Willkommen in Füssen

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FÜSSEN, GERMANY – So, KMart won another Grand Slam (and well done, again, Mr. Shawn Adams and company) which is his first under the Capital One banner. You can read about it here, but... to be honest, we’re getting a wee bit bored. Aren’t you? Du hast verdammt Recht!

Like, somebody should just go out and whomp the guy, already. Those somebodys will get another chance at the end of the month, at The Hawk.

Hey, did you know the final was streamed online on the CBC Sports website? Nope, neither did we. Hmph. Nevertheless, you can see some online content at this dedicated CBC/BDO Canadian Open page.

There’s another big curling event going on this week, in Füssen, Germany. The 2007 Le Gruyère European Curling Championships are almost finished with Day Three, and it’s Sweden (women) and Norway (men) leading the pack. In the Urs Räber photo above, Austrian third and calendar gal (and TCN fan!) Karina Toth delivers the goods.

North Americans can see this mega event live for the first time right here via CurlTV, while Europeans can watch it on Eurosport TV and also via streaming on the Eurosport family of websites. Plus, you can also read about it here, and follow live scoring here (with B-Pool action here), and even track selected live graphic games here! Whew!

You can also see some great photos and reportage from our friends at Curling Today, the blogpartner to The Scottish Curler. They’re just up the tribune, a wee spot away from us (our seats are better, so nyaah-nyaah!).

There’s yet another popular curling event coming, too. This weekend sees the return of the TSN Skins Game, now known as the Casino Rama Skins Curling Game, and there’s only 1,000 tickets left. Get yours today, or plan your seat on the couch. You can also read preview stories here and here.

There’s certainly more to come from Europe’s biggest event in the coming days, but for now, is there anything else afoot? Oh yes...

• Wasn’t there another Slam this past weekend? Yup, a new women’s event in Nova Scotia, and here’s the scoop ...

• Duluth CC, a favourite haunt of ours here at TCN, is doing very well these days, although they might be missing their games tonight; we hear there’s about 400 feet of snow on the ground out there ...

• Here’s another story on the Nutmeg (and we still love that name) ...

• Looking to catch up on how the Slams came to be where they are today? Here’s a decent primer ...

• Did you miss Witt on Sunday’s Slam broadcast? Here’s a peek at Bruce Rainnie, who filled in ...

• Why wasn’t Jean-Michel Ménard in Québec City? Something to do with the Order of Merit, we’re told. So, instead he went to Cornwall ...

• And finally, here’s the next great curling name, folks: Steen Sigurdson, come on down ...