Cally Moore steals 5 in final end in win over Kaitlyn Jones, Graeme Weagle doubles Mitchell Cortello in Oak Island Jr. Cashspiel finals

The annual Oak Island Junior Cashspiel wrapped up this afternoon at the Chester Curling Club with two all-Nova Scotia finals.

Team Moore (in red) vs Team Jones in the Junior Women’s final (Photo from Twitter @TeamCallyMoore)

In the Junior Women’s event, it was a battle of Halifax teams, with Team Cally Moore leading 4-3 after six ends in their game against the reigning World Junior Champion Kaitlyn Jones rink of Halifax, which includes PEI’s Lauren Lenentine at third stone. Jones blanked end seven to retain last rock advantage coming home, but gave up a steal of five in the final frame for a 9-3 loss to Moore. In the Junior Men’s final, Graeme Weagle and his host club team had a 4-0 lead after four ends, and held on to win 6-3 over Haligonian Mitchell Cortello.

The PEI teams all finished out of the playoffs, with the junior men’s teams, skipped by Mitchell Schut (Cornwall), Tyler Smith (Ch’town) and Chase MacMillan (Ch’town) each picking up one win in the round robin, while Annika Kelly (Ch’town and Cornwall) picked up two wins on the junior women’s side, with Lauren Ferguson (Cornwall) picking up one victory, and Sydney Howatt (Cornwall), who faced both Forsythe and Jones, going 0-4.

Maritime junior curlers will be back in action this coming weekend, at the annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel, which starts Friday at the Silver Fox in Summerside.

 

Seniors learn to curl starting this week in both Cornwall and Charlottetown


If you have thought about learning to curl and you are in the Charlottetown or Cornwall areas, you are in luck! There is a 10-week Seniors Learn to Curl Program starting this Tuesday at the Cornwall Curling Club and Wednesday at the Charlottetown Curling Complex.

$132/person (all included) for either location.

100% money-back guarantee within the first two weeks
This instructional Program will have on-ice instructors who will create a safe and fun environment for participants to learn how to curl.

No experience necessary
Wear loose or stretchy pants and a light jacket, and bring clean sneakers.
A helmet is required for this program, we recommend a helmet CSA approved for ice sports. We will take care of the rest!

Cornwall

Tuesdays from 12:30pm-2:30pm
November 13, 2018 – January 29, 2019 
(No curling December 25 and January 1)

For more information contact the Cornwall Curling Club at 902-566-4427 or cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca.

Charlottetown

WEDNESDAYS from 1-3pm at the Charlottetown Curling Club, November 14 2018 – January 23, 2019

For more information contact the Charlottetown Curling Club at 902-370-2875 or chtowncurling@gmail.com

* Learn to Curl * Meet New Friends * Share a Laugh * Enjoy the Experience *
Social time in the lounge always follows the curling

 

Team Birt member Marie Christianson wins Sportsmanship award at Canadian Mixed (Curling Canada)

While Nova Scotia settled for second at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, two players did take home some extra hardware during the evening’s awards banquet.

Curling Canada photo: Jones (left) and Christianson

Nova Scotia lead Karlee Jones and third Marie Christianson  [who also plays on PEI’s Suzanne Birt women’s rink] both won Sportsmanship Awards at the evening banquet. Northern Ontario second Mike McCarville and skip Trevor Bonot also won Sportsmanship Awards for their respective positions.

The men and women Most Valuable Players were also announced on Saturday evening. Kim Tuck from Ontario and Harold Walters from Newfoundland and Labrador received the honours.

The men’s and women’s MVP awards were decided by a vote among event umpires based on qualities such as attitude, leadership, team spirit, skill and performance. The Sportsmanship Awards were determined through a vote by the participating players.

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

Island rinks finish out of playoffs at Oak Island Jr. Cashspiel. Kaitlyn Jones team w. Lenentine advances

There’ll be no treasure for the PEI rinks at the Oak Island Cashspiel in Chester NS this year (although the MacMillan team did get a photo with the stars of  “The Curse of Oak Island” TV show). The World Junior Champion Kaitlyn Jones team, with Islander Lauren Lenentine, is undefeated, and one of the teams advancing to the 10 am junior women’s semi-finals, along with Kailey Bennett (Kentville), Cally Moore (Halifax), and Melodie Forsythe (Moncton). The 9 am junior men’s semis see Matthew Manuel (Halifax) play Graeme Weagle (Chester), and Coady Lewis (Moncton) take on Mitchell Cortello (Halifax).

Members of Team MacMillan, with stars of  “The Curse of Oak Island” TV series, taken at the Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre, sponsors of the Oak Island Junior Cashspiel (Twitter @CurlMacMillan)

The PEI junior men’s teams, skipped by Mitchell Schut (Cornwall), Tyler Smith (Ch’town) and Chase MacMillan (Ch’town) each picked up one win in the round robin, while Annika Kelly (Ch’town and Cornwall) picked up two wins on the junior women’s side, with Lauren Ferguson (Cornwall) picking up one victory, and Sydney Howatt (Cornwall), who faced both Forsythe and Jones, going 0-4.

Maritime junior curlers will be back in action this coming weekend, at the annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel, which starts Friday at the Silver Fox in Summerside.

Manitoba beats NS to win Canadian Mixed in front of hometown crowd (Curling Canada)

Manitoba’s Colin Kurz and his team from the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club scored early and protected its lead to win the 2019 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship. The 21-year-old skip bested Nova Scotia’s Kendal Thompson (Mayflower Curling Club) 7-4 in the final. [The Halifax team also includes Marie Christianson, who also curls with PEI’s Suzanne Birt women’s team.]

Manitoba celebrates after winning the 2019 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship. (Curling Canada photo)

Kurz secured the victory in the eighth end with a high-weight shot to remove Nova Scotia’s shot stone. While the shooter didn’t stick around, Manitoba scored two and picked up the win in front of friends and family at the Fort Rouge Curling Club in Winnipeg.

With the win, the young team becomes the first to win the Canadian Mixed title in their home province since Dean Ross of Alberta did so in 2008. Kurz, third Megan Walter, second Brendan Bilawka and lead Sara Oliver won eight of their last nine games to win the championship.

“After the first round it seemed that every time we were needing to win a game, we’d win that game. And whether it was a pretty win or kind of a grind we still managed to pull it out,” said Kurz. “So I think after a couple of those extra end or last rock wins that maybe the home crowd was helping us out.”

Team Manitoba won the 2019 Canadian Mixed Championship at the Fort Rouge Curling Club in Winnipeg. (Curling Canada photo)

The crowd was certainly on their side during the final game. While Manitoba missed its opportunity for a deuce in the opening end they contained Nova Scotia to a single in the second. In the second, a Manitoba double to sit three forced Thompson to draw for a piece of the button to score one. In the third, Manitoba played a draw to the four-foot with backing for a point and 2-1 lead. Kurz and his team increased their lead in the fourth end. Nova Scotia needed to hit and stick for one, but Thompson’s toss was wide. While it removed one Manitoban stone the shooter rolled out of the house, resulting in a steal of two and 4-1 lead for Manitoba halfway through the game.

“It would have been nicer if I made a couple of more shots, but it worked out in the end. I was a little frustrated in the first four ends. I couldn’t seem to finish off ends. You try to look at it as just another game, but obviously it’s not just another game, it’s a national final so nerves do end up coming to you little bit,” Kurz said.

Thompson started the second half of the game well and cut into the lead to trail 5-3 over the following two ends. He slipped his takeout shot by some traffic to score two in the fifth and forced Kurz to make a draw to the button for one in the sixth.

“At that point I was kind of feeling confident with the way I was throwing the rock,” Kurz said.

Nova Scotia missed out on an opportunity to even the score in the seventh. Kurz missed his final shot, a double attempt, and left Nova Scotia with a draw for two. However Thompson’s shot was light, and Nova Scotia settled for one. It also gifted Manitoba a one-point lead with hammer heading into the last end.

Kurz credits his teammates for playing a big part in winning the event. Walter, at age 16, is the youngest athlete in the field at the 2019 Mixed Championship. Bilawka, along with Kurz, represented Manitoba at the 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championship and won bronze with JT Ryan at skip. The pair also won the 2015 Canada Games. Oliver has also been the national junior championships twice and earned first-team all star honours on both occasions. But this will be the first time any of them have worn the Maple Leaf on their back.

“I was left with, for the most part, pretty easy shots,” Kurz said. “They just put me in the best position they could have.”

The team will represent Canada at the 2019 World Mixed Curling Championship (location and dates are to be announced by the World Curling Federation).

Kurz follows in his mom’s footsteps. Lynn Fallis-Kurz won the Canadian Mixed championship in 1988 and 1991 with Jeff Stoughton.

In the bronze medal game Quebec’s Félix Asselin and his team from the Glenmore, Laval-sur-le-Lac and Baie d’Urfé Curling Clubs defeated Ontario’s Wayne Tuck of the Ilderton Curling Club 7-6 in an extra end.

It is Manitoba’s ninth Canadian Mixed gold medal; previously, Sean Grassie won in 2009 at Iqaluit, Nunavut; Jeff Stoughton won in 1991 and 1988 in Thunder Bay, Ont., and North Bay, Ont., respectively; in 1980 Jim Dunstone won the championship in St. John’s, N.L.; Harold Tanasichuk won in 1977 at Halifax; Barry Fry was victorious at Charlottetown in 1973; and Ernie Boushy won two titles in Toronto – in 1966 and the inaugural championship in 1964.

Click to read at Curling Canada

Four teams advance to Canadian Mixed playoffs, PEI finishes play with 2-7 record (Curling Canada)

The Friday night entertainment at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Winnipeg is a Manitoba Social. Manitobans will be jubilant to share their tradition with Canada’s other provinces and territories at the championship in the Fort Rouge Curling Club and there’s extra cause for celebration considering Colin Kurz’s hometown team locked up a spot in the playoffs.

Manitoba’s Colin Kurz, Megan Walter, Brendan Bilawka and Sara Oliver qualified for the playoffs at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship at the Fort Rouge Curling Club in Winnipeg. (Curling Canada/Terry Ursel)

Kurz and his team from the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club stole a point in the extra end against Nova Scotia’s Kendal Thompson to win 8-7. Kurz’s final shot, a guard, slid a little far but Nova Scotia missed it’s final tap attempt to give up one.

“When you’re playing an extra without hammer all you can ask for is to have them throw their last [shot],” Kurz said. “My last one slid a little deep. I wanted to be a little higher and left him with the tap. I thought he was going to play the double, but didn’t.”

Manitoba started the game hot against Nova Scotia, but couldn’t keep the Maritime province down for the count early on. After forcing Nova Scotia to one, Manitoba scored three points. However, Thompson and Nova Scotia scored a deuce the next end, followed by a steal of one in the fourth. Manitoba delivered quite the counterpunch in the fifth. After Thompson missed a double on his final shot, Kurz elected to play a split for three instead of a draw for two. The front guard – about a foot away from the house – was bumped into the 12-foot while the shooter rolled into the rings, regaining the lead for Manitoba.

“I don’t know if we enjoy the pressure or if it’s a little more exciting to play those do-or-die games – we’ve had one in our last three games and were able to rattle a couple of them. It’s more the fact that we’re into it right now,” said Kurz of what’s driven his team to perform late in the national championship.

Not to be outdone, Thompson threw a show-stopper shot of his own in the sixth end. Nova Scotia played a double-raise takeout perfectly, removing Manitoba’s shot stone to count two and tie the game 6-6. Nova Scotia continued in the seventh, picking up a steal of one and 7-6 lead heading into the final end, but without hammer. Manitoba scored one to force the extra end.

Kurz, who represented Manitoba at the 2018 New Holland Canadian Juniors with second Brendan Bilawka, is enjoying the experience of playing a national championship in his hometown.

“It’s a lot about the curling, but a lot about the experience as well,” Kurz said, noting the host committee is hosting a Manitoba social on Friday night.

“I might have to have a beer after that game. An extra end usually calls for at least one beer,” he joked.

Manitoba secured the second seed in the playoffs and will play Ontario’s Wayne Tuck (Ilderton Curling Club) in the 2 vs. 3 game. Tuck lost to Quebec’s Felix Asselin on Friday night, securing the top seed for his team from the Glenmore, Laval-sur-le-Lac and Baie d’Urfé Curling Clubs.

Quebec chipped away at Ontario’s Tuck. Asselin scored one in each of the first three ends before Tuck made a draw to the four-foot in the fourth. Quebec had a 3-1 lead at the fourth-end break, but there was still more work to do. Quebec faced two Ontario counters in the fifth, but Asselin played the angles on a double just right, removing them both for one. Ontario took one in the sixth and Asselin relied on his double-making abilities to score in the seventh. He hit a straight-back double with his final shot to score three. Quebec took a 7-2 lead to win the game in seven ends and secure the top seed in the playoffs.

Nova Scotia will play Quebec as the fourth seed in the playoffs.

In other Championship Pool action, Saskatchewan’s Jason Ackerman (Highland Curling Club, Regina) defeated Alberta’s Kurt Balderston (Grande Prairie Curling Club). Alberta started the game with the hammer and opted to blank the first two ends. Balderston’s patience paid off, as he set up a score of three in the third end. But Saskatchewan wasn’t ready to be outdone. Saskatchewan’s Ackerman scored three points of his own in the fourth end to tie the game at the halfway mark. Saskatchewan also kept Alberta off the board in the second half, stealing single points in the seventh and eighth ends to win 6-3.

Yukon’s Bob Smallwood (Whitehorse Curling Club) and British Columbia’s Cody Tanaka (Richmond Curling Club) battled in an entertaining back and forth affair. After forcing Yukon to one in the first, British Columbia scored a deuce with hammer in the second and stole a point in the third. Yukon scored one in the fourth, tying the game back up at 3-3 by the fourth-end break. British Columbia was forced to one in the fifth and Yukon opened the floodgates in the next end. B.C. missed an in-off on its last, leaving three Yukon stones in the four-foot. Smallwood packed another one into the rings to score four. But the British Columbia team was resilient. It scored three the following end to tie the game back up at 7-7. Smallwood ended the game in the eighth with a hit for two and the victory.

Photo (L-R): Melissa Morrow and Erik Brodersen from Team PEI (CBC Livestream screen capture)

The Seeding Pool also wrapped up on Friday. Mel Sittichinli of the Northwest Territories (Inuvik Curling Club) won his second game in a row. He defeated Ed MacDonald of Nunavut (Iqaluit Curling Club) 10-1. New Brunswick’s Chris Jeffrey (Gage Golf and Curling Association, Oromocto) finished with an 8-2 win against Newfoundland and Labrador’s Harold Walters (RE/MAX Centre, St. John’s). New Brunswick finished the championship 5-4, while Newfoundland and Labrador dropped to 2-7. Northern Ontario’s Trevor Bonot (Port Arthur Curling Club, Thunder Bay) also finished 5-4. He bested Prince Edward Island’s Melissa Morrow (Summerside/Charlottetown Curling Clubs) 6-4. PEI finished with a 2-7 overall win-loss record.

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

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/2019mixed. Draw scores/standings will be immediately available on Curling Canada’s scoring website.

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

Curling Siblings Peter MacDonald, Kathy O’Rourke inducted into PEI Sports Hall of Fame

The PEI Sports Hall of Fame welcomed four new members this evening at its annual induction ceremony, held at Credit Union Place in Summerside, and sponsored by PEI Mutual Insurance Company.

Curlers Kathy O’Rourke and her brother Peter MacDonald were inducted, along with builder of the sport of fencing Lothar Zimmerman, and hockey, baseball and harness racing athlete, coach and official Gerard (Smitty) Smith.

Peter MacDonald (Sport PEI photo)

Click here for profile of Peter MacDonald in the Journal Pioneer

Kathy O’Rourke (Sport PEI photo)

Click here for profile of Kathy O’Rourke in the Journal Pioneer

Watch Team PEI play Northern Ont. at Canadian Mixed, LIVE now on CBC Livestream

Team PEI

Link:

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/curling/curling-live-canadian-mixed-curling-championships-1.4889298

PEI junior curlers in search of Oak Island gold at weekend cashspiel

The winnings will be in medals and cash rather than pirates’ treasure at the Oak Island Junior Cashspiel, sponsored by the Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre, on this weekend at the Chester Nova Scotia Curling Club, with a number of PEI Junior Men’s and Women’s curlers taking part. Curling Zone is providing live scoring at this event.

On the Junior men’s side are the two finalists for the 2019 Canada Games, the Chase MacMillan rink from Charlottetown, and the Mitchell Schut foursome from Cornwall, along with Tyler Smith from Charlottetown, a previous two-time participant at the Canada Games, and his team.

Junior men’s scores at: http://www.curlingzone.com/event.php?eventid=5636&eventtypeid=83&view=Scores#1

On the Junior Women’s side, the Lauren Ferguson and Sydney Howatt Canada Games finalist teams from Cornwall are competing, as is Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine, playing third on the Kaitlyn Jones World Junior championship rink out of Halifax, and the Annika Kelly foursome out of Charlottetown and Cornwall.

Junior Women’s scores at http://www.curlingzone.com/event.php?view=Scores&eventid=5637#1

Team PEI splits Thurs. games at Cdn. Mixed, finishes play at 4 pm Fri. vs. N. Ont

There’s one game remaining for Team PEI at the Canadian Mixed at the Fort Rouge Curling Club in Winnipeg, following Seeding Pool action on Thursday, where they lost 8-5 to Newfoundland and Labrador, but downed Nunavut 12-3, stealing five points in the sixth end. The Island rink, skipped by Melissa Morrow, with Erik Brodersen throwing the final rocks each end, finishes up play at 4 pm today against Northern Ontario. PEI’s overall win-loss record is now at 2-6.

Team PEI (L-R) Erik Brodersen, Melissa Morrow, Andrew MacDougall, Miranda Ellis (Curling Canada photo)

 

Entry deadline Nov. 9. Spirit of Sandra Scholar Lauren Lenentine hosting Opening Funspiel/Pancake Breakfast for Schmirler Foundation

Lauren Lenentine, a member of the Kaitlyn Jones World Junior championship rink and selected as a Spirit of Sandra Scholar, is hosting the Opening Funspiel at the Cornwall Curling Club November 16-17, with all proceeds going to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation. Entry deadline is Friday Nov. 9. The foundation, created in memory of World and Olympic curling champion Sandra Schmirler, helps purchase equipment for hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Units across the country, to help save the lives of babies born too soon, too sick, or too small.
 
The funspiel has space for 16 teams and will accept individual and team registrations. Everyone is guaranteed three games. Only one competitive curler per team, please. The entry fee is $35 per person ($140 per team). There will be great prizes for the winners!
 
Included in your registration is a complimentary pancake breakfast on the morning of Saturday, November 17 at the Cornwall Civic Centre (upstairs at the Club). This is open to the public, so be sure to invite your family and friends! Donations will be accepted at the door.
 
If you want more information or would like to register, you can email Lauren at laurenlenentine@hotmail.com or call her at (902) 394-5840. A sign-up sheet will be posted at the club. 

O’Connor Glass Quick Cashspiel

Charlottetown  Curling Club     Dec. 1/2

3 games   –  Sat. 7:00pm, Sun.  10:00am & 1:00pm

Entry fee $100 team.     Paying  $40  per win

Open to Mens, Womens and Junior teams

Accepting first 10 paid teams

Contact:  Kevin Smith           218- 0737

                  David O’Connor    940- 4241

Island curlers invited to compete for the Grey Cup

Canada’s 9th Governor General, the 4th Earl Grey, may be better known for his football trophy, but he also donated another Grey Cup, to the Amherst Curling Club back in 1907 for the first Maritime Curling Bonspiel. That cup is now presented to the winner of the Grey Cup of Curling Cashspiel, which takes place January 11-13, 2019. The last Island rink to get its name on that cup was back in 1970, when it was won by Dr. Bill Moreside, Ralph Manning, Temple Hooper, and Hugh Simpson.
See poster for signup details.

Championship and Seeding Pool teams confirmed at Canadian Mixed (Curling Canada)

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Seniors learn to curl starting next week in both Cornwall and Charlottetown

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PEI Picks up Win at the Mixed

PEI split their Tuesday games at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Winnipeg to improve to 1-4 win-loss. They finish up round-robin play at 4 this afternoon against BC. In draw seven, Nova Scotia’s Kendal Thompson (Mayflower Curling Club) achieved a 9-4 … Continue reading

PEI Curler wins, and gets curling mention, on Jeopardy!

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Team PEI 0-3 at Canadian Mixed, plays BC & NW Territories in back-to-back games today

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Top Island curler Kathy O’Rourke to enter P.E.I. Sports Hall of Fame (Guardian)

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Cornwall’s Murphy’s Ice Queens Women’s Fun-Spiel open to all clubs

  Sign up now for Murphy’s Ice Queens Women’s Fun-Spiel Nov 30 and Dec 1 2018 at the Cornwall Curling Club. A Great Way to Kick off the Curling Season, Ladies! Non Competitive Teams (2 competitive members/team) Single entries welcome … Continue reading

Annual Island Petroleum Cashspiel set for Silver Fox

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PEI loses Canadian Mixed Opener to Ontario, and is on CBC Livestream vs NB at noon (Curl PEI/Curling Canada)

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

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Curling starts Tuesday in Souris

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PEI’s Veronica Smith team advance to Dave Jones Mayflower Cashspiel Final with lopsided win

PEI’s Team Veronica Smith, which includes third Jane DiCarlo, second stone Sabrina Smith, and lead Whitney Jenkins, are in the final at the Dave Jones Cashspiel at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax this afternoon, following a lopsided 9-0 semi-final win in … Continue reading

PEI’s Veronica Smith rink make it to Dave Jones Cashspiel semis – on CBC livestream at noon

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

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Egg Farmers Rocks and Rings presented by Curling Canada hiring PEI instructor

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Kingston, Ont., to play host to 2020 Tim Hortons Brier (Curling Canada)

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Moncton loses 2nd Brier bid, this time to Kingston (CBC)

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Peter MacDonald to be inducted into P.E.I. Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 9 (Journal)

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Updated: Canadian Mixed Curling Ch’ship begins Sunday in Winnipeg, PEI represented by Melissa Morrow team (Curling Canada/Curl PEI)

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Charlottetown hosting Seniors Learn to Curl Program

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Silver Fox and Ch’town team set to compete in Canadian Mixed, starting Sunday (Curling Canada/Curl PEI)

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Draw and Schedule for Saturday’s Mixed Doubles Cashspiel at Cornwall

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Seniors Learn to Curl in Cornwall

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Reminder: Deadline for PEI Curling Hall of Fame Bursaries is Oct. 31

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Hasselborg tops Homan for Canadian Beef Masters title in Truro (GSOC)

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Epping completes career Grand Slam (GSOC)

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Reminder: Spirit of Sandra Scholar Lauren Lenentine hosting Opening Funspiel/Pancake Breakfast for Schmirler Foundation

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Homan faces Hasselborg for Masters women’s, and Epping plays Koe for men’s ch’ship (GSOC)

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Montague Curling Club raises over $4,500 for cancer research

The annual Curl for Cancer bonspiel at the Montague Curling Club this weekend raised over $4,500 for cancer research. The event also included a fun run, cake auction, bake sale,  trivia, 50/50, and draw to the button. … Continue reading

PEI Sports Hall of Fame inductees Peter MacDonald, Kathy O’Rourke on Sports Roundup at 9 am

Curling siblings Peter MacDonald and Kathy O’Rourke, who are being inducted into the PEI Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 9, are special guests of Paul M. Schurman on Sports Roundup at 9 am on C102.1 FM. Listen also online at … Continue reading

Homan steals spot in Masters semis, Kaitlyn Jones loses quarter-final to Carey (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) TRURO, N.S. — Three-time Canadian Beef Masters champion Rachel Homan continues her quest for the quad at the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event. Homan and her Ottawa-based club used thievery to steal a spot in the … Continue reading

Junior champ Jones, with PEI’s Lenentine, stuns Homan to reach Truro Masters playoffs (GSOC)

TRURO, N.S. (by Jonathan Brazeau) — Kaitlyn Jones and her young Halifax team [which include’s PEI’s Lauren Lenentine at third stone] are through to the Canadian Beef Masters quarterfinals in their own backyard. The reigning world junior champions, who earned … Continue reading

Ch’town hosting their 35th annual Curl for Cancer Fundraiser on Nov. 23 and 24

  The 35th Annual Curl for Cancer Fundraiser takes place at the Charlottetown Curling Complex on Friday evening November 23rd and on Saturday November 24th, 2018. Everybody welcome!   Please join them for some fun curling and the opportunity to raise money to … Continue reading

Silver Fox ice now ready!

The PEI curling season is kicking into high gear, with the ice in at PEI’s four largest clubs – Cornwall, the Silver Fox, Charlottetown, and Montague. … Continue reading

Team Kaitlyn Jones, with PEI’s Lenentine, beats Rachel Homan to advance to Truro Grand Slam playoff round

The World Junior Champion Kaitlyn Jones rink, in the event on a sponsor’s exemption, scored two points in the last end of their final round robin game, beating the Rachel Homan team 6-5 to advance to the playoff round of … Continue reading

Charlottetown Curling Club’s ice is in. Throw some rocks or have a free lesson Fri. at 4 pm

The ice is in and the Charlottetown Curling Complex is going to be open today Friday from 4 pm onward. Drop by to throw some rocks, or even have a free lesson.  … Continue reading

Kaitlyn Jones rink with PEI’s Lenentine now at 2-1 at Truro Grand Slam, wraps up round robin vs. Homan at 11:30 am

(by Jonathan Brazeau) TRURO, N.S. — Sweden’s Niklas Edin has flipped the script in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling. Niklas Edin shoots a stone during the ninth round-robin draw of the Canadian Beef Masters on Oct. 25, 2018, in … Continue reading

Level 2 (Maintenance) Ice Tech Course at Curl Moncton in December

The New Brunswick Curling Association is holding a Level 2 (Maintenance) Ice Tech Course Note: This course is available to all; however certification will only be provided to those who have completed their Level 1 Ice Tech Certification Dates: December 7, … Continue reading

P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame adds five members (Journal Pioneer)

Induction ceremony held at new home in O’Leary O’LEARY (by Eric McCarthy)– As a member of the Maple Leaf Curling Club from the time the sports facility opened in 1978, this year’s P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a … Continue reading

Kaitlyn Jones team with PEI’s Lenentine wins again, J. Jones, Gushue win in extra ends at Truro Masters (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) TRURO, N.S. — There’s no rest for the world’s best with Team Jennifer Jones and Team Brad Gushue arriving at the Canadian Beef Masters straight from playing in last weekend’s China Open. Jet lag? What jet lag? … Continue reading

12th annual PEI Curling Hall of Fame induction ceremony held at O’Leary

The twelfth annual PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum induction ceremony was held Monday evening October 22, 2018 before a packed house at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary, with five inductees – Susan McInnis from Milton Station … Continue reading

Reigning world junior champs, with PEI’s Lenentine, stun Team Tirinzoni to kick off Canadian Beef Masters in Truro (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) TRURO, N.S. — Kaitlyn Jones stunned Silvana Tirinzoni to kick off the Canadian Beef Masters at Rath Eastlink Community Centre. [Team Jones includes Cornwall PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, while Switzerland’s Team Tirinzoni is coached by Charlottetown’s Peter Gallant.] … Continue reading

2018 PEI Curling Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – Photo Gallery

Here are photos, taken by Margaret Muzika, of the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum Induction Ceremony held on Monday evening Oct. 22 at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary, with Derek MacEwen, Susan McInnis, Cliff Poirier, Ernie … Continue reading

Curl PEI Provincial Championships registration now open for 2018/2019 season

The Curl PEI Provincial Championship event sites and dates for the 2018-2019 season have been finalized, and the online entry system is now open. To register, click on the “Enter Online” link at PEICurling.com, or on the following link:  http://peicurling.com/eventschships/competitions/entry-form/ and follow … Continue reading

Gallant, Lenentine competing in Canadian Beef Masters Grand Slam starting this evening in Truro (GSOC)

Rachel Homan and her Ottawa-based team will kick off the Canadian Beef Masters facing Tracy Fleury’s club from Winnipeg in the opening draw. Rachel Homan shoots a stone during the Princess Auto Elite 10 semifinals on Sept. 29, 2018, in … Continue reading

Reminder: Deadline for PEI Curling Hall of Fame Bursaries is Oct. 31

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame is proud to offer four bursaries annually to female and male junior curlers pursuing their post-secondary education. Bursaries Bursaries for the 2018/19 academic year will be offered as follows: Two $1,000 bursaries, … Continue reading

Team Charley Thomas, with PEI’s Adam Casey, runners-up in Gatineau event

The Charley Thomas rink from Toronto, which includes Islander Adam Casey, won their B qualifier Saturday afternoon, doubled Bruce Mouat of Scotland 4-2 in the Sunday quarter-final round, and downed Mark Homan of Chelsea QC 7-2 in the semi-final, before losing 7-3 … Continue reading

Andrea Crawford team wins Lady Monctonian

The Andrea Crawford rink from Fredericton NB defeated the Mary-Anne Arsenault foursome from Halifax by an 8-7 score to win this afternoon’s Lady Monctonian Invitational final at Curl Moncton. PEI’s Suzanne Birt, who won the event 10 years ago, advanced … Continue reading

Birt advances to Lady Monctonian Quarter-Final round

Suzanne Birt, who won the event 10 years ago, will be in the money at the 15 team Lady Monctonian Invitational Cashspiel, which wraps up today at Curl Moncton, after advancing to the 8:30 am quarter-final round, against Nova Scotia’s … Continue reading

Team Charley Thomas, with PEI’s Adam Casey, advances to money round in Gatineau event

The Charley Thomas rink from Toronto, which includes Islander Adam Casey, won their B qualifier this afternoon and has made it to the 10 am Atlantic time Sunday quarter-final round at the 10th Anniversary Challenge de Casino de Gatineau World Curling … Continue reading

Montague ready to rock (with NEW rocks!) by Tuesday

The ice is almost ready to go for the Montague Curling Club’s 2018/2019 season. If you are thinking about taking up curling, drop by the club on Tuesday or Wednesday (6:30 – 8:00 pm) evening for some informal instruction or … Continue reading

Birt, Fullerton, Smith teams competing in Lady Monctonian this weekend

Three teams from PEI, skipped by Suzanne Birt, Sarah Fullerton, and Veronica Smith, are curling in the Lady Monctonian Invitational Spiel, which got underway today, and wraps up on Sunday at Curl Moncton. 15 Maritime teams are taking part. Follow … Continue reading

Reminder: PEI Curling Hall of Fame to induct five members on Monday in O’Leary

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum is set to host its twelfth annual induction ceremony on Monday October 22, 2018 at O’Leary’s Maple Leaf Curling Club, which has been designated as the new official home of … Continue reading

Crapaud kicking off season with Early Registration on Friday, Oct. 19

The Crapaud Community Curling Club is getting ready for its 2018-2019 season, beginning with Early Registration night tomorrow, Friday October 19th from 7 to 9 pm. They are also pleased to offer an online registration option this season, at crapaud.curling.io  If you choose … Continue reading

Curling siblings to be inducted into PEI Sports Hall of Fame (Journal)

CHARLOTTETOWN – A brother and sister from the sport of curling, the founder of the sport of fencing in the province and one of the most notable figures in Island baseball, hockey and harness racing have been named the P.E.I. Sports … Continue reading

Montague Curl for Cancer coming up Oct. 26 and 27

Islanders are invited to join the annual Curl for Cancer event in Montague. It’s an opportunity for both beginners and those with lots of curling experience to enjoy a social event while raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. Curl … Continue reading

Ch’town Curling Club launches new season, new website. Registration starts Thursday.

The ice has been going in at the Charlottetown Curling Club, and they are on schedule to begin League play on Oct. 28th. The Club itself will be open for business as of Oct. 18th. Tentative closing date this season is … Continue reading

Curl PEI choose new Executive

Curl PEI held its Annual General Meeting last evening. The following are the Curl PEI executive for the 2018-1019 season: President – Sandy Matheson First Vice President – Craig Mackie Second Vice President – Dennis Watts Treasurer – Bill Smith … Continue reading

Silver Fox holding open house and registration nights

The Silver Fox Curling and Yacht complex in Summerside is holding Open House and Registration Nights Tuesday October 30th, and Thursday November 1st, from 6:30-8 pm.   There is also online registration available this season, at https://silver-fox.curling.io/en/products Come on down to try it … Continue reading

Tots and Rocks – PD Day Oct. 19 at North Shore Community Centre

PD KIDS DAY WITH CURL PEI Come on out to the PD Day fun at the North Shore Community Centre this Friday, October 19th! There will be lots of different activities over the course of the day, including a FREE … Continue reading

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

The World Junior Champion Kaitlyn Jones rink from Halifax, which includes Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine who joined the team at the end of last season, has won the Crystal Slam Junior event in Gatineau Quebec, stealing a deuce in the first … Continue reading

Islanders Gallant and Lenentine competing in Canadian Beef Masters in Truro starting Oct. 23 (GSOC)

Rachel Homan and her Ottawa-based team will kick off the Canadian Beef Masters facing Tracy Fleury’s club from Winnipeg in the opening draw. Rachel Homan shoots a stone during the Princess Auto Elite 10 semifinals on Sept. 29, 2018, in … Continue reading

Watch Charley Thomas rink with Adam Casey taking on Kevin Koe team on CBC Livestream right now

PEI’s Adam Casey is playing right now in the Canad Inns Men’s Curling Classic at Stride Place in Portage la Prairie, Man. Watch the action on CBC Live Stream at https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/curling/curling-canad-inns-men-curling-classic-1.4858302 and via the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices. … Continue reading

PEI Juniors see action in Moncton NB and Gatineau QC this weekend

The competitive curling season is underway for PEI’s Junior Curlers. Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine, playing on the World Champion Kaitlyn Jones rink out of Halifax is competing in Gatineau Quebec in the U21 “Crystal Slam”, part of the Junior Slam Series. … Continue reading

Charlottetown recruiting for revamped Superleague

A revamped and rejuvenated Superleague is being planned for this season at the Charlottetown Curling Club. The draw will be Monday at 6 PM and play will start November 5. The hope is that they can get eight teams signed … Continue reading

PEI Curling Hall of Fame to induct five members on Oct. 22 at its new official home in O’Leary

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum is set to host its twelfth annual induction ceremony on Monday October 22, 2018 at O’Leary’s Maple Leaf Curling Club, which has been designated as the new official home of … Continue reading

Curling facilities startup continues

While curling gets underway Monday morning at the Cornwall Curling Club, it will also begin soon at the Charlottetown Curling Complex and the Montague Curling Rink, who have both started making ice. Charlottetown Curling Complex Meanwhile, two 1500 lb. boxes … Continue reading

Deadline for PEI Curling Hall of Fame Bursaries for 2018/19 extended to Oct. 31

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame is proud to offer four bursaries annually to female and male junior curlers pursuing their post-secondary education. Bursaries Bursaries for the 2018/19 academic year will be offered as follows: Two $1,000 bursaries, … Continue reading

Cornwall hosting 6th Annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel

The Cornwall Curling Club’s sixth annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel takes place Saturday November 3rd. Curlers from all PEI clubs are welcome. Last year’s overall winners were the team of Angus Kennedy and Myrna Sanderson from the host club. Cost: $40 per … Continue reading

Spirit of Sandra Scholar Lauren Lenentine hosting Opening Funspiel/Pancake Breakfast for Schmirler Foundation

  Lauren Lenentine, a member of the Kaitlyn Jones World Junior championship rink and selected as a Spirit of Sandra Scholar, is hosting the Opening Funspiel at the Cornwall Curling Club November 16-17, with all proceeds going to the Sandra … Continue reading

Birt rink loses in semis to event winner Arsenault at Halifax Cashspiel

New Scotland Clothing Ladies Cashspiel (Halifax, Nova Scotia) Women’s Purse: $6,400 Five-time Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion Mary-Anne Arsenault was the last skip standing in the Halifax over the weekend as her Nova Scotia rink captured the New Scotland Clothing Ladies Cashspiel. Photo: Team … Continue reading

Curling starts Nov. 6 in Souris

Planning is complete for another season of curling on Tuesdays at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex in Souris, following the Souris Curling Club’s meeting last evening. Curling will begin Tuesday, Nov 6th, with rates unchanged from last year: $150 for first-time … Continue reading

Save the dates: 3rd Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel

The 3rd Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel, a weekend of Just-for-Fun curling in memory of one of the best, takes place February 15-17, 2019 at the Montague Curling Club. They are taking the first 32 teams to register.  $140.00/team to … Continue reading

Expanded junior championships, revamped Curling Assistance Program confirmed at 2018 Curling Canada AGM (Curling Canada)

Curling Canada will give more young curlers the opportunity to compete for national championships when it expands the fields for the New Holland Canadian Junior Under-21 and Canadian Under-18 curling championships, beginning in the 2020-21 season. Board Governors, Curling Canada … Continue reading

Curl PEI hosting Competition Coach Intro workshop this month

Competition Coach Intro Workshop October 27 & 28, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm Must attend both days to get credit Location: Cornwall Curling Club Cost is $140 to be paid cash or cheque on arrival Deadline to Register is October 19, 2018 Click … Continue reading

Curl PEI seeking Executive member candidates

We invite you to put your name forward as a candidate for the Executive of Curl PEI.   We would ask you to review the below information to see if you would be interested in putting your name forward as a … Continue reading

Curling starts Oct. 15 at Cornwall. Seniors Learn to Curl, Mixed Doubles, Online Registration are new this season

Curling starts Oct. 15 Icemaking has begun at the Cornwall Curling Club, with ice available for use on Monday, October 15, starting with their popular daytime “Drop In” curling from 10 am to noon Monday through Friday. Free Learn to … Continue reading

Team Kaitlyn Jones, which includes PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, to compete in October Grand Slam event in Truro (GSOC)

Reigning world junior champions Team Kaitlyn Jones [which includes last year’s PEI Junior Women’s Champion skip Lauren Lenentine] will take on the best teams from around the globe at the Canadian Beef Masters in Truro, N.S. [Also in the women’s … Continue reading

Gallants come 1st, 2nd at Grand Slam event (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) Gushue grabs 11th GSOC title at Princess Auto Elite 10 CHATHAM-KENT, Ont. — Brad Gushue has started his season right where he finished the last one: in the winner’s circle at the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling. … Continue reading

Souris Curling Club at Eastern Kings Sportsplex to hold meeting on Oct. 3

Besides PEI’s seven dedicated curling facilities, there is also recreational curling one day at week at two sports arenas, with the Souris Curling Club curling at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex, and the Belfast and Area Curling Club located at the … Continue reading