Wednesday Evening Ladder League 2022-23

Currie, Callaghan teams win Wed. Eve. Ladder League round 1. Next round starts Dec. 21

Round one of the Wednesday Evening Ladder League wrapped up Dec. 14, with the team of Karen Currie, Angela Sanderson, Melissa Creighton, Sharon Campbell, and Jenine Bodner going 5-2 win-loss to capture the “A” pool, while the Joe Callaghan rink, which includes Terry MacCormac, Amber Robb, and Clara Jack, won the “B”, also with a 5-2 record. Teams skipped by Greg Groves and Mark MacDonald also had only 2 losses in Pool A, but one of their losses was to Currie. Callaghan beat the other 5-2 teams, skipped by Paul Neima and Doug Callin in Pool B. 

Left to Right: “A” Pool winners Karen Currie, Angela Sanderson, Sharon Campbell, Jenine Bodner. Missing from photo: Melissa Creighton

Right to Left: Joe Callaghan, Amber Robb, Terry MacCormac. Missing from photo: Clara Jack

Teams Callaghan, Neima, and Callin will be climbing the ladder to the “A” pool for Round 2, starting December 21st, while teams skipped by Peter Joostema, Colin MacKenzie, and Greg Robertson will be descending the ladder to pool B.

There were 4 teams with 4 losses in the “A” pool, skipped by Norman Boswall, Tyler MacKenzie, Greg Robertson, and Colin MacKenzie, so determining the last two spots to drop down was complicated, The Colin MacKenzie rink volunteered to drop down, leaving only 1 spot. 

None of these teams beat both of the others, so we look at point differentials between the three affected teams. Nov. 30 game between Robertson and Boswall was scheduled for 8 ends while the rest of the games that evening were 4 ends, so we have divided points in the 8 end game by 2.

Boswall: Points for vs T.MacKenzie 6
Points against (vs Robertson) divided by 2: 3.5
Point differential: 2.5

T.MacKenzie: Points for vs Robertson 7
Points against vs Boswall 6 
Point differential: 1

Robertson: Points for vs Boswall 3.5
Points against vs MacKenzie: 7
Points differential: minus 3.5

Robertson had a minus point differential and will go to B.

Here are the teams for Round Two (order within each pool generated randomly):

A Pool B Pool
A1-Neima B1-Younker
A2-Groves B2-C.MacKenzie
A3-Boswall B3-Gallant
A4-MacDonald B4-Robertson
A5-Callaghan B5-Watts
A6-Currie B6-McInnis
A7-T.MacKenzie B7-Joostema
A8-Callin B8-Kamphuis

 

Round Two Draw and Schedule (drag to see full table on narrow touchscreens):

Date Time Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4
Dec. 21
W1
6:30 pm
(A)
A4-MacDonald vs A7-T.MacKenzie A6-Currie vs A3-Boswall A8-Callin vs A1-Neima A2-Groves vs A5-Callaghan
8:30 pm
(B)
B4-Robertson vs B7-Joostema B6-McInnis vs B3-Gallant B8-Kamphuis vs B1-Younker B2-C.MacKenzie vs B5-Watts
Dec. 28 No curling (annual Christmas week ice maintenance)
Jan 4
W2 
6:30 pm
(B)
B6-McInnis vs B1-Younker B4-Robertson vs B5-Watts B2-C.MacKenzie vs B7-Joostema B8-Kamphuis vs B3-Gallant
8:30 pm
(A)
A6-Currie vs A1-Neima A4-MacDonald vs A5-Callaghan A2-Groves vs A7-T.MacKenzie A8-Callin vs A3-Boswall
Jan 11
W3 
6:30 pm
(A)
A2-Groves vs A8-Callin  A7-T.MacKenzie vs A1-Neima A5-Callaghan vs A3-Boswall A4-MacDonald vs A6-Currie
8:30 pm
(B)
B2-C.MacKenzie vs B8-Kamphuis B7-Joostema vs B1-Younker B5-Watts vs B3-Gallant B4-Robertson vs B6-McInnis 
Jan 18
W4
6:30 pm
(B)
B1-Younker vs B3-Gallant B2-C.MacKenzie vs B4-Robertson B6-McInnis vs
B8-Kamphuis
B5-Watts vs B7-Joostema
8:30 pm
(A)
A1-Neima vs 
A3-Boswall
A2-Groves vs A4-MacDonald A6-Currie vs A8-Callin  A5-Callaghan vs A7-T.MacKenzie
Jan 25
W5
6:30 pm
(A)
A1-Neima vs A5-Callaghan A6-Currie vs A2-Groves  A8-Callin vs A4-MacDonald A3-Boswall vs A7-T.MacKenzie
8:30 pm
(B)
B1-Younker vs B5-Watts  B6-McInnis vs B2-C.MacKenzie B8-Kamphuis vs B4-Robertson B3-Gallant vs B7-Joostema
Feb 1 W6  6:30 pm
(B)
B3-Gallant vs B2-C.MacKenzie B5-Watts vs B8-Kamphuis B7-Joostema vs B6-McInnis B1 -Younker vs B4-Robertson
8:30 pm 
(A)
A3-Boswall vs A2-Groves A5-Callaghan vs A8-Callin A7-T.MacKenzie vs A6-Currie A1-Neima  vs A4-MacDonald
Feb 8
W7 
6:30 pm
(A)
A5-Callaghan vs A6-Currie A1-Neima  vs A2-Groves A3-Boswall vs A4-MacDonald A7-T.MacKenzie vs A8-Callin
8:30 pm
(B)
B5-Watts vs B6-McInnis B1-Younker vs B2-C.MacKenzie B3-Gallant vs B4-Robertson B7-Joostema vs B8-Kamphuis
Feb. 15 First night of Round Three

Reminder to teams to be sure to mark the scoresheet following your game.

 

Wednesday Ladder League Update – MODIFIED SCHEDULE!

We will only have TWO sheets of ice available this Nov. 30 and to keep the Ladder League schedule intact Derek has requested we do the draws tonight on a MODIFIED SCHEDULE.

Each team will play 4-end games (see schedule below)

We highly recommend the teams playing at 7:30pm and 9:30pm arrive early to be ready to go on the ice as soon as possible – and grab a drink beforehand!

    Sheet 3 Sheet 4
Nov.
30
W5
4-end games
6:30 pm
(B)
B1-Callin vs B5-McInnis B6-Callaghan vs B2-Neima 
7:30 pm
(B)
B8-Kamphuis vs B4-Watts B3-Gallant vs B7-Younker
8:30 pm
(A)
A1 -Boswall vs A5-Robertson  A6-Groves vs A2-Currie
9:30 pm
(A)
A8-C.MacKenzie vs A4-T.MacKenzie A3-Joostema vs A7-MacDonald

 

Wednesday Evening Ladder League Round One 

The A and B Pool teams are now set following some exciting games on Qualifier Night, where team matchups were chosen by random, with the winners going to the “A” Pool for Round One, and the non-winners going to “B”.

The “B” pool will have the early draw on November 2nd, as the “A” pool had that draw the last week of last season. We have run the teams in each pool through the random number generator to determine the team numbers for the Curling Canada draw we use.

Here are the “A” Pool teams: 

A1-Boswall
A2-Currie
A3-Joostema
A4-T.MacKenzie
A5-Robertson
A6-Groves
A7-MacDonald
A8-C.MacKenzie

Here are the “B” Pool teams: 

B1-Callin
B2-Neima
B3-Gallant
B4-Watts
B5-McInnis
B6-Callaghan
B7-Younker
B8-Kamphuis

Here are the Round One Draw and Schedule (drag to see full table on narrow touchscreens):

Date Time Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4
Nov. 2
W1
6:30 pm
(B)
B4-Watts vs B7-Younker B6-Callaghan vs B3-Gallant B8-Kamphuis vs B1-Callin B2-Neima vs B5-McInnis
8:30 pm
(A)
A4-T.MacKenzie vs A7-MacDonald A6-Groves vs A3-Joostema A8-C.MacKenzie vs A1-Boswall A2-Currie vs A5-Robertson
Nov. 9
W2 
6:30 pm
(A)
A6-Groves vs A1-Boswall A4-T.MacKenzie vs A5-Robertson A2-Currie vs A7-MacDonald A8-C.MacKenzie vs A3-Joostema
8:30 pm
(B)
B6-Callaghan vs B1-Callin B4-Watts vs B5-McInnis B2-Neima vs B7-Younker B8-Kamphuis vs B3-Gallant
Nov. 16
W3 
6:30 pm
(B)
B2-Neima vs B8-Kamphuis  B7-Younker vs B1-Callin B5-McInnis vs B3-Gallant B4-Watts vs B6-Callaghan
8:30 pm
(A)
A2-Currie vs A8-C.MacKenzie A7-MacDonald vs A1-Boswall A5-Robertson vs A3-Joostema A4-T.MacKenzie vs A6-Groves 
Nov.
23
W4
6:30 pm
(A)
A1-Boswall vs A3-Joostema A2-Currie vs A4-T.MacKenzie A6-Groves vs
A8-C.MacKenzie
A5-Robertson vs A7-MacDonald
8:30 pm
(B)
B1-Callin vs 
B3-Gallant
B2-Neima vs B4-Watts B6-Callaghan vs B8-Kamphuis  B5-McInnis vs B7-Younker
Nov.
30
W5
(Mod. as only 4 sheets to play 
4-end games)
6:30 pm
(B)
    B1-Callin vs B5-McInnis B6-Callaghan vs B2-Neima 
7:30 pm
(B)
    B8-Kamphuis vs B4-Watts B3-Gallant vs B7-Younker
8:30 pm
(A)
    A1 -Boswall vs A5-Robertson  A6-Groves vs A2-Currie
9:30 pm
(A)
    A8-C.MacKenzie vs A4-T.MacKenzie A3-Joostema vs A7-MacDonald
Dec. 7
W6 
6:30 pm
(A)
A3-Joostema vs A2-Currie A5-Robertson vs A8-C.MacKenzie A7-MacDonald vs A6-Groves A1 -Boswall vs A4-T.MacKenzie
8:30 pm 
(B)
B3-Gallant vs B2- Neima B5-McInnis vs B8-Kamphuis B7-Younker vs B6-Callaghan B1-Callin  vs B4-Watts
Dec. 14
W7 
6:30 pm
(B)
B5-McInnis vs B6-Callaghan B1-Callin  vs B2- Neima B3-Gallant vs B4-Watts B7-Younker vs B8-Kamphuis
8:30 pm
(A)
A5-Robertson vs A6-Groves A1 -Boswall vs A2-Currie A3-Joostema vs A4-T.MacKenzie A7-MacDonald vs A8-C.MacKenzie
Dec. 21 First night of Round Two
Dec. 28 Xmas Break – Round Two resumes January 4

Be sure to mark the scoresheet following your game.

Here are the team rosters (in no particular order). We are currently looking for one player for Team Colin MacKenzie. If you are interested, contact the Club Manager at cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca.

Please send any roster updates/corrections to the Drawmaster, Derek MacEwen, at derek.macewen@gmail.com. He will also pass them on to the Manager to update the registration system.

TEAMS (skip to lead, alternate). Drag to show entire table on narrow touchscreens:

Team Name Skip Third Second Lead Alt.
Neima Paul Neima Alan Mason Jeff Hannam Randy Goodman  
Gallant Rob Gallant Hans Wicki Derek Gallant Derek MacEwen  
Younker David Younker Kelli-Lynn Younker Chris Hodgson Rebecca Rolfe  
Robertson Laura Arsenault Kim Pippy Jeff Arsenault Greg Robertson  
Callaghan Joe Callaghan Clara Jack Amber Robb Terry MacCormac  
MacDonald Mark MacDonald Nelson Dougay Geoff Boyle  Jonathan MacDonald  
Groves Gregory Groves Donald Weeks Cathy MacDougall Marjorie Matthews  
Legion of Broom / McInnis Josh McInnis Robert Deziel Jesse Kennedy Mitch Dunphy Anthony Riley
HJWZ / /Joostema Peter Joostema Bob Wakelin George Zafiris Steven Hickey  
C.MacKenzie Colin MacKenzie Shauna McGill Sarah Doak TBD  
Kamphuis Hank Kamphuis Gerald Dykerman Sandra Sobey Pat MacInnis  
T.MacKenzie Tyler MacKenzie Tricia Sanderson Jonathon Adams Kendra Thurston  
Watts Kelly Watts Cathy Handren Krista Affleck Sandra Solomon  
Callin Doug Callin Troy Bertram Steve Miller James Benton  
Currie Karen Currie Angela Sanderson Melissa Creighton Sharon Campbell Jenine Bodner
Boswall Norman Boswall Gordon Matthews Guy Boswall Ricky Milton  

League Description: 

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 (but have a lower priority). 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. At least three players, at least ONE of whom is on the listed team (not a spare) are required to avoid a game default.  The winners of each pool in each round will receive prizes.

Rules:

  • Open semi-competitive league. Any player can play any position, and you can change from game to game.
  • We will be using the following Curling Canada draw for Round Robin play. It has good sheet distribution, and we have been using it for many years with no complaints.
  • 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. Note that scores are used only if head to head results cannot definitively break a tie (see below).Sample Scoresheet:
  • 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 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.
    1. 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.
    2. The teams are then ranked using the point differential for their games in the round against the other teams in the tie.
    3. The teams are then ranked using the point differential for all the games in the round against all teams.
    4. The teams are then ranked using their initial ranking in the round.
  • Ties: Decided by a draw to the button, with sweeping permitted (by your team only – the other team cannot sweep your rock behind the T line or anywhere else).
  • 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 (drawmaster’s decision) not be played, unless it is the last week of the draw. 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

derek.macewen@gmail.com

Welcome to another season of the Wednesday Evening Ladder League!
We are pleased to report that we have a full draw of 16 teams, 14 returning plus two new teams, skipped by Karen Currie and Norman Boswall.

A couple of housekeeping notes:

1. We are  playing “normally” this year – no COVID restrictions for play.  However there are a few safety measures that will continue:

Players are requested to wipe down the rocks before play. Wipes will be available on the benches.  This process will be exactly the same as last year. 
Masks are welcome but not required.  The Return-to-Play committee and the Board will continue to monitor and track recommendations from Curl PEI and the province.  Fingers crossed for a smooth season!

2. The Rockin’ Raffle is back on this year!  This is our fundraiser to purchase new rocks in a few years.  Players have already bought in to the raffle during registration.  Tickets are available at the bar for pickup.  

3. Players are requested to register and arrange payment in advance of going on the ice, so please get to the Club early if you haven’t already registered/paid.

Here are the team rosters, as best we can get, as some players aren’t yet registered, so we have put in last year’s names where we haven’t heard they aren’t returning. Skips are requested to ensure they have full rosters.

If you are looking for a player(s), we had a request that Gary Milligan and his wife Ellen would like to play in this league. You can email them at gmilligan@gmail.com to see if they are still available.

Please send any roster updates/corrections to the Drawmaster, Derek MacEwen, at derek.macewen@gmail.com. He will also pass them on to the Manager to update the registration system.

TEAMS (skip to lead, alternate). Drag to show entire table on narrow touchscreens:

Team Name Skip Third Second Lead Alt.
Neima Paul Neima Alan Mason Jeff Hannam Randy Goodman  
Gallant Rob Gallant Hans Wicki Derek Gallant Derek MacEwen  
Younker David Younker Kelli-Lynn Younker Chris Hodgson Rebecca Rolfe  
Robertson Laura Arsenault Kim Pippy Jeff Arsenault Greg Robertson  
Callaghan Joe Callaghan Clara Jack Amber Robb Terry MacCormac  
MacDonald Mark MacDonald Nelson Dougay Geoff Boyle  Jonathan MacDonald  
Groves Gregory Groves Donald Weeks Cathy MacDougall Marjorie Matthews  
Legion of Broom / McInnis Josh McInnis Robert Deziel Jesse Kennedy Mitch Dunphy Anthony Riley
HJWZ / /Joostema Peter Joostema Bob Wakelin George Zafiris Steven Hickey  
C.MacKenzie Colin MacKenzie Shauna McGill Sarah Doak Roland Gallant  
Kamphuis Hank Kamphuis Gerald Dykerman Sandra Sobey Pat MacInnis  
T.MacKenzie Tyler MacKenzie Tricia Sanderson Jonathon Adams Kendra Thurston  
Watts Kelly Watts Cathy Handren Krista Affleck Sandra Solomon  
Callin Doug Callin Troy Bertram Steve Miller James Benton  
Currie Karen Currie Angela Sanderson Melissa Creighton Sharon Campbell Jenine Bodner
Boswall Norman Boswall Gordon Matthews Guy Boswall Ricky Milton  

First up is our annual Qualifier Night on Oct. 26, 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 eight teams will alternate between 6:30 and 8:30 draw times. The “B” pool will have the early draw on November 2nd, as the “A” pool had that draw the last week of last season. At the end of each of the 3 rounds round, the top three teams from “B” will move up the ladder to the “A” pool, while the bottom three teams from “A” will go to “B”. 

Here is the Qualifier Night Draw for October 26 (drag to see full table on narrow touchscreens):

  Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4
6:30 pm Callin vs
MacDonald
C.MacKenzie
vs Gallant
Neima vs
Currie
Watts vs
Groves
8:30 pm Younker vs
Joostema
T.MacKenzie
vs Callaghan
Robertson
vs McInnis
Kamphuis
vs Boswall

Be sure to mark whether you won or lost on the drawsheet that will be posted. Score is not needed for Qualifier night.

League Description: 

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 (but have a lower priority). 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. At least three players, at least ONE of whom is on the listed team (not a spare) are required to avoid a game default.  The winners of each pool in each round will receive prizes.

Rules:

  • Open semi-competitive league. Any player can play any position, and you can change from game to game.
  • We will be using the following Curling Canada draw for Round Robin play. It has good sheet distribution, and we have been using it for many years with no complaints.
  • 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. Note that scores are used only if head to head results cannot definitively break a tie (see below).Sample Scoresheet:
  • 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.
    1. 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.
    2. The teams are then ranked using the point differential for their games in the round against the other teams in the tie.
    3. The teams are then ranked using the point differential for all the games in the round against all teams.
    4. The teams are then ranked using their initial ranking in the round.
  • Ties: Decided by a draw to the button, with sweeping permitted (by your team only – the other team cannot sweep your rock behind the T line or anywhere else).
  • 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 (drawmaster’s decision) not be played, unless it is the last week of the draw. 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

derek.macewen@gmail.com

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