‘Ottawa’ Curlers Gather in Kemptville in Effort to end Broomgate
Say you’re a curling brush. Do you have a future in the sport?
You may not know that today, but you should know by September, when World Curling Federation members meeting in Stockholm are expected to vote on rules based on data being collected during this week’s “Sweeping Summit” in Kemptville, just south of Ottawa.
Some brands will receive the thumbs-up, but others undoubtedly will fall short of approval. Their fate lies to a large extent in the hands of 11 of the world’s best curlers and National Research Council technicians who are using laser technology and even a “robot” rock-thrower to measure the impact of more than 50 different brushes on the path of rocks as they slide down the ice.