It’s been a very busy two weeks in the curling community!
The finals of the TCA men’s Goldline bonspiel were played at Richmond Hill Curling Club on January 18-19, 2013. Congratulations to the winning teams: team Peter Kostin (Tam Heather) in the Open division; team Tony Baker (Tam Heather) in the Senior division; and team Mike Shields (York Curling Club) in the Senator’s division. It was a great week of curling in the GTA for the nearly 300 teams that entered the event.
Going further abroad, from January 18-20, the Glynhill Ladies International bonspiel was played in Glasgow, Scotland. In total, 24 women’s teams from around the globe took part in this event. Congratulations to Eve Muirhead and her team for their strong showing, making it to the semi-finals of the event.
The third leg of the Grand Slam of Curling wrapped up in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, over the weekend. It was a strong field of 18 teams that played for the title at The National. Among our Goldline ambassadors, Kevin Martin and his team had the strongest showing, making it to the semi-finals before losing a close game to Mike McEwen. Congratulations to the Martin squad for its great play.The field at the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts is nearly set with only the New Brunswick representative yet to be determined. Goldline extends sincere congratulations to the team skipped by Rachel Homan, from Ottawa, for winning the Ontario provincial crown! Rachel, Emma, Alison and Lisa hope to add a national title to their provincial one in Kingston, Ontario, where the Scotties Tournament of Hearts will be played from February 16-24, 2013.
We also would like to recognize the team skipped by Kelly Scott, which won its fourth consecutive title in the British Columbia Scotties. Kelly’s team has long used brooms from Goldline. And joining the team as its alternate in Kingston is Diane Gushulak, who is a Goldline distributor in B.C.
Next week, most of the men’s provincial titles will be contested across the country. Goldline wishes the teams skipped by Jim Cotter, Brad Gushue, Steve Laycock, Kevin Martin, Rob Rumfeldt and Brock Virtue “good luck and good curling” as they prepare for their provincial playdowns.