The women’s world curling championships were played in Riga, Latvia, from March 16-24. What a week it was! Goldline is extremely proud of the accomplishments of its ambassadors, with Eve Muirhead leading the Scottish team to a gold medal, while Rachel Homan and her teammates walked away with a bronze for Canada. Congratulations on a great week!
As you read this, play has just gotten underway at the men’s world curling championships in Victoria, B.C. Of course, we wish Canada’s representative, the team skipped by Brad Jacobs, the best of luck. But Goldine will also be cheering on Goldline ambassadors and Norwegian champions, team Ulsrud. TSN /TSN2 will be covering all of Canada’s games as well as the page playdowns, semi-finals and championship final.
Even though they may not have made it to the world championships, most of the elite teams have continued to play regularly in the weeks since their national playdowns concluded, all looking to continue to collect those ever important CTRS points. From March 14-17, Grande Prairie played host to the Pomeroy Inn and Suites Prairie Showdown. On the women’s side of the draw, we’d like to recognize the accomplishments of Goldline ambassadors Shannon Kleibrink and her team, who made it into the quarter-final round, and Chelsea Carey and her team, who made it into the semi-final round before they lost to ultimate champion Mirjiam Ott of Switzerland. On the men’s side of the draw, honourable mentions go to the teams skipped by Steven Laycock and Brad Gushue who made it into the quarter-final round of play. Goldline congratulates all these teams on their good showing.
The men’s teams packed their bags and headed straight from Grande Prairie to Victoria, B.C., for the Victoria Curling Classic which ran from March 20-24. Our Goldline ambassadors played well, with team Kevin Martin making it to the quarter-final round where they lost to eventual winner Niklas Edin, of Sweden, and Brad Gushue and the boys from The Rock making it through to the semi-final round of play. Well done gentlemen!