Ch’ship round set at Silver Fox Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel

Round robin play wrapped up Saturday night at the 11th annual Fall Fling junior cashspiel at the Silver Fox in Summerside, with the semi-finals going at 9 this morning, and the junior men’s and junior women’s finals following at 1 pm. 12 junior men’s and an equal number of junior women’s teams took part, with representatives from all four Atlantic provinces.

Two junior men’s teams – the Michael Donovan foursome from Curl Moncton, which is coached by Summerside native Daryell Nowlan, and includes his son Josh at third, along with the Ryan Abraham squad from the Halifax Mayflower Curling Club, which includes third stone Brooks Roche from Montague, finished round robin play with a perfect 5-0 win-loss record in their respective pools, and earned two of the four semi-final spots. The other two teams in the semis had 4-1 records, with Abraham taking on Liam Marin of Saint John’s Thistle-St. Andrews club, whose rink includes Crapaud’s Tyler Smith, while Donovan faces the Alex MacFadyen rink from the host Silver Fox club.

There was only one undefeated team after round robin play on the junior women’s side – the Kaylee Nodding team from Bridgewater NS. They’ll be taking on Charlottetown’s Alexis Burris rink, who finished the round robin with a 3-2 record, in the 9 am semi-final round. Team Brianne Batherson from the Lakeshore Curling Club in Lower Sackville NS had only one loss in the round robin, and will face the Annika Kelly rink from Charlottetown, who had 3 wins and 2 losses in the round robin. Teams MacLean from Cornwall and Reeves from Berwick NS also had 3-2 records in the A pool, but Team Kelly got the spot in the money round after tiebreaking rules were used.

Live, end-by-end results from this event are available at http://peicurling.com/scoreboard/#!/competitions/3339

Crapaud curling team slides into national championships after season without a home (Guardian)

(by Alison Jenkins)

Heather MacRae joined her team from the direction of the ice, bouncing a bit on her toes in the clubhouse at the Crapaud Curling Club.

“Ice is keen tonight, they’re saying.”

 She meant the rocks were sliding fast toward their targets.

Last winter they weren’t sliding at all – the ice plant was broken and curlers had to play elsewhere. Some members played in Cornwall. MacRae and teammates, Julie Mutch, Lindsay Moore and Terri Wood, played in Summerside. The Prince County club was welcoming, but they missed home.

 

Photo (L-R): second Terri Wood, skip Julie Mutch, third Lindsay Moore (throws last), lead Heather MacRae

The Crapaud club fundraised with a Chase the Ace and take-out dinner. The club kept the bar open and held trivia nights — planning for the day its own members would return. And return they did. Membership is up, said Mutch.

When the women played the provincial championships in Alberton last spring and won, they won it for Crapaud.

This Saturday they’re heading to Kingston, Ont. for a week to compete in the national Travellers Club Curling Championships.

The tournament is for club curlers who play for fun. Even so, they know there is a large pool of talent across the country.

Mutch is looking forward to the experience of competing at the nationals and to meeting other club curlers.

“You’re on fabulous ice – ice like you’d never see here,” said MacRae, remembering the last time she played nationals. “It’s just a higher level of competition. It’s just an achievement to get there.”

Click for full story in The Guardian

Day One over at Silver Fox Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel

Two Junior Men’s, and two Junior Women’s draws are in the books following day one action at the 11th Annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel at the Silver Fox in Summerside. 12 Junior Men’s and an equal number of Junior Women’s teams are taking part in the event, which includes rinks from all four Atlantic Provinces.

On the Junior Men’s side, four teams are undefeated with 2-0 records: the Ryan Abraham rink from the Halifax Mayflower Curling Club, which includes Montague’s Brooks Roche at 3rd stone, the Alex MacFadyen squad from the host club, the Michael Donovan team from Curl Moncton, coached by Daryell Nowlan (son of Summerside’s Lou and Marg Nowlan), and the Liam Marin team from Saint John, which includes PEI Junior Champion skip Tyler Smith.

There are only two undefeated teams in the Junior Women’s division, with the Sydney Howatt rink from Cornwall winning a close 5-3 game over the Alexis Burris team from Charlottetown, followed by a win against their Cornwall clubmates the Emily Sanderson rink. In the other round robin pool, the game that would determine the only other undefeated team went into an extra end between Kaylee Nodding from Bridgewater, and Annika Kelly from Charlottetown. Nodding scored 1 point with hammer for the 6-5 victory.

Round robin play wraps up on Saturday with junior men’s draws at 8 am and 1 and 6:30 pm, and junior women’s games at 10:30 am and 4 and 9 pm.  The semi-finals go Sunday at  9 am, with the finals at 1 pm.

Live, end-by-end results are available at  peicurling.com/scoreboard/#!/competitions/3339

PEI scores seven point end in seeding pool win at the Canadian Mixed (Curling Canada)

QUEBEC, ONTARIO AND NEW BRUNSWICK ON TOP AT MIXED CHAMPIONSHIP

 The Championship pool went into action on Thursday, battling for playoff spots at the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Swan River, Man. While Quebec maintains its seven-game winning streak at the top of the standings, Ontario and New Brunswick are right behind, both with 6-1 records.

Draw 10

Undefeated Quebec kept Northern Ontario (3-3) on their heels in typical big-weight fashion. Northern Ontario’s Charlie Robert could only manage singles in ends three and seven, as Robert Desjardins ran Robert out of rocks. Final: 4-2.

Newfoundland and Labrador (4-2) stole two ends as they controlled play with the hitting ability of second Zach Young and vice Brooke Godsland. A Nova Scotia double takeout and a missed NL last rock took the game to an extra end. NL prevailed in the extra, 7-5.

Jamie Koe’s Northwest Territories squad started strong, but New Brunswick’s Charlie Sullivan kept the pressure on, going up 5-4 heading to the eighth end. Koe’s last rock needed the button but the final result was a New Brunswick 6-4 win.

Ontario versus Alberta was a contest of draw weight. The ice had slowed since the early games. The game was controlled by Ontario (5-1) with two consecutive steals of one, but the game came down to Ontario skip Mike Anderson’s draw to the button for a dramatic 7-5 win.

A Seeding Pool game between host Manitoba (1-5) and Yukon (1-5) went to an extra with a clutch draw in the eighth by Yukon skip Robert Smallwood. In the extra, Dunstone finished with a takeout for the 7-5 win.

(Curling Canada/Mountain Dweller Media photo)

Draw 12

In the fourth end of a close game, and faced with three opposition rocks, Ontario ‘s Anderson made a double takeout to salvage one point. A blast into a mass of granite left Northwest Territories’ Koe with a score of two in the fifth end. But in the eighth, leading 5-3, a missed takeout by the Northwest Territories skip gave Ontario a chance for three and the 6-5 win.

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Chris Ford commandeered a 3-0 lead in end two before Northern Ontario managed a single in three. Ford cruised to a 5-2 win by running them out of rocks.

PEI pummelled Nunavut in a game that featured a seven-point end, quickly finishing 13-5 in six ends.

New Brunswick’s Sullivan stole two in the fifth end to go up 5-2 over Alberta. In the seventh, Sullivan made a double for three on the way to a resounding 8-4 win.

In their usual fashion, Quebec played peels and takeouts with aplomb, keeping it close with Nova Scotia (4-3). Tied 2-2 after seven ends, Quebec skip Desjardins made the draw to the eight-foot for the 3-2 win, keeping Quebec’s undefeated record intact.

Seeding Pool

The teams not competing in the Championship Pool are playing for seeding in next year’s championship. Saskatchewan’s Bruce Korte finished the day at the top of the standings, followed by British Columbia and Manitoba. Yukon, Prince Edward Island and Nunavut round out the field.

Saskatchewan skip Bruce Korte (Curling Canada/Mountain Dweller Media photo)

Championship and Seeding Pool action continues on Friday, with games at 11 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., all times EST.

Live-streaming coverage of each event will be made available at cbcsports.ca and via the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices, with select coverage available via broadcast on CBC.

For event, team and draw information, visit www.curling.ca/2018mixed. Draw scores/standings will be immediately available on Curling Canada’s scoring website.

(Report by Mark Inglis)

Click to read this story at Curling.ca

5th Annual Masters Plus Bonspiel set for Cornwall on Nov. 23/24

The Cornwall Curling Club is getting ready to host its 5th annual Masters Plus Bonspiel on Thursday November 23rd and Friday November 24th. Masters Plus teams include three curlers age 60 and over, plus one who is at least 55. This year there is a full draw of 16 teams entered — representing six different curling clubs from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.  Off-Island teams are from Antigonish, CFB Halifax, and Sackville NS. Island teams are from Montague, Crapaud and Cornwall. Draws are 8:30, 11:00, 1:30 and 4:00 each day. The Judy Burgess rink from Truro, who won last year’s bonspiel, will not be back this year to defend their title, so there will be a new champion.

Curling fans are invited to take in the action as many of the teams have curlers who have won provincial titles. There is no charge to watch the curling.

Team Skips

  1. Shirley Berry            9. Anna Acton
  2. Sandy Hope              10. Leona Williams
  3. Bryan Sutherland      11. Helen Dickie
  4. Tom Dunn                 12. Ken Nicols
  5. Dario Zannier            13. Keith Bowser
  6. Ray Biagé                 14. Paul Embrett
  7. Barry Craswell          15. George Anderson
  8. Paul Durant               16. Bob Smith

                                                        

Draw (Thursday – November 23rd)                                                                                                                                                                                    

              Time                    Ice 1                    Ice 2                    Ice 3                    Ice 4

              8:30                     1×2                      3×4                      5×6                      7×8

              11:00                   9×10                    11×12                  13×14                  15×16

              1:30                     4×5                      2×7                      1×8                      3×6

              4:00                     12×13                  10×15                  9×16                    11×14

                                                         

Draw (Friday –November 24th)

              8:30                     4×12                    1×9                      2×10                    3×11

              11:00                   6×14                    5×13                    7×15                    8×16

              1:30                     3×9                      1×12                    2×11                    4×10

              4:00                     5×16                    6×15                    8×14                    7×13

 

There will be practice before the 8:30 and 11:00 games on Thursday only. Practice times are 8:15, 8:20, 10:45, and 10:50. If time permits, each player will throw one rock down and one rock back.  Last rock advantage in first end is determined by toss of a coin. Rock colours are assigned.

11th annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel starts Fri. at the Fox. Live Results on PEICurling.com

The eleventh annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel gets underway on Friday at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside, with a full draw of 12 junior men’s teams and an equal number of junior women’s rinks entered, from all four Atlantic provinces. Half of the teams are from the Island.

Live results will be available on the sidebar menu of PEICurling.com, and at the following address:

peicurling.com/scoreboard/#!/competitions/3339

Travelers Curling Club Championship gets underway Monday in Kingston, Ont. (Curling Canada)

Dreams of winning a Canadian curling championship will come true for two of the 28 teams who open play Monday in the 2017 Travelers Curling Championship at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club in Kingston, Ont.

The Cataraqui Golf and Country Club in Kingston, Ont., is hosting the 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship. (Photo, courtesy Cataraqui Golf and Country Club).

Canada’s best club curling teams will be getting an elite national championship experience. All 14 of Curling Canada’s Member Associations (10 provinces, three territories and Northern Ontario) are represented in both genders. The teams will play a round-robin draw leading to the playoffs Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25.

Each team is allowed only one player who has played in a provincial/territorial Juniors’, Men’s (Brier), Women’s (Scotties) or Seniors’ championship in the current or previous four curling seasons, or participated in a full-field Grand Slam event in the current or previous four curling seasons.

As well, no player on the teams can have played in a Canadian Juniors, Men’s, Women’s or Seniors national championship in the current or previous four seasons.

PEI is represented by the Leo Stewart men’s rink from the Silver Fox in Summerside, and the Julie Mutch foursome from the Crapaud Community Curling Club.

Photo (L-R): Skip: Leo Stewart, Third: Barry Cameron, Second: Darrell Thibault,  Lead: Corey Montgomery

Photo (L-R):  Skip: Julie Mutch, 3rd (throws last): Lindsay Moore, second: Terri Wood, Lead: Heather MacRae

A pair of former Travelers Championship winners are in the field in Kingston.

On the men’s side, Newfoundland/Labrador’s Andrew Symonds from the RE/MAX Centre in St. John’s is looking for his second title in three years after prevailing in 2015 at Ottawa. Vice-skip Mark Healy and lead Keith Jewer also were on that 2015 team, while second Dave Noftall will be pursuing his first Travelers title.

On the women’s side, Alberta’s Nanette Dupont of the Lethbridge Curling Club is looking for Travelers victories seven years apart. She prevailed with a different lineup in 2010 at Charlottetown; this time around, she’s backed up by third Samantha Davies, second Kendra Nakagama and lead Avice DeKelver.

Back again at the Travelers Curling Club Championship is the annual fundraising challenge to benefit youth curling across Canada through the Curling Canada Foundation.

The team that raises the most money will earn a cash grant of $5,000 for improvements to its home club, while the second highest fundraising club will receive $3,000; additionally, there will be two random draws for $1,000 prizes for club improvements. You can find more information here: www.curling.ca/2017travelers/fundraising/

A year ago in Kelowna, B.C., it was teams from Manitoba and Ontario claiming gold medals. Winnipeg’s Tracy Andries team from the Fort Rouge Curling Club won the women’s gold, while Kingston’s Wesley Forget from the same Cataraqui club that will be hosting the 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship won the men’s gold.

Since the first Travelers Curling Club Championship in 2009 in Toronto, Alberta has won the men’s title three times, while Ontario and Saskatchewan have claimed two titles and Newfoundland/Labrador has one.

On the women’s side, Ontario and Manitoba have each won three times, followed by Alberta and Prince Edward Island with single victories.

The 14 men’s and 14 women’s teams will be split into two seven-team round-robin pools. After a single round-robin, the top three teams in each pool will make the playoffs. The first-place teams will be seeded directly into the semifinals, Friday, Nov. 24, at 6:30 p.m. (all times Eastern). The second- and third-place teams will meet in crossover quarter-finals Friday at 1:30 p.m., with the winners moving into the semis.

The semifinal winners will play for gold, and the losers will play for bronze, Saturday, Nov. 25, at 9 a.m.

Selected games from the 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship will be live-streamed at www.curling.ca/2017travelers/

Scores and standings from the event will be available at www.curling.ca/scoreboard.

For draw times, team lineups and other event info, go to: www.curling.ca/2017travelers/

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

Date change: Montague Cashspiel moved to Dec. 8-10

 

MONTAGUE CASHSPIEL OPEN TO ALL TEAMS:  SENIORS, TRAVELERS, MEN’S AND WOMEN’S

Separate divisions for men and women if sufficient numbers

$200 ENTRY FEE PER TEAM

December 8th, 9th, and 10th (revised dates)

OPEN TO FIRST 16 MEN’S TEAMS PAID AND FIRST 8 WOMEN’S TEAMS PAID

Prizes will depend on entries

Guaranteed 3 games

SEND ENTRIES TO montaguecurlingclub@pei.aibn.com

C/O Montague Curling Rink –  PO Box 806 Montague, PE C0A 1R0

Quebec leads as round robin wraps up at Canadian Mixed. PEI (0-6) goes to seeding pool (Curling Canada)

Quebec’s Robert Desjardins finished the round robin with a perfect 6-0 record and will lead the way into the Championship round of the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Swan River, Man.

Team Quebec in action at the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship (Curling Canada/Jeremy&Jessica Bergen photo)

Joining Quebec in the Championship Pool are Ontario’s Mike Anderson and New Brunswick’s Charlie Sullivan with 5-1 records, followed by Chris Ford (NL), Brent MacDougall (NS) and Jamie Koe (NT) with 4-2 records, and Warren Cross (AB) and Charlie Robert (NO) at 3-3.

The rest of the field moves into the Seeding Pool to determine positions for next year’s championship.

Wednesday was the final day of round robin play, wrapping up with Draw 9, which cemented the final standings.

Draw 9

There was a loud moan from the crowd in the second end as spectators looked over to see six Alberta stones in the rings – a steal, putting Manitoba down 8-0 after two. Alberta kept it clean after that to secure the 12-2 win from the local favourite.

The live-streamed game between Nova Scotia (3-2) and Northern Ontario (3-2) became an unexpected, one-sided affair as Nova Scotia took a 6-0 lead after five and hung on for a 7-2 win.

The winless PEI team took on Ontario who came into the final game on a roll with a 4-1 record. Ontario controlled each end and after going up five, kept the front clear. Skip Dennis Watts of PEI made timely draws and freezes to salvage the third and fifth ends, but it wasn’t enough to pull ahead and the game ended with a 7-3 Ontario victory.

Undefeated Quebec overwhelmed Saskatchewan (3-2) with their big-weight takeout and peeling expertise. Although the game went eight ends, Quebec rarely let Bruce Korte’s SK team into the 5-1 game.

The BC (3-2) versus New Brunswick (4-1) game had decidedly open play throughout the first six ends. Needing a steal of two for the win or a single in the final end, BC attempted to create clutter in front. But New Brunswick’s Charlie Sullivan nosed his takeout on last shot to take the end and game 5-3.

Team Ontario (Curling Canada/Jeremy&Jessica Bergen photo)

Championship and Seeding Pools

At the conclusion of the round robin, the top four teams in each pool advance to the Championship Pool, when the teams play the teams from the opposite pool, carrying forward their full win-loss records.

Meanwhile, the bottom three teams in each pool will go to the Seeding Pool, where they will compete against the three teams from the opposite pool. These teams also carry forward their full win-loss records.

The Championship Pool concludes on Friday and will be followed by two semifinals Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. (all times Central), pitting 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3. The two winners then advance to the gold-medal final Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. while the two losing teams meet in the bronze medal game at the same time. Final results will determine seeding for next year’s Canadian Mixed, at a site/date to be announced by Curling Canada.

Live-streaming coverage of each event will be made available at cbcsports.ca and via the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices, with select coverage available via broadcast on CBC.

CBC Sports’ broadcast and streaming schedules are posted here. As well, fans can set up calendar alerts to notify them of CBC Sports’ streaming coverage here and can follow the latest news from the curling world on the dedicated curling page at cbcsports.ca.

For event, team and draw information, visit www.curling.ca/2018mixed. Draw scores/standings will be immediately available on Curling Canada’s scoring website.

(Report by Mark Inglis)

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

Undefeated teams rise to top at Canadian Mixed, PEI winless after 4 games (Curling Canada)

Northwest Territories’ Jamie Koe and New Brunswick’s Charlie Sullivan remain the only undefeated teams after six draws at the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, presented by Westman Communications Group, in Swan River, Man.

[PEI’s Dennis Watts rink, still looking for their first win, finish up round robin play today against Nova Scotia and Ontario]

    PEI at the Mixed    
Draw Started at Result Score Opponent
2 4:30 PM Conceded 5 – 7 Northern Ontario (Robert)
3 9:00 PM Lost 4 – 5 New Brunswick (Sullivan)
4 12:00 PM Conceded 6 – 8 Yukon (Smallwood)
5 4:30 PM Conceded 2 – 9 British Columbia (Buchy)
8 4:30 PM   Nova Scotia (MacDougall)
9 9:00 PM   Ontario (Anderson)

Team Koe

Draw 4 Recap

Against Quebec, Nunavut stole their first end of the competition in the first end after a good double by their skip and a flash by Quebec skip Robert Desjardins. Interestingly, Quebec lead Veronique Bouchard is in only her fourth year of curling and here she is competing against the country’s best. A three-ender ended the game in Quebec’s favour, finishing with a score of 8-3

In another change for home province Manitoba, third Natalie Claude Harding is holding the broom due to an injury, but Dean Dunstone is back throwing last rock. Although trailing for most of the game, a Koe wreck on guard let Manitoba back into the game with a steal of three. The game ended in seven when Dunstone missed the hit and stick, and Koe did not need to throw last rock with a final score of 9-5.

In other Draw 4 games, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Chris Ford celebrated his birthday with a takeout in an extra end for a 7-4 win over Alberta. And Yukon’s Robert Smallwood defeated PEI’s Dennis Watts 8-6.

Draw 5 Recap

Saskatchewan’s Bruce Korte set the tone early with two deuces to start the game against Manitoba, causing a hush to fall over the home-province crowd. The game ended with handshakes in six after a 8-3 Saskatchewan win.

Ontario similarly went up four after two over Nova Scotia and never looked back. Their result was 7-2 in six ends. Some confusion ensued as teams in this game as well as in the games Saskatchewan/Manitoba and Northern Ontario/New Brunswick returned to the ice for their obligatory seven ends. All three games played with clean houses. There was no change to the winning results, although Nova Scotia took another single in the seventh.

The only closely contested game was Quebec and Alberta. Two steals in ends five and six by Quebec put them ahead. The final eighth-end takeout finished the game at 5-3.

BC scored five in the fifth end on the way to a 9-2 win over PEI 9-2. New Brunswick defeated Northern Ontario 8-2 to remain undefeated.

Draw 6 Recap

The Saskatchewan team was on fire against Newfoundland and Labrador after their big fifth-draw win this afternoon, winning 8-3 in seven ends.

One of the closest and surprising games was between New Brunswick and Yukon (1-2). There was limited scoring in the early ends, as it took four before NB (3 and 0) found the board. They came back to win 5-4.

The battle of the Ontarios was tight. But the south edged ahead in the fourth and fifth, each with a steal of one. The steal of two in six cemented the win for Anderson and company, with a final score of 7-3.

The game between Nova Scotia and BC was a seesaw affair, until the Bluenosers took a steal in seven to go up two, winning 6-4.

Action continues on Wednesday with three draws, at 11 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., all times EST.

Live-streaming coverage of each event will be made available at cbcsports.ca and via the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices, with select coverage available via broadcast on CBC.

CBC Sports’ broadcast and streaming schedules are posted here. As well, fans can set up calendar alerts to notify them of CBC Sports’ streaming coverage here and can follow the latest news from the curling world on the dedicated curling page at cbcsports.ca.

For event, team and draw information, visit www.curling.ca/2018mixed. Draw scores/standings will be immediately available on Curling Canada’s scoring website.

The winning team will then represent Canada at the 2018 World Mixed Curling Championship, at a site and date to be announced by the World Curling Federation.

(Report by Mark Inglis)

Go Hogwild at annual Montague 19 and over Spiel

HOGWILD SPIEL

Nov. 24th and 25th

at the Montague Curling Rink

CURLING BONSPIEL

6 End games. Guaranteed 3 games, Open to men’s, women’s and mixed teams. This is a 19 and over event. Hogged rock pay a dollar to the Food Bank. Roasted pig dinner on Saturday. Contact Larry Richards @ 902-838-2513 or email montaguecurlingclub@pei.aibn.com

Team entry is $140, or $120 with one new curler.

 

50 – 50 proceeds go to Food Bank.

 

6-end games

 

Guaranteed 3 games

 

Great prizes to be won!

Relive the Road to the Roar on YouTube and in photos

If you missed any of the great action this past weekend, all TSN broadcasts from the Home Hardware Road to the Roar in Summerside are now available on the Curling Canada YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/curlingcanada

As well, check out the photos by Michael Burns at www.curling.ca/2017roadtotheroar/photos-by-michael-burns-2/

PEI’s Watts rink 0-2 at the Mixed

PEI’s Dennis Watts team are still looking for their first win at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Swan River MB, going into today’s noontime draw against the Robert Smallwood rink from Whitehorse, Yukon, also 0-2. PEI lost their opener to Charlie Robert and his Northern Ontario squad (2-0) by a 7-5 score, and had a very close second game, losing in an extra end to Saint John New Brunswick’s Charlie Sullivan rink, who share the lead in their pool with Smallwood. In the extra end, Sullivan sealed a rock on the button that PEI could not remove, and stole the game with a 5-4 score.

Photo from CBC Livestream: Watts rink ((left) vs N. Ont.

 

PEI’s second game today is at 4:30 pm, against BC. They wrap up round robin play on Wednesday, against Nova Scotia’s Brent MacDougall, and Ontario’s Mike Anderson.

PEI’s Watts rink includes 3rd Jackie Reid, 2nd Erik Brodersen, and lead stone Alison Griffin

Quebec (Robert Desjardins) and the NWT (Jamie Koe, with Kerry Galusha at third) are 2-0 in the other pool.

Live results, and live streaming are available at the event website: www.curling.ca/2018mixed/

The winning team will represent Canada at the 2018 World Mixed Curling Championship, at a site and date to be announced by the World Curling Federation.

(with info from Mark Inglis)

Summerside’s Road to the Roar Olympic curling pre-trials deemed success (Journal Pioneer)

Credit Union Place (CUP) employees were busy Monday morning reverting Eastlink Arena into a hockey rink after it spent the previous week hosting the Home Hardware Road to the Roar Olympic curling pre-trials.

Crews were busy at Credit Union Place in Summerside, Monday, removing the curling ice from Eastlink Arena. The facility hosted the Home Hardware Road to the Roar Olympic curling pre-trials from Nov. 6 to 12. – Colin MacLean

While the CUP crew was working on the ice, Tilmon Pineau was enjoying a coffee in the facility lobby.

Pineau has been a fan of curling for a long time and attended several of the event’s matches.

Overall he gave it a great review, but was sad that more people didn’t take advantage of it.

 

JP Desrosiers, Summerside’s community services director, said the event sold about 18,000 tickets. Desrosiers estimates the event brought more than 330 athletes and reporters alone to the Summerside area.

In terms of economic spinoff for the area, he pointed to the Kitchener-Waterloo 2014 Road to the Roar, which, in a post event review, was shown to have generated $2.4 million. Summerside’s event is expected to have exceeded that number. 

They could have, however, done without the high temperatures and rain that conspired to create challenging humidity levels in the arena on the second day of the event. To compensate for those conditions, they had to drop the temperature in the arena that day. 

The event also saw a logjam of required tie-breaker games, which was problematic for the Remembrance Day ceremonies scheduled to take place on the ice surface on Nov. 11. 

 

“The City of Summerside just really stepped up. That’s a world class facility,” said Al Cameron, director of communications and media relations with Curling Canada.

The success of the Road to the Roar will be a feather in the community’s cap if it decides to pursue similar or even larger Curling Canada events in the future, he added.

Click for full story in the Journal Pioneer

 

Road to the Roar curling event a money maker for Summerside, city says (CBC PEI)

City eager to bid again on Road to the Roar, says community services director

A day after the Road to the Roar wrapped up in Summerside, the city says it will bid to host the Olympic pre-trial curling event again. 

The city’s community services director J.P. Desrosiers says there’s no question: the city wants the event back here in four years time, ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

“It was an event that provided great economic impact for our community, it was good for the curling community. Financially it was good for us as a city and as a venue, so why not? I think we’ve proven ourselves that we can do it now. So it’s a no-brainer that we would like to have that event and others come to Summerside.”

A money maker

The week-long competition sold about 18,000 tickets, Desrosiers said. That’s 1,000 more than the city had anticipated. 

‘We’re going to go to bid on it in 2018 for the next round,’ said J.P. Desrosiers, the community services director for the City of Summerside. (Steve Bruce/CBC)

Between those ticket sales, and strong sponsorship dollars, Desrosiers said it was a money maker for the city.

‘An outstanding job’

Curling Canada says it was impressed with the job Summerside did as host. 

It acknowledged that Sunday’s finals — broadcast on national TV — didn’t show a raucous crowd or anywhere near a packed house. The 3,500 seat venue was less than a third filled. 

But Curling Canada says for the Road to the Roar — an Olympic pre-trial — that’s to be expected.

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It’s more than just curling for Morris rink (Journal Pioneer)

Team members enjoys learning about Summerside community Skip John Morris in action during Sunday morning action at the 2017 Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event at Eastlink Arena in Summerside. – Jason Simmonds SUMMERSIDE – There is no more intense … Continue reading

Crapaud women’s team set to compete in the Travelers Curling Club Ch’ship Nov. 20-28 in Kingston ON

Crapaud, PE – The Board and members of the Crapaud Community Curling Club extend their congratulations and well wishes to their team attending the Travelers Championship in Kingston, Ontario, next week. Photo (L-R): Julie Mutch, Lindsay Moore, Terri Wood, Heather … Continue reading

Murphy’s Ice Queens Women’s Funspiel at Cornwall: entry deadline is 5 pm on Tues. Nov. 14

Last call for entries in “Murphy’s Ice Queens” Women’s funspiel is Tuesday, November 14th at 5 pm. All team entries must be in by then! The Cornwall Curling Club hosts “The Murphy’s Ice Queens” Women’s Funspiel, Friday evening November 17 and all day Saturday, November 18. … Continue reading

Devin Heroux wraps up The Road to the Roar on CBC PEI’s Island Morning at 8:15

CBC news and sports reporter Devin Heroux, who covered the Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials in Summerside, will be on CBC PEI’s Island Morning at 8:15, talking to Mitch Cormier about the event.  Listen locally at 96.1 FM, … Continue reading

Team Bottcher completes Trials field with Home Hardware Road to the Roar triumph (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — It took them until the final game of the final qualifying event, but Brendan Bottcher and his Edmonton team can finally start planning for a trip to Ottawa for the2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. Bottcher, … Continue reading

Changing of the guard: Bottcher beats Howard to claim last Olympic trials spot (CBC)

McCarville, Bottcher, Morris and Tippin round out the trial field By Devin Heroux SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Brendan Bottcher hadn’t even been born when Glenn Howard already captured his first Brier and world championship, but on Sunday night in Summerside, P.E.I., there was a changing of the … Continue reading

Bottcher heading for Ottawa (Journal Pioneer)

Edmonton rink downs Howard for a second time in two days (by Eric McCarthy) SUMMERSIDE – Brendan Bottcher and his 2017 Alberta Tankard champions are heading to the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings for a chance of going to … Continue reading

Canadian Mixed starts this evening, livestream starts Monday (Curling Canada)

The Canadian Mixed Curling Championship kicks off tonight at 8 pm Atlantic time in Swan River, MB. Live streaming starts Monday on CBC.ca Event website with links to live scoring, live streaming:  www.curling.ca/2018mixed/ Twitter hashtag: #cmcc2018 PEI is represented by the Charlottetown Curling … Continue reading

Team Tippin claims Trials berth, Howard moves into final game at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — They’ve been loud and proud all week long, but the Team Tippin supporters saved their loudest cheers for Sunday afternoon at Credit Union Place. From left, Julie Tippin, Chantal Duhaime, Rachelle Vink, Tess Bobbie and coach Barry … Continue reading

Team Morris books ticket to Ottawa with Home Hardware Road to the Roar win (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — It’s a familiar story for John Morris and his Vernon, B.C., teammates, only they’re hoping for a different ending this time around. From left, John Morris, Jim Cotter, Catlin Schneider and Tyrel Griffith (along with coach Jody … Continue reading

Updated: Morris advances to Roar of the Rings with one-point win over Bottcher (Journal Pioneer)

SUMMERSIDE (by Jason Simmonds) – John Morris and his rink from Vernon, B.C., are headed to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings in Ottawa next month. That event will decide the Canadian men’s and women’s four-person curling teams for the … Continue reading

Morris wins 1st men’s berth at the Roar of the Rings. 1 men’s, 1 women’s spot left to be determined

On Saturday at the Road to the  Roar pre-trials in Summerside, the Krista McCarville rink won the first women’s berth to the Roar of the Rings Olympic Trials, Dec. 2-10 in Ottawa. On Sunday morning, the John Morris team captured … Continue reading

Schedule for final day of the Home Hardware Road to the Roar

On Saturday, the Krista McCarville rink won the first women’s berth to the Roar of the Rings Olympic Trials, Dec. 2-10 in Ottawa. Here is the schedule for the remaining qualifiers: Women: 9 am Rocque vs Tippin 2 pm Meilleur … Continue reading

Updated: McCarville rink qualifies for Roar of the Rings (Journal Pioneer)

Final qualifiers from Road to the Roar in Summerside to be decided Sunday By Jason Simmonds SUMMERSIDE – Krista McCarville’s Olympic dreams are alive and well. McCarville arned one of two women’s berths in the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings … Continue reading

Team McCarville clinches berth in Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — When Krista McCarville formed a new curling team a few years ago, it was not with the kind of expectations that many of Canada’s elite curling teams come with. From left, skip Krista McCarville, third Kendra Lilly, … Continue reading

First men’s and women’s qualifiers set at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Four teams are a step closer to the promised land; AKA the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings next month in Ottawa. Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher and John Morris of Vernon, B.C., on the men’s side, and Brianne Meilleur … Continue reading

Olympic curling pre-trial playoffs feature past world, Olympic champions (CBC Sports)

Howard, Morris, Middaugh and McCarville have been there, done that By Devin Heroux SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — The 28-team curling field in Summerside, P.E.I is slowly being dwindled down, but the pre-trials event dubbed “Road to the Roar” has become a very long road … Continue reading

Tiebreaker wins for Gunnlaugson, Deruelle, Middaugh at Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — The gold-medal dreams for teams skipped by Winnipeg’s Jason Gunnlaugson, Dayna Deruelle of Brampton, Ont., and Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ont., live on in Summerside. Sherry Middaugh, right, and Jo-Ann Rizzo celebrate their tiebreaker win on Saturday … Continue reading

Scotland, Birchard win women’s tiebreakers at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Nadine Scotland and Shannon Birchard won playoff tiebreakers in the wee hours of Saturday morning at Credit Union Place to stay alive at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials. Team Birchard puts it on … Continue reading

Scotland, Birchard stay alive at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

Tiebreakers not decided until early hours of Saturday morning SUMMERSIDE – The Nadine Scotland and Shannon Birchard rinks remained alive on a wild Friday and start to Saturday at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event. Scotland … Continue reading

Team Thomas heads into playoffs at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.EI. — It wasn’t the ideal way for Team Charley Thomas to prepare for the final day of round-robin competition at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials, especially with first place in its pool and a … Continue reading

Ties galore at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

Lots to be decided before playoffs SUMMERSIDE Charley Thomas and his team of Mick Lizmore, Brandon Klassen and DJ Kidby, from Crestwood Curling Club in Edmonton put a lock on first place in Pool B of the Home Hardware Road … Continue reading

Tippin wraps up round-robin pool title, avoids tiebreakers at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — The tension ratcheted up as the early evening went on, and it will keep ratcheting up into the wee hours of Saturday morning at Credit Union Place in Summerside. But Julie Tippin can sit back and relax; … Continue reading

Adam Casey feeling right at home at curling’s Olympic pre-trials (CBC)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. (by Devin Heroux) — Adam Casey is something of a curling vagabond. Consider this: In the past six seasons, he went to the Brier with Brad Gushue’s Newfoundland and Labrador rink three times, then skipped his own Prince … Continue reading

Team Rocque stays alive with crucial win at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — There wasn’t any in-depth analysis required for Kelsey Rocque and her Edmonton team heading into the final day of round-robin play at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials. Kelsey Rocque’s Edmonton team got back … Continue reading

Curling season getting underway at O’Leary’s Maple Leaf club

The Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary will be holding its 2017-2018 Season Registration Night on Monday, November 13, from 6-8 pm. Information on Registration Fees, etc. can be found on their website at www.mapleleafcurlingclub.com/membership . If you cannot make the registration night,  contact … Continue reading

Thomas rink playing noon-hour draw with three players at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

SUMMERSIDE – The undefeated Charley Thomas rink is playing Friday’s noon-hour draw against Greg Balsdon short-handed. Brandon Klassen, second stone on the Thomas rink, has to leave Summerside due to an illness. Skip Charley Thomas. – photo by Jason Simmonds Nathan … Continue reading

Howard clinches first with last-shot win over Casey, Einarson edges Middaugh in women’s showdown (Journal Pioneer)

SUMMERSIDE (by Jason Simmonds) – The Glenn Howard rink has clinched first place in the men’s Pool A at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar. Howard, who improved to 5-0 (won-lost), pulled out a last-shot victory to edge Seven … Continue reading

Lineup change pays dividends for Team Morris at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — This isn’t the first time John Morris has been involved with a lineup change in the middle of a big event.  You may remember the last time, even if Morris doesn’t (or pretends not to). “When was … Continue reading

TSN follows Canada’s top curlers at the Home Hardware Road to the Roar and Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings (TSN)

TORONTO – TSN is Canada’s home for curling fans as the top curlers from across Canada begin their quest to compete in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. With over 90 hours of live curling action, TSN’s live coverage begins … Continue reading

Cornwall’s Team Lenentine in search of Oak Island “treasure” at weekend cashspiel

  The 22nd annual Oak Island Junior Women’s and Men’s Cashspiel, sponsored by Atlantica Hotel and Marina, Oak Island, got underway this morning at the Chester Curling Club in Nova Scotia, not far from the island where Captain Kidd’s treasure … Continue reading

Reminder: Free tickets to 1:30 Sat. draw issued to Eastlink Arena Remembrance Day Service attendees

SUMMERSIDE – Curling Canada, in partnership with the City of Summerside and the Summerside Remembrance Day Organizing Committee are preparing to pause and to pay respect to our Veterans by holding the annual Remembrance Day Service in the midst of hosting … Continue reading

Friday at the Road to the Roar – round robin wraps up

The final round robin draws – at 8 am, 12 noon, and 4 and 8 pm go today at the Road to the Roar Pre-Trials at Credit Union Place in Summerside. Should a Saturday morning tiebreaker be needed, it will start at … Continue reading

Team Scotland has eyes on playoff berth at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — It seems fitting somehow that Nadine Scotland’s Calgary team is staying in one of the most historic residences on Prince Edward Island. Nadine Scotland, right, discusses shot options with Heather Rogers during Thursday night’s victory over Team … Continue reading

Team Adam Casey still in playoff hunt at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — It’s been a roller-coaster ride so far for Adam Casey and his Regina-based team at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials, so naturally, there was nothing routine about the start of his game Thursday afternoon … Continue reading

Adam Casey defeats John Morris, Glenn Howard still unbeaten at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

SUMMERSIDE – Glenn Howard moved to 4-0 (won-lost) at the Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event on Thursday. Five teams, who all have two wins, are now chasing Howard in the seven-team Pool A. Seven Mile Bay native … Continue reading

Cornwall hosting 5th annual Mixed Doubles cashspiel

The Cornwall Curling Club’s fifth annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel takes place Saturday November 25. Curlers from all PEI clubs are welcome. Last year’s overall winners were the team of Kim Nicholson and Alan Acorn. Mixed Doubles is now an Olympic sport – … Continue reading

PEI’s Robbie Doherty filling in as alternate with Balsdon rink at pre-trials (Journal Pioneer)

Happy to be positive influence off the ice (by Eric McCarthy) SUMMERSIDE – He’s thrown some practice rocks with the team and been at ice level for strategic timeouts. But that’s as close to the action Prince Edward Islander Robbie Doherty … Continue reading

Team Middaugh takes major step to playoff berth at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — There have been a few highlights this week for Sherry Middaugh and her team from Coldwater, Ont., at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials. Sherry Middaugh and her team picked up another win on Thursday … Continue reading

Middaugh earns clutch win vs. McCarville at Road to the Roar

Einarson, Breen, Meilleur also reach three-win mark SUMMERSIDE – Although there is still a lot of work to be done, the Sherry Middaugh and Kerri Einarson rinks took a big step towards the playoffs on Thursday afternoon. Sherry Middaugh makes a … Continue reading

Team Balsdon savouring Home Hardware Road to the Roar experience (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Greg Balsdon has a unique bedtime experience that is helping him deal with the pressure of the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials. Skip Greg Balsdon, right, communicates with sweeper Jonathan Beuk during their win over … Continue reading

Canadian Mixed Curling Championship begins Sunday in Swan River, Man. (Curling Canada)

The 55th edition of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, presented by Westman Communications Group, gets underway Sunday at the Swan River (Man.) Curling Club. [PEI is represented by the Charlottetown Curling Complex and Western Community Curling Club rink of Skip: Dennis Watts, Third: Jaclyn Reid, Second: Erik Brodersen, and Lead: Alison Griffin. Photo: Watts, … Continue reading

Crapaud Pop-In Curling on Fridays

Pop in to the Crapaud Community Curling Club Friday evenings at 7. $10 includes a game of curling, a beverage, and popcorn. Loaner curling equipment provided. Bring clean sneakers. A helmet is required for ages 12 and under. … Continue reading

Thursday at the Road to the Roar in Summerside

Round robin play continues today at the Road to the Roar pre-trials at Summerside’s Credit Union Place, with draws at 8 am, 12 noon, and 4 and 8 pm. PEICurling.com photo: John Morris On the  men’s side, PEI’s Adam Casey … Continue reading

Howard in charge of Men’s field, No women’s team running away from field at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

Menard leads men’s Pool B SUMMERSIDE – Glenn Howard and his team have taken charge at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling competition at Eastlink Arena. Glenn Howard (PEICurling.com photo) Howard stole a four-ender in the fourth … Continue reading

McCarville stays in playoff contention, Casey loses to Flasch, Thomas, Howard still unbeaten at Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — From the perspective of recent history, Krista McCarville’s team from Thunder Bay, Ont., arrived at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials as one of the favoured women’s entries. Team McCarville’s front end of lead Sarah Potts, left, and … Continue reading

Team Tippin ramping up its game at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — An opening-day loss on Monday at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials has been long forgotten by Julie Tippin and her teammates. Skip Julie Tippin directs sweepers Rachelle Vink, left, and Tess Bobbie during Wednesday action. … Continue reading

Crête has fond memories of Summerside (Journal Pioneer)

Skipped Quebec to silver medal at 2002 Canadian junior curling championships SUMMERSIDE – Martin Crête has fond memories of Summerside. Crête is playing third stone for Jean-Michel Ménard’s rink at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event … Continue reading

Flasch pulls off upset, Morris, Ménard suffer first losses at Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Colton Flasch is relatively new to skipping, but he already knows one element of calling the shots and throwing last rock that he loves: the pressure. Colton Flasch had his game-face on as his team hit the … Continue reading

Ch’town Curling Club introduces Happy Hour Rocks on Fridays

Looking for something to do on Fridays after work? Come on out to the Charlottetown Curling Complex for Happy Hour Rocks from 4-8 pm. There’s Upstreet Craft Brewing on tap, with $4 drinks, $5 Drop In fee to curl, and $6 food. Laughter, … Continue reading

Team Murphy works overtime for key win at Home Hardware Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Jamie Murphy and his Halifax team showed some veteran resolve down the stretch and it paid off with a crucial win Wednesday morning at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials. Murphy, backed up by third … Continue reading

Adam Casey steals way to win at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

Prince Edward Islander will take 1-1 record into Wednesday night’s draw (by Jason Simmonds) SUMMERSIDE – The Adam Casey rink stole its way to victory in Wednesday morning’s early draw. Adam Casey yells encouragement to sweepers Dustin Kidby, left, and Shaun … Continue reading

Wednesday at the Road to the Roar

Round robin play continues today at the Road to the Roar pre-trials at Summerside’s Credit Union Place, with draws at 8 am, 12 noon, and 4 and 8 pm. On the  men’s side, Glenn Howard of Ontario (2-0) takes on … Continue reading

Keeping Consistent Paying off for Team Einarson, Breen suffers 1st loss at Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Kerri Einarson and her team from East St. Paul, Man., put together another strong outing Tuesday night at Credit Union Place and find themselves among the leaders at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials. Skip … Continue reading

Breen’s Nova Scotia rink 2-0 at Road to Roar (Journal Pioneer)

After 7-3 victory over Kleibrink on Tuesday afternoon (by Jason Simmonds) SUMMERSIDE – Theresa Breen and her teammates from Halifax are proving seeding does not matter. The rink from the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax entered the 2017 Home Hardware Road … Continue reading

Casey drops opener at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

Islander skipping Regina team at curling event in Summerside SUMMERSIDE – The Regina rink skipped by Seven Mile Bay favourite Adam Casey suffered a 9-5 loss to the Jamie Murphy rink from Halifax on Tuesday. Skip Adam Casey yells instructions to … Continue reading

Ch’town Curl for Cancer looking for more teams

Curl for Cancer 2017 at the Charlottetown Curling Complex is still looking for teams to curl 6 ends at 11am, 1pm, 3 pm or 5 pm on Nov. 18.  Contact Lisa at (902) 316-0449 or lisajoy@bellaliant.net to register. Only $20/player. … Continue reading

Team Ménard picks up victory to open Road to the Roar (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — It was an early wakeup call, but it was hardly a problem for Jean-Michel Ménard and his teammates. Jean-Michel Ménard calls instructions to sweepers, as Team Bottcher’s Brad Thiessen looks on. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns) The former … Continue reading

Robertson rallies to even record at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

Round-robin play continues Tuesday (by Jason Simmonds) SUMMERSIDE – The Darcy Robertson rink from Winnipeg rallied late to even their record at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event on Tuesday morning. Robertson scored once in the … Continue reading

Curl PEI event registration (new system) now open

Registration is now open for 2017/2018 Curl PEI championships and events.  To register, click on the  “Enter Online” button on the sidebar of PEICurling.com or visit the following link:  peicurling.com/eventschships/competitions/entry-form/.  All events are currently listed except the Canada Games Trials, … Continue reading

Tuesday at the Road to the Roar in Summerside

The full four draws a day round robin schedule begins today and continues through Friday at the Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials at Credit Union Place in Summerside, with draws at 8 am, 12 noon, and 4 and … Continue reading

Howard, Morris fly out of the gate at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

Breen, Harrison also victorious in evening draw Monday (by Eric McCarthy) SUMMERSIDE – Two of the most recognizable names in the 14-team men’s field at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event got off to flying starts … Continue reading

Team Howard cruises to victory in Road to the Roar Opener (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Glenn Howard is taking a longer road to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings than he’s been used to, but he’s just fine with the prospect. Glenn Howard delivers his rock to sweepers David Mathers, left, … Continue reading

Exciting finishes highlight Draw 1 at Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

All four women’s games go right down to wire in final ends (by Jason Simmonds) SUMMERSIDE – Close games and exciting finishes were the story of Draw 1 at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials curling event. The … Continue reading

Team Middaugh opens Home Hardware Road to the Roar with win (Curling Canada)

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Sherry Middaugh got off to a winning start on Monday at the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials at Credit Union Place. Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ont., takes aim during her Monday night victory. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns) … Continue reading

Shannon Kleibrink brings experience to Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

Veteran skip leading Alberta rink in Summerside this week (by Jason Simmonds) SUMMERSIDE – Shannon Kleibrink knows what to expect. Kleibrink and her Alberta rink from the Okotoks Curling Club begin round-robin play in the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the … Continue reading

Road to the Roar last shot at Olympic trials (CBC PEI)

Competition begins Tuesday for Island curler Adam Casey Some of Canada’s best curlers are in Summerside, P.E.I., for one final run at the Olympic curling trials. The Home Hardware Road to the Roar began Monday afternoon at Credit Union Place. There … Continue reading

PREVIEW: Is Canada’s next Olympic curling champion at the pre-trials? (CBC Sports)

Brad Jacobs went through same event before winning gold in Sochi By Devin Heroux, CBC Sports When it comes to finding the two teams who will represent Canada in curling at the Olympics in February, the country has an embarrassment of riches … Continue reading

Some games during Road to the Roar will be on CurlingGeek.com

Some of the games at the Road to the Roar this week in Summerside will be covered on CurlingGeek.com. CurlingGeek is a free way for people to follow curling games around the world when they can’t be there in person … Continue reading

Home Hardware Road to the Roar today: practices wrap up, round robin begins

Practices wrap up, and round robin play gets underway today at the Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials at Credit Union Place in Summerside PEI, with two men’s and two women’s berths into the Tim Hortons Roar of the … Continue reading

Glenn Howard begins final push to get to Winter Olympics (TSN/CP)

The one thing missing from Glenn Howard’s impressive curling resume is an Olympic title. He’ll need to win the upcoming Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials to have a chance of getting to the 2018 Winter Games. Glenn Howard  … Continue reading

Adam Casey ready for the Road to the Roar (Journal Pioneer)

Seven Mile Bay native understands he’ll be hometown favourite by Jason Simmonds SUMMERSIDE – Adam Casey calls it a “cool opportunity.” The Seven Mile Bay native is also fully aware of what’s at stake as he enters this week’s Home Hardware … Continue reading

Sunday morning PEI curling roundup

There will be no repeat win for the Robyn MacPhee rink this weekend at the triple-knockout Royal Lepage OVCA Fall Classic in Kemptville Ont. They started off with two wins,  but lost the A qualifier game 6-2 to Isabela Wrana … Continue reading

Cornwall hosting annual Murphy’s Ice Queens Ladies’ Funspiel

The annual Ice Queens Ladies Funspiel helps kick off the curling season on November 17 & 18 2017 at the Cornwall Curling Club. It’s open to Non-competitive women’s teams — only two regular team members who are planning to enter the … Continue reading

Road to the Roar: Watch the team practices for free

THIS JUST IN!!!  Anyone wishing to watch the teams practice can do so at no charge!! Practice takes place at the following times: Sunday @ 7:30pm Birchard, Scotland, Rocque & Thompson Sunday @ 9:00pm Tippin, Breen, Einarson, Middaugh & Robertson … Continue reading

Team MacPhee looking to repeat this weekend at OVCA Fall Classic, 2 Jr Teams at TSA Spiel

The defending champion Robyn MacPhee rink from Charlottetown are 2-0, and have advanced to the A Qualifier at 6:15 pm Atlantic today at the Royal Lepage OVCA Fall Classic in Kemptville Ont. Photo: Robyn MacPhee, Sarah Fullerton, Meaghan Hughes, Michelle McQuaid … Continue reading

Sydney NS to host 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts (Curling Canada)

The world’s most famous women’s curling event is returning to Nova Scotia for the first time in more than 25 years, it was announced today by Curling Canada. Centre 200 in Sydney, N.S., will play host to the 2019 Scotties … Continue reading

2nd Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel

Join us for the 2nd Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel! A weekend of Just-for-Fun curling in memory of a fantastic guy – January 19-21, 2018! Taking the first 32 teams to register  $140.00/team to register – guaranteed 3 games Register … Continue reading

From Hockey Ice to Curling Ice at the Road to the Roar

Ice preparation is well underway, under the direction of Chief Ice Technician Jon Wall and Deputy Chief Ice Techician Larry Richards, converting hockey ice to curling ice at the Credit Union Place in Summerside for the Road to the Roar Curling … Continue reading

PEI Curling Hall of Fame exhibits at the PEI Sports Hall of Fame for Road to the Roar

A screen-show of inductees into the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, along with various items having to do with curling on PEI will be on display at the PEI Sports Hall of Fame, on the main level of … Continue reading

Team MacPhee holding Learn to Curl session for ages 6-12

The Robyn MacPhee rink, which includes Sarah Fullerton, Meaghan Hughes, and Michelle McQuaid, invites kids age 6-12 to a FREE Learn to Curl session at the Charlottetown Curling Complex on Sunday Nov. 12 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.  The session … Continue reading

Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials underway Monday in Summerside (Curling Canada)

Some of Canada’s best curling teams will have a chance to take a significant step toward their gold-medal dreams when the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials gets underway Monday at Credit Union Place in Summerside, P.E.I. Former Olympic medallists … Continue reading

Sport PEI Amateur Sport Awards due Dec. 19

Curler Brett Gallant took home the Senior Male Athlete of the Year Award, and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award in 2016. Who will take the crown this year? Nominations for the 2017 Amateur Sport Awards must be submitted by December 19, 2017. … Continue reading

Throw Your First Rock at the Silver Fox

Wednesday and Thursday night (Nov. 1 and 2) this week, the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht complex in Summerside is having a curling open house from 7-9 pm. Come on down and throw some rocks. There will be curlers around … Continue reading

Time to Curl at the Montague Curling Rink

The ice is in and it’s time to curl at the Montague Curling Rink! Free adult learn to curl lessons will be held Wednesday and Thursday November 1 and 2 at 6:30 pm. Junior Curling Practice starts Monday Oct 30 … Continue reading