Farewell Party for Danielle and Edmond on 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 coming 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!



Your Independent Grocer Closing Spiel photo gallery

Here is a photo gallery from this weekend’s Your Independent Grocer Closing Spiel. Photos taken by Laurie Kelly and Derek MacEwen. We’ll have the story later. Click on an image to enlarge.

Donna Butler wins two 3 day Cavendish Beach Music Festival passes from Team Schut

Congratulations from Team Mitchell Schut to Donna Butler, whose name was drawn on Saturday to win two 3 Day passes to the Cavendish Beach Music Festival. A huge thank you to all who purchased a raffle ticket to help cover our costs to go to the U18 National Curling Championships, which start Monday. Your support is greatly appreciated!

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

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




Sign up now for our annual Best Ball Golf Tourney on June 16 at Countryview

Sign up now for our annual nine-hole, Best Ball Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 16 at beautiful Countryview Golf Club, Route 19 in Fairview. You can sign up by contacting Gary O’Sullivan at bantamgary@gmail.com or 902-388-0592. Teams will be balanced as much as possible to accommodate all experience levels (including none at all!). The best ball/scramble format makes it fun for everyone! Please include your phone number, and golf handicap (if you know what that is). The tournament is followed by lunch and prizes (very few go home empty-handed).
Cost is $40 a player, or $20 for Countryview members. Arrive by 8:30 am for the shotgun start at 9.



Cornwall’s Craig Mackie wins Sportsmanship award, gold and bronze medal games go today at Canadian Masters in BC (Curl BC)

Semifinal play wrapped up Saturday afternoon, with the gold and bronze medal games going today at the 2018 Coastland Engineering and Surveying Canadian Masters Curling Championship, for curlers age 60 and over, at the Cloverdale Curling Club and the Peace Arch Curling Centre in Surrey/White Rock BC. Team PEI women, skipped by Cornwall’s Sandy Hope, made the championship pool in the event, finishing play with a 5-4 win-loss record overall, while the PEI men, skipped by Cornwall’s Bill Hope, had a combined two wins and seven losses in the round robin and seeding pool. The event’s awards banquet was held on Saturday evening, with Team PEI’s Craig Mackie winning the men’s sportsmanship award, and Ellen Johnson from the Yukon receiving the women’s.

Photo: Craig Mackie (right) and Ellen Johnson

BC’s women’s team of skip Pat Sanders, third Lorraine Gagnon, second Sherry Findlay and lead Roselyn Craig beat Ontario’s team of skip Dale Curtis, third Rosemary Gowman, second Brenda Clark and lead Susan Martin with a score of 6-5 to progress to the women’s gold medal game.

Saskatchewan’s women’s team of skip Delores Syrota, third Beverly Krasowski, second Donna Liebrecht and lead Sylvia Broad won the other women’s semifinal game with a score of 8-5 over Nova Scotia’s team of skip Colleen Pinkney, third Margaret Cutcliffe, second Karen Hennigar and lead Susan Creelman.

BC and Saskatchewan will meet in the women’s gold medal game at 11:00am on Sunday April 8 at Cloverdale Curling Club. Saskatchewan will be looking to defend their title of 2017 Canadian Masters Curling Championship women’s gold medalists. The last time a BC team won the women’s gold medal was in 2015.

Ontario and Nova Scotia will play in the women’s bronze medal game at 9:00am on Sunday April 8 at Peace Arch Curling Centre.

BC’s men’s team of skip Craig Lepine, third Neil Houston, second Craig McLeod and lead Kevin Jeannotte beat the BC-Host team of skip Rob Koffski, third Pat Ryan, second Randy Nelson and lead Glen Brennan in their semifinal game with a score of 7-2 to advance to the men’s gold medal game.

In the other men’s semifinal game, Alberta’s team of skip Mickey Pendergast, third Rob Armitage, second Randy Ponich and lead Rick Hjertaas beat Manitoba’s team of skip Mark Franklin, third Brent McCannell, second Bill Menzies and lead Larry Borus with a score of 6-3.

Lepine‘s BC team will play Alberta in the men’s gold medal game at 2:00pm on Sunday April 8 at Cloverdale Curling Club. The last time a BC team won the men’s gold medal was in 2011. Alberta’s Team Armstrong won silver at the 2017 Canadian Masters Curling Championship.

Koffski’s BC-Host team will meet Manitoba in the men’s bronze medal game at 9:00am on Sunday April 8 at Peace Arch Curling Centre.

The schedule and game results can be found on the event website: www.2018masterscurling.com

The gold medal games will be live-streamed here: http://sportscanada.tv/curl-bc

Photos from the event can be found here: https://bit.ly/2ItPOKQ

Reds have teeny tiny lead at Closing Spiel

The Your Independent Grocery Closing Spiel got underway on Friday evening, with all 20 teams seeing action, When the dust (or is it ice crystals?) settled, the Red team had a very slim lead in Skins and trivia dollars earned over the BLUE team – $58,000 to $42,000 – a lead that Blue should be able to easily erase in the Saturday morning draw.

Photo: Angus Davies (left), and Undertow

Following the curling and snacking, the curlers were entertained by the Undertow duo, with some help from Angus Davies from the multi-talented BLUE team, showing off his Community School guitar playing skills!

See you back on the ice in a few hours for Day Two!

IMPORTANT! Team Rosters/Schedule revised for Your Independent Grocer BLUE vs RED Closing Spiel

Due to players dropping out yesterday, we have had to revise the draw and schedule for this weekend’s BLUE vs RED Closing Spiel, reducing the number of teams from 22 to 20. PLEASE check both the schedule and team rosters below,  because some teams have different members and different team numbers, and some are playing at different times.

This single-entry Members’ funspiel is sponsored by Leary’s Your Independent Grocer in Cornwall.

Spiel Dates:  Friday April 6th (evening) & Saturday the 7th all day.

Registration Fee:  $30.00 per person

Skins Format

Registration includes:

  • 3 games of curling
  • Snacks & Dance on Friday Night. Music by Undertow. Those who are not playing in the spiel are  also welcome to attend the dance, from 8:30 to 11:30 for a $5 cover fee (pay at the bar).
  • Lunch Saturday
  • Banquet Saturday Evening
  • Prizes for the winning colour

Don’t forget to wear your team COLOURS!

Best dressed curler will win a prize!

Let the Battle Begin Blue vs Red!

Here are the revised team rosters (skip to lead):

Blue Teams Red Teams
1 Carol Sweetapple

Kristin Casey

Dean MacEachern

Jeff Hannam

11 Shirley Berry

Brad Gardiner

Gloria Turner

Archie MacKinnon

2 Greg Groves

Donald Weeks

Frank Weiler

Donna Musto

12 Larry Cudmore

Carlene Peters

Lisa MacEachern

Italo Marzari

3 Kim Nicholson

Bob Fowler

Nancy MacKinnon

Maureen Cudmore

13 Lorianne Davies

Gerald Dykerman

Geoff Boyle

Elric MacDonald

4 Paul Neima

Cathy Handren

Steve Armsworthy

Stephanie O’Keefe

14 Danny Kneabone

Derek Gallant

Sharon Campbell

Kenneth Monaghan

5 Ray Biagé

Gloria Clarke

Kelly Watts

Doug Kelly

15 Hank Kamphuis

Angela Sanderson

Rick Neumeyer

Nelson Douguay

6 Paul Field

Debby Sigsworth

John Berry

Colleen MacDonald

16 Tom Dunn

Rob Gallant

Chris Creighton

Kim MacDonald

7 Karen Currie

Rick Doiron

Amanda MacIntosh

Shelley Woods

17 Bryan Sutherland

Veronica Smith

Hans Wicki

Tara Woolaver

8 Angus Davies

Roy Coffin

Paula Ling

Derek MacEwen

18 Megan Davies

George Younker

Mitchell Dunphy

Stephen Degrace

9 Garth Cudmore

Alan Mason

Melissa Creighton

Dena Farrell

19 Angus Kennedy

Gary O’Sullivan

Bob Deziel

Laurie Kelly

10 Paul Arsenault

Brent Irving

Marg Stewart

Lacey Gallant

20 Mark MacDonald

Joe Gill

Marlene Proude

Howard MacPhail


Here is the revised draw/schedule. Games are six ends on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, and four ends on Saturday morning. Swipe left/right to view entire table on smartphone screens.

Revised Schedule Closing 2018
Ice/Time Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4
Fri 5:30 PM   1-Sweetapple vs 11-Berry 2-Groves vs 12-L.Cudmore 3-Nicholson vs 13-L.Davies
Fri 7:00 PM 4-Neima vs 14-Kneabone 5-Biagé vs 15-Kamphuis 6-Field vs 16-Dunn 7-Currie vs 17-Sutherland
Fri 8:45 PM 8-A.Davies vs 18-M.Davies 9-G.Cudmore vs 19-Kennedy 10-Arsenault vs 20-MacDonald  
Sat   9:00 AM 1-Sweetapple vs 12-L.Cudmore 2-Groves vs 13-L.Davies 3-Nicholson vs 14-Kneabone  
Sat 10:00 AM 5-Biagé vs 16-Dunn 6-Field vs 17-Sutherland 7-Currie vs 18-M.Davies 4-Neima vs 15-Kamphuis
Sat 11:00 AM   8-A.Davies vs 11-Berry 9-G.Cudmore vs 20-MacDonald 10-Arsenault vs 19-Kennedy
Sat 1:00 PM 2-Groves vs 15-Kamphuis 3-Nicholson vs 16-Dunn   1-Sweetapple vs 14-Kneabone
Sat 2:30 PM 6-Field vs 20-MacDonald 7-Currie vs 19-Kennedy 5-Biagé vs 17-Sutherland 4-Neima vs 18-M.Davies
Sat 4:15 PM 10-Arsenault vs 13-L.Davies   8-A.Davies vs 12-L.Cudmore 9-G.Cudmore vs 11-Berry



Canadian Masters continues in BC – Cornwall Women in Ch’ship Pool, Men in seeding pool

Play continues at the 2018 Coastland Engineering & Surveying Canadian Masters Curling Championships in Surrey and Whiterock BC.

Sandy Hope. Photo by Leo Le Couteur

The PEI women’s team, skipped by Sandy Hope, finished round robin play with a 2-3 win-loss record, and advanced to the Championship Pool, where they lost their first game, 10-3 to BC. Teams carry their round robin draw results into this pool, where they now sit at 2-4. PEI plays Quebec this morning, Northern Ont. this afternoon, and BC on Saturday morning.

The PEI men, skipped by Bill Hope, finished the round robin at 2-4, and are now playing in the seeding pool to determine positions for next year. They lost their first Seeding Pool game 5-4 to Newfoundland and Labrador, and play Nova Scotia this afternoon, and Northwest Territories Saturday afternoon.

Event website: https://www.2018masterscurling.com/

Women’s teams, schedule and scores: http://bot.curlbc.ca//web/CompRR?compid=2741

Men’s teams, schedule and scores: http://bot.curlbc.ca//web/CompRR?compid=2739

Follow the Bill Hope rink at the Masters on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2018MastersTeamPEI/

Everybody welcome to attend Friday evening dance with Undertow

As part of our You Independent Grocer Closing Spiel this weekend, we’re having a DANCE, with the group “Undertow” on Friday evening, from 8:30pm to 11:30pm!


 We would like to invite others who not involved in the spiel to attend, too. We realize that participants in the spiel may have significant others that may like to come also, and other members and friends may also like to attend.

There will be a $5 cover charge for those attending the dance who not involved in the Independent Grocer Closing Spiel.

Cover may be paid at the Bar Friday evening.


Hope to See You There!