Media Coverage – Waterloo Friars’ Briar 2020

The Friars’ Briar — Canada’s clergy curling tournament — puts faith and fellowship on ice Gerald Heimpel, left, and Reid Kennel sweep a rock Thursday, March 5, 2020, during the Friars’ Briar, an annual Canadian clergy curling tournament held this year at the KW Granite Club in Waterloo, Ontario. RNS photo by Emily McFarlan Miller […]

Thursday was the ‘business’ day…..and a new President

Yes, Thursday is the busy day as by the end of the day, final positions are settled going in to Friday, the Banquet has taken place and the Annual Meeting of the Friars’ Briar is over. Coming out of the day- Medal finals include Budd vs Knull for the Gold and Silver, with M.Martin vs […]

Special Attraction for Wednesday Evening

The Winnipeg planning committee has been able to arrange a special event during the Friars Briar for guided tours of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.  As  the 2019 Friars Briar will not occur during the Tim Hortons Brier, the Wednesday evening opening for attending such has now been filled with a unique opportunity for […]

Scholz Team throws an 8-ender in Regina

The ‘Gee Bee’ team, skipped by Guy Scholz, made history in the Briar by throwing an 8-ender while playing in the Regina, 2018 Friars’ Briar. In accomplishing the feat they tied up the game in the sixth end.  Members of the team included skip Guy Scholz along with other members George Budd, Rod Semeniuk and […]

Make the Friars’ Briar Great Again!!! The President Speaks

Friars’ Briar President Commissions Research Study Scores from the past 10 years of tie breaker shootouts have revealed a disturbing trend, says David Martin, President of the Friars’ Briar. The mandatory tie breaker competition held at the beginning of the bonspiel, explained Martin, is used to determine seeding for the playoffs. After analysis of the […]

What was behind the ‘Frozen Chosen’ Team in the Friars’ Briar

A little known story this year was a team entry to the 2016 Friars’ Briar held in Ottawa.  Known as the ‘Frozen Chosen‘ the team was composed of three Rabbis and one Cantor coming from Ontario. Rabbi Cory Weiss of Temple Har Zion in Toronto, Rabbi Michael Dolgin of Temple Sinai in Toronto, Temple Sinai […]


From the evidence provided by this historical photo of Friar Tuck, it is undeniable that Robin Hood and his merry band of thieves were avid curlers! In this spirit of thievery and stealing from the rich to provide for the poor, this year’s President’s Challenge will go to the team that steals the most ends […]

Message from the Friars Briar President – Friars Briar 2016

The Roots of Friars’ Briar “The roots of the Friars’ Briar goes back to 1978 when clergy from Ontario and the Western provinces decided that the political tensions that were dividing east and west across our country did not have to define how we related to each other as national faith communities. At the inspiration […]