2016-2017: another very successful season for the Cornwall Curling Club!

Our last curlers have returned from Canadian championships, and our own ice has been gone for about a month, as we bring another successful season to a close at the Cornwall Curling Club. Here are some of the highlights:

National level

Cornwall’s Pat Quilty wins Asham National Coaching award at Canadian Juniors. Team Lauren Laurentine finished with a 4-6 win-loss record.

Rachel O’Connor and Tati Kelly win Gold and Bronze, respectively, and the first Canadian Under 18 Mixed Doubles competition, held as part of the inaugural Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in Moncton.

Team Lauren Lenentine finished just out of the playoffs at the inaugural Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in Moncton with a 2-3 win-loss record, while the PEI boy’s team, skipped by Cornwall’s Donald DeWolfe, went 1-4.

Cornwall’s Sabrina Smith picked up a win against a very tough field at the Canadian Mixed Doubles in Saskatoon. 

Cornwall teams skipped by Bill and Sandy Hope competed in the Canadian Masters Curling Championships in Guelph, with Bill and his team losing the Bronze medal game to Saskatchewan in an extra end. Sandy and her team finished fifth, just out of the Women’s medal round, with a 6-3 win-loss record. 

Regional level

Cornwall’s Bill and Sandy Hope rinks won the Maritime Maritime Masters Curling Championships at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside. Bill Hope went 4-0 to win the men’s round robin and the men’s title.

Cornwall’s Gloria Clarke and Ruth Stavert duo win another Maritime Women’s Stick Curling Championship, beating Cornwall’s Myrna Craswell and Elaine Hughes on the last rock.

Atlantic University Curling Ch’ships: UPEI’s Sabrina Smith rink with all four members from the Cornwall Curling Club, had 3-3 round robin records, but did not advance to the playoff round.

Five rinks competing in the Wendy’s U16 Saturday morning league here at Cornwall, competed in a tourney in Fredericton on arena ice. They all picked up wins and gained valuable experience on arena ice.

Five Cornwall rinks competed in the 2017 Canadian (Open) Stick Curling Championship in New Glasgow NS. Nova Scotia teams won the event.

Here are the winners from the annual Masters Plus bonspiel held at Cornwall, and attracting teams from around the Maritimes.
1st: Judy Burgess, Helen Brightman, Carolyn Kavanagh, Penny Neily (Truro Curling Club in NS)
2nd: Helen Dickie, Sheila Reyno, Sharon McIntyre, Judi McLellan (Sackville Curling Club in NB)
3rd: Des Arsenault, Blair Jay, Cliff Poirier, Earl MacLeod (Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Community Complex, Summerside PE)
4th: Shirley Berry, Arleen Harris, Linda Fairhurst, Hanny MacLeod (Cornwall Curling Club)

Provincial level

Seniors: The Shelley Ebbett rink from the host Charlottetown Curling Complex and the Cornwall Curling Club doubled Cornwall’s Shirley Berry foursome 6-3 to win the PEI Credit Unions Provincial Senior Women’s Curling Championship, while the Bill Hope rink from Cornwall and Charlottetown were the men’s runners-up.

Masters: The Sandy Hope rink were repeat winner’s in the women’s provincial Masters, with the Bill Hope team finishing as runners-up in the men’s. Both teams went on to represent PEI at both the Maritime (which they won) and Canadian Masters events.

Pepsi Juniors: Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine rink went undefeated to win the Junior Women’s event. The Devin Schut rink were the Junior Men’s runners-up. Pat Quilty, coach of the Lenentine rink, won the Asham Coaching award for coaches of women’s teams. Sabrina Smith won the women’s Sportsmanship award.

Stick: Ernie Stavert and Vern Chowan were Open division runners-up, while Gloria Clarke and Ruth Stavert won the women’s division at the event, held here  at Cornwall.

Scotties (Women’s): There were no current Cornwall teams in the winner’s circle, but most of the members of the winning Robyn MacPhee and runner-up Veronica Smith teams are products of our fine junior program.

Mixed: Cornwall played host to the Provincial Mixed ch’ships, won by Charlottetown and Alberton’s Dennis Watts team. Cornwall’s only entry, skipped by Bill Hope, went 1-3.

Cornwall also hosted the 55+ Games, with both regular and stick curling divisions.

Stick Curling Women’s Division
Gold: Elaine Hughes, Myrna Craswell (Cornwall)
Silver: Mabel England, Ruth Stavert (Cornwall)
Bronze: Phyllis Stretch, Polly Batt
Stick Curling Open (any combination men/women)
Gold: Stirling Higginbotham, Bazil Hiigginbotham 
Silver: John Dunsford, Hugh Logan (Cornwall)
Bronze: Grant Laird, Vern Chowan (Cornwall)

55+ Mixed Curling
Gold: Diane MacKay, Myron MacKay, Val MacLean, Cliff Sentner (Cornwall)
Silver: Barry Craswell, Myrna Craswell, Russell Boyle, Myrna Sanderson (Cornwall)
Bronze: Bryan Sutherland, Elaine Hughes, Jim Orr, Janette Fraser (Cornwall)

55+ Men’s Curling
Gold: Philip McInnis, Ensor McNeill, David Murphy, Calvin MacMillan
Silver: Paul Arsenault, Edgar Coffin, Ray Biagé, Ken Praught (Cornwall)
Bronze: Lorne MacGuigan, Bill Harper, John Baird, Leigh Crabbe

 Under 18 events:

Under 18 winners: Lauren Lenentine (undefeated) from Cornwall, Donald Dewolfe (from Cornwall, Silver Fox, Western)
Under 18 runners-up: Rachel MacLean and Mitchell Schut teams from Cornwall.
Under 16 winners: Mitchell Schut (Cornwall) and Katie Shaw (from Charlottetown but competed in our U16 Developmental league) rinks
Under 16 runners-up: Alexis Burris and Chase MacMillan teams, both from Cornwall
Under 13 Winners: Clara Jack rink from Cornwall
Under 13 Runners-up: Cruz Pineau team (from Summerside but competed in our U16 Developmental league)

U18 Sportsmanship award: Lexie Murray, from the Shaw rink from Charlottetown.
U16 Coaching award: Carl Nicholson, coach of the MacLean rink
U16 Sportsmanship awards: Brayden Snow, from Summerside’s Pineau rink, and Beth Walsh, from the Clara Jack team. 
U13 Sportsmanship Award: Cornwall’s Ella Lenentine

Future Tankard/Scotties Developmental Event: Summerside’s Cruz Pineau team went undefeated at 3-0, while Cornwall’s Chase MacMillan, Rachel MacLean, Lauren Ferguson, and Alexis Burris rinks all finished tied for second, with 2-1 win-loss records.

ParaSport and Recreation PEI in partnership with Spinal Cord Injury PEI. held a successful funspiel on our accessible ice surface, with Cornwall juniors helping out. 

Donald DeWolfe, from the Cornwall and Silver Fox curling clubs, won the annual “One on One Tuff Spiel” at the Fox.

The Lauren Ferguson rink won the provincial Wendy’s Under 16 Developmental League, open to all Island U16 teams and held at our Club on selected Saturdays, edging the defending champion Mitchell Schut team on their last rock by drawing to the button against three Schut counters. The Bailey O’Grady rink won six ends in their final game to capture 3rdplace overall. All three teams are from Cornwall. Rachel MacLean from Cornwall tied with Charlottetown’s Katie Shaw for 4th.

Club level

The Red team dominated at the closing spiel, sponsored by Leary’s Your Independent Grocer in Cornwall.

The Danny Kneabone rink won “The Iceman” Daytime League for the season.

The Debbie Rhodenhizer and Paul Arsenault rinks won our Club Travelers playdowns, with Kim Glydon and Joe Callaghan skipping the runner-up rinks.

Evening Draws (did not receive reports for Monday, Tuesday)

Wednesday Ladder League winners

Round One, sponsored by Lowther’s Snow Removal

A Pool 

Joe Callaghan, Alan Mason, Jeff Hannam, Shannon Fenelon

B Pool

Angus Kennedy, Jean Sinclair, Wade Deaken, Ken Monaghan

Round Two

Griffin’s Auto Service A Pool

Greg Groves, Don Weeks, Cynthia Livingston, Marjorie Matthews

Cornwall Auto and Tire B Pool

Kelly Watts, Cathy Handren, Paula Ling, Krista Affleck

Round Three

Wally’s Pharmasave A Pool

Greg Groves, Don Weeks, Cynthia Livingston, Marjorie Matthews

Red Island Baked Potato B Pool 

Lauren Ferguson, Emma Coffin, Sierra Clyke,  Emily Sanderson,

Round Four

MR Seafood A Pool

Kelly Watts, Cathy Handren, Paula Ling, Krista Affleck

Wendy’s B Pool

Joe Callaghan, Alan Mason, Jeff Hannam, Shannon Fenelon

Thursday evening single entry mixed league

Final round of the season, sponsored by New Glasgow Lobster Suppers: Peter Murdoch, Carlene Peters,  Steve Degrace and Maureen Cudmore

Round 2, sponsored by Sam’s Restaurant in Cornwall.  Danny Kneabone, Marlene Proude, Wade Deaken, Steve DeGrace. 


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