All Posts (page 315)

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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Any Chance of a long shot still joining the Trials?? Olympics??

February 22, 2009

I have had a number of questions passed along with the belief that the CTRS system is limiting the chances that teams have, and to some point, I can see where these people are coming from. 

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Picks on Your Curling Ice

February 21, 2009

I can pretty much guarantee that every curling facility in Canada suffers from ‘picked’ rocks during recreation play as well as what you see and hear on television from the elite players. Picks are a pain and often spoil a good game or causes a team to lose.

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Wrap-around memberships!!!

February 5, 2009

I was asked back in 2005 to do an abbreviated Business of Curling presentation to the United States Curling Association back in 2005 in Bismarck, ND. I met Jon Wilson from the USCA who worked in club development area and he had a couple of terrific examples of new member recruitment that he gave me permission “to steal”.  I’d like to share them with you as they are incredibly good and even better, they work.

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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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Hey Coach: Rule book… do you have one? Do you know what it says?

February 2, 2009

It is my opinion that every team should have a rule book tossed into their broom bag to ensure that they thoroughly understand the rules and, if need be, can quickly turn to the revised rule book should the need arise. 

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Hey Coach: Bad ice or bad equipment? Let’s start with the latter!

January 25, 2009

I have the opportunity in my chosen profession to work with curling athletes of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels however they all seem to be experts in complaining about ice; espeically picks! 

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Tremendous field set for 2009 Canada Cup of Curling

January 13, 2009

The finest curlers in Canada will be showcased in the $150,000 Canada Cup of Curling, presented by Richardson International, March 18-22 at the Farrell Agencies Arena, Gallagher Centre in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

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Volunteers, what would we do without them!

January 9, 2009

I am always amazed at the time and commitment contributed by the average Canadian curling club volunteer. While I am not much of a fan of the statement “we’re different”, I am going to use it here anyway because our curling club volunteers really are different!

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Hey Coach: Juniors – your season is over??

January 8, 2009

Welcome to the the beginning of the end.  I laugh as a number of teams we begin work with in September, and then end up losing out on playdowns, decide that they do not need to practice anymore and they can re-focus in September next year!!  I shake my head.  

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Team World victorious at Continental Cup

December 21, 2008

Team World evened the score with North America, at three wins apiece, by taking the sixth Continental Cup, presented by Monsanto, 208-192.

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Team World on the cusp of victory at Continental Cup

December 21, 2008

Team World now stands just eight points away from victory at the 2008 edition of the Continental Cup, presented by Monsanto.

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North America storms back at Continental Cup

December 20, 2008

In a night filled with controversy, North America stormed back into contention at the Continental Cup, presented by Monsanto, closing a 38-point gap to just 14, heading into Sunday’s two final Skins games.

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World regains momentum in Singles

December 20, 2008

Team World regained any momentum it may have lost in the morning’s Skins games by taking 22 of 32 available points in this afternoon’s Singles competition to increase its lead to 119-81 over North America at the sixth Continental Cup, presented by Monsanto.

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