Like the sport of Curling? Watch CrackBerry-sponsored Team McEwen today at 1pm ET in the Canadian Open finals! (Update: We Won!)

Team McEwen - CrackBerry Curling!
By Kevin Michaluk on 30 Jan 2011 11:52 am EST
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Not familiar with curling? Check out the wikipedia page to learn more.

* Update: Wow. It came down to the final rock in an extra end of play, but we pulled it off. Team McEwen wins their second Grand Slam of the year! * 

Like the sport of curling? If you do, or want to check it out for the first time, be sure to tune into CBC television today at 1pm ET (viewers outside of Canada can watch online) to watch Team McEwen take on Team Howard in the finals of the BDO Canadian Open, which is the third Grand Slam of Curling event this season (where the world's best curlers from around the world play for $$$ and glory). 

I'm actually the 5th man (alternate player... if one of the boys is sick or has to miss a game I fill in) for Team McEwen and personally sponsored them this year - you gotta love the CB logo on the jerseys and crackberry.com down the pants! And what a year it has been. The team is sitting at the top of the World Curling Tour money list for the 2010/2011 season, and is also ranked #1 in Canada on the CTRS points system which is used to determine which teams will go to the Olympic Trials to duke it out for who gets to play for Canada in next winter Olympics. Team McEwen won the first Grand Slam of the season, lost out in the semi-finals of the 2nd Slam after going undefeated in the round robin, and are undefeated this week leading up to the finals against Howard, who has the homecrowd advantage with the event being held in Ontario. It should be a great game.

If you're curious to meet the CrackBerry curling team, I've posted a couple of Team McEwen videos below (and yes, everybody on the team is a hardcore BlackBerry user and we have a BBM group to keep things in order). As for the question of can I get a curling game for my BlackBerry? the answer is you used to be able to... Curling Challenge was one of the first reviews I ever wrote for CrackBerry back in 2007 when I played it on my 8700. It looks like the game is no longer available though, so it would be great to see a good curling game hit for the PlayBook!

For more info on the team, be sure to check out mcewencurling.com and you can also follow us on twitter at @mcewencurling. That's it. Rock on! Be sure to tune into the game!

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Reader comments

Like the sport of Curling? Watch CrackBerry-sponsored Team McEwen today at 1pm ET in the Canadian Open finals! (Update: We Won!)

31 Comments

Damn! I was watching it yestoday and didnt even see the CB Logo. I'll check it out today.

Way to go CB!!

I'm not a fan of curling, but congratulations on the performance of the team you're sponsoring Kevin. It's great exposure for crackberry.com. Good stuff.

Kevin: I've seen other curlers in the Peg wear CB logos on their arms. Who else do you sponsor / get free advertising from?

Ummmm, lol @ curling.
When I lived in Alaska, curling was just an excuse to get out of the house and drink with buddies during the long, cold winter.

I had the chance to try my hands at curling. This is a very difficult sport. It is definitely a LOT harder than they make it look on TV. And, it was actually very fun. Lots of strategy in this game.

That's very cool Kevin. Hopefully we'll get to see you sub in a televised event.

Maybe pull a Gillooly or something

Its nice to see CB receive wide range exposure, but curling isn't a sport. Its a "skill". Just my opinion.