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    Sunday, December 14, 2008

    "Wheelchair curling the roller derby of curling"

    Jim Armstrong, in an interview with Don Fennell of the Richmond Review says: "Wheelchair curling is also very, very challenging and the level of play is just going to become greater. I’ve only been involved a year-and-a-half and I’d venture to say our Canadian group that we draw from is at least 15 per cent better mechanically than when I started and the results show it......

    “I play quite a lot with Darryl Neighbour here, many times a week, and he’s as good as there is mechanically. You can’t teach experience and that makes the situation a little more complicated. There are very few players here that have any real curling background to draw from ... Able-bodied curling has gotten so good over the past few years since the free guard zone rule that there’s a potential risk of having a 1-0 game in a meaningful event. I call wheelchair curling the roller derby of curling because there’s always spills, action and enough misses to keep it interesting. No lead is ever safe.”  Read full article.

    5 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Doesn't the article say it all?

    And we didn't want theis ambassador of our sport?

    Armstrong is and will continue to be the best thing that has happened to wheelchair curling.

    Who can even argue it??

    Anonymous said...

    Give the Big Guy a platform and support, and this game will rocket>

    Anonymous said...

    Great srticle. Jim is really developing the promotion of the sport, not just his own promotion.

    Anonymous said...

    A great article. It is difficult to get this kind of media exposure. Kudos to Jim Armstrong.

    Anonymous said...

    Yet another great article showcasing our sport. Seems like most media coverage turns around Jim, and it is always positive.