Sunday 13 October 2013

Entries to Date

It's a month until the qualifying round of the $50,000 16th annual Whites Drugstore Curling Classic.

There are still several openings - but the field at this point is 25% European!  There are several returning teams and as usual, the Saskatchewan contingent is heading to Swan for the purse.

From Switzerland:
Pascal Hess - Florian Meister,, Meico Oehninger, Stefan Meienberg   
Peter De Cruz - Benoit Schwarz, Dominic Maerki, Valentin Tanner

Bernie Wetheman - Yves Hess, Bastian Brun, Paddy Kaser

From Sweden:

Oskar Eriksson - Kristian Lindstrom, Mankus Eriksson, Christoffer Sundgern

From Saskatchewan: 

Brad Heidt - Drew Heidt, Mitch Heidt, Kyle George
Josh Heidt - Brock Montgomery, Matt Lang, Dustin Kidby
Joel Jordison - Jason Ackerman, Chris Haichert, Curt Horwath
Randy Bryden - Troy Robinson, Brennen Jones, Trent Knapp
Brock Virtue - Braeden Moskowy, Chris Schille, DJ Kidby
Jason Jacobson - Clint Dieno, Dane Roy, Matt Froehuch
Bruce Korte - Dean Kleiter, Roger Korte, Rob Markowsky
Kevin Marsh - Matt Ryback, Daniel Marsh, Aaron Shutra
Terry Martniuk - Yorkton
Jeff Hartung - Kody Hartung, Tyler Hartung, Clair Decock

From Manitoba:

Brent Scales - Gord Hardy, *.*, Todd Trevellyan
Dennis Bohn - David Bohn, Dillon Dednarek, Larry Solomon
Richard Daneault - Chris Galbraith, Braden Zawnda, Mike Neufeld
Sean Grassie - Corey Chambers, Kody Janzen, Stuart Shiells
Neil Watkins - *,*.*


Friday 11 October 2013

New Silver Sponsors for Whites 2013

Whites is pleased to welcome three new businesses to our loyal group of SILVER sponsors, many who have been with us since the beginning.

Cook & Cooke
Flaman Group
Formo Motors
Home Hardware
Larry Kobelka Drywall
Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries
McKay Real Estate & Auction
Mullen Plumbing
OK Tire and Auto
Powell Motors
Prairie Security Services
Richardson Pioneer
Riddell's Plumbing
Sauder Trucking
Spruce Products
Super 8
Swan Valley Co-op
Swan Valley Credit Union
Swan Valley Dental
Swan-Pas Refrigeration
Valley Bearing and Auto
Valley Meat Packers
Y Not Johnnys

Our Bronze sponsorship group participants donate services, products, time, and or money to Whites.

Wednesday 2 October 2013

2013 Whites Entries are Arriving

Teams are writing Whites into their money earning curling schedule.  It's the 16th annual!

November 8-11 - with the championship round on the Monday - a day of remembrance.

Because the the grand purse, Whites attracts the world's best.  And the location is also great - a reasonable road trip for Manitoba and Saskatchewan teams.  And teams will also come by air - private planes (Swan has a great little air port) or with a rental car from Regina - a bit of a trip (3hrs) - but so worth it.  Teams also drive up from North Dakota and Minnesota, and Whites has a history of European teams making the trip.


The Ice.  The ice at the Whites is reliable, keen, and world class.  Swan River Curling Club is a 6 sheet open, arena style club, with great viewing.  It is an easy event because the community is small enough to be convenient - 5 minutes to the club from anywhere - and the hospitality is easy going.

The WCT page shows that KMart won it two in a row, a few years back.  What it fails to show us is that he also shot for the big bucks in 2012 but the field was too tough - and it's getting tougher. Great teams love Whites.

Get your entries in. Contact Brent Scales
P: 204-734-0002

And keep following to see who is in the mix.

While you are here, take a gander at the sponsor participation - this is an event that draws attentive regional crowds of folk who know the background on all of the teams and appreciate the feisty nature of the WCT 8-end contests.