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katoles2003
Oct 13th, 2004, 08:54 PM
I just thought I would start a thread for one of the most under-recognized sports in the world. Curling! Its an awesome sport, and really really fun to do. Any Canadians will know what I'm talking about, this is a thread for people to chat about any curling happenings this season... NO DISSING THE SPORT!, Don't knock it till you try it.

Curling Rocks!(No Pun Intended)

Kyle

Cam'ron Giles
Oct 13th, 2004, 08:55 PM
:anzela: :scared: :retard:

¤CharlDa¤
Oct 14th, 2004, 01:12 AM
OMG Kyle you really went up in my *love* chart!!! I LOVE Curling!

I played like a god yesterday and today..First time of my year and my technique was flawless....Im so looking forward to see some on tv!

Cam'ron Giles
Oct 14th, 2004, 01:25 AM
:retard:

tennisIlove09
Oct 14th, 2004, 01:27 AM
i just like how sexual it is. all the "hurry's" and "hard's" and "every inch" :) ;)

KoOlMaNsEaN
Oct 14th, 2004, 01:30 AM
I LOVE CURLING! I define myself as an ObsessiveCurler. I love curling and I know almost everything about it. I also curl every sunday. i lost my first game of the season 4-3 :( My opponent drew to the 8-foot for the win, he was drawing against my three stones.
I Love CURLING!

Paldias
Oct 14th, 2004, 01:32 AM
I've never played curling but I find it interesting to watch. Go Colleen! :)

blerr
Oct 14th, 2004, 01:34 AM
Curling Rules! :rocker2:

I used to play.. played for a few years, but I stopped..
I LOVE WATCHING IT ON T.V :hearts:

Cathy Cunningham in her team are my fave!

PointBlank
Oct 14th, 2004, 01:41 AM
http://smileys.******************/cat/23/23_145_25.gif (http://www.******************/?partner=ZSzeb001) O you Canucks.

¤CharlDa¤
Oct 14th, 2004, 02:17 AM
I actually won my first match 6-4 :D The guy had an easy take-out for two or three, he never touched our stone lol..but we were 3-0 down, so we were so happy lol

KoOlMaNsEaN
Oct 14th, 2004, 02:58 AM
great cd!

¤CharlDa¤
Oct 14th, 2004, 03:50 PM
I knowim so looking forward to this season cause somehow my technique got better during summer!

KoOlMaNsEaN
Oct 14th, 2004, 06:03 PM
We got a new curling centre here, it's six sheets :) and fast :)

Barrie_Dude
Oct 14th, 2004, 07:48 PM
Curling? As far as I am concerned, the only thing I would like to curl is Stevens hair!

KoOlMaNsEaN
Oct 14th, 2004, 10:53 PM
i thought u were canadian barrie_dude! :mad:

all canadians know what curling is

vacationhits
Oct 15th, 2004, 12:54 AM
Victoria in Canada will host World Curling Championship in 2005.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Oct 15th, 2004, 04:34 AM
yup, theyll host the 2005 mens worlds
the womens worlds will be in paisley,scotland

Conchi Party
Oct 15th, 2004, 06:16 AM
OMG! I LOVE CURLING! This is sick that you all love it too! GO CANADA!

I'm 4-1 this season. I play mixed and am skip this year ( i have been a third for as far as I can remember)

So far:

8-2

7-5

7-9

5-1

6-4 (this was a bloody cliffhanger, went to the 11th after a fuck up by me ( hit and rolled out to blank, instead of outright win) on my second rock, I got lucky in the 11th as ticked off a guard and knocked out their #1 rock giving me two (was going through the port to lie one)...I play really aggressive, I hate playing controlled weight.

later canucks!

OUT!
Oct 15th, 2004, 11:28 AM
Yeah I watched the British who won gold during the most last Winter Olympics. They became national heroes. So the British women are the best in the world right? Woo hoo!! It was fun to watch yeah defo.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Oct 15th, 2004, 05:20 PM
great conchi party! I play my next game on sunday! I love curling but I want a new broom. I've had the Hammer since 2000 and now I want the performance broom like cdpoulin1 has. I love them, i hear their so light which is great to put pressure on and not use as much energy to brush.

OUT!- The scots are great at curling, no wonder they invented the sport ;)

Barrie_Dude
Oct 16th, 2004, 12:36 AM
i thought u were canadian barrie_dude! :mad:

all canadians know what curling isI know what curling is, but I also like curly haired freaks like you Steven! Is that okay? :haha: :kiss: :lick: :hearts: :drool:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Oct 16th, 2004, 02:14 AM
i dont have curly hair

by the way does anyone follow the world curling tour and the womens world curling tour? I do

Paldias
Oct 16th, 2004, 03:08 AM
Yeah I watched the British who won gold during the most last Winter Olympics. They became national heroes. So the British women are the best in the world right? Woo hoo!! It was fun to watch yeah defo.

Canada is gonna wipe the floor with Britain come 2006 :devil: :o ;) :D

KoOlMaNsEaN
Oct 16th, 2004, 03:14 AM
YEA!!!!!! Except if colleen jones wins the olympic trials shes not very good at the worlds if ya know what I mean. shes won 6 canadians and only two worlds.

¤CharlDa¤
Oct 16th, 2004, 03:54 AM
WOw so many curling fans :D:D:D:D

Yeah i like my performance broom a lot, :kiss: to my phys ed teacher that gave it to me free :D:D:D:D

I am also a third or skip, though when im with my usual team *well not this year but past years* i skip but play third, a la Ferbey/Nedohin, cause i had real problems with my weight, so close draws were always a problem....I'm almost flawless on take outs though, and i love the shot making of the third! :D

Andy_
Oct 16th, 2004, 11:22 AM
I know you didn't expect a contribution from a non-Canadian anymore... but guess what? I live where the next Winter Olympics Curling Tournament will take place :D So I had to learn something about this sport, and I watched a good few matches on Eurosport, which always covers major events very extensively.
It's great that so many of you guys actually have a tradition with curling!

¤CharlDa¤
Oct 16th, 2004, 05:00 PM
YAY another one :D

Andy Mac
Oct 16th, 2004, 05:09 PM
haha notcie how many canadians are in this thread guys! haha....dont think many other countries are into the great and real fun to play sport of curling

Grachka
Oct 16th, 2004, 05:21 PM
I like curling :) don't get to play much but i do when i can, but scotland is really rural and the nearest rinks were quite a bit away from where I live (a little further away now ;))

Its a shame that the rest of Britain is unable to play curling at all. As far as i know there are no curling rinks in Wales, England or Northern Ireland (unless this has changed after the Olympic gold). Scotland is the only place that you get to play it and therefore we produce the only players (all the Olympic team was Scots), and its only through lack of opportunity that England and Wales don't produce.

Anyway, Hurrah curling and good luck Scotland in the worlds.

OUT!
Oct 16th, 2004, 10:41 PM
Canada is gonna wipe the floor with Britain come 2006 :devil: :o ;) :D:lol: Possibly, but the British Government has heavily invested in curling as a sport, after our success at the Olympics. I cant begin to tell you how big a story our Olympic successes were over here. So I'll give ya 2006, but by 2010 it might be a different story :p ;)

OUT!
Oct 16th, 2004, 10:42 PM
Its a shame that the rest of Britain is unable to play curling at all.They can and will !! :D

KoOlMaNsEaN
Oct 17th, 2004, 01:03 AM
well other countries than canada just dont have a lot of curling clubs or even the numbers of people to be successfull. but u wudn't see it in this thread!

¤CharlDa¤
Oct 17th, 2004, 03:46 AM
Saying Canada is maybe a lot....Some provinces really don't ahve a curling history* here in quebec itis not even close to being as popular as in the prairies or Eastern provinces*

Barrie_Dude
Oct 17th, 2004, 07:35 AM
well other countries than canada just dont have a lot of curling clubs or even the numbers of people to be successfull. but u wudn't see it in this thread!Yes, many towns in Canada have not much more than a curling club. They are as common as "The Beer Store"

¤CharlDa¤
Oct 19th, 2004, 07:22 PM
I am skipping my first amtch tonight, and funny stat, my team will be made of two of my froemr gym teachers lol...

KoOlMaNsEaN
Oct 20th, 2004, 07:09 PM
lol cd. I won my last match on Sunday 5-2. I really played well and what's funny is that I have only played 3 takeouts in my last two games but take into mind i only play 6 end games.

¤CharlDa¤
Nov 13th, 2004, 07:00 PM
Well this thread sadly is dead lol...

Anybody saw the Martin/Howard/Stoughton matches last week-end? really high level!

I continue to play 2 times a week, I love it!

Sugiyama=#1
Nov 13th, 2004, 07:08 PM
Curling, what the heck is that...:D.....

¤CharlDa¤
Nov 13th, 2004, 07:11 PM
A fantastic sport played on ice, very popular here in Canada!

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 13th, 2004, 08:14 PM
i still play curling. and yea I watched the BDO Classic last Sunday. Great final after being down 5-0 to win 9-7!!! The continental cup is on at the end of november on TSN. A great event! btw here's a great curling website-
http://www.curlingzone.com/forums/index.php
and my curling site is in my profile :)

¤CharlDa¤
Nov 14th, 2004, 12:31 AM
Yeah it was a great final and a great semi!

I LOVE the continental cup! Best competition of them all!

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 14th, 2004, 02:00 AM
Here's the Continental Cup Schedule on TSN :) can't wait

Nov 25
Continental Cup - Mixed Doubles 10:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Continental Cup - Women's Team 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm ET
Continental Cup - Men's Team 9:30 pm - 12:30 am ET
Nov 26
Continental Cup - Women's Team 11:00 am - 2:00 pm ET
Continental Cup - Mixed Doubles 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm ET
Continental Cup - Men's Team 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm ET
Nov 27
Continental Cup - Singles 11:30 am - 1:00 pm ET
Continental Cup - Women's Skins 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm ET
Continental Cup - Men's Skins 9:30 pm - Midnight ET
Nov 28
Continental Cup - Women's Skins 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Continental Cup - Men's Skins 11:30 pm - 2:00 am ET

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 22nd, 2004, 07:06 PM
Heres the Mccain TSN Skins Game television schedule

Dec 4 McCain Skins Game 12:30 pm - 4 pm 7 pm - 10 pm
Dec 5 McCain Skins Game 3 pm - 6 pm

Also the continental cup starts thursday :D Cant wait!

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 22nd, 2004, 07:23 PM
2004 Pacific Curling Championships
in Chuncheon,Korea
November 20th-25th

Men's Standings after Four Draws
1 New Zealand 4-0
2 Australia 3-1
3 China 2-2
3 Japan 2-2
5 Korea 1-3
6 Chinese Taipei 0-4

Women's Standings after Four Draws
1 Japan 4-0
2 China 3-1
2 Korea 3-1
4 Australia 1-3
4 New Zealand 1-3
6 Chinese Taipei 0-4

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 22nd, 2004, 07:24 PM
The finalists move onto the World Championships.
Mens World Championships will be held in Victoria,CAN
Womens World Championships will be held in Perth,SCO

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 24th, 2004, 09:14 PM
PARTICIPATING TEAMS
Australia
Hugh Millikin:Ian Palangio:John Theriault:Stephen Johns
Helen Wright:Lynn Hewitt:Sandy Gagnon:Janet Cobden

China
Xlao Ming Xu:Fengchun Wang:Yongjun Ma:Hao Wu
Bingge Wang:Yin Liu:Yue Qingshuang:Yan Zhou


Chinese Taipei
Brendon Liu:Evan Lu:Jimmy Wang:Nicolas Hsu
Li-Lin Cheng:Chia-Hua Ku:Li-Yin Lee:Chia-Wen Chang


Japan
Hiroaki Kashiwagi:Jun Nakayama:Keita Yanagizawa:Takanori Ichimura
Yumie Hayashi:Ayumi Onodera:Sakurako Terada:Moe Meguro


South Korea
Jong Chul Baek:Jae Ho Lee:Se Young Yang:Kwon il Park
My-Yeon Kim:Hyun-Jung Lee:Mi-Sung Shin:Ji-Hyun Park


New Zealand
Sean Becker:Hans Frauenlob:Dan Mustapic:Lorne De Pape
Marissa Jones:Bridget Becker:Brydie Donald:Natalie Campbell

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 24th, 2004, 09:19 PM
Final Men's Standings
1 Australia 4-1
2 New Zealand 4-1
3 Japan 3-2
3 China 3-2
5 Korea 1-4
6 Chinese Taipei 0-5

Final Women's Standings
1 China 4-1
2 Korea 4-1
2 Japan 4-1
4 New Zealand 2-3
4 Australia 1-5
6 Chinese Taipei 0-5

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 24th, 2004, 09:25 PM
Semi Finals
Best of Three

Men
New Zealand def. Japan 2-1
NZL 8-4 JPN...NZL 3-5 JPN...JPN 5-7 NZL

Australia def. China 2-1
CHN 6-5 AUS...CHN 4-11 AUS...CHN 3-6 AUS

Women
China def. New Zealand 2-0
CHN 12-8 NZL...CHN 10-6 NZL

Japan def. Korea 2-0
JPN 5-4 KOR...JPN 8-6 KOR

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 24th, 2004, 09:37 PM
2004 Continental Cup
in Medicine Hat,Canada
Nov. 25th-28th

The continental Cup of Curling is in it's third year of existence. In 2002 in Regina North America won and in 2003 in Thunder Bay Europe won.
The format consists of four disciplines. Team Competitions,Singles Matches,Mixed Doubles and also Skins Games. To win the cup you must win 201 out of the 400 points available. In Team Competitions you can gain 72 points,Singles 32,Mixed Doubles 36 and the most important discipline Skins is worth 260 points.

Let me explain all of the disciplines. In Mixed Doubles there are two throwers and two sweepers per team. You only play five rocks each plus there are two stationary stones behind the button and also a center guard. The other rule is that you cannot remove any stone in play for three thrown stones.
In Singles Play you attempt to make six shots and you can gain points for how well you've done. At the end of this the team(North America or Europe) that gets the most points out of the six matches gains eight extra points.
In Skins you play for a certain amount of points every end. The most points a team gains at the end of the match wins.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 24th, 2004, 09:44 PM
Participating Teams

EUROPE
NORDBY Dordi Nordby,Linn Githmark,Marianne Haslum,Camilla Holth
LINDHOLM Peja Lindholm,Tomas Nordin,Magnus Swartling,Peja Narup
NORBERG Annette Norberg,Eva Lund,Cathrine Norberg,Anna Bergstrom
MURDOCH David Murdoch,Craig Wilson,Neil Murdoch,Euan Byers
EBNOTHER Luzia Ebnother,Carmen Kueng,Yvonne Schlunegger,Laurence Bidaud
STOCK Sebastien Stock,Daniel Herberg,Stephan Knoll,Patrick Hoffman

NORTH AMERICA
JONES Colleen Jones,Kim Kelly,Mary Anne Arsenault,Nancy Delahunt
DACEY Mark Dacey,Bruce Lohnes,Robert Harris,Andrew Gibson
LAROUCHE Marie-France Larouche,Karo Gagnon,Annie Lemay,Veronique Gregoire
FERBEY Randy Ferbey,David Nedohin,Scott Pfeifer,Marcel Rocque
LANK Patti Lank,Erika Brown,Nicole Joraanstad,Natale Nicolson
LARWAYJason Larway,Doug Pottinger,Joel Larway,Bill Todhunter

canuckfan
Nov 25th, 2004, 02:10 AM
A very tough european team! It sucks that we can't have 6 canadian teams, it seems like the americans will be the achille heel for North America. But they can't do worst than Sherry Midaugh last year :lol:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 25th, 2004, 02:24 AM
Thursday, November 25 (All times Mountain; Eastern time + 2 hours)

8:30 am - 10:30 am Mixed Doubles (Throwers only listed; six points to winner)

Team Europe (Linn Githmark//David Murdoch) vs Team North America (Colleen Jones/Bruce Lohnes)

Team North America (Jason Larway/Erika Brown) vs Team Europe (Peja Lindholm/Eva Lund)

Team Europe (Luzia Ebnöther/Sebastian Stock) vs Team North America (David Nedohin/Karo Gagnon)

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Women’s Teams (six points to winner)

Colleen Jones (Team North America) vs Dordi Nordby (Team Europe)

Anette Norberg (Team Europe) vs Patti Lank (Team North America)

Marie-France Larouche (Team North America) vs Luzia Ebnöther (Team Europe)

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Men’s Teams (six points to winner)

Mark Dacey (Team North America) vs Peja Lindholm (Team Europe)

Sebastian Stock (Team Europe) vs Jason Larway (Team North America)

Randy Ferbey (Team North America) vs David Murdoch (Team Europe)



Friday, November 26

9:00 am - 12:00 noon Women’s Teams (six points to winner)

Dordi Nordby (Team Europe) vs Marie-France Larouche (Team North America)

Colleen Jones (Team North America) vs Anette Norberg (Team Europe)

Luzia Ebnöther (Team Europe) vs Patti Lank (Team North America)



2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mixed Doubles (Throwers only listed; six points to winner)

Team North America (Mark Dacey/Kim Kelly) vs Team Europe (Dordi Nordby/Craig Wilson)

Team Europe (Carmen Küng/Daniel Herberg) vs Team North America (Marie-France Larouche/Doug Pottinger)

Team North America (Randy Ferbey/Patti Lank) vs Team Europe (Anette Norberg/Tomas Nordin)



5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Men’s Teams (six points to winner)

Sebastian Stock (Team Europe) vs Mark Dacey (Team North America)

Randy Ferbey (Team North America) vs Peja Lindholm (Team Europe) David Murdoch (Team Europe) vs Jason Larway (Team North America)

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 25th, 2004, 09:07 PM
Finals

Men
New Zealand def. Australia 9-8

Women
Japan def. China 9-8
All Four Teams move onto the World Championships!

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 25th, 2004, 09:14 PM
MIXED DOUBLES

Sheet A TOTAL
EUROPE(Githmark/Murdoch)...10
N.AMERICA(Jones/Lohnes)....5

Sheet B TOTAL
EUROPE(Lund/Lindholm)......11
N.AMERICA(Brown/Larway)..4

Sheet C TOTAL
EUROPE(Ebnother/Stock).......5
N.AMERICA(Gagnon/Nedohin)..6


NORTH AMERICA..12
EUROPE............6

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 25th, 2004, 11:32 PM
WOMENS TEAM

Sheet A TOTAL
EUROPE(Nordby).......2
N.AMERICA(Jones)....4

Sheet B TOTAL
EUROPE(Norberg)......6
N.AMERICA(Lank).....4

Sheet C TOTAL
EUROPE(Ebnother).......10
N.AMERICA(Larouche)...4


NORTH AMERICA..18
EUROPE.............18

¤CharlDa¤
Nov 25th, 2004, 11:48 PM
Curling coming up! :D:D:D:D:D

Go Marie-France! I can't believe i played beside you last week and now you are there!

BTW, i played the amtch of my life, when i played 4rth but the third was skipping...we won 12-4 in 8......I missed 1 shot on 16 i think!

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 26th, 2004, 04:21 AM
wow great cd! This season im 3-2 and improving! my draws need work though

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 26th, 2004, 04:24 AM
MENS TEAM

Sheet A TOTAL
EUROPE(Lindholm).......5
N.AMERICA(Dacey).....5

Sheet B TOTAL
EUROPE(Stock).........5
N.AMERICA(Larway)...4

Sheet C TOTAL
EUROPE(Murdoch).......3
N.AMERICA(Ferbey)....5


NORTH AMERICA..27
EUROPE.............27

matthias
Nov 26th, 2004, 09:51 AM
i love curling too
my favs are
Sebastian Stock (runner up in last WCH)
and
Peter Lindholm (Sweden - last year winner in WCH)

i like him despite his 2 wins in WCH Finals againts German Teams

matthias
Nov 26th, 2004, 09:54 AM
and in womens curling i love Annette Norberg
and i dislike Dordi Nordby

¤CharlDa¤
Nov 26th, 2004, 02:14 PM
Great match yesterday night! Very tight until then end!

I am so looking forward to the matches today! And i play 2nite:D

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 26th, 2004, 07:08 PM
WOMENS TEAM

Sheet A TOTAL
EUROPE(Nordby).........4
N.AMERICA(Larouche)...9

Sheet B TOTAL
EUROPE(Norberg)......8
N.AMERICA(Jones)....2

Sheet C TOTAL
EUROPE(Ebnother)...5
N.AMERICA(Lank)...6


NORTH AMERICA..39
EUROPE.............33

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 26th, 2004, 07:10 PM
I wish I could play as much as you do CD. My favs are middaugh,ferbey,larouche and gaudet.

It's sold out in medicine hat and the arena seats about 4,000. Great crowds and it seems the fan fav in the hat is larouche :eek:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 26th, 2004, 07:15 PM
Also the nomination ceremony for who will play in the singles and what team will play in the 30,40 and 60 points skins games after today's mixed doubles.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 26th, 2004, 10:19 PM
MIXED DOUBLES

Sheet A TOTAL
EUROPE(Nordby/Wilson).....4
N.AMERICA(Kelly/Dacey)....9

Sheet B TOTAL
EUROPE(Kung/Herberg)............7
N.AMERICA(Larouche/Pottinger)..7

Sheet C TOTAL
EUROPE(Norberg/Nordin).....8
N.AMERICA(Lank/Ferbey)....3


NORTH AMERICA..48
EUROPE.............42

¤CharlDa¤
Nov 26th, 2004, 10:54 PM
I know, the crowd is sooo Por-Larouche :D:D:D:D:D

My fave teams are definitely Larouche, I really like Gaudet also, that girl could revolutionnize curling in Canada!

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 27th, 2004, 01:10 AM
SINGLES
Kung-Larouche
Bergstrom-Jones
Haslum-Lank

Narup-Ja.Larway
N.Murdoch-Ferbey
Stock-Dacey

30 points game
Nordby-Larouche
Murdoch-Larway

40 points game
Ebnother-Lank
Stock-Dacey

60 points game
Norberg-Jones
Lindholm-Ferbey

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 27th, 2004, 04:09 AM
MENS TEAM

Sheet A TOTAL
EUROPE(Stock)........5
N.AMERICA(Dacey)...6

Sheet B TOTAL
EUROPE(Lindholm)......6
N.AMERICA(Ferbey)...7

Sheet C TOTAL
EUROPE(Murdoch).......3
N.AMERICA(Larway)....5


NORTH AMERICA..66
EUROPE.............42

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 27th, 2004, 05:25 PM
SINGLES
Womens

Sheet A TOTAL
EUROPE(Kung)............14
N.AMERICA(Larouche)...12

Sheet B TOTAL
EUROPE(Bergstrom)...12
N.AMERICA(Jones)...13

Sheet C TOTAL
EUROPE(Haslum)......15
N.AMERICA(Lank)....20
Mens

Sheet A TOTAL
EUROPE(Narup).........13
N.AMERICA(Larway)...18

Sheet B TOTAL
EUROPE(Murdoch)......17
N.AMERICA(Ferbey)...21

Sheet C TOTAL
EUROPE(Stock).........15
N.AMERICA(Dacey)....17

NORTH AMERICA..94
EUROPE.............46

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 27th, 2004, 11:21 PM
WOMENS SKINS

Sheet A...................... 2.2.3..3..3.4..6.7..TOTAL
EUROPE(Nordby).......X.$.X.X.X.$.0.0...17
N.AMERICA(Larouche).X.0.X.X.X.0.$.$...13


Sheet C ..................2..2.4.4..5.6..7.10 TOTAL
EUROPE(Ebnother)...X.0.$.$.0.$.0.$....24
N.AMERICA(Lank)...X.$.0.0.$.0.$.0....16


NORTH AMERICA..123
EUROPE.............87

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 28th, 2004, 04:35 AM
MENS SKINS

Sheet A...................... 2.2.3..3..3.4..6.7..TOTAL
EUROPE(Murdoch)......X.$.0.X.$.$.0.$...21
N.AMERICA(Larway)...X.0.$.X.0.0.$.0...9


Sheet C ....................2..2.4.4..5.6..7.10 TOTAL
EUROPE(Stock)........0.X.$.$.0.X.X.0....10
N.AMERICA(Dacey)...$.X.0.0.$.X.X.$....30


NORTH AMERICA..162
EUROPE.............118

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 28th, 2004, 05:55 PM
WOMENS SKINS

Sheet B.....................4.4.6..6..7.9.11.13.TOTAL
EUROPE(Norberg).....$.$.X.X.0.$.$.$....41
N.AMERICA(Jones)...0.0.X.X.$.0.0.0.....19


NORTH AMERICA..181
EUROPE.............159

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 28th, 2004, 06:06 PM
Today was great at curling. Lynn my curling instructor made teams for the whole season and we play against each other. I am extremely grateful that I got a good team with a buddy of mine being one of my teammates. We won 7-1! The ice was frustratingly slow for us and you could hardly get one in.
Also Lynn gave me new curling shoes for free!! It's sooo awesome to finally have some even though they feel weird compared to regular shoes.

blerr
Nov 28th, 2004, 06:40 PM
I'm SO looking forward to the Scott and Briar!

CUNNINGHAM BETTER MAKE IT FOR NEWFOUNDLAND :fiery: ;)

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 29th, 2004, 01:42 AM
MENS SKINS

Sheet B.....................4.4.6..6..7.9.11.13.TOTAL
EUROPE(Lindholm).....X.X.0.X.$.X.X.0.....13
N.AMERICA(Ferbey)..X.X.$.X.0.X.X.$.....47


NORTH AMERICA..227
EUROPE.............172

:bounce: NORTH AMERICA WINS THE CONTINENTAL CUP:bounce:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 30th, 2004, 05:50 PM
My curling instructor got a team together from St.Joe's including me for the school championships :) We practice against LaCitadelle from 4-5.30 in a 6 end game. I hope she picked good players :rolleyes:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 30th, 2004, 11:09 PM
I just played at the curling club. I sucked!! But it was tied 3-3 going into the final end(6th end) and I had hammer. I peeled off every stone except one which my second hit on the nose. At first my line was horrendous so Lynn(my curling instructor who was on my team) told me to put my wrist higher from the rock and it worked but my weight sucked after that.
Anywho it was the final stone and I had the whole house to draw to. I had to come through a hole! It somehow just hung on the back 12 to win! I am/was ecstatic!

GoDominique
Nov 30th, 2004, 11:13 PM
European Championships will begin this weekend. Can't wait! :bounce:

¤CharlDa¤
Dec 1st, 2004, 08:25 PM
I made really the shot of my life yesterday night!!!!!!!! There were many guards on the front....We were losing 3-2 in the 4rth....We had red stones....There was a yellow stones on the button, then two of our rocks in a row in the 4 and 8 foot....There was also a yellow stone at the top 8 foot...I had the last stone, and they were lying one......I saw that there was a hole (very very little, of like 1 stone+4 inches) that could give me a chance for a double take-out for three points! So i said why not, we had no other way to do one, nothing bad could happen, the worst was a steal of one! So i went in the hack, and saw that the ice beside us actually had stopped to play and was watching me doing my shot....I knew i needed big weight so I came out of the hack peel weight, exactly on the line.....My stone actually went through the hole, at like 2 mm of the right stone, i caught the front yellow one with the eprfect angle, it went directly on the button one, and both went out from each side of our two stones...My third was like jumping, and I pumped my fist it was great..the other team high-fived me, and so did the two teams watching! it was great! So at that time we were leading 5-3!



( i won't say that in the enxt 3, they made 8 points though :taped: ) Finally we lost 11-8 after doing 3 in the 8th, but it was a great amtch, loads of rocks in play!

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 2nd, 2004, 06:14 PM
great cd! wow!

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 2nd, 2004, 06:28 PM
2004 European Championships
in Sofia,Bulgaria
December 4th-11th
The European Curling Championships are back for another winter. This year the top seven of the A events move onto the World Championships. Also the first place team of the B events play the eighth place team of the A Event for a right to go to the World Championships as well. For the first time ever they will be held in Bulgaria.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 2nd, 2004, 06:48 PM
PARTICIPATING TEAMS
A Event
DENMARK
Ulrik Schmidt:Lasse Lavrsen:Carsten Svensgaard:Joel Ostrowski
Madelaine Dupont:Denise Dupont:Helle Nordfred Simonsen:Maria Poulsen
FINLAND
Kirsi Nykanen:Tiina Kautonen:Sari Laukonnen:Minna Malinen

FRANCE
Thierry Mercier:Cyrille Prunet:Eric Laffin:Jeremy Frarier

GERMANY
Sebastien Stock:Daniel Herberg:Stephan Knoll:Markus Messenzhel
Daniela Jentsch:Lisa Hammer:Sina Frey:Monika Trettin

ITALY
Stefano Ferronato:Fabio Alvera:Valter Bombassei:Alessandro Zisa
Diana Gaspari:Giulia Lacedelli:Rosa Pompanin:Violetta Caldart

NORWAY
Pal Trulsen:Lars Vagberg:Flemming Davanger:Bent Anund Ramsfjell
Dordi Nordby:Linn Githmark:Marianne Haslum:Camille Holth

RUSSIA
Alexander Kirikov:Dmitri Ryjov:Alexey Tselousov:Victor Vorobiev
Olga Jarkova:Nkeiruka Ezekh:Iana Nekrasova:Ludmila Privivkova

SCOTLAND
David Murdoch:Craig Wilson:Neil Murdoch:Euan Byers
Kelly Wood:Lorna Vevers:Sheila Swan:Lindsay Wood

SWEDEN
Peja Lindholm:Tomas Nordin:Magnus Swartling:Peja Narup
Annette Norberg:Eva Lund:Cathrine Lindahl:Anne Bergstrom

SUISSE
Andreas Schwaller:Christof Schwaller:Markus Eggler:Marco Ramstein
Mirjam Ott:Binia Beeli:Brigitte Schori:Michele Knobel

WALES
Adrian Meikle:Jamie Meikle:John Sharpe:Andrew Tanner

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 2nd, 2004, 07:17 PM
PARTICIPATING TEAMS
Men's B Event
Group One
ANDORRA
Josep Duro:Andrew Smith-Ferguson:Enric Morral:Domaso Hernandez

AUSTRIA
Alois Kreidl:Stefan Salinger:Nikolaus Gasteiger:Werner Wanker

BELARUS
Mikhail Shaibak:Vasili Harbachou:Kanstantsin Balakin:Yury Karanevich

BULGARIA
Ivaylo Petrov:Bojidar Momerin:Kalin Terziev:Miroslav Goussarov

ENGLAND
Andrew Reed:Harvey Curle:Chris Smith:Richard Murray

ESTONIA
Ingar Maesalu:Agu Lellep:Martin Lill:Leo Jakobson

FINLAND
Markku Uusipaavalniemi:Kalle Kiiskinen:Perttu Piilo:Teemu Salo

HUNGARY
Gyorgy Nagy:Balazs Nemeth:Gabor Bartalus:Krisztian Barna

IRELAND
Peter Wilson:Robin Gray:John Kenny:Peter J.Wilson

POLAND
Arkadiusz Detyniecki:Rymwid Blaszczak:Grzegorz Korczynski:Slawomir Deron

Group Two
CZECH REPUBLIC
Karel Kubeska:Jan Letal:David Netusil:Jiri Lubina

SPAIN
Antonio De Mollinedo Gonzales:Jose Maria Rivera Cadierno:Pierre-Andre Rouard:Jose Luis Hinojosa De Torres-Peralta

GREECE
Nikolaos Zacharias:Dimitrios Kolonas:Athanasios Pantios:Panajiotis Georgiadis

KAZAKHSTAN
Andrey Iordanidi:Vladislav Kogay:Andrey Nam:Alexandr Lukyanets

LATVIA
Karlis Smilga:Janis Laizans:Artis Zentelis:Roberts Krusts

NETHERLANDS
Erik Van Der Zwan:Reg Wiebe:Steven Van Der Cammen:Reinier Butot

SLOVAKIA
Pavel Kocian:Radomir Vozar:Pavol Pitonak:Juraj Kapolka

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 2nd, 2004, 07:37 PM
PARTICIPATING TEAMS
Women's B Event
Group One
BULGARIA
Borislava Petrova:Elitsa Dimitrova:Tania Yordanova:Marina Velinova

ENGLAND
Sarah Johnston:Fiona Hawker:Nicola Woodward:Lana Watson

HUNGARY
Ildiko Szekeres:Alexandra Beres:Gyongyi Nagy:Krisztina Bartalus

IRELAND
Fiona Turnbull:Marie O'Kane:Jane Paterson:Louise Kerr

KAZAKHSTAN
Olga Zaitseva:Nadira Yunussova:Olga Ten:Saltanat Alkeyeva

NETHERLANDS
Shari Demmon:Ellen Van Der Cammen:Margrietha Voskuilen:Laura Uitenboogaard

Group Two
ANDORRA
Ana Arce:Cyrille Ferrandis:Merce Pascual:Yessica Lopez

AUSTRIA
Claudia Toth:Karina Toth:Theresa Egger:Rebecca Seidl

SPAIN
Montserrat Marti Salas:Silvia Ferrer Cobo:Arantxa Dominiguez Ojer:Paquita Cladellas Mateu

FINLAND
Sandrine Morand:Catherine Lefebvre:Jocelyne Cault-Henry:Sophie Favre-Felix

LATVIA
Ilona Ratniece:Ineta Maca:Inese Bernere:Liga Caune

POLAND
Krystyna Beniger:Karolina Florek:Anna Fijalkowska:Katarzyna Selwant

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 2nd, 2004, 07:53 PM
FAVOURITES
In the Women's A Event the three time defending European Champion Annette Norberg is the overwhelming favourite to win for the fourth straight year. It seems that the only other team that could give the Swedes a fight is the defending silver medalists from the 2004 World Championships Norway. The veteran skip Dordi Nordby is a shoe in for her spot at the worlds but she hasn't won a major competition in a while. Will it happen here in Sofia?
My picks for Women's A to make the final seven are Sweden,Norway,Russia,Suisse,Scotland,Italy,Germany . The Czechs have never given the top teams a fight and have never made the World and in my min anyway it won't happen here. Finland has made it's little triumphs by making the worlds but the more skilled teams are here. Denmark beat Colleen Jones in last year's worlds but faltered after it, they just need to gain experience then they can make the Worlds again!

In the Men's A Event it is filled with talent! The minor favourite is the two time european and three time world champion from Sweden Peja Lindholm. Behind him is the 2002 European Champion and 2004 Worlds Silver Medalist from Germany Sebastien Stock and with him is the 2002 Olympic Champion Pal Trulsen. The seven I pick to make it to the worlds are Sweden,Norway,Germany,Suisse,Scotland,Denmark,Ital y.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 2nd, 2004, 08:47 PM
http://www.2004mccaintsnskins.curlingclub.ca/indexn1.jpg
2004 McCain TSN Skins Game
in Bathurst,New Brunswick

TEAMS
Team Dacey-2004 Canadian Champion
Mark Dacey,Bruce Lohnes,Rob Harris,Andrew Gibson
Team Middaugh-2003 McCain TSN Skins Game Champion
Wayne Middaugh,Graeme McCarrel,Joseph Frans,Scott Bailey
Team Martin-2004 Superspiel West Champion
Kevin Martin,Don Walchuk,Carter Rycroft,Don Bartlett
Team Howard-2004 Superspiel East Champion
Glenn Howard,Richard Hart,Brent Laing,Craig Savill

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 2nd, 2004, 08:50 PM
PAST CHAMPIONS
2003 Wayne Middaugh $88,000
2002 Randy Ferbey $79,500
2001 Glenn Howard $77,200
2000 Greg McAulay $66,100
1999 Wayne Middaugh $58,900
1998 Kevin Martin $50,450
1997 Kevin Martin $46,900
1996 Wayne Middaugh $64,800
1995 Wayne Middaugh $45,750
1994 Ed Werenich $45,750
1993 Russ Howard $37,000
1992 Russ Howard $37,300
1991 Russ Howard $42,250
1990 Ed Werenich $38,750
1989 Mark Dacey $28,000

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 2nd, 2004, 08:51 PM
RULES
1. The CCA Rules of the Game apply, except as modified below (including the four-rock rule).
2. To begin the competition, each team selects one player to draw closest to the button, with sweeping allowed. The team whose stone is closest to the button wins a bonus of $2,000 and is ranked #1. The next closest is ranked #2, and so on. In each game, the higher-ranked team has the choice of either (a) last rock in the first end, or (b) stones. In any shootout (rule #7), the higher-ranked team has choice of first or last draw to the button.
3. All games are 8 ends.
4. Total prize money is $150,000, including the winners bonus of $16,000 and the $2,000 closest-to-the-button bonus (rule #2).
5. A skin is won by (a) taking two or more points when holding last rock; or (b) stealing the end. All money not won in an end is carried over to the next end.
6. Blanking an end results in a team losing last rock in the next end.
7. If the money at stake in the 8th end is not won, each team plays one draw to the house, with sweeping allowed by the playing side only. The team whose stone is closest to the button wins the end and the money.
8. Prize money won determines the game winner. In the event of a tie in money won, each team has one draw to the house, with sweeping allowed by the playing side only. The team whose stone is closest to the button wins the game.
9. Each team is allowed 60 minutes to complete its shots in an 8-end game. There are NO time-outs. A team's clock starts when an opponent's rock comes to a stop, or passes the back line, and the opposing team leaves the house. A stone that has been released within the 60-minute time period continues in play until it has come to rest. there is a period of dead time at the completion of each end. The umpire will advise teams when to start play for the next end. Any coach that travels with the team are only allowed to access the ice area and/or meet with their respective teams at 4th end break. During play, they must sit behind the glass upstairs. The 4th end break is 10 minutes in length.
10. If a team runs out of time, the opposing players may play their remaining shots, in rotation, until the game is completed or their time expires.
11. An umpire makes any measures required and is available to clarify any rule. An umpire's time-out is called, and the time clock is stopped, on all such occasions.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 2nd, 2004, 08:54 PM
First Semi Final
1pm ET
Mark Dacey vs. Glenn Howard

Second Semi Final
7pm ET
Wayne Middaugh vs. Kevin Martin

Final
3pm ET

¤CharlDa¤
Dec 3rd, 2004, 10:48 PM
Sadly we won't ahve any coverage of the European champs :sad:

I'm looking forward to the skins game though :D

GoDominique
Dec 5th, 2004, 12:32 AM
ECC results 1st day:

Women -

Round 1

Norway def. Russia 8-7
Switzerland def. Italy 10-5
Sweden def. Czech Republic 10-4
Scotland def. Finland 15-2 :o
Denmark def. Germany 11-7 :(

Round 2

Germany def. Italy 10-8 :)
Denmark def. Czech Republic 7-6
Scotland def. Norway 11-6
Sweden def. Russia 8-5
Switzerland def. Finland 11-2 :o

Men -

Round 1

Wales def. Switzerland 7-6 :eek:
Norway def. France 9-4
Russia def. Denmark 7-6 :eek:
Germany def. Italy 9-2 :)
Sweden def. Scotland 9-3

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 6th, 2004, 05:21 AM
Semi #1...1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8..TOTAL
DACEY.......$.X..0..$..X..0..$..0....$10,500
HOWARD..0.X..$..0..X..$..0..$....$21,500

Semi #2......1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8..TOTAL
MARTIN........$..0..X..0..$.X..$..$....$24,500
MIDDAUGH.0..$..X..$..0.X..$..$....$7,500

Final.........1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8..TOTAL
HOWARD....X.0..0..0..$..0..X..0....$8,000
MARTIN......X.$..$..$..0..$..X..$....$56,000

Team Martin $100,500
Team Howard $29,000
Team Dacey $10,500
Team Middaugh $9,500

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 6th, 2004, 05:36 AM
A EVENTS
Dec. 4
9am nor 8-rus 7 ita 5-sui 10 swe 10-czr 4 sco 15-fin 2 ger 7-den 11
2pm WAL 7-SUI 6 NOR 9-FRA 4 RUS 7-DEN 6 ITA 2-GER 9 SCO 3-SWE 9
7pm ger 10-ita 8 czr 6-den 7 nor 6-sco 11 swe 8-rus 5 sui 11-fin 2

Dec.5
8am SCO 3-NOR 7 DEN 7-SWE 9 WAL 8-ITA 9 RUS 3-SUI 7 FRA 6-GER 7
12pm fin 8-den 7 rus 5-sco 8 sui 7-ger 6 czr 0-nor 12 swe 4-ita 12
4pm GER 3-SWE 4 SUI 6-ITA 7 FRA 5-SCO 6 DEN 9-WAL 6 RUS 1-NOR 10
8pm rus 5-sui 4 swe 6-nor 11 ita 10-den 6 fin 8-ger 9 sco 6-czr 9
*Men are in large caps and Women are in small caps

Men A Standings
Norway 3-0
Sweden 3-0
Germany 2-1
Italy 2-1
Denmark 1-2
Russia 1-2
Scotland 1-2
Switzerland 1-2
Wales 1-2
France 0-3

Women A Standings
Norway 3-1
Scotland 3-1
Switzerland 3-1
Denmark 2-2
Germany 2-2
Italy 2-2
Sweden 2-2
Czech Republic 1-3
Finland 1-3
Russia 1-3

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 6th, 2004, 05:47 AM
B EVENT
FIN 8-BUL 7 AUT 10-HUN 6 BLR 10-AND 8 IRL 15-EST 6 ENG 10-CZR 3 GRE 13-KAZ 8
fra 16-lat 4 esp 9-and 6 pol 2-aut 11 eng 1-ned 8 LAT 4-ESP 7 NED 9-SVK 8
POL 11-EST 4 BLR 1-IRL 13 BUL 7-HUN 9 AUT 11-AND 2 kaz 8-irl 12 bul 11-hun 13
ENG 15-GRE 6 CZR 14-KAZ 1 LAT 9-NED 6 SVK 7-ESP 13 BUL 11-AND 3 FIN 3-IRL 6
HUN 14-EST 4 BLR 8-POL 7 bul 6-irl 8 kaz 5-eng 17 ned 15-hun 8 pol 1-lat 11
lat 14-and 7 esp 2-aut 15 ESP 4-CZR 10 NED 18-GRE 1 ENG 11-SVK 5 KAZ 7-LAT 18
HUN 11-POL 9 FIN 9-BLR 2 AUT 8-IRL 10 BUL 11-EST 4

Men B1 Standings
Ireland 4-0
Hungary 3-1
Austria 2-1
Finland 2-1
Belarus 2-2
Bulgaria 2-2
Poland 1-2
Andorra 0-3
Estonia 0-4
Men B2 StandingsWinsLosses
England 3-0
Czech Republic 2-1
Spain 2-1
Latvia 2-1
Netherlands 2-1
Greece 1-2
Kazakhstan 0-3
Slovakia 0-3

WomenB1 Standings
Ireland 2-0
Netherlands 2-0
England1-1
Hungary 1-1
Bulgaria 0-2
Kazakhstan 0-2
WomenB2 Standings
Austria 2-0
France 2-0
Spain 1-1
Latvia 1-1
Andorra 0-2
Poland 0-2

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 9th, 2004, 08:10 PM
Men A Standings Wins Losses
Sweden 81
Germany 81
Norway 54
Scotland 54
Italy 54
Denmark 45
Switzerland 45
Russia 36
Wales 26
France 18
Women A Standings Wins Losses
Switzerland 63
Norway 63
Sweden 63
Russia 54
Scotland 54
Italy 54
Finland 45
Denmark 36
Germany 36
Czech Republic 27

Men B1 Standings Wins Losses
Ireland 80
Finland 71
Austria 62
Hungary 53
Bulgaria 44
Belarus 26
Estonia 26
Poland 26
Andorra 08
Men B2 Standings Wins Losses
England 61
Czech Republic 61
Netherlands 52
Spain 43
Latvia 43
Slovakia 25
Greece 16
Kazakhstan 07

WomenB1 Standings Wins Losses
Netherlands 50
Ireland 32
Hungary 32
England 32
Bulgaria 14
Kazakhstan 05
WomenB2 Standings Wins Losses
Austria 50
France 41
Latvia 32
Poland 23
Spain 14
Andorra 05

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 9th, 2004, 08:20 PM
Men A Tiebreakers
Which team will go to the worlds
T1=SUISSE 9-4 WALES
T2=SUISSE 9-3 RUSSIA
Which team will go into the semis
T=SCOTLAND 6-4 ITALY

Women A Tiebreakers
Which team will stay in group A for 2005
T=DENMARK 9-6 GERMANY
Which team will go into the semis
T1=ITALY 5-6 SCOTLAND
T2=RUSSIA 7-6 SCOTLAND

Women B Tiebreakers
Which team will go into the semis
T1=HUNGARY 11-3 ENGLAND
T2=HUNGARY 10-6 IRELAND

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 9th, 2004, 08:23 PM
MEN B Semi Finals
ENGLAND 2-12 FINLAND
CZECH REPUBLIC 4-13 IRELAND
Women B Semi Finals
HUNGARY 7-12 AUSTRIA
FRANCE 6-12 NETHERLANDS

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 11th, 2004, 07:11 AM
MEN B Finale
FINLAND 9-2 IRELAND
MEN B Bronze
ENGLAND 5-4 CZECH REPUBLIC
Women B Finale
AUSTRIA 11-10 NETHERLANDS
Women B Bronze
FRANCE 9-5 HUNGARY

MEN A Semi Finals
SCOTLAND 4-6 SWEDEN
GERMANY 8-6 NORWAY
Women A Semi Finals
SWEDEN 5-3 NORWAY
SWITZERLAND 6-4 RUSSIA

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 11th, 2004, 07:14 AM
MEN A Relegation
WALES 5-8 RUSSIA

MEN
WALES AND FRANCE MOVE DOWN TO MENS B EVENT IN 2005
FINLAND AND IRELAND MOVE UP TO MENS A EVENT IN 2005

WOMEN
GERMANY AND CZECH REPUBLIC MOVE DOWN TO WOMENS B EVENT IN 2005
AUSTRIA AND NETHERLANDS MOVE UP TO WOMENS A EVENT IN 2005

matthias
Dec 11th, 2004, 03:35 PM
Daniela moved down to Group B - but she is the coolest at all

Stocki is in the final - don´t know the result yet.

matthias
Dec 11th, 2004, 03:57 PM
Final Result posted here
don´t read it when you want do watch it on eurosport later today
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Stock won the Gold medal :woohoo:
Germany def. Sweden 8:7 after 11 ends

¤CharlDa¤
Dec 11th, 2004, 04:06 PM
WOW, great result for Stock!

GoDominique
Dec 11th, 2004, 04:54 PM
Daniela moved down to Group B - but she is the coolest at all

Stocki is in the final - don´t know the result yet.
Cool maybe, but also very very bad. :o Really shocking result for Germany, especially since the next ECC will be in Garmisch. :rolleyes: :(

But congrats to the men! :D They were always behind until the 9th end where they scored 3, but only because Sweden missed an easy takeout. Not sure why, I was only following it on the net. :confused:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 11th, 2004, 07:29 PM
MEN A Finale
SWEDEN 7-8 GERMANY

Women A Finale
SWEDEN 9-4 SWITZERLAND

MEN A Bronze
SCOTLAND 2-8 NORWAY

Women A Bronze
NORWAY 10-7 RUSSIA

FINLAND MOVES ONTO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BY DEFEATING RUSSIA IN THE SERIES 2-1.
DENMARK MOVES ONTO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BY DEFEATING AUSTRIA IN THE SERIES 2-0.

¤CharlDa¤
Dec 12th, 2004, 01:35 AM
The Sweden team is on fire!

Barrie_Dude
Dec 12th, 2004, 01:58 AM
Curling....... :zzz:

Venus_Serena
Dec 12th, 2004, 02:36 AM
I'm 50% Irish, GO IRELAND !!!! :bounce:

¤CharlDa¤
Dec 12th, 2004, 03:17 AM
Get out of here Etienne...A non-curling fan shouldn't be here :p That goes for you too Barrie ;)

Venus_Serena
Dec 12th, 2004, 01:41 PM
I always watch curling on TSN dear CD !!!! I just don't understand the rules and how it works;)

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 12th, 2004, 06:12 PM
Curling is on sportsnet 3-6 8-11 eastern tonight :D

Central
Dec 12th, 2004, 10:23 PM
:o :o :o I've been watching most of the league phase this week, but missed semifinals and both finals :o
Congrats Sweden and Germany :)

FLL
Dec 12th, 2004, 11:42 PM
How come wasn't Luzia Ebnoter(sp?) wasn't playing for Switzerland?

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 13th, 2004, 07:08 PM
because mirjam ott beat luzia in this years suisse champs.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Dec 14th, 2004, 10:40 PM
i won my match today by scoring three in the seventh to win 6-4! im 7-2 in the season :D

¤CharlDa¤
Dec 15th, 2004, 12:54 AM
I was sooo sad for Pat Simmons sunday night..He deserved the win!

ktoles2005
Dec 21st, 2004, 10:01 PM
I had to get a new nickname because my other one has been suspended of its posting rights for some unknown reason. Anyways.

I have had a decent curling season. We right now have only lost one game in our league, We should probably end up making league finals. I am so mad, I found out that my team could have made playdowns to get to provincials because there were 6 spots out of the city and only 6 teams showed up. It was too late.

Anyways, the Curling season is just heating up. Lets hope for more good curling this year and someone else to win the Scott!

ktoles2005
Jan 31st, 2005, 02:06 PM
The Scott Tournament of Hearts Field is almost set

Alberta- Cathy King
British Columbia- Kelly Scott
Saskatchewan- Unknown
Manitoba- Jennifer Jones
Ontario- Jenn Hanna
Quebec- Brenda Nicholls
New Brunswick- Sandy Comeau
Nova Scotia- Kay Zinck
Prince Edward Island- Rebecca Jean Macphee
Newfoundland- Heather Strong
Territories- Kerry Koe
Canada- Colleen Jones

Looks like an ok field. Not as strong as last year. Colleen has to be the overwhelming favorite in this field. Other contenders are Alberta, BC, PEI and Manitoba and maybe SASK depending who makes it out. Dissapointing not to see Middaugh out of Ontario or Larouche out of Quebec, Sherry didnt make Ontario Provincials and Larouche lost the Quebec finals. I just hope someone other than Colleen wins. Manitoba has the strongest team but they havent played all that well this season. Would LOVE to see Jan Betker make it out of SASK. They are an awesome team so that would make the field that much stronger. What are people's thoughts?

ktoles2005
Jan 31st, 2005, 02:08 PM
More to add, did anyone see the Canadian Open final between Ferbey and Martin? That was an amazing game and it was awesome to see Martin steal the win away from Ferbey...

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jan 31st, 2005, 06:28 PM
The seventh was the best end i have ever seen in my life with some great shot making. Unfortunately ferbey lost on a missed tap and roll to win and was very bitter after the game like he usually is.

GoDominique
Jan 31st, 2005, 06:45 PM
Sebastian Stock lost in German play-offs. :o :(

Team Kapp will go to the WC now.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jan 31st, 2005, 07:22 PM
The Karcher Canadian Juniors start this saturday in Fredericton from Febuary 5-13th.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jan 31st, 2005, 07:52 PM
AB Desiree Robertson Cary-Anne Sallows Jennifer Perry Stephanie Jordan
BC Sarah Wark Darah Provencal Steph Jackson Sarah Neal
MB Calleen Neufeld Sabrina Neufeld Laryssa Grenkow Lindsay Edie
NB Andrea Kelly Kristen McDiarmid Jodie de Solla Lianne Sobey
NL Stacie Devereaux Stephanie Guzzwell Julie Devereaux Sarah Paul
NO Jennifer Horgan Tracy Horgan Amanda Gates Stephanie Barbeau
NT Kristan Thompson Kate Jefferson Carrina Sartor-Pielak Leslie Merrithew
NS Morgan Muise Michelle Woodroffe Amanda Sedge Ashlee Rushton
ON Erin Morrissey Samantha Peters Karen Sagle Katie Morrissey
PEI Meaghan Hughes Knedra Cameron Sinead Dolan Michala Robison
QC Marie-Christine Cantin Anne-Marie Filteau Amelie Blais Julie Cantin
SK Robyn Silvernagle Sasha Yole Lindsey Barber Tanny Yole
YK Ladene Shaw Mandi Shaw Jessie Leschart Tara Klippert

AB Derek Miller Dustin Eckstrand Matt Enright Lance Palamaruk
BC Tryrel Griffith Russell Koffski Jamie Dan Brook Todd Jensen
MB Daley Peters B.J.Neufeld Doug Hamblin Marc Lacroix
NB Ryan Sherrard Jason Roach Darren Roach Jared Bezanson
NL Matthew Blandford Trent Skanes Paul Steeves Andrew Mercer
NO Brad Jacobs Brady Barnett Scott Seabrook Steve Molodowich
NT Trevor Moss Chris Kelln Rob Borden Alan Borden
NS Ian Fitzner-Leblanc Chris McDonah Bill MacPhee Kendall Keeley
ON Mark Bice Codey Maus Rob Pruliere Jeff Wilson
PEI Steve Howard Tyler MacKenzie Peter Girvan Jeremy Cameron
QC Martin Crete Jonathan Tremblay Gregory Cantin Olivier Leclerc
SK Kyle George Justin Michalicz DJ Kidby Chris Hebert
YK Trevor Prosko Alex Peech Steven Boyd Cole Hume

Feb 5 8:00am 1 AB vs NB NL vs PEI ON vs SK NS vs BC
2:00pm 2 YK vs QC MB vs AB NO vs NS NT vs ON
6:30pm 3 BC vs NL NB vs NT QC vs MB PEI vs YK SK vs NO
Feb 6 8:00am 4 NS vs NL PEI vs QC NB vs ON NT vs SK YK vs MB
1:00pm 5 NO vs BC SK vs NS QC vs AB
6:00pm 6 AB vs NT NL vs YK BC vs PEI MB vs NB ON vs NO
Feb 7 8:00am 7 ON vs NS YK vs AB MB vs NT NO vs NL
1:00pm 8 NB vs SK BC vs YK NS vs PEI NL vs QC
6:00pm 9 NB vs SK BC vs YK NS vs PEI NL vs QC
Feb 8 8:00am 10 AB vs SK NL vs MB BC vs QC
1:00pm 11 QC vs NT NB vs NO NS vs YK PEI vs AB MB vs ON
6:00pm 12 NO vs PEI NT vs NS ON vs BC SK vs NL YK vs NB
Feb 9 8:00am 13 NS vs QC BC vs MB PEI vs NB NO vs YK
1:00pm 14 ON vs NL AB vs NO NT vs BC SK vs PEI
6:00pm 15 YK vs NT QC vs ON MB vs SK NL vs AB NB vs NS
Feb 10 8:00am 16 SK vs YK PEI vs NT NO vs QC BC vs AB
1:00pm 17 MB vs NO AB vs NS NL vs NB YK vs ON
6:00pm 18 NB vs BC ON vs PEI QC vs SK NS vs MB NT vs NL
Feb 11 6:00pm WSF Semifinal Game
Feb 13 12:30pm WCF Championship Final

Feb 5 8:00am 1 AB vs NB NL vs PEI ON vs SK NS vs BC
2:00pm 2 YK vs QC MB vs AB NO vs NS NT vs ON
6:30pm 3 BC vs NL NB vs NT QC vs MB PEI vs YK SK vs NO
Feb 6 8:00am 4 NS vs NL PEI vs QC NB vs ON NT vs SK YK vs MB
1:00pm 5 NO vs BC SK vs NS QC vs AB
6:00pm 6 AB vs NT NL vs YK BC vs PEI MB vs NB ON vs NO
Feb 7 8:00am 7 ON vs NS YK vs AB MB vs NT NO vs NL
1:00pm 8 NB vs SK BC vs YK NS vs PEI NL vs QC
6:00pm 9 NB vs SK BC vs YK NS vs PEI NL vs QC
Feb 8 8:00am 10 AB vs SK NL vs MB BC vs QC
1:00pm 11 QC vs NT NB vs NO NS vs YK PEI vs AB MB vs ON
6:00pm 12 NO vs PEI NT vs NS ON vs BC SK vs NL YK vs NB
Feb 9 8:00am 13 NS vs QC BC vs MB PEI vs NB NO vs YK
1:00pm 14 ON vs NL AB vs NO NT vs BC SK vs PEI
6:00pm 15 YK vs NT QC vs ON MB vs SK NL vs AB NB vs NS
Feb 10 8:00am 16 SK vs YK PEI vs NT NO vs QC BC vs AB
1:00pm 17 MB vs NO AB vs NS NL vs NB YK vs ON
6:00pm 18 NB vs BC ON vs PEI QC vs SK NS vs MB NT vs NL
Feb 11 6:00pm MSF Semifinal Game
Feb 13 12:30pm MCF Championship Final

¤CharlDa¤
Jan 31st, 2005, 11:46 PM
Both Quebec teams from Quebec city :D And especially cause I know both :D Good luck especially to Marie-Christine!

FLL
Feb 1st, 2005, 12:30 AM
What a bad final for Marie-France in the Quebec final...

She had beaten Nicholls in the semis and lead 8-6 before giving away a steal of 3 in end 9!!!

FLL
Feb 1st, 2005, 12:30 AM
And seeing a english representative for Quebec makes me :fiery:

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 1st, 2005, 01:30 AM
OMG a steal of 3 :O At least if it would be 3 with the hammer, but a steal is jsut horrible.....And what a disappointment for her and ehr team :sad:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Feb 1st, 2005, 07:36 PM
Scott Teams
TEAM CANADA Colleen Jones
ALBERTA Cathy King
BRITISH COLUMBIA Kelly Scott
MANITOBA Jennifer Jones
NEWFOUNDLAND/LABRADOR Heather Strong
NEW BRUNSWICK Stacy Comeau
NOVA SCOTIA Kay Zinck
ONTARIO Jenn Hanna
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND Rebecca Jean MacPhee
QUEBEC Brenda Nicholls
SASKATCHEWAN Playdowns being held
YUKON/NORTHWEST TERRITORIES Kerry Koe

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 2nd, 2005, 02:47 AM
OMG, incredibly week!

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 2nd, 2005, 02:52 AM
Sad for Larouche, she had an easy spot at the semis with those teams!

No Gaudet :sad:

canuckfan
Feb 20th, 2005, 06:13 PM
The Scotts is underway and miss Colleen Jones is 0-2 :eek:
Every teams are so young it looks more like a canadian junior championship. It's a shame Marie-France Larouche and Suzanne Gaudet are not there.

Who will win? The Saskatchewan sisters seem very good! Plus they are kind of cute ;). I would bet on them to make the final against Manitoba's Jennifer Jones, with Jones winning. So a Jones at the Worlds anyway.

Btw, what happened to Kelley Law? She was so good 4-5 years ago. I think she took a break to have a baby but it's been so long. Anyboday from BC heard anything?

KoOlMaNsEaN
Feb 27th, 2005, 09:07 PM
Jennifer Jones of Manitoba beat Jenn Hanna of Ontario 8-6 after making an in off to hit the stone on the button for her four and in the win. The best shot in Scott History!

But I'm pissed off Hanna lost after being up 5-2. No lead is ever safe:mad:

Jennifer Jones will represent Canada at the worlds.

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 27th, 2005, 09:17 PM
I actually cried at the end f that match.....I really fell in love with hanna during the week, she was fun, risky :D

Ryan
Feb 27th, 2005, 09:32 PM
I'm happy for Jennifer and Manitoba, what an AMAZING shot! I was really pulling for Ontario (Pascale :hearts: ), but I felt that Hanna got a little too cocky near the end and gave the match away.

Good luck to Jones in the worlds, and VAMOS Colleen Jones in the Olympic Trials! :fiery:

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 27th, 2005, 09:35 PM
Pascale is actually a Quebecer! :D So two years in a row with a Quebecer in the scott's finals :D

Ryan
Feb 27th, 2005, 09:38 PM
Pascale is actually a Quebecer! :D So two years in a row with a Quebecer in the scott's finals :D


I could care less about that, I just find her extremely pretty (god those EYES) and a sweetheart.

ktoles2005
Feb 27th, 2005, 09:44 PM
Manitoba played like crap that entire game, there were huge mistakes and the part of all four players. That said this is still a very strong team and I consider them the favorites heading into the World Championships.

I was cheering for Manitoba that entire game, however I truely thought that Ontario would win after giving up the steals.

The last shot to win was one of the most incredible shots I have ever seen to win a game. I have seen more spectacular shots made(IE Walchuk, Martin, Nedohin) however for a women's team that was awesome. I look forward to seeing how they progress at Worlds. Cathy O is really going to have to up her game though for Canada to have a chance. I still have confidence that Canada will come through with another world title to pick up where Colleen Jones left off.

The reason Ontario lost was because of Pascale's first shot she f*cked that up royally, but Cathy O's last was also a screw up. It was only an amazing shot from Jen that won it.

Good on Team Manitoba!

OT- USA has declared their representatives and Cassie Johnson defeated 2003 World Champion Debbie Mcormick to qualify for the games :eek: :eek: dissapointing for Deb I'm sure, as well. Pete Fenson won the mens but the USA still has to qualify. They have the last spot though I hope New Zealand or Australia gets the spot.

What an awesome final!

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 27th, 2005, 09:47 PM
I was indeed a great match! What pisses me off is that Jenn did three fantastic shot (two great draws in the four foot and that thourgh the port shot) while Jones did only one....Only that one shot was for like 4 :sad:

But it isn't necessary to put the blame on pascale. She was the best third of the whole tourney, and without her i don,t think jenn actually would be in the finals (jenn is inconstistent!) Anyone knows where Pascale comes from? I know St-Hyaçainte but from what team she played, etc? Cause she really was out of nowhere!

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 27th, 2005, 09:48 PM
On the other hand, i think team Manitoba will have a better chance at the worlds, cause they are really more consistent....But still i think Jenn deserved that title after what she went trhough to get there!

Conchi Party
Feb 28th, 2005, 04:56 PM
Colleen had a bad week, I feel so sad that she went out that way. I think she will win the Canadian Olympic Trials though.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Feb 28th, 2005, 09:19 PM
Here's a repeat of the shot here-
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/curling/content/video.html

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 28th, 2005, 09:43 PM
Well when i herd we had the avatars back, i couldn't resist but put my new favorite curler up there :D (except maybe for Marie-France, but different sotry ;) )

canuckfan
Feb 28th, 2005, 10:55 PM
Well when i herd we had the avatars back, i couldn't resist but put my new favorite curler up there

Yeah I'm definatly a new fan of Jenn too! She made the most amazing shots all week long. I felt so bad for her at the end of the game. She outplayed Manitoba during 9 ends and 7 rocks but still lost. I hope she come back next year for Ontario. But on the other hand I feld bad for Jennifer Jones all game because she was playing awful and it was disapointing after a great week for her. In the 8th and 9th hand she looked so down, I really thought it was all over for her.

Now it's gonna be very interesting to see how Canada do at the worlds without Coleen Jones for once. I heard that it will be the Page playoff system now at the worlds instead of the single elimation semi final. It's very good for Canada as usually we top the round robin standing. Hopefully we won't be shout out of the medals anymore like Colleen was too many times...

Finally the future looks very good for women's curling! With Hanna, Jones, Scott, Layton, Larouche, Gaudet and others, Canada will continue to dominate for sure.

Now bring on the Brier!

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 28th, 2005, 11:18 PM
I think your message is full of truth like usual Canuckfan ;)

I think the young teams really are getting dangerously good, Marie-France i think if she would have played a good alst shot in the provincials she could ahve won it all! Anyway, the first girls are really trying hard to go back where they were last year!

I tihink ill ask Marie-France if she knows in what team Pascale played beofre Hanna!

BTW, i play in a bonspiel in like 3 weeks where Marie-France plays each year, i would so love to face her, it would be such an honor!

KoOlMaNsEaN
Mar 1st, 2005, 03:41 AM
Yes the young guns are out for the big prizes and therefore are grabbing respect. Consider Suzanne Gaudet who in her first year out of juniors made the final and also Brad Gushue in his 2nd year out had a 6-5 record and is contending for the title.
Well anywho Jennifer Jones will represent Canada proudly.

ktoles2005
Mar 4th, 2005, 11:06 PM
The Brier starts tomorrow in my home city of Edmonton.

I expect the following teams to contend...

Alberta
Saskatchewan
Ontario
Quebec
Nova Scotia
Newfoundland

I hope anyone of those teams except Ferbey win. I can not stand the Ferbey team for the simple fact that they are so damn arrogant. Their heads are 10 times the size of their bodies. I don't mean to offend anyone but thats just the way it is, I have seen them time and again and thats how they always come off.

Saskatchewan is a good young team. Pat Simmons barely lost a Grand Slam Final to Jeff Stoughton and are very highly ranked. They should be a contender at the end of the week.

Wayne Middaugh could also contend but the only reason he is here is to get an Olympic Trials spot which ironically his wife Sherry has. Reading interviews in the local papers he has been extremely apathetic about winning the actual Brier he just wants to do good enough to win the trials spot which may mean him winning if Gushue or Ferbey arent top 2.

Quebec could play spoiler, by far the best team to come out of that province in a while, I do not believe they will win but could be in the playoffs and spoil a few teams hopes.

Nova Scotia and Shawn Adams are also a good team. Paul Flemming has won a couple of mixed and Kelly Mittlestadt won World Juniors in 1994 so they could also be there at the end of the week but I figure they will have something like a 6-5 record.

Newfoundland is the team I am hoping for. Brad Gushue is an awesome skip and will hopefully come through with Newfoundland's second Brier. They have an awesome team and I expect to give Ferbey the biggest competition.

Not as good a field as in the past but should be some decent competition.

Ravsieg
Mar 4th, 2005, 11:38 PM
Believe it or not, I'm European, latin actually, and I love watching curling. :lol:

Anyone got pics of Daniela Jentsch? :hearts:

¤CharlDa¤
Mar 4th, 2005, 11:58 PM
WOW Steven will get pissed of your post katoles...

I really like the ferbey team, Nedohin is a god and when ferbey will leave, hell be a great canadian skip of his own!

Talking about the Roberge/Menard team, i really see them doing good. When i saw them play last week, i was incredibly impressed...ESP Roberge, his technique is flawless and his agility has no limit!

Talking about aslt week, i never was surrounded by that much talent since the trois-rivieres junior worlds. I arrived at my club, and i saw the Francis Crete team (quebec junior champion, former canadian finalist) sitting. Then i went to play, and it was beside Marie-Christine cantin (quebec girl's junior champion and former canadian junior finalist). Then when i came outnof the ices, the Marie-France Larouche team was there like usual, and the Menard/Roberge team was getting on the ice. So the 4 champion teams from quebec were actually all around me. It was great!

Andy_
Mar 5th, 2005, 10:42 AM
Going to check out the Junior World Championships directly at the Ice Stadium in a bit more than a hour :D I promise I'll make an effort to post a bit of a report, tonight!

¤CharlDa¤
Mar 5th, 2005, 03:31 PM
YAY, Thanks a lot :D

Andy_
Mar 8th, 2005, 03:44 PM
Hey!

I did go and watched some action the other day, it was great fun! The Olympic curling facility is actually beautiful and you can breathe in a nice atmosphere... it wasn't obviously packed, still some fans were really loud and nice. The guys from the US kept ringing cow bells, which could get even a bit annoying at times... :p The Scots were great! A couple of them wore kilts and a funny red-heaired wig - in a perfect Scottish stereotype :lol: - and they had this nice coreography they would repeat with every good action of their boys!
The Canucks were more silent, but maybe it's also coz they were losing to the US... The guys from Scandinavia were in the midst of a derby, with a Denmark-Norway clash :cool:

The championships are still in the round robin phase, with the semifinals scheduled from Friday, if I remember correctly... if I get the chance I'll go there again so I can post a little update and hopefully also a few pics.

Ryan
Mar 8th, 2005, 03:49 PM
Thank GOD Shawn Adams beat Randy Ferbey's team last night! Maybe now they'll give credit to another team, and Ferbey will get his ginormous head out of his prickly ass! I cannot stand him or Nedohin, who acts like a snotty drama queen during every game. They are so arrogant it is disgusting. I hope that Gushue wins the whole thing, such a great team and a nice person!

KoOlMaNsEaN
Mar 8th, 2005, 10:27 PM
Thanks so much Andy!!!! :D:D

ktoles2005
Mar 26th, 2005, 04:45 PM
Well Jennifer Jones will NOT make the podium at worlds which in my opinion is absolute crap. Cathy G and Jill actually played very well the whole game just a couple misses from Jill but Cathy O and Jennifer played like crap. Against Norway that is just simply unacceptable. They could not adjust to the ice this entire week. The absolute best teams will be able to figure out what is going on and get it dealt with but Jennifer didn't do that and I think that is inexperience on her part. She kept missing shots and taking the same amount of ice on her next one and she never changed the amount of ice that she took. The 8th and 9th ends were what really blew it and they had their chances. I just only hope that the Canadian Men have better luck in Victoria.

Captain.Canada
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:21 PM
Jennifer Jones :( But really, are there any legitimate reasons for there to be ice troubles? This is the World Championships, the organizers have to give their heads a shake and have this not even be an issue.
So...
Paisley :( :fiery:

Captain.Canada
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:22 PM
Who misses Kelly Law? Does she still play? She could be considered the Anna of Curling...

¤CharlDa¤
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:23 PM
Well from what i heard, ice conditions sucked, which i think is horrible for a world championships. The level of play seemed bad, which is sad considering what great level we had at the scott!

On the other hand, im happy that thread is up....in two weeks im playing in the club championships, and guess who i am facing in round 1? Of course, Francois Roberge! With Eric and Maxime and anotehr player! That is jsut a great opportunity, im so happy!

Captain.Canada
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:27 PM
Well from what i heard, ice conditions sucked, which i think is horrible for a world championships. The level of play seemed bad, which is sad considering what great level we had at the scott!

On the other hand, im happy that thread is up....in two weeks im playing in the club championships, and guess who i am facing in round 1? Of course, Francois Roberge! With Eric and Maxime and anotehr player! That is jsut a great opportunity, im so happy!

Wow, good luck!!

¤CharlDa¤
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:27 PM
Kelly Law was great! I loved the team, with Julie and Georgina! I hope they come back, would do great provincial champs vs the other Kelly, Scott!

¤CharlDa¤
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:55 AM
Well well well......Guess what.....

Me and my team killed the Francois Roberge team (who had only him as a pro player though) 6-1 in 4 ends :D I played the best amtch of my life, i played near 100%, maybe like 95%, and I'm the third. My skip only had guards to put and Francois tried like 4 double-raises cause it was the only way he could make shots. I'm so incredibly happy!

He tried to impress us by sliding from end to the other, worked at first, but i thought i would choke. The oppostie completely happened, I always seem to play great when a great player is either watching me or playing against me *remembers the great draws on the pin he did against Marie-France's dad while she was watching* ;)

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jul 7th, 2005, 03:08 AM
meanwhile
Jones rink fined for signing autographs
Wheatcroft joins Jones' rink for trials
Frans banned after positive test at Brier
Schmirler's team makes Olympic Hall
Ferbey's Edmonton rink wins world title
Sweden wins world women's curling title
Gauthier leaves Jones rink

Canadian Mixed
Nichols (NL)
Continental Cup
North America
McCain TSN Skins
Martin
Canadian Juniors
M - George (SK)
W - Kelly (NB)
Scott TOH
J. Jones (MB)
Tim Hortons Brier
Ferbey (AB)
World Juniors
M - George (CAN)
W - Grivel (SUI)
Canada Cup
M - Martin
W - Kleibrink
Canadian Seniors
M - Rogers (AB)
W - Potter (ON)
World Seniors
M - Buckle (CAN)
W - Morris (SCO)
Women's Worlds
Norberg (SWE)
Men's Worlds
Ferbey (CAN)

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jul 7th, 2005, 03:09 AM
CCA Nixes deal with CBC
courtesy CBC Sports

(Jul 6, 2005) -- Less than six months after losing the Olympic broadcast rights for 2010 and 2012, the CBC was left reeling on Wednesday after the Canadian Curling Association pulled out of a four-year contract with the television network.

Nancy Lee, head of CBC Sports, was notified in the morning that the CCA had sent out a request for proposal to all networks to pick up the rights for the 2005-06 season and beyond.

Curling fans won't be able to watch Randy Ferbey and his Alberta rink defend its Brier title on CBC next season.

"We advised them, strenuously, that they were repudiating on our contract and as a result, we would be seeking legal recourse," Lee told CBC Sports Online. "As far as we're concerned we have three more years of a deal.

"You don't get up and walk away from a signed legal document. It's very disappointing that despite all of the efforts made by CBC, the CCA is unwilling to fulfill its commitment to us."

The CBC was the subject of much criticism from curling fans and media for its coverage last winter. Fans were infuriated when they learned they had to subscribe to the digital cable channel Country Canada to watch the night draws.

The main network televised a live draw in the afternoon.

"Curling fans had a difficult time adjusting to our broadcast schedule and that's to be expected," said Lee. "But it was passed by the [CCA] board unanimously, so there were no surprises for the board."

Lee said the CCA had insisted on one broadcaster during contract negotiations last year, a proposal that also was backed by the board.

Last month, the CBC gave up its right as the sole broadcaster, offering the CCA the chance to find another network to broadcast the initial weekend of coverage and weekday matches.

"We were open to end the business case for Country Canada," Lee said.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 19th, 2005, 10:50 PM
HEY!

CURLING IS BACK!

TALK........

The Trials are coming up December 3-11.
I'm 8-1 so far this season I played my most consistent and best game this Tuesday. :)
Canadian Mixed starts today, not tv coverage unfortunately.
TSN.CA CURLING (http://www.tsn.ca/curling/)

badunka
Nov 19th, 2005, 11:31 PM
WOO HOo
CUrling is AMAZING

The Trials are alot of fun to watch as there is alot at stake!

¤CharlDa¤
Nov 20th, 2005, 12:57 AM
Curling! :bounce:

And go Team Larouche and Menard at the trials!

FLL
Nov 20th, 2005, 01:04 AM
Curling! :bounce:

And go Team Larouche and Menard at the trials!

Jean-Michel is not in the trials...

But Gooooo Marie-France :bounce:

¤CharlDa¤
Nov 20th, 2005, 01:10 AM
Oh I thought they managed to get in the trials. It is kinda sad cause so far their year is unbelievable!

GoofyDuck
Dec 9th, 2011, 05:44 PM
I appreciate :)

What If?
Dec 9th, 2011, 06:09 PM
A fun sport actually. I don't follow it, but every time I see it on TV i'm getting attracted to it:) I even know the rules as of now.

GoofyDuck
Dec 9th, 2011, 06:24 PM
Thats cool! :)

JustPetko
Dec 9th, 2011, 06:39 PM
I :hearts: curling!

About European Champs in Moscow:
Polish women's team was so close to Group A this year :o

GoofyDuck
Dec 9th, 2011, 06:43 PM
Yay other curling fans :cheer:

gumoll
Dec 9th, 2011, 09:31 PM
I feel so sad for polish team, so close again :sobbing:

but we need at least one curling ice rink :o

King Halep
Dec 10th, 2011, 12:35 AM
A mess!

GoofyDuck
Dec 13th, 2012, 04:10 PM
yaaaay European Championships.

Sweden, Scotland and Russia in SF.

Denmark and Switzerland have to play tiebreak tonight to decide who is 4th in SF.

August
Dec 13th, 2012, 08:14 PM
Luckily next winter is an Olympic winter. There's one major ch'ship more so I'll be able to see curling more.

GoofyDuck
Dec 13th, 2012, 08:41 PM
I'm pissed that 2 years in a row now Maria Prytz and her team beat Annette Norberg in national competetion.. I wanna watch Anette Norberg in EC and WC :fiery:

Sir Stefwhit
Dec 14th, 2012, 12:14 AM
I care about curling once every four years- real fun to follow during the Winter Olympics, but outside of the games, the sport is totally off my radar.

GoofyDuck
Dec 14th, 2012, 07:32 PM
Scotland is in final

Russia and Sweden are now playing for 2nd finalspot.. I want Russia to make it :scared:

August
Dec 14th, 2012, 07:54 PM
For geographical reasons, I find it often hard to cheer for Sweden or Russia. Tennis and golf are actually the only sports where I cheer for Sweden, and that'd change if Finland was on Sweden's level in those sports. In Russia-Sweden matches, I'd love both teams to lose if only it were possible. But because it isn't, I need to find a reason to cheer for the other team. And I hope Russia to make it to the final, I wanna see Russian girls play one more match. But in the final, I'll support Scotland anyway.

GoofyDuck
Dec 14th, 2012, 08:03 PM
I think Scotland will win the final regardless who is their opponent.

at the world championships next year I expect China to do very well again!

August
Dec 14th, 2012, 08:50 PM
Russia took an epic win. :banana:

And Czechs took bronze. Was that their first medal? If so, then good for the game.

GoofyDuck
Dec 14th, 2012, 08:52 PM
OMG yess :cheer::cheer:

GL in final against Scotland

akosiirwyn
Dec 14th, 2012, 09:16 PM
I'm pissed that 2 years in a row now Maria Prytz and her team beat Annette Norberg in national competetion.. I wanna watch Anette Norberg in EC and WC :fiery:

i think for the EC, the Swedish teams were chosen based on performance..
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about 1:56 in, it's explained :wavey:

GoofyDuck
Dec 14th, 2012, 09:25 PM
i think for the EC, the Swedish teams were chosen based on performance..
UFLb9J52n9s
about 1:56 in, it's explained :wavey:

Ok I hate that guy :lol:

but thanks alot, hope Norberg will win it next year and go to olympics instead of Prytz ....

Pops Maellard
Dec 14th, 2012, 09:40 PM
I'm not dissing curling, but why is it considered a sport? It resembles more a game - like darts, 10-pin bowling and golf - than a sport.

GoofyDuck
Dec 15th, 2012, 11:01 AM
Russia wins gold in an extra end 6-5 :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Gold: Russia
Silver: Scotland
Bronze: Sweden
Loser: Denmark

GoofyDuck
Dec 15th, 2012, 11:03 AM
I'm not dissing curling, but why is it considered a sport? It resembles more a game - like darts, 10-pin bowling and golf - than a sport.

It requires teamwork, you have to move over the ice and be quick and alert to not touch any stones. serious footwork :lol:

It's not really an athletic sport though but it requires lots of training to compete at highest level such as olympics :shrug:

akosiirwyn
Dec 15th, 2012, 04:42 PM
Ok I hate that guy :lol:

but thanks alot, hope Norberg will win it next year and go to olympics instead of Prytz ....

:lol: he knows what he's doing, he's a 3-time world champion :P

Russia wins gold in an extra end 6-5 :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Gold: Russia
Silver: Scotland
Bronze: Sweden
Loser: Denmark

:eek: kind of shocking! I thought Eve would pull it off, but well done Anna :)

I'm not dissing curling, but why is it considered a sport? It resembles more a game - like darts, 10-pin bowling and golf - than a sport.

It requires teamwork, you have to move over the ice and be quick and alert to not touch any stones. serious footwork :lol:

It's not really an athletic sport though but it requires lots of training to compete at highest level such as olympics :shrug:

This is true. Anyone can play, but to be an elite curler takes a lot of fitness training.

Congrats also to the Swedish men!!

August
Dec 15th, 2012, 05:59 PM
I'm not dissing curling, but why is it considered a sport? It resembles more a game - like darts, 10-pin bowling and golf - than a sport.

I'd say it's a precision sport just like shooting sports.

Or actually it's more than that, curling requires also strategical skills, just like e.g. tennis. If chess is a sport (I'm not dissing chess here), then curling is.

Number19
Dec 15th, 2012, 11:23 PM
NOOOooooo! Eve and the Scots lost. :sobbing:

Pops Maellard
Dec 15th, 2012, 11:25 PM
I'd say it's a precision sport just like shooting sports.

Or actually it's more than that, curling requires also strategical skills, just like e.g. tennis. If chess is a sport (I'm not dissing chess here), then curling is.
Chess? :lol: OK well curling is definitely more of a sport than chess.

Number19
Feb 25th, 2013, 02:56 AM
Get ready world, here comes Team Homan representing Canada.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/relentless-rachel-homan-leads-ontario-to-scotties-curling-crown/article9016448/?cmpid=rss1

http://cdn.curling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ONT.jpg

http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1297378164058_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=650x&stmp=1361678728482

http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/e5b/sports/more-sports/article9007558.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/RYR126_CUR_Scotties_20130223.JPG

http://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/sports/curling/2013/02/14/ontario_skip_rachel_homan_has_high_hopes_for_scott ies_tournament_of_hearts/rachel_homan.jpg.size.xxlarge.promo.jpg

akosiirwyn
Feb 25th, 2013, 06:29 AM
the 5th end incident :eek:

GoofyDuck
Mar 19th, 2013, 04:51 PM
Anyone else watching the women world champs? :)

GoofyDuck
Mar 19th, 2013, 04:58 PM
I think Scotland will win the final regardless who is their opponent.

at the world championships next year I expect China to do very well again!

So dissapointed in China losing their first 5 matches. :sad:

they are now 2-5 but too late to make play offs with 4 more matches..

Number19
Mar 21st, 2013, 06:05 AM
I've been watching. Haven't yet seen what happened today. I guess yesterday now.

I haven't seen China play, but yeah I saw an update of their first match they were down 10-0 to Denmark :eek:

They did beat an undefeated Sweden though, so that's something.

Hopefully, the Swiss continue their freefall and Canada takes advantage to get in the top 4. :drive:

GoofyDuck
Mar 21st, 2013, 06:53 AM
Sweden and Scotland seem to be lock for the play offs.

I really hope Russia makes it aswell because they are 1 of my favourites.
Its between them, Canada and USA I think.


China now 4/5 winning 4 in a row beating USA and Sweden on the way. They just had a terrible start :(

Number19
Mar 21st, 2013, 03:00 PM
Canada third. :dance:

Wow, the Swiss really are free falling. They lost to Latvia. :unsure:

bavaria86
Mar 21st, 2013, 04:21 PM
I am happy the latvian team could score at least one win at her home worlds:D

GoofyDuck
Mar 21st, 2013, 04:23 PM
I am happy the latvian team could score at least one win at her home worlds:D

yes indeed :lol: They'll end this tournament 1-10

Too bad for Swiss, they have small chance to make play offs I think.

Last spot seems to be between Russia and USA and they play their last RR match tonight.

If Russia wins they're 4th into play off, if USA wins they need to play tiebreaker with Swiss or Russia I think.:confused:

bavaria86
Mar 21st, 2013, 04:24 PM
yes indeed :lol: They'll end this tournament 1-10

Too bad for Swiss, they have no chance anymore for play offs I think.

Last spot seems to be between Russia and USA and they play their last RR match tonight.

If Russia wins they're 4th into play off, if USA wins they need to play tiebreaker I think.
I hope Russian can win their last match:bounce:
I am surprised there are some people here who also enjoy curling:)

GoofyDuck
Mar 21st, 2013, 04:26 PM
I hope Russian can win their last match:bounce:
I am surprised there are some people here who also enjoy curling:)

For some reason I love curling.

Russia is my favourite team left. Too bad they lost to Sweden and Scotland in RR while they beat them this season to win the European championships :(

I'm fine with Sweden or Scotland winning it aswell but I'm afraid for Canada, I don't really like that team.

bavaria86
Mar 21st, 2013, 04:28 PM
For some reason I love curling.

Russia is my favourite team left. Too bad they lost to Sweden and Scotland in RR while they beat them this season to win the European championships :(

I'm fine with Sweden or Scotland winning it aswell but I'm afraid for Canada, I don't really like that team.
Well i love curling also:cool:
I dont mind Russia aswell:)
For Germany i hope Andrea Schöpp will retire pretty soon:tape:

GoofyDuck
Mar 21st, 2013, 04:29 PM
I'ts really funny how Canada sends a different team every year, competition seems to be fierce? :confused:

in 2010 olympics you had team Cheryl Bernard, 2011 worlds team Amber Holland, 2012 Worlds team Nebodin and this year team Homann.

Where is Jennifer Jones???

bavaria86
Mar 21st, 2013, 04:32 PM
I'ts really funny how Canada sends a different team every year, competition seems to be fierce? :confused:

in 2010 olympics you had team Cheryl Bernard, 2011 worlds team Amber Holland, 2012 Worlds team Nebodin and this year team Homann.

Where is Jennifer Jones???
In Canada its very difficult to qualify. They have at least 10 good teams so its very hard to get through the nationals there.
Thats the reason

GoofyDuck
Mar 21st, 2013, 04:36 PM
Well i love curling also:cool:
I dont mind Russia aswell:)
For Germany i hope Andrea Schöpp will retire pretty soon:tape:

If I remember correctly Schöpp was the first curling match I watched, she was so intense. totally sucked me in.

So I have a weak spot for her, despite her scary image :spit:

bavaria86
Mar 21st, 2013, 04:38 PM
If I remember correctly Schöpp was the first curling match I watched, she was so intense. totally sucked me in.

So I have a weak spot for her, despite her scary image :spit:
I cant stand her:help:
She is so dominant and always shouts at her team:o
And if she hits a bad one, she blames always the conditions:tape:

Number19
Mar 21st, 2013, 05:36 PM
I'ts really funny how Canada sends a different team every year, competition seems to be fierce? :confused:

in 2010 olympics you had team Cheryl Bernard, 2011 worlds team Amber Holland, 2012 Worlds team Nebodin and this year team Homann.

Where is Jennifer Jones???In Canada its very difficult to qualify. They have at least 10 good teams so its very hard to get through the nationals there.
Thats the reason

Yeah, its hard just getting out your own province sometimes. We have only one team representing each province at the nationals. Stephanie Lawton has lost the Saskatchewan final 3 yrs in a row. Amber Holland is also from Sask. she didn't make this year either. Cheryl Bernard also didn't qualify for the nationals this year out of Alberta. Nedohin is also Albertan, but she automatically qualified as defending champ representing as Team Canada. So, another team represented Alberta.

Jennifer Jones went undefeated during RR at the nationals. Homan went 10-1 (only loss to Jones, ofc.) But in the playoffs Homan beat Jones twice in a row. So, here they are at the worlds.

GoofyDuck
Mar 21st, 2013, 06:19 PM
OMG. Seems like during the match against USA Sidorova and Privivkova switched roles. I'm not sure who started as skip ...

they're behind 2-4 :(

GoofyDuck
Mar 21st, 2013, 06:24 PM
OMG. Seems like during the match against USA Sidorova and Privivkova switched roles. I'm not sure who started as skip ...

they're behind 2-4 :(

They changed team during the break. Looks like Sidorova and Privivkova switched roles and 2nd Fomina went out and alternate Ezekh came in.....

GoofyDuck
Mar 22nd, 2013, 08:16 AM
Today Russia and Switzerland will play TB.
Winner will play USA in TB.
Winner gets 4th spot in play off.

Good luck Russia :cheer: :unsure:

GoofyDuck
Mar 22nd, 2013, 10:23 AM
Russia lost 6-7 in extra end :o

Sidorova letting the team down again with 70%, I really don't understand why they didn't let Privkova skip who almost turned the match around against USA yesterday :o

USA vs Swiss to decide 4th spot.. I hope USA wins :)


I'm fine with Muirhead or Sigfriddson winning the gold...

GoofyDuck
Mar 23rd, 2013, 07:55 PM
What drama!!!

Earlier today Canada beat USA : 7-6.

Scotland just beat Canada : 8-7. Homan was going for a double take-out with her last stone but one of Scotland stayed and they won!
Really tight and exciting match.


Gold match: Scotland vs Sweden
Brozne match: Canada vs USA

matthias
Mar 23rd, 2013, 08:16 PM
Germany missed to qualify for the Olympics :facepalm:

GoofyDuck
Mar 23rd, 2013, 08:18 PM
Germany missed to qualify for the Olympics :facepalm:

Really!?

Andrea Schöpp really gave it away after starting off 2-0 and beating Russia in their first match.
went 3-8 in the end.

matthias
Mar 23rd, 2013, 08:19 PM
German Teletext said Germany has to reach 6th place to qualify

GoofyDuck
Mar 23rd, 2013, 08:22 PM
Ah yes, I see they ended 11 of 12 teams.

I understand they didn't qualify...There are 6 other European countries that did better this tournament.

GoofyDuck
Mar 24th, 2013, 04:24 PM
Gold: Scotland
Silver: Sweden
Bronze: Canada

akosiirwyn
Mar 24th, 2013, 06:12 PM
Eve :hearts:

GoofyDuck
Mar 26th, 2013, 10:34 AM
itlis Glacier Mountain World Women’s Curling Championship 2013 Final Standings:
1. Scotland (Gold)
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/66584000/jpg/_66584084_curl1.jpg
2. Sweden (Silver)
http://wwcc2013.curlingevents.com/_images/textblock/1075.jpg
3. Canada (Bronze)
http://wwcc2013.curlingevents.com/_images/textblock/1076.jpg
4. USA
5. Switzerland
6. Russia
7. Japan
8. Denmark
9. China
10. Italy
11. Germany
12. Latvia

Number19
Mar 26th, 2013, 02:17 PM
:banana: Canada and Scotland.

August
Apr 8th, 2013, 02:39 AM
Sweden just won men's World Ch'ship, to follow the European Ch'ship from last December. They were struggling to make the play-offs but win over Canada in the last round robin game gave them a play-off spot. And they were clearly the best team in the playoffs, so a deserved title for them.

Belmont Lad
Apr 8th, 2013, 03:44 AM
Well deserved gold medal for Team Sweden today in Victoria :yeah: :hatoff:

GoofyDuck
Apr 8th, 2013, 11:05 AM
I'm schocked! When I watched Sweden play early in play offs they didn't look so good.

On the other hand Canada and Scotland seemed very much in form!

Anyway, I think it's good that the Canadese men lost, shows how Curling competition worldwide is growing :D

GoofyDuck
Nov 24th, 2013, 06:32 PM
Russia without Privivkova :eek:

August
Nov 27th, 2013, 04:07 PM
Quite surprising, Sweden won both men's Euros and Worlds last year, now they're out of the playoffs. Still probably too good against Finland, we'd need to win them to even retain a chance to remain in the Group A for next year and to qualify for next spring's Worlds.

New_balls_please
Nov 27th, 2013, 04:52 PM
I thought this thread was about this :sobbing: :tears:

http://i.imgur.com/N44lqrv.gif

New_balls_please
Nov 27th, 2013, 04:55 PM
JK :angel:

GoofyDuck
Nov 27th, 2013, 04:58 PM
Quite surprising, Sweden won both men's Euros and Worlds last year, now they're out of the playoffs. Still probably too good against Finland, we'd need to win them to even retain a chance to remain in the Group A for next year and to qualify for next spring's Worlds.

Sweden was really dissapointing yeah, I watched them lose to Russia.. who hit some good shots but Edin was missing too much.

Women still unsure who gets to play for medals

Only 2 of Russia/Denmark/Sweden can join Scotland/Switzerland.


I hope Russia and Denmark will make it :angel:

GoofyDuck
Nov 29th, 2013, 05:37 PM
Gold medal match : Scotland vs ?

SF : Switzerland vs. Sweden

Bronze Medal Match : Denmark vs ?

GoofyDuck
Dec 13th, 2013, 09:15 PM
Jennifer Jones goes to olympics..

I hope team China and Japan can go as well.

Number19
Dec 22nd, 2013, 04:37 PM
Scotland lost to Sweden. :(

Eve will get revenge at the Olympics. :armed:

GoofyDuck
Dec 22nd, 2013, 05:27 PM
Scotland lost to Sweden. :(

Eve will get revenge at the Olympics. :armed:

Sweden were peaking in the final and Eve played her best in the round robin...

I'm looking forward to olympics!! :D

JustPetko
Feb 12th, 2014, 02:45 PM
From GB-USA match:
http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/bkJ54Ou7A5p5gvf3kKaDjA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NQ--/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptcablogs/seven-2.jpg

How on earth Americans let to something like that? :speakles:

GoofyDuck
Feb 12th, 2014, 02:48 PM
So hilarious but gutted I missed it.

If someone has the footage please post here.

But yeah, it's emberassing how they can leave 7 GBR stones in the house... like how the fuck!.. Erika Brown should have tried to remove as much as possible in the end by just ramming in the house.

Ryan
Feb 12th, 2014, 03:00 PM
Saw a replay of the last few shots, Erika tried to make draws to steal one and just kept missing.

GoofyDuck
Feb 12th, 2014, 03:01 PM
Saw a replay of the last few shots, Erika tried to make draws to steal one and just kept missing.

bad decision. :hug:

USA 0-3 not going for the medals.

Mikey.
Feb 12th, 2014, 03:03 PM
I miss watching Cheryl Bernard for some reason. :tears:

GoofyDuck
Feb 12th, 2014, 03:04 PM
I miss watching Cheryl Bernard for some reason. :tears:

Because she's so hot but biggest choke in olympic final EVER.

Jennifer Jones has so much presence though, I love watching her even though I was rooting for Eve today..

Jill Officer missing everything :tape:

GoofyDuck
Feb 12th, 2014, 03:09 PM
For the ladies I think Sweden, Canada and Switzerland will advance. Muirhead gotta fight to make it with a 1-2 start but China might step up again as well.

Still exciting enough after just 3 or 4 rounds.

Ryan
Feb 12th, 2014, 03:39 PM
I'm not a big fan of Jennifer Jones, but I've warmed up to her this Olympics. She's showing emotion, being happy, very positive. Their team is playing SO well.

Love the Jacobs team (muscles) :drool: but they have to step it up.

GoofyDuck
Feb 12th, 2014, 03:43 PM
I'm not a big fan of Jennifer Jones, but I've warmed up to her this Olympics. She's showing emotion, being happy, very positive. Their team is playing SO well.

Love the Jacobs team (muscles) :drool: but they have to step it up.

They gotta step up this tournament, losing to Edin's Sweden is understandable but Switzerland? :lol:

and yeah their arms. :worship:

Ryan
Feb 12th, 2014, 03:45 PM
Lord almighty their arms. Faces aren't great, but who needs a face??

Stomping on Russia now. They can maybe afford one more loss, to GBR, but ideally need to win out.

GoofyDuck
Feb 12th, 2014, 04:41 PM
Check out the #lovecurling tag on twitter. Great Britain is obsessed. :)

I was watching it on BBC and they talked about the hashtag. I think it was trending :lol:

GoofyDuck
Feb 12th, 2014, 08:32 PM
Also I'm not rooting for what used to be my favorite women team - Russia.

I don't like it with the sudden dissapearance of Privivkova :o

http://img.fanbase.com/media.fanbase.com/8/13/37084d359ed55d3a7fbc8e6bc0ebffad86d35bb5.jpg?x=640&y=427&sig=580392df7393312bbe3c2daab8b1678f

European champion twice :sad:

http://curlingrussia.com/wp-content/themes/MyTheme/images/photos/ecc/2008/rwcteam2008.jpg
http://wwcc2013.curlingevents.com/_images/article/1626-364_640.jpg

http://www.snowalps.com/foto/albums/userpics/14371/n_Privivkova.jpg

Please come back :sobbing:

GoofyDuck
Feb 12th, 2014, 08:34 PM
Ah I just found this article concerning Privivkova and the team! http://www.snowalps.com/sport/curling/news/liudmila-privivkova-esclusa-dalla-nazionale-e-da-sochi-2014

Liudmila Privivkova, skip'' gold medal at the European Championships in 2006 won on'' Italian Diana Gaspari, was excluded from the national team and then by the next Winter Games. The basis of the decision of the Swiss technical Thomas Lips there would be'' the 27-year old Muscovite incompatibility of character with the rest of the group.

Despite the success a year ago the European Championships in Karlstad, Sweden, under the guidance of new coach Thomas Lips, for some time the balance of the team seemed to be at risk for the difficult coexistence between Privivikova and the new star Ana Sidorova. '' Even under the protective wing of the Matryoshka Olga Andrianova, torpedoed and replaced by Swiss engineer, both players had been moved to the role or leave the bench. Lips has imposed a real ultimatum to the Russian federation that has accepted the painful exclusion. In the statements of the technical difficulties have been highlighted in the player relate with teammates and with the staff. The fact remains that Russia, among the candidates for a women's medal at the Olympics, it deprives a skip from the reserve'' undisputed value. In the upcoming European Championships in Stavanger, Norway, was convened in its place a'' blonde, the second Alexandra Saitova, gold in World Junior'' last played right on the ice in Sochi.

-

fuck them, Sidorova is always flopping anyway. Privivkova is 100 times better than that junior that's throwing 2nd in the team now...
Sidorova already flopping this olympics as well :facepalm:

Damn Russia, kicking Privivkova out of the team right before the Olympics :o :o :o

Незнайка
Feb 12th, 2014, 09:32 PM
I just can't :facepalm:

Some Swiss coach kicked Privivkova out of the team.

Why hire him in the first place ? That fucker can't even speak Russian.

GoofyDuck
Feb 12th, 2014, 09:36 PM
I also read it on her facebook now, the coach decided to kick her out of the team because she didn't fit his idea of the team or something.

If anyone should be kicked out it's this coach, he's not exactly booking good results with the girls WITHOUT Privivkova... factually they're worse.

Former coach of the Russian ladies shared her disagreement on facebook as well...

hellas719
Feb 13th, 2014, 01:00 AM
I love this sport I hate when others call it boring and stupid :rolleyes:
Most exciting winter Olympic sport :worship:

Незнайка
Feb 13th, 2014, 04:44 PM
We got third loss now, nice job.