Author Archives: Warren Hansen

Author Archives: Warren Hansen

The Last End: The history of playing time

September 22, 2011

The rules regarding playing time have changed many times throughout curling's history and Warren Hansen explores this and future of playing time in curling.

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The Last End: London’s past Brier – 1974

March 8, 2011

It’s been 37 years since the Brier was last held in London, where some interesting official changes were made that first week of March in 1974.

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The Last End: The Round Robin is still on top

February 16, 2011

For many years, members of the curling community have disagreed about the best draw formats and how the game’s major events should be operated.

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The Last End: Opportunities for Junior Curlers

December 20, 2010

The first official Canadian schoolboys curling championship took place back in 1950 and for the next 25 years the age limit was 18 and Canada’s high schools played a major role in its operation.

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The Last End: Perspective on the Cost of Curling

September 9, 2010

There is no doubt that the 2010 Olympic Winter Games was the most successful event ever for the sport of curling in all of North America.

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Canadian Curling and the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games

March 11, 2010

The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) today announced a number of features to better inform and involve Canadian curling fans about the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver during the curling dates – March 13 – 20, 2010.

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Canadian Curling and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games

February 10, 2010

The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) today announced a number of features to better inform and involve Canadian curling fans about the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver during the curling dates – February 16 – 27, 2010.

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The Scotties has some significant history in the Soo!

February 6, 2010

The Macdonald Lassie was held at Sault Ste. Marie in 1978, in the old Sault Ste. Marie Gardens, and while a number of locals will remember the event, probably few will recall the number of significant things that happened during that second-last Lassie 32 years ago.

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Coaching in Canada and the World Stage

January 16, 2010

In the past 10 years, most of the top teams, including the men, have relied more on coaches but many would argue that coaches still have not been utilized to the utmost by the majority of the top teams in Canada.

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Single Draw Tickets Now on Sale

January 4, 2010

The 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts is almost here and tickets for all 21 draws are now on sale!

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To Tiebreak or not to Tiebreak… that is the Question.

October 28, 2009

To tiebreak to not to tiebreak is a question that will be discussed extensively by the World Curling Federation over the next number of months.

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Challenges facing the CCA, WCF and WCPA

February 25, 2009

Over the past year, the Canadian Curling Association, World Curling Federation and the World Curling Players Association found some agreement on a number of issues of mutual interest to all three.

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2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Tickets On Sale Now

February 5, 2009

Today, it was announced that full event packages go on sale Saturday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m.

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Huge challenges still ahead to gain our proper position in Canada’s sport mosaic

February 2, 2009

My first contact with the sport of curling came in the Fifties when I followed my father to the Thistle Curling Club in Edmonton where he toiled twice a week on a not-so-great curling team.

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Sault Ste. Marie to Host 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

November 6, 2008

The Canadian Curling Association announced today that the Scotties Tournament of Hearts will be held at the ESSAR Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, January 30 – February 7, 2010.

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