Month: March 2016

World Women’s Curling Championships Recap

    Congratulations to Switzerland, Japan, and Russia on your gold, silver, and bronze medals at the 2016 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship! For Switzerland (skipped by Binia Feltscher), this is their third consecutive gold medal and fourth in the past five years, and the second for the Feltscher rink. This is Japan’s (skipped by Satsuki Fujisawa) first medal in the event, while for Russia (skipped by Anna Sidorova) it is their third consecutive bronze medal both for Russia and as a rink. Interestingly enough, the teams finished as they were seeded going into the playoffs…Switzerland & Japan first and second with 9-2 records, while Russia was third with an 8-3 record. Canada (skipped by Chelsea Carey) was the fourth seed, also at 8-3, and ended up finishing fourth in the event. Surprisingly, there were no tiebreakers for playoff spots. As for my predictions going into the event, I correctly predicted two of the four playoff teams. I incorrectly predicted Scotland (skipped by Eve Muirhead) and the United States (skipped by Erika Brown) to make the playoffs, while they finished fifth and sixth instead. I was not correct with any of my medal/placing predictions, as I had Russia winning gold, Scotland silver, Canada bronze, and the United States finishing fourth.     And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the update to the NerdCurl vs Twine-Time challenge....

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Episode 18 – John Shuster Interview

Phil interviews John Shuster. They talk about life on tour, the upcoming World Men’s Curling Championship, the seemingly never-ending brush/sweeping controversy, the HOH Duluth charity bonspiel, and more! Check out the HOH Duluth page here and help support this worthy cause. Watch the pilot episode of “Far From Home” and help CurlingZone get the show made by checking out their page...

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2016 Brier Recap

          Congratulations to Team Alberta (skipped by Kevin Koe), winners of the 2016 Tim Horton’s Brier! They went 8-3 in the round-robin, finishing third in the standings. In the 3v4 game they defeated Team Manitoba (skipped by Mike McEwen), and then beat Team Northern Ontario (skipped by Brad Jacobs) in the semi-final game, and lastly Team Newfoundland-Labrador (skipped by Brad Gushue) in the final. As Team Canada, they will go on to the Men’s World Curling Championships in April. They’ve also earned a spot on Team North America in the 2017 Continental Cup in Las Vegas, and will earn a berth in the 2017 Tim Horton’s Roar Of The Rings if they medal at Worlds. Of note is that both iterations of Team Canada (the other being Chelsea Carey’s Scotties-winning team) not only hail from the same province, but also the same curling club (Glencoe Curling Club in Calgary). As for my predictions for the event, as with the Scotties I once again correctly predicted all four playoff teams. In terms of final placing, I was once again 2/4. I did have the correct medal game match-ups, however I had predicted Team Manitoba to win the Bronze Medal as opposed to Team Northern Ontario, but correctly predicted Silver for Newfoundland-Labrador, and Gold for Alberta.     And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the...

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