Just a heads up that an international curling competition is within striking distance of the Bay Area...coming January 2012
Continental Cup of Curling (link)
Jan. 12-15, Langley Events Centre, Langley, BC (1hr SW of Vancouver)
The Continental Cup of Curling is a curling tournament held annually between teams from North America against teams from the rest of the world. Each side is represented by six teams (three women's teams and three men's teams), and compete using a unique points system. The tournament is modeled after golf's Ryder Cup. The event is held at the beginning of the curling season and is not held in the same season as the Olympics. There have been 7 cup competitions since 2002 with North America beating Europe/World 5 of those 7 times.
Set to compete:
CAN: (W) Team Holland (2011 Scottie's winner, World's Silver)
CAN: (W) Team Lawton (2010 Canada Cup)
CAN: (M) Team Stoughton (2011 Briers winner, World's Gold)
CAN: (W) Team Howard (2010 Canada Cup)
USA: (W) Team Brown, tbd (2011 US National Champ)
USA: (W) Team Fenson, tbd (2011 US National Champ)
Ticket Packages are available now
'The Old Classic' ($155) - same individual seat for all 11 draws
'Double Impact' ($189)- 2 seats for the price of 1 for Friday eve and Weekend draws (6)
This is a really unique 'team' competition including some of the world's highest profile curlers!