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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An entertaining and fascinating take on the roaring, game, Curling, Etcetera is a collection of fun facts, trivia, record, profiles of personalities in the fame, quirky quotes, and other miscellany.
There's something on every page to interest and inform curlers everywhere: from amusing and intriguing bits of history, to facts and figures, rules of the game, the evolution of equipment, and hilarious stories of the many characters in the curling world, including:
Generally considered to be a civilized and social game played by gentlemen and women, there have been occasions where the decorum has slipped and, just as in Canada's other great winter ice sport, fights have broken out. Yes, there's even a section that covers fisticuffs on the curling sheets. There are also entries on curling in the movies, curling in television commercials, curling nicknames, and hundreds of other tidbits on the roaring game.
This quirky little book makes the perfect read, the perfect gift, and the perfect bonspiel prize for curlers and curling enthusiasts.From the Back Cover:
An entertaining and fascinating take on the roaring game, Curling, Etcetera is a collection of fun facts, trivia, profiles of personalities in the game, quirky quotes, and other miscellany.
Curling trading cards? Got 'em, need 'em...
What curler has the Olympic rings tattooed onto his rear end? (A picture of which appeared on the front page of a Toronto newspaper.)
A curler by any other name...A miscellany of curling nicknames.
Fisticuffs on the curling sheets?
The Canadian Blind Curlers Championship...and some of the other unusual national championships up for grabs in Canada.
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Book Description Wiley, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110470156139
Book Description Wiley. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0470156139 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0176122
Book Description Wiley, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0470156139