Monday, January 30, 2012

Alberta Scott Provincial Pictures

It wasn't our girls'tournament. Not that they weren't ready, no, they work really hard to get there, but they just didn't get the momentum long enough to turn things their way.

It is always disappointing to lose, even more so when it is THE tournament you want to win, but Team Bernard won't manage to effort to come back stronger.

While waiting for pictures of our photographer, here are some pictures of the Alberta Scott Provincial.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Alberta Scott Provincial

It was a week with ups and downs but unfortunately today, more downs and then ups and Team Bernard is out of the Provincials losing to Team Sweeting 10-4. Sometimes, you need just a little luck so the momentum will turn your way but it just didn’t happen today.

Some comments from the skip:

"It wasn't our A game, it definitely wasn't mine. It's been a good week so far, but just a little up and down on different spots and different games. We were never consistent, the four of us, the way you have to be here.

"We were already in trouble at that point. We didn't make the shots we needed to make. We'll go back to the drawing board and work hard over the summer and try to get our Trials spot."

"First year together, first year out playing on arena ice, It's a work in progress. that's for sure. You always expect and hope you're going in the final and all you have to do is put yourself there. It doesn't happen with teams overnight sometimes."

You never want to give it up, but you have to play up to the level that you deserve to be there."

I’ll keep you posted on more details and will add some pictures soon.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Alberta Scott Provincial

First match up was Team Bernard against Team Nedohin. It started ugly, trailing 1-5 after 3, but Team Bernard managed to dig in and tied up the match. After 8, it was 6-6. Nedohin had the hammer in the extra and had an easy draw for the win.

So, that dragged Team Bernard in the C event but still, there is still a chance to make it to the playoffs and our squad will work really hard to get that spot. Later on, they had to go against Team Owen and it was their turn to start strong with an early lead of 5-0. Then again, the famous 3 handed to Owen but again, Team Bernard refocused and get away with a 8-5 win.

Next and last match to access the playoffs and their opponent is Team Sweeting on sheet C. You can get this match on the livestream on Leduc Radio.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Alberta Scott Provincial

Did you check out the livestream even thought Team Bernard didn’t play on sheet C today?

I did and we can see pretty much what is happening on sheet b so, their first match was played on this sheet and we even got the 3 last ends. So, Bernard gave up 3 again, but I love how they stayed focus and came back with a deuce to increase the gap for the final end. A 9-6 wins over Team Bakker.

Second match was on sheet D so, not glimpse just hearing Cheryl’s shouting and sometimes Susan who can scream pretty hard too. Another 3 points scored by the opponents but again, Team Bernard members kept their head cold and made it. A 8-6 win over Team Scheidegger with what i’ve been told was a perfect freeze to steal on Cheryl’s last rock, their opponents having the hammer coming home, Scheidegger not able to remove that rock.

Next match is at 2.00pm (mt) tomorrow afternoon against Team Nedohin... you know, team Heather Nedohin? Doesn’t matter, this is Team Bernard time to win this match.

A job well done ladies!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Alberta Scott Provincial

A livestream was available for that match. Actually, a livestream is available for all the draws but for the matches play on sheet C, so, i’ll inform you via our facebook page for the next one that will feature Team Bernard.

So, if you seen it, you know that what made the big difference is the little shift of momentum on the 8 end and an ugly 9 end in which Team Bernard allowed Team Kauffman to steal 3. Make the final Team Bernard 3 Team Kauffman 6.

I was on the ice myself so, i couldn’t see it the beginning but I saw Susan making some awesome shoots so our third seems to be in very good form. I am sure she gave a pat in the back to her skip when her last rock slid too far.

So, it’s far from over, Team Bernard will compete in the B event against Team Bakker in the afternoon at 2.00pm (mt) on Sheet B, so, no livestream.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Alberta Scott Provincial

That is going to be a tough tournament in Alberta, like it is always in this province, but even more so this year since 6 teams are in the top 10, our Squad leading, despite being seeded second. Team Bernard will have a lot to do if they want to win this and here are some quotes from Bernard and Olson-Johns.

"It's going to be exactly like any other big event when you have that many good teams - you have to get a little luck, you have to get a little hot, and you have to love the ice, and then things work out," but you can't look too far ahead when you go into it because of the level of the field. It's unbelievable; every game will be hard." -Cheryl Bernard.

“It just speaks volumes of the depth in Alberta curling. You look at this field and anybody can be on the podium at the end of this week. That’s what makes it so exciting. You’ve got to be at your best to win.” -Lori Olson-Johns.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Roar of the Rings Epic

We've been talking about it since they qualified and it's happening this week: The provincials starts on January 25th, and Team Bernard first match is Wednesday at 6.30pm (mt).

I had the chance to see Team Bernard live back November but I kinds miss seeing them. I always wanted to do a video of the Roar of the rings final, this incredible run to win a berth in Vancouver so, i did. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dairy Queen 2012 Expo

Cheryl spent times at the San Diego Convention Center for the 2012 DQ expo. It was last week. She enjoyed her time there and DQ shows an incredible support to Team Bernard. Thanks Dairy Queen.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Practicing in Edmonton

The other weekend, Team Bernard was in Edmonton for an intense curling practice. After a strong first half this season, they go back on the ice rested after a nice holiday season and work really hard to get better and better. With the provincials coming at the end of this month, they want to give their best out there and are not afraid to work for it.

Lori sent me a few pictures to share with you. See a larger size our Team Bernard Gallery.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Alberta provincials

It’s the final countdown: in less then 10 days, it will be the ultimate fight between 12 teams for a berth to represent Alberta in the tournament of Hearts. This triple knockout event is held in Leduc and starts on January 25th.

Team Bernard is seeded second behind Kleibrink, the defending champ. It is a very strong field with six of the top eleven squads on the Canadian Team Ranking System. Let’s remind you that Bernard is on the Top of the Alberta teams this season for the point gathered on the CTRS and certainly got great chances.


Friday, January 13, 2012

Cheryl on Alberta Prime Time

It is a question of days now before the beginning of the Alberta Provincials which will reward the winner of a berth for the Scotties. Cheryl Bernard and her squad are second behind kleibrink in this triple knockout formula.

For the occasion, Alberta Prime Time chose Cheryl Bernard was the trailblazer in their last reportage. You can watch it here.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

SierraSil commercial

As mentioned earlier this week, Cheryl was in Vancouver on the 10th to spend sometimes with Sierrasil. The main reason was to do an ad for them and talk about the benefit of using the formula joint. It's a production right now so, we should be able to see it soon.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Berry Naturals commercial

Yup, on January 4th, Cheryl spent sometimes in Studio to do a commercial for Berry Naturals and the benefit of using the serenity oil. It should be ready soon.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Jennifer!

All our best to our lead who celebrate her birthday today.
Hope you are having an awesome day Jen!

Monday, January 9, 2012


Team Bernard wants to congratulate Arnold Asham and the Asham Stompers to have qualified for Canada’s got Talent. Amazing Job guys!

To know more about the Asham Stompers, watch that very nice interview given by Arnold Asham on CityTV.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Dairy Queen 2012 Expo

From January 11th to January 15th, Cheryl is spending the week in San Diego with Dairy Queen at their 2012 DQ Expo. She will be playing anyone who will want to at Wii Curling!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Spending a day with SierraSil

Once in a while, Cheryl Bernard goes in Vancouver to spend a day with Team Sierrasil, sometimes to do a photo shooting other times for a curling clinic or both. Last time they also did an ad on the benefit of using SierraSil products. So, On January 10th, Cheryl will spend the day on SierraSil location in Vancouver to promote a product she loves, the joint formula.

To read on past event with SierraSil, you can visit these entries : they include the promo add.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year to Team Airdrie Dodge Jeep

Team Bernard wishes a happy and healthy new year to our partner Airdrie Dodge Jeep. Cheryl is quite enjoying her Grand Cherokee which drives Team Bernard around Albeta. Well, it is quite comfy to have been in there myself. Comfy and impossible to miss : waiting for Cheryl, it wasn’t hard to spot the jeep though the dense traffic with its red wine color and fabulous design on it.

And of course, having driven one for a little while myself, I do have a soft spot for this model! No, I don’t have a picture of the blue version I drove back in the days, but I do have 2 special pictures with the jeep itself. Easy to recognise Cheryl on the first picture and you guessed right if you though those 2 gals are Cheryl’s friends! ;)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thanks to Our Sponsors

On the following days, Team Bernard blog will do a little note for our sponsors : DQ, Airdrie Dodge Jeep, Asham and SierraSil, thanks for your support, we couldn’t do it without you.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


To learn more about Jennifer visit Team Bernard website. This picture came from the first match of Team Bernard, still in the Sunlife Classic competition back in November. More will be added soon in Team Bernard Gallery.

Monday, January 2, 2012


To learn more about Lori visit Team Bernard website. I took this pictures during the Sunlife Classic. You can always visit Team Bernard gallery to see the best one.