From the Publisher
A lighthearted, fact-filled guide to the roaring game:
Immensely popular in Canada, curling has captured the hearts of
millions of diehard enthusiasts around the world. Full of quirky
characters, fascinating facts, intriguing history, and amazing
trivia, this unique guide gives curlers (and lovers of the game) a
colorful and often amusing look at this singular sport. With odd,
funny factoids on every page, the book sheds light on the
long-forgotten Downer Disc, a round curling broom, and how Charlie
Kerr, a Brier curler of the ''40s, was thwarted by the ash from his
own cigar. This one-of-a-kind volume is the ultimate bonspiel prize
for curling fans everywhere.Bob Weeks (Toronto, ON) is the editor
of the Ontario Curling Report and the author of three books.
From the Jacket
An entertaining and fascinating take on the roaring game,
Curling, Etcetera is a collection of fun facts, trivia, profiles of
personalities in the game, quirky quotes, and other
Curling trading cards? Got ''em, need ''em...
What curler has the Olympic rings tattooed onto his rear end? (A
picture of which appeared on the front page of a Toronto
A curler by any other name...A miscellany of curling
Fisticuffs on the curling sheets?
The Canadian Blind Curlers Championship...and some of the other
unusual national championships up for grabs in Canada.
About the Author
Bob Weeks is the editor and co-publisher of the
Ontario Curling Report, now in publication for over thirty-five
years. For almost twenty years, he has written a weekly column on
curling in The Globe and Mail, while providing
coverage of curling''s major events for Canada''s national
newspaper. He has written on curling for publications across Canada
and is a regular commentator on both radio and television.
Weeks is a two-time winner of the Scotty Harper Award for the top
curling story in Canada, and in 1995 he wrote the Brier: The
History of Canada''s Most Celebrated Curling Championship, the
first comprehensive history of the great event. He is also the
author of Curling for Dummies and co-author of Hurry
Hard: The Russ Howard Story. When not writing about curling,
Bob is the editor of SCOREGolf Magazine, Canada''s leading
golf publication. He is also heard talking about golf on a
nationally syndicated radio program and appears frequently on TSN.
About the Book
"Curling, Etcetera" is a fun and fascinating take on this hugely popular sport. A wide-ranging compilation of amusing and interesting facts and history, it has something on every page to entertain and inform every curler: the characters in the game, strange equipment, amusing and intriguing bits of history, curling trivia, stories, and facts and figures. That might include Charlie Kerr, a Brier curler in the 1940s who caused his team to miss an eight-ender when the ash from his cigar fell in front of a stone he was sweeping. Or the strange and long-forgotten piece of equipment known as the Downer Disc, a round curling broom. Or some interesting trivia, such as: Which team was the last to win the Brier in knit sweaters? Answer: Ed Werenich's team in 1990. This quirky little book makes the perfect read, the perfect gift, and the perfect bonspiel prize for curlers and curling enthusiasts.