Tag Archives: World Curling Tour

Tag Archives: World Curling Tour

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

Grande Prarie AB, Dec 6, 2015, Home Hardware Canada Cup Curling,Woman's Final. Team Homan skip Rachel Homan, third Emma Miskew, second Joanne Courtney, Curling Canada/ michael burns photo
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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Cash, CTRS points bring top teams to Portage

Ottawa Ont.Mar 7, 2016.Tim Hortons Brier.Manitoba skip Mike McEwen shouts to his front end during his draw 7 evening draw against Alberta. michael burns photo
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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Scheidegger, Laycock jump up in CTRS races

Ottawa Ont.Mar 5, 2016.Tim Hortons Brier.Saskatchewan skip Steve Laycock,lead Dallan Muyres, second Colton Flasch.Curling Canada/ michael burns photo
October 12, 2016

To say there was some movement on the Canadian Team Ranking System leaderboard this weekend would be a massive understatement. With a number of big events for both men and women, it would be easier to name the few teams who didn’t score some big points over Thanksgiving, instead of all the ones who did.

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Mixed doubles Olympic chase heats up in Manitoba

Las Vegas Nevada, Jan15, 2016.World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling 2016. Team North America Rachel Homan, John Morris, Curling Canada/ michael burns photo
September 29, 2016

There will be some Olympic fever in the air this weekend in Portage la Prairie, Man. The second annual Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Classic, beginning Friday in Portage la Prairie not only features a power-packed field, it also offers some pretty powerful prizes besides the cash purse.

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Gunner has CTRS target on his back going into weekend events

2009 Road to the Roar Pre-Trials - Keyworded
September 22, 2016

It’s early in the season, but there seems to be something a little strange happening on the Canadian Team Ranking System leaderboard. Winnipeg’s Jason Gunnlaugson, who’s only played sporadically in high-level events in recent seasons, currently holds the top spot after qualifying in all three events on his team’s schedule thus far, and winning one of them.

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Team Jones returns to its winning ways

ZEN-NOH World Women's Curling Championship 2015, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
November 24, 2015

It was only a matter of time… Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones got off to a slow start to the season, and as a result spent the first 10 weeks further down the list on the Canadian Team Ranking System leaderboard than her team was used to.

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Morris, Man., is a curling hotbed this weekend!

The new Team Canada, Team Manitoba, skip Jennifer Jones, third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer, lead Dawn McEwen, alternate Jennifer Clark-Rouire and coach Wendy Morgan win the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Canadian Womens Curling Championships, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
November 19, 2015

According to Wikipedia, the town of Morris, Man., boasts a population of 1,797 people. This weekend, however, that will swell to well over 2,000 while 64 teams come into town  to compete in the annual DEKALB Superspiel at the Morris Curling Club and the Rosenort Arena.

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Jones and Jacobs teams picking up the pace in Oshawa

2015, Calgary Ab, Tim Hortons Brier, Northern Ontario skip Brad Jacobs, Curling Canada/michael burns photo
November 12, 2015

Since winning gold medals at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Jennifer Jones and Brad Jacobs have been anything but quiet.

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Team Thomas makes move in CTRS race

World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2015
November 10, 2015

With most of the top teams in the world on hiatus last weekend, it seemed like an ideal opportunity for some of the rest of the teams to make up some ground in the Canadian Team Ranking System race. Unfortunately, the teams that had the most to gain came up a bit short by the end of World Curling Tour: Week 12.

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CTRS points chase brings women’s teams to Saskatoon

Team Saskatchewan, skip Stefanie Lawton, third Sherry Anderson, second Stephanie Schmidt, lead Marliese Kasner, Coach Rick Folk, the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Canadian Womens Curling Championships, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
November 6, 2015

While most club curlers across the country are finally settling into their leagues, maybe with two or three weeks under their belts, the World Curling Tour enters its 12th week. Since the Baden Masters in August, many of Canada’s top teams have been busy nearly every weekend in bonspiels from one coast to the other.

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Top seeds prevail in Truro; Gushue shows his grit

Camrose Ab.December 2, 2014.Home Hardware Canada Cup.Skip Rachel Homan of Ottawa Ontario delivers her stone during practise seesion.Homan will attempt to capture the womans division.The Home Hardware Canada Cup offers a purse of $140,000 dollars for the winners of the mens; and womans division. michael burns photo
November 2, 2015

When the world’s best curling teams all play each other in a major competition, it’s anything but guaranteed that the No. 1 seeds will win the event. Sure, it happens, but it’s just as likely that a No. 2, 3 or a 6 could get hot that weekend, and knock off the top squad en route to a championship.

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Elite field chasing Slam title in Truro, N.S.

2015, Calgary Ab, Tim Hortons Brier, B.C. skip Jim Cotter,lead Rick Sawatzky, second Tyrel Griffith, Curling Canada/michael burns photo
October 29, 2015

It’s safe to say the season is in full swing at this point. Considering the top curling teams have been on the competitive circuit for nearly two months now, the teams playing in the Grand Slam Masters of Curling in Truro, N.S., should officially be in “mid-season” form.

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Another weekend, another win for Team Gushue

2015, Calgary Ab, Tim Hortons Brier, N.L. skip Brad Gushue, lead Geoff Walker, second Brett Gallant, Curling Canada/michael burns photo
October 27, 2015

New season. Different Team. Same story. One year ago, the curling world was marvelling at the run that Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen was on to start his season. His team was winning practically every event it played in, and rarely lost a game along the way. And while Team McEwen is still the World Curling Tour No. 1, having won two of its first three events this season, Brad Gushue’s incredible start has got his St. John’s foursome in striking distance of the top spot.

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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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