Fans, curlers eye Grand Slam

Enthusiasm in the curling community in Pictou County is revving up as momentum builds toward the fall and the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge. The event is scheduled for Pictou County Wellness Centre from November 5 through 10. Donalda Buckingham and Jim Nix are co-chairing the organization that is planning and promoting the...

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MacKenzie Cup undergoes revival

WESTVILLE — It was a magic time on Feb. 24 as 14 women’s teams gathered at the Westville Curling Club to contest the MacKenzie Cup for the first time in more than 40 years. Three teams from the Bluenose Curling Club combined to win the cup, that was first contested 80 years ago in 1939...

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Rocking the Wellness Centre

Curling’s profile is about to get raised to a new level in Pictou County. The Pictou County Wellness Centre will host the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge event in November. Jim Nix, event co-chairman, said of Tuesday’s announcement, “This is massive. The event will feature 60 teams and involve two tiers.” He explained,...

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Ready to rock and roar

The Pictou County Wellness Centre will host the  Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge event in November. The announcement was just made at the Wellness Centre by Kevin Martin, an Olympic, world and four-time Canadian champion and a member of the World Curling Hall of Fame, as well as event co-chairs Jim Nix and...

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Pictou N.S. Legion curling host

PICTOU — The New Caledonian Curling Club and Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pictou are already looking forward to hosting the 2020 Nova Scotia-Nunavut Command curling championship. The club’s offer to host next year was accepted with hopes that the draw will feature more than the 10 teams that contested the championship...

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Pettipas wins Ship Hector final

NEW GLASGOW — Blair Pettipas has skipped his Halifax Curling Club team to the 2019 Ship Hector Curling Bonspiel championship. Pettipas defeated the Westville Curling Club foursome skipped by Jason LeBlanc in six ends on Sunday at the Bluenose Curling Club to win the trophy and claim top prize money of $1,000. “I was here...

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Siblings contest Izzy Cup

PICTOU — As sibling rivalries go, this may be a rarity. Margo Watt and her brother Larry Watt skipped curling teams last Thursday during the fourth annual Izzy Cup match at New Caledonian Curling Club. The Watts grew up near Pictou, but Larry has lived and worked in Moncton for the past 40 years and...

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Curling camp draws youth

PICTOU – March Break appears to have been a good time to test young people’s interest in curling. Ten of them signed up for a morning curling camp hosted from Monday to Thursday of last week by the New Caledonian Curling Club. The camp ended on Thursday with refreshments and certificates presented to those who...

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Pictou claims McLellan Cup

PICTOU — The McLellan Cup stayed in Pictou last week. Teams from New Caledonian Curling Club successfully challenged for the venerable cup last Wednesday by defeating three teams from CFB Halifax by a combined score of 40-30. Scott Maston’s team of Mike Murdoch, David Quann and Keith Laidig won their game 16-7, while Devan Forbes’...

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Renewal for Irish Shield

PICTOU — A long-standing women’s curling award now has a new gleam to it. The Irish Shield was contested for the first time in about 30 years on Sunday at the New Caledonian Curling Club in Pictou, with an invitation by the Westville Curling Club to host the event in 2019. Three teams from Bluenose...

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