U18 Phoenix Slam at KW Granite Club




September 16-18, 2016 

This Slam is COMPLETE





 We have our Phoenix Slam Champions!

These top four teams have earned an invitation to the
Junior Slam Series U18 Players Championships
April 14-16 in Guelph!

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U18 Phoenix Slam Womens Champions
Team Bernard, Richmond Hill Curling Club


U18 Phoenix Slam Mens Champions
Team Sinnett, Potomac Curling Club, Maryland, USA


Womens Second Finishers
Team Smith, Northern Ontario


Mens Second Finishers
Team Enman, Whitby Curling Club


Next, we congratulate our consolation winners and runners up.  The consolation round is important in the Slams as in addition to prize money, our consolation winners are invited to the Player's Championship in April should an opportunity arise.

U18 Phoenix Slam Womens Consolation Winner 
Team Croisier, Idlewylde Curling Club


U18 Phoenix Slam Mens Consolation Winner
Team Purdy, Niagara Falls Curling Club


Consolation Runners Up
Team Steele, Annandale Curling Club


Consolation Runners Up
Team Mooibroek, Galt Country Club


We hope all teams participating in the Phoenix Slam found it to be a valuable step on their development in the sport of curling. At the end of the day, it truly is about competing AND developing as we better our game.  And speaking of developing our game, now it's time for our...

ROCKTalk Rundown....


We wish to thank Nicole Westlund Stewart and Stephanie Thompson for a phenomonal ROCKTalk on Friday night at the Phoenix Slam. With over 140 U18 curlers and coaches in attendance, Nicole and Steph delivered practical tips on how to beat nerves and stay strong.  Some of Nicole's tips included diaphragmatic breathing, interrupting negative thoughts with a key word, practising positive affirmation and self talk. Steph's presentation energized our crowd by bringing up audience members to demonstrate the importance of the wellness trifecta: an intricate puzzle of sleep, nutrition, and tissue work that athletes must maintain.  


and finally, Thanks!  We couldn't have done it without you....

Junior Slam Series wishes to thank our sponsor Curl Coach who custom made Live Scores for the Slam Series. We had thousands of hits on Live Scores this weekend. This real time scoring system has so many features that made viewing off site nearly as satisfying as being there live. Thank you to our excellent staff for your hard work uploading scores for 80 games at this event.

We also wish to thank Joe Corrado of sportandwellness.ca Biosteel, Kangen Water for donating and sampling your products this weekend.  Athletes can purchase Biosteel directly from our sponsor at a 10% discount. Joe, your support continues to make the Slam a huge success. We extend our thanks as well to the Kitchener Waterloo Granite Club, Jim,Jeff, bar and pro shop staff. Thanks also to Runback.



Mental Coach Nicole Westlund Stewart of Eclipse Performance opens with a powerful presentation on mastering your mind.  


"Master your Mind"
with Nicole Westlund Stewart

Friday Sep 16    8pm

KW Granite


Fearing an "unbeatable" opponent?  Anxious about your game?  Many curlers suffer with nerves and it affects their performance.  This ROCKTalk explores how to shore up your "mental toughness", breathe easier and bring your best to every game.  As a mental coach and experienced competitive curler, Nicole offers practical skills to boost confidence, reduce anxiety, handle wins and losses, gain mental toughness and build team dynamics.  



Strength and Wellness Coach Stephanie Thompson of emPOWERED performance is our second featured ROCKTalks speaker on Friday evening.

"Maximize your Body"
with Stephanie Thompson

Prepare to be energized!!! 



A full season of curling awaits you.  Are you fit to curl? Maximize your body with on-season training to build your endurance and stay healthy. Energizing speaker Stephanie Thompson will help teams power up their performance with practical solutions, including new ideas for pre-game warm ups, tips on how to manage injuries and avoid getting run down during a long curling season.


Organizer Junior Slam Series



Fri, Sep. 16 - Sun, Sep. 18, 2016
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Canada/Eastern


KW Granite Club
99 Seagram Drive
Waterloo, Ontario