Notification of Curl PEI Annual General Meeting


The 2018 Annual General Meeting of Curl PEI will take place at 7 pm on Monday, October 15, 2018 at the House of Sport (40 Enman Cres., Charlottetown).

Each Member Club is entitled to identify one delegate to vote at this meeting and is requested to let Curl PEI Executive Director Amy Duncan know who will be representing your Club by October 10, 2018.

Championship Event Schedule for the 2018-2019 Season

Here is the Championship Event Schedule for the 2018-2019 season, including Curl PEI provincial curling events (in white), Curling Canada national championship events (in light blue), and events put on by independent organizations (in green).

Curl PEI Curling Canada Independents  
EVENT DATES LOCATION VENUE
Mixed Nov. 5-10, 2018 WINNIPEG, MB Fort Rouge CC
Travelers Nov. 19-24, 2018 MIRAMICHI, NB Miramichi CC
CWG Finals Dec. 7-9, 2018 CORNWALL Cornwall CC
U21 Dec. 27-31, 2018 CHARLOTTETOWN Charlottetown CC
SToH/Tankard Jan. 9-15, 2019 ALBERTON Western Comm. CC
Juniors Jan. 19-27, 2019 PRINCE ALBERT, SK Art Hauser Centre & PA G & CC
Masters Jan. 25-29, 2019 CRAPAUD Crapaud Comm. CC
Mixed Doubles Feb. 1-4, 2019 CRAPAUD Crapaud Comm. CC
Stick Feb. 5-7, 2019 MONTAGUE Montague CC
Seniors Feb. 8-12, 2019 SUMMERSIDE Silver Fox Entertainment Complex
Tournament of Hearts Feb. 15-24, 2019 SYDNEY, NS Centre 200
Curling Club Ch’ships Feb. 22-26, 2019 O’LEARY Maple Leaf CC
Canada Games (curling week) Feb. 23-Mar. 3, 2019 RED DEER, AB Pidherney CC
Brier Mar. 1-10, 2019 BRANDON, MB Keystone Centre
U16 Mar. 1-3, 2019 SUMMERSIDE Silver Fox Entertainment Complex
U18 Mar. 8-12, 2019 CORNWALL Cornwall CC
Mixed (fours) Mar. 15-19, 2019 MONTAGUE Montague CC
College & University Mar. 15-19, 2019 FREDERICTON, NB Willie O’Ree Centre
U13 Mar. 15-17, 2019 ALBERTON Western Comm. CC
Maritime Stick Mar. 15-17, 2019 CORNWALL, PE Cornwall CC
Mixed Doubles Mar. 19-24, 2019 FREDERICTON, NB Willie O’Ree Centre
Seniors Mar. 23-28, 2019 CHILLIWACK, BC Chilliwack, CC
Youth Jamboree Day Mar. 23, 2018 CHARLOTTETOWN Charlottetown CC
Maritime Masters TBA TBA TBA
Canadian Stick Mar. 31-Apr. 3, 2019 CORNWALL, PE Cornwall CC
Canadian Masters Apr. 1-7, 2019 SASKATOON, SK Nutana CC
U18 Apr. 2-7, 2019 SHERWOOD PARK, AB Sherwood Park Arena Sports Centre

Public invited to Thursday rally in support of 2023 Canada Winter Games


This Thursday, September 20,  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the public is invited to a support rally at Founder’s Hall in Charlottetown to demonstrate Prince Edward Island support for PEI’s bid to host the 2023 Canada Winter Games. Curling is, of course, a Winter Games sport, with Mixed Doubles curling also included in the 2023 Games. The rally will include a free barbecue, sports demos, cultural displays, performances by entertainers including  JJ Chaisson, Ava & Lilly Rashad and local step-dancers, and recognition of former Team P.E.I. Canada Games Alumni. Everyone is urged to come out and show your support!

Glenn Howard: 5-rock rule ‘natural progression’ for curling (Grand Slam of Curling)

(by Jonathan Brazeau)
If you’ve ever watched curling with someone who is new to the sport, chances are you’ve heard this question before: Why doesn’t the team with the hammer just keep knocking out all of their opponents’ rocks?

Well, that’s exactly how things were back in the day until a practice exercise that was created out of pure boredom revolutionized the game. Funny how that happens.

It all started back in the mid-1980s. Brothers Russ and Glenn Howard used to face off one-on-one during practice and Russ became frustrated with the predictable play between them. Once one of them was in the lead, they would just bang away the other’s rocks and win. That’s when Russ came up with a new rule to make things interesting: the first four rocks (two from each side) could not be removed from play.

Glenn Howard shoots a stone during the 2018 Humpty’s Champions Cup in Calgary. (Anil Mungal)

“Russ was always that kind of out-of-the-box thinker,” said Glenn Howard, who is a four-time world champion. “He’s always looking for different ways to make the game better and make our sport better.

Russ Howard set the wheels in motion with the “Moncton rule,” which was modified into the four-rock free guard zone. Now we’ve entered a new era with the five-rock rule, which has been implemented by the World Curling Federation across the board for all tournaments beginning this season.

Russ’ rule was altered so that stones sitting outside the house from the tee line up to the nearest hog line (the free guard zone) could not be eliminated until four rocks had been played. If a team violated this rule, their rock would be removed from play and the hit stone would return to its position. Four-rock play became the World Curling Federation’s standard starting with the 1993-94 season although Canada adopted only a three-rock rule at first until making the switch in 2002.

The four-rock rule had a generational run but as ice conditions improved and the players themselves became better over the years, it appeared to need an additional tweak to keep up with the direction the game was heading. Players can now make such precise shots to tick aside guards, keeping them in play but rendering them useless.

The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling, with competition director Pierre Charette leading the charge, was the first major curling organization to experiment with the five-rock rule, which not only adds an extra guard but also gives more control to the team with the hammer as they hold the power to decide whether to remove guards or leave them be. This leads to more aggressive play and gives a team behind on the scoreboard a greater opportunity to generate offence and get back into the game.

World Curling Tour operations manager Gerry Geurts has seen the way Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling teams have handled the rule and is looking forward to the progression now that those teams can focus solely on playing that style in all events on the calendar.

“We’re definitely seeing a lot more rocks in play, players are working on figuring it out,” Geurts said. “There are certainly some new strategies being put into play, which is really interesting to see. You’re seeing a lot more guards up front and just the way teams have to pick and choose their level of aggression is interesting. I saw teams throwing centre guards up two and that’s something they’re not used to or comfortable with for the most part.

It’s not the perfect solution for all of the woes in curling. Teams are aiming to hold the hammer in even ends and should the first stone of the game land in the house, you’ll still end up seeing back-and-forth hits leading to a boring blank end. It may also get to the point where a six-rock or seven-rock rule becomes necessary. For now, the five-rock rule is here to stay.

Click for the full story at the Grand Slam of Curling website.

Heather Moyse headlines She Leads seminar (Guardian)

Curler Kathy O’Rourke, along with Alanna Taylor and Louise Martin share their experience

Photo: Heather Moyse

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Coming back home for a bit, two-time Olympic gold medalist Heather Moyse headlines Sport P.E.I.’s She Leads seminar set for Saturday, Sept. 29, in Charlottetown.

The event at the Holiday Inn Express runs 9 a.m. to noon. 

Cost is $40 per person with light refreshments included.  The first 25 registrants receive a copy of Moyse’s book

Register at sportpei.pe.ca or 902-368-6253, or with Lynn Boudreau at lboudreau@sportpei.pe.ca.

Click for the full story at the PEI Guardian website.

 

Montague holding Social Hour and AGM Sept 21, Crapaud early reg. goes Oct 19

 

 

Island curling facilities are starting to prepare for the upcoming season. Here are a couple of  upcoming events:

Montague: 

The Montague Curling Rink is holding a Social and their Annual General Meeting on Friday, September 21, from  6-9 pm, starting with a social hour at 6 pm with your choice of either Chowder and a roll or Chili and a roll. Their AGM starts at 7 pm. Members are asked to come and voice their opinions and vote on motions.

Crapaud:

Early REGISTRATION for the Crapaud Community Curling Club will be held on Friday October 19th at 7 pm.

We’ll pass on startup info from all PEI curling facilities as it becomes available.

The world’s top 15 men’s and women’s curling teams are coming to Truro in Oct. Tickets on sale now

The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling, Masters, featuring the top 15 Men’s and Women’s curling teams in the world, returns to the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro NS from October 23-28. Tickets are on sale now at 1-888-311-9090 or at thegrandslamofcurling.com

External Sport Credit Program Standards for Curling

The External Sport Credit Program (ESCP) gives eligible student-athletes the opportunity to earn graduation credits for approved athletes in grades 10, 11 and 12. While described as a sport credit, it is an educational credit and therefore learning is emphasized throughout the entire process of becoming a high performance athlete.

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is responsible for the External Credentials program and the Sport Credit Portion of this program is administered and monitored by Sport PEI. Only sports which are members of Sport PEI are eligible. The student-athlete must be a member in good standing with their respective Provincial Sport Organizations.

Curling is one of the eligible sports, and Lauren Lenentine was one of the two recipients last year.

Sport PEI standards for curling:

Make Top 5 or be named to the 1st or 2nd All Star Team at one of
the following events:

National Event (U21/Mixed/ Mixed Doubles/ Scotties/ Brier), or medal at the  U18 Nationals

Special Olympics: not eligible at this time

Web page: http://sportpei.pe.ca/external-sport-credit

Information package (PDF): http://sportpei.pe.ca/userfiles/files/ESC_Information_update_2017.pdf

Application form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Externalapplication

For more information on this program contact Sport Coordinator Lynn Boudreau lboudreau@sportpei.pe.ca or call (902)368-6253.

“She’s Good” event on Sept. 28 for female athletes age 10-15

Attention female athletes aged 10-15…
Come and join former UPEI Soccer Star Tessa Roche, and hear about her high performance sport experience at this fun filled event. Tessa was the 2005 AUS Rookie of the year and then became the 2009 & 2010 AUS MVP, and CIS 1ST Team All Canadian. She was the leading scorer in the AUS in 2005, 2009 & 2010.

Brought to you by:
THE 2009 CANADA GAMES DREAMS AND CHAMPIONS LEGACY TRUST FUND
Supporting emerging & high performance athletes.

“Practice isn’t the thing you
do once you’re good.
It’s the thing you do that
makes you good.”
Tessa Roche
AUS Rookie of The Year, 2 Time AUS MVP,
CIS 1ST Team All Canadian

DATE: Friday, September 28TH, 2018
REGISTRATION: 9:00 AM
TIME: 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Montague High School, 274 Valleyfield Road, Montague
COST: $30 (includes lunch and T-shirt)
ACTIVITIES: Guest Chats, Fitness, Testing, Group Actives,
Nutrition & Goal Setting
TO REGISTER…
CONTACT SPORT PEI:
40 Enman Crescent, Charlottetown, PE
TOLL FREE ON PEI:
1-800-247-6712
PHONE:
902-368-6253
EMAIL:
lboudreau@sportpei.pe.ca
(Maximum 50 participants)

Curling roundup: PEI’s Birt bows out in semis to eventual winner Einarson at Stu Sells, Gallant/Peterman win mixed doubles event

Although PEI curling facilities have no ice as of yet, Island curlers are already doing well competing in other provinces. Brett Gallant and his partner Jocelyn Peterman (Winnipeg) won the Battleford Mixed Doubles Fall Curling Classic a week ago in North Battleford SK, defeating the duo of Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres (Edmonton) by a 7-5 score to grab the $2000 first place cheque.

Photo: Brett Gallant, Jocelyn Peterman

This weekend, teams were at the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard in Ontario, with PEI’s Suzanne Birt, who took last year off from curling, advancing to the semi-finals, losing 8-1 to Kerri Einarson of Winnipeg. Team Birt includes 3rd Marie Christianson, second Meaghan Hughes, and lead Michelle McQuaid. Einarson faced three-time event winner and defending champion Silvana Tirinzoni of Switzerland, coached by Peter Gallant of PEI, in the final, with the Canadians winning 6-0 in only five ends. The Swiss prevailed on the men’s side, with Yannick Schwaller of Bern beating Strathroy Ontario’s Wayne Tuck Jr. 8-3 in the final.  Schwaller, with hammer in the 6th end, filled the house with their stones, forcing Wayne Tuck Jr to draw against three opposing rocks with his last shot. He came up light, conceding Team Schwaller the win.

(L-R): Michelle McQuaid, Suzanne Birt, Meaghan Hughes

On the Junior scene, the Mitchell Schut and Chase MacMillan PEI Canada Games finalist rinks saw action at Curl Moncton, along with the newly-formed Team Kelly girl’s rink as play got underway in the  Maritime Junior Competitive league and runs Saturdays and Sundays through the end of the month. Teams choose which days they are able to compete, and receive a payout per win.

Finally, a number of PEI rinks were competing in the Canada 55-Plus Games in Saint John in August, with the rink of Gloria Clarke, Ruth Stavert, Elaine Hughes, and Janette Fraser from the Cornwall Curling Club winning the 65-plus division while the 55-plus men’s rink of Philip McInnis, Pius McInnis, David Murphy, and Alan Long from Charlottetown were defeated in the medal qualifying game.

In competitive curling team news from the Curling Zone team rosters. PEI’s Adam Casey is curling in Toronto this season, playing third stone on the Charley Thomas rink. Sarah Fullerton has formed a Charlottetown/Summerside team including third Amanda Colter, second Anita Casey, and lead Aleya Quilty. Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine is, as announced previously, curling in Halifax on the World Junior champion Kaitlyn Jones team.

She Leads, with Heather Moyse, on Sept. 29

Glooscap Junior “Gift of Life” Invitational spiel

The Glooscap Junior “Gift of Life” Invitational takes place December 14-16, 2018 at the Glooscap Curling Club in Kentville NS.

16 teams – U15

8 teams – U18

$115 / team 

6-end games for U15

8-end games for U18

Guaranteed 3 games

Male, female and mixed teams

Depending on number of teams, play will begin Friday evening or Saturday morning.

For further information contact:
Nancy Belliveau
Email: nancybelliveau@gmail.com
Phone: 902.670.3402

Facebook: Glooscap Curling Club
Website: www.glooscapcurling.ca

E-transfer payment option available
Contact Nancy: nancybelliveau@gmail.com

Please complete registration form and return to:

Nancy Belliveau
11 Lacewood Drive
Kentville, Nova Scotia
B4N 4Y3

Scanned registration forms can be emailed to: nancybelliveau@gmail.com

Cheques payable to: Glooscap Junior Curling

Downloadable registration form (Word): 

Invitation to Glooscap Invitational Bonspiel

 

Curl PEI competitions to use 5-Rock Rule, discussion session to be held Aug. 25

In September of 2017, the World Curling Federation membership voted to change the Free Guard Zone rule as of the 2018-19 season to the five-rock FGZ rule, a change from the four rock rule.  As a member of the WCF, Curling Canada decided to adopt the same rule for its competitions, beginning this season.  With Curling Canada making the change so is Curl PEI, and all their competitions will be using the new 5-rock rule this season.

Teams will continue to evolve their strategies and approaches as the five-rock Free Guard Zone makes its debut in national and international championships this coming season. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

See this article for more information: https://www.curling.ca/blog/2018/06/15/thiessen-blog-five-rock-fgz-a-positive-change-for-curling/

To help our teams, curlers, and coaches prepare for the change we have asked Peter Gallant to lead a discussion on the topic.  The session is open to anyone who is interested in learning more and will take place at the Charlottetown Curling Club at 10 am on Saturday, August 25.  The cost for each participant is $10, which can be paid at the door, but it would be appreciated if you could confirm your attendance via email to Amy at aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca by August 23. 

Montague Curling Club holding Online Auction For Funding New Rocks

The Montague Curling Club is replacing its rocks, and is holding an online auction to help fund this initiative. The auction takes place from August 13-27. Well-known curlers have been asked to donate shirts and jackets for the auction. 

For more info on the auction, and the latest items on offer, visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/230928534209199

Donations to-date include:

Game-worn shirt worn by Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni.

A game-worn shirt donated by David Mathers. 

A game-worn jacket donated by Lynn Kreviazuk. Size medium.

A game-worn shirt donated by Lynn Kreviazuk. Size medium.

A game-worn shirt donated by Sarah Fullerton. Size medium.

A jacket (small) donated by Chelsea Carey’s coach Helen Radford.

A shirt (small) donated by Chelsea Carey’s coach Helen Radford.

A shirt (medium) donated by Chelsea Carey’s coach Helen Radford.

Game-worn shirt donated by Scott Chadwick — size Extra Large.

Game-worn shirt donated by Scott Chadwick — size large.

Game worn shirt donated by Sherry Middaugh Signed by Sherry and Wayne Middaugh. Size small.

Shirt worn by Wayne Middaugh, size Large, signed by Sherry and Wayne Middaugh.

 

 

 

The world’s top 15 men’s and women’s curling teams are coming to Truro in Oct. Tickets on sale now

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Former PEI Women’s and Mixed champ Barbara McCurdy passes away in BC

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Brett Gallant presents cheque to KidSport PEI

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Passing of former PEI Junior Champ Wyman Millar

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Summer NCCP Coaching Workshops

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Halifax Curling Club to host Men’s World Curling Tour Event

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CCE Maritime Junior Bonspiel

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Maritime Junior Competitive League – Sept. 2018 Dates

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Academy of Curling Camps – early Oct. at Dartmouth Curling Club

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Final reminder: June 30 is application deadline for 2018 For the Love of Curling scholarships (Curling Canada)

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Lauren Lenentine receives $1000 Sport PEI scholarship (Sport PEI)

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Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine wins $5000 Sandra Schmirler Scholarship

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Reminder: June 30 is application deadline for 2018 For the Love of Curling scholarships (Curling Canada)

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Charlottetown Curling Club receives Capital Works Grant from Joyce Myers Trust Fund

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Four Islanders receive Joyce Myers Trust Fund Scholarships

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Organizers donating $7700 to IWK from Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel at Montague

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2018 CCE at Curl Moncton: Camp Dates and Registration

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WhiteCap Summer Curling Camp in Moncton – for ages 12-15. Accommodations included

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Surf n’ Curl at Curl Moncton this August

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Cornwall hosting both Maritime and Canadian stick curling ch’ships next season

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Cornwall Curling Club honours its first World Champion

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Award presented to Curling Canada Volunteer of the Year Finalist

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Reminder: Joyce Myers Trust Fund Scholarships, Capital Acquisition Grants, due May 15 (final year)

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Reminder: Today (May 10) is deadline for Spirit of Sandra Scholarships for Jr. Competitive curlers

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Moncton Launches Pre-Sale Campaign In Bid To Host Brier In 2020 (Huddle)

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Ham Cold Plate Take Out fundraiser at Crapaud

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Charlottetown holding lobster/ham take-out dinner fundraiser

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Curl PEI Hosting Standards Committee to meet on Tuesday

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Steele Cup Cashspiel in NB in Oct.

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Applications now being accepted for 2018 For the Love of Curling scholarships (Curling Canada)

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Sport PEI hosting “What you need to do behind the scenes” workshop

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Cornwall, Crapaud, Silver Fox holding Annual General Meetings

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Reminder: Joyce Myers Trust Fund Scholarships, Capital Acquisition Grants, due May 15 (final year)

The Board of Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund created a Scholarship Fund as a means to assist our talented full-time student athletes in Atlantic Canada. Priority will be given to athletes attending Atlantic universities, colleges or vocational schools.  Three scholarships of $500 each will be awarded … Continue reading

Reminder: May 10 is deadline for Spirit of Sandra Scholarships for Junor Competitive curlers

For the past 5 years, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation has awarded $5,000 scholarships to 6 deserving junior curlers. Winners have included Brooks Roche (2015) and Veronica Smith (2014) from PEI. The Spirit of Sandra Junior Curling Scholarship is intended for young … Continue reading

PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, with Team Kaitlyn Jones, on Sportsnet in Grand Slam event this afternoon

Nova Scotia’s world junior champions, Team Kaitlyn Jones, in their first Grand Slam event with new player Lauren Lenentine, are on Sportsnet at 3 pm Atlantic this afternoon, as they take on Team Sweeting.in the season finale Humpty’s Champions Cup … Continue reading

Sport PEI Volunteer Recognition Reception

Sport PEI is very excited to salute the heroes of sport on the Island by hosting a Volunteer Recognition Reception for those with 25 years or more with an organization. Objective:  Recognize volunteers on PEI who have been actively engaged … Continue reading

Synergy Fitness and Nutrition once again offering off-season training

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition is once again offering an off-season Sport Performance Training Program to Island curlers.  This program includes fitness sessions, nutrition sessions and fitness testing. All ages are welcome.  The folks at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition will work … Continue reading

Trio of 2019 Canadian Curling Ch’ships (U SPORTS, CCAA, Mixed Doubles) to be decided in Fredericton NB (Curling Canada)

Over a nine-day span, three Canadian curling championships will be on the line at Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton, N.B., it was announced today by Curling Canada. Photo, courtesy N45 Architecture Inc. The 2019 U SPORTS/Curling Canada Curling Championships, and … Continue reading

Team Ferguson coach, skip win Mixed Doubles medals at Canadian U18 Ch’ships (Curling Canada)

The Mixed Doubles competition, for players who didn’t take part in the playoffs, wrapped up on Saturday at the Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews New Brunswick, with coach David Murphy and skip Lauren Ferguson … Continue reading

NS sweeps gold at Canadian U18 Ch’ships, Lauren Ferguson’s coach wins Gold, she takes the Silver in Mixed Doubles (Curling Canada)

SAINT ANDREWS, N.B. — An already amazing season for Nova Scotia youth curling got even better on Saturday night at the W.C. O’Neill Arena Complex. Nova Scotia teams claimed both gold medals at the 2018 Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling … Continue reading

Team Schut lead Colin MacKenzie wins a Fairplay Award at Canadian U18 (updated)

The Canadian Under 18 Boy’s and Girl’s Curling Championships wrap up today with the 6 pm Gold and Bronze medal games (Follow the action: http://www.curling.ca/2018under18/ ) in St. Andrew’s New Brunswick. Fair Play Awards, as recognized by the officials at the … Continue reading

Moncton curler making an impression at Under-18 championship (Curling Canada)

Carly Smith of Moncton, N.B., has been curling since she was six, and this week she’s competing at the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews, playing third for Team New Brunswick (Host) team – a … Continue reading

Mayflower Junior Dev’t Camp in September

The Mayflower Curling Junior Development Camp takes place September 8-9 2018 at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax. Registration Deadline is June 30, 2018. Registration forms may be posted or emailed. Payment by cheque or e-transfer. Key items covered include: … Continue reading

PEI’s Team Ferguson finishes with a pair of wins, just misses playoff round at U18 nationals (Curling Canada)

The round robin wrapped up on Thursday night, and sixteen teams – eight boys’, eight girls’ – will now move on to the Championship double-knockout round of the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Boy’s and Girl’s Curling Championships in St. Andrews, N.B. … Continue reading

Gavin and Callaghan finish with 3-4 win-loss record at Canadian Stick

The 2018 Canadian Stick Curling Championship wrapped up on April 5 at the St. Albert Curling Club in St. Albert, Alberta. PEI was represented by the duo of Roger Gavin and Walter Callaghan from the Western Community Curling Club in … Continue reading

Ferguson 1-3, Schut 0-4 at Canadian U18, Ferguson game on livestream at 10 am

The PEI teams each had a pair of close losses on Wednesday at the Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews New Brunswick, with Team Lauren Ferguson sitting at 1-3 win-loss, and Team Mitchell Schut at … Continue reading

Birt is back!

Former World Junior, Two-time Canadian Junior, and nine-time PEI Women’s (Scotties) champion Suzanne Birt announced her return to competitive curling this afternoon on Twitter and Facebook: **New Team Alert** Skip: Suzanne Birt Third: Marie Christianson Second: Meaghan Hughes Lead: Michelle … Continue reading

Ammonia and Freon safety training held for P.E.I. rink operators (CBC PEI)

Rink and curling club operators were invited to take part in one of three special ammonia and Freon safety training courses in P.E.I. this week. The half-day course demonstrated things like how to keep the machinery running smoothly, proper facility safety measures and how … Continue reading

Lobster Trap Bonspiel goes this weekend on arena ice in Souris

The annual Souris Curling Club Lobster Trap Bonspiel goes this Friday through Sunday at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex in Souris. Come on down and watch curling on arena ice! Here are the opening draws. … Continue reading

PEI loses close games to tough teams at Canadian U18 Ch’ships on Tues. (Curling Canada)

All teams were in action on Tuesday at the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews, N.B., with pool play underway to determine who will move on to the championship round later this week. Alexis Burris … Continue reading

PEI teams split openers at U18 nationals in St. Andrews NB #U18CC2018

The Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships are underway in St. Andrews New Brunswick. The first draw took place Monday evening, while the opening ceremonies were at 9 this morning, before Draw 2 at 10 am. Team PEI … Continue reading

Canadian U18: PEI Teams begin play at 10 am. Team Schut game vs Quebec to be livestreamed

The opening ceremonies go at 9 this morning with the first draw of day 2 going at 10 am at the Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews New Brunswick. Photo (L-R): Mitchell Schut, Nick Johnston, Liam … Continue reading

U18 Update: Team Ferguson’s Opener moved to end of draw. Team Schut’s opener scheduled for livestream #U18CC2018

Team PEI Girls opening game against New Brunswick, originally scheduled for 6 this evening, at the Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in St. Andrews NB has now been moved to the end of the round robin draw, at … Continue reading

Annual Meltdown funspiel at Crapaud April 13-15 still looking for teams

The annual “Meltdown” funspiel, sponsored by Labatt, takes place April 13, 14, and 15 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. Entry fee of $160 per team guarantees three games, and fun! There’s entertainment, plus mussels, dinner, fun activities, and a … Continue reading

Funeral service for PEI Curling Hall of Fame member Lorn “Luker” Burke to be held on Wednesday

J.E. Lorn “Luker” Burke 1931-2018 Peacefully at Beach Grove Home on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 of J. E. Lorn “Luker” Burke of Charlottetown, age 86 years, a long-time employee of Sears. Beloved husband of Beryl Burke (nee Beagan) and dear … Continue reading

PEI’s Ferguson and Schut rinks at Canadian U18 Ch’ships, which start this evening in St. Andrews NB (Curling Canada)

Canada’s top up-and-coming curlers are playing for national championships for a second straight year in the province of New Brunswick, following a successful debut last April in Moncton. The 2018 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships are being staged in Saint … Continue reading

Canada falls short in gold-medal game; WFG Continental Cup returning to Vegas (Curling Canada)

LAS VEGAS — It was a bad-news, good-news kind of night for Canadian curling fans Sunday at Orleans Arena. World championship silver-medallists, from left, Curling Canada Board Chair Resby Coutts, Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, Geoff Walker, Tom Sallows … Continue reading

Alberta Men, BC Women win Canadian Masters Curling Championship

The Gold and Bronze medal games brought the 2018 Coastland Engineering and Surveying Canadian Masters Curling Championship at the Cloverdale Curling Club and Peace Arch Curling Centre to a close today in Surrey/White Rock BC. Closing ceremony – photo courtesy … Continue reading

Watch the Gold Medal Game where it all started for Brett Gallant – the Ch’town Curling Complex

The Charlottetown Curling Complex, where Team Gushue member Brett Gallant began his impressive curling career, will be open this evening for anyone who wants to watch them win their second consecutive World gold medal. Stop in early and grab a … Continue reading

Reigning PEI Scotties champs going their separate ways

Team Robyn MacPhee posted the following on their Facebook page this morning: To all our supporters, We wanted to thank everyone who has supported our team over the past two seasons (whatever shape or form it came in)! We consider … Continue reading

PEI’s Craig Mackie wins Sportsmanship award, gold and bronze medal games go today at Canadian Masters in BC (Curl BC)

Semifinal play wrapped up Saturday afternoon, with the gold and bronze medal games going today at the 2018 Coastland Engineering and Surveying Canadian Masters Curling Championship, for curlers age 60 and over, at the Cloverdale Curling Club and the Peace Arch Curling … Continue reading

Gordon MacFadyen wins Aubrey Neff Sportsmanship award at Canadian Firefighters

The 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship wrapped up on Saturday afternoon, with Team Saskatchewan winning the event. The closing banquet and awards ceremony was held later on Saturday, with Team PEI skip Gordon MacFadyen from the Summerside Fire Department winning the … Continue reading

Team Canada headed to gold-medal game at World Men’s Curling Championship (Curling Canada)

LAS VEGAS — It’ll be a gold-medal rematch Sunday at the 2018 361° World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada. Photo, World Curling Federation/Steve Seixeiro Defending world champ Brad Gushue and his team from St. John’s — vice-skip Mark … Continue reading

Team Saskatchewan edges defending champ to win Canadian Firefighters

The 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship wrapped up today in Thunder Bay Ontario, with Team Saskatchewan, skipped by Gregg Tarasoff out of the Saskatoon Fire Department winning the event, edging the defending champion Alberta rink skipped by Aaron Bartling 8-7 in … Continue reading

Team Canada heads into playoffs on winning note at World Men’s Curling Championship (Curling Canada)

LAS VEGAS — There are now just three wins separating Canada’s Brad Gushue and a second straight gold medal at the 2018 361° World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada. Brad Gushue’s Canadian team will take on the United … Continue reading

Canadian Masters continues in BC – PEI Women in Ch’ship Pool, Men in seeding pool

Play continues at the 2018 Coastland Engineering & Surveying Canadian Masters Curling Championships in Surrey and Whiterock BC. Sandy Hope. Photo by Leo Le Couteur The PEI women’s team, skipped by Sandy Hope, finished round robin play with a 2-3 … Continue reading

Sask. goes undefeated in round robin as Page Playoff round set at Cdn. Firefighters

Round robin play wrapped up on Thursday afternoon, with the Page playoffs starting at 10 Eastern this morning at the 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championships in Thunder Bay. Play is over for Team PEI, represented by the Summerside Fire Department and … Continue reading

P.E.I. curling coach looks to repeat success at next Olympics — but with a new team (CBC PEI)

Fresh off guiding the South Koreans to an unprecedented run to the Olympic finals, curling coach Peter Gallant is looking to make a return trip in 2022 — but this time with a new team. Peter Gallant P.E.I.’s Gallant helped guide the … Continue reading

PEI Men 2-2, Women 1-3 after Canadian Masters Day Two

PEI’s men’s and women’s teams, skipped by Cornwall’s Bill and Sandy Hope, split their Tuesday games at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, being played in White Rock and Surrey BC. The  PEI men lost a … Continue reading

Sask. still unbeaten, Alberta, NS 6-1 at Cdn. Firefighters, PEI, NB drop to 0-6

Team PEI, skipped by Gordon MacFadyen out of the Summerside Fire Department, are still looking for a win at the 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship in Thunder Bay, following two more losses on Tuesday – 9-1 to BC, and 9-4 to Southern Ontario. 2013 champ Gregg … Continue reading

Team Canada sweeps Tuesday games at World Men’s Championship (Curling Canada)

LAS VEGAS — On a day during which Canadian curling icon Kevin Martin was inducted into the World Curling Hall of Fame, Brad Gushue provided some proof of his own Hall of Fame credentials at the 2018 361° World Men’s Curling … Continue reading

PEI Men 1-1, Women 0-2 after Canadian Masters opening day

Play got underway Monday at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, being played in White Rock and Surrey BC. PEI is represented by the Bill Hope men’s team and the Sandy Hope women’s rink. The … Continue reading

Nova Scotia and Sask. still unbeaten at Cdn. Firefighters, PEI slips to 0-4

Team PEI, skipped by Gordon MacFadyen out of the Summerside Fire Department, are still looking for a win at the 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship in Thunder Bay, following an 8-6 loss to the Northwest Territories in their only game … Continue reading

Round robin starts today as Hope rinks represent PEI at Canadian Masters in Surrey/Whiterock BC

The Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, at the Cloverdale Curling Club and Peace Arch Curling Centre in Surrey and White Rock BC, got underway last evening with the opening ceremonies. Click for video from Craig Mackie. … Continue reading

PEI has tough start at Canadian Firefighters

Team PEI, skipped by Gordon MacFadyen and representing the Summerside Fire Department, is still looking for its first win at the 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship, taking place in Thunder Bay Ontario, after a tough start against back to back … Continue reading

Mixed Doubles nationals a great experience for Ferguson/Smith team

The Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship wraps up today in Leduc Alberta. CBC TV is broadcasting the final. PEI’s representatives, Lauren Ferguson and Calvin Smith from the Crapaud Community Curling Club. picked up a round-robin win against Dana Ferguson/John Epping … Continue reading

Canada’s World Curling Win Streak Snapped in Vegas (Curling Canada)

LAS VEGAS — Nearly two years after it started, Canada’s win streak at the world men’s and women’s curling championships came to an end Saturday night at Orleans Arena.  (Photo, World Curling Federation/Richard Gray) Reigning world champion Brad Gushue and … Continue reading

Canada opens World Men’s Championship on winning note (Curling Canada)

LAS VEGAS — It may have taken longer than a pro-Canadian crowd at the Orleans Arena had expected, but in the end, it was a familiar result for Brad Gushue and his St. John’s team at the 2018 361° World … Continue reading

PEI drops opener to former national champ at Canadian Firefighters

The opening draw is in the books at the 59th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship in Thunder Bay Ontario, with all teams except Northern Ontario seeing action. PEI’s team from the Summerside Fire Department, skipped by Gordon MacFadyen, lost their opening … Continue reading