Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Canada Cup

The first Canada Cup (once called the Strauss Canada Cup) took place in January of 2003 at Sport Mart Place in Kamloops. This first edtion was the richest event at the time, with $220,000, split equally between the men’s and women’s competitions. This tournament officially became part of the Season of Champions in 2005. Over the years, the Cup has raised significant funds for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation.

The ‘Cup’ has also been the event vehicle for the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS), which ranks all of the teams competing on the World Curling Tour and usually qualifies three or four men’s and women’s teams for the event each year, joining defending Cup champions, Players champions, Brier and Hearts winners and Canada Cup East and West. In 2008 and 2009, Team Bernard did very good and managed to make it to the semis. Here’s a video of a very nice shot done by Cheryl in their last match. I also added some pictures of the 2 last editions of this tournament.

In 2008 and 2009, Team Bernard did very good and managed to make it to the semis. Here’s a video of a very nice shot done by Cheryl in team Bernard last match. I also added some pictures of the 2 last editions of this tournament.


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1 comment:

  1. This event is now called the Canada Cup.
    Team Bernard qualified for this year's event by winning the Players just this past season.
    It will be in Medicine Hat Nov.30 - Dec 5 with a nice purse of $150,000 ( even split to men & women )- $25 K to winners.
    Kleibrink is the only repeat winner on the women's side.

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