Seattle team captures local World Curling Tour event
Mixed Doubles Championship begins Thursday in Two Harbors
Top teams head to Madison
Seattle Magic - Mark Johnson led his Seattle-based team to the 2008 Seattle Cashspiel title Sunday night defeating the Ken Watson rink of British Columbia, 6-5, in the championship final. Johnson (Edmonton, Alberta) and Seattle-area teammates Wes Johnson, Brady Clark and Ken Trask finished with a 6-1 record at this World Curling Tour event.
Mixed Madness - The 2009 U.S. Mixed Doubles Championship gets underway Thursday morning at the four-sheet Two Harbors Curling Club in Two Harbors, Minn. Sixteen teams of two are competing for the opportunity to be Team USA at the 2009 World Mixed Doubles Championship in Cortina, Italy, in April. The field features 2006 Olympians Jamie (Johnson) Haskell, the defending champion along with husband, Nate, and Cassie (Johnson) Potter, who also is competing with her husband.
Madison Mayhem - Many of the top U.S. curling teams, including 2006 Olympian Pete Fenson (Bemidji, Minn.) and reigning national champions Craig Brown (Madison, Wis.) and Debbie McCormick (Rio, Wis.), are among the 20 teams competing in the 2008 Korbel Championship at the Madison Curling Club in McFarland, Wis. This is the sixth anniversary of the event, which has only been won by two skips - Brown (2007, 2006, 2003) and Fenson (2005, 2004).
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