Author Archives: Brian Chick

Author Archives: Brian Chick

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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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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