Author Archives: Brian Chick

Author Archives: Brian Chick

Team Howard continues its winning ways with Tour triumph

December 4, 2018

As the weekend began, Glenn Howard joked that he wasn’t sure if his team would let him play in the NISSAN Curling Classic in Paris, Ont.

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Team Howard back intact in time for Tour stop in Brantford, Ont.

November 30, 2018

Scott Howard won his first World Curling Tour event as skip just two weeks ago. Who knows how long it will be before he has another chance?

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Scottish teams cash in at WCT stop in Penticton, B.C.

November 27, 2018

It was a big week for Scottish men’s curling. Just days after Scotland’s Bruce Mouat won the 2018 La Gruyere European Championship in Estonia, two more Scottish teams met in the final of another major event on the World Curling Tour.

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Hartung wins eight straight on the way to Red Deer title

November 20, 2018

Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher was looking for his third championship at the Red Deer Curling Classic, but Saskatoon’s Kody Hartung played spoiler in the final, downing the defending champions 7-6.

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Wheelchair, mixed doubles events highlight busy weekend on Tour

November 16, 2018

Not too long ago, the top-tier curling schedule was just a list of where you could see the best four-player curling teams in action on a given weekend. These days, it’s a bit more varied, and that’s a good thing.

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Jacobs, Homan prevail at Grand Slam Tour Challenge

November 13, 2018

By the standards of most other teams, Team Rachel Homan and Team Brad Jacobs are both having pretty good years. Both squads have qualified in almost every event, and have reached semifinals and finals in big events all year. Homan even won her first event of the year, the World Cup of Curling in Suzhou, China.

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Top teams back in action this weekend on World Curling Tour

November 9, 2018

After a relatively quiet week on the World Curling Tour, the top teams are back in action at the Grand Slam of Curling’s Tour Challenge in Thunder Bay, Ont.

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World Curling Tour heads to Morris, Manitoba

November 2, 2018

Although many of the top teams aren’t playing this weekend, it doesn’t mean that things are all quiet on the World Curling Tour.

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Epping captures Masters crown in Truro

October 30, 2018

Kevin Koe’s buzzer-beater double takeout to win the semifinal might have been the most talked about shot of the weekend at the Grand Slam of Curling’s Canadian Beef Masters in Truro, N.S., but John Epping’s short runback to win the final was the shot that mattered most.

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Local favourites off to strong start at Canadian Beef Masters

October 26, 2018

Last week the stars of Canadian curling were all over the map. This week, they’re all in the same Nova Scotia town.

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Team Carey puts end to Team Einarson win streak

October 23, 2018

Anybody following the World Curling Tour this weekend likely had to do a lot of clicking to keep up with the online results. With events happening in Asia, Europe, and across Canada, trying to follow all of them would have required a lot of online navigation.

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Canadian wheelchair team prevails at Scottish event

October 19, 2018

While Canada may lead the way in terms of numbers, it has become more and more obvious that curling is growing on the international stage. One just needs to look at this week’s bonspiel calendar to see that Canadian curlers are competing all over the world, and much of the world teams are competing in Canada.

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Curling season already busy at home and away

October 16, 2018

You can tell the curling season is in full swing when one event starts before the last one ends. While some of the top men’s teams were still playing the finals in Portage la Prairie, Man., another event got underway in China featuring two of Canada’s top teams.

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Carruthers looking to defend title in Portage la Prairie

October 12, 2018

Fresh off a win in Toronto, Reid Carruthers looks to defend a different title this weekend in Portage la Prairie, Man. Carruthers (with Mike McEwen, Derek Samagalski, and Colin Hodgson) won the Stu Stells Toronto Tankard on Monday, but are back in Manitoba trying to win the Canad Inns Men’s Classic; an event they’ve won the past two years.

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Fourth WCT victory for Einarson

October 9, 2018

When Kerri Einarson’s Gimli, Man., foursome won their first couple of World Curling Tour events this season, it quickly answered the questions of whether four skips could make a successful team. When they won their third, it was obvious that they were ready to redefine what it meant for a new team to be “successful.”

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