We are pleased to report that our Wednesday evening Ladder League Orientation Night went well, with a great turnout, and curlers learning the new guidelines and getting in a practice game!
We are also delighted to report that we now have an even fourteen teams (the same number as last year) signed up, with the rink of Aleya Quilty, Tyler MacKenzie, Eddy Bushev and Alyssa Holiday joining.
Up next is our annual Qualifier Night where we select teams at random to play each other, with the winners going in the “A” pool and the non-winners going to the “B” for the first of three seven-week rounds. After Qualifier Night we will use the same draw format and sheet allocation as last season, which means that the two pools of seven teams will alternate between 6:30 and 8:30 draw times, with one team from each pool playing each other in a crossover game, which will always be at 6:30 pm.
We will leave an inside sheet (#2, as we did #3 last week) empty (unless someone books it) for the late draw on Qualifier Night to help as people get used to the new physical distancing guidelines and the removal of separator boards.
Here is the Qualifier Night Draw for October 28.
Ice 1: Robertson vs Groves
Ice 2: Jack vs Quilty
Ice 3: MacDougall vs Callaghan
Ice 4: Younker vs Joostema
Ice 1: Gallant vs Neima
Ice 3: Watts vs McInnis
Ice 4: MacDonald vs Kamphuis
We would like to remind all teams to enter the ice house via sheet 4, and exit via sheet 1.
We request that teams mark whether they won or lost their Qualifier Night game on the draw sheet that will be on the green table. Score is not required to be marked for Qualifier Night.
- Derek MacEwen, Wednesday evening drawmaster
Draw for Oct. 21 Orientation Night/Practice Games.
We now have 14 teams signed up for the Wednesday Evening Ladder League, the same number as last year, so there will be two pools of seven teams, with one team from each pool playing a crossover games with the corresponding team from the other pool each week. That game will always be at 6:30 pm.
Here is the draw for Orientation Night (Oct. 21) so you will know whether to be there for 6:30 or 8:30. After your Orientation session, you will be scheduled to play a practice game (doesn’t count) of 4-6 ends (depending on how long the Orientation takes), with another team chosen by our random number generator.
Ice 1: Younker vs MacDonald
Ice 2: Neima vs McInnis
Ice 3: Robertson vs MacDougall
Ice 4: Joostema vs Gallant
Ice 1: Kamphuis vs Callaghan
Ice 2: Groves vs Watts
Ice 4: Jack vs Quilty (Jack have already attended Junior Orientation and won’t be attending).
We will then have our annual Qualifier night on the 28th where teams play another team (also will be chosen randomly) with the winners going into the “A Pool” and the non-winners going into the “B” for round one, which will start on November 4.
Here are the 14 team entries we have received. Some players didn’t specify their position, or there were two players in the same position, and four names have not been provided yet, so please let drawmaster Derek MacEwen know about additions or changes for your team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that players can play any position regardless of which they signed up for and can change from night to night.
Also, if you have not so, be sure to register for curling either in person or online!
|Hank Kamphuis||Gerald Dykerman||Pat MacInnis||Sandra Sobey|
|Paul Neima||Alan Mason||Jeff Hannam||Randy Goodman|
|Rob Gallant||Hans Wicki||Derek Gallant||Derek MacEwen|
|David Younker||Doug Campbell||Gary O’Sullivan||Rebecca Rolfe|
|Greg Robertson||Kim Pippy||Jeff Arsenault||Laura Arsenault|
|Joe Callaghan||David Fullerton||Kellie-Lynn Younker||John White|
|Mark MacDonald||Nelson Duguay||Geoff Boyle||Roger Richard|
|Gregory Groves||Donald Weeks||TBA||Marjorie Matthews|
|Kelly Watts||Cathy Handren||Paula Ling||Rick Doiron|
|Clara Jack||Beth Walsh||Grace Bulger||Aurora Ulvstal|
(Team Legion of Broom)
|Chris MacDougall||Darren MacKinnon||Sharon Campbell||Lacey Gallant|
|Peter Joostema (Team HJWZ)||Bob Wakelin||George Zafiris||Stephen Hickey|
|Aleya Quilty||Tyler MacKenzie||Eddy Bushev||Alyssa Holliday|
|Team Snow||Jack MacFadyen|
|(Firefighters)||Will Callbeck||Mike MacRae|
The Wednesday evening Ladder League is a semi-competitive team entry league. Teams stay the same all season. Teams retaining at least 3 players from the previous season have priority to enter again this season, while other teams are on a space-available basis. Junior teams with all players age 13 and over, are welcome in this league. Teams are divided into an A and a B pool at the start of the season based on whether they win or lose against another team chosen at random on the first night, “Qualifier Night”. At the end of each of three rounds, the bottom three teams in the A pool and the top 3 teams in the B pool switch places, to add some variety for the middle-tier teams while also making the pools more competitive as the top and bottom teams will not play each other. The A and B pools will curl at separate times, alternating between the 6:30 and 8:30 draw times each week. If there is an odd number of teams in each pool there will be a “crossover” game each round, where a team in the A pool plays the team in the same position in the B. That game will always go at 6:30 pm. At least three players, one of whom is on the listed team (not a spare) is required to avoid a game default. The winners of each pool in each round will receive prizes.
Rules (credit: some come from the Ottawa Curling Club’s Ladder League)
- Open semi-competitive league. Any player can play any position, and you can change from game to game.
- Following Qualifier Night where we only need to know who won, you will mark “W” for a win, “L” for a loss, or “LD” for a loss by default on the scoresheet, along with your team’s points scored, on the scoresheet on the draw board. In the case of a default, award point per end to the winning team. In the case of a tie, award an additional point for the draw to the button winner. If your score is not marked and you win, you will get one point more than the losing team. If you lose and didn’t mark, you will receive zero points.
- To break ties at the end of the round between teams with the same record, the tied teams are ranked by applying the following rules in order until one tie is broken. If a one or more ties remain, the rules are applied to each tie starting from rule 1. The process continues until all ties are broken and all teams are ranked.
- The teams are ranked using their head-to-head record against the other teams in the tie. A Loss will beat a Loss by Default.
- The teams are then ranked using the point differential for their games in the round against the other teams in the tie.
- The teams are then ranked using the point differential for all the games in the round against all teams.
- The teams are then ranked using their initial ranking in the round.
- Ties: Decided by skip’s rocks with sweeping permitted (by your team only – the other team cannot sweep your rock).
- Avoiding defaults/using spares: At least one regular team member (and three players in total) must be present for the game to count, or else a default is posted. Spares should not play a higher position than the player replaced.
- Storms: Any games cancelled due to storms, etc. will usually not be played, unless it is the last week of the draw (drawmasters decision). All subsequent weeks will remain where they were, Any changes to this will be posted on CornwallCurling.com.
- Teams may reschedule games to a different date and /or time by mutual consent. but ice time is hard to find!
- The buzzer will be used to ensure the teams are off the ice within the 2-hour time period. If the buzzer sounds, teams will complete the current end in play to finish the game. If tied, the standard draw to the button will then take place.
– Derek MacEwen
Wednesday Night Drawmaster