208 pages, 7.64 × 5.89 × 0.81 in
April 16, 2010
John Wiley & Sons
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0470156139
ISBN - 13: 9780470156131
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.
From the Publisher
A lighthearted, fact-filled guide to the roaring game: curling
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 miscellany.
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 newspaper.)
A curler by any other name...A miscellany of curling nicknames.
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.