Reminder: AGM is this Friday, May 24

This is official notice that the Cornwall Curling Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Friday, May 24 2019 at 7 pm at the Club, preceded by a half-hour social at 6:30 pm. All Club members are urged to attend.

The bar will be open.agm2

Post last modified: May 19, 2019 @ 1:47 pm

Reminder to sign up now for our annual Best Ball Golf Tourney on June 15 at Countryview

Sign up now for our annual nine-hole, Best Ball Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 15 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 (last year’s info, subject to confirmation for this year). Arrive by 8:30 am for the shotgun start at 9.

 

 

Post last modified: May 19, 2019 @ 1:50 pm

Reminder: Sport PEI Scholarships Application Deadline is May 16

 

Sport PEI offers Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement.  

The 2019 scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, Avis Car Rental and Connolly Group and the family of Earl Smith.


In 2018, four scholarships of $1000.00 each were awarded to Island student athletes. Congratulations to curler Lauren Lenentine, along with Emma Jinks, Christopher McQuaid and Ethan Boyd.

The 2019 scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, Avis Car Rental and Connolly Group and the family of Earl Smith.

2018 Sport PEI Scholarship Winners

CRITERIA 

 To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Graduating from a Prince Edward Island High School;
  • Have excelled in high school and or provincial sports during the current school year;
  • Have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities through volunteerism and sport
  • Have maintained a strong academic standing during the current school year;
  • Entering 1st year at a post-secondary institution in the fall of the current year as a full-time student.

 
Applications for the scholarship must include the following items with the application form: 

  • List and prioritize your five (5) most outstanding sport achievements.  (Please be specific, e.g. 1st team All-Star AA Field Hockey, Bronze medal at Canadian Judo Championships-Junior division, -44 kg). in order of importance, International, National, Regional, Provincial & School or Club. 
  • List of leadership & volunteering activities in community, sport & school
  • Detail your future plans in school and sport.
  • Two (2) Letters of Reference (sport and/or leadership).
  • Copy of Official Academic Record (Transcript).

Application deadline is May 16, 2019

All applications are online only – Apply Here 

For more information, please contact Sport PEI at sports@sportpei.pe.ca or at 902-368-4110.

Post last modified: May 13, 2019 @ 2:02 pm

Reminder: Cornwall Curling Club seeking manager for 2019-2020 season

Job Opportunity

The Cornwall Curling Club, a four-sheet curling facility located at 29 Cornwall Road, Cornwall PEI, is looking for a Club Manager.  Employment will commence on or about September 30, 2019 and will end on or about April 11, 2020, with an option to renew each year for the next curling season.

The position of Club Manager is, on behalf of the Board of Directors, responsible for the overall operation of the Cornwall Curling Club, including the management of staff, provision of supplies, rental of the facility, and the maintenance of financial accounts and filing systems. The goal of the position is to ensure the club operates at a high level of efficiency, providing an inviting environment for members and customers. 

As Club Manager, you will report to the Board of Directors. You will be responsible for club employees including; the ice maker, the cleaner, and all bartenders. Regular hours of work shall be Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week during the normal hours of operation of the Club, although your hours of work may vary and be irregular in order to perform the duties and meet the objectives of your employment and to fulfill the obligations of the Club.

Essential requirements of the job are basic computer skills such as Word, Excel and Simply Accounting or equivalent software.  A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are also a requirement.  If you are a people person, have experience working for a non-profit organization with a volunteer board of directors, or similar managerial experience, this may be the job for you. Curling skills not required.

A full job description is available upon request.  Applications should be sent to Gary O’Sullivan at Bantamgary@gmail.com no later than May 10, 2019 with a view to finalizing a job offer before our Annual General Meeting on May 24, 2019.

 

Post last modified: Apr 27, 2019 @ 4:15 pm

Sport PEI Scholarships: Application Deadline is May 16

 

Sport PEI offers Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement.  

The 2019 scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, Avis Car Rental and Connolly Group and the family of Earl Smith.


In 2018, four scholarships of $1000.00 each were awarded to Island student athletes. Congratulations to curler Lauren Lenentine, along with Emma Jinks, Christopher McQuaid and Ethan Boyd.

The 2019 scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre Physiotherapy, Avis Car Rental and Connolly Group and the family of Earl Smith.

2018 Sport PEI Scholarship Winners

CRITERIA 

 To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Graduating from a Prince Edward Island High School;
  • Have excelled in high school and or provincial sports during the current school year;
  • Have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities through volunteerism and sport
  • Have maintained a strong academic standing during the current school year;
  • Entering 1st year at a post-secondary institution in the fall of the current year as a full-time student.

 
Applications for the scholarship must include the following items with the application form: 

  • List and prioritize your five (5) most outstanding sport achievements.  (Please be specific, e.g. 1st team All-Star AA Field Hockey, Bronze medal at Canadian Judo Championships-Junior division, -44 kg). in order of importance, International, National, Regional, Provincial & School or Club. 
  • List of leadership & volunteering activities in community, sport & school
  • Detail your future plans in school and sport.
  • Two (2) Letters of Reference (sport and/or leadership).
  • Copy of Official Academic Record (Transcript).

Application deadline is May 16, 2019

All applications are online only – Apply Here 

For more information, please contact Sport PEI at sports@sportpei.pe.ca or at 902-368-4110.

Post last modified: Apr 19, 2019 @ 8:28 am

Recap of Draw Winners

Here are the Draw winners for the season that have been sent to us. Thanks to our generous sponsors and congrats to all the award winners!

Monday evening Mixed

Congratulations to the winners of round one of our Monday evening single-entry mixed, who received gift certificates from sponsor Montana’s BBQ and Bar: Lorianne Davies, Donald Weeks, Rick Neumeyer,  and Donna Musto.
 
L-R: Donald Weeks, Lorianne Davies, Donna Musto, Rick Neumeyer
 

Kneabone rink wins Leary’s Independent Grocer Monday Night round 3 draw

(L-R): Danny Kneabone, Gloria Turner, Megan Davies, Amanda MacIntosh

Tuesday night round robin winners (updated with pictures)


Congratulations to the winners of the Tuesday night Competitive League Round Robin portion:
 
 
Veronica Smith rink (L-R): Veronica Smith, Jane DiCarlo, Sabrina Smith, Whitney Jenkins
 
First: Veronica Smith team
 

Kennedy rink (L-R): Angus Kennedy, Brent Irving, Robert Deziel, Angela Sanderson

Second: Angus Kennedy rink
 

Third: Paul Durant foursome (photos not available): Paul Durant, Danny Kneabone, Larry Nigh, Carl Currie

Everyone received gift cards along with a promo item from sponsor Upstreet Craft Brewing
 
(Photos courtesy of Jane DiCarlo)

 

Kneabone rink are daytime champs!

The Danny Kneabone rink are the winners of the Cornwall Curling Club’s Wednesday Daytime League, sponsored by Lance “The Iceman” Lowther, which wrapped up this afternoon. The winning team, which includes skip Danny Kneabone, third Karen Currie, second Al MacCormac, and lead Roger DesRoches, had a record of 12 wins and two losses for the season.

(L-R): Lance “The Iceman” Lowther, Roger DesRoches. Danny Kneabone, Al MacCormac. Missing from photo is Karen Currie

Ebbett and Nicholson teams win Wed. evening Ladder League final round

The Wednesday evening Ladder League wrapped up for the season tonight, with the Shelley Ebbett team winning the A pool and the Kim Nicholson team taking the B for round three.

Shelley is curling in the Canadian Masters in Saskatoon, and Colleen Soltermann was also not curling this week, so team members Paulette Richard and Kim Pippy had a couple of spares for the final night, but will ensure that the gift certificates from Clow’s Red and White get to their rightful owners. Going into the final night, both Ebbett and Rachael MacLean were tied in number of wins, and both won their games tonight, so we looked at head to head results. Ebbett beat MacLean in their round robin encounter and took the gift certificates.

Left to right: Mike MacDonald, Paulette Richard, Kim Pippy, Terry MacCormac

In the B pool, first place was a battle between the Kim Nicholson and Josh MacInnis rinks, who, as it happened were playing each other. Kim picked up the win and the gift certificates and notepad from New Glasgow Lobster Suppers.

Left to right: Darlene Howlett, Kim Nicholson, Jean Sinclair. Missing: Dena Farrell

Thanks to everyone who curled in our Ladder League again this year!

Thanks also to our round 3 sponsors, Clow’s Red and White, and New Glasgow Lobster Suppers!

Josh McInnis and Ray Biagé rinks win Wed. Ladder League Round Two

Although both teams lost their final game, the Josh McInnis and Ray Biagé teams won the Wendy’s “A” pool and Lowther’s Snow Removal “B” pool, respectively, as round two wrapped up this week in the Wednesday evening Ladder League. Both teams had only two losses in the round.

(L-R): Bob Deziel, Jesse Kennedy, Mitch Dunphy, Josh McInnis

Last round’s “A” winner, the Shelley Ebbett team, had the same win-loss record as the McInnis rink, but lost to them in their round robin encounter, so they missed out on the Wendy’s gift certificates from sponsor D.P. Murphy Inc.

The Biagé team won the “B” pool thanks to Mark MacDonald, who picked up a win over Rachel MacLean in a final-night battle of second-place teams. Had MacLean won, she would have taken the first place prize from sponsor Lowther’s Snow Removal (gift certificates for the Cornwall Curling Club), as she and Biagé would have had the same record (two losses), and she had beaten Biagé in their round robin match. Since the Biagé foursome had beaten the MacDonald team in their game, they won the round via the head-to-head results.

(L-R): Ray Biagé, Rick Doiron, Rebecca Rolfe, Derek MacEwen

Ebbett, Sanderson rinks win Wednesday Ladder League round one

Round one of the Wednesday Evening Ladder League concluded Wednesday evening, with the Shelley Ebbett rink winning the “A” Pool, and the Emily Sanderson rink taking the “B”. The Ebbett rink and the Kim Nicholson team were tied going into their final game, against each other, but Ebbett, and her team of Kim Pippy and Paulette Richard, helped out by Joe Callaghan who was sparing for Colleen Soltermann, were on their game this evening, and picked up the win. The Sanderson team were leading by a couple of games and had secured the B Pool top spot before tonight’s match. Other members of the team are Emma Coffin, Kaylee Stewart, and AnnaMaria MacDonald. The Ebbett team won $25 Cornwall Curling Club gift certificates, courtesy of sponsor Lowther’s Snow Removal, while the Sanderson squad won $20 gift certificates for Sam’s Cornwall Restaurant.

(Right to Left) A Pool winners Shelley Ebbett, Paulette Richard, and Kim Pippy. Missing from photo is Colleen Soltermann

(Right to Left): B Pool winners Emily Sanderson, Emma Coffin, Kaylee Stewart, and AnnaMaria MacDonald.

 

Beck rink wins final Thursday evening draw of the season

The final Thursday evening draw of the season, sponsored by Griffin’s Towing and Service Centre, wrapped up tonight, with the rink of Melody Beck, Doug Kelly, Len Cudmore and Amanda MacIntosh receiving the sponsor prizes. Thanks to the players and organizers for another great season of Thursday evening curling!

(L-R):  Melody Beck, Doug Kelly, Len Cudmore, and Amanda MacIntosh 

 

 

Post last modified: Apr 17, 2019 @ 4:28 pm

Another great curling season is complete at the Cornwall Curling Club!

The ice is out, and it’s time to wrap up another great season at our Club!

Team Ferguson returning from the Canada Games

One of the highlights of the year was the Lauren Ferguson rink competing in THREE Canadian Championships – the Canadian Juniors, the Canada Games, and the Under 18, with David Murphy coaching the first two, and Pat Quilty subbing in the U18 while David was curling in the Canadian Masters. They also won the Fall Fling in Summerside. Team member Alexis Burris and coach Quilty both won Balance Plus Fair Play awards at the U18.

Team Mitchell Schut was also both Canada Games and U18 reps.

We also hosted both the Maritime and the Canadian Stick Curling Championships, along with the PEI Under 18 championships, and by all reports, all went well!

Here is a month-by-month recap of our season. Click on each story for more info.

August:

2018 Canada 55+ Games in Saint John, N.B.:
The Cornwall rink of Gloria Clarke, Ruth Stavert, Elaine Hughes, and Janette Fraser won the 65-plus women’s curling division, while Cornwall member Marjorie Matthews earned two gold medals and a silver in track and field, In bocce, Adrian Clarke and Cornwall member Ernie Stavert were in a four-way tie for first but lost on tie-breaking rules.

September:

Cornwall’s Team Howatt made it to the medal round at the Halifax Harvest Spiel

October:

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine with Nova Scotia’s Team Kaitlyn Jones Junior team beats Rachel Homan to make the playoffs at the Truro Grand Slam

Cornwall members Derek MacEwen, Susan McInnis and Ernie Stavert are inducted into the PEI Curling Hall of Fame

New Mixed Doubles League kicks off, with nine teams taking part.

Kaitlyn Jones rink, with Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine, wins Crystal Slam Junior Event in Quebec

November:

Cornwall’s Ferguson rink wins Fall Fling jr. women’s cashspiel, Tyler Smith team with Cornwall member Ryan Abraham wins jr. men’s section

Sackville NB teams win 1st and 2nd place at 6th annual Masters Plus spiel

Alberta Women, BC Men win Travelers gold, Nancy MacFadyen from Cornwall’s Rhodenhizer rink wins Sportsmanship award

Neima rink wins Cornwall Funspiel organized by Spirit of Sandra Scholar Lauren Lenentine, with approx. $1500 raised for the Schmirler Foundation

Cornwall hosts USA Ladies for lunch and curling

Seniors Learn to Curl program gets underway in Cornwall

Jill Brothers beats Cornwall’s Veronica Smith to win her 4th consecutive Dave Jones Cashspiel

Sanderson/Kennedy team repeat as Cornwall Mixed Doubles Cashspiel overall winners

December:

Kaitlyn Jones rink with Cornwall member Lauren Lenentine, repeats as Nova Scotia junior champs

Cornwall’s Ferguson rink goes undefeated to win Pepsi PEI Junior Women’s title, clubmate Rachel MacLean takes the finalist honours

Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut and Lauren Ferguson rinks win Canada Games trials.

Charlottetown’s Birt wins WFG Jim Sullivan Classic in Saint John after defeating Cornwall’s Smith in semis

Karen Currie rink wins Cornwall’s annual Murphy’s Pharmacies Ice Queens Women’s Funspiel

January:

Sandy Hope rink repeats as PEI Masters Women’s Champs

Cornwall member Lauren Lenentine, on Team NS, presented with 2nd All-Star Team honours at New Holland Juniors Awards Banquet (Curling Canada)

Mark MacDonald rink sweeps round robin to win Cornwall Men’s Club Ch’ship playdowns and advance to Provincials,

Kim Nicholson rink are our PEI Women’s Curling Club Ch’ships women’s reps

Mark MacDonald team wins 2019 Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel

Suzanne Birt beats Cornwall’s Veronica Smith 10-4 to win her tenth Scotties

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine wins PEI Curling Hall of Fame bursary

February: 

Brayden Snow, and Cornwall’s Rachel MacLean teams go undefeated to win PEI Under 16 titles

Cornwall teams finish out of the playoffs at PEI Curling Club Ch’ships

Clean sweep for Cornwall Stick Curlers at the Vogue Optical 55+ Games

Cornwall (Regular) Curlers do well at Vogue Optical 55+ Games

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine to play for Manitoba team next season

14 teams take part in U13 Spiel at Cornwall

Kim Aylward rink wins come-from-behind PEI Senior Women’s Final over Cornwall’s Shelley Ebbett team on a measure

DAL women, with Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine, and DAL men go undefeated to win AUS Curling Ch’ships

Cornwall teams win PEI Stick titles – Former Cdn. champs MacLean/Field win Open, Reid/Hughes repeat as Women’s champs

Trailing 6-0 after 5 ends, Cornwall’s Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham come back to win PEI Mixed Doubles ch’ship

March:

Cornwall teams wrap up Round Robin play at the Canada Games

Cornwall’s Ella Lenentine rink repeats as “B” Division winners at PEI Under 13 Ch’ship, Cornwall members on “A” finalist team

Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut foursome repeats as PEI Under 18 Boy’s Champs

Team Ferguson goes undefeated to repeat as PEI U18 Girl’s Champs

Host Cornwall Curling Club teams win both divisions at Maritime Stick Ch’ships

Cornwall’s Berry rink wins Maritime Masters Women’s Championship

Cornwall teams and/or players competing in Canadian University and Mixed Doubles Ch’ships plus U18, U25 Mixed Dbls Test events in Fredericton 

Cornwall’s O’Connor/Abraham 1-4 at Mixed Dbls with 2 games left (Curling Canada)

Cornwall’s Ferguson and Schut finish fourth at U18 Mixed Doubles Test Event in Fredericton

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine (U Sports), Summerside’s Tegan Stride (CCAA) make 2nd All Star teams as varsity ch’ships conclude in Fredericton (Curling Canada/U Sports/CCAA)

Cornwall’s Rachel MacLean and Amy Spence competed in PEI Mixed (fours) Ch’ship in Montague

April:

Cornwall’s Schut beats regular teammate Kelly for Mixed Dbls Gold, Quilty, Burris win Fairplay awards as U18 wraps up in Alberta (Curling Canada)

Nova Scotia rinks Doucet/MacDougal and Deshpande/Walker win Canadian Stick Curling titles at Cornwall

Cornwall’s Sandy Hope makes the Championship Round,  Bill Hope goes to Seeding Pool at Canadian Masters

Red wins Leary’s Independent Grocer Closing Spiel again!

Passings:

Paul Horne, who survived a cardiac incident on the ice at our Club in 2010, passed away in December, while former Club President Joe Doyle passed in January.

Upcoming:

Remaining events this  year are our Annual General Meeting on May 24th, and our annual Golf Tournament on June 15

Next season will be somewhat of a transition year at the Club, with our long-time Manager, Bev McCormick, retiring, and Lance Lowther, our only head ice-maker since the Club began, also announcing that he is stepping back. We wish them the best of luck in the future and note that our Club will have a number of changes to deal with, but we’re sure things will go well, with help from our members and our Board of Directors! We hope to see everyone back at the Club in mid-October for our 2019-2020 season!

Post last modified: May 8, 2019 @ 6:44 pm

Kentville NS duo wins gold at national stick curling championships in Cornwall (SaltWire Network)

Glooscap Curling Club members Sandra Walker and Uttara Deshpande recently won gold at the Canadian Women’s Stick Curling Championship in Cornwall, P.E.I. – Contributed

‘It hasn’t sunk in yet’

KENTVILLE, N.S. — It wasn’t too long ago that Uttara Deshpande was second-guessing her future in curling while friends held her upright on the ice during a learn to curl event.

“I thought, ‘this is not going to work for me,’” the North Kentville resident recalled with a laugh in a recent interview.

When her husband retired and suggested they try curling, she welcomed the idea with an open mind. She’d played sports in the past but nothing in a rink – nothing that involved hurrying hard on the hard ice surface.

Her first objective in learning to curl was facing her fears.

“I was just afraid of the ice because I had never been on the ice,” she said.

That’s hardly the case today.

“I love to be on the ice and in the morning almost every day I go, and I play the game,” said Deshpande.

The folks at Kentville’s Glooscap Curling Club took her under their collective wing and pointed her in the direction of stick curling, a version of the sport that allows the curler to wear a gripper sole on both feet.

“The people are very nice, very friendly,” she said.

“Everybody helped us so much, especially me, because for me it’s a new game.”

 Some four years later Deshpande is celebrating a big win.

She is quick to hand the credit off to her stick curling partner, Sandra Walker, and the Glooscap Curling Club as she reflects on ending the current season with a gold-medal win at nationals.

“We managed to win, and it hasn’t sunk in yet,” she said, with glee.

“We thought we would go and see how it goes.”

They went to the recent Canadian Women’s Stick Curling Championship in Cornwall, P.E.I. thinking they’d likely be taking in the final match as spectators.

Needless to say, they thought wrong.

“We kept calm and here we are, we are national champions,” said Deshpande.

Walker had decades of curling experience under her belt before she transitioned to stick curling about five years ago. That said, the recent gold-medal performance at nationals marked a first in her curling career.

The Coldbrook resident has watched with enthusiasm as Deshpande evolved into a force to be reckoned with on the ice, at home and afar.

“She can be deadly with a stick. She’s doing very, very well,” said Walker.

Click to read the full story in the Kings County Advertiser

Post last modified: Apr 15, 2019 @ 7:37 pm

Off-Season Training available for Curlers at Synergy Fitness and Nutrition

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition is once again offering an off-season Sport Performance Training Program to Island curlers.  All ages are welcome.  The folks at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition will work with your level of fitness to ensure your training is fitting your needs.

Participating Curlers will receive:

  • 60-minute Training Sessions
  • Training Program
  • Training Skills Session (Goal Setting, Growth Mindset, Nutrition, etc.)
  • Performance Fitness Testing

This 36+ Session Package is $250+tax.

In addition to the package, Curl PEI is hosting a FREE TRAINING NIGHT, open to those who would like to try it out before committing as well as to those who already know they will be participating and would like to get started!  The FREE TRAINING NIGHT will be Monday, May 6 from 6:30-8:30 pm and will include 60 minutes of training as well as a Goal Setting Session.  Please let me know if you are interested in attending the FREE TRAINING NIGHT by Friday, May 3 (minimum participation is required).

The Sport Performance Training Program will run Mondays and Wednesdays (May 6-September 18) starting at 6:30 pm.  If you miss a session you will be provided makeup times/dates.  If you are unable to attend on Mondays and Wednesdays you can work with the folks at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition to find a schedule that works for you.

*Note: May 6 & May 8 will be 6:30-8: 30 pm as there will be 60 minutes in the gym followed by a workshop session*

This is a great opportunity to work on conditioning in the off-season to prepare to reach your goals next winter.

If you are interested in participating in this program please let me know by May 3.

Amy Duncan, Executive Director, Curl PEI

Tel: 902-368-4208   aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

 

 

Post last modified: Apr 15, 2019 @ 4:36 pm

Cornwall Curling Club seeking manager for 2019-2020 season

Job Opportunity

The Cornwall Curling Club, a four-sheet curling facility located at 29 Cornwall Road, Cornwall PEI, is looking for a Club Manager.  Employment will commence on or about September 30, 2019 and will end on or about April 11, 2020, with an option to renew each year for the next curling season.

The position of Club Manager is, on behalf of the Board of Directors, responsible for the overall operation of the Cornwall Curling Club, including the management of staff, provision of supplies, rental of the facility, and the maintenance of financial accounts and filing systems. The goal of the position is to ensure the club operates at a high level of efficiency, providing an inviting environment for members and customers. 

As Club Manager, you will report to the Board of Directors. You will be responsible for club employees including; the ice maker, the cleaner, and all bartenders. Regular hours of work shall be Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week during the normal hours of operation of the Club, although your hours of work may vary and be irregular in order to perform the duties and meet the objectives of your employment and to fulfill the obligations of the Club.

Essential requirements of the job are basic computer skills such as Word, Excel and Simply Accounting or equivalent software.  A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are also a requirement.  If you are a people person, have experience working for a non-profit organization with a volunteer board of directors, or similar managerial experience, this may be the job for you. Curling skills not required.

A full job description is available upon request.  Applications should be sent to Gary O’Sullivan at Bantamgary@gmail.com no later than May 10, 2019 with a view to finalizing a job offer before our Annual General Meeting on May 24, 2019.

 

Post last modified: Apr 15, 2019 @ 1:03 pm

Red wins Leary’s Independent Grocer Closing Spiel again (updated with pictures)!

Once again Team Red wins, but things were definitely closer than the last few years…it was a nail biter for sure!

Well another closing spiel has wrapped up. The Leary’s Independent Grocer Red vs. Blue Spiel has come to an end with a victory for the Red team!  Using the Skins format again this year, the Friday night draw ended with both teams tied! The Red Team overtook the Blue Team in the end though!

Throughout the weekend there were a few ways to earn bonus points. Friday night word games were played and Saturday was all about team challenge activities!  Lots of fun was had by all who participated and the energy in the room was contagious!

Amanda (right)

At the end of the day, Shirley Berry took home $100, half of the Draw to the Button sign-up fees . The 50/50 was drawn by Jen Lenentine with Amanda MacIntosh taking home $105.

Gerald

The reverse draw for a membership was held again this year and Gerald Dykerman was the big winner.

Paul (right) with organizer Lacey Gallant

A prize was awarded to our best-dressed member, Paul Neima of the Blue Team (not the first time he has won this!)

There was no shortage of food on the weekend. Friday night curlers were treated to lots of finger foods as well as entertainment from the band, Just Cuz.  Saturday we enjoyed muffins, sweet loaves and biscuits for breakfast from Mary’s Bakery and lunch was barbecued burgers and sausages.

After the last of the stones were thrown for the year, we headed upstairs for our amazing beef dinner prepared by Alan Carmichael.  After dinner, our Club President, Gary O’Sullivan presented the prizes and thanked organizers, members, club staff, and all our many volunteers! He was not exaggerating saying that this had been a great season, and inviting everyone to attend the annual Golf Tournament.

Top team (L-R): Hans Wicki, Bryan Sutherland, Jen Lenentine, Gerald Dykerman

2nd place (by a draw): Angus Kennedy, Myrna Sanderson, George Piercey

The awards ceremony started then with 1st prize to the Spiel Champs, taking first place for Team Red, Team Bryan Sutherland (by a draw after a tie with Team Angus Kennedy), who were given the first pick from the table, then on to the highest amount of skins being won by the Team Blue (a tie) Team Greg Groves and Team Joe Callaghan. All other teams were then called up in order of skins they had won to choose from the prize table.

Laurie and I would like to extend a special thank you to Ray Biage for doing up the Teams & Draws for this event and Derek MacEwen for his computer expertise! We know Draw Master is not an easy Job! Thanks! Also thanks to our Banker, Carlene Peters, nothing got by her!  

As always there are many thanks to pass along and in fear of forgetting someone we would like to just thank all those who helped out even if you didn’t think what you did was a big job it was to us as organizers. All the little things really add up to something Big!  So a big Thank you to all our Volunteers!!! Lastly to our sponsor Leary’s Independent Grocer it’s great to have your support thanks so much!!!

We hope everyone enjoys their summer off and look forward to doing it all over again next year!

  • Organizers Lacey Gallant & Laurie Kelly

Here is an album of photos from the event, courtesy of Lacey and Amanda. Click to enlarge.

Post last modified: Apr 12, 2019 @ 8:13 am

Sign up now for our annual Best Ball Golf Tourney on June 15 at Countryview

Sign up now for our annual nine-hole, Best Ball Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 15 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 (last year’s info, subject to confirmation for this year). Arrive by 8:30 am for the shotgun start at 9.

 

 

Post last modified: Apr 11, 2019 @ 10:55 pm

AGM Date set

This is official notice that the Cornwall Curling Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Friday, May 24 2019 at 7 pm at the Club, preceded by a half-hour social at 6:30 pm. All Club members are urged to attend.

The bar will be open.agm2

Post last modified: Apr 11, 2019 @ 10:37 pm

Thank-you from Bev

I would like to thank the club members, board and staff for the very generous retirement gifts. I will certainly enjoy using the gifts and remembering your thoughtfulness.

I really appreciated all of the kind words, well wishes and lots of great retirement advice.

 As I look forward to a new life after my retirement, I will certainly miss the enjoyable time I have spent working for the Cornwall Curling Club. I will very much miss seeing everyone on a daily or weekly basis; the draws, the events, the meetings and even the small disasters!

 I am very proud of what the Club has accomplished over the years and wish the club members, board and staff continued success. 

Sincerely, 

Bev

Post last modified: Apr 11, 2019 @ 10:30 pm

Canadian Stick Curling Championship- Thank you!

 The PEI Stick Curling Association and the Cornwall Club received many compliments from all across Canada as we played host to 62 teams from 8 provinces and the Yukon from March 31 to April 3. This was the largest championship in the history of Canadian stick curling. We were fortunate to have had the expertise and dedication of many people to make this happen. 
I will not attempt to name every person at the Charlottetown and Cornwall Clubs who helped make the event successful. However, I will identify the people who assumed leadership positions. They are: a)the core Host Committee from Stick Curl PEI- Audrey Callaghan, Roger Gavin, Shirley  Lank, Bryan Sutherland, and Ernie Stavert, b)managing the two days at Charlottetown were Kimball Blanchard, Cathy Dillon, and Dennis Fleming, c) Carolyn Crockett who coordinated the hospitality at Cornwall, d)Angela Hodgson who chaired the official opening e) Sterling Stratton for taking care of the entertainment at a very successful banquet, f) the staff at Cornwall under the leadership of Club Manager, Bev McCormick (special thanks to Lance Lowther and his crew for doing the ice every 2 hours for 4 long days). Bev’s experience and dedication were much appreciated g) finally to Amy Duncan and Derek MacEwen  for doing the program and live scoring for what was likely the largest event in the computer era of curling on PEI. Their work received accolades from many, many participants including the Canadian Stick Curling Executive. h)finally to Ruth Stavert for her assistance and patience over many months. To quote Bev McCormick, ” When the Staverts volunteer for something, you get two for one”
Once again thanks to all who contributed to a successful event.
 
Ernie Stavert  Chair
Post last modified: May 14, 2019 @ 12:11 am

Red wins Leary’s Independent Grocer Closing Spiel again!

(Pictures coming later)

Once again Team Red wins, but things were definitely closer than the last few years…it was a nail biter for sure!

Well another closing spiel has wrapped up. The Leary’s Independent Grocer Red vs. Blue Spiel has come to an end with a victory for the Red team!  Using the Skins format again this year, the Friday night draw ended with both teams tied! The Red Team overtook the Blue Team in the end though!

Throughout the weekend there were a few ways to earn bonus points. Friday night word games were played and Saturday was all about team challenge activities!  Lots of fun was had by all who participated and the energy in the room was contagious!

At the end of the day, Shirley Berry took home $100, half of the Draw to the Button sign-up fees . The 50/50 was drawn by Jen Lenentine with Amanda MacIntosh taking home $105. The reverse draw for a membership was held again this year and Gerald Dykerman was the big winner.  A prize was awarded to our best-dressed member, Paul Neima of the Blue Team, as well.

There was no shortage of food on the weekend. Friday night curlers were treated to lots of finger foods as well as entertainment from the band, Just Cuz.  Saturday we enjoyed muffins, sweet loaves and biscuits for breakfast from Mary’s Bakery and lunch was barbecued burgers and sausages.

After the last of the stones were thrown for the year, we headed upstairs for our amazing beef dinner prepared by Alan Carmichael.  After dinner,our Club President, Gary O’Sullivan presented the prizes and thanked organizers, members, club staff, and all our many volunteers!

He was not exaggerating saying that this had been a great season, and inviting everyone to attend the annual Golf Tournament. The awards ceremony started then with 1st prize to Spiel Champs, taking first place for Team Red, Team Bryan Sutherland (by a draw after a tie with Team Angus Kennedy), who were given the first pick from the table, then on to the highest amount of skins being won by the Team Blue (a tie) Team Greg Groves and Team Joe Callaghan. All other teams were then called up in order of skins they had won to choose from the prize table.

Laurie and I would like to extend a special thank you to Ray Biage for doing up the Teams & Draws for this event  and Derek McEwen for his computer expertise! We know Draw Master is not an easy Job! Thanks! Also thanks to our Banker, Carlene Peters, nothing got by her!  

As always there are many thanks to pass along and in fear of forgetting someone we would like to just thank all those who helped out even if you didn’t think what you did was a big job it was to us as organizers. All the little things really add up to something Big!  So a big Thank you to all our Volunteers!!! Lastly to our sponsor Leary’s Independent Grocer it’s great to have your support thanks so much!!!

We hope everyone enjoys their summer off and look forward to doing it all over again next year!

  • Organizers Lacey Gallant & Laurie Kelly
Post last modified: Apr 9, 2019 @ 10:17 pm

Cornwall’s Schut beats regular teammate Kelly for Mixed Dbls Gold, Quilty, Burris win Fairplay awards as U18 wraps up in Alberta (Curling Canada)

SHERWOOD PARK, ALTA. — Northern Ontario’s Bella Croisier and her team became the first to win gold at both the Canada Winter Games and Canadian Under-18 Curling Championships in the same season.

2019 Canadian Under-18 Curling Champions. Team Ontario of the Coldwater & District Curling Club: Dylan Niepage, Sam Hastings, Cameron Vanbodegom, Treyton Cowell, Chris Inglis and .Jeff Vanbodegom. Team Northern Ontario of the Idylwylde Golf & Country Club, Sudbury: Bella Croisier, Jamie Smith, Piper Croisier, Lauren Rajala, Shawn Croisier. (Photo, Infinite Eye Photography)

Croisier, vice-skip Jamie Smith, second Piper Croisier, lead Lauren Rajala and coach Shawn Croisier of the Idylwylde Golf & Country Club in Sudbury, Ont., defeated Ontario’s Emily Deschenes (Manotick Curling Club) 6-2 on Sunday afternoon at the Glen Allan Recreation Complex in Sherwood Park, Alta.

It’s the second national gold medal the team will add to its trophy case this season. Team Croisier won gold at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., in February 2019.

“What a way to end the season. We played really good all week and I’m pumped,” Croisier said.

Croisier and her team took control of the game in the second half. Northern Ontario had a 2-1 lead at the fourth-end break and produced steals of two in both the fifth and sixth ends to take control of the game.

“I’m so happy. Couldn’t believe we actually pulled it out. I don’t have any words,” she said, noting her team stayed positive throughout the week which helped lead to their success.

On the men’s side, Ontario’s Dylan Niepage of the Coldwater & District Curling Club and his team won their first national Under-18 title. Ontario defeated British Columbia’s Erik Colwell (Vernon/Kamloops/Invermere Curling Clubs) in a closely-contested 6-5 game.

With the game tied 2-2, Ontario capitalized on a steal of two in the third and a steal of one in the fourth for a 5-2 lead.

“It’s so surreal. The fact that we came into this even hoping to make the championship round and now to be wearing this gold medal is just so surreal,” Niepage said following the game.

Ontario started the week with one win and two losses before putting together seven straight wins to claim the gold medal.

“We’ve been so resilient. Even though we were down in the beginning of the week we fought back every single game,” he said.

One of Ontario’s initial losses came at the hand’s of Colwell. That 4-3 loss in the first game of the week was in the back of Niepage’s mind going into the final, but he believes his team improved a lot over the week.

“We had known we didn’t play our best. We knew if we played as well as we had been for the last four or five games that we’d have a pretty good shot of at least making it close and winning,” he said. “We knew it was going to be a close and tough game no matter what, so it was nice to end up on the winning side this time.”

Bronze-medal winners were also determined on Sunday afternoon. Manitoba’s Jordon McDonald (St. Vital Curling Club, Winnipeg) defeated Nova Scotia’s Adam McEachren (Truro Curling Club) 4-2 to win bronze. His team consists of vice-skip Jaedon Neuert, second Braxton Kuntz, lead Alexandre Fontaine and coach John Neuert.

British Columbia’s Kaila Buchy (Kimberley Curling Club) picked up a solid bronze-medal win on the girl’s side against New Brunswick’s Melodie Forsythe (Curl Moncton) 8-1. Buchy’s team is rounded out by vice-skip Katelyn McGillivray, second Hannah Lindner, lead Arissa Toffolo and coach Tom Buchy.

U18 Mixed Doubles Gold Medallist Mitchell Schut (left) and Silver Medallist Liam Kelly

A mixed doubles tournament for non-playoff teams also concluded Sunday. Cate Fitzgerald (Nova Scotia)/Mitchell Schut (Prince Edward Island) and coach Brian Kelln (Northwest Territories) defeated Taylour Stevens (Nova Scotia)/Liam Kelly (Prince Edward Island) and coach Les Sonnenberg (Alberta Host Team) 8-6 in the gold-medal game.

Chasity Atigikyoak (Northwest Territories) and Zachary Pedneault (Quebec) won bronze earlier in the day by defeating Katie Follett (Newfoundland & Labrador) and Sean Breadmore (Northern Ontario).

Alexis Burris (centre) and Pat Quilty (right)

Players and coaches awards were also handed out on Sunday. The Balance Plus Fair Play Awards (as voted on by umpires) were awarded to:

Girls:
Skip: Cynthia St-Georges, Quebec
Third: Shayla Moore, Saskatchewan
Second: Alexis Burris, Prince Edward Island
Lead: Caylee Smith, New Brunswick
Coach: Pat Quilty, Prince Edward Island

 Boys:
Skip: Adam McEachren, Nova Scotia
Third: Wil Robertson, New Brunswick
Second: Jaxon Hiebert, Alberta Host Team
Lead: Shawn Dragon, Northwest Territories
Coach: Les Sonnenberg, Alberta Host Team

Players and coaches voted on the Sportsmanship Awards with the winners being:
Girl’s Pool A: Kiana Maningas, Yukon
Girls’s Pool B: Katie Follett, Newfoundland and Labrador
Men’s Pool A: Jaedon Neuert, Manitoba
Men’s Pool B: Ethan Nygaard, Saskatchewan

Coaching awards were also presented to:
Girl’s: Michel St-Georges, Quebec
Boy’s: Tara Naugler, Northwest Territories

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

Post last modified: Apr 17, 2019 @ 3:16 pm

Curling roundup: Canadian U18, Masters

Under 18 in Sherwood Park Alberta: PEI teams have finished out of the Championship Round. Lauren Ferguson girl’s rink got off to a great start with a 3-0 record, but lost their last three round robin games, to Northern Ont., Alberta 2, and Ontario. The Mitchell Schut boy’s finished at 2-4, losing their last three matches to Saskatchewan and the two Alberta rinks.

Team Ferguson’s game against Ontario may be seen on YouTube at https://youtu.be/wBW3IETa90w

 

Sandy Hope team

Canadian Masters in Saskatoon: PEI’s Sandy Hope women’s team advanced to the Championship round, and have a 3-5 record, and will finish up against Alberta at 1 pm Saturday. Sask. leads at 8-0, followed by Albarta at 7-1.

PEI’s Bill Hope men’s rink were in the Seeding Pool following round robin play, and are at 2-6, finishing against NS today. Sask. leads at 8-0, followed by BC at 7-1.

Bill Hope team

(Photos by Kel Faber)

 

 

Post last modified: Apr 6, 2019 @ 8:29 am

Canadian Stick photo gallery from Championship Games

Here is our final photo gallery from the Canadian Stick Curling Championship, which wrapped up Wednesday. Click a photo to enlarge.

Click to view: http://peicurling.com/2019/04/04/canadian-stick-championship-finals-photo-gallery/

 

Post last modified: Apr 4, 2019 @ 7:33 am

Curling roundup: Canadian U18, Masters

Under 18 in Sherwood Park Alberta: Cornwall’s Lauren Ferguson girl’s rink are atop the standings with a 3-0 record following Wednesday play, with wins over the Yukon and Nova Scotia. They play Northern Ontario today. The Mitchell Schut boy’s team, also from Cornwall, is 2-2, following a win over NL  and a loss to Sask. Team Schut faces Alberta today.

Sandy Hope team

Canadian Masters in Saskatoon: Cornwall’s Sandy Hope women’s team has advanced to the Championship round, finishing the round robin with a 3-2 record. Bill Hope and his Cornwall and Silver Fox men’s rink ended round robin play at 2-4 and will go to the seeding pool.  The event wraps up on Sunday.

Bill Hope team

(Photos by Kel Faber)

 

 

Post last modified: Apr 4, 2019 @ 7:00 am

Ebbett and Nicholson teams win Wed. evening Ladder League final rounds

The Wednesday evening Ladder League wrapped up for the season tonight, with the Shelley Ebbett team winning the A pool and the Kim Nicholson team taking the B for round three.

Shelley is curling in the Canadian Masters in Saskatoon, and Colleen Soltermann was also not curling this week, so team members Paulette Richard and Kim Pippy had a couple of spares for the final night, but will ensure that the gift certificates from Clow’s Red and White get to their rightful owners. Going into the final night, both Ebbett and Rachael MacLean were tied in number of wins, and both won their games tonight, so we looked at head to head results. Ebbett beat MacLean in their round robin encounter and took the gift certificates.

Left to right: Mike MacDonald, Paulette Richard, Kim Pippy, Terry MacCormac

In the B pool, first place was a battle between the Kim Nicholson and Josh MacInnis rinks, who, as it happened were playing each other. Kim picked up the win and the gift certificates and notepad from New Glasgow Lobster Suppers.

Left to right: Darlene Howlett, Kim Nicholson, Jean Sinclair. Missing: Dena Farrell

Thanks to everyone who curled in our Ladder League again this year!

Thanks also to our round 3 sponsors, Clow’s Red and White, and New Glasgow Lobster Suppers!

 

 

Post last modified: Apr 3, 2019 @ 11:40 pm

Revised team rosters: Leary’s Independent Grocer Closing Spiel Team Rosters, Draw and Schedule

Here are the teams, draw, and schedule for this weekend’s Leary’s Independent Grocer Closing Spiel.

Teams 4, 8, 9, 12 were revised.

Team Rosters

Blue Teams (skip to lead)

1-Vern Chowan, Doug Kelly, Doug Campbell, Colleen MacDonald

2-Greg Groves, Donald Weeks, Stephanie O’Keefe, Donna Musto

3-Joe Callaghan, Debby Sigsworth, Lloyd Pollard, Shelley Woods

4-Angus Davies, Chris MacDougall, Kellie-Lynn Younker, Rebecca Rolfe

5-Paul Neima, Alan Mason, Robbie Lenentine, Marjorie Matthews

6-Ray Biagé, Rick Doiron, Jeff Hannam, Sara MacLean

7-Carol Sweetapple, Bob MacWilliams, John Berry, Lacey Gallant

8-Brent Irving, Cathy Handren, Len Cudmore, Amanda MacIntosh

Red Teams (skip to lead)

9-Hank Kamphuis, Brad Gardiner, Rick Neumeyer, Jessie MacPhail

10-Lorianne Davies, Angela Sanderson, Elric MacDonald, Helen Smith

11-Mark MacDonald, Megan Davies, George Younker, Marlene Proude

12-Danny Kneabone, Carlene Peters, Gary O’Sullivan, Sharon Campbell

13-Tom Dunn, Rob Gallant, Linda Matthews, Ann Greyborn

14-Bryan Sutherland, Gerald Dykerman, Hans Wicki, Jennifer Lenentine

15-Shirley Berry, Gloria Turner, Gordie Matthews, Italo Marzari

16-Angus Kennedy, Myrna Sanderson, George Piercey, Bob Déziel

Schedule

  Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4
Fri 6 pm Chowan vs Kamphuis Groves vs L.Davies Callaghan vs MacDonald A.Davies vs Kneabone
Fri 8 pm Neima vs Dunn Biagé vs Sutherland Sweetapple vs Berry Irving vs Kennedy
Sat 9 am A.Davies vs L.Davies Chowan vs Kneabone Callaghan vs Kamphuis Groves vs MacDonald
Sat 10:45 am Irving vs Sutherland Sweetapple vs Kennedy Biagé vs Dunn Neima vs Berry
Sat. 12 noon-1 pm Lunch and Ice Maintenance
Sat 1 pm Groves vs Kneabone Chowan vs MacDonald A.Davies vs Kamphuis Callaghan vs L.Davies
Sat 2:45 pm Biagé vs Berry Irving vs Dunn Neima vs Kennedy Sweetapple vs Sutherland

 

For more info, call Ray Biagé (902) 940-2556

 

Post last modified: Apr 3, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

Nova Scotia rinks Doucet/MacDougal and Deshpande/Walker win Canadian Stick Curling titles (pictures added)

Nova Scotia teams have won both gold medals at the Canadian Stick Curling Championships, which wrapped up Wednesday afternoon at the Cornwall Curling Club.

Open Division Gold Medal winners Dave MacDougal (left) and Paul Doucet

The duo of Paul Doucet and Dave MacDougal from Nova Scotia defeated the Leslie Hardy and Glen Betts twosome from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton by a 6-1 score in the Open (men and mixed) division championship game. The Alberton team are relatively new to the stick curling variant of curling, and were called in to play at the last minute after another team could not make it due to a flight cancellation.

Open Division Silver Medallists Glen Betts (left) and Leslie Hardy

 

Women’s Gold Medallists Sandra Walker (left) and Uttara Deshpande

Meanwhile, the team of Uttara Deshpande/Sandra Walker beat the host club duo of Gloria Clarke and Ruth Stavert 7-3 in the women’s final.

Women’s Silver Medallists Gloria Clarke (left) and Ruth Stavert

The Cornwall team of Etta Reid and Elaine Hughes won the women’s bronze medal game, beating the Patti Simpson/Lynn Doucette duo from Nova Scotia 10-3 in the bronze medal game, while the team of Brian Nickerson and John Cameron from Nova Scotia took the Open division bronze, with a 4-2 win over Cornwall’s Roddie MacLean, teamed up with Haylett Clarke from Nova Scotia.

Etta Reid (left), and Elaine Hughes, Women’s Bronze Medallists

John Cameron (left) and Brian Nickerson, Open Division Bronze Medallists

Next year’s Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship will be at the Highland Curling Club in Regina.

Post last modified: Apr 3, 2019 @ 9:48 pm

Canadian Stick Curling Ch’ship Banquet Photos

 
Post last modified: Apr 3, 2019 @ 11:28 am

Curling roundup: Canadian U18, Masters, Stick

The playoff round goes today at the Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship here in Cornwall, with the Open (men and mixed) and Women’s finals at 3:20 pm.

Under 18 in Sherwood Park Alberta: Cornwall’s Lauren Ferguson girl’s rink are 1-0 following opening day play, with a 5-3 win over Saskatchewan. They play the Yukon and Nova Scotia today. The Mitchell Schut boy’s team, also from the Cornwall Curling Club, is 1-1, following a loss to Nova Scotia and a 5-4 win over Josh Nowlan and his New Brunswick team. Nowlan is the grandson of PEI curlers Lou and Marg Nowlan.  Team Schut faces Newfoundland and Labrador, and Saskatchewan today.

Sandy Hope team

Canadian Masters in Saskatoon: round robin play wraps up today. Cornwall’s Bill Hope men’s rink is 1-3 following Tuesday losses to Newfoundland/Labrador and Saskatchewan, and play the Yukon and Quebec today, while Cornwall’s Sandy Hope women’s team is 2-1 following wins over the Yukon and Quebec yesterday and play Newfoundland/Labrador and Saskatchewan today.

Bill Hope team

(Photos by Kel Faber)

 

 

Post last modified: Apr 3, 2019 @ 6:55 am

Canadian Stick Ch’ship wraps up with Wed. Playoff Round. Finals go at 3:20 pm

 

Round robin play wrapped up on Tuesday at the Cornwall Curling Club in the Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship, with five Open Divison (men or mixed) teams coming out of their round-robin pools with perfect 5-0 win-loss records, and the top two teams from each of the eight pools advancing to playoff games at 8 or 9:15 am on Wednesday. The winners will square off in the quarter-finals at 12 noon, with the semis going at 1:45 pm, and the Open final at 3:20 pm.

The 8 am 1st round playoff matchups see Stewart/MacDonald (PE, 3-2)  play Doucet/MacDougal (NS, 5-0), MacCulloch/Johnston (MB, 5-0) take on Beach/Desnoyres (SK, 4-1), Nickerson/Cameron (NS, 3-2) face Campbell/Campbell (MB, 5-0), and Oliver/MacMillan (MB, 3-2) play Dunsford/Clarey (PE, 4-1)

The 9:15 1st round Open Division playoff pairings will have Sheckenberger/Mattis (ON, 3-2) meet Malcomson/Thurston (ON, 5-0), Russell/Larson (NS, 4-1) face MacLean/Clarke (PE/NS, 4-1), Hardy/Betts (PE, 4-1) play Kerwin/Power (PE, 4-1), and Rutt/Slauenwhite (NS, 5-0) battle Bennett/Densmore (NS, 3-2).

In the Women’s section, the top four teams in each of the two pools square off in the quarter-finals at 10:45 am, with the winners advancing to the semis at 1:45 pm and the  Women’s final at 3:20 pm.

The Women’s quarters will see Simpson/Doucette (NS, 3-2) play Barwise/Callaghan (PE, 4-1), Skiffington/Mattson (NS, 3-2) face Despande/Walker (NS, 3-2) Sanderson/Craswell (PE, 4-1) battle host clubmates Reid/Hughes (PE, 3-2) and Clarke/Stavert (PE, 3-2) square off against Densmore/Belliveau (NS, 3-2)

Post last modified: Apr 2, 2019 @ 10:12 pm

Cornwall’s Ferguson and Schut teams begin play today (Tues.) at Cdn. U-18 Ch’ships in Sherwood Park, Alta. (Curling Canada)

Future Canadian curling stars are converging in Sherwood Park, Alta., for the third edition of the Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships, beginning today at the Glen Allan Recreation Complex.

Both the Nova Scotia boys and girls teams will attempt to defend their titles at the 2019 Under-18 Canadian Curling Championships. (Photo, Curling Canada/Mark Finley)

Both the Nova Scotia boy’s and girl’s teams are aiming to defend their titles after sweeping the competition last year in Saint Andrews, N.B.

Nova Scotia boys vice-skip Owen Purcell and lead Scott Weagle return from last year’s lineup, this time joined by skip Adam McEachren and second Alex McDonah from the Truro Curling Club. Coach Anthony Purcell returns as coach.

It is Purcell’s third national championship this season. He threw fourth stones for Nova Scotia at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors and third for Dalhousie University Tigers at the 2019 U SPORTS-Curling Canada Championships.

Alberta will have two boys teams at the event. The first team, which won the Alberta U-18 title, is skipped by Nathan Molberg from the St. Albert Curling Club. His team played at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., last month and advanced to the quarter-finals with a 7-3 round-robin record.

Alberta will also have a host team skipped by Cortland Sonnenberg, the son of Renée, who skipped Alberta at the 1999 and 2001 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Sonnenberg is also a coach for the Curling Canada women’s program and analytics lead.

(L-R): Schut, Johnston, Kelly, MacKenzie, coach Lori Robinson

[PEI is once again represented by the Mitchell Schut rink from the Cornwall Curling Club, which also includes Nick Johnston, Liam Kelly, and Colin MacKenzie, who were also PEI’s Canada Games boys representatives this season.]

Fourteen boys teams will compete for the title. Nunavut and Yukon are not sending representation; therefore those spots were filled by the Alberta host team and, because it won last year’s competition, Nova Scotia received a second spot in the boy’s event – the Ethan Young rink from Halifax.

On the women’s side the defending Nova Scotia girl’s champions, skipped by Isabelle Ladouceur, will not be in the competition but the province still has strong representation. Cally Moore of the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax aims to build on the bronze medal she earned at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

However, the Canada Winter Games gold-medallists might have something to say about that. Northern Ontario’s Bella Croisier hopes to win her second gold medal in Alberta in just over the span of a month at the U-18 championships after earning gold for Ontario at the Canada Winter Games.

(L-R): Ferguson, Shaw, Burris, Murray, coach Pat Quilty

The quartet of Lauren Ferguson, Katie Shaw, Alexis Burris and Lexie Murray from the Cornwall Curling Club in Prince Edward Island will also reach a special milestone this season. This will be third time they’ve represented P.E.I. at a national curling championship this season after playing at the New Holland Canadian Juniors and Canada Winter Games.

Nunavut is not represented in the girl’s competition this year; therefore in addition to Alberta’s championship team skipped by Jessica Wytrychowski (Airdrie Curling Club), Alberta will also have a host team led by Julia Bakos from the Crestwood Curling Club in Edmonton.

The teams competing will attempt to continue a trend that’s been set over the first two years of the event. Each year a province has swept both the boy’s and girl’s titles. Northern Ontario won both titles during the inaugural championships in 2017 and Nova Scotia did the same in 2018.

The fourteen teams in both the boys and girls competitions are divided into two pools of seven. They’ll play a six-game round robin with the top four teams from each pool advancing to a double-knockout bracket that will qualify four teams for the medal-round games. Those four teams compete in the semifinals with the winners advancing to the gold-medal games and the losers playing for bronze.

All draws will be live-streamed on Curling Canada’s Youtube page, found here: https://www.youtube.com/curlingcanada

For more information on team lineups, schedules and tickets, visit the event website: https://www.curling.ca/2019under18/

Click to read this story at the Curling Canada website.

Post last modified: Apr 2, 2019 @ 10:06 am

Canadian Stick Curling Ch’ship on CBC Radio PEI’s Mainstreet this afternoon

Listen to CBC Radio’s Mainstreet this afternoon for a feature on the Canadian Stick Curling Championship here in Cornwall. Mainstreet airs from 4-6 pm.

 

Post last modified: Apr 2, 2019 @ 10:48 am

Cornwall’s Bill Hope 1-1, Sandy Hope 0-1 after opening day play at Canadian Masters Curling Ch’ships in Saskatoon

Play got underway Monday at the 2019 College Clean Restoration Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, which continues through April 7 at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon,

PEI’s Bill Hope rink split their opening day draws, downing the Northwest Territories 11-2, and losing 7-3 to Alberta. The Islanders play NL  and Saskatchewan today. The Sandy Hope women’s rink lost their opener 9-3 to NS and take on the Yukon and Quebec in Tuesday action.

Live scoring is available at: https://curlsask.ca/scoreboard/#!/competitions/4518

(L-R): Bill Hope, Peter Murdoch, David Murphy, Dario Zannier

 

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

Event website: https://nutanacurlingclub.ca/eventPage.php?id=70

Canadian Masters website: http://www.eteamz.com/CanadianMasters/

Post last modified: Apr 2, 2019 @ 7:56 am

Kneabone rink wins Leary’s Independent Grocer Monday Night round 3 draw

Congrats to the winners of the final Monday evening round of the season, sponsored by Leary’s, Your Independent Grocer in Cornwall!

 

(L-R): Danny Kneabone, Gloria Turner, Megan Davies, Amanda MacIntosh

Post last modified: Apr 1, 2019 @ 11:07 pm

Leary’s Independent Grocer Closing Spiel Team Rosters, Draw and Schedule

Here are the teams, draw, and schedule for this weekend’s Leary’s Independent Grocer Closing Spiel.

Team Rosters

Blue Teams (skip to lead)

1-Vern Chowan, Doug Kelly, Doug Campbell, Colleen MacDonald

2-Greg Groves, Donald Weeks, Stephanie O’Keefe, Donna Musto

3-Joe Callaghan, Debby Sigsworth, Lloyd Pollard, Shelley Woods

4-Angus Davies, Len Cudmore, Paula Ling, Derek MacEwen

5-Paul Neima, Alan Mason, Robbie Lenentine, Marjorie Matthews

6-Ray Biagé, Rick Doiron, Jeff Hannam, Sara MacLean

7-Carol Sweetapple, Bob MacWilliams, John Berry, Lacey Gallant

8-Brent Irving, Cathy Handren, Chris MacDougall, Amanda MacIntosh

Red Teams (skip to lead)

9-Hank Kamphuis, Carlene Peters, Rick Neumeyer, Jessie MacPhail

10-Lorianne Davies, Angela Sanderson, Elric MacDonald, Helen Smith

11-Mark MacDonald, Megan Davies, George Younker, Marlene Proude

12-Danny Kneabone, Brad Gardiner, Gary O’Sullivan, Sharon Campbell

13-Tom Dunn, Rob Gallant, Linda Matthews, Ann Greyborn

14-Bryan Sutherland, Gerald Dykerman, Hans Wicki, Jennifer Lenentine

15-Shirley Berry, Gloria Turner, Gordie Matthews, Italo Marzari

16-Angus Kennedy, Myrna Sanderson, George Piercey, Bob Déziel

Schedule

  Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4
Fri 6 pm Chowan vs Kamphuis Groves vs L.Davies Callaghan vs MacDonald A.Davies vs Kneabone
Fri 8 pm Neima vs Dunn Biagé vs Sutherland Sweetapple vs Berry Irving vs Kennedy
Sat 9 am A.Davies vs L.Davies Chowan vs Kneabone Callaghan vs Kamphuis Groves vs MacDonald
Sat 10:45 am Irving vs Sutherland Sweetapple vs Kennedy Biagé vs Dunn Neima vs Berry
Sat. 12 noon-1 pm Lunch and Ice Maintenance
Sat 1 pm Groves vs Kneabone Chowan vs MacDonald A.Davies vs Kamphuis Callaghan vs L.Davies
Sat 2:45 pm Biagé vs Berry Irving vs Dunn Neima vs Kennedy Sweetapple vs Sutherland

 

For more info, call Ray Biagé (902) 940-2556

 

Post last modified: Apr 1, 2019 @ 3:28 pm

Cornwall’s Hope rinks begin play today at Canadian Masters Curling Ch’ships in Saskatoon

The 2019 College Clean Restoration Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, goes from March 31 to April 7 at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon, with the first draws taking place on Monday April 1st. PEI will be represented by the Bill Hope rink from the Cornwall and Silver Fox clubs, and the Sandy Hope team from Cornwall.

Live scoring will be available at: https://curlsask.ca/scoreboard/#!/competitions/4518

(L-R): Bill Hope, Peter Murdoch, David Murphy, Dario Zannier

 

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

Event website: https://nutanacurlingclub.ca/eventPage.php?id=70

Canadian Masters website: http://www.eteamz.com/CanadianMasters/

Post last modified: Apr 1, 2019 @ 8:37 am

Friday night dance invitation

Apr 5th, 2019

Leary’s Independent Grocer Closing Spiel (Cornwall Curling Club)

DANCE

Just Cuz

Starting at 9 pm on Friday evening.

We would like to open the invitation to others not involved in the spiel to drop in.

There will be a $5 charge for those not involved in the spiel.

Cover may be paid at the Bar Friday evening.

ALL ARE WELCOME   

Hope to See You There!

Post last modified: Apr 1, 2019 @ 7:58 am

Canadian Open Stick Ch’ship – Opening Ceremonies Photos, Piping-in Video

Here are photos and a video of the piping-in of the curlers at the 2019 Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship at the Cornwall Curling Club. Angela Hodgson was the Master of Ceremonies. Phyllis Lowther sang the National Anthem, Cornwall Deputy Mayor Corey Stevenson and Cornwall Curling Club President Gary O’Sullivan (who did double duty as flag bearer) were on hand with words of welcome. Lance Lowther, icemaker at the Cornwall Curling Club since its inception, used a delivery stick to throw the ceremonial 1st rock, while Ernie Stavert, championship organizer and one of the early members of the Cornwall club, was on hand to sweep the rock, which ended up in the four foot ring without much sweeping needed.

Video:

Photo gallery (Click to enlarge)

Post last modified: Mar 31, 2019 @ 10:33 pm

Canadian Stick Ch’ship Photo Gallery from Draws 1 and 2

The Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship got underway this morning here at the Cornwall and at the Charlottetown curling clubs. Click this link for a photo gallery from draws 1 and 2 here at Cornwall. 

 

Post last modified: Mar 31, 2019 @ 1:11 pm

Cornwall hosting 2019 Canadian Open Stick Curling Ch’ship, starting today (Sunday)

 

The 2019 Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship is being hosted by the Cornwall Curling Club from March 31-April 3, with curling getting underway at 9 am on Sunday the 31st. Some of the games the first two days are being played at the Charlottetown Curling Complex. Sixty-two two-person teams, from eight provinces and one territory, are taking part. There are 48 teams in the Open division (men and mixed) and 14 in the Women’s division, which was introduced when Cornwall previously hosted the championship back in 2013, and beginning this year, the division is now a permanent part of the championship.
 
There will be about 170 games played in total. Besides having an “Open” division, the championship is also “open” in that, although spots are reserved for the champions in each province and territory that chooses to participate, additional spots are available for other teams, on a space-available basis.
 
Much like the other two-person version of curling, “Mixed Doubles”, Stick Curling is relatively new, and both new versions share similarities, although there are also differences. Of course, the biggest difference with Stick Curling is that “delivery sticks” are used to deliver the curling rock from a standing position, rather than having the curler slide out from an ice-level rubber “hack”. Although it can be played and enjoyed by anyone, Stick Curling is designed to accommodate persons who might have difficulty sliding from the hack to deliver a rock. Additionally, and unlike Mixed Doubles, there is no sweeping between the hog lines.
 
With both sports, the maximum number of points that may be scored per end is six, while eight points (although rare) may be scored in an end of traditional four-person per team curling. Six rocks are thrown per team per end in Stick Curling, while Mixed Doubles has one rock per team pre-positioned on the playing surface, and five rocks are thrown per team in each end. Stick Curling games are six ends and take about an hour to play, while Mixed Doubles games are normally eight ends and take slightly longer. The first Canadian Stick Curling Championship was held in Winnipeg in 2008. Coincidentally, the 1st World Mixed Doubles Championship also took place the same year.
 
2013 champs Roddie MacLean (left) and Paul Field, after scoring a rare “six-ender” at that event.
 

When Cornwall previously hosted back in 2013, the Open Division was won by Cornwall’s Roddie MacLean and Paul Field, while the Women’s event was won by Ruth Stavert and Eileen Blanchard, also from the host club. MacLean and Stavert are both back this year. 

Rae (left) and Tom Campbell, 2018 Open division champions
 
The 2018 defending Open Division champions are Tom and Rae Campbell from Winnipeg.
 

The official opening ceremony will be held at Cornwall on Sunday, March 31 at 3:45 pm. Off-ice  events include a banquet at the Rodd Royalty Inn on Monday evening, and entertainment and a social time at the Cornwall club on Tuesday evening at 7:30.

Game scores may be accessed at peicurling.com. Everyone is welcome to drop in to either of the Clubs from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm to watch. The final games will be held at Cornwall about 3 pm on Wednesday April 3rd. Further information on this event may be obtained from the event Chair, Ernie Stavert, at eandrstavert@gmail.com
 
Groups, Draw and Schedule: 
 
Open Division Groups

Group 1
1. MacLean/Clarke PEI/NS
2. Spinney/Hanham NS
3. Childe/Johnston MAN
4. Malcolmson/Thurston ON
5. Barbour/Barbour YK
6. Glydon/MacPherson PEI

Group 2
7. Dunsford/Clarey PEI
8. Wesley/Dorland NS
9. Campbell/Campbell MAN
10. Kotylak/Kotylak SK
11. Lord/McGraw NB
12. O’Rourke/Chaisson PEI

Group 3
13. Fisher/Arsenault PEI
14. Doucet/MacDougal NS
15. Rouse/Rouse MAN
16. Beach/Desnoyres SK
17. Stewart/Stewart NB
18. Hackett/Hackett PEI

Group 4
19. Kerwin/Power PEI
20. Bennett/Dunsmore NS
21. Spiring/Spiring MAN
22. Wejr/Prokopetz BC
23. Olson/Olson AB
24. Hogan/Hogan PEI

Group 5
25. Gill/Campbell PEI
26. Rutt/Slauenwhite NS
27. Anton/Cook MAN
28. Hardy/Betts PE
29. Sheppard/Sheppard ON
30. Mattson/Wood NS

Group 6
31. Stewart/ MacDonald PEI
32. Dyke/Burgess NS
33. McCullough/Johnston MAN
34. Dunlop/Moore SK
35. MacLeod/Thibault NS
36. McIntrye/Sutherland NB/PEI

Group 7
37. Callaghan/Vincent PEI
38. Nickerson/Cameron NS
39. Oliver/MacMillan MAN
40. Gallant/Armstrong NB
41. Whitlock/Whitlock ON
42. Stratton/Craswell PEI

Group 8
43. Gavin/Bernard PEI
44. Russell/Larson NS
45. Strand/Strand MAN
46. Sears/Sears BC
47. Scheckenberger/Mattis ON
48. Higginbotham/Higginbotham PEI

Women’s Division Groups:
Group A
A. Reid/Hughes PEI
B. Densmore/Belliveau NS
C. Hallett/Orser NB
D. Barwise/Callaghan PEI
E. Despande/Walker NS
F. Stretch/Doiron PEI
G. Stirling/Burbine NS

Group B
H. Clarke/Stavert PEI
I. Bullerwell/Malinson NS
J. Shultz/Laird MAN
K. Sanderson/Craswell PEI
L. Simpson/Doucette NS
M. Skiffington/Mattson NS
N. Minns/Harris NB

 
Cornwall

Sunday 

Time Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4
9:00 Barbour/ Barbour Vs Glydon/ MacPherson MacLean/ Clarke Vs Spinney/ Hanham Childe/ Johnson Vs Malcolmson/ Thurston Olson/ Olson Vs Hogan/ Hogan
10:15  Deshpande/ Walker Vs Doiron/ Stretch Reid/ Hughes Vs Densmore/ Belliveau Hallett/ Orser Vs Barwise/ Callaghan Kerwin/ Power Vs Bennett/ Densmore
11:40 Lord/ McGraw Vs O’Rourke/ Chaisson Dunsford/ Clarey Vs Wesley/ Dorland Campbell/ Campbell Vs Kotylak/ Kotylak Spiring/ Spiring Vs Wejr/ Prokopetz
12:55  Stewart/ Stewart Vs Hackett/ Hackett Fisher/ Arsenault Vs Doucet/ MacDougal Rouse/ Rouse Vs Beach/ Desnoyers Reid/ Hughes Vs Sterling/ Burbine
2:20 Spinney/ Hanham Vs Childe/ Johnson Malcolmson/ Thurston Vs Glydon/ MacPherson Bennett/ Densmore Vs Spiring/ Spiring MacLean/ Clarke Vs Barbour/ Barbour
3:45

Official Opening

4:30 Densmore/ Belliveau Vs Hallett/ Orser Deshpande/ Walker Vs Stirling/ Burbine Wejr/ Prokopetz Vs Hogan/ Hogan Barwise/ Callaghan Vs Doiron/ Stretch
5:45 Wesley/ Dorland Vs Campbell/ Campbell Kerwin/ Power Vs Olson/ Olson Dunsford/ Clarey Vs Lord/ McGraw Kotylak/ Kotylak Vs O’Rourke/ Chaisson
7:00 Doucet/ MacDougal Vs Rouse/ Rouse Beach/ Desnoyers Vs Hackett/ Hackett Gill/ Campbell Vs Rutt/ Slauenwhite Fisher/ Arsenault Vs Stewart/ Stewart

Charlottetown 

Sunday

Time Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4 Ice 5
9:00 Shephard/ Shephard Vs Mattson/ Wood     MacLeod/ Thibault vs McIntyre/ Sutherland Stewart/ MacDonald Vs Dyke/ Burgess
10:20  McCullough/ Johnston Vs Dunlop/ Moore Simpson/ Doucette Vs Skiffington/ Mattson Clarke/ Stavert Vs Bullerwell/ Mallinson Shultz/ Laird vs Craswell/ Sanderson Whitlock/ Whitlock Vs Stratton/ Craswell
11:45  Callaghan/ Vincent vs Nickerson/ Cameron Oliver/ MacMillan vs Gallant/ Armstrong Sheckenburger/ Mattis vs Higginbotham/ Higginbotham Gavin/ Bernard Vs Russell/ Larson Strand/ StrandVs Sears/ Sears
1:00 

 

Clarke/ Stavert Vs Minns/ Harris Hardy/ Betts Vs Mattson/ Wood Dyke/ Burgess Vs McCullough/ Johnson   Gill/ Campbell Vs Shephard/ Shephard
3:00  Stewart/ MacDonald vs MacLeod/ Thibault Dunlop/ Moore vs McIntrye/ Sutherland Russell/ Larsen Vs Strand/ Strand Gallant/ Armstrong Vs Stratton/ Craswell Nickerson/ Cameron Vs Oliver/ MacMillan
4:15  Bullerwell/ Mallison vs Shultz/ Laird Callaghan/ Vincent vs Whitlock/ Whitlock Craswell/ Sanderson vs Skiffington/ Mattson Simpson/ Doucette vs Minns/ Harris Anton/ Cook Vs Hardy/ Betts
  5:45      Gavin/ Bernard vs Scheckenburger/ Mattis   Sears/ Sears vs Higginbotham/ Higginbotham  

                                   

Cornwall Monday April 1

       Time        Ice 1        Ice 2        Ice 3         Ice 4
   8:00 Hardy/ Betts vs Shephard/ Shephard Gill/ Campbell vs Anton/ Cook Rutt/ Slauenwhite vs Mattson/ Wood Sears/ Sears vs Scheckenburger/ Mattis
  9:15 Craswell/ Sanderson vs Simpson/ Doucette Bullerwell/ Mallinson vs Skiffington/ Mattson Clarke/ Stavert Vs Schultz/ Laird Russell/ Larson vs Higginbotham/ Higginbotham
   10:40 Dunlop/ Moore Vs MacLeod/ Thibault Stewart/ MacDonald vs McCullough/ Johnston Dyke/ Burgess vs McIntyre/ Sutherland Gavin/ Bernard vs Strand/ Strand
 11:55 Gallant/ Armstrong vs Whitlock/ Whitlock Callaghan/ Vincent vs Oliver/ MacMillan Nickerson/ Cameron vs Stratton/ Craswell Bullerwell/ Mallison vs Minns/ Harris
  1:20 Anton/ Cook vs Mattson/ Wood Rutt/ Slauenwhite vs Shephard/ Shephard Strand/ Strand vs Higginbotham/ Higginbotham Gill/ Campbell vs Hardy/ Betts
  2:45 Schultz/ Laird vs Skiffington/ Mattson Craswell/ Sanderson vs Minns/ Harris Russell/ Larson vs Scheckenburger/ Mattis Clarke/ Stavert vs Simpson/ Doucette
  4:10 Oliver/ MacMillan vs Stratton/ Craswell Nickerson/ Cameron vs Whitlock/ Whitlock Gavin/ Bernard vs Sears/ Sears Callaghan/ Vincent vs Gallant/ Armstrong
5:25 McCullough/ Johnston vs McIntyre/ Sutherland Dyke/ Burgess vs MacLeod/ Thibault Stewart/ MacDonald vs Dunlop/ Moore Anton/ Cook Vs Rutt/ Slauenwhite

Reception 6:30

Banquet 7:00

Charlottetown Monday April 1 

       Time        Ice 1        Ice 2        Ice 3         Ice 4    Ice 5
   8:30 Kotylak/ Kotylak vs Lord/ McGraw Dunsford/ Clarey vs Campbell/ Campbell Wesley/ Dorland vs O’Rourke/ Chaisson Beach/ Desnoyers Vs  Stewart/ Stewart Malcolmson/Thurston vs Bar bour/ Barbour
9:45  Fisher/ Arsenault vs Rouse/ Rouse Doucet/  MacDougal vs Hackett/ Hackett Barwise/ Callaghan vs Deshpande/ Walker Reid/ Hughes Vs Hallett/ Orser Densmore/ Belliveau vs Stretch/ Doiron
11:15 MacLean/ Clarke vs Childe/ Johnson Spinney/ Hanham vs Glydon/ MacPherson Wejr/ Prokopetz vs Olson/ Olson Kerwin/ Power vs Spiring/ Spiring Bennett/ Densmore vs Hogan/ Hogan
12:30  Campbell/ Campbell vs O’Rourke/ Chaisson Wesley/ Dorland vs Lord/ McGraw Dunsford/ Clarey vs Kotylak/ Kotylak Hallett/ Orser vs Stirling/ Burbine Rouse/ Rouse vs Hackett/ Hackett
2:20 Spinney/ Hanham vs Barbour/ Barbour MacLean/ Clarke vs Malcolmson/ Thurston Fisher/ Arsenault vs Beach/ Desnoyers Childe/ Johnson vs Glydon/ MacPherson Doucet/ MacDougal vs Stewart/ Stewart
3:35  Stretch/ Doiron vs Stirling/ Burbine Densmore/ Belliveau vs Desphande/ Walker Reid/ Hughes vs Barwise/ Callaghan Spiring/ Spiring vs Hogan/ Hogan  
5:00   Bennett/ Densmore vs Olson/ Olson Kerwin/ Power vs Wejr/ Prokopetz    

Reception 6:30

Banquet 7:00 pm  

 Cornwall

Tuesday April 2

       Time        Ice 1        Ice 2        Ice 3         Ice 4
8:15  Gill/ Campbell vs Mattson/ Wood Rutt/ Slauenwhite vs Hardy/ Betts Russell/ Larson vs Sears/ Sears Anton/ Cook vs Shephard/ Shephard
9:30  Stewart/ MacDonald vs McIntyre/ Sutherland Dyke/ Burgess vs Dunlop/ Moore Strand/ Strand vs Scheckenburger/ Mattis McCullough/ Johnston vs MacLeod/ Thibault
10:50 Callaghan/ Vincent vs Stratton/ Craswell Nickerson/ Cameron vs Gallant/ Armstrong Oliver/ MacMillan vs Whitlock/ Whitlock Gavin/ Bernard vs Higginbotham/ Higginbotham
12:05 Tie-Breaker Draws Groups 5-8      
12:25 Stirling/ Burbine vs Minns/ Harris Hallett/ Orser vs Desphande/ Walker Reid/ Hughes vs Doiron/ Stretch Barwise/ Callaghan vs Densmore/ Belliveau
2:10   Clarke/ Stavert vs Skiffington/ Mattson Bullerwell/ Mallison vs Craswell/ Sanderson Schultz/ Laird vs Simpson/ Doucette
3:20 Tie-Breaker Draws Group A      
3:45 Kerwin/ Power vs Hogan/ Hogan Rouse/ Rouse vs Stewart/ Stewart Fisher/ Arsenault vs Hackett/ Hackett Doucet/ MacDougal vs Beach/ Desnoyers
5:10 Dunsford/ Clarey vs O‘Rourke/ Chaisson Campbell/ Campbell vs Lord/ McGraw Wesley/ Dorland vs Kotylak/ Kotylak Bennett/ Densmore vs Wejr/ Prokopetz
6:25 Spinney/ Hanham vs Malcolmson/ Thurston MacLean/ Clarke vs Glydon/ MacPherson Spiring/ Spiring vs Olson/ Olson Childe/ Johnston vs Barbour/ Barbour
7:35 Tie-Breaker Draws Groups 1-4      

Entertainment and Social time 7:30

Directors meeting  7:45

Cornwall

Wednesday April 3rd

    Time           Ice 1             Ice 2            Ice 3           Ice 4
      8:00 Game 1
1st GR3 vs 2nd GR6
Game 2
2nd GR3 vs 1st GR6
Game 3
1st GR2 vs 2nd GR7
Game 4
2nd GR2 vs 1st GR7
      9:15 Game 5
1st GR1 vs 2nd GR8
Game 6
2nd GR1 vs 1st GR8
Game 7
1st GR4 vs 2nd GR5
Game 8
2nd GR4 vs 1st GR5
     10:45 Game A
1st GRA vs 4th GRB
Game B
2nd GRB vs 3rd GRA
Game C
1st GRB vs 4th GRA
Game D
2nd GRA vs 3rd GRB
12:00 Game 9
Winners Game 3 & 4
Game 10
Winners Game 7 & 8
Game 11
Winners Game 5 & 6
Game 12
Winners Game 1 & 2
1:45 Winner C & D Winners 11 & 12 Winners 9 & 10 Winners A & B
3:20 Final – Open   Final – Women  

    Awards 4:40

Team Rosters

     Open Division                                                           

YK- Chuck Barber/Bonnie Barber                                                             

BC- Derrell Sears/Sheron Sears                                                                

      -Jack Prokopetz/Al Wejr

    AB- Randy Olson/Ruby Olson

SK- Derrel Beach/Bob Densnoyers

     -Wayne Kotylak/Marilyn Kotylak

     -Russ Moore/Bob Dunlop

MB-Fred Spiring/Britta Spiring

      -Tom Campbell/Rae Campbell

      – Warren Johnston/Brad Childe

     – Ernie Oliver/Ross MacMillan

     -Charlie McCullough/Wayne Johnston

     -Dave Anton/Harold Cook

     -Ken Strand/Shirley Strand

     – Jim Rouse/Keren Rouse

ON- Bill Whitlock/Vicki Whitlock

      – Don Sheppard/Nancy Sheppard

      -Bill Malcolmson/Rick Thurston

      -Ron Sheckenberger/Ken Mattis

NB- KayMcGraw/Rolly Lord

     -Mark Stewart/Dodi Stewart

     -Frank Armstrong/Fred Gallant

 NS-Keith Bennett/Bruce Densmore

     -Chuck Dyke/Jim Burgess

     -Bill Spinney/Paul Hanham

     -Paul Doucet/Dave MacDougal

     -Jim Russell/Milt Larsen

     -Laughlin Rutt/Stewart Slauenwhite

     -Bill MacLeod/Ray Thibault

     -Bill Wesley/Bob Dorland

     -Stephen Mattson/Charles Wood

     -Brian Nickerson/John Cameron

 

PE-Roddie MacLean/Haylett Clarke

    -John Dunsford/Alva Clarey

   Sterling Higginbotham/Bazil Higginbotham

    -Sterling Stratton/Barry Craswell

    -Walter Callaghan/John Vincent

    -Eddie Bernard/Roger Gavin

    -Victor Hogan/Dianne Hogan

    -Vince Fisher/Paul Arsenault

    – Gordon MacDonald/Floyd Stewart

    – Alvin Hackett/Janet Hackett

    – Bill Glydon/Wayne MacPherson

     -Tom O’Rourke/Urban Chaisson

      – Doug Campbell/Joe Gill

      -Howard Kerwin and Bill Power

      -Leslie Hardy and Glen Betts

PE/NB- Bryan Sutherland/John McIntyre

Total 48

 

Women’s Division

MB- Shelley Schultz/Ina Laird

NB- Sherril Minns/Sue Harris

      -Barb Hallett/Ann Orser

NS -Uttara Deshpande/Sandra Walker

     -Patti Simpson/Lynn Doucette

     -Karen Skiffington/ Betty Mattson

     -Pauline Bullerwell/Diane Mallinson

     -Doreen Densmore/Caroline Belliveau

     -Linda Stirling/ Corrine Burbine

PE- Etta Reid/Elaine Hughes

     -Gloria Clarke/Ruth Stavert

     -Audrey Callaghan/Ann Barwise

     -Myrna Craswell/Myrna Sanderson

     -Phyllis Stretch/Joan Doiron

 
Post last modified: Mar 31, 2019 @ 6:43 am

Beck rink wins final Thursday evening draw of the season

The final Thursday evening draw of the season, sponsored by Griffin’s Towing and Service Centre, wrapped up tonight, with the rink of Melody Beck, Doug Kelly, Len Cudmore and Amanda MacIntosh receiving the sponsor prizes. Thanks to the players and organizers for another great season of Thursday evening curling!

(L-R):  Melody Beck, Doug Kelly, Len Cudmore, and Amanda MacIntosh 

Post last modified: Mar 28, 2019 @ 9:15 pm

It’s Curling and Motorcycling season!

It’s that time of the year where winter and summer activities start to overlap. Curling is almost over, baseball season has officially started, and Rob Thomson is arriving at the Cornwall Curling Club by motorcycle (apparently he does this at least once every curling season!). As an added plus, the broom sticking out the back may be an excellent way to keep people from following too close!

 

Post last modified: Mar 28, 2019 @ 2:48 pm

Cornwall’s Ferguson and Schut teams begin play Tues. at Cdn. Under-18 Ch’ships in Sherwood Park, Alta. (Curling Canada)

Future Canadian curling stars are converging in Sherwood Park, Alta., for the third edition of the Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships, beginning on Tuesday at the Glen Allan Recreation Complex.

Both the Nova Scotia boys and girls teams will attempt to defend their titles at the 2019 Under-18 Canadian Curling Championships. (Photo, Curling Canada/Mark Finley)

Both the Nova Scotia boy’s and girl’s teams are aiming to defend their titles after sweeping the competition last year in Saint Andrews, N.B.

Nova Scotia boys vice-skip Owen Purcell and lead Scott Weagle return from last year’s lineup, this time joined by skip Adam McEachren and second Alex McDonah from the Truro Curling Club. Coach Anthony Purcell returns as coach.

It is Purcell’s third national championship this season. He threw fourth stones for Nova Scotia at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors and third for Dalhousie University Tigers at the 2019 U SPORTS-Curling Canada Championships.

Alberta will have two boys teams at the event. The first team, which won the Alberta U-18 title, is skipped by Nathan Molberg from the St. Albert Curling Club. His team played at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., last month and advanced to the quarter-finals with a 7-3 round-robin record.

Alberta will also have a host team skipped by Cortland Sonnenberg, the son of Renée, who skipped Alberta at the 1999 and 2001 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Sonnenberg is also a coach for the Curling Canada women’s program and analytics lead.

(L-R): Schut, Johnston, Kelly, MacKenzie, coach Lori Robinson

[PEI is once again represented by the Mitchell Schut rink from the Cornwall Curling Club, which also includes Nick Johnston, Liam Kelly, and Colin MacKenzie, who were also PEI’s Canada Games boys representatives this season.]

Fourteen boys teams will compete for the title. Nunavut and Yukon are not sending representation; therefore those spots were filled by the Alberta host team and, because it won last year’s competition, Nova Scotia received a second spot in the boy’s event – the Ethan Young rink from Halifax.

On the women’s side the defending Nova Scotia girl’s champions, skipped by Isabelle Ladouceur, will not be in the competition but the province still has strong representation. Cally Moore of the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax aims to build on the bronze medal she earned at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

However, the Canada Winter Games gold-medallists might have something to say about that. Northern Ontario’s Bella Croisier hopes to win her second gold medal in Alberta in just over the span of a month at the U-18 championships after earning gold for Ontario at the Canada Winter Games.

(L-R): Ferguson, Shaw, Burris, Murray, coach Pat Quilty

The quartet of Lauren Ferguson, Katie Shaw, Alexis Burris and Lexie Murray from the Cornwall Curling Club in Prince Edward Island will also reach a special milestone this season. This will be third time they’ve represented P.E.I. at a national curling championship this season after playing at the New Holland Canadian Juniors and Canada Winter Games.

Nunavut is not represented in the girl’s competition this year; therefore in addition to Alberta’s championship team skipped by Jessica Wytrychowski (Airdrie Curling Club), Alberta will also have a host team led by Julia Bakos from the Crestwood Curling Club in Edmonton.

The teams competing will attempt to continue a trend that’s been set over the first two years of the event. Each year a province has swept both the boy’s and girl’s titles. Northern Ontario won both titles during the inaugural championships in 2017 and Nova Scotia did the same in 2018.

The fourteen teams in both the boys and girls competitions are divided into two pools of seven. They’ll play a six-game round robin with the top four teams from each pool advancing to a double-knockout bracket that will qualify four teams for the medal-round games. Those four teams compete in the semifinals with the winners advancing to the gold-medal games and the losers playing for bronze.

All draws will be live-streamed on Curling Canada’s Youtube page, found here: https://www.youtube.com/curlingcanada

For more information on team lineups, schedules and tickets, visit the event website: https://www.curling.ca/2019under18/

Click to read this story at the Curling Canada website.

Post last modified: Mar 27, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

Stick curling keeps Cornwall curlers in the game at age 90!

With the Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship starting this weekend, we thought it was a good time to pay a visit to the Cornwall Curling Club’s oldest active members, and avid stick curlers,  Don Graham and Grant Laird, so we stopped by the weekday morning four person per team “drop in” curling league, where both of them curl an average of two games a week, alongside other curlers who use the traditional “hack” delivery method (Cornwall also has an afternoon two-person stick curling league). Both were born in 1929, with Don already age 90, and Grant turning 90 in a couple of months.

Don Graham (left) and Grant Laird

Late bloomers in the sport of curling, both took up the sport in the 1990s, and switched to stick curling when they were in their 80’s.

Captain Don Graham follows a rock down the ice

Captain Don’s accuracy was no doubt honed by decades of precision manoeuvering of car ferries into port. Grant proudly hosts a curling get together with his family over the Christmas holidays, introducing younger family members to the sport of curling.

Grant Laird keeps close watch over the trajectory of his rock

Grant, teamed up with Vernon Chowan, won the Consolation round at the Canadian Stick Curling Championship in exciting fashion when it was first held in Cornwall in 2013, stealing the last end to beat the Garth Stone and Ted Simonson team from Manitoba 4-3.


Vernon Chowan (left) and Grant Laird at the 2013 Canadian Stick Curling Championship in Cornwall

Both Grant and Don will be sitting out this year’s Championship, although they both extend an invitation to everyone to come out the nationals, starting Sunday at Cornwall and Charlottetown, and watch and learn about the sport of Stick Curling.

Post last modified: Mar 27, 2019 @ 12:14 pm

Update on Junior Spring Curling Leagues at Charlottetown

This is a reminder and an update on the Junior Spring Leagues scheduled to start this weekend. 

The four-person teams WILL start on Saturday for sure as there are 6 teams confirmed so far.  If you have a team interested in playing OR if you have some curlers interested in finding a team to play with for the Spring League, please let Amy at Curl PEI (aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca) know as soon as possible.

The Doubles League only has three teams so far so they are still looking for more teams.  This one also has a few issues with availability and so, it looks like the bulk, if not all, games will be played on April 12 & 14 (registration will be adjusted accordingly).  Again, if you have a team or a curler who would like to play please let Amy know as soon as possible.

Previous details:

Curl PEI is pleased to announce that they will be moving forward with Junior Spring Curling Leagues at the Charlottetown Curling Club.   There will be a regular 4-person league (any combination of players) and hopefully a mixed doubles or doubles league. Dates (times may change):

  • March 30 from 10am-1pm
  • April 7, 12 & 14 from 1-4pm

The Leagues are for:

  • 4-person: curlers born on or after July 1, 2004, with one curler who is one year older, so born on or after July 1, 2003 
  • Doubles: curlers who were born on or after July 1, 2002

Registration will be:

  • 4-person: $120
  • Doubles: $60

Curlers will have to pay a Curl PEI and Curling Canada fee if they have not already done so this season.  

The exact schedule/format will depend on the number of teams. 

Please confirm your team by sending an email with the players’ names to aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

Post last modified: Mar 27, 2019 @ 10:10 am

National stick curling championships coming to Cornwall, Charlottetown (Guardian)

More than 100 curlers from across Canada and the territories will descend on the greater Charlottetown area for the Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship, March 31-April 3.

When Cornwall previously hosted the Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship in 2013, the open division was won by Cornwall’s Roddie MacLean, left, and Paul Field. – Contributed

The Cornwall and Charlottetown curling clubs will play host to 62 two-person teams with the action getting underway at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Teams from eight provinces (Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador aren’t represented) and one territory will be competing. There are 48 teams in the open division (men and mixed) and 14 in the women’s division, which was introduced when Cornwall previously hosted the championship back in 2013.

“It’s more engaging than most people realize because you’re either skipping or throwing rocks all the time,’’ said Ernie Stavert, chairman of the host committee for the P.E.I. Stick Curling Association.

“It’s six rocks, six ends so it goes quickly all the time. A game lasts an hour. It’s much quicker than a regular curling game because there’s less rocks in play and less ends.’’

There will be about 170 games played during the championship. Besides having an open division, the event is also open in that although spots are reserved for the champions in each province and territory that chooses to participate, additional spots are available for other teams on a space-available basis.

Stavert said the sport welcomes everyone but it tends to cater to seniors.

“There’s no age restrictions but it’s designed for people with limited mobility. We have one person coming who curls from a wheelchair, but the rules are, no sweeping between the hog lines so it’s designed for people with limited mobility.’’

Stavert said stick curling has been around for about 10 to 12 years and has helped boost the sport.

“It’s become quite a positive thing for some of the smaller clubs,’’ he said, “in keeping their membership up and active. It’s particularly true of (the) Alberton and O’Leary clubs. It’s been very instrumental in keeping them viable and going.’’

Stavert said having the nationals here will be a nice little boost for the restaurants and hotels.

“It’s part of sport tourism and we’re getting a good turnout because people from other parts of the country like to come to Prince Edward Island . . . and it’s the off-season for tourism. We’re quite pleased with the number of people coming.’’

Click for the full story in The Guardian

Post last modified: Mar 27, 2019 @ 8:30 am

Junior Closing Pizza Party and Skate is April 7th

The Junior Year End Closing Party is on Sunday, April 7th from 1-2:30 pm. There will be pizza, and milk. The junior curlers are invited to bring their skates to skate on the ice. Please wear a helmet!
There will also a draw for the curlers in attendance.

 

Post last modified: Mar 27, 2019 @ 7:47 am

Cornwall’s Hope rinks begin play Monday at Canadian Masters Curling Ch’ships in Saskatoon

 

The 2019 College Clean Restoration Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, goes from March 31 to April 7 at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon, with the first draws taking place on Monday April 1st. PEI will be represented by the Bill Hope rink from the Cornwall and Silver Fox clubs, and the Sandy Hope team from Cornwall.

Live scoring will be available at: https://curlsask.ca/scoreboard/#!/competitions/4518

(L-R): Bill Hope, Peter Murdoch, David Murphy, Dario Zannier

 

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

Event website: https://nutanacurlingclub.ca/eventPage.php?id=70

Canadian Masters website: http://www.eteamz.com/CanadianMasters/

Post last modified: Mar 26, 2019 @ 2:10 pm

Curl PEI planning Junior Spring Curling Leagues at Charlottetown

Curl PEI is pleased to announce that they will be moving forward with Junior Spring Curling Leagues at the Charlottetown Curling Club.   There will be a regular 4-person league (any combination of players) and hopefully a mixed doubles or doubles league. Dates (times may change):

  • March 30 from 10am-1pm
  • April 7, 12 & 14 from 1-4pm

The Leagues are for:

  • 4-person: curlers born on or after July 1, 2004, with one curler who is one year older, so born on or after July 1, 2003 
  • Doubles: curlers who were born on or after July 1, 2002

Registration will be:

  • 4-person: $120
  • Doubles: $60

Curlers will have to pay a Curl PEI and Curling Canada fee if they have not already done so this season.  

The exact schedule/format will depend on the number of teams. 

Please confirm your team by sending an email with the players’ names to aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

Post last modified: Mar 25, 2019 @ 2:11 pm

Cornwall hosting 2019 Canadian Open Stick Curling Ch’ship, starting Sunday

 

The 2019 Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship is being hosted by the Cornwall Curling Club from March 31-April 3, with curling getting underway at 9 am on Sunday the 31st. Some of the games the first two days are being played at the Charlottetown Curling Complex. Sixty-two two-person teams, from eight provinces and one territory, are taking part. There are 48 teams in the Open division (men and mixed) and 14 in the Women’s division, which was introduced when Cornwall previously hosted the championship back in 2013, and beginning this year, the division is now a permanent part of the championship.
 
There will be about 170 games played in total. Besides having an “Open” division, the championship is also “open” in that, although spots are reserved for the champions in each province and territory that chooses to participate, additional spots are available for other teams, on a space-available basis.
 
Much like the other two-person version of curling, “Mixed Doubles”, Stick Curling is relatively new, and both new versions share similarities, although there are also differences. Of course, the biggest difference with Stick Curling is that “delivery sticks” are used to deliver the curling rock from a standing position, rather than having the curler slide out from an ice-level rubber “hack”. Although it can be played and enjoyed by anyone, Stick Curling is designed to accommodate persons who might have difficulty sliding from the hack to deliver a rock. Additionally, and unlike Mixed Doubles, there is no sweeping between the hog lines.
 
With both sports, the maximum number of points that may be scored per end is six, while eight points (although rare) may be scored in an end of traditional four-person per team curling. Six rocks are thrown per team per end in Stick Curling, while Mixed Doubles has one rock per team pre-positioned on the playing surface, and five rocks are thrown per team in each end. Stick Curling games are six ends and take about an hour to play, while Mixed Doubles games are normally eight ends and take slightly longer. The first Canadian Stick Curling Championship was held in Winnipeg in 2008. Coincidentally, the 1st World Mixed Doubles Championship also took place the same year.
 
2013 champs Roddie MacLean (left) and Paul Field, after scoring a rare “six-ender” at that event.
 

When Cornwall previously hosted back in 2013, the Open Division was won by Cornwall’s Roddie MacLean and Paul Field, while the Women’s event was won by Ruth Stavert and Eileen Blanchard, also from the host club. MacLean and Stavert are both back this year. 

Rae (left) and Tom Campbell, 2018 Open division champions
 
The 2018 defending Open Division champions are Tom and Rae Campbell from Winnipeg.
 

The official opening ceremony will be held at Cornwall on Sunday, March 31 at 3:45 pm. Off-ice  events include a banquet at the Rodd Royalty Inn on Monday evening, and entertainment and a social time at the Cornwall club on Tuesday evening at 7:30.

Game scores may be accessed at peicurling.com. Everyone is welcome to drop in to either of the Clubs from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm to watch. The final games will be held at Cornwall about 3 pm on Wednesday April 3rd. Further information on this event may be obtained from the event Chair, Ernie Stavert, at eandrstavert@gmail.com
 
Groups, Draw and Schedule:
 
Open Division Groups

Group 1
1. MacLean/Clarke PEI/NS
2. Spinney/Hanham NS
3. Childe/Johnston MAN
4. Malcolmson/Thurston ON
5. Barbour/Barbour YK
6. Glydon/MacPherson PEI

Group 2
7. Dunsford/Clarey PEI
8. Wesley/Dorland NS
9. Campbell/Campbell MAN
10. Kotylak/Kotylak SK
11. Lord/McGraw NB
12. O’Rourke/Chaisson PEI

Group 3
13. Fisher/Arsenault PEI
14. Doucet/MacDougal NS
15. Rouse/Rouse MAN
16. Beach/Desnoyres SK
17. Stewart/Stewart NB
18. Hackett/Hackett PEI

Group 4
19. Kerwin/Power PEI
20. Bennett/Dunsmore NS
21. Spiring/Spiring MAN
22. Wejr/Prokopetz BC
23. Olson/Olson AB
24. Hogan/Hogan PEI

Group 5
25. Gill/Campbell PEI
26. Rutt/Slauenwhite NS
27. Anton/Cook MAN
28. Smith/Pieper BC
29. Sheppard/Sheppard ON
30. Mattson/Wood NS

Group 6
31. Stewart/ MacDonald PEI
32. Dyke/Burgess NS
33. McCullough/Johnston MAN
34. Dunlop/Moore SK
35. MacLeod/Thibault NS
36. McIntrye/Sutherland NB/PEI

Group 7
37. Callaghan/Vincent PEI
38. Nickerson/Cameron NS
39. Oliver/MacMillan MAN
40. Gallant/Armstrong NB
41. Whitlock/Whitlock ON
42. Stratton/Craswell PEI

Group 8
43. Gavin/Bernard PEI
44. Russell/Larson NS
45. Strand/Strand MAN
46. Sears/Sears BC
47. Scheckenberger/Mattis ON
48. Higginbotham/Higginbotham PEI

Women’s Division Groups:
Group A
A. Reid/Hughes PEI
B. Densmore/Belliveau NS
C. Hallett/Orser NB
D. Barwise/Callaghan PEI
E. Despande/Walker NS
F. Stretch/Doiron PEI
G. Stirling/Burbine NS

Group B
H. Clarke/Stavert PEI
I. Bullerwell/Malinson NS
J. Shultz/Laird MAN
K. Sanderson/Craswell PEI
L. Simpson/Doucette NS
M. Skiffington/Mattson NS
N. Minns/Harris NB

Schedule and Draw

Cornwall

Sunday

Time Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4
9:00 Barbour/ Barbour Vs Glydon/ MacPherson MacLean/ Clarke Vs Spinney/ Hanham Childe/ Johnson Vs Malcolmson/ Thurston Olson/ Olson Vs Hogan/ Hogan
10:15  Deshpande/ Walker Vs Doiron/ Stretch Reid/ Hughes Vs Densmore/ Belliveau Hallett/ Orser Vs Barwise/ Callaghan Kerwin/ Power Vs Bennett/ Densmore
11:40 Lord/ McGraw Vs O’Rourke/ Chaisson Dunsford/ Clarey Vs Wesley/ Dorland Campbell/ Campbell Vs Kotylak/ Kotylak Spiring/ Spiring Vs Wejr/ Prokopetz
12:55  Stewart/ Stewart Vs Hackett/ Hackett Fisher/ Arsenault Vs Doucet/ MacDougal Rouse/ Rouse Vs Beach/ Desnoyers Reid/ Hughes Vs Sterling/ Burbine
2:20 Spinney/ Hanham Vs Childe/ Johnson Malcolmson/ Thurston Vs Glydon/ MacPherson Bennett/ Densmore Vs Spiring/ Spiring MacLean/ Clarke Vs Barbour/ Barbour
3:45

Official Opening

4:30 Densmore/ Belliveau Vs Hallett/ Orser Deshpande/ Walker Vs Stirling/ Burbine Wejr/ Prokopetz Vs Hogan/ Hogan Barwise/ Callaghan Vs Doiron/ Stretch
5:45 Wesley/ Dorland Vs Campbell/ Campbell Kerwin/ Power Vs Olson/ Olson Dunsford/ Clarey Vs Lord/ McGraw Kotylak/ Kotylak Vs O’Rourke/ Chaisson
7:00 Doucet/ MacDougal Vs Rouse/ Rouse Beach/ Desnoyers Vs Hackett/ Hackett Gill/ Campbell Vs Rutt/ Slauenwhite Fisher/ Arsenault Vs Stewart/ Stewart

Charlottetown 

Sunday

Time Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4 Ice 5
9:00 Shephard/ Shephard Vs Mattson/ Wood   Anton/ Cook Vs Smith/ Pipper MacLeod/ Thibault vs McIntyre/ Sutherland Stewart/ MacDonald Vs Dyke/ Burgess
10:20  McCullough/ Johnston Vs Dunlop/ Moore Simpson/ Doucette Vs Skiffington/ Mattson Clarke/ Stavert Vs Bullerwell/ Mallinson Shultz/ Laird vs Craswell/ Sanderson Whitlock/ Whitlock Vs Stratton/ Craswell
11:45  Callaghan/ Vincent vs Nickerson/ Cameron Oliver/ MacMillan vs Gallant/ Armstrong Sheckenburger/ Mattis vs Higginbotham/ Higginbotham Gavin/ Bernard Vs Russell/ Larson Strand/ StrandVs Sears/ Sears
1:00 

 

Clarke/ Stavert Vs Minns/ Harris Smith/ Pieper Vs Mattson/ Wood Dyke/ Burgess Vs McCullough/ Johnson   Gill/ Campbell Vs Shephard/ Shephard
3:00  Stewart/ MacDonald vs MacLeod/ Thibault Dunlop/ Moore vs McIntrye/ Sutherland Russell/ Larsen Vs Strand/ Strand Gallant/ Armstrong Vs Stratton/ Craswell Nickerson/ Cameron Vs Oliver/ MacMillan
4:15  Bullerwell/ Mallison vs Shultz/ Laird Callaghan/ Vincent vs Whitlock/ Whitlock Craswell/ Sanderson vs Skiffington/ Mattson Simpson/ Doucette vs Minns/ Harris  
  5:45      Gavin/ Bernard vs Scheckenburger/ Mattis   Sears/ Sears vs Higginbotham/ Higginbotham  

                                   

Cornwall Monday April 1

       Time        Ice 1        Ice 2        Ice 3         Ice 4
   8:00 Smith/ Pieper vs Shephard/ Shephard Gill/ Campbell vs Anton/ Cook Rutt/ Slauenwhite vs Mattson/ Wood Sears/ Sears vs Scheckenburger/ Mattis
  9:15 Craswell/ Sanderson vs Simpson/ Doucette Bullerwell/ Mallinson vs Skiffington/ Mattson Clarke/ Stavert Vs Schultz/ Laird Russell/ Larson vs Higginbotham/ Higginbotham
   10:40 Dunlop/ Moore Vs MacLeod/ Thibault Stewart/ MacDonald vs McCullough/ Johnston Dyke/ Burgess vs McIntyre/ Sutherland Gavin/ Bernard vs Strand/ Strand
 11:55 Gallant/ Armstrong vs Whitlock/ Whitlock Callaghan/ Vincent vs Oliver/ MacMillan Nickerson/ Cameron vs Stratton/ Craswell Bullerwell/ Mallison vs Minns/ Harris
  1:20 Anton/ Cook vs Mattson/ Wood Rutt/ Slauenwhite vs Shephard/ Shephard Strand/ Strand vs Higginbotham/ Higginbotham Gill/ Campbell vs Smith/ Pieper
  2:45 Schultz/ Laird vs Skiffington/ Mattson Craswell/ Sanderson vs Minns/ Harris Russell/ Larson vs Scheckenburger/ Mattis Clarke/ Stavert vs Simpson/ Doucette
  4:10 Oliver/ MacMillan vs Stratton/ Craswell Nickerson/ Cameron vs Whitlock/ Whitlock Gavin/ Bernard vs Sears/ Sears Callaghan/ Vincent vs Gallant/ Armstrong
5:25 McCullough/ Johnston vs McIntyre/ Sutherland Dyke/ Burgess vs MacLeod/ Thibault Stewart/ MacDonald vs Dunlop/ Moore Anton/ Cook Vs Rutt/ Slauenwhite

Reception 6:30

Banquet 7:00

Charlottetown Monday April 1

       Time        Ice 1        Ice 2        Ice 3         Ice 4    Ice 5
   8:30 Kotylak/ Kotylak vs Lord/ McGraw Dunsford/ Clarey vs Campbell/ Campbell Wesley/ Dorland vs O’Rourke/ Chaisson Beach/ Desnoyers Vs  Stewart/ Stewart Malcolmson/Thurston vs Bar bour/ Barbour
9:45  Fisher/ Arsenault vs Rouse/ Rouse Doucet/  MacDougal vs Hackett/ Hackett Barwise/ Callaghan vs Deshpande/ Walker Reid/ Hughes Vs Hallett/ Orser Densmore/ Belliveau vs Stretch/ Doiron
11:15 MacLean/ Clarke vs Childe/ Johnson Spinney/ Hanham vs Glydon/ MacPherson Wejr/ Prokopetz vs Olson/ Olson Kerwin/ Power vs Spiring/ Spiring Bennett/ Densmore vs Hogan/ Hogan
12:30  Campbell/ Campbell vs O’Rourke/ Chaisson Wesley/ Dorland vs Lord/ McGraw Dunsford/ Clarey vs Kotylak/ Kotylak Hallett/ Orser vs Stirling/ Burbine Rouse/ Rouse vs Hackett/ Hackett
2:20 Spinney/ Hanham vs Barbour/ Barbour MacLean/ Clarke vs Malcolmson/ Thurston Fisher/ Arsenault vs Beach/ Desnoyers Childe/ Johnson vs Glydon/ MacPherson Doucet/ MacDougal vs Stewart/ Stewart
3:35  Stretch/ Doiron vs Stirling/ Burbine Densmore/ Belliveau vs Desphande/ Walker Reid/ Hughes vs Barwise/ Callaghan Spiring/ Spiring vs Hogan/ Hogan  
5:00   Bennett/ Densmore vs Olson/ Olson Kerwin/ Power vs Wejr/ Prokopetz    

Reception 6:30

Banquet 7:00 pm  

Cornwall

Tuesday April 2

       Time        Ice 1        Ice 2        Ice 3         Ice 4
8:15  Gill/ Campbell vs Mattson/ Wood Rutt/ Slauenwhite vs Smith/ Pieper Russell/ Larson vs Sears/ Sears Anton/ Cook vs Shephard/ Shephard
9:30  Stewart/ MacDonald vs McIntyre/ Sutherland Dyke/ Burgess vs Dunlop/ Moore Strand/ Strand vs Scheckenburger/ Mattis McCullough/ Johnston vs MacLeod/ Thibault
10:50 Callaghan/ Vincent vs Stratton/ Craswell Nickerson/ Cameron vs Gallant/ Armstrong Oliver/ MacMillan vs Whitlock/ Whitlock Gavin/ Bernard vs Higginbotham/ Higginbotham
12:05 Tie-Breaker Draws Groups 5-8      
12:25 Stirling/ Burbine vs Minns/ Harris Hallett/ Orser vs Desphande/ Walker Reid/ Hughes vs Doiron/ Stretch Barwise/ Callaghan vs Densmore/ Belliveau
2:10   Clarke/ Stavert vs Skiffington/ Mattson Bullerwell/ Mallison vs Craswell/ Sanderson Schultz/ Laird vs Simpson/ Doucette
3:20 Tie-Breaker Draws Group A      
3:45 Kerwin/ Power vs Hogan/ Hogan Rouse/ Rouse vs Stewart/ Stewart Fisher/ Arsenault vs Hackett/ Hackett Doucet/ MacDougal vs Beach/ Desnoyers
5:10 Dunsford/ Clarey vs O‘Rourke/ Chaisson Campbell/ Campbell vs Lord/ McGraw Wesley/ Dorland vs Kotylak/ Kotylak Bennett/ Densmore vs Wejr/ Prokopetz
6:25 Spinney/ Hanham vs Malcolmson/ Thurston MacLean/ Clarke vs Glydon/ MacPherson Spiring/ Spiring vs Olson/ Olson Childe/ Johnston vs Barbour/ Barbour
7:35 Tie-Breaker Draws Groups 1-4      

Entertainment and Social time 7:30

Directors meeting  7:45

Cornwall

Wednesday April 3rd

    Time           Ice 1             Ice 2            Ice 3           Ice 4
      8:00 Game 1
1st GR3 vs 2nd GR6
Game 2
2nd GR3 vs 1st GR6
Game 3
1st GR2 vs 2nd GR7
Game 4
2nd GR2 vs 1st GR7
      9:15 Game 5
1st GR1 vs 2nd GR8
Game 6
2nd GR1 vs 1st GR8
Game 7
1st GR4 vs 2nd GR5
Game 8
2nd GR4 vs 1st GR5
     10:45 Game A
1st GRA vs 4th GRB
Game B
2nd GRB vs 3rd GRA
Game C
1st GRB vs 4th GRA
Game D
2nd GRA vs 3rd GRB
12:00 Game 9
Winners Game 3 & 4
Game 10
Winners Game 7 & 8
Game 11
Winners Game 5 & 6
Game 12
Winners Game 1 & 2
1:45 Winner C & D Winners 11 & 12 Winners 9 & 10 Winners A & B
3:20 Final – Open   Final – Women  

    Awards 4:40

Team Rosters

     Open Division                                                           

YK- Chuck Barber/Bonnie Barber                                                             

BC- Derrell Sears/Sheron Sears                                                                

      -Jack Prokopetz/Al Wejr

     -Tim Smith/Chris Pieper

AB- Randy Olson/Ruby Olson

SK- Derrel Beach/Bob Densnoyers

     -Wayne Kotylak/Marilyn Kotylak

     -Russ Moore/Bob Dunlop

MB-Fred Spiring/Britta Spiring

      -Tom Campbell/Rae Campbell

      – Warren Johnston/Brad Childe

     – Ernie Oliver/Ross MacMillan

     -Charlie McCullough/Wayne Johnston

     -Dave Anton/Harold Cook

     -Ken Strand/Shirley Strand

     – Jim Rouse/Keren Rouse

ON- Bill Whitlock/Vicki Whitlock

      – Don Sheppard/Nancy Sheppard

      -Bill Malcolmson/Rick Thurston

      -Ron Sheckenberger/Ken Mattis

NB- KayMcGraw/Rolly Lord

     -Mark Stewart/Dodi Stewart

     -Frank Armstrong/Fred Gallant

 NS-Keith Bennett/Bruce Densmore

     -Chuck Dyke/Jim Burgess

     -Bill Spinney/Paul Hanham

     -Paul Doucet/Dave MacDougal

     -Jim Russell/Milt Larsen

     -Laughlin Rutt/Stewart Slauenwhite

     -Bill MacLeod/Ray Thibault

     -Bill Wesley/Bob Dorland

     -Stephen Mattson/Charles Wood

     -Brian Nickerson/John Cameron

PE-Roddie MacLean/Haylett Clarke

    -John Dunsford/Alva Clarey

   Sterling Higginbotham/Bazil Higginbotham

    -Sterling Stratton/Barry Craswell

    -Walter Callaghan/John Vincent

    -Eddie Bernard/Roger Gavin

    -Victor Hogan/Dianne Hogan

    -Vince Fisher/Paul Arsenault

    – Gordon MacDonald/Floyd Stewart

    – Alvin Hackett/Janet Hackett

    – Bill Glydon/Wayne MacPherson

     -Tom O’Rourke/Urban Chaisson

      – Doug Campbell/Joe Gill

      -Howard Kerwin and Bill Power

PE/NB- Bryan Sutherland/John McIntyre

Total 48

 

Women’s Division

MB- Shelley Schultz/Ina Laird

NB- Sherril Minns/Sue Harris

      -Barb Hallett/Ann Orser

NS -Uttara Deshpande/Sandra Walker

     -Patti Simpson/Lynn Doucette

     -Karen Skiffington/ Betty Mattson

     -Pauline Bullerwell/Diane Mallinson

     -Doreen Densmore/Caroline Belliveau

     -Linda Stirling/ Corrine Burbine

PE- Etta Reid/Elaine Hughes

     -Gloria Clarke/Ruth Stavert

     -Audrey Callaghan/Ann Barwise

     -Myrna Craswell/Myrna Sanderson

     -Phyllis Stretch/Joan Doiron

 
Post last modified: Mar 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

ParaSport and Recreation PEI’s Wheelchair and Blind Curling Program Wraps up for the season

Post last modified: Mar 25, 2019 @ 12:02 pm

Cornwall’s Ferguson and Schut finish fourth at U18 Mixed Doubles Test Event in Fredericton

Curling Canada tested two possible future events, Under 25 and Under 18 Mixed Doubles, at the Willie O’Ree Centre in Fredericton NB these past two weekends. Each test event had eight teams. The U18, which includes PEI’s Mitchell Schut and Lauren Ferguson duo, with coach Dave Murphy, started on Friday, with the Cornwall Curling Club duo finishing in fourth place after losing the Bronze Medal game 7-1. to the Forsythe/Pugsley team. Both teams finished round robin play with 5-2 win-loss records, with Forsythe/Pugsley picking up 12-3 win in their round-robin match against Ferguson/Schut, aided by a six-ender. The PEI team lost 7-4 to the Patterson/Palmer pair, who went on to win the gold medal, in the semi-finals to go to the bronze medal game. Schut and Ferguson are back skipping their regular four person teams in eight days, as they head to the Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships, April 2-7 in Sherwood Park Alberta.

Lauren Ferguson (left) and Mitchell Schut

The U25 event wrapped up last Sunday, with the team of PEI’s Aleya Quilty, paired with New Brunswick’s Alex Robichaud and coach Pat Quilty, winning the Gold Medal game with a triple in the extra end over New Brunswick’s Erika Cluff and Alex Peasley. In the Bronze Medal game, PEI’s Veronica Smith, teamed up with Rene Comeau of Moncton and coach Paul Smith, beat Cornwall’s Nick Johnston and Sydney Howatt with coach Lori Robinson by an 11-5 score.

Curling Canada photo

Post last modified: Mar 24, 2019 @ 7:46 pm

Team picture added: Cornwall members win gold in curling and track and field at Canada 55+ Games in Saint John NB

(This story is from an event which took place in August, but we recently received a team photo, and are sending it out again so we will have it on file).

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – The P.E.I. 55+ Games Society recently sent a contingent of 90 participants to the 2018 Canada 55+ Games in Saint John, N.B.

The Games are a biennial event encompassing more than 20 events ranging from very active sports like hockey and tennis to more sedentary competitions like Scrabble and bridge. P.E.I. was represented in hockey, curling, swimming, track and field, cycling, bowling, golf, bocce, and Scrabble.

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

The Cornwall Curling Club rink of Gloria Clarke, Ruth Stavert, Elaine Hughes, and Janette Fraser won the 65-plus women’s curling division while the 55-plus men’s rink of Philip McInnis, Pius McInnis, Cornwall member David Murphy, and Alan Long were defeated in their medal qualifying game.

Cornwall member Marjorie Matthews earned two gold medals and a silver in track and field while cyclist Paul Wright brought home a gold and a silver.

In bocce, Adrian Clarke and Cornwall member Ernie Stavert were in a four-way tie for first but lost on tie-breaking rules.

Swimmers Letty Abbott (two gold and a bronze) and Ann Andrews (four bronze) had strong showings.

In the 75-plus bowling competition the team of Hector MacDonald, Margaret Wigginton, Norma Morrissey, Vera MacLeod and Foch McNally won gold. In singles, MacDonald won silver and Wigginton bronze.

Phyllis McCabe won silver in the Scrabble competition.

In the hockey competition, P.E.I.’s 55-plus men won bronze, the 65-plus men lost in the bronze medal game, the 70-plus men did not qualify for the medal round and the women missed the medal round on a tie-breaking formula.

The 2020 Canada 55+ Games will be held in Kamloops, B.C., from Aug. 25-28.

Post last modified: Mar 24, 2019 @ 11:30 am

Weekend curling update

Canadian Mixed Doubles in Fredericton: Jocelyn Peterman and PEI’s Brett Gallant, the 2016 national champions, beat the team of John Morris and Jolene Campbell yesterday to advance to the semis, where they play Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres at 10 this morning. Team PEI – Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham from Cornwall ended play out of the playoffs at 2-5.

The Cornwall duo of Lauren Ferguson and Mitchell Schut are in second place with a 4-2 win-loss record, and play at 9:30 this morning in their final round-robin game at the U18 Mixed Doubles trial event in Fredericton. The playoffs start at noon with 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd place. The Gold and Bronze medal games are at 2:30.

PEI Men and Women are both 0-3 at the Everest Canadian Seniors in Chilliwack BC.

Team Saskatchewan won the Canadian Firefighters in BC, with PEI finishing out of the playoffs with a 3-7 record. 

Post last modified: Mar 24, 2019 @ 9:16 am