We're here to tell the stories, not the opinions! Send us your story or results to info@wcblog2.com You control the story, help shape it!

Live WEBCASTING : www.ustream.tv/channel/wcblog2 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WCcurlingblog2

Translate to your required language

Monday, July 16, 2012

Long delays but big updates.

Ok, so I know it has been a while but life gets in the way and so does my real job, Which by the way has nothng to do with curling!

So in one long run on article here is what is know!

Big Jim has had his appeal hearing with the WCF to see if he can get his curling back on track after the whole drug. After speaking with him, he thought things when well and now we just await the WCF outcome.

AILEEN NEILSON has won bronze and silver medals in wheelchair curling but, after being given the chance to carry the Paralympic Torch, the Strathaven star is hoping it can help light a path to a long-awaited gold.

The 40-year-old Bent Primary School teacher – who skippered the Scotland team at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in 2007 and 2011 – now has fixed her focus on glory at the 2014 Winter Paralympics after she was chosen to carry the torch.

Neilson, who was left in a wheelchair after a tumour was removed from her spine as a toddler, was nominated as a torchbearer for her dedication and enthusiasm for teaching, her sporting success, and fundraising for the Oncology Unity at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow.

From November 7 to 10, 2012 the RCD will be hosting its 6th annual wheelchair curling tournament; it is doubly exciting this year because we have a new title to the event – Canadian Open International Wheelchair Bonspiel.

This new title exhibits the determination of RCD to make this event nationally and internationally acclaimed. We hope to attract quality competitors worldwide and bring the global stage to Richmond.
Wheelchair curling tournaments have been staged at the Paralympic Games since the Winter Paralympic Games in 2006 in Turin. So far, Canada has been the most successful team in the Paralympics, winning twice of the gold medals.

    In 2011, the RCD International Bonspiel saw the keen competition of 8 teams, we hope to have the participation of more teams, with high caliber athletes and increased international presence.
For curlers:
Click here to download Athletes Info Sheet – to provide info to participating curlers and supporting team, including accommodation info.
Click here to download Entry Form & Registration Info – must return to confirm registration into the tournament with registration fee.
Click here to download Additional Team Info – to complete once additional info such as travel plan and accommodation have been confirmed.
Click here to view Bonspiel venue – Richmond Curling Club.
Click here to learn “All About Richmond”.
For more info and enquiries, please contact RCD at 604-232-2404 or email Eileen at eileen@rcdrichmond.org

So that is what I have, stay tuned....things should be picking up in the near future!

The faith of this blog is based on your readership.

No comments: