Two Things That Impressed Me about the Scott
There were two things at the 2006 Scott Tournament of Hearts that really impressed me. One I would have seen on television anyway, but the other I think I had to be there to figure out (though anyone else with half a brain probably already had this cased).
- Colleen Jones' performance. She was ranked 16th in Canada last fall, but at The Scott, she finished third and truly seemed that good. Her rink seemed rejuvenated during the round robin, and seemed to be having a lot of fun as they won most of their matches.
- How hard the curlers work and how little spare time they have during a tournament. With practices and matches and media sessions, they put in a minimum of ten hours per day. And often their time off when they have a bye is committed to community projects, media sessions, etc. They must be in good condition to withstand all these demands for the entire week.