Saturday, December 15, 2012

Seasons Greetings!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, Dairy Queen Canada, Airdrie Dodge Jeep, Asham Curling Supplies, Sierra Sil and Priority Printing for their ongoing support of our team! We can never say it enough, but “we couldn't do it without you!” 

Also, thanks to our followers for all the cheering! It's been awesome! 

Happy Holidays and best wishes for a wonderful New Year!

For the next couple of week, while waiting for the next competition in January, I will post some pictures of the Canadian Mixed. Stay tuned!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Bondary Ford Classic : Quarter Final

If you follow us either on Twitter or Facebook, you know what happened: And what happened? It was a hard battle and a heartbreaking loss to Team Sweeting in the quart final earlier today. They were so close, hanging on all match to only slip one point in the last end losing 8-6.

 That was Team Bernard last tournament in 2012 and there was a lot of action this weekend with the Canada Cup happening in the same time. Lawton got the berth so she got a spot in the Olympic trial. It's getting close, and tight, and every team want one of those spots, but Team Bernard ain't done fighting!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Bondary Ford Classic

Team Bernard goes to the playoffs after winning their 2 matches Saturday. First one started easy but got a little complicated. They hung on to grab a 8-6 victory. Later on, on the last draw of the day, Team Bernard got their hand full in a great battle against Team Sonnenberg; it took an extra end to seal the deal and our Girls recorded a steal of 2 to grab a 8-6 victory.

Sunday off and Team Bernard will be back on the ice Monday morning at 9.00am (mt).

Friday, November 30, 2012

Bondary Ford Classic

Team Bernard heads to Lloydminster for their last tournament of 2012. The Bondary Ford classic started with a match they didn't even play. Then, they played Team Shumay of Saskatoon and that was a piece of cake ; a 9-2 win in 6 ends. Tomorrow, Team Bernard will play at 12.30 (mt) and will compete against Team Kaufman. Good Luck Ladies!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Boundary Ford Classic

After a very busy 3 months, Team Bernard finally took a couple weeks off to rest and get ready for their last tour event of 2012. This Friday, Boundary Ford Curling Classic starts in Lloydminster, AB. The first match is Friday at 1.00pm against Team Gregor.

Now sitting #8 on the CTRS ranking, Team Bernard needs to grab all the points possible. Let's go Ladies!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Canadian Mixed All Stars

Canadian Mixed All Stars - Jane Snyder (NS lead), Del Shaughnessy (AB second), Cheryl Bernard (AB third), Brent MacDougall (NS Skip).

Sunday, November 25, 2012

In Montreal

Cheryl had never been in MTL and it was the same for Stephanie, the lead of Team Alberta. Malekoff played with Crystal Webster not so long ago, and Lori was part of the same team at the time. She was playing with Desiree Owen for a couple of years but now on maternity leave, Stephanie doesn't have any team at the moment.

 Cheryl loved Montreal weather has there isn't any snow, for now.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Mixed stats

The statistics kinda speak by themselves.

 Tomorrow, I'll do an entry about what I heard and saw and share some pictures.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Mixed scores and stats

Team Alberta finished the round robin with a 5-6 record. Disappointment for sure; at first, they had troubled to read the ice, games were decided by inches. Often, they were trailing and fought back giving them chances.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mixed Scores and Stats

The first match kinda seal the deal for Alberta and there were no more chance to make it to the playoffs after their loss against Team Quebec but still, they did their best and won against Saskatchewan.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mixed scores and stats

You arms fell off when you see an team scores 5, especially against your team. Even then,with a 4-1 stats, Team Alberta tried to keep a positive mind and they knew already that the chances to make it to the playoffs were slim and meant that no more loss is affordable. They came back stronger in the afternoon.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Mixed scores and stats

Hi Guys. On location, it’s hard to get back to you every night. I will post the stats and scores for each day of competition and I will make a brief summary during the week following the tournament about what I will saw and heard. As i will have to chance to talk to the team, I’ll have some comments for you. I will also have pictures to share.

At the end of the first day, Team Alberta was 1-1. Everything is still possible.

Friday, November 16, 2012

L'élite Canadienne débarque à Montréal

A French article, I thought it was that they tried to promote our sport. I'll be in Montreal for a couple of days and on location. I'll keep you posted!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Colonial Square Classic

Cheryl and co. didn’t make it to the playoffs this time. Lot of events, lot of curling, at some points you can’t win them all. They battle hard in that last match but Siegrist managed to stay in control in the last end to win 6-5.

Lead, second and third got a break but Bernard heads to MTL for the National Mixed. Montreal means Quebec and Quebec means I’m gonna be there which also means new pictures to share.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Colonial Square Classic

Not an easy day for Team Bernard as they lost their 2 matches. After having a very hard wake up to team Jaeggi losing 9-0, it was a very tough defeat in an extra end to Team Kleibrink that sealed that second day. Hopefully, after a good night rest, Team Bernard will come back stronger for their match tomorrow morning against the Switzerland based team, Team Siegrist.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Colonial Square Classic Update

A lot of matches going on today and the scoreboard seems hard to update. After a while, we finally get the score. First match was early this morning against Team Chisholm and everything went well despite the fact that Shannon could make it for the first match. A 5-1 win! Our lead and coach were stuck in Calgary but manage to make it for the second match. It went really well too, as Team Bernard winning 6-2 over Team Holland.

Team Bernard went to the restaurant for a good meal and will get some precious rest for their next match tomorrow morning against Team Jaeggi.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bernard fitting right in with Balderston crew

Canadian Mixed Curling Championships is happening in Montreal next weekend and I'll be on location for a few days. Not sure I will be able to update from the ice but I'll bring back with tons of pictures to share with you. Here's an article from the daily herald tribune.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Colonial Square Classic

This Colonial Square Classic edition counts 48 teams and 13 qualifiers. You can feel the importance of grabbing every point as teams go to a tournament to another to climb as high as they can get on the ranking.

Team Bernard is still in the run for a place in the trial but lot of works to do but if a team can do it, it's Team Bernard. You can follow the Colonial Square Classic starts this Friday. You can follow the tournament on Asham World Curling tour Website.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Red Deer Classic

Team Bernard makes it to the quarter at this year competition in Red Deer. The second end kinda hurt and even thought they tried, they came up a little short and Carey wins 6-3.

Overall, Team Bernard managed to make it to the playoffs for a fourth straight tournaments, grabbed points and stays in the run for the trial. Next tournament is the Colonial Square Ladies Classic and starts on November 9th, 2012.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Red Deer Classic

Team Bernard makes it to the playoffs winning their 2 matches today. The first one was against Team Doig 6-5.  Then, after less than an hour break, they were back on the ice to play against Team Jensen and got enough fuel left in the tank to nail it 5-3. Playoffs starts tomorrow at 9.00am (mt).

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Red Deer Classic

A busy day for Team Bernard; it start early, with a win of 5-3 over Doyle. Later, they loss a tight match to a familiar opponent; Team Webster, 5-4. Moving to the C event, they had to play against Team Eyamie and I got a scare; fortunately, Team Bernard hung on and came back to win 4-3.

So, everything is still possible but no more loss is affordable. 2 matches to win tomorrow to make it to the playoffs. GO GO GO TB!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Red Deer Classic Update

The competition started at 12.15pm for Team Bernard and our girls were competing against Team Wood. Leading 2-0, Team Bernard stumbled a little and the momentum shifted in favor of Wood. Make the final Team Bernard 2 Team Wood 5.

So, moving to the B event, next opponent was Team Rogers: it wasn’t that easy either but they managed to dig in and grabbed this one 4-3.

The Next match is Saturday morning, November 4th, at 9.30am (mt) against Basel-Regio from Switzerland. Let’s go ladies!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Red Deer Classic

Team Bernard is on the right track. Last 3 tournaments, they reached the playoffs doing better each time. There are things to fix here and there, but it’s definitively positive. Will it be a good year for Cheryl and Co. in Red Deer? First match is at 12.15pm, Friday November 2nd, against Team Wood.  You can follow the tournament on Asham World Curling Tour website.

Let’s see their part of the draw.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Olympic Reunion

It was a reunion night for the Olympic quartet last Thursday night during the Gold Medal Plates Dinner in Calgary; A lot of laugh, a lot of great memories, very good food and 4 very good friends.

 Glenys Bakker joined Cheryl, Cori, Susan and Carolyn: Glenys played with Shannon Kleibrink for most of her curling career and was her second when they won the bronze medal in the 2006 Olympic Games.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Manitoba Classic : Semi Final

It is on the last rock that the quart final match was sealed – a draw to the pin. Team Bernard won 6-5 against Team Jones and went one step further. The semi final match didn't start so bad, then things got a little complicated and finally they lost 6-3 to Team Homan.

They can go home satisfied, the tournament went really well, they made it to the semi and added 22,000 points to their total. Ladies, well done!!!

 A weekend off and then, Team Bernard heads to Red Deer.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Manitoba Lotteries – reaching the playoffs

It wasn’t easy to make it there, but for a third tournament in a row, Team Bernard reached the playoffs. After losing their first match to McCarville 9-2, Team Bernard bounced back with a great win against Team Norberg 5-1 and then they defeated another Swedish Team, Team Sigfridsson 5-4 to get a spot in the playoffs. That last match wasn't that easy either and they had to measure Cheryl's last rock twice. Like FB follower Maureen said "it was that close"!

The quarter final match is at 10.00am (ct) tomorrow morning.

One of our followers asked me to make it clearer that the Team Norberg isn't the same team than the one in the 2010 Olympics. I wasn't so clear before I edited that post but I just meant that it was the same Annette: members of the Team Norberg as we saw it at the Olympics got separate ways after Vancouver.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Manitoba Lotteries

A loss, a win, keeping them into the B event. It wasn't easy in the morning against Team Jones losing 8-3 but they came back stronger after the break to win 6-2 over Team Kaufman. They will play in the morning (9.00am) against Team McCarville.