The Wednesday Evening Ladder League kicks off with Qualifier Night on Wednesday October 24. I will draw teams at random to play other teams, with the winning teams going to the A pool for the first round, which begins the following week, and the losing teams going to the B. Weekly draw will be on the web page for the Ladder League on CornwallCurling.com, and in the Wednesday Guardian.
If there is an odd number of teams, the odd team out will have the bye and be placed in the A pool for the first round. Byes will alternate each round between A and B pools. At the end of the season, the A and B pool winners from each round will receive prizes (generally Gift Certificates). Sponsors for the first round are: Howard Johnson Dutch Inn (A pool), and Griffin’s Service Centre (B Pool).
Here are the team rosters I have received to-date. Please email me your corrections and updates. Note that teams are requested to have four players. There are also some names listed of people looking for teams. We have 13 teams at present, and would like an even number to eliminate byes, so more teams are welcome! If we have an uneven number of teams, the round will be a full round robin for the pool with fewer players, and a partial round robin for the other pool, as we have to end them at the same time. We will factor in number of games scheduled as part of the placement formula after each round. Teams receive 3 points per game for a win, 1 for a loss, and 0 for a loss by default. Team scores are used for tiebreaking after head to head records are considered. We will alternate 6:30 and 8:30 time slots between the two pools each week.
1-Ray Biagé, Rebecca Rolfe, Derek MacEwen, Barb Duncan-Biagé
2-Paul Durant, Allan Acorn, Jamie Ballem, TBA
3-Lew Black, Terry MacLeod, Hans Wicki, Hans Anderegg
4-Paul Neima, Kevin Arsenault, Mike Lafontaine, Dwayne McNeill
5-Karen Currie, Val Acorn, Mark Perry, Leonard Gotell
6-Gord Peters, Hank Kamphuis, Gerald Dykerman, Pat MacInnis
7-Bob MacWilliams, John Berry, Roy Coffin, Jim Farquharson
8-Greg Groves, Donald Weeks, Winston Taylor, TBA
9-Rick Doiron, Derek Gallant, Wade Cudmore, Ted van Lunen
10-Mark MacDonald, Brad Gardiner, Steve DeWolfe, TBA
11-Kelly Watts, Cathy Handren, Lisa Arsenault, Paula Ling
12-David Younker, Kelly Lynn Younker, Ann Younker, TBA
13-Leigh Farrar, Tara Nogler, James Power, Karen Power
Players looking for teams: Roddy MacLean 566-4482, Marjorie Matthews 566-3716, Wayne Goodwin 566-4699.
Please email me any ideas you may have to make the league even better this year!
- Derek MacEwen, Wednesday night drawmaster