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World Financial Group Continental Cup Tickets
World Financial Group Continental Cup tickets
For those who cannot satisfy their craving for curling during the quadrennial Winter Olympics, there is the World Financial Group Continental Cup to give fans an additional opportunity to enjoy the sport. The annual tournament pits North American curlers against a team consisting of players from the rest of the world. As curling grows in popularity worldwide, this event draws legions of devoted fans to the four days of competition. Get your tickets to the World Financial Group Continental Cup at StubHub today.
More about the World Financial Group Continental Cup
As an international competition, the World Financial Continental Cup is meant to mirror golf's Ryder Cup. Both the North American and the world squads send six teams apiece to the competition. The format requires a variety of different games to play. Each team plays one team game. Then, competitions include mixed doubles, team doubles, team scramble and mixed-team scramble. The top competition is the skins game, which has a unique set of rules. Teams receive points for winning each competition, and the squad with the most overall points triumphs. The event usually draws the top curlers in the world, including Olympic medalists and World Cup champions.
The history of the World Financial Group Continental Cup
The tournament started in 2002. The initial tournament was perhaps the most dramatic as the entire competition came down to the last rock of the last end. The drama has been plentiful at the World Financial Continental Cup with three ties between the teams. The World Financial Continental Cup takes place each year at a venue in either the United States or Canada. The North American teams have won all but two of the World Financial Continental Cups. Often, this event serves as a preview for the coming Olympic competition in curling, which is a popular sport at the Olympic Games.
The World Financial Group Continental Group experience
The World Financial Continental Cup often plays before large and passionate crowds as curling has a devoted following. In 2014, over 50,000 fans attended the tournament held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The World Financial Continental Cup usually takes place in mid-sized venues that allow the fans to be practically on the ice. Combined with the steps that organizers take to stoke fan passions, it results in a frenzied environment that is ideal for fans of the sport.
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