Curling Calendar update – November 2013
It’s been a busy two weeks out on the competitive curling circuit!
The first event in the Grand Slam of Curling series, the Masters, was played in Abbottsford, B.C., from October 30 – November 3. On the men’s side of the draw, two of our Goldline ambassadors made it into the playoff round. Niklas Edin made it to the quarter-finals where he lost to ultimate champion Glenn Howard, while team Kevin Martin made it as far as the semi-finals. On the women’s side of the draw, three of our Goldline ambassadors advanced to the playoffs. Team Jennifer Jones made it to the semi-finals; well done ladies! And it was an all Goldline final, with Rachel Homan beating Eve Muirhead of Scotland to take home the title of Masters’ Champion. Congratulations!
Meanwhile, in Red Deer, Alberta, a field of 32 men’s teams took part in the Red Deer Curling Classic from November 1-4. When the dust had settled, Goldline ambassadors team Brock Virtue emerged as the champions! Team Virtue has had a great start to the season. In addition to this win, the team qualified for the playoffs at the Direct Horizontal Drilling Fall Classic and at the Canad Inns Prairie Classic. And just this past weekend, they made it as far as the semi-final round at the White’s Drug Store Classic in Swan River, Manitoba. Brock, Braeden, Chris and D.J. – well done and keep up the good work!
Last week, the final four openings for the Olympic trials were filled. It was quite the week in Kitchener, and Goldline is delighted that two of its own ambassadors emerged with spots at the Roar of the Rings in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in December. A huge congratulations is extended to team Morris (skip John Morris, Jim Cotter, Tyrel Griffith, Rick Sawatsky) and to team Jacobs (skip Brad Jacobs, Ryan Fry, E.J. Harnden, Ryan Harnden). Goldline wishes you good luck at the trials! On the women’s side of the draw, the teams skipped by Val Sweeting and Rene Sonnenberg also came out with spots at the trials.