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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Canadians win first international tournament in Hungary
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
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.