Tag Archives: World Curling Tour

Tag Archives: World Curling Tour

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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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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McEwen finds winning formula in Saskatoon

Winnipeg, MB Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings 2013 Team McEwen Skip Mike McEwen CCA/michael burns photo
September 29, 2015

The top-ranked team in the world found its stride this weekend in Saskatoon. After a respectable semifinal finish at its only other event this year, Mike McEwen’s Winnipeg foursome took home the title at the Point Optical Curling Classic, defeating fellow Winnipeger Reid Carruthers 8-4 in the final.

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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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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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