Tag Archives: John Epping

Tag Archives: John Epping

Home Hardware Canada Cup raises the stakes for country’s best curling teams

September 17, 2019

As if a chance to qualify for the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings weren’t enough, the 14 teams who will contest the 2019 Home Hardware Canada Cup, presented by Pioneer, Nov. 27-Dec. 1 in Leduc, Alta., will be playing for a purse that will see the winning men’s and women’s teams pocket $40,000 apiece — a staggering 185 per cent boost over last year.

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World Curling Tour review: Epping claims top spot at Stu Sells Tankard

September 10, 2019

Covering the walls of the Oakville Curling Club are a number of championship banners sporting the name “John Epping.” Until this weekend, however, it had been a long time since he’d won an event in that building, on that ice.

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Many teams getting season underway at Stu Sells Oakville Tankard

September 5, 2019

It happens every year. Before you’ve put the golf clubs away, finished your slo-pitch softball season or put away your camping gear, curlers from around the world are hitting the ice in World Curling Tour events, and often in unfamiliar combinations of players.

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Team Ontario steals way to critical win at Tim Hortons Brier

March 5, 2019

BRANDON, Man. – Scott McDonald and Team Ontario stole three single points for a critical 5-4 win over Stuart Thompson and Team Nova Scotia Tuesday to keep their hopes of advancing into the Championship Pool at the Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, alive.

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Koe remains unbeaten with last-rock win over Gushue at Tim Hortons Brier

March 4, 2019

BRANDON, Man. – Kevin Koe of Team Alberta (4-0, Calgary) executed a nearly-perfect angle raise takeout with last rock to score two in the tenth end and sneak past Brad Gushue and Team Canada (3-1, St. John’s, N.L.) 7-6 in a battle of heavyweights at the Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, Monday evening.

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Team Canada survives early scare to win opening game at Tim Hortons Brier

March 2, 2019

BRANDON, Man. – Two-time defending champion Brad Gushue had his hands full and needed a last-rock draw in the 10th end to finally subdue rookie Scott McDonald 7-6 in Saturday’s evening draw at the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI.

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Trio of deuces sends Bottcher into main draw at Tim Hortons Brier

March 1, 2019

BRANDON, Man. – Brendan Bottcher of Edmonton scored three deuces en route to an 8-4 win over John Epping of Toronto to win the wild-card game and advance into the main draw of the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, at Westoba Place.

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Jacobs adds Home Hardware Canada Cup title to impressive resume

December 10, 2018

ESTEVAN, Sask. – Brad Jacobs has an impressive resume – Olympic gold medal, Tim Hortons Brier gold medal, men’s world championship silver medal – and now he can add the Home Hardware Canada Cup. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., skip and his mate shepherded a deuce in the first end all the way through to the 10th end for a tightly contested 5-4 win over Kevin Koe of Calgary.

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Jones wins record fourth Home Hardware Canada Cup women’s crown

December 9, 2018

ESTEVAN, Sask. – Jennifer Jones showed once again on Sunday why she’s been one of the premiere female curlers in the world for years. The 44-year-old Winnipeg skip calmly executed a long runback double takeout to score three in the ninth end to beat Kerri Einarson’s Gimli, Man., team 8-5 to win her record fourth women’s title at the 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup.

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Jones beats Homan to earn berth in final at Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 8, 2018

ESTEVAN, Sask. – Veteran Jennifer Jones rode a three-ender in the fourth to an 8-4 victory over Rachel Homan of Ottawa in the women’s semifinal at the Home Hardware Canada Cup on Saturday evening at Affinity Place.

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Team Koe steals way into Home Hardware Canada Cup final

December 8, 2018

ESTEVAN, Sask. – It will be Kevin Koe of Calgary versus Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., in Sunday’s men’s final at the 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup after Koe rallied for a 7-5 win over Brad Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., in Saturday’s semifinal.

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Team Einarson nails down women’s final berth at 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 8, 2018

ESTEVAN, Sask. — It has been a magical and, yes, surprising start to the 2018-19 curling season for Kerri Einarson’s new team.

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Gushue is in, Koe and Bottcher to play tiebreaker at Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 7, 2018

ESTEVAN, Sask. – Brad Gushue is in while Kevin Koe and Brendan Bottcher will play a tiebreaker Saturday morning to determine the last playoff team after the final round-robin men’s draw at the Home Hardware Canada Cup at Affinity Place in Estevan, Sask.

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Last-rock win gives Team Jacobs first place at Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 7, 2018

ESTEVAN, Sask. – In the end it was typical Brad Jacobs: make the big shot on final stone for a come-from-behind victory. And in this case one that clinched first place in the round-robin and moved his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team right into Sunday’s final of the 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup.

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Team Koe wins fourth straight game at 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup

December 7, 2018

ESTEVAN, Sask. — On the surface, it was another round-robin game at the 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup between two of the top men’s teams in Canada.

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