U18 Pegasus Slam Highlights and Images



November 11-13, 2016

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Set in the heart of Kingston at the elegant Cataraqui Golf & Country Club, the Pegasus Slam featured 130 U18 curlers from Southern, Northern, Eastern Ontario and the U.S. competing to win this coveted title and earn an invitation to the Junior Slam Series Player's Championships later this season. Athletes brought their A-games, and most games were nail-biters, coming down to last shots in the eighth end.  
A highlight of the Pegasus was our first 8-ender for the record books, scored by Team Sutherland in their Sunday quarter final game.  Team Sutherland went on to win the Women's final. Congratulations girls!


Pegasus Slam Champions!

Team Sutherland
Manotick Curling Center


Team Mooibroek, Galt Country



Friday evening our teams were treated to an excellent ROCKTalk by coaching legend Earle Morris. Entitled "Being Coachable", Earle's talk resonated with many as he asked the crowd to look within themselves and assess their coachability. Are you switching teams frequently?  Are you changing coaches? Those may be signs you're not coachable. Earle shared the characteristics of Olympians, along with anecdotes and memories of the early years coaching his son John Morris, and a very young Rachel Homan. 
Earle also gave practical tips on being an effective elite curler: understanding the effect of your body language, understanding strategy, being technically competent, mastering mental toughness, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and recognizing that every shooter on the team must contribute to their maximum potential. When his talk concluded it was impressive to see many questions fielded from our audience. It shows just how committed our U18 curlers are to being the best they can be at this game.
The Junior Slam Series wishes to thank Mark Strachan and Jay Gazeley of Cataraqui Golf & Country Club for their help in organizing the Pegasus Slam.  We also wish to thank LiveScores by Curl Coach for uploading scores for over 80 games this weekend, and for providing free live charting for our Curl Coach teams.
We also wish to thank sportandwellness.ca/Biosteel for coming all the way to Kingston with free samples of Biosteel for our athletes.