The Hamiltons Are A Hit!

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They had already punched their tickets to PyeongChang in traditional four-person curling. Becca Hamilton will serve as lead for Nina Roth’s rink that will represent the USA in women’s curling in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Her brother Matt Hamilton throws second stones for Team Shuster, whom will represent the USA in the mens game. But in mixed doubles curling, the brother-sister act from Wisconsin will represent the U.S. all on their own.

Going into the 8th and final end of the trials finals, the Hamiltons had a 6-4 lead. Their opponents, Christensen – Shuster, had the hammer. With Cory Christensen’s last stone, the Hamiltons looked to be in dire straits. All Christensen needed for the win was a hit for three. But when Christensen’s shot went awry, garnering her and Shuster just one point, the Hamilton siblings were declared the victors, with a 6-5 victory.

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U.S. Mixed Doubles Finals

The finals for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Mixed Doubles Curling takes place at 3:00 pm CT today on NBC Sports Network. The Hamilton siblings, Becca and Matt, will take on the pairing of Cory Christensen and John Shuster.

The Hamiltons got off to a tough start in the trials, dropping their first two decisions. Since then, they’ve reeled off six straight triumphs.

John Shuster already has a spot in the 2018 Winter Games, as skip of the U.S. men’s four-person team. Cory Christensen will be in PyeongChang as well, serving as the alternate for Team USA’s women’s four-person team.

The winner of the trials final will represent the USA in mixed doubles in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Weekend Update #3

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Canadian Women
Team Rachel Homan defeated Team Chelsea Carey in the women’s final. They will represent Canada in the Winter Olympics.

Canadian Men
Team Mike McEwen defeated Team Brad Gushue in the semi-final. Team McEwen plays Team Kevin Koe in the final at 6:00 pm CT Sunday on ESPN3/TSN.

Olympic QE
Olympic Qualification Event – Women
China and Denmark both advance to the Olympics.

Olympic Qualification Event – Men
Italy and Denmark both advance to the Olympics.

Weekend Update #2

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Canadian Women
Team Rachel Homan defeated Team Jennifer Jones.
Team Homan plays Team Chelsea Carey in the women’s final at 1:00 pm CT Sunday on ESPN3 in the USA or on TSN in Canada.

Canadian Men
Team Mike McEwen defeated Team Brad Gushue.
Team McEwen plays Team Kevin Koe in the final at 6:00 pm CT Sunday on ESPN3/TSN.

Olympic QE
Olympic Qualification Event – Women
China defeated Italy to advance to the Olympics.
Italy plays Denmark at 5:00 am CT on Sunday for the final remaining spot in the 2018 Winter Games. World Curling TV’s Youtube channel will broadcast the games here.

Olympic Qualification Event – Men
Italy defeated Denmark to advance to the Olympics.
Denmark plays the Czech Republic at 9 am CT Sunday for the final remaining spot in the Olympics (on World Curling TV’s Youtube Channel).

Weekend Update

Canadian Women
Team Rachel Homan defeated Team Jennifer Jones.
Team Homan plays Team Chelsea Carey in the women’s final at 1:00 pm CT Sunday on ESPN3 in the USA or on TSN in Canada.

Canadian Men
Team Brad Gushue vs. Team Mike McEwen (6:00 pm CT Saturday on ESPN3/TSN)
Winner plays Team Kevin Koe in the final at 6:00 pm CT Sunday on ESPN3/TSN.

Olympic Qualification Event – 1v2 – Women
China defeated Italy to advance to the Olympics. Italy plays Denmark on Sunday for the final remaining spot in the 2018 Winter Games. World Curling TV’s Youtube channel will broadcast the games here.

Olympic Qualification Event – 1v2 – Men
Denmark vs. Italy (1:00 am CT Sunday on World Curling TV’s Youtube Channel)
The winner qualifies for the Olympics and the loser plays Czech Republic for the final remaining spot in the Olympics.

Big Weekend of Curling Ahead

It’s playoff time in Canada’s Roar of the Rings, as well as in the Olympic Qualification Event taking place in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

The Roar of the Rings games can be seen on ESPN3 online or on your mobile device using the ESPN app. The Olympic Qualification Event games, which can be found on World Curling TV’s Youtube Channel by clicking here, will decide which countries get the last two spots in the men’s and women’s curling events in the upcoming Winter Olympics.

Here’s the schedule:

Canadian Women
Team Rachel Homan vs. Team Jennifer Jones (1:00 pm CT Saturday)
Winner plays Team Chelsea Carey in the final at 1:00 pm CT on Sunday.

Canadian Men
Team Brad Gushue vs. Team Mike McEwen (6:00 pm CT Saturday)
Winner plays Team Kevin Koe in the final at 6:00 pm CT on Sunday.

Olympic Qualification Event – 1v2 – Women
Italy vs. China (12:00 noon CT Saturday)
The winner qualifies for the Olympics and the loser plays Denmark on Sunday for the final remaining spot in the Olympics.

Olympic Qualification Event – 1v2 – Men
Denmark vs. Italy (1:00 am CT Sunday)
The winner qualifies for the Olympics and the loser plays Czech Republic for the final remaining spot in the Olympics.