Wednesday Evening Ladder League

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 ( 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 “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      


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
  • 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


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