Curling poster boys (and girls)

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The Asham World Curling Tour has a new poster heading out to all of Canada’s 1,100 curling clubs today, listing all 57 events, including 31 for women, nine Grand Slams (five for women!) and 15 events located outside of Canada.

The remaining two Grand Slam announcements will take place later this month, regarding the men’s Masters of Curling (Saskatoon in January) and the Tylenol Players’ Championship (St. John’s in April).

Look for this poster on ye olde bristel board wall near you.

Other stuff:

• A reminder that today is apparently the day we hear that the 2009 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Canadian women’s championship, will be hosted in Victoria, B.C. The newish Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre played host to its first big curling event in 2005, when it hosted the men’s Ford Worlds ...

The Curling News and Calgary Herald scoopster Al Cameron is also speculating on a 2009 Tim Hortons Brier announcement taking place in the next couple of weeks, with Calgary set to host ...

• Just a year after hosting a successful Masters of Curling Grand Slam, the Ontario city of Kitchener-Waterloo is on tap to host another event, the 2008 TSC Stores Tankard, otherwise known as the Ontario men’s championship. The event website is up (see link above) and offers 20 bucks off a weekly pass up to mid-January (which was only $99 before the discount). Glenn Howard has a bye thanks to his Brier victory, meaning a field of 11 teams will battle it out in February ...

• Wales’ last-rock Euro Mixed victory is up on YouTube, as is the preceding shot... a catastophic miss by the star of the tourney, Danish skip Joel Ostrowski ...

• Lewiston, NY may be the hometown of former U.S. women’s champ Patti Lank, but now they’re curling in Lewiston, Michigan ...

• Joe says the Ottawa scene is booming, and that’s no surprise: the city is truly the capital of curling in southern Ontario ...

• However, the scene is somewhat sluggish way up in the Territories ...

• The Milwaukee CC has some promo on the About.com website ...

• Ever tried Human Curling? Neither have we ...

• The Mayerthorpe CC needs volunteers, and it needs them right now ...

• There’s a curling theme to this not-a-webcomic ...

• Did You Know: the Ailsa Craig is knows as the “bun”...?

• Finally, Three-time world champ Ian Tetley is on The Curling Show ...