Friday draws cancelled at Kenmac, Fri. activities moved to Sat. evening after dinner

It has been decided by the organizing committee and drawmaster of the 2020 Kenmac Bonspiel, along with the management team of the Cornwall Curling Club, that the current weather conditions will impede our ability to move forward with the three evening draws scheduled for this evening, Friday January 17th.

The weather and road conditions are just too unpredictable, with some roads being deemed unsafe to drive by local RCMP.

Therefore we have cancelled these 3 draws : 4:45pm, 6:16pm, and 8pm.
 
It was considered that we would try to re-schedule them , however many participants have plans throughout the weekend that would not allow them to re-schedule. This would cause scheduling conflicts.
Therefore the decision has been made to reduce the entry fee to $30.00 per participant.
This entry fee will include:
Every team will receive two games tomorrow (Saturday , January 18th, as per previous schedule announced/posted draw).
(Any ties will be decided by a draw to the button, with sweepers.)
Our awards and prizes will be presented at 6:15 pm.
We will proceed with our beautiful banquet tomorrow evening at 6:30 pm; a lovely meal of balsamic prime rib with fixings catered by the talented Jenn and her crew at Creative Kitchen will be served!
We have moved our trivia entertainment and music, along with draw prizes and reverse draw, to tomorrow evening AFTER dinner. It promises to be a great time!
 
We welcome all to stay around the club tomorrow night for an evening of laughter, trivia fun, and friendship!! There will be drink specials and snacks! (Given the current changes the committee has decided you will not need to be present to win.)
 
See you all tomorrow! Be safe and warm!
 
 
 
Lori Fitzpatrick
Club Manager, Cornwall Curling Club
Post last modified: Jan 17, 2020 @ 3:45 pm

Cornwell member Lauren Ferguson earns External Sport Credit! (Sport PEI)

Congratulations to Cornwall Curling Club member Lauren Ferguson who earned her External Sport Credit this week! Good luck at Nationals!

Left to right: Lauren Ferguson, Maribeth Rogers-Neale with the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, and Amy Duncan, Executive Director of Curl PEI

The External Sport Credit Program (ESCP) gives eligible student-athletes the opportunity to earn graduation credits in grades 10, 11 and 12. While described as a sport credit, it is an educational credit and therefore, learning is emphasized throughout the entire process of becoming a high-performance athlete. Click for more info on the External Sport Credit Program.

Team Ferguson at the airport just before departing for the  2020 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Langley BC.

 

Post last modified: Jan 17, 2020 @ 2:59 pm

Kenmac Update – announcement by 3:30 pm re this evening

As you know, blowing snow is currently affecting visibility.
Environment Canada is calling for winds to diminish from north 50 km/h gusting to 80 to northwest 40 gusting to 70 later this afternoon. We will assess the weather situation at that time.
We will send out an announcement via our website, email, Facebook, Twitter, answering machine by 3:30 pm today as to whether or not Friday evening’s Kenmac Bonspiel draws will proceed or be re-scheduled. 
 
Lori Fitzpatrick
Club Manager, Cornwall Curling Club
Post last modified: Jan 17, 2020 @ 1:19 pm

Good luck to Team Cochrane, Cornwall’s first Brier contenders!

Best of luck to Cornwall’s first-ever team at the national men’s curling championship, as they prepare to compete in the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier, Feb. 29 to March 8, 2020 at Leon’s Centre in Kingston Ontario! Club President Bryan Sutherland extended his best wishes to Team Cochrane on behalf of the Club, and presented them with a donation on behalf of our membership.

(L-R): Skip Bryan Cochrane, third Ian MacAulay, Club President Bryan Sutherland, lead Mark O’Rourke, second Morgan Currie

There’s LOTS of experience on this team, as Bryan, Ian, and Morgan are reigning World Senior champs, while Mark is a former Canadian Mixed champion, and has competed for PEI at thirteen Briers either as a second, lead, or alternate.

We, along with fans and relatives from Souris, Summerside, the Cornwall area, and everywhere else on PEI, will be cheering them on!

 

Post last modified: Jan 17, 2020 @ 11:36 am

Cornwall’s Lauren Ferguson rink, and Lauren Lenentine, competing at Canadian Juniors starting Sat. (Curling Canada)

Canada’s best Under-21 curlers are headed to Beautiful B.C. this week to take part in the 2020 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships.

The 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors will begin Saturday and run through to Jan. 26 at the George Preston Recreation Centre in Langley, B.C.

And there will be no shortage of intriguing storylines as Canada’s future stars battle for the right to represent Canada at the 2020 World Junior Curling Championships, Feb. 15-22 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Karlee Burgess will be playing to win her unprecedented third Canadian Junior Women’s Curling Championship, beginning Saturday in Langley, B.C. (Photo, Curling Canada)

On the women’s side, Karlee Burgess has a chance to make history as the first female player ever to win three times at the New Holland Canadian Juniors, but she’ll be doing it for a new province this year.

Burgess, who won Canadian and World Junior gold playing second for Nova Scotia (in 2016 with Mary Fay, and two years later playing for Kaitlyn Jones), moved to Manitoba in the off-season and will be playing vice-skip for Manitoba’s Mackenzie Zacharias (Altona) in her final year of junior eligibility. Burgess was a bronze-medallist at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors with Nova Scotia. Also moving to Manitoba was Lauren Lenentine, who played vice-skip for Nova Scotia last year, and was the alternate for Team Jones at the 2018 World Juniors.

Alberta, meanwhile, will go for back-to-back gold medals with two members of Selena Sturmay’s Edmonton team that prevailed last year in Prince Albert, Sask., remaining.

Abby Marks has moved from vice-skip to skip, while second Paige Papley moves up from lead.

Also in the field is 2017 Canadian Under-18 champ Kira Brunton and her Northern Ontario team from Sudbury.

Team Ferguson 

[P.E.I. is represented by the Lauren Ferguson team from the Cornwall Curling Club.]

On the men’s side, meanwhile, there will be a new champion for the first time since 2016 as three-time defending champion Tyler Tardi of B.C. has moved up to the men’s ranks. 

That will open the door for the likes of Northern Ontario’s Jacob Horgan, a two-time silver-medallist playing for his older brother Tanner. Jacob, who skipped Northern Ontario to the 2017 Canadian Under-18 championship, is skipping at the Under-21 nationals for the first time, and will be making his seventh appearance at the event with his Sudbury-based team.

Also in the mix on the men’s side will be Tardi’s cousin Jacques Gauthier, who’s skipping Manitoba #2. Gauthier, whose team is based in Winnipeg, played vice-skip for JT Ryan’s Manitoba team that lost the 2019 gold-medal game to Tardi’s B.C. team in Prince Albert, Sask., and was also the alternate for Tardi’s Canadian team that won gold at the 2018 World Juniors in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Meanwhile, Saskatchewan’s Rylan Kleiter (Saskatoon) will be aiming to improve on the bronze medal his team won last year in Prince Albert, while Nova Scotia’s Graeme Weagle (Chester) looks to add to the gold medal he won at the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Championships.

With the Yukon and Nunavut unable to field men’s teams for the 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors, B.C. and Manitoba will have two teams in the field to fill out the 14-team draw — B.C. gets the second team as the host team, while Manitoba was the highest-placed team behind B.C. at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors to earn the second berth.

Gauthier’s team goes in as Manitoba #2 after losing the provincial final to Brett Walter; both the Walter and Gauthier teams hail from the Assiniboine Club in Winnipeg.

Meanwhile, B.C. will be represented by champion Hayato Sato and his team from New Westminster, and runner-up Johnson Tao and his team from Richmond.

[At the P.E.I. Juniors, Tyler Smith and his Montague Curling Rink team swept the provincial junior men’s championship for a repeat trip to the nationals.]

Selected round-robin games from the New Holland Canadian Junior Championships will be streamed live at Curling Canada’s YouTube page, which you can access by CLICKING HERE.

Fourteen men’s and 14 women’s teams will compete for Canadian titles, separated into two seven-team pools per gender for an initial round robin, followed by a Championship Round (top four in each pool) leading to the playoffs. The top team advances to its respective final on Sunday, Jan. 26, while the second- and third-place teams meet in a semifinal on Saturday, Jan. 25, to determine the other finalist.

TSN/RDS2 will carry complete live coverage of the semifinals (women at 11 a.m. [all times PT], men at 4 p.m.) on Jan. 25 and finals (women at 9 a.m., men at 2 p.m.).

The winning teams will then represent Canada at the World Juniors in Russia.

Canada has won a leading 20 world junior men’s titles since 1975 and a leading 12 women’s crowns since 1988.

Additionally, with the dates of the 2021 New Holland Canadian Juniors being shifted into March to allow junior-age players to compete longer into the season, players competing in Langley may be representing Canada at the 2021 World Juniors in February 2021 (location TBA by the World Curling Federation.

Here are the criteria for determining the 2021 Team Canada representatives:

  • 2020 Canadian Juniors runner-up teams (if three of four are age eligible) will represent Canada at the World Junior Championships in 2021. If the runner-up team needs to replace one player because of age eligibility, consultation will take place with Curling Canada before a new team member is selected.
  • If a runner-up team is not age-eligible to represent Canada at the World Junior Championships in 2021, then Curling Canada will select individual age-eligible athletes from the 2020 playoffs and/or Championship Pool to determine Team Canada for the World Junior Championships in 2021. Individual selected athletes may also be part of the 2020 winning Canadian team.
  • Curling Canada will announce the athletes selected to represent Canada at the 2021 World Junior Championships towards the end of February.

Lauren Lenentine.
Photo credit: Edgy Sport Images

The 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors also is notable for the number of past recipients of the Curling Canada Foundation For The Love of Curling Scholarships — 10 over the past four years:

2019 — Lauren Lenentine (Manitoba), Paige Papley (Alberta), Desmond Young (Alberta), Emily Zacharias (Manitoba)
2018 — Lindsay Dubue (Northern Ontario), Ryan Jacques (Alberta), Ryan McNeil Lamswood (Newfoundland/Labrador)
2017 — Kira Brunton (Northern Ontario), Mackenzie Zacharias (Manitoba)
2016 — Karlee Burgess (Manitoba)

B.C. teams have won a combined 10 Canadian junior championships — the most recent being Tardi’s team representing the Langley Curling Centre winning in 2017 at Victoria, 2018 at Shawinigan, Que., and last year at Prince Albert. Other previous winners were Corryn Brown in 2013 at Fort McMurray, Alta., Brad Kuhn in 2000 at Moncton, N.B., Dean Joanisse in 1989 at Winnipeg, Mike Wood in 1988 at North Vancouver, Julie Sutton in 1987 at Prince Albert, Jodie Sutton in 1986 at Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Sandra Plut in 1982 at Winnipeg and Jerry Laughlin in 1961 at Prince George.

Teams that don’t qualify for the Championship Pool will compete in a Seeding Pool to determine rankings for the 2021 New Holland Canadian Juniors, March 15-23 in Fort McMurray, Alta. Curlers on all non-playoff teams will participate in a mixed doubles competition on the final weekend. 

The Canadian Junior Men?s Championship has been contested annually since its inception in 1950 at Quebec City. The first Canadian Junior Women?s Championship was played in 1971 at Vancouver. 

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

Post last modified: Jan 17, 2020 @ 8:21 am

Eight teams, including 4 from Maritime Masters host Cornwall, in PEI Masters starting Jan. 24

The 2020 PEI Masters Curling Championships, with men’s and women’s divisions for curlers age 60 and over, take place from January 24-28 at the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside, with five men’s and three women’s rinks taking part. Defending champs are the Sandy Hope rink from here at the Cornwall Curling Club, and the Lou Nowlan foursome from the Silver Fox, and both are back looking to defend their titles. Other men’s teams include the Paul Arsenault and Bill Hope squads from here in Cornwall, the Blair Jay team from the host club, and the Clair Sweet squad from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. The Sheila Compton rink from the Fox and the Shirley Berry foursome from Cornwall round out the women’s entries.

Defending women’s champs Debbie Rhodenhizer, Sandy Hope, Shelley Ebbett, Arleen Harris 

Teams in both divisions of the PEI Masters will play a modified triple knockout format, with draws daily at 10 am and 2:30 pm from Friday Jan. 24 through Monday  morning Jan. 27, with the winners from the three men’s and women’s sections advancing to their respective two-game championship rounds at 2:30 pm Monday and, if needed, 10 am on Tuesday the 28th. Under the modified triple knockout format, a team can win more than one section, If a team wins all three sections, they will be declared champions without playing the championship round. A two-section winner will have a “double life” in the championship round, and win the event if they take either section, while their opponent, the winner of the other section, would have to win both.

The winning and finalist men’s and women’s teams will compete against their peers from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia at the Maritime Masters, here at the Cornwall Curling Club from March 12-14 2020, while the men’s and women’s winning teams, or finalist teams if they are unable to attend, also earn the right to compete in the 2020 Canadian Masters Curling Championships, March 30-April 5, 2020 at the Riverside Country Club in Rothesay, and the Thistle St.-Andrews Curling Club in Saint John New Brunswick.

Live results from the PEI Masters will be available at PEICurling.com/scoreboard

Draw

(will not be updated during the event – refer to the scoring system for draw progression)

 

Schedule

(Women’s games are in violet)

Date Time Draw Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4 Ice 5 Ice 6
Fri.
24-Jan
10 am 1   1 2      
2:30 pm 2   A 3 4    
Sat.
25-Jan
10 am 3     B 5 6  
2:30 pm 4   7 8 C    
Sun.
26-Jan
10 am 5   D 9 10    
2:30 pm 6     E   11  
Mon.
27-Jan**
10 am 7     12 F    
2:30 pm 8   WA   MA    
Tue.
28-Jan**
10 am 9   MB   WB    

Explanation for MA/WA and MB/WB:

1. If one team wins all three qualifiers: Championship Round is not required.

2. If one team wins two qualifiers. They play in both MA or WA and MB or WB (and win the event if they win either game). The other section winner plays in MA or WA and has to win to advance to MB or WB.

3. If there are three separate winners: the team that played in the most qualifying games* advances to MB or WB, and the other winners play off in MA or WA. If there is a tie in the number of qualifying games played, then the team that qualified earliest goes to MB or WB and the other two teams play off in MA or WA.

*Qualifying games have yellow background for game number on the schedule

Team Rosters

(Numbers in brackets are throwing order, S=skip)

M – Team Arsenault

Cornwall Curling Club, Cornwall, PE

Paul Arsenault (4-S), Ron Giggey (3), Allan Acorn (2), Edgar Coffin (1), Garth Cudmore (alternate)

M – Team B.Hope

Cornwall Curling Club, Cornwall, PE

Bill Hope (4-S), Peter Murdoch (3), David Murphy (2), Dario Zannier (1)

M – Team Jay

Silver Fox Curling Club, Summerside, PE

Blair Jay (4-S), Stuart Graves (3), Dale Cannon (2), Paul Matheson (1)

M – Team Nowlan

Silver Fox Curling Club, Summerside, PE

Lou Nowlan (4-S), David MacFadyen (3), Earle Proude (2), Alan Montgomery (1), Rod MacDonald (alternate)

M – Team Sweet

Maple Leaf Curling Club, O’Leary, PE

Clair Sweet (4-S), Bob Matheson (3), Muncey Harris (2), Wayne Arsenault (1)

W – Team Berry

Cornwall Curling Club, Cornwall, PE

Shirley Berry (4-S), Sherren MacKinnon (3), Linda Fairhurst (2), Gloria Turner (1)

W – Team Compton

Silver Fox Curling Club, Summerside, PE

Sheila Compton (4-S), Debbie Ramsay (3), Liz Maynard (2), Sharon Lee Keough (1)

W – Team S.Hope

Cornwall Curling Club, Cornwall, PE, Bill Hope (coach)

Sandy Hope (4-S), Shelley Ebbett (3), Debbie Rhodenhizer (2), Arleen Harris (1)

Click for previous Masters champions and websites.

Post last modified: Jan 16, 2020 @ 9:02 pm

Thank-you Myrna!

(from Lori, on behalf of the Club!)
A great BIG thank you to this lovely lady, Cornwall Curling Club’s own Myrna
Craswell!


Myrna is a tremendous member here at the curling club and always ready to
help out.
We are so grateful for Myrna’s support, as we are for all of our volunteers!
This past weekend, during our First Annual Cornwall Cup Stick Tournament,
there were rave reviews about Myrna’s hearty, homemade chili that our curlers
enjoyed!
Thank you Myrna!

Post last modified: Jan 16, 2020 @ 1:41 pm

Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel Draw and Team Rosters for this Weekend

Here are the team rosters for the Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel this weekend.

Brent Irving Angela Sanderson Jay Orum Amanda Irving
Shelley Cole Alan Aitken Marjorie Matthews Jennifer Enman
Jody Sanderson Melinda Countway Steve Countway Larisa Sanderson
Bill Hope Jan Murdoch Peter Murdoch Sandy Hope
Joe Callaghan Jean Sinclair Heather Diamond Gary O’Sullivan
Patsy McCarville Brian McCarville Kathy Thompson Bruce Thompson
Larry Cudmore Kim Nickerson Lee Nickerson  Maureen Cudmore
Mark MacDonald Carlene Peters Garth Cudmore Helen Smith
Terry MacCormac Dawn MacIsaac Colin MacIsaac Patricia Boland
Kathy O’Rourke Mark O’Rourke Donna Pound Bernard Danny Bernard
Danny Kneabone Karen Currie Carl Currie Darlene Kneabone
Paul Neima Colleen MacDonald Alan Mason Jeff Hannam
Hank Kamphuis Paula Ling Gerald Dykerman Pat MacInnis
Chris MacDougall Sharon Campbell Darren MacKinnon Lacey Gallant
Doug Kelly Amanda MacIntosh George Younker Laurie Kelly
Lorianne Davies Angus Davies Megan Davies Tyler Davies
Paul Durant Marg Stewart Eugene Murphy Joanne Durant
Landon Warder Carrie Jones George Piercey Elric MacDonald
Bryan Sutherland Etta Reid Doug Campbell David O’Hanley
Tom Dunn Nancy Milton Frank Weiler Italo Marzari
Kellie-Lynn Younker David Younker Danika Veinot Katelyn Burgoyne
Donald Weeks Stephanie O’Keefe Brad Gardiner Dave MacSwain

 

Here is the draw for the Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel this weekend.
(drag to see all 4 sheets of ice on small screens)

Time Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4
Friday

4:45- 6:15

 

  Tom Dunn

vs

J. Sanderson

B Gardiner

vs

B Sutherland

K O’Rourke

vs

M. MacDonald

 

6:15-7:45

D Kneabone

vs

J Callaghan

B Irving

vs

A Aitken

L Cudmore

vs

D Kelly

C MacDougall

vs

T MacCormac

 

8:00-9:30

P Neima

vs

B Hope

L Davies

vs

P Durant

H Kamphuis

vs

L Warder

K Younker

vs

B Thompson

Saturday

8:30-10:00

  K O’Rourke

vs

J. Callaghan

A. Aitken

vs

C MacDougall

B. Irving

vs

T Dunn

 

10:00-11:30

B Gardiner

vs

M MacDonald

B Sutherland

vs

B Hope

D Kelly

vs

L Warder

D Kneabone

vs

P Durant

 

11:45-1:15

H Kamphuis

vs

T MacCormac

K Younker

vs

L Cudmore

L Davies

vs

P Neima

J Sanderson

vs

B Thompson

 

1:45-3:15

 

T Dunn

vs

C MacDougall

M MacDonald

vs

J Callaghan

P Durant

vs

B Gardiner

L Warder

vs

K Younker

 

3:15-4:45

D Kelly

vs

Bruce Thompson

D Kneabone

vs

P Neima

B Sutherland

vs

K O’Rourke

A Aitken

vs

H Kamphuis

 

5:00-6:30

J Sanderson

vs

L Cudmore

  B Irving

vs

T MacCormac

B Hope

vs

L Davies

 

Post last modified: Jan 15, 2020 @ 9:58 pm

Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel Draw for this Weekend

Here is the draw for the Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel this weekend.
(drag to see all 4 sheets of ice on small screens)

Time Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4
Friday

4:45- 6:15

 

  Tom Dunn

vs

J. Sanderson

B Gardiner

vs

B Sutherland

K O’Rourke

vs

M. MacDonald

 

6:15-7:45

D Kneabone

vs

J Callaghan

B Irving

vs

A Aitken

L Cudmore

vs

D Kelly

C MacDougall

vs

T MacCormac

 

8:00-9:30

P Neima

vs

B Hope

L Davies

vs

P Durant

H Kamphuis

vs

L Warder

K Younker

vs

B Thompson

Saturday

8:30-10:00

  K O’Rourke

vs

J. Callaghan

A. Aitken

vs

C MacDougall

B. Irving

vs

T Dunn

 

10:00-11:30

B Gardiner

vs

M MacDonald

B Sutherland

vs

B Hope

D Kelly

vs

L Warder

D Kneabone

vs

P Durant

 

11:45-1:15

H Kamphuis

vs

T MacCormac

K Younker

vs

L Cudmore

L Davies

vs

P Neima

J Sanderson

vs

B Thompson

 

1:45-3:15

 

T Dunn

vs

C MacDougall

M MacDonald

vs

J Callaghan

P Durant

vs

B Gardiner

L Warder

vs

K Younker

 

3:15-4:45

D Kelly

vs

Bruce Thompson

D Kneabone

vs

P Neima

B Sutherland

vs

K O’Rourke

A Aitken

vs

H Kamphuis

 

5:00-6:30

J Sanderson

vs

L Cudmore

  B Irving

vs

T MacCormac

B Hope

vs

L Davies

 

Post last modified: Jan 15, 2020 @ 1:59 pm

The Kenmac excitement starts Friday!

Things are getting exciting here at the Cornwall Curling Club as we begin preparations for the “Annual Kenmac Bonspiel this weekend!
Our draw should be posted tomorrow!

A big thank you to Kenmac Energy for their on-going commitment to this community tradition and legendary event!
Kenmac Energy exemplifies community engagement and their support for active community living is truly appreciated!

Kenmac is #PEI’s only locally owned and operated heating oil and propane delivery company. They uphold a commitment to reliable service and expert advice.
Thanks, Kenmac for your personalized commitment to the communities in which you work and live!
To learn more about Kenmac Energy INC. visit their web page here:
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#PEIProud #PEI #IslandLife #Curling #KenmacFunspiel2020 

Post last modified: Jan 14, 2020 @ 3:41 pm

Signup now for our annual Daytime Club Exchange with Ch’town!

Our annual daytime curlers exchange with the Charlottetown Curling Club is an “away” tournament for us this year. and gets underway with the first draw at 9 am on Tuesday Feb. 11 in Charlottetown with teams made up that combine curlers from both clubs. The $5 price to play includes both curling and lunch! Entry is limited to 40 people, so sign up at the Club as soon as you can before the deadline of February 5th. Please play Lori in the office.

Post last modified: Jan 14, 2020 @ 2:53 pm

Gold Medallists Honoured!

Today we were very excited to formally congratulate Cornwall’s own Gloria
Clarke, Ruth Stavert, Elaine Hughes, and Janette Fraser for being Gold
Medallists in the Women’s Curling 65+ Division at the 2018 Canada 55+ Games in Saint John NB!

(L-R) Janette Fraser, Gloria Clarke, Bryan Sutherland, Elaine Hughes, Ruth Stavert

President Bryan Sutherland was on hand to present the team with their
plaque and extend congratulations on behalf of our membership!

Post last modified: Jan 13, 2020 @ 5:04 pm

PEI Curling Ch’ships: entry deadlines for the rest of January

Curlers are reminded of the following Curl PEI provincial championship entry deadlines for the remainder of January. All entries must be made online at PEICurling.com.

PEI FERGUSON-LOGAN MONTAGUE STICK CURLING CH’SHIPS

Location: Maple Leaf CC

Date: February 4-6, 2020

Entry Deadline: January 14, 2020

Entry Fee: $75

PEI MIXED DOUBLES CURLING CH’SHIPS

Location: Silver Fox CC

Date: February 7-10, 2020

Entry Deadline: January 17, 2020

Entry Fee: $90

PEI SENIORS CURLING CH’SHIPS

Location: Cornwall CC

Date: February 14-18, 2020

Entry Deadline: January 24, 2020

Entry Fee: $200+Participant Fee

PEI MIXED CURLING CH’SHIP

Location: Maple Leaf CC

Date: February 21-25, 2020

Entry Deadline: January 31, 2020

Entry Fee: $200+Participant Fee

Post last modified: Jan 12, 2020 @ 8:58 pm

Islanders come home to win Tankard, plan Tues. visit to our Club (Guardian)

 

The Island-born Ontario residents were part of the winning Bryan Cochrane rink that ran the table at the modified triple-knockout championship at the Montague Curling Rink.

The Bryan Cochrane rink won the P.E.I. Tankard Saturday at the Montague Curling Rink. From left are Scott Annear, president of the Montague Curling Rink; lead Mark O’Rourke, second Morgan Currie, third Ian MacAulay, skip Bryan Cochrane and Curl P.E.I. president Sandy Matheson. – Curl Prince Edward Island

“It’s a dream come true, not only for me but also my friend Ian MacAulay,” Currie said Sunday.
Curling Canada implemented a new birthright status eligibility rule in the spring for this year’s Tim Hortons Brier and the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. It allows athletes to choose playing in the province they live in or the one they were born in.
“When we heard about this policy (change) we got very excited,” Currie said.
Currie is from Summerside while MacAulay calls Souris home.
Cochrane was able to join the team as its permitted free agent under a rule that has been in place for a few years. The trio, which curl together out of the Russell Curling Club in Russell, Ont., near Ottawa, won the 2019 world senior men’s championship in Norway.
The world champs then looked for a player to complete their P.E.I. squad.
“We felt very fortunate in our team to be joined by Mark O’Rourke,” Currie said of the recent Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame inductee who has attended 10 Briers and other curling nationals during his career.
“We thought of Mark right away,” Currie explained. “As soon as we started to talk about Mark, I said I’ll call him because I couldn’t wait to talk to him.”

Click to read the full story in the PEI Guardian

Post last modified: Jan 12, 2020 @ 3:21 pm

Sunday Evening Curling cancelled, too, due to road and weather conditions

We’ve decided that, due to the very poor road conditions (the Cornwall Road itself is quite bad right now) from ice pellets that have fallen so far, and the forecast for ice pellets and/or snow into the evening, that we will have to cancel for this evening. This includes both the Sunday evening Mixed Doubles League and our ice rentals (as well as the afternoon curling mentioned previously).
 
 
Post last modified: Jan 12, 2020 @ 2:36 pm

Five-ender seals eleventh PEI Scotties title for Suzanne Birt

The Suzanne Birt rink, playing out of the host Montague Curling Rink this season, scored five points in the sixth end and stole a single in the seventh to defeat the Veronica Smith team from the Summerside Silver Fox club 8-1 in seven ends on Sunday morning to repeat as PEI Scotties champions.

PEI Scotties champs (L-R): Mitchell O’Shea (coach), Michelle McQuaid, Meaghan Hughes, Marie Christianson, Suzanne Birt

This is the eleventh PEI Scotties title for Birt, a former world junior curling champion. Birt, backed up by third Marie Christianson, second stone Meaghan Hughes, and lead Michelle McQuaid, along with coach Mitchell O’Shea, won the “A” and “C” events in the modified triple knockout draw, and would have had a second chance at 2 pm to win the title, but accomplished the task with the morning game.

Finalist team (L-R): Veronica Smith, Sabrina Smith, Emily Gray, Whitney Jenkins, Pat Aylward (coach)

Smith, who won the “B” section, would have had to win both games. Playing with Veronica Smith were third Sabrina Smith, second Emily Gray, and lead Whitney Jenkins, with coach Pat Aylward.

The first half of this morning’s game was close, with two blank ends, and neither team scoring more than a single. Birt stole the third end and had a slim 2-1 lead at the fifth end break, but brought the game to an early conclusion in the sixth and seventh ends. The Birt foursome will now advance to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Feb. 15-23, 2020 at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 

The PEI Tankard men’s championship, held concurrently at the same venue, wrapped up on Saturday, with the Bryan Cochrane team from the Cornwall Curling Club going undefeated to advance to the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier, Feb. 29 to March 8, 2020 at Leon’s Centre in Kingston Ontario, 

Detailed results from the combined PEI Scotties and Tankard event are available at:  PEICurling.com/scoreboard

Eleven men’s and 5 women’s rinks took part this year.

Post last modified: Jan 12, 2020 @ 1:45 pm

Sunday afternoon curling (Little Rock, Novice instructional, Member Practice) cancelled due to weather

Due to freezing rain and ice pellets that are affecting road conditions, plus a snowfall warning, the following curling is CANCELLED this afternoon (January 12th 2020):
1 pm Little Rockers 
2 pm Novice 
3 pm-6pm Members’ Practice 
 

We will make an announcement about evening curling, including our Sunday Night Mixed Doubles League and any rentals, by 2 pm today. Please watch for notifications!

Post last modified: Jan 12, 2020 @ 10:18 am

Bryan Cochrane rink sweeps Tankard PEI Men’s Ch’ship. Suzanne Birt team one win away from Scotties repeat

The Bryan Cochrane rink from the Cornwall Curling Club made it a complete sweep Saturday evening at the Montague Curling Rink, winning the “C” final of the modified triple knockout draw by a 7-4 score over the Philip Gorveatt team from the Charlottetown Curling Club to take the Tankard PEI Men’s title without needing to play the Sunday championship round.

(L-R): Scott Annear (President of the Montague Curling Rink), Mark O’Rourke, Morgan Currie, Ian MacAulay, Bryan Cochrane, Sandy Matheson (President of Curl PEI)

The Eddie MacKenzie rink, who played in two of the three section finals, would be the second place “Finalist” rink in the event, and includes third Tyler MacKenzie, second stone Tyler Smith, and lead Matt Nabuurs.

Meanwhile, Suzanne Birt is just one win away from her eleventh PEI Scotties title, after coming from behind to win the women’s “C” final 9-5 over the Veronica Smith squad from the Silver Fox club in Summerside. Birt is playing out of the host Montague club this year. Because Birt won two of the three modified triple knockout sections (“A” and “C”), she can repeat as Scotties champ with a win in either the 9 am or the 2 pm championship round games on Sunday, while Smith, the “B” section winner, needs to win both games.

In the final Tankard game, Cochrane, whose rink includes PEI natives Ian MacAulay at third and Morgan Currie at second stone, both from his reigning World Senior championship rink, along with ten-time PEI Tankard winner Mark O’Rourke at lead, opened with a deuce, with Gorveatt, whose team includes Kevin Champion, Sean Ledgerwood, and Mike Dillon, coming back with a deuce of their own. The next two ends were blanked, but a Cochrane triple in end five gave him a 5-2 lead at the fifth end break. Each team scored two singles in the second half to give Cochrand the 7-4 victory. In the afternoon “C” semi-final, Cochrane beat the Mitchell Schut Junior team, also from Cornwall 8-1 in eight ends, while Gorveatt edged clubmate Eddie MacKenzie 7-6 in an extra end.

Smith had a 5-3 lead after six ends in her game against Birt, but a deuce, a triple, and a single in the next three ends brought the score to 9-5 for Birt, and Smith ran out of rocks in the final end. Playing with Birt are third Marie Christianson, second Meaghan Hughes and lead Michelle McQuaid, with coach Mitch O’Shea, while Sabrina Smith, Emily Gray, and Whitney Jenkins, with coach Pat Aylward, round out the Smith foursome. Smith advanced directly to the “C” final by virtue of winning the “B” section, while Birt stole the final end to edge Summerside’s Melissa Morrow squad 7-6 in the “C” semi-final.

The Bryan Cochrane rink will now compete at the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier, Feb. 29 to March 8, 2020 at Leon’s Centre in Kingston Ontario, while the winning women’s team will advance to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Feb. 15-23, 2020 at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 

Live end-by-end results from the combined PEI Scotties and Tankard event are available at:  PEICurling.com/scoreboard

Eleven men’s and 5 women’s rinks took part this year.

Post last modified: Jan 11, 2020 @ 11:25 pm

Cochrane one win away from PEI Tankard, Birt and Smith square off again, in Scotties “C” final

 

Teams Smith and Cochrane, with Suzanne Birt in the background of the Cochrane picture

Team Gorveatt

Meanwhile, ten-time PEI Scotties winner Suzanne Birt from the host Montague club will take on Veronica Smith and her Silver Fox team in the Scotties women’s championship “C” semi, also at 7 pm. Birt, who won the “A” section of the modified triple knockout draw, stole the last end to edge the Melissa Morrow squad from the Fox 7-6 in the “C” semi this afternoon, and will take on “B” section winner Veronica Smith in this evening’s “C” final. The winner of the “C” final as the winner of  two sections, will have a “double life” in the Sunday championship round at 9 am and 2 pm, and will take the title if they win either Sunday game, while their opponent will have to win both.

There is no admission charge to watch this combined event, with the women’s championship sponsored by Kruger Products, Canada’s #1 tissue products manufacturer and the longest national corporate sponsor of amateur sport in Canada, along with local event sponsors O’Connor Glass, Tim Hortons, and Bogside Brewing. 50/50 draws will be held, with proceeds going toward the Montague Junior Curling Program.

The kitchen will be open for lunch (soup or chili and sandwiches) and supper (regular menu). Food and beverages are also available at the Bogside brewery, only a three-minute walk from the club, and at Tim Hortons, just a six-minute walk away.

Live end-by-end results are available at:  PEICurling.com/scoreboard

The winning women’s team will advance to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Feb. 15-23, 2020 at
Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, while the men’s championship rink will compete in the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier, Feb. 29 to March 8, 2020 at Leon’s Centre in Kingston Ontario.

Post last modified: Jan 11, 2020 @ 6:03 pm

Sunday Pepsi U16 Dev’t League postponed due to forecast weather conditions. Other curling still on for now

Due to the forecasted inclement weather for Sunday January 12th, we have decided to postpone Sunday’s Pepsi Junior Development League until January 25, directly following the 10 am draw that is already scheduled for that day. As we have teams travelling from various parts of the Island, we wanted to provide adequate notice for tomorrow.
 
Decisions on Sunday afternoon Little Rockers and Novice instruction, Member Practice, the Mixed Doubles league, and rentals will be made on Sunday.
Post last modified: Jan 11, 2020 @ 2:30 pm

Clarke/Stavert win inaugural Cornwall Cup Stick Tournament

The team of Gloria Clarke and Ruth Stavert beat the duo of Paul Arsenault and Roddie MacLean to win the 1st annual Cornwall Cup stick tournament today here at the Cornwall Curling
Thanks to all 16 teams who participated, including five from other clubs, to Doug Campbell and Etta Reid for organizing, to Gary O’Sullivan and Carol Sweetapple for volunteering their time, and to Myrna Sanderson for volunteering her cooking talents!

Ruth Stavert (left) and Gloria Clarke

(L-R): Etta Reid, Paul Arsenault, Roddie MacLean, Doug Campbell

Post last modified: Jan 11, 2020 @ 1:39 pm

Tankard: Schut wins vs Cornwall clubmate vanOuwerkerk, and will play Cornwall’s Cochrane in “C” semi at 2 pm

Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut junior rink won the first of what is now two “Battles of Cornwall” today at the Tankard Provincial Men’s Curling Championship at the Montague Curling Rink, and will face Cornwall’s Bryan Cochrane team at in the “C” semi-finals at 2 pm, with the winner advancing to the “C” final at 7 pm.

Mitchell Schut

Schut beat clubmate Steve vanOuwerkerk 7-2 this morning, after blanking the first three ends, taking a single in the fourth and stealing a deuce in five and singles in six and seven before vanOuwerkerk got on the scoreboard with a deuce in the 8th. Schut scored a deuce in the ninth for the win.

Chase MacMillan, Liam Kelly, Cruz Pineau

Cochrane, who along with third Ian MacAulay and second Morgan Currie comprise three members of the reigning World Senior Men’s team (ten-time PEI Tankard winner Mark O’Rourke is the other team member),  has already won the “A” and “B” sections, so a win in the next two games would give him the PEI Men’s title without playing the championship round, while Schut would have to win four games in a row – two today, and two tomorrow, to win the championship.

Bryan Cochrane and Ian MacAulay

Live end-by-end results are available at:  PEICurling.com/scoreboard

The winning women’s team will advance to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Feb. 15-23, 2020 at
Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, while the men’s championship rink will compete in the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier, Feb. 29 to March 8, 2020 at Leon’s Centre in Kingston Ontario.

Post last modified: Jan 11, 2020 @ 11:54 am

Cornwall Cup wraps up this morning – come out and watch!

The first “First Annual Cornwall Cup Stick Curling Tournament is wrapping up this morning here at the Club, with Team Chowan/Allen taking on Team Arsenault/MacLean, and Team Clarey/Dunsford facing Team Stavert/Clarke in the semi-finals.

The final will start between 11:15 and 11:30 … Come on out and watch!

A big thank you to event organizers Doug Campbell and Etta Reid!

 

Post last modified: Jan 11, 2020 @ 10:47 am

Cornwall’s Cochrane wins Tankard A and B sections, while vanOuwerkerk takes on Schut this morning

The “B” section finals of the modified triple knockout format Scotties provincial women’s and Tankard provincial men’s championships took place at the Montague Curling Rink on Friday evening, and featured the same teams that squared off in the “A” section.

Veronica Smith delivers a rock while Emily Gray prepares to sweep

Team Birt members Marie Christianson, Meaghan Hughes, Michelle McQuaid, watched by Team Smith member Whitney Jenkins

The Scotties “B” final was again a very close contest, but the Veronica Smith rink from the Silver Fox in Summerside came out the victors this time, edging ten-time PEI women’s champ Suzanne Birt, curling out of the host club, and her team by a 5-4 score. Smith used last rock advantage to score a deuce in the opening end, in a game that saw three blank ends, with neither team scoring more than a single until Birt recorded a tying deuce in the ninth end, leaving Smith with hammer coming home, where she scored a deuce for the win.

Cornwall’s Team Cochrane

On the men’s side, Bryan Cochrane and his Cornwall Curling Club team of Souris native Ian MacAulay and Summerside-born Morgan Currie along with ten-time PEI Tankard veteran Mark O’Rourke, could win the Tankard on Saturday evening, after winning both the “A” and “B” sections with wins over Charlottetown’s Eddie MacKenzie squad. In the “B” final, Cochrane blanked the first two ends, and scored a triple in the third. The teams exchanged singles to put the score to 4-1 at the fifth end break. MacKenzie blanked the 6th and gave up a steal of one in the 7th, but narrowed the gap to a single point with a deuce in eight and a single steak in nine to trail 5-4 coming home without hammer. Cochane recorded the win with a triple for a final score of 8-4.

Team MacKenzie with Bryan Cochrane in the background

MacAulay and Currie are members of Cochrane’s reigning World Senior Men’s championship rink, while MacKenzie is looking for his seventh  PEI Tankard, backed up by a team that includes reigning and four-time PEI junior champion skip Tyler Smith, and Tyler MacKenzie, a three-time PEI junior and two-time PEI Tankard winner, along with Matt Nabuurs who has been on one Junior and two Tankard championship teams. 

Saturday Tankard play begins with a pair of 9 am games, with Cornwall’s Steve van Ouwerkerk and Mitchell Schut rinks squaring off for the right to play Cochrane in the 2 pm “C” semi-final, while Phil Gorveatt from Charlottetown and Jamie Newson from the Silver Fox square off in the other, with the winner facing MacKenzie in the other “C” semi. The winners of the 2 pm semis meet in the “C” final at 7 pm. If Team Cochrane is in that game and wins it, as a three-section winner, they will become PEI Tankard champ without the 9 am and, if necessary, 2 pm Sunday championship round.

Saturday Scotties action sees Melissa Morrow and her Silver Fox rink, who eliminated the Amanda Power Charlottetown rink on Saturday in a closely-fought 6-5 contest, take on Birt at 2 pm, with the winner playing Smith in the “C” final at 7 pm. The section winners advance to Sunday’s championship round, which goes at 9 am and, if necessary, 2 pm. If either Birt or Smith wins two sections, they will have a “double life” in the championship round and will win the title with a victory in either game, while their opponent would have to win both matches.

There is no admission charge to watch this combined event, with the women’s championship sponsored by Kruger Products, Canada’s #1 tissue products manufacturer and the longest national corporate sponsor of amateur sport in Canada, along with local event sponsors O’Connor Glass, Tim Hortons, and Bogside Brewing. 50/50 draws will be held, with proceeds going toward the Montague Junior Curling Program.

The kitchen will be open for lunch (soup or chili and sandwiches) and supper (regular menu). Food and beverages are also available at the Bogside brewery, only a three-minute walk from the club, and at Tim Hortons, just a six-minute walk away.

Live end-by-end results are available at:  PEICurling.com/scoreboard

The winning women’s team will advance to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Feb. 15-23, 2020 at
Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, while the men’s championship rink will compete in the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier, Feb. 29 to March 8, 2020 at Leon’s Centre in Kingston Ontario.