Tag Archives: World Curling Tour

Tag Archives: World Curling Tour

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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Canadian teams chase CTRS points south of the border

Winnipeg Mb. Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings 2013.skip John Epping,second Matt Wozniak,lead Deni Neufeld.CCA/michael burns photo
January 2, 2015

Although this weekend’s World Curling Tour is called the U.S. Open of Curling, the bonspiel in Blaine, Minn., has major implications on the Canadian leaderboard.

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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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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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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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McEwen hopes to continue hot start

Winnipeg Mb. Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings 2013 skip Mike McEwen,lead Denni Neufeld,second Matt Wozniak.CCA/michael burns photo
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

Sochi Ru.Feb11-2014.Winter Olympic Games.Team Canadas,second Jill Officer.third Kaitlyn Lawes.WCF/CCA/michael burns photo
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

Kamloops B.C.Mar4_2014.Tim Hortons Brier.Newfoundland/Labrador skip Brad Gushue.CCA/michael burns photo
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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Team McEwen pulls off big win in Portage

Winnipeg Mb. Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings 2013.skip Mike McEwen,lead Deni Neufeld,second Matt Wozniak.CCA/michael burns photo
October 21, 2014

Team Brad Jacobs started the 2014-2015 season where they left off last year. After a season of unprecedented success that included an Olympic gold medal, the Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., foursome won 17 of their first 19 games to start the new season, launching them into first place in the Canadian Team Ranking System standings.

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