Exciting news as The Sandra Schmirler Foundation has announced a scholarship aimed at helping junior curlers that are planning on attending post-secondary education. A scholarship of $5000 will be awarded to six (6) successful applicants, where half the scholarship can be used for educational purposes, and the other half used for curling related expenses.
This is an excellent opportunity that will help off-set some of the expenses that many students face as they work to balance education and curling.
Head on over to www.sandraschmirler.org/english/scholarship to view application criteria and fill out the full application.
We encourage everyone to spread the word about this wonderful opportunity for junior curlers across Canada.
We would like to announce a contest that could win you an autographed Team Stoughton curling broom!
Throughout the year, Team Stoughton has been giving away our custom “Wall Grain – Team Stoughton” Beer cozies . And we will continue to do this throughout The Brier in Edmonton. What we want from you is a photo from the most amazing/interesting/awesome place WITH our Drink Cozie in it!!! By Tweeting to us @TeamJStoughton, or posting that photo to our facebook page, we will select the best picture and send the winner the prize for you to use at your next curling event!
So head on over and like our facebook page – and send us some tweets with those cozies AND YOU, and we will let you know who wins the prize in just over a month!
Click here for an article about the contest done by yahoo’s Don Landry.
PS – Special Thanks to the current leader of the contest Wayne Middaugh for giving us this idea!
Sportsnet has provided us with some photos taken at the Grand Slam in Brantford. You’ll see a lot of these use in the TV and Web ads to promote the coming TV events. We have our own copies though, so enjoy!
More untouched pic can be seen on the PHOTOS page.
What a week in Neepawa!! Great crowds, volunteers, and of course curling. We are very excited to be the Manitoba reps for the Brier in Edmonton (March 2nd – 10th). Longer blog post in the coming days. Thanks to everyone for messages of support and congratulations! We appreciate them all!
All the Best,
A couple weeks ago Team Stoughton headed into Port Hawkesbury, NS for our final tune-up before the Safeway Championships. As always, those involved (organizers, volunteers, sponsors, etc…) in putting off one of these Grand Slams deserve a ton of credit. The event was well run, and well attended!
Well, the teams are now picked for the TSN Skins game! Team Stoughton third, Jon Mead, gets drafted #1 overall (no surprise here) by Kevin Martin, and with the 4th and 5th picks, Jeff picked Nolan Thiessen and Mark Kennedy. Reid Carruthers was taken at the end of the 2nd round by Kevin Martin.
Here are the full teams and matchups for Saturday’s semi finals all live on TSN.
Team Stoughton vs. Team Koe (1 pm ET)
Team Martin vs. Team Howard (9 pm ET)
So the big question is, what did you think of the format?!?! Is there anything you would change? And now that the teams are picked, who do you think will win the semi finals, and then take it down in the final? We would love to hear your thoughts, so hit us up on the Team Stoughton Twitter page or Facebook page and let us know!
First off, a very happy 2013 to everyone! We hope that you were able to relax and enjoy the holidays with family and friends.
With the second half of the curling season about to begin, Team Stoughton is looking to continue to build off of what was a successful fall season. The team qualified in every event we played in, while winning 2 events – The StuSells Toronto Tankard, and the Canada Cup of Curling. The Canada Cup win was particularly sweet as it qualified us for the Olympic Trials, which will be held at the MTS Center in Winnipeg in December of this year! We are thrilled to have the opportunity to play in front of a hometown crowd in such a prestigious event!
The month of tweets and facebook messages asking/begging for votes for this year’s Dominion All-Star Skins game has come to an end! With over half a million votes being cast by curling fans/curlers from all over, the top 4 players at each position were revealed yesterday. Results can be found here and here.
Team Stoughton are the 2012 Canada Cup Champs!
Now that I have had a couple days to process our recent victory, here’s a quick recap of how things unfolded in Moose Jaw!
Before this season began, the Canada Cup was the spiel that was viewed as “The One”. It was the only tournament of the season where the winner would earn direct entry (if the team wasn’t already qualified) into next year’s Olympic Trials – The Tim Horton’s Roar of the Rings.
Heading into the event, Team Stoughton had a relatively decent record on the World Curling Tour, qualifying in all 7 events we competed in and winning one championship (The StuSells Toronto Tankard). However, this would be the toughest field we had faced all year with the top 7 teams on the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) last season. Play this event 5 times over, and you could very likely get 5 different winners!