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Drunk Canuck
Jan 9, 2010

Robots ruin all the fun of a good adventure.


Break out your brooms for a run down on this years schedule, brush up on the teams competing, and get swept up in the excitement!

Schedules of the major tours

Grand Slam of Curling:



Curling Canada Season Of Champions




World Curling Tour
Men's schedule
Women's schedule





Other links:
Find your local curling rink
https://youtube.com/curlingcanada
http://www.worldcurl.com/index.php

Grab a beer and fire up the digital box

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Drunk Canuck
Jan 9, 2010

Robots ruin all the fun of a good adventure.


Right now the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard is taking place if you want immediate action, they've got live web coverage on http://livestream.com/TSL

Aces High
Mar 26, 2010

Nah! A little chocolate will do






has there always been a Curling thread and I just never noticed? Or are we doing something new this year?

Regardless, yay now I have an easy place to look up dates :woop:

Drunk Canuck
Jan 9, 2010

Robots ruin all the fun of a good adventure.


It's a new thing, a desperately needed thing. And with the Grand Slam Tour Challenge starting tomorrow, we have a place to discuss why we all love Jennifer Jones and Brad Jacobs.

(tv coverage doesnt start until Thursday for some weird reason)

Aces High
Mar 26, 2010

Nah! A little chocolate will do






is it not being carried online anywhere?

Drunk Canuck
Jan 9, 2010

Robots ruin all the fun of a good adventure.


Looks that they do, tournament passes being 25 bucks and full season is 80.
http://watch.sportsnet.ca/gsoc/home

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Drunk Canuck posted:

Looks that they do, tournament passes being 25 bucks and full season is 80.
http://watch.sportsnet.ca/gsoc/home

What time of day do these tend to run?

deetee
Apr 22, 2008



gently caress yeah, Curling! Also thanks for the streaming options - since I cut the cord I have not been able to watch much.

Have they created a streaming service for the Brier/Scotties? Or is that still exclusively on Cable (or TSN streaming with a cable subscription)?

Drunk Canuck
Jan 9, 2010

Robots ruin all the fun of a good adventure.


Hand Knit posted:

What time of day do these tend to run?
Matches go all day from 8-9am local time to 8-9pm
http://www.thegrandslamofcurling.com/curling/tour-challenge/gsoc-tour-challenge-schedule/



deetee posted:

Have they created a streaming service for the Brier/Scotties? Or is that still exclusively on Cable (or TSN streaming with a cable subscription)?
Haven't heard any different, but I wouldn't be surprised if they just stuck with cable subscription broadcasts.

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..


That is very good news.

CellBlock
Oct 6, 2005

It just don't stop.





Aces High posted:

has there always been a Curling thread and I just never noticed? Or are we doing something new this year?

Regardless, yay now I have an easy place to look up dates :woop:

I made a curling thread a couple of years ago, but it was mainly for goons to talk about their own curling, which I'm quite looking forward to this year. (Although I can't go to 5-and-unders anymore, so I have to find real bonspiels to go to. I think I might be joining a team for the Lefthanders' World Championship.)

deetee
Apr 22, 2008



I have curled my entire life, but stopped recently due to how much money it costs. Most clubs around here (GTA / Ontario) it costs upwards of $400-500 for membership and then there are individual league fees on top of that (not to mention bar tab). I'm really itching to play this winter but it may just have to be some random fun-spiels or cash-spiels.

Drunk Canuck
Jan 9, 2010

Robots ruin all the fun of a good adventure.


Alright with TV coverage officially on, the season has begun! Let's see some good curling



This Howard/Jacobs match is straight no mistake methodical stuff

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CellBlock
Oct 6, 2005

It just don't stop.





Partially just to bring this thread back, and partially because it's (sort of) big happenings, let's talk about brooms! Particuarly, Hardlines, those magic Blackheads from BalancePlus, and whatever else.

Personally, I've been using a Hardline for almost a year now (got it for Christmas last year) and, while it is definitely a night and day difference from my old broom (a fiberglass broom with an EQ head), there doesn't actually seem to be anything "directional" about the fabric, or if there is, I can't tell the difference and am probably using it backwards half the time.

It seems obvious to me that the Hardline broom is fine, as people have been using them for a couple of years now in major events and nobody ever seemed to bat an eye, and based on the small amounts of video that have been released, whatever weird stuff BalancePlus made is definitely unusual, but their LiteSpeed seems fine (though I've never handled one; it looks just like their answer to the Hardline style to minimize the weight of the broom).

Any goons with brooms have any input on the minor scandal that's rocking the curling world?

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