Tag Archives: Canadian Team Ranking System (page 2)

Tag Archives: Canadian Team Ranking System

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Gushue survives McEwen onslaught

November 3, 2014

Although Mike McEwen made what some people are calling the “shot of the year,” the Grand Slam of Curling’s Masters belonged to Brad Gushue of St. John’s.

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McEwen hopes to continue hot start

October 31, 2014

When all the the world’s top teams show up at the same event, the winner is often determined by who gets hot that week. In the case of Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen, it’s more of a case of staying hot.

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Winnipeg teams pad CTRS lead

October 28, 2014

Going into the weekend, two Winnipeg teams were at the top of the Canadian Team Ranking System lists. After all the dust had settled in Gatineau, Que., and Portage la Prairie, Man., the same two teams were still in the lead — just farther ahead.

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Team Gushue looks to build on high ranking

October 24, 2014

If you were to ask most curling fans who the top three men’s teams in the world are, many might be able to guess two out of three — Olympic champion Brad Jacobs (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) and Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen have been ranked first and second on the World Curling Tour’s Order of Merit, respectively, for what seems like an eternity.

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