Reminder: Farewell Party for Danielle and Edmond this evening (April 14)

Danielle Girard and Edmond Richard have been Cornwall Curling Club members for a number of years, and are departing on a journey to forge new friendships in Québec. A farewell party (an informal “come and go” drop-in event) is being held this evening (Saturday, April 14th) beginning at 7 pm.

The bar will be open and there will be light snacks/appetizers provided.  Come on out and wish them well!

 

 

PEI’s Team Ferguson finishes with a pair of wins, just misses playoff round at U18 nationals (Curling Canada)

The round robin wrapped up on Thursday night, and sixteen teams – eight boys’, eight girls’ – will now move on to the Championship double-knockout round of the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Curling Championships in St. Andrews, N.B.

Team Ferguson vs. NWT (Livestream) 

[The PEI girl’s team, skipped by Lauren Ferguson, finished round robin play with a 3 -3 record after wins over Team NWT and previously-undefeated Ontario on Thursday. They had the same record as BC, who got the last playoff berth in their pool, as they beat PEI 5-3 in their round robin encounter. 

The Mitchell Schut-skipped PEI boy’s team had some very close games, but didn’t manage to pull out a win in the round robin.]

Teams that didn’t make the playoff round will be paired up for a mixed doubles competition.

Nova Scotia third Owen Purcell and second Jeffrey Meagher sweep the rock delivered by lead Scott Weagle during action at the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Curling Championships in St. Andrews, N.B. (Curling Canada/Mark Finley photo)

Leading the way on the boys’ side is Northern Ontario’s Jacob Horgan, the 2017 Under-18 champion, who finished at the top of Pool B with a perfect 5-0 record.

Horgan is joined by three teams from Pool B, Newfoundland and Labrador (4-1), Quebec (3-2) and New Brunswick (2-3), as well as the top four teams from Pool A, including Manitoba (4-1), and Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta, who all finished with 3-2 records.

On the women’s side, the top four Pool A teams – Ontario and New Brunswick (5-1), Saskatchewan (4-2) and B.C. (3-3) – will join the top four from Pool B – Alberta (5-1), Northern Ontario and Quebec (4-2) and Nova Scotia (3-3) – in the Championship double-knockout round to determine who will move on to the semifinals on Saturday.

New Brunswick third Ashley Cormier and second Deanna MacDonald sweep the rock delivered by lead Rachel Brewer at the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Curling Championships in St. Andrews, N.B. (Curling Canada/Mark Finley photo)

The playoff match-ups look like this:

Boys

Manitoba vs New Brunswick
Nova Scotia vs Quebec
Newfoundland and Labrador vs Ontario
Northern Ontario vs Alberta

Girls

Ontario vs Nova Scotia
New Brunswick vs Quebec
Northern Ontario vs Saskatchewan
Alberta vs British Columbia

The championship round will take place on Friday in the W.C. O’Neill Arena, with the boys’ gaes taking place at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (ADT), and girls’ matches at 12:30 p.m and 7:30 p.m. (ADT). Mixed doubles will be played in both the arena as well as the Heather Curling Club with draws at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., all times ADT.

Selected games from the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Championships will be streamed live for viewing online. Go to the event website, www.curling.ca/2018under18/, for links and more information about scoring, live streaming, teams and results.

Click to read at Curling Canada

Ferguson 1-3, Schut 0-4 at Canadian U18, Ferguson game on livestream at 10 am


The PEI teams each had a pair of close losses on Wednesday at the Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews New Brunswick, with Team Lauren Ferguson sitting at 1-3 win-loss, and Team Mitchell Schut at 0-4 going into the final day of round robin play.

Ferguson lost to New Brunswick’s Erica Cluff Wednesday afternoon in a conservatively-played game until the last two ends, with NB leading 4-2 after six. Ferguson then stole a triple to go ahead 5-4 coming home without hammer, but Cluff took four points in the final end for an 8-5 win and a 3-1 win-loss record.

PEI had a 2-1 lead at the 4th end break in their game against Saskatchewan, who scored a deuce in the fifth to pull ahead by one. PEI tied the game with a single in six. Saskatchewan blanked the seventh to keep last rock advantage coming home, and scored four points in the eighth for a 7-3 win, improving their record to 3-1.

Team Ferguson has two games today, with their 10 am game against the Northwest Territories livestreamed by Bell Aliant TV1 at player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/183. 

Their final round robin game is at 2 pm, against undefeated (4-0) Ontario.

Team Schut was leading 4-3 after six ends in their game against Liam Marin and his Saint John NB team, but a stolen deuce in seven put NB ahead by one. PEI forced an extra end with a single in eight, but NB won 6-5 with a single in the extra, and have a 2-2 record.

Schut’s low-scoring evening match was against Ryan McNeil Lamswood from Newfoundland and Labrador, with the 1st two ends blanked, and NL picking up singles in 3 and 4 to lead 2-0 at the break. PEI got on the board with a single in five, but NL picked up singles in ends six and eight for a 4-1 win and a 3-1 win-loss record.

PEI concludes round robin play at 10 this morning against BC (0-3), skipped by Dawson Ballard out of Vancouver.

Quebec and Ontario women continue to roll undefeated through the round robin, with the 2017 champions from Northern Ontario dominating on the men’s side.

The top four teams in each pool will move on to an eight-team championship double-knockout playoff round beginning on Friday.

The playoff round will determine the four men’s and four women’s teams that will compete in the Olympic-style semifinals on Saturday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. AT. The semifinal winners will play for gold while the losers will play for bronze at 6 p.m. AT the same day.

The teams that don’t make the playoffs will take part in a mixed doubles competition.

Follow the PEI Teams on Twitter at @TeamMSchutPE and @TeamFergusonPEI

Use the event’s Twitter hashtag #U18CC2018 for other information.

Go to the event website, www.curling.ca/2018under18/, for links and more information about scoring, live streaming, teams and results.

PEI loses close games to tough teams at Canadian U18 Ch’ships on Tues. (Curling Canada)

All teams were in action on Tuesday at the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews, N.B., with pool play underway to determine who will move on to the championship round later this week.

Alexis Burris from Team PEI. (Finley Fotography photo)

On the women’s side, Ontario and Saskatchewan continue undefeated, while B.C.’s Jaelyn Cotter notched her first win of the round robin, a 5-3 victory over PEI’s Lauren Ferguson. [Ferguson has only one game today, at 6 pm against Saskatchewan, but has three matches on Thurdsay].

Ontario’s Madelyn Warriner, of Listowel, Ont., held off a late charge by New Brunswick’s Erica Cluff on Tuesday afternoon to score a 5-4 win. Cluff bounced back for a 9-2 win over Bayly Scoffin of Yukon to finish off the day.

In her only game of the day, Saskatchewan’s Skylar Ackerman stole five points on the way to a 10-2 win over Northwest Territories’ Zoey Walsh.

In Pool B, Northern Ontario’s Bella Croisier ran Newfoundland and Labrador’s Glynn Mackenzie out of rocks in a 5-3 win on Tuesday evening to remain undefeated with a 3-0 record.

In Men’s pool play, Northern Ontario’s Jacob Horgan is one of four teams that remain undefeated. Horgan stole two ends on the way to a 7-4 win over PEI’s Mitchell Schut in Draw 4. [PEI plays New Brunswick at 2 pm today, and Newfoundland and Labrador at 6 pm.]

Joining Horgan with 2-0 records are Jérôme Adam (Quebec), Joshua Leung (Ontario) and Ryan Jacques (Alberta).

Ontario’s Leung and his Whitby Curling Club team stole four points in the second end and another single in the third to finish with an 8-1 win over Manitoba’s Brett Walter on Tuesday afternoon.

The round robin continues on Wednesday with draws at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (all times ADT).

Selected games from the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Championships will be streamed live for viewing on-line. Go to the event website, www.curling.ca/2018under18/, for links and more information about scoring, live streaming, teams and results.

Follow the PEI Teams on Twitter at @TeamMSchutPE and @TeamFergusonPEI

Use the event’s Twitter hashtag #U18CC2018 for other information.

Click to read at Curling Canada.

Reds dominate with repeat win at Your Independent Grocer Closing Spiel

Well, another closing spiel has wrapped up, The Leary’s Independent Grocer Red vs. Blue Spiel came to an end on Saturday with a victory for the Red team!  Using the Skins format again this year, the Friday night draw ended with the Red Team ahead by only a small margin.  The Red Team overtook the Blue team in the end, walking away with $281,000 and that left the Blue team with $227,000.

Throughout the weekend there were a few ways to earn bonus points. Friday night trivia was had and the Reds won, winning an extra $2000 for their Team. Saturday morning a game of Left, Right Centre was played with again the Red Team picking up another $1000! 

Sudoku was played in the afternoon and the Blue Team pulled out the win in this challenge and
made $5000. 

Paul Neima and Gloria Clarke (Blue team) were a whiz at Sudoku!

The keen eye of a few of the Blue Team members earned them an extra $4000 points! They cleaned up our Club by capturing the wanted and bringing them in for their just rewards.

 

Hmmm – is that a “Wanted” poster for Lorianne Davies beside her daughter?? 
Unfortunately, Megan was busy when she arrived, and did not get the reward!

 

After lunch was a Draw to the Button 50/50 contest with the winner Marg Stewart taking home $65.00 and bragging rights.

Marg Stewart

The Reverse Draw for a Club membership was held again this year and Donnie Weeks was the big winner. 

Donnie Weeks

A prize was awarded to our best-dressed winner Debby Sigsworth of the Blue Team.

Debby Sigsworth

There was no shortage of food on the weekend, Friday night curlers were treated to lots of finger foods as well as entertainment from the duo Undertow (with help from Angus Davies on one number!)

Undertow with Angus Davies (left)

Saturday some of our own club members provided muffins, sweet loaves and biscuits for breakfast and lunch was barbecued  burgers, hot dogs and sausages.

President O’Sullivan (right), with co-organizer Laurie Kelly, picking up their Red team prize

After the last of the stones were thrown for the year, our Club President presented the prizes and thanked organizers, members, club staff, and all our many volunteers!  He said that this had been a great season, and invited everyone to attend the Golf Tournament.

1st prize was awarded to our Spiel champs, taking the first place for Team Red, the Shirley Berry team, who were given the first pick from the table, then to the highest amount of Skins being won by the Blue Team — by the Paul Neima rink.

 

Closing Spiel Red team with the most points – Team Berry (L-R): Gloria Turner, Brad Gardiner, Archie MacKinnon, Shirley Berry

Closing Spiel Blue Team with the most points (L-R): Cathy Handren, Paul Neima, Stephanie O’Keefe. Missing: Steve Armsworthy

Then all other Red teams were called up, in order of Skins they had won, to choose from the prize table. Some of the top Blue teams also received prizes.

You can view photos of all the winning teams over at our event photo gallery: Click to view.

When the last of the prizes were handed out members went upstairs for a hot roast beef dinner with all the fixings, provided by caterer Alan Carmichael.

Laurie and I would like to extend a special thank you to Ray and Barb Biagé for doing up the Teams & Draws for this event we know Draw Master is not an easy Job!

Also thanks to our Banker, Carlene Peters — nothing got by her! 

Banker Carlene carefully verifying the Sudoku numbers

As always there are many thanks to pass along and in fear of forgetting someone, we would like to just thank all those who helped out even if you didn’t think what you did was a big job it was to us as organizers. All the little things really add up to something Big!  So a big Thank you to all our Volunteers!!! Lastly to our sponsor Leary’s Independent Grocer  — it’s great to have your support — thanks so much!!!

We hope everyone enjoys their summer off and look forward to doing it all over again next year!
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Organizers Darlene Howlett & Laurie Kelly

PEI teams split openers at U18 nationals in St. Andrews NB

The Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships are underway in St. Andrews New Brunswick. The first draw took place Monday evening, while the opening ceremonies were at 9 this morning, before Draw 2 at 10 am.

Team PEI at the opening ceremonies (Doug Kelly photo)

Both PEI teams played their first games this morning, with the PEI Girl’s team, skipped by Lauren Ferguson out of the Cornwall, Charlottetown and Crapaud curling clubs, beating the Yukon 8-4, while the Boy’s squad, skipped by Mitchell Schut out of the  Cornwall Curling Club, lost 6-2 to a tough Quebec rink, 

Quebec vs PEI – final shot
(Capture from Bell Aliant Livestream)

The Ferguson rink stole a deuce in the 4th end, and took four points in the sixth, while Team Schut was kept to singles while the Quebec team took deuces in the first half of their game. Quebec stole the fifth, with Schut blanking the sixth. Quebec stole the seventh, and, up four in the last end, but facing three Schut counters, the Quebec skip made a hit to run the PEI team out of rocks in the eighth end.

Both PEI teams play again at 6 pm, with Schut taking on defending champ Jacob Horgan and his Sudbury team. Horgan won his opener 5-4 over Newfoundland and Labrador last evening. Ferguson plays Vernon BC’s Jaelyn Cotter (her father Jim, a 7-time Brier participant, is coaching), who is 0-2 following losses to Saskatchewan and Ontario.

Selected games from the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Championships will be streamed live for viewing on-line. Go to the event website, www.curling.ca/2018under18/, for links and more information.

The teams are split into two pools in each gender — two pools of six in the 12-team boys competition, and two pools of seven in the girls event (with 13 Member Associations competing in the girls competition, a host team from New Brunswick also is competing in order to create two even pools).

The top four teams in each pool will move into an eight-team championship double-knockout playoff round beginning on Friday, April 13. That will determine four teams in each gender for the Olympic-style semifinals on Saturday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. AT. The semifinal winners will play for gold while the losers will play for bronze at 6 p.m. AT the same day.

Additionally, the teams that don’t make the playoffs will take part in a mixed doubles competition.

For information on team lineups, schedules and tickets, go to the event website: www.curling.ca/2018under18/.

(with info from Curling Canada)

Canadian U18: PEI Teams begin play at 10 am. Team Schut game vs Quebec to be livestreamed #U18CC2018

The opening ceremonies go at 9 this morning with the first draw of day 2 going at 10 am at the Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews New Brunswick.

Photo (L-R): Mitchell Schut, Nick Johnston, Liam Kelly, Colin MacKenzie, coach Lori Robinson

The opening game for Team Mitchell Schut is at 10 am against Quebec, and will be live-streamed by Bell Aliant Community Live at 

The opening game for Team Lauren Ferguson will also be at 10 am, against the Yukon. Their 6 pm Monday game against New Brunswick was postponed due to an issue with the ice on their assigned sheet, and now goes at the end of the round robin – 6 pm on Thursday.

Both teams play again at 6 this evening.

Follow the PEI Teams on Twitter at @TeamMSchutPE and @TeamFergusonPEI

Use the event’s Twitter hashtag #U18CC2018 for other information.

Website & live scoring  http://www.curling.ca/2018under18/ 

Team Ferguson round robin schedule:

Draw Starts at Opponent
2 10:00 AM Tuesday Yukon
4 6:00 PM Tuesday British Columbia
7 6:00 PM Wed. Saskatchewan
8 10:00 AM Thurs Northwest Territories
9 2:00 PM Thurs Ontario
10 6:00 PM Thurs.* New Brunswick

Game postponed from Draw 1

Team Schut round robin schedule:

Draw Starts at Opponent
2 10:00 AM Tues. Québec
4 6:00 PM Tues. Northern Ontario 
6 2:00 PM Wed. New Brunswick
7 6:00 PM Wed. Newfoundland & Labrador
8 10:00 AM Thurs. British Columbia

U18 Update: Team Ferguson’s Opener moved, Team Schut’s opener scheduled to be livestreamed

Team PEI Girls opening game against New Brunswick, originally scheduled for 6 this evening, at the Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews NB has now been moved to later in the round robin draw. The other games this evening are going ahead as scheduled. Team Ferguson’s opener will now be at 10 am on Tuesday against the Yukon.

Revised Team Ferguson round-robin schedule:

Draw Starts at Opponent
2 10:00 AM Tuesday Yukon
4 6:00 PM Tuesday British Columbia
7 6:00 PM Wed. Saskatchewan
8 10:00 AM Thurs Northwest Territories
9 2:00 PM Thurs Ontario
10 6:00 PM Thurs.* New Brunswick

*Game postponed from Draw 1

Photo (L-R): Lauren Ferguson, Katie Shaw, Alexis Burris, Lexie Murray, David Murphy (Coach)

Team Mitchell Schut’s first game is against Quebec at 10 am Tuesday. Live stream should be up to watch that Sheet C game online at player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/183

 

Forgot to clean out your locker? Drop by this week!

Another successful curling season has concluded here at the Cornwall Curling Club. If you forgot to clean out your locker, don’t worry – our manager, Bev, is still here this week getting everything in order for the off-season. Call first, as she’ll be in and out of the Club.

 

Cornwall’s Schut and Ferguson rinks at Canadian U18 Ch’ships, which starts this evening in St. Andrews NB (Curling Canada)

Canada’s top up-and-coming curlers are playing for national championships for a second straight year in the province of New Brunswick, following a successful debut last April in Moncton. The 2018 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships are being staged in Saint Andrews, N.B., starting this evening and running through Saturday.

PEI is represented by our U18 provincial champs, the Mitchell Schut boy’s rink from the Cornwall Curling Club and the Lauren Ferguson girl’s team from the Cornwall, Crapaud, and Charlottetown curling clubs, 

Photo (L-R): Mitchell Schut, Nick Johnston, Liam Kelly, Colin MacKenzie, coach Lori Robinson

Photo (L-R): Lauren Ferguson, Katie Shaw, Alexis Burris, Lexie Murray, David Murphy (Coach)

Follow the PEI Teams on Twitter at @TeamMSchutPE and @TeamFergusonPEI

Use the event’s Twitter hashtag #U18CC2018 for  other information.

Team Schut round-robin schedule:

Draw Starts at Opponent
2 10:00 AM Tues. Québec
4 6:00 PM Tues. Northern Ontario 
6 2:00 PM Wed. New Brunswick
7 6:00 PM Wed. Newfoundland & Labrador
8 10:00 AM Thurs. British Columbia

Team Ferguson round-robin schedule:

Draw Starts at Opponent
1 6:00 PM Monday New Brunswick
2 10:00 AM Tuesday Yukon
4 6:00 PM Tuesday British Columbia
7 6:00 PM Wed. Saskatchewan
8 10:00 AM Thurs Northwest Territories
9 2:00 PM Thurs Ontario

The event, for players ages 17 and under as of June 30, 2017, is being staged at the W.C. O’Neill Arena Complex, using both a hockey arena and the three-sheet Heather Curling Club, which is part of the complex, and will feature teams from 13 Member Associations in each gender (Nunavut did not enter teams, while the Yukon did not enter a boys team).

At the inaugural Canadian Under-18 Championships last year in Moncton, Northern Ontario teams swept both gold medals.

On the boy’s side, Jacob Horgan’s team (vice-skip Max Cull, second Nicholas Bissonnette, lead Shane Robinson, coach Gerry Horgan) from Sudbury is back intact to defend its title, while there will be a new girls team from Northern Ontario, skipped by Sudbury’s Bella Croisier. Sudbury’s Kira Brunton claimed gold last year.

And while many of the players will be unfamiliar to curling fans across Canada, some last names will be very familiar.

On the girl’s side, Team B.C. from Vernon is skipped by Jaelyn Cotter, the daughter of seven-time Tim Hortons Brier participant Jim Cotter, who is coaching the team.

B.C.’s boy’s team, skipped by Dawson Ballard and hailing from New Westminster and Coquitlam, also has some championship bloodlines. Second Joshua  Miki is the son of Bryan Miki (who coaches the team); Bryan played second on Greg McAulay’s team that won the 2000 Brier and world men’s championships.

Round-robin competition at both facilities will begin Monday at 6 p.m. (all times Atlantic).

Selected games from the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Championships will be streamed live for viewing on-line. Go to the event website, www.curling.ca/2018under18/, for links and more information.

The teams will be split into two pools in each gender — two pools of six in the 12-team boys competition, and two pools of seven in the girls event (with 13 Member Associations competing in the girls competition, a host team from New Brunswick also is competing in order to create two even pools).

The top four teams in each pool will move into an eight-team championship double-knockout playoff round beginning on Friday, April 13. That will determine four teams in each gender for the Olympic-style semifinals on Saturday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. AT. The semifinal winners will play for gold while the losers will play for bronze at 6 p.m. AT the same day.

Additionally, the teams that don’t make the playoffs will take part in a mixed doubles competition.

For information on team lineups, schedules and tickets, go to the event website:www.curling.ca/2018under18/.

Event draw (subject to change)

Event website: www.curling.ca/2018under18/

Results: Curling.ca

Click to read at Curling Canada