Auld looks sharp in season-opening event

The Cathy Auld team got off to a strong start for the 2013-14 competitive curling season – and their timing couldn’t be better, with the Mississauga foursome set to take its first run at the right to represent Canada at the Olympic Games. Auld skips one of the ten Ontario teams competing in the 2013 Capital One Road to the Roar, presented by Monsanto, Nov- 5-10 in the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex. The 24-team field will see four squads, two of each gender, advance to the Canadian Curling Trials, this December in Winnipeg.
Cathy Auld with   (CCA Photo)

Cathy Auld with Janet Jesty-Murphy, Stephanie Matheson and Melissa Foster (CCA Photo)

In the opening event of the season – the Ontario Curling Tour’s Stu Sells Oakville Tankard – Auld took it right down to the wire, losing to Sherry Middaugh in the championship final. Middaugh is one of four Ontario teams, along with Rachel Homan, Glenn Howard and John Epping, that have already secured a berth in the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto, Canada’s final stepping stone on the road to Sochi. After finishing fifteenth in last season’s Canadian Team Ranking System, Auld qualified for the Road to the Roar Pre-Trials event… keeping alive the Olympic dream, and bolstering the province’s hopes of dominating the field at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, Dec. 1-8, in Winnipeg’s MTS Centre. A veteran of the Ontario women’s competitive curling scene, Auld will lead teammates Janet Jesty-Murphy, Stephanie Matheson and Melissa Foster when the final lineup for the 2013 Canadian CurlingTrials is decided in Kitchener. “You’ve Gotta Be There” for the excitement of the Capital One Road to the Roar – the event that’s come to be known as ROARTARIO. The best seats in the house are available now by clicking here.