Author Archives: Brian Chick

Author Archives: Brian Chick

Snowstorm gets the best of curlers at event in Portage; Einarson gets the best of opponents in Calgary

October 16, 2019

So often during the World Curling Tour season, we obsess over who beat whom, what was the score of each contest and the drama that comes with every game on the ice.

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Team Homan prevails in Saskatoon

October 1, 2019

For a week in early September, Ottawa’s Rachel Homan was not the No. 1 team in the world… according to the rankings, at least.

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World Curling Tour recap: Gunnlaugson, Walker prevail in Winnipeg

September 24, 2019

When Jason Gunnlaugson won the Mother Club Fall Curling Classic on the weekend, it wasn’t the first time for most of the Winnipeg squad. Three of the four team members had accomplished the feat already in 2017, when they defeated Pat Simmons – who was also playing with a Winnipeg-based foursome at the time.

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World Curling Tour Preview: Local spiels taking over circuit

September 19, 2019

After two exciting weeks on tour, it seems that it’s already time to take a break.

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World Curling Tour Review: Epping retains Shorty Jenkins Classic title

September 17, 2019

Toronto’s John Epping has won the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic.

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World Curling Tour preview: More top teams taking to the ice for 2019-20 season

September 13, 2019

If there was any doubt prior to this week, it’s now officially curling season.

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World Curling Tour review: Epping claims top spot at Stu Sells Tankard

September 10, 2019

Covering the walls of the Oakville Curling Club are a number of championship banners sporting the name “John Epping.” Until this weekend, however, it had been a long time since he’d won an event in that building, on that ice.

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Many teams getting season underway at Stu Sells Oakville Tankard

September 5, 2019

It happens every year. Before you’ve put the golf clubs away, finished your slo-pitch softball season or put away your camping gear, curlers from around the world are hitting the ice in World Curling Tour events, and often in unfamiliar combinations of players.

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Homan, Bottcher pick up Slam wins in Saskatchewan

January 14, 2019

There were two big winners at this week’s Meridian Canadian Open. But just because the men’s and women’s teams won the same title, it meant very different things to each of them.

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GSOC Meridian Canadian Open kicks off in North Battleford, Sask.

January 9, 2019

After a few quiet weeks over the holidays, curling fans everywhere have been itching to see their favourite game on TV again. They’re in luck, as this week’s Meridian Canadian Open gets underway in North Battleford, Sask.

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Banff mixed doubles event draws high-calibre field

January 4, 2019

With the holidays officially over, it’s time for Canada’s competitive curlers to get back to work.

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Team Carruthers earns pre-Christmas bonus in Japan

December 24, 2018

It wasn’t quite a Christmas miracle, but there’s no doubt Reid Carruthers will be returning home for the holidays with a little extra joy in his heart … and a bit more cash in his pocket.

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Canadian teams cashing in at Asian WCT events

December 20, 2018

While most of the competitive curlers are ready to settle in next to a fire with a cup of eggnog for the Christmas break, a few Canadian teams are still on the far side of the world, chasing victories, money and points on the World Curling Tour.

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Team Homan caps 2018 with Grand Slam victory

December 18, 2018

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish The famous sports axiom might be a perfect mantra to sum up the year for Ottawa’s Rachel Homan team.

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Wozniak steps in for Team Jacobs at Grand Slam Boost National

December 13, 2018

Just two days after winning the Home Hardware Canada Cup with a spare in the lineup, Brad Jacobs was back his winning ways, albeit with a different spare, and about 5,000 kilometres away.

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