Cornwall’s Smith rink, along with Ch’town’s MacPhee team, advance to Saint John cashspiel semi-finals

 

 

Charlottetown’s Robyn MacPhee and Cornwall’s Veronica Smith rinks both made Sunday’s playoffs in the 10 team women’s division of the WFG Jim Sullivan Classic in Saint John. No PEI teams are entered in the 18 rink men’s section of this annual event, in memory of New Brunswick curler Jim Sullivan, who struggled with mental illness. MacPhee finished round robin play with a 3-1 win-loss record in her pool and goes directly to the 12 noon semi-finals, while Smith, who had a 2-2 record, played Shelly Graham of Moncton in the 8:30 am quarter-finals, winning 6-2, and now takes on Jennifer Armstrong of Fredericton in the other noontime semi. Sylvie Robichaud is playing Sarah Mallais in the other quarter, with the winner facing MacPhee. The final is at 3 pm. 

Women’s results at http://www.curlingzone.com/event.php?view=Main&eventid=4996#1

Men’s results at http://www.curlingzone.com/event.php?view=Main&eventid=4995#1

Men’s Event
 Round Robin (3 pools of 6) – Guaranteed 5 games 
Total Prize Purse: $15,300
1st Place – $5,000
2nd Place – $3,300 
Semi-finalists – $1,500 
Quarter-finalists – $1,000
Top 8 teams from any pool will qualify for playoffs; 

Women’s Event  
10 Teams- Round Robin (2 pools of 5) – Guaranteed 4 games 
Total Prize Purse: $5,500
1st Place – $1,750
2nd Place – $1,150 
Semi-finalists – $750 
Quarter-finalists – $550
Top 6 teams from any pool will qualify for playoffs;

 

Reminder: Pepsi Juniors Entry Deadline is Dec. 6

 

This is a reminder that the entry deadline for the Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s  Curling Championships is Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Entry fee is $170 per team, plus $42 per player participant fees. The Pepsi Juniors take place from December 27-31 at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary, and are open to competitors who are a maximum of 20 years of age as of June 30, 2017. The winning teams will advance to the 2018 New Holland Canadian Juniors, operated by Curling Canada, from January 13-21, 2018 at  the Centre municipal de curling de Shawinigan and Aréna Grand-Mère, in Shawinigan, Quebec.

Enter the provincials online at: http://peicurling.com/eventschships/competitions/entry-form/

Reminder: 2nd portion of Club Membership Fees due on Friday

This is a reminder to those who paid half of your membership fee at the start of the season that the balance is due by Friday, December 1st.

If you haven’t paid in full, stop by the Club to pay the balance. Visa/Mastercard/Debit/Cheque/Cash are all accepted!

Volunteers needed for Scotties/Tankard in early January

The Cornwall Curling Club is very pleased and excited to be hosting the 2018 PEI Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women’s Championship and the PEI Tankard Men’s Championship from January 3-9, 2018. This is the first time the two events have been held concurrently in a facility with just four ice sheets.

This will be an exciting event with great curlers from various provincial clubs, a large influx of curling enthusiasts, the socialization from the bystanders making shots from the sidelines, but more importantly, we have the opportunity to share the unity of our members from the Cornwall Curling Club. We most definitely have a beautiful facility, the best ice maker, the most charming bartender, and efficient manager, but it’s our members that give vitality to our club.

Shortly a volunteer list will be posted seeking leaders and volunteers for various responsibilities such as : hospitality and social committees, food preparation, admission tables (both doors), timers, etc.

We would, of course. appreciate having as many members as possible help out!

Kimberley MacDonald
Chair Scotties/Tankard

Kimberleym@eastlink.ca

 

 

Cornwall’s Team Lenentine organizing Christmas Food Drive

Cornwall’s Team Lenentine have teamed up with their sponsors Fair Isle Ford and O’Connor Glass to organize a Christmas Food Drive as a way to give back to their community. It will start Monday, December 4th and run through December 16th, collecting food and delivering it to the Food Bank before Christmas. Curling teams and everyone else are invited to bring non-perishable food items to their donation boxes at Fair Isle Ford’s showroom in Charlottetown, and at the Cornwall Curling Club, starting on Monday Dec. 4. Monetary donations are also accepted, at the Cornwall Curling Club or via e-transfer to jenlenentine@hotmail.com. On the final day, Saturday, December 16, Team Lenentine will be at the curling club from 9 am to 10:30 pm and at Fair Isle from 11 am to 12 noon, collecting final donations, and attempting to “Fill the Ford”!

 

 

 

Veronica Smith team out in quarter-finals at NS cashspiel

Cornwall’s Veronica Smith rink is heading back to PEI following a 6-1 quarter-final loss to Julie McEvoy of Halifax at the Spitfire Arms Cashspiel in Windsor NS, finishing the weekend with a 2-2 win-loss record. McEvoy takes on Stacie Curtis from NL in one semi, with Jill Brothers facing Kristen MacDiarmid, both from Halifax, in the other. It’s Kendal Thompson vs. Brent MacDougall in one men’s semi-final and Mike Callaghan vs. Alan O”Leary in the other.

 

Veronica Smith (Emily Gray photo)

The women’s and men’s semis are at 11:30 am with the finals at 2:30 pm AT

Hurry Hard to our Pro Shop to buy your holiday gifts for your favourite curler!

Christmas Eve is only four weeks away, and the holiday shopping season is in high gear. The well-stocked Cornwall Curling Club Pro Shop has a full line of curling supplies, including shoes, gloves, and pants, at competitive prices for the curler on your shopping list. We stock the top brands, including AshamBalance PlusHardline CurlingPerformance Brush & Curling WearOlson8-EnderTournament/UltimaStabilizerEdge, and Rockwatcher. If we don’t have it in stock, we can order it in for you! If you can’t make up your mind, you can also purchase a gift certificate, good at both the Pro Shop and the bar. Come to the Club to see our great inventory, and wrap up your Christmas shopping early!

By the way, if you have been borrowing a Club curling brush, you are reminded that curlers are expected to have their own equipment, and, just like golf clubs at a golf course, we will be charging a small rental fee on the brushes after Christmas, to save wear and tear on Club brushes, so don’t forget to ask Santa for a new brush for Christmas!

We have several brands of quality curling brushes, and feature the light and very effective Hardline icePAD brushes (as seen on Dragon’s Den), for which we have a variety of replacement head covers in stock, both for recreational play, as well as covers with the approved fabric for Canadian championship and Grand Slam play! Talk to our staff to determine the best brush and head cover for your individual needs. 

icepad

We also have a variety of replacement heads and other parts in stock for the Balance Plus, Performance Brush, and Goldline style brushes, so you can get your current brush in tip-top shape for the upcoming provincials (or funspiels!). 

Sandy Hope rink wins Masters Plus Bonspiel

The Sandy Hope rink from the host Cornwall Curling Club won the 5th annual Masters Plus Bonspiel, which wrapped up on Friday. The George Anderson team from Sackville New Brunswick was the runner-up. Masters Plus teams have three curlers age 60 and over, plus one who is at least 55.

 

Photo (L-R): Arleen Harris, Debbie Rhodenhizer, Shelley Ebbett, Sandy Hope

There were 16 teams entered representing 6 curling clubs from N.S., N.B., and P.E.I.  A point system was used to determine the final standings. Following is the list of the top four teams:

Curling Club             Skip                Third                          Second                         Lead              

Cornwall       Sandy Hope    Shelley Ebbett       Debbie Rhodenhizer    Arleen Harris

Sackville        George Anderson  Michael Bass     Myles Trenholm    Ian MacLean

Cornwall       Bryan Sutherland    Carlene Peters        Etta Reid             Elaine Hughes

CFB Halifax   Paul Embrett           Lenny Jackson         Art Hood            Norman Sanford

Photo: Organizer Paul Arsenault (left) with George Anderson rink

Photo: Bryan Sutherland and Etta Reid from Team Sutherland

Photo: Paul Embrett rink

Next year’s Masters Plus Bonspiel will take place November 22 and 23, 2018. The host committee of Ed Coffin, Al Acorn, Ron Giggey , and Paul Arsenault want to extend a special thank you to Bev McCormick, Lance Lowther, and the fabulous staff of the Cornwall Curling Club. Also, a huge thank you to the superb volunteers who helped with this year’s event, which included advertising, scoring, making coffee, lunches etc. and to the daytime, stick and junior curlers who gave up their ice times for this event.

Thanks also to all the sponsors who supported this bonspiel by donating prizes:

Holland College, Fair Isle Ford, Quality Inn & Suites, Cornwall Quick Stop, Mr. Plumber, Honibe – Island Abbey Foods, KenMac Energy, Cornwall Auto, Garden Isle Computer, Kent Building Supplies, Beaton’s Wholesale Dry Goods Ltd., Capital Honda, Experience  Hyundai, Hillside Motors, Reliable Motors, Peter McNeill Automotive, All Star Cresting, Wine Kitz, Centennial Nissan, Mary’s Cornwall Bakery, Charlottetown Toyota, Markan Hardwood Plus Inc., Eagles Glenn Golf, COWS Ice Cream, Murphy’s Cornwall Pharmacy, Cornwall Pharmasave, Matos Winery, Water N Wine, Wine Experts, DB Murphy’s Tim Hortons/Wendy’s, Leary’s  Independent Grocers, Brown’s Volkswagen, Biovectra Inc. and Phytocultures Ltd., Red Shores Raceway, Home Hardware, Phillips Auto Sales, Paderno, Prebilt Steel, Red Rock, King of Clubs, Kwik Copy, Saunders Investment.

 

Angus Kennedy and Myrna Sanderson duo win annual Mixed Doubles cashspiel

The winning team at this year’s Mixed doubles tournament was team Angus Kennedy and Myrna Sanderson. The event had a full complement of 16 teams again this year.
 
Myrna Sanderson, Angus Kennedy (photo from last year’s event), showing off their cashspiel winnings
 
 
Pool winners were as follows:
Pool A – Danny Kneabone and Carlene Peters
Pool B – Angus Kennedy and Myrna Sanderson
Pool C – Paul and Joanne Durant
Pool C – Chris and Melissa Creighton.
A big thanks to Lance and Danny for the most amazing ice.
Special thanks to Myrna Craswell for the super chili and Joanne Durant and Angela Sanderson for the muffins and loaves for our morning coffee.
Lastly but not least our two servers Paul Field and Bryan Sutherland who not only served but made a great job of cleanup.
 
– Myrna Sanderson, organizer

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.

MIXED DOUBLES DRAW – NOVEMBER 25, 2017

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