Jimmy Simpson Cup

Ever Heard of the Simpson Cup in Alberta?

Back in 1911, curling organizers from Banff, Canmore, Cochrane and Springbank got together and decided to hold an
inter-club tournament within the Bow River corridor. They agreed that it would be a seniors’ event, each club hosting
one round in their facility, with a cup presented to the winning team. The cup was commissioned and named after
Jimmy Simpson, a well-known outfitter from the Lake Louise area – this came to be known as the Simpson Cup Tournament!

The tournament has been continued off and on since that year just past the turn of the century. For several years
(mostly due to wars and the economic depression) the tournament was suspended, and the cup itself went missing
for quite some time. However, upon its discovery in an attic in Banff, interest in the event was renewed and the
tournament was revived!

Feb 5, 2024 - Here in Cochrane

Anyone interested in participating in the Simpson Cup (representing the Cochrane Curling Club) should contact
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Cochrane, Alberta

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The Cochrane Curling Club, established in 1913, is an extremely active organization offering league curling for all ages throughout the October to March season. Our new state of the art facility has six sheets of ice, plus two short sheets for our younger curlers and training techniques such as sliding etc.  


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