Sunday, December 08, 2013

"No Way He'll Try That Double"

Brad Jacobs is the deserving winner of the Roar of the Rings. He dominated the round robin play, and he will be a superb representative for Canada at The Olympics. 
We couldn't believe it when John Morris convinced the rest of the Cotter rink to place their last stone of the 9th end where it would set up a difficult but makeable double. "There's no way he'll try that double," said Morris. 
And whaddya know: Jacobs tried and made the double to take a three-point lead going into the tenth end.  We wish him all the best at The 2014 Olympics.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Curling in Canada: Out with Old Guard, In with the New?

The older, long-time contending men's curling rinks in Canada have been eliminated from the play-down to determine who will represent Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Out of the running are the rinks skipped by
  • Kevin Koe
  • Russ Howard
  • Jeff Stoughton
  • Kevin Martin
The final will be between the rinks of Brad Jacobs (last year's Brier champion) and John Morris (who recently joined the Cotter team in BC). Both teams are much younger than the ones listed above.
At the same time, however, the women's final is between long-time champion Jennifer Jones, and perpetual contender Sherry Middaugh. Both have been around a long time, and the young contenders were all eliminated in the play-down.