A honeymoon before the curling

Une lune de miel 
avant le curling

Without game of words, the player Robert Desjardins is two birds with one stone with his wife Véronique Bouchard in Charlotte, North Carolina. “It allows me to do points and make a honeymoon trip “, proudly announce the player chicoutimien.

Normally, Robert Desjardins is the pair in the curling mixed doubles with his daughter Emily, with the team Hotel Le Montagnais, however, has changed partner for the cause this week, on the occasion of the fifth edition of the Southern Mixed Double Cashpiel, a tournament registered with the circuit of the world.

“We married on September 8, and we knew we had this project to do a tournament in the Holidays. It is our honeymoon and we went earlier before playing the tournament, ” says Robert Desjardins, saying, have very much enjoyed his visit to Charlotte. This last has become the second largest financial city in importance in North Carolina, in the United States.

To return to the sport of curling, the event of large-scale third-party 3 on a scale of 1 to 4 comprises 24 pairs, of which five americans and three canadians, divided into six groups of four. On the first of each group at the end of the preliminary round and the top two teams in second place will go to the playoffs. In the preliminary round, the Chicoutimiens will face three teams from the Carolina.

“Basically, it takes a record of 3-0 or 2-1 with a shot of a tie (shootout) amazing,” forward Robert Desjardins, who, even if he is not with his partner, a regular, raises all the same points on the world circuit. Due to a demand from players who wanted more flexibility, in particular because of their commitments with their respective teams curling traditional four, the points are now collected on an individual basis. The seven best results are counted in the development of the classification. In Canada, the Desjardins point to the 10th place in canada.

Immediately after the competition, Robert Desjardins will join her daughter in Alberta for a major tournament with major international third party 1.

It will then be back with his regular team of four against four, completed by Jean-Sébastien Roy, Pierre-Luc Morissette and Rene Dubois, from 4 to 6 January, in Quebec city, prelude to the provincial Championship the following week.