The beginning of each year brings the exciting competitions in the sport of curling in North America. The annual WFG Continental Cup of curling was held January 10-13 in Penticon, BC with Team North America clinching an exciting win in the competition.
The competition, modeled after golf’s Ryder Cup, is a four-day event that will bring six teams from North America (4 Canadian and 2 from the United States) to compete in a total of 18 games.
At the 2011 WFG Continental Cup of Curling, Jennifer Jones watches as Kaitlyn Lawes (L) and Jill Officer (R) bring the stone into the house (Photo CCA/Michael Burns)
The World Financial Group-Sponsored Team Jennifer Jones competed in this year’s event. This was the first event Jennifer Jones will compete as skip for her team after undergoing knee surgery and the birth of her first child last year. Jennifer went on to beat Team World’s Mirjam Ott. “It was so fun to win today; I pretty much could tell you every shot that was played on the other sheets,” said Jones. “It was really exciting to watch, and when Glenn made that shot, it was crazy, it was super fun.”
Photos via Canadian Curling Association