Tag Archives: World Curling Tour

Tag Archives: World Curling Tour

Gushue back in top form with Slam triumph

January 9, 2017

Don’t call it a comeback… When you look at this year’s Canadian Team Ranking System men’s standings, it’s very easy to forget that Brad Gushue has barely played this season due to injury.

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Canadian teams shine on world curling stage

December 20, 2016

As Canadians across the country settle into the meat of the holiday season, top curlers are no exception. Most teams take a week or two around Christmas to spend time with family, and recharge the batteries before the competitive playdown season ramps up again in January.

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Team McEwen, Team Jones hit the win column in Morris

November 22, 2016

For Mike McEwen, this weekend couldn’t have come soon enough. In a 2016-17 season that has been largely forgettable to date, McEwen’s Winnipeg foursome finally came away with a result to remember.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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.

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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