As the World Curling Tour season starts to come to a close, we turn around and welcome the high-pressured drama of Playdown Season. With the Scotties only a mere few weeks away, provincial/territorial championships have either concluded or are underway as we move closer to filling in the names on the competition lines.
This is the action-packed week where we have 5 provincial women's championships to keep our eyes on. Not to mention 2 provincial men's championships. Which, as an aside, do we like the joint hosting of men's and women's provincials? It sure seems to make things easier from a logistical point of view, especially for a few of the smaller provinces like New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. It could never be done for say Manitoba or Alberta but Ontario is doing it now so maybe it is not such a stretch. Things that make you go hmmm?!?
Anyway, back to the real topic at hand: Welcome to Provincial Playdown Party Time!!