Just wanted to let people know that the west coast of Canada will hold a larger-than-normal amount of Canadian/World Championship events this coming season. If you're looking to see some really great curling 'nearby'....this would be the year to do it! Ticket availability and volunteer possibilities are listed below. Really, curling events are pretty cool to attend...watch a draw then head to a big tent to drink...and, repeat! very nice!
2011-12 British Columbia Events
2011 Canada Cup of Curling
Nov. 30 â€“ Dec. 4, 2011 ~ Cranbrook, BC
(tickets on sale)
7 Men's and 7 Women's teams will compete in separate round robin formats. The winners of the Canada Cup of Curling will become the first teams to qualify for the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials, which will determine Canadaâ€™s representatives for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The total prize money is $70,000 each for men and women, with the winning teams receiving $26,000. In addition to berths into the 2013 Trials, which will be contested December 1-8 in Winnipeg, the winners will also get invitations to the 2013 World Financial Group Continental Cup.
The Dominion Curling Club Championship
Nov. 21-26, 2011 ~ Richmond, BC
2012 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling
Jan. 12-15, 2012 ~ Langley, BC
(tickets on sale, volunteer possibilities)
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. Pete Fenson and Erika Brown have teams that will be representing the USA for the North American side
2012 World Financial Group Canadian Senior Curling Championships
Mar. 17-25, 2012 ~ Abbotsford, BC