Clean sweep for Cornwall Stick Curlers at the Vogue Optical 55+ Games

The Vogue Optical 55+ Games stick curling competition wrapped up on Friday at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, with teams from the Cornwall Curling Club winning ALL the medals. Here is a list of the medallists:


GOLD: Alva Clarey and John Dunsford

SILVER: Doug Campbell and Bryan Sutherland

BRONZE: Sterling Stratton and Barry Craswell


GOLD: Myrna Sanderson and Myrna Craswell

SILVER: Elaine Hughes and Etta Reid

BRONZE: Ruth Stavert and Gloria Clarke

Post last modified: Feb 23, 2019 @ 8:57 am

Cornwall’s MacLean and Summerside’s Snow undefeated after Opening Day of U16 Ch’ships at the Fox

The Provincial Under 16 Curling Championships, with three boy’s rinks and five girl’s teams taking part, got underway Friday at the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside, with two draws completed.

File photo: Brayden Snow

The host club’s Brayden Snow team is undefeated at 2-0 on the double round robin boy’s side, stealing an extra-end single in a 6-5 shading of the Chase MacMillan rink from Charlottetown, and leading 11-0 after 4 ends in a 14-5 victory over the Samuel Shaw team from Montague.

File photo: Rachel MacLean

In the single-round robin girl’s championship, Cornwall’s Rachel MacLean rink, with Sierra Clyke subbing for her usual teammate Amy Spence to meet the age category, sits at 2-0 after cruising to a pair of high-scoring wins – 13-1 over clubmate Ella Lenentine, and 13-4 over the Clara Jack team, also from Cornwall. Jack, and Sydney Carver from Montague are at 1-1, while Lenentine and the Mallory Rochford rink from the host club are 0-1.

Single and double round-robin play continues Saturday with draws at 10 am, and 2 and 6 pm, and wraps up with a 10 am Sunday boy’s game between MacMillan and Shaw. The top two boy’s teams then advance to their 2 pm championship final, while the second and third place girl’s teams will play a semi-final at 10 am Sunday, with the winning team advancing to the 2 pm championship game against the first place rink.

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Ch’town and Montague men, Sil. Fox, Crapaud and Cornwall women unbeaten after Curling Club Ch’ship Day One

Three draws have been played at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary as the PEI Curling Club Championship got underway on Friday, with men’s teams from all seven dedicated PEI curling facilities, and women’s rinks from six of the seven competing.

Two teams, the Charlottetown Curling Club foursome skipped by Dennis Watts, and the Matthew MacDonald-skipped Montague squad, are 2-0 in the men’s competition, while three rinks, captained by Melissa Morrow out of the Silver Fox in Summerside, who were finalists in last year’s event, along with Tricia Sanderson from the Crapaud Community Curling Club, and the Kim Nicholson foursome from the Cornwall Curling Club are 1-0 in the women’s event. Tim Hockin and the Summerside men lost 8-7 to Montague in the only extra-end game of the day.

Cornwall’s men’s team, skipped by Mark MacDonald, lost their opener 7-4 to Charlottetown, but beat the host club team, skipped by Bob Matheson, 8-3 in their second game. Cornwall’s Kim Nicholson foursome edged the Bobbi-Jean Boylan-skipped Maple Leaf rink, 7-6.

File photo (L-R): Miranda Ellis, Lindsay Spencer, Melissa Morrow from the Silver Fox

The round robin continues on Saturday and Sunday with 4 draws each day, with all the women’s teams seeing action at 9 am, six of the seven men’s team on the ice at noon, two women’s and one men’s rink playing at 4 pm, and six men’s teams wrapping up each day with the 8 pm draw.

The top three teams from the round robin draws, after any tiebreakers, advance to their respective championship round on Monday and, if needed, Tuesday. 

The provincial winners will advance to the national Curling Club Championship, normally held in November. Dates and location have not yet been announced.

Post last modified: Feb 22, 2019 @ 10:43 pm

Josh McInnis and Ray Biagé rinks win Wed. Ladder League Round Two

Although both teams lost their final game, the Josh McInnis and Ray Biagé teams won the Wendy’s “A” pool and Lowther’s Snow Removal “B” pool, respectively, as round two wrapped up this week in the Wednesday evening Ladder League. Both teams had only two losses in the round.

(L-R): Bob Deziel, Jesse Kennedy, Mitch Dunphy, Josh McInnis

Last round’s “A” winner, the Shelley Ebbett team, had the same win-loss record as the McInnis rink, but lost to them in their round robin encounter, so they missed out on the Wendy’s gift certificates from sponsor D.P. Murphy Inc.

The Biagé team won the “B” pool thanks to Mark MacDonald, who picked up a win over Rachel MacLean in a final-night battle of second-place teams. Had MacLean won, she would have taken the first place prize from sponsor Lowther’s Snow Removal (gift certificates for the Cornwall Curling Club), as she and Biagé would have had the same record (two losses), and she had beaten Biagé in their round robin match. Since the Biagé foursome had beaten the MacDonald team in their game, they won the round via the head-to-head results.

(L-R): Ray Biagé, Rick Doiron, Rebecca Rolfe, Derek MacEwen

On the final night, Biagé, who was guaranteed first place with a win, was in a see-saw battle with Kelly Watts, and needed a deuce in the final end for the win, but had to settle for a single, and a tie game. In the draw to the button to determine the winner, both teams came short of the rings on their first attempt, but found the house on their second, with Watts coming closer to the button.

Looking at the teams for the next round, which will be only six weeks, Biagé, MacDonald, and MacLean will all be going up the ladder to the A pool, while Emily Sanderson, with two wins, (including a win over the first place team on the last night) will be going down the ladder to the “B”. There was a log jam of four teams with three wins in the “A” pool – Kim Nicholson, Paul Neima, Rob Gallant, and Greg Robertson. Amazingly (or good planning?), Neima’s three wins came at the hands of all three of the other teams, so he’s “safe” in A.
Gallant beat the two remaining teams – Nicholson and Robertson, so he’s safe, too.
That leaves the Kim Nicholson and Greg Robertson teams to join the Emily Sanderson foursome in the trip down the ladder to the “B” pool.

We’ll do the Round 3 draw in the next day or two. It looks like either surf or turf is on the menu for the last round winners, as the “A” pool will be sponsored by Robert I. Clow Ltd. (aka Clow’s Red and White in Hampshire, famous for their meat), while the “B” is sponsored by New Glasgow Lobster Suppers.

Post last modified: Feb 22, 2019 @ 3:03 pm

Cornwall Curlers do well at Vogue Optical 55+ Games

Regular curling wrapped up Wednesday at the Vogue Optical 55+ Games, with curling taking place at the Charlottetown Curling Complex. Stick curling began on Thursday. Here are the regular curling winners:


Curling Men’s
GOLD: Team MacDonald

SILVER: Team Arsenault (Cornwall)

BRONZE: Team Gaudin


Curling Mixed/Women’s

GOLD: Team Hennessey

SILVER: Team Sutherland (Cornwall)

BRONZE: Team Craswell (Cornwall)



Post last modified: Feb 21, 2019 @ 9:34 pm

Cornwall teams depart for the Canada Games on Saturday!

Best of luck to our Cornwall teams at the Canada Games!

The Lauren Ferguson and Mitchell Schut teams from here at the Cornwall Curling Club will be heading to the Canada Games in Red Deer Alberta on Saturday morning. Both teams got together at the Club recently for a game together, and were treated to a celebratory cake.

Back row (L-R): Mitchell Schut, Nick Johnston, Liam Kelly, Colin MacKenzie, coach Lori Robinson from Team Schut.
Front Row (L-R): Lauren Ferguson, coach David Murphy, Alexis Burris, Lexie Murray from Team Ferguson. Missing from photo is Katie Shaw.

(Photos courtesy of Lori Robinson)

Follow the teams on Twitter @TeamFergusonPEI and @TeamMSchutPEI

Both teams will play against the same province or territory at the same time in the Games Preliminary Round, starting Sunday morning at 10 local time (1 pm Atlantic) against Ontario. Here is the PEI Preliminary Round Schedule for both Team Ferguson and Team Schut (Atlantic time):

Draw Starts at Day Opponent
1 1:00 PM Sunday Ontario
2 8:00 PM Sunday Newfoundland and Labrador
3 1:00 PM Mon Manitoba
4 8:00 PM Mon Saskatchewan
6 5:00 PM Tue British Columbia
7 10:00 PM Tue Alberta
8 1:00 PM Wed Nova Scotia
9 8:00 PM Wed Quebec
10 1:00 PM Thu Northwest Territories
12 12:00 PM Fri New Brunswick

Live Results: 

Curling Canada Results Page – Women
Curling Canada Results Page – Men

Two Team PEI round-robin games (both teams at the same time) will be available on live stream, at 5 pm Alberta time (8 pm in PEI) against Saskatchewan, on Monday Feb. 25, and on Friday, March 1st at 9 am Alberta time, 12 noon on PEI, against New Brunswick, in the final round-robin draw.

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Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine to play for Manitoba team next season

Team Zacharias, out of Manitoba, announced on Wednesday that Karlee Burgess and Lauren Lenentine, who were on Team Nova Scotia this season, will be joining their Under 21 team next season. The team will now consist of skip Mackenzie Zacharias, along with Burgess, Lenentine, and Emily Zacharias.

Left: Karlee Burgess, Right: Lauren Lenentine

Post last modified: Feb 21, 2019 @ 7:01 am

Ladder League Round Two wraps up this evening

This is a reminder to Wednesday evening curlers that we are running the last week of Round Two
this evening, as it was cancelled last week and we want a proper finish to the draw, so it’s the same draw as last week, with the A pool at 6:30 and the B pool at 8:30.

Feb. 20 (Week 7) Postponed from Feb. 13 due to storm.
6:30 pm Wendy’s “A” Pool
Ice 1: A5-Josh McInnis vs A6-Emily Sanderson
Ice 2: A1-Shelley Ebbett vs A2-Kim Nicholson
Ice 3: A3-Paul Neima vs A4-Lauren Ferguson
Ice 4: A7-Rob Gallant vs A8-Greg Robertson

8:30 pm Lowther’s Snow Removal “B” Pool
Ice 1: B5-Kelly Watts vs B6-Ray Biagé
Ice 2: B1-Mark MacDonald vs B2-Rachel MacLean
Ice 3: B3-Greg Groves vs B4-David Younker
Ice 4: B7-Hank Kamphuis vs B8-Peter Joostema

Post last modified: Feb 20, 2019 @ 11:14 am

Cornwall’s MacDonald and Nicholson rinks begin play Friday in PEI Curling Club Ch’ships

 Click for end by end event results

The 2019 PEI Curling Club Championships, featuring the winning men’s and women’s teams from individual club playdowns, take place February 22-26 at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. All seven dedicated PEI curling facilities are represented on the Men’s side, and six out of seven are competing on the Women’s. The Men and Women will play round robin draws, Friday through Sunday, with the top three teams after any tiebreakers advancing to their respective championship round on Monday and, if needed, Tuesday. Games are 8 ends.Event website:
Here are Cornwall’s teams at the Club Championships:

Team MacDonald – Skip Mark MacDonald, Mate Brad Gardiner, Second Wayne Goodwin, and Lead Garth Cudmore.

Team Nicholson (L-R): Kim Nicholson,  Jean Sinclair, Darlene Howlett, Dena Farrell

The provincial winners will advance to the national Curling Club Championship, normally held in November. Dates and location have not yet been announced.


Green = Men’s, Violet = Women’s

Date Time Draw Ice 1 Ice 2  Ice 3 Ice 4
Feb 22
10 am 1 Charlottetown – Cornwall Crapaud – Western Maple Leaf – Silver Fox  
2 pm 2 Maple Leaf – Cornwall Western – Crapaud Silver Fox – Montague Silver Fox – Montague
6 pm 3 Western -Montague Cornwall – Maple Leaf Charlottetown – Crapaud  
Feb 23
9 am 4 Western – Silver Fox Cornwall – Montague Maple Leaf – Crapaud  
12 pm 5 Crapaud – Silver Fox Charlottetown – Western Cornwall -Montague  
4 pm 6 Crapaud – Montague Crapaud – Maple Leaf Cornwall – Silver Fox Maple Leaf – Western
8 pm 7 Charlottetown – Montague Cornwall – Silver Fox Western -Maple Leaf  
Feb 24
9 am 8 Cornwall – Crapaud Maple Leaf – Silver Fox Western – Montague  
12 pm 9   Maple Leaf -Montague Charlottetown – Silver Fox Cornwall -Crapaud
4 pm 10 Maple Leaf – Montague Cornwall – Western Cornwall – Western Crapaud – Silver Fox
8 pm 11 Western -Silver Fox   Crapaud -Montague Charlottetown – Maple Leaf
Feb 25
10 am 12 Tie Breaker/OR/PA & P1
2 pm 13 Tie Breaker/OR/PA & P1/OR/PB & P2
6 pm 14   PA P1  
Feb 26
10 am 15   P2 PB  
2 pm 16   PC* P3*  

 If no tiebreakers are required both playoffs will start at 10 am on Feb. 25.
If only one division requires tiebreakers the other division will have their playoffs start at 10 am on Feb. 25
This same idea will be followed if one division requires two tiebreakers and the other only requires one.

Ch’ship Round Draw Tree


Click for player info. M=Men, W=Women

Team Affiliation
M – Charlottetown CC (Watts) Charlottetown Curling Complex
M – Cornwall CC (Mark MacDonald) Cornwall Curling Club
M – Crapaud CCC (Inman) Crapaud Community Curling Club
M – Maple Leaf CC (Matheson) Maple Leaf Curling Club
M – Montague CC (Matthew MacDonald) Montague Curling Club
M – Silver Fox CC (Hockin) Silver Fox Curling Club.
M – Western CC (Vincent) Western Community Curling Club
W – Cornwall CC (Nicholson) Cornwall Curling Club
W – Crapaud CCC (Sanderson) Crapaud Community Curling Club
W – Maple Leaf CC (Boylan) Maple Leaf Curling Club
W – Montague CC (Dewar) Montague Curling Club
W – Silver Fox CC (Morrow) Silver Fox Curling Club.
W – Western CCC (Horne) Western Community Curling Club


Last year’s event:

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Upcoming Stick Curling Opportunities

With the Maritime Stick coming up in March 15-17, at the Cornwall Curling Club, there is a strong possibility that NB may not fill all their quota of 4 open and 4 women’s teams If there are vacancies in the Open division, they will be filled by teams who participated in the PEI Provincial Stick Ch’ship.. Teams will be invited according to their order of finish at our Provincials as has been the custom in the past. For the women’s division, since we had only 4 teams at our Provincials, any women’s team is invited to apply. If there are more applying than needed, they will draw by lot. Stick Curl PEI pays the $110 registration fee for all our teams.

Also, for the Canadian Stick on March 31- April 3 (also at Cornwall), there are currently 46 teams registered in the Open division. Organizers would really like to have 2 more (48 total) to make a nice simple draw and to be able to say that PEI filled the draw. Again, if there is interest from more than 2 teams they will draw by lot. If you are interested, please contact Ernie Stavert. The registration fee, if you are selected, is  $160 per team and includes a banquet at Rodd’s Royalty. The women’s division is over-filled with 14 teams so they are not looking for any more entries for that category.

For more information, please contact Ernie Stavert at

Post last modified: Feb 19, 2019 @ 11:57 am