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.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Manitoba Lotteries Classic

First match of the day was against Smith Dacey - A steal of 3 in the fourth end set the momentum and Team Bernard won 6-2. Later, they were confronted to Team Carey. It was going find till Carey started a comeback that almost worked but it was just a little too late for them and Team Bernard hold on and won 5-4.  Tomorrow morning, our Girls will go against Team Jones; Kaitlyn Lawes will skips for Jones. Let's go Ladies!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Manitoba Lotteries Classic

Tomorrow starts the 2012 Manitoba Lotteries Womens Curling Classic at the Fort Rouge Curling Club in Winnipeg. Lots of great teams out there and the task won't be easy but the Team is starting to blend really well and it just can get better from here. Let's one take one match at the time : first match will be against Team Dacey-Smith at 9.00 am (CT).

Monday, October 15, 2012

MNP Charity Classic

A quarter finale. As any sport, it all happens on the ice: if you look at the scoreboard, it is obvious when everything went wrong. Team Bernard was in control until one end slipped of their grasps, so did the match.

However, a quarter finale is not so bad and contributes to progress and improvement. Next competition,the Manitoba Lotteries Curling Classic, stars this Friday. Go Team Bernard Go!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

MNP Charity Classic

Team Bernard reached the playoffs winning their 2 matched today. First one was against Team Kim from Korea. Managing well the scoreboard, Team Bernard picked up the win 6-4 scoring 2 with the hammer coming home. It wasn't so tight in the second match, but it wasn't an easy game either but it ended 7-5 in the favor of our Girls. Since they reached the playoffs, tomorrow will be off. They will be back on the ice Monday morning for their quarter final match.

Friday, October 12, 2012

MNP Charity Classic

Team Bernard was sharp enough to get away with a nice win of 6-4 for their first match today at the MNP charity classic event. On the top of the draw, they will meet Team Kim from Korea tomorrow morning (Saturday) at 8.00am (mt). Go Team Bernard!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

MNP Charity Classic

The MNP Charity Classic starts this Friday. Team Bernard first match is at 4.00pm (mt). You can follow the tournament here!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Autumn Gold Classic

That will be a quarter final for Team Bernard this year again at the Curler Corner Autumn Classic. Homan was in control and when she got her chance, she scored big. Our girls tried to come back but the damage was done.

No rest of the wicked – Team Bernard next tournament starts this Friday.

It is obviously the last run for the Olympics for Cheryl but she isn't thinking about it right now as she still love practicing but it did crossed her mind. Here are some comments she left to Allen Cameron.

  “I did think about that at the beginning of the season when we were planning it, and realizing that this will be the last time I do this kind of a run,” said Bernard,  “It’s funny. I wanted to go practice when I got back on Sunday from Vernon (after missing playoffs at last weekend’s WCT stop). We were up at five in the morning to come home, and I wanted to go throw rocks that afternoon. That’s the only question I always have — if I still have that kind of drive. Is the timing right? Do I wait until I can’t stand doing it anymore? I don’t know. But it’s a tough decision to make when you still love practicing and throwing rocks, and competing.”

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Autumn Gold Classic Update

It started with a nice win over Team Crawford stealing the winning point 6-5. Then, it got a little bit complicated against their following opponent, Team Auld, losing 6-2. So, Bernard had to win one more match in the C event to make it to the playoffs. They had to play against Team Sweeting; that wasn't easy, but they made it to the playoffs, which start tomorrow at 9.00am (mt).

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Autumn Gold Classic Update

A win, a loss, not a bad day overall; first match against Homan was quite a game that ended up with a 8-7 win in an extra end. Then, long time Nemesis Kleibrink and Co. were their opponent and trying to make it big in the last end, they gave up a steal of 2 for a 6-2 loss. Tomorrow, Team Bernard starts the day at 9.00am (mt) early against Team Crawford. Let’s go Ladies!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Autumn Gold Classic Update

A good day at the office with 2 wins in 2 matches. First win over Team Auld 8-4 then back on the ice a few hours later to defeat Team Sonnenberg 7-5. Team Bernard is back on the ice tomorrow morning at 9.00am to compete against Team Homan how defeated Team Jones to night.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Autumn Gold Curling Classic

Team Bernard usually does good at this tournament. Again this year, it’s a strong field, would be great to do good to bring some confidence and positive vibes. See the draw below and you can follow the tournament on the World Curling tour website.

You might be interested to review team Bernard's past performances at this tournament, just go here.