The first and second All-Star teams at the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts were announced, with Team Canada claiming three of the first-team awards.The first All-Star team includes second Alison Kreviazuk (90%), third Emma Miskew (91%) and Rachel Homan at skip (90%). Named first-team All-Star lead was Nova Scotia’s Teri Lake (89%).
The world’s top men’s curling teams will gather in Halifax for the 2015 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, it was jointly announced today by the World Curling Federation and the Canadian Curling Association.
The 2015 Ford Worlds will be staged at the 10,500-seat Halifax Metro Centre from March 28 to April 5 — the first time the world men’s championship will have ever been played in Nova Scotia.
Curlers do not have to be able to slide like a pro to enjoy the sport; it can still be enjoyed without the conventional slide-delivery method. The use of a delivery stick enables many curlers to continue to experience the recreational qualities of curling.
The Chedabucto Curling Club, Boylston, recently hosted curling matches according to the rules of stick-delivery curling: Two players per team. Six-end games and six rocks to play. Four of the players who participated in this alternative method of curling were (left to right) Kenny O'Leary and Joe Jamieson (first-place team), Evelyne and Gerry Jamieson (second-place team).
As stated on the Canadian Curling Association web site: “Stick curling is a relatively new sport which provides challenge and excitement for people of all ages. Stick Curling is also appropriate for people with physical disabilities such as knee, back, heart, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, ankle, or foot problems, or just simply advanced age. The rocks are handled with a curling stick from a standing or sitting position (i.e. wheelchairs) enabling everyone to participate competitively.
On Friday, January 17, 2014 an 8-ender was scored at the Westville Curling Club. The team of Eileen MacKenzie, Cindy Perrin, Gary Perrin and skip Colin MacEachren accomplished the historic feat.
Congratulations from Tom Birhchall, President, and the entire Board of Directors of the NSCA.
The Nova Scotia Curling Association recently updated the host sites for the 2013/14 Championship calendar.
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