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Executive, Committee Chairs
Posted Thursday, September 3, 2009 by derekm

Here are the new executive and committee chairs for the 2009-2010 curling season:

Executive

President- John DeLuca
Vice President- Colleen Soltermann
Secretary- Cyndi Russell

Committee chairs

Financial -Chris Montigny & Colleen Soltermann

Facility- John DeLuca & Paul Durant

Membership and Draws- Cindy Nicholson & Karen Currie

Fundraising- Carol Sweetapple

Bonspiels and Social Events- Ray Biagé & Jamie Ballem

Publicity - Hank Kamphuis

Youth- Sean Ledgerwood

Daytime/Seniors- Ray Biagé

Constitution and By Laws-Jamie Ballem

PEICA Representatives- John DeLuca & Paul Durant


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June 1st Minutes Available
Posted Thursday, September 3, 2009 by derekm
The minutes from the June 1 2009 meeting of the Cornwall Curling Club Board of Directors are now available in the Members section of cornwallcurling.com.
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Tremendous golf tourney turnout
Posted Monday, June 29, 2009 by derekm

It was a hot day as the combattants hit the links for the Cornwall Curling Club's annual golf tournament at the Countryview Golf Course. As part of Countryview's tenth anniversary celebrations, course owners Carl and Karen Currie had just opened two new holes, turning the best-ball tourney into an 11 hole event.

Here's a couple of shots of some of the teams finishing up:

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While the last teams were still out on the course, the early-finishers kept to the shady part of the deck, and kept hydrated with copious quantities of liquids.

Photo: shady characters

Meanwhile, Karen Currie grilled up burgers and dogs to feed the hungry golfers.

Photo: Karen on the 'cue

Finally, the last teams finished play, and it was time for the awards ceremony.

It turned out that the last team on the course, a three-person team consisting of Bob Fowler, Bev (Nucker) Richards, and Dan MacRae (who seemed to know his way around the course) emerged the winners, with an amazing three under par. Organizer Rick Doiron was determined not to give the trophy to any team containing Bob Fowler, and presented them each with a golf ball instead.

Photo: Bob Fowler, Bev (Nucker) Richards, Dan MacRae holding golf balls

Finally, he relented, and brought out the trophy.

Photo: Bob Fowler, Bev (Nucker) Richards, Dan MacRae with trophy

Other winners included:

Closest to pin number 8 (women) - Tracy Affleck

Closest to pin number 8 (men) - Dick St.John

Closest to pin on new par 3 - Bob Fowler

Closest to the line - Bob Tucker

Ladies Long Drive - Krista Affleck

Men's long drive - Rob Young

The last prize presented was for the "most determined" team, which included Paul Arsenault and Mary Plamondon.

Photo: Paul Arsenault, organizer Rick Doiron, Mary Plamondon

After the awards, door prizes were drawn for those present. As usual, very few, if any, went home empty-handed.

The great weather resulted in one of the largest turnouts ever, around 60 participants. Incoming curling club president John DeLuca was on hand to thank the golfers, and the organizers, including Bob Fowler, Rick Doiron, Carol Sweetapple, Ray Biage, and Karen and Carl Currie, and said that he hoped to see everyone back at the Cornwall Curling Club in October.


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Golf Tourney Tee Times
Posted Tuesday, June 23, 2009 by derekm

Here are the tee-times for Saturday's Cornwall Curling Club Annual Golf Tournament at Countryview Golf Course, Route 19 in Fairview.

Golfers are asked to arrive 30 minutes before their assigned time. The event goes rain or shine, as we have a lot of hot dogs and hamburgers to eat!

We have room for a few more entries. If you want to be added (or subtracted!), get in touch with Bob Fowler, or email Ray Biagé at barbray@pei.sympatico.ca.

11:00 AM: KAREN CURRIE, LEONARD GOTELL,TRACY MACDONALD,RAY BIAGE                
11:07 AM: GORDON PETERS, MELODY BECK, BOB MACWILLIAMS, BARB DUNCAN-BIAGE                 
11:14 AM: TOM DUNN, LYNDA TURNBULL, ANGUS DAVIES, PAUL NEIMA
11:21 AM: JACK FAIRHURST, TONY TURNBULL, DONNA GREEN, BRAD GARDINER     
11:28 AM: PAUL DURANT, DEREK MACEWEN, LINDA FAIRHURST, VERNON CHOWAN                              
11:35 AM: ROB YOUNG, SHERRI BOUTILIER, DEAN FAIRHURST, CAROLYN ROSS     
11:42 AM: LESTER CALLBECK, DICK ST. JOHN, DEREK GALLANT, KAREN FISHER              
11:49 AM: RICK DOIRON, SUE DOIRON, CAROL SWEETAPPLE, VINCE FISHER
11:56 AM: DICK MACDONALD, HELEN ARSENAULT, GREG ST. JOHN, KRISTA  AFFLECK
12:03 PM: PAUL ARSENAULT, MARIE MACDONALD, FRANK LEGAULT, VIRGINIA MACDONALD   
12:10 PM: CARL CURRIE, REBECCA ROLFE, JOHN DELUCA, NEIL SMITH                 
12:17 PM: KIMBALL BLANCHARD, BOB TUCKER, LEW BLACK, MABEL ENGLAND
12:24 PM: BILL BROWN, EILEEN BLANCHARD, WINSTON TAYLOR, HELEN SMITH       
12:31 PM: PETER  MACNEIL, DOROTHY TAYLOR, DONALD WEEKS                              
12:38 PM: BOB FOWLER, MARY PLAMONDON, BEV (NUCKER) RICHARD


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Club member named Canadian Chef of the Year!
Posted Tuesday, June 16, 2009 by derekm

[Hans curls in our Wednesday night ladder league. Congratulations!]

The Guardian

 Chef Hans Anderegg, a chef instructor at Holland College’s Culinary Institute of Canada, was named Canadian Chef of the Year by the National Conference of the Canadian Culinary Federation at the federation’s annual conference in Kelowna, B.C.
The award comes on the heels of the title of Atlantic Chef of the Year, which Anderegg garnered a couple of months ago. It is the first time that a chef from P.E.I. has been the recipient of both awards, says Chef Allan Williams, branch president of the P.E.I. Association of Chef and Cooks.
“We are very pleased that Chef Hans has been given this prestigious award, which is based not only on a chef’s culinary abilities, but on the body of their work over their entire career. Chef Hans is a well-respected, talented chef, and an exceptional educator,” Williams said.
Holland College president Dr. Brian McMillan said the entire college community was thrilled to hear about Hans’s award.
“Chef Hans is a wonderful example of the professionalism and commitment of the college’s staff, and we are very proud of his accomplishments. For many years, he has devoted a great deal of time and energy into ensuring that his students are well prepared for the culinary industry, it’s gratifying to see his dedication rewarded by his peers,” he said.
A celebration for Anderegg is being planned for later this month at Holland College’s Tourism and Culinary Centre.


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Golf tourney - now with more holes!
Posted Monday, June 8, 2009 by derekm
Word is that this year's golf tournament (June 27th at Countryview) will now be an eleven hole event, as the golf club will be opening two new holes next week, and they'll be part of the deal. If you haven't signed up, give Ray Biagé a call at 675-2540 to get in on this fun event. Cost is only $25.
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Curling Club building to get $2M Reno
Posted Friday, June 5, 2009 by derekm

The Cornwall Civic Centre, which houses the Cornwall Curling Club, the Lions Club, a day care, and a 50 plus group, will be receiving two million dollars in renovation funding as part of $five million in infrastructure money for the Town, announced Thursday, and part of $100 million handed out across the Island.

Here's the story at the CBC's website.


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Golf tourney reminder
Posted Tuesday, June 2, 2009 by derekm

June 27 is the date for our annual Club golf tournament at Countryview Golf Course, route 19 in Fairview.  Cost to participate is only $25.

This is a nine hole best ball event, which means that you don't have to have much (any) experience in order to participate. If you are less experienced, you will be put on a team with more experienced players. Following the golf, there will be a barbecue on the clubhouse deck, and a winners circle with prizes for lowest score, longest drive, closest to the pin, most "determined" team, etc., along with lots of door prizes (I don't think anyone went home empty-handed last year).

Note that all members will be called by June 15 to see if they are attending. You can also email your intentions to Ray Biagé at barbray@pei.sympatico.ca.


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AGM Minutes now available
Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2009 by derekm

The draft minutes from the 2009 Cornwall Curling Club Annual General Meeting are now available in the password-protected Members section of CornwallCurling.com. These minutes will be approved at the 2010 AGM.

Please forward any errors or omissions to me at derek@derekmacewen.com as soon as possible.

- Derek MacEwen, Recording Secretary for 2009 AGM.


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Golf Tourney date is June 27th
Posted Saturday, May 9, 2009 by derekm

June 27 is the date for our annual Club golf tournament at Countryview Golf Course, route 19 in Fairview.  This is a nine hole best ball event, which means that you don't have to have much (any) experience in order to participate. If you are less experienced, you will be put on a team with more experienced players. Following the golf, there will be a barbecue on the clubhouse deck, and a winners circle with prizes for lowest score, longest drive, closest to the pin, most "determined" team, etc., along with lots of door prizes (I don't think anyone went home empty-handed last year).

To signup, or for more info, get in touch with Bob Fowler (rwfowler43@hotmail.com), Ray Biagé (barbray@pei.sympatico.ca or 675-2540), or Carl Currie (675-2563 or countryviewgolf@hotmail.com)


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Founders honoured at AGM
Posted Saturday, May 9, 2009 by derekm

The highlight of tonight's Annual General Meeting of the Cornwall Curling Club was the presentation of a plaque honouring the 13 founders of the Club.. Three of the founders (Rodney Walsh, Wylie Barrett, and Bill MacLaren) passed away in the last few years, and others are no longer living in the area, but six founders were on hand for the presentation. Don Gorveatt has been a member of the Club until recently, while Ernie Stavert, Roy Coffin, Rupert Sweetapple, Gordie Hermann, and Al MacCormac still curl regularly at the club, which opened in January 1982. Other Club founders were Robert Burns, David Burt, Robert Perrin, and Gary Cameron.

Photo: (L-R) Don Gorveatt, Ernie Stavert, Roy Coffin, Rupert Sweetapple, Gordie Hermann, and Al MacCormac

Click for larger version of the photo

As well, a plaque was presented to the Club with the names of all past club presidents.

In 2009 the Club is on much better financial ground than it was in 1982, when Board members personally put up $1000 guarantees to back the startup loan. 2009 saw the final payment on the curling rink loan, and a long-term lease with the Town of Cornwall for the clubhouse facility. The Town has been discussing with the Club the possibilility of major renovations or total replacement of the clubhouse area, perhaps before the start of the 2010 season.

The Club had a very successful 2008-2009 season, increasing its membership, events, and bar revenues slightly, while many clubs across the country are experiencing a decline. They also replaced the sound system, the computer, and 26 curling brooms,  and finished the season with a very small deficit, due mainly to increased costs for electricity and propane, which were up around $5000 and $700, respectively, over last year.

Leaving the Board of Directors due to the expiration of their term are Sherren Morrison, Norman Boswall, and Kevin Baillie, while Eileen Leahey is moving from the Cornwall Curling Club to the Cornwall Curling Centre in Ontario.

Joining the Board  are Jamie Ballem, Karen Currie, Paul Durant, Sean Ledgerwood, and Colleen Soltermann.


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2008-2009 Winners List
Posted Thursday, April 30, 2009 by derekm

Here are the league winners for the 2008-2009 season- hope to see you all at the Reception, Annual Meeting and Awards night on May 8th to accept your prizes, provided by our generous draw sponsors. (Details on the May 8th event were sent previously)

Sunday Night Mixed League, sponsored by Chandler's Cabinets and Millwork

Sunday Night -Draw 1-  Rob Young, Ronalda  Baillie, Vicki Cotton,  Martin Vanderaa
Sunday Night-Draw 2-  Angus  Kennedy, Colleen Solterman,  Shirley Dowling,  Martin Vanderaa
Sunday Night  Draw 3-   Angus Kennedy, Vicki Cotton, Mike Lafontaine, Chris MacPherson

Monday Night Mixed League, sponsored by Cornwall Save Easy

Monday Night Draw 1-  Jack Fairhurst, Rick Doiron,  Geoff Scutt,  Virginia MacDonald
Monday Night Draw  2- John DeLuca,   A.J. Campbell, Cyndi Cunneyworth,  Dean Fairhurst
Monday Night Draw 3-   Ray Biagé, Cyndi Cunneyworth,  Frank Weiler, Neil Smith

Tuesday Night Competitive League, sponsored by KFC

Winner:      Sarah Fullerton,  Michelle McQuaid, Sara MacRae, Whitney Young
Runner-up:  Roddie MacLean, Ron Giggey, Edgar Coffin, George Younker

Pool "B" Winner:  Donna Butler, Marie Molyneaux, Melissa Andrews, Carolyn Coulson

Pool "C" Winner:  Kevin Baillie, Ronalda Baillie, Scott Stevenson, Michelle Mercer

Wednesday Night Ladder League, sponsored by Murphy's Cornwall Pharmacy, Howard Johnson Dutch Inn, Don Lowther Snow Removal

Round One
1st place: Jeff Taylor, Alex Sutherland, Sean Young, and Alex Jenkins
2nd place: Jim Farquharson, Roy Coffin, Bob MacWilliams, and John Berry. 


Round Two
1st place: Terry MacCormac, Ricky Milton, Nancy Milton, and Cindy MacCormac
2nd place: Bob Fowler, Tracy MacDonald, Gary Crosby and Linda Turnbull.

Round Three
1st place: Bob Fowler, Paul Durant, Gary Crosby and Linda Turnbull
2nd place: Jim Farquharson, Roy Coffin, Bob MacWilliams, John Berry

Round Four
1st place: Geoff Scutt, Sherren MacKinnon, Donald Weeks, Deb DelValle
2nd place: Jim Farquharson, Roy Coffin, Bob MacWilliams, John Berry.

B Pool first place in last round: Shirley Berry, Arleen Harris, Paul Arsenault and Derek Gallant

WEDNESDAY  DAYTIME LEAGUE, sponsored by Chandler’s Cabinets & Millwork.
Winners - Kimball Blanchard, Eileen Blanchard, Vince Fisher, Karen  Fisher

Thursday Night, sponsored by Abegweit Outfitters, Investor's Group, Quartermaster Marine

Draw 1 - 6.00 P.M.-  Jamie Ballem, Dick MacKinnon, Marjorie Matthews,  Maureen Cudmore
Draw 1 - 8.00P.M.     Alan MacCormac, Dave  Currie, Jennifer Runge, Russell Boyle

Draw  2 -6.00 P.M.    Diane MacKay,  Shawn Campbell, Marjorie Matthews, Cindy Nicholson
Draw 2 -  8.00 P.M.    Ray Biage,  Gordon Canfield,  Rebecca Rolfe

Draw  3-   6.00 P.M.    Joe MacMillan, Mary Plamondon,  Gregory Groves,  Cindy Ballem
Draw  3-   8.00 P.M.    Norman Boswall,  Terry MacAulay,  Neil  Smith, Debbie Pineau

HOPE TO  SEE  YOU  ALL  ON MAY 8TH!


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Feb. 1st Minutes Available
Posted Monday, April 27, 2009 by derekm
The Minutes from the February 1st Board of Directors meeting are now available in the Members section of CornwallCurling.com.
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Countryview Golf Club opens on Saturday
Posted Friday, April 24, 2009 by derekm

Countryview Golf Club will open for the season on Saturday, April 25 at 9am. Dust off your golf clubs and come out for a round of 9 or 18. The weather is going to be just right for golf this weekend. See you soon!

- Countryview Staff

www.countryviewgolf.com


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Fullerton foursome repeat as Atlantic 17 and Under winners
Posted Monday, April 13, 2009 by derekm

The Cornwall Curling Club foursome of skip Sarah Fullerton, third Michelle McQuaid, second Alexis Wright, and lead Sara MacRae, with coach Brenda MacMillan, went undefeated this weekend to win the junior women's section of the Atlantic 17 and Under Curling Championships in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. In the Sunday afternoon final, they shut out the Erica Trickett team from the host province by an 8-0 score, scoring a triple in the opening end, and then stealing singles in ends two through four and a deuce in the fifth to bring the game to a speedy conclusion.

The PEI junior men's team, from the Montague Curling Club, was  skipped by Kevin Rice, and finished round robin play with a 1-3 win-loss record. Other members of the Rice rink are Matthew Nabuurs at third, second stone Mark Nabuurs, and lead Keaghan Matheson, with coach Arny Nabuurs. In the junior men's final, the Josh Barry rink of New Brunswick edged the the Kyle Bonia team from  Newfoundland and Labrador by a 6-5 score.


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Scutt team wins Ladder League A Pool in Round IV; Berry rink takes B pool
Posted Monday, April 6, 2009 by derekm

The Wednesday Night Ladder League, sponsored by Murphy's Cornwall Pharmacy (1st half of season) and the Howard Johnson Dutch Inn and Don Lowther Snow Removal (2nd half) wrapped up on April 1st. It was a great season, with no nights cancelled due to weather (although there were some close calls), giving us qualifier night plus three five week rounds and a six week draw at the end.

The A and B pool winners in the final round both went undefeated, with the rink of Geoff Scutt, Sherren MacKinnon, Donald Weeks, and Deb DelValle winning the A pool, and the team of Shirley Berry, Arleen Harris, Paul Arsenault and Derek Gallant taking the B (there is a prize for the B pool winner in the last round). Second place in the A pool went to the Jim Farquharson team, which had only one loss, and included Roy Coffin, Bob MacWilliams, and John Berry. The Farquharson foursome never came out in front all season, but managed to get into the prizes with second place finishes in three of the four rounds! Second place in the B pool in the final round (no prize for them) went to Ray Biagé, Rebecca Rolfe, Derek MacEwen, and Neil Smith, who lost only to the Berry team.

Here is the list of prize winners for the season:

Round One
1st place: Jeff Taylor, Alex Sutherland, Sean Young, and Alex Jenkins
2nd place: Jim Farquharson, Roy Coffin, Bob MacWilliams, and John Berry.

Round Two
1st place: Terry MacCormac, Ricky Milton, Nancy Milton, and Cindy MacCormac
2nd place: Bob Fowler, Tracy MacDonald, Gary Crosby and Linda Turnbull.

Round Three
1st place: Bob Fowler, Paul Durant, Gary Crosby and Linda Turnbull
2nd place: Jim Farquharson, Roy Coffin, Bob MacWilliams, John Berry

Round Four
1st place: Geoff Scutt, Sherren MacKinnon, Donald Weeks, Deb DelValle
2nd place: Jim Farquharson, Roy Coffin, Bob MacWilliams, John Berry.
B Pool first place: Shirley Berry, Arleen Harris, Paul Arsenault and Derek Gallant

Thanks to all twenty teams who participated this year. Our unique draw with six games of six ends and four of four ends each week worked out surprisingly well, giving everyone in the draw the opportunity to play every night.  See you in the fall!

- Derek MacEwen, Wednesday night drawmaster


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Countryview Golf Closing Spiel Pictures
Posted Monday, April 6, 2009 by derekm

Barb has provided a great collection of photos from this year's Countryview Golf Course Closing Bonspiel.

Here they are!


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Reds win Countryview Closing Spiel on final round
Posted Monday, April 6, 2009 by derekm

Once again, the Countryview Golf Course Closing Bonspiel came down to the last round - Blue could have pulled it out, but they couldn't get their act together during the final pressure games, so Red won again. Pictures will follow later and (apparently) explain all. Elmo and Cookie made a re-appearance, after being absent last year. The battle of the mascots was back on in full force!  Many are still nursing bruises today after a few scuffles broke out. It was like a game of Hoser Hockey, off the ice. Lots of fun once again. There was a big goodbye and a standing ovation for bartender Connie, who is leaving us this year. Thanks to Countryview Golf Course and other sponsors, to icemaker Lance, bartenders, volunteers, and participants.

Winning Red teams (no particular order):

J. DeLuca, P. Horne, D. Girard, H. Verhulp
K. Currie, L. Chisholm, M. Lafontaine, M. Gauthier
M. MacDonald, R. Waite, J. Hanus, C. Remley

K. Baillie, D. MacLean, D. DelValle, S. Boutilier

P. MacNeil, M. Beck, D. St. John, D. Kneebone
L. Davis, B. MacWilliams, R. Rolfe, L(ouise) Callbeck
P. Durant, C. Nicholson, B. Brown, D. Pineau
P. Arsenault, T. MacDonald, L. Turnbull, G. Canfield

T. Dunn, V. Chowan, G. Groves, F. Weiler


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Blues, with help from Rob's hat, pull into narrow lead at Countryview closing spiel
Posted Saturday, April 4, 2009 by derekm

A great time was had by all on Friday night at the Countryview Golf Closing Spiel - spinnin' tunes on the old record player. The winner of the "best interpretation of your hat" went to Rob Young from the BLUE team. From his "little boy" sailor hat - right down to his striped socks, swim shorts and thongs (the kind you wear on your feet!) - he was dressed for the event - all in "little boy" blue.  PICS to follow later (unless his lawyer intervenes!)
 
By the way, the BLUE team are now ahead  83-77 - but all that is needed is one RED win, with all ends to Red - and RED can be back on top!

Drop by the Club today and see all the fun! Don't forget the Karaoke this afternoon!
 
 


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Red ahead!
Posted Friday, April 3, 2009 by derekm

After the first round of play at the Countryview Golf Course Closing Spiel, the red team are leading the blues by a score of 46 to 42.

Don't worry, Blue fans - there are still three rounds to go, and the Reds are looking tired, already!

Don't forget to drop into the Club tonight and bring your own vinyl records. Karaoke tomorrow!


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Karaoke!
Posted Thursday, April 2, 2009 by derekm
We'll be having Karaoke at the Closing Spiel - Saturday Afternoon - with Peter Lamont. Everyone is invited to drop in and sing along!
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Good luck to the Fullerton rink!
Posted Thursday, April 2, 2009 by derekm

 
The Board, staff and members of the Cornwall Curling Club wish to  extend congratulations to Sarah Fullerton, Michelle McQuaid, Alexis Wright, and Sara MacRae, along with coach Brenda MacMillan on winning the 2009 Sylvan Learning Provincial 17 and Under curling champions.  We know you will be
great ambassadors for our club and for Prince Edward Island as you move to the Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships, April 10-13 in Cornerbrook NL.  We wish you Good Luck and Good Fun!

Fullerton rink

Left to right: Sarah Fullerton, Michelle McQuaid, Alexis Wright, Sara MacRae, coach Brenda MacMillan


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CCA Technical Level 2 Workshop
Posted Thursday, April 2, 2009 by derekm

A CCA Technical Level 2 Workshop will be held at the Charlottetown Curling Club on April 13, 14 and 15, from 6 until 10 pm each evening. Cost is $110. Please make cheques payable to the PEI Curling Association. Registration deadline is Friday April 10th. Prerequisites: Level 1 Technical or Club Coach Workshop.
To register please contact Gayle Johnston at 368-1071 or email: gaylej@pei.sympatico.ca.


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Closing Spiel - taking those old records off the shelf
Posted Thursday, April 2, 2009 by derekm
For Friday Nite at the Countryview Golf Closing Spiel - we are having an oldtime FLASHBACK - we will be playing oldtime VINYL on a RECORD PLAYER.... If you have any favorites you haven't heard in a long time  - bring them along - -we will have a turntable (AKA Record Player)   and we will Spin some tunes!!!!
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Countryview Golf Closing Spiel Opening Draw (Revised)
Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2009 by derekm

Countryview Cornwall Closing Spiel
Opening Draw (Revised)
Thursday, April 2, 2009 

6:00pm
Ice 2:
Blue - K. Blanchard, M. Hanus, L. Gotell, F. Legault
Red: T. Dunn, V. Chowan, G. Groves, F. Weiler

7:30pm
Ice 1:
Blue - G. Scutt, G. Crosby, V. Taylor, B. Vanderaa
Red - J. DeLuca, P. Horne, D. Girard, H. Verhulp
Ice2:
Blue- R. Young, D. Kneebone, M. Ellis, J. Durant
Red - K. Currie, L. Chisholm, M. Lafontaine, M. Gauthier
Ice 3:
Blue - B. Fowler, R. Doiron, D. Sigsworth, D. MacKinnon
Red - M. MacDonald, V. Acorn, J. Hanus, C. MacPherson
Ice 4:
Blue - R. Biagé, C. Sweetapple, K. Watts, G. St. John
Red - K. Baillie, D. MacLean, D. DelValle, S. Boutilier

9:00pm
Ice 1:
Blue - L. Callbeck, C. Currie, R. Baillie, M. Mercer
Red - P. MacNeil, M. Beck, D. St. John, D. Kneebone
Ice 2:
Blue - A. Acorn, D. Weeks, A. McCormick, D. Vanderaa
Red - L. Davis, B. MacWilliams, R. Rolfe, L. Callbeck
Ice 3:
Blue - P. Neima, B. Richards, G. Dykerman, M. Vanderaa
Red - P. Durant, C. Nicholson, B. Brown, D. Pineau
Ice 4:
Blue - A. Davies, D. Rhodenhizer, E. Richard, L. Lafontaine
Red - P. Arsenault, T. MacDonald, L. Turnbull, G. Canfield


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Thanks from the Berry rink!
Posted Sunday, March 29, 2009 by derekm
The Berry team of Shirley Berry, Arleen Harris, Danielle Girard, and Carol Sweetapple would like to thank all  who came to our games to support us at the Nationals in Summerside  as well  as  all  who  gave us support by way of e-mails.  Thank-you.
Special  thanks to Marilyn Sutherland who came to all  our games as Coach in S'side and Butch McGee who coached us  at the Provincials.
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No Daytime Curling on Friday
Posted Thursday, March 26, 2009 by derekm
Daytime Curling (10am - 12 noon) is cancelled Friday, March 27th, due to the Club hosting the PEI Construction Association.
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Adam Casey and Cornwall's Sarah Clow drop University Ch'ship openers
Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2009 by derekm

The Adam Casey and Sarah Clow rinks from the University of Prince Edward Island lost their opening games at the CIS/CCA University Curling Championships in Montreal. Casey, playing with Anson Carmody, Nick van Ouwerkerk, and Jamie Danbrook lost 7-2 to Nova Scotia's St. FX  team, skipped by Dominic Daemon, with Islander Alex MacFadyen at second stone. MacFadyen is a former teammate of Casey, Carmody and van Ouwerkerk.  St. FX grabbed an early lead, following an end one deuce with single steals in ends two and three. UPEI got on the board with a single in the fourth, but the Antigonish squad followed a fifth end single with  a pair in the sixth to put the game out of reach.

The UPEI men are back on the ice against  Manitoba, at 10 pm Atlantic time.

Meanwhile, UPEI's Sarah Clow rink, which includes third Brielle Quilty, second Christina Hennessey, and lead Courtney Moore, lost their opener 9-3 to Concordia, skipped by Quebec Junior Champion Kristen Richard. Clow, who curls out of the Cornwall Curling Club, blanked the first two ends, but gave up a steal of two in the third, and a single in the fourth end. Clow got on the board with a deuce in the fifth, but a four-ender by the Concordia team in the sixth gave them a big 7-2 lead. The Quebec squad stole a single in the seventh, and the teams traded singles in ends eight and nine.

On Thursday the UPEI men have one game, against McGill at 2 pm Atlantic, while the women play Memorial at the same time, and Laurentian at 6 pm Atlantic.

The finals in this event, now in its second year, but the first for UPEI, go Sunday at 3 pm Atlantic, with the winners advancing to the 2010 Karuizawa International Curling Championships, which take place late February in Japan.


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Countryview Golf Closing Spiel details
Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2009 by derekm

Sign-up now for the Countryview Golf Closing Bonspiel, April 2-4. Single-entry, red vs blue: all teams will have a colour. Points from all teams will be accumulated by colour, with the winning colour winning the prizes.

This year's theme is "Hats off to Curlers". Create yourself a wonderful costume based on your HAT of choice, making sure it reflects your team colour - red or blue!

For example, if your hat is a sombrero, come as a Mexican Senor/Senorita. If you wear an engineer's hat, come dressed as a train driver.

Use  your imagination!

Here's the tentative agenda:

Thursday evening (if enough teams): Curling, Munchies, Games

Friday: Curling, "Bedtime Snack", tickets go on sale for reverse-draw for a one night membership for next season

Saturday: day will start with morning treats. Lunch from noon-1 pm will be  from the barbecue (weather permitting).

Other entertainment will take place throughout the day, and a supper will be served (menu TBA).

Don't forget to wear your team colour proudly!


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Live Results link for University Ch'ships
Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2009 by derekm

Here is the link to live results for the CIS/CCA University Championships (didn't work in last posting):

http://www.curling.ca/content/championships/2009universitydraw.asp

 


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Clow rink in Montreal!
Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2009 by derekm

The Sarah Clow rink from the Cornwall Curling Club, UPEI's women's reps in the CIS/CCA University Curling Championships, arrived in Montreal last evening, after a one hour flight delay, and another delay when the car that was driving them to the hotel was cut off by another vehicle and suffered a fender-bender. Everyone is fine, as they await their first curling action on Wednesday, opening against Concordia at 1 pm Atlantic. The other teams in their pool are from Alberta, Manitoba, and from Laurentian University of Ontario.

Follow the action with end-by-end scores here

Event website

The Clow team includes skip Sarah Clow, third Brielle Quilty, second Christina Hennessey, and lead Courtney Moore, with coach Angela Hodgson and assistant coach Nancy Yeo.

 

 


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Send emails to Berry rink
Posted Monday, March 23, 2009 by derekm

If you would like to send emails of encouragement/congratulation to the Shirley Berry team at the Seniors, you can go to www.curling.ca, and click on the

Scores and Results for the 2009 Canadian Senior Curling Championships link | Women, then click on Teams, and select the Fan Mail tab to send them an email.

 


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Cornwall's Berry rink picks up win at Canadian Seniors
Posted Monday, March 23, 2009 by derekm

1-2 record heading into today’s draws

ERIC MCCARTHY
The Journal Pioneer
SUMMERSIDE — Shirley Berry and her Cornwall Curling Club team of Arleen Harris, Danielle Girard and Carol Sweetapple picked up the first win for the P.E.I. women at the Canadian Seniors Curling Championships here, an 8-4 decision over Saskatchewan’s Deb Thierman.

Click to read this story in the Journal-Pioneer


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Good luck to the Clow rink in Montreal!
Posted Saturday, March 21, 2009 by derekm
The Board, staff and members of the Cornwall Curling Club wish to extend congratulations to the team of Sarah Clow, Brielle Quilty, Christina Hennessey, and Courtney Moore, along with coaches Angela Hodgson and Nancy Yeo on representing the University of Prince Edward Island in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport/Canadian Curling Association Curling Championship .  We know you will be great ambassadors for our club and for Prince Edward Island in Montreal, March 25-29.  We wish you Good Luck and Good Fun!
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Seniors Start Saturday at Summerside's Silver Fox
Posted Friday, March 20, 2009 by derekm

SUMMERSIDE, March 20, 2009 (CCA)…The 2009 Canadian senior men’s and women’s curling championships get underway tomorrow (Saturday) at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

Twelve men’s and 12 women’s teams are set to compete in the national championships, slated for March 21-28.   At the conclusion of the round robin on Friday morning, the first place teams advance directly to Saturday’s finals, while the second and third place teams meet in semi-finals later on Friday. 

On the men’s side, the two finalists from last year’s championship in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan are ready to renew their rivalry.  Saskatchewan’s Eugene Hritzuk and his Humboldt Curling Club team of Kevin Kalthoff, Verne Anderson and Dave Folk have returned to defend their crown, as has New Brunswick’s Russ Howard, who lost to Hritzuk, 7-5 in last year’s final.  Howard, of course, is a two-time (1987, 1993) Brier and world champion and 2006 Olympic gold medallist.

Other men’s skips include Newfoundland/Labrador’s Bill Jenkins, a former Brier competitor who won the 1976 Canadian juniors and the 1977 world juniors, when representing Prince Edward Island.

The women’s line-up includes British Columbia skip Kathy Smiley of New Westminster, who has finished the runner-up at the Canadian Seniors on three occasions (2004, 2005, 2007), Saskatchewan’s Debbie Thierman, third place finisher in 2007 and Ontario’s Joyce Potter, who won the 2005 Canadian Senior women’s crown as skip but is now playing third for skip Cheryl McBain.

Prince Edward Island previously hosted the 1976 Canadian senior women’s and 1982 Canadian senior men’s, both in Charlottetown, before Summerside staged the 2006 Canadian Seniors at the Silver Fox, won that year by Ontario’s Anne Dunn and Northern Ontario’s Al Hackner, who then represented Canada at the 2007 world seniors in Edmonton, where both finished second.  

Manitoba has won a leading 10 Canadian senior men’s crowns since the event began in 1965 in Port Arthur, Ontario.   Prince Edward Island has three victories, all by skip Wen MacDonald.  

Ontario has won a leading 10 women’s titles since the inaugural championship in 1973 in Ottawa, while Prince Edward Island has yet to win.  The men’s and women’s events were held separately until being combined, beginning in 1985 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.  

Skips Mel Bernard of the host club and Shirley Berry of Cornwall will carry 'the Islanders’ colours this year.

The 2009 Canadian Seniors champions will then represent Canada in the 2010 world seniors, at a site and date to be announced. 

Last year’s Canadian Seniors winners, Saskatchewan’s Eugene Hritzuk and British Columbia’s Pat Sanders, will carry Canada’s colours at the 2009 world seniors, April 24-May 3 in Dunedin, New Zealand.   The 2007 Canadian Senior champions, Alberta’s Pat Ryan and Diane Foster, won gold medals at the 2008 world seniors in Vierumäki, Finland.

Draw results for the 2009 Canadian Seniors will be instantly available at www.curling.ca


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Cornwall's Sarah Clow rink off to Montreal to compete in University Ch'ships
Posted Thursday, March 19, 2009 by derekm

The University of Prince Edward Island is hoping to to make a big impression with their inaugural entries in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport/Canadian Curling Association Curling Championship, now in its second year. UPEI is sending a men's team which includes three members of this year's Canadian Junior championship and World Junior silver-medallist rink, along with the
Sarah Clow women's team, who curl regularly out of the Cornwall Curling Club, and finished in the top three in this year's provincial juniors.
 
This year's CIS/CCA Championship, sponsored by The Dominion General Insurance Company (The Dominion), will be held at the Royal Montreal and the Montreal West curling clubs from March 25-29.
 
Canadian junior champ Adam Casey will skip the men's team, with his regular teammates Anson Carmody at third, and Jamie Danbrook throwing lead stones. Business student Brett Gallant, who normally skips the rink, is sitting out this event. Nick van Ouwerkerk joins the team at second, with Jeff Wilson coaching.

Photo (L-R): Angela Hodgson (Coach), Sarah Clow, Brielle Quilty, Christina Hennessey, Courtney Moore

The Clow foursome includes Brielle Quilty at third, Christina Hennessey at second stone, and lead Courtney Moore. Angela Hodgson is head coach, assisted by Nancy Yeo.
 
Subject to sufficient interest, the University is planning to send the Trius Panther fan bus to the event. Cost would be $100 per person, assuming 40 people, and accommodations would be $90 per room for 2-3 people.
 
Round robin play gets underway at 8 am Wednesday morning, March 25, and wraps up with the noon draw on Saturday. Twelve teams, from the ten provinces, plus two additional Ontario teams, are taking part in both the men's and women's divisions,
The top teams from each of two men's and women's round robin pools will then play the second place team of the opposite pool in the semi-finals, which go Saturday at 4 pm (men's) and Sunday morning at 8:30 (women's). The semi-final winners will then square off in the gold medal games, Sunday at 2 pm. All times are Eastern.
 
The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, skipped by Mike Anderson and Holly Nicol, are the defending champions, winning both the men's and women's titles last year.
 
Live results will be available at universitysport.ca and PEICurling.com.
 
The winning teams from the Championship will advance to the 2010 Karuizawa International Curling Championships, which take place late February in Japan.
 


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Berry rink bringing positive attitude, lots of practice into ch'ship
Posted Thursday, March 19, 2009 by derekm
ERIC MCCARTHY
The Journal Pioneer

SUMMERSIDE -- Arleen Harris has been playing third stone on Shirley Berry's senior women's curling team since 2002, and the skip admits she's a keeper.
"She has a very positive attitude," said Berry. 

Click to read this story about Cornwall's Berry rink in the Journal-Pioneer


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Good luck to the Berry rink!
Posted Monday, March 16, 2009 by derekm
The Board, members and staff of the Cornwall Curling Club wish to  extend congratulations to Shirley Berry, Arleen Harris, Carol Sweetapple and Danielle Girard on
winning the 2009 PEI Credit Unions Provincial Seniors Curling Championship. We know you will be great ambassadors for our club and for Prince Edward Island as you move to the Canadian Seniors Curling Championship,  March 21-28 in Summerside, PE.  We wish you Good Luck and Good Curling!
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Ice for rent
Posted Monday, March 16, 2009 by derekm

Because we had to cancel the Greenspiel, there is ice for rent Friday evening March 20, and all day and evening Saturday, Mar 21.

Our rental rates are $60.00 per two hour game for one sheet of ice, or $150.00 for all 4 sheets for a two hour game.

Other rates are available. Call the Club at 566-4427 or email manager@cornwallcurling.com for more info.

 


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Louis Walsh and Vanessa Hamming rinks win The Dominion
Posted Sunday, March 15, 2009 by derekm

Mar. 15-The Vanessa Hamming rink from the host Crapaud Community Curling Club, and the Louis Walsh foursome from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside are PEI's first The Dominion club champions, and will now advance to the 2009 national The Dominion Curling Club championship, November 24-29  at the St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto Ontario.

The Hamming rink beat Summerside's Barb Currie team 7-5 in the final, getting off to a flying start by taking four points in the opening end. Other members of the winning Hamming foursome are Ruth Walsh, Lindsay Moore, and Heather MacRae, while Faith LeClair, Paula Baglole, and Flo Birch round out the runner-up Currie foursome.

In the men's division final, Cornwall's Brock Spence team drew first blood, taking a single with hammer in the first. Walsh took control in the second end, taking a deuce, and stealing singles in ends three through six to end the game early with a 6-1 final score. Doug Waugh, Walter Benson, and Ray Thompson play on the winning Louis Walsh team, while runner-up Brock Spence's teammates are Sean Ledgerwood, Chris Montigny, and Jay Carr.

The Hamming rink advanced directly to Sunday’s final by finishing atop the round robin standings with a 4-1 win-loss record, their only loss being to Currie on Saturday afternoon, when Currie grabbed four points in the first end and three in the third to win 9-5. Currie, and Rushell MacDonald of the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary both had 3-2 win-loss records. MacDonald received second place honours by virtue of her 7-6 extra-end win over the Silver Fox skip on Friday evening. In that game, Currie had the hammer in the extra, but MacDonald stole a single for the victory.

MacDonald and Currie then faced off in the semi-final, with the Summerside rink taking two points in an extra end to win 8-6 and advance to the gold medal game. Other members of the third-place Rushell MacDonald foursome are Suzanne Getson, Audrey Thomson, and Leah Harris.

Paula Creamer of Charlottetown and Gail Greene of Montague both finished play with 2-3 records, while Cornwall’s Lorianne Davies rink ended at 1-4.

There was a very tight race in the men’s round-robin, with four teams finishing with 4-2 win-loss records.   As no team beat all the others in round-robin play, draw to the button results had to be used to determine the first and second place teams. The Spence rink had the button in their pocket with results of only 67.5 inches, by far the best in the tournament, and come out in first place, advancing directly to Sunday’s final. Second place honours went to the Walsh foursome, with a distance of 123.5 inches.

As PEI Curling Association rules dictate that a team cannot be eliminated from a championship round solely by a draw to the button, a tiebreaker was required to determine the third place team. The two teams in the tiebreaker were skipped by Daryl MacDonald of the Maple Leaf, and Donald Clarey of Montague, with MacDonald scoring three points in an extra end to win 9-6. Clarey took the early lead in the game, scoring a single in the first and a triple in the second, but MacDonald fought back and pulled out the win.

In the semi-final, Walsh lead 3-1 after two, but MacDonald tied it up in the third, and led 5-4 after seven ends. Walsh took a deuce in the eighth end for a narrow 6-5 victory. Rounding out the third-place MacDonald team are Glen Betts, Lowell Morrison and Joey Ellsworth.

The Gordon Fall foursome from the host Crapaud club ended play at 3-3, while Leslie Hardy of the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton was 2-4, and the Robert Jenkins squad from Charlottetown finished at 0-6.

Club champions from all seven PEI curling clubs took part in this new event, which is designed to give regular club curlers across the country an opportunity to compete in provincial and national level competitions. Club curlers are those who enjoy the sport recreationally, supporting club leagues on a regular basis each curling season. These teams now have an opportunity to demonstrate their skill against other curling clubs in their province and country. Any profit generated from provincial or national Dominion Curling Club Championship events will be directed to charities including the Canadian Paraplegic Association, as well as developmental curling initiatives in communities across Canada.

During the opening ceremonies of the PEI event, it was announced that the  2010 national championships will be held on the Island, at the Charlottetown and Cornwall clubs.


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Cornwall's Spence and Crapaud's Hamming advance to The Dominion finals
Posted Sunday, March 15, 2009 by derekm

Spence and Hamming advance to The Dominion finals

Round robin play wrapped up Saturday night at the inaugural The Dominion Provincial Curling Club Championships at the Crapaud Community Curling Club.

In the women's division, the rink of Vanessa Hamming, Ruth Walsh, Lindsay Moore and Heather MacRae from the host club advanced directly to Sunday's 5:30 pm final by finishing atop the round robin standings with a 4-1 win-loss record, their only loss being to Summerside's Barb Currie rink on Saturday afternoon, when Currie grabbed four points in the first end and three in the third to win 9-5. Currie, and Rushell MacDonald of the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary both had 3-2 win-loss records, but MacDonald receives second place honours by virtue of her 7-6 extra-end win over the Silver Fox skip on Friay evening. Currie had the hammer in the extra, but MacDonald stole a single for the victory.

MacDonald and Currie now face off in the semi-final, set for 1 pm Sunday, with the winner playing Hamming in the final. Other members of the Rushell MacDonald foursome are Suzanne Getson, Audrey Thomson, and Leah Harris, while Faith LeClair, Paula Baglole and Flo Birch round out the Currie team.

Paula Creamer of Charlottetown and Gail Greene of Montague both finished play with 2-3 records, while Cornwall's Lorianne Davies rink ended at 1-4.

There was a very tight race in the men's section, with four teams finishing with 4-2 win-loss records. As no team beat all the others in round-robin play, draw to the button results had to be used to determine the first and second place teams. Cornwall's Brock Spence rink had the button in their pocket with results of only 67.5 inches, by far the best in the tournament, and come out in first place, advancing directly to Sunday's 5:30 pm final. Second place went to the Louis Walsh foursome from the Silver Fox, with a distance of 123.5 inches. They will play the third place finisher in the semi-final at 1 pm, with the winner facing Spence in the final. Completing Team Spence are Sean Ledgerwood, Chris Montigny and Jay Carr, while Doug Walsh, Walter Benson, and Ray Thompson round out the Walsh foursome.

As PEI Curling Association rules dictate that a team cannot be eliminated from a championship round solely by a draw to the button, a tiebreaker, set for 10 am, is required to determine the third place team. The two teams in the tiebreaker are skipped by Daryl MacDonald of the Maple Leaf, and Donald Clarey of Montague. The winner of that game meets Walsh in the semi.

Playing with MacDonald are Glen Betts, Lowell Morrison and Joey Ellsworth, while Pat Birtwistle, David Rice, and Cameron Lerch are the other members of the Clarey rink.

The Gordon Fall foursome from the host Crapaud club ended play at 3-3, while Leslie Hardy of the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton was 2-4, and the Robert Jenkins squad from Charlottetown finished at 0-6.

The winning men's and women's teams will advance to the 2009 national The Dominion Curling Club championship at the St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto Ontario November 24-29. The 2010 championships will be held on the Island, at the Charlottetown and Cornwall clubs.

This new event is designed to give regular club curlers across the country an opportunity to compete in provincial and national level competitions. Club curlers are those who enjoy the sport recreationally, supporting club leagues on a regular basis each curling season. Now, these teams will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skill against other curling clubs in their province and country. Any profit generated from provincial or national Dominion Curling Club Championship events will be directed to charities including the Canadian Paraplegic Association, as well as developmental curling initiatives in communities across Canada.


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Greenspiel cancelled
Posted Saturday, March 14, 2009 by derekm
The Greenspiel which was to have taken place Saturday, March 21st has been cancelled due to lack of entries. A effort will be made again next year to hold this spiel which has the potential to bring in new members.
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Spence tied for men's lead, Davies 1-2 at The Dominion
Posted Saturday, March 14, 2009 by derekm

Going into day three of the inaugural The Dominion Provincial Club Curling Championship, Vanessa Hamming from the host Crapaud Community Curling Club is the only undefeated team, with a 3-0 win-loss record in the women's section. Close behind are Rushell MacDonald of O'Leary's Maple Leaf club, and Barb Currie of the Silver Fox, both with 2-1 records. The remaining women's rinks, skipped by Paula Creamer (Charlottetown), Lorianne Davies (Cornwall) and Gail Greene (Montague) all have 1-2 records in the round-robin competition.

In the men's section, two teams, skipped by Gordon Fall of the host club, and Brock Spence of Cornwall, are 3-1, while Louis Walsh of the Fox is 2-1. At an even 2-2 is the Montague team, skipped by Donald Clarey. The Daryl MacDonald rink from the Maple Leaf, and the Western Community Curling Club entry, skipped by Leslie Hardy are 1-2, while Robert Jenkins of Charlottetown is 0-3.

Round robin play wraps up Saturday, with men's draws at 9:30 am, and 2:30 and 8 pm. The women's division sees action at noon and 5:30 pm.

Tiebreakers, if needed, go Sunday morning at 10, with the semi-finals between the second and third place teams from the round robin going at 1 pm. The winners of the semis will face the first place teams in the 5:30 pm final, with the winners advancing to the 2009 national The Dominion Curling Club championship at the St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto Ontario November 24-29. The 2010 championships will be held on the Island, at the Charlottetown and Cornwall clubs.


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The Day the Women Won-Men vow revenge at Battle of the Sexes
Posted Friday, March 13, 2009 by derekm

Fun was had by all today as twelve teams, men vs women, went to battle in four-end games.  

The girls came out  of the hacks flying, winning two of the first three games in round one.

In the second round,  all three ices had to draw to the button - the pressure was really on with the guys all having  good draws in the house, but  the ladies  outdrew  them in  two of these three games.

During the final  round  the ladies  had to  be sharp as the men continued to keep the pressure on, but the women took 4 out of 6 games -one by  a draw to the button.

Club president  Sherren MacKinnon  had  the button in her pocket, and judged well by her  sweepers of Girard and England, she succeeded in both games. 

The women  won this year, but know the men will be back next year looking for revenge.   It was nice to get  a good turnout and thanks to all who participated!


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Cornwall curler in running for Special Olympics award
Posted Friday, March 13, 2009 by derekm

Cornwall curler Greg St John is one of the nominees for the Special Olympics PEI male athlete of the year award to be presented March 26th at the Loyalist Country Inn in Summerside. Other nominees in the category are nordic skiers Michael Morris of Stratford and Rick Chan of Charlottetownn.

 

 


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The Dominion opening day photos
Posted Friday, March 13, 2009 by derekm

Click for photos from opening  ceremonies and opening women's draw at The Dominion Curling Club  Championship.


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Cornwall to co-host national The Dominion ch'ship in 2010
Posted Friday, March 13, 2009 by derekm

During the opening ceremonies for the inaugural The Dominion Provincial Club Championship taking place at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, Danny McInnis from Peake and McInnis Insurance, representing The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, announced that the 2010 national championship would be held on PEI, at the Charlottetown and Cornwall Curling Clubs in November 2010. This year's provincial championship teams will compete in the 2009 event, in Toronto from November 24-29.

This new event is designed to give regular club curlers across the country an opportunity to compete in provincial and national level competitions. Club curlers are those who enjoy the sport recreationally, supporting club leagues on a regular basis each curling season. The Dominion gives these curlers  an opportunity to demonstrate their skill against other curling clubs in their province and country.

One men's and one women's draw were played on opening day, with Brock Spence of Cornwall beating Leslie Hardy of the Western Community Club in Alberton by a 10-4 score, keeping Hardy off the scoreboard until the fifth end, and scoring four points in the seventh. Gordon Fall of the host Crapaud club beat Louis Walsh of the Silver Fox 7-1, keeping Walsh scoreless until the sixth end, while Donald Clarey of Montague beat Robert Jenkins of Charlottetown 6-2.

In women's play, Lorianne Davies of Cornwall lost a close 9-8 extra-end decision to Charlottetown's Paula Creamer. Davies led 6-1 after four ends, but Creamer opened the second half with a double and a stolen triple. The teams traded deuces in ends seven and eight, and Creamer stole a point in the extra for the win. In other games, the host club's Vanessa Hamming followed a four point third end with three stolen ends for an 8-3 win over Rushell MacDonald of the Maple Leaf club in O'Leary, while Barb Currie of Summerside beat Montague's Gail Greene by an 8-5 score

Round robin play continues on Friday and Saturday with men's draws at 9:30 am, and 2:30 and 8 pm and women's play at noon and 5:30 pm.

Semi-finals, between the second and third place teams from the round robin go Sunday at 1 pm, with the winners playing the first place teams in the men's and women's finals, Sunday at 5:30 pm.

Live scoring is available at peicurling.com/thedominion


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Sexes to battle on Friday the 13th
Posted Thursday, March 12, 2009 by derekm

Cornwall Curling Club -Battle of the Sexes Draw Friday  Mar. 13th

9:30 a.m. John Berry, Grant Laird, Edmond Richard, Dick St.John 
 vs. Karen Currie, Myrna Sanderson, Jessie MacPhail, Joanne Durant
Ernie Stavert, Donald Weeks, Allison McCormick,  Frank Legault
 vs. Diane MacKay, Carol Sweetapple, Pat McCardle, Donna Barrett
Ray Biagé, Kimball Blanchard, Bill Brown, Ian Barrett
 vs. Shirley Berry, Ruth Stavert, Rebecca Rolfe, Edith MacPhail

10:30 a.m.
Vince Fisher, Paul Durant, Barry Craswell, Lew Black, Merrill Cronin
  vs. Deb Delvalle, Marg Stewart, Myrna Craswell, Louise Callbeck.
Geoff Scutt, Vern Chowan, Denis Dunne, Gordon Canfield
  vs.  Sherren MacKinnon, Karen Fisher, Danielle Girard, Mabel England
John DeLuca, Lester Callbeck, Don Graham, Bev Richards, Gord Harper
  vs. Karen Wood, Mary Plamondon, Eileen Blanchard, Kate Harper


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Notice to Members of the Cornwall Curling Club
Posted Wednesday, March 11, 2009 by derekm

In December, 2008, the final mortgage payment was made to the Bank of  Montreal, and the account was closed.  This marks an end to an era that began twenty-eight years ago when a decision was made to build a curling rink in Cornwall.  Our thanks go out to those people who not only had the vision, and backed up that vision with countless volunteer hours, but who each made a personal guarantee to the Bank to back the initial operating loan for the start-up  money. Several of  these individuals are still curling at our club.

We have now moved from a mortgage to a rental agreement with the Town of  Cornwall, which will carry us through the next 10 years.
Plan to attend the Annual Meeting on Friday, May 8, 2009 when these founding members will be recognized by the presentation of a plaque to commemorate the realization of their vision and hard work that led to the  establishment of a curling club in Cornwall. 


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Spence, Davies to represent Cornwall at The Dominion this weekend
Posted Tuesday, March 10, 2009 by derekm

The first "The Dominion Provincial Club Championship", sponsored by The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, will be held at the Crapaud Community Curling Club beginning on Thursday afternoon. The men's and women's winning teams from this event, between the club champions of PEI curling clubs, will compete at the national The Dominion Curling Club championship at the St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Etobicoke Ontario in November.

This new event is designed to give regular club curlers across the country an opportunity to compete in provincial and national level competitions.  Men's teams are entered from all seven PEI clubs, while all clubs except the Western Community club in Alberton have entered women's rinks.

The Dominion Provincial Club Championship will be a round robin with eight-end games, with the top three teams in the men's and women's divisions advancing to the playoff round on Sunday, where the second-place teams play the third-place rinks in the 1 pm semi-finals, and the semi-final winners then face the first-place teams in the finals at 5:30.

Any profit generated from provincial or national Dominion Curling Club Championship events will be directed to charities including the Canadian Paraplegic Association, as well as developmental curling initiatives in communities across Canada.

Live scoring for this event will be available at peicurling.com/thedominion.

Here are the team rosters (skip to lead-club):
Men's
Robert Jenkins, Don Sheidow, Mike Murray, Brendon Jenkins - Charlottetown
Brock Spence, Sean Ledgerwood, Chris Montigny, Jay Carr - Cornwall
Gordon Fall, Tony Quigley, John Holmes,  Dario Zannier - Crapaud Community
Daryl MacDonald, Glen Betts, Lowell Morrison, Joey Ellsworth - Maple Leaf
Donald Clarey, Pat Birtwistle, David Rice, Cameron Lerch - Montague
Louis Walsh, Doug Walsh, Walter Benson, Ray Thompson - Silver Fox
Leslie Hardy, Kent Noye, Kyle Hardy, Alan Hardy - Western

Women's
Paula Creamer, Jana Cheverie, Cindy MacLean, Debbie Youland - Charlottetown
Lorianne Davies, Paulette Richard, Karen Montgomery, Lynda Turnbull - Cornwall
Vanessa Hamming, Ruth Walsh, Lindsay Moore, Heather MacRae - Crapaud Community
Rushell MacDonald, Suzanne Getson, Audrey Thomson, Leah Harris  - Maple Leaf
Gail Greene, Darlene London, Janet Kemp, Joan Livingstone -  Montague
Barb Currie, Faith LeClair, Paula Baglole, Flo Birch  -  Silver Fox

Here is the men's round robin draw:

Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 5:30 pm:
Gordon Fall vs Louis Walsh, Robert Jenkins vs Donald Clarey, Brock Spence vs Leslie Hardy

Friday, March 13, 2009 at 9:30 am:
Donald Clarey vs Leslie Hardy, Brock Spence vs Daryl MacDonald, Robert Jenkins vs Gordon Fall

Friday, March 13, 2009 at 2:30 pm:
Brock Spence vs Louis Walsh, Gordon Fall vs Leslie Hardy, Daryl MacDonald vs Donald Clarey

Friday, March 13, 2009 at 8 pm:
Gordon Fall vs Daryl MacDonald, Donald Clarey vs Louis Walsh, Robert Jenkins vs Brock Spence.

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 9:30 am:
Brock Spence vs Donald Clarey, Robert Jenkins vs Leslie Hardy, Daryl MacDonald vs Louis Walsh

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 2:30 pm:
Louis Walsh vs Leslie Hardy, Brock Spence vs Gordon Fall, Robert Jenkins vs Daryl MacDonald

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 8 pm:
Daryl MacDonald vs Leslie Hardy, Robert Jenkins vs Louis Walsh, Gordon Fall vs Donald Clarey

Here is the women's round robin draw:

Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 8 pm:
Paula Creamer vs Lorianne Davies, Vanessa Hamming vs Rushell MacDonald, Gail Greene vs Barb Currie

Friday, March 13, 2009 at 12 noon:
Vanessa Hamming vs Gail Greene, Paula Creamer vs Rushell MacDonald, Barb Currie vs Lorianne Davies

Friday, March 13, 2009 at 5:30 pm:
Rushell MacDonald vs Barb Currie, Lorianne Davies vs Gail Greene, Paula Creamer vs Vanessa Hamming

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 12 noon:
Gail Greene vs Paula Creamer, Barb Currie vs Vanessa Hamming, Lorianne Davies vs Rushell MacDonald

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 5:30 pm:
Lorianne Davies vs Vanessa Hamming, Barb Currie vs Paula Creamer, Rushell MacDonald vs Gail Greene


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Cornwall's Tyler Smith rink repeats as KFC 12 and under boys champs
Posted Monday, March 9, 2009 by derekm

The Cornwall Curling Club team of Tyler Smith, Tony Nabuurs, Noah O’Connor and Tylson Smith, with coach Kevin Smith beat the Brooks Roche foursome from the host Montague Curling Club by a 10-2 score this afternoon to capture the KFC Provincial 12 and Under boys division. On Sunday, Smith had won the first game in the best of three by a 5-0 score. Other members of the runner-up Roche team are Dylan Lowery, Tristan Chatman, and John Ployer, with coaches Coady Dixon and Valerie Collings.

Smith finished round robin play with a 4-1 win-loss record. Three rinks were tied for second with 3-2 records, necessitating two tiebreaker rounds. Roche edged Owen Newson of Cornwall 5-4 in an extra end to win the first tiebreaker game, and, aided by a five-ender, beat Cameron Jenkins of Charlottetown by a 5-2 score in the second. Owen Collier of Montague and Devon Schut of Crapaud finished play with 1-4 records.

On Sunday, the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club rink of Jenny McLean, Rachael Gardiner, Lauren MacFadyen and Jessica Stewart, with assistant coach Meaghan MacDonald, and coach Don Vickerson, defeated the Maddy MacDonald foursome from the Montague Curling Club 4-3 and 10-0 to win the best-of-three girls finals two games straight in the girls section of event. Other members of the runner-up MacDonald rink are Danika Chapman, Gracyn MacLean, and Danielle Collings, with coaches Coady Dixon and Valerie Collings.

McLean went undefeated in the girls round-robin, while MacDonald’s record was 3-2. Charlottetown’s Kailey Koughan, Fallon Arsenault of the Silver Fox, and Kayla Schut of Crapaud all had 2 - 3 records, while Rachel O’Connor was 1-4.

The Coaching awards, as voted on by all the coaches, and the Fairplay awards, as voted on by the curlers, were handed out on Sunday.  Here are the award winners:

Coaching Award Boys - Robert Jenkins (Cameron Jenkins rink, Charlottetown)

Fairplay Award Boys - Brooks Roche (Montague skip)

Coaching Award Girls - Don Vickerson (Jenny McLean rink, Silver Fox)

Fairplay Award Girls - Jenny McLean (Silver Fox skip)

Six boys teams and an equal number of girls rinks began play on Friday in this annual event.


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Jenny MacLean rink wins 12 and Under Girls. Defending champ Tyler Smith wins 1st game in boys best of 3 championship round
Posted Sunday, March 8, 2009 by derekm


The Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club rink of Jenny MacLean, Rachael Gardiner, Lauren MacFadyen and Jessica Stewart, with alternate Meaghan MacDonald, and coach Don Vickerson, defeated the Maddy MacDonald foursome from the Montague Curling Club 4-3 and 10-0 to win the best-of-three finals two games straight in the girls section of the KFC Provincial 12 and Under Curling Championship at the Montague Curling Club. Other members of the MacDonald rink are Danika Chapman, Gracyn MacLean, and Danielle Collings, with coaches Coady Dixon and Valeerie Collings.

In the boys division, defending champion Tyler Smith of the Cornwall Curling Club has won the first game of the best of three, beating Brooks Roche of Montague 5-0. The second game is set for 1 pm on Monday, with the third, if needed, Monday at 4. Playing with Smith are Tony Nabuurs, Noah O'Connor, and Tyson Smith, with coach Kevin Smith.  Dylan Lowery, Tristan Chatman, and John Ployer, with coaches Coady Dixon and Valeerie Collings round out the Roche squad.

Smith finished round robin play with a 4-1 win-loss record. Three rinks were tied for second with 3-2 records, necessitating two tiebreaker rounds. Roche edged Owen Newson of Cornwall 5-4 in an extra end to win the first tiebreaker game, and, aided by a five-ender, beat Cameron Jenkins of Charlottetown by a 5-2 score in the second. Owen Collier of Montague and Devon Schut of Crapaud finished play with 1-4 records.

MacLean went undefeated in the girls round-robin, while MacDonald's record was 3-2. Charlottetown's Kailey Koughan, Fallon Arsenault of the Silver Fox, and Kayla Schut of Crapaud all had 3-2 records, while Rachel O'Connor was 1-4.

Six boys teams and an equal number of girls rinks began play on Friday in this annual event.

 


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It's playoff season in the Tuesday Competitive League
Posted Friday, March 6, 2009 by derekm

The Cornwall KFC Competitive League Round Robin has concluded for another year.  This draw was a
popular one with 20 teams competing on Monday and Tuesday evenings.  Congratulations to the Bob
Fowler foursome of Bob, Alan Acorn, Carl Currie and Angus Davies  for their impressive first place
finish with 16 wins and only 3 losses.  Way to go!

The teams now move into the playoffs.  This year there are 3 divisions:  Pool A consists of the top 4
teams, who will play a round robin format with a play off on the last night to determine this year's
winner.  The remaining 16 teams will make up  Pools B and C and will  use a win/lose format to
determine the winners of these divisions.

The top 4 teams in Pool A include:  Bob Fowler, Brock Spence, Sarah Fullerton, and Roddie MacLean.

Pool B Teams include:  Donna Butler, Rob Young, Peter Buchanan, John Deluca, Rupert Sweetapple,
Shirley Berry, Angus Kennedy and Darren MacLean.

Pool C Teams include:  Sherren  MacKinnon, Guy Arsenault, Jim Farquharson, Karren Currie, Sarah
Clow, Geoff Scutt, Dave Currie, and Kevin Baillie.

The draw for next week is as follows:

Monday, March 9  8:30

Ice 3:  S. MacKinnon vs K.Baillie
Ice 4:  B. Spence vs S. Fullerton

Tuesday, March 10
 6:30

Ice 1:  B.Fowler vs. R. MacLean
Ice 2:  G. Arsenault vs D. Currie
Ice 3:  J. Farquharson vs. G. Scutt
Ice 4:  K. Currie vs S. Clow

8:30

Ice 1:  D. Butler vs D. MacLean
Ice 2:  R. Young vs A. Kennedy
Ice 3:  P. Buchanan vs S. Berry
Ice 4:  J. Deluca vs R. Sweetapple


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GREENSPIEL Invitational
Posted Friday, March 6, 2009 by derekm
As part of our “First End” Program to attract new participants to the sport of curling in Canada, we are inaugurating a mixed fun spiel which we hope to hold annually. We are calling it our “Greenspiel Invitational” and it will be held this year on Saturday March 21st. All members of the Cornwall Curling Club are invited to become skips or vice skips, and enter their own teams to take part in this non-competitive fun spiel. All participants must be “qualified” (See Rules).
The object of this spiel is to have fun. We will be playing three four-end games and will pretend that it is a real competition.  We are giving you plenty of time to coax other members of your family or neighbours, friends, co-workers, and other acquaintances to join you and come out and play their “First End” If you need skips for your qualified “Greens”, we’ll find them for you. Naturally, it being around St Patrick’s Day, we will be serving Irish stew with dumplings and we may have other theme surprises.
RULES:
1.      All teams must have at least two qualified “Greens”.
2.      You must have never curled before or have curled, but never been a member of a curling club, to qualify as a “Green”.
3.      If you are or were a member of a curling club and have curled at least 5 games, you qualify as a Skip or Vice-Skip.
4.      All skips will be responsible to introduce their “Greens” to the sport of curling and their very “first end”. That includes the dress code, footwear, safety features, and ethics of shaking hands and on the ice, and of course, their required responsibilities if they win a game.
GENERAL:
·         Cost for this spiel will be $60 per team.
·         Age restriction for 19 years and older.
·         There will be a time allotment between 9 and 10 am for skips to introduce their players to the ice.
We hope to have up to 16 teams in this competition, so we encourage you to start coaxing your team members now. Members can have more than one team with husband and wife playing on different teams. Brothers and sisters are good at this. Bring you cameras. Enter your names on the sign-up sheet as soon as possible.
GET THEM TO PLAY THEIR “FIRST END” HERE AT THE CORNWALL CURLING CLUB.
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Ch'town to host Provincial Competitions discussion meetings
Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2009 by derekm

The Charlottetown Curling Club will host two meetings to discuss all aspects of Provincial curling competitions on the Island.  The meeting on Tuesday March 10th at 7:00 will deal with seniors and mixed playdowns while on Tuesday March 24th at 7:00, mens and ladies playdowns will be discussed.

It is hoped that the curlers and the PEICA can come to a consensus on such issues as:

1.  A competitive committee for the PEICA which would determine the playdown format each year based on location number of teams.

2.  A Head Official appointed to all Island competitions.

3.  A designated provincial icemaker that works with each club to provide the best possible ice conditions.

4.  Any other concerns that you may have as well as concrete positive ideas that could be implemented for the 2009-2010 season.

Please forward your ideas and suggestions so we can set up a framework for the meetings to Bill Hope care of the Charlottetown Curling Club at ccclub@pei.aibn.com

Thanks,
Bill Hope


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Cornwall's Tyler Smith rink looking to defend at KFC 12 and Under
Posted Monday, March 2, 2009 by derekm

The KFC Provincial age 12 and Under Curling Championships get underway Friday at the Montague Curling Club, with six boys teams, including the defending champion Tyler Smith rink from Cornwall, along with an equal number of girls teams, taking part.

Both divisions play round robin competitions, with girls draws at 10 am and 2 pm Friday, and 9 am and 1 and 5 pm on Saturday. The boys play at noon and 4 pm on Friday, and 11 am and 3 and 7 pm on Saturday. The top two teams from both divisions advance to best of three final rounds on Sunday and, if necessary, Monday. Draws Sunday are at 10 am, and 1 and 4 pm.  Monday draws, if needed, go at 1 and 4 pm. Games will move up if there are no tiebreakers, meaning that the best of three could start as early as 10 am Sunday.

Here are the team rosters (skip to lead, coach-club)
Boys
Tyler Smith, Tony Nabuurs, Noah O’Connor, Tyson Smith, coach Kevin Smith -Cornwall
Owen Collier, John Campbell, Dawson Chatman, Milo Ryan, coach Arnold Nabuurs - Montague
Brooks Roche, Dylan Lowery, Tristan Chatman, John Ployer, coach Arnold Nabuurs - Montague
Owen Newson, Donald DeWolfe, Reice Newson, Cameron Mackay, coach Geoff Scutt - Cornwall
Cameron Jenkins, Spencer Stetson, Jonathan Cann, Andrew Stetson, coach Robert Jenkins - Charlottetown
Devon Schut, Kegan Bernard, Kendell Bernard, Tanner McKenna, coaches Dario Zannier/Ron Matters/Phyllis Stretch - Crapaud

Girls
Kailey Koughan, Rachel Moore, Jessica Watts, Jenny Mutch, coach Margie Jardine - Charlottetown
Fallon Arsenault, Shalynn Buss, Brenna Sheppard, Emily Vanderstine, coach Sheila Compton - Silver Fox
Jenny MacLean, Rachael Gardiner, Lauren MacFadyen, Jessica Stewart, coach Don Vickerson - Silver Fox
Rachel O’Connor, Jennifer Moreside, Meaghan Ching, Ann Younker, coaches David Younker/Geoff Scutt- Cornwall
Maddy MacDonald, Danika Chapman, Gracyn MacLean, Danielle Collings, coach Helen Robbins - Montague
Kayla Schut, Laurel Parsons, Kaleigh Peters, Sarah Parsons, coaches Dario Zannier/Ron Matters/Phyllis Stretch - Crapaud

Here is the girls' round robin draw:
Friday, March 6, 2009
10 am: Kayla Schut (Crapaud) vs Rachel O'Connor (Cornwall), Maddy MacDonald (Montague) vs Kailey Koughan (Charlottetown), Jenny MacLean (Silver Fox) vs Fallon Arsenault (Silver Fox)
2 pm: MacDonald vs MacLean, Schut vs Koughan, Arsenault vs O'Connor

Saturday, March 7, 2009
9 am: Koughan vs Arsenault, O'Connor vs MacLean, Schut vs MacDonald
1 pm: MacLean vs Schut, Arsenault vs MacDonald, O'Connor vs Koughan
5 pm: O'Connor vs MacDonald, Arsenault vs Schut, Koughan vs MacLean


Here is the boys' round robin draw:
Friday, March 6, 2009
12 noon: Brooks Roche (Montague) vs Owen Newson (Cornwall), Cameron Jenkins (Charlottetown) vs Devon Schut (Crapaud), Tyler Smith (Cornwall) vs Owen Collier (Montague)
4 pm: Jenkins vs Smith, Roche vs Schut, Collier vs Newson

Saturday, March 7, 2009
11 am: Schut vs Collier, Newson vs Smith, Roche vs Jenkins
3 pm: Smith vs Roche, Collier vs Jenkins, Newson vs Schut
7 pm: Newson vs Jenkins, Collier vs Roche, Schut vs Smith


Live scoring will be available at peicurling.com/12andunder


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JeffreyTaylor rink runner-up in 15 and Under
Posted Monday, March 2, 2009 by derekm

Teams skipped by Matthew MacLean and his sister Amanda,  from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O`Leary captured the M&M Meat Shops provincial 15-and-under curling championships, which wrapped up this afternoon in Montague.

In the boy's final, the defending champion Matthew MacLean team doubled Cornwall's Jeffrey Taylor foursome by a 6-3 score. taking a pair of deuces in ends 3 and four. Other members of the MacLean rink are Marshall Smallman, Kevin Gallant, and Alan MacLean. Glenn MacLean and Shannon Smallman share coaching duties. Alex Sutherland, Sean Young and Alex Jenkins round out the Taylor foursome, who are coached by Whitney Young and her father Trevor.

In the girl's game, Amanda MacLean trailed 7-3 after five ends, after the opposing skip, Leah Deveau of the host Montague Curling Club scored three points in end three, and stole another three in the fourth. MacLean took control in the final ends, following a deuce in the sixth end with triples in ends seven and eight to win 11-7.  Playing with MacLean, who was runner-up last year, were Kassinda Bulger,  Emily Gray, and Aleya Quilty, with coaches Shelley Gray and Glen MacLean.  This year`s runner-up Deveau rink includes Sarah MacPhee, Jessica Chapman, and Carolyn Rose, with coach Carol MacPhee.

Both MacLean rinks were undefeated in round robin play, while Taylor and Deveau each had one loss. Matthew MacLean then beat Tony Nabuurs of the host club 6-5, while his sister defeated Heather Drake of Montague 5-3, in the Page playoff  games between the first place teams in each pool, to advance directly to the finals.

Taylor beat Shawn Pitre of Alberton 5-3 in the 2nd place vs 2nd place  Page game, and then defeated Nabuurs 8-5 in the semi-final.  Deveau edged Veronica Smith of Cornwall 6-5 in the 2 vs 2, and scored two five-enders in a 14-2 victory over Drake in the semi.

Nine girls and eight boys teams took part in the championship.


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55+ Games Curling Draw
Posted Monday, March 2, 2009 by derekm

Here is the draw for the 55 + Winter Games Curling event at the Cornwall Curling Club:

Tuesday, March 3

8:30 am Draw 1
B MacWilliams vs. P Durant, E. Birch vs. F Fall, R Sweetapple vs. S Stratton, C Morrison vs. G Hermann
 
11:30 am Draw 2
G Scutt vs. G MacDonald, R MacLean vs. T Dunn, E Stavert vs. W Nicholson
 
2:00 pm Draw 3
F Fall vs. R Sweetapple, C Morrison vs. J Deluca, P Durant vs. E Birch, B MacWilliams vs. S Stratton
 

Wednesday, March 4

8:30 am Draw 4
C Morrison vs. J Deluca, S Stratton vs. F Fall, B MacWilliams vs. E Birch, P Durant vs. R Sweetapple

11:30 am Draw 5
W Nicholson vs. S MacRae, L Hardy vs. E Stavert, G MacDonald vs. R MacLean, G Scutt vs. T Dunn

2:00 pm Draw 6
P Durant vs. F Fall, R Sweetapple vs. B MacWilliams, G Hermann vs. J Deluca, E Birch vs. S Stratton
 
Thursday, March 5 9:00 am Draw 7
E Birch vs. R Sweetapple, C Morrison vs. G Hermann, P Durant vs. S Stratton, S MacRae vs. L Hardy

11:30 am Draw 8
G Scutt vs. R MacLean, G MacDonald vs. T Dunn, B MacWilliams vs. F Fall
 
2:00 pm Draw 9
J Deluca vs. G Hermann, W Nicholson vs. L Hardy, E Stavert vs. S MacRae


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Cornwall's Donna Butler on PEI Mixed Ch'ship Team
Posted Monday, March 2, 2009 by derekm

Kyle Stevenson rink wins M&M Meat Shops Mixed

Mar. 1: The Charlottetown Curling Club rink of Kyle Stevenson, Donna Butler, Doug MacGregor, and Tricia Affleck scored twelve points in three consecutive ends this morning to come back from a 5-2 deficit against Montague's Larry Dewar rink, and win the M&M Meat Shops Provincial Mixed curling Championship by a 14-5 score.

This morning's game was the B final of the double-knockout tournament being played at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary. As they had already won the A section, the Stevenson foursome won the event without playing the 2 pm championship game. Other members of the runner-up Dewar rink are Tammy Dewar, Larry Richards, and Gail Greene. The Kyle Stevenson rink will now advance to the 2010 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships, November 15-22, 2009 at the Burlington Golf and Country Club in Burlington Ontario.

Kyle Stevenson rink, 2009 PEI Mixed champions

Photo L-R: Kyle Stevenson, Donna Butler, Doug MacGregor, Tricia Affleck

Stevenson, who also won the event in 2007, got off to a slow start in this morning's game, giving up a steal of two to 2005 winner Dewar in the first end. He came back with his own deuce in the second to tie things up. Dewar blanked the third and regained the lead with a triple in the fourth. Stevenson took control in the fifth end, taking five points, which he followed with a steal of four in the sixth, and a stolen triple in the sixth to put the game out of reach

Larry Dewar rink 2009 PEI Mixed Runners-up

Photo L-R: Larry Dewar, Tammy Dewar, Larry Richards, Gail Greene

Dewar advanced to this morning’s B final with an exciting 10-9 extra-end win Saturday evening over the Adam Casey rink, which includes Anson Carmody, Casey’s teammate from this year’s Canadian Junior championship rink, at second, along with PEI Junior Women’s champs Geri-Lynn Ramsay at third, and Erin Carmody (Anson’s sister) at lead. The game started out with Dewar taking a triple, and Casey responding with one of his own. Dewar took a single, and Casey grabbed a 6-4 lead with another triple in end four. Dewar took singles in the next two ends to tie it up. The seventh was blanked, and Dewar took a single in eight and stole a deuce in the ninth for a  9-6 lead coming home. Casey took three in the 10th to bring the game to the extra end.

In the extra, the Dewar team had a biter lying at the back of the 12 foot circle. The Casey rink, without hammer, made several attempts to put up centre-line guards, but all were peeled by the Montague squad. Casey was forced to go into the rings without cover with his final shot, which Dewar took out for the win.

The other B division semi-final, between Stevenson and the Blair Jay rink from Summerside, was not nearly as close, with Stevenson blanking the first end, and recording four points in the second. Jay got on the board with a single in the third, but Stevenson ended the game early with a pair of deuces in ends four and five, to win with an 8-1 score.

Stevenson won the A final Saturday afternoon, with a 7-3 decision over Casey. Defending champion Bill Hope of Charlottetown was eliminated in that same draw, after ending up on the losing end of a high-scoring 14-8 shootout against Dewar, who scored three triples and a four-ender en route to the win.

Thirteen teams from six PEI curling clubs began play on Thursday in this event.


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Snowfest Open House set for Sunday
Posted Saturday, February 28, 2009 by derekm

The Town of Cornwall's 14th Annual Snowfest wraps up tomorrow.  As part of the festivities on the final day, Sunday, March 1st, the Cornwall Curling Club is holding an Open House from 2-4 pm. Everyone is invited. Activities will include a Draw to the Button contest and a four-end game. The Draw to the Button contest will consist of 3 tries for just a Toonie. The pot will be split on a 50/50 basis with half going to the winner and the rest going to a community service club. 

 


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Daytime curling (10am-noon) cancelled during 55+ Games
Posted Friday, February 27, 2009 by derekm
The curling event for the 55+ Games will be taking place at the Cornwall Curling Club March 3rd - March 5th. There will be no daytime curling (10am - 12 noon) Tuesday, March 3rd, Wednesday March 4th, or Thursday, March 5th. Daytime curling (10am - 12 noon) Monday, March 2nd and Friday, March 6th. will go as scheduled.
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Competitive League Makeup game ice
Posted Thursday, February 26, 2009 by derekm

Ice time is available Monday, March 2 at 8:30PM for Competitive League teams wishing to play make up games.

Please book in advance with Club.


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Date correction - Wednesday night draw last night
Posted Tuesday, February 24, 2009 by derekm
Please note that the date for the last night should be April 1st, not March 31st.
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Cornwall's Sarah Fullerton and Montague's Kevin Rice rinks win 17 and Under
Posted Monday, February 23, 2009 by derekm

The Sarah Fullerton rink from the Cornwall Curling Club, and the Kevin Rice foursome from Montague are the 2009 Sylvan Learning Provincial 17 and Under curling champions. Defending PEI and Atlantic champion Fullerton swept all three sections of the triple-knockout event at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, making a championship round unnecessary, while Rice, who won the A and B sections, only had to win one of the two championship round games, and succeeded the first time, edging defending champion Sam Ramsay from the host Western club by a 5-4 score, stealing singles in the last two ends.

Fullerton beat Summerside's Anita Casey rink 8-1 in the C final on Monday afternoon, taking two triples and stealing a deuce, after beating Amanda MacLean of O'Leary's Maple Leaf club 6-2 in the A final, and 9-1 in the B. Other members of the Fullerton rink are Michelle McQuaid, Alexis Wright, and Sara MacRae, with coach Brenda MacMillan.

Rice, with teammates Matthew and Mark Nabuurs,and Keagan Matheson, and coach Arny Nabuurs, beat Ramsay 5-3 in the A final, and Parker Clements of the Maple Leaf club 7-2 in the B. Ramsay beat Clements 8-1 in only four ends in the C final to advance to the championship round.

The Fullerton and Rice rinks will now advance to the Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships, April 10-13 in Cornerbrook NL.


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Curling as usual this evening (Monday)
Posted Monday, February 23, 2009 by derekm
As the storm warning has been called off, the evening draws will go as scheduled tonight.
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No daytime curling today (Monday)
Posted Monday, February 23, 2009 by derekm

Due to weather and road conditions the Cornwall Curling Club is closed for daytime curling.

Further announcements regarding evening draws will be made this afternoon.


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Fullerton Foursome wins A, B sections at 17 and Under
Posted Sunday, February 22, 2009 by derekm

Kevin Rice of Montague, and defending champion Sarah Fullerton of Cornwall, have each won both the A and B sections of the triple-knockout Sylvan Learning Provincial 17 and Under Curling Championship, being played at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton.  In the B finals this afternoon, Fullerton downed Amanda MacLean of the Maple Leaf 9-1, grabbing four points in the opening end, while Rice beat Parker Clements of the Maple Leaf club in O’Leary by a 7-2 score, taking four points in the seventh.

In the A finals on Saturday, Fullerton stole two in the seventh for an 8-4 win, also over MacLean, while Rice got by defending champion Sam Ramsay,  of the host Western club, by a 5-3 score, aided by a 4th end triple.

The C finals go Monday at 10 am (weather permitting, as another storm is in the forecast for tonight). In C division play this afternoon, Veronica Smith of Cornwall beat Tiffany Sweet of O’Leary 8-6 in a come-from-behind game. taking five points in the last three ends, while Anita Casey of the Silver Fox downed Lindsay Hughes of Charlottetown 8-2 in the junior women’s section.  In the junior men’s, Sam Ramsay stayed alive, beating Matthew MacLean of the Maple Leaf club 5-3, while Clements beat Colton Griffin of the host Western club by a 7-3 score. Smith now faces Fullerton, while Casey meets Amanda MacLean at 7 this evening, with the winners advancing to the 10 am Monday junior women’s C final. In the Junior men’s C final, also at  10 tomorrow, Clements awaits the winner of tonight’s 7 pm game between Ramsay and Rice.

If  either Fullerton or Rice win all three divisions, they become the champion without a championship round; otherwise, the two-game championship is scheduled for Monday at 2 and 6 pm. As Rice and Fulleton have both won two divisions, they will take the title if they win either of the two championship games.

The winning teams advance to the Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships,  April 10-13 in Cornerbrook NL.


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Fowler Finishes First in round three A Pool
Posted Friday, February 20, 2009 by derekm

Round three wrapped up Wednesday night in the Dutch Inn/Don Lowther Snow Removal ladder league.
Two teams, skipped by Bob Fowler and Jim Farquharson, finished atop the A pool with five wins. Since they didn't play each other in the round, we have to go to total points to determine the winner, and discover that Fowler finishes in first place by a ten point margin.

There was a log jam for third place, with four teams having two losses each. We won't bother to do the math on who beat whom, as there is no prize money on the line. The tied teams were skipped by Terry MacCormac, Gord Peters, Rupert Sweetapple, and Chris Hodgson.

One team, skipped by Kelly Watts, had no wins, and moves down the ladder to the B pool. That leaves three teams with only one win, only one of which survives in the A pool Since none of the teams beat the other two, we have to look at the points. The Geoff Scutt foursome beat out the Ray Biagé rink by a single point, and remains in the A pool for the final round, while Biagé and Ernie Diamond move down to the B pool.

Down in the B pool, two teams, skipped by Guy Arsenault and Joerg Soltermann, had only one loss, and move up the ladder to the A pool. For the record, Soltermann finished first, with more points than Arsenault (the teams didn't meet in the round).

Four teams had two losses, but the Kathy Reeves rink lost one by default, leaving three teams with 11 points. The Jeff Taylor rink beat both of the other two teams, skipped by Karen Currie and Shirley Berry, and joins Guy and Joerg in the upper division. Barb Duncan-Biagé had three losses, followed by Paul Neima, also with three losses, one by default. The Robert Waite rink picked up a win in the round, while the Colleen Soltermann team did not.

There are six weeks left in the season, so we'll finish up with a six week round. As well as prizes for the winner and runner-up in the A pool in the last round, there is also a prize for the winner of the B pool.

Here are the pools for Round Four, which runs Feb. 25, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25 and March 31 (I know some of these rosters don't reflect current makeup, but I haven't been told differently)
Pool A
A1. Bob Fowler, Tracy MacDonald, Gary Crosby, Lynda Turnbull
A2. Jim Farquharson, Roy Coffin, Bob MacWilliams, John Berry
A3. Gordon Peters, Hank Kamphuis, Vernon Chowan, Pat MacInnis
A4. Terry MacCormac, Ricky Milton, Nancy Milton, Cindy MacCormac
A5. Rupert Sweetapple, Carol Sweetapple, Dick MacDonald, Marie MacDonald
A6. Chris Hodgson, Mitch Freeman, Joe MacKinnon, Lane Pineau
A7. Joerg Soltermann, Terry MacLeod, Hans Anderegg, Hans Wicki*
A8. Geoff Scutt, Sherren MacKinnon, Donald Weeks, Deb DelValle*
A9. Guy Arsenault, Heather Arsenault, Shawn Meyers, Haley Meyers
A10. Jeff Taylor, Alex Sutherland, Sean Young, Alex Jenkins
* Swapping Scutt and Soltermann so they will not be in same timeslots as last round.

Pool B
B1 Ray Biagé, Rebecca Rolfe, Derek MacEwen, Neil Smith
B2. Ernie Diamond, Marilyn Diamond, Shirley Lank, Gordie Lank**
B3. Kelly Watts, Wayne Goodwin, Cathy Handren, Cindy Nicholson **
B4. Shirley Berry, Arleen Harris, Paul Arsenault, Derek Gallant
B5. Karen Currie, Valerie Acorn, Mark Perry, Leonard Gotell
B6. Kathy Reeves, Nancy MacKinnon, Heather Pierce, Tammy Fahie
B7. Paul Neima, Gerry Curley, Mike Lafontaine, Eileen Leahey
B8. Barb Duncan-Biagé, Debby Sigsworth, Karen Montgomery, Vicki Cotton
B9. Robert Waite, Kathy Toole, Sharon Waite, Chester Remley
B10. Colleen Soltermann, Mary Beth MacLean, Sandra Williamson, Susan Carruthers
** Swapping and Diamond and Watts, so Diamond will not be in same timeslot as last round

Here is the game schedule for round four:

Feb. 25

6 pm (6 ends)
Ice 1: G Scutt, S. MacKinnon, D. Weeks, D. DelValle
vs J.Taylor, A. Sutherland, S.Young, A. Jenkins
Ice 2: B. Duncan-Biagé, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery, V. Cotton
vs C. Soltermann, MB MacLean, S. Williamson, S. Carruthers

6:30 (8 ends)
Ice 3: R. Biagé, R. Rolfe, D. MacEwen, N. Smith
vs E. Diamond, M. Diamond, S. Lank, G. Lank
Ice 4: B. Fowler, T. MacDonald, G. Crosby, L.Turnbull
vs J. Farquharson, R. Coffin, B. MacWilliams, J. Berry

7:30 (6 ends)
Ice 1: C. Hodgson, M. Freeman, J. MacKinnon, L. Pineau
vs G. Arsenault, H. Arsenault, S. Meyers, H. Meyers
Ice 2: K. Reeves, N. MacKinnon, H. Pierce, T. Fahie
vs R. Waite, K. Toole, S. Waite, C. Remley

8:30 (8 ends)
Ice 3: K. Watts, W. Goodwin, C. Handren, C. Nicholson
vs S. Berry, A. Harris, P. Arsenault, D. Gallant
Ice 4: G. Peters, H. Kamphuis, V. Chowan, P. MacInnis
vs T. MacCormac, R. Milton, N. Milton, C. MacCormac

9 pm (6 ends)
Ice 1: K. Currie, V. Acorn, M. Perry, L. Gotell
vs P. Neima, G. Curley, M. Lafontaine, E. Leahey
Ice 2: R. Sweetapple, C. Sweetapple, D. MacDonald, M. MacDonald
vs J. Soltermann, T. MacLeod, H. Anderegg, H. Wicki

March 4
6 pm (6 ends)
Ice 1: S. Berry, A. Harris, P. Arsenault, D. Gallant
vs R. Waite, K. Toole, S. Waite, C. Remley
Ice 2: T. MacCormac, R. Milton, N. Milton, C. MacCormac
vs G. Arsenault, H. Arsenault, S. Meyers, H. Meyers

6:30 pm (8 ends)
Ice 3: K. Currie, V. Acorn, M. Perry, L. Gotell
vs K. Reeves, N. MacKinnon, H. Pierce, T. Fahie
Ice 4: R. Sweetapple, C. Sweetapple, D. MacDonald, M. MacDonald
vs C. Hodgson, M. Freeman, J. MacKinnon, L. Pineau

7:30 (6 ends)
Ice 1: B. Fowler, T. MacDonald, G. Crosby, L.Turnbull
vs J. Taylor, A. Sutherland, S. Young, A. Jenkins
Ice 2: R. Biagé, R. Rolfe, D. MacEwen, N. Smith
vs C. Soltermann, MB MacLean, S. Williamson, S. Carruthers

8:30 pm (8 ends)
Ice 3: J. Soltermann, T. MacLeod, H. Anderegg, H. Wicki
vs G Scutt, S. MacKinnon, D. Weeks, D. DelValle
Ice 4: P. Neima, G. Curley, M. Lafontaine, E. Leahey
vs B. Duncan-Biagé, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery, V. Cotton

9 pm (6 ends)
Ice 1: E. Diamond, M. Diamond, S. Lank, G. Lank
vs K. Watts, W. Goodwin, C. Handren, C. Nicholson
Ice 2: J. Farquharson, R. Coffin, B. MacWilliams, J. Berry
vs G. Peters, H. Kamphuis, V. Chowan, P. MacInnis

March 11
6 pm (6 ends)
Ice 1: K. Currie, V. Acorn, M. Perry, L. Gotell
vs B. Duncan-Biagé, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery, V. Cotton
Ice 2: R. Sweetapple, C. Sweetapple, D. MacDonald, M. MacDonald
vs G Scutt, S. MacKinnon, D. Weeks, D. DelValle

6:30 pm (8 ends)
Ice 3: R. Waite, K. Toole, S. Waite, C. Remley
vs C. Soltermann, MB MacLean, S. Williamson, S. Carruthers
Ice 4: G. Arsenault, H. Arsenault, S. Meyers, H. Meyers
vs J.Taylor, A. Sutherland, S.Young, A. Jenkins

7:30 (6 ends)
Ice 1: E. Diamond, M. Diamond, S. Lank, G. Lank
vs P. Neima, G. Curley, M. Lafontaine, E. Leahey
Ice 2: J. Farquharson, R. Coffin, B. MacWilliams, J. Berry
vs J. Soltermann, T. MacLeod, H. Anderegg, H. Wicki

8:30 pm (8 ends)
Ice 3: R. Biagé, R. Rolfe, D. MacEwen, N. Smith
vs K. Watts, W. Goodwin, C. Handren, C. Nicholson
Ice 4: B. Fowler, T. MacDonald, G. Crosby, L.Turnbull
vs G. Peters, H. Kamphuis, V. Chowan, P. MacInnis

9 pm (6 ends)
Ice 1: S. Berry, A. Harris, P. Arsenault, D. Gallant
vs K. Reeves, N. MacKinnon, H. Pierce, T. Fahie
Ice 2: T. MacCormac, R. Milton, N. Milton, C. MacCormac
vs C. Hodgson, M. Freeman, J. MacKinnon, L. Pineau

March 18
6 pm (6 ends)
Ice 1: G. Peters, H. Kamphuis, V. Chowan, P. MacInnis
vs J. Soltermann, T. MacLeod, H. Anderegg, H. Wicki
Ice 2: K. Watts, W. Goodwin, C. Handren, C. Nicholson
vs P. Neima, G. Curley, M. Lafontaine, E. Leahey

6:30 pm (8 ends)
Ice 3: J. Farquharson, R. Coffin, B. MacWilliams, J. Berry
vs T. MacCormac, R. Milton, N. Milton, C. MacCormac
Ice 4: E. Diamond, M. Diamond, S. Lank, G. Lank
vs S. Berry, A. Harris, P. Arsenault, D. Gallant

7:30 (6 ends)
Ice 1: C. Hodgson, M. Freeman, J. MacKinnon, L. Pineau
vs G Scutt, S. MacKinnon, D. Weeks, D. DelValle
Ice 2: K. Reeves, N. MacKinnon, H. Pierce, T. Fahie
vs B. Duncan-Biagé, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery, V. Cotton

8:30 pm (8 ends)
Ice 3: R. Sweetapple, C. Sweetapple, D. MacDonald, M. MacDonald
vs J.Taylor, A. Sutherland, S.Young, A. Jenkins
Ice 4: K. Currie, V. Acorn, M. Perry, L. Gotell
vs C. Soltermann, MB MacLean, S. Williamson, S. Carruthers

9 pm (6 ends)
Ice 1: B. Fowler, T. MacDonald, G. Crosby, L.Turnbull
vs G. Arsenault, H. Arsenault, S. Meyers, H. Meyers
Ice 2: R. Biagé, R. Rolfe, D. MacEwen, N. Smith
vs R. Waite, K. Toole, S. Waite, C. Remley

March 25
6 pm (6 ends)
Ice 1: R. Biagé, R. Rolfe, D. MacEwen, N. Smith
vs S. Berry, A. Harris, P. Arsenault, D. Gallant
Ice 2: B. Fowler, T. MacDonald, G. Crosby, L.Turnbull
vs T. MacCormac, R. Milton, N. Milton, C. MacCormac

6:30 pm (8 ends)
Ice 3: C. Hodgson, M. Freeman, J. MacKinnon, L. Pineau
vs J. Soltermann, T. MacLeod, H. Anderegg, H. Wicki
Ice 4: K. Reeves, N. MacKinnon, H. Pierce, T. Fahie
vs P. Neima, G. Curley, M. Lafontaine, E. Leahey

7:30 (6 ends)
Ice 1: K. Watts, W. Goodwin, C. Handren, C. Nicholson
vs K. Currie, V. Acorn, M. Perry, L. Gotell
Ice 2: G. Peters, H. Kamphuis, V. Chowan, P. MacInnis
vs R. Sweetapple, C. Sweetapple, D. MacDonald, M. MacDonald

8:30 pm (8 ends)
Ice 3: G Scutt, S. MacKinnon, D. Weeks, D. DelValle
vs G. Arsenault, H. Arsenault, S. Meyers, H. Meyers
Ice 4: B. Duncan-Biagé, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery, V. Cotton
vs R. Waite, K. Toole, S. Waite, C. Remley

9 pm (6 ends)
Ice 1: E. Diamond, M. Diamond, S. Lank, G. Lank
vs C. Soltermann, MB MacLean, S. Williamson, S. Carruthers
Ice 2: J. Farquharson, R. Coffin, B. MacWilliams, J. Berry
vs J.Taylor, A. Sutherland, S.Young, A. Jenkins

March 31
6 pm (6 ends)
Ice 1: J. Farquharson, R. Coffin, B. MacWilliams, J. Berry
vs C. Hodgson, M. Freeman, J. MacKinnon, L. Pineau
Ice 2: E. Diamond, M. Diamond, S. Lank, G. Lank
vs K. Reeves, N. MacKinnon, H. Pierce, T. Fahie

6:30 pm (8 ends)
Ice 3: K. Watts, W. Goodwin, C. Handren, C. Nicholson
vs B. Duncan-Biagé, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery, V. Cotton
Ice 4: G. Peters, H. Kamphuis, V. Chowan, P. MacInnis
vs G Scutt, S. MacKinnon, D. Weeks, D. DelValle

7:30 (6 ends)
Ice 1: T. MacCormac, R. Milton, N. Milton, C. MacCormac
vs J.Taylor, A. Sutherland, S.Young, A. Jenkins
Ice 2: S. Berry, A. Harris, P. Arsenault, D. Gallant
vs C. Soltermann, MB MacLean, S. Williamson, S. Carruthers

8:30 pm (8 ends)
Ice 3: R. Biagé, R. Rolfe, D. MacEwen, N. Smith
vs P. Neima, G. Curley, M. Lafontaine, E. Leahey
Ice 4: B. Fowler, T. MacDonald, G. Crosby, L.Turnbull
vs J. Soltermann, T. MacLeod, H. Anderegg, H. Wicki

9 pm (6 ends)
Ice 1: R. Sweetapple, C. Sweetapple, D. MacDonald, M. MacDonald
vs G. Arsenault, H. Arsenault, S. Meyers, H. Meyers
Ice 2: K. Currie, V. Acorn, M. Perry, L. Gotell
vs R. Waite, K. Toole, S. Waite, C. Remley


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Western's Walter Callaghan and John Vincent defeat two-time champs for Stick title
Posted Wednesday, February 18, 2009 by derekm

The Western Community Curling Club rink of Walter Callaghan and John Vincent defeated the two-time defending champion duo of Ernie Stavert and Sterling Stratton from the host Cornwall Curling Club by a 4-2 score this afternoon to win the third annual Provincial Stick Curling Championships, sponsored by Ferguson Funeral Homes. The Alberton team stole the third and fourth ends of the six end game en route to the win.

The Stavert/Stratton duo beat Edwin Walker/Clifford Picketts of the Silver Fox 6-2 in the semi-final, getting off to a quick start with a triple in the first end. The Callaghan/Vincent team beat Western clubmates Rick Hardy and Bill Glydon in their semi, to setup the final against the Cornwall team.

Hardy beat Walker 5-3 in the Consolation final.

Stavert and Stratton finished round-robin play this morning with a perfect 8-0 win-loss record, while Callaghan's record was 6 and 1, tied with Rick Hardy in his pool, but ahead of him when the point system used in the event was used to break the tie.The Walker rink were second in Stavert's pool, with a 6-2 record.

Hardy had beaten Cornwall's Vernon Chowan/Grant Leard rink 7-2 in the quarter-final round, while Walker beat the rink of Kimball Blanchard and Vince Fisher from the host club by a 4-3 score. Chowan had a 5-3 win-loss record, while Blanchard was 5-2.

In stick curling there are two curlers per team, who deliver their rocks with delivery sticks, with each team member delivering from opposite ends. Sweeping is allowed only from the hog line to the back of the house at the playing end. Two curlers, one from each team, alternately deliver 6 stones each per end, while their teammate skips that end. The roles are then reversed, and the partners deliver the stones back. All games are six ends.

Seventeen teams took part in the championship.

Both the winning Callaghan and runner-up Stavert rinks have earned the right to compete in the Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship, April 3-5 in Winnipeg. 


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Stavert and Stratton only unbeaten team at Stick Ch'ships
Posted Tuesday, February 17, 2009 by derekm

With only two round robin draws left to go at the Ferguson Funeral Homes PEI Stick Curling Championships at the Cornwall Curling Club, the host club duo of Ernie Stavert and Sterling Stratton, who are the two-time defending champions, remain undefeated with a 7-0 win-loss record. This guarantees them first place in the nine-team A pool, as the second place team of Edwin Walker and Clifford Picketts of the Silver Fox are two games back, at 5-2, and have only one game remaining. Vernon Chowan and Grant Leard from the host club are tied with Gord MacDonald and Floyd Stewart of Montague at 4-3, while Roy Coffin and Paul Arsenault from Cornwall are 4-4.and Barry MacDonald and Malcolm Patterson are 3-4. At 2-5 are Basil Higginbotham/Brent Mutch from Montague, along with Mary Plamondon and Ruth Stavert from the host club. Eileen Blanchard and Karen Fisher from Cornwall are 1-6.

In the eight-team B pool, two teams from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, consisting of Walter Callaghan and John Vincent, and Rick Hardy and Bill Glydon are 5-1, followed by Kimball Blanchard and Vince Fisher from Cornwall, and Howard Kerwin and Bill Power from Montague, both at 4-2. At 2-4 are Joey Ellsworth and Glen Betts from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary, and Johnny and Frances Ellsworth from Western. Trailing the field at 1-5 are Philip Curley and Sterling Higginbotham of Montague, and Cornwall's Don Graham and Gordie Hermann.

In stick curling there are two curlers per team, who deliver their rocks with delivery sticks, with each team member delivering from opposite ends. Sweeping is allowed only from the hog line to the back of the house at the playing end. Two curlers, one from each team, alternately deliver 6 stones each per end, while their teammate skips that end.  The roles are then reversed, and the partners deliver the stones back. All games are six ends.

The final two round robin draws go Wednesday at 9 and 10:20 am. The 12:10 pm quarter-finals see the second place teams from one pool play the third place team in the other. The semi-finals at 1:40 pm pit the first place teams in each pool against the quarter-final winners.

The two semi-final winners play off in the final at 3:10 pm, with the losers of the semis meeting in the consolation final.

The winning and runner-up rinks earn the right to compete in the Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship, April 3-5 in Winnipeg.


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Defending champions unbeaten after day 1 at Stick Ch'ship
Posted Monday, February 16, 2009 by derekm

Day one is over at the Ferguson Funeral Homes Provincial Stick Curling Championships at the Cornwall Curling Club.  Stick curling has two players per team, who deliver their rocks with delivery sticks, with each team member delivering from opposite ends. All games are six ends. Seventeen teams are competing, with the winners and runners-up earning the right to compete in the Canadian championships, April 3-5 in Winnipeg.

Ernie Stavert and Sterling Stratton from the host club, who won this event in both previous years, are undefeated in the A pool with a 4-0 win-loss record. The duo of Rick Hardy and Bill Glydon from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton are 3-0 in the other pool.

Round robin play continues with seven draws on Tuesday, with the first draw at 9 am and the last at 4:30 pm. The event wraps up on Wednesday, with the final and consolation final set for 3:10 pm.

Live results are available at peicurling.com/stick


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Brock Spence rink joins Lorianne Davies team as Dominion Club Champions
Posted Sunday, February 15, 2009 by derekm

The rink of Brock Spence, Sean Ledgerwood, Chris Montigny, and Jay Carr edged out the John DeLuca foursome by a 3-2 score this afternoon to become the men's representatives for the Dominion Club Championship. They join the Lorianne Davies foursome, who  beat the Karen Currie team earlier this afternoon to win the women's section. Other members of the Davies rink are Paulette Richard, Karen Montgomery, and Lynda Turnbull. The Spence and Davies teams will now advance to the Provincial Dominion Championships, March 13-15 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club.


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Dominion: Davies wins women's, Deluca vs Spence in Men's final
Posted Sunday, February 15, 2009 by derekm

The Lorianne Davies foursome  beat the Karen Currie team this afternoon to win Cornwall's Dominion Club Championship. They will now advance to the Provincial Dominion Championships, March 13-15 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. Congratulations to Lorianne, along with Paulette Richard, Karen Montgomery, and Lynda Turnbull!

Meanwhile, the John DeLuca and Brock Spence rinks have advanced to the men's final, which goes at 4 pm.

Rosters:

John Deluca, Bob MacWilliams, A.J. Campbell, Edmond Richard
Brock Spence, Sean Ledgerwood, Chris Montigny, Jay Carr


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Dominion Club Ch'ship wraps up this afternoon
Posted Sunday, February 15, 2009 by derekm

The semi-finals are set in the eight-team men's section at The Dominion Club championships, with Rob Young playing John DeLuca, and Ray Biagé taking on Brock Spence at 12:30 pm.

The winners will advance to the final at 4 pm.

Meanwhile, it down to one sudden-death game in the two-team women's division, with Lorianne Davies and Karen Currie, tied at one game each in the Best of Three, squaring off in the final at 12:30 pm.

The winning rinks will advance to the Provincial Dominion Championships, March 13-15 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club.

Come down to the Club this afternoon to cheer on our Club teams!

Rosters for remaining teams:

Brock Spence, Sean Ledgerwood Chris Montigny, Jay Carr
John Deluca, Bob Macwilliams, A.J. Campbell, Edmond Richard
Rob Young, Darren MacLean, Brad Gardiner, Joe Callaghan
Ray Biagé, Jim Farqharson, Gary Crosby, Bill Prowse

Women's
Lorianne Davies, Paulette Richard, Karen Montgomery, Lynda Turnbull
Karen Currie, Valerie Acorn, Tracy MacDonald, Rebecca Rolfe


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Dominion Club Ch'ship update
Posted Saturday, February 14, 2009 by derekm

After two games for every team the standings are as follows:
Womens:
Lorianne Davies 1 win, 1 loss
Karen Currie      1 win, 1 loss

Mens:
Pool "A"
Rob Young   2 wins, no losses
Brock Spence 1 win. 1 loss
Geoff Scutt, 1 win, 1 loss
 Bob Fowler, 2 losses

Pool "B"
Ray Biagé 2 wins. no losses
Terry MacCormac  1 win, 1 loss
John Deluca, 1 win, 1 loss
Roddie MacLean, 2 losses
 
Schedule for Sunday:

Women:
Play at 12:30 on Ice 3 in Sudden Death Final

Men:

9 am

Ice 1: Terry MacCormac vs John Deluca
Ice 2: Brock Spence vs Bob Fowler
Ice 3: Roddie MacLean vs Ray Biagé
Ice 4: Geoff Scutt vs Rob Young

12:30 pm

Ice 1: Winner A pool vs Runner-up B Pool
Ice 2: Winner B pool vs Runner-up A Pool

4 pm

Ice 3: Men's final


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Dominion club playdowns team rosters
Posted Friday, February 13, 2009 by derekm
Here are the team rosters for this weekend's playdowns for the Provincial Dominion Curling Championships.
Good luck to everyone!

Men's

Bob Fowler, Alan Acorn Carl Currie,Angus Davies
Roddie Maclean, Ron Giggey, Edgar Coffin Bev Richards
Brock Spence, Sean Ledgerwood Chris Montigny, Jay Carr
John Deluca, Bob Macwilliams, A.J. Campbell Edmond Richard
Rob Young, Darren MacLean, Brad Gardiner, Joe Callaghan
Geoff Scott, Kimball Blanchard, Vince Fisher Steve DeWolfe
Terry MacCormac, Mark MacDonald, Norman Boswall, R. Horton (Rick Milton?)
Ray Biagé, Jim Farqharson, Gary Crosby, Bill Prowse

Women's
Lorianne Davies, Paulette Richard, Karen Montgomery, Lynda Turnbull
Karen Currie, Valerie Acorn, Tracy MacDonald, Rebecca Rolfe
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Stick curlers begin play Monday morning, here in Cornwall
Posted Friday, February 13, 2009 by derekm

The sport of Stick Curling is growing by leaps and bounds on Prince Edward Island, with seventeen  teams signed up for the third annual Provincial Stick Curling Championship, sponsored by Ferguson Funeral Homes, which will be played February 16-18 at the Cornwall Curling Club. Stick curling differs from the traditional sport in that there are two, not four, curlers per team, who deliver their rocks with specially designed delivery sticks, rather than from a “hack” on the ice. This lets curlers lacking  the flexibility for a traditional delivery style remain in the game. In stick curling, the two team members deliver from opposite ends. Sweeping is allowed only from the hog line to the back of the house at the playing end. Two curlers, one from each team, alternately deliver 6 stones each per end, while their teammate skips that end.  The roles are then reversed, and the partners deliver the stones back. All games are six ends.  For more information on stick curling, including complete rules of play, visit www.stickcurling.ca.

This event was won the first two years by Cornwall’s Ernie Stavert and Sterling Stratton, who will have home ice advantage this time out, but will have to adapt their curling style to a new rule introduced this year, which is adding more excitement to the sport. With this new rule, which extends the “free guard zone” from the hogline to the backline of the house, no stone may be removed from play until the fourth stone of each end.
Stavert says that the new rule is a big improvement to the game, since there are many more rocks in play, resulting in higher scores and more interesting ends.

The seventeen teams have been divided into two pools, and will play a round robin format, beginning 9 am Monday with the second place team from each pool meeting the third place team in the other pool in the quarter-final round, Wednesday at 12:10 pm. The quarter-final winners meet the first place teams in the semi-final round at 1:30, with the two semi-final winners squaring off in the 3:10 pm final.

Results will be available at peicurling.com/stick

The first and second place teams will earn the right to compete in the 5th Annual Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship, April 3-5 in Winnipeg.

Team Rosters
Pool A
Edwin Walker, Clifford Picketts- Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club 
Basil Higginbotham, Brent Mutch-Montague Curling Club
Mary Plamondon, Ruth Stavert- Cornwall Curling Club
Eileen Blanchard, Karen Fisher-Cornwall Curl Club
Ernie Stavert, Sterling Stratton-Cornwall Curling Club
Gord MacDonald, Floyd Stewart-Montague Curling Club
Roy Coffin, Paul Arsenault-Cornwall Curling Club
Barry MacDonald, Malcolm Patterson-Montague Curling Club

Pool B
Philip Curley, Sterling Higginbotham - Montague Curling Club
Joey Ellsworth, Glenn Betts-Maple Leaf Curling Club
Kimball Blanchard, Vince Fisher- Cornwall Curling Club
Johnny Ellsworth, Frances Ellsworth- Western Community Curling Club
Howard Kerwin, Billy Power- Montague Curling Club
Don Graham, Gordon Hermann-Cornwall Curling Club
Walter Callaghan, John Vincent-Western Community Curling Club
Rick Hardy, Bill Glydon-Western Community Curling Club

Here is the round robin draw:
Monday, Feb. 16
9 am: E Walker vs B Higginbotham, M Plamondon vs E Blanchard, V Chowan vs E Stavert, G MacDonald vs R Coffin

10:20 am: P Curley vs Joey Ellsworth, K Blanchard vs Johnny Ellsworth, W Callaghan vs R Hardy

11:30 am: E Blanchard vs G MacDonald, E Stavert vs B MacDonald, E Walker vs R Coffin, B Higginbotham vs V Chowan

1 pm: D Graham vs R Hardy, H Kerwin vs W Callaghan, Joey Ellsworth vs Johnny Ellsworth, P Curley vs K Blanchard

2:10 pm: R Coffin vs B MacDonald, E Walker vs V Chowan, E Stavert vs B Higginbotham, M Plamondon vs G MacDonald
 
3:20 pm: H Kerwin vs Johnny Ellsworth, P Curley vs R Hardy, W Callaghan vs K Blanchard, Joey Ellsworth vs D Graham

4:30 pm B Higginbotham vs G MacDonald, E Blanchard vs B MacDonald, R Coffin vs M Plamondon, E Walker vs E Stavert

Tuesday, Feb. 17

9 am: M Plamondon vs V Chowan, E Stavert vs R Coffin, G MacDonald vs B MacDonald, B Higginbotham vs E Blanchard

10:20 am: K Blanchard vs D Graham, W Callaghan vs Joey Ellsworth, P Curley vs H Kerwin, R Hardy vs Johnny Ellsworth
 
11:30 am: B Higginbotham vs R Coffin, G MacDonald vs E Walker, E Blanchard vs V Chowan, M Plamondon vs B MacDonald
 
1 pm: W Callaghan vs P Curley, Johnnny Ellsworth vs D Graham, K Blanchard vs R Hardy, H Kerwin vs Joey Ellsworth
 
2:10 pm: E Stavert vs M Plamondon, V Chowan vs R Coffin, B Higginbotham vs B MacDonald, E Blanchard vs E Walker
 
3:20 pm: Joey Ellsworth vs K Blanchard, R Hardy vs H Kerwin, Johnny Ellsworth vs P Curley, D Graham vs W Callaghan

4:30 pm: E Blanchard vs R Coffin, E Stavert vs G MacDonald, M Plamondon vs E Walker, B MacDonald V Chowan              
 

Wednesday, Feb. 18

9 am: B MacDonald vs E Walker, B Higginbotham vs M Plamondon, V Chowan vs G MacDonald, E Stavert vs E Blanchard

10:20 am: Johnny Ellsworth vs W Callaghan, D Graham vs P Curley, Rick Hardy vs Joey Ellsworth, K Blanchard vs H Kerwin
 
12:10 pm: Quarter-Finals
1:40 pm: Semi-finals
3:10 pm Final and Consolation final


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Photos from Berry and MacKay reception
Posted Thursday, February 12, 2009 by derekm
Click here for a photo album from Wednesday's reception for Cornwall's Shirley Berry rink, Provincial Seniors Champions, and the Diane MacKay foursome, runners-up in the PEI Masters.
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Dominion club playdowns draw
Posted Thursday, February 12, 2009 by derekm

The Cornwall Curling Club's playdowns to decide our representatives at the Provincial Dominion Curling Championships are set for this Saturday and Sunday, with eight men's and two women's teams competing.

Here is the draw (Adobe PDF format)

 


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No daytime curling next Monday through Wednesday morning
Posted Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by derekm
There will be no daytime curling (10am - 12 noon)
Monday, Feb 16th, Tuesday, Feb 17th and Wednesday, Feb 18th, due to the Provincial Stick Curling Championship being hosted at the Cornwall Club.
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Reception for Berry and MacKay rinks Wed, noon
Posted Tuesday, February 10, 2009 by derekm

A reception will be held at noon on Wednesday February 11th, between the morning and afternoon daytime draws, for PEI Seniors champions the Shirley Berry rink, who will be going to the National Seniors in Summerside in March, and for the Diane MacKay foursome, who, as runners-up in the PEI Masters, will be competing in the Maritime Masters championships in Halifax, March 1-5.

Everyone is invited!


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Club to hold Snowfest Open House
Posted Monday, February 9, 2009 by derekm

The Town of Cornwall will be holding its 14th Annual Snowfest from February 27th to March 1st, 2009.  As part of the festivities on the final day, Sunday, March 1st, the Cornwall Curling Club is holding an Open House from 2-4 pm. Everyone is invited. Activities will include a Draw to the Button contest and a four-end game. The Draw to the Button contest will consist of 3 tries for just a Toonie. The pot will be split on a 50/50 basis with half going to the winner and the rest going to a community service club. If you would like to volunteer to help out with this event, please contact Hank Kamphuis by email at h_teahill@hotmail.com or call him at 569-1485 evenings or during the day at 368-2603.

Other Snowfest activities will includes a Much Music Video Dance, a Family Scavenger Hunt, aPizza Pool Party, a Kids Carnival, Bingo, a Pancake Breakfast, Sleigh Rides and much more!!! WATCH FOR THE SNOWFEST FLYER!!! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER FOR SNOWFEST, PLEASE CONTACT THE TOWN OF CORNWALL RECREATION DEPARTMENT.


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Rupert Sweetapple foursome wins 2009 Rodd/Greco Spiel A Division
Posted Sunday, February 8, 2009 by derekm

The 2009 Rodd Hotels and Resorts, Greco Pizza team-entry bonspiel wrapped up Saturday evening at the Cornwall Curling Club, with sixteen teams taking part, with half the teams picking up some great prizes, including nights at the Rodd Mill River resort, Greco pizza coupons, and gift certificates for other companies.

Here are the division winners and runners-up (pictured left to right unless noted otherwise):

Rupert

A division winners (right to left): Rupert Sweetapple, Carol Sweetapple, George Younker, Carlene Peters

Ray,

A Division runners-up: Ray Biagé, Leita Chisholm, Valerie Taylor, Bev "Nucker" Richards

Tom

B Division winners (right to left): Tom Dunn, Chick Morrison, Frank Weiler

Melissa

B Divison runners-up: Louise Andrews, Melissa Andrews (skip), Vanessa Andrews, David Axworthy

Lester

C Division winners (right to left): Lester Callbeck, Heather MacRae, Kenny Stewart, Walter Andrews

Angus

C Division runners-up: Angus Kennedy, Nancy Yeo, Missing from photo: Darren Hatfield, Martin Vanderaa

Bob

D Division winners: Jamie Ballem, Cindy Ballem, Bob MacWilliams (skip), Myrna Sanderson

Kimball

D Division runners-up: Vince Fisher, Karen Fisher, Kimball Blanchard (skip), Eileen Blanchard

Curlers were also treated to great Greco pizza and a dance on Friday night, soup and sandwich bar Saturday noon, and KFC for supper Saturday evening. Thanks to Ray Biagé, Carol Sweetapple, Eileen Leahey, the many kitchen helpers, and everyone else who helped out with this annual event! We hope to see you again next year!


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Sweeping success-Roddie and Jim at the 100th Strathcona Cup (Guardian)
Posted Saturday, February 7, 2009 by derekm
Helping lead Canada past the Scots in the storied Strathcona Cup last month in Scotland is a thrill that will not be easily matched for Roddie MacLean.
“I just thought it was one of the greatest things that I ever accomplished in my life,’’ said MacLean, a member of the Cornwall Curling Club. “I’ve never been involved in anything to this magnitude.’’
Click to read this story in The Guardian
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Cornwall Curling Club and Charlottetown Curling Club Seniors Exchange draw
Posted Friday, February 6, 2009 by derekm
Cornwall Curling Club and Charlottetown Curling Club Senior Exchange
Tuesday, Feb 10th
9:00am
Ice 1: G. Rafuse, G. Laird, C. Rogers, M. MacDonald vs B. Acorn, P. Arsenault, D. Steeves, D. Graham
Ice 2: C. Morrison, V. Chowan, NL Storey, D. Green vs G. Herman, L. Crabbe, P. Durant, T. Acorn
Ice 3: K. Blanchard, S. Yamamoto, C. Sweetapple, P. Tweel  vs  P. MacNeil, L. MacGougan, M. Craswell, J. Durant
Ice 4: W. Arsenault, D. St. John, S. Rafuse, C. Johnston vs R. Peters, B. Craswell, B. Maloney
 
Tuesday, Feb 10th
10:30am
Ice 1: E. Cudmore, L. Black, E. Jay, J. Durant vs A. Hammond, A. O’Malley, F. Weiler, P. Connolly
Ice 2: W. Nicholson, D. Barrett, F. Walls, N. Richards vs V. Fisher, J. Baird, J. Anderson, C. Walton
Ice 3: M. Jardine, M. Plamondon, I. Barrett, E. Dunsford vs N. Boswall, B. Matthews, P. McCardle, E. MacDougall
Ice 4: R. MacLean, M. MacKenna, G. Younker, G. Harper vs R. Biagé, B. Sutcliffe, M. England, G. Harper
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Rodd/Greco Spiel opening draw
Posted Thursday, February 5, 2009 by derekm
Cornwall Curling Club
Rodd Greco Spiel
Friday 6:15pm (6 end games)
Ice 1: B. Fowler, R. Doiron, G. Crosby, D. Sigsworth vs J. Deluca, C. Nicholson, N. Boswall, D. Girard
Ice 2: E. Stavert, R. Stavert, P. Durant, J. Durant vs K. Blanchard, E. Blanchard, V. Fisher, K. Fisher
Ice 3: T. Dunn, C. Morrison, F. Weiler, TBA vs R. Sweetapple, C. Sweetapple, G. Younker, C. Peters
Ice 4: A. Kennedy, D. Hatfield, TBA, TBA vs D. DelValle, G. Scutt, G. Harper, K. Harper
 
Friday 8:00pm (6 end games)
Ice 1: R. Biagé, L. Chisholm, B. Richards, TBA vs L. Andrews, M. Andrews, TBA, TBA
Ice 2: L. Callbeck, H. MacRae, K. Stewart, W. Andrews vs B. MacWilliams,, M. Sanderson, TBA, TBA
Ice3: P. Neima, R. Rolfe, E. Leahey, TBA vs K. Currie, C. Currie, M. Perry, L. Gottell
Ice 4: L. Davies, R. Young, M. MacDonald, A. Davies vs H. Kamphuis, C. Solterman, G. Dykerman, P. MacInnis
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Reception for Shirley Berry and Diane Mackay
Posted Wednesday, February 4, 2009 by derekm
The reception for the Shirley Berry and the Diane MacKay teams which was to be held today, Wed. Feb 4 at 12 noon at the Cornwall Curling Club has been postponed to Wed. Feb 11 at 12 noon.
 
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Tuesday Feb. 3rd Evening Draw Cancelled
Posted Tuesday, February 3, 2009 by derekm
The KFC Tuesday night Competitive draw is canceled due to weather and road conditions. Tuesdays (Feb 3rd) games will be played at the end of the current schedule as the Monday evening portion of the draw games have been completed.
Beverly McCormick
Manager
Cornwall Curling Club
29 Cornwall Rd, Box 408
Cornwall PE C0A 1H0
www.cornwallcurling.com
902-566-4427
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Cornwall curlers help bring the Strathcona Cup back to Canada
Posted Friday, January 30, 2009 by derekm

Roddy MacLean and Jim Farquharson from the Cornwall Curling Club, the two Island members of Canada's contingent to Scotland for the 100th Anniverary of the Strathcona Cup, return home on Sunday. Canada beat the Scots by a score of 1459 to 1133. Congratulations to Jim and Roddy and the entire Canadian contingent!


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Corrected dates for Dominion Club Ch'ship/Cashspiel
Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2009 by derekm

[Editor's note - the dates provided to us previously were incorrect.  Correct version follows.]

Cornwall's Dominion Club Ch'ship/Cashspiel
Posted Tuesday, January 27, 2009 by derekm

CORNWALL CURLING CLUB DOMINION CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - FEBRUARY 13-16, 2009
ENTRY FEE - $100 per team

The first annual Dominion Club Championship will be held at the Cornwall Curling Club February 13-16, 2009 to determine a men's and women's club champion.  The winning teams will be eligible to compete for the Provincial title, March 13-15 in Crapaud. Precise dates and times will depend on number of entries. The Provincial winners will then have the opportunity to compete at the National level in the Dominion Curling Club National Championship.  The first Championship will be held at St. George's Golf & Country Club, located in Etobicoke (just west of Toronto) the last week of November, 2009.

This event is formulated for recreational club curlers and is intended for the development of grass roots curling across Canada.  To be eligible to participate, curlers must meet the following eligibility rules:

1-Teams are to be made up from paid members from one PEI curling club. One women`s and one men`s team may be sent from each  PEI curling club. Clubs have sole responsibility for deciding how to choose their representatives.

2-Replacement players must come from the same club, can play any position but skip, and cannot play any position higher than the position being replaced.

3-Clubs are responsible to ensure that eligibility criteria are met.

4-The PEI Curling Association has the sole authority to accept or reject any entry. On the national level, The Dominion reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to exclude any team that violates the intent and spirit of the competition. The rules of the national event may differ slightly from the provincial rules, and will be in effect for the national event.

5-The PEI event is open to men`s and women`s teams of four curlers from the same curling club. Teams may include no more than one player who has competed in the final four of a PEI Curling Association Provincial Championship event in the current and previous two seasons, or has competed in a championship outside the province, in the current and previous two seasons, as a result of winning a PEICA championship event.

6. Curlers from the former Intermediate championship and the Stick curling championship, and from championships not conducted by the PEICA, may compete, regardless of placement in those events, and provided that all team members belong to the same curling club.

7. Each team will be allowed a maximum of 2 players between the ages of 15 and 20, as of December 31st of the year prior to the Canadian championship. Curlers under the age of 15 are not eligible to compete.

The Cornwall Curling Club has elected to have this event in the form of a cash spiel, with 50% of the entry fees being returned to the winners and runners-up in both the men's and women's divisions. The format of the spiel will be determined by the number of teams entered. If you wish to enter a  team in this event, please sign up at the Club, listing all members of your team, on or before February 5, 2009.


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Duffenais, Holmes win Masters
Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2009 by derekm

The PEI Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, wrapped up this afternoon at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. Nine men's teams and four women's rinks took part in the event.

The Jeanne Duffenais rink from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club beat Cornwall’s Diane MacKay rink 7-1 in the women’s final, stealing the first four ends to capture her sixth straight Masters title. In this afternoon’s game, Duffenais stole a single in the first end when MacKay made a hit on the second stone, but left the shot rock. MacKay was short on a hit and roll in end two, to give up a deuce. MacKay was left with a difficult angle raise double in the third, and gave up another point. A heavy eight-foot draw by MacKay in the fourth gave Duffenais another point. MacKay drew for a deuce in the fifth, but came up short, to trail 5-1. MacKay conceded in the sixth after Duffenais picked up two. Both Duffenais, and her team of Marg Nowlan, Georgie Coulson and Pat Barret, and runner-up MacKay, whose teammates include Evelyn Rogerson, Eileen Blanchard, and Marilyn Diamond, now advance to the Maritime Masters, March 1-5 at the Halifax Mayflower Curling Club.

MacKay and Duffenais both finished the round robin with 2-1 records, but MacKay won first place honours and the bye to the final by virture of beating Duffenais in their round robin encounter. In this morning’s semi-final, Duffenais blanked third-place Wanda Collings of the Western Community Club in Alberton by an 8-0 score. Collings and Cornwall’s Myrna Sanderson both had 1-2 round robin records, and faced off in a tiebreaker on Tuesday, with Collings winning by a 6-3 score.

In the men’s division, John Holmes and his Silver Fox team of Steve Bent, Des Arsenault, and George Power beat their clubmates the Bob Maynard foursome, which includes Harry Williams, Bruce Montgomery, and Spike Martin, by a 7-4 score to take this afternoon’s B final and the championship. Since Holmes had already won the A final of this double-knockout competition on Tuesday, edging out defending champion Bob MacWilliams, and his Cornwall Curling Club team of Roy Coffin, Vern Chowan, and Geoff Scutt, by a 9-8 score, a championship game was not needed, and the title was decided today. Maynard defeated MacWilliams again this morning in the B section playdown, by an 8-4 score, to setup this afternoon’s contest.

In the final, Holmes had a chance for three with hammer in the opening end, but came up short and had to settle for the deuce. Maynard got on the board with a second end measure for one, and stole another in the third when Holmes was heavy on a tap-back. Another tap-back attempt in the fourth overcurled, giving Holmes a single and a 3-2 lead at the halfway point of the eight-end game. Holmes stole one in the fifth, capitalizing on a miss by Maynard, who made up for it with a draw for two in the sixth to tie the game at four points. A heavy draw by Maynard in the seventh gave Holmes a triple. Maynard ran out of rocks in the eighth, giving the 2009 Masters title to Holmes. Both the winning John Holmes rink and the runner-up Bob Maynard foursome have earned the right to compete in the 2009 Maritime Masters, March 1-5 at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax.


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LeBlanc rink wins CK Carpet Spiel
Posted Monday, January 26, 2009 by derekm

The annual CK Kleaning and Restoration Funspiel was held this past weekend. 10 teams were entered, with the 4 top teams winning prizes. Friday night, after curling. the participants were treated to mussels, Mary Vickers, and a rousing game of Deal or No Deal. Saturday brought more curling - and  lots of great food and laughter. Back that evening by popular demand was the Sleigh Ride at Potts Farm. Once again curlers joined together in great night under the stars - in temperatures fit only for Penguins. With help from a lot of blankets and a few warming liquid refreshments, everyone was able to keep warm. After that everyone went back to the club, for a few tunes, and another round of Deal or No Deal. Once again, a great time was had by all. Thanks to everyone who helped out.

Here are the winners:

First: Eric LeBlanc, Sherren MacKinnon, Deb Delvalle, Dick St-John


Second: Ernie Stavert, Hank Kamphuis, Rebecca Rolfe, Karen Montgomery


Third: Ray  Biagé, Angus Davies, Heather Pierce, Greg St-John
Fourth:  Joe MacKinnon, Bill Prowse, Brad Gardiner, Lynda Turnbull (no pic )

Here are some other photos from the event:

Rob

Greg

Sleigh 1

Sleigh 2


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Rodd/Greco Team Funspiel open to all clubs
Posted Monday, January 26, 2009 by derekm
The Annual Rodd Hotels and Resorts / Greco Pizzas and Subs Funspiel is set for Feb 6th - Feb 8th, 2009.
Entry fee $120.00 per team. This event is open to curlers from all clubs. All teams must have at least one member of the opposite sex.
Entry deadline is Feb 4th.
3 games guaranteed.
This event features Greco pizza on Friday evening, and lunch and supper on Saturday. Sunday will start with morning treats, followed by the event finals, and will wrap up with the prize presentations.
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CK Carpet draw
Posted Thursday, January 22, 2009 by derekm
Following is the opening Draw for the C K  Kleaning & Restoration Spiel at the Cornwall Curling Club
 
 
Friday, Jan 23, 2009
 6:30
 
ICE 2
 
E. LeBlanc,S. MacKinnon, D. Delvalle, D. St-John VS
G. Scutt, P. Richard, E. Leahey, T. Turnbull
 
ICE 3
P. Neima, M. Beck, N. MacKinnon, B.Doucette VS
B. Duncan-Biagé, G. Crosby, S.Montgomery, M.Gauthier
 
FRIDAY 8:30
 
ICE 1
 
 E. Stavert, H. Kamphuis, R. Rolfe, K. Montgomery
 L. Davies, R. Young, D. MacKinnon, spare
 
ICE 2
 
J. MacKinnon, B. Prowse, B. Gardiner, L. Turnbull
J. Deluca, B. Sigsworth, G. Canfield, S. Boutilier,
 
ICE 3
 
R. Biagé, A. Davies, H. Pierce, G. St-John
M. Macdonald, K. Reeves D. Sigsworth, C. Macpherson
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A message from President Sherren
Posted Thursday, January 22, 2009 by derekm

To the Members and Staff, Cornwall Curling Club

This past weekend twenty-three teams competed in the Provincial Seniors, which was hosted by the Cornwall Curling Club.  All weekend, from the opening draw on Thursday to the closing draw on Monday, there was nothing but positive comments and compliments about the hospitality of our club,  the great ice, the wonderful food and the well organized event.  This could not have happened without  the many hours of work and planning and the many volunteers who gave of their time and provided
food.  For all this, I thank you.  You made me proud to represent you as President of our club.

Special thanks to Dick St. John who headed the organizing committee, to Ray and Barb Biagé for masterminding the draw (three times!), to Lance for his tireless efforts with ice maintenance, and to Bevwho put in many extra hours keep us all on track.  Thank you also to the Daytime curlers, the
Thursday evening curlers and the Youth who had to give up their ice time for this event.  It was much appreciated.

Congratulations to Shirley Berry, Arleen Harris, Danielle Girard and Carol Sweetapple for winning the Senior Women's Division.  We are all so proud of you and want you to know we will be cheering you on at the Nationals which will be held at the Silver Fox in March.   Have fun, and Good Curling!

With much appreciation,
Sherren


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CK Carpet Spiel-please sign up today
Posted Wednesday, January 21, 2009 by derekm

We have 40 names for this weekend's CK Carpet Klean and Restoration Funspiel and Sleighride. We need at least 48 to run a major event like this.

Today is the sign-up deadline. Please call or visit the Club to signup today. You'll be glad you did!


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Cornwall's Shirley Berry and S'Side's Mel Bernard win Seniors
Posted Monday, January 19, 2009 by derekm

The Shirley Berry and Mel Bernard rinks are the 2009 Credit Unions of PEI Senior champions. Bernard, and his team of Blair Jay, Douglas Simmons, and Earle Proude from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club doubled the defending champion Ted MacFadyen rink by a 6-3 score this afternoon at the Cornwall Curling Club to take the Senior Men's title. The first half was low-scoring, with MacFadyen blanking the first two ends, and hitting and staying for a single in the third. Bernard blanked the fourth and tried to blank the fifth, but ended up taking one. He took the lead in the sixth with a steal of two, but gave up a pair in the seventh on a missed double. Bernard drew for a pair in the eighth. MacFadyen blanked the 9th to retain last rock advantage coming come. He ran into trouble in the 10th, needing a double with his first rock to stay alive, and then another double with his final shot, but Bernard took a single for the win. Other members of the runner-up Ted MacFadyen rink are Craig Mackie, Bill Hope (filling in for the injured Sandy Foy), and Mike Coady, with coach Al Ledgerwood. It's Bernard's second Seniors title, winning with the same team in 2007. MacFadyen has won the event six times.15 men's teams took part in the competition.

On Monday morning, MacFadyen edged Peter Gallant of Charlottetown, who has won the last two men's championships and was playing in his first Seniors, by a 7-6 score to win the B final in the double-knockout men's division. Bernard won the A final, also against Gallant, by an 8-4 score.olan came from behind to beat June Moyaert of Montague 12-10 in the semi-final to advance to the championship match against Berry. Dolan was trailing 10-6 after eight ends, but picked up four points in the ninth by executing an angle-raise takeout, and stole two more in the 10th for the win. Berry, who won the B section in the triple knockout competition edged A section winner Dolan 6-5 on Sunday in the Page A vs B game to earn a bye into today's final.

In the eight-team triple knockout women's Division, Shirley Berry has captured her third Seniors title, and her second at her home club, with a 6-5 win over Kim Dolan of Charlottetown. Dolan, an eight-time women's champion, was playing in her first Seniors championship. Other members of the Berry rink are Arleen Harris, Danielle Girard, and Carol Sweetapple, with coach Butch McGee. Playing with Dolan were Karen A. MacDonald, Yvonne Campbell, and Karen E. MacDonald. In today's final, Dolan blanked the first two ends and drew for two in the third when Berry's shot was heavy. Berry got on the board in the fourth with a draw for one. The fifth end was blanked and Dolan was forced to take one in the sixth. Berry tied things up at 3-all with a pair in the seventh when Dolan missed a takeout, and grabbed the lead with a stolen deuce in the eighth. Dolan tied it up again with a takeout in the ninth to score two, and called a time-out in the 10th, with each team having three rocks left. Berry's third, Arleen Harris placed a perfect guard, leaving Dolan with almost no shot. Berry picked up a single for the win.

Earlier on Monday, Dolan came from behind to beat June Moyaert of Montague 12-10 in the semi-final to advance to the championship match against Berry. Dolan was trailing 10-6 after eight ends, but picked up four points in the ninth by executing an angle-raise takeout, and stole two more in the 10th for the win. Berry, who won the B section in the triple knockout competition edged A section winner Dolan 6-5 on Sunday in the Page A vs B game to earn a bye into today's final.While Berry had home ice advantage for the PEI championship, Bernard will be at home for the Canadian Seniors, which take place at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside from March 21-28.


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MacFadyen and Dolan advance to Seniors finals
Posted Monday, January 19, 2009 by derekm

MacFadyen to play Bernard for Senior Men's Final

The Ted MacFadyen rink from the Charlottetown Curling Club defeated the Peter Gallant foursome by a 7-5 score to win the B section final and advance to the 3 pm men's championship game at the Credit Unions of PEI Provincial Seniors Curling Championship at the Cornwall Curling Club. Defending champion MacFadyen, who has won the Seniors six times, faces 2007 winner Mel Bernard in the final.

Game Story:

End 1: Narrow miss by Gallant left MacFadyen with an open draw for 2;

End 2: A delicate draw against three in the house gave Gallant one;

End 3: A hit and roll out Gallant's last shot left MacFadyen a draw for 2;

End 4: MacFadyen executed a pick and roll to sit three forcing, Gallant to tap back for 1

End 5: two well executed draws around the corner guard led MacFadyen to score 2, giving him a 6 - 2 lead at the 5th end break;

End 6: Gallant made a basic hit to score 2

End 7: A missed guard attempt by the Gallant team leads to a blank end;

End 8: Gallant threw a pistol of a draw to sit buried on the four foot to score one against three buried MacFadyen rocks;

End 9: MacFadyen makes a tremendous angle raise to score one

End 10: Gallant tries to force the tie with an angled tapback on a partly exposed rock to score two, but only got a partial raise, and counted for only one.

 Dolan scores six points in last two ends to advance to Senior women's final

Charlottetown's Kim Dolan, playing in her first Provincial Senior Women's Championship was trailing 10-6 going into the ninth end in the semi-final against June Moyaert of Montague today at the Cornwall Curling Club, after Moyaert took four points in the seventh. Unplussed, Dolan scored four points of her own in the ninth, and stole a deuce in the tenth for a come from behind 12-10 victory in an exciting game with lots of rocks in action.

Dolan will play two-time Seniors champ Shirley Berry from the host club in the 3 pm final.

Game Story:

End 1: A hit and stay by Dolan scored 2;

End 2: Moyaert makes a draw to the button to score 2;

End 3: A delicate corner freeze gave Dolan 2;

End 4: Moyaert executes a clean tap back takeout raise for 2;

End 5: Dolan is facing three blue counters, but makes hit and stay for 1 and a slim 5 -4 lead after 5 ends;

End 6: Moyaert makes a nice draw to score 2;

End 7: Dolan makes a very delicate draw through a narrow port to score and tie the game

End 8: Moyaert scores a four ender through excellent shot execution by all players;

End 9: Two picks on skip rocks created a chance for a narrow angle raise takeout to score 4 for Dolan ;

End 10: Dolan had two rocks buried on the button with guards in front, forcing Moyaert to attempt a very difficult triple raise take out to try to score one. Moyaert doesn't make it, and gives up the deuce

The winning men's and women's teams from the 3 pm finals will advance to the Canadian Seniors, March 21-26 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside.


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Hodgson foursome wins Moncton event
Posted Monday, January 19, 2009 by derekm

Congratulations to the Chris Hodgson rink, winners of the annual Kinsmen bonspiel, which took place over the weekend at the Beaver Curling Club in Moncton!

They curl weekly here in our Wednesday night Murphy's Cornwall Pharmacy Ladder League.


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Shirley Berry and Mel Bernard rinks win Seniors finals berths
Posted Sunday, January 18, 2009 by derekm

Bernard advances to Senior Men's final
MacFadyen and Gallant to play off in B final

The Mel Bernard rink from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht have advanced to the men's championship game at the Credit Unions of PEI Provincial Seniors Curling Championships, which wrap up on Monday at the Cornwall Curling Club. Sunday afternoon, Bernard, who won the event in 2007, took the A section final of the double-knockout tournament, doubling Charlottetown's Peter Gallant 8-4. A seventh-end triple was the main difference in a very close game. Other members of the Bernard rink are Blair Jay, Douglas Simmons and Earle Proude. Playing with Gallant, who is the two-time defending Labatt Tankard Provincial Men's champion, and is competing in his first Seniors, are Peter MacDonald, Tom Fetterly, and Rod MacDonald.

Bernard was not successful in earning a berth in the B final, losing his Sunday afternoon playoff game 9-5 to Charlottetown's Ted MacFadyen rink, which includes Craig Mackie at third, Bill Hope at second, filling in for Sandy Foy, who is on the injury list, and Mike Coady in the lead position. MacFadyen, a six-time Senior men's champ, stole three ends en route to the victory. The other B qualifier was between the Gallant rink, and Charlottetown's Matt Smith foursome, with Gallant coming out on top by an 8-2 score, following up a third-end deuce with a stolen single, and a sixth end pair with a stolen deuce in the seventh to put the game out of reach. MacFadyen and Gallant square off in the B final, Monday at 10 am, with the winner facing Bernard in the 3 pm final. Fifteen men's rinks took part in the PEI championship.

Shirley Berry rink advances to Senior Women's final
Dolan and Moyaert to play off in Semi

Meanwhile, the Shirley Berry rink have earned a berth in the Senior Women's final, also scheduled for 3 pm Monday. Berry, who is from the host Cornwall Curling Club club, and won the event in 2002 and 2004, edged Charlottetown's Kim Dolan foursome 6-5 Sunday afternoon in the A vs B Page playoff game to advance directly to the final. Other members of the Berry team are Arleen Harris, Danielle Girard and Carole Sweetapple, with coach Butch McGee. Playing with Dolan, who is competing in her first Seniors, are Karen A. and Karen E. MacDonald, and Yvonne Campbell.

In the final, Berry, who beat Charlottetown's Sandy Hope 11-2 on Saturday to win the B section of the triple knockout competition which preceeded the Page championship round, will face the winner of the semi-final, scheduled for 10 am Monday, between A section winner Dolan, and June Moyaert of Montague. With the Page playoff system, Dolan, as the loser of the A vs B game, gets a second chance in the semi, while Moyaert got there by winning the Page playoff game between the two C division winning teams, eliminating defending champion Barb Currie of Summerside by a 9-5 score. Dolan advanced to the Page round with a 12-4 win over Sandy Hope in the A section final on Friday, while Moyaert, whose team includes Kathy Clarey, Marj Campbell, and Cheryl Dickie, edged Diane MacKay of Cornwall 8-7 in the C1 final, and Currie beat Hope 8-2 in the C2.

Eight teams took part in the Senior Women's portion of the event.

Meanwhile, organizers are monitoring the weather conditions in advance of Monday's 10 am and 3 pm draws, and will make a decision by 7 am if any draw time adjustments are needed.

The winning Senior Men's and Women's rinks will advance to the Canadian Seniors, March 21-28 at the Silver Fox.


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Round three set for Wednesday Night Ladder League
Posted Sunday, January 18, 2009 by derekm

Round two is over in the Murphy's Cornwall Pharmacy Wednesday Night Ladder League.

Three teams had four wins in the A pool, but the rink of Terry MacCormac, Ricky Milton, Nancy Milton, and Cindy MacCormac grabbed first place honours when scores are added up, followed closely by the second place team of Bob Fowler, Tracy MacDonald, Gary Crosby and Linda Turnbull. Ernie Diamond, Marilyn Diamond, Shirley Lank, and Gordie Lank were close behind in third place.

Two teams, skipped by Gord Peters and Jim Farquharson, were next with three wins, while the Geoff Scutt foursome has a pair of victories.

There were four teams with 1 win, only one of whom gets to survive in the A pool. The skips were Karen Currie, Guy Arsenault, Ray Biagé, and Jeff Taylor. Their lone victories were all to one of the other 1 win teams, with both Currie and Arsenault beating Biagé, Biagé beating Taylor, and Taylor beating Currie. However, since no team was beat by the other three tied teams, it then becomes necessary to go to the score totals. Biagé ended up with the most points, 38, followed by Arsenault at 25, Taylor has 15 points plus between 0 and 10 for the unmarked last week score (opponent had 11), and Currie has 18. This means that the Ray Biagé rink retains their berth in the A pool, while the Guy Arsenault, Karen Currie and Jeff Taylor teams move down the ladder to the B pool.

Two teams, skipped by Rupert Sweetapple and Chris Hodgson, had perfect 5-0 records in the B pool. The two teams did not play each other in the round, so Sweetapple, who had a higher total score, finishes first.

Two teams, skipped by Kelly Watts, and Kathy Reeves, had two wins. Watts beat Reeves in their encounter and joins Sweetapple and Hodgson on the trip up the ladder to the A pool.

The Shirley Berry rink is next with 3 wins, followed by Paul Neima and Joerg Soltermann with a pair of victories. Barb Duncan-Biagé picked up a single win. while two teams, skipped by Colleen Soltermann and Robert Waite, did not pick up a win.

Here are the pools for Round Three, which runs Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, and Feb. 18.

Pool A

A1. Terry MacCormac, Ricky Milton, Nancy Milton, Cindy MacCormac
A2. Bob Fowler, Tracy MacDonald, Gary Crosby, Lynda Turnbull
A3. Ernie Diamond, Marilyn Diamond, Shirley Lank, Gordie Lank
A4. Gordon Peters, Hank Kamphuis, Vernon Chowan, Pat MacInnis
A5. Jim Farquharson, Roy Coffin, Bob MacWilliams, John Berry
A6. Ray Biagé, Rebecca Rolfe, Derek MacEwen, Neil Smith**
A7. Geoff Scutt, Sherren MacKinnon, Donald Weeks, Deb DelValle**
A8. Rupert Sweetapple, Carol Sweetapple, Dick MacDonald, Marie MacDonald
A9. Chris Hodgson, Mitch Freeman, Joe MacKinnon, Lane Pineau
A10. Kelly Watts, Wayne Goodwin, Cathy Handren, Cindy Nicholson

Pool B

B1. Guy Arsenault, Heather Arsenault, Shawn Meyers, Haley Meyers
B2. Karen Currie, Valerie Acorn, Mark Perry, Leonard Gotell*
B3. Jeff Taylor, Alex Sutherland, Sean Young, Alex Jenkins*
B4. Kathy Reeves, Nancy MacKinnon, Heather Pierce, Tammy Fahie
B5. Shirley Berry, Arleen Harris, Linda Fairhurst, Derek Gallant
B6. Paul Neima, Gerry Curley, Mike Lafontaine, Eileen Leahey
B7. Barb Duncan-Biagé, Debby Sigsworth, Karen Montgomery, Vicki Cotton***
B8. Joerg Soltermann, Terry MacLeod, Gary Torraville, Hans Wicki***
B9. Colleen Soltermann, Mary Beth MacLean, Sandra Williamson, Susan Carruthers
B10. Robert Waite, Kathy Toole, Sharon Waite, Chester Remley


* Swapping slots as both rinks would have had same draw times as last time, as they had the same slots in the other pool.

** Swapping slots as Biagé would have had same draw times as last round, as he had same slot

*** Swapping slots, as Soltermann had same slot in other pool

Here is the draw quick reference for Round 3. Both A and B teams with same number play at same time.

Time (Ends)

Jan. 21

Jan. 28

Feb. 4

Feb. 11

Feb. 18

6 (6)

8 vs 10

4 vs 9

5 vs 8

3 vs 7

1 vs 4

6:30 (8)

1 vs 2

5 vs 6

9 vs 10

2 vs 4

6 vs 7

7:30 (6)

6 vs 9

1 vs 10

2 vs 7

6 vs 8

3 vs 5

8:30 (8)

3 vs 4

7 vs 8

1 vs 3

5 vs 10

8 vs 9

9 (6)

5 vs 7

2 vs 3

4 vs 6

1 vs 9

2 vs 10

Round Three Draw

January 21

6 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: R. Sweetapple, C. Sweetapple, D. MacDonald, M. MacDonald
vs K. Watts, W. Goodwin, C. Handren, C. Nicholson

Ice 2: J. Soltermann, T. MacLeod, G. Torraville, H. Wicki
vs R. Waite, K. Toole, S. Waite, C. Remley

6:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: T. MacCormac, R. Milton, N. Milton, C. MacCormac
vs B. Fowler, T. MacDonald, G. Crosby, L. Turnbull

Ice 4: G. Arsenault, H. Arsenault, S. Meyers, H. Meyers
vs K. Currie, V. Acorn, M. Perry, L. Gotell

7:30 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: R. Biagé, R. Rolfe, D. MacEwen, N. Smith
vs C. Hodgson, M. Freeman, J. MacKinnon, L. Pineau

Ice 2: P. Neima, G. Curley, M. Lafontaine, E. Leahey
vs C.Soltermann, MB MacLean, S. Williamson, S. Carruthers

8:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: E. Diamond, M. Diamond, S. Lank, G. Lank
vs G. Peters, H. Kamphuis, V. Chowan, P. MacInnis

Ice 4: J. Taylor, A. Sutherland, S. Young, A. Jenkins
vs K. Reeves, N. MacKinnon, H. Pierce, T. Fahie

9 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: J. Farquharson, R. Coffin, B. MacWilliams, J. Berry
vs G. Scutt, S. MacKinnon, D. Weeks, D. DelValle

Ice 2: S. Berry, A. Harris, L. Fairhurst, D. Gallant
vs B. Duncan-Biagé, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery, V. Cotton

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January 28

6 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: K. Reeves, N. MacKinnon, H. Pierce, T. Fahie
vs C.Soltermann, MB MacLean, S. Williamson, S. Carruthers

Ice 2: G. Peters, H. Kamphuis, V. Chowan, P. MacInnis
vs C. Hodgson, M. Freeman, J. MacKinnon, L. Pineau

6:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: S. Berry, A. Harris, L. Fairhurst, D. Gallant
vs P. Neima, G. Curley, M. Lafontaine, E. Leahey

Ice 4: J. Farquharson, R. Coffin, B. MacWilliams, J. Berry
vs R. Biagé, R. Rolfe, D. MacEwen, N. Smith

7:30 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: G. Arsenault, H. Arsenault, S. Meyers, H. Meyers
vs R. Waite, K. Toole, S. Waite, C. Remley

Ice 2: T. MacCormac, R. Milton, N. Milton, C. MacCormac
vs K. Watts, W. Goodwin, C. Handren, C. Nicholson

8:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: B. Duncan-Biagé, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery, V. Cotton
vs J. Soltermann, T. MacLeod, G. Torraville, H. Wicki

Ice 4: G. Scutt, S. MacKinnon, D. Weeks, D. DelValle
vs R. Sweetapple, C. Sweetapple, D. MacDonald, M. MacDonald

9 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: K. Currie, V. Acorn, M. Perry, L. Gotell
vs J. Taylor, A. Sutherland, S. Young, A. Jenkins

Ice 2: B. Fowler, T. MacDonald, G. Crosby, L. Turnbull
vs E. Diamond, M. Diamond, S. Lank, G. Lank

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February 4

6 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: J. Farquharson, R. Coffin, B. MacWilliams, J. Berry
vs R. Sweetapple, C. Sweetapple, D. MacDonald, M. MacDonald

Ice 2: S. Berry, A. Harris, L. Fairhurst, D. Gallant
vs J. Soltermann, T. MacLeod, G. Torraville, H. Wicki

6:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: C. Hodgson, M. Freeman, J. MacKinnon, L. Pineau
vs K. Watts, W. Goodwin, C. Handren, C. Nicholson

Ice 4: C.Soltermann, MB MacLean, S. Williamson, S. Carruthers
vs R. Waite, K. Toole, S. Waite, C. Remley

7:30 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: B. Fowler, T. MacDonald, G. Crosby, L. Turnbull
vs G. Scutt, S. MacKinnon, D. Weeks, D. DelValle

Ice 2: K. Currie, V. Acorn, M. Perry, L. Gotell
vs B. Duncan-Biagé, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery, V. Cotton

8:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: T. MacCormac, R. Milton, N. Milton, C. MacCormac
vs E. Diamond, M. Diamond, S. Lank, G. Lank

Ice 4: G. Arsenault, H. Arsenault, S. Meyers, H. Meyers
vs J. Taylor, A. Sutherland, S. Young, A. Jenkins

9 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: G. Peters, H. Kamphuis, V. Chowan, P. MacInnis
vs R. Biagé, R. Rolfe, D. MacEwen, N. Smith

Ice 2: K. Reeves, N. MacKinnon, H. Pierce, T. Fahie
vs P. Neima, G. Curley, M. Lafontaine, E. Leahey

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February 11

6 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: J. Taylor, A. Sutherland, S. Young, A. Jenkins
vs B. Duncan-Biagé, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery, V. Cotton

Ice 2: E. Diamond, M. Diamond, S. Lank, G. Lank
vs G. Scutt, S. MacKinnon, D. Weeks, D. DelValle

6:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: K. Currie, V. Acorn, M. Perry, L. Gotell
vs K. Reeves, N. MacKinnon, H. Pierce, T. Fahie

Ice 4: B. Fowler, T. MacDonald, G. Crosby, L. Turnbull
vs G. Peters, H. Kamphuis, V. Chowan, P. MacInnis

7:30 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: P. Neima, G. Curley, M. Lafontaine, E. Leahey
vs J. Soltermann, T. MacLeod, G. Torraville, H. Wicki

Ice 2: R. Biagé, R. Rolfe, D. MacEwen, N. Smith
vs R. Sweetapple, C. Sweetapple, D. MacDonald, M. MacDonald

8:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: S. Berry, A. Harris, L. Fairhurst, D. Gallant
vs R. Waite, K. Toole, S. Waite, C. Remley

Ice 4: J. Farquharson, R. Coffin, B. MacWilliams, J. Berry
vs K. Watts, W. Goodwin, C. Handren, C. Nicholson

9 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: G. Arsenault, H. Arsenault, S. Meyers, H. Meyers
vs C. Soltermann, MB MacLean, S. Williamson, S. Carruthers

Ice 2: T. MacCormac, R. Milton, N. Milton, C. MacCormac
vs C. Hodgson, M. Freeman, J. MacKinnon, L. Pineau

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February 18

6 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: T. MacCormac, R. Milton, N. Milton, C. MacCormac
vs G. Peters, H. Kamphuis, V. Chowan, P. MacInnis

Ice 2: G. Arsenault, H. Arsenault, S. Meyers, H. Meyers
vs K. Reeves, N. MacKinnon, H. Pierce, T. Fahie

6:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: R. Biagé, R. Rolfe, D. MacEwen, N. Smith
vs G. Scutt, S. MacKinnon, D. Weeks, D. DelValle

Ice 4: P. Neima, G. Curley, M. Lafontaine, E. Leahey
vs B. Duncan-Biagé, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery, V. Cotton

7:30 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: E. Diamond, M. Diamond, S. Lank, G. Lank
vs J. Farquharson, R. Coffin, B. MacWilliams, J. Berry

Ice 2: J. Taylor, A. Sutherland, S. Young, A. Jenkins
vs S. Berry, A. Harris, L. Fairhurst, D. Gallant

8:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: R. Sweetapple, C. Sweetapple, D. MacDonald, M. MacDonald
vs C. Hodgson, M. Freeman, J. MacKinnon, L. Pineau

Ice 4: J. Soltermann, T. MacLeod, G. Torraville, H. Wicki
vs C. Soltermann, MB MacLean, S. Williamson, S. Carruthers

9 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: B. Fowler, T. MacDonald, G. Crosby, L. Turnbull
vs K. Watts, W. Goodwin, C. Handren, C. Nicholson

Ice 2: K. Currie, V. Acorn, M. Perry, L. Gotell
vs R. Waite, K. Toole, S. Waite, C. Remley


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Sunday evening draw is ON this weekend
Posted Friday, January 16, 2009 by derekm
Although the Provincial Seniors Curling Championships are underway at the Cornwall Curling Club, they will NOT affect the 7 pm Sunday draw, as the final Seniors draw of the day will be over by then.
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Thurs. evening draws cancelled due to PEI Seniors
Posted Wednesday, January 14, 2009 by derekm
This is a reminder that 6 and 8 pm draws for Thursday Jan. 15 are cancelled, as we are hosting the Provincial Seniors Curling Championships. Since you are not curling, why not come down to the Club and watch some great curling action?
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Cornwall set to host Provincial Seniors
Posted Tuesday, January 13, 2009 by derekm
The 2009 Provincial Seniors Curling Championships, sponsored by Credit Unions of PEI, take place January 15-19 at the Cornwall Curling Club, with 15 men's teams and 8 women's rinks entered, including defending champions Ted MacFadyen from the Charlottetown Curling Club, and Barb Currie from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, taking part.

MacFadyen has six seniors championships to his credit, in addition to five provincial men's titles MacFadyen's long-time teammate Sandy Foy is on the injury list, so Bill Hope is filling in at second for this event. Another favorite this year has to be Peter Gallant, winner of the last two Labatt Tankard men's championships as skip, along with seven others in the third or second position. He is joined by Peter MacDonald, Tom Fetterly, and Rod MacDonald as he makes the move to the Senior ranks.

Others to watch out for include 2003 Seniors champ Charlie Wilkinson of Charlottetown, who won the PEI Legion championship Monday night, and 2007  Seniors winner Mel Bernard.

Half of the eight women's teams have won the event before, with Currie winning it four times, Shirley Berry of Cornwall twice, and Diane MacKay of Cornwall and Paula Creamer of Charlottetown once each. Scotties Tournament of Hearts veteran Kim Dolan is entered in this event for the first time, and also has an entry in the Scotties thie year.

Play gets underway Thursday morning at 8, and wraps up with the finals Monday at 3 pm. The men will play a double-knockout format, while the women will be playing a new format that the PEI Curling Association is piloting with this event - a triple knockout with a Page playoff. This format, popular in cashspiels, will advance separate winners from A, B and two C divisions into a four game championship round, with the A and B winners playing off, and the winner going directly to the final, while the loser plays in the semi-final against the winner of a game between the two C division champs for the other spot in the final.

The winning teams from this event, for curlers age 50 and over, will advance to the Canadian Seniors, March 21-28 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside.

Here is the opening women's draw:

Thursday January 15th at 8 am

Diane MacKay (Cornwall) vs Shirley Berry (Cornwall), Sandy Hope (Ch'town) vs June Moyaert (Montague), Kim Dolan (Ch'town) vs Paula Creamer (Ch'town), Barb Currie (Silver Fox) vs Jeanne Duffenais (Cornwall)

Here are the opening men's draws

Thursday January 15th at 11:30 am
Dale Cannon (Silver Fox) vs Ted MacFadyen (Ch'town), Peter Gallant (Ch'town) vs John DeLuca (Cornwall), Clair Sweet (Maple Leaf) vs Geoff Scutt (Cornwall), Rupert Sweetapple (Cornwall) vs David Kassner (Ch'town)

Thursday January 15th at 7 pm

Mel Bernard (Silver Fox) vs John Holmes (Silver Fox), Charlie Wilkinson (Ch'town) vs Matt Smith (Ch'town), Gordon MacDonald (Ch'town) vs David MacFadyen (Ch'town)

Friday January 16th at 8 am

Louis Walsh (Silver Fox) vs winner Dale Cannon/Ted MacFadyen game (Thursday at 11:30)

Full draw and results available at peicurling.com/seniors

Team Rosters (Skip to lead, coach, club)

Senior Men

Ted MacFadyen, Craig Mackie, Bill Hope, Mike Coady, coach Al Ledgerwood, Charlottetown

Peter Gallant,Peter MacDonald, Tom Fetterly, Rod MacDonald, Silver Fox

Mel Bernard, Blair Jay, Douglas Simmons, Earle Proude, Silver Fox

Matt Smith, Bobby Hennessey, Dave Campbell, Allan Acorn, Charlottetown

John Deluca, Kimball Blanchard, Allan Campbell, Edmond Richard, Cornwall

Charlie Wilkinson, John Mullin, David Murphy, Bob Likely, Charlottetown

Gordon MacDonald, Al Stewart, Rick Richard, Fred Fitzpatrick, Charlottetown

David MacFadyen, Gary Pyke, Don Vickerson, Ralph Yeo, Silver Fox

Clair Sweet, Bob Matheson, Muncey Harris, Wayne Arsenault, Maple Leaf

John Holmes, Steve Bent, Des Arsenault, George Power, Silver Fox

Louis Walsh, Eldon Kilbride, Ralph Sonier, Charlie Curry, Silver Fox

Geoff Scutt, Donald Weeks, Wayne Cunneyworth, Greg Groves, Cornwall

Rupert Sweetapple, John Berry, Jamie Ballem, Richard MacDonald, Cornwall

David Kassner, André Gauthier, Bill McGuire, Bill Doherty, Charlottetown

Dale Cannon, Paul Matheson, Les Newman, Roland Richard, Silver Fox

Senior Women

Paula Creamer, Kay Atkinson, Cindy MacLean, Karen Hardy, Charlottetown

Kim Dolan, Karen A. MacDonald, Karen E. MacDonald, Yvonne Campbell, Charlottetown

Sandy Hope, Karen McIntee, Shelley Ebbett, Rosemary Scott, Charlottetown

Shirley Berry, Arleen Harris, Danielle Girard, Carol Sweetapple, coach Butch McGee, Cornwall

Barb Currie, Gloria Wood, Dawn MacFadyen, Helen MacDonald, Al Ledgerwood, Silver Fox

Diane Mackay, Ruth Stavert, Marie MacDonald, Deb Delvalle, Cornwall

Jeanne Duffenais, Sherren MacKinnon, Cindy Nicholson, Debbie Rhodenhizer, coach Rob Roberts, Cornwall

June Moyaert, Kathy Clarey, Mary Campbell, Cheryl Dickie, Montague


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No pets, please
Posted Monday, January 12, 2009 by derekm

This is a friendly reminder to Club members that this is a curling club for humans only, and pets are not permitted at the Club (guide animals excepted of course).

 


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Jim Farquharson heading back to PEI for father's funeral
Posted Sunday, January 11, 2009 by derekm

Club member Jim Farquharson is scheduled to arrive back from Scotland  at 7:22 this evening, for the Tuesday funeral of his father. He hopes to fly back to the old country on Thursday to rejoin the Strathcona Cup tour. Our sympathies to Jim and Diane. Rob Farquharson was 95, and mentally perfect until he failed to recover from emergency surgery Thursday night.

Rob's visiting hours are Monday, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., at MacLean's Funeral Home in Charlottetown.  The funeral is 11:00 a.m. Tuesday
at Zion Presbyterian Church.

Click for funeral announcement


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Nov. 30 Minutes now available
Posted Friday, January 9, 2009 by derekm
The minutes from the November 30, 2008 Board of Directors meeting are now available in the Members section of CornwallCurling.com.
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Good luck to Roddie and Jim in Scotland!
Posted Sunday, January 4, 2009 by derekm

Good luck to Roddie MacLean and Jim Farquharson, who are off to Scotland on Monday to compete in the 100th Canada vs Scotland Strathcona cup. Many of you will remember when the Scots came to our club back in 2003 on their last tour of Canada. Follow Canada's progress as they attempt to bring the cup back to Canada, by visiting the website www.strathconacup100.ca. Roddie and Jim will return on February 1st­.

History: The Strathcona Cup was presented in 1909 by Sir Donald Smith, Lord Strathcona, to recognize the winner of a curling tour between Canada and Scotland. The first tour was held in 1903 when Scotland sent a group of curlers to tour Canada and the northern United States. In 1909 the Canadians mounted a return tour to Scotland and this is when Lord Strathcona offered the trophy to commemorate the winning side. The Scots' second tour to Canada was held in 1912. This event continues today on a five year alternate tour schedule. The Scots last toured Canada in 2003, the 100th anniversary of the first Scottish curling tour. The next competition will be held in 2009 when Canada sends a group of curlers to tour Scotland marking the 100th anniversary of the first Canadian tour to Scotland. Each time the competition is held, the touring side produces a commemorative pin or badge to be presented to their opponents during their tour.



Photo: Scots at our club in 2003
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Family Funspiel report
Posted Friday, January 2, 2009 by derekm

Report on The Cornwall Family Funspiel from organizer Deb DelValle:

I'd just like to thank all those who attended last Sunday's Family Funspiel for once again making it such a great time.  I just love this event.  At least 14 families got on the ice at different times in different permutations  and all waifs and strays were adopted, in some cases, by more than one family.   Many had a hand in the 1000-piece puzzle which remains a work-in-progress opposite the bar.  I had suspected that Angus ("Anarchist") Davies was going to remove a piece or two to "make it more interesting" but he outfoxed me by ADDING a piece from another puzzle!

Oh yes, the Big Winners of the Event were all those who took part, and the Losers were those who couldn't make it.  But there's always next year!

ps Sorry I failed to organize any picture-taking this year, too busy having fun.


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No daytime curling today (Jan 2nd)
Posted Friday, January 2, 2009 by derekm
Due to weather and road conditions daytime curling is cancelled for today, Friday,Jan 2nd.

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Entry deadlines reminder
Posted Tuesday, December 30, 2008 by derekm

The entry deadline for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women's Curling Championship is January 1st. Entry fee is $40 per player, plus a $25 per player CCA competitor's card fee. The championship takes place January 22-26 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside.

January 5th is the entry deadline for the men's and women's Provincial Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over. Entry fee is $30 per player.  The Masters take place January 26-29 at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary.

The entry deadline for the Labatt Tankard Provincial Men's Curling Championship is January 8th. Entry fee is $40 per player, plus a $25 per player CCA competitor's card fee. The open entry portion of the Tankard takes place January 29 to February 3rd at the Western Community Curling Club in O'Leary, with the top eight teams from that event moving on to the Final Eight championship round, Feb. 10-15 at the Montague Curling Club.

 Entries for all events must be on an official PEICA entry form, available at all PEI curling clubs, or online at peicurling.com. Entries may also be submitted online at the same website.


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Sleigh Ride returns to CK Carpet Spiel!
Posted Monday, December 29, 2008 by derekm

After a couple of years off due to lack of snow, and bus rental difficulties, we are pleased to announce that the Sleigh Ride is back this year for the CK Carpet Fun Spiel (provided we get snow, of course)! This single-entry Club-members event goes January 23 and 24. Entry fee is $25 for the Fun Spiel, plus $10 for the Sleign Ride. If you don't have time to curl, you can join us for dinner and the sleigh ride for just $15. A $10 (non-refundable) deposit is required for registration. Please sign up at the bar.

For those that have never experienced (or can't remember!) the fun of a CK Carpet Spiel and Sleigh Ride, here are some pictures from the archives:

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Stay tuned -- More details of weekend events will follow.

This event is sponsored by CK Carpet Klean and Restoration.

 


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Cornwall well-represented at Pepsi Juniors
Posted Monday, December 29, 2008 by derekm

The Pepsi Junior Provincial Curling Championships, for curlers age 20 and under, takes place January 2-6 at the Charlottetown Curling Club.

Three-time defending champion Brett Gallant is back looking to defend his junior men's title, while Erin Carmody is looking for her third consecutive junior women's crown. Gallant has one lineup change this year, with Jamie Danbrook, from last year's British Columbia junior championship rink, and now attending school in PEI, stepping in to replace Alex MacFadyen, who is attending school in Nova Scotia. Darcy Birch joins the Carmody rink at lead, with Lisa Moeirke moving to the Katie Sharkey rink.

Other contenders in the nine-team junior men's section, include two-time 17 and under champions the Sam Ramsay rink of Summerside, and the Spencer Pitre rink of Alberton, last year's runners-up, along with Charlottetown teams skipped by Mitchell O'Shea, Patrick Shepherd, Nick van Ouwerkerk and Tyler Davies, the Matthew Nabuurs rink from Montague, and the Parker Clements foursome from the Maple Leaf club in O'Leary,

The junior women's side also has nine teams, and includes the Sarah Fullerton team, two-time 17 and Under winners, from Cornwall, along with their clubmates the Sarah Clow and Tricia Sanderson rinks. Katie Sharkey and Lindsay Hughes are skipping teams from Charlottetown, while Tiffany Sweet and Nikki Arsenault are the entries from the Maple Leaf. Besides Carmody, the Silver Fox is represented by the Anita Casey team.

Both the junior men's and junior women's divisions will play a triple-knockout draw, with the winners of the three sections advancing to a two game playoff round, unless the same team wins all three sections, in which case they will become the champion without the need for the playoffs.

Play gets underway in Charlottetown Friday morning at 8, with subsequent draws at 11:30 am, along with a 2 pm draw at the Cornwall Curling Club, and a 4 pm draw back at Charlottetown.

Saturday and Sunday draws are at 8, 11:30, 4, and 7:30. Monday draws are at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm, while the two game championship round (if needed), goes Tuesday, also at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm.

The winning junior men's and women's rinks will advance to the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors in Salmon Arm BC, Jan. 31-Feb. 8.

Team Rosters:

Junior Men's (skip to lead, coach, club)

Matthew Nabuurs, Kevin Rice, Mark Nabuurs, Keaghan Matheson, coach Arny Nabuurs, Montague Curling Club

Sam Ramsay, Justin Richard, Eric Pidgeon, Corey Miller, coach Peter Pidgeon, Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club

Spencer Pitre, Billie Lewis, Daniel McCarthy, Shawn Pitre, coach Roger Gavin, Western Community Curling Club (Alberton)

Brett Gallant, Adam Casey, Anson Carmody, Jamie Danbrook, coaches Peter Gallant, Kathie Gallant, Charlottetown Curling Club

Parker Clements, Mitch Rowley, Brandon Clements, Mark Cousins, coaches Keith Rowley, Reggie Clements, Maple Leaf Curling Club (O'Leary)

Tyler Davies, Patrick Moore, Joey Farquhar, Jonathon Schut, coach Lorianne Davies, Charlottetown Curling Club

Nick van Ouwerkerk, Timothy Cullen, Brent Campbell, Patrick Callbeck, coach Robbie Roberts, Charlottetown Curling Club

Patrick Shepherd, Adam Kassner, Taylor McInnis, Kyle Hughes, coach Butch McGee, Charlottetown Curling Club

Mitchell O'Shea, Jonah MacDonald, Michael LeBlanc, Connor MacPhee, coach A.J. Campbell, Charlottetown Curling Club

Junior Women's (skip to lead, coach, club)

Sarah Fullerton, Michelle McQuaid, Whitney Young, Sara MacRae, coach Brenda MacMillan, Cornwall Curling Club

Katie Sharkey, Alexis Wright, Lisa Moerike, Martha MacIntyre, coaches Kathy O’Rourke and Pam Wright, Charlottetown Curling Club

Anita Casey, Madeline Campbell, Dannielle Chaisson, Bethany MacDonald coach Leo Stewart, Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club (Summerside)

Erin Carmody, Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Jessica van Ouwerkerk, Darcee Birch coach Al Ledgerwood, Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club (Summerside)

Sarah Clow, Brielle Quilty, Christina Hennessey, Courtney Moore, coaches Nancy Yeo, Angela Hodgson, Cornwall Curling Club

Tiffany Sweet, Chantal Clements, Kathleen O’Meara, Laura O’Meara, coach Ralph Sweet, Maple Leaf Curling Club (O'Leary)

Nikki Arsenault, Marlana Lockhart, Marissa McCarthy, Meaghan Henderson, coaches Connie Ellis, Eric McCarthy, Maple Leaf Curling Club

Lindsay Hughes, Christina Keen, Victoria Evans, Monica Leblanc, coach Gayle Johnston, Charlottetown Curling Club

Tricia Sanderson, Amanda Holm , Aleya Quilty, Krystal Peterson, 5th player Kelli-Lynn Younker, coach Pat Quilty, Cornwall Curling Club

Here are the opening draws:

 

Draw 1: Friday, January 2nd, 8 am at the Charlottetown Curling Club

Sarah Fullerton (Cornwall) vs Erin Carmody (Silver Fox)

Tricia Sanderson (Cornwall) vs Sarah Clow (Cornwall)

Anita Casey (Silver Fox) vs Katie Sharkey (Ch'town)

Tiffany Sweet (Maple Leaf) vs Nikki Arsenault (Maple Leaf)

Draw 2: Friday, January 2nd, 11:30 am at Charlottetown

Parker Clements (Maple Leaf) vs Nick van Ouwerkerk (Ch'town)

Patrick Shepherd (Ch'town) vs Brett Gallant (Ch'town)

Tyler Davies (Ch'town) vs Sam Ramsay (Silver Fox)

Mitchell O'Shea (Ch'town) vs Spencer Pitre (Western)

Draw 3: Friday, January 2nd, 2:00 pm at the Cornwall Curling Club

Lindsay Hughes (Ch'town) vs winner Fullerton/Carmody game at 8 am.

Draw 4: Friday, January 2nd, 4 pm at the Charlottetown Curling Club

Matthew Nabuurs (Montague) vs winner Clements/van Ouwerkerk game at 8 am

Complete draw, schedule, and end-by-end results at peicurling.com/juniors


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Reminder: FREE Curling Clinic
Posted Monday, December 29, 2008 by derekm

This is a reminder that there will be a curling clinic for all beginner and intermediate members interested in improving their skills of stone delivery, and to help in any other aspects of curling. The clinic will take place on Sunday January 4th, 2009 at 3 pm, and it will be free to club members. Please write your name on the sign-up sheet at the club as soon as possible so that we can have an idea of how many sheets we must reserve.


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Volunteers needed for Provincial Seniors
Posted Friday, December 19, 2008 by derekm

The Provincial Seniors Curling Championships, sponsored by Credit Unions of PEI will be held at the Cornwall Curling Club January 15th to 19th. 

Volunteers are needed to:

1) act as timers

2) serve a light lunch throughout the competition. 

Previous experience for either activity is not required as experienced people will be there as mentors.

A sign-up sheet has been posted on the PEICA Board at the Club. Dick St. John is coordinating this event, and is asking for interested club members to print their names and phone numbers on the sheet.  He will call them when he knows the time slots to be filled.

This is a great way to get involved with the Club and, as usual, many hands make light work, or something like that!


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And the winner is...
Posted Thursday, December 18, 2008 by derekm
The lucky winner of the Christmas Gift  Basket  drawn Thurs. evening Dec. 18th was  Club member Marjorie Matthews.Thanks to all who purchased tickets!
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Club members database updated
Posted Monday, December 15, 2008 by derekm

The club members database in the Members section of this website has now been updated with information on this season's membership.

It contains the following information: Last Name, First Name, Home Phone, Work Phone, and Email address, and can be searched by any of these fields. This info is available only to Club members, and is not used for any other purpose. Members find it very useful for locating spares. Please contact me if you do not want your information in this database, and I can either delete your entire record, or leave your name and blank out your phone number(s) and/or email address. The information is from the master database on the computer at the Club, and is normally updated only once or twice a season from that database. If your info is not correct, or incomplete, please let us know, and we will fix it on both databases.

To access this information, along with the Board of Directors meeting minutes also available in the Members section, you require a userid and password, available only to Club members. If you do not have one, or do not remember yours, please email me at derek@derekmacewen.com.

- Derek MacEwen
  Webmaster


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Family Funspiel
Posted Tuesday, December 9, 2008 by derekm

The sign-up sheet is now up for the Christmas Family Funspiel.

Building on the success of last year's inaugural Christmas Family Funspiel, this year we plan to make it even better than ever.

It's a day out of the house (and the kitchen!) during the holidays for the whole family.  Whether you are a reunited family of superstar curlers, or you're on a mission to convert all your relatives to curling, or even if you just want to get granny started on stick delivery, there'll be a match-up for you at this fun-filled event.  We'll even have some half-sheet games with little rocks, just to make it interesting.  And there'll be off-ice activities available for those who "gotta be there" to join in the family fun without putting a foot on the ice.  Something for everyone.  And if you're a single-person family, or a family of only two or three,  then put yourselves up for adoption on the sign-up sheet.

Ambitious?  You bet!  Come and help continue to build this into another "mustn't miss" annual event that our club can be really proud of.

Only $40 for a 4-person team (this includes lunch) plus $2.50 a head for additional team and entourage members who will be joining us for lunch.

When is it?  Sunday December 28th between 10.00a.m. and 4.00p.m. although we're bound to run a little late.  Practice sheets available at 9.00a.m. for the keenies division.

If you need more information or have any great ideas, just call Deb DelValle at 658-2329

All ages are welcome, but those under 12 must wear a helmet on the ice, and be under adult supervision.


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New Ford Hot Shots Online Game Offers Curling Fans Chances for Big Prizes
Posted Tuesday, December 9, 2008 by derekm
OTTAWA, December 9, 2008… The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) and Ford Motor Company of Canada are teaming up to bring curling fans an online version of the extremely popular Ford Hot Shots, the curling skills competition which has been conducted for the past 14 years at the Canadian men’s and women’s curling championships.

Now, participants will be able to experience the skill and excitement of the Ford Hot Shots online, simply by visiting a special website… hotshots.curling.ca. There, you’ll find out everything about the ground-breaking contest which begins on December 9, 2008 and concludes on March 31, 2009… how to register, the rules, the competition and the prizes.

It’s the first time that the CCA has unveiled an interactive skill-based game and the grand prize will be similar to what one of the curlers competing at the 2009 Scotties in Victoria will win… a two-year lease of a new 2009 Ford Flex SEL FWD, having an estimated retail value of $22,747.

The two finalists will be determined by the total score from their best 20 games. There is no restriction on the number of times you can enter the Ford Hot Shots Online Game.

Upon the contest closing date of March 31, 2009, the top two players (with the highest 20-game aggregate score) will be determined and then flown to Moncton, New Brunswick, site of the 2009 Ford world men’s curling championship, for a one-game online playoff on Friday, April 10.

In addition to the grand prize, the runner-up prize is a Nintendo Wii Console, Deca Sports Game Bundle and an autographed Mondetta Team Canada Jacket (approximate retail value $800).

There will also be a number of monthly prizes awarded during the next four months, consisting of Mondetta Team Canada Jackets (approximate retail value $500), Nintendo Wii Console and Deca Sports Game Bundle (approximate retail value $300) and $150 Gift Certificates, for use online only at http://eventmax.curling.ca, the official online store of the Canadian Curling Association’s Season of Champions.

The Ford Hot Shots OnLine Game is a mirror image of the on-ice skills competition, which has proven so popular at the Hearts and Brier with championship curlers such as past winners Kelley Law, Suzanne Gaudet, Colleen Jones, Jill Officer, Ed Werenich, Greg McAulay, Pat Ryan, Randy Ferbey, Mark Nichols and John Morris.

Participants must execute six basic curling shots… Hit and Stay, Draw the Button, Draw the Port, The Raise, Hit and Roll and Double Takeout. Points are awarded depending on the success of each shot, along with bonus points generated for curling over the Ford logo in this special online version. Upon completion of the game, which only takes about three minutes to complete, your total score will be recorded and registered.

Play the Ford Hot Shots Game Online, as often as you wish… now at hotshots.curling.ca.
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Have you got our correct email address?
Posted Tuesday, December 9, 2008 by derekm

Some of you may still be using our old email addresses, cornwallcurling@isn.net or curling@isn.net. If so, please take note that, after December 31, they will no longer work. If they are in your email system's address book, you may not even be aware that you are still using them. In the future, please use any of the following addresses: info@cornwallcurling.com, manager@cornwallcurling.com, or curlingclub@pei.aibn.com.

For those who are new here, ISN, or Island Services Network, was a small PEI Internet Service Provider owned by Cornwall's Kevin O'Brien (he lives in the gray house by the used car dealership - it's the house that recently had its front lawn expanded.) A while back, they sold out to Eastlink, and, after Eastlink endeavored to replace all the ISN email accounts on very short notice, there was a huge uproar from former ISN customers, who were then given until Dec. 31 to move their email and web hosting accounts.

 


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Dues due
Posted Sunday, December 7, 2008 by derekm

This is a friendly reminder that the final portion of your 2008-2009 Club dues is due by the 15th of December (if not already paid up).

The Club accepts cheques, debit, Visa/Mastercard, and even cash!

While the wallet is open, don't forget to check out the great curling supplies in the Pro Shop. If you can't decide what to buy your favorite curler for Christmas, ask for a gift certificate!


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Free curling clinic
Posted Saturday, December 6, 2008 by derekm

There will be a curling clinic for all beginner and intermediate members interested in improving their skills of stone delivery, and to help in any other aspects of curling. The clinic will take place on Sunday January 4th, 2009 at 3pm, and it will be free to club members. Please write your name on the sign-up sheet at the club as soon as possible so that we can have an idea of how many sheets we must reserve.


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Lorne MacPhail Memorial Seniors Spiel Winners
Posted Wednesday, December 3, 2008 by derekm
Congratulations to the winners of the Lorne MacPhail Memorial Seniors Spiel:
Division A winner: J. Fairhurst, C. Sweetapple, G. Younker, D. Weeks
Division A runner up: S. Stratton, R. Stavert, M. Plamondon, W. Taylor
Division B Winner: T. Dunn, , S. MacKinnon, G. Canfield, J. Gillis
Division B runner up: J. Farquharson, R. Giggy, E. Blanchard, J. MacPhail
Division C winner: R. Biagé, G. Laird, M. MacDonald, B. Richards
Division C runner up: B. Atkinson team
Division D winner: G. Scutt, D. Girard, E. Coffin, D. Graham
Division D runner up: Fred Fall team

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Ladder League Draw for Round Two
Posted Monday, December 1, 2008 by derekm

Here is the draw for Round Two of the Wednesday night Murphy`s Cornwall Pharmacy Ladder League:

Round Two Draw

December 3rd

6 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: G. Peters, H. Kamphuis, V. Chowan, P. MacInnis
vs T. MacCormac, R. Milton, N. Milton, C. MacCormac

Ice 2: K. Watts, W. Goodwin, C. Handren, C. Nicholson
vs C. Soltermann, MB MacLean, S. Williamson, S. Carruthers

6:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: J. Farquharson, R. Coffin, B. MacWilliams, J. Berry
vs J. Taylor, A. Sutherland, S. Young, A. Jenkins

Ice 4: B. Duncan-Biagé, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery, V. Cotton
vs R. Sweetapple, C. Sweetapple, D. MacDonald, M. MacDonald

7:30 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: G. Arsenault, H. Arsenault, S. Meyers, H. Meyers
vs G. Scutt, S. MacKinnon, D. Weeks, D. DelValle

Ice 2: R. Waite, K. Toole, S. Waite, C. Remley
vs K. Reeves, N. MacKinnon, H. Pierce, T. Fahie

8:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: K. Currie, V. Acorn, M. Perry, L. Gotell
vs B. Fowler, T. MacDonald, G. Crosby, L. Turnbull

Ice 4: P. Neima, H. LaPalme, G. Curley, E. Leahey
vs S. Berry, A. Harris, L. Fairhurst, D. Gallant

9 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: E. Diamond, M. Diamond, S. Lank, G. Lank
vs R. Biagé, R. Rolfe, D. MacEwen, N. Smith

Ice 2: C. Hodgson, M. Freeman, J. MacKinnon, L. Pineau
vs J. Soltermann, T. MacLeod, G. Torraville, H. Wicki

December 10th

6 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: S. Berry, A. Harris, L. Fairhurst, D. Gallant
vs K. Reeves, N. MacKinnon, H. Pierce, T. Fahie

Ice 2: B. Fowler, T. MacDonald, G. Crosby, L. Turnbull
vs G. Scutt, S. MacKinnon, D. Weeks, D. DelValle

6:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: C. Hodgson, M. Freeman, J. MacKinnon, L. Pineau
vs R. Waite, K. Toole, S. Waite, C. Remley

Ice 4: E. Diamond, M. Diamond, S. Lank, G. Lank
vs G. Arsenault, H. Arsenault, S. Meyers, H. Meyers

7:30 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: B. Duncan-Biagé, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery, V. Cotton
vs C. Soltermann, MB MacLean, S. Williamson, S. Carruthers

Ice 2: J. Farquharson, R. Coffin, B. MacWilliams, J. Berry
vs T. MacCormac, R. Milton, N. Milton, C. MacCormac

8:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: J. Soltermann, T. MacLeod, G. Torraville, H. Wicki
vs K. Watts, W. Goodwin, C. Handren, C. Nicholson

Ice 4: R. Biagé, R. Rolfe, D. MacEwen, N. Smith
vs G. Peters, H. Kamphuis, V. Chowan, P. MacInnis

9 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: R. Sweetapple, C. Sweetapple, D. MacDonald, M. MacDonald
vs P. Neima, H. LaPalme, G. Curley, E. Leahey

Ice 2: J. Taylor, A. Sutherland, S. Young, A. Jenkins
vs K. Currie, V. Acorn, M. Perry, L. Gotell

December 17th

6 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: E. Diamond, M. Diamond, S. Lank, G. Lank
vs G. Peters, H. Kamphuis, V. Chowan, P. MacInnis

Ice 2: C. Hodgson, M. Freeman, J. MacKinnon, L. Pineau
vs K. Watts, W. Goodwin, C. Handren, C. Nicholson

6:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: G. Scutt, S. MacKinnon, D. Weeks, D. DelValle
vs T. MacCormac, R. Milton, N. Milton, C. MacCormac

Ice 4: K. Reeves, N. MacKinnon, H. Pierce, T. Fahie
vs C. Soltermann, MB MacLean, S. Williamson, S. Carruthers

7:30 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: J. Taylor, A. Sutherland, S. Young, A. Jenkins
vs R. Biagé, R. Rolfe, D. MacEwen, N. Smith

Ice 2: R. Sweetapple, C. Sweetapple, D. MacDonald, M. MacDonald
vs J. Soltermann, T. MacLeod, G. Torraville, H. Wicki

8:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: J. Farquharson, R. Coffin, B. MacWilliams, J. Berry
vs K. Currie, V. Acorn, M. Perry, L. Gotell

Ice 4: B. Duncan-Biagé, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery, V. Cotton
vs P. Neima, H. LaPalme, G. Curley, E. Leahey

9 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: B. Fowler, T. MacDonald, G. Crosby, L. Turnbull
vs G. Arsenault, H. Arsenault, S. Meyers, H. Meyers

Ice 2: S. Berry, A. Harris, L. Fairhurst, D. Gallant
vs R. Waite, K. Toole, S. Waite, C. Remley

January 7th

6 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: P. Neima, H. LaPalme, G. Curley, E. Leahey
vs J. Soltermann, T. MacLeod, G. Torraville, H. Wicki

Ice 2: K. Currie, V. Acorn, M. Perry, L. Gotell
vs R. Biagé, R. Rolfe, D. MacEwen, N. Smith

6:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: R. Sweetapple, C. Sweetapple, D. MacDonald, M. MacDonald
vs S. Berry, A. Harris, L. Fairhurst, D. Gallant

Ice 4: J. Taylor, A. Sutherland, S. Young, A. Jenkins
vs B. Fowler, T. MacDonald, G. Crosby, L. Turnbull

7:30 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: R. Waite, K. Toole, S. Waite, C. Remley
vs K. Watts, W. Goodwin, C. Handren, C. Nicholson

Ice 2: G. Arsenault, H. Arsenault, S. Meyers, H. Meyers
vs G. Peters, H. Kamphuis, V. Chowan, P. MacInnis

8:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: C. Hodgson, M. Freeman, J. MacKinnon, L. Pineau
vs C. Soltermann, MB MacLean, S. Williamson, S. Carruthers

Ice 4: E. Diamond, M. Diamond, S. Lank, G. Lank
vs T. MacCormac, R. Milton, N. Milton, C. MacCormac

9 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: B. Duncan-Biagé, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery, V. Cotton
vs K. Reeves, N. MacKinnon, H. Pierce, T. Fahie

Ice 2: J. Farquharson, R. Coffin, B. MacWilliams, J. Berry
vs G. Scutt, S. MacKinnon, D. Weeks, D. DelValle

January 14th

6 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: J. Farquharson, R. Coffin, B. MacWilliams, J. Berry
vs B. Fowler, T. MacDonald, G. Crosby, L. Turnbull

Ice 2: B. Duncan-Biagé, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery, V. Cotton
vs S. Berry, A. Harris, L. Fairhurst, D. Gallant

6:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: G. Arsenault, H. Arsenault, S. Meyers, H. Meyers
vs R. Biagé, R. Rolfe, D. MacEwen, N. Smith

Ice 4: R. Waite, K. Toole, S. Waite, C. Remley
vs J. Soltermann, T. MacLeod, G. Torraville, H. Wicki

7:30 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: K. Currie, V. Acorn, M. Perry, L. Gotell
vs E. Diamond, M. Diamond, S. Lank, G. Lank

Ice 2: P. Neima, H. LaPalme, G. Curley, E. Leahey
vs C. Hodgson, M. Freeman, J. MacKinnon, L. Pineau

8:30 pm (8 ends)

Ice 3: G. Peters, H. Kamphuis, V. Chowan, P. MacInnis
vs G. Scutt, S. MacKinnon, D. Weeks, D. DelValle

Ice 4: K. Watts, W. Goodwin, C. Handren, C. Nicholson
vs K. Reeves, N. MacKinnon, H. Pierce, T. Fahie

9 pm (6 ends)

Ice 1: J. Taylor, A. Sutherland, S. Young, A. Jenkins
vs T. MacCormac, R. Milton, N. Milton, C. MacCormac

Ice 2: R. Sweetapple, C. Sweetapple, D. MacDonald, M. MacDonald
vs Colleen Soltermann, Mary Beth MacLean, Sandra Williamson, Susan Carruthers


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Family Funspiel Dec. 28th
Posted Monday, December 1, 2008 by derekm

Hey Everybody!  Now that you've flipped the calendar over to December, it's time to mark on it

The Family Funspiel on Sunday December 28th

This is a daytime event designed to get all the family out of the house to have and watch fun on the ice.

Watch for more details and the sign-up sheet a little closer to the time.


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Draw for Lorne MacPhail Memorial Seniors Spiel
Posted Sunday, November 30, 2008 by derekm
Cornwall Curling Club
Lorne MacPhail Memorial Spiel
Tuesday, Dec 2nd
9:00 AM
Ice 1
J Deluca, D, St John, M Cronin, D Green vs S Lank, P Durant, A McCormick, K Fisher
Ice 2
T Dunn, S MacKinnon, G Canfield, J Gillis vs R Biagé, G Laird, M MacDonald, B Richards
Ice 3
P MacNeill, L Fairhurst, B Tucker, L Callbeck vs K Wood, V Fisher, D Delvalle, S Hayes
Ice 4
J Fairhurst, C Sweetapple, G Younker, D Weeks vs A Hammond, B Craswell, V Chowan, P McCardle
10:30 AM
Ice 1
R Coffin, L Callbeck, N Boswall, G Harper, M Craswell vs Fred Fall, TBA, TBA, TBA
Ice 2
E Stavert, R Giggey, E. Blanchard, J MacPhail vs B Atkinson, TBA, TBA, TBA
Ice 3
D. MacKay, B MacWilliams, G Groves, P Cole vs K Blanchard, B Prowse, R MacCormack, K Harper
Ice 4
S Stratton, R Stavert, M Plamondon, W Taylor vs G Scutt, D Girard, E Coffin, D Graham
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Stick curling ch'ship at Cornwall gets new dates, new rule
Posted Sunday, November 30, 2008 by derekm

Due to a conflict with the curling portion of the 55+ Games, the dates for the Provincial Stick Curling Championship at the Cornwall Curling Club have been advanced from early March to February 16-18. Entry deadline is Jan. 26, and entry fee is $60 per two-player team. This will be the third year for this event, which was won the first two years by the Cornwall duo of Ernie Stavert and Sterling Stratton.

In stick curling there are two curlers per team, who deliver their rocks with delivery sticks, with each team member delivering from opposite ends. Sweeping is allowed only from the hog line to the back of the house at the playing end. Two curlers, one from each team, alternately deliver 6 stones each per end, while their teammate skips that end.  The roles are then reversed, and the partners deliver the stones back. All games are six ends.

Stick curlers are excited about a new rule this year which extends the free guard zone from the hogline to the backline of the house. This means that no stone may be removed from play until the fourth stone of each end. Bob Leard is a stick curler and delivery stick manufacturer from Montague who has played under the new rule, and says that it makes for a much more exciting game, as there are always rocks in the house.

 For more information on stick curling, including complete rules of play, visit www.stickcurling.ca.


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Gallant still undefeated as money round set at Silver Fox Cashspiel
Posted Sunday, November 30, 2008 by derekm

The quarter-finals get underway Sunday at 9 am at the annual Silver Fox Curling Club Cashspiel in Summerside. Two teams, skipped by New Brunswick's Mark Armstrong and by Charlottetown's Brett Gallant, have advanced directly to the noon semi-finals, as a result of their round robin results. Gallant will play the winner of a quarter-final between Rick Perron of Moncton and Charlottetown's Kyle Stevenson, while Armstrong meets either Summerside's Mike Gaudet, or Danny Christianson of Halifax.

Gallant went through round-robin play undefeated, while Armstrong, Stevenson, Perron and Christianson had 4-1 win-loss records, and Gaudet went 3-2. Cornwall's Karen Currie rink, one of two women's teams entered, did not manage to record a win in the event.

The finals go at 3 pm, with $2000 going to the winning team, $1600 to the runner-up, $1200 for third and fourth place, and $800 going to the remaining quarter-finalists.

In play on Saturday, Perron scored five points in the third end for a 5-0 decision over Charlottetown's Tim Cullen, and scored four points in the final end to win 7-4 over Robbie Shaw. He beat Ted MacFadyen 6-1 in four ends in another Saturday game.

Bill Hope of Charlottetown handed Christianson his only loss by a 5-1 score, aided by a four point steal in the second end, earlier in the day, Christianson doubled Charlottetown's Tim Cullen 8-4, taking 4 in the fifth end, and stealing a 6th end single to end the game early.

Gaudet doubled Derek Ellard of Moncton 6-3, and beat Terry Piper 6-2. Gallant beat Charlottetown clubmate Kim Dolan 7-5 in an extra end, shaded Gaudet 7-6 by stealing two points in the final end, and beat Ellard 6-4, while Stevenson beat clubmate John Likely 8-3, taking four points in the 6th, and won 8-1 over Karen Currie of Cornwall.

Eighteen teams are taking part in this annual Atlantic Curling Tour event.


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Quarter-finals set at Sobeys Slam. Butler loses qualifier 6-5.
Posted Sunday, November 30, 2008 by derekm

Donna Butler’s Cinderella run concluded Saturday evening at the Sobeys Slam in New Glasgow NS, as Crystal Webster scored 4 in the sixth to take a 6-4 lead, then Butler blanked the seventh but was only able to get one with the hammer in eight to fall 6-5. Webster will face Stephanie Lawton in the quarter-finals, which begin Sunday morning at 8.

World Champion Jennifer Jones missed some opportunities early, and Cathy King took 4 in the sixth to take a 6-2 lead. But Jones replied with 3 of her own in the seventh, and was one down going home, without the hammer. King scored 2 in the eighth, and advanced to the quarter-finals, against Mary Anne Arsenault of Halifax, with an 8-5 victory.

Heather Strong and Marie France LaRouche went back and forth, until Larouche clinched the win with 2 in the eighth. Last year’s finalist now faces Team China in the quarters.

Heather Rankin survived a close call against Krista McCarville. She thought McCarville's stone was shot rock, but a measurement revealed otherwise for a 7-6 victory. Rankin now meets defending champion Sherry Middaugh.

The semifinals are scheduled for 11:30 am and the final goes at 3 pm.


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Butler still alive at Slam, Birt out
Posted Saturday, November 29, 2008 by derekm

Draw #11 at the Sobeys Slam in New Glasgow NS advanced two teams to the Quarter-Finals and sent six teams packing. It also marked the end of the week for the Bluenose Curling Club, with all further games to be played at John Brother MacDonald Stadium. The ‘B’ Event qualifying games featured Sherry Middaugh facing Heather Strong, and Stephanie Lawton taking on Heather Rankin. Both Heathers were defeated, but live to play at least one more, as they drop down to the ‘C’ Event qualifiers scheduled for 7:30pm.

In the ‘C’ Event, six games were played, to determine the 6 teams to join Strong and Rankin in the 7:30 games. The winning teams advanced, while the losing teams were knocked out. World Champion Jennifer Jones was too much for Julie Reddick, Cathy King went right to the final rock against PEI's Suzanne Birt, winning 4-3, last year’s Slam Finalist Marie France Larouche stayed alive with a win over Patti Lank, and regional qualifier Donna Butler of Cornwall PEI continued to impress with a 7-3 win over Karen Porritt.

Butler is now playing Crystal Webster in the Qualifer #7 game, which is being webcast live on CurlTV.


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Butler rink on CurlTV
Posted Saturday, November 29, 2008 by derekm
For CurlTV subscribers, the Donna Butler rink are playing Crystal Webster from Calgary at the Sobeys Slam beginning right now (7:30 pm) at www.curltv.com..
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Butler, Birt both lose in Saturday morning Slam play
Posted Saturday, November 29, 2008 by derekm

Charlottetown's Suzanne Birt rink and Cornwall's Donna Butler foursome move to a 3-2 win-loss record after Saturday morning play in the Sobeys Slam being played in New Glasgow NS.  Any further losses will put them out of this triple-knockout event. In this morning's action, Sherry Middaugh of Ontario scored 4 points in the fourth end after blanking the first three, in a 7-4 victory over Butler, while Stephanie Lawton of Saskatchewan kept the Birt rink scoreless through the first three ends, taking a deuce, then stealing a triple and another pair. They traded pairs through the next two ends, and ended early with a 9-2 final score.

Birt now plays Cathy King of Alberta at 4 pm, while Butler also plays at 4, against the winner of a noon contest between Karen Porrit of Manitoba and Karri-Lee Grant of Ontario.

The B-side qualifiers also go at 4 pm, with Lawton playing Heather Rankin of Alberta, and Middaugh facing Heather Strong of St. John's. Mary Anne Arsenault of Halifax, and Bingyu Wang of China have already qualified for the money round in the A section. The four C Division qualifiers go tonight at 7:30.

Quarter-finals are 8 am Sunday, with the semis at 11:30 am, and the final at 3 pm.


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Currie 0-2 at Silver Fox Cashspiel
Posted Saturday, November 29, 2008 by derekm

Cornwall's Karen Currie rink lost their first two games at the Silver Fox Cashspiel this weekend.

Click for Friday results from the Journal-Pioneer.


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Butler, Birt 3-1 at Slam. Kleinbrink eliminated.
Posted Friday, November 28, 2008 by derekm

The 4 pm Friday draw saw the first of the elimination games at the 2008 Sobeys Slam in New Glasgow NS, and in a bit of a shocker, Shannon Kleibrink was eliminated after losing 7-6 to Karen Porritt in an extra end. Kleibrink scored 3 in the eighth to force the extra, but Porritt took advantage of the hammer to get her single point and stay alive in the triple knockout event. Kleibrink lost in three straight, losing her opener to Cornwall's Donna Butler on Thursday, and her second game to Renee Sonnenberg of Alberta.

Second seed Jennifer Jones was also on her last legs, but had more luck, ousting the Nova Scotia rink skipped by Jill Mouzar 6-5. Nancy McConnery, also from Nova Scotia, was eliminated after a 6-3 loss to Cathy King, which was King’s first victory at the Sobeys Slam in two years of travel to Pictou County. Another rink with a Nova Scotia connection has been eliminated, as the Kelly Scott rink, skipped this week by Colleen Jones, fell to Amber Holland 5-4 to be eliminated.

Along with six elimination games in the seventh draw, there was one match in the ‘B’ Event, with Suzanne Birt of PEI sending Marie France Larouche of Quebec to the ‘C’ event after an 8-3 decision. Larouche, who made the final of last year’s Slam after qualifying from the ‘A’ Event, will now face Amber Holland in an elimination game Saturday morning. The PEI rink now sports a 3-1 win-loss record. Earlier on Friday, they beat Jill Mouzar of Halifax 9-4.

The first two Quarter-Finalists were determined in the 7:30 pm draw, with, Mary Anne Arsenault of Halifax beating Stephanie Lawton of Saskatoon 8-6 in one ‘A’ Event match, while Bingyu Wang shaded Sherry Middaugh 5-4 in the other. Lawton now plays Suzanne Birt Saturday morning at 8:30.

Cornwall's Donna Butler rink also moved to 3-1 with a decisive 9-2 win over Sylvie Robichaud of New Brunswick on Friday evening, picking up four points in the seventh end. Butler now faces Middaugh at 8:30 Saturday morning. Earlier on Friday, Butler beat Carrie Lindner of St. Catharines Ont. 7-5.


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Up to the Challenge (Butler photo on front page in New Glasgow)
Posted Friday, November 28, 2008 by derekm

Donna Butler of P.E.I. (shown here) beat Alberta’s Shannon Kleibrink in the matchup up of bottom-seeded versus top-seeded teams at the Sobeys Slam on Thursday at the Bluenose Curling Club. The top-seeded Kleibrink foursome lost their second game of the spiel later in the day. Action continues today at the Bluenose club and the John Brother MacDonald Stadium. Adam Richardson - The News

Image of front page

Click for photo from FRONT PAGE of the New Glasgow Daily News


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Butler Foursome Upsets Olympian (Guardian)
Posted Friday, November 28, 2008 by derekm

ADAM RICHARDSON
Transcontinental Media

NEW GLASGOW, N.S. — There wasn’t a bunch of hype surrounding Donna Butler’s rink from Cornwall, P.E.I., at the Sobeys Slam.

After all, the team needed a regional qualifier just to reach the main draw, and was pitted against top seed and Olympic bronze-medallist Shannon Kleibrink in the first game Thursday.

She flew in under the radar, but after that noon contest at the Bluenose Curling Club, Butler won’t sneak up on anybody else this week.
Click to read this story in today's Guardian


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Jeff Taylor rink wins Ladder League A Pool Round One
Posted Friday, November 28, 2008 by derekm

Round One is over in the Murphy's Cornwall Pharmacy Mix and Match Ladder League. The youngest team in the league, skipped by Jeff Taylor, with Alex Sutherland, Sean Young, and Alex Jenkins came out the winners in the A Pool, finishing the five week round with only one loss. The somewhat older Jim Farquharson foursome, with  Roy Coffin, Bob MacWilliams, and John Berry, also had only one loss, to Taylor, relegating them to the runner-up position. Four teams, skipped by Karen Currie, Bob Fowler, Ernie Diamond, and Guy Arsenault, all had two losses. Ray Biagé's team, who came up on the short end of an exciting battle with the Taylor rink the final week, were next with three losses.

Three teams, skipped by Barb Duncan-Biagé, Rupert Sweetapple, and Paul Neima, had only one win, and will be making their way down the ladder to the B pool for Round Two, which goes Dec. 3, 10, and 17, takes a two week break for Christmas and New Year's eves, resumes on Jan. 7, and wraps up on Jan. 14.

In the B pool, the Geoff Scutt squad, with President Sherren MacKinnon, Donald Weeks, and Deb DelValle, went undefeated to win the pool and a trip up the ladder to the A pool. They'll be joined in the A Pool by the Terry MacCormac and Gord Peters rinks,who finished the round with one loss each. For the record, MacCormac and Peters did not meet in the round, but Peters gets the nod for second place, as he had a higher total score in the round. Shirley Berry and Chris Hodgson each had a couple of losses, while the Joerg Soltermann and Robert Waite teams had three. Kelly Watts and Kathy Reeves each picked up a win, while Colleen Soltermann wasn't as fortunate!

So it's Neima, Duncan-Biagé and Sweetapple down, and Scutt, Peters and MacCormac up the ladder for round two.

We'll be fine-tuning the Round Two draw over the next few days, as a couple of teams got more than their fair share of late draws, and we want to make sure that this does not happen again, and particularly not to them! We'll let you know when it's ready.


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Butler and Birt both 1-1 after Day One of Sobeys Slam
Posted Thursday, November 27, 2008 by derekm

Cornwall’s Donna Butler rink,  and Charlottetown's Suzanne Birt foursome split their opening games Thursday at the Sobeys Slam in New Glasgow Nova Scotia, 

Butler, playing with Marie Molyneaux, Melissa Andrews, and Carolyn Coulson, doubled top-ranked Shannon Kleibrink of Calgary 6-3 in their opener, by stealing three points in the final end. Butler's evening game, against Calgary’s Crystal Webster, also ended in a 6-3 score, this time in favour of the opposition, who scored three of their points in the first end. Butler now plays Carrie Lindner of St. Catharines Ontario, Friday at noon. Islanders may know Lindner from the 2001 Canadian Junior Championships, where she lost to eventual winner Suzanne Gaudet in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile Gaudet, now Suzanne Birt, and her rink, which includes Shelly Bradley, Leslie MacDougall, and Stefanie Clark, lost her opening game, 5-3 to Amber Holland of Regina in the morning draw, but won a cliffhanger over Janet McGhee of Ontario 7-6 in the afternoon, after McGhee picked up four points in the seventh end to come back from a 4-2 deficit, and Birt responded with a triple in the final end to pull out the one-point victory. Birt now plays at 8:30 am Friday against Mary Anne Arsenault of Halifax.

In other Thursday action, eight teams are sporting 2-0 records, and have put themselves into excellent position to earn one of the quarter-final spots for Sunday morning. At 2-0 are: Heather Strong of Newfoundland/Labrador, Mary Anne Arsenault of Halifax, Alison Goring of Ontario, Stefanie Lawton of Sask., Crystal Webster of Calgary, Bingyu Wang of China, Cheryl Bernard of Calgary, and Sherry Middaugh of Ont.

In Draw 1, Heather Strong hit and rolled out in the eighth, blanking the end and sending it to an extra, but was then able to take advantage of the hammer to defeat Patti Lank 5-4. Lank’s fellow American rink, Aileen Sormunen also lost 8-2 in five ends to former World Champion Kelly Scott’s rink, being skipped this week by Colleen Jones.

Defending champion Sherry Middaugh assured herself a different path this year, with a convincing 9-2 victory over Sylvie Robichaud. In the 2007 Slam, Middaugh lost her first two before rattling off 7 straight must-win victories to claim the inaugural championship.

In draw 3, there was a battle of Nova Scotia teams, which saw Mary Anne Arsenault come out on top of a 6-3 decision with Jill Mouzar. An all Saskatchewan battle between Stephanie Lawton and Amber Holland ended 9-3 in favor of Lawton. And an all-Alberta match-up between Cathy King and Heather Rankin ended with Rankin scoring 2 in the eighth to win 7-5.

In draw 4, there was a very interesting match between Andrea Kelly and Bingyu Wang. After blanking the first three ends, Kelly was able to take 2 in the fourth, followed by Wang scoring 1 in the fifth and stealing 1 in the sixth. The seventh end saw multiple rocks sitting around the button, before Kelly was forced to take one. Wang scored a deuce in eight to get the victory.

Another all-Alberta matchup in the ‘B’ event saw Shannon Kleibrink and Renee Sonnenberg blank four of the first five ends before lots of rocks came into play in the sixth. Shannon Kleibrink took 2 in the sixth to take a 2-1 lead. Sonnenberg answered with a deuce of her own in seven to go up 3-2 coming home. A couple of unfortunate misses by the Kleibrink team set up a steal of 2 by Sonnenberg, to give her the 5-3 victory.


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Donna Butler answers questions at the Slam
Posted Thursday, November 27, 2008 by derekm

Going into the Sobeys Slam, Cornwall's Donna Butler sat down to answers some questions asked by event chair Jim Nix.

1.   So Donna, unlike many of the teams here, you had to earn your way into the Slam. What was that like and did you find yourself doing a bunch of “scoreboard watching”?

" We spent a little more time watching the other game and the results of other pool that we would normally not pay a lot of attention to other pools until time for crossovers. "

2.   Although most everyone in PEI and the Atlantic region is familiar with Donna Butler, many of our visitors may not be quite so familiar with your team. Tell us a little about how long the team has been together and how it came to be?

" Marie (3rd) and I have played together since 2001 except for one year while I was off having a baby. Carolyn (Lead) played with us for five of those years. Melissa joined Marie and me in 2006 and then in 2007 Carolyn can back to join us again. Last year we were very pleased with our results and really felt that we need to get a coach to join us. "

3.     I have heard that Kathie Gallant is coaching you. Obviously, she is well known in the curling community and has a great deal of experience at many levels. What has it meant to you team to have someone like her coaching you?

" Lucky for us Kathie and Peter decided it was time for Peter to coach their son Brett Gallant, and we asked Kathie to join us. She is really helping us and pushing us to the next level. The coach really takes a lot of pressure off me preparing for practice times. The coach always gets away with saying more to the team then players can say to each other. "

4.    There are not a lot of events in Atlantic Canada for teams, especially women to play in and even less where you can actually make enough to pay for the weekend away. What does the Team Butler schedule look like for 2008-09?

" We have played in Moncton, Charlottetown and now the Sobeys Slam. Had we not made the pool we would have played in the Summerside Men’s spiel. We would prefer Ladies spiels but if that does not work we will play in the men’s. We will be playing in only one more spiel before our Scotties play downs. We also curl two nights per week in the Charlottetown Super League and our home club competitive league. "

5.    You played in the Rodd Curling Classic last weekend where you ultimately qualified for the Sobeys Slam. With only four qualifiers, it was tough and although you did miss qualifying, you had a not too shabby 3-2 record that included wins over a couple of reigning provincial champs Suzanne Birt from PEI and Sylvie Robichaud of NB, along with knocking off fellow Slam qualifier Nancy McConnery. That has to leave you feeling pretty good about how your team is playing heading into the Sobeys and also about how the year is going?

" I struggled a little in a few of the games where we had some chances. I know the whole team learned a few things and we now have two week to practice and prepare for the Sobeys. "

6.    Most of the teams that will be attending the Sobeys will be flying in. Your choices are the ferry or the bridge. What will it be?

" We are going to pre book to catch the ferry. And we are hoping that it is not windy. "

7.   You are aware of the field that will be attending the Sobeys. Have you had the opportunity to play against this level of teams before and if not, how do you think your team will respond? Further to that, I know many of our local teams have not played in an arena. It is definitely different but I think quite exciting as well. Have your girls had the chance to play in an arena before and do you expect much difference from playing in a curling club?

" I have an opportunity to through a few rocks as a fifth player at the Scott but this will be new for the remainder of the team. We are really looking forward to the fast ice that always makes for more interesting games and great shots. I really think we are all going to really enjoy the experience. "

8.   Curling has changed a lot over the last number of years. What do you think has had the biggest impact on the game since you have been playing?

" Well I have been playing since I was in grade 7 at a time where you pushed as hard as you could just to make the other end. The fast Ice and free guard zone makes our game so great with such exciting shots. "

9.   As a World Curling Tour event and part of the Grand Slam series, the Sobeys Slam will be playing 8 ends. Are most of the spiels in the region going to 8 ends or have they remained at 10 and what are your thoughts and preferences?

" All our events so far this year have been 8 ends and to me this is great. I really think it is the perfect length I think it shortens the start and middle of the game. Making the game get going a litter quicker. "

10.   Your first game is against Shannon Kleibrink, the number 1 ranked team in the country right now – are you looking forward to playing Shannon?

" Yes, this is great. It puts the pressure on for game one and personally, I am a little nervous about it but once the game starts, I will settle in and just play. "

11.   Any final comments?

" Just that as a team, we are so pleased that the host committee has allowed for the opportunity to have two spots filled with Atlantic Canadian teams through a qualifying process. We would also like to thank all of the volunteers that have made this event happen for the Atlantic Canada region. "


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Teachers battle DVA to a draw in new Dream Team Challenge
Posted Thursday, November 27, 2008 by derekm
Today's matchup challenge by the DVA Group to the Bankers was altered when the latter group requested more time to prepare when they found out it was DVA. The Mariners who were supposed to fill in, were caught in heavy weather and couldn't make it (seasickness?). A Teachers group was quickly assembled and took up the challenge.
 
It was noted throughout the game that the Teachers may have waited to speak but it was clear they had done their homework. In the first end the Teachers' stone picked, causing it to roll out leaving DVA to steal one. In the second end, the multi-talented Teachers' skip drew for two. In the third end it was DVA's turn when their skip made an amazing draw for three. In the exciting fourth end, when the DVA's skip rock rolled out trying for a freeze, the Teachers' skip drew for four. A sweeping error was stated as being the cause of the roll out. DVA scored only one in the fifth end when another sweeping error caused their last stone to go through the house. Teachers scored two in the sixth with an awesome hit and stay on their last stone. Teachers now led 8 to 5. DVA only managed one point in the seventh when the skip's first stone went through the house caused by yet another sweeping error; however he made a tremendous draw to the button though a narrow port for his single. With DVA down two points in the last end, it looked as though the Teachers would walk away with the win. In the beginning of the eighth end, DVA made a beautiful tap up and a Teacher's rock took out one of their own, caused by a pick. In that final end, DVA's talented skip made an outstanding hit and roll behind cover, lying two, and the Teachers' skip last rock went too far, caused by, you guessed it, another sweeping error. DVA stole two in the last end for a tie game with both skips refusing to lose the game. A rematch will be requested.
 
The DVA Group was made up of Wayne Cunneyworth, Ray Biagé, Dick St. John and Gordon Harper.
The Teachers' Group included Danielle Girard, Vince Fisher, Nancy Fitzgerald and Kimball Blanchard.
There were still a few seats available for spectators, and great fun was had by all. Stay tuned for the next exciting challenge!
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Butler surprises Kleibrink, Birt splits openers at Sobeys Slam
Posted Thursday, November 27, 2008 by derekm

Cornwall's Donna Butler rink, which includes third Marie Molyneaux, second Melissa Andrews, and lead Carolyn Coulson, are off to a tremendous start at the Sobeys Slam in New Glasgow Nova Scotia,  doubling top-ranked Shannon Kleibrink of Calgary 6-3 in their opener, by stealing three points in the final end. Butler now plays Calgary's Crystal Webster at 7:30 pm.

Meanwhile, Charlottetown's Suzanne Birt rink, which includes Shelly Bradley, Leslie MacDougall, and Stefanie Clark, lost her opening game, 5-3 to Amber Holland of Regina in the morning draw, but won a cliffhanger over Janet McGhee of Ontario 7-6 in the afternoon, after McGhee picked up four points in the seventh end to come back from a 4-2 deficit, and Birt responded with a triple in the final end to pull out the one-point victory. Birt now plays at 8:30 am Friday against Mary Ann Arsenault of Halifax.


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New Dream Team challenge: DVAnts vs the Bankers
Posted Monday, November 24, 2008 by derekm

Attention Daytime Curlers:
We now have a new Dream Team challenge made by a retired DVA group made up of Gordon Harper, Wayne Cunneyworth, Dick St. John and Ray Biagé. They now challenge the Bankers who have earned first rights and in default, the Mariners stated they would be prepared to meet the challenge.

The game will take place Thursday morning Nov. 27 at 10 am. As usual, spectators will be admitted free on a first come first served basis, with friendly betting permitted for those over 18 years. Come and cheer for your favorites. Go DVA Go!


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For rent: great ice!
Posted Monday, November 24, 2008 by derekm

The Cornwall Curling Club has curling ice available for rent most Friday afternoons and evenings, Saturday (all day) and  Sunday afternoons during the month of December.

You can rent from one sheet through to all four, for your office Christmas party, for a grudge match with your friends or co-workers, or maybe for a family curling tournament.

We also have the lounge area available, with or without the bar, and we can arrange catering, or you can bring your own food (but not your own booze!) and use our kitchen facilities, or order in pizza or whatever you want.

Give Bev a call at 566-4427, or email manager@cornwallcurling.com for more details, or to reserve your ice.


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Sobeys Slam starts Thursday. Cornwall's Butler to play Kleibrink at noon
Posted Sunday, November 23, 2008 by derekm

The Sobeys Slam women's cashspiel gets underway Thursday and wraps up Sunday at the Bluenose Curling Club and the John Brother MacDonald Stadium in New Glasgow NS. Cornwall's Donna Butler rink, which includes Marie Molyneaux at third, Melissa Andrews at second, and Carolyn Coulson at lead, along with Charlottetown's Suzanne Birt rink, are PEI's entrants. Other entries in this star-studded event include Jennifer Jones, Shannon Kleibrink, Kelly Scott, Stefanie Lawton, Sherry Middaugh, Cheryl Bernard, Cathy King, Mary Anne Arsenault, two US teams, and the silver medallists in last year`s World championship, Team China (Bingyu Wang).

The Butler rink, who qualified as a result of their 3-2 finish at the Rodd Curling Classic in Charlottetown, will open against Shannon Kleibrink Thursday at noon.

Asked about the opportunity to play in the Slam and to face Kleibrink, Butler had this to say, “As a team, we are so pleased the host committee has allowed for two spots to be filled with Atlantic Canada teams through a qualifying process and we are very excited about the opportunity to play in the Sobeys Slam. It is such a great opportunity to play the best teams from across Canada. Playing Kleibrink in our first game does put pressure on us but it is great. I am a little nervous but once the game gets going, we’ll settle in and just play”.

A full schedule of events can be found at www.sobeysslam.ca.
Tickets can be purchased at the website, or at any Sobeys store in Atlantic Canada.


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Karen Currie rink to compete in Silver Fox Cashspiel
Posted Sunday, November 23, 2008 by derekm

Eighteen teams are set to compete in the annual Silver Fox Cashspiel, sponsored by Labatt, Superstore, Quality Inn and the Journal Pioneer, which gets underway Friday afternoon at the  Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside.  Defending champion and event organizer Rod MacDonald is in the event this year, playing on the Kevin Champion rink. Other contenders include Mike Gaudet, runner-up in the Moncton Hub City Shootout the previous weekend, three-time PEI Junior champ Brett Gallant, PEI Mixed champ Bill Hope, and former Labatt Tankard men's champions Ted MacFadyen and John Likely. Two women's rinks, skipped by Karen Currie of Cornwall, and Kim Dolan of Charlottetown, are among the entries.

Top prize is $2000, with $1600 for the runner-up, $1200 for third and fourth place, and $800 for fifth and sixth.

Opening draws are at 1, 2 and 3:30 pm Friday, with three games in each draw time. Quarter-finals go Sunday at 9 am, with the semis at noon, and the final at 3 pm.

Results will be available at PEICurling.com and the Silver Fox website.


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Marie Christianson and Chris MacRae rinks win Cornwall Junior Spiel
Posted Sunday, November 23, 2008 by derekm

A two-hour storm delay on Saturday caused scheduling problems for some of the teams at the annual Pizza Delight/Subway/Howard Johnson Dutch Inn Junior Cashspiel at the Cornwall Curling Club, causing the forfeiture of the junior women’s final and consolation final, which took place later on Sunday afternoon than originally scheduled. The reigning Nova Scotia junior champions, the Marie Christianson rink from Halifax, won the championship round by default over former New Brunswick champion Mary Jane McGuire of Fredericton, while Cornwall’s Sarah Fullerton rink took the consolation round, beating defending champion Erin Carmody, who curls out of Charlottetown, also by default.

In the junior men’s final, Chris MacRae defeated Halifax Mayflower clubmate Kendal Thompson 8-6, while PEI’s Sam Ramsay beat defending champion Brett Gallant of Charlottetown 8-6 in the consolation match.

In the junior women’s semi-finals, McGuire edged Carmody 5-4, and Christianson got by Sarah Fullerton by a 6-5 score. The junior men’s semis were also very close, with MacRae edging Gallant 7-6, and Thompson beating Ramsay 5-3.

Other members of the winning Marie Christianson team are Tania Hilliard, Jane Snyder, and Kaitlin Fralic, while Megan McGuire, Sarah Berthelot and Jocelyn Adams round out the runner-up McGuire rink.

Playing with consolation winner Sarah Fullerton were Michelle McQuaid, Whitney Young and Sara MacRae, while Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Darcy Birch and Jessica VanOuwerkerk round out the consolation runner-up Carmody foursome.

Travis Stone, Chris Baltzer, and Ben Mayhew complete the winning Chris MacRae rink, while runner-up Kendall Thompson’s teammates are Adam Berry, Mitch Cahill, Stuart Thomson and 5th Matt Dumaresque.

Completing the consolation-winning Sam Ramsay team are Justin Richard, Eric Pidgeon, and Corey Miller, while Adam Casey, Anson Carmody, and Jamie Danbrook are the other members of the Brett Gallant rink, runners-up in the consolation round.

Ten junior men’s teams and an equal number of junior women’s rinks took part in this annual event.


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Semifinals underway at Junior Cashspiel
Posted Sunday, November 23, 2008 by derekm

The semi-final round is underway at the annual Pizza Delight/Subway/Howard Johnston Dutch Inn Junior Cashspiel at the Cornwall Curling Club. Defending champions Erin Carmody and Brett Gallant have both advanced to the money round. Carmody is playing Mary Jane McGuire of New Brunswick, while Gallant faces Chris MacRae of Halifax. In the other semis, Sarah Fullerton from the host club plays Marie Christianson of Halifax, and Kevin Thompson of Halifax meets PEi's Sam Ramsay rink.

The finals in both the junior men's and junior women's sections go at 4 pm.


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Cornwall Cashspiel delays Saturday draws by 2 hrs. due to weather/roads
Posted Saturday, November 22, 2008 by derekm

The Saturday draw times for the annual Pizza Delight/Subway/Howard Johnson Dutch Inn junior cashspiel at the Cornwall Curling Club have been delayed two hours due to the weather and road conditions. First draw goes at 10 am.

Friday night junior women's winners were defending champion Erin Carmody, Sarah Fullerton of Cornwall, who won one and lost one, Anita Casey of Summerside, Nova Scotia Junior champ Marie Christianson, 2006 event winner Jaclyn Crandall of Fredericton, and former New Brunswick junior champion Mary Jane McGuire. Cornwall's Sarah Clow rink are at 0-2.

In the junior men's division, defending champ Brett Gallant of Charlottetown lost his opener, 8-1 to Kendal Thompson of Halifax. Travis Colter of CFB Halifax has a 1-1 win-loss record, while teams at 1-0 are Thompson, Chris MacRae and Mark Vezina of Halifax, Matthew Nabuurs of Montague and Paul Dexter of Antigonish.

The event wraps up on Sunday.


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Photo Album from Soirees and Shindiggs
Posted Thursday, November 20, 2008 by derekm

Click to view an album of photos from the Soirees and Shindiggs women's bonspiel, which took place here Friday and Saturday (PDF, 400k).


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Carmody, Steele win Summerside Junior Cashspiel
Posted Sunday, November 16, 2008 by derekm

The Erin Carmody rink, who are originally from Summerside, and now curl out of Charlottetown, and the Colton Steele foursome from the Dartmouth Curling Club, won the $500 top prizes in the Maritime Junior Fall Cash Fling, which wrapped this afternoon at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside. Other members of the Carmody rink are Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Jessica Van Ouwerkerk and Darcee Birch. Playing with Steele were Tony and Paul Weingartshofer, and Ben Creaser.

In the finals, Carmody beat the Brittani Jeans rink from the Gage Curling Club in Oromocto NB by a 6-4 score, while Steele recorded an 8-6 victory over Sam Ramsay, who is curling out of the Crapaud Community Curling Club. Other members of the Jeans rink are Leah Thompson, Samantha Robichaud, and Shelby Wilson, while Justin Richard, Eric Pidgeon, and Corey Miller round out the Ramsay squad. The Jeans and Ramsay rinks each go home with $250 for their second-place finishes.

In this morning’s junior women’s semi-finals, Jeans edged Mary Myketyn-Driscoll of the Dartmouth Curling Club 6-5 in one game, while Carmody beat defending champion Sarah Clow of Cornwall by an 8-5 score in the other.

In the junior men’s semis, Steele, trailing 9-6 after eight ends, recorded a deuce in the 9th, and stole the 10th end, and then the extra end to get by defending champion Steve Burgess of Fredericton NB by a 10-9 score. The Ramsay foursome scored a point in an extra end to edge out the Matthew Nabuurs team from Montague by a 7-6 score. 

Myketyn-Driscoll, Clow, Burgess, and Nabuurs each pocket $100 for making it to the semi-final round.

Round robin play wrapped up Saturday night. In the Junior women’s section, Jeans had a 5-0 win-loss record, and Carmody went 4-1 in one pool, while four teams finished at 3-2 in the other, with Clow and Myketyn-Driscoll advancing to the semi-final round. Emily Dwyer of Dartmouth and Lindsay Hughes of Charlottetown were the other teams at 3-2. In the junior men’s division, Steele went 5-0 while Nabuurs had a 4-1 record in one pool, while Ramsay also went 5-0, with Burgess finishing at 4-1 in the other.

24 teams, equally divided between junior men and women, took part in this annual cashspiel.

Many of the teams from this event will be participating in the Pizza Delight/Subway/Howard Johnston Junior Cashspiel, which gets underway Friday here at the Cornwall Curling Club, with 20 teams entered. Results will be available at CornwallCurling.com and PEICurling.com.


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Berry rink win Soirees and Shindiggs Women's Spiel A Division
Posted Sunday, November 16, 2008 by derekm

The Soirees and  Shindiggs Women's Bonspiel was held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15, with 14 teams from Cornwall and other clubs participating.
Fun was had by all, with lots of curling, and lots of food, capped off with a wonderful pot luck dinner Saturday evening.
Sherri Dixon-MacLeod and Lindsay Docherty, co-owners of Soirees and Shindiggs, were on hand for the banquet, and presented  the prizes afterwards.
They also donated a beautiful Christmas wreath, which was raffled off and won by Tanya MacKay.

Here are the divison winners:
Winner of A Division:  Shirley Berry, Linda Fairhurst, Evelyn Rogerson and Virginia MacDonald
Runner-Up of A:         Carol Sweetapple, Marie MacDonald, Danielle  Girard and Eileen Blanchard
Winner of B Division:   Diane MacKay, Sherren MacKinnon, Marilyn Diamond and Tanya MacKay
Runner-Up of B :          June Moyaert, Kathey Clarey, Janet Kemp and Joanie Livingstone
Winner of C Division:    Ruth Stavert, Mary Plamondon, Jean Anderson and Marg Stewart
Runner-Up of C:           Myrna Sanderson, Tracy MacDonald, Barb Duncan-Biage and  Cindy Ballem
Winner of D Division:    Faith LeClair, Jeanne Duffenais, Flo Birch and Michelle Weaver
Runner-Up of D:            Rebecca Rolfe, Jennifer Hanus, Marjorie Matthews and  Pat McCardle

For all your decorating needs, get in touch with Soirees and Shindiggs!

Website: www.soireesandshindiggs.com


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Defending champion Sarah Clow from Cornwall advances to semis at Silver Fox Jr. Cashspiel
Posted Sunday, November 16, 2008 by derekm

The semi-finals get underway at 9 this morning in the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club's annual Maritime Junior Fall Cash Fling. Defending champions Steve Burgess of Fredericton NB and Sarah Clow of Cornwall have both advanced to the money round. The Clow rink includes Brielle Quilty at third, Courtney Moore at second, and Christina Hennessey in the lead position, and is coached by Angela Hodgson and Nancy Yeo,.

In the junior women's division, Brittani Jeans of the Gage Curling Club in Oromocto plays Mary Myketyn-Driscoll of the Dartmouth Curling Club in one game, while Summerside's Erin Carmody, playing out of the Charlottetown Curling Club, takes on Cornwall's Clow rink in the other semi.

In the junior men's section, Colton Steele of the Dartmouth club meets Fredericton's Burgess, while the Sam Ramsay foursome, playing out of the Crapaud Community Curling Club, will face the Matthew Nabuurs team from Montague.

Round robin play wrapped up Saturday night. In the Junior women's section, Jeans had a 5-0 win-loss record, and Carmody went 4-1 in one pool, while four teams finished at 3-2 in the other, with Clow and Myketyn-Driscoll advancing to the semi-final round. Emily Dwyer of Dartmouth and Lindsay Hughes of Charlottetown were the other teams at 3-2. In the junior men's division, Steele went 5-0 while Nabuurs had a 4-1 record in one pool, while Ramsay also went 5-0, with Burgess finishing at 4-1 in the other.

Finals go at 1 this afternoon, with the winning teams receiving $500, the second place rinks pocketing $250, and the other semi-finalists going home with $100. 24 teams, equally divided between junior men and women, took part in this annual event.

Many of the teams from this event will also be participating in the Pizza Delight/Subway/Howard Johnston Junior Cashspiel, which gets underway Friday at the Cornwall Curling Club, with 20 teams entered.


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Bankers edge out Mariners in inaugural Dream Team competition
Posted Thursday, November 13, 2008 by derekm

The exciting competition which took place on Thursday morning on sheet 2 got off to a bad start for the Mariners when two of their crew couldn't find their brushes. They quickly made up for it in the first end by scoring three. The Bankers pirated the next three ends to even the score but the Mariners came back with two in the fifth. Mariners spilled a couple of rocks overboard and the Bankers took advantage by scoring three in the sixth. In the seventh, the Mariners tried to spill the rocks overboard again for a clean deck but were forced to take one. All tied up for a dramatic ending, the Mariners had a rock well-hidden behind cover for a steal but the Bankers' skip made a routine double raise wick to edge out the Mariners.

Spectators were given a good show for their money and good fun was had by all.
 
The Mariners team was made up of Winston Taylor, Don Graham, Roy Coffin and John De Luca. The Bankers team included Carol Sweetapple, Greg Groves, Shirley Berry who reinforced the Bankers by sparing for Jim Farquharson, and Roddie MacLean.
 
Who will now challenge the Bankers? Will it be a group from DVA, or the Oddballs who will form a new group. The Leftovers haven't spoken nor have the silent Teachers group. And now we hear there may be a group from the Airforce.

Stay tuned!


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SOIREES AND SHINDIGGS LADIES BONSPIEL Opening Draw
Posted Thursday, November 13, 2008 by derekm

Opening Draw Friday Nov. 14th
5.30 P.M.

Ice 1
Kathy  Reeves vs. Debbie Rhodenizer
Ice 2
Karen Wood  vs. Jackie Olafson
Ice 3
Arleen Harris vs. Diane MacKay
Ice 4
Carol Sweetapple vs. Valerie Acorn

7.00 P.M.
Ice 1
Leita Chisholm vs. Ruth Stavert
Ice 2
Faith LeClair vs. Shirley Berry
Ice 3
Myrna Sanderson vs. June Moyaert

Losers of 5.30 p.m.  draw play at 8:45 p.m.
Losers of 7.00 p.m. draw Ice 1 and Ice 2 play at 8:45 p.m.


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Cornwall's Butler rink to play in Sobeys Slam
Posted Wednesday, November 12, 2008 by derekm

The teams have been finalized for the Sobeys Slam women's cashspiel, Nov. 27-30 in New Glasgow, NS, and Cornwall's Donna Butler rink, which includes Marie Molyneaux at 3rd, Melissa Andrews at second, and Carolyn Coulson at lead, have grabbed the final spot in this star-studded event.

Along with defending Canadian and World Champion Jennifer Jones, and World Championship finalist Bingyu Wang, will be defending Sobeys Slam Champion Sherry Middaugh, and Nova Scotia curling icon Colleen Jones, who will be skipping the 2007 World Champion rink of Kelly Scott.

Other names synonymous with curling on the world's stage who will be in New Glasgow include Patti Lank, 1999 World Silver Medalist from New York, 2001 World Junior Champion Suzanne Birt (Gaudet) from PEI, World 2005 Junior Bronze Medalist Andrea Kelly from New Brunswick, 2004 World Junior Silver Medalist Jill Mouzar from Nova Scotia, and 2001 World Champion Mary-Anne Arsenault.

For more information on this event or to buy tickets online or by phone, visit: www.sobeysslam,ca. New Glasgow is only a few miles from the Caribou ferry, so why not zip over for a day or the weekend? You can get a day pass for just $25 plus tax. Kids 10 and under are free.


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Entry Deadline Approaches for Provincial Senior Mixed
Posted Monday, November 10, 2008 by derekm

The deadline for entries into the 2008-09 Senior Mixed (age 50 and over) Provincial Curling Championships is Thursday, November 20th. Please send all entries to the PEICA, Box 302, Ch’town C1A 7K7, or fill out the online form at www.peicurling.com. Cost per team is $120 and the event will be held at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton from December 11-14th.


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Lest we forget - Club closed until 6 pm on Remembrance Day
Posted Monday, November 10, 2008 by derekm
Due to Remembrance Day Tuesday, Nov 11th, daytime and junior curling are cancelled. The evening draws will go as scheduled at 6:30pm and 8:30pm. The club will open at 6:00pm.
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Currie steals win over Berry in all-female Kenmac final
Posted Sunday, November 9, 2008 by derekm

The championship game between the top two teams at the 2008 Kenmac Energy opening bonspiel was an exciting one, with the Karen Currie and Shirley Berry rinks tied going into the final end, where the Currie foursome, which includes Val Acorn, Cyndie Cunneyworth and Tracy MacDonald, had one rock in the house, well guarded by six rocks. With the final shot, Berry managed to get through the rock wall, but, after rubbing one of the guards on the way through, her stone ran out of steam and fell short of the rings, giving the victory to Currie. Other members of the runner-up rink are Arleen Harris, Danielle Girard, and Carol Sweetapple.
 
Photo: Tracy MacDonald, Valerie Acorn, Karen Currie, Gordon Matthews. Missing: Cyndie Cunneyworth

Photo: Shirley Berry, Arleen Harris, Danielle Girard, Gordon  Matthews. Missing: Carol Sweetapple 
 
 
On ice two, the Bob Fowler rink, still reeling from a crushing defeat by the Karen Currie team on Friday night, recovered long enough to pull out a win against the Angus Kennedy foursome. Playing with Bob were Alan Acorn, Carl Currie, and Dick MacKinnon, while Myrna Sanderson, Bob MacWilliams, and Marjorie Matthews rounded out the Kennedy squad.

Photo: Alan Acorn, Carl Currie, Dick MacKinnon, Bob Fowler, Gordon Matthews
 
Photo: Bob MacWilliams, Myrna Sanderson, Gordon Matthews, Marjorie Matthews, Angus Kennedy
 
Meanwhile, the excitement was building on ice three in the battle for fifth place. The game was in an extra end between John DeLuca and Jack Fairhurst, when, facing a pile of Fairhurst stones,  DeLuca attempted a difficult double angle raise. After furious sweeping, the promoted rock came to rest touching the four foot, and it was impossible to determine whether or not it was shot stone. Fairhurst was unable to get another rock in, and a measure was called for. The DeLuca rock won the measure, relegating Fairhurst to 6th place. Playing with DeLuca were Ray Biagé, Rebecca Rolfe, and Derek MacEwen, with Nancy Yeo substituting for MacEwen in games two and three, and Geoff Scutt filling in for Biagé in the opener. The Fairhurst foursome included Linda and Dean Fairhurst, along with Crapaud's Evelyn Rogerson.

Photo: Derek MacEwen, Rebecca Rolfe, John DeLuca, Ray Biagé, Gordon Matthews. Missing: players from earlier games Geoff Scutt and Nancy Yeo

Photo: Evelyn Rogerson, Dean Fairhurst, Linda Fairhurst, Jack Fairhurst, Gordon Matthews
 
The battle for seventh and eighth spot was between the rink of Rob Young, Lorianne and Angus Davies, and Sherri Boutelier, and the team of Barb Duncan-Biagé, Debby and Bill Sigsworth, and Gordon Canfield, with the Young rink coming out on top.
 
Photo: Lorianne Davies, Sherri Boutilier, Rob Young, Angus Davies, Gordon Matthews

Photo: Bill Sigsworth, Debby Sigsworth, Barb Duncan-Biagé, Gordon Matthews. Missing: Gordon Canfield
 
Gordon Matthews from longtime event sponsor Kenmac Energy, PEI's Petro Canada distributor, was in attendance to hand out gift certificates from Petro Canada, and from Mark's Work Wearhouse to all the winners (which included everyone!). Thanks to Gordon and to Kenmac for their continuing (and very generous) sponsorship, and don't let today's temperature fool you - it will get colder VERY SOON, so be sure to give them a call for your heating needs. 

www.kenmacenergy.com 
 
Besides the curling, partipants enjoyed mussels and fresh baked baguettes, and hands of poker on Friday night, with card sharks buying donated prizes from an auction with their winnings. Saturday's lunch included burgers and pasta salad, with the supper table including homemade lasagne and caesar salad, with Nanaimo bars and other squares for dessert.

Photo: Angus deals another hand as everyone puts on their best poker face  
 
Thanks to organizers Barb and Ray and everyone else who helped out, to Gordon and Kenmac Energy, to Lance and the ice crew, the bar staff, and everyone else involved in the event. See you next year!

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Sobeys Slam Draw Passes
Posted Friday, November 7, 2008 by derekm

The Cornwall Curling Club has received 5 draw passes to the women's World Curling Tour Grand Slam, held from Nov 27-Nov 30, 2008 at the John Brother MacDonald Stadium and the Bluenose Curling Club in New Glasgow, NS. These passes are courtesy of Sobeys and the NS Curling Assn.  If any Cornwall club members are attending and would like to have one of these passes please contact Bev at the office.

For more info on the Slam, visit sobeysslam.ca.


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Mariners to play Bankers in Dream Team challenge
Posted Friday, November 7, 2008 by derekm
You have all, no doubt, seen the curling challenge made by the Marine Dream Team to any other group. The challenge has now been met by the Bankers Dream Team. This match will now take place next Thursday morning (Nov. 13) at 10.00 am on Ice 2. Spectators will be allowed free entry and friendly betting will be permitted but you must be over 18 years. There are rumours of other groups taking up the challenge but the Teachers remain silent. The Marine Dream Team is made up of Lester Callbeck, Roy Coffin, Don Graham, Winston Taylor and John De Luca. The Bankers  dream Team is made up of Jim Farquharson, Carol Sweetapple, Greg Groves and Roddy MacLean.
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Soirees and Shindiggs Ladies Spiel goes Nov. 14-15
Posted Thursday, November 6, 2008 by derekm

Attention women curlers!

Be sure to attend Cornwall's annual women's spiel, sponsored by Cornwall's Soirees and Shindiggs.

This event goes Friday November 14, and Saturday the 15th, and is open to female curlers from all clubs. Contact the Cornwall Curling Club at 566-4427 or email manager@cornwallcurling.com to signup. Entry fee is $120 per team.

Visit www.soireesandshindiggs.com for more information on the Soirees and Shindiggs company, with event floral designers and decorating professionals Linday and Sherri.

 


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Events update
Posted Thursday, November 6, 2008 by derekm
The Soirees and Shindiggs Ladies Spiel takes place Nov 14 and 15. A few teams are still needed. The signup sheet is up at the Club.
The Lorne MacPhail Memorial Spiel for Seniors will go Dec 2nd and 3rd.
The CK Carpet spiel will be on the 23 and 24 of January.
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Kenmac Opening Spiel going this weekend
Posted Monday, November 3, 2008 by derekm

The Kenmac Energy Opening Spiel, sponsored by PEI's Petro-Canada distributor, will now take place this Friday and Saturday Nov. 7-8. The event is now team entry, with entry fee of $120 a team. Signup at the Club. If you don't have a team, signup on the "Free Agents" list, and a team will be found for you. Deadline to signup is Nov. 5th

 

www.kenmacenergy.com/


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Eight-ender scored!
Posted Wednesday, October 29, 2008 by derekm

An eight-ender was scored in the 6:30 pm Monday draw at the Cornwall Curling Club.  After 5 ends the score was tied 5-5,  but in the sixth end Peter Buchanan drew to the house with his last rock to complete an eight-ender.


Pictured left to right are Peter Buchanan (skip), Neil Smith (lead), Gordon Canfield (second), and Paul Horne (third).


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Ladder League pools set
Posted Thursday, October 23, 2008 by derekm

Following an intense Qualifier Night competition, here are the pools for the first round of the Murphy's Cornwall Pharmacy Wednesday Night Ladder League (Teams in no particular order). I will do up the draw when time permits. We are planning four five-game rounds this year, with three teams going up or down the ladder from each pool, so there will be lots of movement.

Pool A:

A1. Jeff Taylor, Alex Sutherland, Sean Young, Alex Jenkins
A2. Paul Neima, Hélène LaPalme, Gerry Curley, Eileen Leahey
A3. Barb Duncan-Biagé, Debby Sigsworth, Karen Montgomery, Vicki Cotton
A4. Ray Biagé, Rebecca Rolfe, Derek MacEwen, Neil Smith
A5. Karen Currie, Valerie Acorn, Mark Perry, Leonard Gotell
A6. Bob Fowler, Tracy MacDonald, Gary Crosby, Lynda Turnbull
A7. Guy Arsenault, Heather Arsenault, Shawn Meyers, Haley Meyers
A8. Rupert Sweetapple, Carol Sweetapple, Dick MacDonald, Marie MacDonald
A9. Jim Farquharson, Roy Coffin, Bob MacWilliams, John Berry
A10. Ernie Diamond, Marilyn Diamond, Shirley Lank, Gordie Lank

Pool B

B1. Gordon Peters, Hank Kamphuis, Vernon Chowan, Pat MacInnis
B2. Colleen Soltermann, Mary Beth MacLean, Sandra Williamson, Katherine Morrow
B3. Joerg Soltermann, Terry MacLeod, Steve McLaughlin, Hans Wicki
B4. Tammy Fahie, Kathy Reeves, Nancy MacKinnon, Heather Pierce
B5. Terry MacCormac, Ricky Milton, Nancy Milton, Cindy MacCormac
B6. Kelly Watts, TBA, Cathy Handren, Cindy Nicholson
B7. Chris Hodgson, Mitch Freeman, Joe MacKinnon, Lane Pineau
B8. Geoff Scutt, Sherren MacKinnon, Donald Weeks, Deb DelValle
B9. Shirley Berry, Arleen Harris, Linda Fairhurst, Derek Gallant
B10 Robert Waite, Kathy Toole, Sharon Waite, Chester Remley


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Pizza Delight/Subway/Howard Johnson Junior Cashspiel full
Posted Friday, October 10, 2008 by derekm

The organizers of the annual Pizza Delight/Subway/Howard Johnson Dutch Inn Junior Men's and Women's Curling Cashspiel are pleased to announce that they have filled the event, and are now taking waiting list entries only. This annual event takes place November 21-23 2008 at the Cornwall Curling Club. Defending champions are Erin Carmody and Brett Gallant of PEI. Entry fee is $150 per team. Mail entry and fee to BRENDA MACMILLAN, P.O. BOX 191, CORNWALL, P.E.I.  COA 1H0. Please make cheques payable to either Brenda MacMillan or Neil MacDonald.

For more info phone (902) 566-2620 or email brenda.macmillan@vac-acc.gc.ca.

Click for: poster, entry form

Visit the event website for more info and results


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Club Bonspiels and Events Schedule
Posted Friday, October 10, 2008 by derekm

Here is the tentative 2008-2009 bonspiels and events schedule for the Club. Check the Spiels/Events section of the website for changes and additions as the season progresses. Note that Cornwall is hosting two provincial championships this season, the PEI Credit Unions Seniors (50 & Over) in January, and the Stick Curling Championship in March.

October

Oct 8* Returning Members registration Night, 7-9 pm
Oct.12* Golf and Curling Transition Spiel Cancelled
Oct. 13* Seniors curling begins
Oct. 13-14* Junior Registration, 7-9 pm
Oct. 13-15** Free Curling School and Adult Registration, 7-9 pm
Oct. 16* Regular evening curling draws begin
Oct. 24-25 * Kenmac Energy Opening Bonspiel

November

Nov. 7-8 ** Ken MacDonald Memorial Funspiel
Nov. 14-15** Soirées and Shindiggs women's Fun Spiel
Nov 21-23** Pizza Delight/Subway/Howard Johnson Junior Men's and Women's Cash Spiel
Nov. 28** Senior Men's Cashspiel (evening)
Nov. 29** Senior Men's Cashspiel (daytime)

December

Dec. 6 *** (evening) Private Booking
TBA ** Lorne MacPhail Memorial Seniors Spiel
Dec. 24-26 Closed for Holidays
Dec. 27 Ice maintenance
Dec. 31 Closed for New Year's eve

January

Jan. 1 Closed for New Year's Day
Jan. 9 **Senior Men's Tour at 5:45 and 8:30 pm
Jan. 10 **Senior Men's Tour at 9:30 am and 12:30 pm
Jan. 15-19 ** Provincial Seniors Curling Ch'ship
Jan. 31 *** Media Spiel (Daytime)

TBA *CK Carpet club spiel

February

Feb. 5 *** Roadbuilders private Spiel (daytime)
Feb. 6-8** Rodd/Greco Fun Mixed Spiel
Feb. 16-18 Provincial Stick Curling Championship

March

Mar. 22 ** (8-4) Canada Games curling

April

Apr. 2-4 * Countryview Golf Closing Spiel 

May

TBA * Annual General Meeting, Dinner, Awards Night

June

TBA * Club Golf Tournament at Countryview

* Members events
** Open to curlers from other clubs
*** Private events
TBA= to be announced

2008-2009 Provincial Championships, Spiels outside our club

Please visit PEICurling.com for this information (Provincial Ch'ships are on the main page, while Funspiels, Cashspiels, etc. are on the Events page).


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Ann Doucette is new Club Youth Instructor
Posted Wednesday, October 8, 2008 by derekm
The Board of Directors of the Cornwall Curling Club is very pleased to announce that Ann Doucette has kindly accepted the position of Youth Instructor for the upcoming year.  Ann brings a wealth of coaching knowledge to this position and we are confident that, with her instructional skills and Deb DelValle's administrative skills, the Youth Program is in capable hands.  We look forward to a successful year of Youth Curling.
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The ice is nice
Posted Wednesday, October 8, 2008 by derekm

While returning members were busy signing up for the new season on the warm side of the glass, head icemaker Lance Lowther, along with Roy Coffin, were busy putting the finishing touches to the ice surface on the other. Everything is in fine shape for curling to get underway this weekend. See you on the ice!

Photo: Lance and Roy putting final floods on the ice


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Reminder: Returning Members Registration is tonight
Posted Wednesday, October 8, 2008 by derekm

This is a reminder that returning members registration night is Wednesday, Oct. 8th from 7-9 pm for adult curlers, and junior curlers who curl in the evening leagues. Returning members to the same draw receive priority on that draw if they register that night.
Other juniors (20 and under) register October 13 and 14 from 7-9 pm, while new adult members can register October 13, 14, and 15 during our Free Adult Curling School from 7-9 pm.

Half of your Adult registration fee is due when you sign up, with the rest due Dec. 15. Junior memberships are due in full at signup. Visa, Mastercard, Debit cards, cheques, and cash are accepted. Rates are unchanged from last year, with a one night adult registration just $180 plus GST.


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Club member releases seventh sketch book
Posted Saturday, October 4, 2008 by derekm

Note: Sterling Stratton is a Cornwall Curling Club member, and half of PEI's two-time Stick Curling championship team.

(from today's Guardian)

Learning from P.E.I.'s historic buildings

If Buildings Could Talk . . . What Would They Say? Book One - Eastern P.E.I. is a new book by Island sketch artist Sterling Stratton 
 
By Dave Stewart,


Charlottetown pen and ink sketch artist Sterling Stratton has published a book for adults and students who may be somewhat reluctant to spend time reading about Island history.

Armed with his usual passion for history and the province, he created 24 stories about specific places of historic interest.

He has just published his seventh book of sketches - If Buildings Could Talk . . . What Would They Say? Book One - Eastern P.E.I. It is similar to Readers' Digest in that the articles are quite brief and independent from one another.

It is, perhaps, the most detailed book of illustrations he has produced.

Stratton says the educational goal of the book is to provide readers with the opportunity to gain and retain an understanding of Island history by exploring historic sites. And, he does so in a series of stories that don't involve sitting down for hours on end.

It was written for adults and students who are somewhat reluctant to spend time reading about Island history. For people not up on reading at all, there are breakout boxes with small anecdotes and, of course, sketches of everything he talks about.

And, Stratton has includes excerpts from newspapers with each story, showing what was making the news at the time these historic places on P.E.I. were built.

"Some students have difficulty grasping historical concepts and making a connection with past events. This program involves strategies to counter that tendency," Stratton says.

Rather than basing the study of history on a chronological order of events, a survey of thematic units or the accomplishments of selected personalities, If Buildings Could Talk provides learning activities relating to standing historic buildings in the province.

The book has already been embraced by the Department of Education. It's in every school library. Holland College's adult education program has two class sets.

The author certainly knows a thing or two about curriculum. Stratton retired from the educational system in 1993, having held positions as teacher, principal, guidance counsellor, curriculum consultant and superintendent.

There are quite a few interesting facts revealed in his book. Take the story around the McNichol-Best house, built in 1919 in Cardigan. It was home, at one time, to Dr. Charles Best, one half of the Banting and Best team that discovered insulin.

Stratton can be reached by e-mail at sterlingstratton@eastlink.ca or 566-4382.


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Lease details released
Posted Friday, October 3, 2008 by derekm

A new lease agreement with the Town of Cornwall was drawn up after the annual meeting in May/08, and approved at the July 16/08 town council meeting. Past president Norman Boswall and the advisory committee formed to negotiate the agreement would like to thank the Town for quickly coming to a fair agreement which is supportive of maintaining the Curling Club within the community.

Club members can visit the Members section of the website for lease details.


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Typo in mailout to current members
Posted Thursday, October 2, 2008 by derekm

There is a typo in the mailout to current members. Please note that our $180 adult rate gives you either one evening draw, or two daytime draws.

While we are at it, you might want to know that our low $180 rate lets you spare in any draw, enter Provincial Championships (upon payment of applicable entry fees), and book practice time, with the same priority as "full" members. Note that other clubs may not extend all the same privileges to their one or two draw members.


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Learn to Curl for Free!
Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2008 by derekm

The Cornwall Curling Club's annual FREE no obligation adult curling school takes place on Oct. 13, 14, and 15 from 7-9 pm (adults only - juniors receive training as part of their program), with registration at 6:45 each evening. Come all three nights, or any one or two, as we will have a class each night that starts from the very beginning, and classes for those with some experience, or who have attended previous nights.

Wear loose or stretchy pants, a light jacket or sweater, and bring clean sneakers (slider and curling brush will be provided).

The full course takes three nights, and includes: learning to slide, learning to throw, the rules of curling, etc. On-ice, classroom and video instruction. This instruction is absolutely free. There is no obligation to join the Club, and no previous experience is required.

If you've ever thought about trying curling, now is your chance!


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Evening draws start Oct. 16th
Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2008 by derekm
Evening curling action gets underway Thursday Oct. 16. Note that the 8:30 pm Monday draw has been changed to a single-entry mixed draw this year. As well, some sheets from that draw may be used as overflow for the Tuesday Competitive League (to eliminate byes) should the competitors agree (call Cindy Nicholson at 621-0232 before Oct. 8th if you have concerns) and the need exists.
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Registration nights
Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2008 by derekm

Returning members registration night is Wednesday, Oct. 8th from 7-9 pm for adult curlers, and junior curlers who curl in the evening leagues. Returning members to the same draw receive priority on that draw if they register that night.
Other juniors (20 and under) register October 13 and 14 from 7-9 pm, while new adult members can register October 13, 14, and 15 during our Free Adult Curling School from 7-9 pm.

Half of your Adult registration fee is due when you sign up, with the rest due Dec. 15. Junior memberships are due in full at signup. Visa, Mastercard, Debit cards, cheques, and cash are accepted. Rates are unchanged from last year, with a one night adult registration just $180 plus GST.


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Daytime curling starts Oct. 13
Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2008 by derekm

Daytime "drop-in" curling gets underway on Thanksgiving day, Monday October 13, and runs Monday to Friday from 10 till noon. Draws are mixed, and teams are made up as players arrive. Walk-ons are accepted (pay the daily fee when you arrive). An afternoon competitive league, with team play, is also planned. Contact the Club for more info on daytime curling.


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Golf and Curl the same day at our Transition Spiel
Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2008 by derekm
Returning, new, and prospective members are welcome to attend our annual Golf and Curling Transition Spiel, Sunday October 12th at Countryview Golf Course and the Cornwall Curling Club. Start your day on the links, and finish on the rink! Sign up at registration night, or call the Club. Watch for further details as they are made available.
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2008-2009 Club Executive/Committee Chairs
Posted Friday, September 19, 2008 by derekm

Here are the Executive and Committee Chairs for the upcoming season. Feel free to contact them should you wish more information about our Club and their responsibilities.

Executive:

President - Sherren MacKinnon
Past President - Norman Boswall
Vice President- John Deluca
Secretary - Cyndi Russell
Treasurer - Chris Montigny

Committee Chairs:
Membership - Cindy Nicholson
Publicity - Hank Kamphuis
Facility - John Deluca
Bonspiels & Social Events - Ray Biagé
Fund Raising - Carol Sweetapple
Seniors - Ray Biagé


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Welcome to the 2008-2009 Curling Season!
Posted Wednesday, September 17, 2008 by derekm

With the new curling season fast approaching, the Cornwall Curling Club Board of Directors has met recently, and wants to remind all returning members that registration for the upcoming season will be held at the Club on Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 from 7-9pm. The good news is that the rates have not changed from last year. Registration for Junior curlers (20 and under) will be held on Oct. 13th and 14th, also from 7-9 pm. As well, this is a quick reminder that there will a FREE no obligation adult curling school (juniors receive training as part of their program) on Oct. 13, 14 and 15 from 7-9 pm, with registration for this event at 6:45 each evening. Come all three nights, or any one or two, as there will be new classes starting up each night, as well as continuing classes.

If you know any family, friends or co-workers that might be interested in giving curling a try, be sure to tell them about our free curling school!


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Putting contest decides 2008 Countryview Golf Tourney
Posted Saturday, June 14, 2008 by derekm

It was a cool, windy and drizzly day, but the real rain stayed away for the 2008 Cornwall Curling Club golf tournament at beautiful Countryview Golf Course. There were a few no-shows due to the weather, so organizer Bob Fowler divided the event into two divisions - one for three member teams, and one for four-person teams.

While the final teams were on the course, the teams from the earlier rounds discussed their play back at the clubhouse.

Photo: Warm and dry

Outside, Karen Currie (missing from photo while she went to the kitchen for more burgers), Ray Biagé, and Valerie Acorn cooked up a delicious burger, hot dog, salad and brownies meal to feed the hungry multitudes.

Photo: Ray and Valerie on the Q

On the course, the last two teams were wrapping up:

Photo: Looking good!

Photo: Job done!

Photo: No birdie for Bob!

Photo: Good game!

Oh no! Looks like we've got a tie between the four-member Kentucky Fried Chickens, and a three-member team, anchored by course-owner Carl Currie.

Bob decides to engage the two teams in a putting contest. A four-hole course is mapped out on the practice green, and the two teams play off for the coveted trophy.

Rick and Tracy from the Chickens think they have it aced, as they line up Tracy's shot:

Photo: Rick and Tracy looking for an ace

Photo: Carl looks on as Tracy just misses the mark

Head Chicken Angus Davies also misses a close one to give the lead to the other team:

Photo:  No cigar!

When it was all over, the hardware went to the three-person team of Marie MacDonald, Carl Currie, and Rupert Sweetapple.

Photo L-R: Organizer Bob Fowler, Marie MacDonald, Carl Currie, Rupert Sweetapple

The Kentucky Fried Chickens had to settle for second:

Photo L-R: Jean Anderson, Angus Davies, Tracy MacDonald, Rick Doiron

The prize for the team with the "most dedication" went to Chick Morrison, Greg St. John, and Daphne Crosby. Longest drive went to Gary Crosby (men) and Karen Currie (women) . Valerie Acorn took the honours for "closest to the line" (new event this year) on hole number one. Closest to the pin for the men was Donald Weeks, while no-one was able to hit the green to take the honours for the women.

Following the distribution of the main prizes, a large number of door prizes were drawn for.

Thanks to the many organizers, including Bob Fowler, Carl and Karen Currie from Countryview, Allan and Valerie Acorn, Ray Biagé and Barb Duncan-Biagé, and Rick Doiron for another successful Golf Tournament!

Have a good summer everyone, and we'll see everyone back at both Countryview Golf Course and the Cornwall Curling Club for the Golf and Curling Transition Spiel in mid-October!


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Tee times for June 14 Golf Tourney (Final)
Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2008 by derekm
This is a reminder that the the Cornwall Curling Club's annual golf tournament takes place this Saturday, June 14th at Countryview Golf Course, Route 19 in Fairview.

This is  a 4 person scramble (will be modified if there are only 3 players on a team).  As well there will be prizes for closest to the line, closest to pins, long drives and door prizes.  A barbecue will follow after.  Registration is just $27.00, and includes golf, range balls, the meal winner's circle.

If  you can't make it, give Bob Fowler a call at 675-4333, or call Carl or Karen Currie at Countryview Golf Course (675-2800/675-2563)

Here are the tee-off times:

CORNWALL CURLING CLUB
4 PERSON SCRAMBLE DRAW
SATURDAY, JUNE 14 – 11 AM
 
*Please arrive 30 minutes prior to teetime for registration*
 
11:00 – Karen Currie, Derek MacEwen, Valerie Acorn, Paul Neima
11:10 - Hank Kamphuis, Donna Green, Ray Biage, Gordon Peters
11:20 - Rob Young, Rebecca Rolfe, Colleen Soltermann, Brad Gardiner
11:30 - Tom Dunn, Barb Duncan-Biage, Cyndi Russell, Neil Smith
11:40 - Vern Chowan, Carlene Peters, Derek Gallant, Bob MacWilliams
11:50 - Lester Callbeck, Shirley Lank, Dick MacDonald, Allan Smith
12:00 - Carl Currie, Marie MacDonald, Rupert Sweetapple, Gordie Lank
12:10 - Gary Crosby, Melody Beck, Bob Tucker, Carol Sweetapple
12:20 – Terry MacCormac, Bill Arsenault, Cyndie MacCormac, Mary Plamondon
12:30 – Daphne Crosby, Chick Morrison, Greg St. John, Bob Hawkins
12:40 – Rick Doiron, Tracy MacDonald, Angus Davies, Jean Anderson
12:50 – Donald Weeks, Paul Durant, David Murphy, Dick St. John
1:00 – Bob Fowler, Paulette Richard, Jack Stewart, Dottie Dennis

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2nd Annual ADL Awards go Thursday June 12th
Posted Thursday, June 5, 2008 by derekm

The PEI Curling Association, in cooperation with Amalgamated Dairies Limited, will be holding its 2nd annual awards night on Thursday, June 12th at the Charlottetown Curling Club. The PEICA hope to make this one even better than last year. “We had a great turnout last spring and with the amount of nominations we received, it shuld be no diferent this year” says PEICA Executive Director Greg Lucas. “It is always great to showcase our best and brightest at the end of the season.” 

2007-08 PEICA President David Murphy agrees. “We have so many great curlers on PEI that is not very easy to pick one winner, however, we try to recognize who we feel is deserving  and spread the wealth across the province as best we can”. The committee selects three finalists from the nominations sent in and then selects the winner, to be announced on the 12th. The nominations are as follows:

Junior Male – Tim Cullen, Spencer Pitre, Sam Ramsay

Junior Female – Sarah Fullerton, Michelle McQuaid, Sara MacRae

Adult Male – Ted MacFadyen, Bill Hope, Bob MacWilliams

Adult Female – Stefanie Clark, Sandy Hope, Barb Currie

Coach – Robbie Doherty, Al Ledgerwood, Roger Gavin

Official – Gloria Wood, Marilyn Sutherland, Helen Robbins

Volunteer – Ron Matters, Barry Pineau, Audrey Callaghan

Team – Sam Ramsay Rink, Bob MacWilliams Rink, Sarah Fullerton Rink

Honourary Lifetime Membership awards will be presented to Kaye MacFadyen, Brenda MacMillan and Barbara Currie.   

A reception at 6:30 pm will be followed by the Awards at 7:00pm. All are welcome. For more information, please contact Greg Lucas at 368-4986.


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Golf Tourney only three weeks away - sign up today!
Posted Saturday, May 24, 2008 by derekm

This is a reminder that June 14 is the date for our annual Club golf tournament at Countryview Golf Course, route 19 in Fairview. Total price, including green fees, a barbecue, and the winners circle, with great prizes for lowest score, longest drive, closest to the pin, most "determined" team, etc., along with lots of door prizes, is only $27. This is a nine hole best ball event, which means that you don't have to have much (any) experience in order to participate. If you are less experienced, you will be put on a team with more experienced players. To signup, or for more info, give Bob Fowler a call at 675-4333.

 


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Passing of former Club member Dave Darlington
Posted Friday, May 23, 2008 by derekm

The death occurred very peacefully on May 19th of Dave Darlington in his 66th year at his home in Halifax, N.S., surrounded by his loving family. Formerly from PEI and UK. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Chris, son Paul(Lori), B.C., daughters Michelle (Dave Moore), N.S. and Tracy (Barry Furlotte), N.S. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Tonya, Siobhan, Cameron, Gabrielle, Alex, Brandon and Kristian. He is also survived by his brothers Paul and Neil and his sisters Gill and Barbara in UK. Resting at the Belvedere Funeral Home in Charlottetown, PEI. Visiting hours will be 2-4 & 7-9 on Monday, May 26th. There will be a private interment on Tuesday, May 27th at Argyle Shore Cemetery for family members. If so desired donations in Dave’s memory may be made to the Childrens’ Wish Foundation.

(www.belvederefh.com)


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AGM Minutes highlight another successful season
Posted Sunday, May 11, 2008 by derekm

Approved minutes from last year's Annual General Meeting, and draft minutes for this year's meeting, held on Friday night, are now available in the Members section of CornwallCurling.com.

If you are a Club member and don't have access to the Members area (or forget your access userid and password), email me at derek.macewen@gmail.com.

Highlights from this year's draft minutes:

President Norman Boswall, reported another successful season, as was further confirmed in the various reports.

New board members: Eileen Leahey. Chris Montigny, Cindy Nicholson, Carol Sweetapple, Ray Biagé. John DeLuca to be Senior rep.

Bylaw and constitutional amendments (also in Members area of website) approved.

Propane bill for ice-house heaters was lower than last year, despite increased propane prices, due to more judicious use. A policy on their use will be posted.

New sponsor sign (KFC) to be installed in the ice house.

Lease on Club building expires in December. A new ten-year lease with the Town of Cornwall is being negotiated, with rent to be reviewed after five. Rates to be indexed to cost of living, and lease to be renewable in ten years. Town would be responsible for maintenance of building.

A Habitat for Humanity house is being constructed near the Club parking lot beginning May 31. Volunteers are needed. An organizational meeting is taking place next Wednesday.

Club members are reminded of the Golf Tourney at Countryview in June.


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Final reminder: AGM, Dinner, Awards Friday night
Posted Thursday, May 8, 2008 by derekm
The Cornwall Curling Club Annual meeting will be held on Friday, May 09.  The reception will begin at 6:30pm, with a KFC dinner at 7 pm and the Annual General Meeting following at 8 pm at the Club, with the awards handed out after that.  The dinner will cost $10 per person, the same as last year.  The bar will be open for "cash" sales only (With no phone or internet access we will be unable to process debit or credit card transactions).  Please confirm your attendance at the dinner to Hélène LaPalme at lapalme_hl@sympatico.ca.

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Annual AGM, Dinner, Awards night is May 9
Posted Thursday, May 1, 2008 by derekm
The Cornwall Curling Club Annual meeting will be held on Friday, May 09.  The reception will begin at 6:30pm, with a KFC dinner at 7 pm and the Annual General Meeting following at 8 pm at the Club, with the awards handed out after that.  The dinner will cost $10 per person, the same as last year.  The bar will be open for "cash" sales only (With no phone or internet access we will be unable to process debit or credit card transactions).  Please confirm your attendance at the dinner to Hélène LaPalme at lapalme_hl@sympatico.ca.
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Golf season underway at Countryview!
Posted Thursday, April 17, 2008 by derekm

Hello golfing friends, Just wanted to let you know that we are opening for the season tomorrow, FRIDAY, APRIL 18 at 1 pm. Dust off the golf clubs and head on out for a quick round of 9 or 18. The golf course has wintered well and the greens are in excellent shape. Looking forward to having you spend some time with us again this year.

Don't forget to signup for the Cornwall Curling Club's golf tournament here on June 14th.

The Currie's
Countryview Golf Course

http://www.countryviewgolf.com/

RESERVATIONS - (902) 675-2800

EMAIL - countryviewgolf@hotmail.com

2008 Green Fees

May 1 - June 13

9 Holes- $22.00 18 Holes- $37.00

June 14 - September 7

9 Holes- $25.00 18 Holes- $40.00

September 8 - October 31

9 Holes- $22.00 18 Holes- $37.00

Drive Cars:

9 Holes - $15
18 Holes - $26

FREQUENT PLAYER CARDS:

10 Round pass of 9 holes - $200
20 Round pass of 9 holes - $360

2008 MEMBERSHIPS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!!

*FULL MEMBERSHIPS – Full memberships include unlimited playing privileges, advanced teetime bookings, use of two practice areas and putting green, complimentary range pass. Members also receive a 15% discount off of regular priced merchandise.

Adult - $550
Couples – $925
Mon – Fri - $450
Family - $1050
Jr. - $275
Intermediate - $325
Students - $375

LIMITED MEMBERSHIPS – Limited memberships include unlimited playing privileges, advanced teetime bookings, use of putting green. Members also receive a 15% discount off regular priced merchandise.

Adult - $500
Couples - $850
Mon – Fri – $400
Family - $950
Jr. - $250
Intermediate - $300
Student - $350

ONE DAY A WEEKDAY MEMBERSHIP – Any 1 specified day Monday thru Friday play all day priveleges.
$250

ONE DAY WEEKEND MEMBERSHIP - Either Saturday or Sunday play all day playing privileges. $375

SHOULDER SEASONS PASS - Playing privileges from opening till June 30 and after September 1 till October 31. Also includes advanced teetime bookings, complimentary range pass and complimentary guest pass. $300


****All price are subject to applicable taxes and PEI Golf Association Dues.****

As an added bonus, those memberships paid in full by June 15, will receive a complimentary guest pass.


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PEICA Open Round Table Discussions (new Ch'town date)
Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2008 by derekm

The PEI Curling Association will be holding round table discussions for anyone interested in curling to express their concerns and share their ideas
for the good of the sport. The first one will run Thursday, April 24th at the Charlottetown Curling Club, with the second one running Tuesday, April
29th at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club. Both of these sessions will start at 6:30pm.

 For more information please contact Greg Lucas at glucas@sportpei.pe.ca.


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Blue wins closing spiel
Posted Thursday, April 10, 2008 by derekm

Well, the curling year at the Cornwall Curling Club ended with a bang - Blue Rocks beat Red Rocks in the Countryview Golf Course Closing Spiel. The spiel began with Red ahead on Thursday night, but Blue pulled out all the stops on Friday night to take the lead, and they held on until the end. Friday night - what a party!.  We were treated to fabulous food from the chefs at the Culinary Institute, and the music from Moovin' 'N Groovin' got everyone in the mood for a great flashback to the 50's and 60's.  Many Thanks to Karen and Carl Currie for their continued support of the club,  to the participants for joining us in the fun,  to all members who volunteered their time in any way to help us out, to Lance for the great ice (as always), and to the bartenders for putting up with all of  us. See you all next year!

Barb & Ray

Blue Teams

1

Geoff Scutt

Angus Davies

Steve Montgomery

Katherine Morrow

2

Ray Biagé

Jack Fairhurst

Hélène LaPalme

Spare

3

Ernie Stavert

Gary Crosby

Eileen Leahey

Karen Doucette

4

Paulette Richard

Bill Prowse

Donald Weeks

Dick MacKinnon

5

GordonPeters

Rick Doiron

Ronalda Baillee

Valerie Taylor

6

Eric LeBlanc

Vern Chowan

Tony Turnbull

Jean Anderson

7

Paul Neima

Debby Sigsworth

Vicki Cotton

Ann Doucette

8

Lester Callbeck

Jim Farquharson

Bev Richards

Debbie Rhodenhizer

9

Bob Fowler

Jeff Keefe

Anne Boswall

Marjorie Matthews

10

Rob Young

Joerg Soltermann

Laurie Smythe

Spare

Team Photos

Bob Fowler team

Eric LeBlanc rink


Ernie Stavert foursome

Team Geoff Scutt

Paulette Richard team

Paul Neima rink

Ray Biagé rink

Rob Young team

Ronalda Baillee

Missing: Lester Callbeck rink


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Please use CornwallCurling.com, not www.isn.net/cornwallcurling to access this site
Posted Wednesday, April 9, 2008 by derekm
Since it inception in 2000, the Cornwall Curling Club website has been hosted at Island Services Network, a local company owned by Cornwall's Kevin O'Brien. The company has recently been sold to Halifax-based Eastlink, and websites hosted at ISN will have to be moved to other web hosts. In the near future, the Cornwall site will be hosted at iWeb.com in Montreal. To help make the transition go smoother, those of you who were accessing the site through the web address www.isn.net/cornwallcurling are advised to use CornwallCurling.com instead. Thank you for your patience as we move to the new host.
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Proposed bylaw and constitution amendments for May 9th AGM
Posted Wednesday, April 9, 2008 by derekm

Memo to Members, Cornwall Curling Club
 
The Annual Meeting of the Cornwall Curling Club will be held on Friday, May 9th. In accordance with  Article 11, Sections 2 and  3 of the present By-Laws, you are advised that the Board of Directors will present a proposed draft to amend the current By-Laws of the Club. Both the present By-Laws and the proposed amendments are posted on the Club's web site in the Member's Only section.
 
You will note a number of changes between the two documents.  The main one is a separation of the current by-laws into a Constitution and By-Laws.  This was done on recommendation from Shirley Lank who has received training in writing constitutions and by-laws.  Also you will note that Article 1:Section 6, Section 7, and most of Article 8 have been removed from the proposed document to more accurately reflect the present operation of the Club.  Additions are indicated by "NEW", and most of the other changes are a reorganization of the by-laws to consolidate the information to the appropriate Article.
 
Please come to the AGM prepared to speak to the proposed amendments.  For expediency, the proposed draft will not be read in detail at the meeting; however questions and comments will be gladly received and the floor will be open to discussion.
 
Thank you in advance for giving this matter your consideration.
Sherren Morrison, Chair, By-Laws Committee

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Cornwall and Area 50+ Club to meet
Posted Wednesday, April 9, 2008 by derekm
The Cornwall and Area 50+ Club will hold a general meeting on Thursday, April 17 at 1:30 pm in the Club Room at the Cornwall Civic Centre. The guest speaker is John Carr who will speak on wills and other legal topics.
Also, the Club will be continuing to meet on Tuesdays at 1:30 until the end of May for auction, crib and bridge.
All are welcome.  For further information contact Ernie Stavert at 566-2467.
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Photos from closing spiel - 50's and 60's dance
Posted Monday, April 7, 2008 by derekm

Click to view photo album from Karen Montgomery


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Minutes available
Posted Monday, April 7, 2008 by derekm
The minutes for the March 16th Board of Directors meeting are now available in the Members section.
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Cornwall's Dick St. John co-winner of Special Olympics Coach of the Year
Posted Saturday, April 5, 2008 by derekm

Special Olympics PEI's awards nights were held recently in Summerside. Debbie Metcalfe and Dick St. John were named coaches of the year. Dick, who curls out of our club, and recently organized a regional Special Olympics curling event here, coaches the curling program in the Charlottetown and Cornwall areas and, at the awards presentation was described as a coach who "makes the program fun". The Charlottetown Fitness Centre was named "Facility of the Year". The Cornwall Curling Club had won this award two years ago.

Congratulations Dick!


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Too close to call in Wed. Ladder League
Posted Friday, April 4, 2008 by derekm

The Murphy's Cornwall Pharmacy Ladder League wrapped up on Wednesday evening.

In final night play in the A pool, the Kelly Watts foursome doubled the Bob Fowler team 8-4, while the Karen Currie rink, skipped by Valerie Acorn, as Karen is on vacation, lost to the Gordon Matthews rink (Matthew's only win of the round). This gave Watts, Currie and Fowler 4-1 win-loss records. Currie did not play Fowler or Watts in the abbreviated final round, so we cannot look at records against each other to determine first place.

Looking at the scoreboard points, both Fowler and Watts had 37, and it would appear that Currie has more, as she has 30 points before looking at her game against Ray Biagé, and the scoreboard shows that Ray had 7 points (I can't make out the other score), so this would give the first place finish to the Currie rink by at least a point. Second place would go to Watts, who beat Fowler in their final-night encounter.

The B pool is even more complicated, with some teams having byes, and some not. We give a prize to the winner of the B pool in the final round.

The Hank Kamphuis rink had four wins out of five games, while the Guy Arsenault team had three wins out of four matches. Kamphuis and Arsenault did not play each other in the round. Neither recorded their score the last night, so we cannot really compare their scores. As we did last time, I tried eliminating one of Kamphuis's games at random, but that just gave both teams 3-1 records. SO, I am going to declare a tie, and give both teams the prize (I hope our budget permits it!)

Here are the prize winners for the season. You will note that, as happened last year, we have managed to avoid one team winning more than one prize!

Round One

A Pool Winner: Bob MacWilliams, Myrna Sanderson, Jim Farquharson, Ruth Stavert
A Pool runner-up: Ray Biage, Lorianne Davies, Gordon Canfield, Angus Davies

Round Two

A Pool winner: Bob Fowler, Tracy MacDonald, Gary Crosby, Daphne Crosby
A Pool runner-up: Terry MacCormac, Rick Milton, Tara Rose, Cindy MacCormac

Round Three:

A Pool winner: Karen Currie, Alan Acorn, Valerie Acorn, Tom Morrison
A Pool runner-up: Kelly Watts, Cathy Handren, Darren MacLean, Cindy Nicholson

B Pool Winners: Hank Kamphuis, Gord Peters, Vern Chowan, Pat MacInnis
and Guy Arsenault, Shawn Meyers, Heather Romain, Hayley Meyers (tie)

Thanks to everyone who participated in the league. Hope you had fun, and please come back next year!

- Derek MacEwen,
  Wednesday evening drawmaster


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Countryview Golf Closing Spiel Draw
Posted Wednesday, April 2, 2008 by derekm

Here is the opening draw for the Countryview Golf closing bonspiel. Good Curling!!

Year End Spiel,

Cornwall Curling Club,

Thursday, April 3, 2008

6:30 pm

Ice 1: Blue Team: G. Peters, R. Doiron, R. Baillee, V Taylor vs Red Team: T. Young, T. MacDonald, G. Groves, K. McCaffery

Ice 2: Blue Team: G. Scutt, A. Davies, S. Montgomery, K. Morrow vs Red Team: L. Davies, R. Stavert, D. Dunne, J. Gillis

Ice 3: Blue Team: R. Biagé, J. Fairhurst, H. LaPalme, TBA vs Red Team: D. MacKay, B. MacWilliams, D. DelValle, TBA

7:30 pm

Ice 1: Blue Team: E. LeBlanc, V. Chowan, T. Turnbull, J. Anderson vs Red Team: J. DeLuca, N. Boswall, G. Canfield, J. Collier

Ice 2: Blue Team: E. Stavert, G. Crosby, E. Leahey, K. Doucette vs Red Team: K. Baille, C. Soltermann, S. Turner, F. Weiler

Ice 3: Blue Team: P. Neima, D. Sigsworth, V. Cotton, A. Doucette vs Red Team: B. Duncan-Biagé, K. Roy, M. Stewart, C. Peters

Ice 4: Blue Team: L. Callbeck, J. Farquharson, B. Richards, D. Rhodenhizer vs Red Team: K. Montgomery, R. Rolfe, Steve/Janice DeWolfe, L. Callbeck

8:30 pm

Ice 2: Blue Team: P. Richard, B. Prowse, D. Weeks, D. MacKinnon vs Red Team: S. Stratton, C. Nicholson, G. Curley, H. Verhulp

Ice 3: Blue team: B. Fowler, J. Keefe, A. Boswall, M. Matthews vs Red Team: H. Kamphius, L. Fairhurst, W. MacPherson, A. MacCormac

Ice 4: Blue team: R. Young, J. Soltermann, L. Smythe, TBA vs G. Hermann, MB MacLean, L. Turnbull, TBA


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Signup now for our annual Golf Tourney
Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2008 by derekm

This is not an April Fools joke ... there is grass somewhere under all that snow!

June 14 is the date for our annual Club golf tournament at Countryview Golf Course. Ten bucks at the bar reserves your spot. Total price, including green fees, a barbecue, and the winners circle is only $27. This is a nine hole best ball event, which means that you don't have to have much (any) experience in order to participate. If you are less experienced, you will be put on a team with more experienced players.


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Angus Kennedy rink win Tuesday night competitive league (correction)
Posted Monday, March 31, 2008 by derekm

[Another correction! The drawmaster was told the wrong Sarah as the winner of the B division (it wasn't marked on the scoreboard). In fact, it was the team of Sarah Clow, Breille Quilty, Whitney Young, and Christina Hennessey who won the B section. Here is the corrected version.]

Congratulations to the Angus Kennedy rink for their first place finish in the "A" pool play-offs. Tuesday's game was a close one against the John DeLuca rink, who finished second. Third Rob Young, second Norman Boswall and lead Mark MacDonald complete the Kennedy team, while DeLuca's team consists of Roddie MacLean at third, Peter Buchanan at second and Edgar Coffin as lead.
Sarah Clow, with team mates Brielle Quilty, Whitney Young, and Christina Hennessey were the winners of the 'B" pool.

A great season, everyone! Thanks for your participation!

The Tuesday Night Competitive league will wind up the season this Tuesday, April 1/08 with a skins game.  In order to win the skin of $5.00 per end, the team with the hammer must generate two points, while a steal of one will give the skin to the team without the hammer, A blanked end will result in a carry over of the skin. Eight teams have signed up for this event so please note the draw is at 7:00PM.
Ice 1:    Rob Young vs Brock Spence
Ice 2:    Chris Hodgson vs Sherren Morrison
Ice 3:    Sarah Clow vs Sarah Fullerton
Ice 4:    Chick Morrison vs Geoff Scutt

- Sherren Morrison
  Tuesday night drawmaster


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Congratulations to our 2007-2008 Provincial and Atlantic Championship teams! (correction)
Posted Monday, March 31, 2008 by derekm

[Sorry! although I know better, I had promoted second Mark MacDonald to skip on the Rob Young rink. Here is a corrected version]

It was another successful season for Cornwall Curling Club teams, with six teams winning provincial championships, along with one Atlantic title, and two teams finishing as runners-up in major PEI championships. Here is the list of teams:

The Sarah Fullerton rink won the Atlantic Under 18 women's championships, along with their second Sylvan Learning Provincial 17 and Under women's title.

The Bob MacWilliams foursome upset five-time champion Lou Nowlan to win the Provincial Masters crown.

Ernie Stavert and Sterling Stratton are repeat (and the only) winners of the Provincial Stick Curling Championships.

The Tyler Smith, Katie Fullerton, and Jonathan Schut teams swept all three divisions at the KFC Provincial 12 and Under Championships

The Rob Young team, with Rob throwing skip rocks and Lorianne Davies playing third and calling the game  were the runners up at this year's Provincial Mixed, held right here at Cornwall.

The Shirley Berry foursome lost the Credit Unions of PEI Senior Women's final by a single point.

Congratulations to all our winners and runners-up!


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Cornwall's Smith, Fullerton, Schut win 12 and Under Ch'ships
Posted Sunday, March 30, 2008 by derekm

The KFC Provincial 12 and Under Curling Championships wrapped up today at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, with teams from the Cornwall Curling Club sweeping all three divisions.

In the four team boys division, Tyler Smith of Cornwall edged Charlottetown's Kyle Hughes by a 5-4 score in the sudden-death final. Hughes had lead the round robin with a 5-1 record, while Smith, and Montague's Evan O'Brien were 3-3. Smith beat O'Brien 7-3 in the tiebreaker game, taking five points in the fourth end, to advance to the final. Other members of the winning Smith foursome are Parker O'Connor, Noah O'Connor and Tyson Smith, with coach Kevin Smith. The runner-up Hughes rink includes Tony Nabuurs, Keith Nabuurs, Kip Ready, and coach Robbie Doherty. Johnathan MacDonald, Chandler Matheson, Mark Morrison and coach Barry MacDonald round out the third place O'Brien foursome.

In the five team girls division, the Katie Fullerton rink from the Cornwall Curling Club went undefeated, winning all four round robin games, and winning the best of three final round against Heather Drake (3-1 win-loss) of Montague by 5-2 and 9-3 scores, making the third game unnecessary. A triple, followed by a steal of five and another steal of a single point in the second through fourth ends brought the second game to a quick close. Other members of the Fullerton foursome are Sabrina Smith, Chloe McCloskey, and Rachel O'Connor. Paul Smith is coach. Amy Purchase, Emma Nabuurs, Shana Morrison, and coach David Nabuurs complete the runner-up Drake rink. Three members of the Fullerton rink were on last year's winning Veronica Smith team, with O'Connor joining the rink at lead, and the other three members advancing one position.

Both the boys and girls divisions played six-end games throughout the event, while the seven-team third division, which included both boys and girls rinks, was for the younger, less experienced teams, and featured four end games.

The winner of that division was Cornwall's Jonathan Schut foursome, who finished round robin play with a perfect 6-0 record. The Chandos Ross girls rink from Charlottetown finished second at 5-1, and played the Schut team in the best of three final round. Ross took the first game 5-4, with Schutt winning the next two by 6-1 and 5-4 scores. Other members of the winning Jonathan Schut team are Owen Newson, Devin Schut and Cameron MacKay, with coaches Sarah Fullerton, Whitney Young and Sara MacRae. Playing on the runner-up Chandos Ross team were Alanna MacDonald, Desiree MacDonald and Hannah Koughan, with coach Victoria Evans.


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Closing Spiel organizers release event details
Posted Thursday, March 27, 2008 by derekm

Excitement is building for the Countryview Golf Closing Bonspiel, which starts Thursday April 3rd at the Cornwall Curling Club. Over 50 club members have signed up already for this event, so hurry hard and avoid disappointment!

The event's itinerary was unveiled recently, and includes:

Curling, munchies and trivia on Thursday evening.

Curling, along with chili and chowder (the 3 c's!) on Friday, courtesy of our friends/club members from the Culinary Institute of Canada.

Following the Friday food, the Club will be rockin' to the sounds of Moovin' 'N Groovin', a PEI-based DJ service serving the Maritimes for over a decade, and operated by one of our newest Club members, Scott Jeffrey. Check out Scott's website at www.peidj.com. This will be a "Battle of the Decades" dance. Come dressed in the attire of your favorite decade, with music from the 50's and 60's, and prizes for best costume of each decade.

Saturday will start with morning treats, and lunch on the barbecue from noon to 1. There will be curling and other games throughout the day, and supper, too (menu TBA).

Don't forget to wear your team colour proudly throughout the weekend, for the epic battle of Red and Blue!

 


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Summer junior curling camp set for Crapaud in August
Posted Wednesday, March 26, 2008 by derekm

The 2008 edition of the Spud Isle Summer Junior Curling camp goes August 11 and 12 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club.

Entry fee of $100.00 per person includes on ice training, video analysis, class room sessions, outdoor activities, meals, nutrition breaks, camp t-shirts, and more.

Registration deadline is Friday 30 May 2008. Entries will be processed on a first paid, first served basis.

This camp is open to curlers 11 to 16 years of age with at least one year curling experience.  Team and individual entries are accepted

Please forward registration and consent forms, with entry fees to:
Gayle Johnston
46 Kirkdale Rd. Box 3 Site 10
Charlottetown, PEI C1E 1N6
Tel: 368-1071      Email: gaylej@pei.sympatico.ca

Please make cheques payable to: Spud Isle Junior Curling Camp.

Entry form.  Consent Form  Poster


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KFC 12 and Under starts Thursday in Crapaud
Posted Monday, March 24, 2008 by derekm

The final provincial curling championship of the season, the KFC age 12 and Under, takes place March 27-31 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. Teams are divided into three divisions, with six-end boys and girls divisions of four and five teams for the more experienced players, and the less experienced boys and girls teams combined into one seven-team division playing four-end games. The boys division will play a double round-robin, with the top two teams advancing to a sudden-death final. The other two divisions will play a single round-robin, with the top two teams advancing to a best of three playoff round.
 
Here are the opening draws:
 
Combined Boys/Girls Division
Thursday March 27th at 4 pm
Frank Watts (Crapaud)  vs Sasha Joyce (Crapaud), Chandos Ross (Ch'town) vs Katie Rossiter (Cornwall), Jonathan Schut (Cornwall) vs Heidi Hennessey (Ch'town)
Thursday March 27th at 7:30 pm
Alex MacFadyen (Ch'town) vs Schut, Ross vs Joyce, Rossiter vs Hennessey
 
Boys Division
Thursday March 27th at 5:30 pm:
Evan O'Brien (Montague) vs Kyle Hughes (Ch'town), Alex Matters (Ch'town) vs Tyler Smith (Cornwall)
 
Girls Division
Friday March 28th at 3 pm:
Heather Drake (Montague) vs Katie Fullerton (Cornwall), Kailey Koughan (Ch'town)  vs Jessica Stewart (Silver Fox)
Friday March 28th at 7 pm:
Drake vs Jenny McLean (Silver Fox), Fullerton vs Stewart
 
Team rosters, complete draw, and results available at peicurling.com/12andunder.

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Cornwall's Sarah Fullerton and Summerside's Sam Ramsay rinks win Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships
Posted Sunday, March 23, 2008 by derekm

The Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships wrapped up this afternoon in Truro, with the PEI teams sweeping both sections.

In the junior men's championship, the Sam Ramsay rink from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside edged the defending champions, the Kendal Thompson foursome from the Lakeshore Curling Club in Nova Scotia, by a 6-5 score, scoring a triple in the third end and stealing another three in the fourth to build up a 6-3 win. Thompson came back with singles in five and six, but Ramsay blanked the next two ends to maintain his lead and pull out the win.

Photo (Left to right): Peter Pidgeon (coach), Eric Pidgeon, Brett Gallant, Neil Gallant, Sam Ramsay

Playing with Ramsay are third Neil Gallant, second Brett Gallant, the PEI junior men's champion skip who now adds an Atlantic championship to his collection, and lead Eric Pidgeon. Peter Pidgeon is their coach.

The Sarah Fullerton foursome from the Cornwall Curling Club, with Michelle McQuaid at third, Madeline Campbell at second, and Sara MacRae playing lead, with coach Rebecca Jean MacPhee, trailed the Abbey Burgess rink from Fredericton's Capital Winter Club 3-0 after three ends in the junior women's final, but took control of the game with a pair in end four, another deuce in the fifth, and two more steals of a single point in ends six and seven to lead 6-3. New Brunswick grabbed a pair in the final end, but needed three to tie, and Fullerton won 6-5.

Photo (Left to right): Sarah Fullerton, Michelle McQuaid, Madeline Campbell, Sara MacRae. Not shown: Rebecca Jean MacPhee (coach)

The Sam Ramsay rink led the junior men's round robin with a 3-1 win-loss record. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the host team were all 2-2, while Newfoundland/Labrador were 1-3.

New Brunswick were atop the junior women's round robin, with a 4-0 record, followed by PEI and Newfoundland/Labrador, both at 2-2. The host team and Nova Scotia were both 1-3.


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Fullerton and Ramsay looking good at Atlantic U18
Posted Sunday, March 23, 2008 by derekm

PEi's Sam Ramsay rink is leading the pack in the junor men's section of the Atlantic Under 18 curling championships in Truro. The Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club foursome, which includes third Neil Gallant, second Brett Gallant, and lead Eric Pidgeon, finished round robin play last night with a 3-1 record, after a loss Thursday night to New Brunswick, and wins yesterday over Newfoundland/Labrador and the host team. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are 2-1, while the host team are 1-2 and the Newfoundland/Labrador squad are 0-3.

New Brunswick's Abbey Burgess of Fredericton lead the women's side at 4-0, and have earned a bye to the final game. PEI's Sarah Fullerton rink, which curls out of the Cornwall Curling Club and includes Michelle McQuaid at third, Madeline Campbell at second, and lead Sara MacRae, is next at 2-1, after losing 6-5 to New Brunswick in an extra end and edging Nova Scotia 8-7. Newfoundland/Labrador and the host team are 1-2, while Nova Scotia is 0-3.

Round robin play wraps up this morning with the 9 am draw, with Fullerton facing Newfoundland/Labrador. Tiebreakers go at noon, with the finals at 2.


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Fullerton foursome win Atlantic U18 opener
Posted Friday, March 21, 2008 by derekm

PEI teams started off on a winning note at the 2008 Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships, which got underway this afternoon at the Truro Curling Club, with the provincial age 17 and under champions from the four Atlantic provinces, plus a host team, competing.

Results are available after each end at the following website: http://events.nscurl.com/u18atlantics/index.php

PEI is represented by its Sylvan Learning Provincial 17 and Under champions the Sarah Fullerton rink from Cornwall, and the Sam Ramsay foursome from the Silver Fox.

The Fullerton team, who has substituted Madeline Campbell for second Whitney Young in this event, defeated the host team 9-2 in their opener, while the Ramsay rink beat defending champion Kendal Thompson of Nova Scotia 10-4. 

Ramsay is playing Team New Brunswick, while Fullerton is playing Team Nova Scotia in the second draw, which got underway at 6:30.

 


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Sign up now for the Countryview Golf Closing Spiel
Posted Monday, March 17, 2008 by derekm

End off the Curling season and get ready for the Golf Season with the Cornwall Curling Club Closing Spiel, sponsored by Countryview Golf Club.

The spiel runs Thursday evening April 3rd, Friday evening April 4th, and all day April 5th

Sign up now at the Bar!

Win your Membership for 2008-2009 !

Registered participants in the closing spiel will be eligible to enter a draw for a one-night membership for the 2008-2009 season.

This will be a "reverse draw", where the last name drawn out will be the winner.

We will draw 10 names every hour until a winner is declared.

Every 10th name drawn will win a prize as well. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.

Stay tuned for more info on the Closing Spiel as it becomes available!


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Matthew MacLean, Tiffany Sweet rinks win 15 and Under
Posted Monday, March 10, 2008 by derekm

Matthew MacLean, Tiffany Sweet rinks win 15 and Under
Posted Monday, March 10, 2008 by derekm

The M&M Meat Shops Provincial 15 and Under Curling Championships wrapped up today at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. All four teams in the finals were from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary. In the boy's division, the Matthew MacLean rink beat last year's champion Parker Clements 8-5 in the final, while Tiffany Sweet stole a four point 6th end on the way to a 9-3 victory over Amanda MacLean in the girl's final.

Other members of the Matthew MacLean rink are Marshall Smallman, Kevin Gallant, and Alan MacLean, with coaches Glen MacLean and Shannon Smallman. Playing with runner-up Clements were Mitchell Rowley, Brandon Clements, and Mark Cousins, with coach Keith Rowley.

Rounding out the Tiffany Sweet foursome are Chantal Clements, Kathleen O'Meara, Vanessa Dennis, and coach Rushell MacDonald, while Kassinda Bulger, Emily Gray, and Stacey Gay played on the runner-up Amanda MacLean team, which is coached by Glen MacLean and Shelley Gray.

On Sunday, Sweet won the Page 1 vs 1 game, between the winners of the two round robin pools, by a 10-2 score over Maple Leaf clubmate Emma Cousins, to advance directly to today's final. MacLean defeated  Megan Davies of Charlottetown 6-1 in the 2 vs 2 game to advance to the semi-final game against Cousins. In the semi, MacLean defeated Cousins 7-3 to earn a berth in the championship game.

In the boy's division, the MacLean rink advanced to the final with a 6-3 win over the Patrick Shepherd team from Charottetown in the 1 vs 1 game. Clements scored five points in the last end to beat Jeffrey Taylor of Cornwall 9-2 in the 2 vs 2 game. In the semi, Clements earned his spot in the final by beating Shepherd 7-4.


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Regular draws are going tonight
Posted Monday, March 10, 2008 by derekm

As the evening draw is not needed at the PEI Mixed, it's business as usual tonight at the Cornwall Curling Club, with regular evening draws taking place.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Mixed, either as players or volunteers!


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Bill Hope rink win M&M Meat Shops PEI Mixed
Posted Monday, March 10, 2008 by derekm

The Bill Hope rink from the Charlottetown Curling Club will be going up north to Iqaluit as the winners of the M&M Meat Shops PEI Mixed Curling Championship this afternoon at the Cornwall Curling Club.

L-R: Angus Davies (Cornwall's PEI Curling Association representative), Shelley Ebbett, Jeff Gallant, Sandy Hope, Bill Hope, Greg Lucas (Executive Director, PEI Curling Association)

They defeated the Rob Young foursome from the host club by a 7-1 score in the B final of this double-knockout event. As Hope had previously won the A final 10-4 over defending champion Kyle Stevenson of Charlottetown, a final game between the A and B winners, scheduled for tonight, is not needed. In today's game, Hope lead 4-1 at the half, and picked up a triple in the sixth to lead 7-1 and bring the game to a speedy conclusion.

Hope advanced to the B final by beating Charlottetown clubmate and 1989 Canadian Mixed champion Robert Campbell 7-4 Sunday evening, while Young knocked out Stevenson with an 8-3 win.

Playing with Bill Hope are Sandy Hope, Jeff Gallant, and Shelley Ebbett, while Lorianne Davies, Mark MacDonald, and Melody Beck round out the runner-up Rob Young team. Sixteen teams began play on Friday in this event.

The Canadian Curling Association announced today that the 2009 Canadian Mixed will be held November 9-16, 2008, in Iqaluit, Nunavut. The CCA will be the first sport association to host a national championship (summer or winter) in Nunavut.


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Today's PEI Mixed winner will go to Nunavut!
Posted Monday, March 10, 2008 by derekm

NUNAVUT TO HOST FIRST EVER NATIONAL SPORT CHAMPIONSHIP

March 10, 2008…A major development in the territory of Nunavut occurred
today when the *Canadian Curling Association* (CCA) announced that it will
be the first sport association to host a national championship (summer or
winter) in Nunavut.

The *2009 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, presented by First Air*, will
be held at the *Arniatok Arena in Iqaluit from November 9 – 16, 2008*.  This
will mark the 46th edition of the Canadian Mixed, a championship which began
in Toronto in 1964 and won a leading nine times by Alberta, including the
2008 edition played last November in Calgary.

"We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to be a sport leader in
Nunavut and be able to showcase our great sport to Iqaluit and Nunavut,"
said *Greg Stremlaw, Chief Executive Officer of the CCA*.  "We want to work
closely with the communities of the north and have worked hard to create
this opportunity which will only help grow the sport in Nunavut and give
further opportunities for aboriginal peoples to participate.  Nunavut has
one of the highest per capita ratios of young Canadians in our country and
the hosting of this event will promote our product to an integral
demographic for our future."

*Hunter Tootoo, MLA Iqaluit Centre*, stated, "I would like to sincerely
thank the CCA for showing the leadership to select Iqualuit as the host for
the 2009 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship.  I know the city of Iqaluit
will put on a first-class event for this first national championship ever to
be held here in Nunavut.  This presents a chance to get our communities more
involved with curling, both recreationally and beyond."

*Elisapee Sheutiapik, the Mayor of Iqaluit,* echoed similar sentiments, "As
Mayor of the City of Iqaluit, I am ecstatic that the CCA wishes to host the
2009 Canadian Mixed in Iqaluit.  This would be the first event of its kind
in our city and the benefits to the city and its residents will be
tremendous. I am extremely excited about this opportunity."

*First Air *will be the presenting sponsor of the Mixed and was instrumental
in allowing the championship to be placed in Iqaluit.  The company's
significant assistance enabled the CCA to maintain its budget while being
fiscally prudent with its site selection.

"It does not take a big community to host a national championship – just a
community with a big heart…and Iqaluit certainly has that!" proclaimed *First
Air President, Jim Ballingall*.

Similar to last year, two members of the winning team will then represent
Canada at the 2009 world mixed doubles championship, slated for April 17-25
in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

Skip Dean Ross and third Susan O'Connor, who teamed to win the 2008 Canadian
Mixed in Calgary last November, are currently representing Canada at the
inaugural world mixed doubles championship, taking place in Vierumäki,
Finland, March 8-16.

With today's announcement, the Championship curling events confirmed to date
for the 2008-09 season in Canada are as follows:

2009 Canadian Mixed, November 9-16, 2008, Iqaluit, Nunavut

2008 Continental Cup, December 18-21, Camrose, AB

2009 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors, January 31-February 8, Salmon Arm, BC

2009 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, February 21-March 1, Victoria, BC

2009 World Juniors, March 5-15, Vancouver, BC

2009 Tim Hortons Brier, March 7-15, Calgary, AB

2009 Canada Cup, March 18-22, Yorkton, SK

2009 Ford World Men's, April 4-12, Moncton, NB


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15 and Under Finals moved ahead to today
Posted Monday, March 10, 2008 by derekm

At the request of the players, the finals have been changed from Tuesday until this afternoon at 4:30 in the M&M Meat Shops Provincial 15 and Under Curling Championships.

All four teams in the finals are from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary.

On the girl's side, Tiffany Sweet won the Page 1 vs 1 game, between the winners of the two round robin pools, by a 10-2 score over Maple Leaf clubmate Emma Cousins, to advance directly to Monday's final. Amanda MacLean, also from the O'Leary club, defeated  Megan Davies of Charlottetown 6-1 in the 2 vs 2 game to advance to the Sunday semi-final game against Cousins. In the semi, MacLean defeated Cousins 7-3 to earn a berth in the championship game.

In the boy's division, the Matthew MacLean rink from the Maple Leaf advanced to the final with a 6-3 win over the Patrick Shepherd team from Charottetown in the 1 vs 1 game. Defending champion Parker Clements of the Maple Leaf club scored five points in the last end to beat Jeffrey Taylor of Cornwall 9-2 in the 2 vs 2 game. In the semi, Clements earned a spot in the final by beating Shepherd 7-4.

 


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M&M Meat Shops 15 and Under Finals Set- All 4 teams are from the Maple Leaf club
Posted Sunday, March 9, 2008 by derekm

The finals are set for Tuesday at 5 pm in the M&M Meat Shops Provincial 15 and Under Curling Championships, with all four teams coming from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary. A power outage delayed Sunday's games at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, but the two draws were played after the delay.

On the girl's side, Tiffany Sweet won the Page 1 vs 1 game, between the winners of the two round robin pools, by a 10-2 score over Maple Leaf clubmate Emma Cousins, to advance directly to Tuesday's final. Amanda MacLean, also from the O'Leary club, defeated  Megan Davies of Charlottetown 6-1 in the 2 vs 2 game to advance to the semi-final game against Cousins. In the semi, MacLean defeated Cousins 7-3 to earn a berth in the championship game.

In the boy's division, the Matthew MacLean rink from the Maple Leaf advanced to the final with a 6-3 win over the Patrick Shepherd team from Charottetown in the 1 vs 1 game. Defending champion Parker Clements of the Maple Leaf club scored five points in the last end to beat Jeffrey Taylor of Cornwall 9-2 in the 2 vs 2 game. In the semi, Clements earned a spot in the final by beating Shepherd 7-4.


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Faith LeClair and Daryl MacDonald rinks win PEI Intermediate Ch'ships
Posted Sunday, March 9, 2008 by derekm

After a one-week delay due to a storm last weekend, the PEI Intermediate Curling Championships have wrapped up at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary.

The Daryl MacDonald foursome from the host Maple Leaf club stole four points in the sixth end as they went on to defeat the Barry Cameron rink from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club by a 7-3 score in the men's final. MacDonald beat clubmate Clair Sweet 9-6 in the semi-final to advance to the final game against Cameron, who got there by beating Sweet 7-5 in the Page 1 vs 2 game earlier on Sunday. MacDonald got by Paul Matheson of the Fox 7-6 in the Page 3 vs 4 game to advance to the semi. Playing with MacDonald were Glen Betts, Lowell Morrison, and Joey Ellworth. Betts and Ellsworth had a busy week of curling, finishing in third place in the Provincial Stick Curling Championships, which wrapped up on Wednesday. Rounding out the runner-up Cameron team were Kevin Ellsworth, Steven Arsenault, and Andrew Windsor. Seven men's rinks took part in the event, created to give up-and-coming curlers experience in competitive curling. Cameron, MacDonald, and Sweet had 4-2 round-robin win-loss records, while Matheson was 3-3.

It was an all-Summerside women's final, with Faith LeClair doubling Silver Fox clubmate Sheila Compton by a 6-3 score, aided by a steal of three in the fourth end. Jennifer Compton, Cindy Howard, and Flo Birch complete the winning LeClair foursome, while Debbie MacMurdo, Paula Baglole, and Heather Bernard were the other members of the runner-up Compton team.

LeClair went undefeated in the four-team event, finishing round robin play with a 3-0 win-loss record, and beating Compton 10-3 in the Page 1 vs 2 game to advance to the final. Compton finished the round robin at 2-1, losing 10-2 to LeClair in their encounter. She then beat Page 3-4 winner Bev Shaw of the Maple Leaf club 7-2 in the semi-final to earn a berth in the final.


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Cornwall's Rob Young rink advances to PEI Mixed Finals
Posted Sunday, March 9, 2008 by derekm

Kyle Stevenson of the Charlottetown Curling Club will not get a chance to repeat as PEI Mixed champion, after losing the "A" final of this double knockout event 10-4 to Charlottetown clubmate Bill Hope on Saturday, and dropping his second game this evening, 8-3 to Rob Young of the host Cornwall Curling Club. Young will now face Hope in the "B" final Monday at 1:30 pm. Hope beat Charlottetown clubmate and 1989 Canadian Mixed champion Robert Campbell 7-4 this evening, stealing three points in the last two ends to advance to the "B" final against Young. If Hope wins the "B" final tomorrow, he will take the championship. If Young wins, they will square off in a sudden-death final at 7 pm, with the winning rink advancing to the 2009 Canadian Mixed.

Playing with Bill Hope are Sandy Hope, Jeff Gallant, and Shelley Ebbett, while Lorianne Davies, Mark MacDonald, and Melody Beck round out the Young team from Cornwall. Sixteen teams began play on Friday in this event.


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Wednesday 1 pm draw moved to Friday
Posted Friday, March 7, 2008 by derekm

The March 12/08, Wednesday 1 PM draw will be moved to Friday, March 14/08 at 1 PM.

This change is necessary as many of the curlers will be in Summerside competing in the 55+ games.


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Cornwall's Stavert and Stratton repeat as PEI Stick Curling Champions
Posted Thursday, March 6, 2008 by derekm

The Cornwall Curling Club duo of Ernie Stavert and Sterling Stratton finished round robin play with an 8-1 win-loss record, losing only their opening game, as they repeated as PEI Stick Curling Champions, today at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. Two teams, Howard Kerwin and Bob Leard from Montague, and Glen Betts and Joey Ellsworth from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary, finished with 7-2 records. When points were compared, Kerwin and Leard finished in second place, while Betts and Ellsworth had to settle for third. Fourth place went to Basil Higginbotham and Gordie MacDonald of Montague with a 5-4 record. Ten teams took part in this event, now in its second year.

In stick curling there are two curlers per team, who deliver their rocks with delivery sticks, with each team member delivering from opposite ends. Sweeping is allowed only from the hog line to the back of the house at the playing end. The two delivering curlers (one from each team) alternately deliver 6 stones each per end, while their teammate skips that end.  Then roles are reversed, and the partners deliver the stones back. All games are six ends. For more information on stick curling, including complete rules of play, visit www.stickcurling.ca.


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Ice rentals - end of season close-out!!
Posted Wednesday, March 5, 2008 by derekm
For rent: Up to four (4) sheets of the best curling ice on PEI - lights and refrigeration included!

The Cornwall Curling Club has a limited number of ice rental opportunities available from now until the end of the season. Reserve your sheet(s) now as this offer (and the ice!) will melt away in early April.
 
You can rent from one to four sheets at the following times for your corporate event, office outing, family curling bonspiel,  chance to try curling with your friends, etc. etc.:

Thursday,  March 13th 6PM-8PM, one sheet only
Saturday Mar 16th, from 6PM - close
Thursday, Mar 20th, from 6PM - 8PM. one sheet only
Saturday Mar 22, All day until 6PM and from 8:30PM to close
Thursday, Mar 27th, from 6PM - 8PM. one sheet only
Saturday, Mar 29th, all day until 7PM
Sunday Mar 30th, 2:30PM - 6:30PM
 
Two teams of four can rent a sheet for 2 hours for only $7.50 a person, tax included!
(beat that, hockey, bowling, skiing or the movies...)
Price includes use of club brooms and sliders. 
We can arrange curling instruction/bar facilities/kitchen, etc.
 
Give Bev a call at 566-4427 (leave a message if we're not there) or email cornwallcurling@isn.net before this offer liquidates!

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Tuesday night competitive league playoffs starting
Posted Wednesday, March 5, 2008 by derekm

The Tuesday Night Competitive League wrapped up its round robin draw last evening.
Thank you to all the teams for a very successful season.  All teams showed up ready to curl and, for the most part, were able to complete their games in the 2-hour time allotted.  For those who were "buzzed" - thank you for your compliance!

Congratulations to the Bob MacWilliams foursome for their impressive first place finish, sporting 14 wins and only 2 losses!  Unfortunately Bob's team mates are off in all directions and his team will not be available to compete in the play-offs.

There was a three-way tie for second place.  Having a record of 12 wins and 4 losses are the teams of Donna Butler, John Deluca and Bob Fowler.  Rounding out the top 8 teams in the A-Pool are:  Angus Kennedy, Brock Spence, Chick Morrison, Sherren Morrison and Shirley Berry.

The remaining 8 teams will compete in the B-Pool play down.  These include:  Sarah Clow, Sarah Fullerton, Karen Currie, Perry Mohan, Geoff Scutt, Marty Donnelly, Alan Srevenson, and Chris Hodgson.

The play downs will take place over the next three Tuesday nights.  Please check the web page for the schedule.

Here is the draw for Tuesday March 11

6:30
Ice 1:  Sarah Clow vs Chris Hodgson
Ice 2:  Perry Mohan vs Marty Donnelly
Ice 3:  Karen Currie vs Geoff Scutt
Ice 4:  Sarah Fullerton vs Alan Stevenson

8:30
Ice 1:  Donna Butler vs Shirley Berry
Ice 2:  Angus Kennedy vs Chick Morrison
Ice 3:  Bob Fowler vs Brock Spence
Ice 4:  John Deluca vs Sherren Morrison


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Revised Provincial Intermediate draw
Posted Monday, March 3, 2008 by derekm

The snow-delayed Provincial Intermediate playoff round goes Sunday, March 9th at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary. A tiebreaker game between Brock Spence of Cornwall and Paul Matheson of the Silver Fox will take place on Thursday March 6th at 6 pm at the Crapaud Community Curling Club.

Sundays games see Faith LeClair and Sheila Compton of the Silver Fox square off in the 1st place vs 2nd place women's game, and Bev Shaw and Stacy MacWilliams of the host Maple Leaf club play in the 3rd vs 4th place game. These games take place at 9 am.

At noon, the winner of the Spence/Matheson tiebreaker meets Daryl MacDonald of the host club in the 3rd vs 4th place men's game, while Barry Cameron of the Maple Leaf club and Clair Sweet of the Silver Fox play in the 1st vs 2nd place game.

Men's and women's semi-finals, with the winners of the 3-4 games playing the losers of the 1-2 games go at 3:30 pm.

The finals are at 7 pm, with the winners of the 1-2 games playing the winners of the semis.


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Update on draw cancellations due to Provincial Mixed
Posted Monday, March 3, 2008 by derekm

The morning Seniors will take place, between 9:30 and 11:30 am, as will the Monday juniors, between 4 and 6 pm.


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Fowler Foursome goes from B pool to A pool victory in Wed. Ladder League
Posted Sunday, March 2, 2008 by derekm

Round three gets underway this week in the Murphy's Cornwall Pharmacy Wednesday evening Ladder League. The Bob Fowler rink made an incredible leap from the B pool to take the A section of round two by storm, losing only one game to finish in first place.
There was a logjam of four teams with three losses all vying for second. The Terry MacCormac foursome came out on top, beating all three of the other teams - Bob MacWilliams, Ray Biagé, and Karen Currie in league play to take the runner-up slot.
 
Dave Murphy and Paul Neima were next with four losses. Neima beat Murphy in their encounter on Feb. 20th. This means that Neima remains in the A pool, while Murphy now descends the ladder to B. The Ernie Diamond foursome finished in the final spot, and also join the B squad.
 
In the B pool, the Gordon Matthews rink won all but one game (including one that was removed from their record by random draw because they did not have a bye), finishing first and moving up to the A pool. There were three teams with two losses: Hank Kamphuis, Kelly Watts, and Barb Duncan-Biagé. Watts wins second place and a trip up the ladder to the A pool by virtue of beating both of the other teams, and also by having scored the most total points of the three teams. The Marty Donnelly rink (now skipped by Scott Jeffrey, as Marty and Nadia have moved to Moncton) and Joerg Soltermann both had 3 losses, followed by Guy Arsenault and Jeff Taylor with a couple of wins, and the new team skipped by Colleen Soltermann, still getting their feet wet in the cellar! 

 

Here are the pools/team rosters for round three:. Note that team members can play any position.

Pool A

A1-Bob Fowler, Tracy MacDonald, Gary Crosby, Daphne Crosby
A2-Terry MacCormac, Rick Milton, Tara Rose, Cindy MacCormac

A3-Bob MacWilliams, Myrna Sanderson, Jim Farquharson, Ruth Stavert
A4-Ray Biage, Lorianne Davies, Gordon Canfield, Angus Davies
A5-Karen Currie, Alan Acorn, Valerie Acorn, Tom Morrison
A6-Paul Neima, Helene LaPalme, Gerry Curley, Patty Burnside
A7-Gordon Matthews, Rebecca Rolfe, Derek MacEwen, Marjorie Matthews
A8-Kelly Watts, Cathy Handren, Darren MacLean, Cindy Nicholson

Pool B
B1-Dave Murphy, Donald Weeks, Wayne Goodwin, Glen Green
B2-Ernie Diamond, Carol Sweetapple, Marilyn Diamond, Gordie Lank
B3-Hank Kamphuis, Gord Peters, Vern Chowan, Pat MacInnis
B4-Barb Duncan-Biage, Debby Sigsworth, Lynda Turnbull, Cyndi Russell
B5-Scott Jeffery, Angie Jeffrey, Terry Wiseman, Spare
B6-Joerg Soltermann, Terry MacLeod, Steve McLaughan, Hans Wicki
B7-Jeff Taylor, Alex Sutherland, Sean Young, Alex Jenkins
B8-Guy Arsenault, Shawn Meyers, Heather Romain, Hayley Meyers
B9-Colleen Soltermann, Mary Beth MacLean, Katherine Morrow, Sandra Williamson

 

Round three will last for five weeks, ending on April 2nd. The B pool will continue to have 9 teams, with one bye per night.

 

Here is the round three draw:

 

March 5

6:30 pm

Ice 1: B MacWilliams, M Sanderson, J Farquharson, R Stavert
vs K Currie, A Acorn, V Acorn, T Morrison

Ice 2: H Kamphuis, G Peters, V Chowan, P MacInnis
vs J Taylor, A Sutherland, Sean Young, Alex Jenkins

Ice 3: K Watts, C Handren, D MacLean, C Nicholson
vs P Neima, H LaPalme, G Curley, P Burnside

Ice 4: E Diamond, Carol Sweetapple, Marilyn Diamond, Gordie Lank
vs B Duncan-Biage, D Sigsworth, L Turnbull, C Russell

 

8:30 pm

Ice 1: G Matthews, R Rolfe, D MacEwen, M Matthews
vs R Biage, L Davies, G Canfield, A Davies

Ice 2: J Soltermann, T MacLeod, S McLaughlin, H Wicki
vs C Soltermann, MB MacLean, K Morrow, S Williamson

Ice 3: T MacCormac, R Milton, T Rose, C MacCormac
vs B Fowler, T MacDonald, G Crosby, D Crosby

Ice 4: S Jeffrey, A Jeffrey, T Wiseman
vs D Murphy, D Weeks, W Goodwin, G Green

Bye: G Arsenault, S Meyers, H Romain, Hayley Meyers

 

March 12

6:30 pm

Ice 1: C Soltermann, MB MacLean, K Morrow, S Williamson Meyers
vs D Murphy, D Weeks, W Goodwin, G Green

Ice 2: R Biage, L Davies, G Canfield, A Davies
vs B Fowler, T MacDonald, G Crosby, D Crosby

Ice 3: J Soltermann, T MacLeod, S McLaughlin, H Wicki
vs G Arsenault, S Meyers, H Romain, Hayley Meyers

Ice 4: G Matthews, R Rolfe, D MacEwen, M Matthews
vs T MacCormac, R Milton, T Rose, C MacCormac

 

8:30 pm

Ice 1: J Taylor, A Sutherland, Sean Young, Alex Jenkins
vs B Duncan-Biage, D Sigsworth, L Turnbull, C Russell

Ice 2: K Currie, A Acorn, V Acorn, T Morrison
vs P Neima, H LaPalme, G Curley, P Burnside

Ice 3: H Kamphuis, G Peters, V Chowan, P MacInnis
vs S Jeffrey, A Jeffrey, T Wiseman

Ice 4: B MacWilliams, M Sanderson, J Farquharson, R Stavert
vs K Watts, C Handren, D MacLean, C Nicholson

Bye: E Diamond, Carol Sweetapple, Marilyn Diamond, Gordie Lank

 

March 19

6:30 pm

Ice 1: G Matthews, R Rolfe, D MacEwen, M Matthews
vs P Neima, H LaPalme, G Curley, P Burnside

Ice 2: S Jeffrey, A Jeffrey, T Wiseman
vs G Arsenault, S Meyers, H Romain, Hayley Meyers

Ice 3: B MacWilliams, M Sanderson, J Farquharson, R Stavert
vs B Fowler, T MacDonald, G Crosby, D Crosby

Ice 4: E Diamond, Carol Sweetapple, Marilyn Diamond, Gordie Lank
vs J Taylor, A Sutherland, Sean Young, Alex Jenkins

 

8:30 pm

Ice 1: T MacCormac, R Milton, T Rose, C MacCormac
vs K Watts, C Handren, D MacLean, C Nicholson

Ice 2: H Kamphuis, G Peters, V Chowan, P MacInnis
vs J Soltermann, T MacLeod, S McLaughlin, H Wicki

Ice 3: K Currie, A Acorn, V Acorn, T Morrison
vs R Biage, L Davies, G Canfield, A Davies 

Ice 4: D Murphy, D Weeks, W Goodwin, G Green
vs B Duncan-Biage, D Sigsworth, L Turnbull, C Russell

Bye: C Soltermann, MB MacLean, K Morrow, S Williamson

 

March 26

6:30 pm

Ice 1: G Arsenault, S Meyers, H Romain, Hayley Meyers
vs J Taylor, A Sutherland, Sean Young, Alex Jenkins

Ice 2: K Watts, C Handren, D MacLean, C Nicholson
vs R Biage, L Davies, G Canfield, A Davies  

Ice 3: D Murphy, D Weeks, W Goodwin, G Green
vs H Kamphuis, G Peters, V Chowan, P MacInnis

Ice 4: K Currie, A Acorn, V Acorn, T Morrison
vs T MacCormac, R Milton, T Rose, C MacCormac

 

8:30 pm

Ice 1: B Duncan-Biage, D Sigsworth, L Turnbull, C Russell
vs C Soltermann, MB MacLean, K Morrow, S Williamson

Ice 2: B MacWilliams, M Sanderson, J Farquharson, R Stavert
vs G Matthews, R Rolfe, D MacEwen, M Matthews

Ice 3: J Soltermann, T MacLeod, S McLaughlin, H Wicki
vs E Diamond, Carol Sweetapple, Marilyn Diamond, Gordie Lank

Ice 4: B Fowler, T MacDonald, G Crosby, D Crosby
vs P Neima, H LaPalme, G Curley, P Burnside

Bye: S Jeffrey, A Jeffrey, T Wiseman

 

April 2nd

6:30 pm

Ice 1: T MacCormac, R Milton, T Rose, C MacCormac
vs B MacWilliams, M Sanderson, J Farquharson, R Stavert

Ice 2: S Jeffrey, A Jeffrey, T Wiseman
vs C Soltermann, MB MacLean, K Morrow, S Williamson

Ice 3: P Neima, H LaPalme, G Curley, P Burnside
vs R Biage, L Davies, G Canfield, A Davies 

Ice 4: B Duncan-Biage, D Sigsworth, L Turnbull, C Russell
vs G Arsenault, S Meyers, H Romain, Hayley Meyers

 

8:30 pm

Ice 1: K Watts, C Handren, D MacLean, C Nicholson
vs B Fowler, T MacDonald, G Crosby, D Crosby

Ice 2: E Diamond, Carol Sweetapple, Marilyn Diamond, Gordie Lank
vs H Kamphuis, G Peters, V Chowan, P MacInnis

Ice 3: G Matthews, R Rolfe, D MacEwen, M Matthews
vs K Currie, A Acorn, V Acorn, T Morrison

Ice 4: D Murphy, D Weeks, W Goodwin, G Green
vs J Taylor, A Sutherland, Sean Young, Alex Jenkins

Bye: J Soltermann, T MacLeod, S McLaughlin, H Wicki


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Remaining Provincial Intermediate draws to go next Sunday
Posted Sunday, March 2, 2008 by derekm

The remaining draws at the Provincial Intermediate Curling Championship have been postponed until next Sunday, March 9th at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary. The draw times will be finalized later and posted on the event website (peicurling.com/intermediate). Today's games were called off due to the weather conditions.

Going into today's play, Barry Cameron of the Silver Fox and Clair Sweet of the host Maple Leaf club have advanced to the men's 1 vs 2 Page playoff game, while in the 3 vs 4 game. Daryl MacDonald of the Maple Leaf club will play the winner of a tiebreaker between Brock Spence of Cornwall and Paul Matheson of the Silver Fox.

In the women's section, Faith Leclair and Sheila Comption, both from the Fox, have advanced to the 1 vs 2 game, while Bev Shaw and Stacy MacWilliams. both from the Maple Leaf, are in the 3 vs 4 game.

In the Page playoff system, the winner of the 1 vs 2 advances directly to the final, while the loser of that game plays the winner of the 3 vs 4 game in a semi-final, with that semi-final winner then advancing to the final. 



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Draw cancellations due to Provincial Mixed
Posted Sunday, March 2, 2008 by derekm

The M&M Meat Shops Provincial Mixed Curling Championships get underway Friday morning at our Club.

Draws go Friday at 9 am, and 12:30 pm, 4:30 and 7:30 pm on Friday, Saturday at 10 am, and 2:30 and 7 pm, Sunday at 1:30 and 7 pm, and Monday at 1:30 and (if needed) 7 pm.

Any daytime practices or draws during this time would not go ahead.

This will result in the cancellation of next Sunday's 7 pm league draw. The Monday March 10th evening draws will likely be cancelled, too. In the event that the same team wins the A and B finals of this double-knockout event, the final game Monday night at 7:30 will not be required, and it would be possible for the Monday evening draws to go ahead. This would not be known until around 4 pm on Monday when the B final would be complete (unless the A winner is not in the B final, in which case the game is certain to go ahead). Check with your Monday night drawmaster to see what the plans are in the event that the Monday night Mixed game is not needed.


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Four provincial curling ch'ships taking place this week
Posted Sunday, March 2, 2008 by derekm

The PEI curling championship season is rapidly coming to a close, with three of the four remaining provincial championships getting underway this week. As well, the Provincial Intermediate Curling Championships continue at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary, with Sunday draws carried over to Monday due to the inclement weather.

Stick

The second annual Provincial Stick Curling Championship takes place March 4-5 at the Western Community Curling in Alberton. Stick curling is an event with two curlers per team, who deliver their rocks with delivery sticks, with each team member delivering from opposite ends. Sweeping is allowed only from the hog line to the back of the house at the playing end. The two delivering curlers (one from each team) alternately deliver 6 stones each per end, while their teammate skips that end.  Then roles are reversed, and the partners deliver the stones back. All games are six ends. Inaugural champions Ernie Stavert and

The Ernie Stavert/Sterling Stratton duo from Cornwall are back to defend their title. Also participating are four rinks from the host club, one from the Maple Leaf club in O'Leary, and four from Montague. Round robin play gets underway Tuesday at 10 am, with eight draws going every 90 minutes on Tuesday, and seven draws going every 90 minutes on Wednesday, beginning at 9 am. There will be no playoff round, as win-loss records, backed up by a points system, will be used to determine the winner. Teams can be any combination of male and female players.

Here are the opening draws:

Tuesday at 10 am:
Ernie Stavert / Sterling Stratton vs Walter Callaghan / Edwin Walker (Western Community)
Francis Ellsworth / Johnny Ellsworth (Western Community) vs Sterling Higginbotham / Philip Curley (Montague)
Charlene Ashley / Joyce Matthews (Western Community) vs  Roger  Gavin / Shirley Murphy (Western)

Tuesday at 11:30 am:
Sterling Higginbotham / Philip Curley (Montague) vs C. Charlene Ashley / Joyce Matthews (Western Community)
Glen Betts / Joey Ellsworth (Maple Leaf) vs Carter Vaniderstine / Billy Power (Montague)
Howard Kerwin  / Bob Leard vs Basil Higginbotham /Gordie MacDonald (Montague)

M&M Meat Shops, Charlottetown, have taken on sponsorship of two events this season, the Provincial Mixed, and the age 15 and Under.

Mixed

The M&M Meat Shops Provincial Mixed takes place March 7-10 at the Cornwall Curling Club. Defending champion Kyle Stevenson of Charlottetown is back this

year, with Shelly Bradley joining the rink at 3rd, and Doug MacGregor and Tricia Affleck returning at second and lead. Sixteen rinks will play a doubke-

knockout format, with the winning team advancing to the Canadian Mixed in the fall. Opening draw is Friday at 9 am, with the final on Monday.

Here are the opening draws:

Friday March 7th at 9 am
Kevin Smith (Cornwall) vs Bill Hope (Ch'town)
Mitch O'Shea (Ch'town) vs Robert Campbell (Ch'town)
Donald Clarey (Montague) vs Geoff Scutt (Cornwall)
Jamie Newson (Ch'town) vs Jeff Nelson (Montague)

Friday March 7th at 12:30 pm
Kyle Stevenson (Ch'town) vs Jody Jackson (Ch'town)
Darren Higgins (Silver Fox) vs Larry Dewar (Montague)
Rob Young (Cornwall) vs Nick Fraser (Ch'town)
Sean Clarey (Ch'town) vs David C Murphy (Ch'town)

15 and Under

The M&M Meat Shops Provincial 15 and Under gets underway Thursday March 6th at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. Eight girls teams and nine boys rinks are taking part in this round robin event with a modified Page playoff format, in which the top teams from the 2 pools in the round robin will play off, with the winner advancing directly to the final and the loser going go to the Semi-final.  The two second-place teams will play off, with the winner advancing to the semi-final, and the winner of that match advancing to the final.  The defending girls champion Christina Keen/Anita Casey rink from the Silver Fox has graduated from the age category, but boys champion Parker Clements from the Maple Leaf club in O'Leary, will be back to defend his title.

The final will take place either Sunday at 6 pm, or next Tuesday at 5 pm, depending on the number of games played on Sunday, and other factors.

Here are the opening draws:

Boys
Thursday March 6th at 6 pm
Patrick Shepherd (Ch'town) vs Colton Griffin (Western Community)
Cody Dixon Montague vs Jeffrey Taylor (Cornwall)

Friday March 7th at 9 am
Adam Nabuurs (Montague) vs Kyle Hughes (Ch'town)
Parker Clements (Maple Leaf) vs Matthew MacLean (Maple Leaf)
Jeffrey Taylor (Cornwall) vs Patrick Shepherd (Ch'town)
Colton Griffin (Western Community) vs Daniel McCarthy (Western Community)

Girls
Friday March 7th, 12 noon
Tricia Sanderson (Cornwall) vs Megan Davies (Ch'town)
Kimberly Dunbar (Ch'town) vs Emma Cousins (Maple Leaf)
Amanda MacLean (Maple Leaf) vs Veronica Smith (Cornwall)
Leah Deveau (Montague) vs Tiffany Sweet (Maple Leaf)

The provincial championship season wraps up with a look at the future of curling with the KFC Provincial 12 and Under taking place at the Crapaud Community Curling Club from March 26 to 30. Entry deadline for this event is March 5th, and entry fee is $20 per player. Last year's winners were the Matthew MacLean rink from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary, and the Veronica Smith foursome from Cornwall.

Complete draw, team rosters, and results from all events are available at peicurling.com.


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Club closed Sunday evening
Posted Sunday, March 2, 2008 by derekm

Due to the weather and road conditions the Cornwall Curling Club is closed for the day The 7 PM draw, scheduled for tonight, March 2/08, will be played next Sunday.
 

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Cornwall Curling Club closed Sunday afternoon
Posted Sunday, March 2, 2008 by derekm

The Club is closed this afternoon, Sunday, Mar 2/08 due to weather and road conditions. Afternoon practice is cancelled. A further announcement regarding the Sunday 7pm draw will be made after 4pm.

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Dunn foursome wins Lorne MacPhail Memorial Seniors Spiel
Posted Thursday, February 28, 2008 by derekm

Here are the winners from this year's Lorne MacPhail Memorial Seniors Spiel. Thanks to everyone who took part!

1st Place

Tom Dunn, Ruth Stavert, Denis Dunne, Grant Laird

2nd Place

Shirley Lank, Roy Coffin, Neil Smith, Kimball Blanchard

3rd Place

Sterling Stratton, Phyllis Cole, Donald Weeks, Carlene Peters

4th Place

Bill Atkinson, Paula Creamer, David Murphy, Kay Atkinson


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Timers Wanted
Posted Thursday, February 28, 2008 by derekm

Timers are needed for 31 games at the M&M Meatshops Provincial Mixed Curling Championship, March 7 - March 10 at the Cornwall Curling Club. The sign up sheet is at the club or you can call Bev at 566-4427 or email cornwallcurling@isn.net. The PEICA provides a "thank you" of $10.00 per game timed. If you have not had experience in timing but would like to learn, a training session can be put on before the first game.


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Reminder: signup for Memorial Funspiel in support of cancer
Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2008 by derekm

This is a reminder that the signup sheet is up for the first annual J. Ken MacDonald Memorial Curling Funspiel will be held March 14-15 here at the Cornwall Curling Club. This event, sponsored by the Charlottetown Kinsmen with the support of BMO Bank of Montreal is a public fundraiser in support of cancer, and was inspired by former Kinsmen president MacDonald, who succumbed to cancer last year.

Entry fee for the event, which guarantees three six-end games, promises lots of fun and prizes, and includes breakfast Saturday morning, a Hot Shots Competition, and a Stick Shootout is $120 per team. Entry deadline is March 1st. First draw is 6 pm Friday. this is an "anything goes" event - any combo of men and/or women is allowed!

For more information, contact Chris Hodgson at 628-6475, or email curling@charlottetownkin.com.

[note to members: Chris, who curled on Cornwall's 1997 PEI Junior championship rink, is back at our club this year, and skips a team in the Tuesday night league]

Poster   Entry Form


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Cornwall Curling Club - now with Free Delivery (instruction)!
Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2008 by derekm
John DeLuca is giving instruction on delivery to the Monday 6:30pm draw, immediately after the draw, on Monday March 3rd. He had a couple of people from that draw request help with their delivery and would like to let others know in case there is someone else who would like to join them. He would like to limit it to 6-8 people, about all he can instruct at one time. John has asked that curlers be notified on the web so they can plan to stay after the draw.

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PEI Team takes 1st Place in Atlantic Group-Air Force Assoc. of Canada Curling Bonspiel in Truro, NS
Posted Tuesday, February 26, 2008 by derekm

Peter MacNeil, Skip, who curls out of the Charlottetown Curling Club, along with Dave Currie, Third, Denis Dunne, second and Bob Tucker, Lead, all from the Cornwall Curling Club, took 1st Place in the Air Force Assoc. of Canada Atlantic Group 2008 Curling Bonspiel in Truro, N.S.  The team were representing # 201 Confederation Wing AFAC, Charlottetown in a pool of 12 Wing teams from the four Atlantic Provinces that played for the title over the Feb. 22th Weekend. The trophy they won will be on display at the Lorne MacPhail Memorial Seniors Bonspiel this week at the Cornwall Curling Club.


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Provincial Intermediate Ch'ships start Thurs. in O'Leary
Posted Monday, February 25, 2008 by derekm

The Provincial Intermediate Curling Championships take place February 28-March 3 at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary. This event was created to give up-and-coming curlers experience in competing in a championship-style event.
Seven men's teams and four women's rinks are competing in separate round robin events, with a Page playoff round in which the top two teams will play in one game, and the third and fourth place teams will square off in the other (all four women's teams will make the playoffs). The winner of the 1st vs 2nd place game will advance directly to the final, against the winner of the semi-final game, in which the loser of the 1st place vs 2nd place game plays the winner of the 3rd place vs 4th place contest. There will be two new Intermediate champs this year, as last year's winners Sherren Morrison of Cornwall and Matt Smith of Charlottetown are not in this year's event.
 
Here are the opening round robin draws:
Thursday February 28th at 3:30 pm (women's)
Faith LeClair (Silver Fox) vs Stacy MacWilliams (Maple Leaf)
Sheila Compton (Silver Fox) vs B Shaw (Maple Leaf)
 
Thursday February 28th at 7 pm (men's)
Eric McCarthy (Maple Leaf) vs Angus Kennedy (Cornwall)
Daryl MacDonald (Maple Leaf) vs Barry Cameron (Silver Fox)
Brock Spence (Cornwall) vs Clair Sweet (Maple Leaf)
Friday February 29th at 10 am
Clair Sweet (Maple Leaf) vs Barry Cameron (Silver Fox)
Brock Spence (Cornwall) vs Paul Matheson (Silver Fox)
Daryl MacDonald (Maple Leaf) vs Eric McCarthy (Maple Leaf)
 
Draws go Thursday at 3:30 and 7 pm (opening ceremonies are at 6:30), Friday through Sunday at 10 am, and 2:30 and 7 pm, and, if needed, Monday at 6 pm (men's final if not played on Sunday)
 
Team rosters (listed skip to lead):
Men
Barry Cameron, Steven Arsenault, Andrew Windsor, Jim Arsenault-Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club
Eric McCarthy, Jamie Shaw, William MacNeill, John Martin-Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary
Daryl MacDonald, Glen Betts, Lowell Morrison, Joey Ellsworth-O'Leary
Brock Spence, Sean Ledgerwood, Chris Montigny, Jay Carr-Cornwall Curling Club
Clair Sweet, Bob Matheson, Muncey Harris, Wayne Arsenault-Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary 
Paul Matheson, Dale Cannon, Duane Wright, George Power-Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club
Angus Kennedy, Rob Young, Norman Boswall, Mark MacDonald-Cornwall Curling Club
 
Women:
Faith LeClair, Jennifer Compton, Cindy Howard, Flo Birch-Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club (Summerside)
Sheila Compton, Debbie MacMurdo. Paula Baglole, Heather Bernard-Silver Fox
Bev Shaw, Suzanne Getson, Rushell MacDonald, Isabelle Avery,-Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary
Stacy MacWilliams, Shelley Gray, Geraldine Allain, Carolyn Currie-Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary 
 
 
Full round robin draw and results available at peicurling.com/intermediate

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Sam Ramsay rink wins 17 and Under men's section
Posted Monday, February 25, 2008 by derekm

The Sam Ramsay foursome from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside are the 2008 Sylvan Learning PEI 17 and Under junior men's champions. This evening at the Montague Curling Club they defeated the Spencer Pitre rink from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton by a 4-2 score in the low-scoring final game. A Ramsay single in the third end was the only point in the first half of the eight-end contest. Ramsay took another point in the fifth for a 2-0 lead, but Pitre came up with a double in the next end to tie the score. The seventh end was blanked, and Ramsay took a pair in the final end for the win. The winning Ramsay rink includes third Neil Gallant, second Brett Gallant and lead Eric Pidgeon, with coach Peter Pidgeon. Brett Gallant is perhaps better known as the skip of PEI's reigning junior men's championship rink. The Ramsay squad (without Brett Gallant) also won the 17 and Under event last year.

The Pitre rink includes third Billie Lewis, second Daniel McCarthy, and lead Shawn Pitre, and is coached by Roger Gavin.

Pitre won the A final of the triple-knockout event, while Ramsay took the B, and David Parker won the C division. Pitre beat Parker 10-4 in the semi-final to advance to the final against Ramsay. Ramsay won the bye to the final by virture of playing in the most division finals.

On Sunday, the Sarah Fullerton rink from Cornwall defeated Anita Casey of the Silver Fox 6-3 to win the 17 and Under junior women's title.

The winning Ramsay and Fullerton rinks now advance to the Atlantic 17 and Under Championships, March 21-24 at the Truro Curling Club.


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Cornwall's Fullerton rink wins 17 and Under Women's section
Posted Monday, February 25, 2008 by derekm

The Cornwall Curling Club rink of Sarah Fullerton, Michelle McQuaid, Whitney Young, and Sara McRae, with coach Stewart Mutch, are the 2008 Sylvan Learning Provincial 17 and Under women's champions. Sunday night at the Montague Curling Club, the Fullerton team, who were runners-up last year, and won in 2006, defeated the Anita Casey team from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club by a 6-3 score in the first of two scheduled playoff games. As Fullerton had won the A and B sections of the triple-knockout event, a win in either of the two playoffs against Casey would give her the title, so the final game was not needed. Madeleine Campbell, Dannielle Chiasson, and Bethany MacDonald, with coach Leo Stewart, round out the Casey foursome. The winning Fullerton rink now advance to the Atlantic 17 and Under championships, March 21-24 at the Truro Curling Club in Nova Scotia.

Fullerton won the A final on Friday with a 9-1 win over Casey, and the B final on Saturday with a 6-4 victory over the Nikki Arsenault foursome from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary. Fullerton failed to advance to the C final, losing 7-3 to Casey in the preliminary. Casey went on to beat Arsenault 8-2 to take the C event.

In the men's section, the final game goes Monday at 5 pm. Spencer Pitre of the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton won the A final with a 7-2 win over Sam Ramsay of the Silver Fox. The B final was won by Ramsay, 8-7 over David Parker of Charlottetown, while Parker won the C division of this triple-knockout event, stealing a triple in the final end for a 6-2 win over Ramsay. This pitted Pitre against Parker in the first of two championship games, with Pitre winning 10-4. Pitre now plays defending champion Ramsay in the sudden-death final on Monday, with the winner advancing to the Atlantic championship, March 21-24 in Truro. Playing with Pitre are Billie Lewis, Daniel McCarthy and Shawn Pitre, with coach Roger Gavin. Neil Gallant, Brett Gallant, and Eric Pidgeon, with coach Peter Pidgeon round out team Ramsay.


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Lorne MacPhail Memorial Bonspiel Draw
Posted Sunday, February 24, 2008 by derekm

Here is the draw for the Lorne MacPhail Memorial Seniors Bonspiel at the Cornwall Curling Club:

Tuesday, February 26th

9:00 AM

Ice 1

S. Lank, R. Coffin, N. Smith, K. Blanchard vs R. Biagé, M. Plamondon, G. Canfield, D. Graham

Ice 2

T. Dunn, R. Stavert, D. Dunne, TBA vs E. Stavert, L. Fairhurst, A. MacCormac, M. England

Ice 3

L. Callbeck, C. Sweetapple, B. Tucker, P. McCardle vs G. Scutt, G. Laird, E. Coffin, D. Dennis

10:30 AM

Ice 2

G. Hermann, B. Prowse, K. Fisher, B. MacWilliams vs J. Deluca, M. MacDonald, V. Chowan, J. Anderson

Ice 3

V. Fisher, D. DelValle, R. Giggey, J. Gillis vs Leslie Hardy team (Alberton)

Ice 4

S. Stratton, P. Cole, D. Weeks, C. Peters vs K. Atkinson team (Charlottetown)


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Lorne MacPhail Memorial Spiel
Posted Saturday, February 23, 2008 by derekm

Here are the Cornwall teams for the Lorne MacPhail Memorial Spiel, Tuesday, Feb 26/08 and Wednesday, Feb 27/08. Schedule to be posted Monday, Feb 25/08.

Cost is $100.00 per team.

1-Shirley Lank, Roy Coffin, Neil Smith, Kimball Blanchard
2-Ray Biagé, Mary Plamondon, Gordon Canfield, Don Graham
3-Tom Dunn, Ruth Stavert, Denis Dunne, TBA
4-Ernie Stavert, Linda Fairhurst, Allison McCormick, Mable England
5-Lester Callbeck, Carol Sweetapple, Bob Tucker, Pat McCardle
6-Geoff Scutt, Grant Laird, Edgar Coffin, Dottie Dennis
7-Gordie Hermann, Bill Prowse, Karen Fisher, Bob MacWilliams
8-John DeLuca, Marie MacDonald, Vern Chowan, Jean Anderson
9-Vince Fisher, Deb DelValle, Ron Giggey, Jim Gillis
10-Sterling Stratton, Phyllis Cole, Donald Weeks, Carlene Peters


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Spencer Pitre and Cornwall's Sarah Fullerton rinks win 17 and Under "A" Finals
Posted Friday, February 22, 2008 by derekm

The winners of the A sections of the triple-knockout Sylvan Learning Provincial 17 and Under Curling championship were decided Friday evening at the Montague Curling Club.

On the junior men's side, the rink of Spencer Pitre, Billie Lewis, Daniel McCarthy and Shawn Pitre, with coach Roger Gavin, from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, stole three points in the sixth end, and went on to defeat defending champion Sam Ramsay by a 7-2 score. The Ramsay foursome, who have PEI Junior Champ Brett Gallant on their team for this event, curl out of the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside.

To advance to the A final, Ramsay beat David Parker of Charlottetown 10-6 in the morning draw, while Pitre took a triple in the final end to defeat Isaac Shaw of Charlottetown 9-6.

In the junior women's section, the Sarah Fullerton rink from Cornwall, who won the event two years ago, and were runners-up last year, defeated Summerside's Anita Casey rink 9-1 to win the A section final. Playing with Fullerton are Michelle McQuaid, Whitney Young, and Sara MacRae, with coach Stewart Mutch. Earlier on Friday, the Fullerton foursome recorded a 12-2 win over Cornwall's Tricia Sanderson rink to advance to the section final, while Casey advanced Thursday night with a 5-4 win over Katie Sharkey of Charlottetown.

In other games on Friday, Jessica van Ouwerkerk of the Fox avenged her two losses on Thursday with a couple of lop-sided wins, 13-1 over Megan Davies of Charlottetown, and 8-0 over Rachael Collier of Montague. Sharkey picked up a 10-3 win over Leah Deveau of Montague.

Saturday play gets underway at 9:30 with the junior women. Defending champion Katie Sharkey will play Fullerton in that draw, while Anita Casey takes on Nikki Arsenault of the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary. The winners of those two games play in the B final.

At 12:30, the junior men take to the ice. In that draw, Pitre plays David Parker and Shaw faces Ramsay, with the winners advancing to the B final.

The B finals go Saturday at 4:30 (junior women) and 7:30 pm (junior men), while the C finals are Sunday afternoon at 2:30.

If a team were to win two of the three section finals, they would get to play in both championship games, set for Sunday evening at 7:30 and Monday afternoon at 5, and win the title if they take either. If a team happens to win all three section finals, they would win the championships without having to play a championship game. If there are three separate winners, the two game championship round would be played, with the team that plays in the most section finals getting the bye to the second game.

Eight junior men's teams and nine junior women's rinks are competing in this event, with the winning junior men's and women's rinks earning the right to compete in the Atlantic 17 and Under championships, March 21-24 at the Truro Curling Club in Nova Scotia.


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Barb Currie edges Cornwall's Shirley Berry to win Seniors title
Posted Tuesday, February 19, 2008 by derekm

The Barb Currie rink from the host Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club edged Cornwall's Shirley Berry foursome by a 7-6 score this  afternoon to win the Credit Unions of PEI Provincial Women's Curling  Championship.  Playing with Currie were third Lana Simmons, second Jeanette Rivard, and lead Helen MacDonald, with coach Al Ledgerwood. Third Danielle Girard, second Arleen Harris, and lead Carol Sweetapple  round out the Berry foursome, who are coached by Butch McGee.

This is Currie's fourth Seniors title, winning previously in 2001, 2005, and 2006. Berry is a two-time Seniors champion.

In today's game, Currie opened the scoring with a first end deuce.  Berry tied it up with singles in the next two ends, but Currie scored another deuce in the fourth to grab the lead. They exchanged singles in five and six. Currie stole the next two ends to lead 7-3. Berry grabbed a 9th end pair to narrow the gap to two, and stole a deuce in the tenth, not enough to tie the game.

The Currie rink were first in the round robin, with a 6-1 win-loss record, their only loss being to the Berry team, who were second at 5-2..

Berry won the 1st place vs 2nd place Page playoff over Currie to advance directly to today's final, while the Summerside team had to get to the championship game by beating out third-place Joyce White of Charlottetown in the semi-final match.

On Monday, the Ted MacFadyen rink from the Charlottetown Curling Club beat the Peter MacDonald rink from the Fox by a 9-3 score to win the Men's title.

The Currie and MacFadyen rinks now advance to the Canadian Seniors, March 22-30 in Prince Albert Sask.


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Ted MacFadyen wins sixth Seniors championship
Posted Monday, February 18, 2008 by derekm

The Ted MacFadyen rink from the Charlottetown Curling Club defeated the Peter MacDonald rink from the host Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club by a 9-3 score this afternoon, stealing deuces in the sixth and seventh ends, to win the Credit Unions of PEI Provincial Senior Men's Curling Championship. MacFadyen is now a six-time Seniors champion, and five-time Men's champ. Lead Mike Coady and second Sandy Foy have been playing on his team since the mid-seventies, while Craig Mackie has recently joined the rink at third. Rod MacDonald, Tom Fetterly and Doug MacEachern round out the MacDonald squad.

Photo (L-R): Ted MacFadyen, Craig Mackie, Sandy Foy, Mike Coady

MacDonald won the A side of the double-knockout event, while MacFadyen took the B side, with both teams beating Clair Sweet of O'Leary in the section finals.

The winning MacFadyen rink will advance to the Canadian Seniors, March 22-30 in Prince Albert Sask.


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Cornwall's Shirley Berry to play Barb Currie for Senior Women's title
Posted Monday, February 18, 2008 by derekm

The Barb Currie rink from the host Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club defeated Charlottetown's Joyce White foursome 8-2 this afternoon in the semi-final of the Credit Unions of PEI Provincial Senior Women's Curling championships. The win puts Currie, and teammates Lana Simmons, Jeanette Rivard, and Helen MacDonald in Tuesday's 2 pm final against Cornwall's Shirley Berry rink. Currie has won the Seniors three times in the past, while Berry is a two-time champ.

Berry won the 1st place vs 2nd place Page playoff over Currie this morning by an 8-6 score to advance directly to the final. Other members of the Berry foursome are third Danielle Girard, second Arleen Harris, and lead Carol Sweetapple.

White beat Cornwall's Sherren Morrison in this morning's Page 3rd vs 4th game by a 9-3 score to advance to the semi-final against Currie.

 


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Sweet, MacFadyen in Senior Men's B final, Currie, Berry in Women's 1 vs 2
Posted Sunday, February 17, 2008 by derekm
The playoff round is set at the Credit Unions of PEI Provincial Seniors Curling Championships at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club.

In the double-knockout men's division, Clair Sweet of O'Leary's Maple Leaf club and Ted MacFadyen of the Charlottetown Curling Club will square off in the B divison final Monday at 9 am, with the winner facing A divison winner Peter MacDonald of the host Silver Fox club in the 2 pm final.

Sweet advanced with a 6-4 win Sunday afternoon over Charlottetown's Charlie Wilkinson, while MacFadyen beat Peter MacDonald by an 8-6 score. On Sunday morning, MacFadyen eliminated John Deluca of Cornwall with a 10-3 win, while Wilkinson knocked out Lou Nowlan of the host club by an 8-3 score. MacDonald beat Sweet 5-2 in the A final on Saturday.

Round robin play wrapped up Sunday morning in the women's division. In the final round, Shirley Berry of Cornwall handed Barb Currie of Summerside her only loss of the round robin, by a 10-9 extra end score, giving Currie a 6-1 win-loss record and Berry a 5-2 tally, advancing both teams to the 1st place vs 2nd place Page playoff, now scheduled for 9 am on Monday.

Sherren Morrison of Cornwall, Joyce White of Charlottetown, and Karen A MacDonald of Charlottetown all finished with 4-3 win-loss records. Morrison had beaten both teams in round robin play, and was awarded third place, while White and MacDonald squared off in a Sunday afternoon tiebreaker, with White scoring four points in the final end to win 11-8 and grab the final playoff spot. Morrison and White now play in the Page 3rd place vs fourth place game Monday morning at 9.

Other round robin finishes: Diane MacKay of Cornwall was 3-4, Karen E MacDonald of Summerside was 2-5, while Silver Fox clubmate Nola Murphy was 0-7.

The winner of the Currie/Berry Page game will advance directly to the final, which will now take place Tuesday at 2 pm, due to a scheduling change.

The loser of that game will play in the semi-final, Monday at 2 pm, against the winner of the Morrison vs White Page contest, with the semi winner advancing to the Tuesday final.

The winning men's and women's rinks will advance to the Canadian Seniors, March 22-30 in Prince Albert Sask.

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Peter MacDonald rink wins Senior Men's A Final; Barb Currie undefeated in women's section
Posted Saturday, February 16, 2008 by derekm

The Peter MacDonald rink from the host Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club defeated the Clair Sweet foursome from the Maple Leaf club in O'Leary by a 5-2 score this afternoon to capture the A section final of the double knockout men's division of the Credit Unions of PEI Provincial Seniors Curling Championships. Playing with MacDonald are his brother Rod at third, Doug MacEachern at 2nd, and Tom Fetterley in the lead position. Other men's rinks still alive as of Saturday night are Charlie Wilkinson and Ted MacFadyen of Charlottetown, Lou Nowlan of Summerside, and John Deluca of Cornwall. At 9 am Sunday, Wilkinson plays Nowlan and MacFadyen faces Deluca, with the winners playing Sweet and MacDonald respectively at 2 pm. The winners of those games will square off in the B divison final Monday morning at 9. If MacDonald is in that final and wins it, he will take the championship; otherwise the final featuring the A and B section winners will go Monday at 5.

In the round robin women's divison, the Barb Currie rink from the host Silver Fox club continues to lead with a 6-0 win-loss record. Playing with Currie are Lana Simmons, Jeanette Rivard, and Helen MacDonald.

Joyce White from Charlottetown and Shirley Berry of Cornwall are next at 4-2, while Karen A. MacDonald of Charlottetown and Cornwall's Sherren Morrison and Diane MacKay rinks are 3-3. Karen A MacDonald of Summerside is 1-5, while Silver Fox clubmate Nola Murphy is 0-6.

The final round robin draw goes Sunday morning at 9, with tiebreakers, if needed, going Sunday at 2 and, if necessary 7 pm. If there are no 7 pm tiebreakers, the Page 1st place vs 2nd place and 3rd place vs 4th place playoff games will go then, otherwise they will go at 9 am Monday. Semi-finals between the loser of the 1 vs 2 game and the winner of the 3 vs 4 game go either 9 am or 2 pm Monday, depending on tiebreakers, and the final, between the winner of the 1 vs 2 game and the winner of the semi, go Monday at 2 or 7 pm.

Winning men's and women's rinks advance to the Canadian Seniors, March 22-30 in Prince Albert Saskatchewan.


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Curling Cancelled tonight (Wednesday)
Posted Wednesday, February 13, 2008 by derekm

Due to the snow and and ice pellets predicted for this afternoon and evening, the possibility of freezing rain tonight before the changeover to rain, and the predicted high winds, we regret that we will have to cancel curling this evening. Draws in the current schedule will be moved ahead one week.

- Derek MacEwen
  Wednesday night drawmaster

 


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Additional Club Coach workshop planned at Fox
Posted Sunday, February 10, 2008 by derekm

The PEI Curling Association is planning another CCA Technical Club Coach Workshop (Level 1), at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club on Saturday & Sunday March 1st and 2nd 2008.

Times:  Sat. 9:00 - 1:00   Sun. 8:30 - 4:30

Cost is $85.00, and registration deadline is Tuesday February 26.

For more information or to register please contact Gayle Johnston at 368-1071 or email: gaylej@pei.sympatico.ca.
Cheques are to be made payable to the PEI Curling Association and must be received by February 26.
Please mail cheques to Gayle Johnston, Box 10 Site 3 46 Kirkdale Rd. Charlottetown,  C1E 1N6

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Five Cornwall rinks to begin play Thurs. at PEI Seniors
Posted Sunday, February 10, 2008 by derekm
Seniors to follow Maritime Masters at Silver Fox
Posted Sunday, February 10, 2008 by derekm

The Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside is the host for the 2008 Credit Unions of PEI Provincial Seniors Curling Championships, for curlers age 50 and over. First draw is set for Thursday, February 14th, with the finals on Monday the 18th.

The eight-team women's division will play a round-robin with a Page playoff, while the 14-team men's section will play a double-knockout draw.

Among the talented field are five-time Men's and five-time Senior men's champion Ted MacFadyen, just off the ice from playing in the Labatt Tankard men's championship, where he made it to the Final Eight round. Defending champion Mel Bernard is not back this year, but Blair Jay from last year's team has moved up to skip a rink which includes two other members of the Bernard team. 2003 Senior champ Charlie Wilkinson is back, while five-time PEI Masters champ and 1999 Seniors champ Lou Nowlan from the host club will be very familiar with the ice, as he will be competing in the Maritime Masters championship at the same venue from Monday through Wednesday. Among the newcomers to the Senior ranks are the rink of Peter MacDonald, Rod MacDonald, Doug MacEachern, and Tom Fetterly. The MacDonald brothers have just finished competing in the Labatt Tankard, where their team made it to the final four. Fetterly was also in the Tankard, playing lead for the Robert Shaw rink, which made it to the Final Eight. He may be better known, for playing on two Canadian Mixed championship teams representing Nova Scotia. He also played on five Nova Scotia men's championship teams.

The MacDonald clan are also well-represented on the women's side, with Peter's wife Karen A. MacDonald skipping a Charlottetown team, and Rod's wife Karen E. MacDonald skipping a team from the host club. Other contenders include two-time Seniors champ Shirley Berry from Cornwall, and three-time champ Barbara Currie from Summerside. Defending champion Diane MacKay is back, with a new team out of the Cornwall Curling Club.

The winning men's and women's rinks advance to the Canadian Seniors, March 22-30 in Prince Albert Saskatchewan.

Here are the opening draws:

Opening women's draw - Thursday, Feb. 14 at 2 pm:
Barbara Currie (Silver Fox) vs Sherren Morrison (Cornwall)
Diane MacKay (Cornwall) vs Karen E MacDonald (Silver Fox)
Karen A MacDonald (Ch'town) vs Shirley Berry (Cornwall)
Nola Murphy (Silver Fox) vs Joyce White (Ch'town)

Opening men's games:

Thursday Feb. 14 at 8 pm:

Leo Stewart (Silver Fox) vs John Deluca (Cornwall)
Lou Nowlan (Silver Fox) vs Blair Jay (Silver Fox)

Friday Feb. 15 at 9 am:
John Holmes (Silver Fox) vs Clair Sweet (Maple Leaf)
Ted MacFadyen (Ch'town) vs Larry Dewar (Montague)
Peter MacDonald (Silver Fox) vs Louis Walsh (Silver Fox)
Charlie Wilkinson (Ch'town) vs Rupert Sweetapple (Cornwall)

Friday Feb. 15th at 4 pm:
Matt Smith (Charlottetown) vs winner Stewart/Deluca game from 8 pm Thursday.
Leslie Hardy (Western) vs winner Nowlan/Jay game from 8 pm Thursday.

Draw times: Thursday at 2 and 8 pm, Friday and Saturday at 9 am and 1, 4 and 7 pm, Sunday and Monday at 9 am, 2 and 7 pm.

Complete draw, full team rosters, and end-by-end results are available at peicurling.com/seniors.



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Cornwall's MacWilliams and Morrison to compete in Maritime Masters, starting Monday
Posted Friday, February 8, 2008 by derekm

Defending champions Jeanne Duffenais and Lou Nowlan will be on home ice as the Maritime Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over,  get underway Monday at Summerside's Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club. Duffenais won her fifth-straight PEI Masters title last month, while Nowlan, who was looking for his sixth-straight title, lost out to Cornwall's Bob MacWilliams in the final, but still gets to defend his Maritime title, as both winners and runners-up from the three Maritime provinces earn the right to compete in this annual event. Along with MacWilliams, Cornwall clubmate Chick Morrison, who came third in the PEI event, will also be at the Maritimes, substituting for the Nova Scotia runner-up rink, who are not attending. Summerside's Marg Nowlan, the runner-up PEI women's skip, is also in the event.

Click for team rosters.

First draw in the round robin is Monday at 10 am, with further draws at 2 pm, Tuesday at 10 and 2, and the final round robin draw Wednesday at 10 am. A draw to the button contest will be held Wednesday at noon if any tiebreaking is required to determine a winner after the round robin is complete.

Click for complete draw.

Results will be available at the Silver Fox website: www.silverfox-pei.com



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Revised Warmup Spiel draw
Posted Friday, February 8, 2008 by derekm

Here is a revised draw for this weekend's Warmup Spiel for the Seniors and 17 and Under

The only changes are to Sunday's second draw time, and a few match-ups are altered 

Saturday 9.30 a.m.

C. Morrison

vs.

D. MacKay

S. Morrison

vs.

J. White

C. Wilkinson

vs.

L. Stewart

R. Sweetapple

vs.

B. Jay

Saturday 11.30 a.m.

J. DeLuca

vs.

M. Smith

L. Hardy

vs.

G. Scutt

S. Fullerton

vs.

M. Nabuurs

A. Casey

vs.

I. Shaw



Ice Maintenance



Saturday 2.15 p.m.

R. Sweetapple

vs.

J. White

C. Wilkinson

vs.

B. Jay

S. Morrison

vs.

D. MacKay

C. Morrison

vs.

L. Stewart

Saturday 4.15 p.m.

S. Fullerton

vs.

I. Shaw

A. Casey

vs.

M. Nabuurs

G. Scutt

vs.

M. Smith

J. DeLuca

vs.

L. Hardy






Sunday 9.30 a.m.

C. Wilkinson

vs.

R. MacLean

G. Scutt

vs.

R. Sweetapple

A. Casey

vs.

S. Fullerton

J. White

vs.

D. MacKay

Sunday 12 noon

B. Jay

vs.

M. Smith

L. Stewart

vs.

J. DeLuca

C. Morrison

vs.

R. MacLean

I. Shaw

vs.

M. Nabuurs



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Stick Curling Day in Cornwall
Posted Thursday, February 7, 2008 by derekm

The Cornwall Curling Club is holding a Stick Curling day on Thursday February 21 from 9:30 am to 3 pm. This is a team entry event for two-person stick curling teams, and is open to everyone. Entry fee is just $5 per person. Lunch is provided. Advance registration is preferred, but not necessary. For more information, or to register, contact Ernie Stavert at 566-2467, or email ernie.stavert@pei.sympatico.ca. For more information on Stick Curling visit www.stickcurling.ca.


 


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Rodd/Greco winners (and recipes)
Posted Monday, February 4, 2008 by derekm

Another successful Rodd Hotels and Resorts/Greco Pizzas Fun Mixed bonspiel was held over the weekend, with lots of curling, food, and fun. Speaking of food, Ronalda says that you find the recipe for her delicious cream of potato and bacon soup at allrecipes.com.

Speaking of curling, here are the winners:

 Division A- 1st place-Angus Kennedy, Myrna Sanderson, Bob MacWilliams Al Vanderveeko

            A-2nd place-Terry MacCormac, Rick Milton, Tara Rose, Cindy MacCormac

 Division   B-1st place- Bob Fowler, Lorianne Davies, Angus Kennedy, Tracy MacDonald

           B- 2nd place - Karen Currie, Valerie Acorn, Carl Currie, Alan Acorn

Division     C- 1st place - Sterling Stratton, Karen Wood, Vern Chowan, Margaret Stewart

             C- 2nd place - John DeLuca, Danielle Girard, Helen Smith, Edmund Richard

Division   D- 1st place - Louise Andrews, Melissa Andrews, Vanessa Andrews, David Axworthy

             D- 2nd place - Lester Callbeck, Heather McRae, Kenny Stewart, Walter Andrews

Thanks to Ronalda Baillie and all the organizers for another great event!


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Ch'town/Cornwall Exchange draw for Feb. 5th
Posted Sunday, February 3, 2008 by derekm

Charlottetown & Cornwall Exchange

Charlottetown Curling Club, Feb 5, 2008

 

9:30am Draw

Ice 1: M. Jardine, D. Dunn, E Dunsford, P. Durant vs K. Wood, P. Gallant, G. Laird, J. Lord

Ice 2: J. Mackarris, Pat McCardle, P.Taweel, J. Gillis vs R. Biagé, M MacKenna, B. Craswell, S. Rafuse

Ice 3: A. Gauthier, M. MacDonald, D. Dennis, C. Johnston vs C. Dillon, W. Harris, M. MacLean, TBA

Ice 4: E. Cudmore, G. Younker, T. Acorn, B. Arsenault vs R. MacLean., S. Yam, J. Durant, F. Legault

 

 

11:00am Draw

Ice 1: W. Arsenault, A. Wertwyn, M. Craswell, G. Stewart vs J. Berry, B. Matthews M. England, J. Stewart

Ice 2: B. Acorn, R. Stavert, E. Jay, E. Richard vs E. Stavert B. Johnson, H. Smith, P. Connolly

Ice 3: J. Baird, M. Stewart, D. Steeves, D. Green vs V. Fisher, H. Poole, W. MacPherson, A. Greyhorn

Ice 4: G. Rafuse, J. Anderson, NL Storey, D. Girard vs S. Berry, B. Sutcliffe, K. Blanchard, TBA

 


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Kinsmen holding public funspiel here to raise money for cancer
Posted Saturday, February 2, 2008 by derekm

The first annual J. Ken MacDonald Memorial Curling Funspiel will be held March 14-15 here at the Cornwall Curling Club. This event, sponsored by the Charlottetown Kinsmen with the support of BMO Bank of Montreal is a public fundraiser in support of cancer, and was inspired by former Kinsmen president MacDonald, who succumbed to cancer last year.

Entry fee for the event, which guarantees three games, promises lots of fun and prizes, and includes breakfast Saturday morning, is $120 per team. Entry deadline is March 1st.

For more information, or to register, contact Chris Hodgson at 628-6475, or email curling@charlottetownkin.com.

[note to members: Chris, who curled on Cornwall's 1997 PEI Junior championship rink, is back at our club this year, and skips a team in the Tuesday night league]

Poster   Entry Form


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Opening draw for Rodd/Greco spiel
Posted Thursday, January 31, 2008 by derekm
Here is the opening draw for the Cornwall Curling Club's Rodd/Greco Funspiel

Friday, Feb 1/08

6:00 pm Draw

Ice 1: G. Scutt vs E Stavert

Ice 2:  C. Smith vs P. Mohan

Ice 3: C. Morrison vs S. Stratton

Ice 4: K. Currie vs K. Baillie

 
7:30 pm Draw

Ice 1: A. Kennedy vs B. Fowler

Ice 2: D. Dunne vs R. Sweetapple

Ice 3: L. Calbeck vs J. Deluca

Ice 4: G. Matthews vs T. MacCormac


9:00pm Draw

Ice 1: R. Biagé vs J. Solterman

Ice 2: H. Kampius vs M. Beck

Ice 3: L. Andrews vs H. LaPalme

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Rodd/Greco seeking two more teams
Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2008 by derekm

Entry deadline is Wednesday night for the Rodd Hotels and Resorts/Greco Pizza team-entry Mixed Bonspiel at the Cornwall Curling Club.

Organizers are looking for two more teams.

Details:

February 1st, 2nd and 3rd. This event is also open to curlers from other clubs. Entry fee is $120 per team. 3 Games Guaranteed. Teams must contain at least one member of the opposite sex.

See previous news item for event details.

 

 

 


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Evening draws are ON at Cornwall Curling Club
Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2008 by derekm
The Club will definitely be open this evening for the Tuesday evening competitive league. Good curling!
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Daytime Curlers Exchange cancelled today
Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2008 by derekm
The Daytime Curlers exchange games between Cornwall and Charlottetown at the Charlottetown Curling Club are cancelled for today, and will be rescheduled for a later date.
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Monday night curling cancelled
Posted Monday, January 28, 2008 by derekm

Due to the poor road conditions tonight's (Monday Jan 28/08) draws are postponed until next week.
 
Beverly McCormick, Manager
Cornwall Curling Club
www.cornwallcurling.com
(902) 566-4427

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Itinerary announced for this weekend's Rodd/Greco Spiel
Posted Sunday, January 27, 2008 by derekm

Here are some of the goings-on planned for the Rodd Hotels and Resorts/Greco Pizzas Mixed Team Entry bonspiel, February 1st, 2nd and 3rd. This event is also open to curlers from other clubs. Entry fee is $120 per team. 3 Games Guaranteed. Teams must contain at least one member of the opposite sex. Entry deadline is January 30th.

1st Place winners of Division A will receive one night's accommodation at the Rodd Mill River Resort .
Send entry with cheque to Cornwall Curling Club, PO Box 408 Cornwall PE C0A 1H0 or enter at club.
Entry limited to 24 teams
For more info, contact Ronalda Baillie at 626-3625.

Rodd/Greco

Weekend  Events

 

 

 Friday- Pizza and Games Night

                  Lots of Greco Pizza
                  Bob’s  Bingo

                  Texas Hold’em

                  Crokinole-(If anyone has a board please bring it along!)

                  Trivia

 

Saturday-Breakfast

                      -Lunch-soup and rolls

                      -Supper-Spaghetti  and meat sauce or Alfredo sauce

                       Garlic bread and cookies

             

After curling is done we will dance the night away with music from the 80’s

Sunday - Breakfast

                    - Play-offs

                    - Prizes Awarded

 


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MacFadyen, Stevenson, Likely are next three qualifiers for Tankard Final Eight
Posted Sunday, January 27, 2008 by derekm

Cornwall's only entry in the Tankard Playdowns, the Angus Kennedy rink, lost to the Blair Jay rink from Summerside 9-2 this morning, and were eliminated from further play in this triple-knockout event.

Qualifiers four through six for the Final Eight were decided this afternoon as the Playdowns continue in Montague for the Labatt Tankard Provincial Men's Curling Championships.  All of today's contenders were from the Charlottetown Curling Club.

Five-time Tankard and five-time Seniors champ Ted MacFadyen grabbed spot number four, with a 10-7 win over Eddie MacKenzie. MacFadyen is playing with Craig Mackie and longtime teammates Mike Coady and Sandy Foy.

Mixed champion Kyle Stevenson doubled 2000 Tankard skip Andrew Robinson 8-4 for the fifth qualifying position in the Final Eight. Rounding out the Stevenson foursome are Pat Lynch, Kyle MacDonald, and Andrew MacDougall.

Top seed John Likely, who lost out to the unseeded Tim Cullen junior rink in the A qualifiers, was tied with Robert Shaw coming home, but scored three points in the tenth end to win his game 7-4 and grab the sixth qualifying spot. Playing with Likely are Phil Gorveatt, Mark Butler and Mike Dillon.

Two draws and two spots remain. Tonight at 6, Robinson plays Summerside's Kevin Ellsworth, Blair Jay of the Silver Fox faces Charlie Wilkinson of Charlottetown, and MacKenzie meets Montague's Larry Dewar rink.

The final two qualifying games go Monday at 3 pm, with the winning rink from tonight's game between Jay and Wilkinson playing Shaw for Qualifier #7, and the winner of the Robinson/Ellsworth game playing the victor of the MacKenzie/Dewar contest for the eighth and final spot.

The round-robin Final Eight championship round goes Feb. 5-10 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club.

The winner of that event will advance to the Tim Horton's Brier, March 8-16 in Winnipeg. 

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Kennedy rink loses against Robinson; plays today at 10:30
Posted Sunday, January 27, 2008 by derekm

The Cornwall Curling Club rink of Angus Kennedy, Rob Young, Mark MacDonald, and Norman Boswall, who lost their first game on Friday in an extra end to Nick Fraser of Charlottetown, faced 2000 Tankard champ Andrew Robinson on Saturday in the Labatt Tankard Provincial Men's Curling Championship Open Playdowns in Montague. Robinson opened the scoring with a single in the first end. Kennedy responded with a deuce in the second. Robinson took a triple in the third, and stole a fourth end single to grab the lead. Kennedy came back with a deuce to trail 5-4 at the half. After exchanging singles, Robinson took a big triple in the eighth end and followed it up with a stolen single in the 9th to end the game at 10-5. Kennedy now moves down to the C division of this triple knockout event, and must win to keep playing. He meets Summerside's Blair Jay rink at 10:30 this morning. Eight teams will advance from the Playdowns to the Final Eight, Feb. 5-10 in Crapaud.

In other action Saturday, the young Tim Cullen rink continued their impressive PEI Labatt Tankard Playdowns debut, trouncing number one seed John Likely by a 10-4 score in just seven ends to grab the first qualifying spot for the Final Eight championship round. The Cullen rink, who also competed in the Pepsi Juniors earlier this season, and weren't born when Likely won his first Tankard (as a second) in 1985, includes Mitch O'Shea at third, Robbie Doherty at second, and lead Patrick Callbeck, with 5th player Brent Campbell, and coach Robbie Roberts. To advance to the qualifier, the unseeded Cullen team, who curl out of the Charlottetown Curling Club, clobbered Calvin Smith of Crapaud 13-4, and  Blair Jay of Summerside by a 10-1 score.

Qualifier number 2 went to the number two seed. last year's runner-up and 2005 and 2006 champion Rod MacDonald of Summerside, whose team includes Jamie Newson, and former Tankard winning skips Mike Gaudet and Peter MacDonald. They defeated the Kyle Stevenson rink of Charlottetown by a 7-4 score in their qualifying match.

Two Tankard veterans squared off for the third qualifying position, with defending champion Peter Gallant, who has been on seven winning Tankard teams, defeating 5-time Tankard and 5-time Seniors champion Ted MacFadyen by a 10-3 score, taking four points in the first end, and stealing a single in the second to grab an early 5-0 lead. Playing with Gallant are Kevin Champion, Mark O'Rourke, and John Desrosiers.

The three B division qualifier games of this triple-knockout event go Sunday at 2 pm, with the two C qualifiers set for Monday at 3.

The winner of the Final eight championship round will advance to the Tim Horton's Brier, March 8-16 in Winnipeg.


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Revised Daytime Curlers Exchange draw with Ch'town
Posted Saturday, January 26, 2008 by derekm
 

Charlottetown & Cornwall Exchange

Charlottetown Curling Club, January 29.2008 (revised)

 

9:30am Draw

Ice 1: M. Jardine, V. Chowan, E Dunsford, P. Durant vs K. Wood, P. Gallant, G. Laird, J. Lord

Ice 2: J. Mackarris, C. Sweetapple, P.Taweel, J. Gillis vs K. Blanchard, M MacKenna, B. Craswell, S. Rafuse

Ice 3: A. Gauthier, M. MacDonald, L. McGuigan, C. Johnston vs C. Morrison, W. Harris, M. MacLean, R. Clark

Ice 4: E. Cudmore, G. Younker, T. Acorn, R. Biagé vs R. MacLean., S. Yam, J. Durant, F. Legault

 

 

11:00am Draw

Ice 1: R. Peters, A. Wertwyn, M. Craswell, TBA vs J. Berry, B. Matthews M. England, TBA

Ice 2: B. Acorn, R. Stavert, E. Jay, B. Tucker vs E. Stavert B. Johnson, D. Dennis, P. Connolly

Ice 3: J. Baird, M. Stewart, D. Reeves, D. Green vs V. Fisher, H. Poole, W. MacPherson, A. Greyhorn

Ice 4: G. Rafuse, J. Anderson, NL Storey, TBA vs S. Berry, B. Sutcliffe, B. Arsenault, TBA

 

1:30pm Draw

Ice 1: C. Morrison, W. Harris, M. MacLean, R. Clark vs R. MacLean, S. Yam, J. Durant, F. Legault

Ice 2: A. Gauthier, M. MacDonald, L. McGuigan, C. Johnston vs E. Cudmore, G. Younker, T. Acorn, R. Biagé

Ice 3: K. Wood, P. Gallant, G. Laird, J. Lord vs K. Blanchard, M. MacKenna, B. Craswell, S. Rafuse

Ice 4: M. Jardine, V. Chowan, E Dunsford, P. Durant vs J. Mackarris, C. Sweetapple, P.Taweel, J. Gillis

 

2:30pm Draw

Ice 1: V. Fisher, H. Poole, W. MacPherson, A. Greyhorn vs S. Berry, B. Sutcliffe, B. Arsenault, TBA

Ice 2: J. Baird, M. Stewart, D. Reeves, D. Green vs G. Rafuse, J. Anderson, NL Storey, TBA

Ice 3: E. Stavert B. Johnson, D. Dennis, P. Connolly vs J. Berry, B. Matthews, M. England, TBA

Ice 4: B. Acorn, R. Stavert, E. Jay, B. Tucker vs R. Peters, A. Wertwyn, M. Craswell, TBA

 


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For rent: 4 sheets of nice ice - get it before it melts!
Posted Saturday, January 26, 2008 by derekm

For rent: Up to four (4) sheets of the best curling ice on PEI - lights and refrigeration included!

The Cornwall Curling Club has a limited number of ice rental opportunities available from now until the end of the season. Reserve your sheet(s) now as this offer (and the ice!) will melt away in early April.
 
You can rent from one to four sheets at the following times for your corporate event, office outing, family curling bonspiel,  chance to try curling with your friends, etc. etc.:
Saturday, Feb 9, evening only
Friday, Feb 15,
Saturday, Feb 16, daytime only
Saturday, Feb 23, daytime only
Saturday, Mar 1, evening only
Saturday, Mar 22, all day and evening
Friday, Mar 28
Saturday, Mar 29, all day and evening
 
As well, we've got one sheet available Thursdays from 6-8 pm, and a sheet or two most Sunday afternoons (subject to prior booking for members' practice)
 
 
Two teams of four can rent a sheet for 2 hours for only $7.50 a person, tax included!
(beat that, hockey, bowling, skiing or the movies...)
Price includes use of club brooms and sliders. 
We can arrange curling instruction/bar facilities/kitchen, etc.
 
Give Bev a call at 566-4427 (leave a message if we're not there) or email cornwallcurling@isn.net before this offer liquidates!

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Kennedy rink drops Tankard opener in extra end
Posted Friday, January 25, 2008 by derekm

The Cornwall Curling Club rink of Angus Kennedy, Rob Young, Mark MacDonald, and Norman Boswall opened their Labatt Tankard Playdown competition this afternoon against Nick Fraser of Charlottetown. Kennedy built up a 6-1 lead after 6 ends, stealing a triple in the sixth, but Fraser took the next four ends to tie it up, and stole a single in the extra for a 7-6 win.

Fraser now faces defending champion Peter Gallant of Charlottetown in the A division of this triple knockout event, while Kennedy moves to the B division, and plays either Ted MacFadyen or Andrew Robinson, both former Tankard champs, Saturday at 12:30 pm at the Montague Curling Club.

Eight teams will advance from the Playdowns to the Final Eight, Feb. 5-10 in Crapaud.


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Upcoming PEICA entry deadlines
Posted Friday, January 25, 2008 by derekm

The following entry deadlines are approaching for PEI curling championships. Note that all entries must be on a PEICA entry form, available at peicurling.com and all PEI curling clubs, and must be mailed, with entry fee,to the PEI Curling Assocaition at the address on the form.

The Sylvan Learning 17 & Under is set for the Montague Curling Club, Feb. 20-24. Entry fee is $25 per player, and entry deadline is Jan. 30.

The Provincial Intermediate  Curling Championships will be held at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary from Feb. 28-Mar. 2. Entry fee is $30 per player, and entry deadline is Feb. 7.


 

 


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Tankard starts this morning - Kennedy rink opens against Nick Fraser at 1
Posted Friday, January 25, 2008 by derekm

Angus Kennedy rink to represent Cornwall at thie weekend's Tankard Playdowns
Posted Monday, January 21, 2008 by derekm

The Open Playdowns portion of the Labatt Tankard Provincial Men's Curling Championship gets underway Friday Jan. 25, and wraps up on Monday the 28th  at the Montague Curling Club. Eighteen teams, from five PEI curling clubs, are competing to be among the eight qualifiers to advance to the Final Eight championship round, February 5-10 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. The winning rink from that event will advance to the Tim Horton's Brier, March 8-16 in Winnipeg.
 
The Cornwall Curling Club is represented by the rink of Angus Kennedy, Rob Young, Mark MacDonald, and Norman Boswall. Kennedy opens against Nick Rraser of Charlottetown at 1 pm, with the winner of that game facing defending champion Peter Gallant in round two.
 
Follow the action at PEICurling.com/tankard

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MacWilliams dethrones king (Guardian)
Posted Friday, January 25, 2008 by derekm

CORNWALL — There is a new men’s masters curling champion for P.E.I.
The Bob MacWilliams rink from Cornwall dethroned Lou Nowlan of Summerside on Thursday, beating the five-time defending champion 6-4 in the men’s final.

Click to read this story at The Guardian


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Date change for PEI Stick curling ch'ship
Posted Thursday, January 24, 2008 by derekm

The second annual Provincial Stick Curling Championship is set for Alberton's Western Community Curling Club in March. Due to a conflict with the Provincial +55 Games curling event, the dates for the Stick Curling Championship are being changed to March 4th and 5th 2008. Entry deadline remains February 19th, with an entry fee is $30 per player. Inaugural champions are the Sterling Stratton/Ernie Stavert rink from the Cornwall Curling Club.

Stick curling is an event with two curlers per team, who deliver their rocks with delivery sticks, with each team member delivering from opposite ends. Sweeping is allowed only from the hog line to the back of the house at the playing end. The two delivering curlers (one from each team) alternately deliver 6 stones each per end, while their teammate skips that end.  Then roles are reversed, and the partners deliver the stones back. All games are six ends. For more information on stick curling, visit www.stickcurling.ca.


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Cornwall's MacWilliams unseats 5 time defending Masters champ Lou Nowlan
Posted Thursday, January 24, 2008 by derekm

The Bob MacWilliams rink from the host Cornwall Curling Club have become the first team in six years to beat Summerside's Lou Nowlan rink in a PEI Masters Curling Championship final, with a 6-4 win this afternoon. Both winner MacWilliams and runner-up Nowlan will now advance to the Maritime Masters championships, February 10-13th, at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, home club of Nowlan, the defending Maritime Masters champion.


Photo (L-R): Jim Farquharson, Roy Coffin, Al MacCormac, Bob MacWilliams

Nowlan came out strong in today's eight-end final, taking a deuce with hammer in the first end, and stealing a single in the second. MacWilliams matched Nowlan's scores in the next two ends, and grabbed the lead by stealing a pair in the fifth end. The teams exchanged single in the next two ends, and the teams shook hands in the eighth end.

Playing with MacWilliams were Al MacCormac, Roy Coffin, and Jim Farquharson, while Doug Currie, Wayne Gardiner and Raymond Thompson round out the Nowlan foursome.

Nowlan advanced to the final with a 10-3 win this morning over Cornwall's Chick Morrison foursome, taking a triple in the fifth end, and bringing the game to a speedy conclusion with a four-point seventh end to win the B section of this double-knockout event. MacWilliams beat Morrison 5-2 yesterday to win the A side, but lost to Nowlan 6-4 in a B-section semi-final.

The Jeanne Duffenais rink from Summerside won the women's side yesterday, with clubmate Marg Nowlan also advancing to the Maritime Masters by virtue of her second place finish. Duffenais is defending Maritime champ.

Masters curlers are age 60 and over.


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Lou Nowlan, looking for 6th-straight Masters title, plays Cornwall's Bob MacWilliams in 2:30 final
Posted Thursday, January 24, 2008 by derekm

Five-time defending PEI Masters, and current Maritime Masters champ Lou Nowlan will get a chance to make it six in a row, as he meets the Bob MacWilliams rink from the host Cornwall Curling Club, in the 2:30 men's final of the PEI Masters Curling Championship. Both teams are already assured berths in this year's Maritime Masters, Feb. 10-13 at Summerside's Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, Nowlan's home club. Playing with Nowlan are Doug Currie, Wayne Gardiner and Raymond Thompson, while Al MacCormac, Roy Coffin, and Jim Farquharson round out the MacWilliams foursome.

Nowlan advanced to the final with a 10-3 win this morning over Cornwall's Chick Morrison foursome, taking a triple in the fifth end, and bringing the game to a speedy conclusion with a four-point seventh end to win the B section of this double-knockout event. MacWilliams beat Morrison 5-2 yesterday to win the A side, but lost to Nowlan 6-4 in a B-section semi-final.

The Jeanne Duffenais rink from Summerside won the women's side yesterday, with clubmate Marg Nowlan also advancing to the Maritime Masters by virtue of her second place finish. Duffenais is defending Maritime champ.

Masters curlers are age 60 and over.


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Duffenais makes it 5 years in a row; MacWilliams advances to Masters Men's Final
Posted Wednesday, January 23, 2008 by derekm

The Jeanne Duffenais rink from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club have won their 5th-straight PEI Women's Masters Championship, winning both their games in the three-team round robin, and making the final round unnecessary. In today's game, they defeated Diane MacKay of the host Cornwall Curling Club by an 8-4 score. Playing with Duffenais are Georgie Coulson, Marjorie Campbell, and Wanda MacLean. Campbell is from Montague, and stepped in this year to replace former team member Ann Currie, who passed away last month.



Photo: L-R  Jeanne Duffenais, Georgie Coulson, Marjorie Campbell, Wanda MacLean

Runner-up in the women's section is the rink of Marg Nowlan, Mabel Gardiner, Pat Barrett and Doreen Gunn, also from the Silver Fox. Both winner and runner-up will advance to the Maritime Masters Curling Championships, February 10-13 at their home Club, the Silver Fox. Duffenais is the defending Maritime Masters champion.

Meanwhile, Bob MacWilliams from the host Cornwall Curling Club won the A event in the 12-team double-knockout PEI Master's men's section this morning, with a 5-2 win over clubmate Chick Morrison. Other members of the MacWilliams rink are Al MacCormac, Roy Coffin, and Jim Farquharson. The MacWilliams rink then lost their next game to five-time defending champion Lou Nowlan of Summerside by a 6-4 score, while Morrison doubled Bob Maynard of Summerside 8-4, coming from behind to score four points in the sixth end, and follow it up with a steal of three in the seventh.

Nowlan plays Morrison in the B event final, set for 10 am Thursday. The winner of that game faces MacWilliams in the 2:30 pm final, with both teams in the final advancing to the Maritime Masters, Feb. 10-13 in Summerside.

Masters curlers are age 60 and over. 


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Morrison, MacWilliams, Duffenais still unbeaten at PEI Masters
Posted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 by derekm

Chick Morrison and Bob MacWilliams from the host club remain undefeated on the men's side, while four-time defending champ Jeanne Duffenais is the sole undefeated women's rink, as the 2008 PEI Masters Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, continue at the Cormwall Curling Club. In play today, Morrison handed five-time defending champ Lou Nowlan his first loss, by a 7-5 score, while MacWilliams doubled Summerside's Bob Maynard 8-4. MacWilliams and Morrison square off in the A division final of this double-knockout event, Wednesday at 10 am. Twelve men's rinks are in the competition.

In the three-team round robin women's division, Duffenais edged Silver Fox clubmate Marg Nowlan 6-5 in today's sole game. As Nowlan beat Diane MacKay of Cornwall yesterday, Duffenais is the only unbeaten rink. If Duffenais wins Wednesday's 3 pm game against MacKay, she would repeat as champion without the need for the two game finals, slated for Thursday.

Wednesday games are at 10  am and 3 pm, while Thursday play is at 10 and 2:30.

Both men's and women's winners and runners-up from the PEI Masters will advance to the Maritime Masters Championships at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, the home club of Lou Nowlan and Jeanne Duffenais, who are the defending Maritime champs.


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Gaudet rink wins 3rd-straight PEI Scotties
Posted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 by derekm

Defending Scotties champion Suzanne Gaudet had little trouble today defeating Shelly Bradley to win her fifth provincial title.


Photo (L-R): Robyn MacPhee, Suzanne Gaudet, Jocelyne Foster (representing title sponsor Kruger Inc.), Carol Webb, Stefanie Clark

The game started well for the Bradley foursome. They scored two in the first end and Gaudet was only able to reply with one point in the second end. But after that it was pretty much all Gaudet all the time. After a blank in the fourth, Gaudet stole one in the fifth and three in the sixth to take a commanding lead. Bradley scored one in the seventh, but Gaudet came right back with one in the eighth. The Bradley foursome conceded. The final score was 8-3.

Suzanne Gaudet and third Robyn MacPhee, second Carol Webb and lead Stefanie Clark now head to the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Regina February 16 -24.

Thanks to the news media, including K-ROCK and Ocean 100 for their on-going coverage. Video from today is available at their websites www.krock1055.com and www.ocean100.com. Thanks also to the CBC for their feature stories, and to the Guardian and the Journal-Pioneer for their extensive web and print coverage.


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Suzanne Gaudet comes back from 7-1 deficit to beat Cornwall's Donna Butler in Scotties C final
Posted Monday, January 21, 2008 by derekm

The "C" event final at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women's Curling Championship was a wild ride.

It featured third seed Donna Butler from Cornwall challenging top seed and defending champion Suzanne Gaudet from the host Charlottetown Curling Club.

And Butler came to play. Cracking a big four points in the fourth end and stealing a point in the fifth, the Cornwall rink, which includes third Marie Molyneaux, second Melissa Andrews, and lead Carolyn Coulson, was ahead by six at the halfway mark and seemingly in complete control.

But Gaudet's team stayed with their game. They powered back with three points in the sixth, stole two in the seventh, three in the eighth and one more in the ninth to take a solid lead into the final end of the game. Gaudet's team hit everything in sight and ran Butler out of rocks. Final score was 10-7.

The win puts Gaudet in a good position to reclaim the PEI Scotties title. A-Division winner Shelly Bradley's team already has two losses and will have to defeat Gaudet twice if they want the championship, while Gaudet, who has won both the B and C divisions of this triple-knockout event, will repeat as champion if she wins either of the two championship games against Bradley, which go at 3 and (if required) 8 pm Tuesday.

Other members of the Gaudet rink are Robyn MacPhee, Carol Webb, Stefanie Clark, and coach Kim Dolan, while Tammi Lowther, who plays third but throws skip stones, Janice MacCallum, and Tricia Affleck, with coach Al Ledgerwood round out team Bradley.

The 2008 PEI Scotties champion will advance to the national Scotties, Feb. 16-24 in Regina.


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Day One over at PEI Masters. Two Cornwall rinks are 2-0
Posted Monday, January 21, 2008 by derekm

The PEI Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, got underway this morning and wrap up on Thursday  at the Cornwall Curling Club.

In today's play in the 12 team double-knockout men's section, five-time defending champion, and Maritime Masters champion Lou Nowlan, from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside, won his opener, picking up a 9-3 win over Leslie Hardy of Alberton.  Two host-club teams, Bob MacWilliams and Chick Morrison are 2-0, with MacWilliams downing Earl Hayes of the Fox 10-2, and edging anolther Summersider, John Holmes 5-4. Morrison took four in the seventh as he doubled Jim Praught of Summerside 8-4, and then went on to beat Cornwall clubmate Geoff Scutt 5-1. Bob Maynard of the Fox is also undefeated at 1-0.

The one game in the three-team round robin women's section saw Marg Nowlan of the Silver Fox steal deuces in the last two ends to defeat Cornwall's Diane MacKay rink by an 8-5 score.
Four-time defending champion, and Maritime Masters champion Jeanne Duffenais plays Nowlan Tuesday at 3:30 pm. while Duffenais meets MacKay Thursday at 2 pm. The two-game championship round, if needed, goes Thursday at 10 am and 2:30 pm.

Tuesday play is at 9 am, 12:30 and 3:30 pm, while Wednesday draws are at 10 and 2, while Thursday draws are at 10 and, if needed 2:30.

Men's A and B section finals go Wednesday and Thursday at 10 am.

The men's and women's winners and runners-up advance to the Maritime Masters Championships, February 10-13 at the Silver Fox.


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Cornwall's Donna Butler rink advances to tonight's Scotties C final against Suzanne Gaudet
Posted Monday, January 21, 2008 by derekm

The much anticipated rematch this afternoon between Suzanne Gaudet and Shelly Bradley was anticlimatic. The Gaudet foursome took control early and outshot the Bradley team. Gaudet stole points in ends three and four and then took a big three-ender in the sixth to win by a decisive margin of 9-5.

In the other game, Donna Butler from Cornwall eliminated Rebecca Jean MacPhee in game that saw both teams have the lead at different points. By scoring a decisive two points in the last end, Butler won the game by a score of 7-4.

The "C" Event Final takes place tonight at the Charlottetown Curling Club at 8:00 with Donna Butler taking on defending champ Suzanne Gaudet. Meanwhile, the Shelly Bradley squad waits for the winner of tonight's game.

If Gaudet wins tonight's game, she will have a big advantage in the two-game playoff round, Tuesday at 3 and 8 pm, as she will repeat as champion if she wins either game, while her opponent, Bradley, would have to win both games. If Butler wins tonight's game, she would play Bradley in the first championship game, with the winner facing Gaudet in the second.

The 2008 PEI Scotties champion will advance to the Canadian Scotties, Feb. 16-24 in Regina.


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Angus Kennedy rink to represent Cornwall at thie weekend's Tankard Playdowns
Posted Monday, January 21, 2008 by derekm

The Open Playdowns portion of the Labatt Tankard Provincial Men's Curling Championship gets underway Friday Jan. 25, and wraps up on Monday the 28th  at the Montague Curling Club. Eighteen teams, from five PEI curling clubs, are competing to be among the eight qualifiers to advance to the Final Eight championship round, February 5-10 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. The winning rink from that event will advance to the Tim Horton's Brier, March 8-16 in Winnipeg.
 
The Cornwall Curling Club is represented by the rink of Angus Kennedy, Rob Young, Mark MacDonald, and Norman Boswall. Kennedy opens against Nick Rraser of Charlottetown, with the winner of that game facing defending champion Peter Gallant in round two.
 
Eight teams have been seeded in this event, as a result of their cashspiel winnings this season.
Top seed is 2002 Tankard winner and frequent Mixed champ John Likely.
Number two seed is 2005 and 2006 champion, and last year's runner-up, Rod MacDonald, whose team includes former Tankard winners Mike Gaudet and Peter Macdonald
At number three are the defending champions. The 2008 Peter Gallant rink includes Kevin Champion abd Mark O'Rourke, along with John Desrosiers, who replaces Robert Campbell in this season's lineup.
Number four seed is 2000 Tankard winner Andrew Robinson, while current Mixed champion Kyle Stevenson is at number five.
Summerside's Blair Jay rink is at number six. Jay is this year's Senior Mixed champ.
The Robert Shaw rink, who made the Final Eight last year, have added Tom Fetterly, a former Nova Scotia champion now living on PEI, to their lineup. They are seeded 7th.
Seeded eighth is five-time Tankard and five time Seniors champ Ted MacFadyen.
 
Full team listings, the complete triple-knockout draw, and end-by-end results for the Tankard Playdowns are available at peicurling.com/tankard.
 
Here are the opening draws. All games are at the Montague Curling Club.
 
Friday January 25th at 9:30 am:
 
Ice 1: Jeff Nelson (Montague) vs Eddie MacKenzie (Charlottetown)
Ice 2: Calvin Smith (Crapaud) vs Tim Cullen (Charlottetown)
Ice 3: Larry Dewar (Montague) vs Kevin Ellsworth (Silver Fox)
Ice 4: Charlie Wilkinson (Charlottetown) vs Robert Shaw (Charlottetown) #7
 
Friday January 25th at 1 pm:
 
Ice 2: Angus Kennedy (Cornwall) vs Nick Fraser (Charlottetown)
Ice 3: Ted MacFadyen (Charlottetown) #8 vs Blair Trowbridge (Charlottetown)

Friday January 25th at 4:30 pm (following 4 pm opening ceremonies):

Ice 1: Kyle Stevenson (Ch'town) #5  vs winner of Winner of Wilkinson/Shaw game.
Ice 2: Rod MacDonald (Silver Fox) #2 vs winner Dewar/Ellsworth game
Ice 3: Blair Jay (Silver Fox) #6 vs winner Smith/Cullen game
Ice 4: John Likely (Charlottetown) #1 vs winner Nelson/MacKenzie
 
Friday January 25th at 7:30 pm
Ice 2: Andrew Robinson (Charlottetown) #4 vs winner MacFadyen/Trowbridge
Ice 3: Peter Gallant (Charlottetown) #3 vs winner Kennedy/Fraser
 

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Masters begin play here this morning
Posted Monday, January 21, 2008 by derekm

The PEI Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, get underway on Monday January 21st, and wrap up on Thursday the 24th at the Cornwall Curling Club.

Lou Nowlan will be trying for his sixth consecutive PEI Masters crown, while Jeanne Duffenais will vie for her fifth straight. Both teams are also defending Maritime Masters champions, and curl out of the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, site of this season's Maritime Masters, February 10-13.

Winners and runners up from this PEI championship and from similar events in NB and NS will advance to the Maritime event.

The 12-team men's side of the PEI Masters will play a double-knockout format, while the three-team women's division will play a round robin, with a two-game championship round, if needed.


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Butler steals extra to win Battle of Cornwall; Gaudet takes Scotties B final
Posted Sunday, January 20, 2008 by derekm

The "B" Event final was played tonight at the PEI Scotties Tournament of Hearts, with top seed and defending champion Suzanne Gaudet defeating Charlottetown clubmate Rebecca Jean MacPhee. The Gaudet rink was in control most of the game, but in the tenth nearly gave it away. Gaudet was forced to make a double take-out on her last rock, facing four MacPhee counters, to save the game. Final score was 8-7.

Gaudet is now assured a spot in the championship round, along with Shelly Bradley's foursome, who won the "A" final yesterday.

In this evening's draw, Bradley was up against Summerside's Krista Cameron. It was a closely fought match with Bradley taking two in the tenth to pull off the win.

The only other game featured two Cornwall rinks going head to head. Shirley Berry and Donna Butler had a back and forth game with Butler tying the game in the tenth to force an extra end. Butler stole a single in the eleventh for the victory. Butler had a well-guarded rock in the four foot. Berry drew around the guard and managed to move the shot rock, but not enough to pull out the win. Final score 7-6.

Play continues Monday at 3:00 PM, with a re-match between Suzanne Gaudet and Shelly Bradley, and with MacPhee playing Butler in the other contest.

The winner of those two games advances to the 8 pm C division final. If either Bradley or Gaudet win the C division they will have a big advantage going into the two-game championship round, as a team winning two divisions would take the title if they won either game, while the opposing team would have to win both. The championship games go Tuesday at 3 and 8 pm.

The eventual winner will advance to the national Scotties, Feb. 16-24 in Regina.


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Rodd/Greco Mixed Funspiel open to all clubs
Posted Sunday, January 20, 2008 by derekm

The annual Rodd Hotels and Resorts/Greco Pizza Mixed Funspiel takes place Feb. 1st-3rd at the Cornwall Curling Club. Entry fee is $120.00 per team. This event is open to curlers from all clubs. All teams must have at least one member of the opposite sex. Entry Deadline is Jan. 30th. 3 Games Guaranteed.
This event features Greco pizza on Friday evening, and lunch and supper on Saturday.

1st Place winners of Division A will receive one night's accommodation at the Rodd Mill River Resort .
Send entry with cheque to Cornwall Curling Club, PO Box 408 Cornwall PE C0A 1H0.
Entry limited to 24 teams
For more info, contact Ronalda Baillie at 626-3625.


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Butler and Berry to square off in sudden death Scotties battle tonight
Posted Sunday, January 20, 2008 by derekm

There will be only one Cornwall Curling Club team remaining after the 7 pm draw at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts at the Charlottetown Curling Club, as Donna Butler and Shirley Berry are facing off, with the loser being eliminated from the triple-knockout tournament. Berry knocked off the other Cornwall contender, Karen Currie, last night. Also tonight, Charlottetown's Suzanne Gaudet and Rebecca Jean MacPhee square off in the B section final. Shelly Bradley had won the A section last night, but had her first loss, to MacPhee this afternoon.  Bradley's team was lying three, but MacPhee made a terrific final shot through a tight port. Score was 7-5.
Also in the afternoon draw, defending champion Suzanne Gaudet, coming off a big loss to Bradley last night, nearly gave away today's game. Missed draws in the eighth and ninth ends allowed Cornwall's Donna Butler to tie, but a double take-out by Gaudet in the tenth sealed the victory. Final score was 6-5.

Meanwhile, Charlottetown's Lori Robinson was eliminated from competition with her third loss, this time to Summerside's Krista Cameron. Final score 7-5. Cameron faces Bradley in tonight's draw.

The sixth draw gets underway at 7:00 PM at the Charlottetown Curling Club.


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Shelly Bradley rink wins Scotties A Division. Karen Currie out
Posted Saturday, January 19, 2008 by derekm

It was the showdown curling fans had been waiting for. Defending champion Suzanne Gaudet taking on the challenger Shelly Bradley in the "A" Final of the PEI Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Both skips are from the host Charlottetown Curling Club, and both have made four trips to the national women's championship.

Bradley's foursome took an early four-nothing lead, but Gaudet's team fought back to tie the game at the midway point. Then after a blank in six, Bradley cracked a big three-ender in seven. Gaudet was able to grab one back in eight, but Bradley's lead was regained in the ninth end with a draw to the button by Tammi Lowther. Bradley's team ran Gaudet out of rocks in the tenth. Final score was 8-5.

Photo by Craig Mackie: Bradley rink getting some advice from coach Al Ledgerwood during the A final


Gaudet still has two lives left in this triple knockout format. Bradley is in a good position by winning the "A" Event and having no losses.

In other action, Rebecca Jean MacPhee soundly defeated Charlottetown clubmate Lori Robinson 9-3 after eight ends.

And two Cornwall rinks faced off, with Shirley Berry defeating Karen Currie by a score of 7-5, eliminating the Currie rink from further play.

End by end details are available at peicurling.com/scotties as well as pictures from the games.

Draw number five starts at 2:00 PM Sunday at the Charlottetown Curling Club.


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One Cornwall rink will be out tonight at Scotties
Posted Saturday, January 19, 2008 by derekm

The first of three division finals goes tonight at 7 pm, as the two-time defending champion Suzanne Gaudet rink plays the Shelly Bradley foursome in the "A" final of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts provincial women's curling championship. Both teams are from the host Charlottetown Curling Club. Gaudet, a former World Junior champion, is a four time PEI women's champion. Bradley has also won four times, three as skip, and in 2005 as third to Rebecca Jean MacPhee. Tammi Lowther is throwing skip rocks for Bradley this year,

Other games tonight will see one Cornwall team eliminated as clubmates Shirley Berry and Karen Currie, both with two losses, face off. Charlottetown clubmates Rebecca Jean MacPhee, and Lori Robinson, each with one loss, play in the other evening contest.

In action this afternoon, Gaudet downed four time champion skip MacPhee by an 8-1 score, Cornwall's Currie eliminated Summerside's Faith LeClair rink from further play with a 10-5 win, Donna Butler from Cornwall tripled Krista Cameron of the Silver Fox 9-3, and Lori Robinson of Charlottetown edged Shirley Berry of Cornwall 8-7 in an extra end.


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CK Carpet Spiel Winners (corrected with photos)
Posted Saturday, January 19, 2008 by derekm

Here are the winners of the recent CK Carpet Fun Mixed Bonspiel:
 
 
A Division winners Photo (R-L): Chick Morrison, Melody Beck, Anne Boswall, Hans Wicki
 
 
A Division Runners-up: Photo: L-R: Eric Leblanc, Paulette Richard, Brad Gardiner, Marjorie Matthews
 
 
B Division winners: Roy Coffin, Ruth Stavert, Dick St. John, Billie Doucette. Photo L-R: Doucette, Stavert, Coffin, St. John
 
Runners-up B Division: Ray Biagé, Carol Sweetapple, Neil Smith, Greg St. John. Photo left to right: Ray, Neil, Carol, Greg
 
 
 
Winners of C Division: Kevin Baillie, Tracy MacDonald, Jim Thompson, Jamie Ballem. Photo right ro left: Baillie, Ballem, Thompson
 
 
C Division Runners-Up: Paul Neima, Mary Plamondon, Angus Davies, Mary Beth MacLean. Photo L-R: Angus, Mary Beth, Paul, Mary
 
 
D Division Winners: Ernie Stavart, Matthew Hanus, Vicki Cotton, Cyndi Russell. Photo L-R: Vicki, Cyndi, Matt, Ernie
 
 
D Division Runners-up: Bob Fowler, Nancy MacKinnon, Wanita Drake, Joerg Soltermann. Photo L-R: Soltermann, MacKinnon, Fowler, Drake
 
I would like to thank everyone for participating in this Spiel. A huge thank you to CK Carpet Kleaning and Restoration for their continued sponsorship.  Thanks to all who helped out in the kitchen and to Paulette Richard for organizing and participating in the Newfie Curling and Barb Duncan-Biage for all her work on the dory races.....Just a note that the Rodd/Greco Team entry spiel is coming up the 1-2 Feb and the sign up sheet will be posted very soon.
 
Thanks again to all,
 
Karen Montgomery
Bonspiels and Social Events Chair

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CK Carpet Spiel Photo Album
Posted Wednesday, January 16, 2008 by derekm

Here's an album of photos from the 2008 edition of the CK Carpet Klean and Restoration funspiel, courtesy of Jennifer Hanus.

Looks like the dory races were a big hit on Friday night!

 


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Cornwall to host PEI Masters next week
Posted Tuesday, January 15, 2008 by derekm

The PEI Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, get underway on Monday January 21st, and wrap up on Thursday the 24th at the Cornwall Curling Club.

Lou Nowlan will be trying for his sixth consecutive PEI Masters crown, while Jeanne Duffenais will vie for her fifth straight. Both teams are also defending Maritime Masters champions, and curl out of the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, site of this season's Maritime Masters, February 10-13.

Winners and runners up from this PEI championship and from similar events in NB and NS will advance to the Maritime event.

Photo (L-R): David Murphy (President PEI Curling Association), Bev McCormick (Cornwall Curling Club manager) and Trevor Young (Cornwall Curling Club Board of Directors member) make the draw for the PEI Masters

The 12-team men's side of the PEI Masters will play a double-knockout format, while the three-team women's division will play a round robin, with a two-game championship round, if needed.

Here are the opening men's draws:

Monday, January 21st, 9 AM

Ice 1: Louis Walsh (Silver Fox) vs John Holmes (Silver Fox)
Ice 2: Earl Hayes (Silver Fox) vs Bob MacWilliams (Cornwall)
Ice 3: Geoff Scutt (Cornwall) vs Fred Fall (Crapaud)
Ice 4: Jim Praught (Silver Fox) vs Chick Morrison (Cornwall)

Monday, January 21st, 12 noon

Ice 2: John DeLuca (Cornwall) vs Bob Maynard (Silver Fox)
Ice 3: Leslie Hardy (Western) vs Lou Nowlan (Silver Fox)

Here is the women's round robin draw:

Monday, January 21st, 3:30 PM

Marg Nowlan (Silver Fox) vs Diane MacKay (Cornwall)

Tuesday, January 22nd, 3:30 pm

Marg Nowlan (Silver Fox) vs Jeanne Duffenais (Silver Fox)

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2 pm

Jeanne Duffenais (Silver Fox) vs Diane MacKay (Cornwall)

The women's two-game championship round, required if a winner cannot be decided out of the round robin, goes Thursday at 10 am and 2:30 pm, while the men's final, not required if the same team wins both A and B divisions of the event, goes Thursday at 2:30. 

Complete draw, team rosters, and results available at peicurling.com/masters.


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Seniors Warmup to Provincials Cashspiel
Posted Sunday, January 13, 2008 by derekm

WARM-UP CASHSPIEL FOR THE PROVINCIAL SENIORS

TO BE HELD AT CORNWALL CURLING CLUB

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9TH
AND
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10TH
(Daytime Only on Both Days)

Women Play Women and Men Play Men (sorry, no mixed teams)

All players to have aged for 50 years or more by February 9th

Your team doesn't have to be in the Provincial to enter: sign up anyway if you just want a weekend of good competitive curling against your peers.

Guaranteed 3 Games of 8 ends, with No Back-to-Back Games

$120.00 per team

The winning team of each game receives $60.00, so win one game and you've got back half of your entry fee, two games and you break even, all three and you make a profit! What a great way to get team practice for the Big Event.

Limited Space Available so early sign-up is advisable.
Sign-up deadline is Tuesday February 5th.

Sign-up at the Club with our manager Bev McCormick, or at the bar. Full payment required at sign-up. Any questions, please call 566-4427 or email cornwallcurling@isn.net.


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Cornwall coach wins Asham Award
Posted Friday, January 11, 2008 by derekm

A number of awards were handed out at the host Western Community Curling Club in Alberton during the closing ceremonies of the recent Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships, won again this year by Brett Gallant of Charlottetown and Erin Carmody of the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside.

Marilyn Sutherland, coach of the Isaac Shaw rink from Charlottetown, and Trevor Young, who coaches the Sarah Clow foursome from the Cornwall Curling Club, were the winners of the Asham Curling Supplies coaching awards, chosen by their peers for "best exemplifying the attributes of a quality coach".

Left to right: David Murphy (President PEI Curling Association), Marilyn Sutherland, Trevor Young, Ann Doucette (PEICA Junior Coordinator)

Other winners were Eric Pidgeon from the Sam Ramsay rink from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, and Monica LeBlanc from Charlottetown's Katie Sharkey team who won the junior men's and women's fairplay awards, which are voted on by the curlers themselves, and "recognize player's playing abilities and respectful attitude toward the game, other players and officials throughout the tournament." . Pidgeon also won the award last year..

L-R: Ann Doucette (PEI Curling Association Junior Coordinator), Monica LeBlanc, Audrey Callaghan (PEI Curling Association 2nd Vice President and Vice President of the Western Community Curling Club)

L-R: Ann Doucette (PEI Curling Association Junior Coordinator), Eric Pidgeon, Audrey Callaghan (PEI Curling Association 2nd Vice President and Vice President of the Western Community Curling Club)


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Revised CK Carpet Spiel Draw
Posted Friday, January 11, 2008 by derekm
Revisions to draw

Cornwall Curling Club

CK Kleaning & Restoration Spiel

Friday, January 11, 2008

 

6:30pm Draw:

 

Ice 1: C. Morrison, M. Beck, A. Boswall, H. Wicki vs

 E. Stavert, M. Hanus, V. Cotton, C. Russell

 

Ice 2: P. Neima, M. Plamondon, A. Davies, M B. MacLean vs

L. Callbeck, D. DelValle, G. Canfield, H. Verhulp

 

Ice 3: B. Duncan-Biagé, G. Crosby, R. Baillie, C. MacPherson vs

 R. Coffin, R. Stavert, D. St. John, B. Doucette

 

Ice 4: G. Matthews, R. Doiron, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery vs

J. Deluca, R. Rolfe, J. Kamphuis, V. Taylor

 

8:00pm Draw:

 

Ice 1: E. LeBlanc, P. Richard, B. Gardiner, M. Mathews vs

 B. Fowler, N. MacKinnon, W. Drake, J. Solterman

 

Ice 2: L. Davies, S. Montgomery, T L MacDonald L.Callbeck vs

 H. Kamphuis, C. Solterman, L. Turnbull, G. Gallant

 

Ice 3: R. Biagé, C. Sweetapple, , N Smith, G. St. John vs

 K. Baillie, T. MacDonald, J. Thompson, J. Ballem

 

Ice 4: M. Sanderson, K. Reeves, R. Boyle, D. MacKinnon vs

 G. Scutt, A. Thompson, T. Turnbull, N. Ballem

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Opening draw for CK Carpet Spiel
Posted Thursday, January 10, 2008 by derekm

Here is the opening draw for this weekend's CK Carpet Klean and Restoration Fun Mixed Bonspiel:

January 11, 2008

6:30pm Draw:

Ice 1:    C. Morrison, M. Beck, A. Boswall, H. Wicki vs E. Stavert, M. Hanus, V. Cotton, C. Russell

Ice 2:    P. Neima, M. Plamondon, A. Davies, M B. MacLean vs L. Callbeck, D. DelValle, G. Canfield, H. Verhulp

Ice 3:    B. Duncan-Biagé, G. Crosby, R. Baillie, C. MacPherson vs R. Coffin, R. Stavert, D. St. John, B. Doucette

Ice 4:    G. Matthews, R. Doiron, D. Sigsworth, K. Montgomery vs J. Deluca, R. Rolfe, J. Kamphuis, V. Taylor

8:00pm Draw:

Ice 1:    E. LeBlanc, P. Richard, B. Gardiner, M. Matthews vs B. Fowler, N. MacKinnon, W. Drake, J. Solterman

Ice 2:    L. Davies, S. Montgomery, T L MacDonald L. Callbeck vs H. Kamphuis, C. Solterman, L. Turnbull, G. Gallant

Ice 3:    R. Biagé, C. Sweetapple, G. St. John, TBA vs K. Baillie, T. MacDonald, J. Thompson, TBA

Ice 4:    M. Sanderson, K. Reeves, R. Boyle, TBA vs G. Scutt, A. Thompson, T. Turnbull, TBA


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Minutes for Oct. and Nov now available
Posted Thursday, January 10, 2008 by derekm

Board of Directors meeting minutes for October and November have now been posted in the Members section.

To access that section, which also includes a directory of adult club members, you need to be a Club member, and email me to request a username and password

- Derek MacEwen (dmacewen@isn.net)


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Try Stick Curling!
Posted Tuesday, January 8, 2008 by derekm

Calling all stick curlers!
Attention both new and experienced stick curlers plus any regular curlers who want to try the stick.
You are invited to a morning of stick curling for either instruction and practice or for games using stick curling rules.
 
When? Wednesday, January 16 at 9:30 am.
 
There are some club sticks available, so call your non-curling friends and invite them to try it or better still bring them with you.
We will be sharing the ice with regular Wednesday morning curlers.
For further information call Gordie at 566-2415 or Ernie at 566-2467.
 

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Sweep!! (after you practice)
Posted Monday, January 7, 2008 by derekm

This is a reminder from icemaker Lance for curlers who practice on a sheet of ice for more than a few minutes to sweep it afterwards.
This applies to curlers of all ages, and applies especially on Sundays when the ice is in heavy use by teams practicing at varying times.

Thank-you for your consideration!

 


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Junior curling resumes
Posted Sunday, January 6, 2008 by derekm
The IS curling for Little Rocks at 4pm, and Novices at 5pm, tomorrow, Monday January 7th. even though some Cornwall-area schools are closed tomorrow.

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Wednesday Ladder League schedule revised due to storm
Posted Sunday, January 6, 2008 by derekm

Due to last Wednesday's storm day, all draws in the Murphy's Cornwall Pharmacy Wednesday night Ladder League will be moved ahead one week, as is our policy.

Here is the revised Round Two draw:

Jan 9
6:30 MacWilliams vs Biage, Williamson vs Soltermann, Currie vs McCormac, Taylor vs Duncan-Biage.
8:30 Murphy vs Diamond, Kamphuis vs Arsenault, Fowler vs Neima, Watts vs Matthews
Bye: Donnelly

Jan 16
6:30 Arsenault vs Matthews, Diamond vs Neima, Kamphuis vs Donnelly, Murphy vs Fowler
8:30 Soltermann vs Duncan-Biage, Biage vs McCormac, Williamson vs Watts, MacWilliams vs Currie
Bye: Taylor

Jan 23
6:30 Murphy vs MacCormac, Watts vs Donnelly, MacWilliams vs Neima, Taylor vs Soltermann
8:30 Fowler vs Currie, Williamson vs Kamphuis, Biage vs Diamond, Matthews vs Duncan-Biage
Bye: Arsenault

Jan 30
6:30 Donnelly vs Soltermann, Currie vs Diamond, Matthews vs Williamson, Biage vs Fowler
8:30 Duncan-Biage vs Arsenault, MacWilliams vs Murphy, Kamphuis vs Taylor, Neima vs MacCormac
Bye: Watts

Feb 6
6:30 Fowler vs MacWilliams, Watts vs Arsenault, MacCormac vs Diamond, Duncan-Biage vs Donnelly
8:30 Currie vs Neima, Taylor vs Williamson, Murphy vs Biage, Matthews vs Soltermann
Bye: Kamphuis

Feb 13
6:30 Kamphuis vs Matthews, Biage vs Currie, Duncan-Biage vs Watts, Neima vs Murphy
8:30 Donnelly vs Taylor, MacCormac vs MacWilliams, Arsenault vs Williamson, Diamond vs Fowler,
Bye: Soltermann

Feb 20
6:30 MacCormac vs Fowler, Matthews vs Taylor, Diamond vs MacWilliams, Donnelly vs Williamson,
8:30 Neima vs Biage, Watts vs Kamphuis, Currie vs Murphy, Soltermann vs Arsenault,
Bye: Duncan-Biage

Here are the team rosters for Round Two:

Pool A

A1-Bob MacWilliams, Myrna Sanderson, Jim Farquharson, Ruth Stavert
A2-Ray Biage, Lorianne Davies, Bill Sigsworth, Angus Davies
A3-Karen Currie, Alan Acorn, Valerie Acorn, Tom Morrison
A4-Terry MacCormac, Rick Milton, Tara Rose, Cindy MacCormac
A5-Dave Murphy, Donald Weeks, Wayne Goodwin, Glen Green
A6-Ernie Diamond, Carol Sweetapple, Marilyn Diamond, Gordie/Shirley Lank
A7-Bob Fowler, Tracy MacDonald, Gary Crosby, Daphne Crosby
A8-Paul Neima, Helene LaPalme, Gerry Curley, Patty Burnside

Pool B

B1-Hank Kamphuis, Gord Peters, Vern Chowan, Pat MacInnis
B2-Jeff Taylor, Alex Sutherland, Sean Young, Alex Jenkins
B3-Kelly Watts, Cathy Handren, Darren MacLean, Cindy Nicholson
B4-Gordon Matthews, Rebecca Rolfe, Derek MacEwen, Marjorie Matthews
B5-Barb Duncan-Biage, Karen Montgomery/Debby Sigsworth, Lynda Turnbull, Cyndi Russell
B6-Marty Donnelly, Scott Jeffery, Nadia Donnelly, Angie Jeffrey
B7-Joerg Soltermann, Terry MacLeod, Steve McLaughan, Hans Wicki
B8-Guy Arsenault, Shawn Meyers, Heather Romain, Hayley Meyers
B9-Sandra Williamson, Katherine Morrow, Mary Beth MacLean, Colleen Soltermann.


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Rent our ice and slide away the post-holiday blues
Posted Friday, January 4, 2008 by derekm

Looking for a break from all that snow and ice outside? Why not rent a sheet of ice inside? (at least it's warmer, there's no snow to shovel, and it's much cheaper than a trip to the DR!)

We've got curling ice available at the following times for your corporate event, your family curling bonspiel, a pickup game/grudge match, a chance to learn to curl with your friends, or <insert your idea here>.

You can rent from one to four sheets at the following times:

Saturday evening, January 5th
All day and evening, Saturday Jan. 19
Saturday evening, Jan. 26

We can also usually spare a sheet or two on Sunday afternoon (members practice then, but it's often not all booked).

We provide brooms and sliders and can arrange curling instruction/bar facilities/kitchen, etc.

Give Bev a call at 566-4427 or email cornwallcurling@isn.net to get things setup.


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Nfld. meets the Wild West at CK Carpet Spiel!
Posted Thursday, January 3, 2008 by derekm

The signup sheet is now up at the bar for the annual CK Carpet Klean and Restoration Funspiel. This is a single-entry event for Club members only, and takes place January 11-12. Entry fee is only $30, ten of which you pay at the bar when you signup, and twenty which you pay when you play your first game.

Here's what we've been able to find out from the organizers, who are trying to keep the information under wraps, fearing a deluge of entries!

- you're guaranteed three games, even if you don't win any!
- there's lots and lots of food: Friday night, plus breakfast, lunch and supper on Saturday.
- there'll be great entertainment including music, dory races (isn't the water all frozen??), Newfie curling (I don't think they're talking about Brad Gushue here) and other fun games

Friday night is "Newfie and Western Night" (probably in honour of all those Newfies who have moved to Alberta!).

We're supposed to show up in Newfie and/or western garb such as Sou'wester and Newfie dress shoes (rubber boots), Stetsons and cowboy boots (keep those spurs away from the ice!), or mix and match for the true "Western Newfie" look. They say that we're in for a rip-roarin' good time no matter what we wear!

If I find out anything more I'll let you know, but my advice is to sign up now before everybody else finds out what a good time is in store!


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Cornwall's Tyler Smith rink wins division at MLA-sponsored funspiel
Posted Monday, December 31, 2007 by derekm

A junior fun cashspiel, sponsored by area MLAs, was held at the Crapaud Community Curling Club on December 28th and 29th.

Photo (L-R):Lyndon Mayhew (Crapaud club manager), Kurt Willis, Robbie Doherty (coach), Kip Ready, Lal Hennessey, Alex Mutch, Kevin Smith (event organizer)

The winner of the District 19 Borden-Kinkora 15 Year and Under section was the Kyle Hughes rink from Charlottetown, with Lal Hennessey substituting for Hughes in this event. Other members of the Hughes team, who also won the skills and trivia competitions, are Kurt Willis, Kip Ready, and Alex Mutch, with coach Robbie Doherty.
 

Photo (L-R): District 17 MLA Valerie Docherty, Tyson Smith, Tyler Smith (skip), Noah O'Connor, Parker O'Connor, and District 19 MLA George Webster.
Back row: Kevin Smith,. event organizer and coach of winning rink
 

The District 17 Kelly's Cross-Cumberland 12 Year and Under division was won by the Tyler Smith rink from Cornwall. They also won the skills competition, while the Heidi Hennessey rink from Charlottetown won the trivia contest. Playing with Smith were Tyson Smith, Noah O'Connor and Parker O'Connor.

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MacWilliams rink wins opening Ladder League round
Posted Saturday, December 29, 2007 by derekm

Round One came to an exciting conclusion last week in the Murphy's Cornwall Pharmacy Wednesday Night Ladder League, highlighted by the scoring of an eight-ender by the Paul Neima rink.

At the end of the round, two teams, Ray Biagé and Bob MacWilliams, were tied for the A Pool lead with 17 points. Based on our tie-breaking rules, MacWilliams comes out the winner, having beat Biagé in their game on Dec. 12th.

Three teams, Karen Currie, Terry MacCormac, and Dave Murphy, were next at 15 points, followed by Ernie Diamond at 13.

Hank Kamphuis at 11 points, and Jeff Taylor at 9 will move down the ladder to the B pool for Round Two, which starts January 2nd.

In the B pool, Bob Fowler went undefeated to come out in 1st place with 21 points. In second spot was Paul "Eight Ender" Neima, with 17 points. These two teams will graduate to the A pool for the next round.

Kelly Watts is next, followed by Gordon Matthews (both had 15 points, but Watts beat Matthews in their encounter). Barb Duncan-Biagé follows with 11 points, while Marty Donnelly and Joerg Soltermann each have 10, and Guy Arsenault has 8.

Note that there will be an additional team joining the league for the rest of the season.The new team consists of Sandra Williamson, Katherine Morrow, Mary Beth MacLean, and Colleen Soltermann.

They will start in the B pool, meaning that there will be 9 teams there, giving one team a bye each week. Note that to finish at the same time as the A pool, the round will be seven weeks, so not all teams in Pool B will get a bye, and teams will not play all other teams in the B pool. Also, teams without byes will play seven games in the round, while teams with byes will onlly play six.

In order to equalize the number of games in the B pool, the two teams without the bye (Matthews and Williamson) will have one of their seven games removed from their record (hopefully one they lost!), to be drawn at random from a hat after they play their final game.

Here are the pools for Round Two:

Pool A

A1-Bob MacWilliams, Myrna Sanderson, Jim Farquharson, Ruth Stavert
A2-Ray Biage, Lorianne Davies, Bill Sigsworth, Angus Davies
A3-Karen Currie, Alan Acorn, Valerie Acorn, Tom Morrison
A4-Terry MacCormac, Rick Milton, Tara Rose, Cindy MacCormac
A5-Dave Murphy, Donald Weeks, Wayne Goodwin, Glen Green
A6-Ernie Diamond, Carol Sweetapple, Marilyn Diamond, Gordie/Shirley Lank
A7-Bob Fowler, Tracy MacDonald, Gary Crosby, Daphne Crosby
A8-Paul Neima, Helene LaPalme, Gerry Curley, Patty Burnside

Pool B

B1-Hank Kamphuis, Gord Peters, Vern Chowan, Pat MacInnis
B2-Jeff Taylor, Alex Sutherland, Sean Young, Alex Jenkins
B3-Kelly Watts, Cathy Handren, Darren MacLean, Cindy Nicholson
B4-Gordon Matthews, Rebecca Rolfe, Derek MacEwen, Marjorie Matthews
B5-Barb Duncan-Biage, Karen Montgomery/Debby Sigsworth, Lynda Turnbull, Cyndi Russell
B6-Marty Donnelly, Scott Jeffery, Nadia Donnelly, Angie Jeffrey
B7-Joerg Soltermann, Terry MacLeod, Steve McLaughan, Hans Wicki
B8-Guy Arsenault, Shawn Meyers, Heather Romain, Hayley Meyers
B9-Sandra Williamson, Katherine Morrow, Mary Beth MacLean, Colleen Soltermann.

Here is the Round Two draw:

Jan 2
6:30 MacWilliams vs Biage, Williamson vs Soltermann, Currie vs McCormac, Taylor vs Duncan-Biage.
8:30 Murphy vs Diamond, Kamphuis vs Arsenault, Fowler vs Neima, Watts vs Matthews
Bye: Donnelly

Jan 9
6:30 Arsenault vs Matthews, Diamond vs Neima, Kamphuis vs Donnelly, Murphy vs Fowler
8:30 Soltermann vs Duncan-Biage, Biage vs McCormac, Williamson vs Watts, MacWilliams vs Currie
Bye: Taylor

Jan 16
6:30 Murphy vs MacCormac, Watts vs Donnelly, MacWilliams vs Neima, Taylor vs Soltermann
8:30 Fowler vs Currie, Williamson vs Kamphuis, Biage vs Diamond, Matthews vs Duncan-Biage
Bye: Arsenault

Jan 23
6:30 Donnelly vs Soltermann, Currie vs Diamond, Matthews vs Williamson, Biage vs Fowler
8:30 Duncan-Biage vs Arsenault, MacWilliams vs Murphy, Kamphuis vs Taylor, Neima vs MacCormac
Bye: Watts

Jan 30
6:30 Fowler vs MacWilliams, Watts vs Arsenault, MacCormac vs Diamond, Duncan-Biage vs Donnelly
8:30 Currie vs Neima, Taylor vs Williamson, Murphy vs Biage, Matthews vs Soltermann
Bye: Kamphuis

Feb 6
6:30 Kamphuis vs Matthews, Biage vs Currie, Duncan-Biage vs Watts, Neima vs Murphy
8:30 Donnelly vs Taylor, MacCormac vs MacWilliams, Arsenault vs Williamson, Diamond vs Fowler,
Bye: Soltermann

Feb 13
6:30 MacCormac vs Fowler, Matthews vs Taylor, Diamond vs MacWilliams, Donnelly vs Williamson,
8:30 Neima vs Biage, Watts vs Kamphuis, Currie vs Murphy, Soltermann vs Arsenault,
Bye: Duncan-Biage


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Family Funspiel Draw
Posted Friday, December 28, 2007 by derekm
Here is the draw so far (Saturday, Dec. 29):

At 10.00 a.m.:

Ice 1:  Team Davies (A-team) vs. Team St.John

Ice 2:  Team Morrison vs. Team Turnbull

Ice 3:  Team Richard vs. Team Biage'

At 11.00 a.m.:

Ice 1:  Team Davies (AA-team) vs. Team Boswall

Ice 2:  Team Stavert vs. Team Neima


Early draw teams will play at 10.00 a.m. and thereafter at
approximately 12 noon and 2 p.m.

Late draw teams will play at 11.00 a.m. and thereafter at approximately
1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Additional teams will be added as they come forward during the course
of today.  The more, the merrier!
Call Deb DelValle on 658-2329 to add your team.  Leave a message on the
answering machine if we're not there, and I'll get back to you later
today.

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Coaching theory course to be held
Posted Thursday, December 27, 2007 by derekm

A Competition-Introduction Part A (formerly Level 1 Theory) clinic will take place on Tuesday 8 Jan from 6-10 pm and will continue on Saturday 12 Jan from 9 am to 3 pm at the Charlottetown Curling Club (upstairs lounge).

Registration deadline is Friday, 4 Jan.  The cost of the clinic, open to coaches from all sports, is $35.00. For more info or to register, please contact Gayle Johnston at 368-1071 or gaylej@pei.sympatico.ca.


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PEI Juniors set for Alberton and O'Leary
Posted Wednesday, December 26, 2007 by derekm

Draw

Photo: Gayle Johnston, Ch'town Curling Club Junior Coordinator, and Ann Doucette, PEICA Junior Coordinator, make the Pepsi Jrs. draw, as Dave Kassner, coach of the David Parker rink, looks on.

The Western Community Curling Club in Alberton will be the main site for the 2008 Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships, which run from Wednesday January 2nd through Monday, January 7th. The Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary will host some of the games on Wednesday and Thursday.

Eight junior women's teams, and eleven junior men's rinks will take part in age 20 and under competition, with the winners advancing to the M&M Canadian Juniors in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, Feb. 2-10. Both defending PEI champions, Erin Carmody of the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, and Brett Gallant of the Charlottetown Curling Club, are back to defend their titles. Playing with Carmody are Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Lisa Moerike, and Jessica van Ouwerkerk, with coach Pat Aylward, while Adam Casey, Anson Carmody and Alex MacFadyen, all from the Summerside area, along with coach Kathie Gallant round out the Gallant squad.

Last year at the Canadian championships, Gallant finished as runner-up, losing the final in an extra end against Alberta. Carmody, the only team to beat eventual winner Stacie Deveraux of Newfoundland and Labrador during the round-robin competition, finished with a 7-5 win-loss record on the junior women's side. Anson Carmody made the Canadian first all-star team while Gallant and Casey made the second team, Moerike won the women's sportsmanship award, and coach Aylward won the women's teams coaches award.

In the triple-knockout Pepsi Juniors, the winners of the A, B and C divisions will compete in the two game championship round, which takes place at 10:30 am and 4 pm on Sunday for the junior women's division, and on Monday at the same times for the Junior men's. Should a team win all three divisions (as happened last year with the Carmody rink), the championship round will not be needed. Should a team win two divisions, they will take the title by winning either of the championship games.

Team Rosters (skip to lead, 5th, coach)

Junior Women's:

Nikki Arsenault, Sam Sweet, Marlana Lockhart, Meaghan Henderson, Nick Clements (coach)-Maple Leaf Curling Club (O'Leary)

Darcee Birch, Kelsea Beadman, Jenna Perry, Courtney Moore, Sheila Compton (coach)- Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club (Summerside)

Erin Carmody, Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Lisa Moerike, Jessica van Ouwerkerk, Pat Aylward (coach)-Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club (Summerside)

Anita Casey, Madeleine Campbell, Dannielle Chiasson, Bethany MacDonald, Leo Stewart (coach)-Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club (Summerside)

Sarah Clow, Brielle Quilty, Whitney Young, Christina Hennessey, Trevor Young (coach)-Cornwall Curling Club

Sarah Fullerton, Michelle McQuaid, Sara MacRae, Alyssa Mutch, Stewart Mutch (coach)-Cornwall Curling Club

Katie Sharkey, Alexis Wright, Vanessa Dennis, Monica LeBlanc, Kathy O'Rourke (coach)-Charlottetown Curling Club

Amy Somers, Pam Gordon, Martha MacIntyre, Chantelle Gallant, Ernie Gallant (coach)-Cornwall Curling Club

Junior Men

Parker Clements, Mitchell Rowley, Nick Clements, Mark Cousins, John Martin (coach)-Maple Leaf Curling Club (O'Leary)

Timothy Cullen, Mitch O’Shea, Robert Doherty, Patrick Callbeck, Brent Campbell (5th), Rob Roberts (coach) -Charlottetown Curling Club

Tyler Davies, Patrick Moore, Ryan Courtney, Joey Farquhar, Lorianne Davies (coach)-Charlottetown Curling Club

Brett Gallant, Adam Casey, Anson Carmody, Alex MacFadyen, Kathie Gallant (coach)-Charlottetown Curling Club

Colton Griffin, Colby Murphy, Jeffrey Duggan, Colin Bell, Ryan Profitt, Norma Jean Griffin (coach)-Western Community Curling Club (Alberton)

David Nabuurs, Robert Donahue, Jonathan Kennedy. Joey Collier, John Donahue (coach)-Montague Curling Club

Matthew Nabuurs, Kevin Rice, Mark Nabuurs, Keagan Matheson, Arny Nabuurs (coach)-Montague Curling Club

David Parker, Adam Kassner, Corey Miller, Stephen Dunbar, David Kassner (coach)-Charlottetown Curling Club

Spencer Pitre, Billie Lewis, Daniel McCarthy, Shawn Pitre, Roger Gavin (coach)-Western Community Curling Club (Alberton)

Sam Ramsay, Neil Gallant, Eric Pidgeon, Justin Richard, Peter Pidgeon (coach)-Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club (Summerside)

Isaac Shaw, Jonah MacDonald, Michael LeBlanc, Connor MacPhee, Marilyn Sutherland (coach)-Charlottetown Curling Club

Here are the opening draws for this year's Pepsi PEI Junior Championships:

Wednesday January 2nd 2008 at 9:30 am at Western Community Curling Club (Alberton)

Ice 1: Parker Clements (Maple Leaf) vs Isaac Shaw (Charlottetown)

Ice 2: Brett Gallant (Charlottetown) vs Tyler Davies (Charlottetown)

Ice 3: Sam Ramsay (Silver Fox) vs Spencer Pitre (Western)

Wednesday January 2nd 2008 at 9:30 am at Maple Leaf Curling Club (O'Leary)

Ice 1: Sarah Clow (Cornwall) vs Nikki Arsenault (Maple Leaf)

Ice 2: Erin Carmody (Silver Fox) vs Amy Somers (Cornwall)

Ice 3: Anita Casey (Silver Fox) vs Sarah Fullerton (Cornwall)

Ice 4: Darcee Birch (Silver Fox) vs Katie Sharkey (Charlottetown)

Wednesday January 2nd 2008 at 2:30 pm at Western Community Curling Club (Alberton)

Ice 1: Winner Clow/Arsenault vs winner Carmody/Somers

Ice 2: Winner Casey/Fullerton vs winner Birch/Sharkey

Ice 3: Matthew Nabuurs (Montague) vs David Nabuurs (Montague)

Wednesday January 2nd 2008 at 3:30 pm at Maple Leaf Curling Club (O'Leary)

Ice 1: Winner Clements/Shaw vs winner Gallant/Davies

Ice 2: Loser Clements/Shaw vs loser Gallant/Davies

Ice 3: Colton Griffin (Western) vs winner Ramsay/Pitre

Ice 4: David Parker (Charlottetown) vs Tim Cullen (Charlottetown)

Complete draw and results at peicurling.com/juniors


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Farmers League starts in January
Posted Friday, December 21, 2007 by derekm
The Cornwall Curling Club Tuesday afternoon Farmer's League resumes Jan 8/08 1pm - 3pm. All welcome. No curling or farming experience necessary. Cost per person, Janurary - April is $70.00.
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Family Funspiel goes Dec. 29th
Posted Thursday, December 20, 2007 by derekm
GREAT NEWS!

Our Family Funspiel on Saturday, December 29th is a "GO"!

There are now enough people signed up to make this new event run, and so the Club hopes that people who were holding back from signing-up because they weren't sure that it would run will now feel they can safely commit.  We hope this fun-filled day will set the stage for a family funspiel over the Christmas holidays for many years to come.

So HURRY HARD and SIGN UP NOW while there's still space available.

If you have any questions about the event, feel free to contact Deb DelValle, home no. 658-2329.
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Eight is great!
Posted Thursday, December 20, 2007 by derekm

An eight-ender was scored Wednesday evening in the Murphy's Cornwall Pharmacy Ladder League at the Cornwall Curling Club.
Achieving this rare feat were (left to right) Gerry Curley, skip Paul Neima, Hélène LaPalme, Eileen Leahey

Link to large version of photo


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No Sunday evening curling
Posted Sunday, December 16, 2007 by derekm
Sunday curling is cancelled at the Cornwall Curling Club, due to the weather conditions.
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Blair Jay wins both Sunday contests against Bill Hope to capture PEI Senior Mixed
Posted Sunday, December 16, 2007 by derekm

The Blair Jay rink from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club captured the PEI Senior Mixed Curling Championship on Sunday afternoon, beating the Bill Hope rink from the host Charlottetown Curling Club by a 6-4 score. Jay had to win both Sunday games to take the title, while Hope, who won the A section final of this double knockout event, could have won it with a win in either the morning or afternoon draw.

Chick Morrison, Past President, PEICA, Blair Jay, Barb Currie, Douglas Simmons, Debbie MacMurdo

In the afternoon final, Hope stole two points in the first end, while Jay took a single in the second, and tied the eight-end game at the half, by executing a hit and roll behind cover to bite the button, forcing Hope to try a difficult come-around to save the end. He did not make it, and gave up a one point steal to the Summerside rink.

It was déjà-vu for the Hope rink in the fifth end. The Jay team pulled off a tap back of the Hope stone on the button, forcing a draw attempt by Hope to again bite the button for a single. He was a bit heavy and Jay stole another point. Hope had a chance for three in the sixth, lying two thanks to well-placed stones from the 2nd and third. Two close misses by Jay left a thin opening to the four foot to score three, but Hope came up just short and had to settle for a deuce. The 7th end had fewer rocks in play. Jay executed a hit and stay for two points, leaving him up one coming home without the hammer. An eighth end steal sealed the 6-4 win for the Jay foursome.

Other members of the winning Blair Jay rink are Barb Currie, Douglas Simmons, and Debbie MacMurdo, while Sandy Hope and Bill and Kay Atkinson complete the runner-up Bill Hope roster.

In the Sunday morning B section final, Jay scored a deuce in the final end to edge the Hope 5-4.

The game was tied at 2-all after five ends of play, when Jay drew to the button, outcounting two Hope stones behind cover, to take a one-point lead. Hope grabbed the lead in the seventh, drawing to the outside edge of the four-foot to score a deuce. After some great shotmaking by both teams in the eighth and final end, Hope was lying shot, when Jay threw a takeout to push the Hope rock out through a narrow port to record two points and force the sudden-death final game at 2:30 pm.

Hope won the A section of this double-knockout event Saturday afternoon, with a 4-3 win in a low-scoring game over Cornwall's Sterling Stratton. He then advanced to the B section final by beating clubmate Craig Mackie by a 7-2 score. Jay doubled Stratton 6-3 to earn his ticket to the B final.

Ten teams began play Thursday. This is the second year for this championship, for mixed teams age 50 and over.


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Blair Jay forces final game at Senior Mixed
Posted Sunday, December 16, 2007 by derekm

There will be a final game at 2:30 pm in the PEI Senior Mixed at the Charlottetown Curling Club. Blair Jay of the Silver Fox has to win both games today to take the title, and he is now halfway to his goal, scoring a deuce in the final end to edge the Bill Hope rink from the host Charlottetown club 5-4 in this morning's B Division final of this doubke-knockout event.

The game was tied at 2-all after five ends of play, when Jay drew to the button, outcounting two Hope stones behind cover, to take a one-point lead. Hope grabbed the lead in the seventh, drawing to the outside edge of the four-foot to score a deuce. After some great shotmaking by both teams in the eighth and final end, Hope was lying shot, when Jay threw a takeout to push the Hope rock out through a narrow port to record two points and force the sudden-death final game at 2:30 pm.

Other members of the Blair Jay rink are Barb Currie, Douglas Simmons, and Debbie MacMurdo, while Sandy Hope and Bill and Kay Atkinson complete the Hope roster.

Hope won the A section of this double-knockout event Saturday afternoon, with a 4-3 win in a low-scoring game over Cornwall's Sterling Stratton. He then advanced to the B section final by beating clubmate Craig Mackie by a 7-2 score.

Jay doubled Stratton 6-3 to earn his ticket to the B final.

Ten teams began play Thursday. This is the second year for this championship, for mixed teams age 50 and over.


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Bill Hope vs Blair Jay in Sr. Mixed Finals
Posted Saturday, December 15, 2007 by derekm

Bill Hope from the host Charlottetown Curling Club, and Blair Jay from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht club in Summerside have advanced to the finals at the 2007 PEI Senior Mixed Curling Championships.

Hope will have the upper hand, as a win in either the B final, Sunday morning at 10:30, or the A vs B championship game at 2:30 pm will give him the title, while Jay would have to win both games.

Hope won the A section of this double-knockout event Saturday afternoon, with a 4-3 win in a low-scoring game over Cornwall's Sterling Stratton. He then advanced to the B section final by beating clubmate Craig Mackie by a 7-2 score.

Jay doubled Stratton 6-3 to earn his ticket to the B final.

Other members of the Bill Hope rink are Sandy Hope, and Bill and Kay Atkinson, while Barb Currie, Douglas Simmons, and Debbie MacMurdo round out the Jay foursome.

Ten teams began play Thursday. This is the second year for this championship, for mixed teams age 50 and over.


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Stratton still in contention at Senior Mixed
Posted Saturday, December 15, 2007 by derekm

Going into the final three draws at the PEI Senior Mixed Curling championship, the Bill Hope rink from the host Charlottetown Curling Club have already earned a berth in the final. This afternoon, they edged the Sterling Stratton rink from Cornwall to pull out a low-scoring 4-3 victory in the A section final of this double-knockout event. Other members of the Hope foursome are Sandy Hope, and Bill and Kay Atkinson. Playing with Stratton are Karen Wood, Vern Chowan, and Marg Stewart.

In other games this afternoon, Blair Jay of the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club knocked out Cornwall's Geoff Scutt rink, with a 6-2 win, and Craig Mackie of Charlottetown eliminated Paul Matheson of the Silver Fox with a 7-6 win.

At 6:30 pm,  Hope plays Charlottetown clubmate Mackie, and Stratton faces Blair Jay.

The winners of these games will play in the B final Sunday morning at 10:30. If Hope is in that game and wins it, he will take the championship. Otherwise, the B-side winner will play Hope for the title at 2:30 pm Sunday.

 


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Bill Hope and Cornwall's Sterling Stratton still unbeaten at Senior Mixed
Posted Friday, December 14, 2007 by derekm

Going into Saturday PEI Senior Mixed play at the Charlottetown Curling Club, the Bill Hope rink from the host club, and the Sterling Stratton foursome from Cormwall remain undefeated.

This evening, Hope defeated Geoff Scutt of Cornwall 8-3, while Stratton beat Craig Mackie of Charlottetown by a 6-4 score. Hope and Stratton now advance to the A section final of this double-knockout event, Saturday at 1:30 pm. Also in the evening draw, Paul Matheson of the Silver Fox eliminated Donald Clarey of Montague with a 7-4 win, and Blair Jay of the Silver Fox knocked Ross Petrie of Montague out of further play with an 11-3 win, in which he followed a sixth end triple with a four point steal in the seventh.

Defending champion Bob MacWilliams, along with Cornwall clubmate Chick Morrison were eliminated from further play in the afternoon round, with MacWilliams losing 7-4 to Petrie, and Morrison dropping a 7-5 decision to Clarey. Mackie beat Blair Jay 5-3 in the other matinee contest.

Saturday draws are at 1:30 and 6:30. The final two draws go Sunday at 10:30 am and, if needed, 2:30 pm. If the same team wins both the A and B sides of the double-knockout, the final game will not be required.


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Defending champ MacWilliams drops opener in Senior Mixed
Posted Thursday, December 13, 2007 by derekm

All ten teams saw action in the opening draw of the PEI Senior Mixed Curling Championships Thursday evening at the Charlottetown Curling Club. Defending champion  Bob MacWilliams of Cornwall lost his opener, 9-2 to Bill Hope of Charlottetown. Blair Jay from the Silver Fox edged Cornwall's, Chick Morrison, by a 4-3 score, while another Cormwall rink, skipped by Geoff Scutt, doubled Ross Petrie of Montague 6-3. Charlottetown's Craig Mackie rink defeated Donald Clarey of Montague 7-4. This event is one of the few provincial championships which permit the use of the delivery stick, and Sterling Stratton of Cornwall used his quite effectively, beating Paul Matheson of the Silver Fox 7-3, after scoring a triple in the seventh end.

Photo: Sterling Stratton delivers with stick

Play continues on Friday, with draws at 1:30 and 6:30 pm in this double-knockout event. The final is on Sunday.


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New! The Family Funspiel
Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2007 by derekm
Here's help to get you through the holidays and give you a break from feeding the five thousand:

THE  FAMILY  FUNSPIEL on SATURDAY  DECEMBER 29th between 10.00 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The cost is $40.00 for a 4-person team, but you can have more than 4 people on a team (playing different team members at different times)
and the cost for extra team members is only $2.50 per person.  Or enter more than one team if you've got a big crew to entertain!


If you can't raise a full 4-person team, there is also a sign-up sheet for PARTIAL TEAMS, or individuals, and teams will be made up of these
people.  The cost is $10.00 per person.  


Equipment will be provided for those who need any.


There's a guaranteed minimum of three 4-end games and there will be off-ice fun and games too.  

Lunch is included.  Please also sign up any non-curling mouths to feed for $2.50 per person.


Bring Great-Granny or Cousin Cornelius.  Let Little Jimmy show Mom ane Dad how to play.  Kids, parents, curlers, non-curlers - anything goes.
There are no rules about the composition of the teams but we hope that in keeping with the spirit of the occasion everyone will place the
emphasis on FAMILY FUN.  We'll all try and make this a day to remember for everyone.


SIGN-UP ON THE BOARD BY THE POOL TABLE.

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PEI Curling Championships entry deadlines loom
Posted Monday, December 10, 2007 by derekm

This is a final reminder that the entry deadline for the Pepsi Juniors (age 20 and under) curling championships is December 12th.  This event will be held January 2-8 at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. Entry fee is $30 per player. Defending champions are Brett Gallant of the Charlottetown Curling Club, and Erin Carmody of the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club. Winning rinks will advance to the M&M Canadian Juniors, February 2-10 in Sault Ste, Marie Ontario.

Entry deadline for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women's Curling Championship is December 27th. Entry fee is $40 per player, plus a $25 CCA competitor card fee. This event will be held at the Charlottetown Curling Club January 20-22. Defending champion is Suzanne Gaudet from the host club. This year's winner will compete at the Canadian Scotties, February 16-24 in Regina.

January 3rd is the entry deadline for both the Provincial Masters (age 60 and over) Curling Championships, and the Labatt Tankard Provincial Men's Curling Championships.

The Masters, with men's and women's divisions, will be held at the Cornwall Curling Club from January 21-24, with the winners and runners up earning the right to compete at the Maritime Masters, February 10-13 at the Silver Fox. Entry fee for the PEI Masters is $30 per player. Five-time defending PEI Masters men's champion is Lou Nowlan, while Jeanne Duffenais is four-time Masters women's champ.

The triple-knockout open-entry Playdowns portion of the Labatt Tankard will be held at the Montague Curling Club from January 24-29. Entry fee is $40 per player, plus a $25 CCA competitor's card.

Eight teams will advance from the Playdowns to the round-robin Final Eight, February 5-10 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. Defending PEI Tankard champion is Peter Gallant of Charlottetown.  This year's winner will advance to the Tim Horton's Brier, March 8-16 in Winnipeg. 

Curlers are reminded that all entries must be on an official PEICA entry form, available at all PEI curling clubs, and online at PEICurling.com. All entries must be signed by a curling club official, and mailed with  all entry fees to: PEI Curling Association, PO Box 302, Ch’town, PEI C1A 7K7, and postmarked by the entry date. Entries cannot be emailed, faxed, or dropped off.


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Memo to Daytime Curlers
Posted Thursday, December 6, 2007 by derekm

Memo

To: All Daytime Curlers

From: Ernie Stavert, Daytime Curling Coordinator.

 

1. At the last general meeting on November 21, there was general discussion on the need to find ways to increase our membership in daytime curling. During the discussion, Deb DelValle volunteered to coordinate a membership committee. As chair of the meeting, I was negligent in not recognizing and remembering Deb’s volunteering. For this oversight, I apologize to Deb and to the Senior’s membership.

Anyone who has membership ideas or would like to help on the committee should contact Deb. Your assistance and ideas will be appreciated.

2. Don’t forget that December 14 is the deadline for signing up and registering your preference for curling on Wednesday afternoons or Friday mornings. The Coordinating Committee will be meeting on Dec 17 or 18 to consider a viable option.

3. Also, reserve December19 for our annual Christmas party. Sign up and details will be available at the Club soon.

 


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MacWilliams rink looking for repeat Senior Mixed title
Posted Tuesday, December 4, 2007 by derekm

The first PEI curling championship of the season, the Senior Mixed, begins Thursday evening, December 13th at the Charlottetown Curling Club. Bob MacWilliams and his Cornwall Curling Club rink of Myrna Sanderson, Jim Farquharson, and Ruth Stavert, winners of last season's inaugural Senior Mixed, are back to defend their title. Ten teams will participate in this year's event.

Photo (L-R): Defending champions Bob MacWilliams, Myrna Sanderson, Jim Farquharson, Ruth Stavert.

All ten teams will take to the ice in the opening draw Thursday Dec. 13th at 7 pm, following opening ceremonies at 6:15. Here are the first draw and the team rosters (skip to lead) for this double-knockout event:

Ice 1: Chick Morrison, Sherren Morrison, Tom Dunn, Diane MacKay (Cornwall Curling Club)
vs Blair Jay, Lana Simmons, Douglas Simmons, Debbie MacMurdo (Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club)

Ice 2: Donald Clarey, Kathy Clarey, Jim MacPhee, Diane MacPhee (Montague Curling Club)
vs Craig Mackie, Shelley Ebett, David Murphy, Karen Hardy (Charlottetown Curling Club)

Ice 3: Bill Hope, Sandy Hope, Bill Atkinson, Kay Atkinson (Charlottetown Curling Club)
vs Bob MacWilliams, Myrna Sanderson, Jim Farquharson, Ruth Stavert (Cornwall Curling Club)

Ice 4: Ross Petrie, June Moyaert, Howard Kerwin, Marjorie Campbell (Montague Curling Club)
vs Geoff Scutt, Marie MacDonald, Paul Durant, Deb DelValle (Cornwall Curling Club)

Ice 5: Sterling Stratton, Karen Wood, Vern Chowan, Marg Stewart (Cornwall Curling Club)
vs Paul Matheson, Jeanne Duffenais, Doug Waugh, Diane Arsenault (Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club)

Photo L-R: Marilyn Sutherland, PEICA official, Rob Warren, Manager, Charlottetown Curling Club, and David Murphy, President, PEI Curling Association make the draw for the event.

This event is for curlers age 50 and over. Skip and third must be of opposite sex, and there must be two male and two female curlers on each team. Delivery sticks, prohibited at events leading to national championships, are permitted. All games are eight ends.

Depending on whether or not the same team wins both A and B sections of the event, the championship game will be either Sunday at 10:30 am, or 2:30 pm.

Complete draw and results available at peicurling.com/seniormixed.


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Evening curling cancelled, too
Posted Tuesday, December 4, 2007 by derekm

The Cornwall Curling Club is closed for the day. The Tuesday evening draw scheduled for tonight will be postponed until next week.

Environment Canada has issued the following warning:

Queens County P.E.I.
3:54 PM AST Tuesday 4 December 2007
Winter storm warning for
Queens County P.E.I. continued

An additional 5 centimetres of snowfall with winds gusting to 90 km/h tonight.

This is a warning that dangerous winter weather conditions are expected in the above region. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.


An intense low pressure system over eastern Nova Scotia will continue to slowly track eastward tonight to lie well east of Nova Scotia overnight. An additional 5 centimetres of snow is expected tonight combined with strong northeast winds which will produce blowing snow through the evening. Precipitation will taper off and winds will ease overnight as the low pulls away.

These strong northeast winds will generate higher than normal water levels and heavy pounding surf along parts of the north facing Gulf of St Lawrence this evening.


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Daytime curling cancelled today
Posted Tuesday, December 4, 2007 by derekm
Due to weather conditions, there is no daytime curling today at the Cornwall Curling Club. Further announcements later regarding evening curling.
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Dues due in two weeks
Posted Saturday, December 1, 2007 by derekm

This is a reminder to Club members that the payment deadline for the remaining portion of your 2007-2008 dues is Dec 15.
Any outstanding balances after that date will incur a $10 late payment fee.
 

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Members Database Updated
Posted Friday, November 30, 2007 by derekm

The club members database in the Members section of this website has now been updated with information on this year's adult club members.

If contains the following information: Last Name, First Name, Home Phone, Work Phone, and Email address, and can be searched by any of these fields. This info is available only to Club members, and is not used for any other purpose. Members find it very useful for locating spares. Please contact me if you do not want your information in this database, and I can either delete your entire record, or leave your name and blank out your phone number and/or email address. The information is from the master database on the computer at the Club, and is normally updated only once or twice a season from that database. If your info is not correct, or incomplete, please let us know, and we will fix it on both databases.

To access this information, along with the Board of Directors meeting minutes also available in the Members section, you require a userid and password, available only to club members. If you do not have one, or do not remember yours, please email me at dmacewen@isn.net.

- Derek MacEwen
  Webmaster


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Cornwall Curling Club Christmas Cashspiel Cancelled
Posted Friday, November 30, 2007 by derekm

The club members cashspiel scheduled for Dec 14-15 has been cancelled due to insufficient signup numbers.

 


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Shop the Cornwall Curling Club Pro Shop for Xmas
Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2007 by derekm
Just in time for Christmas, the Cornwall Curling Club Pro Shop has a large stock of curling brushes, gloves, pants, shoes, etc. for the curler on your Christmas list. If we don't have your item in your size, we can order it in in lots of time for Christmas. You can also get a gift certificate if you don't know exactly what to buy. Some items are currently on special -  come on in and check them out!
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All I want for Xmas is a curling broom...
Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2007 by derekm

If you have recently taken up the sport of curling and are still using the Club brooms/brushes, don't forget to ask Santa for a broom for Christmas. There is a great selection in stock at the Cornwall Curling Club Pro Shop.

After Christmas, the Club brooms will be available for rental use only. If you forget to bring yours, you can rent one for a nominal fee at the bar. Just like other sports such as golf and hockey, club members are expected to have their own equipment, and limiting use helps save wear and tear on the Club equipment.

There is also a wide selection of brush pads in stock for those who are using a Performance or similar brush with a pad that is getting worn or dirty. You can also upgrade your handle to one of those feather light carbon fibre models.

 


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Draw time change for Sunday Night
Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2007 by derekm

The KFC Sunday night draw is changing from 7:30 to 7:00 effective Dec 2. This change has been approved by the Board of Directors.
   
  Thanks
  Karen Montgomery
  Sunday night Drawmaster


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Seniors Curling Meeting Report
Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2007 by derekm

The membership of the Cornwall Senior’s Curling met at 12:15 on Wednesday, Nov 21 to discuss the Ad Hoc Coordinating report. The report generated a lot of discussion from the large numbers of curlers in attendance.

The suggested administrative changes were accepted with a few minor change suggestions such as the terms being for one year and that there should be some provision for focus on membership by the coordinating committee. It was agreed that encouraging increased membership was everyone’s responsibility but that it should be assigned to the Special Events Committee. A number of helpful suggestions on increasing membership were received.

The following people volunteered to serve on the various committees for the remainder of the curling season.

General Coordinator- Ernie Stavert

Treasurer- Deb DelValle

Daily Curling Coordinator- Mary Plamondon, assisted by: Monday- Louise and Lester Callbeck, Tues- Roy Coffin and Carlene Peters, Wed- Don Graham and Bob Tucker, Thurs- Al Hammond, Marsha and Allison McCormick, Fri- Vern Chowan and Carol Sweetapple.

Team Curling Coordinators- Kimball Blanchard and Marie MacDonald

Special Events-  Ray Biage, Sterling Stratton, Carol Sweetapple, Margaret Stewart, and Pat McCardle.

The proposed changes to the curling schedule proved to be difficult to find a consensus.  The Ad Hoc Committee’s recommendation that all afternoon curling be cancelled in order to consolidate the schedule was unacceptable to a significant portion of the membership. The Committee’s intent in proposing this change was to try to recapture the social aspect of morning curling which had been somewhat eroded since the introduction of afternoon curling. This concern from the morning clientele initiated this whole process of change. Social curling has been the foundation of the Cornwall Curling Club since its inception.

The following is a summary of the outcomes of the proposed schedule changes:

1. Monday afternoon cancelled- accepted

2. Rotation format for Wed am’s - accepted

3. Monday, Tues, Thursday am’ unchanged- accepted

4. Wednesday pm and Friday am- no consensus reached.

     Action on Wednesday pm and Friday am:

There will be two parallel sign up sheets for team curling posted. Sign up will be  either by team or  individually. The draw master will create teams for individual sign ups.

You do not have to make a choice between Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning if both times work for you or your team.

If this is the case for you, please sign for both times. Obviously, if only one of the times works for you just sign up once.

This multiple and flexible sign up format will give the Coordinators the best opportunity to meet everyone’s needs. That is our goal. Your cooperation, open mindedness, and goodwill is anticipated. Keeping the Club strong so that we can all enjoy our winter time recreation of curling should be the priority of each of us.

Ernie Stavert
Coordinator, Cornwall Senior’s Curling


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It's just upstairs!
Posted Monday, November 26, 2007 by derekm
This is a reminder that the Cornwall and Area 50 Plus Club meets every Tuesday at 1:30 pm, upstairs from the Cornwall Curling Club, for activities including auction, bridge, cribbage, and other table games. Admission is only $2, and new members are always welcome!
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Island champs Carmody and Gallant win Cornwall Junior Cashspiel
Posted Sunday, November 25, 2007 by derekm

Provincial Junior champions Erin Carmody of the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, and Brett Gallant from the Charlottetown Curling Club are this years winners of the Pizza Delight/Subway/Howard Johnson Junior Cashspiel, which wrapped up this afternoon at the Cornwall Curling Club. Carmody's game was an exciting come-from behind battle, trailing Jessica Daigle of Saint John 5-1 after three ends. Carmody tied it up with a triple in the sixth, and stole a single in an extra end to pull out a 7-6 win.

Gallant lead 4-1 after four ends over Nova Scotia junior champion Dominic Daemon, who closed the gap to one with a double in the fifth. Gallant responded with a triple in the sixth end, and after Daemon picked up a single in the seventh, the Gallant rink picked up a 7-4 win.

L-R Pat Aylward (Coach), Jessica van Ouwerkerk, Lisa Moerike, Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Erin Carmody, event organizer Brenda MacMillan 

L-R Kathie Gallant (Coach), Brett Gallant, Adam Casey, Anson Carmody, Alex MacFadyen, event organizer Brenda MacMillan

Other members of the Carmody rink are Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Lisa Moerike, and Jessica van Ouwerkerk, with coach Pat Aylward. Rounding out the Gallant foursome are Adam Casey, Anson Carmody, and Alex MacFadyen, with Kathie Gallant coaching.

Gallant beat Anton Stefani of New Brunswick in the quarter-finals 7-2, and Charlottetown clubmate Tim Cullen 8-2 in the semi-finals, while Carmody had a quarter-final bye by virtue of her round robin finish, and edged out Tanya Hilliard of CFB-Halifax 4-3 in the semis.

In the other semi-final games, Daemon beat Summerside's Sam Ramsay rink 5-3, aided by a steal of three in the fifth end, while Daigle beat New Brunswick junior champ Mary Jane McGuire by an 8-2 score.

12 junior men's and 12 junior women's teams began play on Friday in this annual junior cashspiel.


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Island champs both advance to Cornwall Cashspiel finals
Posted Sunday, November 25, 2007 by derekm

Provincial Junior champions Erin Carmody of the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, and Brett Gallant of the Charlottetown Curling Club have both advanced to the 2 pm finals at the Pizza Delight/Subway/Howard Johnson Junior Cashspiel here at the Cornwall Curling Club.

Other members of the Carmody rink are Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Lisa Moerike, and Jessica van Ouwerkerk, with coach Pat Aylward. Rounding out the Gallant foursome are Adam Casey, Anson Carmody, and Alex MacFadyen, with Kathie Gallant coaching.

Gallant is playing Nova Scotia champion Domenic Daemon in the final, while Carmody is taking on Jessica Daigle from Saint John.

Gallant beat Anton Stefani of New Brunswick in the quarter-finals 7-2, and Charlottetown clubmate Tim Cullen 8-2 in the semi-finals, while Carmody had a quarter-final bye by virtue of her round robin finish, and edged out Tanya Hilliard of CFB-Halifax 4-3 in the semis.

In the other semi-final games, Daemon beat Summerside's Sam Ramsay rink 5-3, aided by a steal of three in the fifth end, while Daigle downed New Brunswick junior champ Mary Jane McGuire by an 8-2 score.

12 junior men's and 12 junior women's teams began play on Friday in this annual junior cashspiel.


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Playoff round set at Cornwall Junior Spiel
Posted Sunday, November 25, 2007 by derekm

Many familiar faces are in the playoff round at the Pizza Delight/Subway/Howard Johnson Junior Cashspiel, which concludes today at the Cornwall Curling Club.

PEI Junior Champion Erin Carmody, New Brunswick champion Mary Jane McGuire, along with Charlottetown's Tim Cullen and Nova Scotia Junior Champion Dominic Daemon, who won  the junior men's section of this event in 2005, have earned berths in the 11 am semi-finals, after finishing round robin play with perfect 3-0 win-loss records. The quarter-finals get underway at 8:30 am, with PEI champion Brett Gallant facing New Brunswick's Anton Stefani, Matthew Nabuurs of Montague meeting Sam Ramsay of the Silver Fox in Summerside, Tanya Hilliard playing fellow Haligonian Danielle Parsons, and Nova Scotia champion and 2005 event winner Marie Christianson playing Jessica Daigle from Saint John. Gallant and Hilliard finished the round robin at 3-0, while the other teams in the quarters went 2-1.

The finals are at 2 pm. 12 junior men's teams and an equal number of junior women's rinks began play on Friday in this annual junior cashspiel.


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Sympathies extended
Posted Saturday, November 24, 2007 by derekm

Sympathies are extended to club members Allan and Valerie Acorn on the passing of Allan's mother, Carrie.

Link: www.fergusonsfh.com/Obituaries/32348/

 


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Club founder Wylie Barrett passes away
Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2007 by derekm
One of the members of the charter Board of Directors of the Cornwall Curling Club, Wylie Barrett, passed away on Monday at the age of 94. His son Ian and Ian's wife Donna also became members here, and Ian also became a Board of Directors member. Funeral details.
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Cornwall Junior Cashspiel to feature top Maritime teams (updated)
Posted Monday, November 19, 2007 by derekm

[updates - one jr. women's team dropped out, one jr. men's team was added, Sarah Clow rink moved to women's section, as space now available]

The annual Pizza Delight/Subway/Howard Johnson Junior Cashspiel is taking place this weekend (November 23-25) here at the Cornwall Curling Club, and will once again feature many of the top Maritime junior teams, including event defending champion Jaclyn Crandall from Fredericton, reigning PEI Junior Champions Brett Gallant and Erin Carmody, 2007 Canada Winter Games representatives Sarah Fullerton from PEI and Danielle Parsons from NS, 2006 and 2007 New Brunswick Junior Women's Champion Mary Jane McGuire, 2007 Nova Scotia junior champions Dominic Daemon and Marie Christianson, along with 17 and Under champions Sam Ramsay and Katie Sharkey from PEI, and Sarah Clow from the host club, who won the Maritime Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel in Summerside last weekend. In total, there are 12 junior women's teams and and equal number of junior men's rinks competing.

The two divisions will each play a three pool round robin on Friday and Saturday, with the top six teams advancing to the Sunday playoff round, where the third and fourth place, and fifth and sixth place teams will play off at 8:30 am, with the winners advancing to 11 am semi-finals round against the first and second place teams, respectively. The winners from this round will advance to the finals at 2 pm.

Here are the opening draws:

Friday, November 23rd at 4 pm:

Tim Cullen vs Matthew Nabuurs, Tyler Davies vs David Parker, Erin Carmody vs Sarah Clow, Darcee Birch vs Jessica Daigle

Friday, November 23rd at 6:30 pm:

Anton Stefani vs Brett Gallant, Isaac Shaw vs Kevin Gouthro, Jaclyn Crandall vs Katie Sharkey, Marie Christianson vs Tanya Hilliard,

Friday, November 23rd at 9 pm:

Dominic Daemon vs Sam Ramsay, Ben Parker vs Marc Gordon, Mary Jane McGuire vs Anita Casey, Danielle Parsons vs Sarah Fullerton 

Complete round robin schedule and event results at cornwallcurling.com.

Here are the team rosters for the Junior Men's Division:

Tim Cullen, Mitchell O'Shea, Robbie Doherty, Patrick Callbeck, Robbie Roberts (Coach)-Charlottetown Curling Club, PEI
Dominic Daemon, Bryant Farmer, Robbie McLean, Josh MacInnis, Paul MacLean (Coach)-Highlander Curling Club, Antigonish NS
Tyler Davies, Patrick Moore, Joey Farquhar, M. Davies, Lorianne Davies (Coach) Charlottetown Curling Club, PEI
Brett Gallant, Adam Casey, Anson Carmody, Alex MacFadyen, Kathie Gallant (Coach)-Charlottetown Curling Club, PEI
Marc Gordon, Alexander Zachermuk, Vance Hiscock, Paul Ventham, Luke Sanders, Philip Zachernuk (Coach)-Mayflower Curling Club, Halifax NS
Kevin Gouthro, Graham Townsend, Mark MacNamara, Terrence McNeil-Sydney Curling Club, NS
Matthew Nabuurs, Kevin Rice, Mark Nabuurs, Kegan Matheson, Arnie Nabuurs (Coach)-Montague Curling Club, PEI
Ben Parker, Thomas Avery, Matthew Davidson, TBA, Ron Robinson (Coach)-Chester NS Curling Club
David Parker, Corey Miller, Stephen Dunbar, TBA, Nancy Dunbar (Coach)-Charlottetown Curling Club, PEI
Sam Ramsay, Neil Gallant, Eric Pidgeon, Justin Richard, Peter Pidgeon (Coach)-Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, Summerside PEI
Isaac Shaw, Jonah MacDonald, Mike LeBlanc, Connor MacPhee, Marilyn Sutherland (Coach) -Cornwall Curling Club, PEI
Anton Stefani, Brandon Kempster, Josh Pye, Colin Furlong, Riley Pye (Coach), NB

Here are the Junior Women's Division Team Rosters:

Darcee Birch, Kelsea Beadman, Jenna Perry, Courtney Moore, Kayla Perry (Coach)-Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, Summerside PEI
Erin Carmody, Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Lisa Moerike, Jessica van Ouwerkerk, Pat Aylward (Coach)-Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, Summerside, PEI
Anita Casey, Madeleine Campbell, Danielle Chiasson, Bethany MacDonald, Leo Stewart-Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, Summerside, PEI
Marie Christianson, Katie Thomas, Liz Woodworth, Jenn Baxter, Debbie Christianson (Coach)-CFB Halifax. NS
Sarah Clow, Brielle Quilty, Whitney Young, Christina Hennessey, Aleya Quilty, Trevor Young (Coach)-Cornwall Curling Club, PEI
Jaclyn Crandall, Abby Burgess, Sarah Berthelot, Natasha Daigle, Michel Daigle (Coach)-Capital Winter Club, Fredericton NB
Jessica Daigle, Jessica Moore, Leah Thompson, Shelby Wilson-Thistle St. Andrews, Saint John NB
Sarah Fullerton, Michelle McQuaid, Sara MacRae, Alyssa Mutch, Rebecca Jean MacPhee (Coach)-Cornwall Curling Club, PEI
Tanya Hillard, Christina Black, Jocelyn Adams, Kaitlin Fralic, Paul Hilliard (Coach)-CFB Halifax Curling Club, Halifax NS
Mary Jane McGuire, Meaghan McGuire, Ashlyn Dickieson, Kaitlyn Stubbs, Gerald McGuire-Capital Winter Club, Fredericton NB
Danielle Parsons, Katie Lines, Courtney Huestis. Jane Snyder, Karen Ouellette (Coach)-Mayflower Curling Club, Halifax NS
Katie Sharkey, Alexis Wright, Vanessa Dennis, TBA, Kathy O'Rourke (Coach)-Charlottetown Curling Club, PEI


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Christmas Cashspiel (Cornwall members only)
Posted Monday, November 19, 2007 by derekm

Cornwall Curling Club's Christmas Cashspiel, for Club members only, will take place Dec 14th-15th. 16 Teams maximum.

All teams welcome, including junior, senior and mixed.

$1200 in cash prizes (just in time to buy Christmas presents!)

Entry fee $120.00 per team.

(Must be paid by Dec 9th)

Payment can be made at the Bar anytime.

Each team is guaranteed at least three games. Teams will be divided into 4 divisions, with winners and runners-up from each division competing for prize money.

Championship round - 1st -$400, 2nd -$200, 3rd & 4th - $120

Consolation round - 1st -$140, 2nd -$100, 3rd & 4th - $60

Canteen Service will be available at minimal cost.

For more information please contact Ray Biagé - 675-2540


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Cornwall's Clow Captures Junior Cashspiel (Journal)
Posted Monday, November 19, 2007 by derekm

SUMMERSIDE — The Sarah Clow rink pulled out a dramatic victory in the girls’ final of the second annual Maritime Junior Fall Fling cashspiel here at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club on Sunday afternoon.

Click for story and picture at The Journal-Pioneer.


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Important Cornwall Seniors meeting
Posted Sunday, November 18, 2007 by derekm

There will be a meeting of the Cornwall Curling Club Senior's membership on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 12:15 pm to consider the recommendations of the AD HOC Committee formed at last Wednesday's meeting.

Recommendations:

Cornwall Senior’s Curling Coordinating Committee Report

November 21, 2007

The voluntary ad hoc review committee of the Cornwall Curling Club Senior’s membership met at 9:30 on Nov 16. Present were: Mary Plamondon, Ray Biage, Sterling Stratton, Denis Dunne, Tom Dunn, and Ernie Stavert.

The two main items on the agenda were:

1. Restructuring the curling schedule format for daytime senior’s curling.

2. Restructuring the administration of Cornwall Curling Club senior’s activities.

 

After extensive discussion and examination of various alternatives, the ad hoc committee is unanimous in making the following recommendations:

 

Curling schedule changes:

 

1. Monday afternoon curling is cancelled-effective immediately.

 

2. Wednesday afternoon curling will be moved to Friday morning- effective January 2,  2008.

 

3. The Friday am curling will have unlimited individual sign-up. Teams and schedule will be made up by the draw master.

 

4. If there are more than 9 Friday am teams, the over flow will be curled either on Fri at 12:15 or on Thurs. am.

 

5. If Friday am curling is cancelled due to other club commitments, the Friday schedule will be curled on Thurs. pm.

 

6. Regular Wednesday am curling will include player rotation under the following format: after 4 ends- the skip and mate will rotate positions and the lead and second will rotate positions.

 

7. Morning  format on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays is unchanged.

 

Administrative changes:

 

The administrative format for the Cornwall Senior’s Curling will changed to emphasize a committee approach and will have the following positions/committees:

 

1. General coordinator/ chair-  chair meetings, speak on behalf of Cornwall Curling seniors,  liaise with the Club’s Board of Directors and Club Manager,  coordinate and assist other administrative committees in the discharge of their duties.

 

2. Treasurer-  manage the Senior’s finances and  liaise with the Board and Club Manager as necessary.

 

3. Daily Curling Coordinator (plus a committee of 8 single day volunteers-2per day)- to ensure that all housekeeping duties are looked after each day(ensure building is open, put out daily supplies, make up daily draws, etc.).

 

4. Team Curling Coordinator(s)- administer team curling (Friday)

 

5.Special Events Committee (4-6 members)- coordinate all special events (Christmas party, bonspiels, end of year, hosting events such as club exchanges and Provincial events).

 

 A business meeting will be held at 12:15 this Wednesday, Nov.21, to consider the following agenda:

1. Adopt the recommended administrative changes.(so that we can legally deal with the rest of the agenda).

2. Install/receive volunteers to fill all the above positions.

3. Deal with #4 of the curling schedule recommendations.

4. Adopt the curling schedule recommendations 1 - 7

5. Deal with Club request regarding the water purification system.         

6. Other business

 

 

Notes:

1.The AD Hoc Committee, on behalf of the membership, extends a sincere vote of thanks to Deb Del Valle for the tremendous effort that she has given to the Seniors Club in her role as President.

 

2.Wednesday, Dec 19 is being recommended for our annual Christmas Party.

 

3. These recommendations on curling and administrative changes are presented with the unanimous agreement of the ad hoc committee. We feel that they reflect the tone of much of the discussion at last Wednesday’s meeting i.e. to reduce the number of curling times scheduled and to encourage members to be more active.

The new administrative committee will be asked to monitor the effects of these changes and to make changes, as warranted, in consultation with the membership.


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Cornwall's Sarah Clow rink wins Silver Fox Cashspiel
Posted Sunday, November 18, 2007 by derekm

The Stephen Burgess rink from the Capital Winter Club in Fredericton NB, and the Sarah Clow team from the Cornwall Curling Club are the winners in the Maritime Junior Fall Cash Fling, which wrapped up today at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside.

The Burgess foursome doubled the Kendall Thompson team from the Lakeshore Curling Club in Halifax by a 12-6 score, scoring seven points in ends seven through nine of the 10 end final. Clow's win was much closer, as she edged Jessica Ronalds of Moncton 6-5. Other members of the Burgess rink are Chris Jeffery, Ronnie Burgess, and Kevin Brayshaw, with coach Judy Burgess. Brielle Quilty, Whitney Young, and Christina Hennessey, with coach Trevor Young, round out the Clow squad.

In junior men's semi-final play, Thompson defeated Lee Buott of CFB Halifax 10-2, while Burgess beat Tim Cullen of Charlottetown 8-3.

The junior women's semis saw Clow defeat Darcee Birch of the host Silver Fox club 12-5, taking control of the game in the 4th end after Birch built up a 5-0 lead.
Ronalds edged out defending champion Erin Carmody of the host club by a 7-6 score to advance to the final.

Carmody and Birch finished at 4-1 in their round-robin pool, with Birch defeating Carmody 6-4 in their encounter. but losing 7-3 to Alison Hudson of the Dartmouth Curling Club in the last round.

Ronalds emerged as the only undefeated team in the women's round robin, with a 5-0 record. The other three teams in her pool had 3-2 win-loss records, with Clow advancing to the semis after tie-breaking scenarios were put into play.

In the men's round robin, Buott finished at 4-1, losing 7-2 to Burgess on Friday night. Burgess, and Montague's Matthew Nabuurs both finished at 3-2, but a triple and a five-ender in their final round encounter gave Burgess a 9-3 win and a trip to the money round.

Cullen went undefeated in the other pool, with Thompson coming out on the short end of a 7-5 decision in their round robin encounter to finish at 4-1.

The winning Burgess and Clow teams take home $500, with $250 for runners-up Thompson and Ronalds, and $100 for the remaining semi-finalists. Eleven junior women's rinks and twelve junior men's teams took part in this annual junior cash spiel.

Many of the teams from this weekend's competition will be back on the Island on Friday for the Pizza Delight/Subway/Howard Johnson junior cashspiel at the Cornwall Curling Club.


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PEI Curling Hall of Fame inducts ten inaugural members
Posted Sunday, November 18, 2007 by derekm

A large crowd was in attendance at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club on Thursday Nov. 15, as the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, recently formed under the auspices of the PEI Curling Association, hosted its first annual induction ceremony. The first ten inductees honoured for their outstanding contribution to the sport of curling are: Thane Campbell (posthumously), Doug Cameron, Cathy Dillon, George Dillon, Robert Dillon, Elizabeth Linkletter (posthumously), Alexander (D. Alex) MacDonald, Kathleen MacDonald, Helen Robbins and Hugh Robbins.


Photo:
 Back row L-R: Al Forsythe, President, Canadian Curling Association, Cathy Dillon, Bobby Dillon, Marjorie MacMillan, daughter of posthumous inductee Elizabeth Linkletter, Nancy Cameron, daughter of inductee Doug Cameron, George Dillon.

Front row L-R: Hugh Robbins,. Helen Robbins, D. Alex MacDonald, Kathleen MacDonald, Blair Campbell, grandson of posthumous inductee Thane Campbell.
 
(Group posing with portraits drawn by artist Wayne Wright)
 
Click to visit the Hall of Fame website for more photos and info.
 

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Cornwall's Sarah Clow rink advances to semis at Silver Fox Junior Cashspiel.
Posted Sunday, November 18, 2007 by derekm

The playoff round is set as the Maritime Junior Fall Cash Fling wraps up today at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside, with the semi-finals at 9 am, and the championship round at 1 pm.

In the junior men's section, the semis will see Lee Buott of CFB Halifax play another Haligonian, Kendall Thompson of the Lakeshore Curling Club, while Tim Cullen of Charlottetown takes on Steven Burgess.of the Capital Winter Club in Fredericton.

The junior women's semis have Darcee Birch of the host Silver Fox club taking on Sarah Clow of Cornwall, and Jessica Ronalds of Moncton facing defending event and PEI champion Erin Carmody of the host club.

Other members of the Cornwall rink include Brielle Quilty, Whitney Young, Christina Hennessey, and fifth Aleya Quilty with coach Trevor Young.

Carmody and Birch finished at 4-1 in their round-robin pool, with Birch defeating Carmody 6-4 in their encounter. but losing 7-3 to Alison Hudson of the Dartmouth Curling Club in the last round.

Ronalds emerged as the only undefeated team in the women's round robin, with a 5-0 record. The other three teams in her pool had 3-2 win-loss records, with Clow advancing to the semis after tie-breaking scenarios were put into play.

In the men's round robin, Buott finished at 4-1, losing 7-2 to Burgess on Friday night. Burgess, and Montague's Matthew Nabuurs both finished at 3-2, but a triple and a five-ender in their final round encounter gave Burgess a 9-3 win and a trip to the money round.

Cullen went undefeated in the other pool, with Thompson coming out on the short end of a 7-5 decision in their round robin encounter to finish at 4-1.

Winning teams in this event take home $500, with $250 for the runners-up, and $100 for the remaining semi-finalists. Eleven junior women's rinks and twelve junior men's teams took part in this annual junior cash spiel.

Many of the teams from this weekend's competition will be back on the Island on Friday for the Pizza Delight/Subway/Howard Johnson junior cashspiel right here at the Cornwall Curling Club.


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Junior Day Camps set for Dec. 1st and 2nd
Posted Saturday, November 17, 2007 by derekm

The PEI Curling Association is holding Day Camps for PEI junior curlers, on Saturday December 1st for age 12 and under, and Sunday Dec. 2nd for 15 and under.

The camps will be held at the Charlottetown Curling Club, from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and 9 to 4:30 on Sunday. Cost is $10 per person for 12 and under, and $15 per person for 15 and under.

The camps will include on-ice skills, off-ice activities, classroom sessions, two games, nutrition breaks, prizes and lots of fun.

Each team/group requires an adult coach or supervisor. First ten teams in each section accepted on a first-paid basis. 

Please forward registration form and fee (make cheques payable to the PEI Curling Assoc.) by Nov. 27 to:

Gayle Johnston, Box 3 Site 10, 46 Kirkdale Rd, Charlottetown  C1E 1N6, or drop them off at the Ch'town Curling Club.

For further information please contact Gayle at 368-1071 or email gaylej@pei.sympatico.ca.

Poster. Reg. Form.


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Cornwall Ladies Spiel Opening Draw
Posted Wednesday, November 14, 2007 by derekm

Here are the opening day draws for the Soirees and Shindiggs Ladies Curling Bonspiel at the Cornwall Curling Club:
Friday, Nov 16th


5:30 Draw
Ice 1:  Reeves vs. Sanderson
Ice 2:  DeValle vs Sweetapple
Ice 3:  Morrison vs Stavert
Ice 4:  MacLean vs Currie
 
7:00 Draw
Ice 1:  LeClair vs Blanchard
Ice 2:  Griffin vs Atkinson
Ice 3:  Moyaert vs MacKay
Ice 4:  MacMurdo vs Berry
 
9:00 Draw
Ice 1:  Winners from 5:30 draw Ice 3 vs Ice 4
Ice 2:  Winners from  7:00 draw Ice 3 vs Ice 4
Ice 3:  Winners from 5:30 draw Ice 1 vs Ice 2
Ice 4:  Winners from 7:00 draw Ice 1 vs Ice 2


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Mixed Seniors entry deadline is Nov. 22nd
Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007 by derekm

The PEI provincial curling championship season gets underway with the Mixed Seniors, which runs from December 13-16 at the Charlottetown Curling Club. This event is for mixed teams age 50 and over. Entry fee is $30 per player, and entry deadline is November 22nd. All entries must be on an official entry form available at all PEI curling clubs, and online at peicurling.com, and must be mailed to the PEI Curling Association at the address indicated on the form.


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New PEI Mixed Title Sponsor
Posted Sunday, November 11, 2007 by derekm

The PEI Curling Association is pleased to announce that M&M Meatshops is the new title sponsor of the PEI M&M Meatshops Provincial Mixed Curling Championship. This season's event will be held at the Cornwall Curling Club from March 6-10th 2008, with the winner advancing to the Canadian Mixed next November. Last season's winners, the Kyle Stevenson rink from the Charlottetown Curling Club, are currently in Calgary playing in this year's Canadian event.

Pictured below (left to right) are M&M Meat Shops Charlottetown owner Heather Campbell, Kyle Stevenson, and PEICA Vice-President Shirley Lank, making a contribution to Stevenson and his rink just before their departure for Calgary.

M&M Meat Shops is Canada's largest retail chain of specialty frozen foods, with locations from coast to coast. On the national front, they are the sponsors of the M&M Meatshops Canadian Junior Curling Championships, which take place February 2-10 2008 in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario.


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Canadian Curling Association President to attend PEI Curling Hall of Fame Induction
Posted Sunday, November 11, 2007 by derekm

David Murphy, president of the PEI Curling Association, has confirmed that  Al Forsythe, President of the Canadian Curling Association, will be in attendance for the first annual PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum induction ceremony, Thursday Nov. 15 at 7 pm at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club. PEI curlers attending will have the opportunity to meet Forsythe, and participate in a question and answer session. Tickets for the event are $10 and are available at PEI curling clubs, and through Greg Lucas at Sport PEI, 40 Burns Ave., Charlottetown, phone 368-4986.

Photos:  Al Forsythe

The first ten inductees to be honoured for their outstanding contribution to the sport of curling are: Thane Campbell (posthumously), Doug Cameron, Cathy Dillon, George Dillon, Robert Dillon, Elizabeth Linkletter (posthumously), Alexander (D. Alex) MacDonald, Kathleen MacDonald, Helen Robbins and Hugh Robbins.


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Wednesday Seniors Meeting Agenda
Posted Saturday, November 10, 2007 by derekm
CORNWALL CURLING CLUB'S SENIORS MEETING

AGENDA FOR WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14TH AT 12.15pm

1. Treasurer's report.

2. Consider request of the Board of Directors for assistance with the cost of water purification system for improved quality of the ice. (Capital cost = $1435.00 + tax)

3. Election of new president and executive (be thinking of nominees now!)

4. Any other pressing business other than that covered by Item No.5 (please let me know before the start of the meeting)

5. Daytime draws (ice-time used by Seniors)

Deb DelValle
President
658-2329
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Daytime Curlers Meeting
Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007 by derekm
There will be a meeting of daytime curlers Wednesday, Nov 14/07 @ 12:15pm. The purpose of the meeting is to determine the best use of ice time. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
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Soirees and Shindiggs Ladies Spiel
Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007 by derekm

The Soirees and Shindiggs Ladies Curling Spiel takes place November 16 - 17, 2007 at the Cornwall Curling Club. Women from all clubs are welcome at this event. Entry fee is $100 per team, and includes a light meal on Friday evening, and lunch and a pot luck dinner on Saturday. 16 teams maximum. To register, call the Club at 566-4427, Karen Currie at 675-2563 or Valerie Acorn at 566-4432.


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Club member John DeLuca recovering from heart surgery
Posted Sunday, November 4, 2007 by derekm

We received news from John's daughter that all is well. John had quadruple bypass surgery on Thursday in Halifax. He is recovering well, and expects to be back on the Island (QEH) either Wednesday or Thursday.
 
Be sure to sign the get-well card for John at the table near the Club bar.

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Round One set at Wednesday evening Ladder League
Posted Saturday, November 3, 2007 by derekm

The A and B pools were set during Qualifier on October 24, and, after a week off (Hallowe'en), Round One of the Wednesday Night Ladder League is set to go.

Here is the draw:

Nov. 7th

6:30 pm

Ice 1: H Kamphuis, G Peters, V Chowan, P MacInnis
vs R Biage, L Davies, B Sigsworth, A Davies

Ice 2: M Donnelly, S Jeffery, N Donnelly, A Jeffrey
vs G Arsenault, S Meyers, H Romain, H Meyers

Ice 3: B MacWilliams, M Sanderson, J Farquharson, R Stavert
vs K Currie, A Acorn, V Acorn, T Morrison

Ice 4: P Neima, H LaPalme, G Curley, P Burnside
vs B Fowler, T MacDonald, G Crosby, D Crosby

8:30 pm

Ice 1: T MacCormac, R Milton, T Rose, C MacCormac
vs J Taylor, A Sutherland, S Young, A Jenkins

Ice 2: K Watts, C Handren, D MacLean, C Nicholson
vs G Matthews, R Rolfe, D MacEwen, M Matthews

Ice 3: D Murphy, D Weeks, W Goodwin, G Green
vs E Diamond, C Sweetapple, M Diamond, G Lank

Ice 4: B Duncan-Biage, K Montgomery, L Turnbull, C Russell
vs J Soltermann, T MacLeod, S McLaughan, H Wicki


Nov. 14th

6:30 pm

Ice 1: G Matthews, R Rolfe, D MacEwen, M Matthews
vs J Soltermann, T MacLeod, S McLaughan, H Wicki

Ice 2: J Taylor, A Sutherland, S Young, A Jenkins
vs E Diamond, C Sweetapple, M Diamond, G Lank

Ice 3: K Watts, C Handren, D MacLean, C Nicholson
vs B Duncan-Biage, K Montgomery, L Turnbull, C Russell

Ice 4: T MacCormac, R Milton, T Rose, C MacCormac
vs D Murphy, D Weeks, W Goodwin, G Green

8:30 pm

Ice 1: G Arsenault, S Meyers, H Romain, H Meyers
vs B Fowler, T MacDonald, G Crosby, D Crosby

Ice 2: R Biage, L Davies, B Sigsworth, A Davies
vs K Currie, A Acorn, V Acorn, T Morrison

Ice 3: M Donnelly, S Jeffery, N Donnelly, A Jeffrey
vs P Neima, H LaPalme, G Curley, P Burnside

Ice 4: H Kamphuis, G Peters, V Chowan, P MacInnis
vs B MacWilliams, M Sanderson, J Farquharson, R Stavert


Nov 21

6:30 pm

Ice 1: T MacCormac, R Milton, T Rose, C MacCormac
vs K Currie, A Acorn, V Acorn, T Morrison

Ice 2: K Watts, C Handren, D MacLean, C Nicholson
vs B Fowler, T MacDonald, G Crosby, D Crosby

Ice 3: H Kamphuis, G Peters, V Chowan, P MacInnis
vs E Diamond, C Sweetapple, M Diamond, G Lank

Ice 4: M Donnelly, S Jeffery, N Donnelly, A Jeffrey
vs J Soltermann, T MacLeod, S McLaughan, H Wicki

8:30 pm

Ice 1: D Murphy, D Weeks, W Goodwin, G Green
vs B MacWilliams, M Sanderson, J Farquharson, R Stavert

Ice 2: B Duncan-Biage, K Montgomery, L Turnbull, C Russell
vs P Neima, H LaPalme, G Curley, P Burnside

Ice 3: R Biage, L Davies, B Sigsworth, A Davies
vs J Taylor, A Sutherland, S Young, A Jenkins

Ice 4: G Arsenault, S Meyers, H Romain, H Meyers
vs G Matthews, R Rolfe, D MacEwen, M Matthews


Nov. 28

6:30 pm

Ice 1: P Neima, H LaPalme, G Curley, P Burnside
vs G Matthews, R Rolfe, D MacEwen, M Matthews

Ice 2: B MacWilliams, M Sanderson, J Farquharson, R Stavert
vs J Taylor, A Sutherland, S Young, A Jenkins

Ice 3: B Duncan-Biage, K Montgomery, L Turnbull, C Russell
vs G Arsenault, S Meyers, H Romain, H Meyers

Ice 4: D Murphy, D Weeks, W Goodwin, G Green
vs R Biage, L Davies, B Sigsworth, A Davies

8:30 pm

Ice 1: M Donnelly, S Jeffery, N Donnelly, A Jeffrey
vs K Watts, C Handren, D MacLean, C Nicholson

Ice 2: H Kamphuis, G Peters, V Chowan, P MacInnis
vs T MacCormac, R Milton, T Rose, C MacCormac

Ice 3: J Soltermann, T MacLeod, S McLaughan, H Wicki
vs B Fowler, T MacDonald, G Crosby, D Crosby

Ice 4: E Diamond, C Sweetapple, M Diamond, G Lank
vs K Currie, A Acorn, V Acorn, T Morrison


Dec. 5

6:30 pm

Ice 1: D Murphy, D Weeks, W Goodwin, G Green
vs H Kamphuis, G Peters, V Chowan, P MacInnis

Ice 2: B Duncan-Biage, K Montgomery, L Turnbull, C Russell
vs M Donnelly, S Jeffery, N Donnelly, A Jeffrey

Ice 3: K Currie, A Acorn, V Acorn, T Morrison
vs J Taylor, A Sutherland, S Young, A Jenkins

Ice 4: B Fowler, T MacDonald, G Crosby, D Crosby
vs G Matthews, R Rolfe, D MacEwen, M Matthews

8:30 pm

Ice 1: B MacWilliams, M Sanderson, J Farquharson, R Stavert
vs E Diamond, C Sweetapple, M Diamond, G Lank

Ice 2: P Neima, H LaPalme, G Curley, P Burnside
vs J Soltermann, T MacLeod, S McLaughan, H Wicki

Ice 3: T MacCormac, R Milton, T Rose, C MacCormac
vs R Biage, L Davies, B Sigsworth, A Davies

Ice 4: K Watts, C Handren, D MacLean, C Nicholson
vs G Arsenault, S Meyers, H Romain, H Meyers


Dec. 12

6:30 pm

Ice 1: G Arsenault, S Meyers, H Romain, H Meyers
vs P Neima, H LaPalme, G Curley, P Burnside

Ice 2: R Biage, L Davies, B Sigsworth, A Davies
vs B MacWilliams, M Sanderson, J Farquharson, R Stavert

Ice 3: J Soltermann, T MacLeod, S McLaughan, H Wicki
vs K Watts, C Handren, D MacLean, C Nicholson

Ice 4: E Diamond, C Sweetapple, M Diamond, G Lank
vs T MacCormac, R Milton, T Rose, C MacCormac

8:30 pm

Ice 1: B Fowler, T MacDonald, G Crosby, D Crosby
vs M Donnelly, S Jeffery, N Donnelly, A Jeffrey

Ice 2: K Currie, A Acorn, V Acorn, T Morrison
vs H Kamphuis, G Peters, V Chowan, P MacInnis

Ice 3: G Matthews, R Rolfe, D MacEwen, M Matthews
vs B Duncan-Biage, K Montgomery, L Turnbull, C Russell

Ice 4: J Taylor, A Sutherland, S Young, A Jenkins
vs D Murphy, D Weeks, W Goodwin, G Green


Dec. 19

6:30 pm

Ice 1: K Currie, A Acorn, V Acorn, T Morrison
vs D Murphy, D Weeks, W Goodwin, G Green

Ice 2: B Fowler, T MacDonald, G Crosby, D Crosby
vs B Duncan-Biage, K Montgomery, L Turnbull, C Russell

Ice 3: J Taylor, A Sutherland, S Young, A Jenkins
vs H Kamphuis, G Peters, V Chowan, P MacInnis

Ice 4: G Matthews, R Rolfe, D MacEwen, M Matthews
vs M Donnelly, S Jeffery, N Donnelly, A Jeffrey

8:30 pm

Ice 1: E Diamond, C Sweetapple, M Diamond, G Lank
vs R Biage, L Davies, B Sigsworth, A Davies

Ice 2: J Soltermann, T MacLeod, S McLaughan, H Wicki
vs G Arsenault, S Meyers, H Romain, H Meyers

Ice 3: B MacWilliams, M Sanderson, J Farquharson, R Stavert
vs T MacCormac, R Milton, T Rose, C MacCormac

Ice 4: P Neima, H LaPalme, G Curley, P Burnside
vs K Watts, C Handren, D MacLean, C Nicholson

Here are the pools and team rosters:

Pool A

Hank Kamphuis, Gord Peters, Vern Chowan, Pat MacInnis
Ray Biage, Lorianne Davies, Bill Sigsworth, Angus Davies
Bob MacWilliams, Myrna Sanderson, Jim Farquharson, Ruth Stavert
Karen Currie, Alan Acorn, Valerie Acorn, Tom Morrison
Terry MacCormac, Rick Milton, Tara Rose, Cindy MacCormac
Jeff Taylor, Alex Sutherland, Sean Young, Alex Jenkins
Dave Murphy, Donald Weeks, Wayne Goodwin, Glen Green
Ernie Diamond, Carol Sweetapple, Marilyn Diamond, Gordie/Shirley Lank

Pool B

Marty Donnelly, Scott Jeffery, Nadia Donnelly, Angie Jeffrey
Guy Arsenault, Shawn Meyers, Heather Romain, Hayley Meyers
Paul Neima, Helene LaPalme, Gerry Curley, Patty Burnside
Bob Fowler, Tracy MacDonald, Gary Crosby, Daphne Crosby
Kelly Watts, Cathy Handren, Darren MacLean, Cindy Nicholson
Gordon Matthews, Rebecca Rolfe, Derek MacEwen, Marjorie Matthews
Barb Duncan-Biage, Karen Montgomery/Debby Sigsworth, Lynda Turnbull, Cyndi Russell
Joerg Soltermann, Terry MacLeod, Steve McLaughan, Hans Wicki

At the end of the round, the top two teams in the B pool will move up the ladder to the A pool, while the bottom two A teams will join the B pool.


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Cornwall Cashspiel concludes
Posted Saturday, November 3, 2007 by derekm

The final draws took place this afternoon at the Cornwall Cashspiel. This inaugural event was well-received by the 12 participating teams, as it gave them a chance to get in some valuable competition before the provincial championship season gets underway, and at a reasonable price ($120 per team).  Teams played three games, and took home $60 per win.

The final win-loss records were:

Kyle Stevenson (Ch'town), Matthew Nabuurs (Montague), Kevin Ellsworth (Silver Fox) 3-0

Karen Currie (Cornwall), Joyce White (Ch'town) 2-1

Faith LeClair (Silver Fox), Bob MacWilliams (Cornwall), Angus Kennedy (Cornwall), Karen MacDonald (Charlottetown), Sherren Morrison (Cornwall) 1-2

Shirley Berry (Cornwall), Kimball Blanchard (Cornwall) 0-3

Here are the results from the final two draws:

Karen Currie defeated Faith LeClair

Kyle Stevenson beat Bob MacWilliams

Angus Kennedy defeated Shirley Berry

Kevin Ellsworth defeated Karen MacDonald

Joyce White beat Kimball Blanchard

Matthew Nabuurs defeated Sherren Morrison

Thanks to all participants and to Bev, Lance, Connie and Al at the Club  for making this a very enjoyable event.


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Level 2 Technical Training
Posted Saturday, November 3, 2007 by derekm
The PEICA will be holding a CCA Level 2 Technical Clinic at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club on December 15 from 9 am until 4:30 pm, and continuing on Dec. 16 from 9 am until 2:30 pm. Cost is $85 (make cheques payable to PEI Curling Association), and registration deadline is Dec. 7th. For more info or to register, please contact Gayle Johnston at 368-1071 or email: gaylej@pei.sympatico.ca, or contact Carson at the Silver Fox.

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Morning draw results at Cornwall Cashspiel
Posted Saturday, November 3, 2007 by derekm

Here are the results from this morning's draws:
 
Kyle Stevenson defeated Angus Kennedy
 
Faith LeClair beat Shirley Berry
 
Karen Currie won against Bob MacWilliams
 
Sherren Morrison defeated Karen MacDonald
 
Matthew Nabuurs beat Joyce White
 
Kevin Ellsworth defeated Geoff Scutt
 
The team of Karen MacDonald has very sportingly agreed to go straight back out on the ice to play Kevin Ellsworth so that two of Kevin's teammates who live Up West can get home before the storm hits.

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Cornwall Cashspiel continues
Posted Saturday, November 3, 2007 by derekm

The Cornwall Cashspiel wraps up today, with yesterday's early draw playing at 9 am and 2 pm, and Friday's late starters going at 11:30 am and 4:30  pm.

In action Friday at 5.30:

Kyle Stevenson of Charlottetown defeated Cornwall's Shirley Berry, Bob MacWilliams of the host club edged  Faith LeClair of the Silver Fox in a draw to the button and

Karen MacDonald (Paula Creamer team) of Charlottetown beat Cornwall's Karen Currie rink.

In the 8 pm draw, Matthew Nabuurs of Montague def. Kimball Blanchard (Geoff Scutt team), while Kevin Ellsworth (Kevin Smith team) of Crapaud defeated Angus Kennedy of Cornwall, and Joyce White (Shelley Ebbett team) of Charlottetown topped Sherren Morrison of Cornwall.

In this event, all teams play three games, with the winners of each game taking home $60 cash.

Why not come down to the Club today to watch some great curling?


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Cornwall Cashspiel Opening Draw
Posted Friday, November 2, 2007 by derekm

Here is the Opening Draw for the first ever Cornwall Cashspiel:

Friday, Nov. 2nd

At 5.30pm:


Ice 1:  Shirley Berry vs. Kyle Stevenson


Ice 2:  Bob MacWilliams vs. Paula Creamer


Ice 3:  Karen Currie vs. Faith LeClair


At 8.00pm:


Ice 2:  Geoff Scutt vs. Matthew Nabuurs


Ice 3:  Kevin Smith vs Angus Kennedy


Ice 4:  Sherren Morrison vs. Shelley Ebbett


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Last chance to sign up for weekend cashspiel!
Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007 by derekm

We have 11 teams signed up for the Cornwall Cashspiel this weekend.  The sign-up deadline was officially yesterday, but, as ever, we're flexible, especially as we want 12 teams, not 11.  (14 or 16 would be even better of course) .
There is still a full choice of draw times available - early goes at 5.30 Friday, and 9.00  and 2.00 Saturday
                                                                                      -
Late goes at 8.00 Friday, and 11.30 and 4.30 Saturday. Either way, there's lots of time left on Saturday to spend your winnings.

Only $120 per team, that's $30 a head, with the chance to get it all back if you win two
games, and to make a profit if you win all three.

For men, this is the last spiel at our club until after Christmas, so get
out there and play!

To register, call Bev at the club this afternoon at 566-4427.


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No curling Hallowe'en evening
Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007 by derekm

As is our usual practice, the 6:30 and 8:30 pm draws on Wednesday evening, Oct. 31st will not be held this week, due to Hallowe'en.

 


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Daytime Competitive League starts Wednesday
Posted Monday, October 29, 2007 by derekm

Here's the first draw to start off the Daytime Competitive League on
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31st.


AT 10.00a.m.


Ice 2:  Chick Morrison vs. Sterling Stratton


AT 1.00p.m.


Ice 2:  Ray Biagé vs. Lester Callbeck


Ice 3:  Deb DelValle vs. Bob MacWilliams


Ice 4:  John DeLuca vs. Shirley Berry


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Club founding member skips winning rink at Kenmac opener
Posted Monday, October 29, 2007 by derekm

As one of the founding members of our Club, Rupert Sweetapple threw his first rock here over a quarter of a century ago. Returning to curling this season after a hiatus of several years, he proved he can still play with the best, skipping the winning rink at this weekend's Kenmac Energy Opening Bonspiel to a decisive victory over the Eric LeBlanc team. In the semi-final, the opposing rink shook hands after five ends, after failing to get on the scoreboard against the Sweetapple rink. Other members of the winning rink were Marjorie Matthews, stepping in to play third (she's normally a lead) after her husband Gordon, from event sponsor Kenmac Energy, had to be out of town until late Saturday afternoon, Anne Boswall, and Thomas Morrison. Gordon arrived back in time to present the trophy to the winning rink:

Photo: Gordon Matthews, Rupert Sweetapple, Thomas Morrison, Marjorie Matthews, Anne Boswall

Here are the members of the runner-up LeBlanc rink:


Photo:  Sponsor Gordon Matthews, LeBlanc, Ray Biagé, Tracy MacDonald, Tammy Fahie

Sweetapple continued his winning streak off the ice, winning $90 and change in the 50X50 draw. Tony Turnbull won the subsidiary prize in the draw - a $50 gift certificate from Mark's Work Wearhouse.

Before we get to the rest of the winners, let's recap the weekend:

Friday night had two curling draws, lotsa mussels, and a casino night, with players at the Blackjack and Poker tables trying to beat the House for the "cash" to purchase some great prizes at the auction table.

Photo: Brad Gardioner deals another poker hand as the players lay down their bets

Photo: Brad showcases the products as auctioneer Stephanie O'Keefe calls for bids, and Anne Boswall hauls off her purchases

The highlight of Saturday's activities was without a doubt the Hallowe'en costumes, with even management and staff getting into the act:

Photo: Avast me mateys!

Photo: "Tex" Lowther and his faithful steed "Ice King" 

While "Tex" scraped the ice, the rest of the costumed characters gathered for a group shot:


Photo: Happy Hallowe'en!

The prizes for best costume went to "The Witch" and "The Pirate".

While the curlers finished up their final games, the organizers assembled a feast (KFC, salads, rolls, etc.) that would satisfy even "the Flintstones". Here's a peek at the desserts:

Photo: Boy that lemon meringue pie was good!

Following the great meal, Kenmac Energy representative Gordon Matthews dished out the prizes for the section winners and runners-up

Photo: Gordon Matthews and B section winners George Younker, Marie MacDonald, Linda Fairhurst, Hank Kamphuis (skip)

Photo: Gordon with B section runners-up Cindy Nicholson, Geoff Scutt (skip), Jean Anderson.  Missing from photo: Rob Young

Photo: Gordon with C division winners Alan Stillwell, Cathy Handren, Mark MacDonald, skip Lorianne Davies (not her real hair colour!) 

Photo: Gordon with C division runners-up Tony Turnbull, Vern Chowan, Norman Boswall, Diane MacKay

Photo: D section winners Paul Neims (skip), Carol Sweetapple, Sherry McCourt, Dick MacDonald

 

Photo: D runners-up Eileen Leahey, Angus Davies, event sponsor Matthews,  Barb Duncan-Biagé (skip). Missing from photo: Gordon Canfield

After all the trophies and prizes were distributed, bonspiel organizer Stephanie lead everyone in a big round of applause for long-time event sponsors Kenmac Energy, PEI's Petro-Canada distributor, represented at the event by Gordon Matthews. Don't forget them now that heating season is upon us!

Photo: Gordon Matthews, organizer Stephanie O'Keefe. In the back: organizers Sherry McCourt and Perry Mohan

 Thanks to all the event organizers, including Brad and Stephanie, Sherry and Perry, and others including Anne Boswall, and also Rupert Sweetapple and Ray Biagé who put together the draw, Lance and the ice crew, and management and staff of the Club for another great Kenmac Energy Opening Bonspiel!


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PEICA to hold Level I Technical Workshop
Posted Sunday, October 28, 2007 by derekm

A Canadian Curling Association Technical Club Coach Workshop (Level 1) will take place at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary on Saturday Nov. 24 from 9 am to 4 pm, and  Sun. Nov. 25 from 9 am until 3:30 pm. Cost is $85.00, and registration deadline is Monday Nov. 19.

To register please contact Rushell Macdonald at 859-3012 or email: gaylej@pei.sympatico.com
Please make cheques payable to the PEI Curling Association.


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Semi-Competitve Day league draws
Posted Sunday, October 28, 2007 by derekm

The Semi-Competitive Day league is getting underway Mondays at 1 pm. Here are the next 3 draws:

Schedule:

Oct. 29

Ice 2
Norman Boswall, Bob Hawkins, Marie MacDonald, Marsha McCormick   vs.
Chick Morrison, Vern Chowan, Carlene Peters, Elton Doucette

Ice 3 
Geoff Scutt, Ruth Stavert, Allison McCormick, Danielle Girard vs.
Carol Sweetapple, George Younker, Deb Delvalle, Mabel England

Nov.5th
Ice 2
Carol Sweetapple, George Younker, Deb Delvalle, Mabel England vs
Norman Boswall, Bob Hawkins,  Marie MacDonald, Marsha McCormick, 
Ice 3
Geoff Scutt, Ruth Stavert, Allison McCormick, Daniell Girard vs.
Chick Morrison, Vern Chowan, Carlene Peters,  Elton Doucette 

Nov. 12th
Ice 1
Geoff Scutt,  Ruth Stavert, Allison McCormick, Danielle Girard vs.
Norman Boswall, Bob Hawkins, Marie MacDonald, Marsha McCormick 
Ice 2 
Chick Morrison, Vern Chowan, Carlene Peters, Elton Doucette vs.
Carol Sweetapple, George Younker, Deb Delvalle, Mabel England


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Kenmac Energy Opening Bonspiel Draw
Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007 by derekm
Here is the opening draw for the Kenmac Energy Opening Spiel

Friday Oct 26,2007

6:30pm

Ice 1

Barb Duncan-Biage, Angus Davies, Gordon Canfield , Eileen Leahey
vs Geoff Scutt, Rob Young, Cindy Nicholson, Jean Anderson

Ice 2

Eric LeBlanc, Ray Biage, Tracy MacDonald, Tammy Fahie
vs Bob Fowler, Sherren Morrison, Grant Laird, Karen Doucette

Ice 3

Lorianne Davies, Mark MacDonald, Cathy Handren, Alan Stillwell
vs Chick Morrison, Melody Beck, Deb DelValle, Dick MacKinnon

Ice 4

Tom Dunn, Derek Gallant, Helene LaPalme, Kevin Roy
vs John Deluca, Rebecca Rolfe, Brad Gardiner, Debbie Rhodenhizer

8:00pm

Ice 1

Craig Bradley, Rick Doiron, Carlene Peters, Bill Prowse
vs Hank Kamphius, Linda Fairhurst, Marie MacDonald, George Younker

Ice 2

Paul Neima, Dick MacDonald, Carol Sweetapple, Sherry McCourt
vs Rupert Sweetapple, Gordie Matthews, Tom Morrison, Ann Boswall

Ice 3

Diane MacKay, Norman Boswall, Vern Chowan, Tony Turnbull
vs Perry Mohan, Myron MacKay, Linda Turnbull, Derek MacEwen
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Kenmac Opening Bonspiel
Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007 by derekm

Here's the lineup for this weekend's Kenmac Energy Opening Bonspiel:

The theme for this year's spiel is Halloween. 

Friday evening will include:
Draws at 6:30 and 8:00
7:30 - 8:30: serving mussels, veggies and munchies
9:30: Casino and karaoke
11:00: Auction (lots of prizes)

Saturday will include:
Breakfast starting at 8:15
9:00 First Draw
Lunch starting at 11:15
2:00 - 4:00 Games and Halloween Costume Judging
6:45: Supper served followed by presentation of prizes


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Weekly 50X50 Draw
Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007 by derekm
Be sure to sign up every week for the 50X50 Draw! Here's how it works: there is a jar by the bar, and a notebook by the jar. Chuck a Toonie in the jar, and print and sign your name in the book (no-one else can sign in for you). Each Thursday, a name will be drawn from our list of paid members. If it is your name, and you signed in that week, you win half the contents of the jar. If you did not sign in, you win NOTHING, and the money is carried over to the next week. The pot continues to grow each week until a name is drawn and the person is signed in. First draw is Nov. 1st. In the event that all evening draws have not had a chance to sign in (storms, holidays, etc), the draw may sometimes be postponed to a second week. Sign in weekly, and spare yourself the anguish of having your name drawn, but not being able to bring home the cash because you didn't sign in!
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Get your curling news by email or RSS!
Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007 by derekm

For those viewing these news items on the website:

Did you know that you can also receive these news items in your email box?

To subscribe, enter your email address in the box near the bottom of the Home or News pages, and press the Sign Up button.

If you would like to unsubscribe at any time, just type in the email address you used to sign up and press the Remove button.

If you are interested in curling news about Provincial Championships, the PEI Curling Association, and events at other clubs, be sure to visit PEICurling.com, where you can subscribe to their news by email in exactly the same way.

You can also subscribe to the Cornwallcurling.com and PEICurling.com news feeds using your RSS reader (if you don't know what this is, don't worry about it!).  Here is the RSS news feed for CornwallCurling.com:

http://cornwallcurling.com/cgi-bin/news.xml

Here is the RSS news feed for PEICurling.com:

http://www.isn.net/~derekm/cgi-bin/newspro/news.xml

Note that the formatting on both the email and the RSS feeds is less than perfect. Visit the website for the version with exact formatting, photos, etc.


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Wednesday night ladder league pools set for Round One
Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007 by derekm

Here are the pools for Round One of the Wednesday Night Ladder League, as determined tonight (Qualifier Night). Note that there is no curling next Wednesday, because of Hallowe'en. Round One will start on November 7th, and continue until December 19th. The draw will be published here as soon as it is made up.
(teams are in no particular order within the pools)

Pool A

A1-Hank Kamphuis, Gord Peters, Vern Chowan, Pat MacInnis
A2-Ray Biagé, Lorianne Davies, Bill Sigsworth, Angus Davies
A3-Bob MacWilliams, Myrna Sanderson, Jim Farquharson, Ruth Stavert
A4-Karen Currie, Alan Acorn, Valerie Acorn, Tom Morrison
A5-Terry MacCormac, Rick Milton, Tara Rose, Cindy MacCormac
A6-Jeff Taylor, Alex Sutherland, Sean Young, Alex Jenkins
A7-Dave Murphy, Donald Weeks, Wayne Goodwin, Glen Green
A8-Ernie Diamond, Carol Sweetapple, Marilyn Diamond, Gordie/Shirley Lank

Pool B

B1-Marty Donnelly, Scott Jeffery, Nadia Donnelly, Angie Jeffrey
B2-Guy Arsenault, Shawn Meyers, Heather Romain, Hayley Meyers
B3-Paul Neima, Helene LaPalme, Gerry Curley, Patty Burnside
B4-Bob Fowler, Tracy MacDonald, Gary Crosby, Daphne Crosby
B5-Kelly Watts, Cathy Handren, Darren MacLean, Cindy Nicholson
B6-Gordon Matthews, Rebecca Rolfe, Derek MacEwen, Marjorie Matthews
B7-Barb Duncan-Biage, Karen Montgomery/Debby Sigsworth, Lynda Turnbull, Cyndi Russell
B8-Joerg Soltermann, Terry MacLeod, Steve McLaughan, Hans Wicki


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Announcing the "Cornwall Cashspiel"
Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007 by derekm
Here's a CASHSPIEL for "the rest of us":  men's, women's, junior, senior, mixed, family, whatever.  This event
will be open to teams or members from other clubs.

When is it?  FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2ND and SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3RD

How much is it?  $120.00 Per Team (that's only $30.00 each)

How does it work?  Each team plays 3 games.  The winning team of each game gets $60.00.  So if you win two games, you've curled for free.  If
you win 3 games, you've made a profit.  Even if you only win one game, you've got half your money back.  Whatever the outcome, you'll have
had 3 great games of competitive curling.

8-end games.  First draw, Friday evening at 5.30pm.
Second draw at 8.00pm.  

Choose early or late draw, on a first-paid-first-choice basis, so you need to sign up fast!!

The teams from the first draw will play again on Saturday at 9.00am and 2.00pm.  

The teams from the second draw will play again on Saturday at 11.30am and 4.30pm.

Entry limited to 16 teams - don't be disappointed.  Sign-up deadline is October 31st or on "sell-out" whichever happens first.

Complimentary tea and coffee will be available throughout the event.

Sign your team up at the bar or with our manager Bev McCormick.  Full team entry fee required upon sign-up.  

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Ice rentals available
Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007 by derekm

Due to fewer entries, the Rodd Curling Classic will NOT be using ice at our club this year. We have a replacement event in the planning stages, but will have ice to rent on Saturday evening, November 3rd.

We also have rental ice on Friday evening, November 9th and all day Saturday the 10th until 7 pm. We also have some sheets available on Sundays.

Whether you are looking to rent all four sheets for a corporate event, or one for a pickup game, give our manager a call at 566-4427, or email cornwallcurling@isn.net.

 

 


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Looking for more curlers on Thurs.
Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007 by derekm
Cornwall Curling Club has a few spaces left for Thursday night quality adult curling. Single entry draw - choose 6pm or 8pm.  Call
566-4427 for more info.

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Tues. night schedule
Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 by derekm
The full Tuesday night schedule, through to Feb. 26th, is now available on the Tuesday night Draws page.
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Tuesday Night Competitive League rules and rosters
Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 by derekm

2007-2008 Tuesday Night Competitive League

Rules, Roster

Welcome to another season of the Tuesday Night Competitive League.  This league is a combined draw held in the two time slots of 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m in a full Round Robin format.  Barring storms, there are 22 possible curling Tuesdays in this season so, with a slate of 17 teams,  the extra nights at the end of the Round Robin will be a play-off format (to be determined according to the number of available nights).  At the completion of the play-off, prizes will be awarded in accordance with the sponsorship.

RULES

1. This competitive league is a full team entry with any combination of male and/or female players.

2. Team members can play any position and can change from game to game.

3. Games are 8 ends.  The buzzer will be used to ensure the teams are off the ice in the 2-hour time period.  If the buzzer sounds, teams will complete the current end in play to finish the game.

4. Games are scored by a win/loss format.  In the event of a tie, each team will have one member draw to the button, with sweepers, to break the tie.  Only the team delivering the rock may sweep.  There will be no sweeping by the opposition behind the tee line.

5. At least two (2) regular team members must be present to avoid a default.

6. If a team is unable to be present for a scheduled game, they must notify the draw master and the opposing team at least one (1) day in advance in order to avoid default.

7. If the opposing team is agreeable, an alternate time may be arranged between the teams for a missed game at a time suitable to the opposing team.  The results of the game are to be recorded in the time slot the game was supposed to have been played.  If no  suitable time can be found, the team unable to make the original game will lose by default.   NOTE:  If an alternate time Is found, the opposing team may wish to arrange to play the team with the bye on that particular night in order to have a game.  This will be considered an exhibition game  only, and is not to be counted in the league scoring.

8. In the event of a cancellation, the draw will continue the following week, with all draws moving forward one (1) week.  (eg.  If curling is cancelled on Tuesday, November 27th, that  draw will be moved to Tuesday, December 4th).

Have Fun & Good Curling!
Sherren Morrison,Draw Master 
sjmorrison@pei.sympatico.ca  675-3834


Team Rosters

 

 

1.       Shirley Berry,         Brenda MacMillan,          Carol Sweetapple,           Arleen Harris

 

2.       Donna Butler,        Marie Molyneaux,  Melissa Andrews,            Carolyn Coulson

 

3.       Sarah Clow,          Breille Quilty,                  Whitney Young,               Christina Hennessey

 

4.       Karen Currie,        Valerie Acorn,                 Cyndie Cunneyworth,      Terri Wood

 

5.       John DeLuca,        Roddie MacLean,           Peter Buchanan,              Edgar Coffin

 

6.       Marty Donnelly,     Guy Arsenault,                Andrew Kennedy,           Scott Jeffery,

 

7.       Sarah Fullerton,     Michelle McQuaid,          Sarah MacRae,               Alyssa Mutch

 

8.       Bob Fowler, Alan Acorn,                     Carl Currie,                     Angus Davies

 

9.       Chris Hodgson,               Mitch Freeman,     Joe MacKinnon,              Lane Pineau

 

10.     Angus Kennedy,              Rob Young ,          Mark MacDonald,  Norman Boswall

 

11.     Bob MacWilliams,           John Berry,            Roy Coffin,                     Jim Farquharson

 

12.     Perry Mohan,                  Joe Callaghan,       Paul MacDonald,             Sherry McCourt

 

13.     Chick Morrison,              Tom Dunn,            AJ Campbell,                  George Younker

 

14.     Sherren Morrison,           Debbie Rhodenhizer,      Cindy Nicholson,          Deb DelValle

 

15.     Geoff Scutt,                     Kimball Blanchard,         Vince Fisher,                Paul Durant

 

16.     Brock Spence,           Chris Montigny,               Shawn Ledgerwood ,   Jay Carr

 

17.     Alan Stevenson ,             Winston Taylor,              Bill Prowse,           Gary Crosby

 


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Who's on first?
Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 by derekm

Here is a list of the "people in charge" at the Cornwall Curling Club this year. Please feel free to contact them with your questions, comments and concerns.
(Keep in mind that most of them are volunteers!)

Board of Directors Executive:

President - Norman Boswall
Vice President - Cyndi Russell
Treasurer - Marty Donnelly
Secretary - Hélène LaPalme
Past President - Angus Davies

Committee chairs 2007-2008
Membership and Draws - Sherren Morrison
Publicity - Hélène LaPalme
Facility - Deb DelValle
Bonspiels and Social Events - Karen Montgomery
Fundraising and PEICA rep - Angus Davies
Juniors - Trevor Young
Seniors - Deb DelValle
Finance - Marty Donnelly
 
Head Icemaker - Lance Lowther
Club Manager - Bev McCormick
Cleaner - Ray Biagé

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New! Board Minutes now available in Members section
Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 by derekm

In order to keep our members better informed, the minutes of Cornwall Curling Club Board of Directors meetings will be made available in the Members section of this website.

The minutes for the September 23rd and 30th meetings are now available.

This section also contains a copy of our members' database, with names, phone numbers and email addresses of club members. Note that the database currently dates from last year -- a new version will be uploaded once the membership list for this season is finalized.

In order to access this section, you must be a Cornwall Curling Club member. If you are please email me at dmacewen@isn.net to request a username and password (or if you already have one, and forget your password).

- Derek MacEwen, Webmaster


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Curl Atlantic High Performance Junior Camp postponed
Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 by derekm

The Curl Atlantic High Performance Camp that was scheduled for this week-end
27-28 Oct. at the Charlottetown Curling Club has been cancelled due to lack of sufficient
teams.

Curl Atlantic and the PEICA are presently working on rescheduling this camp
for 1 – 2 Dec. at the CCC but as a two-tier camp – 20 years and under teams and
15 year and under. There would be 8 teams (including coaches) accepted for
each age group.

Charlie Sullivan would be the camp director/head instructor and the cost
would be $250.00 per team including coaches … which works out to be $25.00
per day per participant. Registration will be on a first come, first paid
basis.  All other details are presently being worked on and a camp flyer
with registration form should be available by Friday 26 Oct.


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Opening Wednesday night draw
Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 by derekm

Here is the Wednesday Evening Ladder League draw for the Cornwall Curling Club.for Oct. 24th
(after this, draw will be in website Draws section, and in Wednesday Guardian)
 
Qualifier night - winners go to A pool.

6:30 pm

Ice 1: Guy Arsenault, Shawn Meyers, Heather Romain, Hayley Meyers
vs Terry MacCormac, Rick Milton, Tara Rose, Cindy MacCormac

Ice 2: Marty Donnelly, Scott Jeffery, Nadia Donnelly, Angie Jeffrey
vs Ray Biage, Lorianne Davies, Bill Sigsworth

Ice 3: Bob Fowler, Tracy MacDonald, Gary Crosby, Daphne Crosby
vs Bob MacWilliams, Myrna Sanderson, Jim Farquharson, Ruth Stavert

Ice 4: Karen Currie, Alan Acorn, Valerie Acorn
vs Barb Duncan-Biage, Karen Montgomery,  Lynda Turnbull, Cyndi Russell

8:30 pm

Ice 1: Kelly Watts, Cathy Handren, Darren MacLean, Cindy Nicholson
vs Ernie Diamond, Carol Sweetapple, Marilyn Diamond

Ice 2: Joerg Soltermann, Terry MacLeod, Steve McLaughan, Hans Wicki
vs Hank Kamphuis, Gord Peters, Vern Chowan, Pat MacInnis

Ice 3: Paul Neima, Helene LaPalme, Gerry Curley, Patty Burnside
vs Jeff Taylor, Alex Sutherland, Shean Young, Alex Jenkins

Ice 4: Dave Murphy, Donald Weeks, Wayne Goodwin, Glen Green
vs Gordon Matthews, Rebecca Rolfe, Derek MacEwen, Marjorie Matthews

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Opening Tuesday Night Competitive League Draw
Posted Monday, October 22, 2007 by derekm

(Will normally be in Draws section of website, and in Tuesday Guardian)

Cornwall Curling Club
Tuesday Competitive League
Tuesday, Oct 23/07
6:30pm
Ice 1: P. Mohan vs S Berry
Ice 2: J. DeLuca vs D. Buttler
Ice 3: B. Fowler vs A. Stevenson
Ice 4: S. Fullerton vs A. Kennedy
 
8:30pm
Ice 1: S. Clow vs S. Morrison
Ice 2: C. Hodgson vs K. Currie
Ice 3: B. MacWilliams vs M. Donnelly
Ice 4: G. Scutt vs C. Morrison
Bye: B. Spence

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Sarah Rhyno wins Lady Monctonian - Cornwall's Butler quarter-finalist. Gaudet out in the 'Peg
Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007 by derekm

The Sarah Rhyno rink from the Lakeshore Curling Club in Sackville Nova Scotia defeated New Brunswick's Andrea Kelley rink by a 6-4 score this afternoon to win the Lady Monctonian Invitational women's curling spiel at Club Beausejour in Moncton. Rhyno edged Mary Ann Arsenault of Halifax 5-4 in the semi-final, while Kelley defeated Sylvie Robichaud of the host club 5-2 to advance to the final. Other members of the winning Rhyno rink are Jennifer Brins, Jessica Bradford, and Heather Ross.

In quarter-final play, Kelly edged Mary Jane McGuire 5-4, Arsenault beat Ashley Howard of Moncton 7-4, Rhyno beat Morgan Muise 6-2, and Robichaud beat Donna Butler of Cornwall PEI 7-3.

The Butler rink finished round robin play with a 3-2 win-loss record, good enough for second place in their pool (behind  Rhyno at 4-1) and a spot in the quarter-finals. The other PEI rink in the competition, Charlottetown's Shelly Bradley, also had a 3-2 record, but trailed Andrea Kelley (5-0) and Ashley Howard (4-1) in her pool, and did not advance to the money round.

In round robin play, Butler beat Rhyno 9-6, lost 9-1 to Meridith Harrison, beat Kelley 8-3, won 8-6 over Jocelyn Palmer, and doubled Jaclyn Crandall 6-3
Bradley beat Nancy McConnery 6-4 in her opener, lost 8-3 to Kelley, beat Bridget Thornton 8-2, lost 6-3 to Howard and beat Harrison 9-1.

Playing with Butler are Marie Molyneaux, Melissa Andrews, and Carolyn Coulson, while Tammi Lowther, Janice MacCallum and Tricia Affleck round out the Bradley foursome.

Meanwhile, Suzanne Gaudet and her rink are out at the triple-knockout Casinos of Winnipeg Classic Grand Slam event in Winnipeg, losing their third game in the 12:30 pm Sunday draw by a 7-6 extra-end score against current US and 2003 World women's champion Debbie McCormick. The Wisconsin rink stole a triple in the seventh, but Gaudet tied the game with an eighth-end double before McCormick scored a single in the extra for the win.  Gaudet won her opener 7-5 over Michelle Englot of Sask., but lost 6-5 to Kim Link of Manitoba, and 10-2 to another Manitoban, Janet Harvey.

Gaudet's teammates are Robyn MacPhee, Carol Webb and Stefanie Clark, with fifth player Sinead Dolan.

Cheryl Bernard and Cathy King, both from Alberta, have qualified for the playoff round on the A side, with Jennifer Jones and Shannon Kleibrink winning the B section qualifiers.

The final four qualifiers will be decided this evening, at 7:30 Winnipeg time. The championship game is Monday at 7 pm Winnipeg time.


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Cornwall's Butler rink advances to money round at Lady Monctonian, Gaudet still alive in Winnipeg spiel
Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007 by derekm

Cornwall's Donna Butler rink finished round robin play at the Lady Monctonian with a 3-2 win-loss record, good enough for second place in their pool (behind Sarah Rhyno at 4-1) and a spot in the quarter-finals of this annual women's cashspiel at the Beausejour Curling Club. The other PEI rink in the competition, Charlottetown's Shelly Bradley, also had a 3-2 record, but trailed Andrea Kelley (5-0) and Ashley Howard (4-1) in her pool, and did not advance to the money round. The quarters go at 8:30 this morning, with Kelly playing Mary Jane McGuire, Mary Ann Arsenault facing Howard, Morgan Muise taking on Rhyno, and Butler playing Sylvie Robichaud. Semis are at 11:30 this morning, while the final goes at 2:30 pm.

In round robin play, Butler beat Rhyno 9-6, lost 9-1 to Meridith Harrison, beat Kelley 8-3, won 8-6 over Jocelyn Palmer, and doubled Jaclyn Crandall 6-3
Bradley beat Nancy McConnery 6-4 in her opener, lost 8-3 to Kelley, beat Bridget Thornton 8-2, lost 6-3 to Howard and beat Harrison 9-1.

Playing with Butler are Marie Molyneaux, Melissa Andrews, and Carolyn Coulson, while Tammi Lowther, Janice MacCallum and Tricia Affleck round out the Bradley foursome.

Meanwhile, Suzanne Gaudet and her rink have two losses in the triple-knockout Casinos of Winnipeg Classic Grahd Slam event in Winnipeg, and must win their 12:30 pm Sunday game against current US and 2003 World women's champion Debbie McCormick. Gaudet won her opener 7-5 over Michelle Englot of Sask., but lost 6-5 to Kim Link of Manitoba, and 10-2 to another Manitoban, Janet Harvey. Cheryl Bernard and Cathy King, both from Alberta, have already qualified for the playoff round on the A side, with B section qualifiers at 12:30 Winnipeg time, and the C's at 7:30 this evening.

Gaudet's teammates are Robyn MacPhee, Carol Webb and Stefanie Clark, with fifth player Sinead Dolan.


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Wednesday night league - rule clarification
Posted Sunday, October 21, 2007 by derekm

I was asked for a clarification on our "No ties: Skips will draw to the button (with sweeping) to resolve individual game ties." rule. The question asked was whether the opposing team could sweep the throwing team's rock when it got to the tee line. I guess that would boil down to determining whether the tie resolution process was a one-rock per team extra end (which would imply that the opposing team could sweep), or a one rock per team draw to the button contest (where they couldn't). I checked the rules of the league that I modelled this one after (at another club), and discovered that the specific league rules don't address it, but the general club rules do. At their club, sweeping by the opposing team during the draw to the button tie resolution is not allowed in any league except their top (cash) league. Since we are a semi-competitive league, I will adopt their rule, and not allow the opposing team to sweep the extra end rock. Here is the revised rule:

No ties: Skips will draw to the button (with sweeping) to resolve individual game ties. 
Only the throwing team may sweep the rock -- the opposing team may not sweep behind the tee.

- Derek MacEwen
  Wednesday Night Drawmaster


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Opening Monday Draws
Posted Saturday, October 20, 2007 by derekm

Cornwall Curling Club Monday Oct 22, 2007

 (note: this draw will normally appear in the Monday Guardian and in the Draws portion of this website)

6:30pm draw

Ice 1: C. Morrison, G, Scutt, M. Hanus, T. Fahie vs J. Deluca, P. Buchanan, J. Dewolfe, A. Stillwell

Ice 2: E. LeBlanc, M. MacKay, S. O’Keefe, N. Smith vs J. Farquharson, A. J. Campbell. L. Smythe., W. Cunneyworth

Ice 3: R. Biagé, T. Morrison, C. Russell, G. Canfield vs D. MacKay, R. Coffin, D. DelValle, G. Younker

Ice 4: D. Gallant, R. Doiron, B. Gardiner, C. Cunneyworth vs B. MacWilliams, K. Reeves, W. Drake, W. Taylor

8:30pm draw

 For this week only new and returning curlers will be placed on a team on arrival. Please come early.


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Wednesday Night Ladder League rules, rosters, qualifier night draw
Posted Saturday, October 20, 2007 by derekm
Welcome to another season of the Wednesday Night Mix and Match Ladder League! In this league. the bottom two teams of each pool change places with the top two teams of the lower pool at the end of each round. The ladder format means that teams play other teams of approximately the same calibre, and adds some variety, as well. There are 16 teams signed up -- two pools of eight teams. The top two teams in the A pool of each draw will win a prize at season end, along with the top team in the B pool in the final round.

The first night, October 24th, will be Qualifier Night, with each team playing another rink chosen at random, with the winning teams advancing to the A pool. Note that there is no curling the following week, October 31st (Hallowe'en), so the first night of the first seven-week round robin will be November 7th, running through to the 19th of December. Round two will start on the 2nd of January (no curling on Boxing Day), and run to the 13th of Feb. Round three will be Feb. 20th to March 26th. Any cancellations due to storms or other reasons (Provincial Mixed is scheduled for March 5-10, and, depending on the draw, there is a possibility we might miss the 5th because of it) will move the schedule forward one week. The final round will be only a partial round-robin. 

RULES:

This is an open, semi-competitive league. Team entry (any combination of male and/or female), partial team and single entry (we will assign you to a team) are permitted.  To keep this league on a more recreational level, no more than two players on one team may be members of the same Tuesday night competitive league team.

No ties: Skips will draw to the button (with sweeping) to resolve individual game ties.

Points will be awarded as follows:

3 points will be awarded for a win, 1 point for a loss, 0 points for a loss by default . Scores will be kept as well, to be used only in end-of-round tie resolution. In the event of a default, the non-defaulting team will receive a score of eight.

At least one regular team member and at least three players in total must be present to avoid a default. Team members can play any position and can change from game to game. When teams are tied in points after a round, the win/loss record of those teams against each other shall be used to determine their ranking. When the ranking of teams cannot be determined by comparing round win/loss records against the teams involved in the tie, the ranking shall be determined by the score differentials of the teams who are tied. If they are still tied, the full score differentials of the teams who are tied will be used. 

  Here are the team Rosters (in order of signup)

1-Marty Donnelly, Scott Jeffery, Nadia Donnelly, Angie Jeffrey
2-Guy Arsenault, Shawn Meyers, Heather Romain, Hayley Meyers
3-Hank Kamphuis, Gord Peters, Vern Chowan, Pat MacInnis
4-Paul Neima, Helene LaPalme, Gerry Curley, Patty Burnside
5-Ray Biage, Lorianne Davies, Bill Sigsworth, TBA
6-Bob Fowler, Tracy MacDonald, Gary Crosby, Daphne Crosby
7-Kelly Watts, Cathy Handren, Darren MacLean, Cindy Nicholson
8-Gordon Matthews, Rebecca Rolfe, Derek MacEwen, Marjorie Matthews
9-Barb Duncan-Biage, Karen Montgomery/Debby Sigsworth, Lynda Tunrbull, Cyndi Russell
10-Bob MacWilliams, Myrna Sanderson, Jim Farquharson, Ruth Stavert
11-Karen Currie, Alan Acorn, Valerie Acorn, TBA
12-Terry MacCormac, Rick Milton, Tara Rose, Cindy MacCormac
13-Joerg Soltermann, Terry MacLeod, Steve McLaughan, Hans Wicki
14-Jeff Taylor, Alex Sutherland, Shean Young, Alex Jenkins
15-Dave Murphy, Donald Weeks, Wayne Goodwin, Glen Green
16-Ernie Diamond, Carol Sweetapple, Marilyn Diamond, TBA

Here is the draw for Qualifier Night, Wednesday, Oct. 24. Matchups selected using random number generator.

Qualifying Draw (Winners to A Pool, losers to B)
6:30 pm

Ice 1: Guy Arsenault, Shawn Meyers, Heather Romain, Hayley Meyers
vs Tarry MacCormac, Rick Milton, Tara Rose, Cindy MacCormac

Ice 2: Marty Donnelly, Scott Jeffery, Nadia Donnelly, Angie Jeffrey
vs Ray Biage, Lorianne Davies, Bill Sigsworth, TBA

Ice 3: Bob Fowler, Tracy MacDonald, Gary Crosby, Daphne Crosby
vs Bob MacWilliams, Myrna Sanderson, Jim Farquharson, Ruth Stavert

Ice 4: Karen Currie, Alan Acorn, Valerie Acorn, TBA
vs Barb Duncan-Biage, Karen Montgomery/Debby Sigsworth, Lynda Turnbull, Cyndi Russell

8:30 pm

Ice 1: Kelly Watts, Cathy Handren, Darren MacLean, Cindy Nicholson
vs Ernie Diamond, Carol Sweetapple, Marilyn Diamond, TBA

Ice 2: Joerg Soltermann, Terry MacLeod, Steve McLaughan, Hans Wicki
vs Hank Kamphuis, Gord Peters, Vern Chowan, Pat MacInnis

Ice 3: Paul Neima, Helene LaPalme, Gerry Curley, Patty Burnside
vs Jeff Taylor, Alex Sutherland, Shean Young, Alex Jenkins

Ice 4: Dave Murphy, Donald Weeks, Wayne Goodwin, Glen Green
vs Gordon Matthews, Rebecca Rolfe, Derek MacEwen, Marjorie Matthews

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Cornwall's Butler rink competing at Lady Monctonian
Posted Friday, October 19, 2007 by derekm

Two PEI women's rinks are participating in the annual Lady Monctonian Invitational Cashspiel from Oct. 19-21 at Curling Beausejour in Moncton.
The Charlottetown rink of Shelly Bradley, Tammi Lowther, Janice MacCallum and Tricia Affleck, and the Cornwall rink of Donna Butler, Marie Molyneaux, Melissa Andrews, and Carolyn Coulson are currently 1-1 in the round robin, with Bradley edging Nancy McConnery 5-4, and losing 8-3 to Andrea Kelley, while Butler picked up a 9-6 victory over Sarah Rhyno, but lost 9-1 to Meridith Harrison. Twenty teams are taking part.

Meanwhile, the PEI rink of Suzanne Gaudet, Robyn MacPhee, and Stefanie Clark are farther afield, playing in the $50,000 Casinos of Winnipeg Grand Slam event from Oct. 19-22 in Winnipeg.Thirty-two teams will be whittled down to eight qualifiers via a triple-knockout draw. The Gaudet rink won their first game, 7-5 over Michelle Englot of Sask., and play Manitoba's Kim Link later this evening.


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New PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum to induct ten members
Posted Friday, October 19, 2007 by derekm

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, recently formed under the auspices of the PEI Curling Association, is set to host its first annual induction ceremony on November 15, 2007 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside.

The first ten inductees to be honoured for their outstanding contribution to the sport of curling are: Thane Campbell (posthumously), Doug Cameron, Cathy Dillon, George Dillon, Robert Dillon, Elizabeth Linkletter (posthumously), Alexander (D. Alex) MacDonald, Katherine MacDonald, Helen Robbins and Hugh Robbins.

The main objectives of the Hall of Fame and Museum are "to recognize, honour and pay tribute to individuals or teams on the basis of playing ability, sportsmanship and character, who have achieved extraordinary distinction in the sport of curling, whether that distinction be as an amateur or a professional" and "to recognize, honour and pay tribute to those individuals who have given distinguished service and have made major contributions to the development of curling on PEI".

"It is long past due that PEI curlers and builders be recognized for their achievements in their sport", says Jerry Muzika, a member of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame, and Chairman of the new PEI Hall and Museum. Muzika notes that the selection committee had a tough job in selecting the first recipients from an impressive group of worthy candidates.

David Murphy, President of the PEI Curling Association, says that he is very pleased that the Curling Hall of Fame and Museum is up and running, and invites everyone to come out and honour the first ten inductees.

Beth Sullivan, Vice President of the Canadian Curling Association, in Charlottetown for a meeting of the PEI Curling Association, at which the new Hall and Museum received the go-ahead, said that she is very pleased to see that PEI curlers are honouring those who built the sport here, and mentioned that, while several provinces have done this, there are still some that have yet to do so. She mentioned that CCA President Al Forsythe plans to be at the inaugural ceremony.

The event, with Master of Ceremonies Paul H. Schurman, gets underway at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 each, and are available from Greg Lucas at Sport PEI, 40 Burns Ave., Charlottetown, phone 368-4986, and at PEI curling clubs.

Photo (L-R): (L-R) David Murphy, President, PEI Curling Association,
Beth Sullivan, Vice-President, Canadian Curling Association, and
Jerry Muzika, Chairman, PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, review inaugural Hall of Fame inductee list.


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First Sunday draws of the season
Posted Friday, October 19, 2007 by derekm

Here is the first draw of the season for the Sunday night league.

This draw will normally appear in the draws section of this website, and in the Saturday Guardian.

Remember - if you can't make it, it's your duty to find a spare and to let your skip know!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

 

7:30 draw

Ice 1: C. Russel, R. Baillie, J. Thompson, M. Gauthier vs K. Montgomery, R. Milton, G. St. John, J. Lavers

Ice 2: C. Bradley, B. Craswell, G. Taylor, C. MacPherson vs G. Peters, P. Yu, K. Roy, B. Doucette

Ice 3: B. Dickson, E. Leahey, M. Craswell, K. Gill vs D. St. John, V. Cotton, S. Dowling, spare

Ice 4: A. Thompson, T. Turnbull, N. Milton, S. Hughes vs M. Beck s. Montgomery, K. Affleck, B. Stevenson

 


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Game on! First Thursday night draws
Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2007 by derekm

Here are the opening night draws! Note that these draws will normally appear in the Thursday Guardian, and in the Draws section of this website (but will not be in News).

Remember - if you can't show up, you are responsible to get a spare and to let your skip know.

Cornwall Curling Club
Thursday, October 18, 2007
 
6:00pm warm-up draw

Ice 1: E. LeBlanc, AJ Campbell, E. Blanchard, V.Taylor vs B. MacWilliams, L. Fairhurst, B. Trainor, K.Fisher

Ice 2: J.Farquharson, K. Reeves, V. Fisher, M. Cudmore vs K. Blanchard, N. MacKinnon, A. Doucette, D. MacKinnon

New Curlers Welcome!
 

8:00pm warm-up draw

Ice 1: C. Morrison, M. Beck, D. DelValle, E. Larkin vs A. MacCormac, R. Boyle, A. Boswall, N. Smith

Ice 2: G. Scutt, L. Davies, D.MacDonald, J. Diamond vs B. Diamond, S. Morrison, G. Canfield, B. Stevenson

Ice 3: R. Biage, R. Rolfe, M. MacDonald, Spare vs R.Sweetapple, N. Boswall, L. Chisolm, R. Milton

New Curlers Welcome!

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Learning to curl
Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2007 by derekm

Here are some scenes from tonight's curling school. Last chance to learn to curl for free is Wednesday night from 7-9 pm. Don't worry if you missed the first two nights, as we have a class starting at the beginning each night. Bring a light jacket, loose or stretchy pants, and clean sneakers (curling brush and slider provided).


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Signup now for the Kenmac Energy Opening Spiel
Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007 by derekm

The signup sheet is filling up fast for the Kenmac Energy Opening Bonspiel -- the official start to the 2006-2007 bonspiel season at the Cornwall Curling Club. This single- entry event is open to all club members (new members especially welcome), and is limited to a maximum of 64 people. Kenmac Energy, your PEI distributor of Petro Canada products are the long-time sponsor of this event (hint: it's not getting any warmer out there - might be time to give them a call!) This event starts Friday evening October 26th, and wraps up Saturday evening the 27th. Entry fee for all this food, fun, and three six-end curling games is still only twenty-five bucks!

Signup now to avoid disappointment!
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Junior Program news
Posted Saturday, October 13, 2007 by derekm
October 13, 2007

Dear Junior Curlers

Welcome back to another season of junior curling at the Cornwall Curling Club.

Note: The Junior curling registration will take place  Monday Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15 – 17 from 7-9 pm

 Rates this year have changed for the Junior program.  Youth Memberships (Due at Registration)

Little Rockers (ages 6-7)  $50 for one session; $80 for 2 sessions.

Novice (8-12) and Juniors (13-20)  $120

(Note the increase in fees for Youth is an attempt to eliminate the need for fundraising )

Juniors 15 and over may spare in evening draws.

Locker Rentals   $25 per season (may be shared - some co-ed lockers are available in the hallway)

GST will be added to the above rates.

Method of Payment:  Cash/debit/cheque/Visa/Master Card
 
Ice time will be available to returning juniors on Oct 18th from 4:00 till 5:30 pm for those with teams and coaches, and the
following week Monday Tuesday And Wed. from 4:00 Till  6:00 pm.

The new season  will begin October. 29  with the Little Rockers practice. 

The ice times for the Juniors has also changed this year.

Little Rockers (ages 6 and 7 yrs) will be on Monday 4pm to 5pm.

Novice (ages 8 - 12 yrs) will be on Monday 5pm to 6pm.

Intermediate Novice (ages 10 – 12 yrs) will be on Thursday 4 – 5:15. This will be set up to play games after a few weeks of practice.

Beginner and Intermediate Junior (ages 13-15 yrs) will be Tuesday 4:00 – 6pm for team practice time. For these practices teams need to book ice times with the office, and team supervision is required (coach or parent). ALSO THURSDAY WILL BE SET UP FOR TEAM PLAY from 4-6pm

Senior Junior (ages 16 - 20 yrs) will be Tuesday 4:00 – 6pm pm for team practice. Time for these practices will have to be booked with the office and team supervision is required (coach or parent) ALSO Wednesday WILL BE SET UP FOR TEAM PLAY from 4-6pm.

  Also, beginning this year,all Junior curlers below the age of 12 years will be asked to wear helmets on the ice and all coachs will be required to have a "BACKGROUND CHECK" done by the local RCMP office adjacent to Maypoint Plaza.

 We have good news regarding our Junior Coordinator. Danielle Girard and Deb Devalle have agreed to work together on this job and after board approval we will be giving you more information on what will be taking place.
 
 We will also be receiving help this year from some of our senior curlers and some of the older junior curlers

 Hope you will all come back this year and I am sure with Danielle and Deb's help this will be a great year.

Trevor Young

Board Representative to the Junior Program


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Transition Spiel Tee Times for Sunday
Posted Friday, October 12, 2007 by derekm
Cornwall Curling Club

Golf/Curling Transition Spiel

October 14, 2007

 Tee Times at Countryview Golf Course


12:00 PM          Lester Callbeck, Ray Biage, Mary Plamandon, Tony Turnbull

12:10 PM          Angus Kennedy,Linda Turnbull,Tracy MacDonald, Neil Smith

12:20 PM          Paul Neima, Jennifer Hanus, Gordon Canfield, Gord Peters

12:30 PM          Chick Morrison, Mathew Hanus, Juanita Drake, Derek Gallant, Mark MacDonald

12:40 PM          Bob Fowler, John Deluca, Tom Dunn, Carol Sweetapple, David Murphy


Post Time entries available by calling Golf Course.

Golf will be followed by meal and curling at the Cornwall Curling Club.

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CCA VP to be guest at PEICA General Meeting
Posted Friday, October 12, 2007 by derekm

The PEI Curling Association's first general meeting of the season will take place Thursday, October 18th at 7 pm at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. All clubs are asked to have their representatives in attendance. All PEI curlers are welcome to attend.  Special guest Beth Sullivan, Vice President of the Canadian Curling Association, will be in attendence to outline the present position and future direction of the CCA.


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Final reminder: Golf and Curling Transition Spiel
Posted Thursday, October 11, 2007 by derekm

The sixth annual Golf and Curling Transition Spiel takes place Sunday October 14th, beginning with 9 holes of best ball golf at beautiful Countryview Golf Course, Route 19 in Fairview, and concluding here at the Cornwall Curling Club, with some curling on the brand new ice, and a great meal.

You can register by emailing tor calling the Club at cornwallcurling@isn.net, or 566-4427 (leave a message if we're not there).

New and prospective members are especially welcome at this event!


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Members welcomed back as ice almost ready to go!
Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2007 by derekm

A large crowd was in attendance for members' registration this evening. If you missed it, don't worry!  New and returning adult members can register fromi 7-9 pm Oct. 15-17 during our annual free adult curling school. New and returning juniors register on Monday and Tuesday Oct. 15-16 from 7-9 pm,


Photo: Lance supervises while Roy puts the finishing touches on the ice

Meanwhile, the ice is looking good for Sunday's opening golf and curling transition spiel. The icemakers were applying decals tonight for new sponsor The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company. Head icemaker Lance Lowther says that a couple more floods are needed, and we'll be curling!


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New half-season rates for young curlers
Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2007 by derekm

One of the changes this season is the introduction of half-season rates for our younger curlers. Research showed that quite a few sports in the area had half-season fees, and the Board of Directors decided to adopt this pricing structure to make budgeting easier for parents, and, particularly, to encourage the enrollment of beginning junior curlers by overcoming the reluctance of some parents to enroll their children in curling, when they do not know whether or not their child is going to enjoy the sport. If the child decides at the end of the first half-season that they don't want to curl anymore, the financial outlay will be less.

Rates this year for Little Rockers curlers (ages 6-7) and Beginner Novice (ages 8-12) are as follows:
$50 for one half-year session, or $80 for both sessions.

Intermediate Novice (8-12) and Junior (13-20) rates are $120 for the full season.


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Returning adult members registration Wednesday evening
Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2007 by derekm

This is a reminder that registration for returning adult club members is Wednesday evening Oct. 10th from 7-9.

New and returning juniors register next Monday and Tuesday Oct. 15-16 from 7-9 pm, while new adult members registration is 7-9 pm Oct. 15-17 during our annual free adult curling school.

 


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New features at PEICurling.com
Posted Sunday, October 7, 2007 by derekm

PEICurling.com, Prince Edward Island's curling website, launches its seventh season with a number of new features, in addition to its end-by-end coverage of PEI curling championships:

- The Home (main) page now includes a news feed from CurlTV.com, featuring "News from the Ice" video reports, and other up-to-date curling news.

- The Events page provides schedules of curling events on PEI, including cashspiels, recreational funspiels, the Seniors tour, and curling training opportunities.

- Discussion forums have been setup to give PEI curlers and curling fans their chance to share information and opinions on the sport of curling on PEI. Categories include provincial playdowns, juniors, club curling, and curling items for sale. To minimize spam, registration (free of charge) will be required before posting information.

PEICurling.com is sponsored by the PEI Curling Association, as part of its mandate to promote curling on PEI. The PEICA is also publishing minutes from its meetings on the site, and maintains a history section, with information on curling's past on PEI.


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Junior Coordinator sought
Posted Friday, October 5, 2007 by derekm
The Cornwall Curling Club is seeking a Junior Coordinator to look after its extensive Youth Curling Program, which runs from early November through the end of March.  A generous honorarium is offered.  Call Club manager Bev McCormick at 566-4427 for more information.
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Annual Junior Cashpiel set for November
Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007 by derekm

The annual PIZZA DELIGHT-SUBWAY- HOWARD JOHNSON JUNIOR MEN’S & WOMEN’S CURLING CASHSPIEL will be held November 23-25. 2007 at the Cornwall Curling Club.

ALL TEAMS THAT NEED ACCOMMODATIONS CAN PRE-REGISTER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON DUTCH INN BY CALLING 1-800-915-4656. PLEASE INFORM THE REGISTRATION CLERK THAT IT IS FOR THE JUNIOR MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CASHSPIEL TO RECEIVE THE BONSPIEL RATE of $89.00, WHICH INCLUDES A FULL CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST.

ENTRY FEE: $150.00. ENTRIES WITH REGISTRATION FEE TO BE MAILED TO THE FOLLOWING NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 4, 2007:

BRENDA MACMILLAN, P.O. BOX 191, CORNWALL, P.E.I. COA 1HO, phone (902) 566-2620, email brenda.macmillan@vac-acc.gc.ca

Click for entry form


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Missing phone messages
Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007 by derekm

The Club's phone system had some problems yesterday (October 3rd), and, as a result, the voicemail system lost a number of messages. If you called the Club yesterday, and left a message, please call back, as the message may have vanished.


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Thursday Evening Draws are separate this year
Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007 by derekm
Please note that the format of the Thursday evening draw has been changed for the upcoming season.   
Members can now sign up for a specific time slot of either 6:00 pm or 8:00 pm, as it is no longer a combined draw.
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PEICA to hold Technical Club Coach workshop
Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007 by derekm

The PEI Curling Association is conducting a CCA Technical Club Coach Workshop (Level 1) at the Charlottetown Curling Club on Saturday Oct. 20 from 9 am-4 pm, and continuing on Sunday Oct. 21 from 9:30 am until 4 pm. Cost is $85.00. Registration Deadline is Wednesday Oct. 17.

To register, or for more information, contact Gayle Johnston at 368-1071 or email gaylej@pei.sympatico.com. You may also leave your name and phone number with Charlottetown Curling Club manager Rob Warren. Please make cheques payable to the PEI Curling Association.


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Golf and Curl the same day at our 6th annual Transition Spiel
Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007 by derekm

The sixth annual Golf and Curling Transition Spiel takes place Sunday October 14th, beginning with 9 holes of best ball golf at beautiful Countryview Golf Course, Route 19 in Fairview, and concluding here at the Cornwall Curling Club, with some curling and a great meal.

You can register by emailing the club at cornwallcurling@isn.net, or calling the club at 566-4427 (leave a message if we're not there).

 New and prospective members are also welcome at this event!


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Free Adult Curling School!
Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007 by derekm

Here is your chance to try curling at no cost or obligation to you. The Cornwall Curling Club's annual free adult curling school goes October 15, 16, and 17, from 7-9 pm (show up 15 minutes early to register). The full course takes three nights, and includes: learning to slide, learning to throw, the rules of curling, etc. On-ice, classroom and video instruction. This instruction is absolutely free. There is no obligation to join the Club. This instruction is for those 19 years of age and over (younger curlers receive training as part of their curling program). If you cannot make all three nights, come any one or two nights, as there will be a new class starting each evening, as well as classes for more experience curlers.

Please bring clean sneakers with you, and wear a light jacket or sweater, and loose or stretchy pants. Curling brushes and sliders or sliding tape will be provided.


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Cornwall events for 2007-2008 season
Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007 by derekm

Here is the tentative schedule of bonspiels and other events at the Cornwall Curling Club this season.
For bonspiels at other clubs, visit the Events page at PEICurling.com.


October


10th    Returning Members' Registration

14th    Golf/Curling Transition Spiel - call or email the club for more details or to sign up.

15th    Adult Registration/Curling School/Junior Registration
          Senior Daytime Curling begins

16th    Adult Registration/Curling School/Junior Registration

17th    Adult Registration/Curling School

18th    Evening Draws start

26th.27th   Kenmac Opening Spiel (earlier date than recent years). Single-entry funspiel for new and returning Club members.

31st    No evening curling due to Hallowe'en.

November

1st/2nd     Rodd Curling Classic Cashspiel. Held at Charlottetown, and if entries warrant, Cornwall clubs.

16th/17th   Ladies' Spiel (Sponsorship pending). Open to femals curlers from all clubs.

23rd/24th/25th  Pizza Delight/Subway/Howard Johnson Junior Cashspiel. Open to junior curlers from all clubs.

30th    Senior Mens' Cashspiel (evening)

December

1st     Senior Mens' Cashspiel

21st/22nd/23rd  Ice maintenance

24th/25th/26th  Club closed for Christmas

29th    Family Funspiel (new)

31st    Closed for New Year's Eve

January

1st     Closed for New Year's Day

4th/5th     Senior Men's Cashspiel

11th/12th   CK Carpet spiel (single-entry spiel for club members)

21st-24th   Provincial Masters (age 60 & over) Curling Championships  at Cornwall

February

1st/2nd/3rd     Rodd /Greco/Home Hardware spiel. Team entry. Open to other clubs.

26th/27th       Lorne MacPhail Memorial Seniors spiel

March

5th-10th    Provincial Mixed at Cornwall

21st        closed for Good Friday

23rd        Closed for Easter Sunday

31st - April 4th  Countryview Golf Course closing spiel (club members' spiel - details TBA)


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Membership rates set for 2007-2008 Season
Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007 by derekm

Note:  All adult curling memberships entitle you to spare in any draw, practice and (at extra charge) enter weekend bonspiels and Provincial Championships. Note that some clubs charge extra for practice time for one-night members - our one-night members receive all the same benefits as our unlimited members).

Adult Memberships (50 percent of payment due at registration, remainder due by Dec. 15, with $10 late fee after that date).                                       
Couple Unlimited       $520               
Unlimited Day and Night   $300                 
Unlimited Night (NEW)  $280                
Unlimited Day  $250
One Evening Draw per week         $180               
Two Day Draws per week              $180
Full-Time Student (19 and Over)     $200

Youth Memberships (Due at Registration)
Little Rockers (ages 6-7)  $50 for one session; $80 for 2 sessions.
Novice (8-12) and Juniors (13-20)  $120
(Note the increase in fees for Youth is an attempt to eliminate the need for fundraising )
Juniors 15 and over may spare in evening draws.
Social Memberships (attend club functions, curl only in weekend spiels at extra cost)    $35
Non-Members fee per draw  Daytime $7; Nighttime $10.
Locker Rentals   $25 per season (may be shared - some co-ed lockers are available in the hallway)
GST will be added to the above rates.
Method of Payment:  Cash/debit/cheque/Visa/Master Card


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Cornwall Curling Club Rocks Again! (from the President)
Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007 by derekm

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Cornwall Curling Club, I would like to welcome you back for another great season of curling.

Cornwall Curling Club is a good place to make wonderful friends.  My advice to members, old and new, who have never taken part in a weekend spiel, is to sign up for the first one and you will not want to miss any more! Most weekend spiels are very much the same as last year.  

Registration for returning members is Wednesday October 10 from 7:00-9:00P.M.  Further registration for both new and returning members will take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15 – 17 from 7:00-9:00P.M., along with our free Curling School. Any returning member gets first chance at any draw that they curled in last year.  Remember that when you register you still need to sign up for individual draws and / or teams as well. 

Members can still split their membership fee payment but for those members that haven’t paid in full by December 15 a surcharge of $10 per member will be added to the bill. Either paying all at registration time or with a post dated cheque for December 15 makes life much easier for your Club staff. Memberships may be paid by cash, cheque, Visa and Mastercard.

Daytime curling will continue much the same as last year unless numbers dictate some change.  Start up is October 15 for daytime curling.

Evening Draws start on Thursday October 18. For Evening curlers, there will be a couple of changes from last year.  For Sunday there will be only one Draw at 7:30.  However, I’m sure if there are a large number of curlers wanting to curl on Sunday that the Board will revisit this decision.

Thursday night curling has a new time of 6:00 and 8:00 in an attempt to balance the wishes of the membership for this draw.

A complete description of all draws and ice time is listed on the website along with any upcoming information on Club Events so check us out at cornwallcurling.com

I am sure many Cornwall Curlers had a great summer on the golf courses but now I look forward to seeing you at the Curling Club. 

Norman Boswall, President

Cornwall Curling Club, 2007-2008


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Fresh coat of paint for new curling season!
Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007 by derekm

Town of Cornwall staff are hard at work at the moment, putting a fresh coat of paint on the Cornwall Curling Club for the upcoming curling season. Stay tuned for information on the new season, which starts in mid-October, as it becomes available!


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PEICA welcomes new Junior Coordinator
Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007 by derekm

The PEI Curling Association is pleased to welcome Ann Doucette as its new Junior Coordinator, responsible for coordination of junior (20 and under) curling development, and junior championship events.

Ann replaces Dave Murphy, who is PEI CA president this year. Ann's resumé includes experience as the Cornwall Curling Club's Junior Coordinator, and as the Club president. She is a former councillor of the Town of Cornwall, and has served as vice president of the Coaches Association of PEI, and has conducted technical curling training courses, and has experience with organizing events such as the PEI Week of the Coach, and the Atlantic Coaches Seminar. Ann may be reached at 368-2911 or banda@pei.sympatico.ca.

 
Photo: Ann  Doucette

Junior Coordinator duties:

-          Be the liaison between member clubs and the PEICA for junior events and curling development
 
-          Prepare a preliminary schedule of events and maintain for the upcoming year for approval by the PEICA

-          Prepare an annual budget to present to the PEICA

-          Submit all expense claims, invoices and reports in a timely fashion to the PEICA

-          Serve as the liaison between the PEICA and the PEI Canada Games officials

-          Work with the PEICA event coordinator in identifying needs for Provincial Junior events

-          Coordinate with the PEICA technical director and master course conductor in development programs for juniors

-          Be responsible for the Atlantic 17 and under championship hosting duties when in PEI


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Great weather at annual golf tourney
Posted Sunday, June 17, 2007 by derekm

The weather could not have been better for the 2007 Cornwall Curling Club golf tournament at the Countryview Golf Course in Fairview, with 31 curlers participating in this other Scottish sport. On the course, there was the usual search for lost balls:

Photo: searching for the ball on the final hole

We're not sure what this team was up to, as normally, only one person putts at a time!

Photo: Double Putters

While the final teams were putting-out, the organizers were preparing a feast of hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw, and yummy chocolate brownies.

Photo: Food!

While Bob Fowler was reviewing the scorecards, the attendees soaked up the sun on the deck and enjoyed the fine food (and a drink or two).

Photo: enjoying sun, food, drink

When the scores were tallied, the three-player team of Carl Currie, Tracey Lee MacDonald, and Hank Kamphuis came up the winners, with a score of thirty-three.

Photo: Winners Carl Currie, Tracey Lee MacDonald, Hank Kamphuis, Bob Fowler

There was also a prize for the team who showed the most honesty when recording their score.

Photo: Most honest golfers Brenda Campbell, organizer Bob Fowler, Angus Davies, Tracy MacDonald. Missing from photo: Paul Neima

The prize for men's longest drive went to big Rob Young, while the women's went to (not so big) Tracy MacDonald.
Closest to the pin for the men went to Lester Callbeck, while new golfer Cyndi Russell took the honours for the women. All participants received a gift of tees, a ball marker and a divot tool from Countryview, and many also received door prizes, with the big prize of two golf rounds, complete with power cart, going to Eileen Leahey.

Thanks to the organizers and helpers, including Bob Fowler, Aaron Campbell, Carl and Karen Currie from Countryview Golf Course, and Ray and Barb Biagé, along with Gord Matthews of Kenmac Energy for donating some of the prizes. and all the participants. See you back at Countryview and the Cornwall Curling Club in mid-October for the annual golf and curling transition spiel!


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Golf tourney tee times
Posted Saturday, June 16, 2007 by derekm

Here is the Cornwall Curling Club Golf Tournament Draw for Saturday, June 16th at Countryview Golf Course.
Golfers are asked to register 30 minutes prior to assigned tee times.
BBQ and Prize presentations to follow. Post entries will be accepted.
Call 675-2800 to register.


11:00  Allan Acorn, Derek MacEwen ,Karen Currie Donald Weeks

11:10  Valerie Acorn, Ashley Desroches, Mark MacDonald, Lester Callback

11:20 Gordon Peters, Rebecca Rolfe, Vernon Chowan, Neil Smith

11:30  Derek Gallant, Lynda Turnbull, Cyndi Russell, Rob Young

11:40  Paul Durant, Barb Duncan-Biage, Joe MacMillan, Wayne Dalziel

11:50  Ray Biage, Brenda MacMiillan, Mary Plamondon, Kevin Roy

12:00  Carl Currie, Hank Kamphuis, Tracy Lee MacDonald, Mabel England

12:10  Gordie Matthews, Tracy MacDonald, Allan Stevenson, Jack Stewart

12:20  Brenda Campbell, Dave Murphy,  Eileen Leahy

12:30 Gladys Stewart, Joe Callaghan, Paul Neima

12:40 Bob Fowler, Carol Sweetapple, Angus Davies


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Annual Club Dinner, AGM, Awards Night held
Posted Saturday, May 26, 2007 by derekm

The Cornwall Curling Club's Annual General Meeting, Dinner and Awards Night took place last night, with approximately 40 club members in attendance. Following a reception and a great meal of KFC chicken, salads, rolls and cake, invited guest Cornwall Mayor Patrick MacFadyen addressed the membership, reporting that, along with the three schools, the Cornwall Curling Club is one of the biggest assets in attracting new residents to the town. He mentioned that, while the town has a variety of recreational facilities, the curling club is one of the few of particular interest to the senior population, and he viewed the Club as a major recreational asset for all ages, and a top priority for the town He mentioned that the building that houses the Club costs approximately $30,000 per year to operate (heat, insurance, electricity, maintenance), and that while he is pleased that the club is paying its fair share of rent for the building, other uses for the rest of the building, such as the Seniors club, are needed to keep the building going. He said that taxes are a major concern in the town, but that recreation is important also, and that, as long as the building doesn't become too much of a financial burden, it will remain in place. A resolution was passed at a recent council meeting to ensure that discussions be held with the Curling and Lions clubs before any decisions are made on the building.

President Angus Davies convened the annual meeting. Following a moment of silence for club members who passed away during the past season, and the ratification of board member Del Del Valle, who joined the board since the last AGM, Treasurer Martyn Donnelly presented his report along with the financial statements. He reported that the Club was in excellent financial shape, with approximately $13,000 cash on hand, more than enough to carry the Club into the new season. On the revenue side, bar receipts continued their downward trend, but membership and club events revenue kept pace with the previous year, and pro shop revenue was up slightly. Propane for the new heaters was a new expense this year, at almost $3500, but it was felt that it would be offset in increased membership. The heaters were paid for by Seniors fundraising and a $4600 grant from the Canadian Curling Association. The PEICA has loaned the money for this to the Club until the CCA pays their bill. The club was aided by a temporary decrease in telephone and internet expenses due to an Aliant accounting error which they forgave, and around $2500 in gate receipts from hosting the Labatt Tankard men's championship.

Bonspiels chair Deb Del Valle reported that all events made a profit, although takeup was lower on some events, especially the closing Spiel, held during March Break, that attracted only 56 participants, down considerably from previous years. She mentioned that a tentative schedule has been prepared for the upcoming season, taking into account events at other clubs.

Juniors chair Trevor Young reported that the juniors program got off to a slow start, and membership was down considerably, with 46 junior members in total - 10 Little Rocks, 13 Novice, and 23 Juniors. He mentioned that they are looking for a new Junior Coordinator for the upcoming season. The club has two juniors championship events during the season, and both were very successful.

Seniors chair Del Valle reported that the Seniors program was a huge success, with up to 94 members enrolled, including 13 new ones. Curling went five days a week, with afternoon competive and semi-competitive league curling being popular, in addition to the morning curling where teams are made up each day as players arrive. She mentioned the increasing popularity of two-person Stick curling, with Sterling Stratton and Ernie Stavert from Cornwall winning the inaugural championship, and said that a regular Stick curling league is planned for next season.

Membership and draws chair Karen Montgomery reported the Club had 242 adult members, down from 273 last season. They are looking into a Friday night "pickup" league next year when ice is available. Members and non-members alike would show up, and pay a small fee to play. Food and off-ice games would be part of the format. She mentioned that Thursday night would be moving back to two separate draws, as the combined draw format did not work on that night. Hank Kamphuis mentioned that the Sunday 5:30 draw members would like to propose some changes to that draw, and she invited him to the next board meeting to discuss it further.

Publicity chair Hélène LaPalme gave a report on events publicized during the year, and Fund Raising chair Angus Davies reported that a sign was sold to First Choice Haircutters, and that a new nightly sponsors sign was put up.

Thanks was given to retiring Board member Mark MacDonald, and two new members, Hank Kamphuis and Cyndi Russell, were elected to the board.

Bob Fowler invited everyone, regardless of golfing expertise, to participate in the upcoming golf tournament on June 16th at Countryview. For more information, or to sign up, get in touch with Carl Currie at 675-2563, Ray Biagé at 675-2540,  Aaron Campbell at 368-7424, or Bob Fowler at 675-4333.

President Davies kept his remarks short, thanking the Board members, club staff, volunteers and members for a great season, reporting that being President was "fun and interesting" and a great experience.

Following an open discussion where suggestions were made on a variety of topics, including increasing bar receipts, attracting new members, and the possible invitation of curlers from other clubs to more events such as the Closing Spiel, the meeting was adjourned.

Following the AGM, gift certificates, courtesy of our generous club sponsors, were presented to members of the winning teams from the nightly draws.


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2006-2007 Draw Winners
Posted Friday, May 25, 2007 by derekm

Here is a listing of the winners from our nightly draws, who will be receiving prizes, courtesy of our generous sponsors. Friday night during our annual meeting, dinner, and awards nigbt.   The evening kicks off with a reception at 6:30cpm, with a KFC dinner at 7 pm and the Annual General Meeting following at 8 pm at the Club, with the awards presentations after that.  The dinner will cost $10 per person, the same as last year.  The bar will be open for "cash" sales only.  (With no phone or internet access we will be unable to process debit or credit card transactions).  Please confirm your attendance at the dinner to Hélène LaPalme at hlapalme@isn.net.

Monday 6:30

Draw 1 - Chick Morrison, Allan Acorn, Matthew Hanus, Cyndi Russell
Draw 2 - John Deluca, Angus Kennedy, Cyndie Cunnyworth, George Younker
Draw 3 - Ray Biage, Bob MacWilliams, Carol Sweetapple, Jessie MacPhail

Monday 8:30 No winners declared

 Tuesday Winners

 Winner Pool A

John Deluca, Roddie MacLean, Peter Buchanan, Norman Boswall

Second Pool A

Jim Farquharson, John Berry, Bob MacWilliams, Roy Coffin

 Winner Pool B

Geoff Scutt, Kimball Blanchard, Vince Fisher, Ray MacCormick

 Wednesday Winners

 Draw 1 Pool A

1st - Lorianne Davies, Rob Young, Angus davies, Tracey L. MacDonald
2nd - Matthew Hanus, Jennifer Hanus, Darren Maclean, Neil Smith

Draw 2 Pool A

1st - Terry MacCormac, Norman Boswall, Tara MacPhail, Rick Milton
2nd - Ernie Diamond, Bob MacWilliams, Marilyn Diamond, Carol Sweetapple

 Draw 3 Pool A

1st - Terry MacCormac, Norman Boswall, Tara MacPhail, Rick Milton
2nd - Ernie Diamond, Bob MacWilliams, Marilyn Diamond, Carol Sweetapple

Pool B Winner final draw

Rick Doiron, Derek Gallant, Patti Burnside, Bob Fowler

 Thursday Night Winners

 Draw 1 - Eric Leblanc, Arleen Harris, Melody Beck, Ann Doucette
Draw 2 - Shirley Berry, Ray Biage, Deb DelValle, Tara MacPhail
Draw 3 - Eric Leblanc, Ann Doucette, Norman Boswall, Geoff Scutt

Sunday 5:30 (only 1 draw recorded)

Winner - Vernon Chowan, Glenn Green, Greg St. John, Billy Doucette

Sunday 7:30 (waiting to receive winners)

 


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PEI Curling Assoc. holds ADL Awards night
Posted Thursday, May 24, 2007 by derekm

The Prince Edward Island Curling Association and ADL held their first curling awards night, Wednesday evening at the Rodd Royalty Inn.

Outgoing president Chick Morrison presented President's Appreciation Awards to Shirley Lank, his wife Sherren Morrison, and to Craig Mackie for their outstanding work on putting together a comprehensive operations manuial for the Association.

Canadian curling hall of fame member Jerry Muzika presented lifetime memberships in the Association to Elisabeth (Liz) MacDonald (posthumously), Sharron Renner (Knox), Helen Robbins, Cathy Dillon, Freeman Miles, Hugh Robbins, and Ernie Stavert.


Photo: Ernie Stavert, Helen Robbins, Hugh Robbins, Sheila Compton accepting for Freeman Miles

Liz MacDonald, who passed away this month at the age of 95. was elected to the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 1992 in the builder/curler category, and was a long-time builder of women's curling on PEI.
Sharon Knox was elected to the Canadian Hall of Fame in 1984 in the builder category. She was prominent both in coaching and administration, becoming president of the Canadian Ladies Curling Association.
Helen Robbins, an honourary lifetime member of the Montague Curling Club for her volunteer work there, was a forer president of the PEI Ladies Curling Association.
Cathy Dillon from Charlottetown was very active in the Canadian Ladies Curling Association, and was elected to the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 1995.
Freeman  Miles was a president of the PEICA and a representative to the Canadian Curling Association, and was, at different times, president of the Charlottetown and the Summerside curling clubs.
Hugh Robbins of Montague served at PEICA president, and a volunteer at Montague for over 50 years. receiving a life membership.
Ernie Stavert was a former PEICA president, and in 1981 was a member of the charter Board of Directors for the Cornwall Curling Club, where he still curls actively.

ADL representative Barry MacWilliams presented the following awards for the 2006-2007 season:

Junior Female: Erin Carmody from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club went 7-0 at her first Pepsi Provincial Juniors as skip. At her first Canadian Juniors, she skipped her team to a 7-5 win-loss record, including victories over the top three teams and the eventual champion from Newfoundland and Labrador. She was tied for 2nd place in shot percentages for skips at the event.

Junior Male: Brett Gallant from the Charlottetown Curling Club has represented PEI three times at the Canadian Juniors in the past four years, starting at age 13, and taking home the silver medal this season, after losing in an extra end to two-time World Champion Charlie Thomas from Alberta. He was also named to the second alll-star team. Later, he went on to win the bronze medal at the 2007 winter games in Whitehorse.

Officlal: Cliff Poirier from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club has been a strong supporter of provincial junior events for the past few years, including the 2007 Pepsi Juniors, one of the best run events of the season, due in large part to his hard work and dedication as the official for most of the event.

Coach: Kathie Gallant from the Charlottetown Curling Club, one of the few level 3 curling coaches on the Island guided the Brett Gallant junior team to two straight Pepsi Provincial Junior titles, along with a silver at the Canadian Juniors and a bronze at the Canada Winter Games.

Volunteer: Shirley Matheson has been the key to everything associated with the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary for a number of years. Over the past year, she was the PEICA club rep, and was heavily involved in the 2007 Credit Unions Provincial Seniors championship.

Senior Female: Suzanne Gaudet from the Charlottetown Curling Club and her team went undefeated to win the Scotties Provincial Women's championship. At the national Scotties they had a slow start, but finished on an up note with a 6-5 record to grab a tiebreaker spot. They edged Alberta 5-4, but lost to a well-rested Jennifer Jones squad to finish fourth. Gaudet is a World Junior and a two-time Canadian Junior champ.

Senior Male: Mel Bernard from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club. His skipped his team to the PEI Credit Unions Senior Men's Title. going on to the Canadian Seniors, where they finished with a 5-6 record. He immediately went on to represent PEI at the 2007 Senior Legion championships in New Glasgow NS, and then skipped his team to sixth place in the Labatt Tankard provincial men's curling ch'ships.

Photo: Nicole Philips (Pres. Sport PEI), Mel Bernard, Suzanne Gaudet, Kathie Gallant, Barry MacWilliams of ADL

Team of the Year: Brett Gallant rink from the Charlottetown Curling Club and Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, with Adam Casey, Anson Carmody and Alex MacFadyen rounding out the team, along with coach Kathie Gallant. This team won the Pepsi Provincial Juniors, losing only one game, and went on to the National Juniors in St. Catharines Ont where they won a silver medal. losing only to world champ Charlie Thomas of Alberta in an extra end. CArmody was named to the first team all stars, while Gallant and Casey were named to the 2nd team. From there, they went on to Whitehorse for the Canada Games, winning the bronze medal after going undefeated in the round -robin.

Photo: Brett Gallant, Adam Casey, Anson Carmody, Alex MacFadyen, Barry MacWilliams of ADL, coach Kathie Gallant


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PEICA elects 2007-2008 Executive
Posted Thursday, May 24, 2007 by derekm

The Prince Edward Island Curling Association's 2007-2008 Executive were voted in at  its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday evening, with one position remaining to be filled.

President: David Murphy
1st Vice President: Shirley Lank (interim)
2nd Vice President: Audrey Callaghan
Secretary: Derek MacEwen
Treasurer: Bev MacCormick
Past President: Chick Morrison

In his remarks, outgoing president Morrison reported on his progress against his five initial goals for the season: flawless events, improved educational and certification services, intensified marketing, club development, and rewriting the constitution, noting that, despite the goals being "overly optimistic:, much has been accomplished, with events going extremely well, due to the work of a large number of people, and headed by event coordinator Jody Jackson. Two new championships, stick curling, and Mixed Seniors went very well, and will be reoffered next year. Major strides were made in the technical program under Gayle Johnston and Marilyn Sutherland, and a broad base was built for future developmental work. He reported that Marketing, under Jody Jackson was pursued aggressively, with Labatt continuing their sponsprship at a high level, junior coordinator Dave Murphy signing Pepsi to another three-year term, and with Sylvan Learning signing on to sponsor the PEI 17 and Under and the 2007 and 2011 Atlantic 17 and Under in PEI.

He reported that, although club development did not get the attention it deserved, it did get a "sizable boost" from the holding of a "Curl Atlantic" symposium, and he noted that three clubs received club development grants from the CCA.

Chick reported that his major personal achievement of the year was the development of a comprehensive governance and operations manual for the PEICA. with hundreds of volunteer hours being put in by Shirley Lank, Craig Mackie, and Sherren Morrison.

Turning to the future, he was happy to report that the inaugural awards night was taking place that very evening, giving a chance to recognize outstanding achievement in the sport, and reported that the PEICA and the City of Charlottetown are establishing a bid committee looking to bring the 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian Women's Curling Championships to Charlottetown.

He listed upcoming challenges for the Association, including declining club memberships, higher operating costs both for the PEICA and the CCA, and getting more officer-level volunteers for the PEICA.


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2007-2008 PEI Championship dates
Posted Thursday, May 24, 2007 by derekm

The following provincial championship dates for the 2007-2008 season were approved at the PEICA's Annual General Meeting (note that event start and end dates may vary slightly due to number of teams participating):

Mixed Seniors: December 13-16 at the Charlottetown Curling Club
Pepsi Juniors: Jan 2-6 at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton
Scotties Women's: Jan. 17-22 at the Charlottetown Curling Club
Masters (age 60 and over): Jan. 21-24 at the Cornwall Curling Club
Labatt Tankard Men's Open: Jan. 24-29 at the Montague Curling Club
Labatt Tankard Final Eight: Feb. 5-10 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club
Credit Unions Seniors: Feb. 14-18 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside
Sylvan Learning 17 and Under: Feb. 20-24 at the Montague Curling Club
Intermediate: Feb. 28-March 2nd at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary
15 and Under: March 5-9 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club
Mixed: March 6-10 at the Cornwall Curling Club
12 and Under: March 26-30 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club
Stick Curling: date to be determined, at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton


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AGM, Dinner, Awards Night is Friday
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2007 by derekm

The Cornwall Curling Club Annual meeting will be held on Friday, May 25.  The reception will begin at 6:30pm, with a KFC dinner at 7 pm and the Annual General Meeting following at 8 pm at the Club.  The dinner will cost $10 per person, the same as last year.  The bar will be open for "cash" sales only.  (With no phone or internet access we will be unable to process debit or credit card transactions).  Please confirm your attendance at the dinner to Hélène LaPalme at hlapalme@isn.net.

Here are last year's minutes:

CORNWALL CURLING CLUB

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

May 12, 2006

1. CALL TO ORDER

President called the meeting to order at 8:00 pm.

PRESENT

Approximately 60 Club members were present including Board members Mark MacDonald, Dick St. John, Marilyn Sutherland, Ray MacCormack, Karen Montgomery, Hél ne LaPalme, Debby Sigsworth and Barb Duncan-Biagé. Absent were Rob Young, Marty Donnelly and Angus Davies.

1. APPROVAL OF 2005 AGM MINUTES

Mark MacDonald highlighted some of the important issues in the minutes and asked if there were any errors or omissions. Ryan Casey moved, and George Piercey seconded, that the minutes be approved without changes. Carried.

2. COMMITTEE REPORTS

a. Bonspiels and Social Events - Debby Sigsworth reported on a busy season and thanked all of those who managed and helped on these events. Bonspiels were well attended and each made money for the Club to cover overheads. Club members Ronalda Baillie and Karen Montgomery asked to thank all those who helped make the "Draw to the Bra" Spiel such a success in raising money for cancer research. The Club also thanks all the sponsors for their support.

b. Juniors - Ann Doucet reported on the activities of a very busy year for the Juniors. Cornwall teams competed in numerous events including U-20, U-17, U-15, and U-12. The Sarah Fullerton team was successful in many events. She talked about upcoming events this Summer and Fall. She thanked all the volunteers, especially Marilyn Sutherland for all her hard work. She reiterated that volunteers are needed for the Little Rock program and the Juniors. Mark MacDonald thanked Ann for her dedication and hard work.

C. Seniors - Ray MacCormack reported that the Seniors membership was 82, up from the previous year. Seniors some good. The 55 + games, held at the Club were a huge success. Fund raising brought in more funds. A new executive was elected for the Fall. The President is Deb DeValle. He also stated that the Seniors put in a proposal to the PEI Curling Association for $5,500, funding to go towards a heating system for the ice. With funds from the Seniors, there may be a system in place this Fall. He anticipates this will increase membership and be profitable for the Club.

d. Membership and Draws - Karen Montgomery reported that the Club had 273 adult members this year. Registration night worked well and the same format will remain for the Fall registration. There were some comments made about the Thursday night draws. Some members did not like alternating between 6:30 and 8:30 each week . The Board considered the comments and looked at the options. It was decided not to change the format. Curling school was a success, resulting in 40 new members. Karen thanked the drawmasters who looked after each of the draws. The Board is open to assistance with new ideas on draw-making etc and volunteers should feel welcome to help out.

f. Presidents Remarks - Mark MacDonald thanked the members for the opportunity to act as President. The year saw much enjoyable curling by the members and progress by the Club on many fronts. He thanked the Board members, especially Barb Duncan-Biagé, Debbie Sigsworth, Dick St. John and Rob Young who are leaving the Board, for their hard work and the many other volunteers who contributed much for the enjoyment of all members. Mark acknowledged and thanked the paid staff: Manager Bev MacCormick; Ice-maker Lance Lowther and his helpers; Al and Connie at the Bar, and Ray Biagé who keeps the Club clean.

Wayne Cunneyworth moved, and Bob MacWilliams seconded, that the Committee reports be accepted. Carried

ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Dick St. John informed the Members of an adjustment that had to be made to last year’s budget due to insufficient deductions from employees’ salaries and late payment of GST remittances. The Board apologized for the error and a better bookkeeping system is in place to prevent this happening again.

In the absence of Treasurer Marty Donnelly, Mark MacDonald was pleased to report that the Club has improved tremendously in the past two years in our efforts to increase assets and reduce liabilities. In support of this effort, all bonspiels made a profit. For the future, we might consider further means of increasing revenues.

 

Mark reported net earnings for the season at 64%, with revenues down slightly (1.8%), and expenses down 6.9%, with a positive cash flow of $8955. Mention was made that this was the first year in recent memory that bar sales were on par with the previous season. There was some discussion about the reasons for the drop in membership.

A question also arose regarding auditing the books. The President explained that it is at the discretion of the Board and if the Club is making a profit, there is no need to spend the money to get the books audited. The Treasurer is available at a later time if there were further questions.

It was moved by Chic Morrison, seconded by Steve Montgomery that the Treasurer’s report be accepted. Carried.

ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS

Dick St. John, on behalf of the Nominating Committee, presented a slate of four nominations for membership on the Board and asked for further nominations from the floor. There being no further nominations, Neil Handrahan moved, Ann Doucet seconded, that nominations cease. Carried. Neil Handrahan moved, Ray MacCormack seconded, that Kevin Baillie, Sherren Morrison, Norman Boswell, and Trevor Young

be accepted to serve on the Board of Directors. Carried

REVISION OF BY-LAWS

Vice President Barb Duncan-Biagé reported that the bylaw revisions suggested at last year's Annual Meeting had been made. Copies of the By-laws were available for those interested, and will be posted on the Club website.

FUTURE OF BUILDING

Past President Dick St. John reported that a proposal was submitted to the Town to construct a new six sheet club, at a site yet to be determined. The design would include a multipurpose clubhouse which could be used year round for meeting space or other purposes. A concrete floor in the ice house would permit off-season use for events such as flea markets. It was suggested that the cost, estimated to be just under $2 million, be funded from municipal infrastructure funding cost-shared federally, provincially and municipally, with the Club needing to take out a $300,000 mortgage, and increase revenues by means such as additional members, increased fees, and non-curling revenue, along with tax concessions from the Town, similar to those received by the APM Centre. A decision is needed by the Town by the end of the month, and the funding would then by subject to approval of the grant money by the appropriate government funding bodies.

Should funding not be obtained, options include delaying decisions until lease expiry in December 2008, taking over the current building, leasing the current building from a new landlord, or combining/sharing facilities with another curling club. A proposal that has been made informally from a third party to combine Cornwall with another club was discussed briefly, and deemed a non-started by Club members present.

Following the future of the building discussion, a brief open discussion was held.

OPEN DISCUSSION

Roy Coffin, a club charter member, spoke, and said that he was very pleased to see participation of new members on the Board of Directors, saying that it keeps the club vibrant. Bob Fowler encouraged all club members to sign up for the June 17th golf tourney at Countryview Golf Club. Members can call Bob Fowler, Rick Doiron, Aaron Campbell or Ray Biagé to sign up.

ADJOURNMENT

Ann Doucette moved, seconded by Karen Montgomery, that the meeting be adjourned at 10:05 pm.


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Marilyn Sutherland receives Sport PEI President's Award
Posted Thursday, April 19, 2007 by derekm

(SportPEI) Marilyn Sutherland was honoured at the Sport PEI Awards Banquet on Wednesday, April 18, when she was presented with the President's Award for outstanding dedication to sport. The award was a total surprise for Marilyn, who admitted she was "at a loss for words" when she accepted the framed citation from Sport PEI President Nicole Phillips. Marilyn was recognized for her contribution which spans over three decades in administration, coaching and officiating, in both lawn bowling and curling. She is currently the Master Course Conductor for the PEI Curling Association.

Marilyn Sutherland President's Award

Photo: Nicole Phillips, Marilyn Sutherland


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New Brunswick women, NS men win Sylvan Atlantic 17 and under
Posted Sunday, April 8, 2007 by derekm

The Ashley Howard rink from the Beausejour Curling Club in Moncton defeated Charlottetown's Katie Sharkey foursome by a 9-3 score this evening to win the women's final at the Sylvan Learning Atlantic 17 and under Curling Championship at the Charlottetown Curling Club.

Howard scored triples in ends two, four and seven en route to the victory. Other members of team Howard are 3rd Jillian Babin, 2nd Melissa Menzies, lead Alice MacKay and coach Mike Babin. Playing with Sharkey were 3rd Alexis Wright, 2nd Christina Keen, lead Chelsey Stordy, and Coach Pam Wright.

In the semi-final, Howard got by  Cornwall's Sarah Fullerton rink by a 10-7 score. The PEI host team, who finished in second place in the provincial championships this year, and first last year, led 4-2 after three ends, when Howard took a four-ender, followed by a sixth end triple. The PEI rink were lying three in the last end and would have won the game had Howard rolled out, butshe hit and stuck for the winning point. On Sunday morning, after a two hour delay due to the stormy weather, Howard beat Jennifer Cunningham of Newfoundland 5-2 to win a tiebreaker for third place to advance to the semi-final.

It was a good day for the Howard clan, as Ashley's uncle Glenn also won a championship -- defeating Germany's Andy Kapp by an 8-3 score in Edmonton for his third World Men's Curling Championship, but his first as skip. Glenn won previously in 1987 and 1993 playing third for his brother Russ, who was otherwise occupied this time, watching his daughter's victory in Charlottetown.

Meanwhile, the Kendal Thompson rink from the Lakeshore Curling Club in Halifax defeated New Brunswick's Jon Rennie foursome by a 9-4 score this evening to win the men's section of the Sylvan Learning Atlantic 17 and Under curling championships at the Charlottetown Curling Club. Thompson took a triple in the sixth end to lead 7-3, and put the eight-end game out of reach by stealing a deuce in the seventh. Other members of team Thompson are 3rd Adam Berry, 2nd Mitch Cahill, lead Matt Dumaresque and coach Stephen Thompson. Playing with Rennie were 3rd Chris Sleep, 2nd Jason Pye, and first stone Alex Kyle. The coach of this Riverside Curling Club team is Kevin Kyle.

Thompson earned a bye to the final by virtue of his first-place finish in the round robin, with a 3-1 record. The Colin Thomas rink from the St. John's Curling Club in Newfoundland had an identical record, but lost to Thompson in their round robin encounter. New Brunswick were third at 2-2. In the closely-fought 2nd vs 3rd place semi-final game this afternoon, Rennie edged Thomas 5-4 to advance to the championship game.


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Ashley Howard to play Cornwall's Fullerton in Atlantic 17 semi
Posted Sunday, April 8, 2007 by derekm

When her uncle Glenn gets set to play Germany at 2:30 this afternoon for the Ford World Men's title in Edmonton, Moncton's Ashley Howard will be on the ice competing in the 2 pm semi-final of the Sylvan Learning Atlantic 17 and Under championships at the Charlottetown Curling Club. She defeated Newfoundland's Jennifer Cunningham rink by a 5-2 score in today's tiebreaker to resolve third place. Howard stole a single in the first end, and a deuce in the second before Cunningham took a deuce in the third. A single in the fourth and another in the 5th for the Howard foursome gave them the right to advance to the 2 pm semi-final against second place Sarah Fullerton of Cornwall PEI. The winner of that game goes on to play Charlottetown's Katie Sharkey in the final at 6 pm.

The 2 pm men's semi pits Newfoundland's Colin Thomas against Jon Rennie of New Brunswick, with the winner taking on Kendal Thompson of Nova Scotia in the 6 pm final.


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PEI Women, Nova Scotia Men advance to Sylvan Learning 17 and Under finals
Posted Saturday, April 7, 2007 by derekm

Round robin play wrapped up on Saturday at the Sylvan Learning Atlantic 17 and Under Curling Championships being played at the Charlottetown Curling Club. In men's play, the Kendal Thompson rink from the Lakeshore Nova Scotia Curling Club finished in first place with a 3-1 win-loss record, and have earned a bye to the final, Sunday at 5 pm. Newfoundland and Labrador's Colin Thomas also finished at 3-1. but was awarded second place by virtue of his loss to Thompson in his opening game on Friday. Thomas plays third place Jon Rennie of New Brunswick in the semi-final Sunday at 1 pm, with the winner facing Thompson for the title. Rennie finished at 2-2, while the two PEI teams - Sam Ramsay and Spencer Pitre, were 1-3.

On Saturday, Nova Scotia's Thompson downed Pitre and his PEI host team by an 8-3 score in his only game of the day. Thomas of Newfoundland got bye PEI's Sam Ramsay rink 4-3 in the morning, and Jon Rennie of NB 6-5 in the afternoon draw. Host club team Pitre defeated Sam Ramsay and his PEI championship team by a 6-4 score, in a game that was cut to seven ends due to time constraint rules.

The women's division also featured a battle of the two PEI rinks, with PEI champion Katie Sharkey handing host team and 2006 champion Sarah Fullerton her first loss, by a 9-4 score, taking five points in the sixth end, when Fullerton was unsuccessful in raising one of her stones to the four foot with her final shot. The win gave both teams identical 3-1 records, and handed first place and the bye to the final to the Sharkey rink. Both rinks had won their morning games, Fullerton 8-1 over Erin Porter of NS (who finished at 0-4), and Sharkey 6-3 over Newfoundland and Labrador's Jennifer Cunningham.

Cunningham, and New Brunswick's Ashley Howard both finished at 2-2, and will play in a tiebreaker Sunday morning at 9 to determine third place. Cunningham edged Howard 5-4 in the afternoon draw.  

The 3rd place finisher will play Fullerton in the 1 pm semi-final, with the winner facing Sharkey in the championship game at 5.


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NB, NS lead Men, PEI Host Team and NB lead women's after day one at Sylvan Atlantic 17 and Under
Posted Friday, April 6, 2007 by derekm

After the first day of play at the Sylvan Learning Atlantic 17 and Under Curling Championship being played at the Charlottetown Curling Club, there are no undefeated teams on the men's side, and only one unbeaten rink remaining in the women's division. In men's play, Nova Scotia's Kendal Thompson, and New Brunswick's Jon Rennie are both 2-1, while Sam Ramsay from PEI, and Colin Thomas from Newfoundland and Labrador are 1-1. The PEI host team, Spencer Pitre, are 0-2. In the morning draw, Rennie doubled Pitre 4-2, while Ramsay downed Thompson 6-1.

In the afternoon draw, PEI's Ramsay stole a deuce in the first end, but New Brunswick took the next two ends and then stole a deuce to take the lead as they went on to win 6-4.
Newfoundland and Labrador's Colin Thomas were not at their best in their opener, losing 8-1 to Nova Scotia, after giving up four in the first end, when their attempted hit and roll behind cover failed to bury, and Thompson removed it for four. The Newfoundland foursome had the same 8-1 score in their next game, but on the winning side over PEI's Spencer Pitre. In a close battle, Nova Scotia got by New Brunswick by a 6-5 score.

On the women's side, the PEI host team, Canada Games rep Sarah Fullerton,from the Cornwall Curling Club, are the only undefeated rink at 2-0, after defeating Ashley Howard of NB 8-7 in their opener, and Jennifer Cunningham of Newfoundland Labrador 5-3. Howard, New Brunswick's Canada Games rep, also has two wins, after scoring five points in the last end to beat PEI's Katie Sharkey 9-5, and trouncing Erin Porter of NS by an 8-1 score. Sharkey and Cunningham are both 1-1 after winning their openers 6-1  and 8-1 respectively over Porter (0-3).

Round robin play wraps up on Saturday, with draws at 9:30 am and 3 pm. The playoff round goes Sunday, with the finals at 5 pm (or 7:30 if two tiebreakers needed).



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More pics from Countryview Closing Spiel
Posted Wednesday, April 4, 2007 by derekm

The ice may be disappearing, but the memories of the Countryview Closing Spiel remain, backed up by lots of photographic evidence!

Heather Mair from the University of Waterloo was a special guest for the event, as part of her research into the sport of curling, and was kind enough to pass along her photo album from the Spiel, which you can see by clicking on the link at the top of the Closing Spiel page.

 


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Matthew MacLean and Cornwall's Veronica Smith win 12 and Under
Posted Sunday, April 1, 2007 by derekm

The final provincial curling championship of the season, the Investors Group 12 and Under, wrapped up on Sunday afternoon at the Cornwall Curling Club. Despite their young age, the curling was top notch, with Matthew MacLean of the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary winning in dramatic fashion over Evan O'Brien of Montague in the boys' final by a 5-4 score. MacLean stole a first end single when the O'Brien rink, with Tony Nabuurs throwing skip rocks was unable to pick out a buried stone. MacLean picked up another steal in the second, while O'Brien was heavy on a draw for two in the third end of the six end final, scoring only one. MacLean comes up short on a draw for three in end four and picks up a deuce to lead 4-1. O'Brien, who finished atop the round robin with a perfect 4-0 record, ties it up with a triple in the fifth when MacLean ticks off a guard, leaving the draw for three. In the final end, there are 10 rocks in front of the house, with none counting. Nabuurs attempts a difficult angle-raise tapback, but the shot is overswept, and just misses the mark, leaving MacLean the same shot. Sweeping hard, the MacLean rink came in partial contact with the rock they were attempting to tap back, and raised in off an opposition stone to score a point for the exciting win.

Other members of the winning MacLean rink are Marshall Smallman, Kevin Gallant and Allan MacLean, with coach Glen MacLean. Besides O'Brien and Nabuurs, Nat Peardon and Chandler Matheson round out the runner-up team. Gary O'Brien and Arny Nabuurs share coaching duties.

In semi-final play earlier on Sunday, MacLean stole the first four ends en route to a 6-2 win over Kyle Hughes of Charlottetown to set up the east vs west final against O'Brien. Hughes had finished in 2nd place in the round robin, with a 3-1 record, while MacLean was 3rd at 2-2.

The girls final was won by Veronica Smith from the Cormwall Curling Club, by a convincing 12-2 score over the Chandos Ross rink from Charlottetown. With a lot of rocks in play, Smith managed to steal a deuce in the opening end. The second end resulted in another deuce, after a burnt rock by the Ross team. The game was out of reach by end three, with Kailey Koughan, throwing skip rocks for the Ross team, ticking on a guard facing five Smith counters, and giving up a steal of four. After the Smith team scored another four-ender in the fourth, the Ross team got on the board with a deuce in the fifth, but with only eight rocks left to throw and trailing by 10, the game was at an end.

Playing on the winning Veronica Smith rink are Katie Fullerton, Sabrina Smith, and Chloe McCloskey, with coach Paul Smith. Heidi Hennessey and Mallory Goss are the other members of the runner-up Ross foursome, which is coached by Belinda Jenkins and Victoria Evans.

In semi-final play, Smith shut out Cornwall clubmate Aleya Quilty by an 8-0 score, while Koughan made a tapback draw against two to score the winning point as the Ross team beat Heather Drake of Montague by a 5-4 score.

Smith, Drake, and Ross all finished round robin play with 3-1 records, while Quilty was 2-2.

Five boys rinks, and nine girls teams took part in the event.


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Wednesday night season winners.
Posted Sunday, April 1, 2007 by derekm

Here are this season's winners from the Wednesday night Mix N Match Ladder League. They will be receiving prizes at the annual awards night, courtesy of our generous sponsors. Thanks to everyone who participated in this league again this year!

- Derek MacEwen,
  Wednesday night drawmaster

Round One

Winner: Lorianne Davies, Rob Young, Angus Davies, Tracey L. MacDonald
Runner-up: Matthew Hanus, Jennifer Hanus, Darren Maclean, Neil Smith

Round Two

Wiinner: Terry MacCormac, Norman Boswall, Tara MacPhail, Rick Milton
Runner-up: Ernie Diamond, Bob MacWilliams, Marilyn Diamond, Carol Sweetapple

Round Three:

Wiinner: Terry MacCormac, Norman Boswall, Tara MacPhail, Rick Milton
Runner-up: Ernie Diamond, Bob MacWilliams, Marilyn Diamond, Carol Sweetapple

Winner B pool: Rick Doiron, Derek Gallant, Patti Burnside, Bob Fowler


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Final round decided in Wed. night Ladder League
Posted Sunday, April 1, 2007 by derekm

The season's final round of Mix and Match Ladder League curling wrapped up on Wednesday evening. The Terry MacCormac rink were again the winners in the A pool, going undefeated in the five game series. Other members of the rink are Norman Boswall, Tara MacPhail, and Ricky Milton.

There was a tie for second place, with both the Lorianne Davies and Ernie Diamond rinks finishing with just one loss. The two teams did not play each other in the round, so point totals were used to determine second place. The rink of Ernie Diamond and Marilyn Diamond, along with Bob MacWilliams and Carol Sweetapple takes the honours, with 44 points to 39 for Davies. Matthew Hanus, Ray Biagé, and Dave Murphy all had two wins, while Basil Dickson had one, and Gordie Matthews did not manage to finish with a win.

Besides first and second in the A pool, a prize is also being awarded for the winner of the final round in the B pool. The rink of Rick Doiron, Derek Gallant, Patti Burnside and Bob Fowler won the pool with only one loss. Three teams - Kelly Watts, Paul Neima, and Barb Duncan-Biagé, all finished with two losses, followed by Angus Kennedy with three, while the Lawrence Walus rink, with Lawrence and Pat out for most of the round, did not pick up a win.

We'll recap the winners of the three rounds in a future message.


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Playoff round set at 12 and Under here at Cornwall
Posted Sunday, April 1, 2007 by derekm

The playoff round gets underway with the girls' Page games at 9 this morning at the Provincial age 12 and Under curling championships at the Cornwall Curling Club. Chandos Ross of the  Charlottetown Curling Club, and Heather Drake from Montague, finished in first place in their respective pools, with 3-1 win-loss records, and will play in the 1st place vs 1st place Page game, while Veronica Smith and Aleya Quilty, both from the host Cornwall club, will play in the 2nd place vs 2nd place game. Smith finished with the same 3-1 record as Heather Drake, but lost 3-2 to Drake in their round robin game to finish 2nd in her pool. Quilty, and Kim Dunbar of Charlottetown, finished with 2-2 records in the other pool, and played off Saturday evening in a tiebreaker, with Quilty leading 3-0 after two, and Dunbar coming back with a third-end triple to tie the game with one end remaining. In the 4th end, Quilty made a hit and roll behind cover to lie shot, and Dunbar was just short on her tap back, giving the Quilty rink a 4-3 win and the berth in the 2 vs 2 Page playoff. The winner of the 1 vs 1 game will earn a bye to the 4 pm final, while the loser will play the winner of the 2 vs 2 game in the 1 pm semi-final, with the winner advancing to the championship game.

In the single-pool boys division, Evan O'Brien of Montague earned a bye to the 4 pm final, finishing round robin play yesterday with a perfect 4-0 record. In that final, he'll face the winner of the 1 pm semi between Kyle Hughes of the Charlottetown Curling Club, and Matthew MacLean of the Maple Leaf club in O'Leary. Hughes finished round robin play with a 3-1 win-loss record, while MacLean was 2-2.

 


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Double medallist Gallant rink to open Sylvan Learning Atlantic 17 and Under
Posted Saturday, March 31, 2007 by derekm

PEI's Brett Gallant rink, 2007 Canadian Junior silver medallists and Canada Winter Games bronze medallists, will throw out the ceremonial first rock at the opening ceremonies of the Sylvan Learning Atlantic 17 and Under Curling Championship, Easter weekend at the Charlottetown Curling Club. Round robin play gets underway Friday morning April 6th at 9:30, with the opening ceremonies set for 6 pm. The event wraps up on Easter Sunday, with the finals at 5 pm (or 7:30 pm in the event that two tiebreakers are needed).

Photo (L-R): Brett Gallant, Adam Casey, coach Kathie Gallant, Anson Carmody, Alex MacFadyen

This event features the provincial age 17 and under men's and women's champions from the four Atlantic provinces, plus the PEI runners-up as host teams.

PEI is represented by Sam Ramsay from the Silver Fox club in Summerside on the men's side, and Katie Sharkey from the host Charlottetown club in the women's division. PEI host teams are Spencer Pitre from the Western club in Alberton, and Sarah Fullerton from Cornwall.

Here are the team rosters:

PEI Men: Skip Sam Ramsay, 3rd Neil Gallant, 2nd Eric Pidgeon, Lead Justin Richard, Coach Peter Pidgeon (Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club)

PEI Women: Skip Katie Sharkey, 3rd Alexis Wright, 2nd Christina Keen, Lead Chelsey Stordy, Coach Pam Wright (Charlottetown Curling Club)

PEI Host Team (Men): Skip Spencer Pitre, 3rd Billie Lewis, 2nd Daniel McCarthy, Lead Shawn Pitre, Coach Roger Gavin ( Western Community Curling Club in Alberton)

PEI Host Team (Women): Skip Sarah Fullerton, 3rd Michelle McQuaid, 2nd Hillary Thompson, Lead Sara MacRae, 5th Alyssa Mutch, Coach Marilyn Sutherland (Cornwall Curling Club)

Nova Scotia Men: Skip Kendal Thompson, 3rd Adam Berry, 2nd Mitch Cahill, Lead Matt Dumaresque, Coach  Stephen Thompson (Lakeshore Curling Club)

Nova Scotia Women: Skip Erin Porter, 3rd Emma Smit, 2nd Jennifer Mantin, Lead Megan Annand,  Coach Dave Williams (Truro Curling Club)

New Brunswick Men: Skip Jon Rennie, 3rd Chris Sleep, 2nd Jason Pye, Lead Alex Kyle, Coach Kevin Kyle (Riverside Curling Club)

New Brunswick Women: Skip Ashley Howard, 3rd Jillian Babin, 2nd Melissa Menzies, Lead Alice MacKay, Coach Mike Babin (Beausejour Curling Club)

Newfoundland & Labrador Men: Skip Colin Thomas, 3rd Spencer Wicks, 2nd Andrew Lehr, Lead Scott Eaton, Coach Jeff Thomas (St. John's Curling Club)

Newfoundland & Labrador Women: Skip Jennifer Cunningham, 3rd Tara O'Brien, 2nd Meaghan O'Grady, lead Kylie Power, Coach Leslie Ann Walsh (St. John's Curling Club)

Round robin draw and results at peicurling.com/atlantic17


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Cornwall rinks medal at 55+ Games
Posted Friday, March 30, 2007 by derekm

The curling portion of the Vogue Optical PEI 55-Plus Winter Games wrapped up Thursday at the Charlottetown Curling Club.

The rink of John Baird, Betty Matthews, Paul Gallant and Margie Jardine from the Charlottetown Curling Club won the 65-plus division gold medal.

The silver medal went to  Sterling MacRae, Phylis Stretch, and George and Lorna Nicholson, while the team of Les Hardy, Shirley Murphy and Walter and Audrey Callaghan from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton claimed the bronze.

In the 55-plus mixed division, the gold was won by Chick and Sherren Morrison, Tom Dunn and Danielle Girard, while Bob MacWilliams, Ruth Stavert, Jim Farquharson, and Myrna Sanderson took the silver.  Both teams are from the Cornwall Curling Club. The bronze went to Bill and Sandy Hope and Bill and Kay Atkinson from Charlottetown.

Matt Smith, Charlie Wilkinson, David Murphy and Graham Robinson from Charlottetown won the 55-plus men gold, while the silver went to Alan Stevenson, Geoff Scott, Edgar Coffin and Bill Prowse from Cornwall. Louis Walsh, Charles Curry, Ralph Sonier and Clayton Coulson from Summerside claimed the bronze.


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Final Wednesday evening draw (Guardian missed printing it)
Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2007 by derekm
I'm not sure what happened, but your draw for tonight got missed.

 Garth Hurley,
 Guardian sports editor
 sports@theguardian.pe.ca
 629-6000, ext. 6032


 Here is the final Wednesday evening Ladder League draw for this season at
 the Cornwall Curling Club:

 March 28th

 6:30 pm
 Ice 1: Terry MacCormac, Norman Boswall, Tara MacPhail, Rick Milton
 vs David Murphy, Wayne Goodwin, Jeremy Rose, Brock Spence

 Ice 2: Kelly Watts, Kathy Handren, Cindy Nicholson, Christine Rhodenizer
 vs Barb Duncan-Biage, Debby Sigsworth, Cyndi Russell, Lynda Turnbull

 Ice 3: Ernie Diamond, Bob MacWilliams, Marilyn Diamond, Carol Sweetapple
 vs Basil Dickson, Brenda Campbell, Phil Hooper, Karen Currie

 Ice 4: Angus Kennedy, Myrna Sanderson, Guy Arsenault, Tracy MacDonald
 vs Paul Neima, Helene LaPalme, Gerry Curley, Anne Boswall

 8:30 pm

 Ice 1: Matthew Hanus, Jennifer Hanus, Darren Maclean, Neil Smith
 vs Ray Biage, Kristin Vessey, Bill Sigsworth, Ryan Casey

 Ice 2: Rick Doiron, Derek Gallant, Patty Burnside, Bob Fowler
 vs Lawrence Walus, Pat Walus, Derek MacEwen, Garth Boyle

 Ice 3: Lorianne Davies, Rob Young, Angus Davies, Tracey L. MacDonald
 vs Gordie Matthews, Rebecca Rolfe, Marjorie Matthews, Kim McCarville

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55+ Games underway
Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2007 by derekm

55+ Games curliing got underway this morning in Charlottetown. Here's the schedule:

55+MEN

Tue 9:30  Ice1)Stevenson/Wilkinson  Ice2)DeLuca/Walsh
Tue 1:00  Ice3)Peters/Walsh  Ice4)Wilkinson/DeLuca
Wed 9:30  Ice2)Wilkinson/Peters  Ice3)DeLuca/Stevenson
Wed 1:00  Ice1)DeLuca/Peters  Ice4)Stevenson/Walsh
Thu 9:30  Ice4)Stevenson/Peters  Ice5)Wilkinson/Walsh
Thu 2:00  Playoffs
 
65+MIXED
Tue 9:30  Ice3)Hardy/Stavert  Ice4)Baird/MacRae
Tue 1:00  Ice1)Stavert/Baird  Ice2)Hardy/MacRae
Wed 1:00  Ice2)Stavert/MacRae  Ice3)Hardy/Baird
Thu 11:30  Playoffs
 
55+MIXED
Tue 11:00  Ice1)Atkinson/MacWilliams  Ice2)Morrison/Fall  Ice3)Callbeck/Stratton
Tue 2:30  Ice2)Atkinson/Stratton  Ice3)Morrison/MacWilliams  Ice4)Fall/Callbeck
Wed 11:00  Fall/Stratton  Ice2)MacWilliams/Callbeck  Ice4)Atkinson/Morrison
Wed 2:30  Ice1)Morrison/Callbeck  Ice3)Atkinson/Fall  Ice4)MacWilliams/Stratton
Thu 9:30  Ice1)MacWilliams/Fall  Ice2)Atkinson/Callbeck  Ice3)Morrison/Stratton
Thu 2:00  Playoffs

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Cornwall to host 12 and Under
Posted Monday, March 26, 2007 by derekm

 
The future stars of PEI curling take to the ice from March 30-April 1st at the Investors Group Provincial 12 and Under Curling Championships, the last event of the provincial curling championship season. Boys and girls divisions play four-end round robin games, and a six-end championship round. Play gets underway Friday afternoon at 4:30 at the Cornwall Curling Club, and wraps up with the finals Sunday at 4 pm.
 
Defending champions Daniel McCarthy and Amanda MacLean, both from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary, are not back this year, so there will be two new champions.
 
Here are the opening day draws:
 
Friday March 30 at 4:30 pm:
Tyler Smith (Cornwall) vs Matthew MacLean (Maple Leaf)
Heather Drake (Montague) vs Veronica Smith (Cornwall)
Kyle Hughes (Ch'town)  vs Evan O'Brien (Montague)
Jennie MacLean (Silver Fox) vs Leah Deveau (Montague)
 
Friday March 30 at 6:30 pm:
Kimberly Dunbar (Ch'town) vs Aleya Quilty (Cornwall)
Emily Keen (Ch'town) vs Chandos Ross (Ch'town)
 
Friday March 30 at 8 pm:
Jennie MacLean (Silver Fox) vs Emily Gray (Maple Leaf)
Kyle Hughes (Ch'town) vs Brad Halman (Ch'town)
Leah Deveau (Montague) vs Veronica Smith (Cornwall)
Evan O'Brien (Montague) vs Matthew MacLean (Maple Leaf)

Complete draw, team rosters. and results at peicurling.com/12andunder.

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Annual Club Golf Tourney at Countryview
Posted Monday, March 26, 2007 by derekm

Before the curling season wraps up this week, be sure to sign up for the Club's annual Golf Tournament, June 16th at Countryview Golf Course. A $10 deposit at the bar reserves your spot in this nine-hole Texas Scramble/best ball event, which lets everyone, regardless of golfing skill, participate and have fun. There will be a barbecue and the Winner's Circle at Countryview following the event. As well as lowest score, there will be prizes for men's and women's longest drive and closest to the pin, and lots of other prizes, too.

For more information, or to sign up after the curling club closes, get in touch with Carl Currie at 675-2563, Ray Biagé at 675-2540, Rick Doiron at 566-3510,  Aaron Campbell at 368-7424, or Bob Fowler at 675-4333.


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Video Party! Fun, Fun, Fun!
Posted Monday, March 26, 2007 by derekm

Looking for some hilarious entertainment between the curling and golf seasons? Check out the Video Party, April 14th at 7 pm at the Cornwall Curling Club. This event is organized by Debby and Bill Sigsworth, with proceeds going to the curling club.

What the heck's a Video Party?? Glad you asked. It works like this. Everybody pays 5 bucks at the door, regardless of whether they are going to perform, or just spectate.

Performers and spectators alike are eligible to win door prizes, and participate in fun and games, led by everybody's favorite fun and gamer, Debby Sigsworth.

Performers bring their own music, attire, and any props they may need. They will be picked at random, and go into the boardroom, where nobody else can see them, change, and will lip sync in front of a video camera.

At the end of the night the video of all the performances will be played back, and, after much hilarity has ensued, everyone present will vote for their favorite performers. The winning act will receive $100.

Past events have featured such high-class entertainers as Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Cyndi Lauper, Sonny and Cher (bearing a slight resemblance to Tracy and Bob, in that order), and the Beatles (featuring the unknown sixth Beatle, Bill Sigsworth).

For more information (or ideas!) call Debby at 368-2515. This lip sync event promises to be funnier than a Milli Vanilli concert!


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Competitive League holding Skins Challenge
Posted Monday, March 26, 2007 by derekm

Curlers from the Tuesday night Competititve League will be participating in the Cornwall Curling Club 1st Annual Skins Challenge, Tuesday March 27, 2007 beginning at 6:30 PM. It should provide some exciting curling, so why not come out and watch? Here is the draw:

ICE 1 Perry Mohan Team vs Geoff Scutt Team

ICE 2 Marty Donnolly Team vs Hank Kamphuis Team

ICE 3 Derek Gallant Team vs Kevin Arsenault Team

ICE 4 Donna Butler Team vs Lorianne Davies Team

Spares:

Rob Young, Mark MacDonald, Danny Kneabone

Rules

- If you don’t score 2 with hammer then you lose the hammer and there is a carryover. You only get to keep hammer if you are stolen against.

- Entry fee is $20 per team

- ENDS 1 and 2= $3 per end

- ENDS 3, 4, and 5 = $ 4 per end

- END 6 = $ 5 per end

- END 7 = $ 7 per end

- END 8 = $ 10 per end


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Last week of curling!
Posted Monday, March 26, 2007 by derekm

I've been asked to pass on a reminder that, even though the closing spiel has taken place, there is curling all week, including all evening draws. Good curling!


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Reds win Countryview Golf Closing Spiel (now with pictures!)
Posted Sunday, March 25, 2007 by derekm
The Red team defeated the Blue team by a score of 168 to 159 to win the annual Countryview Golf Closing Spiel. The Blue team pulled out all the stops in the final games, staging an on-ice pep rally, and winning several games to narrow the gap, but the Reds prevailed in the end.

Photo: Tom Dunn and Paul Durant trying for another red win in one of the final games

The Bob MacWilliams rink finished with the most points and had first pick of the prizes.


Photo: Bob Fowler (Blue team, 1-4 record) looks on wistfully as girlfriend Tracy and other red team members pick from the fabulous prize table. The team, with Tracy as skip, beat Fowler earlier in the day

The reverse draw for a free one-night membership next season was won by Gord Peters, while the Gordie Hermann rink won the potato peeling competition, peeling a tray full of spuds in just 48 seconds, and helping greatly in supper preparation! Speaking of supper, the roast chicken was wonderful (as was the strawberry shortcake dessert)!


Photo: Hank Kamphuis rink showing fine form in spud peeling competition

This year's theme was the Wild West, and cowboys and cowgirls were everywhere:


Photo: There's a new sheriff in town, and his name is Kevin!


Vern "Gabby" Chowan on a shootout


Photo: Tony and his chaps


Photo: Cowgirl Lynda and cowboy Tony


Photo: Lorianne saddles up

Photo: Ride 'em cowboy!


Photo: are Zorro and these tough hombres knitting??

Thanks to Barb Duncan-Biagé, and her helpers, including husband Ray, Debby "Zorro" and Bill Sigsworth, Angus and Lorianne Davies, Tracey Lee MacDonald, Lynda Turnbull, and others, to ice staff including Lance and Bob, to Connie and Al at the bar, and especially to our great sponsors, Countryview Golf Course for making the weekend an event to remember!

Photo: Barb Duncan-Biagé


Photo: Rob and Rick setting up for Texas Hold'em

Photo: a round of crokinole on a beautiful handmade board (see Connie at the bar if you covet one of these)

Following games of crokinole and poker, the stage was set for Cornwall's version of Deal or No Deal (with the prizes scaled down slightly).

Photo: Game board set for Deal or No Deal.
Model Lorianne is at left, while host Debby Sigsworth does her best Howie Mandel imitation

George Piercey was the first contestant chosen from the hat, and shocked the organizers by quickly dealing his way into the $100 grand prize. The next contestant, Laurie Smythe, was not so lucky, and walked away with the grand sum of $6.75.

Photo: Contestant Smythe

Photo: Game show crew revealing Laurie's "huge" winnings

Tony Turnbull was the final contestant, and refused to cash out early, leaving a choice between the 25 cent prize and one of $30. Lady Luck and Tony's perseverance paid off, when the $30 case was revealed.

Photo: Tony's Support Group looking for him to "Go Low"


Photo: Host Angus receiving final offer from Banker Barb


Photo: the Banker's offer looks pretty good!


Photo: Tony says "NO DEAL!"


Photo: Tony wins the $30 suitcase

Thanks to hosts Debby Sigsworth and Angus Davies, models Lorianne Davies and Kathy Reeves, assistant Tracey Lee MacDonald, and banker Barb Duncan-Biagé for putting on a great show (even though it wasn't very profitable for them!)

There's still a week of league curling left, plus the Provincial 12 and Under Curling Championships next weekend. After the ice goes out, the Sigsworths are holding a Lip Sync video event on the 14th of April (more on this later). The signup sheet ($10 holds your spot) is now available for the annual golf tourney at Countryview. This is a Texas Scramble individual entry event, so anyone can participate and have fun!
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Special guest at club this weekend
Posted Saturday, March 24, 2007 by derekm

Heather Mair from the University of Waterloo's Recreation and Leisure Studies department is a special guest at this weekend's Countryview Golf Closing Spiel. She is here as part of her research into the role of curling clubs in rural Canadian communities.

Photo: Heather Mair

Read more on what she is working on:

http://alumni.uwaterloo.ca/alumni/pubs/magazine/fall2006/winter_story/index.html

http://www.bulletin.uwaterloo.ca/2005/dec/02fr.html

 


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Reds pull ahead at Countryview Closing Spiel
Posted Saturday, March 24, 2007 by derekm

Friday was a bad day for the Blue team at the Countryview Golf Closing Spiel. When the scores were counted, the Reds had grabbed the lead, by a 76-64 score. The Blue team are far from admitting defeat though, noting that each team has played only two games so far. and all teams will play three on Saturday, so the event is not even half over. The Blue team showed their superiority off the ice, with Bob Fowler, Derek MacEwen, Tony Turnbull, and special "From Away" guest Heather, winning the Trivia contest, but were very disappointed to learn that the results would not count in the Red vs Blue competition.

The event wraps up today with three curling draws per team (one six end, and two four end), lots of food, including coffee and muffins, burgers and taters for lunch, and a roast chicken supper, and lots of off-ice entertainment.


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Blue grabs early lead at Countryview Golf Closing Spiel
Posted Friday, March 23, 2007 by derekm
Going into day two play at the Countryview Golf Club Closing Spiel at the Cornwall Curling Club, the blue team has a six-point lead, after dominating the opening round, but slipping in the late draw. Play continues this evening, which has been designated as "Beans and Jeans" night, and wraps up on Saturday.
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Countryview Golf Closing Spiel Draw
Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2007 by derekm

Cornwall Curling Club

Countryview Closing Speil

Thursday , Mar 22, 2007

6:15pm

Ice 1 C.Morrison, R. Boyle, D. DelValle, D. MacKinnion vs P. Neima, R. Doiron, V. Chowan, K. Thompson

Ice 2: B. MacWilliams, C. Nicholson, H. Lapalme, B. Thompsom vs G. Scutt, N. MacKinnon, B. Prowse, L. Smythe

Ice 3: H. Kamphuis, R. Stavert, T. Young, A. Doucette vs E. Stavert, G. Peters, G. Crosby, T. MacPhail

Ice 4: L. Davies, R. Rolfe, S. Sigsworth., K. Roy vs L. Calbeck, A. Davies, D. Sigsworth, V. Cotton

8:15 pm

Ice 1: G. Herman, C Sweetapple, L. Turnbull, N. Smith vs J. DeLuca, K. Reeves, T. Turnbull, P. Piercy

Ice 2: M. Sanderson, T. MacDonald, G. Piercy, G Canfield vs R. Young, D. Gallant, T.L. MacDonald, C. Russell

Ice 3: T. Dunn, J. Callaghan, P. Durant, E. Leahey vs B. Fowler, D. Rhodenizer, D. MacEwen, J. Durant


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Countryview Golf Closing Spiel offers chance to win free membership!
Posted Monday, March 19, 2007 by derekm

NOTE: Final deadline for signup for this weekend's Countryview Golf Closing Spiel is Tuesday, March 20th at 11 pm.

Win your Membership for 2007-2008 !

Registered participants in the closing spiel

will be eligible to enter a draw for a

1-night membership for the 2007-2008 season.

This will be a "reverse draw", where the

last name drawn out will be the winner.

We will draw 10 names every hour

until a winner is declared.

Every 10th name drawn will win a prize as well.

Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.


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Matt Smith wins A, B sections to capture Intermediate Men's title
Posted Sunday, March 18, 2007 by derekm

Matt Smith from the host Charlottetown Curling Club scored four points in the fifth end en route to a 9-4 victory over Montague's Sean Clarey rink this afternoon to win the B section final at the Provincial Intermediate Men's Curling Championship. As Smith had won the A section final of this double-knockout event on Saturday night, with a 6-1 win over Barry Cameron of the Silver Fox, a championship game between the A and B winners was not needed. Other members of the Smith foursome are Bobby Hennessey, David Murphy, and John Mullen. Playing with the Clarey rink were Shane MacDonald, and Robert and Ryan Campbell, while Steven Arsenault, Andrew Windsor, and Jim Arsenault round out the Cameron foursome.

On Sunday morning, Clarey beat Cameron 6-4 to advance to the B final, while Smith edged Pat Birtwistle of Montague 6-5 in a come-from-behind battle. Birtwistle stole three ends to lead 5-1 after five ends, but Smith took a point in the sixth, stole a single in the seventh and a deuce in the eighth to force the extra end, where he stole another single to advance to the B final.


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Cornwall's Sherren Morrison rink goes undefeated to win PEI Intermediate Women's
Posted Sunday, March 18, 2007 by derekm

Cornwall's Sherren Morrison rink, which includes Debbie Rhodenizer, Cindy Nicholson, and Deb DelValle, went unbeaten throughout the event as they defeated Cornwall clubmates Lorianne Davies, Marie Molyneaux, Paulette Richard, and Tracy MacDonald by a 5-2 score this afternoon to win the Provincial Intermediate Women's Curling Championships at the Charlottetown Curling Club. Morrison led 3-2 going into the final end, where she stole a deuce to seal the win.

Davies edged Bev Beaton of the host club by a 6-5 score this morning in the semi-final to advance to the championship match against Morrison, who had finished first in the round robin with a 4-0 record. Davies was second at 3-1, while Beaton, as 2-2, was third.


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Cornwall's Sherren Morrison advances to Women's Intermediate final
Posted Saturday, March 17, 2007 by derekm

Round robin play is over and the playoff round has been determined in the Provincial Women's Intermediate Championship at the Charlottetown Curling Club. Sherren Morrison of Cornwall, and her team of Debbie Rhodenhizer Cindy Nicholson, and Deb DelValle finished round robin play with a perfect 4-0 win-loss record, and advance directly to Sunday's 1 pm final. Lorianne Davies, also from the Cornwall Curling Club, finished second at 3-1, while Bev Beaton of Charlottetown was third with a 2-2 win-loss record. These teams will play off Sunday at 10 am, with the winner advancing to the 1 pm final against Morrison.

Other members of the Davies rink are Marie Molyneaux, Paulette Richard, and Tracy MacDonald. Jean Sinclair, Kiri Campbell, and Julia Kilbride round out the Beaton team.

Faith LeClair of Summerside was 1-3, while Florence Birch and her Cornwall team were 0-4.

In Saturday play, Beaton beat Birch 5-3, Morrison downed LeClair 7-2 and Birch 9-1, and Davies edged Beaton 6-5.


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Matt Smith wins PEI Men's Intermediate A Final
Posted Saturday, March 17, 2007 by derekm

The Matt Smith rink of the host Charlottetown Curling Club defeated Barry Cameron's Silver Fox rink 6-1 on Saturday night to win the A final of the double-knockout Provincial Intermediate Curling Championship. Smith had a three-one lead after six ends, but scored a triple in the seventh to seal the win.

Other members of the Smith foursome are Bobby Hennessey, David Murphy, and John Mullen. Steven Arsenault, Andrew Windsor, and Jim Arsenault round out the Cameron foursome.

Besides Smith and Cameron, two other teams remain in contention. Pat Birtwistle of Montague eliminated Kevin Arsenault of Cornwall 8-2 on Saturday night, scoring a triple in the third and a five-ender in the fifth, while another Montague rink, Sean Clarey, defeated Blair Trowbridge of Charlottetown by a 9-4 score, scoring a deuce in end two, and stealing four and three points in the next two ends.

Birtwistle plays Smith, and Clarey takes on Cameron Sunday at 10 am, with the winners advancing to the B final, Sunday afternoon at 1. If Smith is in that final and wins it, he will take the championship. Otherwise Smith will play the B winner in the championship game Sunday at 5 pm.


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Cornwall's Stratton and Stavert win inaugural Stick Curling Ch'ship
Posted Saturday, March 17, 2007 by derekm

The Cornwall Curling Club team of Sterling Stratton and Ernie Stavert are PEI's first Provincial Stick Curling Champions, sweeping the round robin competition at the Montague Curling Club with a perfect 7-0 win-loss record. Runners-up were the team of Walter and Audrey Callaghan from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, who finished with a 6-1 record, losing 7-2 to the winning team in their Saturday morning encounter, after the Cornwall rink took a pair in the fifth and stole four points in the final end.

Three teams finished with 3-4 records: Edwin Walker/Clifford Picketts from the Silver Fox, and Howard Kerwin/Evelyn MacClure and Carter VanIderstine/Glyn Peardon, both from Montague.

The remaining three teams:  Barry MacDonald/Brent Jackson, Bob Leard/Basil Higginbotham and Sterling Higginbotham/Brent Mutch, all from Montague, finshed at 2-5.


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Cornwall's Morrison, Davies lead Intermediate Women's
Posted Saturday, March 17, 2007 by derekm

Round robin play wraps up on Saturday at the Provincial Intermediate Women's Curling Championships being played at the Charlottetown Curling Club, with draws at 1 and 8 pm.

After Friday play, Sherren Morrison of Cornwall is the only undefeated rink in this five team event, sporting a 2-0 record, after defeating Charlottetown's Bev Beaton rink 8-1 on Friday.

Cornwall's Lorianne Davies has two wins and a loss, losing Thursday to Morrison, but scoring a tying triple and stealing an extra end pair to beat Florence Birch and her Cormwall team by a 10-8 score, and then coming back from a  6-3 defecit, taking a point in the 6th, stealing three in the seventh and a deuce in the eighth to defeat Faith LeClair of the Silver Fox 9-6 in her two Friday games.

Bev Beaton of Charlottetown is 1-1, taking a final-end triple to defeat LeClair 7-5 in her opening game on Friday, and losing to Morrison in her second contest.

LeClair is 1-2, beating Birch 11-7 on Thursday, but losing to Beaton and Davies on Friday. Birch is still looking for her first win.

Second vs third place teams square off at 10 am Sunday, with the winner meeting the first place finisher in the 1 pm final.

 


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Arsenault still undefeated, MacDonald, Desrosiers, Ledgerwood still alive at PEI Intermediate Men's
Posted Saturday, March 17, 2007 by derekm

Play is scheduled to get underway at 10 am on Saturday at the PEI Intermediate Curling Championships being played at the Charlottetown Curling Club. After Friday play, four men's rinks remain undefeated.

The Blair Trowbridge rink of Charlottetown is one of the unbeaten teams, after doubling Pat Birtwistle of Montague 8-4 on Friday. Matt Smith, also from Charlottetown is still undefeated, after beating Sean Clarey of Montague, also by an 8-4 score.

Barry Cameron of the Silver Fox came back from a 4-0 defecit to beat Cornwall's Mark MacDonald rink 7-4 to remain unbeaten, while Cornwall's Kevin Arsenault stole the final end to edge Maple Leaf's Daryl MacDonald rink 4-3.

At 5 pm on Saturday, Trowbridge plays Smith, and Cameron takes on Arsenault, with the winners advancing to the 8 pm A final of this double-knockout event.

Other men's rinks still alive in the B section are Birtwistle, John Desrosiers and his Cornwall rink, Daryl MacDonald, defending champ Jody Jackson of the host club, Clarey, Sean Ledgerwood of Cormwall, Mark MacDonald, and Charlottetown's Kent MacPhee. Men's draws on Saturday are at 10 am, and 5 and 8 pm, with Sunday play at 10, 1 and 5.

The B section final goes Sunday at 1 pm, with the A and B section winners (if they are not the same) squaring off in the event final at 5 pm.


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Cornwall rink undefeated after Stick Ch'ship Day One
Posted Friday, March 16, 2007 by derekm

Two teams are undefeated after opening day at the inaugural Provincial Stick Curling Championships, a two on two competition for curlers using a delivery stick rather than the traditional delivery method. Games in this round robin competition are six ends, with six rocks per curler in each end. The team of Walter and Audrey Callaghan from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, and the Cornwall Curling Club rink of Sterling Stratton and Ernie Stavert are both undefeated with 4-0 records. Next at 2-2 are Howard Kerwin and Evelyn MacClure of the host Montague Curling Club, and Edwin Walker and Clifford Picketts from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club. The other four rinks in the competition are all from Montague and are all at 1-3.

Play wraps up on Saturday with draws at 10 and 11:30 am, and 1 pm. A point system is being used to resolve ties, so there will be no playoff round.


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Cornwall rink beats defending champion in day one play at PEI Intermediate
Posted Friday, March 16, 2007 by derekm

Going into day two play at the PEI Intermediate Curling Championships at the Charlottetown Curling Club, four out of five women's teams have seen action, with Sherren Morrison defeating Cornwall clubmate Lorianne Davies by a 6-2 score, and Faith LeClair of the Silver Fox defeating Florence Birch and her Cornwall rink 11-7. The remaining rink, Bev Beaton of Charlottetown plays Friday at 1 pm.

On the men's side, Thursday first draw wins were recorded by Blair Trowbridge of Charlottetown, 7-5 over Sean Ledgerwood of Cornwall, Pat Birtwistle of Montague, 8-4 over Cornwall's Chick Morrison, Sean Clarey of Montague, 10-5 over Charlottetown's Gil Jubainville, and Matt Smith - 5-2 over John Desrosiers and his Cornwall rink.

In the evening draw, Barry Cameron edged Silver Fox clubmate Marc LeClair 9-7, Mark MacDonald of Cornwall beat defending champion Jody Jackson of Charlottetown 6-2, Kevin Arsenault of Cornwall doubled Charlottetown`s Kent MacPhee 8-4, and Daryl MacDonald of the Maple Leaf club in O`Leary beat Calvin Smith of Crapaud 10-7.

Friday men`s double-knockout draws are at 10 am and 5 pm, while women`s round robin play is at 1 and 8 pm.


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Montague to host inaugural Stick Curling Ch'ship
Posted Thursday, March 15, 2007 by derekm

PEI's first Provincial Stick Curling Championship, for curlers who use a delivery stick instead of the conventional delivery method, will get underway on Friday morning at the Montague Curling Club.

Games will consist of 2 on 2 stick curling, and will be 6 ends with 6 rocks per curler.  Visit www.stickcurling.ca for complete rules of play.

A round-robin format will be used.

Here are the team rosters:

A        Sterling Stratton
           Ernie Stavert (Cornwall)
 
B        Barry MacDonald
          Brent Jackson (Montague)
 
C        Bob Leard
          Basil Higginbotham (Montague)
 
D        Sterling Higginbotham
          Brent Mutch (Montague)
 
E        Edwin Walker
          Clifford Pitcketts (Silver Fox)
 
F        Howard Kerwin
          Evelyn MacLure (Montague)
 
G        Walter Callaghan
          Audrey Callaghan (Western)
 
H        Carter VanIderstine
          Glyn Peardon (Montague)
 
Here is the opening draw:
Friday, March 16th, 10 am
Stratton/Stafford (Cornwall) vs MacDonald/Jackson (Montague)
Leard/Higginbotham (Montague) vs Higginbotham/Mutch (Montague)
Walker/Picketts (Silver Fox) vs Kerwin/MacLure (Montague)
Callaghan/Callaghan (Western) vs VanIderstine/Peardon
 
Complete round robin draw and results at peicurling.com/stickcurling.

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Provincial Intermediate starts Thursday pm at Ch'town
Posted Tuesday, March 13, 2007 by derekm

The Provincial Intermediate Curling Championships get underway Thursday at 5 pm, and wrap up on Sunday at the Charlottetown Curling Club. This event is designed to provide players interested in curling competitively to develop their skills in a championship-style setting. The 16 team men's division play a double knockout, while the five team women's section will play a round robin, with second and third place teams playing off and the winner advancing to a final against the first-place finisher. 2006 men's champion Jody Jackson from Charlottetown is back this year, while the women's champ, Kim Glydon from Cornwall, is not.

Here is the opening men's draw:

Thursday, March 15th, 5 pm

Blair Trowbridge (Ch'town) vs Sean Ledgerwood (Cornwall)
Pat Birtwistle (Montague) vs Chick Morrison (Cornwall)
Sean Clarey (Montague) vs Gil Jubainville (Ch'town)
Matt Smith (Ch'town) vs John Desrosiers (Cornwall)

Thursday, March 15th, 8 pm

Marc LeClair (Sil Fox) vs Barry Cameron (Sil Fox)
Mark MacDonald (Cornwall) vs Jody Jackson (Ch'town)
Kent MacPhee (Ch'town) vs Kevin Arsenault (Cornwall)
Calvin Smith (Crapaud) vs Daryl MacDonald (Maple Leaf)

Here is the women's round robin draw:

Thursday, March 15th, 5 pm
Sherren Morrison (Cornwall) vs Lorianne Davies (Cornwall)

Thursday, March 15th, 8 pm
Krista Cameron (Sil Fox) vs Florence Birch (Cornwall)

Friday, March 16th, 1 pm
Krista Cameron (Sil Fox) vs Bev Beaton (Ch'town)
Florence Birch (Cornwall) vs Lorianne Davies (Cornwall)

Friday, March 16th, 8 pm
Lorianne Davies (Cornwall) vs Krista Cameron (Sil Fox)
Sherren Morrison (Cornwall) vs Bev Beaton (Ch'town)

Saturday, March 17th, 1 pm
Bev Beaton (Ch'town) vs Florence Birch (Cornwall)
Sherren Morrison (Cornwall) vs Krista Cameron (Sil Fox)

Saturday, March 17th, 8 pm
Sherren Morrison (Cornwall) vs Florence Birch (Cornwall)
Lorianne Davies (Cornwall) vs Bev Beaton (Ch'town)

Complete draw, team rosters, and results at peicurling.com/intermediate


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Kyle Stevenson rink wins PEI Mixed
Posted Monday, March 12, 2007 by derekm

Charlottetown's Kyle Stevenson rink, which includes third Tammi Lowther, second, Doug MacGregor, and lead Tricia Affleck, beat the Donald Clarey rink from the host Montague Curling Club by a 9-1 score tonight to win the PEI Mixed Curling Championship. Stevenson owned the first five ends, taking two deuces, followed by two singles and a three pointer to lead 9-0. Clarey shook hands after getting on the board with a single in the sixth end. Other members of the Clarey foursome are Kathy Clarey at third, Mike Clarey playing second, and Sherry Kasmarik at first stone.

Stevenson edged Charlottetown clubmate Jody Jackson by a 5-4 score this afternoon to win the B final of this double knockout event, and advance to the championship match against Clarey, who defeated Montague clubmate and 2005 winner Larry Dewar 7-4 in the A final on Sunday.

The Kyle Stevenson rink now advance to the Canadian Mixed, next season. 


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Kyle Stevenson to play Donald Clarey in 7 pm PEI Mixed final
Posted Monday, March 12, 2007 by derekm

Kyle Stevenson edged Charlottetown clubmate Jody Jackson this afternoon at the Montague Curling Club to take the B section of the PEI Mixed Curling Championship by a 5-4 score.

The low-scoring game saw only one deuce, by Stevenson, in the 5th end. The Stevenson rink, which includes third Tammi Lowther, second, Doug MacGregor, and lead Tricia Affleck now play the A section winner, Donald Clarey of the host Montague Curling Club, in the 7 pm final, with the winner advancing to next season's Canadian Mixed. Other members of the Clarey foursome are Kathy Clarey at third, Mike Clarey playing second, and Sherry Kasmarik at first stone.


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Jackson and Stevenson advance to PEI Mixed B final
Posted Sunday, March 11, 2007 by derekm

There will be final game Monday night at seven between the A and B section winners at the double-knockout PEI Mixed Curling Championships being played at the Montague Curling Club. A section winner Donald Clarey of the host club lost 7-6 in an extra end Sunday evening to Charlottetown's Kyle Stevenson rink in one of two games to determine the B section finalists. Since Clarey will not be in the B final, the event will extend to the 7 pm draw on Monday night, when the B finalists, determined in the 2 pm Monday draw, will take on Clarey. In Sunday night's game, Clarey scored a deuce in the first end, but Stevenson came back with a triple and a stolen single for a 4-2 lead. Clarey tied it up with a deuce in the fourth, and the fifth end was blanked. Stevenson scored singles in six and nine, but Clarey tied it up with a 10th end deuce. Stevenson took a single in the extra for the win. Other members of the Kyle Stevenson rink are Tammi Lowther, Doug MacGregor, and Tricia Affleck.

Stevenson will be facing Charlottetown clubmate Jody Jackson in the B final. On Sunday night, Jackson, and his team of Lisa and Jamie Jackson and Jodi Murphy, defeated 2005 Mixed winner Larry Dewar from the host Montague club 8-5 to advance.
Dewar lead 5-4 after seven ends, but Jackson recorded a deuce in eight, and stole the next two ends to advance to the B final against Stevenson.

Earlier on Sunday, the rink of Donald, Kathy, and Mike Clarey, and Sherry Kacsmarik won the battle of host club rinks for the A final, with a 7-4 win over the Larry Dewar rink. The two Montague teams traded single points until the eighth end when Clarey scored a deuce for a 5-4 lead. He sealed the win by stealing another pair in the 10th end. The other four rinks remaining in the tournament were all from the Charlottetown Curling Club. Kyle Stevenson remained alive in this double knockout event with an 8-3 win over Robyn MacPhee, taking three points in the first two ends, and a triple in the eighth. Jody Jackson built up a quick 6-0 lead, taking four points in the first end, and two in the second in his game against last year's runner-up Eric McQuiggan, but McQuiggan returned the favour with a deuce in the third and four points in the fifth, and trailed by only one point at the half (Jackson took a single in the 4th). Jackson came out shooting in the second half, winning the next three ends for a 10-6 lead. McQuiggan narrowed the gap with a deuce in the ninth, but managed to steal only one point in the 10th, to lose by a 10-9 score.

The winner of Monday's 7 pm final between Clarey and the B final winner will advance to the Canadian Mixed next season.


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Christina Keen and Parker Clements rinks win 15 and Under
Posted Sunday, March 11, 2007 by derekm

The Investors Group Provincial 15 and Under Curling Championships wrapped up today at the Cornwall Curling Club. Due to extra tiebreakers last weekend, the final games were delayed to this week.

The Christina Keen rink, with Anita Casey at skip, Madeline Campbell at third, Keen at second, and Chelsea Stordy at lead, with coaches Leo Stewart and Peter Sharkey, defeated the Katie Sharkey rink by a 12-3 score to win the junior women's section. Both rinks are from the Charlottetown Curling Club. The Keen rink drew for a triple in the first end. Sharkey drew to the four foot against three rocks to take a single in the second, and stole a deuce in the third when the Keen rink was heavy on their last rock. The Keen foursome pulled ahead with a tapback for four in the fourth end, hid behind a centre guard to steal two in the fifth, and won the game in the sixth by raising a rock in to count three. Other members of the runner-up Sharkey rink are third Alexis Wright, second Danielle Chiasson, and lead Kim Gaudet, with coach Pam Wright.

In the junior men's section, the rink of Parker Clements, Brandon Clements, Mitchell Rowley, and Mark Cousins, with coaches Keith Rowley and Nick Clements, from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O'Leary defeated the Matthew Nabuurs rink from Montague by a 7-4 score. Keagan Matheson was throwing skip stones for the Nabuurs rink, with Tony Nabuurs at third, Matthew Nabuurs at second, and Chandler Martheson at lead in this team of two pairs of brothers. Arny and Mark Nabuurs shared coaching duties. In the final game, Clements hit and stuck for a deuce in the first end, while Matheson pulled off a difficult angle raise takeout to count one in the second. Clements hit for a third-end deuce, but Matheson drew to the eight foot for a pair in the fourth, Clements did a tap-back for two in the fifth to lead 6-3. The Nabuurs/Matheson team tried to come back with a deuce in the sixth, but their final rock picked, giving them a single. Clements hit and stuck for one in seven, and ran the Montague rock out of rocks in the eighth end.

In the semi-final round, Nabuurs defeated Tyler Davies of Charlottetown by a 6-4 score, breaking a 3-all tie with a sixth end triple. Charlottetown clubmate Vanessa Dennis stole a deuce in the second end to grab an early 3-0 lead in her semifinal game against Sharkey, who trailed 5-2 after six ends before scoring a seventh-end triple and stealing a deuce in the 8th for a 7-5 win..

Clements got by Nabuurs 8-6 and Keen defeated Dennis 8-5 in the Page round to earn the bye to the final. Keen finished the round robin at a perfect 4-0 win-loss record, while Clements, Nabuurs, and Dennis were all 3-I. In the 2nd place vs 2nd place Page games, Sharkey defeated Amanda MacLean of the Maple Leaf club 7-5, while Davies beat Charlottetown clubmate Patrick Shepherd 5-2 to advance to the semi-final round against the losers of the 1st place vs 1st place games.

Nine junior women's and ten junior men's teams took part in the event.


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Donald Clarey rink wins PEI Mixed A Final
Posted Sunday, March 11, 2007 by derekm

The rink of Donald, Kathy, and Mike Clarey, and Sherry Kacsmarik won the battle of host club rinks for the A final of the PEI Mixed Curling Championship Sunday afternoon at the Montague Curling Club, with a 7-4 win over the Larry Dewar rink, who won the event in 2005. The two Montague teams traded single points until the eighth end when Clarey scored a deuce for a 5-4 lead. He sealed the win by stealing another pair in the 10th end. The other four rinks remaining in the tournament this afternoon were all from the Charlottetown Curling Club. Kyle Stevenson remained alive in this double knockout event with an 8-3 win over Robyn MacPhee, taking three points in the first two ends, and a triple in the eighth. Jody Jackson built up a quick 6-0 lead, taking four points in the first end, and two in the second in his game against last year's runner-up Eric McQuiggan, but McQuiggan returned the favour with a deuce in the third and four points in the fifth, and trailed by only one point at the half (Jackson took a single in the 4th). Jackson came out shooting in the second half, winning the next three ends for a 10-6 lead. McQuiggan narrowed the gap with a deuce in the ninth, but managed to steal only one point in the 10th, to lose by a 10-9 score.

In the race for the B final, Clarey plays Stevenson, and Dewar takes on Jackson at 7 pm, with the winners meeting at 2 pm Monday for the B-side title. If Clarey is in that game and wins it, he will be the Mixed champion. If someone else wins, they will face Clarey in the championship final at 7 pm. The PEI Mixed winner advances to the Canadian Mixed next season.


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Clarey and Dewar advance to PEI Mixed A Final
Posted Sunday, March 11, 2007 by derekm

Home ice is proving to be a big advantage at the Provincial Mixed Curling Championships at the Montague Curling Club, as the two remaining undefeated teams play out of the host club.
The rink of Donald, Kathy, and Mike Clarey, and Sherry Kacsmarik, along with the rink of Larry and Tammy Dewar, Ross Petrie, and Gail Greene, who previously won the PEI Mixed in 2005, have advanced to the A final, Sunday afternoon at 2 pm.
On Saturday, Clarey edged out Charlottetown's Jody Jackson rink 8-7 in an extra end. Clarey build up an early 6-0 lead, taking a triple in the second end and stealing another three in the third, but the Jackson foursome fought back, tying the game with a stolen deuce in the 10th.
Dewar was trailing 5-1 after three ends in his game against Charlottetown's Robyn MacPhee rink, but took a deuce in the 4th, stole a single in the sixth, and took a triple in the eighth to pull ahead 7-6. MacPhee narrowed the gap to one in the 9th, but Dewar blanked the 10th for a 7-6 win.
Besides Dewar, Clarey, Jackson, and MacPhee, last year's runner -Eric McQuiggan, and Kyle Stevenson, both of Charlottetown, are still alive in the B section of this double-knockout event. McQuiggan plays Jackson, and MacPhee faces Stevenson Sunday at 2 pm, with the losers facing elimination, and the winners advancing to 7 pm games against Dewar and Clarey. The winners of those games advance to the B final.
In Saturday play, McQuiggan eliminated Charlottetown clubmate Andrew Robinson 8-7 in an extra end, while Stevenson forced out Dennis Watts, also from Charlottetown, and also by an 8-7 extra-end score. Three out of four games in the seven pm draw went to extra ends, and the fourth game was also won by one point, providing for some very exciting finishes.
If the winner of today's A final is in Monday's 2 pm B final and wins it, they will take the championship; otherwise, the championship game goes Monday at 7 pm, with the winning team advancing to next season's Canadian Mixed.


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Please welcome a new sponsor!
Posted Sunday, March 11, 2007 by derekm

Cornwall Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation

at 375 TCH Cornwall
has very generously agreed to sponsor the second draw of the seniors' Wednesday Afternoon Competitive League.  The physiotherapists there are the very capable Ralph Manning and Angela Rogerson, and Cornwall is  lucky indeed to have them so close by and so obviously willing to somehow fit you in to their busy schedule at short notice if necessary.  As a club, we are very fortunate to have secured  their valuable sponsorship.  Hopefully they will see the benefits of doing so if  members (who aren't already clients of theirs) consider calling into their practice should the need arise.

Deb Del Val
Seniors Pres.


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Rodd Greco winners (better late than never!)
Posted Sunday, March 11, 2007 by derekm

2007 Rodd Greco Winners

The winners of the A Division were Calvin Smith, Vanessa Hamming, Kevin
Smith and Janna Cheverie from Crapaud.  The grand prize  was one night's
free accommodation, usable at anytime before October '07, for each of the
team members at the Rodd Mill River Resort.  This was of course very
generously donated by the title sponsor Rodd Hotels & Resorts who have
renewed their very generous commitment to this spiel.

The runners-up of the A Division were our very own Jim Farquharson, Carol
Sweetapple, Gary Crosby and Bill Prowse.

B Division was won by Melissa Andrews, Marie Molyneaux, Glen Greene and
Peter Drake.

Runners-up of B were Ray Biage', Debbie Sigsworth, Derek Gallant, and Helene
LaPalme.

C Division was won by Bob Fowler, Nancy MacKinnon, Rick Doiron and Tracy
MacDonald.

Runners-up of C were Karen Currie, Carl Currie, Alan Acorn and Val Acorn.

D Division was won by Paul Neima, Paulette Richard, Kevin Roy and Eileen
Leahy.

Runners-up of D were Kimball Blanchard, Eileen Blanchard, Gordie Hermann and
Marg Stewart.

Huge thanks to our sponsors, Rodd Hotels & Resorts, Home Hardware (St.
Peters' Road Charlottetown) and Greco Pizza, to Connie and Al and Bev, and
of course to Lance for the great ice that keeps people coming back to this
spiel year after year.


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Sylvan Learning to sponsor 17 and Under curling
Posted Saturday, March 10, 2007 by derekm

sponsor

Photo: David Murphy of the PEICA (left) and Alan Shipman, Director Sylvan Learning Centre in Charlottetown seal four year sponsorship agreement for age 17 and under curling

The PEI Curling Association is pleased to welcome Sylvan Learning Centre, Charlottetown, as title sponsor for the 2007 Sylvan Learning Atlantic 17 & Under Curling Championships to be held at the Charlottetown Curling Club April 6th – 9th.

Alan Shipman, Director of the Sylvan Learning Centre in Charlottetown, commented that not only are they pleased to be sponsoring the Atlantic championships this year and again in 2011, but they have also made a four year commitment to sponsor the Sylvan Learning Provincial 17 & Under Championships here on the Island.

Shipman said "Young curlers, and students at Sylvan have fun, learn discipline, new skills and strategies for improvement, as well as growing in confidence that will take them forward in curling, school and their lives ahead.  We look forward to the Championships in April and to continuing support of the young curlers of PEI."

David Murphy, PEI Curling Association Junior Coordinator, said that this sponsorship was a meld of common goals, vision and development aims. "We are very pleased to be associated with Alan and the Sylvan Learning Centre here in Charlottetown, as well as the over 1200 Sylvan Learning Centres in the US and Canada."

The Atlantic 17 and Under championships feature the top junior curlers in the four Atlantic provinces in the 17 and under age category, including several of the same teams who recently competed at the Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse.


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Angus Kennedy rink thanks sponsor
Posted Saturday, March 10, 2007 by derekm

Photo: Beck, MacDonald, Andrews, Kennedy

The Angus Kennedy Rink that has recently competed in the Provincial Mixed Playdowns would like to recognize our sponsor and thank them for their contribution to the development of a competitive mixed team.
 
RDMD Refrigeration is based out of Halifax specializing in Commercial refrigeration. They do work around the Maritimes and have recently opened a PEI division. Any inquiries can be handled by David MacDonald at 1-902-225-2106.
 
Again a sincere thanks to RDMD and also to Marie Molyneaux who was a very capable spare on Friday afternoon.
 
Thanks,
Angus Kennedy, Melody Beck, Mark MacDonald, and Melissa Andrews 

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Four undefeated rinks after PEI Mixed opening day (Corrects final Kennedy score)
Posted Saturday, March 10, 2007 by derekm

The Provincial Mixed Curling Championships continue until Monday at the Montague Curling Club. After Friday opening day play, four rinks remain undefeated. Donald Clarey of the host club had the first-round bye, and edged Dennis Watts of Charlottetown 10-9 in his opener. Jody Jackson of Charlottetown came back from a 5-0 deficit after 3 ends to double Crapaud's Calvin Smith 10-5, and went on to double Charlottetown clubmate Kyle Stevenson 6-3. 2005 Mixed champion Larry Dewar from the host Montague club stole a pair in the final end to beat Crapaud's Tony Quigley 6-4, and took an eighth-end triple in his 8-6 win over Charlottetown's Kyle MacDonald. Robyn MacPhee of Charlottetown, the only female skip in the event, aided by her father Bill at third and her sister Rebecca Jean at second, defeated clubmate Andrew Robinson 10-3, and last year's runner-up Eric McQuiggan, also from Charlottetown, by a 10-4 score.

Clarey meets Jackson, and Dewar faces MacPhee Saturday at 7 pm, with the winners advancing to the A final Sunday afternoon at 2.

Cornwall's entry in this event, the Angus Kennedy rink, lost a close 7-6 contest to last year's runner-up Eric McQuiggan of Charlottetown, and lost their second game to Montague's Jeff Nelson by an 8-7 score after coming up just short on a draw to tie. The Kennedy rink have been eliminated from further play in this double-knoclout event.

Saturday though Monday draws are at 2 and 7 pm.

The B final goes Monday at 2, with the championship game (not needed if same team wins A and B) Monday at seven.

The eventual PEI Mixed winners will advance to the Canadian Mixed next season.


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Countryview Golf Closing Spiel
Posted Friday, March 9, 2007 by derekm

The annual CountryView Golf Closing Spiel goes March 22-24th. This is a single-entry event featuring the famous Red rocks vs Blue rocks battle.

Entry fee is $30,  $10 of which is a non-refundable deposit.
Sign up at the bar.

Wild West theme.

Don't miss it!

SPONSORED BY COUNTRYVIEW GOLF Club



 


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PEICA accepting nominations for ADL awards
Posted Wednesday, March 7, 2007 by derekm

The PEI Curling Association will be holding an awards ceremony on May 23rd at the Rodd Royalty Inn, following its 7 pm Annual General Meeting.

One of the main sponsors of these awards is Amalgamated Dairies Limited (ADL). ADL awards will be given out that night, with nominations accepted up until March 31st.

Here are the awards categories:
Junior Female
Junior Male
Senior Female
Senior Male
Team
Official
Coach
Volunteer

Email nominations to glucas@sportpei.pe.ca, and include a short (3-4 lines) justification for each nomination.


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Angus Kennedy rink to represent Cornwall at PEI Mixed
Posted Wednesday, March 7, 2007 by derekm

The Provincial Mixed Curling Championship gets underway Friday morning at 9 and wraps up Monday at the Montague Curling Club. Fifteen teams are taking part in this double-knockout competition. Defending champion Mike Gaudet of Summerside is not back this year, but last year's runner-up, Eric McQuiggan of Charlottetown is among the competitors, as is 2005 champion Larry Dewar of the host club. 2002 champ Andrew Robinson of Charlottetown is back with an experienced team including three-time women's champ Shelly Bradley at third, and Tyler Harris and Lori Robinson on the front end. The only female skip this year is Robyn MacPhee, with her father Bill at third, her sister Rebecca Jean at second, and Devin Doherty at lead. The Cormwall Curling Club is represented by the rink of Angus Kennedy, Melody Beck, Mark MacDonald, and Melissa Andrews.

Draws go Friday at 9 am, 12 noon, and 5 and 8 pm. Saturday through Monday draws are at 2 and 7 pm, with the final Monday draw not being necessary in the event that the same team wins both the A and B finals (Sunday and Monday at 2).

Here are the opening draws:

Draw 1: Friday, March 9th, 9 am
Shane MacDonald (Montague) vs Dennis Watts (Ch'town)
Calvin Smith (Crapaud) vs Jody Jackson (Ch'town)
Jamie Newson (Ch'town) vs Kyle Stevenson (Ch'town)
Tony Quigley (Crapaud) vs Larry Dewar (Montague)
 
Draw 2: Friday, March 9th, 12 noon
Kyle MacDonald (Ch'town) vs Jeff Nelson (Montague)
Angus Kennedy (Cornwall) vs Eric McQuiggan (Ch'town)
Andrew Robinson (Ch'town) vs Robyn MacPhee (Ch'town)
 
Draw 3: Friday, March 9th, 5 pm
Donald Clarey (Montague) vs winner MacDonald/Watts at 9 am
 
Complete draw, team rosters, and end-by-end results available at peicurling.com/mixed

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Annual Spud Isle Summer Curling Camp set for Crapaud
Posted Monday, March 5, 2007 by derekm

The annual Spud Isle Junior Curling Camp takes place August 13 and 2007 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club.

Cost of $110 per person includes: On ice training, class room sessions, meals, nutrition breaks, camp t-shirts, wrapup BarBQ and more.

Registration Deadline: Thursday 31 May 2007 (First come first paid basis)

Eligibility: 11 -16 years of age with at least 1 year curling experience

Team and individual entries accepted. 

Detailed Camp Program to be available by early May.

Registration and medical forms to be forwarded to:

Gayle Johnston, 46 Kirkdale Rd. Box 3 Site 10, Charlottetown, PEI C1E 1N6

Tel: 368-1071 Email: gaylej@pei.sympatico.ca

Cheques are to be made payable to Spud Isle Junior Curling Camp.

Click here to view/print Registration form.

Click here to view/print Consent form.


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15 and Under Finals set for Sunday March 11 at Cornwall
Posted Sunday, March 4, 2007 by derekm

The Cornwall Curling Club is hosting the Investors Group Provincial 15 and Under Curling Championships. Sunday's draws were pushed ahead by one timeslot to allow an extra tiebreaker round, and the final games have now been moved to next Sunday, March 11th at 5 pm.

The junior men's final will see the rink of Parker Clements, Brandon Clements, Mitchell Rowley, and Matthew MacLean play tonight's semi-final winner, Matthew Nabuurs of Montague. Other members of the Matthew Nabuurs rink are Tony Nabuurs, and Keagan  and Chandler Matheson, whose father, Paul, is following the results via the Internet from Algeria (Africa) where he is currently working.

The junior women's championship game will see the Charlottetown Curling Club rink of Anita Casey, Madeline Campbell, Christina Keen, and Chelsea Story (known as the Christina  Keen rink) play the Katie Sharkey team, who are also from Charlottetown. Other members of the Sharkey rink are Alexia Wright, Dannielle Chiasson, Kim Gaudet, and Pam Wright. 

In the semi-final round, Nabuurs defeated Tyler Davies of Charlottetown by a 6-4 score, breaking a 3-all tie with a sixth end triple. Charlottetown clubmate Vanessa Dennis stole a deuce in the second end to grab an early 3-0 lead in her semifinal game against Sharkey, who trailed 5-2 after six ends before scoring a seventh-end triple and stealing a deuce in the 8th for a 7-5 win..

Clements got by Nabuurs 8-6 and Keen defeated Dennis 8-5 in the Page round to earn the bye to the final. Keen finished the round robin at a perfect 4-0 win-loss record, while Clements, Nabuurs, and Dennis were all 3-I. In the 2nd place vs 2nd place Page games, Sharkey defeated Amanda MacLean of the Maple Leaf club 7-5, while Davies beat Charlottetown clubmate Patrick Shepherd 5-2 to advance to the semi-final round against the losers of the 1st place vs 1st place games.

Nine junior women's and ten junior men's teams took part in the event.


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Parker Clements and Christina Keen rinks advance to 15 and Under finals
Posted Sunday, March 4, 2007 by derekm
The Cornwall Curling Club is hosting the Investors Group Provincial 15 and Under Curling Championships. Today's draws were pushed ahead by one timeslot to allow an extra tiebreaker round this morning, and the final games have now been moved to next Sunday, March 11th at 5 pm. One of these finals will see the rink of Parker Clements, Brandon Clements, Mitchell Rowley, and Matthew MacLean play the winner of tonignt's 6:30 semi-final between Tyler Davies of Charlottetown, and Matthew Nabuurs of Montague. The junior women's final will see the rink of Anita Casey, Madeline Campbell, Christina Keen, and Chelsea Story (known as the Christina  Keen rink) from Charlottetown play the winner of tonight's semi between Charlottetown's Vanessa Dennis and Katie Sharkey rinks.

Clements got by Nabuurs 8-6 and Keen defeated Dennis 8-5 in the Page round to earn the bye to the final. Keen finished the round robin at a perfect 4-0 win-loss record, while the others were 3-I. In the 2nd place vs 2nd place Page games, Sharkey defeated Amanda MacLean of the Maple Leaf club 7-5, while Davies beat Charlottetown clubmate Patrick Shepherd 5-2 to advance to the semi-final round against the losers of the 1st place vs 1st place games.
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Play continues today in 15 and Under
Posted Saturday, March 3, 2007 by derekm

Play continues today, with round-robin draws scheduled for 9, noon, and 3, and tiebreakers or Page games set for 8 pm, at the Investors Group Provincial 15 and Under Curling Championships being played at the Cornwall Curling Club. After Friday and Saturday play, the  rink of Anita Casey, Madeline Campbell Christina Keen, and Chelsea Stordy lead one of the junior women's pools, with a 3-0 record. Amanda MacLean, Vanessa Dennis, and Tricia Sanderson are tied for the lead in the other pool, all with 2-1 records.

Montague's Adam and Matthew Nabuurs rinks are undefeated in one of the junior men's pools, with 2-0 win-loss records, while Parker Clements of the Maple Leaf club in O'Leary leads the other pool with a 3-0 record.

At the end of the round-robin, the top teams from both pools play in the Page 1 vs 1 game. The winner goes to the final and the loser goes to the Semi-final.

The 2 second-place teams from the two pools play in the Page 2 vs 2 game with the winner advancing to the Semi-final.

The winner of the semi-final plays the winner of the Page 1 vs 1 game in the Final.
 
If tonight's tiebreakers are not needed, the Page games are Saturday at 8 pm, the semi is Sunday at 10:30 am and the final goes at 3:30 pm. If there are tiebreakers, the Page games go Sunday at 9:30 am, the semi is at 1:30 pm, and the final goes at 6:30.
 
There will be two new champions this year, as the Sarah Fullerton rink from the host Cornwall club have been playing in the Canada Winter Games, which take place at the same time, while the Sam Ramsay rink from the Silver Fox have graduated from the age category, and have gone on the win the Provincial 17 and Under this season.

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Cornwall's Fullerton loses in extra end to Alberta to finish Canada Games play
Posted Saturday, March 3, 2007 by derekm

Cornwall's Sarah Fullerton rink have now completed play at the Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse. Last night they played Team Alberta in a positioning game to determine ninth place. The PEI team lead 5-4 after eight ends, but the westerners scored a triple to take a 7-5 lead into the 10th end, where, taking advantage of some Alberta misses, Fullerton was able to hit and stick to score a deuce and force the extra end. Alberta used their last rock advantage to score the winning single for an 8-7 final score.

Although the young Fullerton squad finished play with a 1-5 record, they had several very close games, and will bring some great memories of their experience back to PEI.

For the record, Ontario won the Gold medal defeating silver medallist Manitoba 7-5 in the final. The bronze went to British Columbia, who edged Saskatchewan 9-8 in their medal game.

5th place went to NS, followed by NB in 6th, and Newfoundland/Labrador in 7th. Quebec was 8th, followed by Alberta and PEI in 9th and 10th, with Yukon, NWT, and Nunavut taking the last three placements.

Next up for the Fullerton rink is the Atlantic 17 and Under Curling Championships, April 6-9 at the Charlottetown Curling Club, where they hope to improve on their 3rd-place finish last year.


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Fullerton rink loses to daughter of curling legend
Posted Friday, March 2, 2007 by derekm

P.E.I. squad forced to finish game with only three players

WHITEHORSE — A shorthanded Sarah Fullerton rink dropped a 5-4 decision to the daughter of a curling legend Thursday at the Canada Games.

Click the link to read this story from the Guardian:

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=14282&sc=161


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Russ Howard nervous parent as daughter edges PEI at Canada Games
Posted Friday, March 2, 2007 by derekm

World-champion curler Russ Howard doesn't remember the last time he was this nervous, and he isn't even the one throwing the stones.

Howard's daughter Ashley is the skip for the New Brunswick women's team at the Canada Winter Games, carrying on a family legacy her father began over three decades ago. Ashley Howard's rink finished the round-robin at 3-2 following Thursday's 5-4 win over Prince Edward Island.

Click the link to read this Canadian Press story at Canoe Slam! Sports:

http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Curling/2007/03/01/3681912-cp.html


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PEI edged out by NB in final Canada Games round robin match
Posted Thursday, March 1, 2007 by derekm

 


(photo credit: Team PEI website)

PEI's Sarah Fullerton rink lost another close one, 5-4 to New Brunswick's Ashley Howard rink, to finish round robin play at 1-4, out of the medal round at the Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse.

The low scoring game saw only one deuce, by New Brunswick in the 5th end. Team Fullerton played shorthanded for the last two ends, as lead Sara MacRae was sidelined with an injury.


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PEI loses to Manitoba and moves out of playoff contention at Canada Games
Posted Wednesday, February 28, 2007 by derekm

PEI's Sarah Fullerton rink were off to an impressive start in this afternoon's game against undefeated Manitoba, scoring a deuce in the opening end and stealing a triple in the 3rd to lead 5-0. Manitoba narrowed the gap with a deuce and a stolen single to trail 5-3 at the half. PEI took a deuce in six, but Manitoba came on strong in the next three ends, taking a triple, a single, and another single to finish with a 10-7 victory. A PEI win today and a Manitoba loss against Ontario tomorrow could have put PEI into tiebreakers. As things sit now, Manitoba and Ontario,  undefeated at 4-0, will advance to the semi-finals regardless of who wins or loses tomorrow. With one round left, New Brunswick is currently 2-2, Newfoundland/Labrador and PEI are 1-3, and the Territories are 0-4. PEI plays New Brunswick in their final round robin game at 12:30 Atlantic tomorow, but neither team can catch Manitoba or Ontario.

In the other pool, BC and Quebec are both 4-1, while Alberta, NS, and Sask. are 3-2, so tiebreakers will be needed if BC loses against Alberta, or Quebec loses to Nova Scotia tomorrow.


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Cornwall and Area 55+ Senior's Club
Posted Wednesday, February 28, 2007 by derekm
There will be a 55+ Seniors meeting at the Cornwall Civic Centre on Tuesday, March 6th at 1:30 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the feasibility of forming a new 55+ Senior's Club for Cornwall and Area to promote active living activities. Some potential activities might be: carpet bowling, floor curling, shuffleboard, table tennis, pool, bridge, auction 45's, cribbage, darts, square dancing, exercise classes, computer instruction, crafts, and social/recreational/educational outings.
All who are interested are invited to attend.
for further information contact 566-2467, or 628-6260 ext.227

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Provincial 15 and Under at Cornwall to have two new champions this year
Posted Wednesday, February 28, 2007 by derekm

The Investors Group Provincial 15 and Under Curling Championships get underway Thursday March 1st and wrap up on Sunday the 4th at the Cornwall Curling Club. There will be two new champions this year, as the defending junior men's champion Sam Ramsay rink from the Silver Fox have graduated from the age category, and have gone on to win this year's 17 and Under championship, while the defending junior women's champion Sarah Fullerton rink from the host Cornwall club, although still eligible, are competing at the Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, which takes place at the same time.

Nine junior women's and ten junior men's teams are taking part. Both divisions are divided into two pools, and each pool plays a round-robin format. At the conclusion of the round-robin, the first-place teams in each pool play in one (Modified) Page game, while the second-place teams play off in the other. The winner of the 1st place teams game advances directly to the final, while the loser plays the winner of the 2nd-place teams game in the semi-final, with that winner advancing to the final.

First round-robin games are Thursday at 2:30 pm, with the final round Saturday at 3. Tiebreakers, if needed, go Saturday at 8 pm. If there are no tiebreakers, the Page games are Saturday at 8 pm, the semi is Sunday at 10:30 am and the final goes at 3:30 pm. If there are tiebreakers, the Page games go Sunday at 9:30 am, the semi is at 1:30 pm, and the final goes at 6:30.

Team Rosters, complete draw, and results available at peicurling.com/15andunder.

Photo: Draw conducted by (L-R) Cornwall Curling Club’s Junior Coordinator Jeremy Hodge, manager Bev McCormick, with PEICA Executive Director Greg Lucas


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55+ games set for Charlottetown area
Posted Wednesday, February 28, 2007 by derekm

The 2007 Provincial 55+ Winter Games take place in the Charlottetown area from March 27-31, with curling set for the Charlottetown Curling Club March 27-29.

Entry deadline is March 15th. Registration forms are available at curling clubs, SportPEI, Access PEI or at the following link:

http://www.sportpei.pe.ca/pdf/55+reg.pdf


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No league curling on Thursday evening
Posted Wednesday, February 28, 2007 by derekm
The Cornwall Curling Club Thursday evening draw is postponed until the following Thursday due to the Provincial 15 and Under junior championships.
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Fullerton foursome picks up Canada Games win
Posted Tuesday, February 27, 2007 by derekm

PEI's Sarah Fullerton rink avenged their earlier loss to Ontario with a decisive 9-2 win over the Northwest Territories in the later draw today at the Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse.

The Islanders stole the first end, took a point in the third, and stole another single in the fourth. NWT came back with a single in end five, but PEI opened the second half with a triple in six, and stole another three points in the seventh to build up an insurmountable lead.

PEI play Manitoba at 6 pm Atlantic on Wednesday, and New Brunswick on Thursday at 12:30 pm AT.

Manitoba and Ontario currently lead the round robin pool at 3-0, while New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, and PEI are 1-2, and NWT is 0-3.

BC, Alta, Quebec, and Sask. all have only one loss in the other pool.


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Cornwall's Fullerton rink struggles against strong Ontario team
Posted Tuesday, February 27, 2007 by derekm

PEI's Sarah Fullerton lost to Ottawa's Rachel Homan rink in Canada Games curling this morning in Whitehorse, by an 11-4 score. The PEI rink's game plan to "keep it clean" was thwarted in the first end, when their first rock came short of the rings, and Homan eventually scored a triple. PEI scored singles in ends two, four and six, and stole one in the seventh, but an Ontario deuce in the third end and a four-pointer in the fifth gave Ontario a 9-4 lead going into the eighth, where they scored a deuce and brought the game to an early conclusion.

PEI is expecting an easier time against the Northwest Territories at 6 pm Atlantic, and has the morning draw off on Wednesday before playing Manitoba at 6 Atlantic.


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Cornwall's Fullerton rink loses close Canada Games opener to Nfld.
Posted Tuesday, February 27, 2007 by derekm
PEI's Sarah Fullerton rink lost a close 8-6 decision to Newfoundland-Labrador in their opening game at the Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse.

Photo: Team Fullerton sweeping against Newfoundland

PEI stole three points in the 5th end to lead the game 5-3 at half-time. Newfoundland grabbed the lead with three points in the seventh end. PEI tied the game with a single in the eighth, but the Newfoundlanders took a deuce in the 10th for the win when Fullerton's last shot failed to guard her shot rock.

Photo: Team Fullerton's fans (parents and siblings)

PEI is back on the ice Tuesday morning for a game against Ontario at 12:30 pm Atlantic, and play the Northwest Territories in the afternoon draw, at 6 pm Atlantic.

(photos credit: TeamPEI newsletter)


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Women's curling squad drops close one in opener
Posted Tuesday, February 27, 2007 by derekm

WHITEHORSE - A last-shot double takeout by Newfoundland and Labrador cost P.E.I.'s Sarah Fullerton's rink an opening-game win at the 2007 Canada Games Monday.

Click the link to read this story from today's Guardian:

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=13698&sc=161


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Cornwall's Fullerton rink to see first action today in Whitehorse
Posted Monday, February 26, 2007 by derekm

Team PEI's Sarah Fullerton rink take to the ice today at 2 pm Yukon time/6 pm PEI time in their first Canada Winter Games round robin match in Whitehorse. Their opponent will be Team Newfoundland. Yesterday, the PEI rink had a practice, and participated in the draw to the button competition, to be used if required for tie resolution at the end of the round robin. The PEI rink adapted easily to the fast 26 second ice, and finished with one of the best results (they think they are in 1st place but have not confirmed it) in the draw to the button contest.

The PEI team play two games tomorrow, meeting Ontario at 12:30 PEI time, and the Northwest Territories at 6 pm.


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Round Three set for Wednesday Night Mix N Match Ladder League
Posted Sunday, February 25, 2007 by derekm

The third round is set for the Wednesday Night Mix N Match Ladder League.

Here are the results from round two:

In the A pool, Terry MacCormac finished 1st, with just 1 loss.
Lorianne Davies, Ernie Diamond and Matthew Hanus tied for 2nd with 3 losses. Diamond beat the other two to come 2nd.
Hanus beat Davies to come 3rd.
Kelly Watts, Ray Biage and Gordie Matthews tied with 4 losses. One of these drops to the B pool.
Matthews was safe, having beaten both teams. Biage was safe, too, having beaten Watts in their game, so Kelly Watts moves to down to B.
Angus Kennedy came last with 5 losses, and moves to B

In the B pool, the two teams that dropped from A last round move back up the ladder.
Basil Dixon finished 1st with only 1 loss, while Dave Murphy came 2nd. Murphy was tied with Rick Doiron with two losses, but, unfortunately for Doiron, both of his losses were to Murphy, and he remains in B. Lawrence Walus is next with four losses, followed by Paul Neima with five. Barb Duncan-Biage's rink were in last place.

Here are the point totals from Round Two:
A Pool
A1-Lorianne Davies, Rob Young, Angus Davies, Tracey L. MacDonald 3-1-3-1-3-3-1=15
A2-Matthew Hanus, Jennifer Hanus, Darren Maclean, Neil Smith 1-3-1-3-3-1-3=15
A3-Angus Kennedy, Myrna Sanderson, Guy Arsenault, Tracy MacDonald 3-3-1-1-1-1-1=11
A4-Kelly Watts, Kathy Handren, Cindy Nicholson, Christine Rhodenizer 3-1-1-1-1-3-3=13
A5-Ernie Diamond, Bob MacWilliams, Marilyn Diamond, Carol Sweetapple 1-1-3-3-3-1-3=15
A6-Ray Biage, Kristin Vessey, Bill Sigsworth, Ryan Casey= 1-3-1-3-3-1-1= 13
A7-Terry MacCormac, Norman Boswall, Tara MacPhail, Rick Milton 3-3-3-3-1-3-3=19
A8-Gordie Matthews, Rebecca Rolfe, Marjorie Matthews, Kim McCarville 1-1-3-3-1-3-1=13

B Pool
B1-Basil Dickson, Brenda Campbell, Phil Hooper, Karen Currie 3-3-3-1-3-3-3=19
B2-David Murphy, Wayne Goodwin, Jeremy Rose, Brock Spence 3-3-1-3-1-3-3=17
B3 Rick Doiron, Derek Gallant, Patty Burnside, Bob Fowler 3-1-3-3-3-3-1=17
B4-Paul Neima, Helene LaPalme, Gerry Curley, Anne Boswall 1-1-3-1-3-1-1=11
B5-Lawrence Walus, Pat Walus, Derek MacEwen, Garth Boyle 1-3-1-3-1-1-3=13
B6-Barb Duncan-Biage, Debby Sigsworth, Cyndi Russell, Lynda Turnbull 1-1-1-1-1-1-1=7

Here are the pools for Round 3:

Pool A

A1-Terry MacCormac, Norman Boswall, Tara MacPhail, Rick Milton
A2-Ernie Diamond, Bob MacWilliams, Marilyn Diamond, Carol Sweetapple
A3-Matthew Hanus, Jennifer Hanus, Darren Maclean, Neil Smith
A4-Lorianne Davies, Rob Young, Angus Davies, Tracey L. MacDonald
A5-Gordie Matthews, Rebecca Rolfe, Marjorie Matthews, Kim McCarville
A6-Ray Biage, Kristin Vessey, Bill Sigsworth, Ryan Casey
A7-Basil Dickson, Brenda Campbell, Phil Hooper, Karen Currie
A8-David Murphy, Wayne Goodwin, Jeremy Rose, Brock Spence

Pool B

B1-Kelly Watts, Kathy Handren, Cindy Nicholson, Christine Rhodenizer
B2-Angus Kennedy, Myrna Sanderson, Guy Arsenault, Tracy MacDonald
B3 Rick Doiron, Derek Gallant, Patty Burnside, Bob Fowler
B4-Lawrence Walus, Pat Walus, Derek MacEwen, Garth Boyle
B5-Paul Neima, Helene LaPalme, Gerry Curley, Anne Boswall
B6-Barb Duncan-Biage, Debby Sigsworth, Cyndi Russell, Lynda Turnbull

The final round will be five weeks, ending after the closing Spiel, on the 28th of March. This will give the B pool a full round robin, and the A pool will get to play all teams but two.

At the end of the season, winners and runners-up in the A pool for each of the three rounds will get a prize. As well, prizes will be awarded to the B pool winner in the final round.

Here are the games for the Final Round:

Feb. 28th

6:30 pm
Ice 1: Lorianne Davies, Rob Young, Angus Davies, Tracey L. MacDonald
vs Ray Biage, Kristin Vessey, Bill Sigsworth, Ryan Casey

Ice 2: Matthew Hanus, Jennifer Hanus, Darren Maclean, Neil Smith
vs Gordie Matthews, Rebecca Rolfe, Marjorie Matthews, Kim McCarville

Ice 3: Angus Kennedy, Myrna Sanderson, Guy Arsenault, Tracy MacDonald
vs Rick Doiron, Derek Gallant, Patty Burnside, Bob Fowler

Ice 4: Kelly Watts, Kathy Handren, Cindy Nicholson, Christine Rhodenizer
vs Lawrence Walus, Pat Walus, Derek MacEwen, Garth Boyle

8:30 pm

Ice 1: Ernie Diamond, Bob MacWilliams, Marilyn Diamond, Carol Sweetapple
vs David Murphy, Wayne Goodwin, Jeremy Rose, Brock Spence

Ice 2: Terry MacCormac, Norman Boswall, Tara MacPhail, Rick Milton
vs Basil Dickson, Brenda Campbell, Phil Hooper, Karen Currie

Ice 3: Paul Neima, Helene LaPalme, Gerry Curley, Anne Boswall
vs Barb Duncan-Biage, Debby Sigsworth, Cyndi Russell, Lynda Turnbull

March 7th

6:30 pm
Ice 1: Ernie Diamond, Bob MacWilliams, Marilyn Diamond, Carol Sweetapple
vs Gordie Matthews, Rebecca Rolfe, Marjorie Matthews, Kim McCarville

Ice 2: Terry MacCormac, Norman Boswall, Tara MacPhail, Rick Milton
vs Ray Biage, Kristin Vessey, Bill Sigsworth, Ryan Casey

Ice 3: Kelly Watts, Kathy Handren, Cindy Nicholson, Christine Rhodenizer
vs Paul Neima, Helene LaPalme, Gerry Curley, Anne Boswall

Ice 4: Rick Doiron, Derek Gallant, Patty Burnside, Bob Fowler
vs Barb Duncan-Biage, Debby Sigsworth, Cyndi Russell, Lynda Turnbull

8:30 pm

Ice 1: Lorianne Davies, Rob Young, Angus Davies, Tracey L. MacDonald
vs Basil Dickson, Brenda Campbell, Phil Hooper, Karen Currie

Ice 2: Matthew Hanus, Jennifer Hanus, Darren Maclean, Neil Smith
vs David Murphy, Wayne Goodwin, Jeremy Rose, Brock Spence

Ice 3: Angus Kennedy, Myrna Sanderson, Guy Arsenault, Tracy MacDonald
vs Lawrence Walus, Pat Walus, Derek MacEwen, Garth Boyle

March 14th

6:30 pm
Ice 1: Lawrence Walus, Pat Walus, Derek MacEwen, Garth Boyle
vs Paul Neima, Helene LaPalme, Gerry Curley, Anne Boswall

Ice 2: Lorianne Davies, Rob Young, Angus Davies, Tracey L. MacDonald
vs David Murphy, Wayne Goodwin, Jeremy Rose, Brock Spence

Ice 3: Terry MacCormac, Norman Boswall, Tara MacPhail, Rick Milton
vs Gordie Matthews, Rebecca Rolfe, Marjorie Matthews, Kim McCarville

Ice 4: Matthew Hanus, Jennifer Hanus, Darren Maclean, Neil Smith
vs Basil Dickson, Brenda Campbell, Phil Hooper, Karen Currie

8:30 pm

Ice 1: Kelly Watts, Kathy Handren, Cindy Nicholson, Christine Rhodenizer
vs Rick Doiron, Derek Gallant, Patty Burnside, Bob Fowler

Ice 2: Angus Kennedy, Myrna Sanderson, Guy Arsenault, Tracy MacDonald
vs Barb Duncan-Biage, Debby Sigsworth, Cyndi Russell, Lynda Turnbull

Ice 3: Ernie Diamond, Bob MacWilliams, Marilyn Diamond, Carol Sweetapple
vs Ray Biage, Kristin Vessey, Bill Sigsworth, Ryan Casey

March 21st

6:30 pm
Ice 1: Ray Biage, Kristin Vessey, Bill Sigsworth, Ryan Casey
vs Basil Dickson, Brenda Campbell, Phil Hooper, Karen Currie

Ice 2: Lawrence Walus, Pat Walus, Derek MacEwen, Garth Boyle
vs Barb Duncan-Biage, Debby Sigsworth, Cyndi Russell, Lynda Turnbull

Ice 3: Ernie Diamond, Bob MacWilliams, Marilyn Diamond, Carol Sweetapple
vs Matthew Hanus, Jennifer Hanus, Darren Maclean, Neil Smith

Ice 4: Rick Doiron, Derek Gallant, Patty Burnside, Bob Fowler
vs Paul Neima, Helene LaPalme, Gerry Curley, Anne Boswall

8:30 pm

Ice 1: Gordie Matthews, Rebecca Rolfe, Marjorie Matthews, Kim McCarville
vs David Murphy, Wayne Goodwin, Jeremy Rose, Brock Spence

Ice 2: Terry MacCormac, Norman Boswall, Tara MacPhail, Rick Milton
vs Lorianne Davies, Rob Young, Angus Davies, Tracey L. MacDonald

Ice 3: Kelly Watts, Kathy Handren, Cindy Nicholson, Christine Rhodenizer
vs Angus Kennedy, Myrna Sanderson, Guy Arsenault, Tracy MacDonald

March 28th

6:30 pm
Ice 1: Terry MacCormac, Norman Boswall, Tara MacPhail, Rick Milton
vs David Murphy, Wayne Goodwin, Jeremy Rose, Brock Spence

Ice 2: Kelly Watts, Kathy Handren, Cindy Nicholson, Christine Rhodenizer
vs Barb Duncan-Biage, Debby Sigsworth, Cyndi Russell, Lynda Turnbull

Ice 3: Ernie Diamond, Bob MacWilliams, Marilyn Diamond, Carol Sweetapple
vs Basil Dickson, Brenda Campbell, Phil Hooper, Karen Currie

Ice 4: Angus Kennedy, Myrna Sanderson, Guy Arsenault, Tracy MacDonald
vs Paul Neima, Helene LaPalme, Gerry Curley, Anne Boswall

8:30 pm

Ice 1: Matthew Hanus, Jennifer Hanus, Darren Maclean, Neil Smith
vs Ray Biage, Kristin Vessey, Bill Sigsworth, Ryan Casey

Ice 2: Rick Doiron, Derek Gallant, Patty Burnside, Bob Fowler
vs Lawrence Walus, Pat Walus, Derek MacEwen, Garth Boyle

Ice 3: Lorianne Davies, Rob Young, Angus Davies, Tracey L. MacDonald
vs Gordie Matthews, Rebecca Rolfe, Marjorie Matthews, Kim McCarville
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PEI Curling at the Canada Games
Posted Friday, February 23, 2007 by derekm

Here's the Canada Games PEI teams curling schedule.

The Games opening ceremonies are on CBC Newsworld tonight live at 8 pm Atlantic and on tape at 2 am.
They are rebroadcast on CBC Main Network Saturday at 1 pm Atlantic.

Curling is at the Mt. MacIntyre Recreational Centre.

Week One (Feb. 26-Mar. 2)
PEI's women's reps are the Sarah Fullerton rink from the Cornwall Curling Club.
Their website is at www.teamfullerton.ca. Here is their round robin schedule (click on Match links for results):

Match Date Time PEI Time
Draw 2-B PE-NL Monday, February 26, 2007 14:00 18:00 (6 pm)
Draw 3-E ON-PE Tuesday, February 27, 2007 08:30 12:30 pm
Draw 4-A NT-PE Tuesday, February 27, 2007 14:00 18:00 (6 pm)
Draw 6-E PE-MB Wednesday, February 28, 2007 14:00 18:00 (6 pm)
Draw 7-D PE-NB Thursday, March 01, 2007 08:30 12:30 pm

None of their games are schedule to be televised.

Week Two (Mar. 5-9)
PEI's men's reps are the Brett Gallant rink from the Charlottetown Curling Club.
Their website is at www.curltv.com/teams/sponsored/gallant/. Here is their round robin schedule (click on Match links for results):

Match Date Time PEI Time
Draw 1-C ON-PE Monday, March 05, 2007 08:30 12:30 pm
Draw 2-E PE-SK Monday, March 05, 2007 14:00 18:00 (6 pm)
Draw 3-A NT-PE Tuesday, March 06, 2007 08:30 12:30 pm
Draw 4-F PE-YT Tuesday, March 06, 2007 14:00 18:00 (6 pm)
Draw 5-C MB-PE Wednesday, March 07, 2007 08:30 12:30 pm
Draw 7-E NU-PE Thursday, March 08, 2007 08:30 12:30 pm

Ontario vs PEI will be telecast 5 March at 12:30 pm Atlantic on TSN.
Manitoba vs PEI will be telecast 7 March at 12:30 pm Atlantic on TSN

Closing ceremonies will be shown on tape delay 11 March at 4:30 pm on CBC main network

A complete broadcast schedule (subject to change) for all sports is available here.

Team PEI Mission Office will be open from 7:00 am to 1:00 am Pacific Standard Time (11:00 am to 5:00 am PEI time) beginning Thursday February 22 until Saturday March 10th.

Please use the following numbers and email address to send messages to Team PEI or to obtain information on Team PEI activities. All best wishes emails will be printed off and placed in the team's mailbox and each sport manager will be encouraged to check their mailbox on a daily basis.

Phone: 867-393-8524
Fax: 867-393-8550
Email: cg2007.teampe@gmail.com


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PEI plays Alberta or Ontario at 4 Atlantic on TSN for final Scotties playoff spot
Posted Friday, February 23, 2007 by derekm
Posted Friday, February 23, 2007 by derekm
Friday, February 23, 2007  |  Source: Canadian Curling Association
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Three teams will fight it out Friday at the Enmax Centre in Lethbridge, Alta., to decide the fourth and final playoff berth at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian women’s curling championship.

Alberta’s Cheryl Bernard, P.E.I.’s Suzanne Gaudet and Ontario’s Krista Scharf all finished round-robin play Thursday night with victories to finish with 6-5 records. Alberta will play Ontario Friday at 10:30 a.m. (all times Eastern) with the winner advancing to play P.E.I. at 3 p.m. The winner of that game then advances to the Page playoff three-four game against Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones, who finished third with a 9-2 record. The three tiebreaker teams posted 1-1 records against each other, but P.E.I. advanced to the second round of the tiebreaker by virtue of its superior performance in the pre-event skills competition.

TSN will televise all three draws on Friday.

Alberta clinched its tiebreaker berth by defeating Kelley Law of B.C. 8-5 in Draw 17. Alberta stole one in the fifth end to