Month: November 2015

GSOC National Recap

      Congratulations to Team Gushue & Team Homan, winners of the 2015 Grand Slam of Curling National! This year marks the first time there has been a women’s field at this event, making Team Homan the inaugural champions of this event as well. For Team Gushue, this is their first GSOC title of the season and their second final appearance, while for Team Homan it marks their second title and third final appearance. Team Gushue went 3-1 in the round-robin, with their only loss coming to Team Kevin Koe. They faced Team Ulsrud in the quarterfinals, Team Epping in the semi-finals, and ultimately Team Carruthers in the final. Team Homan once again went undefeated throughout the entire event. In the playoffs they faced Team Rocque in the quarterfinals, Team Lawton in the semi-finals, and Team Fleury in the final. Both Team Carruthers and Team Fleury were playing in their first GSOC finals games, and in the case of Team Carruthers it was their first time making it past the quarterfinals. As for the victors, both teams are having phenomenal seasons so far, sitting firmly atop the CTRS rankings with five titles each under their belts. For Team Homan, however, their five titles are through six events played (three of which were GSOC events), Overall they have an impressive (to say the least) 40-4 record, 20-1 in GSOC...

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Episode 11: Controversies and Growing Pains

It’s Episode 11 of NerdCurl! We take a broad look at the controversies in the past few months in curling.  With the news cycle being 24-7, and the ability to break news before any other outlet becoming more and more important – curling finds itself in more main stream news than ever before.  Is it bad for the sport?  Or is it just growing pains. SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA Tweet FOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA Follow @nerdcurl...

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GSOC Masters Recap

          Congratulations to Team McEwen & Team Homan, winners of the 2015 Grand Slam of Curling Masters. For McEwen, this marks their second Masters title and sixth Grand Slam title overall. This was Homan’s third Masters title, and their third Grand slam title as well. Both teams now sit firmly atop the World Curling Tour Order Of Merit rankings. Team McEwen went 3-1 in the round-robin, with their only loss coming to their final game against Team Koe. In the playoffs, McEwen defeated Team Carruthers in the quarterfinal, won their rematch against Team Koe in the semifinal, and ultimately defeated Team Cotter in the final. An excellent start to the season to say the least, this marks their third event win of this season. Overall they’re three for five, as they lost in the quarterfinals at the GSOC Tour Challenge and surprisingly failed to qualify at the Canad Inns Men’s Classic. Team Homan went undefeated in the round-robin at this event. Playoff wins came over Team Jones in the quarterfinal, Team McDonald (playing without their skip, who fell ill) in the semifinal, and defending champs Team Sweeting in the final. They’re having an incredible season so far, winning four out of five events and making the final in the fifth (GSOC Tour Challenge). Now, let’s take a look at the predictions I made for this...

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Winnipeg Chosen as “Curling City”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WINNIPEG CHOSEN AS “CURLING CITY” Listeners of the NerdCurl podcast declare the city as the Center of the Curling Universe Winnipeg, Manitoba was chosen by the popular vote of NerdCurl podcast listeners as “Curling City.” The podcast reached out to its listeners to find the center of the curling universe, with Winnipeg handily winning the two rounds of the vote. “Winnipeg and its 18 curling clubs makes perfect sense to be Curling City,” said Phil Darin – one of the hosts of the NerdCurl podcast. “And voters helped to make sure we knew about it. Tweets...

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