Tyler MacKenzie wins PEI Mixed “A” section, Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut vs Jamie Newson in “B” final

Saturday was a busy day at the nine-team PEI Mixed (fours)  Curling Championship at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with the “A” section winner decided, and the finalists set for the 10 am Sunday “B” final of the Modified Triple Knockout draw.

File photo: Tyler MacKenzie at last year’s PEI Mixed here at Cornwall

The competition will be going into Monday, as there will be separate “A” and “B” winners, meaning no team can capture three sections. The Tyler MacKenzie team from Charlottetown, which includes Aleya Quilty, Doug MacGregor, and Jodi Murphy, and were finalists in last year’s PEI mixed, won the “A” section on Saturday morning, with a 6-1 win over Jamie Newson and his Silver Fox and Charlottetown team, stealing three singles in a row in ends four through six, to bring the “A” final to a speedy conclusion. Newson has a second chance to qualify for the Monday championship round, advancing to the “B” final with a 10-3 victory over the host club’s Daryl MacDonald team on Saturday evening.

MacKenzie did not advance to the “B” final, losing a 5-4 decision to Mitchell Schut from Cornwall in the afternoon draw. MacKenzie was trailing 3-0 after five ends, but picked up 4 in the sixth to take the lead. Schut blanked the seventh and scored a deuce in the final end for the win. Schut advanced to the “B” semi with a 9-6 win over Corey Miller from the Fox in the morning draw.

Schut now plays Newson in the “B” final at 10 am Sunday. The “C” semis go at 2 pm Sunday, with the “C” final at 6.

The winners of the three sections will advance to the championship round on Monday at 10 am and, if needed, 2 pm, with the PEI Mixed Champions then advancing to the Canadian Mixed Curling Championships, November 5-10 2018 at the Fort Rouge Curling Club in Winnipeg.

Live results from the PEI event at PEICurling.com

Newson, MacKenzie to meet in PEI Mixed “A” event final (Journal)

ALBERTON-It will be Jamie Newson against Tyler MacKenzie in the “A” section final of the P.E.I. Provincial Mixed Fours Curling championship in Saturday’s 10 a.m. draw at the Western Community Curling Club

Newson and his Silver Fox and Charlottetown Curling Club team of Melissa Morrow, Andrew MacDougall and Miranda Ellis scored a pair of lopsided victories on the opening day of the modified triple knock-out championship Friday at the Western Community Club. They started off with a 6-1 victory over the Freddy Fraser rink from the host club in the afternoon draw and scored a 10-3 victory over the Mitchell Schut Cornwall rink in the evening draw.

Aleya Quilty, mate on the Tyler MacKenzie Charlottetown rink, calls a shot during the opening draw of the P.E.I. Provincial Mixed Curling Championship at Western Community Curling Club. Looking on are skip Calvin Smith and mate Lauren Ferguson from Crapaud and watching a shot on the adjacent ice, Iva Griffin and Glen Betts from the host Western club. – Eric McCarthy

MacKenzie took a slightly longer path to the “A” final as both of his games Friday went to an extra end. He scored two with hammer in the morning draw for a 9-7 win over Calvin Smith from Crapaud, and he fought back from a 5-1 deficit at the fourth end break and was up 6-5 on Daryl MacDonald from the host club after seven ends. MacDonald tied the game in the eighth but MacKenzie and his Charlottetown rink of Jodi Murphy (lead), Doug MacGregor and Aleya Quilty got the single in the extra for a 7-6 win.

There are draws scheduled Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and, if necessary, Monday at 2 and 6 p.m.

Click for full story and scoreboard from Friday draws at the Journal Pioneer.

Team Berry Fundraiser for 2018 Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships

The Shirley Berry Provincial Senior Women’s Champs are are holding a Gift Basket Raffle to support their trip to the Canadian Seniors in Stratford, Ontario, March 24-29, 2018.
 
 Photo (L-R): Shirley Berry, Janice Murdoch, Arleen Harris, Kim Nicholson
 
Tickets are $5 each, 3 for $10 or 7 for $20.  Available at the Cornwall Curling Club bar or from any team member.  E-transfers accepted at jpmurdoch@eastlink.ca
 
Draw date Tuesday, March 20.
 
Items include:
Countryview Golf Club – 2 green fees (18 holes)
COWS beach towel, water bottle, Cow Chips
Peter MacNeil Automotive – oil change
All About Golf – 2 rounds at Indoor Putting & Chipping Facility
Captain Morgan White Rum (1.14 L)
St-Rémy Brandy (1.14 L)
Rossignol Wine – High Bank Red & Little Sands White
Fleece blanket
Handknit mittens
Golf balls! Soap! Maple Syrup! Candy! Wine accessories! And more!
 
Thank you to all who donated prizes, and thanks to everyone for your support and well wishes!

Round three of Monday night Single Entry Draw at 6:30

Here is the final round Monday night Single Entry Mixed Draw at 6:30 pm, sponsored by Your Independent Grocer in Cornwall.

Cornwall Curling Club Monday Night

Early Draw Team Lists

 

Ref.# Skip Mate Second Lead
 

1

 

Angus Davies

 

Jean Sinclair

 

Heather Pierce

 

Chris MacDougall

 

2

 

Danny Kneabone

 

Rob Gallant

 

Jeff Hannam

 

Dena Farrell

 

3

 

TBD

 

Brad Gardiner

 

Debby Sigsworth

 

Lisa MacEachern

 

4

 

Bryan Sutherland

 

Donald Weeks

 

Stephanie O’Keefe

 

Byron Lindsay

 

5

 

Eric LeBlanc

 

Megan Davies

 

Stephen Armsworthy

 

Donna Musto

 

6

 

Frank Martin

 

Chris Hodgson

 

Elric MacDonald

 

Claude Shea

 

7

 

Lorianne Davies

 

Joe MacKinnon

 

Dean MacEachern

 

Colleen MacDonald

 

8

 

Ray Biagé

 

Alan Mason

 

Mike MacDonald

 

Tara Heustis

 

9

 

Greg Groves

 

Frank Weiler

 

Kimberly MacDonald

 

Sharon Campbell

 

Schedule

 

Wk.# Date Ice #1 vs. Ice #2 vs. Ice #3 vs. Ice #4 vs. Bye
 

1

 

12 Feb 2018

 

2-Kneabone

 

4-Sutherland

 

1-ADavies

 

6-Martin

 

3-TBD

 

8-Biagé

 

5-LeBlanc

 

9-Groves

 

7-LDavies

 

2

 

19 Feb 2018

 

9-Groves

 

7-LDavies

 

8-Biagé

 

5-LeBlanc

 

6-Martin

 

3-TBD

 

4-Sutherland

 

1-ADavies

 

2-Kneabone

 

3

 

26 Feb 2018

 

1-ADavies

 

2-Kneabone

 

3-TBD

 

4-Sutherland

 

5-LeBlanc

 

6-Martin

 

7-LDavies

 

8-Biagé

 

9-Groves

 

4

 

05 Mar 2018

 

8-Biagé

 

9-Groves

 

6-Martin

 

7-LDavies

 

4-Sutherland

 

5-LeBlanc

 

2-Kneabone

 

3-TBD

 

1-ADavies

 

5

 

12 Mar 2018

 

3-TBD

 

1-ADavies

 

5-LeBlanc

 

2-Kneabone

 

7-LDavies

 

4-Sutherland

 

9-Groves

 

6-Martin

 

8-Biagé

 

6

 

19 Mar 2018

 

6-Martin

 

8-Biagé

 

4-Sutherland

 

9-Groves

 

2-Kneabone

 

7-LDavies

 

1-ADavies

 

5-LeBlanc

 

3-TBD

 

7

 

26 Mar 2018

 

5-LeBlanc

 

3-TBD

 

7-LDavies

 

1-ADavies

 

9

 

2-Kneabone

 

8-Biagé

 

4-Sutherland

 

6-Martin

   

* Highlighted game is exhibition only and points will not contribute to these teams’ total score.

 

 

Reminder to signup by Feb. 16 (Friday) for our Club’s Travelers playdowns

 

As of last evening, there was only one team signed up. We need to let the Travelers Provincials know by Friday afternoon if we will have entries for both Women and Men, or just one.

The signup sheet is now up, with closing date of Friday Feb. 16, for our Club playdowns for the Travelers Curling Club Championships, which take place the weekend of February 23-25. The winning men’s and women’s champions advance to the provincial Travelers, March 9-13 at the Montague Curling Club. The provincial winners go to the 2018 Travelers Curling Club Championship,  dates and venue TBA (usually in November).

Entry fee is $100.00 per team for our Club playdowns.
It’s a cashspiel with 50% of entry fees going to a prize pool

Here are the eligibility rules for the national Travelers event. Your team would have to meet them in order to play in the provincials and go to the nationals. 

Travelers Curling Club Championship Eligibility Requirements 
(subject to change – the latest info is at:  http://www.curling.ca/2017travelers/about/eligibility-requirements/

2017 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

We trust that all participants will respect the intent of this championship, which is for curling clubs to engage their members to participate in a club championship to declare a club champion to represent the curling club. The event is formulated for true club championship teams, not past or present elite. The objective is to support the development of curling across Canada. We keep this objective in mind as we set our eligibility requirements and on-ice rules, including the Curling Canada Rules of Curling for General Play. Curling Canada reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to exclude any team that violates this spirit and intent as it pertains to the rules below.

  1. The curling club, represented by the team, must be affiliated with its provincial/territorial curling association, and thereby its national curling association (CC), and all dues must be paid in full to both the provincial/territorial and national association(s). The players of any club champion team must be members in good standing of the affiliated curling club. Any player can be a member of more than one affiliated curling club, but shall declare one “home club” for this competition.
  2. Each club will declare a men’s team and women’s team of FOUR (4) players to represent their club through either their normal league or club championship process, or through a designated Travelers Curling Club Championship competition within the club. The declared teams, through either process, MUST have at least three players who have played together in a sanctioned club league during the current season. If a replacement fourth player is used, (i.e., a player who did not play regularly on that team throughout the season) that player MUST play lead. Players who play exclusively in a major/super league without playing in another sanctioned club league are ineligible to compete. Clubs that only have mixed or open leagues (i.e., no men’s and women’s leagues) must contact their association for approval to participate.
  1. Each team will be allowed only one player who has played in a Juniors’, Men’s (Brier), Women’s (Scotties) or Seniors’ provincial/territorial event in the current or previous four curling seasons or participated in a Grand Slam event in the current or previous four curling seasons (2012-2013, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-2017).* No player on the team can have played in a Canadian Juniors, Men’s, Women’s or Senior’s Canadian Championship for those years (i.e. national competitors are excluded as regular or replacement players on the team).* Exception – Provinces/Territories [including PEI] with an open provincial/territory event will be permitted 1 player who has placed top 25% in a Juniors’, Men’s (Brier), Women’s (Scotties) or Seniors’ provincial/territory event in the current or previous 4 curling seasons, or participated in a Grand Slam event in the current or previous 4 curling seasons.
  2. Players who competed in the 2016 Travelers Curling Club Championship national event are ineligible to compete in the 2017 play downs.
  3. All games will be 8 ends with ties being decided by a full extra end.
  4. Once a four person team has been declared a club champion, a maximum of 1 replacement/substitute player from the club can play lead. It is at the discretion of each curling club to determine their replacement/substitute rules throughout their process to declare their club champions.
  5. Each team must be comprised of 4 players aged 19 or over, as of November 1st, 2017. Provincial/Territorial curling associations may adopt a more restrictive age criteria if they choose.
  6. Curling Canada has the sole authority to grant exceptions to these rules in extraordinary circumstances. Before exercising this discretion, Curling Canada will consult with the relevant provincial/territorial curling association, and will notify the provincial/territorial association in writing of any decisions regarding exceptions that are granted.

Schut wins baseball award!

Congrats to Baseball PEI Junior Official of the Year (and Cornwall Curling Club member) Mitchell Schut!

Kent Walker, left, (Supervisor of Officials, Baseball PEI), Shawn MacLean (ADL), 2nd from right and Janet Cameron, right (Director of Provincial Teams, Baseball PEI) present Mitchell Schut with the 2017 ADL/Sport PEI Junior Official of the Year Award at last week’s baseball awards night  (Sport PEI photo)

Thursday evening draw – Round Three, sponsored by Griffin’s Service Centre

Here is the final draw of the season for Thursday evening, sponsored by Griffin’s Auto Service Centre, 859 Bannockburn Rd, Clyde River, PE C0A Phone(902) 675-2473

THURSDAY EVENING DRAW – February 15-March 29, 2018

 

DATE

 

ICE 1
(6:30 pm)

 

ICE 2
(6:30 pm)

 

ICE 3
(6:30 pm)

 

ICE 4
(6:30 pm)

 

ICE 5
(8:30 pm)

 

ICE 6
(8:30 pm)

 

Feb. 15

Paul N

Vs

Allan M

Frank M

Vs

Bryan S

Frank W

Vs

Peter M

 

Garth C

Vs

Hans W

Eric L

Vs

Larry C

 

Gordie M

Vs

Kim N

 

Feb. 22

Frank W

Vs

Allan M

Paul N

Vs

Gordie M

Frank M

Vs

Hans W

Eric L

Vs

Peter M

Bryan S

Vs

Larry C

Garth C

Vs

Kim N

 

 

March 01

Bryan S

Vs

Eric L

 

Larry C

Vs

Gordie M

Kim N

Vs

Paul N

 

Allan M

Vs

Garth C

Hans W

Vs

Frank W

Peter M

Vs

Frank M

 

March 08

Kim N

Vs

Eric L

Allan M

Vs

Bryan S

Hans W

Vs

Peter M

Larry C

Vs

Garth C

Paul N

Vs

Frank W

Gordie M

Vs

Frank M

 

March 15

Bryan S

Vs

Kim N

Eric L

Vs

Gordie M

   Frank M

         Vs

      Paul N

Frank W

Vs

Garth C

Hans W

Vs

Larry C

Peter M

Vs

Allan M

 

March 22

Frank W

Vs

Eric L

Larry C

Vs

Frank M

 

Paul N

Vs

Peter M

 

Gordie M

Vs

Hans W

 

Kim N

Vs

Allan M

Garth C

Vs

Bryan S

 

March 29

Kim N

Vs

Larry C

Allan M

Vs

Gordie M

Bryan S

Vs

Frank W

Peter M

Vs

Garth C

Hans W

Vs

Paul N

 

Eric L

Vs

Frank M

 

Here are the team rosters: 

TEAM NUMBER SKIP MATE SECOND LEAD
 

1

 

Larry Cudmore

Marjorie Matthews  

Morgan Wells

 

TBA

 

2

 

Eric LeBlanc

 

Lee Nickerson

 

Barb Arsenault

 

Katelyn Burgoyne

 

3

 

Frank Martin

 

Doug Kelly

 

Darlene Howlett

 

Steve Dimond

 

4

 

Frank Weiler

 

Gary O’Sullivan

 

Heather Diamond

 

Laurie Kelly

 

5

 

Garth Cudmore

 

Rick Neumeyer

 

Jennifer Lenentine

 

Len Cudmore

 

6

 

Paul Neima

 

Janice Murdoch

 

Monica MacKinnon

 

Scott MacLean

 

7

 

Gordie Matthews

 

Ryan Piercey

 

Patsy Piercey

 

Alex Rogers

 

     8

 

Kim Nicholson

 

George Piercey

 

Darren MacKinnon

 

Kristie Rogers

 

 

9

 

 

Allan Mason

 

Carlene Peters

 

Robbie Lenentine

 

Tara Woolaver

 

10

 

Hans Wicki

 

Kristen Casey

 

Chris MacDougall

 

 

Amanda MacIntosh

 

11

 

Peter Murdoch

 

Marlene Proude

 

Donnie Godfrey

 

Lacey Gallant

 

12

Bryan Sutherland  

Steve DeGrace

 

Maureen Cudmore

 

Italo Marzari

 

 

Mixed Doubles (Canada’s new Olympic Gold Medal sport!) funspiel draw for Saturday

Here is the  Mixed Doubles funspiel draw for Saturday afternoon,  February 17, 2018.
We have a full complement of 16 teams!
Cost of  $40.00 per team includes 2 six-end games, and pizza served when curling finishes.

First Draw – 12:30 pm

Ice 1 – Chris MacDougall & Sharon Campbell  vs.  Danny Bernard & Karen Currie

Ice 2 –  Julie Scales & Mark O’Rourke vs. Mark MacDonald & Megan Davies

Ice 3 –  Frank Weiler & Lynda Fairhurst  vs.  Barry & Myrna Craswell

Ice 4 – Garth Cudmore & Katelyn Burgoyne vs. Angus Kennedy & Myrna Sanderson

Second Draw – 1:45 pm

Ice 1 – Lorianne & Angus Davies  vs.  Wade Deaken & Kristie Rogers

Ice 2 –  Paul & Joanne Durant vs. Ray Biagé & Barb Duncan-Biagé

Ice 3 –  Dean & Lisa MacEachern vs.  Danny & Darlene Kneabone

Ice 4 – Allan Mason & Tara Woolaver  vs.  Carlene Peters & Joe Callaghan

Draw 3 – 3:00 pm 
Highest points draw 1 play second highest 2 and down the line e.g. 3 vs 4,  5 vs 6,  7 vs 8

Draw 4 – 4:15  pm
Highest points draw 2 play second highest 2 and down the line e.g. 3 vs 4, 5 vs 6, 7 vs 8

Pizza and prizes at 5:30 pm – enjoy as this is all for fun and for more exposure to Canada’s new Olympic Gold Medal sport!

 

 

 

 

 

Entry Deadline is Feb. 23 for U13, here at Cornwall

 

 

 
Specific Rules of Play for the Provincial U13
1. Competitors will be a maximum of 12 years of age on June 30 of the year prior to the
competition.
2. Games will be six (6) ends.
3. This will be an open event.
4. All teams must have an adult coach or Chaperone on-site for each game. Minimum
certification is not required to access field of play.
5. The U13 will continue to be tied to the March Break. It will not be held either weekend of
the March break but the closest weekend prior to or after the March break that the Club is
able to host them.
6. There must be an official at all draws.
7. Time clocks will not be used.

Click for last year’s event.

Sticking with the game of curling: delivery sticks extending curling career for some (Journal)

Alberton–Hips and knees seem to be common talking points when stick curlers get together for bonspiels and championships.

 Harvey Holm calls a shot on one ice while fellow Alberton stick curler Audrey Callaghan watches as Cornwall curler Gloria Clarke calls a shot on an adjacent ice. Stick curlers, when they are playing skip, can sweep from their hog line in. Their teammates deliver their stones using a delivery stick. – Eric McCarthy
 

Etta Reid, who teamed up with fellow Cornwall stick curler Elaine Hughes last week in Alberton to win their second provincial women’s stick curling title in five years, says she’s just back in competition after taking last year off following hip replacement.They edged perennial women’s champions Gloria Clarke and Ruth Stavert, also from Cornwall, 5-4 in the championship final

Interestingly the only other time since 2010 that Stavert and Clarke didn’t win the provincial title was in 2014 when Reid and Hughes claimed the championship, in Reid’s first year of competition

Despite Clarke going through chemotherapy and Stavert hobbling on a new hip, the pair competed in 2014 and finished third. Stavert’s husband made her a special crutch so she could compete. A month later they rebounded to win the Maritime championship.

At 79 years of age, Sterling Stratton has just won his fifth stick curling title in the Open Division. The Cornwall curler had given up the traditional four-person sport at age 50 because of arthritic knees.

He was 60 when, at the urging of Ernie Stavert, he got back into curling. Stavert had just pioneered stick curling on P.E.I., in 1998, using a length of plumbing pipe with a 45-degree elbow fastened to the end of it as a delivery device.

Stratton’s first two provincial titles were with Stavert as his partner. His last three have been with Barry Craswell.

Stavert, the coordinator for this year’s stick provincials, is thrilled with the growth of the sport. ”It’s a very congenial game,” he said.

“It keeps people in curling who mightn’t otherwise be in it,” he said.

Clarke is thrilled with the stick game’s growth. “Stick curling is a great sport because you’re always involved in the game. You have to skip an end (call the game) and you have to throw an end, so you’re never idle and you’re always involved,” she explained. “It’s short. It’s an hour, so you don’t freeze to death. It’s great for people like us who are getting older and we have a bad knee or we have a hip replacement. It allows us to continue curling.”

Click for full story in the Journal Pioneer