In this bonus episode, the girls have Gerry Geurts, president of Curlingzone, return to discuss all the recent approved changes by the World Curling Federation. We highlight the extra team at the Worlds and the new playoff format, a new World Series of Curling and the 5 rock rule and strategies to deal with it. We discuss where all these changes leave Tier 2 players and will Canada ever hand pick their Olympic representatives. Finally we turn to some early observations of this season and whether a slow start will impact the confidence of the trials teams.
In this episode the girls recap the Grand Slam of Curling's first event of the season, the Tour Challenge. We track how the Canadian Olympic Trials and Pre-Trials teams fared, analyze the finals for both the Tier 1 and Tier 2. We discuss our recent trip to the Oakville Curling Club and our experiences interviewing some of the games biggest stars! Lots of fun stories to share!