The Champs Are Here! ft. Silvana Tirinzoni & Alina Pätz
The guys talk to Silvana Tirinzoni and Alina Pätz from team Switzerland, fresh off their win at the Women’s World Championships (2:45). Jim asks about how their win was celebrated by their home country (3:30). They tell Jim that they never get sick of being around the game and they have plans to come directly over to watch the Mens Championship in Ottawa (4:15) and they talk about how they each got into curling (5:00). Kevin asks about the new Swiss team members and admits that he didn’t think it could possibly go this well (7:15). Warren asks about a specific play in the 8th end of the finals against Norway (11:10). They comment on the ice and stone conditions (12:05) and sanding the stones mid event (13:30). Jim asks about their practice routines and what they would suggest for young people getting in to curling (14:55). Jim wonders what they do to relax (18:40) After the break, Kevin comments on the how amazing work ethic and knowledge of Silvana combined with Alina’s ‘ice cold veins’ are what lead to this incredible success (20:51). The guys answer an email from ‘Greg’, who has a question about the different types of sweeping, carving, knifing etc (24:45). Kevin talks about the strength that sweepers possess now, to the point of breaking brooms (29:30) and then gives us a recap of the Women’s Worlds (31:00).Finally, Warren updates all the curling action that’s been going on, starting with Jones and Gallant winning the Mixed Doubles (35:50), the Canadian Wheelchair Championships in Moose Jaw (39:40), and the Canadian Jr Championships that are underway in Quebec (40:35). Kevin gives a preview of the upcoming World Men’s Championships (43:00). The guys discuss the issues that arose with the broadcast of the Women’s Worlds and what could be done to improve that (48:00).