World Women’s Curling Championship: Starts Saturday on TSN
Heather Nedohin’s rink is set to represent Canada in their home province as the 2012 World Women’s Curling Championship begins Saturday in Lethbridge. TSN will show all 11 Canadian round robin games, plus the page playoff games, semi final, bronze medal game and final. Here is TSN’s press release.
Team Canada heads to Lethbridge, AB to battle for the world title at the 2012 FORD WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP. TSN’s exclusive live coverage begins Saturday at 9 p.m. ET with Canada’s opening draw against USA. Coverage runs March 17-25 and features every Canada draw plus the playoffs and Final (see complete broadcast schedule below).
All draws can also be seen live on TSN Mobile TV and on-demand at TSN.ca following the live television broadcast. TSN.ca also has live streaming of all weekday morning and afternoon draws beginning Monday, March 19.
Team Canada is represented by 2012 SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS winner Team Alberta, led by skip Heather Nedohin, third Beth Iskiw, second Jessica Mair and lead Laine Peters. Along with Canada and the USA, the 12-team field includes China, Czech Republic, Denmark, South Korea, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, Scotland, Germany, and Italy.
Joining Team Canada in Lethbridge is TSN’s esteemed curling broadcast team, with Vic Rauter calling the action alongside Olympic gold medallist Linda Moore and two-time Brier Champion and Olympic gold medallist, Russ Howard.
Fans can join the conversation by visiting the new Facebook.com/TSNCurling page and by following @TSNCurling and @TSNVicRauter on Twitter. Fans can also visit TSN.ca and download the TSN Mobile app and the TSN iPad app for all the latest scores and news from the 2012 FORD WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP.
TSN’s sweeping curling coverage continues with the 2012 WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP from March 31 to April 8 in Basel, Switzerland.
Continue after the break for a list of teams competing in Lethbridge and TSN’s broadcast schedule.
Here is a list of teams competing at the 2012 World Women’s Curling Championship, with their World Curling Tour ranking in brackets.
Canada: Heather Nedohin (2)
Suisse: Mirijam Ott (7)
Scotland: Eve Muirhead (11)
Sweden: Margaretha Sigfridsson (12)
Russia: Anna Sidorova (13)
China: Wang Bingyu (15)
Denmark: Lene Nielsen (27)
Germany: Andrea Schöpp (28)*
Korea: Kim Ji-sun (47)
USA: Allison Pottinger (52)
Czech Republic: Linda Klímová (98)
Italy: Diana Gaspari (134)
*Schöpp will not play due to a leg injury. Melanie Robillard, who is originally from Sussex, NB, will replace her throwing fourth stones. It hasn’t been decided which player will skip.
And here is TSN’s broadcast schedule. RDS2 will also show all of these games in French, except for Canada vs. China. All times are Eastern.
Saturday 3/17, 9:00pm – Draw 2: Canada vs. United States
Sunday 3/18, 4:30pm – Draw 4: Canada vs. China
Sunday 3/18, 9:30pm – Draw 5: Canada vs. Suisse
Monday 3/19, 4:00pm – Draw 7: Canada vs. Czech Republic
Monday 3/19, 9:00pm – Draw 8: Canada vs. Denmark
Tuesday 3/20, 11:00am – Draw 9: Canada vs. Russia
Tuesday 3/20, 10:00pm – Draw 11: Canada vs. Sweden
Wednesday 3/21, 11:00am – Draw 12: Canada vs. Korea
Wednesday 3/21, 4:00pm – Draw 13: Canada vs. Germany
Thursday 3/22, 11:00am – Draw 15: Canada vs. Italy
Thursday 3/22, 9:00pm – Draw 17: Canada vs. Scotland
Friday 3/23, 9:00pm – Page Playoff
Saturday 3/24, 3:00pm – Page Playoff
Saturday 3/24, 8:00pm – Semifinal
Sunday 3/25, 11:00am – 3rd Place Game – TSN2
Sunday 3/25, 6:30pm – Championship Game