Curling, Etcetera: A Whole Bunch of Stuff About the Roaring Game

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Wiley, May 19, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 208 pages
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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.

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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.

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