Vogue Optical 55+ Games: Stick Curling Draw

 

Here are the Stick Curling Draws at the Cornwall Curling Club for this week’s Vogue Optical 55+ Games.

Wednesday, Feb.22

12:15 pm

Ice 1 Hackett/Hackett vs McIntyre/McIntyre

Ice2 Crockett/Field vs Blanchard/MacEachern

Ice 3 Stavert/Collicutt vs Gill/MacPherson

1:30 pm

Ice 1 Craswell/Stratton vs Clarey/Sutherland

Ice 2 Stretch/Batt vs Hughes/Craswell

Ice 3 Stavert/England vs Clarey/Plamondon

Ice 4 Dunsford/Logan vs Stavert/Collicutt

2:45 pm

Ice 1 Blanchard/MacEachern vs Dunsford/Logan

Ice 2 Hackett/Hackett vs Higginbotham/Higginbotham

Ice 3 Crockett/Field vs Gill/MacPherson

4:00 pm

Ice 1 Clarey/Sutherland vs Higginbotham/Higginbotham

Ice 2 McIntyre/McIntyre vs Craswell/Stratton

Ice 3 Stretch/Batt vs Stavert/England

Ice 4 Hughes/Craswell vs Clarey/Plamondon

Thursday, Feb. 23

8:30 am

Ice 1 Marsh/Waite vs Laird/Chowan

Ice 2 Gill/MacPherson vs Dunsford/Logan

Ice 3 Higginbotham/Higginbotham vs Craswell/Stratton

Ice 4 Stretch/Batt vs Clarey/Plamondon

9:45 am

Ice 1 Hughes/Craswell vs Stavert/England

Ice 2 Glydon/Davis vs Callaghan/Callaghan

Ice 3 Hackett/Hackett vs McIntyre/McIntyre

Ice 4 Crockett/Field vs Stavert/Collicutt

11:00

Ice 1 Marsh/Waite vs Craswell/Stratton

Ice 2 Laird/Chowan vs Higginbotham/Higginbotham

Ice 3 Callaghan/Callaghan vs Gill/MacPherson

Ice 4 Glydon/Davis vs Dunsford/Logan

12:45 pm

Ice 1 McIntyre/McIntyre vs Clarey/Sutherland

Ice 2 Hackett/Hackett vs Craswell/Stratton

Ice 3 Blanchard/MacEachern vs Stavert/Collicutt

Ice 4 Crockett/Field vs Dunsford/Logan

2:00 pm

Ice 1 Women’s Semifinal

Ice 2 Glydon/Davis vs Crockett/Field

Ice 3 Hackett/Hackett vs Marsh /Waite

Ice 4 Women’s Semifinal

3:15 pm

Ice 1 Laird/Chowan vs Clarey/Sutherland

Ice 2 McIntyre/McIntyre vs Higginbotham/Higginbotham

Ice 3 Callaghan/Callaghan vs Stavert /Collicutt

Ice 4 Blanchard/MacEachern vs Gill/MacPherson

Friday, Feb. 24

9:30 am

Ice 1 Dunsford/Logan vs Callaghan/Callaghan

Ice 2 Higginbotham/Higginbotham vs Marsh/Waite

Ice 3 Craswell/Stratton vs Laird/Chowan

Ice 4 Gill/MacPherson vs Glydon/Davis

10:45 am

Ice 1 Hackett/Hackett vs Laird/Chowan

Ice 2 Glydon/Davis vs Blanchard/MacEachern

Ice 3 Marsh/Waite vs Laird/Chowan

Ice 4 Crockett/Field vs Callaghan/Callaghan

2:15 pm

Ice 1 Clarey/Sutherland vs Marsh/Waite

Ice 2 McIntyre/McIntyre vs Laird/Chowan

Ice 3 Blanchard/MacEachern vs Callaghan/Callaghan

Ice 4 Stavert/Collicutt vs Glydon/Davis

3:30 pm

Ice 1 Men’s/Mixed Bronze

Ice 2 Women’s Gold

Ice 3 Men’s/Mixed Gold

Ice 4 Women’s  Bronze

Note:

All games are six ends.

Tie Breaking rules will be outlined before your first game.

There will be complimentary coffee/tea and muffins each morning.

Food service will be available for lunch on Wednesday and Thursday

Team PEI vs Team Canada is the TSN Feature Game at 8:30 this evening

PEI’s Robyn MacPhee rink faces two very worthy opponents today – Ontario’s Rachel Homan at 3:30 pm, and Team Canada (Chelsea Carey) at 8:30 Atlantic this evening.

Team MacPhee (Curling Canada photo)

TSN has announced that the Team Canada (Chelsea Carey) vs Team PEI game will be their feature match at 8:30 this evening on TSN 1/3/4. The other games featured will be Manitoba vs Sask. at 10:30 this morning on TSN, and BC vs Newfoundland and Labrador at 3:30 on TSN 1/4.

 

MacPhee drops Scotties opener, faces Ontario, Team Canada today (Journal)

ST. CATHARINES, ONT. – It was not the start the Robyn MacPhee rink was hoping for.

Robyn MacPhee

© Jason Simmonds/TC Media

The P.E.I. representative from the Charlottetown Curling Complex lost 9-4 to the Kerry Galusha of the Northwest Territories in its opening game of the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts on Saturday night.
Galusha, third stone Megan Koehler, second stone Danielle Derry and lead Sharon Cormier had to go through the relegation round just to qualify for the main draw at the Canadian women’s curling championship.
MacPhee, third stone Sarah Fullerton, second stone Meaghan Hughes and lead Michelle McQuaid face two tough games on Sunday. They will take on Ontario’s Rachel Homan at 3:30 p.m., and Team Canada’s Chelsea Carey at 8:30 p.m.

Homan captures Ford Hot Shots title, MacPhee finishes 3rd, pockets $1000 (Curling Canada)

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Rachel Homan had just signed the paperwork for a two-year lease for a 2017 Ford Escape SE when she issued a challenge to the men who will be competing at the upcoming Tim Hortons Brier in St. John’s.

 Rachel Homan and her team celebrate her Ford Hot Shots victory with Mike Herniak, General Manager-Eastern Area for Ford of Canada. (Photo, Curling Canada/Andrew Klaver)

Homan, who won the competition here at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts with an outstanding 21 out of 25 points, said if the men don’t beat her total, she should get that Ford vehicle as well.

That won’t happen, of course, but Homan shot the lights out during the final of the Ford Hot Shots at the Meridian Centre, beating Ontario teammate Emma Miskew 21-11.

“I missed the easiest one, too – brutal,” said Homan of the drag-effect takeout.

Homan, who also won the 2013 Ford Hot Shots competition and followed up by winning her first of two Scotties titles, scored two-out-of-five on that shot, then went on a roll, nailing the Al Hackner double and the Sandra Schmirler in-off. After getting four out of five on the raise tapback, she sent granite flying in the around-the-horn triple.

Four of the five shots were takeouts, which plays right into the strength of Homan’s game. That’s not to say there are weaknesses elsewhere though.

“Yeah, I like throwing takeouts once or twice a year maybe” she said with a laugh. “It’s fun and fun for the fans to watch all the rocks in play and the different angles. It’s nice to get those big-name shots – the Hackner, the Schmirler. It’s fun to play them and be a part of that history in curling. A fun day.”

Hackner, skipping Northern Ontario in the final of the 1985 Brier, made his famous steep-angle thin double-takeout against Alberta’s Pat Ryan to score two in the 10th end and force an extra end in which Hackner stole the winning point.

Schmirler, meanwhile, scored a game-turning three in the final of the 1997 Olympic Trials in Brandon, Man., against Alberta’s Shannon Kleibrink by making a tough in-off to remove a Kleibrink stone sandwiched between two Schmirler stones in the four-foot.

Kleibrink, skipping Alberta at this Scotties, held the broom for Miskew in the final.

Miskew won $2,000 for second place. In the third-place game, Robyn MacPhee of Prince Edward Island defeated Sarah Potts of Northern Ontario 13-10. MacPhee won $1,000.

Click to read at Curling Canada.

Team MacPhee schedule at the Scotties

 
Here is Team PEI’s Round Robin schedule at the Scotties:

Day|Starts at| Opponent
Sat 8:30 PM Winner of the Pre-qual.
Sun 3:30 PM Ontario (Homan)
Sun 8:30 PM Canada (Carey)
Mon 3:30 PM Quebec (Bélisle)
Tue 10:30 AM Nova Scotia (Mattatall)
Tue 3:30 PM British Columbia (Mallett)
Wed 10:30 AM Manitoba (Englot)
Wed 8:30 PM Northern Ontario (McCarville)
Thur 10:30 AM Alberta (Kleibrink)
Thur 3:30 PM Newfoundland & Labrador (Curtis)
Fri 10:30 AM Saskatchewan (Barker)

Scotties: New Brunswick a step closer to qualifying (Curling Canada)

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Five hours after clinching spots in the final of the pre-qualifying event at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Kerry Galusha of the Northwest Territories (Yellowknife) and Melissa Adams of New Brunswick (Fredericton) had a dress rehearsal Friday afternoon.

Melissa Adams and her New Brunswick teammates picked up their third straight pre-qualifying win on Friday. (Photo, Curling Canada/Andrew Klaver)

The win went to Adams, who is showing no signs of stage fright. The 1998 world junior champion, who is making her first appearance at the Scotties, defeated Galusha 9-4 in the final game of the pre-qualifying round-robin.

The two will tangle again Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Atlantic Time at the Meridian Centre. The winner joins 11 of the best teams in Canada in the Scotties round-robin.

Northwest Territories skip Kerry Galusha ponders her options. (Photo, Curling Canada/Andrew Klaver)

The crowds will be much bigger and louder with the final being played alongside three games from the main draw. Included will be one between defending champion Chelsea Carey and two-time winner Rachel Homan. The 5,300-seat arena will be rocking.

The win gave Adams, vice-skip Jennifer Armstrong, second Cathlia Ward, lead Katie Forward, alternate Jillian Keough and coach Mark Ward, last rock in the first end of the final. They will also get to choose their rock colour.

“Those are two important things,” Adams said. “It doesn’t mean tomorrow will be any easier by any means. We have to play well.”

The importance of Saturday’s final is not lost on Adams.

“There is a lot of pressure because the winner gets to stay and enjoy all this and the loser goes home. That’s a lot of pressure. We’re going to go out there and play like we can, do our best and see what happens. We’re going to enjoy every minute of it.”

Team Yukon second Patty Wallingham delivers her rock in pre-qualifying action. (Photo, Curling Canada/Andrew Klaver)

In Friday’s round-robin final, Adams cracked a three-ender in the sixth end to break a 2-2 tie. A steal of two in seven and two more in nine led to handshakes.

The Yukon’s Sarah Koltun defeated Nunavut’s Geneva Chislett 13-1 in the other game. Koltun leaves the competition with a 1-2 record, while Chislett was 0-3.

TSN/RDS2, the official broadcaster of Curling Canada’s Season of Champions, will provide extensive coverage of the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

For ticket information, go to: www.curling.ca/2017scotties/tickets/

For schedule information, go to: www.curling.ca/2017scotties/draw/

Live scoring for the 2017 Scotties is available at www.curling.ca/scoreboard/#!/competitions/2236

Click to read at Curling Canada

PEI skip Robyn MacPhee advances to Ford Hot Shots Final Four at Scotties (Curling Canada)

Robyn MacPhee is finding her comfort zone in the Ford Hot Shots competition at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

MacPhee, who finished second in the competition last year in Grande Prairie, Alta., is once against in the hunt for the top prize at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines.

Photo: Team PEI 5th player (and Robyn’s big sister) Rebecca Jean MacDonald records video as Robyn MacPhee attempts a Ford Hot Shots shot

MacPhee scored 19 points Friday in the opening round to vault her into a four-way tie for top place, along with Ontario skip Rachel Homan, Ontario third Emma Miskew and Northern Ontario lead Sarah Potts.

They will gather again Saturday in the final for a chance to win a two-year lease on a 2017 Ford Escape SE from Ford of Canada.

Now in its 23rd consecutive year, the event sees competitors attempt a series of five new skill-testing shots, including two iconic shots that pay tribute to Canadian curling legends Al Hackner and Sandra Schmirler.

MacPhee, who also finished fourth previously, admitted she has had great success in the Ford Hot Shots.

“Maybe this is my year,” she smiled. “It’s just nice to play in, a nice opportunity to get some extra time on the ice. I know the last time I made it to the final four I felt so much more comfortable in the first draw having the extra time on the ice.”

MacPhee admitted she gave up practising the shots beforehand.

“The ice we play on at home is so different than arena ice,” she said. “We tried to practise them once but just couldn’t make them.”

Hackner, skipping Northern Ontario in the final of the 1985 Brier final, made his famous steep-angle thin double-takeout against Alberta’s Pat Ryan to score two in the 10th end and force an extra end, in which Hackner stole the winning point. Potts’s dad Rick Lang, by the way, was the vice-skip who held the broom when Hackner threw his shot.

Schmirler, meanwhile, scored a game-turning three in the final of the 1997 Olympic Trials in Brandon, Man., against Alberta’s Shannon Kleibrink by making a tough in-off to remove a Kleibrink stone sandwiched between two Schmirler stones in the four-foot. Interestingly, Kleibrink had to throw the shot herself in Friday’s Ford Hot Shots preliminary round. Schmirler would go on to win that game, and followed that up with a gold-medal win at the 1998 Winter Olympics.

The other three shots were crowd-pleasers: a straight raise to the button; a drag-effect double takeout; and an around-the-horn triple-takeout to score two.

Players were given a series of points, from five to zero, depending on how well they executed the shot.

The winner will go home with a two-year lease on a 2017 Ford Escape SE (approximate retail value $33,139).

The Ford Hot Shots final begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The second-place finisher will be presented with a cheque for $2,000, while the third-place finisher receives $1,000.

Click to read at Curling Canada

Vogue Optical 55+ Games Regular Curling Draw (revised)

TheVogue Optical 55+ Games Regular Curling Draw for next week at the Cornwall Curling Club has been revised. Here is the new version.

55+ Games Curling Draw……Cornwall Curling Club
Monday, Feb. 20
8:30 am:
Ice 1  Paul Arsenault vs Tom Dunn
Ice 2  Barry Craswell vs Gordon Matthews
Ice 3  Lorne MacGuigan vs Philip McInnis
Ice 4  Paul Field vs Bryan Sutherland

10:15 am
Ice 1  Kimball Blanchard vs Julien Gaudin
Ice 2  Paul Arsenault vs Lorne McGuigan
Ice 3  Paul Durant vs Shelley Ebbett
Ice 4  Dale Cannon vs Tom Dunn

12:30 pm
Ice 1 Vern Chowan vs Gordon Matthews
Ice 2 Barry Craswell vs Julien Gaudin
Ice 3  Diane MacKay vs Shelley Ebbett
Ice 4  Paul Durant vs Bryan Sutherland

2:15 pm
Ice 1  Philip McInnis vs Tom Dunn
Ice 2  Vern Chowan vs Kimball Blanchard
Ice 3  Paul Arsenault vs Dale Cannon
Ice 4  Diane MacKay vs Paul Field

Tuesday, Feb 21
8:30 am
Ice 1  Paul Durant vs Diane MacKay
Ice 2  Dale Cannon vs Lorne MacGuigan
Ice 3  Gordon Matthews vs Julien Gaudin
Ice 4  Barry Craswell vs Vern Chowan

10:15 am
Ice 2  Shelley Ebbett vs Paul Field
Ice 3  Gordon Matthews vs Kimball Blanchard

12:30 pm
Ice 1  Dale Cannon vs Philip McInnis
Ice 2  Diane MacKay vs Bryan Sutherland
Ice 3  Tom Dunn vs Lorne MacGuigan
Ice 4  Paul Durant vs Paul Field

2:15 pm
Ice 1  Barry Craswell vs Kimball Blanchard
Ice 2  Philip McInnis vs Paul Arsenault
Ice 3  Vern Chowan vs Julien Gaudin
Ice 4  Shelley Ebbett vs Bryan Sutherland

Wednesday, Feb 22
8:30 am
Ice 1  Men’s semifinal
Ice 2  Mixed/women’s semifinal
Ice 3 Men’s semifinal
Ice 4  Mixed/women’s semifinal

10:15 am
Ice 1  Mixed/women bronze medal
Ice 2  Men’s gold medal
Ice 3  Mixed/women gold medal
Ice 4  Men’s bronze medal

Note:
All games will be 6 ends.
Tie breaking rules will be outlined before your first game.
There will be complimentary coffee/tea and muffins in the morning.
Food service will be available at noon.

Under 13 Deadline extended one week – until Friday, Feb. 24

We are going to extend the U13 Provincial registration deadline one week, until next Friday, Feb 24. With the poor weather this past week we know many programs did not take place so curlers may not have had the chance to commit to putting a team in.  Get your U13 curlers together and register more teams!

Details:

MacPhee rink ready to go at Scotties (Journal)

P.E.I. rink eyes playoff berth at Canadian women’s curling championship

by Jason Simmonds newsroom@journalpioneer.com

Skip Robyn MacPhee releases a shot while lead Michelle McQuaid, left, and second stone Meaghan Hughes prepare to sweep. The action took place during the provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in January. The MacPhee rink, which curls out of the Charlottetown Curling Complex, begins play at the Canadian women’s curling championship in St. Catharines, Ont., on Saturday night.

© Jason Simmonds/TC Media

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – The Robyn MacPhee rink is exactly where they hoped they would be.

MacPhee, third stone Sarah Fullerton, second stone Meaghan Hughes, lead Michelle McQuaid and fifth player Rebecca Jean MacDonald will wear P.E.I.’s green and white colours at the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, Ont.
“We are definitely excited to all return to the Scotties,” said Fullerton, who resides in Travellers Rest just outside of Summerside. “When we formed this team our goal was to be at the Scotties, and we are pretty pleased to have achieved that goal.”
The P.E.I. representatives from the Charlottetown Curling Complex open play at the Canadian women’s curling championship on Saturday night.
“Obviously, our big goal would be to make the playoffs,” said MacPhee, 33. “We want to come out and play well, and see where that takes us.”
Team MacPhee, which is in its first year together, went 4-1 (won-lost) in the modified triple-knockout format at the provincial Scotties in Summerside last month to earn P.E.I.’s berth in the nationals.
“We have been practising pretty much every day when it hasn’t been storming,” said MacPhee in discussing the team’s preparation. “We have played a few games, and have been at Naturally Fit training.
“We have kept our normal routine. We didn’t really need to change much with our preparation for provincials and our preparation for the Scotties.”

Season
Team MacPhee has put in a lot of hard work and travel all season, and Fullerton feels the rink has “prepared the best” they could to take on Canada’s top teams.
“We played a lot of events, we played on the World Curling Tour to get that opportunity to play some of the top teams and to play on the best ice conditions we could,” explained Fullerton, 25. “Here (Scotties) we will play on arena ice conditions, which is different than what we have back on P.E.I.
“We have prepared well, and we just want to take it one game at a time, and do what we can to bring our best performance.”

Click for full story in the Journal Pioneer 

 

Weather impacts Team P.E.I.’s travel plans to Scotties (Journal)

Team MacPhee arrives in St. Catharines a day early to beat P.E.I. storm

(By Jason Simmonds) newsroom@journalpioneer.com
 
 

Sarah Fullerton, third stone with the Robyn MacPhee rink, calls a shot during play in the provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in January.

© Jason Simmonds/TC Media

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – Team P.E.I.’s experience at the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts got off to an early start.

 The Robyn MacPhee rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex was scheduled to fly out of Charlottetown on Thursday, but those travel plans got pushed up a day to avoid another P.E.I. snowstorm.
“It was a little bit different (Wednesday) travelling separately, but we will be excited once everybody gets here,” said MacPhee in a phone interview Wednesday night.
MacPhee, third stone Sarah Fullerton and lead Michelle McQuaid had already landed in St. Catharines, and second stone Meaghan Hughes arrived later in the evening. The team’s first game is Saturday night.
“It never fails to storm the week of the Scotties,” chuckled MacPhee.
 
 

Experience
With all team members, including fifth player Rebecca Jean MacDonald, having previous experience at the Canadian women’s curling championship, Team P.E.I. knows what to expect.

Click for full story in the Journal Pioneer

Adult Getting Started League Cancelled for tonight

Due to weather and road conditions, the Adult Getting Started League, which alternates between the Charlottetown and Cornwall curling facilities, is cancelled for this evening.

New Ford Hot Shots skills unveiled (Curling Canada)

Some of the most iconic shots in curling history will be paid tribute in a brand-new Ford Hot Shots skills competition this season.

 

The annual competition, which is a staple of the opening weekend at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier, is being staged for the 23rd consecutive year, and will offer players a chance to win a two-year lease on a 2017 Ford Escape SE from Ford of Canada.

Players in the main round-robin fields of both the Scotties Tournament of Hearts (Feb. 18-26 in St. Catharines, Ont.) and Tim Hortons Brier (March 4-12 in St. John’s) will be tested in five different shots, including two that replicate famous shots made by Northern Ontario’s Al Hackner, in the 1985 Brier final, and Saskatchewan’s Sandra Schmirler, in the final of the 1997 Olympic Trials.

The Hackner shot was a razor-thin double-takeout against Alberta’s Pat Ryan to score two in the 10th end and force an extra end, in which Hackner stole the winning point.

The Schmirler shot, a steep in-off, scored a game-turning three in the 1997 Trials final in Brandon, Man., against Alberta’s Shannon Kleibrink. Schmirler would go on to win that game, and followed up with a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Adding to the excitement will be three other always crowd-pleasing shots: a straight raise to the button; a drag-effect double takeout; and an around-the-horn triple-takeout to score two.

Players will be given a series of points, from five to zero, depending on how well they executed the shot.

The winner will go home with a two-year lease on a 2017 Ford Escape SE (approximate retail value $33,139). The second-place finisher will be presented with a cheque for $2,000, while the third-place finisher receives $1,000.

At the Scotties, the Ford Hot Shots preliminary round will begin at 2 p.m. (EST) on Friday, Feb. 17. The top four scorers will advance to the playoffs, which begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18.

At the Tim Hortons Brier, the Ford Hot Shots preliminary round will begin at 2 p.m. (NST) on Friday, March 3. The four-man playoffs begin at noon on Saturday, March 4.

Since 1995, the Ford Hot Shots event has provided not only an exciting beginning to each championship but has proven to be an extremely popular competition for curlers and fans. Last year at the Scotties, Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones won her second Ford Hot Shots title. Previous Ford Hot Shots winners at the Hearts are the Territories’ Kelli Turpin and Kerry Galusha, British Columbia’s Sherry Fraser, Kelley Law (twice) and Kristy Lewis, Alberta’s Marcy Balderston and Cheryl Bernard, Saskatchewan’s Kay Montgomery, Manitoba’s Gerri Cooke and Jill Officer, Ontario’s Andrea Lawes, Jenn Hanna and Rachel Homan, New Brunswick’s Allison Farrell (Franey), Prince Edward Island’s Suzanne Birt (Gaudet), Nova Scotia’s Colleen Jones, Saskatchewan’s Amber Holland and Newfoundland/Labrador’s Heather Strong (twice).

Past winners at the Tim Hortons Brier have been Greg McAulay and Pat Ryan of British Columbia, Alberta’s Don Bartlett, Randy Ferbey, John Morris and Marc Kennedy, Saskatchewan’s Steve Laycock and Kirk Muyres, Manitoba’s Steve Gould (twice) and Colin Hodgson, Northern Ontario’s Mike Coulter, Ontario’s Ed Werenich, Craig Savill and Richard Hart, New Brunswick’s Rick Perron, Jeff Lacey and Marc LeCocq, Newfoundland/Labrador’s Mark Nichols, Ontario’s Glenn Howard and Wayne Middaugh, and last year’s winner, Brad Gushue of Newfoundland/Labrador.

Click to read full release at Curling Canada

Reminder: entries close on the 17th for U13, Travelers. U18, U16, Mixed fours coming up

Entries are closed for the Under 18, Under 16, and the Mixed (Fours), with the Under 13 Open and the Travelers Curling Club Championship events closing on Friday February 17.

Remaining February Entry Deadlines

U13 Open  (Entries due Feb. 17)
The Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside is the host for the 2017 Provincial Under 13 Open Championship, from March 10-12. The “Open” format means that any combination of girls and/or boys may be on a team. Games in this event are six ends.

Under 16

The Curl PEI Provincial Under 16 Curling Championships, with boy’s and girl’s divisions for curlers under the age of 16 years, will be held at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton from March 3-5. Three boys and six girl’s teams have signed up.

Last year’s champions were the Lauren Lenentine and Mitchell Schut rinks from Cornwall. Schut is back this year.

Event website: PEICurling.com/under1620162017

U16 Boys Rosters

Skip 3rd 2nd Lead Coach Club
Chase MacMillan Liam Barbrick Davis Nicholson Jack MacFadyen Rob Roberts Cornwall Curling Club
Cruz Pineau Brock Rochford Noah Gallant Brayden Snow Shelly MacFadyen Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex
Mitchell Schut Colin MacKenzie Michael MacEwen Liam Kelly Nancy Yeo Cornwall Curling Club

 

U16 Girls Rosters

Skip 3rd 2nd Lead Coach(es) Club(s)
Alexis Burris Sydney Howatt Meghan Sherren Madelyn Cantwell A.J. Campbell Cornwall Curling Club
Lauren Ferguson Emma Coffin Sierra Clyke Emily Sanderson Dario Zannier, Edgar Coffin Cornwall Curling Club
Clara Jack Beth Welsh Aurora Ulvstal Darrah MacLeod Aleya Quilty, Hanny MacLeod Cornwall Curling Club
Rachel MacLean Jordan Dunphy-Condon Olivia Barbour Avery Nicholson Carl Nicholson Cornwall Curling Club
Katie Shaw Amy Spence Lexie Murray Grace Bulger Leigh Gustafson Charlottetown Curling Complex
Alyssa Wilkins Nikkita Ellsworth Maddison Profit Megan Butler Shawn Ellsworth Western, Maple Leaf, Silver Fox

 

PEI Mixed (Fours) 

The Cornwall Curling Club is hosting the 2017 PEI Mixed (Fours) curling championship from March 3-7. Nine teams have signed up. Defending champions are the team of Veronica Smith, Tyler Smith, Sabrina Smith, and Dylan Lowery. The Smith sisters are back this year on a team with Sam Ramsay and Connor MacPhee, while Tyler Smith is on a team skipped by 2014 PEI Mixed champ Jamie Newson.

The winning team will advance to the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, to be played in Manitoba, at the Swan River Curling Club, Nov. 12-18, 2017.

Event website: PEICurling.com/mixed 20162017

Skip 3rd 2nd Lead Coach  Club(s)
Kyle Holland Jane DiCarlo Christopher Gallant Whitney Young   Charlottetown Curling Complex
Bill Hope Sandy Hope David Murphy Shelley Ebbett   Cornwall, Charlottetown
Tyler MacKenzie Aleya Quilty Doug MacGregor Jodi Murphy   Charlottetown Curling Complex
Corey Miller Kaleigh Peters Pat Ramsay Elaina Arsenault   Silver Fox, Charlottetown
Jamie Newson Melissa Morrow Tyler Smith Miranda Ellis   Charlottetown, Silver Fox
Larry Richards Gail Greene Steven MacLeod Katelyn Greene   Montague Curling Club
Veronica Smith Sam Ramsay Sabrina Smith Connor MacPhee Paul Smith Charlottetown Curling Complex
Calvin Smith Breanne Burgoyne Nick Blanchard Taya-Ray Crossman   Silver Fox and Cornwall
Dennis Watts Jackie Reid Erik Brodersen Alison Griffin   Charlottetown, Western

Click for previous years’ Mixed websites and winners

 

2017 Scotties 2017 Scotties starts Saturday in St. Catharine’s Ont. (Curling Canada)

An intriguing blend of new faces and veterans will take to the ice on Saturday at the Meridian Centre when the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts gets underway in St. Catharines, Ont.

Ontario’s Rachel Homan, left, takes on Team Canada’s Chelsea Carey in the opening draw of the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts on Saturday. (Photos, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Of the 48 players (not counting alternates) who will comprise the main round-robin field of the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship, only seven are past champions at the Scotties.

It should make for an entertaining and unpredictable nine days of curling, culminating with the nationally televised gold-medal game on Feb. 26 in prime time at 7:30 p.m. (all times EST).

But it kicks off Saturday with all seven former winners being on the same sheet of ice in the opening draw of the 2017 Scotties at 2:30 p.m.

Defending champion Chelsea Carey and her team from Calgary (vice-skip Amy Nixon, second Jocelyn Peterman, lead Laine Peters, alternate Susan O’Connor, coach Charley Thomas) will wear the Maple Leaf as Team Canada.

They’ll be taking on Ontario’s Rachel Homan (Ottawa) in an early clash of favourites. Homan, vice-skip Emma Miskew and lead Lisa Weagle won back-to-back Scotties titles in 2013 at Kingston, Ont., and 2014 at Montreal. Joanne Courtney replaced Alison Kreviazuk at second following the 2014 triumph. The team is rounded out by alternate Cheryl Kreviazuk and coach Adam Kingsbury.

While Teams Carey and Homan feature the only former Canadian women’s champions in their starting lineups, two other former Scotties winners are in St. Catharines as alternates: Heather Nedohin (1998, 2012) with Alberta’s Shannon Kleibrink (Okotoks), and Amber Holland (2011) with the all-rookie Saskatchewan team skipped by Penny Barker (Moose Jaw).

The team Carey’s Alberta champs defeated in the 2016 Scotties final at Grande Prairie, Alta., is back for another shot at gold as Northern Ontario’s Krista McCarville (Thunder Bay) looks to take another step higher on the medal podium.

There is no shortage of other event champions, however. Kleibrink won gold at the 2005 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings in Halifax, and followed up with a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.

Newfoundland/Labrador skip Stacie Curtis (St. John’s), meanwhile, was a World Juniors silver-medallist in 2007 at Eveleth, Minn.Two other skips — New Brunswick’s Melissa Adams (Fredericton) and Prince Edward Island’s Robyn MacPhee (Charlottetown) — are former world junior champions. Adams (then Melissa McClure) skipped Canada to a gold medal at the 1998 World Juniors in Thunder Bay, Ont., while MacPhee was a gold-medallist three years later in Ogden, Utah, playing second for Suzanne Birt.

Rounding out the main round-robin field in St. Catharines are 2009 Scotties runner-up Marla Mallett of B.C. (Maple Ridge); Manitoba’s Michelle Englot (Winnipeg); Quebec’s Eve Bélisle (Mont-Royal) and Nova Scotia’s Mary Mattatall (Windsor).

There is more than just a Canadian championship on the line in St. Catharines. The gold-medal winning team will earn a variety of perks, beginning with a trip to Beijing to represent Canada at the 2017 CPT World Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada, beginning March 18.

Should Team Canada win a medal at the World Women’s, it will qualify automatically for the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in Ottawa — the event that will decide Canada’s four-player teams for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

As well, the 2017 Scotties winner will qualify for the 2018 World Financial Group Continental Cup in London, Ont., and will return to next year’s Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, B.C., as Team Canada.

The Scotties will be preceded by a pre-qualifying round to determine the final entry into the 12-team main draw — the final year the pre-qualifying format will be used.

The 12th-place team from the 2016 Scotties, New Brunswick, is joined in the pre-qualifying round by the three teams that didn’t advance from last year’s pre-qualifying round — the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

New Brunswick, the Northwest Territories’ Kerry Galusha (Yellowknife), the Yukon’s Sarah Koltun (Whitehorse) and Nunavut’s Geneva Chislett (Iqaluit) will play a single round-robin at the Meridian Centre, with the teams with the two best records advancing to the play-in game, which will be contested Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2:30 p.m., concurrent with the opening draw of the Scotties main round-robin. A tiebreaker, if necessary, would be played Saturday, Feb. 18, at 8:30 a.m. Admission to the pre-qualifying rounds is free.

The schedule for the pre-qualifying round:

Thursday, Feb. 16
6:30 p.m. — Nunavut vs. New Brunswick; Northwest Territories vs. Yukon

Friday, Feb. 17
8 a.m. — New Brunswick vs. Yukon; Nunavut vs. Northwest Territories
4 p.m. — Yukon vs. Nunavut; New Brunswick vs. Northwest Territories

Saturday, Feb. 18
8:30 a.m. — Tiebreaker (if necessary)
2:30 p.m. — Pre-qualifying final

The teams in the main draw will play an 11-game round-robin draw that will conclude on Friday, Feb. 24.

The top four teams will make the Page playoff round, which sees the first- and second-place teams playing for a berth in the final, which is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. The third- and fourth-place teams will also meet, with the winner moving onto the semifinal on Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m.. The loser of the three-four game will play the semifinal loser in the bronze-medal game on Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m.

TSN/RDS2, the official broadcaster of Curling Canada’s Season of Champions, will provide extensive coverage of the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, with 66 hours of live broadcasts scheduled.

The 2017 Scotties marks the 36th year of Kruger Products Limited’s sponsorship of the Canadian women’s championship.

For ticket information, go to: www.curling.ca/2017scotties/tickets/

For schedule information, go to: www.curling.ca/2017scotties/draw/

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Defending champion Ted MacFadyen wins PEI Masters B section

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PEI native Geri-Lynn Ramsay bows out of Alberta Scotties in the Page 3 vs 4 game

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Gushue, with PEI native Gallant, to represent Newfoundland/Labrador in hometown Brier (Grand Slam)

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Hope wins PEI Masters Men’s A section, but does not advance to B final

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Final photo gallery of Team PEI at the Juniors

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Brooks Roche wins Joan Mead Legacy Award/Scholarship, Pat Quilty wins Asham Nat. Coaching award at Juniors (Curling Canada/Curl PEI)

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Team Ramsay advances to sudden death C qualifier at Alberta Scotties

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PEI Masters Curling: undefeated Hope and MacFadyen to square off Sat. morning (Journal)

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Ramsay faces Alberta Scotties elimination Friday night (Journal)

ST. ALBERT, Alta. – The Geri-Lynn Ramsay-skipped rink now has no more room for error at the 2017 Alberta Scotties provincial women’s curling championship. After getting off to a 3-0 (won-lost) start, Ramsay, a Summerside native, dropped back-to-back close decisions … Continue reading

Northern Ont. beats Lenentine to advance to Juniors playoffs, Smith ends men’s play with a win (Curling Canada)

 @TeamLenentine (Twitter): Our last game didn’t end the way we would’ve liked but we couldn’t be more proud of the way we represented our province  @TeamSmith (Twitter): 5-4 win over Ontario this morning to finish on a high note and … Continue reading

Bill Hope and Ted MacFadyen rinks advance to “A” final at Prov. Masters men’s ch’ship

The Bill Hope rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex and the Cornwall Curling Club, and the defending champion Ted MacFadyen team from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex are both undefeated after opening day play at the men’s … Continue reading

Masters (60+) Men’s Ch’ship starts this morning in O’Leary

The PEI Masters Curling Championships, with Men’s and Women’s divisions for curlers age 60 and over, take place from Jan. 27-30 at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. Defending champs are the Sandy Hope women’s rink from the Cornwall … Continue reading

Ramsay suffers first loss – to Kleibrink in extra end at AB Scotties (Journal)

ST. ALBERT, Alta. – The Geri-Lynn Ramsay-skipped rink suffered its first loss in heartbreaking fashion at the 2017 Alberta Scotties provincial women’s curling championship. Ramsay (photo from Team Ramsay website teamramsay.weebly.com) The Shannon Kleibrink foursome defeated Ramsay 8-7 in an extra … Continue reading

Smith and Lenentine both suffer losses at Juniors, Ont. women advance to gold medal game (Curling Canada)

It will be nearly three days before Hailey Armstrong’s Ontario team plays for a Canadian junior women’s championship. Team Ontario had a group hug after Thursday’s win that clinched a berth in Sunday’s gold-medal game.(Photo, Curling Canada/Al Cameron) Between now … Continue reading

Lenentine loses to leader Ontario in extra end in Juniors ch’ship round (Curling Canada)

Earlier this week, Camille Boisvert got a big-picture perspective of her trip to Victoria  2017 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, presented by Ambrosia Apples. Team Quebec took a seaplane tour of the Victoria area earlier this week. (Photo, courtesy Camille Boisvert) … Continue reading