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2001-2002 News Stories

 


Morgan Wins Whirlpool Challenge
(April 1) Chandra Morgan of Saskatoon captured the Whirlpool Pro-Am Challenge in Ontario. Morgan defeated the defending champions from Ontario, 9-3 in the final. Check Results

Canada Gold For Men, Bronze For Women At World Juniors
(Mar 31) David Hamblin won the Men's Gold Sunday at the World Junior Men's Championship in Kelowna beating Sweden, 3-2. Meanwhile, Suzanne Gaudet lost 7-6 to the U.S. in the semi-finals at the World Junior Women's Championship but beat Italy, 9-8 to claim the Bronze medal. Check results here

Sask Finishes Third At Canadian Police Championship
(Mar 23) Saskatchewan, represented by Mitch Yuzdepski lost in the semi-final to Alberta, 4-3 at the Canadian Police Championship in Trois Riviere, Quebec Saturday. PEI defeated Alberta, 9-5 in the final. Check results

Morgan Attending Pro-Am Challenge
(Mar 21) Chandra Morgan of Saskatoon will represent Saskatchewan at the Whirlpool Pro-Am Challenge at the end of the month in Toronto. See details

Petryshyn Wins Provincial Juvenile Championship
(Mar 18) Michael Petryshyn of the Highland Curling Club in Regina defeated Mathew Ryback, 5-2 in the Championship Final Monday to claim the Provincial Juvenile Championship in Kindersley. Petryshyn won the "A" final Saturday.  Check results here

Ferbey Repeats At Brier
(Mar 17) Alberta's Randy Ferbey defeated John Morris of Ontario, 9-4 in the Championship Final Sunday in Calgary to repeat as Nokia Brier Champions. Ferbey also becomes the fourth player in history to win four Brier Championships.
Saskatchewan's Scott Bitz dropped a 7-5 decision to New Brunswick in the Page Playoff 3 vs. 4 game Friday while Ontario defeated New Brunswick in the semi-final Saturday. Follow results here.
"TID BITZ", the Daily Diary for Team Bitz has been posted here on saskcurl.com. You can read about the team's adventure in Calgary with their daily posting to their diary.

Derbowka Dominant At Provincial Mixed
(Mar 17) Bryan Derbowka dominated play this week at the Provincial Mixed Championship in Estevan including the Championship Final. Derbowka defeated Kevin St.John, 11-2 in six ends to claim the Provincial Championship Sunday. St.John defeated Randy Gilewich, 7-3 in the semi-final Saturday to advance while Derbowka advanced by virtue of a first place finish in the round-robin.  Check results here

Arguin Captures Provincial Intermediate Title
(Mar 10) Lorraine Arguin captured the Provincial Intermediate Women's Championship title Sunday in Martensville defeating Leila Mohr, 8-5 in the final. Mohr beat Deanne Miller-Jones, 7-4 while Arguin downed Karen Morrison, 6-5 in the semi-finals Sunday morning. Check results

Another Heartbreaker For Anderson
(Mar 4) Saskatchewan's Sherry Anderson dropped a heartbreaking, 8-5 decision to Colleen Jones' Team Canada foursome in Sunday's final at the Scott Tournament of Hearts in Brandon. A game-deciding steal of three in the 6th end put Jones ahead, 6-2.  It was Anderson's second major loss in three months, losing the final of the Olympic Trials in Regina to Kelley Law.
Team Canada beat Ontario in Saturday's semi-final rebounding from Friday night's loss to Saskatchewan in the Page Playoff 1 vs 2 game.
Anderson finished the round-robin in first place with a 9-2 record followed by Team Canada, Manitoba and Ontario all with records of 8-3.
Team Anderson posted their Final Diary Entry Monday...  Read it here.
Follow Scott Tournament of Heart results here.

Despins Loses in Quarter-finals at Tour Championship
(Mar 3) Glen Despins lost in the quarter-finals Saturday at the Grand Slam WCT Tour Championship in Strathroy, Ontario.  Despins dropped a 4-2 decision to Wayne Middaugh after qualifying from the "B" event Friday. Bruce Korte lost an "A" and "B" qualifier and failed to qualify.  Follow results on WCT site here

Joyce Advances To Mixed Provincials
(Feb 27) Shawn Joyce captured the Saskatoon berth to the Mixed Provincial Championship in March. Joyce defeated Doran Johnson, 6-5 in an extra end Tuesday in the final of the City Mixed Championship at the Sutherland Curling Club.

Canadians Settle For Silver, Bronze At Olympics
(Feb 23)  Canada's Kevin Martin settled for the Silver medal while Kelley Law took Bronze at the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.  Martin missed his draw to the 4' against Norway in the Gold medal game to lose and settle for Silver in the men's event. Law beat the USA, 9-5 in the Bronze medal game.  Follow Olympic Curling Results

Provincial Masters Finals
(Feb 18) Benno Korte captured his second Masters Men's Title Sunday beating Craig Burkell, 7-4 in the Championship Final in Tisdale. At the women's Masters Provincial also in Tisdale, Faye Jackson defeated Liane McLean, 11-3 in the women's final Sunday afternoon.
Provincial Masters Men's Results
Provincial Masters Women's Results

Funeral Held For Gary Craig
(Feb 17) The curling community in Saskatchewan was shocked to learn that Gary Craig passed away early Tuesday in Saskatoon at the age of 56. Craig, who played lead on the Saskatchewan Senior Men's team, skipped by Eugene Hritzuk last week at the Canadian Championship, suffered a massive heart attack and died on his way to hospital Tuesday morning. Craig and the Saskatchewan team returned Monday from the Canadian Championship where they finished third, losing in the semi-final. Craig was the all-star lead at the event. The funeral was held Saturday, February 16, 2002 at Holy Spirit Parish in Saskatoon.

Thunder On Ice to Resume in March
(Feb 15) Officials in North Battleford announced that the Thunder On Ice cashspiel will be resurrected for this season. The spiel will be held March 28-31, 2002. Read more

Bitz Steals Final at Provincials

Scott Bitz of Regina Steals Championship, 8-7 over John Carlos
at the Tankard on Sunday.
Photo saskcurl.com.
(Feb 10) Scott Bitz stole a single on the 10th end to edge John Carlos, 8-7 in the Championship Final of the Pool Tankard Sunday in Yorkton to win the Provincial Men's Championship. Bitz, along with third, Mark Lang; second, Brian McCusker; and lead, Kelly Moskowy will represent Saskatchewan at the Brier in Calgary next month. Bitz advanced with a 9-5 win over Jeff Hartung in the semi-final Sunday morning after beating Gerald Shymko in a tie-breaker Saturday night.  Carlos advanced to the final after finishing in first place in the round-robin with a 5-3 record. Carlos, Hartung, Shymko and Bitz all finished tied with 5-3 records but based on win-loss records among the teams, Carlos was awarded first place with Jeff Hartung given second place. Check results here

Sask Teams Lose in Semi-Finals at Canadian Seniors
(Feb 9)  Eugene Hritzuk and Nancy Kerr both lost in the semi-finals at the Canadian Senior Championship in St. Thomas, Ontario. Hritzuk lost 5-2 to Ontario while Kerr dropped a 9-2 decision to Alberta. Manitoba meets Ontario in the Men's Final Sunday while Alberta takes on Ontario in the Women's Final. Check results

Northern Reps Declared
(Feb 3) The four northern reps to next week's Provincial Championships are declared. Defending Provincial Champion, Doug Harcourt was eliminated Saturday at the Northern Men's Playdown in Saskatoon. John Carlos won the "A" final, 5-4 over Brian Humble. In the "B" final Sunday morning, Gerald Shymko defeated Barry Bentley. Winning "C" qualifying games were Humble and Scott Coghlan.  Check results here : Men's Northern Playdown

Packet Returning To Provincials
(Feb 3) Former Provincial Champ, Jim Packet will be returning to the Provincial Men's Championship winning one of the four Southern berths this weekend. Packet won a "C" berth along with Jeff Hartung. Scott Bitz downed Randy Bryden, 8-5 in the "A" final Saturday at the Southern Men's Playdown in Weyburn. In the "B" final Sunday, Gary Bryden defeated son Randy to qualify. Check results here : Men's Southern Playdown

Robinson Wins Pool Challenge
(Feb 3) Troy Robinson earned the "back-door" berth to the Provincial Men's Championship Sunday winning the Pool Challenge in Moose Jaw. Robinson beat Murray McEachern, 8-1 in the final. Check results here Men's Pool Challenge

Korte Eliminated at Grand Slam Event
(Feb 1) Bruce Korte lost to Rich Moffatt in a "C" game Friday night at the National Grand Slam of Curling in Sault Ste. Marie. The loss eliminated him from the event. Earlier in the day, Korte stole 3 in the 10th end to beat Glen Despins, 11-9 knocking out Despins.  Check results WCT site

Anderson Captures Provincial Championship
(Jan 27) Sherry Anderson, Kim Hodson, Sandra Mulroney and Donna Gignac captured the Provincial Women's Curling Championship Sunday with a 7-5 win over defending Champion, Michelle Ridgway. In a repeat of last year's Final of the Provincial Scott Tournament of Hearts, Anderson reversed the out-come and will now represent Saskatchewan at the National Championship in Brandon next month. Check results here

Saskatoon Men's Playdown
(Jan 27) John Carlos, Scott Coghlan, Brian Humble and Greg Tarasoff captured the four berths from the Saskatoon region to the Northern Playdowns which get underway Thursday at the CN Curling Club in Saskatoon. Check results

Saskatchewan's McIvor Loses Semi-Final at Canadian Juniors
(Jan 26) Jolene McIvor lost to PEI, 9-5 in Friday night's semi-final at the Canadian Junior Championships in Summerside, PEI. Saskatchewan finished tied with Manitoba for the third and final playoff spot with 8-4 records and beat Manitoba in a tie-breaker Friday morning.  PEI defeated Newfoundland in the final. Kyle George failed to advance to the playoffs finishing with a 7-5 record.  Check results

Provincial Line-up Strong
(Jan 20) Defending Provincial Champion, Michelle Ridgway is among one of the strongest fields declared for next week's Provincial Women's Championship in Melfort. Ridgway, who won the "A" final at the Southern Women's Playdown in Balgonie, joins "B" winner, Amber Holland and "C" qualifiers, Jan Betker and former Provincial Champion, June Campbell. 
From the Northern Playdown in Prince Albert, Sherry Anderson advanced winning the "A" final, while Patty Rocheleau, who finished in third place at Provincials last year, won the "B" event. "C" qualifiers were Tracy Streifel and Sue Altman. Check results here:
Southern Women's Playdown
Northern Women's Playdown

Law Will Be Ready
(Jan 14) After suffering a foot injury in Gander, Newfoundland & Labrador on the weekend, Kelley Law returned home to Vancouver on Sunday where she is undergoing physiotherapy and expects to be healthy by the end of month. Read full story TSN

Kerr Defends Title at Provincial Senior Women's
(Jan 13) Nancy Kerr successfully defended her Provincial Championship defeating Crystal Frisk in Sunday's final, 9-4 at the Provincial Senior Women's Championship in Watrous.  Check results here: Senior Women's Provincials

Hritzuk Claims First Provincial Senior Men's Title
(Jan 13) Eugene Hritzuk beat Ed Bitz, 6-2 in the Championship Final Sunday to capture his first Provincial Senior Men's Championship in Outlook. Check results here : Senior Men's Provincials

Korte Captures Grand Slam Masters
(Jan 13) Bruce Korte defeated Jeff Stoughton, skipped by Dale Duguid in the Championship Final to capture the Grand Slam Masters Sunday in Gander, Nfld.  Korte advanced to the Final by beating Kevin Park, 6-3 in the semi-final and a quarter-final win over Vic Peters, also 6-3.  The win was worth $25,000 for the team. Check Results


Dacey Captures Canadian Mixed - Shymko Loses In Playoffs
(Jan 13) Nova Scotia's Mark Dacey finally captured the Canadian Mixed title Sunday in his home club in Halifax.  Dacey defeated PEI, 6-4 in the final. Earlier in the day,  PEI edged Ontario, 6-5 in the semi-final to advance to the Final. Yorkton's Gerald Shymko lost 10-5 to PEI Saturday in the 3 vs.4 Page Playoff.  Nova Scotia defeated Ontario, 8-4 in the 1 vs. 2 Playoff Friday night to earn a bye to the Final.  Check for results here.

Six Qualifiers Decided At Regina Women's
(Jan 13) The six qualifiers from the Regina Region 7 Women's Playdown to the Southerns have been decided. Winning "A" Qualifiers Saturday were defending Provincial Champion, Michelle Ridgway and Jan Betker. "B" Qualifiers decided Saturday night were June Campbell and Amber Holland. The "C" reps decided Sunday were Linda Piluschak and Cindy Street.  Follow results here.

Law Suffers Ankle Injury - Dancing !
(Jan 12) Kelley Law of New Westminster, B.C., the skip of Canada's women's curling entry at the Salt Lake City Winter Games, suffered an ankle injury Friday that required her to be kept overnight in hospital for observation. Law turned her left ankle while dancing during a social at the Gander Curling Club. Read full story from Canadian Press.

Morgan, Streifel Round Out Reps From Saskatoon Women's
(Jan 8) Chandra Morgan and Tracey Streifel won "C" qualifying games Tuesday to round out the Saskatoon reps to the Northern Women's Playdown.  Morgan and Streifel join "A" winner, Patty Rocheleau and "B" winner, Stefanie Miller from the Saskatoon Region 13 women's playdown. Check results here.

Senior Provincial Reps Determined
(Jan 6) The representatives to the Provincial Senior Men's and Women's Championships have been declared with the completion of the Northern and Southern playdowns Sunday. The reps are: from the Northern Senior Women's: Merle Kopach, Rhoda Besse, and Sharon White; from the Southern Senior Women's: Nancy Kerr; Fran Spencer and Liane McLean; from the Northern Senior Men's: Ig Baranieski, Ray Field, Harvey Newell and Eugene Hritzuk; and from the Southern Senior Men's: Rick Smart, Bill Martin, Ed Bitz and Willie Boon. 
Check results here :
Sr Men's North
Sr Men's South
Sr Women's North
Sr. Women's South

Grand Slam Mutiny? - Howard Suspended By WCT
(Jan 6) In the Hack is reporting that Greg McAulay has entered playdowns in BC and now Scott Patterson has also started playdowns in Northern Ontario joining Russ Howard who has entered playdowns in New Brunswick. The World Curling Tour suspended Russ Howard for a minimum of two years Friday after the New Brunswick skip elected to enter provincial playdowns for the Nokia Brier. Read full story
Howard reaction... "shocked and confused".. Read here

George Wins Junior Men's Provincial
(Dec 30) Kyle George defeated Darren Engel, 8-5 in the first playoff game and 10-6 in the deciding playoff to win the Provincial Junior Men's Championship in Nipawin Sunday.  Engel won the "A" final Friday and the "B" final Saturday while George won the "C" final Sunday morning. George will represent Saskatchewan at the Canadian Junior Championship in Summerside, PEI starting January 19, 2002.  Check for results here: Junior Men's 

McIvor Rallies To Win Junior Women's Provincial
(Dec 30) Jolene McIvor had to beat Nicole Dunajski twice on Sunday and managed two playoff wins to claim the Provincial Junior Women's Championship in Nipawin Sunday.  McIvor beat Dunajski, 7-5 in the first playoff and 6-3 in the second playoff Sunday. Dunajski won the "A" final Friday and "C" final Sunday while McIvor took the "B" final Saturday. McIvor advances to the National Championship, January 19-27, 2002 in PEI.  Check for results here : Junior Women's.

Martin Takes M&M Skins Final - Korte Loses To Stoughton
(Dec 30)  Kevin Martin defeated Guy Hemmings in the Final at the M&M Skins Game in Oakville, Ontario Sunday. Saskatoon's Bruce Korte lost to Stoughton Friday and picked up $600. Check results

Region 13 Senior Men's Playdown
(Dec 21) Eugene Hritzuk joins Bernie Yuzdepski and Ray Field as the three reps to the Northern Senior Men's Playdown from Saskatoon.  Hritzuk defeated Ron Perry, 9-3 in the "C" Final Thursday to advance.  Check results.

Middaugh Steals Grand Slam Canadian Open
(Dec 17) Wayne Middaugh stole the winning point in the 10th end of the Championship Final to defeat Jeff Stoughton, 8-7 and take the inaugural Canadian Open Grand Slam of Curling in Wainwright Sunday. The win was worth $30,000 for Middaugh while Stoughton won $18,000. Middaugh edged Glen Howard, 7-6 while Stoughton shaded Kevin Martin, 9-8 in an extra end in the semi-finals. Saskatchewan's Bruce Korte and Glen Despins failed to qualify for the Championship round.  Check results

City Super Leagues Declare Champions
(Dec 13) The Regina and Saskatoon Super League declared their champions this week. In Regina, Michelle Ridgway won the women's title while Troy Robinson took the men's. In Saskatoon, Stefanie Miller claimed the women's championship. Doug Harcourt won the men's.  Check Super League results

Martin Returning to Olympics
(Dec 9) Kevin Martin drew the button on his final shot to beat Kerry Burtnyk, 8-7 in the Championship Final of the Men's Olympic Trials in Regina Sunday and earn the berth as Canada's representative to the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Martin returns after his appearance in the 1992 Olympics while it was a demonstration sport. He lost the Trials final to Mike Harris in 1997. Martin advanced to the final finishing in first with a 7-2 record while Burtynk advanced to the final after beating Bert Gretzinger in the semi-final Friday.  Check results

Law Heading to Salt Lake City
(Dec 8) Kelley Law is going to the Olympic Games.  Law defeated Delisle's Sherry Anderson, 7-3 in the Championship Final of the Women's Olympic Curling Trials in Regina Saturday afternoon and will now represent Canada at the Salt Lake City Olympics in February.  Anderson defeated Colleen Jones, 9-5 Friday afternoon in the women's semi-final while Law finished in first place with a 7-2 record and received a bye to Saturday's final.  Michelle Ridgway finished just out of the playoffs with a 5-4 record while Amber Holland wound up at 4-5.  Check results

saskcurl.com Rankings Released - Korte, Anderson at #1
(Dec 6) The December saskcurl.com Folk's Curling Corner Rankings were released Thursday with Bruce Korte ranked as the number one men's team and Sherry Anderson as the number one women's team, both regaining their former #1 ranked positions. On the men's side, Rod Montgomery moves into the number two spot followed by Brian Humble and Doug Harcourt.  On the women's rankings, Michelle Ridgway drops to the number two position followed by Jan Betker, Amber Holland and Stefanie Miller. Check full Rankings

Blake Wins Battle of McDonalds at Red Deer Classic
(Dec 3) Blake McDonald defeated Brent McDonald, 9-5 in the Championship Final of the Red Deer Terroco Classic Monday. Blake defeated Leon Moch 6-3 in the semi-finals, while Brent advanced with a 5-3 win over Adrian Bakker. Losing in quarter-final action earlier in the day were Barry Chwedoruk, Dennis Graber, Rob Armitage and Frank Morissette.. Check results 

Korte Wins Saskatoon Classic
(Dec 2) Bruce Korte won his second WCT event Sunday winning the Saskatoon Point Optical Classic.  Korte defeated Warren Hassal, 6-3 in the final to take top prize money of $13,000.  Korte advanced to the final beating Al Lyburn in the semi-final while Hassal downed Rod Montgomery.  Losing in the quarter-finals were Vic Peters, Gerald Shymko; Dale Duguid and Kevin Koe.  Check results


(File Picture) Jan Betker defeated Stefanie Miller 7-4
 in Monday's Final of the SaskPower Schmirler Classic
 in Regina.  Betker won $14,000
Betker Captures Schmirler Classic
(Nov 26) Jan Betker defeated Stefanie Miller, 7-4 Monday in the Final of the SaskPower Schmirler Classic in Regina. The win was worth $14,000 for Betker, while Miller pocketed $9,000. Betker beat Cindy Street-McGregor in the semi-finals Monday afternoon while Miller edged Renelle Bryden in the other semi-final. Losing in the quarter-finals were Lisa Fargey, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Patti Lank and Deb Santos. Check results

Hemmings Wins Painted Hand
(Nov 26) Crowd favourite, Guy Hemmings took the top prize money of $12,000 at the Painted Hand Casino Classic in Yorkton Monday night beating Randy Bryden, 7-5 in the Championship Final.  Bryden took home $8,000 for the runner-up position.  Hemmings defeated Rod Montgomery while Bryden downed James Kirkness in the semi-finals Monday afternoon. Losing in the quarter-finals Monday morning were Brad Law, Brian Humble, Max Kirkpatrick and Daryl Williamson. Check results

Former SCA President, Cam Huffman, Dead at 54
(Nov 26) Former SCA President, Cam Huffman was a close friend and curler known to many in Saskatchewan.  He passed away early Saturday after a brief battle with cancer at the age 54.  Huffman was a former SCA President and curler in Saskatoon and member of the Brier2000 Committee.  saskcurl.com would like to pass condolences to family and friends of Cam. 

Junior Northerns and Southerns Wrap Up
(Nov 25) The Junior Men's and Women's Northern and Southern Playdowns wrapped up Sunday.  Winning the "A" events were: Darren Engel (Jr Men's North); Brent Goeres (Jr Men's South); Jolene McIvor (Jr Women's North); and Jana Markwart (Jr Women's South). 

Korte, Holland Win At Evergreen Classic
(Nov 19) Bruce Korte defeated Bryan Derbowka, 5-3 Monday to win the Evergreen Classic in Nipawin and $11,000 first prize money. Derbowka settled for $8500.  Korte defeated Daryl Williamson, 6-1 in the semi-finals while Derbowka edged Dean Geiger, 8-7  to advance.  Amber Holland beat Cindy Street-McGregor, 9-2 in 6 ends to win the women's event and $5,000.  Holland advanced with an 11-5 win over Chantelle Seiferling while Street-McGregor beat Cathy King, 6-5. Check results - Men's  Women's

Thompson Takes Dauphin Spiel
(Nov 19) Cam Thompson of Moosomin took the top prize money of $6,500 Monday at the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy Classic beating Winnipeg's Kyle Werenich, 9-2 in the Championship Final. Werenich took home $4,000. 


Third, Christian Schwaller of Switzerland calls shot
thrown by skip and brother Andi during "A" qualifier
Saturday at Wayside Inn Classic in Lloydminster. Schwaller
won the Classic beating Bruce Korte, 7-3 in the Championship 
Final Monday.

Korte Runner-Up at Lloydminster Classic
(Nov 12) Saskatoon's Bruce Korte dropped a 7-3 decision to Switzerland's Andi Schwaller in the Championship Final of the Wayside Inn Classic in Lloydminster Monday.  It was Schwaller's second final in as many weeks losing the Olds Classic to Brian Humble last week. The win was worth $12,000 for the Swiss team while Korte pocketed $7,000. Robert Keating of Benson lost to Schwaller in the quarter-finals while Rod Montgomery and Dan Ormsby lost in the first playoff round Sunday night.  Check results.

Derbowka Loses In Quarter-Finals at Swan River
(Nov 12) Bryan Derbowka lost to Dave Boehmer in the quarter-finals of the White's Drug Store Classic in Swan River, Manitoba Monday.  Boehmer won the Championship Final beating playing Graham Freeman, 10-5. Derbowka was the only Saskatchewan team to advance to the playoff round. Check results

Northern Lights Results
(Nov 11) Women's: Stefanie Miller of Saskatoon defeated Jolene McIvor, 10-9 in the Championship Final Sunday night to win the Northern Lights Women's Cash Spiel in Prince Albert. The win was worth $3,000. Miller advanced with a semi-final win over Brenda Goertzen while McIvor downed Patty Rocheleau in the other semi-final. Losing in  the quarter-finals were Cheryl Duffy of Moose Jaw and Karen Morrison of Kindersley.
On the Men's side, Scott Coghlan of Saskatoon made it two victories in two weekends winning the Men's Final, 5-2 over Grant Fisher of Shellbrook. Coghlan picked up $3400 for the win. Coghlan advanced beating Dale Despins in the semi-finals while Fisher beat Cory Martens. Losing in the quarter-finals were Cliff Selander, Pete Rieben, Ian Mayoh and Vern Hartz.

Humble Hot- Makes It Two Straight
(Nov 6) Brian Humble won his second consecutive major cash spiel Monday edging Andi Schwaller of Switzerland, 4-3 in the Championship Final of the Olds Classic. Humble pocketed $10,000 for the win while Schwaller takes $6,000 back to Europe. Correction: Darwin Heffley did not qualify as previously reported. Heffley won his first tie-breaker but had to win a second tie-breaker to advance to the playoffs but lost Sunday night. Brad Heidt finished 2-3 and Al Coutts 1-4 and out of the playoffs. Check results

Holland Wins Red Deer Women's Classic
(Nov 6) Amber Holland captured the Community Savings Women's Classic in Red Deer Monday beating Glenys Bakker, 8-5 in the Championship Final. Holland advanced earlier in the day, with a 7-6 win over Sherry Anderson.  Michelle Ridgway qualified but lost to Renelle Bryden in the quarter-finals.  Cindy Street and Cathy Trowell failed to qualify. Check results 

Coghlan Captures DirectWest
(Nov 5) Scott Coghlan doubled Rod Montgomery, 8-4 to capture the DirectWest Charity Classic in Regina Sunday. Coghlan won $7,500 while Montgomery pockets $5,000. In the semi-finals, Coghlan beat Randy Bryden 8-5 while Montgomery edged Glen Despins, 10-9 in an extra end.  Check results 

Anderson Claims Parktown Women's Classic
(Oct 29)  Sherry Anderson won her second event of the season Monday defeating Sue Altman, 7-5 in the final of the Saskatoon Parktown Hotel Women's Classic. pocketed $8,000 for the win while Altman took home $5,000. Anderson advanced winning the first semi-final Sunday afternoon, 6-5 in an extra end over Jan Betker while Altman beat Deb Santos, 9-7 in the second semi-final. Earlier Sunday, Altman upset favourite, Kelley Law in the quarter-finals, 6-4. Check for results here

Korte Loses in Semi-Final at Super Spiel West
(Oct 29) Saskatoon's Bruce Korte dropped a 6-5 decision to Kevin Park in the semi-final of the McCain Super Spiel West in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba Monday. Kevin Martin won the event beating Park in the Final, 7-4. The win was worth $15,000 and a trip to the TSN Skins Game.  Korte took home $6,000. Glen Despins, Clint Dieno, Daryl Williamson, Gerald Shymko and defending champion, Bryan Derbowka failed to advance. Check Results here

Hartung Defeated in Final at Roaming Buffalo
(Oct 29) Jeff Hartung of Langenberg, Sask. lost the Championship Final Monday at the Roaming Buffalo Classic in Wainwright, Alberta. Hartung dropped an 8-6 decision to Mert Thompsett who won $9,000.  Hartung pocketed $6,000.  Earlier in the day, Hartung advanced with a 9-2 win over Ken Berg in the semi-final and a 7-4 quarter-final win over Rob Bucholz. Brad Heidt, Doran Johnson, Shawn Joyce and Al Coutts all failed to qualify. Check results here.

WCT Money List Released
(Oct 24) Wayne Middaugh is #1 for the third straight week on the WCT Money List.  The top Saskatchewan rink is Brian Humble at #12 after last weekend's win in Medicine Hat, followed by Clint Dieno at # 23. Click here for full Money List results.

O Lord Its Hard To Beat Humble
(Oct 23) Saskatoon's Brian Humble captured the Medicine Hat Super 8 Charity Classic Monday beating Leon Moch of the host city, 6-3 in the Championship Final. The win was worth $10,000 for Humble while Moch pocketed $6,000. Check Results here.

Law Captures JVC Classic
(Oct 22) Kelley Law defeated Jennifer Jones in the Championship Final Monday, 8-7 to win the Women's JVC Classic in Winnipeg. Sherry Anderson of Delisle lost in Sunday's quarter-final to Kelley Law, 9-3. Check results here courtesy of CurlingwithRay website.

WCT Recap - Weekend Oct 22
(Oct 23) Adrian Bakker of Calgary defeated Kelowna, BC's Bert Gretzinger at the 2001 Thompson Hotel Crown of Curling in Kamloops, BC on Monday picking up $12,000 for the win.  In Gander, Newfoundland, Russ Howard defended his championship at the Don Bartlett Classic Monday winning $10,000.  See WCT website for full results.

Weekend Oct 16 Recap
(Oct 16) Kelowna Triple Cash Spiel - Rick Folk won his second WCT event this season, defeating Bert Gretzinger, 8-3 in the Men's Final Monday, winning $10,000. IWomen's Side: Sherry Heath edged Kerrylyn Richard, 5-4 in the Women's Final Monday pocketing $6,000.
Seniors: Saskatchewan's Al Kehler and Eugene Hritzuk both lost in Monday's semi-finals. Ed Dezura defeated Claire DeBlonde in the final, 6-4.

Southwestern Ontario Women's Cash Spiel (London) - Sherry Middaugh beat Luzia Ebnother, 7-5 in Monday's Final winning her second straight event and appeared in her third consecutive final.  The win was worth $9,150. 

Grand Prix of Curling (Thunder Bay) - David Bohn of Winnipeg defeated Wayne Middaugh in the Men's Final, 6-5 to win $12,000 while Middaugh won $8,000.  Women's side: Cathy Overton-Clapham defeated Jennifer Jones, 6-4 in an all-Winnipeg Final. Overton-Clapham won $8,000. Connie Laliberte and Heather Houston lost in the semi-finals.

Halifax Award 2003 Brier
(Oct 12) The 2003 Nokia Brier will be staged at the Metro Centre in Halifax, March 1-9, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association (CCA). It will mark the fifth time that the city has hosted the Canadian men's curling championship, the most recent in 1995, when won by Manitoba's Kerry Burtnyk. Read full story from CCA website.



Sherry Middaugh throws during "A" Qualifier at Casino Regina Classic in Regina. Middaugh won the Classic beating Jan Betker in the Final, 8-7.
Happy Thanksgiving For the Middaughs - Win Regina Classics
(Oct 8) Wayne and Sherry Middaugh had a plentiful Thanksgiving Monday winning the SGI Canada Men's Charity Classic and the Casino Regina Women's Classic.  Wayne defeated John Morris, 8-4 in the Championship Final Monday afternoon in Regina, to pocket $15,000 while Sherry edged Jan Betker, 8-7 in an extra end in the Women's Final.  The victory was worth $7,000 for the Sherry Middaugh squad.
Earlier in the day, Wayne defeated Clint Dieno, 8-3 in one semi-final while Morris beat Guy Hemmings, 9-7 in the other semi-final of the men's event.
In the women's Classic, Sherry Middaugh edged Amber Holland, 5-4 while Jan Betker downed Cindy Street, 6-4 in the semi-finals. 
Check full results here 

Calgary Autumn Classic To King
(Oct 8) Cathy King (formerly Borst) won the Calgary Autumn Women's Classic in Calgary Monday, beating Cheryl Bernard, 9-3 in the Final. King pocketed $9,000 while Bernard took home $6,000. Check results

Anderson Takes Early Season Victory in Montreal
(Oct 1) Sherry Anderson defeated Sherry Middaugh, 9-4 in the Championship Final of the Montreal Open Monday to capture the first major women's cash spiel.  Anderson pockets $6,000 for win.  In the semi-finals earlier Monday, Anderson defeated Janique Berthelot, 8-7 while Middaugh downed Regina's Jan Betker, 11-8.  Check Results.   On the men's side, Steve Petryk defeated Kevin Martin, 7-5 in the Men's Final.

McAulay Takes West Coast Classic
(Sep 25) Greg McAulay edged Jay Peachy, 5-4 in the final to win the Westcoast Curling Classic Monday in New Westminster, BC. Gary and Grant Scheirich, playing with Dale Duguid lost to McAulay in the semi-finals, 8-4.

Stoughton Wins Jenkins Classic
(Sep 24) Jeff Stoughton defeated Glenn Howard, 4-2 in the final of the Shorty Jenkins Classic in Brockville in one of two major season opening spiels. Cheryl McBain won the women's side of the event. 

CCA Announces Continental Cup
(Sep 11) The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) today announced two new, exciting curling competitions designed to further popularize the sport of curling on a worldwide basis. At a press conference today in Kamloops, the CCA unveiled details regarding the Continental Cup and Canada Cup of Curling Classic. The Continental Cup, which will offer prize money of $200,000 ($125,000 to the winning side; $75,000 to the losing side) will feature six teams from North America (three men and three women) challenging six others representing Team World, similar in concept to golf's Ryder Cup. There will be singles, mixed doubles, team and skins competitions within the Continental Cup format. Read Full Press Release

WTSN Announces Coverage For Women's Tour
(Aug 29) WTSN gets set to make history by becoming the first network to televise the Women's Tour of Curling with 45 hours of live coverage this season. WTSN, the world's first 24-hour women's sports network that is set to launch September 7, will televise live coverage of the semi-finals and finals of five of The Tour's bonspiels. Read full press release

saskcurl.com Unveils Discussion Forum Chat Page
(Aug 27) saskcurl.com is proud to unveil a new feature for the website... saskcurl.com Forums.  The forum is a discussion center for visitors to exchange information, news and opinions.  It is a new interactive feature to the website. Please enjoy.  You must register to post entries but its free.  Visit and be a part of the newest saskcurl.com feature.  saskcurl.com Forums

WCT Under Pressure - Temporarily Lifts Ban
(July 14) In response to Tour events pulling out of the WCT and discussions at Players' Summits, WCPA Executive Director Shawn Smith announced Friday that the imposed ban on the four teams refusing to sign on to the Grand Slam has been lifted, at least temporarily.  Smith, in a Member Announcement E-mail stated  "... the WCPA & WCT have decided to amend the policy by withholding its implementation until 2002. In talks with many of our teams at the player summits, it has been discerned that the general WCPA membership is in support of this decision."  

SGI Pulls Out Of WCT
(July 13) The Saskatoon Star Phoenix reported Friday that organizers confirmed that Guy Hemmings and Gerald Shymko will be curling in the SGI Canada Charity Classic this fall meaning the Regina spiel has given the WCT the brushoff.  According to the article, the WCT are re-evaluating its position on the ban against the four teams refusing to sign on for the Grand Slam.  Classic Co-chair, Bernadette McIntyre stated .. "We're volunteers raising money for a charity. We don't want to be involved in the politics, so we're just going about the business of running our own bonspiel."

Team Ferbey Issues Statement on WCT Ban
(July 10) Canadian Champions, Team Ferbey, issued an official statement Tuesday regarding the WCT ban on their team.  "Our team has been recently notified by the WCT and WCPA, based on our decision not to sign, that we will be barred from participating in all WCT sanctioned events for the duration of the 2001-2002 curling season. We feel that the action taken by the WCT/WCPA is unjustified".  Read official Statement.

WCT Back-Lash Begins
(July 9) The recent announcement by the World Curling Tour (WCT) to ban the four teams which refused to sign on to the new Grand Slam of Curling may back-fire. Major spiels are now considering dropping their WCT sanctions to allow these teams to play in their events including two major cash spiels in Saskatchewan. Read saskcurl.com Story

WCPA Meeting Called For Saskatoon
(June 27) The WCPA Executive Director, Shawn Smith and Western VP, Bruce Korte are inviting members of the WCPA to attend a meeting Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at the Saskatoon Granite Curling Club starting at 7:30 pm.  The meeting is to explain the Grand Slam vision and answer questions for its members. 

SCPA Membership Drive In Full Swing
(June 22) Interim SCPA President, Phil Germain in an interview with saskcurl.com says the process has begun to recruit members for the Association that would assist the SCA in making improvements to anything and everything in order to send a winner to the Brier. Read Full Story

CCA Explains Position On Player Cresting
(June 21) The Canadian Curling Association insists that competitors gave up on the sponsorship cresting issue at the Brier too soon. In fact, CCA director of competitions, media and corporate relations Warren Hansen maintains that the CCA is still willing to further discuss the issue.  Read Story

SCA Breaks Silence On WCPA Grand Slam
(June 14) Terry Arnold, President of the Saskatchewan Curling Association issued a media release Thursday stating that although the SCA supports the efforts to establish a professional curling tour it is "unfortunate that teams will not be allowed to compete in our provincial men's playdowns".  See Press Release

Morris Stays True to Brier
(June 6) Ottawa's John Morris, runner-up in Ontario this year to Wayne Middaugh, and his team debated the issue last week before deciding against joining the Grand Slam. Read Story

WCT May Lose Olympic Trials Berth 2005
(June 2) The Manitoba Curling Association has asked the CCA to pass a motion to give an Olympic Trials spot to the 2002 Brier winner and reduce the number to the WCT events. Read Story

WCPA Releases Signed Up Teams For Grand Slam
(June 1) The World Curling Tour (WCT) and the World Curling Players' Association (WCPA) announce the signing of the 18 top active Canadian curling teams in the world guaranteeing their participation in the WCT's "Grand Slam of Curling". See Press Release
   "Black Day For Curling" - CCA Reacts

(May 25) Warren Hansen of the CCA says it is a "Black Day" for curling.  Hansen reacts to the WCT announcement of a Grand Slam of Curling going head to head with the Brier.  See Globe and Mail reaction Story 
  "Great Day For Curling" - Korte 
(May 24) The reaction to today's announcement of a new Grand Slam going head to head with the Brier has started stirring up emotions.  However, Saskatoon's Bruce Korte, VP Prairies of the World Curling Players Association says that this is a "great day for curling".  In an interview with saskcurl.com today, Korte announced that he is one of the Saskatchewan teams that will not compete in this season's Brier playdowns and will instead, compete in the Grand Slam.  Read saskcurl.com Reaction Story and Official News Release from WCPA
   Give Your Head A Shake - Curling Rebels Threaten Brier
(May 24) After years of playing for peanuts, Wayne Middaugh, Russ Howard, Kerry Burtnyk, Kevin Martin and other top Canadian curlers have decided they aren't going to take it any more including Saskatchewan's Bruce Korte and Glen Despins.  The Globe and Mail have reported that these teams will not enter Brier playdowns to compete in a head-on event with the Brier. It is amazing an event of 250,000 in attendance will compete against the 250 people that showed up at the WCT Championship in Calgary in March. Their Olympic Trials berths may also be at risk and rightly so.   Read Full Story


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