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

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

All eyes in Fredericton are on some of the biggest names in curling at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship. But there’s other teams flying under the radar and honing in on playoff spots after the conclusion of Thursday’s draws at Willie O’Ree Place.

Catera Park and Cody Tanaka, British Columbia. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob Blanchard Photography)

Teams such as Jocelyn Peterman/Brett Gallant, Laura Walker/Kirk Muyres, Jennifer Jones/Brent Laing and Jolene Campbell/John Morris are exactly where most expect them – at the top of the standings.

But with 12 of the 32 teams making the playoffs, there’s still some room for up-and-coming teams to lock a spot in Saturday’s playoff games.

British Columbia’s Catera Park and Cody Tanaka are a pair that have done just that. With a 4-1 record, they’ve doubled their original win-total goal and are now tied for first in Pool A with the likes of Peterman/Gallant and Tyler Tardi/Dezeray Hawes.

The duo had a big day on Thursday, first defeating Tardi – the reigning world and Canadian junior champion – with his partner Hawes 9-7, followed by besting the Saskatchewan duo of 2017 Canadian junior champion Kristen Streifel and 2015 Tim Hortons Brier bronze-medallist Steve Laycock 8-4.

Park and Tanaka left the ice feeling a big dose of pride, with a side of relief.

“I don’t know what to say,” a speechless Park said following their two-win day. “We came into this hoping for the best, for at least two wins so it’s really nice to know we’re pulling it out.”

A score of four in the fifth end, followed by single steals in the sixth and seventh ends were enough to elevate Park and Tanaka to victory in the afternoon against Streifel/Laycock. It also gave them the confidence to remain competitive as teams battle it out for playoff positioning.

One of the most important things they can do, according to them, is to remain focused and treat their upcoming round-robin games just like any other.

“It makes us feel good to know we’re in every game and just because some of these players are on the tour doesn’t mean anything. They’re just another team we’re trying to beat,” Tanaka said.

Leah Thompson and Charlie Sullivan, New Brunswick. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob Blanchard Photography)

The fickle disposition of mixed doubles curling means the results can be decided by big moments in a game. Teams leading can quickly lose control of the reigns due to a few errors that are capitalized on. Park and Tanaka are feeling good about their ability to remain neck-and-neck with many of these teams and continue making the big shot when needed.

“We were talking about how it takes three or four key shots that can change the outcome,” Park said.

While the duo are new to the national mixed doubles championship though they’re not strangers to representing British Columbia. They both played for British Columbia at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship. Tanaka threw fourth stones for the province, and won gold, at the 2019 Travellers Curling Club Championships, while Park has played at four different championships for the province; the aforementioned mixed and mixed doubles nationals, along with the 2018 New Holland Canadian Juniors and the U-18 Optimist Curling Championship.

Park and Tanaka complete the round robin on Friday with two games. First they’ll take on [PEI native] Allison Griffin and Ed MacDonald from Nunavut at 10 a.m. (all time AST), followed by Winnipeg’s Ashley Groff/Kyle Doering at 4 p.m.

The top team from each of the four pools advances to the quarter-finals, while the remaining eight teams with the best records will play in elimination games to qualify for a spot in the quarters.

Should Park and Tanaka advance to the weekend, they’ll be facing some stiff competition against some of the biggest names in curling.

“These are the kinds of people that I grew up admiring and knowing we’re playing right beside them it’s quite an honour,” Tanaka said.

Shannon Birchard and Catlin Schneider remain atop Pool B with a perfect 5-0 record. Walker/Muyres had an opportunity to remain at the top of pool too, but succumbed to New Brunswick’s Leah Thompson/Charlie Sullivan 9-6 on Thursday afternoon.

In Pool C, Nancy Martin and Tyrel Griffith served Kadriana Sahaidak and Colton Lott their first loss of the tournament, however they dropped to 4-1 after losing to Quebec’s Sophie and Pierre-Luc Morissette in the evening. Jones/Laing remain the only unbeaten team with a 5-0 record after serving losses to Newfoundland and Labrador’s Jenna Harvey/Dave Thomas and Saskatchewan’s Jill deGooijer/Garret Springer on Thursday.

Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham

Olympic mixed doubles champion Morris and his partner Campbell lead the way in Pool D with a 5-0 record. They ground out a 7-5 come-from-behind win against Northern Ontario’s Kira Brunton and Tom Leonard, followed by a 10-3 victory against Prince Edward Island’s Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham (1-4).

The round robin will be complete on Friday after games at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

CBC Sports will live-stream select games and broadcast select playoff games, including the final, on CBC Television.

Go to http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/winter/curling/broadcast for the full schedule.

Scores, teams and the latest news are available on the event website: https://www.curling.ca/2019mixeddoubles/ 

Click to read at Curling Canada

Post last modified: Mar 22, 2019 @ 8:53 am

Cornwall’s Ferguson and Schut playing in Curling Canada U18 Mixed Doubles Test event starting Friday

The Cornwall Curling Club duo of Lauren Ferguson and Mitchell Schut will be taking part in Curling Canada’s Under 18 Mixed Doubles test event, starting on Friday at Willie O’Ree place in Fredericton NB, with eight Maritime teams taking part. A similar U25 test event took place last weekend, with the team of PEI’s Aleya Quilty, paired with New Brunswick’s Alex Robichaud and coach Pat Quilty winning the event.

Lauren Ferguson (left) and Mitchell Schut

Ferguson, skip of this year’s PEI Junior and U18 championship rinks as well as PEI’s Canada Games girl’s team, is a former PEI Mixed Doubles champ, while Schut skipped this year’s PEI’s Canada Games and U18 champion boy’s teams. David Murphy will coach the Mixed Doubles team.

Schedule and live results at: https://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/#!/competitions/4502

 

Post last modified: Mar 21, 2019 @ 1:02 pm

Cornwall’s O’Connor/Abraham pick up win over Tuck duo at Cdn. Mixed Doubles (Curling Canada)

[PEI’s team of Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham, from the Cornwall Curling Club, picked up their first win on Wednesday evening, 9-7 over Wayne and Kimberley Tuck of Ontario and have a 1-2 win-loss record. PEI has two games today, against Melissa Gordon/Kyle Kurz (1-2) and Jolene Campbell/John Morris (3-0).]

O’Connor (left) and Abraham, from CBC live stream

FREDERICTON, N.B. — It’s been a perfect 3-0 start for Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship but there’s still room for improvement, according to the reigning national mixed doubles and world bronze-medallists.

Kirk Muyres. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob Blanchard Photography)

While the duo believe their game needs some small tweaks and adjustments, they’ve been putting themselves in positions to win early on. The duo defeated Nova Scotia’s Karlee Jones/Bruce Everist 7-3 and Alberta’s Chantelle Broderson/Kyler Kleibrink 8-3.

Walker and Muyres faced their toughest test on Wednesday afternoon against Bobbie Sauder/Brendan Bottcher, who were also undefeated at the time. The duo took an 8-6 lead into the final end but gave up a deuce, sending the game into an extra end. Walker and Muyres took advantage of a miss, scoring three in the extra frame for an 11-8 win.

“One thing that we’ve done really well so far is we’ve been grinding,” Walker said. “We don’t get fazed if we’re not making the shots that we expect to be making.”

By Wednesday night, eight other teams had perfect 3-0 records in addition to Walker/Muyres: Dezeray Hawes/Tyler Tardi, Jocelyn Peterman/Brett Gallant, Shannon Birchard/Catlin Schneider, Colton Lott/Kadriana Sahaidak, Nancy Martin/Tyrel Griffith, Jennifer Jones/Brent Laing, Jolene Campbell/John Morris and Danielle Schmeimann/Jason Ginter.

In 2018 Walker/Muyres surprised many with their run to the gold medal at the 2018 national championship in Leduc, Alta. Muyres said he saw themselves as ‘dark horses’ but doesn’t necessarily think the target is on their backs. With 32 teams in the mix, all it takes is a strong run of games to have a shot at winning the championship. His partner agrees.

“It’s mixed doubles. I think anyone could be a dark horse,” Walker said.

While the discipline can be unpredictable and with no clear front-runners in Fredericton yet, Walker and Muyres expect to be in the mix by the end of the event. They each skip their own teams on the women’s and men’s circuits, with Walker leading a team at the 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup and Muyres directing Saskatchewan to a 2019 Tim Hortons Brier Championship Pool appearance in Brandon, Man., two weeks ago.

The pair believe that being skips with previous experience at other positions makes them a good fit for mixed doubles.

“We’re so used to having to draw to win a game, draw to the four-foot and play big pressure shots. To take that mentality of a must-make and to put that into every single shot here is good for us,” Walker said.

But being able to maintain the ability to produce strong and steady results while sweeping plays a big factor. It’s something that Muyres noticed since becoming a skip and hasn’t yet conditioned himself to the sweeping again, something he anticipates overcoming quickly.

Tyler Tardi and Dezeray Hawes. (Photo, Curling Canada/Rob Blanchard Photography)

“I think that good mixed doubles players need to be versatile, whether you’re a skip or a lead or whatever position you play, if you can do it all – if you can sweep, if you can call line, do the strategy – then that’s what matters, not so much what position you’ve played in the past,” Walker said.

Walker/Muyres will play two games on Thursday. They’ll take on Yukon’s Charmaine Thom/Greg Thom at 10 a.m. and New Brunswick’s Leah Thompson/Charlie Sullivan at 4 p.m.

The 32 teams, a mix of provincial/territorial champions and CMDR teams, are divided into four pools of eight and play a round robin. The top 12 teams advance to a single-knockout playoff which culminates with the semifinals and final on Sunday March 24 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (all time AST).

Play resumes on Thursday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

CBC Sports will live-stream select games and broadcast select playoff games, including the final, on CBC Television.

Go to http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/winter/curling/broadcast for the schedule.

Scores, teams and the latest news are available on the event website: https://www.curling.ca/2019mixeddoubles/ 

Post last modified: Mar 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Cornwall U18 curlers in today’s Guardian

Check out the print and e-editions of today’s Guardian on page B4 for coverage of the PEI Under 18 Curling Championships which took place here at the Cornwall Curling Club, with three of the four winning and finalist teams coming from our Club.

Post last modified: Mar 21, 2019 @ 10:21 am

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

FREDERICTON, N.B. — The Laurentian Voyageurs won the 2019 U SPORTS women’s curling championship, while the Carleton Ravens captured the men’s title. In the bronze medal games, the Alberta Golden Bears scored a 7-3 win over the Dalhousie Tigers, to finish third on the men’s side, while Dalhousie’s Kaitlyn Jones scored one in the 10thend to beat Queen’s 6-5 for third in the women’s tournament. Dal finished 1st in both the men’s and women’s round robins with 6-1 records.

The Douglas Royals are the 2019 CCAA Curling Canada Women’s Champions following a 7-5 victory over the MacEwan Griffins. In men’s, the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder’s dominant play led to a 10-4 victory over the Humber Hawks. The Holland College women’s team finished play with a 1-6 win-loss record., 

The first and second all-star teams as determined by shooting percentages during the round robin, and other awards winners at the 2019 U SPORTS and CCAA – Curling Canada Championships were announced on Tuesday night at the closing banquet.

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine, third on the Dalhousie women’s team skipped by Kaitlyn Jones, made the “All-Canadian” 2nd team.

Tegan Stride from Holland College is on the CCAA “All-Tournament” 2nd team in the lead position.
Team Holland, with Tegan Stride on the right

U SPORTS All-Canadians

Women 1st Team
Lead: Kristin Clarke – Dalhousie
Second: Karlee Burgess – Dalhousie
Third: Calli Barclay – Queen’s
Skip: Terri Weeks – Brock

U SPORTS All-Canadians
Men 1st  Team
Lead:  Doug Thomson – Brock
Second:  Jeffrey Meagher – Dalhousie
Third: Mackenzie Calwell – Carleton
Skip: Karsten Sturmay – Alberta

U SPORTS All-Canadians
Women 2nd Team
Lead: Jillian Crandall – UNB
Second: Kate Goodhelpsen – Alberta
Third: Lauren Lenentine – Dalhousie
Skip: Kaitlyn Jones – Dalhousie

U SPORTS All-Canadians
Men 2nd Team
Lead: Andrew Berg – Western
Second: Morgan Calwell – Carleton
Third: Chris Kennedy – Alberta
Skip: Cameron Goodkey – Carleton

CCAA All-Tournament
Women 1st Team
Lead: Katelyn Skolski – Augustana
Second: Andie Kurjata – MacEwan
Third: Erin Wells – MacEwan
Skip: Ashton Simard – MacEwan

CCAA All-Tournament
Men 1st  Team
Lead: Benjamin Hughes – Humber
Second:  Brad Lumley – Humber
Third: Jonah Tobinski – NAIT
Skip: Charlie Richard – Fanshawe

CCAA All-Tournament
Women 2nd Team
Lead: Tegan Stride – Holland
Second: Madison Graham – NAIT
Third: Patty Wallingham – Douglas
Skip: Kaitlyn Poirier – Fanshawe

CCAA All-Tournament
Men 2nd Team
Lead: Jared Mason – Lakeland
Second:  Eric Jones – Fanshawe
Third: Jacob Reid – Sault
Skip: Evan Van Amsterdam – Concordia

R.W. Pugh Sportsmanship Award – U SPORTS
Men – Ward Marshall – Lethbridge
Women – Mary Fay – Queen’s

CCAA Sportsmanship Award
Men – Aaron Soulliere – Sault
Women – Paige Droog – Fleming

USPORTS Coaching Award
Men’s – Dennis Bruce – Memorial
Women’s – Scott Davey – Queen’s

CCAA Coaching Award
Men’s – Taina Smiley – Concordia
Women’s – Barry Westman – Fanshawe

Post last modified: Mar 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am

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

Post last modified: Mar 20, 2019 @ 3:39 pm

Cornwall’s O’Connor/Abraham duo lose nationals opener. Watch 1 pm Wed. game on CBC Live Stream

The Cornwall Curling Club duo of Rachel O’Connor and Ryan Abraham lost their opener by a 10-4 on Tuesday night at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Fredericton NB to the  Danielle Schmiemann/Jason Ginter twosome from Edmonton. The PEI squad play Reid Carruthers and Kate Cameron from Manitoba at 1 pm and Wayne and Kim Tuck from Ontario at 7 pm today. The 1 pm game with Carruthers/Cameron is scheduled to be live streamed on CBC.

Visit https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/curling/canadian-mixed-doubles-curling-championships-2019-1.5061803 or use the CBC web app to watch.

File photo: Rachel O’Connor (left) and Ryan Abraham

Post last modified: Mar 20, 2019 @ 11:01 am

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

The Cornwall Curling Club team of Shirley Berry, Sherren MacKinnon, Linda Fairhurst, and Marjorie Matthews took the women’s division of the Maritime Masters Curling Championship at the Riverside Country Club in Rothesay NB, with a 4-1 win-loss record. The Silver Fox rink of Lou Nowlan, David MacFadyen, Earle Proude, and Alan Montgomery won the men’s division, also with a 4-1 record. It was announced at the event that the Cornwall Curling Club would host next year’s Maritime Masters.

(L-R): Marjorie Matthews, Linda Fairhurst, Sherren MacKinnon, Shirley Berry

(L-R): Lou Nowlan, David MacFadyen, Earle Proude, Alan Montgomery

The Bill Hope men’s rink from Cornwall finished fourth in the Men’s division, with two wins and three losses, while the Sandy Hope women’s squad, also from Cornwall, also finished at 2-3, in fifth place.

Masters curlers are age 60 and over.

Full results: http://events.curlingzone.com/index.php?task=Event&eventid=5817&skin=12&view=Round-Robin

Post last modified: Mar 21, 2019 @ 10:57 am

Cornwall’s O’Connor and Abraham in Canadian Mixed Doubles Ch’ship, starting this evening in Fredericton (Curling Canada)

The 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship begins on Tuesday at 7 pm after the completion of the university and college events. While it’s the first time the national championship has been held in Fredericton, the city hosted the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in 2013.

Website: curling.ca/2019mixeddoubles/

Thirty-two teams will compete for the chance to represent Canada at the world championship in Stavanger, Norway, from April 20-27.

Photo: Rachel O’Connor and  Ryan Abraham

PEI will be represented by the Rachel O’Connor/Ryan Abraham duo from the Cornwall Curling Club. Islanders Brett Gallant, who was on the 2016 championship team, and Alison Griffin (Nunavut) are also in the event.

Click for Team PEI’s Preliminary Round schedule

Defending champion Laura Walker/Kirk Muyres are in the field, as are 2016 champions Jocelyn Peterman/Brett Gallant while half of the 2017 Canadian mixed championship winning team will also be in Fredericton; Reid Carruthers is joined by new partner Kate Cameron. Other notable names include Jennifer Jones/Brent Laing, Jolene Campbell/John Morris, Kristen Streifel/Steve Laycock, Dezeray Hawes/Tyler Tardi, Shannon Birchard/Catlin Schneider, Bobbi Sauder/Brendan Bottcher, 2018 runners-up and Curling World Cup third leg champions Kadriana Sahaidak/Colton Lott, Nancy Martin/Tyrel Griffith, Sherry Just/Dustin Kalthoff and 2014 champion Kim Tuck/Wayne Tuck.

CBC will livestream various games during the preliminary rounds as well as several finals. You can watch at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android.

Draw results and event information are available at www.curling.ca.

Click to read at Curling Canada.

Post last modified: Mar 19, 2019 @ 9:40 am

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

The Maritime Stick Curling Championships, featuring the top curlers from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI in the two-person per team sport of Stick Curling, wrapped up Sunday afternoon here at the Cornwall Curling Club, with teams from the host club winning both the Open (any combination of male/female) and Women’s divisions, and also finishing as runners-up in the women’s. 12 Open and an equal number of Women’s teams took part in the annual championship, the location of which rotates around the three Maritime provinces.

(L-R): Paul Arsenault and Vince Fisher, Open Division winners

In the Open Division final, the Cornwall duo of Vince Fisher and Paul Arsenault stole the last end in a 5-3 decision over the John Marshall/Lowell Jenkins twosome from Nova Scotia, finishing with an overall win-loss record of 6-2, after finishing round-robin play at 3-2. The PEI rink got by the Steve Murray/Harold Smallwood team from New Brunswick 5-3 in the quarter-final round, and edged the Chuck Dyke/Jim Burgess team from Nova Scotia 4-3 in the semis, while Marshall/Jenkins outlasted Montague’s Gordon MacDonald/Bazil Higginbotham twosome 3-2 in their low-scoring semi.

Maritime Stick Women’s Winners Gloria Clarke (left) and Ruth Stavert

In the Women’s Division, Cornwall’s Gloria Clarke and Ruth Stavert team, who went 6-1 in the competition, and have won both the PEI and Maritime stick titles numerous times, beat the Cornwall duo of Elaine Hughes and Etta Reid, who repeated as PEI champions this season, 8-6 in an extra end in the all-Cornwall final. Hughes/Reid finished with a 5-2 win-loss record.

Maritime Stick finalists Etta Reid (left) and Elaine Hughes, with event organizer Ernie Stavert

Clarke/Stavert beat New Brunswick’s Sherill Minns and Sue Harris 8-1 in the semi-finals, while Reid/Hughes defeated the Ann Barwise/Audrey Callaghan duo from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton 8-3 in their semi-final match, in which they were leading 6-0 after three ends.\

Some of the same teams and many others will be back at the Cornwall Curling Club for the Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship from March 31 to April 3rd.

Post last modified: Mar 17, 2019 @ 11:15 pm

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

The PEI Under 13 Curling Championships wrapped up Sunday at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with the 9:30 am semi-finals and 1 pm finals for the A, B, and C divisions of this “Open” event, which means there could be any combination of boys and/or girls on a team. This year’s winning teams were very similar to last years, with the Brayden Snow foursome from the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside going undefeated to win the “A” division. Snow was a member of last year’s winning team and also skipped this year’s U16 championship rink. The “B” champions were again the Ella Lenentine squad from the Cornwall Curling Club, while the “C” winners were again the Sydney Carver rink from Montague, with the same curlers on the team as last year.

“A” Division-winning Brayden Snow rink, with Curl PEI’s Dennis Watts (left).
(L-R):  Makiya Noonan (lead), Mallory  Rochford (2nd),  Anderson MacDougall (3rd), Brayden Snow, (skip), Andrew MacDougall (coach)

“A” Division Finalist Isaiah Dalton team with Curl PEI’s Dennis Watts (left):
(L-R): Isaiah Dalton (skip), Seamus Herlihy (third), Beckett Quinn (2nd), Nate MacRae (lead). Missing from picture is coach Julien Gaudin.

The Brayden Snow rink from the Silver Fox in Summerside was impressive in the round robin, winning both their games by wide margins and earning a bye to the 1 pm Sunday “A” Final where they again won by a wide margin, over the Isaiah Dalton team from Charlottetown and Cornwall. The Dalton rink edged the Nate Shaw foursome from Montague 7-6 in the morning semi-final, with Shaw, who was a finalist last year. keeping it close by scoring 5 points in the last two ends


“B” section- winning Ella Lenentine rink, with Curl PEI’s Dennis Watts on the right.
(L-R): Ella Lenentine (skip), Ashlyn Shaw (3rd), Veronica Pater (lead), Erika Pater (2nd), Robbie Lenentine (coach)

“B” section-finalist James MacWilliams rink, with Curl PEI’s Dennis Watts on the right.
Team Members (L-R): James MacWilliams (skip), Mannix Martin (3rd), Sean Curtis (2nd), Kolton MacWilliams (alternate), Megan Butler (coach). Missing from picture: Elliot Shea (lead)

The Ella Lenentine rink from Cornwall successfully defended last year’s “B” division title, winning by a big margin over the James MacWilliams rink from the Maple Leaf in the Sunday afternoon final. MacWilliams and his team beat their clubmates, the Jorja McLellan team, in the morning semi-final.

“C” Champion Sydney Carver rink with Curl PEI’s Dennis Watts on the right.
(L-R): Bev Harding (coach), Sydney Carver (skip), Michaela MacLean (3rd), Hannah Hogan (2nd), Brayden Jackson (lead)

Mollie Shaw Finalist rink, with Curl PEI’s Dennis Watts on the right.
(L-R): Leigh Gustafson (coach), Ella Clow (lead), Koby-Lynn Gallant (2nd), Luke Butler (3rd), Mollie Shaw (skip)

The Sydney Carver rink from Montague, won the “C” again this year with a 6-3 win over the Mollie Shaw team from Charlottetown. Shaw beat the Carly Sweet and Mary Jane Gavin-Shea squad from the Maple Leaf club in the semi-final.

During the closing ceremonies, the Sportsmanship award, as voted on by the players, was presented to Sydney Carver.

Dennis Watts of Curl PEI (left) with Sportsmanship winner Sydney Carver

Also, the Coaching award, as voted on by their coaching peers and the officials, was presented to Team Snow coach Andrew MacDougall.

Dennis Watts of Curl PEI (left) with Coaching winner Andrew MacDougall

Post last modified: Mar 18, 2019 @ 11:53 am

Sunday semi-finals and finals set at U13 in Alberton, with Snow, Lenentine, and Carver earning byes to finals

The 9:30 am Sunday semi-finalists for the A, B, and C division Championship rounds have been determined at the Provincial Under 13 Open Curling Championships at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with the winners facing off in the Championship Finals against the first place teams in each division at 1 pm. This is an “Open” event, which means there can be any combination of boys and/or girls on a team.

Brayden Snow at the Pepsi Juniors earlier this season

The Brayden Snow rink from the Silver Fox in Summerside was impressive in the round robin, winning both their games by wide margins and earning a bye to the 1 pm Sunday “A” Final. They’ll be playing the winner of the semi-final game between the Nate Shaw squad from Montague, also undefeated at 2-0, and the Isaiah Dalton foursome from Charlottetown, who had a 1-1 record in the round robin. Snow was on the winning team last year and skipped this year’s Under 16 championship team, while Team Shaw was also in the final game last year.


Ella Lenentine in last year’s event

The Ella Lenentine rink from Cornwall will be looking to defend last year’s “B” division title, and have advanced to the “B” final with 1-1 win-loss record (head to head records, cumulative draw to the button results, and points were used to break ties between teams with the same win-loss records), and will play the winner of the morning “B” semi-final between the Jorja McLellan and James MacWilliams rinks from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary, who also have 1-1 records.

Defending “C” Champion Sydney Carver rink: Sydney Carver, Michaela MacLean, Hannah Hogan, Brayden Jackson at last year’s event

The Sydney Carver rink from Montague is back with last year’s team intact, and are also looking for a repeat title in the “C” division, and have already advanced to the division final, with a 1-1 record. They’ll be facing the winner of the 9:30 semi-final between the Mollie Shaw foursome from Charlottetown, and the Carly Sweet and Mary Jane Gavin-Shea squad from the Maple Leaf (both 0-0).

Live results will be available at PEICurling.com