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TOP 10 BEST CURLING PLAYERS OF ALL TIME (TO BE CONTINUED)

1. Kevin Martin (Alberta)

Kevin Martin gained many important titles as a professional curling player such as Four Briers, One World Championship, One Olympic Gold Medal or 18 Grand Slams. He is well-known to feature the incredible run of wins on numerous provincial, national and international stages. In regarding of these precious trophies, Kevin Martin is appraised to be the greatest Canada male curler.  

The endless list of championship and titles that Martin has gained started with the win during his trip to the Tim Hortons Brier in 1991. He continued to gain more 3 titles in this tournament, including the back-to-back wins in 2008 and 2009.

In addition, he is also the final winner of the world curling championship in 2008, however, the most important and worth-reminding trophy of Kevin Martin must be his championship in the 2010 world curling, which successfully draw his team to the top step of the Olympic stage, which after then, won with a perfect record at the Winter Games in Vancouver.

Martin has created and executed a lot of great things throughout his curling career, including being the leader to propel the creation of the Grand Slam series as well as operating many development camps to support the growth of curling.

2. Glenn Howard (Ontario)

Glenn Howard is an impressive professional curler who has gained Four Briers, Four World Championships and 16 Grand Slams.

Apart from that, he is well-known to be the curlers who has taken part in most of Brier games in the world, which are 218 games in total. During these 218 games, he won the title 4 times and has become the first runner up a remarkable 7 times. 

During the total 4 trips to participate in the world championship, Glenn’s never slipped the chance of coming out on top.

Howard has won 16 Grand Slam titles and kept the record of being the ontario men’s titles with 17.

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BACK TO 1983 WHEN YELLOWKNIFE EXECUTED A SERIOUS CHEAT TO WIN THE CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP (TO BE CONTINUED)

Back to the very first time when Yellowknife made their first debut in national curling championship, they got into a worldwide troublesome scandal of cheating. Below is the story about some representative names such as Klaus Schoene,  Don Sian, Doug Bothamley and Randy Waddell who made history.

There was a renowned, remarkable team being gathered and smoothly operated before the championship of Steve Moss on the national scene, or before curling was taken over by the Koe kids in Yellowknife.

In 1983, the Elks Corby Cup took place in the NWT for the first time. At that present, it was held at the Yk Community Arena and hosted by the Yellowknife Elks Lodge. Lasting within 1 week, the Elks Cup still became an unforgettable memory for the hosting city and also for the participants who all thrived for history.

During this 1983 Elks Corby Cup curling tournament being held at the Yk Community Arena, Randy Waddell, left, Don Sian and Doug Bothamley watched their rock heading into the match’s rings. This trio, together with skip Klaus Schoenen, would continue pulling themselves together with the viewing to being the champion of the championship as well as earning the very first national curling title for Yellowknife. 

At that year, Klaus Schoenne and his rink of Don Sian, Doug Bothamley and Randy Waddell successfully became the winner and brought Yellowknife the first national curling title. Thanks to this great contribution, they would be appraised and have their names carved into the NWT Sport Hall of Fame

However, in that year, if you had the chance to have small talk with other competing teams, most of them would claimed that it stood no door for Yellowknife to win the whole tournament fair and square.

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ANASTASIA BRYZGALOVA – THE HOTTEST CURLING PLAYER OF ALL TIME

The female Russian curling athlete Anastasia Bryzgalova made her first debut on the winter of Olympic 2018 when she caught people attention as being endowed with charming appearance. She was appraised to take after superstar Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox.

In 2018, the Russian curling athlete Anastasia Bryzgalova successfully gained a gold medal as a male-female competing pair with her husband, who is Alexander Krushelnitsky. Even though at that time, her gorgeous look was a hot headline for press, which drew many people’s attention but it was obviously her talent and great skills that helped her become the champion. “Yes, I was really happy to hear many accomplishment about my beauty, however, curling medals does not  base on beauty standards.” Bryzgalova made speech during an interview with the sportbox.ru website of Russia. 

Previously, this gorgeous Russian 25-year-old curling athlete used to go viral on every social media feeds when she took part in the curling tournament of Olympic winter 2018. Many fans compared her to the famous Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox. However, it was such a shame that during the competition, the couple of Krushelnitsky and Bryzgalova (who were at that time the representative of Russia) lost the chance to take part in the final of Olympic when they had to compete with former worldwide champion Jenny Perret and Martin Rios of Sweden. The couple was defeated with the final score of 5-7 during an intense and nerve-racking final. However, they still made it come true when defeat Norway with the score of 8-4 on the match to gain the bronzer medal. This medal was the first medal of Russia in Olympic in regarding of curling session.

Bryzgalova revealed after this victory: “ The most important thing to us had always been our family.”

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USA CURLING IS ON A COMMEMORATION FOR THE LOSS OF LEGEND JACK MCNELLY

Jack McNelly, who used to a legend of USA curling, one of the most prestigious curlers in the world, died on the 15th March at the age of 70 of a heart attack. He passed away at his private home in Monument, Colorado.

Jack has been well-known for a meaningful philosophy, which is “to live life to the fullest.” He is highly appraised for his natural sense of adventure, the positive power of thinking and training all day long. Not only being a symbol of national curling, he has been a great friend, beloved husband and caring dad to his sons. He has gained a lot of titles in the USCA and world of curling. The USCA President during the 2001-2002 Olympic season and former WCF Representative, Peggy Hatch, called it a shot with the statement: “Jack McNelly was key to curling becoming an Olympic sport; his contribution cannot be overstated. He was a wonderful ambassador for curling and will be missed by so many.”

Jack McNelly was not only a professional curler but also a long-time director of the United States Curling Association, who made great distribution to the development of the Association. He was also the president of USCA during the period from 2002 to 2003 and the US representative for many important worldwide sports events such as the U.S. Olympic Committee. Moreover, Jack was the leader of US Olympic Curling Team from 2002 to 2006.

With the role as a curling professional player, Jack took part in the USCA Mixed National Champion as a competitor from 1990 to 1997. He was also the member of the USCA Men’s National Champion team skipped by Don Cooper in 1983.

Talking about hobbies and other interesting facts about Jack, he was really fond of outdoor activities such as fishing, elk hunting, or horsemanship. 

During his funeral, Jack’s family recommended Jack’s friends and fans to together make memorial donations to the USCA or to their local curling club in Jack’s honor.

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CURLER DISPLACED SASK MADE A CLEAR STATEMENT TO GET BACK QUICKLY ON TOP

“We are at the peak of curling” was the statement that was made by Curler Sask who was recently displaced. According to REGINA, just during the period of 1 month, they had to say goodbye to 2 most talented and strongest players and recruited 2 more new curlers for the nowadays formation. 

In the first movement, Alberta’s Kevin Koe has let go Colton Flasch and instead, recruited John Morris, who used to earn the Olympic Gold Medal 2 times.

Being announced to be “fired off” by the close former teammate Ben Hebert, Flash revealed that he was close to be speechless: “A little overwhelmed, and just… shocked.”

Not long time after this shocking event, Catlin Schneider also had to come up with the same situation when he suffered from the expulsion. Even though Catlin Schneider, less than 1 month ago, has made a trophy for Team Matt Dunstone when he played an important role in helping the whole team reach the third place at the Brier, Team Matt Dunstone still kept the decision to carry out this second let go.

Schneider revealed his thought: “Frustration, anger, disappointment, you know the ‘why’ question, the sadness it’s hard to know what to think.” 

Before being officially released, former curler Schneider sent Flash a text with the viewing to confiding in and sharing about the announcement of his release from Team Koe. However, this conversation later turned into a teaming up discussion when both of them were out of curling job.

Schneider said: “The club had asked me, ‘you guys are staying together obviously? You guys had a pretty decent year, and then I thought we were,”. “However, it had been shocking news when a few days later, they said that they would be talking about forming a new team together.”

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THE MOST SPECIAL CURLING STONES BEING UTILIZED IN THE 2018 WINTER OLYMPIC

Among a wide number of winter sports such as snow skiing, hockey or ice-skate, there is another fantastic, interesting sports, which is Curling – ice stones.

Being generated and played by Scottland residents since the 16th decade, however, it had to be until 1928 did Curling appear in Olympic and until 2006, Curling was officially considered to be a sport for competitions and tournaments. Curling has been gradually developed and become the most appealing winter sports with more than 1,5 million professional athletes involved all around the world.

However, there has been a fixed thing in Curling which has never been changed for hundred years, which is stones used in curling. 

In 1851, there were 16 engravers together setting up a shop named Kays in the Mauchline village of West Scottland. Since then, this shop is the one and only reliable address to produce the most prestigious and well-qualified stones for every curling tournament.

Each year, Kays produced the number of from 1800 to 2000 curling stones, which the average price for each one was 637 USD. Curling stones made by Kays has the most unbelievable durability, which can be well-qualified enough to be utilized for the next period of 50 years. 

Since then, the Kays’ engravers have always keep themselves snowed under with work all year along. After Pyeongchang 2018, they will continue to pull things together to generate the most perfect stones, which will be the supply for 2020 Beijing Winter Olympic. To curling competitors, there will be nothing better than being able to utilize the stones which origin from where curling was born. Stones of the Kays shop are known as the best ones for curling professionals and amateurs to create the most satisfying and memorable matches.

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Curling considers new rules to speed up the sport

The video games are too lengthy, scaring away younger fanatics with ever-diminishing attention spans. there is too much status round among spurts of pastime.

And the unpredictable duration makes it tough for tv networks to devise for a predictable broadcast window.

Not baseball. no longer soccer.

Curling.

A 500-12 months-vintage sport that pairs chess-like method with livid sweeping and shouts of “Hurry hard,” curling is considering radical rule adjustments because it attempts to stability centuries of subculture with the current need to transport matters alongside. a few of the proposals: setting players on a more traumatic clock, or shortening games from 10 ends to 8.

“We’re now not the simplest game that’s going via it, for sure,” stated Nolan Thiessen, a 2010 global champion who is a member of the world Curling Federation Athlete fee.
This idea that absolutely everyone may want to pick up a broom, could choose up a piece of granite, and be excellent at it,” CBC curling reporter Devin Heroux stated. “The face of curling has changed.”

And its caretakers are questioning if the game should, as nicely.

At its annual assembly last yr, the sector Curling Federation mentioned the way to make video games shorter. The worldwide governing frame has been accumulating information and comments from the athletes, and the intention is to provide you with a plan that might be used after the Beijing Olympics in 2022.

The most noticeable reform would be shortening all competitions to 8 ends.

A conventional suit includes 10 ends — like innings in baseball. Many lesser competitions already remaining handiest 8 rounds, the manner Grand Slam men’s tennis tournaments contain 5 units while others have long past to 3.

In a ten-stop in shape, there are a complete of 160 stones thrown. but the early frames are frequently a sense out process where the groups get used to the ice, the rocks and each different.

Some other inspiration is cease-timing, in which teams have a hard and fast quantity to strategize for each spherical as opposed to a complete for the whole healthy. Curling Canada spokesman Al Cameron stated a take a look at of the system at certainly one of its activities remaining year shortened games by way of five-10 minutes.

Some welcome the smash from the grind of tournaments; on the Olympics, for instance, a roller can spend extra time in opposition than every other athlete. those who oppose the change say 10 ends is a test that reduces the hazard of a fluke outcome.

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Into The Circle: Curling Has Never Been So Fun

Into The Circle is also a game that inherits all elements of Gameblyr’s brand reputation for its extremely simple but addictive games.

Into The Circle is inspired by Curling. The sport is included in the official competition list of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. For those of you who don’t know, Curling was first played in Russia more than 150 years ago and is increasingly being developed in many countries in the world.

Just like Curling, the player’s task in the Into Into Circle mobile game is to shoot a small orange ball into the red circle and score as many points as possible. Players will be supported by a directional arrow shaking back and forth associated with the force bar, when the standard sight you just hold your finger on the screen to align force accurately and release.

In Into The Circle, in addition to the task of putting the ball in the red circle, the player’s higher goal is to try to align the marbles to stop at the position with the “X”. When you do this, the player will get 1 Perfect point, if scoring 3 consecutive points will be awarded 1 Star to continue the game at a time of chance or unlock different color interfaces.

In addition to putting the marble directly into the circle like the traditional way mentioned above, players can completely show their skills by shooting beyond the target level behind them without ignoring the middle circle or “spread.” directing ”rather than hitting the wall like a true Billiard player.

The difficulty of the game increases gradually when the distance between the targets is changed dramatically after each shot. Although the difficulty is not too high, this also causes many difficulties for the player and requires practice and experience to have a sense of distance and fire force accurately. Moreover, Into The Circle possesses a simple and fairly slow gameplay, you will not be urged by the time but completely comfortable to adjust every inch of your shot. This makes the game easier to breathe but reduces the pace and challenge of the game.

It can be said, Into The Circle is an interesting one-touch casual game very suitable for entertaining, killing time or competing with friends. The pungent feeling of each missed shot while playing with a group of friends will surely bring you joyful laughter and comfort to help you relieve stress after hard working and studying hours.

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Russia Paid A $15 Million Fine For Curling Athlete Doping Scandal

On February 21, the AFP news agency quoted a source as saying that Russia had paid a $ 15 million fine to the IOC regarding the large-scale doping scandal.

The Russian Olympic Committee’s fine payment is considered one of the main conditions for the IOC to decide whether to lift the ban on Olympic participation for Russia before the closing of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang 2018.

On December 5, 2017, the IOC banned Russia from attending the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea over a scandal.

At the Sochi 2014 Olympics, Russia topped the medals table with 12 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 9 bronze medals.

A group of 168 Russian athletes considered by the IOC to have a “clean history” competed in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games as independent athletes and not under the colors of Russia’s colors.

However, on February 20, the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) confirmed that test sample B of Alexander Krushelnitsky, an ice ball player, tested positive for meldonium, a banned substance in competitive sports. sport at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018.

Krushelnitsky athlete won a bronze medal in the men’s and women’s football match at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Games.

The Sports Arbitration Court (CAS), which handles doping use cases at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, has announced an investigation into the case.

Krushelnitsky and his wife won a bronze medal in the men’s and women’s ice hockey competition at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Russian Olympic Committee said it could not explain why the banned substance exists in Krushelnitsky’s body and that they are investigating the case. This curling athlete has also acknowledged the use of banned substances.

Curling Federation Chairman Dmitry Svishchev hinted that the doping scandal involving the Olympic curling athlete Alexander Krushelnitsky was an ‘outsider’s action’ that motivated the jealousy of the beauty of his wife Krushelnitsky. According to the official, doping has no effect on curling because the sport is not a type of competition that requires persistence but only concentration.

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Curling: A Trending Sport in Korea

After the success of the women’s curling team at the 2018 Winter Olympics, this sport is being welcomed by Korean youth as a useful form of entertainment in the cold winter.

Closing the 17-day journey of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Olympics, the host country, South Korea, won two more silver medals. In particular, here are two precious medals in the sport that Korea has never achieved high results in the previous Olympic Games.

The Korean curling team was dubbed “Team Kim” because all athletes, including coaches, have the surname Kim. In the women’s soccer final in the Gangneung Curling Center on the morning of February 25, 2018, the team fell to Sweden with a score of 3-8. This time, the four girls of the host country team did not achieve the same level of accuracy when lifting weights to the center of the circle like the previous rounds. At the end of the 9th round, although there was still one more round, South Korea shook hands with Sweden, a gesture meant to accept defeat in curling.

On the other hand, in the final of the four-person roller coaster that took place only a few dozen minutes later, the Korean team led by athlete Won Yoon-jong achieved 3 minutes 16 seconds 38. The team ranked second after four rounds of competition. The German team, led by athlete Nico Walther, achieved a match that matched the home team of Korea to the 1/100 second unit, so it also won a silver medal. Another German team, led by Francesco Friedrich, won the gold medal with a score of 0.53 seconds earlier.

Thus, the Korean national sports delegation has won a total of 17 medals, the most in the history of the Winter Olympics. At the end of the Olympics, which took place at home with a record of gold, eight silver and four bronze, South Korea ranked seventh in the overall medal table.