Here are your curling headlines for Thursday, December 18th:
* Scores from the Karuizawa International Curling Championships in Japan are here, courtesy of Curling Zone.
* Scottish Daily Record’s story on Team Eve Muirhead’s Canadian Open win can be found here.
* Jonathan Brazeau: 10 takeaways from the 2014 Canadian Open.
* Team Val Sweeting top ranked in Canada and on World Curling Tour.
* Curl Mesabi Classic this weekend in Eveleth, Minnesota.
* Saskatchewan: Four teams clinch berths in the Viterra Scotties women’s provincial championship. They take place January 21-25 in Assiniboia. Coverage on Team Penny Barker of Moose Jaw qualifying here.
* Two Victoria rinks qualify for 2015 Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Championship. It takes place February 3-8 at Vernon Curling Club.
* Special Olympics curling club has great success.
* CCA: Coach Wade Scoffin an unsung hero.
* Curling in Colorado gets boost from Denver Curling Club.
* Paralympian Aileen Neilson, a bronze medalist at Sochi, targets more medal glory.
* Unity Curling Club offers opportunities for every skill level.
* J.C. “Jack” Smithson honored by Almonte Curling Club.
* Enough curlers registered, so Prince George Golf and Curling Club will deliver a shortened season in 2015.
* Team Briana Egan represents Coquitlam Curling Club in B.C. junior women’s championship.
* Looking to raise money for his home Harvey Curling Club, Rob Swan is curling across Canada. He will be at Thessalon Curling Club on December 27th.
* From academia: Studying why curlers curl.
* Original 16 Cash League wraps up first half action.
* High School Curling: Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School’s girls curling team qualifies for Ontario Curling Association regionals.
* Team Alysha Buchy headed to 2015 Tim Horton’s B.C. Juvenile Curling Championship in Cowichan.