Too Much Curling News

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Yup, there’s just too much going on. So we’ll get right to the links...

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• Who are these guys (photo)? Located in the ‘Mission Control’ bunker at the Tarnby Curling Club in Denmark, this gaggle of techno-wizards are the heart and soul of the 2007 European Junior Challenge competition. Their event – recently concluded – declared the last few teams into March’s World Junior shootout in Eveleth, Minnesota, and these fellows can often be found glued to their screens in support of our favourite sport.
WCF technical guy/development guy/official/man-about-town Keith Wendorf is a fan of the boys and their bunker; he brings along his laptop and, presto, it is magically souped-up for another year ...

• Pfeifdawg is a blogger? Not Team Ferbey’s Scott Pfeifer, but his brother, who is coaching a squad at this weekend's Alberta Junior championships ...

• Speaking of juniors, remember this guy? We do, for it was one of the great curling stories of 2006 ...

• And how about this guy? We remember him too... and also one of his front-enders, from an even older era ...

• JJJ – none other than Jennifer J. Jones – certainly has her share of armchair enemies these days. But she also has a new friend: former Jenn Hanna second (and all-star shooter) Dawn Askin is throwing lead stones this weekend in Switzerland; other big names in that one include fellow Canuck Kelly Scott, Swiss thrower Mirjam Ott, Russia’s Euro champion Ludmila Privivkova, Germany’s Andrea Schoepp, Scotland’s Kelly Wood and, of course, Sweden’s Anette Norberg ...

• DID YOU KNOW?... That Ontario curling fans can enjoy no less than four competitions on local channel Rogers Television this month ...

• DID YOU KNOW II?... that another ticket package – the Day Pass – is on sale today for the Tim Hortons Brier in Hamilton? Here’s a media story to boot ...

• Cathy “Blood” King is the latest name to cough it up on The Curling Show ...

• A hearty congrats and thanks to Ray Pavlove of Parry Sound, Ontario, a lifeling curling dynamo who was recently honoured by his community ...

• And here’s another “Mann” who deserves applause ...

• Vic Peters is out for the season, leaving son Daley to skip at this weekend’s Manitoba men’s playdowns. “I’m the water boy,” Vic told the Winnipeg Free Press, and here’s the scoop via Jim Bender at the Sun ...

• So... picked up the latest (ninth!) curling book of the season yet? It’s called The Ferbey Four: The Kings Of Canadian Curling and all week the Edmonton Sun has been running excerpts. In addition to Monday’s delicious first entry (see previous blogpost), the full week of offerings are: Tuesday’s Oh, The Fun They’ve Had; Wednesday’s The Pros And Cons Of Being Pros; Thursday’s My Wife Understands Me; and today’s Forward To The Future ...

• Here’s a look at Eastern Ontario's Navan club ...

• Yup, they’re curling in the Cameroon, believe it or not. Bring on The Indomitable Lions ...

• Finally, any knitters out there looking for a curling pattern? Here you go... and no, we have no idea how we find this stuff, either ...