Sweden captures World Men’s Gold (Curling Canada)

Whenever Niklas Edin plays a world curling championship in Canada, chances are extremely good he’ll be taking a gold medal with him back to Sweden.

Sweden’s Niklas Edin captured his record fifth World Men’s Curling Championship on Sunday in Calgary. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Edin made history Sunday night at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary as he skipped Sweden to the gold medal at the 2021 BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by New Holland, with a 10-5 win over Scotland’s Bruce Mouat.

With the victory, the 35-year-old Swede becomes the first skip ever to win five world men’s championship gold medals — he’d shared the record for skips with the legendary Ernie Richardson.

Edin, backed up by vice-skip Oskar Eriksson, second Rasmus Wranå, lead Christoffer Sundgren, alternate Daniel Magnusson, team coach Fredrik Lindberg, national coach Maria Prytz, won a world championship on Canadian soil for the fifth time in his career — four in men’s play (this year in Calgary, 2019 in Lethbridge, Alta., 2015 in Halifax and 2013 in Victoria) and one at the World Juniors (2004 at Trois-Rivières, Que.).

“It feels super special,” said Edin, who with his teammates also became the first players ever to win three consecutive world men’s championships. “Going for three straight, and five titles (in his career), both of them were huge goals and obviously this is all leading up to the Olympics, which is the ultimate goal. So this was a huge step for us. Especially after a season like this — we’ve been practising OK, but not playing a lot of games, so we really didn’t know our form going into this. So obviously not competing much worked out well for us.”

Scottish skip Bruce Mouat, left, directs his teammates as Niklas Edin looks on. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

The Scots, seeking their country’s first world championship since their national coach David Murdoch won in 2009 at Moncton, N.B., took Sweden down to the wire on Sunday and were in a 5-5 tie going into the ninth end.

But in the decisive ninth, Edin made a runback double takeout with his final stone to score five, and the Scots conceded defeat.

Edin made numerous game-savers on Sunday night; in the first end, he had to make a cold draw to the side of the button, looking at four Scottish counters. In the fifth, he drew for a single looking at a pair of Scottish counters; and in the seventh, he drew the button with three Scottish counters in the rings.

“Pretty gutted,” said Mouat, whose team is rounded out by vice-skip Grant Hardie, second Bobbie Lammie, lead Hammy McMillan, alternate Ross Whyte, team coach Alan Hannah and Murdoch. “It’s hard to express how I’m feeling to be honest, but very proud of where we got to. To reach the final was a great achievement for us; I felt like we played well enough to win. We just had a few misses that really shouldn’t have come. But we’ll try to learn from it and move forward.”

It capped a unique World Men’s Championship staged in a fan-free bubble with a record 14 teams competing, many having had little or no competition prior to arriving in Calgary.

“The whole year was just awkward with no games,” said Edin. “We didn’t really know if we were still that good. So coming here, we had a lot of pressure on ourselves, a lot of nerves going into it. We’re normally super confident going into events like this, but we just couldn’t really know that our form and will to win was still the same. So winning this one feels unreal in a way.”

It was Sweden’s 10th gold medal, second only to Canada’s 36. 

In the bronze-medal game, Switzerland’s last-rock thrower Benoît Schwarz drew to the four-foot with his final rock of the game to complete a 6-5 victory over RCF’s Sergey Glukhov.

It was a fourth world-championship bronze medal for Swiss skip Peter de Cruz (who throws second stones). His team was rounded by Schwartz, third Sven Michel, lead Valentin Tanner, alternate Pablo Lachat and team coach Håvard Vad Petersson.

Action in the bubble will pause as the facility is prepared for two Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling events — the Champions Cup begins on Wednesday, followed by the Players’ Championships, April 20-25.

After the Slam events are completed, the bubble series of events will conclude with the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship, presented by BKT Tires, April 30-May 9.

Click to read at Curling Canada

World Jr. Champ Lauren Lenentine, and Team Birt’s Michelle McQuaid – inspiring young PEI curlers!

During the Little Rock and Novice sessions on Sunday at the Cornwall Curling Club, World Junior Champion Lauren Lenentine joined the groups virtually from Manitoba, while Team Birt’s Michelle McQuaid joined in person to talk with the young curlers about their love of curling and their journeys~ including starting out in the Cornwall Junior program.

Lauren Lenentine via video (file photo)

Lauren said she’s been curling for 13 years, while Michelle has curled for 24. Lauren talked about her curling journey representing Canada at the World Juniors, and also how being at the Scotties was amazing because she got to curl against the best curlers, who were her mentors growing up. She said she has always wanted to curl at the Scotties, and was very happy to have the opportunity while still Junior age. She told the Little Rockers and Novice curlers present that she is still learning, and invited the young curlers to work toward their goals. too!

Michelle McQuaid

Michelle told them about the 10 provincial titles she has won, including 6 times representing PEI at the national Scotties, 3 Canadian nationals as provincial Junior champion, and also representing PEI at the Canada Games in Whitehorse. Michelle and Lauren both said that one of the important things about curling is having fun!

The curlers asked Michelle to sign their own equipment. As well, there was a draw for a signed photo and jersey from Team Birt, won by Mya Beaton.

Michelle with Mya Beaton (right) displaying the Team Birt jersey and photo that Mya won
 

Besides the session with Lauren and Michelle, the curlers hit the ice, some to play a game, some to practice throwing and sliding, with Michelle joining them and also commenting on their really nice slides!

Thanks to  Michelle and Lauren for inspiring young Island curlers!

Playoff games set to resume at World Men’s Championship (Curling Canada)

After a complete event shutdown and extensive COVID testing regimen, the 2021 World Men’s Curling Championship has been given permission by Alberta Health to continue the competition.

The championship was paused on Friday night after three positive (and asymptomatic) tests involving teams not participating in the playoffs came to light.

A further fourth positive test involving an athlete from a playoff team was received on Saturday morning.

All athletes, coaches, and event officials deemed to be in close contact with athletes, were tested on Saturday morning, with every test coming back negative.

Despite that negative result, the player who had previously tested positive — and had that result run through confirmatory testing to ensure it was a true positive — will not be able to participate in the remainder of the championship due to Alberta Health regulations.

Today’s schedule will consist of the final Qualifying Round game at 11 a.m. MT, between John Shuster of the United States and Peter de Cruz of Switzerland; the semifinals (matchups will be determined following the Qualifying Round game) at 4 p.m. MT; and the gold- and bronze-medal games at 9 p.m. MT.

The World Curling Federation and Curling Canada will continue to be guided by professional medical advice from Alberta Health and the event medical officers to ensure the continued health and safety of the athletes, officials, event staff and the host city of Calgary is maintained.

Broadcast details will be confirmed later today.

Reminder: Sport PEI Scholarships application deadline is May 13

Sport PEI offers 4 $1000 Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement. Deadline to apply is Thursday May 13, 2021. The Sport PEI scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre PhysiotherapyAVIS Car RentalConnolly Group, and KKP.
 
CRITERIA

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Graduating from a Prince Edward Island High School;

Have excelled in high school and or provincial sports during the current school year;

Have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities through volunteerism and sport

Have maintained a strong academic standing during the current school year;

Entering 1st year at a post-secondary institution in the fall of the current year as a full time student.

APPLICATIONS

Applications for the scholarship must include the following items with the application form:

List and prioritize your five (5) most outstanding sport achievements. (Please be specific, e.g. 1st team All-Star AA Field Hockey, Bronze medal at Canadian Judo Championships-Junior division, -44 kg). in order of importance, International, National, Regional, Provincial & School or Club.

List of leadership & volunteering activities in community, sport & school

Detail your future plans in school and sport.

Two (2) Letters of Reference (sport and/or leadership).

Copy of Official Academic Record (Transcript).

All applications are online only.

Click here to apply.

Reminder: Apr. 30 application deadline for Curling Canada-organized Atlantic Canada Senior Women’s Friendship Tour to the USA

A Senior Women’s curling tour to the Eastern US is being organized by Curling Canada and is planned for November 2021. The decision to hold or postpone will be made in June 2021. Anyone who applies and is chosen for the 2021 dates will go if it is postponed to 2022. The deadline for applications is April 30th, 2021.

Background:

Since 1990 groups of women from both countries have travelled to take part in friendly competition. In 2018 a USA group visited Atlantic Canada. In 2021 the plan is to have curlers from the Atlantic provinces visit and play in the Eastern USA.

More:

Curling Canada has accepted an invitation from the US Women’s Curling Association for 16 Canadian senior women (50 years of age and older) to visit the Eastern United States for a 12-day curling tour in November 2021. Understanding it may become necessary to reschedule the tour to 2022 due to pandemic travel restrictions, it has been decided to continue with participant selection and planning at this time.

Currently, the estimated cost of this tour is $4,000 per person. This amount will cover the cost of air travel, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, official uniform and other associated costs. This amount may change due to fluctuations in currency.

Having hosted the last tour of US Women to Canada, female curlers from the four Atlantic provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick are eligible to participate in this Tour. Representation from each of the 4 provinces will be a criterion used in the selection process. Should additional selections be required to fill the team quota following the deadline date for applications (April 30), the Tour Coordinator appointed by Curling Canada reserves the right to fill positions regardless of candidate’s home location.

It is important to note that the curling on this trip will be extensive with an eight-end game being played daily. 

More details:

Number of Participants: 16 (4 from each Atlantic province)

Dates: Monday, November 1st to Friday, November 12th, 2021 (planned)

Travel Arrangements: The tour will depart from and return to Halifax. Each team member will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs to/from Halifax.

Travel Insurance: Team members will be responsible for their own travel insurance.

Tour Cost: It is challenging to provide a precise cost of the Tour; however, at this time, it is estimated at $4,000. Included in this projected cost are:
• Airfare (Halifax to Boston and return)
• Land costs while in the US (Coach travel)
• Accommodations (a combination of home hosting and hotel)
• Team Clothing (on-ice uniforms and off-ice clothing)
• Social events (sightseeing and banquets)
• Curling equipment
• Tour pins (2) and Bannerettes; and
• Special gifts.

Tour Itinerary: Eight, 8-end games will be played in various US curling clubs. At this time, clubs in Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York are committed. The schedule will provide free time for a little sightseeing and shopping along the tour. Already the US team has plans for touring Boston and Washington DC.

Team Selection: All applicants (minimum – 50 years of age) must complete the Tour Application to outline their involvement and contribution to curling, confirm they are an active curler at a Curling Canada affiliated curling club and agree to pay all costs involved with being a participant on the tour.

Contact:
Kathy Siddall
Tour Coordinator
902-300-9915
siddallkathy@gmail.com

Submit application by:  Email: kryan@curling.ca, Fax: (613-834-0716) or mail to Tour Application, Curling Canada, 1660 Vimont Court, Orleans, Ontario, K4A 4J4.

Click link to download Application Form (Word format): Application Form – 2021 Sr. Women’s Friendship Tour to the USA

Team Canada makes early Worlds playoff exit, and games on hold after positive tests (Curling Canada)

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF GAMES ON HOLD AFTER POSITIVE TESTS

We are aware of positive COVID-19 tests within the Calgary bubble at the World Men’s Curling Championship. In response to this local situation, the World Curling Federation and Curling Canada is following its COVID-19 response plan while working with Alberta Health. 

As a result the scheduled 9 a.m. MT playoff game between the United States and Switzerland will not be played at the scheduled time, and no further games will be played until there is more clarity. All teams that made the playoffs will undergo testing on Saturday morning, and until the results are clear and it’s known that the players and event staff are safe, no further games will be played.

It should be noted that the asymptomatic positive tests did not involve teams that qualified for the playoffs.

The World Curling Federation and Curling Canada are assisting impacted individuals, and those who have come in close contact. These individuals are in quarantine and following all of the required protocols in place to protect themselves and the community at large.

Contact tracing has also been initiated and those who have deemed to have been in close contact either have been, or will be, notified of their risk of exposure. These individuals have also been advised of steps that need to be taken.

Individual health and medical information is personal and confidential. Out of respect to those involved, additional information will not be shared.

The health and safety of all athletes, teams, staff and communities where we live, train and compete is always our first priority. The World Curling Federation and Curling Canada have robust health and safety protocols in place under the guidance of federal, provincial, and local public health officials that we continue to follow during these championships.

No further information is available at this time. Once we have information, updates will be provided at Curling.ca.

EARLY PLAYOFF EXIT

Darren Moulding, left, and Brendan Bottcher discuss strategy at the 2021 BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

SCOTLAND DEFEATS CANADA TO MOVE ON IN PLAYOFFS AT WORLD MEN’S

Canada’s run for a gold medal at the 2021 BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by New Holland, has come to an end on Friday night.

Canada’s Brendan Bottcher (Edmonton) bookended his debut appearance at the world men’s championship with games against Scotland’s Bruce Mouat. But unlike the first game of the event – a win for Canada during the round robin – this elimination game didn’t end the way Canada hoped.

Scotland’s Mouat defeated Bottcher 5-3 in the Qualification Game and has eliminated Canada from the playoffs. 

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

Team Canada nails down berth in playoffs and 2022 Olympics (Curling Canada)

On a night when it was needed most, Team Canada delivered its most complete performance to date at the 2021 BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by New Holland.

Thursday night at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Brendan Bottcher’s Edmonton team put together a near-flawless 10 ends of curling en route to a 6-4 win over Norway’s Steffen Walstad (7-5).

Team Canada skip Brendan Bottcher delivers a shot during Thursday night’s victory. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

With the win, Bottcher, vice-skip Darren Moulding, second Brad Thiessen, lead Karrick Martin, alternate Marc Kennedy, team support Patrick Janssen, team coach Don Bartlett and national coach Jeff Stoughton improved to 8-4 in the 14-team round-robin standings and officially locked up a spot in the playoffs, which get underway on Friday night — an accomplishment that wasn’t confirmed until well after the game ended following some number-crunching by the World Curling Federation.

Equally significant was that the playoff spot secures a berth for a Canadian in the men’s curling competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

CLICK HERE to read this story at Curling Canada

Crapaud holding annual The Meltdown spiel Apr.16-18 with room for 6 more teams

The Crapaud Community Curling Club’s annual “The Meltdown” bonspiel is coming April 16 to 18. They have room for 6 more teams, with 10 teams already entered. Contact them on Facebook @CrapaudCurlingClub to register or call or text 902-213-7504. Deadline to enter is April 14.

PEI Curling Hall of Fame inductee Marie Toole passes away at 94

Marie Toole, 1974 finalist skip at the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship and a six-time PEI women’s champ, as well as a three-time PEI Mixed champ and a 2008 inductee into the PEI Curling Hall of Fame, has passed away at The Mount Continuing Care facility in Charlottetown at the age of 94.

Marie Toole receiving her 2008 PEI Curling Hall of Fame induction certificate

Marie Toole Funeral Announcement:

1926-2021

Peacefully at the Mount Continuing Care Community on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 of Marie Toole of Charlottetown age 94 years.

Born in South Melville she is the daughter of the late Peter and Byna (Malone) Toole.

Marie enjoyed sports, especially curling and golf and liked to keep up with events like the Masters and the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. She was an avid golfer and curler having been runner up in 1969 and a six-time participant in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Marie is lovingly remembered by her brother Gavin Toole (Elaine deceased) and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

She was also predeceased by her brother Ellison Toole (Della) and nephews Eugene and Kevin Toole and Dan Fortune

Resting at the Hennessey Cutcliffe Charlottetown Funeral Home. Due to current restrictions a funeral mass (by invitation only) will be held at the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer and will be available to public viewing via live stream on Friday, April 9th at 10:00 a..m by visiting Marie’s obituary at www.islandowned.ca and clicking on the link provided. Interment later in St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery, Kelly’s Cross.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to KidSport PEI. On-line condolences may be made at www.islandowned.ca.

Click here to View Condolences

Here is her PEI Curling Hall of Fame writeup:

2008 Hall of Fame Ceremony Photo (L-R): Jerry Muzika, Chair PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, inductee Al Ledgerwood, inductee Marie Toole, John Squarebriggs Jr., son of posthumous inductee John Drake Squarebriggs, inductee Freeman Miles.

Marie Toole
Curler

Marie Toole began curling more than 50 years ago to pass the winter months while the golf courses were closed. She launched what would become an outstanding career as a competitive curler.

Marie began her career at the Charlottetown Curling Club and it wasn’t long before she was on a team, playing third, that won the PEI Mixed Championship in 1966. Her skip was Dougie Bell, and her team mates were Bill MacGregor and Marion Partridge.

The next year, 1967, she was playing third on the team that won the PEI Women’s Championship along with skip Elizabeth Macdonald, Barb Squarebriggs and Peg Dalziel. As well, that same year, she was a winner of the PEI Mixed Curling Championship, playing third on the Allan Smith skipped team, with Bill McGregor and Pauline Johnston.

Two years later, in 1969, another PEI Women’s Curling Championship. This time, she skipped the team with third Jennie Boomhower, second Mary Acorn, and lead Pauline Johnston. The Canadian Championship was held in Thunder Bay, Ontario and the Team finished third.

She was the provincial winner again for the next three years straight, with third Jennie Boomhower, second Cathy Dillon, and lead Pauline Johnston.

In 1973, she was a winner once again, as a member of the PEI Mixed Curling Championship Team, playing third for Doug Cameron, alongside Bill McGregor and Pauline Johnston.

In 1974, she was back again as the winner of the PEI Women’s Championship with her same team of Jennie, Cathy and Pauline. The team placed second at the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship in Victoria that year —- the very best showing any Island women’s team has accomplished to date.

Marie Toole was also active in the administrative side of Curling, serving as the Charlottetown Curling Club’s delegate to the PEI Ladies Curling Association, from 1962 to 1964 and again as the clubs provincial delegate, 1977/78, and 1978/79. Marie was the Secretary/Treasurer of the PEI Ladies Curling Association in 1962/63.

At the club level, Marie served as Vice President, Charlottetown Ladies Curling Club, 1972/73, and as President for the 1973/74 year. She also Co-convened one of the club’s major fund raisers in those days, the 1975 Charlottetown Ladies Curling Club Fashion Show.

All in all, six provincial women’s championships and three mixed championships – Marie Toole, worthy of induction into the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame in the curler category this 20th day of October 2008.

Curling club to replace existing rinks in Alberton and O’Leary being planned (CBC PEI)

Plans are in the works to construct a new, $5 million curling club in Mill River.

This is a sketch of what the new curling club proposed for Mill River will look like. Applications for funding went in this week. If they can secure funding, construction could start on the new rink this fall. (West Prince Curling Inc.)
 

Members of the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary and the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton have unveiled plans which will see their two aging rinks closed and a new facility constructed centrally, across from the Mill River Resort.

Four sheets of ice, as well as a restaurant and meeting space which can be used year-round are planned for the new facility.

Clair Sweet, president of the newly created West Prince Curling Inc., says both rinks will soon need significant investments and it isn’t viable to construct two new curling rinks in the region. He said a new, centrally located curling club will be a huge asset for all of West Prince. 

Clair Sweet, president of the newly created West Prince Curling Inc., says both rinks will soon need significant investments and it simply isn’t viable to construct two new curling rinks in the region. (Kirk Pennell/CBC)

Audrey Callaghan, vice-president of the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, said one central curling club will increase membership and make it easier financially, having only one building to maintain. 

 

Audrey Callaghan, vice-president of the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, says one central curling club will increase membership and make it easier financially, having only one building to maintain. (Kirk Pennell/CBC)

Callaghan said it’s also exciting to see both communities working together. 

“One is stronger than two and with the buildings getting older and plants and stuff so with the merger they’ve all agreed to get together and see if we could go to one central location,” said Callaghan.

If the group can secure funding, it says it would start construction in the fall with the new facility open sometime next year. 

 

Geoffrey Irving, president of Mill River Resort, says the resort could use the curling club as a secondary venue for events, gatherings and weddings in the off-season. (Submitted by Geoffrey Irving)

Geoffrey Irving, president of Mill River Resort, said they were approached by the two local curling clubs about the idea of consolidating the two rinks and both clubs felt Mill River would be an ideal location. 

The Mill River Resort is donating the land for the new curling club. 

Click for the full story by Wayne Thibodeau at CBC PEI: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-curling-club-merger-alberton-oleary-west-prince-1.5978806?cmp=rss

3rd Annual Kings County Cup ends in a tie!

The Montague Curling Club hosted the third annual Kings County Cup this weekend, with the Souris Curling Club, which curls weekly on arena ice at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex, taking on the host club. Montague won the competition the first year, with Souris winning it the second.
This year the competition ended in a 48-48 tie, so the Cup will stay with Souris until next year’s competition.(Info from Souris Curling Club)

 

Curl PEI Canada Games age Doubles Dev’t Opportunity on Sat. April 10 has attracted 11 teams to-date, and is ON!

The curling season is coming to an end, but with the PEI Government Circuit Breakers, a number of Island curling clubs have decided to stay open a little longer than normal, which is providing Curl PEI with time to host another development opportunity, a 2023 Canada Games Doubles Identification event,  on Saturday, April 10 at the Montague Curling Club, beginning in the early afternoon (actual time will depend on the number of entries). 

Eleven teams have signed up to date, so this event WILL be held.

The 2023 Canada Winter Games will be hosted here on Prince Edward Island from February 18 to March 5 2023.

The Identification Event will be open to all age-eligible (see below) doubles teams (teams do not have to be mixed for this event, however, the 2023 Canada Games event WILL be mixed.).  Teams will get to play 1-2 games each, depending on the number of entries (planning for two but if there are a lot of teams it will be reduced to one).  Entry fee will be $20/team. 

If you have any questions or an interested team, please email Amy at aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca.  If you have an interested team please include the two players and a team contact in your email.

MIXED DOUBLES AGE ELIGIBILITY:

  • NT, NU, PE, YT:

– Permitted two (2) under 21 players

– Date of birth: July 1, 2001 or later

2021 BKT Tires and OK Tire World Men’s Ch’ship starts Friday in the Calgary Bubble (Curling Canada)

Action in the bubble in Calgary will be heating up again as the 2021 BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by New Holland, gets underway Friday morning at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park.

Team Alberta, from left, Brendan Bottcher, Brad Thiessen, Karrick Martin (obscured) and Darren Moulding will become Team Canada for the 2021 BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by New Holland, beginning Friday in Calgary. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

The recently crowned Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, champs skipped by Brendan Bottcher of Edmonton will face a test right off the bat in Friday’s opening draw at 11 a.m. (all times Eastern) as they take on Scotland’s Bruce Mouat to open the 14-team round-robin draw.

Bottcher, with vice-skip Darren Moulding, second Brad Thiessen, lead Karrick Martin, alternate Marc Kennedy, team coach Don Bartlett and national coach Jeff Stoughton, will be looking to latch onto the same wave of momentum that carried them to the Tim Hortons Brier title earlier this month after winning silver medals the three previous years.

And while this team will be making its World Men’s Championship debut, Bottcher’s team has some significant international experience, particularly at the skip position.

Swiss skip Peter de Cruz has won three world men’s championship bronze medals. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Bottcher skipped Canada to a gold medal at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Östersund, Sweden, beating Sweden’s Rasmus Wranå in the final; Wranå will be in the bubble in Calgary throwing second stones for reigning world men’s champ Niklas Edin.

In 2013, Bottcher skipped a Canadian team that included Thiessen and Martin to a bronze medal at Winter Universiade in Trentino, Italy, where they defeated Norway’s Markus Høiberg in the bronze-medal game. Høiberg also will be in the bubble in Calgary, playing second for Steffen Walstad’s Norwegian team.

There’s not only a world championship on the line in Calgary, but also berths into the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The top six finishing countries will qualify to compete in Beijing.

And there is no shortage of star quality that will be competing in Calgary with those kinds of stakes.

Leading the way will be Edin’s Swedish team that won the most recently contested world men’s championship, two years ago in Lethbridge, Alta., where they defeated Canada’s Kevin Koe in the gold-medal game.

Edin has claimed medals every time he’s played a world championship in Canada — gold in 2019, 2015 at Halifax and 2013 at Victoria; silver in 2017 at Edmonton; bronze in 2011 at Regina; and gold in the 2004 World Juniors in Trois-Rivieres, Que.

Mouat, meanwhile, will be looking to upgrade from the bronze he claimed for Scotland in 2018 at Las Vegas; he’s also a former world junior champ (2016) and Winter Universiade champ (2017).

Switzerland’s Peter de Cruz is a three-time world men’s bronze-medallist (2019 at Lethbridge, 2017 at Edmonton, 2014 at Beijing).

And, of course, the United States will be represented by 2018 Winter Olympics gold-medallist John Shuster.

Other competing entries are China (skipped by Qiang Zou); Denmark (skipped by Mads Nørgaard), Germany (skipped by Sixten Totzek), Italy (skipped by Joel Retornaz), Japan (skipped by Yuta Matsumura), the Netherlands (skipped by Jaap Van Dorp), the Russian Curling Federation (skipped by Sergey Glukhov) and South Korea (skipped by Yeong Seok Jeong).

2018 Olympic gold-medallist John Shuster will be in the bubble as Team U.S.A. skip. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

With the country of Russia serving a two-year World Anti-Doping Agency ban, Glukhov’s team is formally listed as representing the Russian Curling Federation.

It will be the 62nd edition of the world men’s championship; Canada has won a leading 36 world men’s titles, and Canadian teams have reached the podium 54 times in those 61 previous world championships, collecting 11 silver and seven bronze to go along with the gold medals.

The 2021 BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Championship will feature a 14-team field. Round-robin play will run through to Friday, April 9, with the top six teams making the playoffs; no tiebreakers will be played, so ties for playoff spots will be broken based on head-to-head results, and if that doesn’t resolve the tie, then the pre-game Last-Shot Draw distances.

The top two teams from round-robin play will be seeded directly into the semifinals on April 10, while third will play sixth and fourth will play fifth in the qualifying-round games — one of which will take place in the evening on April 9, and other in the morning on April 10.

The winners of the qualifying-round games will advance to the semifinals later on Saturday — one in the afternoon and the other in the evening. The semifinal winners will play for gold on April 11 at 6 p.m., with the semifinal losers battling for bronze on April 11 at 1 p.m.

CLICK HERE to download the media guide for the 2021 BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship.

TSN/RDS2, the official broadcast partners of Curling Canada’s Season of Champions, will provide live coverage of Canada’s round-robin games, in addition to all playoff games. CLICK HERE for their complete broadcast schedule.

The list of teams, schedule information and live scoring can be found on the event website, www.curling.ca/2021worldmen

CLICK HERE to read this story at Curling Canada.

Double victory on final day helps Team Dalton win U16 Development League

The U16 Development League, open to teams from all PEI Curling Clubs,  wrapped up for the season at the Cornwall Curling Club with a doubleheader on Saturday, March 27

The league got underway in early November, with 8 draws spread throughout the season, scheduling around other junior events and some other events at the Club.  Despite some additional scheduling challenges from the PEI Government circuit breakers as from team changes, the league was a success, with Cornwall’s own Isaiah Dalton rink winning first place, helped out by a two-win final day, and finishing with a 7-1 win-loss record.

Photo (L-R): Landon Warder (Chair of Development Programs), Isaiah Dalton, Sheamus Herlihy, Connor Bruce, Nate MacRae, and coach AJ Campbell. 
 

To commemorate their win, the Cornwall Curling Club presented them with Asham sweaters. 

Silver Fox sweeps Men’s, Charlottetown wins Women’s PEI Curling Club Ch’ships

The PEI Curling Club Championships wrapped up Sunday evening with the Silver Fox Curling Club team skipped by Darren Higgins going undefeated to win the Men’s title at the Montague Curling Club, while the Charlottetown Curling Club rink skipped by Shelly Bradley won the Women’s championship at the Crapaud Community Curling Club with a 5-1 win-loss record.

Men’s

PEI Men’s Curling Club Champions from the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside (L-R): Tim Hockin (3rd, throws 4th), Darren Higgins (skip, throws 3rd), Mike Spencer (2nd), Jonathan Greenan (lead)

The Silver Fox men’s team, which also includes Tim Hockin, who plays third but throws fourth stones, second stone Mike Spencer, and lead Jonathan Greenan, had three chances to defeat the 2020 Champions, who are also from the Silver Fox, and win the 9-team men’s event — the “C” Final of the modified triple knockout draw, and two Championship Round games, but they did it on their first try, stealing a triple in the final end to win the “C” final by an 8-4 score. The 2020 Champions team includes skip Edward White, third Gordon MacFadyen, second Darrell Thibeau, and lead Corey Montgomery.

Under the rules, the “Finalist” team is the foursome who played in the “A” section final against the Silver Fox team i.e. the Crapaud Community Curling Club rink of skip Alan Inman. third Daniel MacFadyen, second Nathan Hardy and lead Matthew Hardy (no photo available).

Women’s

PEI Women’s Club Champions from the Charlottetown Curling Club (L-R): Shelly Bradley (skip), Amanda Power (3rd), Pat Quilty (Coach), Aleya Quilty (second), Jodi Murphy (lead)

In the six-team women’s championship, the winning Shelly Bradley-skipped team from the Charlottetown Curling Club were tied with the 2020 PEI Champions rink, skipped by Veronica Smith out of the Silver Fox in Summerside, and the  Montague team, skipped by Lynn Anne Brousseau, at the end of round-robin play, all with 4-1 win-loss records. Last stone delivery results were used to break the tie, giving the Charlottetown squad first place and a bye to the Sunday evening final, while second place Smith and third place Brousseau played off in the afternoon semi, with the 2020 champs winning 7-3 to advance to the championship game, which Bradley and her Charlottetown team won by a 7-5 score. Other members of the winning Charlottetown rink are Amanda Power (3rd),  Aleya Quilty (second), Jodi Murphy (lead), with coach Pat Quilty.

Finalist team, the 2020 PEI Champs from the Silver Fox are (L-R) Veronica Smith (skip), Sabrina Smith (third), Emily Gray (second), and Katie Fullerton (lead)

Rounding out the Veronica Smith -skipped 2020 Champs Finalist team from the Silver Fox are third Sabrina Smith, second Emily Gray, and lead Katie Fullerton

The winning Silver Fox men’s and Charlottetown women’s teams will now advance to the 2021 Everest Canadian Curling Club Championships at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club from Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2021.

Women’s and possibly Men’s PEI Curling Club Ch’ships to be decided Sunday evening

It’s down to one game, at 6 pm, in the PEI Women’s Curling Club Championships at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, with the Charlottetown Curling Club rink skipped by Shelly Bradley, taking on the 2020 championship rink, skipped by Veronica … Continue reading

Womens playoff round, starting at 1:30, set, Silver Fox wins their 2nd men’s qualifier at PEI Curling Club Ch’ships

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Silver Fox capture 1st Men’s Qualifier, 2020 Champs now only unbeaten women’s team at PEI Curling Club Ch’ships

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Silver Fox advance to 2 pm Men’s Qualifier, while Ch’town and 2020 champs are 2-0 in women’s round robin at PEI Curling Club Ch’ships

The 2021 PEI Curling Club Championships got underway on Friday, with the six women’s teams playing at the Crapaud Community Curling Club,  and the 9-team men’s event taking place in Montague. Silver Fox men (L-R): Jonathan Greenan, Tim Hockin, Darren … Continue reading

Doubles Delight: Einarson-Gushue capture Home Hardware Mixed Doubles Gold (Curling Canada)

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PEI Curling Club Ch’ships start 2 pm Friday in Montague and Crapaud, with winners advancing to Everest nationals in Nov.

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World Men’s Curling Ch’ship starts April 2 in the Calgary bubble and on TSN (World Curling Federation)

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Mixed Doubles: Einarson/Gushue vs. Schmiemann/Morris in 5pm AT semi, winner faces Sahadiak/Lott in 10pm final (Curling Canada)

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Video: Sahaidak and Lott eliminate defending champs Peterman and Gallant with perfect last rock draw (CBC)

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Gallant/Peterman out, Gushue/Einarson in: Just 4 teams remain in chase for Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Gold (Curling Canada)

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Reminder: Sport PEI Scholarships application deadline is May 13

Sport PEI offers 4 $1000 Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement. Deadline to apply is Thursday May 13, 2021. The Sport PEI scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, AVIS … Continue reading

Summerside siblings Lauren and Alex MacFadyen reflect on experience at national mixed doubles curling championship (Journal)

The opportunity to compete in the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian mixed doubles curling championship provided much more than wins and losses for two Summerside siblings. Siblings Lauren, left, and Alex MacFadyen of Summerside discuss strategy during the 2021 Home Hardware … Continue reading

Peterman/PEI’s Gallant advance as Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Quarter-Final Matchups set (Curling Canada)

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Curling Canada organizing Atlantic Canada Senior Women’s Friendship Tour to the US. Apply by April 30.

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PEI’s MacFadyens end Canadian Mixed Doubles round robin play with win (Curling Canada)

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PEI’s MacFadyens slip to 0-5, and finish round-robin play at 11:30 pm; Peterman/Gallant are TSN Feature Game at 11:30 am at the Canadian Mixed Doubles

With one round-robin game left,  PEI’s sister and brother team of Lauren and Alex MacFadyen are still looking for their first win at the Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship in the Calgary Bubble, going to 0-5 after a 7-1 … Continue reading

Defending champs Peterman and PEI’s Gallant take control of their pool at Home Hardware Mixed Doubles (Curling Canada)

A smile from Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant can tell a couple of thousand words. But to put it more succinctly for the competition, it means they’ve found their groove at the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship, presented by … Continue reading

MacFadyens drop to 0-4 after loss to Briane Meilleur and Mark Nichols at Home Hardware Mixed Doubles (Curling Canada)

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Cornwall town, curling club rebranding the club in honour of World Champ Lauren Lenentine

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Gallant (1-1) makes the “highlight reel”, MacFadyens drop to 0-3 at Home Hardware Mixed Doubles

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PEI’s MacFadyen siblings 0-2, Peterman/Gallant duo 0-1 after opening day at the Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles

In Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles action in the Calgary Bubble on Thursday, Team PEI (Lauren and Alex MacFadyen) lost their opener 10-6 to Nancy Martin / Tyrell Griffith and their late draw game 6-3 to Laura Walker / Kurt … Continue reading

Peterman/PEI’s Gallant to be TSN Feature Game in Canadian Mixed 11:30 am opening draw, PEI’s MacFadyens have 2 games today

The Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Curling Championships kick off this morning in the Calgary bubble, and the defending champion Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant duo will be the TSN Feature Game in the opening draw, when they take on Joanne … Continue reading

Doubles in the Bubble: Home Hardware Mixed Doubles starts Thursday (Curling Canada)

Canada’s best female and male curlers will be under one roof for the first time this season when the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, presented by Nature’s Bounty, gets underway Thursday. Brett Gallant, right, and partner Jocelyn Peterman … Continue reading

ICYMI: 35 teams, including Team PEI (MacFadyen siblings) and Brett Gallant and his fiancée to compete in Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Ch’ship Mar. 18-25 (Curling Canada)

A record prize purse has produced an elite field for the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, presented by Nature’s Bounty. Thirty-five teams will play for their share of the $150,000 that will be on the line from March … Continue reading

Bottcher leads Alberta to long-awaited Tim Hortons Brier gold (Curling Canada)

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Gushue and PEI’s Gallant both earn All-Star Honours at Tim Hortons Brier (Curling Canada)

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Defending champion Gushue, with PEI’s Gallant, out as teams determined for Tim Hortons Brier Sunday semi-final and final (Curling Canada)

There were many scenarios at play, with six of eight teams at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, still having a path to the playoffs going into the Saturday night draw. The most extreme scenario would have called … Continue reading

Koe eliminates Gunnlaugson/PEI’s Casey from playoffs to advance to Sunday Brier play. Gushue with Gallant doubles Howard (Curling Canada)

The playoff picture looks a bit clearer heading into Saturday night at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI.  Team Wild Card #2, skipped by Kevin Koe, will play on playoff Sunday at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier after … Continue reading

Team Canada with PEI’s Gallant bounces back with win over Gunnlaugson, with Islander Casey, who “still have hope” at 6-4 (Curling Canada)

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Sport PEI Scholarships: application deadline is May 13

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PEI ends Circuit Breaker measures a day early. Curling games can now resume Sat. at 8 am

  PEI’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced eased public health restrictions for Prince Edward Island, which go into effect at 8 am on Saturday March 13. Among other things, Organized recreation and team sports (including curling) … Continue reading

PEI’s Brett Gallant (Team Canada) and Adam Casey (Team Manitoba) advance to Tim Hortons Brier final eight (Curling Canada)

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PEI ends Brier play with 1-7 record after loss to Ont., Sask. advances to Ch’ship Pool with win over NS (Curling Canada)

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Brier Wed. night: Epping beats Koe, PEI loses to Sask., Gushue beats NL (Curling Canada)

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PEI picks up 1st win at Brier, plays Team Canada with Islander Brett Gallant today (Journal)

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Curling or crokinole? New outdoor game at Tignish park fun for everyone (W. Prince Graphic)

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Brier: Team PEI picks up its 1st win, while Team Canada with PEI’s Gallant snaps losing streak (Curling Canada)

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Charlottetown Curling Club’s future to be decided during March 18 membership meeting (Guardian)

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Sask. gets by Gushue, NL picks up their 1st win, over PEI, Monday night at the Brier (Curling Canada)

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Stratford Ontario to host first edition of new-look expanded field at 2022 Canadian U-21 championships (Curling Canada)

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P.E.I. poster campaign highlights barriers girls and women face in sports (CBC PEI)

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“She’s Got it All:” PEI World Champion curler Lauren Lenentine featured on Sport PEI’s International Women’s Day poster

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Brier: Koe stays undefeated with win over Gushue with PEI’s Gallant, Team PEI loses to Quebec (Curling Canada)

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Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship resets for 2022 in Montague (Guardian)

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Photo archives from Senior Men’s and Women’s Ch’ships

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P.E.I. loses opener to Nova Scotia at Brier (Guardian)

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Team PEI loses Brier opener to Team Nova Scotia (with Ontario skip) – Curling Canada

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Photo archives from Women’s, Mixed, Junior (in Ch’town) Ch’ships

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Team Gushue with PEI’s Brett Gallant kicks off Brier defence against Team Epping at 9:30 pm on TSN

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LGT World Women’s Curling Ch’ship to take place in the Calgary Bubble (Curling Canada)

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Updated: PEI Curling Club Ch’ships Entry Deadline now March 17; Women’s to be held in Crapaud, Men’s in Montague

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P.E.I.’s Eddie MacKenzie rink looking forward to entering the bubble at the Tim Hortons Brier (Guardian)

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35 teams, including Team PEI (MacFadyen siblings) and Brett Gallant and his fiancée to compete in Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Ch’ship Mar. 18-25 (Curling Canada)

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Sean Ledgerwood wins two P.E.I. curling championships in the same year for first time in lengthy playing career (Journal)

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PEI Organized Sport Activities come to a halt for next 3 days

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All-Stars, Award Winners announced at 2021 Scotties (Curling Canada)

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