March 16, 2008

Right on the button!: Kevin Martin won his third career Brier on his final stone against defending champ Glenn Howard, capping an impressive week at 13-0.

posted by Spitztengle to other at 10:35 PM - 6 comments

The ice looked awful for the final and a lot of rocks certainly didn't perform the way they were supposed to, but the right man won. The Alberta team was brilliant this week.

posted by dfleming at 07:17 AM on March 17, 2008

Thanks for the article Spitz. Congratulations to the Alberta Team and their 13-0 week. I love to watch Curling - which is usually during the Winter Olympics - and now hopefully, I'll have a chance to play. I'm moving in 3 months to northern Montana, only 45 minutes from Alberta. What do ya think Spitz, where should I go to learn?

posted by BoKnows at 09:37 AM on March 17, 2008

What do ya think Spitz, where should I go to learn? Bo, I'm not really the guy to ask, as I'm only a spectator (although I did win an intramural t-shirt for winning a D-event at one 'spiel;) who's fascinated with this sport's (err, game's) place in Canadian culture. It's too bad you're not moving sooner though. If I recall correctly, every Easter long weekend there's a crazy big bonspiel (The "Bunny") in the Crowsnest Pass. At almost no other time have I ever been more impressed with the performance of Canadian stereotypes than at that event! It's a tad more than 45 minutes north of the border, but Edmonton is the home of both Martin and Ferbey, so if you wanna learn from the best (the last two skips to go undefeated at the Brier), it might not be a bad place to visit. But if you don't want to travel that far north, these guys should be able to take care of you.

posted by Spitztengle at 11:52 AM on March 17, 2008

Geez Bo - you can jump into any Curling Club and check out the beginners games. It's not hard to figure out (just very hard to master) and is generally an excuse for drinking on a Saturday before 10AM. Curling is a pub sport without the pub. It's great fun.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:57 PM on March 17, 2008

you can jump into any Curling Club... I'm from Saint Louis Weedy, Curling Clubs are not exactly on every street corner here. And I'm moving to Kalispell, Montana, which is a small town in the NW corner of the state. (Not known for it's Curling achievements.) For all I know, Spitztengle could be the Curling Champion of the Great North. And, by the way, thank you Spitz, the link you directed me to is probably the closest club to where I will be.

posted by BoKnows at 06:24 PM on March 17, 2008

BoKnows, you might want to contact these people. They sound like they're the only ones in Montana trying to get anything going.

posted by dfleming at 07:18 AM on March 18, 2008

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