When the West Will Be Won on the Road to the Brier

The countdown is on for the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier – the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship – coming to Edmonton’s Rexall Place March 2-10 and anticipation is building across the country as the top teams prepare to fight for the right to hoist the coveted Tankard. Playdowns will be taking place in all 10 provinces as well as Northern Ontario and the Territories.  Results from the action will be featured on the Tim Hortons Brier website as the qualifiers are determined to fill the 12-team field.

Jim Cotter, seen here at the 2012 Tim Hortons Brier in Saskatoon, hopes to defend his B.C. title (Photo CCA/Michael Burns)

On the western front, the competitors slide out of the hacks in Fort Smith January 10-13 for the Yukon/Northwest Territories playdowns, and Saskatchewan’s top teams will be taking their best shots January 30-February 3 in Melfort. The battle for B.C., with defending champ Jim Cotter in the mix, will be underway February 5-10 in Parksville, while the Alberta playdowns start the following day in Leduc. The final field for the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier will be set by February 10 and Canada’s best will be ready to hit the road for Edmonton and take a place in history for the most storied championship in the curling world. “You Gotta Be There” when the Brier makes its sixth trip to Edmonton, the scene of the all-time attendance record in 2005.  The best seats in the house are available now by clicking here.