Curling For Dummies

By Bob Weeks

With the wintry weather 2006 Olympics bringing Canada our first gold medal in curling, the sport's attractiveness is at an all-time excessive during this kingdom, and its overseas presence is growing to be. within the 5 years because the e-book of the 1st version of Curling For Dummies, Canadian attendance at curling tournaments and viewership of televised curling has skyrocketed. Twenty new countries have joined the area Curling Federation.
Curling’s profile isn't the one factor that's replaced because the first version was once released — so too have the game's ideas, gear, and approach. Profiles of gamers, listings of tv insurance and occasions, and noteworthy curling photographs additionally must be up to date for the second one variation. because the so much entire and updated ebook to be had, Curling For Dummies will stay the final word curling ebook, for enthusiasts, gamers, and coaches.

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Bob is the editor and co-publisher of the Ontario Curling file, that's now in its thirty second 12 months of publishing. And for 17 years, he has written a weekly column on curling within the Globe and Mail, whereas supplying insurance of curling’s significant occasions for Canada’s nationwide newspaper. He has written on curling for guides throughout Canada and is a typical commentator on either radio and tv. he's a two-time winner of the Scotty Harper Award for the pinnacle curling tale in Canada, and in 1995 he authored The Brier: The background of Canada’s such a lot Celebrated Curling Championship, the 1st entire historical past of that fab occasion. he's at present engaged on a brand new e-book with Olympic champion Russ Howard. while now not writing approximately curling, Bob is the editor of ranking golfing journal, Canada’s best golfing ebook. he's additionally heard speaking approximately golfing on a nationally syndicated radio application and serves because the golfing analyst for TSN. Bob nonetheless curls frequently — even though now not competitively — on the Weston golfing and state membership in Toronto, the place he lives along with his spouse, Roisin, and his son, Chris. commitment This booklet is devoted to my mom, Deane, and to my sister, Carol — nice ladies who're consistently correct at the broom and feature helped me slide alongside in lifestyles. Author’s Acknowledgments I had loads of aid and idea whereas placing this e-book jointly. First, the inspirational fogeys: my fellow publishers on the Ontario Curling record, Peter Birchard, Alf Phillips, Jr. , and Ken Thompson, for giving me a shot long ago while and retaining me going nowadays; David Langford, Neil A. Campbell, and Steve McCallister, for tips on the Globe and Mail; my curling rink, along with Brian Trepanier, Mark Pierog, Mark Linton, Colin Imrie, and Tim Patterson (I comprehend, it’s a major team); Bob Wallace and Jamie Wilson, my unique entrance finish; my pals at the bench: Con Griwkowsky, Jim Bender, Paul Wiecek, Al Cameron, invoice Graveland, Jeff Timson, Doug Maxwell, Vic Rauter, Ray Turnbull, Linda Moore, Don Duguid, Don Wittman, Mike Harris, and Joan McCusker; a distinct due to a curling media nice who has hung up his pen and slider, Tom Slater, who learn each note of this publication and supplied his critique; and Sandra Schmirler, for exhibiting us all what’s vital in lifestyles. a number of extraspecial thank yous to my father, who taught me tips to curl and, accordingly, all started me in all this nonsense. Now the helpers: I don’t imagine i may have comprehensive this moment version with out Warren Hansen. He used to be consistently fast to reply to my electronic mail pleas for aid. He most likely understands extra approximately curling than any individual alive. Kudos to Fred Veale for his wisdom on rocks and to 3 nice coaches from 3 assorted elements of the area: invoice Tschirhart from Canada, Mike Hay from Scotland, and Germany’s Keith Wendorf. Jim Waite additionally helped me get in touch with a few overseas officers who helped out. Lino Di Iorio is loopy approximately curling and supplied me with a few terrific information regarding the supply.

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