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Chiliwack awarded the 2006 Continental Cup

[HS Feb 08] In a joint announcement by the World Curling Federation and the Canadian Curling Association, it was confirmed today that the 2006 Continental Cup has been awarded to Chilliwack, British Columbia.

The Continental Cup will be contested November 23-26, 2006 at Prospera Centre, a 5,000-seat venue which is the current home of hockey¹s Chilliwack Chiefs of the BCHL and the home next year of the Chilliwack Bruins, who will play in the Western Hockey League.

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Curling was a full medal sport in 1924

[PA Feb 08] IOC has announced that Curling was in fact a full medal sport in the first Winter Games in 1924 according to the Curling News. This means that the Curling History must be rewritten and the first Gold Medals was awarded to Great Britain 82 years ago.

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Norberg to defend their World Championship

[PA, Jan 23] The reigning Women's World Champions, team Anette Norberg will defend their title at the World Championship in March. The team won the Swedish "Elitserien" that acts as the qualification for the World's, defeating Sveg's Margaretha Sigfridsson in the final with 6-4

Final results

Pacific Junior Curling Championships

China won both the men's and the women's tournaments at the 2nd Pacific Junior Curling Championships. For the women it's the second time they qualify for the World Juniors but for the men it will their debute.

Men's results, Women's results

Italy and Scotland qualify for the World Junior's

The Italian men skipped by Giorgio da Rin won the European Junior Curling Challenge beating Russia 6-5 in the final after an extra end. Scotland's Kerry Barr skipped her team to victory in the women's class defeating Finland in the final with 4-2.

These two teams are now qualified for the World Junior's in Korea in March.

European Curling Championships

Norway's Pål Trulsen beat Sweden's Peja Lindholm in the men's ECC final. It was the first time the Norwegian Olympic Champion won the European's. Sweden's Anette Norberg beat Switzerland's Mirjam Ott in the women's final. It was the fifth straight title for the Swedish team.

The Irish men qualified for the World's for the first time ever and the Dutch women qualified to the World's for the first time since 1986.

Results

Pacific Curling Championships

Australia's Men and Japan's Women won the 2005 Pacific Curling Championships. In addition to these two the men from Japan and the women from China qualified for the World Curling Championships. For the Japanese men's team it's the first time since 2002 they appear at the WCC while the other three teams competed last year.

The results: Men and Women

Kunio Nando will receive the World Freytag Award

[PA Dec 16] Mr Kunio Nando of Japan will receive the World Freytag Award. Mr Nando was an essential part of bringing curling to the Olympics in Nagano 1998.

This was announced at the WCF Semi-annually meeting where it was decided to change the format of the World Senior's.

No new member nations were accepted but it was announced that Mongolia and Georgia has entered applications for membership.

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Canadians win first international tournament in Hungary

[Dec 15] The Boronkay Team based out of Vancouver won Gold for Canada at the first international curling competition held in Hungary (Budapest) December 2-4, 2005. The team beat out 15 other curling teams from Europe including such established curling nations such as Switzerland, and Austria. The final match was won on the last rock by one point to finish the game in favour of Canada 7-6. Team players: Tyler Klitch (skip), Mat Bell (3rd), Steve Zolnay (2nd), Peter Boronkay (Lead) and Team Chairman, and Wayne Bell (alternate).

Kate Caithness elected to the IPC Sports  Council Management Committee

[PA Dec 06] Kate Caithness that is a WCF  Development Officer has been elected for the next-coming four years to the International Paralympic Committee Sports Council Management Committee 

The Sports Council Management Committee is the representative body of the Sports Council who meet twice per year to deal with operational matters related to the Council.

 

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2006-05-07

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