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The Hammer Falls

Mar 27, 2014

curling, rock, bonspiel, showdown, prairie showdown, winter sportThe hammer falls today at the Grande Prairie Curling Club for the 3rd Annual Pomeroy Prairie Showdown. From today through to March 30th, Grande Prairie will be abuzz with excitement from curling enthusiasts worldwide.

The Pomeroy Prairie Showdown, which kicks off the 2014-2015 Alberta Curling Tour, is nothing to shake a broom at. With a purse of $50,000 and teams coming from as far away as Korea and Sweden, it is a highly anticipated event. The action starts at 1:00 pm on March 27th with the finals set for Sunday March 30th at 3:30 pm.

Many teams from last year’s Showdown are back including Men’s Teams Edin and McEwen plus Women’s Teams Sonnenberg, Sweeting, Webster, Middaugh, Moore and Nedohin. However, we have a feeling that it will be a certain new team from Edmonton that the curling world will be watching.

This new team, which makes its highly-anticipated debut at the Pomeroy Prairie Showdown, is Team Carey. What makes this team exceptional is that it’s comprised of skips Chelsea Carey who is easily one of the best woman skips in Canada and Laura Crocker who also has major championship experience under her belt. Chelsea Carey is just coming off last month’s bronze medal win with Team Manitoba at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Curling Tournament and is sure to be in top form. Also on Team Carey are Jen Gates (Lead) and Taylor McDonald (Second).

In addition to Team Carey, those of us who are local to the Peace Region will enjoy seeing Peace Region contenders Team Moore from Sexsmith, Teams Nichol and Webb from Peace River, Teams Ginter and Moore from Dawson Creek and a whopping 7 teams from Grande Prairie!

You can say that the Peace Region loves curling and curling loves the Peace! Don’t miss your chance to be a part of what truly is an event for the whole community. Who knows? Maybe it will inspire you to take up curling yourself!

For more information on the 3rd Annual Pomeroy Prairie Showdown, check out the event listing.

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