Calgary needs Super League to get better

TERRY JONES -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 12:12 PM ET

INNISFAIL -- The days of Ron Northcott and Ed Lukowich are long gone. The last Calgary rink was eliminated, as usual, before the semifinal again this year.

And as John Morris left the building, the curler from the south who sent him packing yesterday said there's a reason.

Rob Armitage of Red Deer defeated Morris 7-5 to advance against Jamie King in last night's semifinal, but lost 7-5, leaving an all-Edmonton final and 2005 Brier organizers an Edmonton rink in the March 5-13 event.

"Calgary doesn't have a Super League,'' he said.

"Calgary has six different curling clubs.

"Calgary doesn't have a cash spiel.

"Edmonton produces high-calibre curlers because they have a Super League. It's a far better setup. They play against real good teams and make each other better and develop confidence along the way.''

And he says Morris doesn't count as Calgary or Innisfail either, the former Ontario curler affiliating himself with the local club for this event.

"John doesn't curl for anybody. He curls on the road. One of his guys is from Edmonton.''


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