U21 Imperial Slam Champions Crowned!


Oct 21-23, 2016

St Catharines Golf & Country

This Slam is COMPLETE

Congratulations to our Champions!

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2016 Imperial Slam Women's Champions

Team Anderson of London Ontario

2016 Imperial Slam Men's Champions

Team Hess of Zug, Switzerland

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Congratulations to second finishers Team Sutherland of Manotick Curling club 
and Team Scott of Guelph Curling Club
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Teams Anderson, Hess, Sutherland and Scott earned an invitation to Junior Slam Series Player's Championships, March 31-April 2, 2017. 
Next, we congratulate our consolation winners.  The consolation round is important in the Slams as in addition to prize money, our consolation winners are invited to the Player's final should an opportunity arise.
Women's Consolation Winners Team Bear (U.S.A.)
Men's Consolation Winners Team Stopera (U.S.A.)
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And congratulations to our second consolation finishers, Team Rozon (Ontario)
and Team Harris of Paris Ontario
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The Imperial Slam was a truly International competition and so exciting to see athletes getting to know one another from destinations near and far.  Junior Slam Series wishes to thank our sponsor Curl Coach who custom made Live Scores for us. We had fans following the scores from Lucerne, Zug, Quebec, Portage la Prairie, Berthierville, Lachute, Baerums verk, Anchorage, Philadelphia, San Fransisco, and of course all across Canada.
Thank you to our excellent staff for your hard work uploading scores for 80 games at this event.
We also wish to thank sportandwellness.ca Biosteel for donating and sampling your products this weekend.  Athletes can purchase Biosteel directly from sportandwellness.ca at a 10% discount.
We extend our thanks as well to the St. Catharines Golf & Country Club for letting us use your elegant facilities.  Thanks to ice maker Daniel for maintaining great curling ice from Friday to Sunday.  This is not easy given so many draws and warm outside temperatures.


Friday evening our teams were treated to an excellent ROCKTalk given by Dr. Christa Homenick of the National Research Council, one of the scientists retained by the World Curling Federation to conduct testing on brush heads last May.  Christa explained how the testing was carried out, demonstrating the actual gyrosphere and other devices that were attached to measure rock rotation and speed. She explained the findings of the Summit, why the new yellow fabric was chosen and how the two sweeper method now generates better results. 
We recorded Christa's ROCKTalk and will upload it to our YouTube Channel for anyone who missed it.  This is valuable information!