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Archives for January 2011

Last day to win $2,500 to Best Buy!

Today is the last day to be entered to win a $2,500 shopping spree to Best Buy. Click here to visit Canadian Direct Insurance and submit your entry.

Member facilities with the three highest participation rates (minimum 10 entries) will also be entered to win cash prizes. There are currently 15 facilities in a close fight for the top 3 spots:

Gold River
100 Mile House
Golden Ears
Grand Forks
North Shore
Powell River
Royal City 

Peter MacPhee passes on

Curl BC would like to send its thoughts and condolences to the family and friends of Nova Scotia’s Peter MacPhee. The 6-time provincial champion, died suddenly Tuesday morning, after suffering from a heart attack.

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2011 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors start Saturday in Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta, January 26, 2011…The M&M Meat Shops Canadian junior men’s and women’s curling championships get underway Saturday in Calgary. 

Thirteen men’s and 13 women’s teams (representing the 10 provinces plus Northern Ontario, Northwest Territories and Yukon) will compete. Round robin games will be played at both The Glencoe Club and North Hill Community Curling Club from Saturday through Thursday.

At the conclusion of the round robin, and, after any tiebreakers (to be played at The Glencoe, if necessary, on Friday), the first place teams advance to their respective finals, while the second and third place finishers meet in semi-finals. The women’s semi-final takes place Saturday morning while the men’s semi-final is Sunday morning, both at the North Hill. [Read more…]

CCA announces the 2014 Olympic qualification process

OTTAWA, January 25, 2011…The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) today announced the 2014 Olympic qualification process for the sport of curling in Canada. 

The 2013 Tim Hortons Canadian Curling Trials, which will be held December 1-8 at a site to be announced in the next couple of months, will once again feature eight men’s and eight women’s teams in a round robin format, followed by a playoff, whereby the first place teams advance to their respective finals, while the second and third place teams meet in semi-finals. The winners will then represent Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

“Based on the unprecedented curling performances that saw Canada achieve three podium results (two golds and a silver medal) at the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games, we are pleased to have finalized the 2013 Tim Hortons Canadian Curling Trials process for Olympic qualification during the next quadrennial,” stated Greg Stremlaw, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Curling Association.

“Our Association has worked hard to produce the best elite pathway which is predicated on consistent performance. This process was specifically tailored to the results achieved in Vancouver, the player input subsequent to the 2010 Olympic qualification process and in alignment with our high performance funding partners. Curling athletes in Canada now have the required information to work towards the qualification at the 2013 Pre-Trials and the Tim Hortons Canadian Curling Trials. We believe this gives us the best chance for gold in Sochi.”

Six teams will qualify directly into the Trials, while the final two teams will emerge from a Pre-Trials competition. The eight teams per gender will be decided as follows: [Read more…]

Last week to win a $2,500 shopping spree at Best Buy

Click on the image to find out how you can win a $2,500 shopping spree at Best Buy. Only one week left!

Scott defends BC Scotties title

It was a repeat of last year’s playoff scenario at the 2011 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship presented by Best Western at the Cloverdale Curling Club this past weekend. Kelly Scott and Kelley Law had dominated the field at the BC championship all week, and again they were the final two skips standing.

Similar to last year, Scott & Law faced each other in the 1 vs. 2 page playoff game, with Law easily advancing to Sunday’s final with a 9-2 victory. Scott then dropped to play Duncan’s Roselyn Craig in the semi-final on Saturday night. The Kelowna squad led by a single point in the final end and captured a 7-4 victory after an unsuccessful attempt to draw through a port for the tie by Team Craig. [Read more…]

Scott repeats as Scotties BC champion

Congratulations to Kelly Scott, Jeanna Schraeder, Sasha Carter and Jacquie Armstrong for defending their title at the 2011 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship presented by Best Western at the Cloverdale Curling Club. Scott stole the victory in the final end to edge Kelley Law by a score of 5-3. Thank you to the Cloverdale Curling Club for hosting a great event!

Scott meets Law in tomorrow’s BC Scotties final

With a steal of two in the 10th end, Kelley Scott has found herself within one game of defending her provincial crown.

Scott battled Roselyn Craig’s rink in a nail-biter semi-final tonight at the Cloverdale Curling Club. Craig chased Scott in the last end with Scott up by one. After a cluster of rocks formed early in the end, Craig had a draw to the four-foot for the tie, but the rock ran slightly wide and rubbed off another. The re-direction caused the final stone to stop short and left Scott counting two. The final score was 7-4 in Scott’s favour.

Scott will face Kelley Law in tomorrow’s final at 2pm PST on Shaw TV & Shaw Direct. This will be a rematch of last year’s final game in Penticton, that saw Scott victorious over Law 8-4.

Law advances to Scotties BC women’s curling final

Kelley Law and teammates Jody Maskiewich, Shannon Aleksic and Kristen Recksiedler are within one game of representing BC at this year’s national Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Prince Edward Island.

Law has been on top of the standings all week at the 2011 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship presented by Best Western at the Cloverdale Curling Club. She finished the round-robin alone in first place with an 8-1 record, earning a spot in the 1 vs. 2 game against defending champion Kelly Scott. Law continued her domination by winning 9-2 in seven ends. The win puts Law into Sunday’s provincial final and drops Scott into the semi-final on Saturday evening at 6pm.

Scott & Law met in last year’s 1 vs. 2 game with Law coming out on top, however it was Scott who came back to win the final game and advance to the national championship.

In other playoff action, Richmond’s Kristy Lewis defeated Royal City’s Adina Tasaka 6-5 in a fourth-place tie-breaker. Lewis now advances to the 3 vs. 4 game on Saturday at 10am against Duncan’s Roselyn Craig. The winner advances to play Scott in Saturday evening’s semi.

The event final & semi-final games will be broadcast on Shaw TV & Shaw Direct on Saturday at 6pm PST and Sunday at 2pm PST. Up-to-date line scores can be found at www.playdowns.com.

Capital One Rocks & Rings instructor position available

Curl BC is accepting applications for a new Capital One Rocks & Rings instructor in the lower mainland area. This position is available immediately with a start date of Friday, Janaury 28th. Interested applicants are asked to contact Penny Bartel at 604-333-3620 or pbartel@curlbc.ca.  

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