Team Hammerheads was founded in 2005 when a couple of Dutch curlers decided it was time to get more serious. Two years earlier, in March 2003, we started playing curling as members of CC Utrecht. After 2 years of fun and friendship we wanted to find out if we could improve our skills to compete with the national and international curling elite. The teamname 'Hammerheads' was selected, because the hammerhead shark is a strong, able and somewhat odd creature. We think it's an intriguing animal that represents our curiosity for the curling sport. The name has a reference to the hammer in curling and our sponsor Praxis, a hardware store.
Dear curling friends! We proudly announce that there will be another Hammerheads Trophy in 2013! We hope to welcome you all in Zoetermeer on 1-3 March! You can enter our event by sending an email using the contact form. Please mention your teamname and the names of the players. Thanks! Hope to see you all in March!
UPDATE: The playing schedule is now online! see here..
This weekend (26-28 Oct) Team Hammerheads will play the National Play Offs in Zoetermeer versus Team NYP and Team Van Dorp! The winner will go to Karlstad (Swe) in december to play the European Curling Championships 2012.
We invite you all to come to Zoetermeer and support us! We will play on Friday at 20:00, on Saturday at 9:30 and 20:30 and on Sunday at 9:30. We hope to see you then! And offcourse we'll keep you posted on Facebook and Twitter.
Holland is not famous for it's high temperatures, but during the Summer Cup 2012 in Sweetlake City (Zoetermeer) the temperature was far beyond 30 degrees.. Great day to lie on the beach with a cocktail, but no.. we, Team Hammerheads, decided to go on the ice to play the Summer Cup 2012.
And we won the tournament! After 6 games (5 wins) and a nice barbecue we received the big and beautiful golden cup! The perfect start of a new season!
You must think: 'hmm, these guys look familiar.. True, because WE won the Hammerheads
Trophy! Maybe it is 'not done' to win your own tournament, but hey, after 6 years we are
allowed to have our own names on the trophy, right?
THANKS EVERYONE FOR MAKING THIS ANOTHER FABULASTIC WEEKEND!
Only a few more weeks before the Hammerheads Trophy 2012... We proudly announce that 18 teams will compete in this year's event! We even had a waiting list this time! Must be the good curling and the nice atmosphere.. Or is it the Fabulastic Quizz Night?! Anyway, the schedule and system of play is now online.
*UPDATE 23-02-2012* There has been a small change in the schedule: teams A1 and A3 are switched. see [here!]
What a way to start our 2012 curling year: Mercure Perth Masters 2012. Many topteams from Scotland, Scandinavia, Canada and Switzerland where there. So it's not without reason that Perth Masters is often considered to be the highest level tournament in Europe. And how did we do in this strong field? Well, looking back, we are reasonably satisfied. The first game was a good win. We lost the second game and the fourth game by one point after a great fight. So we certainly proved that we can compete at this level, but just need that little extra to get us through a few extra rounds. See the result page for more info.
For the first time since our succes in Aberdeen, back in 2009, we crossed the North Sea to play in Scotland. The Stirling Invitational Curling Competition is a new tournament on the calender and is organized in the beautiful rink at The Peak in Stirling.
All the topteams of Scotland were there and we had the honour to play Eve Muirhead and Tom Brewster in the groupstage, two of the best and most famous teams in the world! Both games were lost, but interesting! Especially the game versus Brewster was very tight, an extra end was needed to decide this game. Unfortunately we didn't survive the groupstage, but we look back at another toplevel weekend!