Mixed Doubles Cashspiel: opening draw teams for Saturday

Here is the opening draw teams schedule for the 5th Annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel, on Saturday November 25 here at the Cornwall Curling Club.


8:30 am teams

1.  Angus and Lorianne Davies

2.  Mark O’Rourke and Susan McInnis

3.  Edmond Richard and Danielle Girard

4.  Danny Kneabone and Carlene Peters

5.  Annika and Liam Kelly

6.  Angus Kennedy and Myrna Sanderson

7.  Peter and Janice Murdoch

8.  Kim Nicholson and Rick Neumeyer

9:30 am teams

9.  Danny Bernard and Karen Currie

10. Daniel and Nancy MacFadyen

11. Paul and Joanne Durant

12. Barry and Myrna Craswell

13. Noah and Rachel O’Connor

14. Wade Deaken and Samantha Morris

15. Chris and Melissa Creighton

16. Ray Biagé and Cathy Handren

Curling 101: Free Intro to Curling session for the entire family

PEI curling clubs are opening their doors Dec. 16/17 to offer a FREE on-ice “Introduction to Curling” session for both children and their parents/guardians. Register today!

A few things to bring with you the day of the event:
1. A clean pair of running shoes to wear on the ice.
2. A warm sweater or light jacket plus gloves or mitts.
3. A helmet designed for ice sports for all family members
going on the ice


How to register

Please call or email to let us know how many are in your party and
which time works best for you and we’ll confirm your registration.

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
@ 1pm, 2pm or 3pm
Where: Cornwall Curling Club
29 Cornwall Rd.,
Cornwall, PE
For more information and to register*
email cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca
or call 902-566-4427


*Children must be 5 years old to participate.

Call for volunteers to help out with our Junior Instruction Program

Hello Everyone,

This note is to let you know the Junior Instruction Program is off to a great start.  The young curlers are enjoying their learning about the great sport of curling and are quickly catching on to the importance of safety, while having tons of fun.

While that is great news there is one need that isn’t being met just yet and that is the need for help on ice.   The program is being supported by some great on ice helpers now but there is a need for more , especially on Tuesdays between 4 – 5 o’clock.  The program is growing, and while that is really great, it is important that we provide the best learning experience we can.

The Little Rocks, ages 6 – 9 or so, are on ice on Sunday from 3:30 – 4:15 and the Novice between the ages of 9 – 12 are on the ice on Sunday 4:30 – 5:30 and on Tuesday 5 – 6 o’clock.  There’s about 15 instruction weeks left, depending on the weather and unforeseen schedule changes.

Individual junior curlers and teams have volunteered to work with the young curlers in the past and have received Community Service Bursaries at the rate of $5.00 an hour.  Here is the website where you can get more information on that benefit:  https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/workforce-and-advanced-learning/community-service-bursary

If you are available to help with the young curlers, please contact me using the information below.

Have a great year of curling!

Ann Doucette

Junior Instruction, Cornwall Curling Club

902-368-2911 (H) 902-393-1349 (C)

email: banda@pei.sympatico.ca

(Sat. morning league – Marci White photo)


Club member inducted into motorsports Hall of Fame

Congrats to club member Merrill Cronin on his induction into the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame on Saturday! (Guardian)

No daytime curling this Thurs. and Fri. due to Masters Plus tourney

Please note that all daytime curling will be cancelled Thursday, Nov 23rd and Friday, Nov 24th, as the ice will be used for the Masters Plus tournament.

This includes morning Drop-in, afternoon Stick Curling, and Junior Practice. 

The Thursday evening league will go as scheduled.

Thanks for your co-operation!

Currie rink edges Berry team on overall game points to win Murphy’s Ice Queens Funspiel

Murphy’s Ice Queens Funspiel was held November 17th & 18th, with 10 teams participating. We had two guest players, and the rest of the teams were from our own club.

A round-robin style schedule was used with each team playing 3 six-end games over the weekend. This lead up to an exciting finish with a tie in points between the Currie and the Berry teams. The tie was broken with a count of overall game points scored in all three games, leading to the 1st place victory for the Currie team consisting of Karen Currie, Marg Stewart, Pat McCardle and Jean Anderson. These ladies were presented with our Murphy’s Ice Queens Trophy and gift cards from our sponsor Murphy’s Pharmacies.

(L-R): Jean Anderson, Pat McCardle, Marg Stewart, Karen Currie

Second place gift cards were awarded to the Berry team consisting of Shirley Berry, Linda Fairhurst, Marjorie Matthews and Marlene Proude.

(L-R) Shirley Berry, Linda Fairhurst, Marlene Proude, Marjorie Matthews

The funspiel showed its true colors by awarding the lucky number 7th place team gift cards too. Recipients of this award went to Janette Fraser, Carolyn Crockett, Bernie Field and Ann Greyborn. This was a fun twist, showing that it’s not always about winning!

(L-R) Ann Greyborn, Janette Fraser, Carolyn Crockett, Bernie Field

Matos Winery in St. Catherines donated a beautiful basket with a bottle of Chardonnay, along with balsamic vinegar, and some other goodies. Tickets were sold for this, with the lucky winner being Karen Currie!

The ladies were treated to a closing banquet catered by Alan Carmichael who prepared a lovely turkey dinner with all the fixings. This was served to the ladies by club members Peter Murdoch, Gordon Matthews, Adrien Clarke and Paul Field, who all did a super job!

This event could not have been so successful without the generosity of our sponsor, Murphy’s Pharmacies. A big thank you to all those who helped out by providing food, volunteering in the kitchen, setting up, cleaning up, and doing many other jobs. As usual, a job well-done by all!!! 

Events at our club would not be so successful without the continued support of Bev our Club Manager, Lance the Iceman, Ray our Custodian and our bartenders, who for this spiel were Al and Debby.


Desjardins Stick Curling Bonspiel – signup now!

This annual bonspiel, sponsored by Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network, is open to any stick curler, and takes place on Dec. 2 here at the Cornwall Curling Club. Individual entry. A draw will be made where each person will play a minimum of 3 games with a different teammate each game. All games will be six ends. 


Coin toss for choice of rock or hammer. No practice shots. One point awarded for each end scored, five  points for a win, and 2 1/2 points to each team for a tie, and score differential to a maximum of 3.

One hour time limit per game. First draw begins play at 9 am, 2nd at 10am.

Lunch will be provided with your entry fee.

Entry fee of $25 must be received by Nov. 28, 2017.
The 1st 32 paid entries accepted, with a waiting list in order of receipt created after that (for last-minute cancellations)

Make cheque payable to:

Etta Reid
822 Suffolk Road Route 222
Suffolk PE    C1C 0P8

For more info, phone (902) 629-1454

Veronica Smith team hosting Warmup Spiel


Looking for a few games before provincials? Join Team Smith in Cornwall December 8 & 9. Guaranteed 3 games! $125/team. Email vasmith@upei.ca to register

Donovan edges Abraham in extra end, Kelly blanks Burris to win Fall Fling Jr. Cashspiel

The 11th annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel, with a full draw of 24 teams representing all four Atlantic provinces, wrapped up this afternoon at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside.

In the junior men’s division, two “Mainland” teams, both with Island connections, went undefeated through the round robin and semi-final and met in the final, with the Michael Donovan foursome from Curl Moncton, which is coached by Summerside native Daryell Nowlan, and includes his sons Josh at third, and Jacob as alternate player, edging the Ryan Abraham squad from the Halifax Mayflower Curling Club, which includes third stone Brooks Roche from Montague, by a 10-9 score in an extra end.  The teams were tied at 3-3 going into the 5th end, where Donovan scored five points. Abraham fought back with deuces in ends six and eight, and single steals in nine and ten to tie the game, but Donovan had hammer in the final end, scoring the winning single. 


Photo: Organizer Sheila Compton (left) with winning Junior Men’s Team Donovan (L-R): Michael Donovan, Matthew Magee, Donovan Lanteigne, alternate Jacob Nowlan, Coach Daryell Nowlan. Missing: Josh Nowlan (he played in the round robin, while his younger brother Jacob replaced him in the playoffs). Photo credit: Denise Nowlan

Besides skip Abraham and third Roche, the runner-up Abraham team includes Jake Flemming and Thomas Mosher, with coach Paul Flemming.

File photo (L-R): Jr. Men’s runner-up Team Abraham (L-R): Ryan Abraham, Brooks Roche, Jake Flemming, Thomas Mosher

Team Abraham edged the Liam Marin foursome from the Thistle-St. Andrews club in Saint John 6-5 in their semi-final game. The Marin rink includes Crapaud’s Tyler Smith at third. Team Donovan stole a single in the 5th and a deuce in the final end in a 10-6 win over the Alex MacFadyen rink from the host Silver Fox club in the other semi.

In the women’s final, the Annika Kelly squad blanked their Charlottetown Curling Complex clubmates the Alexis Burris team, by a 9-0 score (some Burris members are also Cornwall members). A steal of five points in the sixth end brought the game to an early conclusion.  Lauren Ferguson was skipping Team Burris, as Burris was sidelined by an injury. 

(L-R) Organizer Sheila Compton with winning junior women’s Team Kelly: skip Annika Kelly, third Cynthia Pearson, second Tat Kelly, and lead Meghan Ching. Photo credit: Doug Kelly

Organizer Sheila Compton (left) with runner-up women’s Team Burris (Front row left to right): Lauren Ferguson, Katie Shaw, alternate Amy Spence, Lexie Murray. Back row: Coach David Murphy.

In the women’s semi-final round, Team Burris, who finished round robin play with a 3-2 record, handed the  Kaylee Nodding rink from the Bridgewater Curling Club their first loss in the event, by an 8-6 score, while Team Kelly, also 3-2, got by Team Brianne Batherson from the Lakeshore Curling Club in Lower Sackville NS,  who had only one round robin loss, by a score of 8-5.

End by end results from this event are available at:  http://peicurling.com/scoreboard/#!/competitions/3339

Ch’ship round set at Silver Fox Fall Fling

Round robin play wrapped up Saturday night at the 11th annual Fall Fling junior cashspiel at the Silver Fox in Summerside, with the semi-finals going at 9 this morning, and the junior men’s and junior women’s finals following at 1 pm. 12 junior men’s and an equal number of junior women’s teams took part, with representatives from all four Atlantic provinces.  Sunday games are 10 ends in this event (Friday and Saturday games were eight).

Two junior men’s teams – the Michael Donovan foursome from Curl Moncton, which is coached by Summerside native Daryell Nowlan, and includes his son Josh at third, along with the Ryan Abraham squad from the Halifax Mayflower Curling Club, which includes third stone Brooks Roche from Montague, finished round robin play with a perfect 5-0 win-loss record in their respective pools, and earned two of the four semi-final spots. The other two teams in the semis had 4-1 records, with Abraham taking on Liam Marin of Saint John’s Thistle-St. Andrews club, whose rink includes Crapaud’s Tyler Smith, while Donovan faces the Alex MacFadyen rink from the host Silver Fox club.

There was only one undefeated team after round robin play on the junior women’s side – the Kaylee Nodding team from Bridgewater NS. They’ll be taking on Charlottetown’s Alexis Burris rink, who finished the round robin with a 3-2 record, in the 9 am semi-final round. Team Brianne Batherson from the Lakeshore Curling Club in Lower Sackville NS had only one loss in the round robin, and will face the Annika Kelly rink from Charlottetown, who had 3 wins and 2 losses in the round robin. Teams MacLean from Cornwall and Reeves from Berwick NS also had 3-2 records in the A pool, but Team Kelly got the spot in the money round after tiebreaking rules were used.

Live, end-by-end results from this event are available at http://peicurling.com/scoreboard/#!/competitions/3339