Red vs Blue Closing Spiel 2021

Red once again King at Good’s Your Independent Grocer Red vs Blue competition!

Despite the event’s one-year hiatus, Team Red once again prevailed at the annual Your Independent Grocer Red vs Blue Celebration Spiel here at the Cornwall Curling Club, coming on strong in the final draw to grab a 781,000 to 737,000 point win over their Blue rivals, who lead throughout the week’s leadup events and right into the final draw of this event.

Thanks to our title sponsor Jonathan and his team at ‘Good’s Your Independent Grocer’, a hub of activity right here in Cornwall as everyone’s favourite stop for groceries and supplies!

(L-R), Sharon, Shauna

 

Lacey

Our weekend event was carefully planned by the Event Committee , including Lacey Gallant, Sharon Campbell, and Shauna McGill.

Paul

The committee also included Paul Neima, who was our amazing event Drawmaster (and as usual, sported some great Blue costumes, too)! Paul was super organized and so flexible in the face of constant change! Thank you Paul! Paul was supported by previous Drawmaster Ray Biagé. Thank you Ray for bringing your experience and suggestions with you.

We proceeded through the ‘Red and Blue~ Weekend Division’ with three cohorts of 32 curlers~ and this meant we could not all be together at one time as we could only have two of the three cohorts of 32 in the club at a time. While we were sad not to altogether, we certainly made the most of it!

It took much coordination and planning with the cohort separation and enhanced sanitizing rules this year resulting in a very busy weekend, but, by all reports, everyone had a blast!

Enjoying Sam’s Pizza!

Friday night curlers enjoyed a six-end game followed by some delicious pizza service~ which was provided in partnership with Sam’s Family Restaurant…. and was awesome!

Greg

Friday also included some Trivia fun with the one and only Trivia Master ~ Greg Lucas! Greg is truly a trivia rock star host and we thank him for spending the evening with us (and in some cases rushing along so we could make our cohort deadlines). Thanks Greg!

Saturday morning our curlers started the morning with a selection of freshly baked goods from Cornwall’s own Mary’s Bakery! The offerings, of course, included Mary’s legendary cinnamon rolls, as displayed here by Gary O’Sullivan, who was fortunate to win some at the prize table!

Lunch was a great meal of lasagna, Caesar salad and garlic bread!

Kelley

The Club staff was kept busy with bar service and sanitization measures and we thank Al, Kelley, and Debby for their great service!

The Red and Blue banker for the weekend was Carlene Peters and she was kept busy as teams cashed in! Carlene was a huge asset in her role and this event cannot proceed without her calculations — a huge commitment.

Anne with a Mary’s Bakery muffin!
Angela with some great prizes from O’Connor Glass, who also keep our bar staff safe with their donated plexiglass!

Thank you to Angela Sanderson who helped, as she always does, in any and all the ways needed. Thank you to Ann Boswall and Debbie Rhodenhizer who, while not participating in the curling, spent a good part of their afternoon helping us with lunch service and cleaning!

There were many participants who jumped in when needed to help and we are so very thankful. You support is what helps to offer a fun couple of days of curling for so many!

Brent (left) and Chris

Saturday afternoon Club President Chris MacDougall, offered a genuine thank you on behalf of the membership to our Club Ice Technician, Brent, for leading our ice maintenance team, which includes Danny Kneabone, Mitchell Schut, and Chase MacMillan, and providing us great ice conditions all season!

Chris also thanked our Club Manager,  Lori, for her time and dedication to the club. Lori expressed that the club has such a wonderful membership, a hard-working Board of Directors, dedicated staff, amazing volunteers, and incredible support in our partners to be able to offer community recreation.

The door and winning-colour prizes were awesome and we are so grateful to all of our sponsors and members who donated items. Check out our photo gallery for lots of pictures of the prizes and winners!

On Friday night, we drew for a Junior membership. All Little Rockers, Novice, and Juniorscurlers who participated in the varous Red and Blue events were entered. Congratulations to the winner, Ben Bradley!

Carlene

On Saturday a draw was held for a 2021-22 adult membership. All adult curlers names who participated in the Red and Blue Stick Division, Daytime Division, and Weekend  Division were entered. The winner was Club supporter and volunteer extraordinaire (and our banker for the event) Carlene Peters! 

A special thank you to those who helped to clean up  ~ Shauna McGill, Bryan Sutherland, Chris MacDougall, Kellie-Lynn Younker, and everyone else who jumped in to get the room out back to normal!
 
To recap, it was a great Red and Blue competition at the Club, with Blue grabbing an early lead with our Little Rockers and Novice leadoff event on March 30, then increasing their lead at the Junior event on Saturday morning April 3rd with some special guests and continued to lead with the afternoon Junior Skills Competition.
 
Blue was still ahead after the 2nd Little Rockers/Novice event on April 6th, and again increased their lead slightly at the Daytime Stick Curling event, while Red won by a slim margin in the Daytime Curlers event.
 
Thanks to everyone who participated in any of the Red vs. Blue the events, have a great summer, and we’ll see you back on the ice in the fall!!
 

 


Here are the final rosters for our Good’s Your Neighbours Independent Grocer Red and Blue Celebration Spiel on Friday evening and Saturday!

Please check for your name, as we’ve had to make a few adjustments since the initial versions, and don’t forget to wear your colour! 

Although Red has won this event in recent years, the Blue team, as a result of our lead-up events has, at last count, a 29 lead point lead going into the weekend, so it’s going to be an exciting finish! As we’ve done in recent years, this spiel will follow a “skins” format. In skins curling, teams compete for “skins” rather than points. A team can win a skin by stealing an end or scoring two or more points in an end while with the hammer.

We are including the “Important Spiel Info” and the Event Schedule from our last post following the updated rosters.

2021 Red vs Blue Closing Spiel Teams
**UPDATED TEAM ROSTERS**

Cohort 1

Blue teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Blue Team 1 – Greg Groves, Paula Ling, Colleen MacDonald, Robbie Lenentine
Blue Team 2 – Susan McInnis, Mike MacDonald, Stephen Armsworthy, Lacey Gallant
Blue Team 3 – Joe Callaghan, Donald Weeks, Jeff Hannam, Amanda MacIntosh
Blue Team 4 – Terry MacCormac, Doug Kelly, Scott Carnall, Kevin Lewis

Red Teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Red Team 1 – Shirley Berry, Carlene Peters, Elric MacDonald, Laurie Kelly
Red Team 2 – Angus Kennedy, Gerald Dykerman, Megan Davies, Jennifer Lenentine
Red Team 3 – Garth Cudmore, Andrew Robinson, Gloria Turner, Lisa Indris
Red Team 4 – Rob Gallant, Arleen Harris, Jenna Miller, Ella Lenentine

Cohort 2

Blue Teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Blue Team 5 – Jody Sanderson Nelson Dougay, Darren Smith, Casey Gauthier
Blue Team 6 – Brent Irving, Susan Dowling-Shaw, Connor Bruce, Bryon Sutcliffe
Blue Team 7 – Paul Neima, Chris MacDougall, Heather Gauthier, Kathryn Roberts
Blue Team 8 – Julie Scales, Stephanie O’Keefe, Richard MacEwen, Derek MacEwen

Red Teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Red Team 5 – Hank Kamphuis, Angela Sanderson, Shauna McGill, Kim Muise
Red Team 6 – Brad Gardiner, Jeff Taylor, Isaiah Dalton, Larissa Sanderson
Red Team 7 – David Fullerton, Gary O’Sullivan, George Piercey, Sheamus Herlihy
Red Team 8 – Bryan Sutherland, Robbie Gauthier, Nate MacRae, Kara Smith

Cohort 3

Blue Teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Blue Team 9 – Brian McCarville, Alan Mason, Dawn MacIsaac, Ian Kielly
Blue Team 10 – Bill Hope, Linda Fairhurst, Mike Gibson, Kathy Thompson
Blue Team 11 – Kelly Watts, Geoff Boyle, Bijan Adatia (Fri.)/Don Gosse (Sat), Melissa Creighton
Blue Team 12 – Phillip McInnis, Kellie-Lynn Younker, Shelley Woods, Jill Edwards

Red Teams (Skip, Mate, Second, Lead)
Red Team 9 – Sandy Hope, Colin MacIsaac, Italo Marzari, Jenine Bodner
Red Team 10 – Danny Kneabone, Hans Wicki, Sharon Campbell, Patsy McCarville
Red Team 11 – Bruce Thompson, Katelyn Burgoyne, Josh Taylor, Bill McGuire
Red Team 12 – Mark MacDonald, Shelley Ebbett, Dario Zannier, Charlene MacQuarrie

Important Spiel Info

  • We will be treating this event as three mini spiels and awards will be given at the end of each cohort event, and is not necessarily colour-based.  However, we will still be announcing the winning team colour at the end of the spiel, so the winning team will have bragging rights!

  • We will be using a Skins game format, and the points allotted per end will be posted around the club.

  • Please see arrival times for Friday below.  We need to keep a tight timeline to ensure we adhere to our Covid plan, and we will give you a more detailed overview of the weekend when you arrive on Friday.

    • Arrival Times for Friday:  Cohort 1:  5:00 Cohort 2: 6:30  Cohort 3: 8:40 (please do not come early as will be sanitizing between draws)

  • Bar Service:

    • Round tables section goes to the right of the bar, while the rectangular tables section will go to the left.  There are to be no more than 4 people at the bar at a time — please remember to socially distance while waiting in line.

  • Please remember to adhere to all Club guidelines during the event:

    • Wear a mask unless you are sitting at a table with a drink and/or food, or if you are on the ice.

    • Social distance in the club and the ice shed.

  • Please remember to check the lost and found for any items left at the club, as it will be our last weekend.

  • Registration Fee is $35 per player
  • Please bring cash for your registration and 50/50 tickets- we won’t be accepting debit or credit cards for these. Also, remember to bring your quarters for trivia.

And finally, remember to come decked out in your best Red or Blue!

SCHEDULE

 
Friday, April 16th – Round One – 6 end games
Times 
Ice 1
Ice 2
Ice 3
Ice 4
Notes (arrival/departure times, sanitization above and beyond current operational plan)
5:30-7:00 
Cohort 
One
Blue 1
versus 
Red1
Blue 2
versus
Red 2
Blue 3
versus
Red 3
Blue 4 
versus
Red 4
Arrive at 5 pm
Leave by 8:15 pm
7:00-8:30 
Cohort 
Two 
Blue 5
versus
Red 5
Blue 6 
versus 
Red 6
Blue 7
versus 
Red 7
Blue 8
versus
Red 8
Arrive at 6:30 pm
9:00-10:30
Cohort
Three
Blue 9
versus
Red 9
Blue 10
versus
Red 10
Blue 11
versus 
Red 11
Blue 12 
versus
Red 12
Arrive at 8:40 pm
Saturday, April 17th – Round Two – 4 end games
Times
Ice 1
Ice 2
Ice 3
Ice 4
Notes (arrival/departure times, sanitization (above and beyond current operational plan)
8:30-9:30 
Cohort
One
Blue 2
versus
Red 3
Blue 3
versus
Red 4
Blue 4
versus
Red 1
Blue 1
versus
Red 2
Leave by 10
9:30-10:30 
Cohort
Two
Blue 6
versus
Red 7
Blue 7
versus
Red 8
Blue 8
versus
Red 5
Blue 5
versus
Red 6
Cohort 2 leave by 11:15 
10:30-11:30 
Cohort
Three 
Blue 10
versus
Red 11
Blue 11
versus
Red 12
Blue 12
versus
Red 9
Blue 9
versus 
Red 10
Cohort 3 arrive at 10:10 (zone 2)
11:30-1:00 Ice Scrape and Lunch
 (no curling at this point. Ice maker will be in zone 3 ice shed)
11:45 cohort 1 return (zone 1) 
11:45 Lunch cohort 1 
11:45 Lunch cohort 3 (zone 2) 
Leave by 12:45 Sanitization
Saturday April 17th Round 3 – Six end games
Times
Ice 1
Ice 2
Ice 3
Ice 4
Notes (arrival/departure times, sanitization (above and beyond current operational plan)
1:00-2:30
Cohort
One 
Blue 3
versus
Red 2
Blue 4
versus
Red 3
Blue 1
versus
Red 4
Blue 2
versus
Red 1
1:15 Lunch cohort 2 (Zone 2)
2:30-4:00
Cohort
Two
Blue 7
versus
Red 6
Blue 8
versus
Red 7
Blue 5
versus
Red 8
Blue 6
versus
Red 5
Cohort 1 to leave by 3:00 (Zone 1 to be sanitized)
4:00-5:30
Cohort
Three 
Blue 11
versus
Red 10
Blue 12
versus
Red 11
Blue 9
versus
Red 12
Blue 10
versus
Red 9
Cohort 3 arrive at 3:30
5:30 
(Awards)