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Monday, 21 May 2018

Bruce Mouat

#BetweenTheSheets with Bruce Mouat
Discussing "The Shot" in Vegas, rookie results, #growthesport, pursuing education and how exactly do you pronounce 'Mouat'?

The 2017/18 curling season has been put to bed and is now locked into the history books.  There were numerous high's and a few surprises along the way.  One of the most discussed teams on tour this past season was the results of a young Scottish team who took the tour by storm.

With the focus of the season being mainly tied to the 2018 Winter Olympics, teams who did not qualify for PyeongChang had an opportunity to leave their mark on the season through tour and grand slam results.  No team seized the opportunity more than Team Mouat.

The #RoyalWedding may be the top news coming out of Great Britain over this May long weekend but a Scottish Prince could be the story of the 2017/18 curling season!

Welcome the newest member of the #TwineTime blog fam: Bruce Mouat.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Team Hasselborg

#BetweenTheSheets With Team Hasselborg
We discuss "A Goal to A Gold", #growthesport, family, 
funding pressures, #SwedishVikings origins and Game of Thrones?!

So the 2017/18 curling season is over and all the rock heads and stoners are left with moments of reflection on the season that was while thinking about how to pass the time until the first rock slides down the house for the 2018/19 season.

Do not fade away into curling withdraw quite yet curling fans.  The #TwineTime blog has a few more spins of the rock for you to keep your curling mouth salivating.

This is a VERY special moment for the #TwineTime blog as we welcome Olympic champions into the fam.

Are you ready to meet the ladies behind the gold?  The #SwedishVikings themselves?

Welcome to the #TwineTime blog: Team Hasselborg!

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

FINAL #PowerRankings 2017/18

#BetweenTheSheets: The Rock Stops Spinning for 2017/18
PLUS who finished atop the curling season Power Rankings mountain?

The time has come.  Cue the Incredible Hulk walk away credits theme music.  Grab the tissue to catch the tear slowly cascading down your cheek.  The rocks are being put away.  The ice is melting into the history books.  The 2017/18 curling season has come to an end!

Are you ready for it?

Well I am sure we are all ready for fun in the sun and nice weather and being active outside but part of you always has a small feeling of sadness when the final event of the season wraps up and the rocks stop spinning for the final time of the year.  It is inevitable of course.  We know it was going to happen.  We are sad.  We are happy.  For some, we are tired!

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

#ChampionsCup Preview

#BetweenTheSheets: Champions Cup Concludes Curling Year
An intense, high profile curling season spins its final rock at Canada Olympic Park

The time has arrived curling fans.  The moment we knew would finally have to become reality.  We are preparing for the final curling event of the 2017/18 curling season.  Yes, I know it is going to be tough.  Take a few moments right now and let your emotions out before continuing on........

Ready?  Ok....bit more time.....

And exhale!  The Olympic curling season is always one full of emotion, excitement and energy but also one of exhaustion...and not just for the athletes themselves!  We have collectively laughed, cried, disagreed, celebrated and cheered and the time has come to put the season to bed.

Welcome to the 2018 Grand Slam of Curling Champions Cup!

Saturday, 21 April 2018

#WMDCC2018 Preview

#BetweenTheSheets: World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships Preview
A record 40 international curling duo's hit the ice in Ostersund, Sweden

Mixed doubles curling perhaps was the ultimate winner emerging from PyeongChang at the 2018 Winter Olympics.  The fact the discipline started the competition before the official Opening Ceremonies while making its debut on the Olympic roster helped propel mixed doubles curling into households around the world.  Social media lit up with excitement and mixed doubles truly captivated the eyes of the world during its Olympic run.

Those within the curling world have known for years mixed doubles was the fastest growing discipline.  One only has to look at the world championships to see the facts.  Each year we see more and more member organizations from around the world enter a team to compete for the world title.  Sure some of these entries may not have much of a chance at even coming close to #TeamUpset status let alone World Champions but the fact is we are seeing more and more curlers emerge from more and more countries worldwide on an annual basis.  This is exactly what the #growthesport movement is all about.

The 2018 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships will be no exception as a record amount of nations have thrown their rocks onto the sheet looking to claim a world title.  40....yes 40!....nations have hit the ice in Sweden for this years world championship event.  Quick math...that is 80 curlers competing.  Wowzers!!  We are in for quite an event....and quite a preview!!