Last week saw the determination of virtually the entire field for the Tim Horton’s Brier, which will be played in Edmonton from March 2-10, 2013. It is going to be a fantastic week of curling.
Congratulations are extended to skip Brock Virtue, vice Braeden Moskowsky, second Chris Schille and lead DJ Kidby for having won the SaskTel Tankard, thereby securing a spot at the Brier. There was admittedly a bit of controversy towards the end of the week, but the team played solidly all week and will be anxious to make a run at the national men’s curling title.
Also securing spots at the Brier were two other teams of Goldline ambassadors: the team skipped by Kevin Martin out of Alberta, and the team skipped by Brad Gushue from Newfoundland Labrador. Congratulations to all the players and we wish them good luck in Edmonton.
Looking beyond our borders: David Edwards, John Penny, Scott MacLeod and Colin Campbell are the winners of the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour for 2012/13 with 28 points. For those unfamiliar with it, the Scottish Curling Tour was formed in 2011 to provide a competitive curling circuit in Scotland that strives to meet the following objectives:
- Provide structure to the existing circuit of competitive events.
- Grow number and quality of competitive curling events around Scotland.
- Provide high quality competitions in Scotland for international teams looking to improve their game outside of the European tour.
- Establish a 2nd tier competitive path for graduating juniors wishing to stay in the competitive game.
- Improve participation by encouraging strong local teams to travel to different rinks.
Looking ahead: the women take to the ice and battle it out for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Kingston, Ontario, starting Saturday February 16. If you’re not able to make it to Kingston, TSN will be providing full coverage of every draw as well as the playoffs.