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Grand Slam kicks off the season in Okotoks

October 27, 2016

It’s beginning to feel a lot like curling season. The weather is cooling off, leagues across the country have started running, and the first Pinty’s Grand Slam event is under way in Okotoks, Alberta. The World Financial Group Masters brings all of the top teams together for the first time this season. Previous World Curling Tour events have had some, if not most, of the big dogs in some events, but for this one… the gang’s all here. With the WCT’s top 15 men’s and women’s teams represented, each draw has nothing but big names facing each other. The first ...

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Nolan Thiessen joins Kelly Scott on WCF Athlete Commission

October 27, 2016

Three-time Tim Hortons Brier champ and former world champ Nolan Thiessen is one of five new members of the World Curling Federation’s Athlete Commission, it was announced today by the WCF.

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“Season of the Spare” on Tour

October 25, 2016

With all the controversy surrounding sweeping in 2015-2016, last season will go down in history as the “season of the broom.” If current trends continue, 2016-2017 might go down as the “season of the spare.” In most events this season, we’ve seen top teams in both men’s and women’s events, call on some high-profile help to fill a spot left empty by another player.

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Quarter-final loss knocks Canada out of World Mixed Championship

October 21, 2016

It was a battle, but in the end Team Canada came up just short, losing to Scotland 6-5 in quarter-final action and ending their undefeated run at the 2016 World Mixed Curling Championship today in Kazan, Russia. Edmonton’s Mick Lizmore – backed by third Sarah Wilkes, second Brad Thiessen, lead Alison Kotylak and coach Melissa Soligo – finished the round robin with a perfect 7-0 record and defeated Czech Republic’s Jakub Bares 6-2 in the round of 16 earlier in the day. But with their first loss of the competition, Team Canada will not move on in the playoffs. In ...

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Women’s CTRS points chase heats up in Portage la Prairie

October 20, 2016

For the second straight week, the eyes of the curling world will be focused on Portage la Prairie, Man. This time, however, it’s the women’s turn to compete at the Canad Inns Classic.

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Undefeated Team Canada ready for playoffs at World Mixed

October 20, 2016

Next stop playoffs for Canada’s Mick Lizmore, who capped off a perfect round robin with a 6-4 win over Austria’s Andreas Unterberger at the 2016 World Mixed Curling Championship today in Kazan, Russia. Undefeated Lizmore and his Edmonton team — third Sarah Wilkes, second Brad Thiessen, lead Alison Kotylak and coach Melissa Soligo – battled a feisty Austrian squad who didn’t make it easy for the Canadians. The game got off to a great start, as Lizmore made a spectacular quadruple takeout on the way to scoring a deuce in the first end. With a 6-3 lead in the seventh, ...

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Team Canada qualifies for playoffs at World Mixed

October 19, 2016

Canada’s Mick Lizmore locked up a spot in the playoffs after cruising to a 5-3 win over South Korea’s Kibok Lee at the 2016 World Mixed Curling Championship today in Kazan, Russia. Team Canada took an early lead on an open draw for three in the first end, and despite a couple of misses, Lizmore and his Edmonton team — third Sarah Wilkes, second Brad Thiessen, lead Alison Kotylak and coach Melissa Soligo — were able to hit their way out of trouble and force timely misses from the Koreans. “Besides a few hiccups, a couple of flash peels, one ...

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Carruthers takes the long road to victory at Canad Inns Men’s Classic

October 18, 2016

Nobody ever doubted that Reid Carruthers was a good curler. He won the 2011 Tim Hortons Brier with Jeff Stoughton and went on to win the world championship the same year. After two more podium finishes at the following two Briers, a pile of World Curling Tour wins, and a couple Grand Slam victories, his résumé spoke for itself. But when Stoughton retired from competitive play, and Carruthers decided to return to skipping his own team, there were plenty of questions about whether he’d be able to continue that success. It didn’t take long to find out the answers. “Curling ...

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Team Canada still undefeated at World Mixed

October 18, 2016

Team Canada skip Mick Lizmore survived some early pressure from Belgium to remain undefeated and close in on a playoff spot at the 2016 World Mixed Curling Championship in Kazan, Russia. Lizmore’s Edmonton team — rounded out by third Sarah Wilkes, second Brad Thiessen, lead Alison Kotylak and coach Melissa Soligo — got off to a rough start before taking four straight ends on the way to a 7-2 victory over Belgium’s Loes Willems (0-3) on Tuesday afternoon at the Kazan Sport Palace. “Our skip was definitely struggling in the first few ends,” said Soligo after the game. “But (the ...

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Another strong win for Team Canada at World Mixed

October 17, 2016

Team Canada continues to close in on a playoff spot at the 2016 World Mixed Curling Championship in Kazan, Russia. Edmonton’s Mick Lizmore — backed by third Sarah Wilkes, second Brad Thiessen, lead Alison Kotylak and coach Melissa Soligo — remain undefeated with a 4-0 record after cruising to a 7-2 win over Andorra’s Josep Garcia (1-3) on Monday afternoon at the Kazan Sport Palace. “It was a pretty solid game,” said Lizmore after the win. “They made a lot of shots early on and it felt like there were a couple of moments there that we were up against ...

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Canada picks up third win at World Mixed Championship

October 16, 2016

Mick Lizmore’s Canadian team continues to be a pace-setter at the 2016 World Mixed Curling Championship in Kazan, Russia.

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Team Canada remains perfect at 2016 World Mixed

October 15, 2016

It’s an ideal game plan — score big in the early ends — and it’s working out perfectly for Team Canada at the 2016 World Mixed Curling Championship in Kazan, Russia.

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Cash, CTRS points bring top teams to Portage

October 14, 2016

The World Curling Tour is entering its ninth week, and it seems that some of Canada’s most popular teams have barely started their seasons. While we’ve seen some teams week after week at events across the country, others have approached the start of the season a little more deliberately.

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Team Canada opens World Mixed on winning note

October 14, 2016

Team Canada couldn’t have asked for a better way to start its campaign at the 2016 World Mixed Curling Championship.

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Canadian Egg Farmers to sponsor Rocks & Rings program

October 13, 2016

More Canadian kids will get a chance to rock the curling world with the announcement today of an “eggs-citing” new partnership involving Canadian egg farmers and Rocks & Rings.

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