Author Archives: Rory Munro

Author Archives: Rory Munro

Lethbridge Welcomes the World: China Update

March 13, 2012

For someone who first took to the game less than a dozen years ago, Bingyu Wang has had a tremendous run of success on curling’s world stage. In 2008 at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship in Vernon, B.C., she led China to a round-robin record of 9-2 and a silver medal finish. A year later in Gangneung, South Korea, she went one better, finishing preliminary play with a record of 10-1 and capping things off with an 8-6 victory over Sweden’s Anette Norberg in the gold medal game.

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Lethbridge Welcomes the World: Italy Update

March 9, 2012

She’s 27 years young, she’s been curling for more than half her life and she’s represented Italy on the World stage over 20 times. She’s Diana Gaspari, and she will be making her eighth trip to the women’s worlds when she and her team of Giorgia Appolonio, Chiara Olivieri and Claudia Alvera head to Lethbridge in March. Italy utilizes a selection process in determining the makeup of the women’s teams which represent the country in international events.

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Lethbridge Welcomes the World: Russia Update

March 8, 2012

They will be representing the Russian Federation when play gets underway at the 2012 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship and they all have a deep and abiding passion for the Roarin’ Game.

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Lethbridge Welcomes the World: United States Update

March 7, 2012

She struck gold at the 2003 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship in Winnipeg, as vice for Debbie McCormick, but this year, she’ll be the one calling the shots, after capturing the 2012 U.S. National Curling Championship in Philadelphia on Saturday, February 18.

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Lethbridge Welcomes the World: Korea Update

March 6, 2012

Ji-Sun Kim will be one of the youngest skips in the field at the 2012 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship. The twenty-four year old will be making her second consecutive appearance at the championship when she takes to the ice in Lethbridge with her mates Seul-Bee Lee, Un-Chi Gim and Hyun-Jung Lee. Last year in Esbjerg, Denmark, the Koreans finished round-robin play with a record of 2 wins and 9 losses.

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Lethbridge Welcomes the World: Denmark Update

March 1, 2012

Lene Nielsen and her Hvidovre Curling Club team of Helle Simonsen, Jeanne Ellegaard and Maria Poulsen successfully defended their Danish national championship title over the weekend of February 17 – 19 on home ice.

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Brier Bound: Territories Update

February 27, 2012

The top four men’s teams from Canada’s North gathered at the Whitehorse Curling Club over the extended weekend of February 9 – 12 to determine who would earn the right to wear Territorial colours at the 2012 Tim Hortons Brier.

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Lethbridge Welcomes the World: Switzerland Update

February 27, 2012

Mirjam Ott and her Davos Curling Club team of Janine Greiner, Carmen Kung and Carmen Schafer captured the 2012 Swiss Women’s title on Saturday, February 25 with a 6-5 victory over Bern’s Michele Jaggi at the Gstaad Curling Hall.

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Lethbridge Welcomes the World: Canada Update

February 26, 2012

Heather Nedohin’s tour of her home province will continue, after she and her Edmonton, Alberta rink of Beth Iskiw, Jessica Mair and Laine Peters won the 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Red Deer on Sunday, February 26 with a 7-6 final game win over British Columbia’s Kelly Scott.

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Brier Bound: Alberta

February 25, 2012

Kevin Koe and his Glencoe Curling Club team of Pat Simmons, Carter Rycroft and Nolan Thiessen are Brier bound after winning the 2012 Boston Pizza Cup, which is emblematic of Alberta men’s curling supremacy.

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Brier Bound: Nova Scotia

February 24, 2012

Jamie Murphy and his CFB Halifax teammates Jordan Pinder, Mike Bardsley and Donald McDermaid will all get the opportunity to experience their first Tim Hortons Brier from ice level at Saskatoon’s Credit Union Centre in March after capturing the Nova Scotia Molson Men’s Provincial Championship on Sunday, February 12.

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Lethbridge Welcomes the World: Germany Update

February 22, 2012

Three fun facts about Germany: You can drive 300 km an hour on the Autobahn. There are over 1,500 different brands of beer available throughout the country. Every February, Andrea Schopp will be crowned Germany’s women’s curling champion. Well, not every year; she has missed out on three of the last twenty-five titles.

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Lethbridge Welcomes the World: Czech Republic Update

February 22, 2012

Based on their play at the European Curling Championships held in Moscow in December, the Czech Republic will send their nation’s best women’s curling team to Lethbridge and the 2012 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship.

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Lethbridge Welcomes the World: Scotland Update

February 22, 2012

Curling’s “Scottish Sensation”, Eve Muirhead will represent the country which gave the world the game, when play gets underway at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship in Lethbridge in March.

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Brier Bound: Manitoba Update

February 21, 2012

Thirty-two teams from across the province started play at Credit Union Place Arena in Dauphin on February 8 in pursuit of the Manitoba Men’s Safeway Championship title.

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