Tag Archives: Mark Ideson

Tag Archives: Mark Ideson

Canada finishes out of playoff contention at World Wheelchair Championship

March 8, 2019

Team Canada could not recover from a slow start to the week and will finish out of the playoffs at the 2019 World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Stirling, Scotland.

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Momentum builds for Canada with fifth straight win at World Wheelchair

March 7, 2019

After losing their first four games of the round robin, Team Canada has regrouped to string together five wins, including two more on Thursday at the 2019 World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Stirling, Scotland.

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Two more wins for Canadian wheelchair curlers at Worlds

March 6, 2019

After a slow start to the round robin, Team Canada has found its way back into the win column with two more victories on Wednesday at the 2019 World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Stirling, Scotland.

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First win for Team Canada at World Wheelchair Championship

March 5, 2019

Team Canada posted its first win on Tuesday evening at the 2019 World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Stirling, Scotland, and it came at the expense of first-place China, who also happen to be the 2018 Paralympic champions.

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Canada still looking for first win at World Wheelchair Championship

March 4, 2019

Team Canada is off to a tough start, giving up another two losses on the second day of competition at the 2019 World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Stirling, Scotland.

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Canada drops first game at World Wheelchair Championship

March 3, 2019

Mark Ideson made it close at the end, but Team Canada fell just short in a 7-6 loss to Latvia’s Polina Rozkova as the 2019 World Wheelchair Championships got underway on Sunday in Stirling, Scotland.

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Canada aiming for solid playoff push at 2019 World Wheelchair Curling Championship

February 27, 2019

Canadian wheelchair curling skip Mark Ideson is confident that focusing on the small details will lead to big picture results at the 2019 World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Stirling, Scotland from March 3-10.

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Team Canada lineup set for 2019 World Wheelchair Curling Championship

January 16, 2019

Canada will send a blend of battle-tested veterans and fresh faces to the 2019 World Wheelchair Curling Championship, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

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Curlers honoured at 2018 Canadian Sport Awards

September 20, 2018

Canadian curling stars were big winners at the 2018 Canadian Sport Awards on Thursday night in Ottawa.

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Canada downs Korea to win bronze at Paralympics

Canada celebrated with friends and family following their bronze medal win (photo: Brian Chick - Curling Canada)
March 17, 2018

After yesterday’s heartbreaking semifinal loss, a fourth consecutive gold medal was out of the question for Canada. But was was still on the table was the prospect of a podium finish and a Paralympic medal. The Canadian wheelchair curling team won that bronze medal, defeating South Korea in a fairly one-sided match. Canada took two in the first, never looked back, and the Canadian team will stand on the podium for the fourth straight Paralympic games. “I’m super proud,” said skip Mark Ideson (London, Ont.). “We put ourselves in a position to defend gold, and we played our hearts out ...

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Canada loses heartbreaker in semifinal, will play for bronze

March 16, 2018

Nobody likes to lose, especially elite athletes playing at world class competitions with medals on the line.  You could forgive Canadian skip Mark Ideson if he was angry, bitter, heartbroken or a bit crusty following a last rock loss to China in the semi-final of the Paralympic medal round in wheelchair curling.  But, following the game that’s not the emotion he showed. “You know what? I am proud,” he said minutes after Chinese skip Haitao Wang made a remarkable tap to the button with the last shot of the game. “I’m really proud of the way that the team played… We ...

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Canada Advances to Playoffs After Victory Over Finland

March 15, 2018

The Paralympic playoff picture became a little bit clearer on Thursday as Canada completed yet another comeback victory vs. Finland.  With the win, Canada finished the round-robin at 9-2, which will be tied for first with South Korea, and also China. The Koreans will have the tiebreaker based on the head-to-head results. “We’re definitely happy,” said skip Mark Ideson. “If someone said we’d be 9-2 at the end of the week, we have taken it for sure.”  In what has become typical fashion for Team Canada, they started the game by getting down a few points before battling back in ...

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Canada qualifies for playoffs at Paralympics

March 15, 2018

Canada’s wheelchair curling team knew that defending a gold medal for the third time wasn’t going to be easy; nor was it going to be quick. The team constantly referred to the 11-game round robin as a marathon, and they were going to take it one mile at a time. With a 6-2 win over Germany, the Paralympians must feel that they’ve passed a major milestone by officially qualifying for the medal round. “It feels great,” said skip Mark Ideson (London, Ont.). “ It’s been a really long week. It feels like everyone is tired. We had a quick turn ...

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Canadians down NPA in Dramatic Fashion at Paralympics

Canada faces Neutral Paralympic Athletes in 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang - Photo: Brian Chick/Curling Canada
March 14, 2018

It was as though they were making it dramatic for the TV audience. Last end. Skips’ rocks. One for sure, and a measure for two and the win. The measuring stick doesn’t function properly. They have to get the other one from the far end of the sheet, delaying the result further. Talk about drama! Drama for the fans at least. For the players, it was pretty obvious. “I was pretty confident, and the NPA third looked at it and shook his head,” said Canadian third Ina Forrest of the delayed measurement. “So I was pretty sure he saw it ...

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Canada wins extra-end Paralympic Nailbiter vs. USA

March 13, 2018

“It was a fun game.” That’s how Canadian skip Mark Ideson summed up his team’s 6-5, extra-end victory or the United States on Tuesday night. “They’re great people and there’s a lot of camaraderie out there,” said Ideson of his American opponents. “We have a lot of respect for them. They’re good players, and good people.” Ideson and Team Canada were probably the only ones having fun, as the rest of the Canadian supporters were chewing their fingernails off. Again, Canada got down early, this time falling behind 3-0 after two ends. Just as in their morning win over China, ...

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