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What’s in a Name?

September 16, 2008

The men’s world curling championship debuted in Scotland in 1959.  Only Canada and Scotland competed the first two years, but the event soon grew in size and popularity.

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It’s September – are you sliding through ropes?

September 9, 2008

This time of year is somewhat magical in the world of curling as all types of curlers are leaving the green acres of the golfing world and heading out to the local curling club to get the season started. 

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Get Taken Out By Someone You Just Met!

September 7, 2008

This season, I can’t wait to be taken out by someone I just met. Now, I hope that intrigues you a bit because that is the intent of that phrase – to solicit a response. It is that time of year when almost every curling facility in our country begins the fall advertising campaign to promote curling in their building and to attract new customers.

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Richardson International Rebrands

September 4, 2008

In an effort to be well-positioned globally and to create a stronger, more unified corporate identity moving forward, the former James Richardson International Limited today unveiled that it has changed its name to Richardson International Limited and its business will be carried out under the trademark “Richardson”.

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Extra Ends… are there alternatives?

August 28, 2008

Games that end in a tie after regulation time have been a pain in the you-know-where for all sports.  And the situation has been dealt with in many different ways.

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The Tartan Curling Club – they get it!

August 25, 2008

We have had amazing response from club manager’s and board members about the corporate curling stuff that was in the Business of Curling blog two weeks ago. I have permission to share with you a letter from Scott Comfort, the manager of the Tartan CC in Regina, SK.

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In a Perfect Situation

August 15, 2008

I have had some great discussions over these summer months with a number of teams in regards to what the perfect situation would be when it comes to planning and preparing for the  Trials. 

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The Reality of the New Demographic

August 11, 2008

For years the advertising world has based a lot of its focus and predictions on the assumption that the world stops once a person turns 49.

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Corporate, charity, group curling – who knew!

August 11, 2008

At a dinner party recently, I was introduced to a friend of a friend who, when she found out I worked in curling, commented that her small group of amateur musicians had decided to try curling as a group activity.

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Olympic Qualification 101

July 29, 2008

Before I go into detail in regard to the teams that already have or will earn a spot in the Olympic Trials Qualification Process and how they accomplish that, we all need to be speaking the same language. 

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The Cost of the Facility – an Impact in Canada

July 28, 2008

In recent years the Canadian Curling Association has run some pretty successful championships that have turned a lot of money.  And yes at the end of the day the association and its host committee partners have been able to take a sizable cheque to the bank but certainly not for an amount most people in the curling world have assumed.

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Going the Distance is in the Best Interest

July 18, 2008

Championship curling has developed slowly over the past 50 years which has resulted in a good deal of excess baggage trailing behind that is hardly appropriate to top-level play in any sport.

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James Richardson International to be Presenting Sponsor

July 15, 2008

The Canadian Curling Association today announced that James Richardson International (JRI) will be the Presenting Sponsor for the 2009 Canada Cup of Curling in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

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From the Sandlot to the Major Leagues

July 11, 2008

I always have been a firm believer in a level playing surface or fair play in sport. Fair play comes with a set of reasonably drafted rules and an equally reasonable system of enforcement and most competitors respect for the rules.

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World and Olympic champions headline 2008 Continental Cup

July 9, 2008

The rosters for the 2008 Continental Cup of Curling, presented by Monsanto, are now confirmed.

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