5-Rock Rule Webinar with Pat Simmons

So – the 5 Rock Rule is now in play and you still have questions… Not sure how to defend a lead? Not sure how to use the rule to your advantage? How will the rule impact your level of play? Hear about this and MORE from 9 time Brier participant,  2 time Brier winner and Grand Slam Champion – Pat Simmons!!!   Learning outcomes for this webinar include: Welcome to the 5 rock rule Goal for End Sheet & Discussion Knowing yourself and your team Strategy Thoughts Corner Guards Defending “Wrinkle Shots” Scenarios

OCC Webinar Series – New Year – New Topics for Coaches and Curlers – Register Now!

The Ontario Curling Council and its members the Northern Ontario Curling Association and Curl ON are pleased to announce several more Webinars to educate both curlers and coaches about a variety of  topics. Registration for all webinars will close 24 hours before to allow for time for organizers to communicate log-in information.  Registration is limited to 50 for each event. Topic:  Advanced Strategy Date:  January 12, 2016 at 9:15 pm EST *Note the change in time. In this presentation, our presenter, Ryan

A goal without a plan is just a dream

The words that you shall read in this article concern strategy. Although I wish as many to read my words as possible, I want to save some of you the time you might otherwise spend on this web site. If you shoot less than 50%, or more than 90%, continue surfing. If you are in the former group, strategy is not your problem. Your time would be better spent with a qualified instructor. On the other hand, for the few,

Mixed Doubles From An Athlete’s Perspective

My guest blogger to day is Hans Frauenlob from New Zealand. Hans and I go back several years when he played on the National Men’s Team for NZ. He and his teammates would stop into the National Training Centre in Calgary, AB en route to that year’s World Men’s Curling Championship for several days of training. In 2006 Hans and Co. wore the black and sliver of NZ at the Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. Now that there are 50+


OK, OK, OK! I’ll weigh in on the two most recent examples of one of the hallmarks of shot selection, risk versus reward, but before I do, please understand that my view on these very high profile examples is strictly a personal one. Example #1 occurred in the Brier 1v2 game when in the last end, with a two point lead, Glenn Howard choose to put the game on the line by attempting a high risk double takeout. He missed, rubbing

Don’t Be Predictable!

It’s draw #2 at the 2013 Brier in Edmonton. Team AB is in the 9th end of a game versus Team QC. with Team QC skipped by JM Menard, up one with last stone advantage over the hometown quartet skipped by Edmonton’s iconic skip, Kevin Martin. Cathy Gautier (TSN) just commented that Team AB is not sure what Team QC will do in this end. Had AB’s opponent been Glenn Howard, they’d know exactly what they would do but JM