Tag Archives: Canadian Team Ranking System

Tag Archives: Canadian Team Ranking System

Top men’s team converge on Stu Sells ’spiel in T.O.

Reid Carruthers will be looking for back-to-back titles at the Stu Sells Toronto Tankard this weekend. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)
October 8, 2015

This time last year, Mike McEwen (Winnipeg) was running away with the lead on the Canadian Team Ranking System leaderboard, winning all but one of his first seven events. The one he didn’t win was won by Brad Gushue (St. John’s), who is starting this season like McEwen did last year.

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Team Lawton cashes in at Vernon bonspiel

2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts
October 5, 2015

Everybody knew going into the weekend in Vernon, B.C., that the Canadian Team Ranking System women’s standings would look quite different by the time the last rock was thrown.

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Vernon ’spiel offers chance at CTRS standings shakeup

October 2, 2015

It’s no secret that the Canadian women’s bonspiel circuit has been dominated by three teams in recent years. Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones and Ottawa’s Rachel Homan have been winning for ages, while Edmonton’s Val Sweeting’s foursome has come on strong in the last year. Given their continued dominance, they haven’t left a lot of room at the top for the rest of the ladies teams.

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Teams chasing Shorty Jenkins Classic title in Cornwall

2015, Calgary Ab, Tim Hortons Brier, Northern Ontario skip Brad Jacobs, third Ryan Fry, Curling Canada/michael burns photo
September 18, 2015

Not too long ago, the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic in Brockville, Ont., was the premiere event in which most of the best teams kicked off their seasons. Today, however, we’re already into the fourth week on the World Curling Tour, and we’re finally getting to the famous Brockville event… but it’s a few kilometres up the river in Cornwall.

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Revised ranking system a collaborative effort

September 10, 2015

Brendan Bottcher has always loved a challenge — be it in school, in his career or on a sheet of curling ice. So, when the 24-year-old former world junior men’s curling champ was discussing some of the pros and cons of the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS), and the Order of Merit — both crucial measuring sticks for high-performance curling teams in Canada — with his coach Rob Krepps, Bottcher realized rather quickly that instead of simply talking about the problem, he should play a role in contributing some potential solutions.

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Homan, Gushue head into opening Slam on winning note

2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts
September 8, 2015

The sliders have barely cooled from the Stu Sells Tankard in Oakville, Ont., and already another event is underway.

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Tour season kicking off in Oakville

2015 World Financial Group Continental Cup Curling, Calgary AB, Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, CCA/michael burns photo
September 3, 2015

It’s 30 degrees, and sunny… it must be curling season. As top teams from around the world land in Toronto for the World Curling Tour Stu Sells Oakville Tankard, they might be wishing they’d brought their golf clubs instead of curling brooms. This week in the GTA has seen the highest temperatures of the summer, which makes it hard to believe the curling season is about to kick off.

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Team Sweeting takes over top spot on CTRS

2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, Camrose, Val Sweeting, CCA/michael burns photo
December 15, 2014

While Scotland’s Eve Muirhead was beat Ottawa’s Rachel Homan in the final of the Grand Slam of Curling’s Canadian Open in Yorkton, Sask., it was another team that took the biggest stride forward over the weekend.

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Team McEwen isn’t slowing down

2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, Camrose, Matt Wozniak, Mike McEwen, Denni Neufeld, CCA/michael burns photo
December 11, 2014

Just when you thought Mike McEwen’s season was approaching inhuman levels, he goes and wins the Home Hardware Canada Cup in Camrose, Alta., over six of the best teams in the country.

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Big wins for Ménard, Carey, Laycock

Kamloops B.C.Mar7_2014.Tim Hortons Brier.Quebec skip Jean-Michel Menard,lead Phillipe Menard.CCA/michael burns photo
December 2, 2014

With the European Championships coming to an end on the weekend, there were dozens of points awarded on the World Curling Tour Order of Merit. Champion Binia Feltscher of Switzerland, silver-medallist Anna Sidorova of Russia and bronze-medallist Eve Muirhead of Scotland all earned big points, and moved up further in the Top 10, with Muirhead moving into the No.2 spot, passing Ottawa’s Rachel Homan.

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Women’s teams chase CTRS points in Lloydminster

2013 Capital One Road to the Roar
November 28, 2014

With the Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, presented by Meridian Manufacturing, on next week’s schedule, and another Grand Slam event the following week, most of the top teams, both men and women, are taking a break from the competitive scene this weekend.

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Team McEwen holds hot hand

Winnipeg Mb. Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings 2013.skip Mike McEwen,B.J.Neufeld.CCA/michael burns photo
November 24, 2014

Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen sent a pair of emphatic messages to the rest of the men’s field that will be in Camrose, Alta., in a couple weeks for the 2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Meridian Manufacturing.

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Win pushes Team Epping up CTRS standings

Winnipeg, MB Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings 2013 Team Epping Skip John Eppinga CCA/michael burns photo
November 18, 2014

With a big travel week looming, many of the top men’s teams decided to take a week off to refresh before the trek to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. and the next Grand Slam of Curling event. One team, however, decided to play, (albeit close to home) and the results were sure to make them happy they did.

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Top teams chase CTRS points in Red Deer

Team Canada. The 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, February 16-24, Kingston Onatrio, The Canadian Womans Curling Championship.
November 14, 2014

With all of the talent in the Red Deer Curling Classic, the top 10 on the women’s Canadian Team Ranking System could look very different come Monday.

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CTRS race heating up this weekend

Winnipeg Mb. Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings 2013.skip Sherry Middaugh,lead Leigh Armstrong,second Lee Meklinger.CCA/michael burns photo
November 7, 2014

Just because many of the top teams are taking the weekend off, it doesn’t mean that it’s a quiet time on the World Curling Tour. The truth is quite the opposite — both the men and women have several events going on across the country, featuring some highly-positioned teams on the Canadian Team Ranking System.

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