Monday, February 23, 2009

Day 3

(Photo: Jerome Larson and me. Jerome was my first curling instructor and is here as a photographer for the USCA. Jerome helped establish most of the arena clubs in the west and has been an official at the Olympics.)

We had a good day today. In both the morning game against Lin and the afternoon game against Gervais, we gave up big ends in the early going but came back strong in the second half to win. We needed to win these games to stay alive, but it was a bummer to have to beat these two particular teams. We have friends on both teams, and I think the Gervais girls are the sweetest, friendliest and classiest team in the event. They're also talented curlers. (These events aren't exactly socials - not between the women's teams, anyways. I think you can be a fierce competitor and still have a fun time with the other teams - and so do a few other folks - but for the most part, people are here to do business and keep to themselves.)

The ice has gotten better and better - curling 4-6' on draws and about 1' on "normal" hits.

Our team is now 2-3 with 4 games to play. For more information, stats and live scoring, check out the US Curling Association web site: For more on my team, go to:

1 comment:

  1. Gabrielle, I read about your quest in the Merc last weekend, and have enjoyed reading about your adventures at the trials even though I know NOTHING about curling! All the best, Debbie Duncan, Stanford