JONES: Boston Pizza Cup has no residency controversy

There is no bullying on B.J. Neufeld and Colton Flasch.

They were welcomed and made they feel completely at home at the Alberta men's fate champion.

There is no residual administration story related to the open emphasis of the players who spent their lives in the same province as they compete against professional fans imported from elsewhere.

This is definitely not in Canada this year.

At the Ontario Scotties there was a reasonably apparent administrative rules reported to skip Rachel Homan that she had "bullying" on him.

Curling Canada has a single-import residency regime when it comes to the eligibility of Scotties and Brier and is the Ottawa-based nominee of Ottawa based alleged client Joanne Courtney.

However, Homan herself, living in Edmonton with her husband Shawn Germain. Loophole was provided in the residency rule for players attending the college and Homan is registered at the University of Alberta.

Due to the Olympic Games and the prize of six cash figures on the men and women's travel events, the team days are to be carried out by four trees that are members of the same tree club. And it is known that some of the cases were some provinces less than the cautious in policing.

Flash forward to the Alberta men's championship in Edmonton this week. Or should Flasch continue?

Flasch de Saskatoon and Neufeld de Winnipeg headed Kevin Koe and Ben Hebert led to the current Olympic cycle. They made it on Saturday of the Boston Pizza Cup at Ellerslie Curling Club with no sign of lack of residence.

"No one was talking about it. No-one said. We have had this issue in a long time but it does not seem to impede anyone," said Ted Appelman. He was curling with Tom's brother before he moved to Whitehorse to become a team of Thomas Scoffin's team.

Hebert, a two-hour Olympic champion and three-third-party champion in Ontario grew up and was in two Briers before going to Calgary to qualify as a Albertan for Olympic gold medalist Kevin Martin. He was a citizen throughout the year, living in Chestermere, for ten years now.

"Colton moved to Calgary all over the winter and returns to Saskatoon during the summer when he builds houses. There's no silly business with us," Herbert said.

"You can see it in Calgary every day. When we do not go out work together and wearing rocks. It's amazing to have three guin practicing each day," he said from former skip Edmonton transferred Koe to Calgary by his oil patch employers.

The third finals of Briers, third in the first half of Mike McEwan in Manitoba, were third-party Briers, third-time Briers, who left his team when he screwed with Reid Carruthers to move on to until the new Olympic year. He is married to a young family and lives in Winnipeg when he works as a professional golf club.

The second Flasch, 27, has been adding three Briers to Saskatchewan.

Both of them succeeded in having the opportunity to join Koe and Hebert when Marc Kennedy's Marc Kennedy decided to retire and import Brent Laing's election to return to Ontario.

"It was easy for me to have just moved to Calgary for the winter. B.J., his family and his family in Winnipeg were not just able to do that," said Flasch.

With Koe's team losing two of the first three games and having their lives today since Thursday evening, they had a rough ride playing on club ice to cover a BP Cup. But both transfers in a seamless way. It is clear that the type of season the refurbished team was at the fact that they are at No. 1 in the CTPS points and came into the event I knew if they did not win here they would go to the Trousers to join the "play-in" for the farm card present introduced last year.

"Transfer is really easy," said Flasch

"It's a lot of fun. We had a lot of laughter. And we're good," Neufeld said.

"It's more competitive to play with them than against them, I'll tell you," Flasch said.

"When I was with McEwen, most of us got Kevin, especially at the Brier and the Olympic trials. It's great to play with one of the legends in the game and learn from his. It has been a great experience to date. "

They are joining a team that first came to represent Canada at the Olympics and not reach a base.

"Ben won an Olympic gold medal but I would like to help Kevin find that gold medal as much as Kevin is sure to help me find the Olympics," said Neufeld.

Hebert and Koe won both Briers. Neufeld and Flasch won zero. So that is there too.


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