shots in the game.  We can now celebrate for both Team Bernard and Team Martin as they begin their quest for the Olympics.  

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Coming Down to the Wire!!

December 10, 2009

We’re heading into the last day of the round robin and there is a possible mess on the women’s side.  With many saying Jennifer Jones was eliminated if she lost today there is still a glimmer of hope. 

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Tim Horton’s Roar of the Rings – Trials – Practice Day!

December 5, 2009

Although no fans will be filing through the doors here at Rexall Place today the coaches and athletes will be paying close attention to the rocks and ice.  At every big event the CCA hosts there is opportunity for the teams to practice on the ice prior to the event.   Today there are four separate times to accommodate the sixteen teams and ironically they get 16 minutes per sheet during their allotted practice time.

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16 Teams – Which Two will be Canada’s Olympic Teams?

November 17, 2009

With the completion of the Pre-Trials in Prince George, a.k.a. The Road to the Roar, we can get started preparing for the Roar of the Rings in Edmonton!  As most of you have probably watched on t.v. you will know there were a number of dramatic finishes and definitely a few surprises.

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Two more Trials Teams to be decided today!!!

November 12, 2009

Sit right back in your own living room and turn on TSN today and you’ll be able to watch two more teams qualify for the Roar of the Rings in Edmonton.

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Welcome to the BC Bound Blog by Paul Webster!

November 8, 2009

In this blog, Paul Webster will be providing regular updates on the teams and the process leading up to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

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Three Days Away!!! Prince George Here They Come!!

November 7, 2009

The long awaited first step of Olympic qualification for Canada’s Curling Team is almost here!  With only three days remaining the 24 teams involved in the Road to the Roar are getting set in their home towns ready to fly to Prince George on Sunday or Monday.

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2010 Medals – Wow! Ursel & Jones – Big Wins last Weekend

October 16, 2009

Has anything screamed Canada like the new 2010 Olympic medals do?  Maybe it is just me but I think they have hit a homerun with the design.   They have truly pioneered a new trail with the design and ensured for years post 2010 the medals will be instantly recognizable.

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Who’s Hot on the Bonspiel Trail so far?? (131 days to go!)

October 4, 2009

We are well into the bonspiel season, with the first Grand Slams just around the corner, the first being the Trail Appliances Curling Classic in Calgary next weekend.   Although play in September/October does not dictate play in November and December it must undoubtedly help with confidence levels….and padding the wallet!!

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Some Familiar Names atop the Leaderboard! (143 Days to go!!)

September 20, 2009

Here we are at the start of our competitive season and we have some very familiar names atop the leaderboard at the events so far.   I’m writing this Sunday afternoon and there are two major events (Shorty Jenkins in Ontario and the Shoot-Out in Edmonton) that are completing their playoff rounds today. 

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71 Days until the Pre-Trials Starts!!! 163 days until the Olympics!!

September 2, 2009

The season is finally here… and for some, it already started two months ago!  That’s right there has been ice in Canada for two months and a number of our top teams have been taking advantage of it. 

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The Trials and Pre-Trials are set!!!

April 28, 2009

By this time most of you have checked out the official CCA press release listing all of the 32 teams that have a right to play off to represent Canada at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. 

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The Marla Mallett Factor!!

March 15, 2009

I’m sitting on the media bench here during the Brier final so I though I would take the chance to update our women’s standings prior to the Canada Cup and I will do the same for the men tomorrow! 

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Any Chance of a long shot still joining the Trials?? Olympics??

February 22, 2009

I have had a number of questions passed along with the belief that the CTRS system is limiting the chances that teams have, and to some point, I can see where these people are coming from. 

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