Curling Calendar – November month end update
Another two weeks have gone by and we continue to see some great curling action out on the ice.
Every athlete dreams of a shot at Olympic gold. Debbie McCormick, a key Goldline distributor in the U.S., will again have that chance! The team skipped by Erika Brown, on which Debbie plays vice, won the U.S. Olympic curling trials, and will serve as the United States’ representative at the Sochi Olympics. Debbie, congratulations from everyone here at Goldline; we wish you and your team the best of luck in February.
Crossing north of the 49th parallel: the second event of the Grand Slam of Curling, the Canadian Open, was held in Medicine Hat, Alberta, from November 13-17. It featured a top notch field of 18 men’s teams. Our Goldline ambassadors fared well, with the teams skipped by Rob Rumfeldt and Kevin Martin advancing as far as the quarter-final round, while the Newfoundland team skipped by Brad Gushue made it to the championship final, where they lost a close game to ultimate winner Kevin Koe. Many congratulations to all teams on their fine play.
From November 21-24, the Challenge Casino de Charlevoix was played in Clermont, Quebec. The team skipped by Brock Virtue made it to the quarter final round of play. And when the dust had settled, Goldline ambassadors team Jacobs emerged with the title. Congratulations to Brad Jacobs, Ryan Fry, E.J. Harnden, and Ryan Harnden on their great play. This certainly has to be a boost to the team whose next stop is the Olympic trials.
Switching over to the ladies: the Colonial Square Ladies Classic, with a large field of 32 teams, was played in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, from November 15-18. We’re proud to report that Goldline ambassadors team Jennifer Jones walked away with the title! Well done Jennifer, Kaitlyn, Jill and Dawn!
This coming Sunday, the attention of all curling fans will switch to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where 8 men’s and 8 women’s teams will take to the ice for the Roar of the Rings. This competition will determine Canada’s representatives at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. We wish all competitors good curling for the week but we’ll be cheering extra hard for our Goldline ambassadors: teams Jacobs, Martin & Morris on the men’s side of the draw, and teams Carey, Homan and Jones on the women’s side of the draw.