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Archives for February 2012

Howard, Koe and Gushue head Tim Hortons Brier field

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, February 28, 2012 – The Tim Hortons Brier, presented by Monsanto, begins Saturday, March 3 at the Credit Union Centre (formerly SaskPlace) in Saskatoon.

It’s the 83rd edition of the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship, the sixth time that Saskatoon has hosted the Brier since it began in 1927 in Toronto, the 10th time the province has staged the event and the eighth year of title sponsorship by Tim Hortons.

Saskatoon joins Toronto, Calgary and Halifax as the only cities to host the Brier on at least six occasions. The last Brier in Saskatoon was in 2004, when Nova Scotia’s Mark Dacey shocked defending champion Alberta, skipped by Randy Ferbey, counting three in the 10th end for a thrilling 10-9 victory. The last Brier held in Saskatchewan was in 2006 in Regina, when won by Quebec’s Jean-Michel Ménard. [Read more…]

The World is Coming Back to Victoria

The Host Committee for the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship – setting sail for Victoria March 30-April 7, 2013 in the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre –today announced the release of Full Event ticket packages.

The championship returns to the scene of one of the most dramatic showdowns in world curling history when Team Canada’s Randy Ferbey went on an eight-game winning streak to claim the title in 2005.

“One major difference fans will find this time around is we’ve carefully structured ticket packages to provide more flexible options to ensure they can be there at the times that work best for their own schedule,” said Host co-Chair Keith Dagg.

Two Double Impact packages are available that provide twice the excitement in half the time. The Opener includes two tickets for the first 11 draws for $279 and The Champ features a pair of seats for the last 11 draws for $389.

For those who don’t want to miss any of the action over the nine days of competition, The Old Classic offers a single ticket to all 22 draws for $349.

Tickets are on sale starting March 1 at 10:00 am. Event packages can be purchased online at curling.ca/tickets. [Read more…]

Curl BC coaching positions

Curl BC is currently accepting applications for Regional, Assistant & Rockslide Summer Camp Coaches. Check out the postings on our classifieds page.

The world is coming back to BC in a BIG WAY!

It all starts in January with the World Financial Group Continental Cup…when North America faces off once again with the rest of the curling world in Penticton. It’s the most unique curling event on the planet and you have first shot at the best seats in the house right now. Then in April, the top men’s teams in the world return to Victoria…scene of the 2005 championship when Canada’s Randy Ferbey ran the table in the playoffs to capture the  title. The excitment is already building for the 2013 Ford World Men’s and your tickets for that one are also just a click away.

Your pre-sale opportunity for both events is on now and ends February 29 at 11:59pm. Click the following links to get your tickets with the promo code: AFFINITY

Continental Cup – Penticton 2013

World Men’s – Victoria 2013

Mixed, BC Games, Scotties & Wheelchair curling results

It was a busy time for BC curlers across the world this past weekend. Regional mixed, BC Games juvenile, national Scotties and world wheelchair events all took place. The results are:

Williams Moving & Storage Mixed Playdowns:

Kimberley: Inter-regional 1 & 2 playdown
Q1: Tom Buchy Team, Kimberley
Q2: Gordon Rowe Team, Kimberley
Event website: http://www.playdowns.com/curlbc/event.php?id_cmp=461

Revelstoke: Inter-regional 3, 4, & 7 playdown
Q1: David Long Team, Salmon Arm
Event website: http://www.playdowns.com/curlbc/event.php?id_cmp=460

Lake Cowichan: Coastal playdown
Q1: Wes Craig Team, Kerry Park
Q2: Dylan Somerton Team, Langley
Q3: Jason Montgomery Team, Duncan
Q4: Martin Matsutani, Richmond
Event website: http://www.playdowns.com/curlbc/event.php?id_cmp=463

Winners advance to the 2012 Williams Moving & Storage BC Mixed Curling Championship in Nanaimo, March 15-19. Nigel McInnis and his Prince George team qualified in the Inter-regional 5 & 6 playdown earlier this month. [Read more…]

Mixed curling playdowns this weekend

Regional mixed curling playdowns will take place across the province this weekend.

Kimberley: Inter-regional 1 & 2 playdown
Live results: http://www.playdowns.com/curlbc/event.php?id_cmp=461

Revelstoke: Inter-regional 3, 4, & 7 playdown
Live results: http://www.playdowns.com/curlbc/event.php?id_cmp=460

Lake Cowichan: Coastal playdown
Live results: http://www.playdowns.com/curlbc/event.php?id_cmp=463 [Read more…]

BC Winter Games

The 2012 BC Winter Games take place this weekend in Vernon. Curling results can be found on Playdowns.com and live web streaming of sheets 4 & 5 can be viewed by clicking here.

Be Part of the Crew for the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship!

Be Part of the Crew for the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship!

The greatest curlers in the world will be setting sail for Victoria, March 30-April 7 in Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre – the scene of the dramatic 2005 championship when Team Canada’s Randy Ferbey won eight-straight to claim the world crown.

The competitors are the key to the excitement on the ice – but, behind the scenes, it takes the dedication of hundreds of volunteers to make it all happen. Hundreds of volunteers are required to serve in a wide range of roles… and the work starts long before the competition gets underway.

Starting February 23, the Host Committee for the 2013 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship will be accepting applications from those who to want to be part of one of curling’s most prestigious events.

Applicants can register online at https://vicnet.curling.ca/vicnet/loginevent.aspx?eventid=49.

For more information contact:

Keith Dagg, Co-Chair
Email: keith@keithdaggconsulting.ca

Chris Atchison, Co-Chair
Email: catchison@aspect.bc.ca

Children’s fitness tax credit

A reminder that if you have a junior curler or child in little rocks programs, these activities likely qualify for child fitness tax receipts! Parents can claim up to $500 per child for fees paid in 2011 that relate to children’s registration in physical activity programs like curling.

Curling centres that have not already done so, can issue Child Fitness Tax receipts for fees paid for eligible programs for participants 16 yrs and under. Programs that qualify must be a supervised program, have a physical activity component, run for a minimum eight weeks or longer.

For more information refer to the Canada Revenue Agency website.

Graber & Shantz win 2012 Tim Hortons Seniors’

Dennis Graber and Penny Shantz both captured gold this past weekend at the 2012 Tim Hortons BC Senior Curling Championships presented by Flight Centre in Kelowna.

Dennis Graber and his Prince George team of Brian Windsor, Garnet Boese and David Johnston finished at 6-1 after the round-robin, earning a direct spot in Sunday’s final. They faced Royal City’s Doug Meger who had earlier defeated Brian Gessner in the semi-final. The teams were tied at 1 after 5 ends of play, but steals of 2 in the 8th and 9th ends gave Graber the advantage and a 7-4 victory.

Penny Shantz and her Nanaimo team of Debbie Jones-Walker, Deborah Pulak and Shirley Wong also finished the round-robin at 6-1, in a tie with Salmon Arm’s Sandra Jenkins. Shantz earned the spot in the final thanks to her round-robin win over Jenkins. Jenkins then fell to Langley’s Karen Lepine rink in the semi-final. A steal of 1 in the 9th end gave Shantz a 2 point lead heading home. Lepine only managed to score a single, leaving Shantz with the 10-9 win. [Read more…]

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