This is the last weekend of intensive curling for me. On the upside, for those of you bored by curling posts, they turn the plant off at 8pm on Sunday night and so ends another curling season. However, until that happened, I have a lot of curling to get in. Anywhere from four to six games, depending on how things pan out.
For those who have never head me talk about the Dominion before, go here for more information. back in November I had the pleasure and honour of being on one of the two first curling teams (men and women) to represent Nunavut at a nation curling championship. It was an absolute blast and as I am a greedy son of a bitch, I want to go again. This year it's being held in Charlottetown. If we win, I've managed to convince my father to come and see me play, which will be nice. Of course, there is still that matter of having to win first. And as defending champion, the other teams are clearly gunning for us.
We got off to a good start this evening, although it was a tight game and still came down to the last rock. We won 10-4, but the score is absolutely not a representation of how close it actually was. We stole five in the last end, but it was going back and forth between the two teams right up until that last end.
If you're in Iqaluit and you want to see some pretty good curling, the club is open to the general public during the event and we'd love to some spectators show up. There was a good crowd there this evening and it would be nice to see that trend continue throughout the weekend. There are games on Saturday at 10am, 2pm and 5pm (correction 7pm). On Sunday, there is a semi-final at 10am and the final takes place at 2pm.
By the way, both the men's and women's finals are going on at the same time. So come on out and cheer us on. We'd love to see you there.
1. Nautical disaster - The Tragically Hip*
2. In your honor - Foo Fighters
3. Runnin' down a dream - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
4. The unforgettable fire - U2
5. Dogs of L.A. - Liz Phair