Curlers Corner

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The BDO Classic Canadian Open gets underway tonight, and there’s a new dedicated event webpage, located here. Check out things like the live scoreboard, the Kevin Martin blog, the Ambassadors section, and the first webisode of the brand-new Capital One Curlers Corner, hosted by Mike Harris (above).

Awesome old photos of bad 1980s moustaches! Boo-ya!

There’s lots of other stuff going on, such as:

• Joe loves TV curling; but he’s forgotten the Le Gruyere European Championships, with a whack of TV and webstreamed content starting on Saturday. There’s also a cool TV promo available at the event website ... but, then again, Eurosport.com coverage might be geo-blocked outside of Europe, so watch for that possibility ...

• Speaking of TV curling, TSN just announced that the Casino Rama Skins – of which The Curling News is a media partner – will be broadcast in High-Definition. This will mark the first-ever high-def show for curling in North America (March’s women’s worlds in Aomori was high-def in Japan) ...

• Guilty! And three years for this chump ...

• Remember Canada’s girls from Balgonie? They’re back ...

• Some nice photos of the U.S. Wheelchair Curling Trials located here ...

• Speaking of both Regina and wheelchairs, there’s a wheelchair curling clinic underway in that city this week, open to all individuals with a disability who are interested in the sport. The first session will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29 in the gym at Wascana Rehab Centre, from 10-11:30 am, in room M414 (to introduce the sport) and is followed by an on-ice session at a later date. If interested, contact Kathy at 766-5301 or Clayton 584-0101 ...

• There’s a big women’s Capital One Grand Slam of Curling event taking place this weekend, in Halifax ...

• Way to go Jo: just a day or so after a news story talked about Jolene McIvor’s sponsorship challenges, she went on to win The CUETS Schmirler, defeating ex-teammate Michelle Englot in the final ...

Here’s an update on former junior champions skip Charley Thomas, and his first men’s season ...

• If your club had 40 members, would you consider it to be “booming”? Ah well, so be it ...

• Les Steskis win ...

Here’s a brief tale of curling at the Montreal West ...

• VANOC unveiled their 2010 mascots yesterday ...

• Scotland’s David Edwards has been experimenting with webstreamed curling at Aberdeen in Scotland, and the results can be viewed here ...

• Meanwhile, Texas Dan just looooves CurlTV ...

• Here’s some University of New Brunswick curling, complete with video:

• Quote of the week comes from the Townie Bastard, who says:
Yes, have a chuckle at the notion of roving gangs of irate curlers. You can laugh right up until they come for you, my friend. Then you will learn fear ...

• And from one Newfoundlander in Iqualuit, we go to a Torontonian who is also there – and curling, too ...