Wednesday Evening Ladder League

Hope, McInnis rinks win Ladder League round 2. Final round set to go

The second round of the Wednesday evening Ladder League wrapped up last week, with the Bill Hope rink, with only 1 loss, winning the Water & Prince Corner Shop & Lobster Pound “A” Pool prizes, and the Josh McInnis rink, who are catching on to this sport fast, winning the prizes for the Lowther’s Snow Removal “B” Pool, with only 2 losses. The McInnis team were tied in games won with the Kim Nicholson rink, but beat them in their game on the last night. They were also tied in games with the Emily Sanderson team, who had one less point due to a defaulted game. 

McInnis, Nicholson, and Sanderson will move up the ladder to the A pool for the last round., while Ray Biagé and Rob Gallant, each with four losses, and  Gord Peters with five, will head down the ladder to the B pool.

Here are the  pools for round three:

A Pool

A1-Bill Hope
A2-Rachel MacLean
A3-Greg Groves
A4-Paul Neima
A5-Josh McInnis
A6-Kim Nicholson
A7-Emily Sanderson

B Pool

B1-Ray Biagé
B2-Rob Gallant
B3-Gord Peters
B4-Dave Younker
B5-Greg Robertson
B6-Kelly Watts
B7-Peter Joostema

Here are the dates for the third and final round. April 4 is a storm date – we will have curling only if we miss another week. Curlers are reminded that they will play a crossover game against the team from the other pool that is in the same slot as they are. That game will be at 6:30, regardless of what time the rest of your pool is playing that week. Pool A goes at 6:30 the first week, as they had the 8:30 game the final week of round two.

Dates: Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28
Mar 7, Mar 14, Mar 21, Mar 28
Apr 4 (storm date)

Here is the draw for round three.
Pool A – Sponsor is Wally’s Pharmasave
Pool B– Sponsor is New Glasgow Lobster Suppers, celebrating 60 years of business in 2018!

Feb. 14 (Week 1)
6:30 pm  Wally’s Pharmasave “A” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: A4-Paul Neima vs A7-Emily Sanderson
Ice 2: A6-Kim Nicholson vs A3-Greg Groves
Ice 3: A1-Bill Hope vs B1-Ray Biagé (crossover)
Ice 4: A2-Rachel MacLean vs A5-Josh McInnis

8:30 pm New Glasgow Lobster Suppers “B” Pool
Ice 1: B4-Dave Younker vs B7-Peter Joostema
Ice 2: B6-Kelly Watts vs B3-Gord Peters
Ice 3: Team Practice
Ice 4: B2-Rob Gallant vs B5-Greg Robertson

Feb. 21 (Week 2)
630 pm New Glasgow Lobster Suppers “B” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: B6-Kelly Watts vs B1-Ray Biagé
Ice 2: B4-Dave Younker vs  B5-Greg Robertson
Ice 3: B2-Rob Gallant vs B7-Peter Joostema
Ice 4: B3-Gord Peters vs A3-Greg Groves (crossover)

8:30 pm Wally’s Pharmasave “A” Pool 
Ice 1: A6-Kim Nicholson vs A1-Bill Hope
Ice 2: A4-Paul Neima vs A5-Josh McInnis
Ice 3: A2-Rachel MacLean vs A7-Emily Sanderson 
Ice 4: Team Practice

Feb. 28 (Week 3)
6:30 pm Wally’s Pharmasave “A” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: A2-Rachel MacLean vs B2-Rob Gallant (crossover)
Ice 2: A7-Emily Sanderson vs A1-Bill Hope
Ice 3: A5-Josh McInnis vs A3-Greg Groves
Ice 4: A4-Paul Neima vs A6-Kim Nicholson

8:30 pm New Glasgow Lobster Suppers “B” Pool
Ice 1: Team Practice
Ice 2: B7-Peter Joostema vs B1-Ray Biagé
Ice 3: B5-Greg Robertson vs B3-Gord Peters
Ice 4: B4-Dave Younker vs  B6-Kelly Watts

Mar. 7  (Week 4)
630 pm New Glasgow Lobster Suppers “B” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: B1-Ray Biagé vs B3-Gord Peters
Ice 2: B2-Rob Gallant vs B4-Dave Younker
Ice 3: B6-Kelly Watts vs A6-Kim Nicholson (crossover)
Ice 4: B5-Greg Robertson vs B7-Peter Joostema

8:30 pm Wally’s Pharmasave “A” Pool 
Ice 1: A1-Bill Hope vs A3-Greg Groves
Ice 2: A2-Rachel MacLean vs A4-Paul Neima 
Ice 3: Team Practice
Ice 4: A5-Josh McInnis vs A7-Emily Sanderson

Mar. 14 (Week 5)
6:30 pm Wally’s Pharmasave “A” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: A4-Paul Neima vs B4 Rob Gallant (crossover)
Ice 2: A3-Greg Groves vs A7-Emily Sanderson
Ice 3: A1-Bill Hope vs A5-Josh McInnis
Ice 4: A2-Rachel MacLean vs A6-Kim Nicholson 

8:30 pm New Glasgow Lobster Suppers “B” Pool
Ice 1:  Team Practice
Ice 2: B3-Gord Peters vs B7-Peter Joostema
Ice 3: B1-Ray Biagé vs  B5-Greg Robertson
Ice 4: B2-Rob Gallant vs  B6-Kelly Watts

Mar. 21 (Week 6)
630 pm New Glasgow Lobster Suppers “B” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: B2-Rob Gallant vs B3-Gord Peters
Ice 2: B5-Greg Robertson vs A5-Josh McInnis (crossover)
Ice 3: B6-Kelly Watts vs B7-Peter Joostema
Ice 4: B1-Ray Biagé vs B4-Dave Younker

8:30 pm Wally’s Pharmasave “A” Pool 
Ice 1: A2-Rachel MacLean vs A3-Greg Groves
Ice 2: Team Practice
Ice 3: A6-Kim Nicholson vs A7-Emily Sanderson
Ice 4: A1-Bill Hope vs A4-Paul Neima 

Mar. 28 (Week 7)
6:30 pm Wally’s Pharmasave “A” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: A5-Josh McInnis vs A6-Kim Nicholson  
Ice 2: A1-Bill Hope vs A2-Rachel MacLean 
Ice 3: A3-Greg Groves vs A4-Paul Neima 
Ice 4: A7-Emily Sanderson vs B7-Peter Joostema (crossover)

8:30 pm New Glasgow Lobster Suppers “B” Pool
Ice 1: B5-Greg Robertson vs  B6-Kelly Watts
Ice 2: B1-Ray Biagé vs B2-Rob Gallant
Ice 3: B3-Gord Peters vs B4-Dave Younker
Ice 4: Team Practice

April 4 – No curling unless another night is postponed

Hope and Groves rinks win Wed. Ladder League Round One 

The first round is complete in the Wednesday evening Ladder League, with the Bill Hope rink winning the “A” Pool, sponsored by Lowther’s Snow Removal, with a 6-1 win-loss record, and the Greg Groves team taking the “B” Pool, sponsored by Sam’s Cornwall Restaurant, also recording a half dozen wins and only one loss. Other members of Team Hope are Peter Murdoch, David Murphy, and Craig Mackie, while Donald Weeks, Marjorie Matthews, and Ken Monaghan round out the Groves rink. 

Three other teams are “safe” and remain in the “A” Pool with Hope for Round Two: the Ray Biagé and Rachel MacLean teams, at 5-2, and the Paul Neima foursome at 4-3. The Emily Sanderson, Kelly Watts, and Greg Robertson teams will be descending the ladder to the B Pool. 

Climbing the ladder to the “A” pool with Groves will be the Rob Gallant and Gord Peters rinks, who both had 5-2 records.

The B Pool will have the 6:30 draw on Dec. 20 as they had the late draw the previous week. There is no draw on Dec. 27 (between Christmas and New Year’s).

It has now been confirmed that there WILL be a draw on January 3rd. The Scotties and Tankard draws are not starting until the next day – there is a banquet for the curlers on Wednesday evening, so our draw is a go.

Round 2 Pools and Teams

Pool A, sponsored by Water & Prince Corner Shop & Lobster Pound

A1-Bill Hope
A2-Rachel MacLean
A3-Ray Biagé
A4-Paul Neima
A5-Greg Groves
A6-Rob Gallant
A7-Gord Peters

Pool B: sponsored by- Lowther’s Snow Removal.

B1-Emily Sanderson
B2-Kelly Watts
B3-Greg Robertson
B4-David Younker
B5-Kim Nicholson
B6-Josh McInnis
B7-Peter Joostema

Here is the draw for Round Two. 

Dec. 20 (Week 1)
6:30 pm  Lowther’s Snow Removal “B” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: B4-David Younker vs B7-Peter Joostema
Ice 2: B6-Josh McInnis vs B3-Greg Robertson
Ice 3: B1-Emily Sanderson vs A1-Bill Hope (crossover)
Ice 4: B2-Kelly Watts vs B5-Kim Nicholson

8:30 pm Water & Prince Corner Shop & Lobster Pound “A” Pool
Ice 1: A4-Paul Neima vs A7-Gord Peters
Ice 2: A6-Rob Gallant vs A3-Ray Biagé
Ice 3: Team Smith Practice
Ice 4: A2-Rachel MacLean vs A5-Greg Groves

No Draw on Dec. 27

January 3rd (Week 2)

6:30 pm Water & Prince Corner Shop & Lobster Pound “A” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: A6-Rob Gallant vs A1-Bill Hope
Ice 2: A4-Paul Neima vs A5-Greg Groves
Ice 3: A2-Rachel MacLean vs A7-Gord Peters 
Ice 4: B3-Greg Robertson vs A3-Ray Biagé (crossover)

8:30 pm Lowther’s Snow Removal “B” Pool 
Ice 1: B6-Josh McInnis vs B1-Emily Sanderson
Ice 2: B4-David Younker vs  B5-Kim Nicholson
Ice 3: B2-Kelly Watts vs B7-Peter Joostema
Ice 4: Team Smith practice

Jan. 10 (Week 3)
6:30 pm Lowther’s Snow Removal “B” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: A2-Rachel MacLean vs B2-Kelly Watts (crossover)
Ice 2: B7-Peter Joostema vs B1-Emily Sanderson
Ice 3: B5-Kim Nicholson vs B3-Greg Robertson
Ice 4: B4-David Younker vs  B6-Josh McInnis

8:30 pm Water & Prince Corner Shop & Lobster Pound “A” Pool
Ice 1: Team Smith Practice
Ice 2: A7-Gord Peters vs A1-Bill Hope
Ice 3: A5-Greg Groves vs A3-Ray Biagé
Ice 4: A4-Paul Neima vs A6-Rob Gallant

Jan. 17 (Week 4)
6:30 pm Water & Prince Corner Shop & Lobster Pound “A” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: A1-Bill Hope vs A3-Ray Biagé
Ice 2: A2-Rachel MacLean vs A4-Paul Neima 
Ice 3: B6-Josh McInnis vs A6-Rob Gallant (crossover)
Ice 4: A5-Greg Groves vs A7-Gord Peters

8:30 pm Lowther’s Snow Removal “B” Pool 
Ice 1: B1-Emily Sanderson vs B3-Greg Robertson
Ice 2: B2-Kelly Watts vs B4-David Younker
Ice 3: Team Smith Practice
Ice 4: B5-Kim Nicholson vs B7-Peter Joostema

Jan. 24 (Week 5)
6:30 pm Lowther’s Snow Removal “B” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: A4-Paul Neima vs B4-Dave Younker (crossover)
Ice 2: B3-Greg Robertson vs B7-Peter Joostema
Ice 3: B1-Emily Sanderson vs  B5-Kim Nicholson
Ice 4: B2-Kelly Watts vs  B6-Josh McInnis

8:30 pm Water & Prince Corner Shop & Lobster Pound “A” Pool
Ice 1: Team Smith practice
Ice 2: A3-Ray Biagé vs A7-Gord Peters
Ice 3: A1-Bill Hope vs A5-Greg Groves
Ice 4: A2-Rachel MacLean vs A6-Rob Gallant 

Jan. 31 (Week 6)
6:30 pm Water & Prince Corner Shop & Lobster Pound “A” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: A2-Rachel MacLean vs A3-Ray Biagé
Ice 2: B5-Kim Nicholson vs A5-Greg Groves (crossover)
Ice 3: A6-Rob Gallant vs A7-Gord Peters
Ice 4: A1-Bill Hope vs A4-Paul Neima 

8:30 pm Lowther’s Snow Removal “B” Pool 
Ice 1: B2-Kelly Watts vs B3-Greg Robertson
Ice 2: Team Smith Practice
Ice 3: B6-Josh McInnis vs B7-Peter Joostema
Ice 4: B1-Emily Sanderson vs vs B4-David Younker

Feb. 7 (Week 7)
6:30 pm Lowther’s Snow Removal “B” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: B5-Kim Nicholson vs  B6-Josh McInnis
Ice 2: B1-Emily Sanderson vs B2-Kelly Watts
Ice 3: B3-Greg Robertson vs B4-David Younker
Ice 4: A7-Gord Peters vs B7-Peter Joostema (crossover)

8:30 pm Water & Prince Corner Shop & Lobster Pound “A” Pool
Ice 1: A5-Greg Groves vs A6-Rob Gallant  
Ice 2: A1-Bill Hope vs A2-Rachel MacLean 
Ice 3: A3-Ray Biagé vs A4-Paul Neima 
Ice 4: Team Smith Practice

At the end of the round, the bottom three “A” teams will drop to the “B” pool, while the top three “B” teams will ascend the ladder to the “A” pool.

 

Wednesday Ladder League Round One Draw/Schedule

Following Qualifier Night, the A and B pools have been determined for the first round of the Wednesday evening Ladder League, sponsored by Lowther’s Snow Removal (A Pool) and Sam’s Cornwall Restaurant (B Pool). I put the teams in random order within each pool for the first round.

A Pool teams

  • A1-Rachel MacLean
  • A2-Paul Neima
  • A3-Emily Sanderson
  • A4-Bill Hope
  • A5-Greg Robertson
  • A6-Ray Biagé
  • A7-Kelly Watts

B Pool teams 

  • B1-Kim Nicholson
  • B2-Greg Groves
  • B3-Peter Joostema
  • B4-Rob Gallant
  • B5-Gord Peters
  • B6-David Younker
  • B7-Josh McInnis

As we have an odd number of teams (7) in each pool, we will have a crossover game each week against a team from the other pool, which will always be scheduled at 6:30 pm. It is very important that you pay attention to this, as your pool may have the 8:30 draw on a particular week, but you may be in the crossover game at 6:30 (and you don’t want to miss it!).

 
Wednesday Spares
Frank Weiler 388-0905
Lorianne Davies 569-1994
Leonard Cudmore 368-1667, 626-5778
Rick Neumeyer 894-8400, 213-4210
Alan Acorn 566-4432
Barb Arsenault  940-5696
Chris Creighton 388-7111
Angus Davies 569-1994
Brad Gardiner 894-7595
Chris MacDougall 394-4626
Megan Davies 628-9944

The “A” pool (plus the crossover game) gets the early draw the first week, as they had the late draw for the last week last season.

We will be using all four sheets and an 8 team, 4 sheet draw from Curling Canada (http://17962-presscdn-0-57.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Round-robin-draws-5-8.pdf) eliminating the game against “Team 8” at 8:30 (there will be one sheet available for rentals and practices – it’s been booked by Team Smith up until the Scotties), and pitting the team in the early draw that was to play “Team 8” against the late draw  team of the same number.

Here is the draw:

Nov. 1 (Week 1)
6:30 pm  Lowther’s Snow Removal “A” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: A4-Bill Hope vs A7-Kelly Watts
Ice 2: A6-Ray Biagé vs A3-Emily Sanderson
Ice 3: A1-Rachel MacLean vs B1-Kim Nicholson (crossover)
Ice 4: A2-Paul Neima vs A5-Greg Robertson

8:30 pm Sam’s Cornwall Restaurant “B” Pool
Ice 1: B4-Rob Gallant vs B7-Josh McInnis
Ice 2: B6-David Younker vs B3-Peter Joostema
Ice 3: Team Smith Practice
Ice 4: B2-Greg Groves vs B5-Gord Peters

Nov. 8 (Week 2)
630 pm Sam’s Cornwall Restaurant “B” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: B6-David Younker vs B1-Kim Nicholson
Ice 2: B4-Rob Gallant vs  B5-Gord Peters
Ice 3: B2-Greg Groves vs B7-Josh McInnis
Ice 4: B3-Peter Joostema vs A3-Emily Sanderson (crossover)

8:30 pm Lowther’s Snow Removal “A” Pool 
Ice 1: A6-Ray Biagé vs A1-Rachel MacLean
Ice 2: A4-Bill Hope vs A5-Greg Robertson
Ice 3: A2-Paul Neima vs A7-Kelly Watts 
Ice 4: Team Smith Practice

Nov. 15 (Week 3)
6:30 pm Lowther’s Snow Removal “A” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: A2-Paul Neima vs B2-Greg Groves (crossover)
Ice 2: A7-Kelly Watts vs A1-Rachel MacLean
Ice 3: A5-Greg Robertson vs A3-Emily Sanderson
Ice 4: A4-Bill Hope vs A6-Ray Biagé

8:30 pm Sam’s Cornwall Restaurant “B” Pool
Ice 1: Team Smith Practice
Ice 2: B7-Josh McInnis vs B1-Kim Nicholson
Ice 3: B5-Gord Peters vs B3-Peter Joostema
Ice 4: B4-Rob Gallant vs  B6-David Younker

Nov. 22 (Week 4)
630 pm Sam’s Cornwall Restaurant “B” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: B1-Kim Nicholson vs B3-Peter Joostema
Ice 2: B2-Greg Groves vs B4-Rob Gallant
Ice 3: B6 David Younker vs A6-Ray Biagé (crossover)
Ice 4: B5-Gord Peters vs B7-Josh McInnis

8:30 pm Lowther’s Snow Removal “A” Pool 
Ice 1: A1-Rachel MacLean vs A3-Emily Sanderson
Ice 2: A2-Paul Neima vs A4-Bill Hope 
Ice 3: Team Smith Practice
Ice 4: A5-Greg Robertson vs A7-Kelly Watts

Nov. 29 (Week 5)
6:30 pm Lowther’s Snow Removal “A” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: A4-Bill Hope vs B4 Rob Gallant (crossover)
Ice 2: A3-Emily Sanderson vs A7-Kelly Watts
Ice 3: A1-Rachel MacLean vs A5-Greg Robertson
Ice 4: A2-Paul Neima vs A6-Ray Biagé 

8:30 pm Sam’s Cornwall Restaurant “B” Pool
Ice 1:  Team Smith Practice
Ice 2: B3-Peter Joostema vs B7-Josh McInnis
Ice 3: B1-Kim Nicholson vs  B5-Gord Peters
Ice 4: B2-Greg Groves vs  B6-David Younker

Dec. 6 (Week 6)
630 pm Sam’s Cornwall Restaurant “B” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: B2-Greg Groves vs B3-Peter Joostema
Ice 2: B5-Gord Peters vs A5-Greg Robertson (crossover)
Ice 3: B6-David Younker vs B7-Josh McInnis
Ice 4: B1-Kim Nicholson vs vs B4-Rob Gallant

8:30 pm Lowther’s Snow Removal “A” Pool 
Ice 1: A2-Paul Neima vs A3-Emily Sanderson
Ice 2: Team Smith Practice
Ice 3: A6-Ray Biagé vs A7-Kelly Watts
Ice 4: A1-Rachel MacLean vs A4-Bill Hope 

Dec. 13 (Week 7)
6:30 pm Lowther’s Snow Removal “A” Pool + Crossover Game
Ice 1: A5-Greg Robertson vs A6-Ray Biagé  
Ice 2: A1-Rachel MacLean vs A2-Paul Neima 
Ice 3: A3-Emily Sanderson vs A4-Bill Hope 
Ice 4: A7-Kelly Watts vs B7-Josh McInnis (crossover)

8:30 pm Sam’s Cornwall Restaurant “B” Pool
Ice 1: B5-Gord Peters vs  B6-David Younker
Ice 2: B1-Kim Nicholson vs B2-Greg Groves
Ice 3: B3-Peter Joostema vs B4-Rob Gallant
Ice 4: Team Smith Practice

At the end of the round, the bottom three “A” teams will drop to the “B” pool, while the top three “B” teams will ascend the ladder to the “A” pool.

Here is the Wednesday October 25 “Qualifier Night” draw for the Cornwall Curling Club.

 
6:30 pm
Ice 1: Ray Biagé, Derek Gallant, Rebecca Rolfe, Derek MacEwen
 vs David Younker, Gary O’Sullivan, Des Nantes, Ann Younker
Ice 2: Gord Peters, Hank Kamphuis, Gerald Dykerman, Pat MacInnis
 vs Greg Robertson, Laura Arsenault, Jessica MacPherson, Jeff Arsenault
Ice 3: Peter Joostema , Stephen Hickey, George Zafris, Bob Wakelin
vs Paul Neima, Joe Callaghan, Alan Mason, Jeff Hannam
Ice 4: Rob Gallant, Hans Wicki, Kimberley MacDonald, Kellie-Lynn Younker
 vs Rachel MacLean, Avery Nicholson, Jordan Dunphy-Condon, Olivia Barbour
 
8:30 pm
Ice 1: Josh McInnis, Jesse Kennedy, Mitch Dunphy, Bob Deziel
 vs Emily Sanderson, Emma Coffin, Kaylee Stewart, Anna Maria MacDonald
Ice 2: Kelly Watts, Cathy Handren, Paula Ling, Krista Affleck
vs Greg Groves, Donald Weeks, Marjorie Matthews, Ken Monaghan
Ice 3: Kim Nicholson, Jean Sinclair, Darlene Howlett, Dena Ferrell vs Bill Hope, Peter Murdoch, David Murphy, Craig Mackie

 

Wednesday evening Ladder League Teams, Qualifier Night Draw

Fourteen teams have signed up for this season’s Wednesday evening (semi-competitive) Ladder League. Here are the rosters (if they don’t fit on your smartphone screen, swipe to scroll right and  left)

1     2     3  
Skip Paul Neima   Skip Greg Groves   Skip David Younker
Third Joe Callaghan   Third Donald Weeks   Third Gary O’Sullivan
Second Alan Mason   Second Marjorie Matthews   Second Des Nantes
Lead Jeff Hannam   Lead Ken Monaghan   Lead Ann Younker
               
4     5     6  
Skip Kim Nicholson   Skip Ray Biagé   Skip Gord Peters
Third Jean Sinclair   Third Derek Gallant   Third Hank Kamphuis
Second Darlene Howlett   Second Rebecca Rolfe   Second Gerald Dykerman
Lead Dena Farrell   Lead Derek MacEwen   Lead Pat MacInnis
               
7     8     9  
Skip Rob Gallant   Skip Emily Sanderson   Skip Bill Hope
Third Hans Wicki   Third Emma Coffin   Third Peter Murdoch
Second Wade Deaken   Second Kaylee Stewart   Second David Murphy
Lead Kellie-Lynn Younker   Lead Anna Maria MacDonald   Lead Craig Mackie
               
10     11     12  
Skip Kelly Watts   Skip Rachel MacLean   Skip Greg Robertson
Third Cathy Handren   Third Avery Nicholson   Third Laura Arsenault
Second Paula Ling   Second Jordan Dunphy-Condon   Second Jessica MacPherson
Lead Krista Affleck   Lead Olivia Barbour   Lead Jeff Arsenault
               
13     14        
Skip Josh McInnis   Skip Peter Joostema      
Third Jesse Kennedy   Third Stephen Hickey      
Second Mitch Dunphy   Second George Zafiris      
Lead Bob Deziel   Lead Bob Wakelin      

Sponsors

Draw 1: Pool A – Lowther’s Snow Removal
Draw 1: Pool B – Sam’s Cornwall Restaurant

Draw 2: Pool A – Water & Prince Corner Shop & Lobster Pound
Draw 2: Pool B- Lowther’s Snow Removal

Draw 3: Pool A- Wally’s Pharmasave
Draw 3: Pool B– New Glasgow Lobster Supper

We will have two pools of seven teams each. The first evening, October 25, will be “Qualifier Night. We draw teams at random to play each other, with the winners going to the A pool and the losers going to the B.

Following Qualifier Night, we will then play three seven week rounds, with each team playing the other six teams in their pool, plus one crossover game, where they play a team from the other pool. The A and B pools will alternate between 6:30 and 8:30 pm draws times on sheets 1 through 3, with the crossover game always taking place on sheet 4 at 6:30. The A pool will get the early draw the first night, as they had the late draw the last game last season. The A and B pool winners from each round will receive prizes from our generous sponsors. At the end of each round, the bottom three teams from the A pool will drop down to B, while the top three teams from B will move on up to the the A pool, so there will be lots of movement between the pools.

Looking at the calendar, Draw One will go on Nov, 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, plus Dec. 6 and 13. Draw Two will run Dec. 20,  Jan. 3 (if no conflict with the Tankard and Scotties),  10, 17, 24, and 31, and Feb. 8. Round three will go Feb. 14, 21, and 28, March 7, 14, 21, and 28. April 5 is also available if Jan, 3 is not, otherwise it could be used as a storm makeup day..

Here we go with the Random Draw for Qualifier Night, using Random,org.

Random Sequence Generator

Here is your sequence:

 5   3
 6  12
14   1
 7  11
13   8
10   2
 4   9

Timestamp: 2017-10-21 00:29:21 UTC

Here is the Qualifier Night Draw for Oct. 25. 

6:30 pm
Ice 1: Ray Biagé vs David Younker
Ice 2: Gord Peters vs Greg Robertson
Ice 3: Peter Joostema vs Paul Neima
Ice 4: Rob Gallant vs Rachel MacLean

8:30 pm
Ice 1: Josh McInnis vs Emily Sanderson
Ice 2: Kelly Watts vs Greg Groves
Ice 3: Kim Nicholson vs Bill Hope

Rules (credit: some come from the Ottawa Curling Club’s Ladder League)

  • Open semi-competitive league. Any player can play any position, and you can change from game to game.
  • 3 game points for a win, 1 game point for a loss, 0 game points for a loss by default. Mark this and your team’s points scored (“score points”) on the scoresheet. In the case of a default, award one score point per end to the winning team. In the case of a tie, award an additional score point for the draw to the button winner. If your score is not marked and you win, you will get one score point more than the losing team. If you lose, you will receive zero score points.
  • In the event of a default, the non-defaulting team will receive one score point for each scheduled end.
  • To break ties at the end of the round between teams with the same record, the tied teams are ranked by applying the following rules in order until one tie is broken. If a one or more ties remain, the rules are applied to each tie starting from rule 1. The process continues until all ties are broken and all teams are ranked.
    1. The teams are ranked using their head-to-head record against the other teams in the tie.
    2. The teams are ranked using the point differential for their games in the round against the other teams in the tie.
    3. The teams are ranked using the point differential for all the games in the round against all teams.
    4. The teams are ranked using their initial ranking in the round.
  • Ties: Decided by skip’s rocks with sweeping (by your team only).
  • Avoiding defaults/using spares: At least one regular team member (and three players in total) must be present for the game to count, or else a default is posted.  Spares should not play a higher position than the player replaced.
  • Storms: Any games cancelled due to storms, etc. either be moved to the end of the draw, if time permits, or NOT played. All subsequent weeks will remain where they were, and any draws missed will be added to the end of the round, if there are enough spare weeks in the season to play them, or cancelled. Any changes to this will be posted on CornwallCurling.com.
  • Teams may reschedule games to a different date and /or time by mutual consent. but ice time is often hard to find.
  • The buzzer will be used to ensure the teams are off the ice within the 2-hour time period.  If the buzzer sounds, teams will complete the current end in play to finish  the game. If tied, the standard draw to the button will then take place.

 

– Derek MacEwen

Wednesday Night Drawmaster

derek@derekmacewen.com

 

Wed. evening Ladder League wraps up for season

 

The final draw of the Wednesday evening Ladder League concluded last night. Two rinks, skipped by Joe Callaghan and Rachel MacLean, finished with 4-2 records in the B pool. Callaghan beat MacLean in their game on February 15 (they were supposed to play again last week, but it was cancelled), and, by the “head to head” results, wins the final B pool round, and some Wendy’s gift certificates.

Going into the final evening of the “A” pool, three rinks, skipped by Angus Kennedy, Lauren Ferguson, and Kelly Watts, all had 4-2 records. The Kennedy rink were eliminated from contention as they were unable to field a team for the final draw, leaving two contenders for the MR Seafood gift certificates. The Ferguson rink won their very close game against the Greg Groves rink, but would need a Watts loss in order for them to take first place, as they lost to Watts in their round robin encounter. Watts was up one coming home with hammer and lying one in the four foot against the Greg Robertson rink. Robertson, with his last stone, made a fantastic draw around a guard to the four foot. which would tie the game if his rock ended up as shot. The two rocks were very close, and after looking at the stones several times, Watts concluded that she had shot rock, and threw her last one away. After a couple of measures, it was concluded that Watts did indeed have shot rock, and took the A pool prize for the final round.

Thanks to all the league curlers and to our sponsors (listed below) for all four rounds this season. See you in the fall!

Here are the winners of each pool for each round this season:

Round One, sponsored by Lowther’s Snow Removal

A Pool 

Joe Callaghan, Alan Mason, Jeff Hannam, Shannon Fenelon

B Pool

Angus Kennedy, Jean Sinclair, Wade Deaken, Ken Monaghan

Round Two

Griffin’s Auto Service A Pool

Greg Groves, Don Weeks, Cynthia Livingston, Marjorie Matthews

Cornwall Auto and Tire B Pool

Kelly Watts, Cathy Handren, Paula Ling, Krista Affleck

Round Three

Wally’s Pharmasave A Pool

Greg Groves, Don Weeks, Cynthia Livingston, Marjorie Matthews

Red Island Baked Potato B Pool 

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

Round Four

MR Seafood A Pool

Kelly Watts, Cathy Handren, Paula Ling, Krista Affleck

Wendy’s B Pool

Joe Callaghan, Alan Mason, Jeff Hannam, Shannon Fenelon