2023 Men’s Worlds preview

The Men’s worlds starts on Saturday in Ottawa, and continue through the gold medal game next Sunday. Allegedly, you can watch this on the internet somewhere, but good luck. In the brief time I’ve been doing this, it seems like the women’s event is usually more interesting. But it looks like that is changing. There […]


2023 Women’s worlds preview

It’s a non-Olympic year so all the stars are back at worlds, which starts Saturday in Sweden. Well, almost. With Eve Muirhead’s retirement, it’s up to #41 Rebecca Morrison to defend Scotland’s honor. And South Korea is represented by its third-best team, led by #17 Ha Seungyoun. To cut to the chase there are five […]


2023 Brier preview

Here’s a quickie Brier preview. First the odds: Now, the tiers: Tier 1: #1 Gushue (Team Canada), #4 Bottcher (Wild Card 1), #6 Dunstone (Manitoba). It’s now been 16 months since Team Gushue has played an event in a curling club. They’ve played just 37 games this season, but 17 of them were against top […]


2023 Scotties preview

The Scotties start Friday night and continue through (gulp) next Sunday. We’re going to break it down tier-style. But first, the chart o’ probabilities: Top tier: #1 Einarson (Team Canada), #2 Homan/Fleury (Ontario), #6 Lawes (Wild Card 1) The final will almost certainly include one of these teams, and maybe two of them! (Probably not […]


Playdown preview thread

It’s playdown season and this page will serve as the home for mini-previews of the provincial playdowns with competitive fields. Manitoba (Men, Feb 8-12) Manitoba plays a wild 32-team double knockout bracket. I truly would love to code this up for a simulation, but probably won’t be able to before the event begins. Coolbet lists […]


The value of Brad Jacobs

Brad Jacobs never really left curling after announcing his semi-retirement from the sport last spring. He’s been playing mixed doubles with Kerri Einarson, then last month announced he’d be competing in the Northern Ontario provincials, and in the past week has announced he’ll join Team Carruthers to compete in Grand Slam events. I’m most interested […]


GSOC National review

I have a confession: I didn’t watch one shot of the first Slam of the season. OK, I saw a few highlights. But the viewing options outside of Canada are not ideal if one is not planning to be glued to the couch all weekend. However, that doesn’t prevent me from dropping some thoughts after […]


GSOC National preview

North Bay, Ontario is the site for the first slam of the season. It’s where 32 of the best curling teams that care to compete in the first year of an Olympic cycle will gather to bring some early-season order to the curling world. That also means it’s prediction time around here. The first few […]


And we’re back

Something called the Hokkaido Bank Classic took place in Japan last weekend, and that means a new season of curling has begun. I’m not one of those people that wants a long curling offseason. Bring it on, I say. Having a regular summer schedule is probably a bit much, but a couple events in August […]


Evaluating predictions

Last week, Team Mouat stunningly failed to make the playoffs of the Champions Cup. Bruce is still king of the world ratings and really, the team’s 1-4 performance wasn’t Bruce’s fault. Because I’m cheap, I didn’t see any of the event except for the Friday night draw provided free of charge by Sportsnet so I […]

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