The Canadian Open, the third of five stops that make up the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling, begins this evening in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. For the first time in event history, 16 women’s teams will be competing in addition to the 16 men’s teams.
There will be five matches this evening, all beginning at 8:00 PM (EST). Team Niklas Edin of Sweden, who took gold in the recent Le Gruyere European championships in Switzerland, take on Team Steve Laycock tonight. Team Binia Feltscher, who won gold on the women’s side for the home Swiss, takes on Team Kristy McDonald.
Team Eve Muirhead of Scotland, fresh from their bronze medal finish at the European Championships, takes on Team Chantelle Eberle in tonight’s action. Fellow Scots, Team David Murdoch, will take on Team John Epping tonight on the men’s side. The game between Team Silvana Tirinzoni and Team Chelsea Carey round out tonight’s action.
* John Morris rink looks to shake off tough debut at Canada Cup, move forward at Canadian Open.
* Richard Hart joins Team Rachel Homan as coach for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The 2015 Scotties goes from February 14-22 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. More information about the Scotties can be found here.
* The Tim Horton’s Brier 2015 will take place at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta from February 28 – March 8. Ticket information is here.
* Comox Valley Ladies Curling Club holds successful Cash Spiel.
* Belfast Curling Club members find camaraderie in winter cold.
* Pair of Portage rinks qualify for junior provincials.
* Ackerman rink heads to trials of Canada Winter Games on a winning note.
* Rock and Rings is back at Meaford Curling Club.