timberland shops uk Casey Scheidegger bridging the gap between namelessness and curling
CAMROSE One year ago, a no name 28 year old curler and her sister came out of nowhere located on just the other side of the iconic bridge leading into Lethbridge and won her first Pinty Grand Slam of Curling event.
Casey Scheidegger, a former provincial junior champion from Red Deer, had never cashed anything remotely close to a $30,000 Canadian Open curling cheque before.
Scheidegger had never made it into a Slam event prior to last year Canadian Open in North Battleford, SK., when she stole on the last end against Silvana Tirinzoni of Switzerland to win it.
The win helped her gather enough Canadian Team Ranking System point to qualify for the Roar of the Rings Olympic Trials.
Scheidegger finished with a 3 5 record. Unlike a lot of teams here, such as defending Brier and world champion Brad Gushue and Canada Olympic gold medal winners from Sochi 2014, Jennifer Jones and Brad Jacobs, she took about five minutes to get over it.
Sunday in Medicine Hat at the Alberta Scotties provincial final, playing on a team with sister Jesse and Grande Prairie curlers Cary Anne McTaggart and Christie Moore, Sheidegger stole in the 11th end to defeat former Olympic medalist Shannon Kleibrink of Okotoks.
There were people who came to the morning draw here Wednesday to watch the newly crowned Alberta champion and were surprised to see Sherwood Park Heather Nedohin skipping her team. Thursday against Jones.
It seems this curling business is getting a little too hectic for Scheidegger to juggle with her real world responsibilities as a high school teacher in Lethbridge.
I missed the first week back from the Christmas break playing in provincials, I felt it was important to be there for the first few days, she said. lost on last rock 5 4 to Jones to drop to 0 2 and needed to win three straight games without a loss to avoid getting back in her car and making the return trip.
Winning this event last year, qualifying to be one of nine teams in the trials and making it to the final at the National Slam event leading into provincials helped Scheidegger discover what had been missing.
success gave us confidence we could play in this company, she said.
But it the Scotties, and it Scheidegger first and she still giddy about it.
was our goal to make it. For me, it was 16 years in the making. It awesome. I so excited. The high school students I teach physical education to in Lethbridge are excited, too. Scheidegger had just arrived here Thursday, it was an interesting day in terms of positioning heading into the final day of play prior to the sudden death bracket playoff games for the money.
In the noon draw, Jacobs (6 3 over Peter deCruz of Switzerland) and Winnipeg Jason Gunnlaugson (7 5 over John Epping of Toronto) became the first to qualify through A Event with 3 0 records.
Big names dropped to their last life as Reid Carruther clipped Canada Olympic team skipped by Kevin Koe 7 6 while McEwen stayed alive in B event (6 3 over Brier and world champion Gushue of Newfoundland) as did Bruce Mouat of Great Britain (8 5 over John Shuster of the USA) while Steve Laycock, subbing at skip for Brendan Bottcher Edmonton team, also won (5 2 over Norway Thomas Ulsrud.)
Staying alive in B Event in women play were Jones with the win over Scheidegger, Edmonton Laura Crocker (7 5 over Winnipeg Darcy Robertson), Sweden Anna Hasselborg (7 4 over Nina Roth of the USA) and Chelsea Carry of Calgary (9 2 over Jamie Sinclair of the USA). draw and became the first team on the women side to qualify for the playoff round.
A few minutes later, Allison Flaxey of Caledon, Ontario put away Michelle Englot of Winnipeg 9 4 to join Homan at 3 0 and through to Saturday quarterfinals.
Jones once again kept alive in the B event (6 4 over Silvana Tirizoni of Switzerland), while on the same draw on the men side, Reid Carruthers of Winnipeg did likewise (8 4 over Niklas Edin of Sweden). Meanwhile Rui Liu of China would be the first to three losses and out of the competition with a 5 4 loss to Chang Min Kim of Korea.
Eliminated from the event was John Morris, 6 5 losers to Koe Pyeongchang Canadian Olypic team, while Mike McEwen advanced to the playoffs with a 6 1 win over Mouat.