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Curling Calendar update – End of season Wrap Up

What a fantastic finish we had to the curling season with the men’s worlds and the Players’ Championship providing us with many hours of entertainment over the last few weeks!

World champ Edin photo by Darren Stone Victoria Times Colonist World Champ Edin
photo by Darren Stone Victoria Times Colonist

The men’s world curling championship wrapped up play on April 7 in Victoria, B.C. In the end, the Swedish team, skipped by Niklas Edin, edged out team Canada, skipped by Brad Jacobs, in the gold medal game. All in all, it was a great week of curling, and team Canada is to be congratulated on its fine play! Our Goldline Ambassadors, team Ulsrud from Norway, finished in fifth place with a 6-5 record for the week.

The final event of the season was the Players’ Championship, which featured a field of the top 30 teams in the world, all playing down at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (aka the former Maple Leaf Gardens).

Eve at the Players photo by Anil Mungal Eve Muirhead at the Players
Photo by Anil Mungal

On the women’s side of the draw, the team from Scotland, skipped by Eve Muirhead, emerged with the title. Goldline extends sincere congratulations to the entire team for its fantastic play! Our Goldline ambassadors have had quite the season, winning their first Grand Slam title as well as the world championship.

On the men’s side of the draw, Glenn Howard from Coldwater, Ontario, defeated Mike McEwen, and emerged with his second slam title of the season.

So, it’s a wrap! It’s time to hang up the brooms for the summer. We’ll be back in the fall to again provide updates from the major events on the curling calendar. To all of our Goldline ambassadors: thanks for a great season!

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