Erika Brown, who led her rink to the World Championships by winning the USA Curling National Championships in Kalamazoo just over a week ago, now sits atop the leader board at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championships. Brown’s team defeated Japan 10-3 and Russia 8-6 to earn the top spot early in this tournament.
[UPDATE] – After day three, Team Brown has only one defeat, and sits at 4-1 behind Canada with their 4-0 record. Find streaming video on Universal Sports’ web site.
We were busy last week… so here’s a little catch up on some of the press that we missed while we were busy.
Many thanks to everyone who played a part in bringing the 2010 USA Curling Nationals to Kalamazoo. It was a fantastic event, and we’ve heard nothing but good things from players and visitors about their experience in Kalamazoo.
There’s really nothing that could top this event… or is there?
The day has finally come… it is the end of our tournament here in Kalamazoo… and time to send two teams off to the world championships The women will head off to Swift Current, SK, Canada; The men will head off to Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
It’s been a fantastic week, and we can’t express enough enthusiasm and appreciation at the VOLUNTEER officials who came from all over the country… the VOLUNTEER ice crew that came from far and near… all the other VOLUNTEERS who made this event possible… and, of course, to all the fantastic, fun, good-spirited athletes that were at the center of this all… We have truly enjoyed hosting you this week, and look forward to seeing you again… on the ice! Thank you! Great curling!
With that, we offer you the final edition of The Early Draw, and a link to the live web stream of the final matches: ladies at 10 AM EST, and men at 3 PM EST.
The teams have not yet been finalized… but the web stream address HAS been finalized.
The women’s final will begin at 10 a.m. and the men’s final will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 13. It’s been a FANTASTIC week, and everyone seems to agree that Kalamazoo has done a great job hosting this event. If you haven’t been able to come down to Wings Stadium to enjoy the atmosphere and meet this huge bunch of talented and friendly people… then you’ll have to do the next best thing, which is to watch the finals, live… on the web.