Norway makes (fashion) statement against Canada at Halifax Ford World Men’s (Curling Canada)

Thomas Ulrud and his Norwegian teammates are defending champions and they served notice Tuesday evening that they are not going to easily give up their Ford World Men’s Curling Championship.

Team Canada's Pat Simmons watches his shot, with Norway's Christoffer Svae looking over his shoulder. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Team Canada’s Pat Simmons watches his shot, with Norway’s Christoffer Svae looking over his shoulder. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Ulsrud, third Torger Nergård, second Christoffer Svae and lead Håvard Vad Petersson handed Pat Simmons and Team Canada its first loss and it was an emphatic, message-sending 9-3, eight-end result that left everyone in the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax stunned.

“We showed up to play tonight,” said Ulsrud, wearing the multi-coloured plus-fours and tam o’shanter cap in which he is undefeated. “The boys made some really good shots. Torger started off in the first end with a beautiful shot to set up the two points and kept going from there.”

Norway was easily the better team, in contrast to its performance through its first six games – two of which the Norwegians were fortunate to win – where they often struggled with the ice. Not so Tuesday — all it took was to wave the Canadian flag in front of Ulsrud.

“That’s why I play curling, to play good teams from Canada in the worlds,” Ulsrud had said before the game, and then he went out and demonstrated why he likes playing Canada.

“That’s the beauty of curling,” he added. “Tonight we had real comfort in the ice and everything. I was really trusting it and just throwing it pure and we played some pretty good shots. We were a bit lucky to score four in the third end and after that it was really a game they had to go all out and we managed to defend.”

But he didn’t think Canada would take any message from the defeat and wouldn’t be bothered but it.

“No, I think they’re going to be even more ready for us next time. It is my guess this is not the last time Norway and Canada play with week. We’ll meet them again.”

Norway scored two in the first end, gave up one in the second and then took total control with four in the third. Simmons, who had half-misses with his first shot in each of the first two ends, had to make key shots with his second stones to keep Canada close.

“We got in trouble early and often and they’re too good to do that against,” said Simmons. “I wasn’t able to make the bail-out shots that were necessary tonight and that’s just the way it goes, you’re not going to make those every night.

“We weren’t expecting to go through this undefeated. We’ll rebound for sure.”

Canada’s woes deepened in the third when neither third John Morris nor Simmons made a full shot, leaving Ulsrud a shot for five — he would settle for four and a huge 6-1 lead that proved insurmountable.

Sweden's Niklas Edin, right, discusses options with teammate Oskar Eriksson. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Sweden’s Niklas Edin, right, discusses options with teammate Oskar Eriksson. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

The result left Norway tied atop the standings at 6-1 with Simmons and his Canadian teammates — Morris, second Carter Rycroft, lead Nolan Thiessen, alternate Tom Sallows and coaches Earle Morris and Rick Lang.

Marc Pfister of Switzerland, meanwhile, failed to keep pace, dropping to 5-2 when he was soundly beaten 8-2 in six ends by Sweden’s Niklas Edin, who stole two in the fourth and three more in the fifth.

“We needed to win that game badly,” said Edin. “We decided to go out there with our heads held high and start strong from the beginning. We only got one point in the first end when we were wanting three or four, but he made a superb freeze there. We were happy with that one then we forced them to only take one in the next end then it was pretty much our game from then on.”

In the other evening games, John Shuster of the U.S. beat Jialing Zang of China 9-5 and Evgeny Arkhipov of Russia got one in the 10th to nip Joel Retornaz of Italy 5-4.

Following the top three in the standings, Japan and Sweden at 4-3, Czech Republic, Finland and the U.S. are 3-4 with China, Italy, Scotland and Russia all at 2-5.

Yusuke Morozumi of Japan (4-3), Ji?í Snítil of Czech Republic (3-4), Aku Kauiste of Finland (3-4) and Ewan MacDonald of Scotland (2-5) had the evening byes.

The 2015 Ford Worlds continue on Wednesday with draws at 9:30 a.m., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. (all times Atlantic).

All Canadian games and the playoff rounds for the 2015 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship will be televised on TSN/RDS2, the official broadcasting partner of the Season of Champions. The full broadcast schedule is available at http://www.tsn.ca/2014-15-tsn-curling-broadcast-schedule-1.95515.

Live scoring is available at: http://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/#/competitions/1670-2015-ford-world-men-s-curling-championship/scoreboard

To purchase tickets to the 2015 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, go to: http://www.curling.ca/2015worldmen-en/tickets/

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Cornwall’s Jackson rink wins Travelers’ women’s title, Western Community’s Fraser foursome takes men’s (pictures added)

Cornwall’s Lisa Jackson team beat the Iva Griffin rink from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton by a 7-3 score Monday evening to win the women’s title at the provincial Travelers Curling Club Championship. Western Community’s Freddy Fraser rink edged Charlottetown’s John Desrosiers team 7-6 in an extra end Monday afternoon to win the men’s crown.

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Winning women’s team photo (L-R): Curl PEI representative Kevin Smith, Lisa Jackson, Carolyn Coulson, Melissa Morrow, Jodi Murphy

In the Monday evening women’s final, the teams matched deuces and singles in the first half for a 3-all tie. The second half was all-Jackson – taking a deuce and stealing two singles before running the Griffin team out of rocks in the final end.

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Runner-up women’s team photo (L-R): Curl PEI representative Kevin Smith, Iva Griffin, Bobby-Jean MacMillan, Wendy Fraser, Alison Griffin 

Griffin handed the Cornwall team their first loss of the event Monday afternoon, by a 7-6 score, stealing the last end, and forcing the deciding game Monday evening, as required by the rules in the event that a team went undefeated in the round robin but lost the first championship game. Third Carolyn Coulson, second Melissa Morrow, and lead Jodi Murphy round out the winning Jackson squad, while  Bobby-Jean MacMillan, Wendy Fraser, and Alison Griffin are the other members of the runner-up Griffin rink.

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Winning men’s team photo (L-R): Curl PEI rep. Kevin Smith, Freddy Fraser, Daryl MacDonald, Blaine Hutt, John Ellsworth

Fraser, whose team includes Daryl MacDonald at third, second Blaine Hutt, and lead John Ellsworth, was trailing 4-3 after five ends in Monday afternoon’s final, when they picked up a triple in six. Desrosiers blanked the seventh, and picked up a tying deuce in the eighth, before Fraser scored one with hammer in the extra for a 7-6 win and the title.

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Runner-up men’s team photo (L-R): Doug MacGregor, Brent Campbell, Jeff Gallant. Missing from photo is skip John Desrosiers

Completing the runner-up Desrosiers team are Doug MacGregor (substituting for Pat Lynch who sustained an injury prior to the event), Jeff Gallant, and Brent Campbell.

The Griffin team, who had lost 9-6 to Jackson in their round robin encounter, were trailing 4-0 after the first end Monday afternoon, with the teams trading singles in the next two ends, but narrowed the gap to 5-4 with a fourth end triple. Jackson was kept to a single in five, with Griffin scoring a tying deuce in six. Jackson blanked the seventh to have last rock advantage coming home, but gave up a steal of 1.

The Freddy Fraser and Lisa Jackson teams will now advance to the national Travelers Curling Club Championship, November 23-28, 2015 at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, in Ottawa Ontario.

Results: http://curlatlantic.com/scoreboard/#/competitions/1512-2015-travelers-curling-club-championships-pei/scoreboard

Website: http://peicurling.com/travelers20142015/

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Cornwall’s Jackson rink wins Travelers women’s title, Western Community’s Fraser foursome takes men’s

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Cornwall’s Lisa Jackson team beat the Iva Griffin rink from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton by a 7-3 score this evening to win the women’s title at the provincial Travelers Curling Club Championship. Western Community’s Freddy Fraser rink edged Charlottetown’s John Desrosiers team 7-6 in an extra end this afternoon to win the men’s crown.

In this evening’s game, the teams matched deuces and singles in the first half for a 3-all tie. The second half was all-Jackson – taking a deuce and stealing two singles before running the Griffin team out of rocks in the final end.

Griffin handed the Cornwall team their first loss of the event this afternoon, by a 7-6 score, stealing the last end, and forcing the deciding game this evening, as required by the rules in the event that a team went undefeated in the round robin but lost the first championship game. Third Carolyn Coulson, second Melissa Morrow, and lead Jodi Murphy round out the winning Jackson squad, while  Bobby-Jean MacMillan, Wendy Fraser, and Alison Griffin are the other members of the runner-up Griffin rink.

Fraser, whose team includes Daryl MacDonald at third, second Blaine Hutt, and lead John Ellsworth, was trailing 4-3 after five ends in this afternoon’s final, when they picked up a triple in six. Desrosiers blanked the seventh, and picked up a tying deuce in the eighth, before Fraser scored one with hammer in the extra for a 7-6 win and the title. Completing the runner-up Desrosiers team are Pat Lynch, Jeff Gallant, and Brent Campbell.

The Griffin team, who had lost 9-6 to Jackson in their round robin encounter, were trailing 4-0 after the first end this afternoon, with the teams trading singles in the next two ends, but narrowed the gap to 5-4 with a fourth end triple. Jackson was kept to a single in five, with Griffin scoring a tying deuce in six. Jackson blanked the seventh to have last rock advantage coming home, but gave up a steal of 1.

The Freddy Fraser and Lisa Jackson teams will now advance to the national Travelers Curling Club Championship, November 23-28, 2015 at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, in Ottawa Ontario.

Results: http://curlatlantic.com/scoreboard/#/competitions/1512-2015-travelers-curling-club-championships-pei/scoreboard

Website: http://peicurling.com/travelers20142015/

Western Community Curling Club teams win PEI Travelers men’s title, force deciding game in women’s

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The men’s and women’s teams from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton picked up big wins this afternoon at the Travelers Curling Club Championship at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, with the Freddy Fraser foursome edging out Charlottetown’s John Desrosiers team 7-6 in an extra end to win the men’s championship, and the Iva Griffin rink stealing the final end in the women’s championship round to hand Cornwall’s Lisa Jackson team their first loss of the event, and force a deciding game between the two teams at 7 pm.

Fraser, whose team includes Daryl MacDonald at third, second Blaine Hutt, and lead John Ellsworth, was trailing 4-3 after five ends, when they picked up a triple in six. Desrosiers blanked the seventh, and picked up a tying deuce in the eighth, before Fraser scored one with hammer in the extra for a 7-6 win and the title. Completing the runner-up Desrosiers team are Pat Lynch, Jeff Gallant, and Brent Campbell.

The Griffin team, who had lost 9-6 to Jackson in their previous encounter, were trailing 4-0 after the first end this afternoon, with the teams trading singles in the next two ends, but narrowed the gap to 5-4 with a fourth end triple. Jackson was kept to a single in five, with Griffin scoring a tying deuce in six. Jackson blanked the seventh to have last rock advantage coming home, but gave up a steal of 1. Final score: Griffin 7, Jackson 6.  The rules for this event dictate that if a team loses the first championship round game after going undefeated in round robin play, there will be a second “sudden death” game to decide the champion. That game goes at 7 pm. Playing with Griffin are Bobby-Jean MacMillan, Wendy Fraser, and Alison Griffin, while Carolyn Coulson, Melissa Morrow, and Jody Murphy round out the Jackson squad.

The Freddy Fraser team and the women’s winner will advance to the national Travelers Curling Club Championship, November 23-28, 2015 at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, in Ottawa Ontario.

Results: http://curlatlantic.com/scoreboard/#/competitions/1512-2015-travelers-curling-club-championships-pei/scoreboard

Website: http://peicurling.com/travelers20142015/

Curl Atlantic hosting Business of Curling Symposium at Mt. A.

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Curl Atlantic is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Business of Curling Symposium from May 1-3, 2015 at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB.  Sessions on Membership Retention, Membership Recruitment, Learn-to-Curl Programs, Best Practices and Real Life Examples, Bonspiels, Sponsorship and Marketing are a few of the topics to be covered.

 **EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BY APRIL 3 – SAVE $50/person**

Championship round teams determined at the Travelers Curling Club Championship

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Round robin play finished Sunday evening at the Travelers Curling Club Championship being played at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, with three men’s teams and three women’s rinks advancing to their respective Monday championship rounds.

The three men’s teams advancing from the seven rink men’s division all have 5-1 win-loss records – the Alan Inman rink from the host club, the Freddy Fraser team from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, and the John Derosiers rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex. Two of those rinks will square off in the 11 am semi-final, with the winner playing the third team in the 3 pm final. The team to earn the bye to the final depends on draw to the button results, and has not yet been announced.

On the five team women’s side, Cornwall’s Lisa Jackson team went undefeated with a 4-0 win-loss record and have earned a bye to the 3 pm Monday final. They’ll play the winner of the 11 am semi-final game between Vanessa Hamming of Crapaud and Iva Griffin of the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, who both finished round robin action with 2-2 records. If the MacRae rink loses the 3 pm game, their unbeaten status gives them another chance, and a sudden-death final will then be scheduled.

The winning men’s and women’s teams will advance to the national Travelers Curling Club Championship, November 23-28, 2015 at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, in Ottawa Ontario.

Live results at: http://curlatlantic.com/scoreboard/#/competitions/1512-2015-travelers-curling-club-championships-pei/scoreboard

P.E.I. has strong showing at Canadian firefighters curling championship (Journal)

VALLEYFIELD, Que. – The Leo Stewart rink from Summerside enjoyed a strong showing at the 2015 Canadian firefighters curling championship here last week.

Team P.E.I. at the 2015 Canadian firefighters curling championship in Valleyfield, Que. From left: Jimmy Arsenault, lead; Dwayne McNeill, second stone; Gordon MacFadyen, third stone, and Leo Stewart, skip.

The rink finished fourth overall in the national competition.

The Island representatives are also returning home with some hardware. Stewart and MacFadyen were named all-stars at the skip and third stone positions, and Team P.E.I. won the team spirit award and the Maritime Cup, a competition between Atlantic teams.

Stewart was also presented with the prestigious Aubrey Neff Award.

Click for full story in the Journal Pioneer.

Veronica Smith rink goes undefeated to win low-scoring Advantage Comm. Junior Mixed final in extra end

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It took an extra end, but the Veronica Smith rink from Cornwall and Crapaud went undefeated to edge the defending champion James Dalton team from the host Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club and the Cornwall Curling Club by a 4-3 score in this afternoon’s final of the Advantage Communications / Curl PEI Provincial Junior Mixed curling championship at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside. The game saw neither team score more than a single point in an end, with Dalton opening the scoring with a steal in the first end, and Smith tying the game in the second end. Dalton blanked the third and was kept to a single in the fourth. Smith took the next two ends for a 3-2 lead. Smith blanked the seventh to have hammer coming home, and tied the game with a single in eight. Smith took one in the extra end to pull out the win.

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Winning team photo (L-R): Tyson Smith, Emily Gray, Tyler Smith, Veronica Smith, coach Paul Smith

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Runner-up team photo (L-R): Breanne Burgoyne, Matthew MacDonald, Lauren Lenentine, James Dalton, coach Pat Quilty

 Other members of the Smith rink are third Tyler Smith, second Emily Gray, and lead Tyson Smith, with coach Paul Smith. Playing with Dalton were third Lauren Lenentine, second Matthew MacDonald, and lead Breanne Burgoyne, with coach Pat Quilty.

Smith went undefeated in round robin play to finish in first place with a 4-0 win-loss record, while Dalton had just one lost, 8-2 to Smith, ending the round robin at 3-1. Donald DeWolfe and his Crapaud and Cornwall teams went 2-2, while Mitchell Schut, from Cornwall and Crapaud ended play at 1-3, and Montague’s Owen Collier was 0-4.

Linescores: http://curlatlantic.com/scoreboard/#/competitions/1511-2015-junior-mixed-curling-championship-pei/scoreboard/Sun-29

Event website: http://peicurling.com/juniormixed20142015/

Fanshawe wins CCAA women’s curling gold, Holland College Hurricanes finish with 2-5 record

The Holland College Hurricanes women’s curling team, who curl out of the Cornwall Curling Club, finished round robin play with a 2-5 win-loss record at the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association (CCAA) Nationals, which wrapped up Saturday in Olds Alberta. The Fanshawe Falcons won the women’s title, beating the Humber Hawks 4-2 in the championship game. The men’s section was won by the Fleming Knights, who doubled the Fanshawe Falcons 8-4 in the gold medal match.

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Photo (L-R): Younker, Huntley, Smith, Dauphinee, Holmes-Tang

The Holland College team is coached by Angela Hodgson and is made up of lead Bethany Dauphinee (Liverpool, NS), second Sabrina Smith (Breadalbane, PEI), third Breanna Huntley (New Minas, NS), skip Jaylene Holmes-Tang (Gravenhurst, ON) and alternate Kellie-Lynn Younker (Cornwall, PEI). Holmes-Tang was also a member of the Hurricanes varsity golf team that competed at the CCAA National Golf Championships in Quebec in the fall.

Team Manitoba wins Canadian Fire Fighters Ch’ship, PEI makes it to Page ch’ship round

The 56th Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship wrapped up on Saturday in Valleyfield and Huntingdon Quebec, with  Team Manitoba, from the Winnipeg Fire Department, skipped by Ryan Lalonde, defeating Team Alberta 11-3 in the final. Manitoba took four points in the fifth end, and stole a triple in the 6th, to bring the game to an early conclusion. PEI, represented by the Leo Stewart team from the Summerside Fire Department, lost  to BC 6-3 in the Page 3-4 game. PEI won two tiebreakers to advance to the Page round. BC then lost 7-6 to Manitoba in the semi-final.

Alberta and Manitoba both went 8-2 in the round robin, with BC going 7-3, and PEI 6-4, tied with Northern and Southern Ontario.

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Director: GUY SENECAL
LEAD: KRIS ROSOLOWICH
SECOND: JAMIE PACHKOWSKY
THIRD: DARYL BJORNSON
SKIP: RYAN LALONDE

1 pm Junior Mixed final set: Cornwall/Crapaud’s Veronica Smith vs Silver Fox/Cornwall’s James Dalton

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The final, between the 1st and second place teams from the round robin, is set for 1 pm today at the Advantage Communications / Curl PEI Provincial Junior Mixed curling championship at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside.  The Veronica Smith rink from Cornwall and Crapaud and the defending champion James Dalton team from the host Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club and the Cornwall Curling Club are the finalists. Other members of the Smith rink are third Tyler Smith, second Emily Gray, and lead Tyson Smith, with coach Paul Smith. Playing with Dalton are third Lauren Lenentine, second Matthew MacDonald, and lead Breanne Burgoyne, with coach Pat Quilty.

Smith went undefeated to finish in first place with a 4-0 win-loss record, while Dalton had just one lost, 8-2 to Smith, to end round robin play at 3-1. Donald DeWolfe and his Crapaud and Cornwall teams went 2-2, while Mitchell Schut, from Cornwall and Crapaud ended play at 1-3, and Montague’s Owen Collier was 0-4.

In this morning’s final round robin draw, Smith beat Collier 14-4, while Dalton defeated Schut 12-2.

Live results: http://curlatlantic.com/scoreboard/#/competitions/1511-2015-junior-mixed-curling-championship-pei/scoreboard/Sun-29

Event website: http://peicurling.com/juniormixed20142015/

Recap: Eddie MacKenzie rink wins Provincial Mixed

The Provincial Mixed Curling Championship wrapped up on March 17 at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, with the host club rink of skip Eddie MacKenzie, third Chloé McCloskey, second Tyler MacKenzie, and lead stone Megan Wile defeating the Cody Dixon rink from Montague 7-4 in the championship final.

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Photo (L-R): Megan Wile, Tyler MacKenzie, Chloé McCloskey, Eddie MacKenzie, Curl PEI president Angela Hodgson

MacKenzie won the A final of the modified triple knockout draw, 9-4 over George Koke of Montague. Dixon beat MacKenzie 7-5 to win the B, while defending champion Jamie Newson of Charlottetown won the C, by an 8-2 score over Andy Morris and his rink from the Maple Leaf and Western Community clubs. Dixon and Newson then squared off in the semi-final, with Dixon winning 6-4 to advance to the final vs. MacKenzie.

Other members of the runner-up Dixon foursome are Tammy Dewar, Mike Clarey, and Aleya Quilty. Eight rinks took part in the event.

The winning MacKenzie rink will now advance to the 2016 Canadian Mixed, Nov 7-14 2015 at the Weston Golf and Country Club in Toronto.

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Photo (L-R): Eddie MacKenzie, Chloé McCloskey, Tyler MacKenzie, Megan Wile

Charlottetown’s Desrosiers and Cornwall’s Jackson still unbeaten at the Travelers Curling Club Ch’ship

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Only two undefeated teams remain going into the 11 am Sunday round robin draw at the provincial Travelers Curling Club Championship Championship at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. The John Desrosiers team from the Charlottetown Curling Complex remains unbeaten at 4-0 in the seven team men’s event, while the Lisa Jackson foursome from the Cornwall Curling Club are 3-0 in the five team women’s division.

Western Community’s Freddy Fraser, and Crapaud’s Alan Inman are 3-1 on the men’s side, while Iva Griffin from the Western Community club is second in the women’s draw, at 2-1. Griffin plays Jackson in one of three games in this morning’s draw, which gets underway at 11. Round robin play wraps up with draws at 3 and 7 pm. There are three championship round games scheduled on Monday, with the second and third place teams from the round robin squaring off at 11 am, with the winner in the men’s and women’s events facing the first place teams at 3 pm. In the event that a team goes undefeated in the round robin and loses the 3 pm game, a second game between the finalists will go at 7 pm.

Winning teams will advance to the national Travelers Curling Club Championship, November 23-28, 2015 at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, in Ottawa Ontario.

Live results at: http://curlatlantic.com/scoreboard/#/competitions/1512-2015-travelers-curling-club-championships-pei/scoreboard

Event website: http://peicurling.com/travelers20142015/

 

Veronica Smith rink still undefeated – will advance to Advantage Comm. Junior Mixed final

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The final round robin draw goes at 9:30 this morning in the Advantage Communications / Curl PEI Provincial Junior Mixed curling championship at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside.  The Veronica Smith rink from Cornwall and Crapaud will be one of the two teams advancing to the 1pm championship game between the 1st and 2nd place teams. Other members of the Smith rink are third Tyler Smith, second Emily Gray, and lead Tyson Smith, with coach Paul Smith.

Smith, the only defeated team in the event, at 3-0, plays Owen Collier from Montague (0-3) in the final round robin draw, and will advance to the final with either a 4-0 or 3-1 record. Donald DeWolfe and his Crapaud and Cornwall team ended play Saturday with a 2-2 record, while defending champion James Dalton and his Silver Fox and Cornwall team sits at 2-1 and plays Mitchell Schut from Cornwall and Crapaud, who is at 1-2, this morning. If Schut wins, there will be a 3-way tie for the second spot in the final, between DeWolfe, Dalton, and Schut. If Dalton wins, he would advance to the final, with a 3-1 record.

Live results: http://curlatlantic.com/scoreboard/#/competitions/1511-2015-junior-mixed-curling-championship-pei/scoreboard/Sun-29

Event website: http://peicurling.com/juniormixed20142015/

Canada holds off U.S. in wild Ford Worlds opener in Halifax (Curling Canada)

Pat Simmons had to make a last-rock draw to the button in an extra end to get past John Shuster of the United States 11-10 in the second draw of the Ford Men’s World Curling Championship Saturday.

Pat Simmons, middle, walks off the ice after Saturday's win with teammates Carter Rycroft, left, and Nolan Thiessen. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Pat Simmons, middle, walks off the ice after Saturday’s win with teammates Carter Rycroft, left, and Nolan Thiessen. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

In a game as shocking for its missed shots as its high scoring at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, the Americans looked sharper in the early ends, forcing Canada to take a single in the first end and then scoring three in the second. Shuster made a triple takeout and stick for three after three partial misses by Canada let the U.S. set up the end with rocks in all four corners of the 12-foot.

“That had to be up there in entertainment value for fans to watch,” said Simmons. “That was a fun atmosphere and a fun game. I’m lying a little bit. It wasn’t fun the whole game for us, but what a gutty performance that was.”

Simmons, third John Morris, second Carter Rycroft, lead Nolan Thiessen and alternate Tom Sallows came right back with three of their own in the third, Simmons executing a straight-forward hit and stick. Canada looked in good position to steal in the fourth until Simmons came up light with his attempted tap back for second shot. That left Shuster with a wide angled raise take out of the Canadian counter in the four-foot and the U.S. skip made it perfectly to score four.

Canada was in position for three of its own in the fifth until Shuster bailed out his team with a double take out and rolled for shot. Simmons made his straight-back elimination of that shot to count two.
“Rocks not really sharp, in the exact spots we needed, but we didn’t play that bad, they played outstanding,” Simmons said of the first five ends. “John Shuster was unbelievable tonight. It was a shame someone had to lose that game.”

When Shuster’s attempted double left Canada a steal of one in the sixth the teams were tied 7-7.

The U.S. edged into 9-7 lead but Canada scored three in the ninth and gave up one in the 10th.

Meanwhile, Thomas Ulsrud of Norway began defence of his World Men’s title with a narrow 9-7 win over Jialian Zang of China while

Ulsrud, third Torger Nergård, second Christoffer Svae, lead Håvard Vad Petersson and alternate Markus Høiberg struggled in the first couple ends but snapped out of it with three in the third. They got three more in the fifth and looked to have control of the match.

“That was a tricky game for us,” said Ulsrud. “We struggled at the start, figuring out the ice, but once we got a handle of it we pretty much controlled the game. We scored multiple points in a few ends. I thought we were going to be cruising but they came back pretty strong so I had to make a pretty good last shot to win. “

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Yusuke Morozumi of Japan gave his country its first-ever 2-0 start the men’s world championship with a 9-3 win over Ewan MacDonald of Scotland. Japan ended the game with a five-ender in the eighth.

In the other game Ji?í Snítil of the Czech Republic scored one in the 10th to edge Aku Kauste of Finland 8-7.
Sweden’s Niklas Edin (1-0), Italy’s Joel Retornaz (1-0), Russia’s Evgevny Arkhipov (0-1) and Switzerland’s Marcus Pfister (1-0) all had byes)

The 2015 Ford Worlds continue on Sunday, with draws scheduled for 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m (all times Atlantic).

All Canadian games and the playoff rounds for the 2015 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship will be televised on TSN/RDS2, the official broadcasting partner of the Season of Champions. The full broadcast schedule is available at http://www.tsn.ca/2014-15-tsn-curling-broadcast-schedule-1.95515.

Live scoring is available at: http://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/#/competitions/1670-2015-ford-world-men-s-curling-championship/scoreboard

To purchase tickets to the 2015 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, go to: http://www.curling.ca/2015worldmen-en/tickets/

The French version of this story will be available at http://www.curling.ca/2015worldmen-fr/ as soon as possible.

Follow @curlingcanada on Twitter (#FWWCC) for updates during the 2015 Ford Worlds.

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Alberta, Manitoba win gold at 2015 Everest Canadian Seniors, PEI rinks finish in 9th and 12th place (Curling Canada)

Prairie provinces stood tall on the medal podium on Saturday afternoon at the Thistle Club in Edmonton. 2015 Everest Canadian Seniors gold-medallists. Team Manitoba men, top, from left, lead Dale Michie, second Peter Nicholls, third Dean Moxham and skip Randy … Continue reading

Four teams unbeaten after Travelers Curling Club Ch’ship Opening day

Three draws are in the books after opening day action at the provincial Travelers Curling Club Championship at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. In the men’s division, with representatives from all seven PEI dedicated curling facilities, the Alan Inman foursome … Continue reading

PEI eliminated from Championship Round at Canadian Fire Fighters

PEI, represented by the Summerside Fire Department, skipped by Leo Stewart, lost their Page 3 vs 4 playoff game to BC by a 6-3 score this evening at the Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship in Valleyfield and Huntington Quebec, and … Continue reading

MacDonald rink finishes 1st in Canadian Seniors seeding pool, Berry team picks up win (Curling Canada)

While the match-ups for the semifinals have yet to be determined, the four teams who will play in those semifinals has been decided at the 2015 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s Championship at the Thistle C.C. in Edmonton. Alberta’s Glen Hansen … Continue reading

Mitchell Schut and Veronica Smith teams win Advantage Communications Jr. Mixed openers

Four of the five teams have seen action after the opening draw this evening at the Advantage Communications / Curl PEI Provincial Junior Mixed Curling Championship being played at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside. The Veronica … Continue reading

PEI playing in championship round at Canadian Firefighters

The Page playoff round is underway at the Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship in Valleyfield and Huntington Quebec. PEI, represented by the Summerside Fire Department, finished round robin play with a 6-4 win-loss record, and grabbed the final playoff spot … Continue reading

Canadian Seniors seeding pool update: MacDonald picks up win over NWT to improve to 3-5, Berry is at 0-3 (Curling Canada)

Ed Sattelberger of the Iqaluit C.C. defeated Al Hackner 10-5 in Thursday afternoon’s draw at the 2015 Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships at the Thistle C.C. in Edmonton. (Photo Annie Teveniuk and Lisa Miller) The Nunavut skip opened the scoring … Continue reading

Travelers Curling Club and Junior Mixed championships start Friday

The provincial curling championship season comes to a close with two events this weekend — the Travelers Curling Club Championship, for men’s and women’s teams who have won their respective club championships, and the Advantage Communications / Curl PEI Junior Mixed, … Continue reading

A reunion on the ice for 2012 Youth Olympians, including PEI’s Emily Gray (Curling Canada)

(by Jean Mills) A special reunion took place in Waterloo, Ont., recently, where curlers from across Canada took over the K-W Granite Club for the CIS-Curling Canada University Curling Championships. Four of those curlers were together again for the first … Continue reading

Ford World Men’s Curling Championship begins Saturday in Halifax (Curling Canada)

Global men’s curling supremacy will be on the line when the 2015 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship gets underway on Saturday at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. The official opening ceremonies are scheduled for noon (all times Atlantic), and will … Continue reading

Hurricanes split opening games (Guardian)

The Holland College Hurricanes scored a 7-6 extra-end win Wednesday to even their record after two games at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association women’s curling championship. The Hurricanes lost 12-11 in the opening game against the host Olds College in … Continue reading

Ford World Men’s starts this weekend in Halifax. Single draw tickets now on sale (Curling Canada)

(by Graham Lloyd) Now fans can pick the games they really want to see when the 2015 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship comes to Halifax, March 28-April 5 at the Scotiabank Centre. (Michael Burns/CCA Photo) Tickets to the first five … Continue reading

Cornwall’s Clarke/Stavert win their 5th women’s Maritime Stick Curling title

The Maritime Stick Curling Championship was held at the Amherst Curling Club March 11-13. The Maritime Stick Curling Championship format has 4 men’s/open teams and 2 women’s teams from each of the 3 Maritime provinces. The 12 team men’s/open division … Continue reading

UPEI Panthers finish CIS Ch’ship in 4th place, two players win awards (UPEI)

The UPEI Women’s Curling Team, skipped by Veronica Smith, finished the CIS/CCA Curling Championship in 4th place, losing to the Thompson Rivers team in the semi-finals. Photo (L-R): Veronica Smith, Jane DiCarlo, Emily Gray, Aleya Quilty The team also received … Continue reading

Curl PEI hosting Little Rock Fun Day at the Fox on Saturday

Note: this event has been cancelled due to insufficient signup. Curl PEI would like to invite Little Rock curlers out to the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club on Saturday March 28 from 9-11:30am for a morning of Fun and … Continue reading

PEI teams finish out of the playoffs after Canadian Seniors round robin play (Curling Canada)

(by Danny Lamoureux) Women’s event The first stage of play at the 2015 Everest Canadian Senior Women’s Curling Championship has been completed and the eight teams competing for the title have been identified. Thirteen women’s teams (Yukon did not enter … Continue reading

Casey rink adds new third for 2015-16 season (Journal)

(by Jason Simmonds) The Adam Casey rink has made a roster move. David Mathers is moving to Prince Edward Island in May and will join the Island rink after playing for Mark Kean in Ontario. © Jason Simmonds/Journal Pioneer David … Continue reading

S’side rink 5-1 at firefighters curling ch’ships (Journal)

VALLEYFIELD, Que. – The P.E.I. representatives at the Canadian Firefighters Muscular Dystrophy Hydrant curling championships from Summerside are on a roll. Left to right: PEI Director Peter A. MacDonald, Jim Arsenault, Dwayne MacNeill, Gordon MacFadyen, Leo Stewart Skip Leo Stewart, … Continue reading

Snowmobile trip needed for Holland College Hurricanes to get to curling nationals (Guardian)

(by Jason Malloy) It took a six-kilometre snowmobile ride to get the Holland College Hurricanes curling team in the air and headed to nationals. © Submitted photo The Holland College Hurricanes curling team, from left, are Kellie-Lynn Younker, Bethany Dauphinee, … Continue reading

MacDonald gets second win at Canadian Seniors (Journal)

EDMONTON – P.E.I.’s Rod MacDonald rink evened their record at the 2015 Canadian senior curling championships on Monday. MacDonald jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one end, and never looked back in a 6-3 victory over Nunavut’s Ed Sattelberger. … Continue reading

P.E.I. teams get on winning track at Canadian senior curling championships (Journal)

EDMONTON – P.E.I.’s representatives at the 2015 Canadian senior curling championships recorded their first wins on Sunday. The Rod MacDonald-skipped men’s rink from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside and Charlottetown Curling Complex began Sunday’s play with … Continue reading

Panthers Make CIS Curling Semi-finals (Guardian)

The UPEI Panthers scored a deuce in the 10th for an 8-7 victory over St. F.X. Friday at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s curling championship in Waterloo, Ont. The win improved the Panthers to 3-4 and qualified them for Saturday’s … Continue reading

Curling is Sport PEI’s featured sport for March

The following feature is from Sport PEI’s website. Click to read at Sport PEI Sport Feature After a busy month of February with Canada Games we are back on track with our Sport Features. For the month of March we … Continue reading

Casey/Christianson, Holland/Fullerton duos win Canadian Mixed Doubles openers

Two of the three rinks with PEI players won their openers on Wednesday at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials in Ottawa. Adam Casey is playing with Marie Christianson of Nova Scotia, and won his opener 8-7, while Kyle Holland … Continue reading

Curler Suzanne Birt wins half a million dollars on lottery scratch ticket (Guardian)

(by Kayla Fraser) Suzanne Birt flashed a winning smile Tuesday as she was presented a half-million dollar cheque.She accepted the money for her Atlantic Lottery scratch ticket win during a ceremony at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino in Charlottetown. “It … Continue reading

Four PEI curlers among those competing in Mixed Doubles Curling Trials, starting today in Ottawa (Curling Canada/Curl PEI)

Canada’s best mixed doubles curling teams, including four curlers from PEI,  return to the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club March 11-15 for the 2015 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials. Among those competing are the winners of the PEI trials in … Continue reading

Curler hits the jackpot!

Congratulations to Suzanne Birt on her big lottery win! She won the half million dollars on a Classic Ruby scratch & win ticket.was presented with the  cheque this morning at Red Shores. … Continue reading

Mackay, Noye rinks win Provincial U18; Lenentine, MacFadyen teams also earned berths in Atlantic Ch’ships (men’s pics added)

The Curl PEI Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships wrapped up on Monday at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, with the four rinks who will advance to the Atlantic Under 18 championships from April 3-5 in Montague decided.  Because PEI is … Continue reading

Provincial Mixed Curling Ch’ship starts Friday – Newson rink back, looking for repeat win

The Curl PEI Provincial Mixed Curling Championship takes place March 13-17 at the Charlottetown Curling Complex.  The defending champions – the team of Jamie Newson, Vanessa Hamming, Andrew Robinson, and Michelle MacIntyre from this year’s host club and the Crapaud … Continue reading

Mackay, Noye rinks win Provincial U18; Lenentine, MacFadyen teams also earned berths in Atlantic Ch’ships

The Curl PEI Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships are over at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, with the four rinks who will advance to the Atlantic Under 18 championships from April 3-5 in Montague decided.  Because PEI is the host … Continue reading

Sign up now for Sat. morning Junior Dev’t League (age 11-15) at Cornwall next season

The Cornwall Curling Club is currently making plans to offer a Junior Development League commencing in the fall of 2015. This is in addition to the strong Junior Instructional Program which is presently in place. This developmental league is for … Continue reading

U18 Opening Draw Photos

Here are photos, courtesy of Margaret O’Connor, from the opening draw of the Curl PEI Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. The women’s event wrapped up on Sunday (more on this later), while the men’s … Continue reading

Team Canada captures 2015 Tim Hortons Brier gold (Curling Canada)

Pat Simmons got the shot he wanted with last rock and then made it to give Team Canada the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by SecurTek Monitoring Solutions, championship. Team Canada’s Pat Simmons is hoisted by teammate John Morris. (Photo, … Continue reading

Saskatchewan claims Tim Hortons Brier bronze with win over Gushue (Curling Canada)

Steve Laycock of Saskatchewan stole two in an extra end Sunday to beat Brad Gushue of Newfoundland-Labrador 7-5 in the bronze medal game at the Tim Hortons Brier, presented by SecurTek Monitoring Solutions. Gushue, who suffered a heart-breaking loss in … Continue reading

Mitchell Schut team goes undefeated to win KFC Provincial Under 13 title

The Mitchell Schut team from the Cornwall Curling Club went undefeated this weekend at the Montague Curling Club to win the KFC Provincial Under 13 Curling Championship, beating the Alexis Burris rink from the Crapaud Community Curling Club by a … Continue reading

Team Canada beats Gushue rink to nail down trip to Tim Hortons Brier final (Curling Canada)

Team Canada’s miraculous turn-around in the Tim Hortons Brier, presented by SecurTek Monitoring Solutions, continued Saturday with two victories that moved the Pat Simmons-led squad into today’s final. Team Canada skip Pat Simmons is pumped after winning Saturday night’s semifinal. … Continue reading

Team Canada advances to 9 pm Tim Hortons Brier semifinal against Gushue (Curling Canada)

Pat Simmons and Team Canada scored one in the 11th end Saturday to get past Steve Laycock of Saskatchewan 8-7 and advance to the semifinal of the Tim Hortons Brier, presented by SecurTek Monitoring Solutions. Team Canada skip Pat Simmons … Continue reading

Unbeaten Schut, MacLean square off Sun. morning at KFC U13 ch’ship, MacFadyen and Mackay rinks win U18 B sections

There will be no unbeaten teams remaining following the last round robin draw at 10 am on Sunday morning at the KFC Provincial Under 13 Curling Championships at the Montague Curling Club, as the two teams with perfect records, the … Continue reading

Four PEI curlers among those competing in Mixed Doubles Curling Trials, March 11-15 in Ottawa (Curling Canada/Curl PEI)

Canada’s best mixed doubles curling teams, including four curlers from PEI,  return to the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club March 11-15 for the 2015 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials. Among those competing are the winners of the PEI trials in … Continue reading

N. Ontario’s Jacobs beats Gushue in Page 1-2 to advance to Tim Hortons Brier final (Curling Canada)

Brad Jacobs of Northern Ontario saw an opportunity in the fifth end so he took it, scored three and went on to defeat Brad Gushue of Newfoundland-Labrador 7-5 in the Page playoff 1-2 game Friday at the Tim Hortons Brier, … Continue reading

Four rinks still unbeaten after KFC U13 opening day, Noye, Mackay win A qualifiers in U18 ch’ship

The first day of play is over in the KFC Under 13 curling championships in Montague, and the Curl PEI Under 18 in Crapaud. Four of the 9 teams entered remain undefeated in the round robin U13 competition. The Mitchell … Continue reading

KFC Under 13 Provincial Ch’ships Opening Day Photos

Curling got underway with two draws today at the KFC Under 13 championships at the Montague Curling Club. Here is a gallery of photos from the first two draws. Click on a thumbnail to enlarge. Use arrows to go ahead/back. … Continue reading

Robbie goes to the Patch (CurlingZone video)

Hilarity ensues as Team PEI lead stone Robbie Doherty hits The Patch at the Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary, talking with the curlers, fans and meeting the Brier Boys! Video courtesy of CurlingZone, … Continue reading

N.S. curler speaks out against new rules that kept his province out of the Brier (CTV Atlantic)

A member of Team Nova Scotia is speaking out against a new process that saw his province without representation at the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship. From a very early age, Colten Steele dreamed of representing Nova Scotia in the Brier. … Continue reading

Gushue, with PEI native Gallant, takes on Jacobs in Page 1-2 game 9:30pm on TSNHD, Casey ends with win (Curling Cda.)

Saskatchewan nails down final playoff berth at Tim Hortons Brier Steve Laycock of Saskatchewan defeated Jim Cotter of B.C. 4-2 Friday morning to claim the final playoff spot at the Tim Hortons Brier, presented by SecurTek Monitoring Solutions. Saskatchewan skip … Continue reading

Summerside to represent PEI at Canadian Fire Fighters, starting March 19 in Quebec

The Leo Stewart rink from the Summerside Fire Department will be representing PEI at the Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Association’s 56th annual Hydrant National Curling Championship, from March 19 to 29 at the Valleyfield and Huntington curling clubs in Quebec. … Continue reading

Provincial U13, U18 Curling Ch’ships start today in Montague, Crapaud

The KFC Provincial Under 13 Curling Championships take place today through Sunday at the Montague Curling Club, while the Curl PEI Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships also start today, and continue until Monday at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. The … Continue reading

Two-win day for Casey rink (Journal)

(by Jason Simmonds ) CALGARY – It was a good day for Adam Casey and his teammates on Thursday. © Jason Simmonds/Journal Pioneer Second stone Anson Carmody releases a shot while lead Robbie Doherty and third stone Josh Barry handle … Continue reading

Casey back on winning track at Brier (Journal)

CALGARY – The Adam Casey rink is back on the winning track. © Jason Simmonds/Journal Pioneer Second stone Anson Carmody releases a shot while lead Robbie Doherty and third stone Josh Barry handle the sweeping. The action took place during … Continue reading

Wednesday Brier wrapup, including Gushue’s “best ever” shot (Curling Canada, CurlingZone video)

(Curling Canada) In Brier action Wednesday night, Kevin Koe and his Alberta (Calgary) foursome took a 7-4 win over his brother Jamie that kept alive their playoff hopes. Steve Laycock of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) scored one in the 11th to get … Continue reading

Adam Casey’s spectacular shot for 3 last night (Curling Canada video)

Saskatchewan went on to win the game 7-6 in an extra end, but PEI’s Adam Casey made this amazing shot for 3 in the 5th end in Brier action last night. On Thursday, PEI plays New Brunswick(Mallais) at 11:30 am, … Continue reading

Two three-enders key Gushue’s win over Casey (Journal)

(by Jason Simmonds) CALGARY – Back-to-back three-enders by the Brad Gushue rink proved to be the difference against P.E.I.’s Adam Casey on Wednesday morning. Gushue went on to win 9-6 and hand his former teammate his fourth straight loss in … Continue reading

Two six-enders (Stick equiv. of 8 ender) scored in 55+ Games Stick Curling

Two six-enders were scored in Stick Curling at the Vogue Optical 55+ games held in Charlottetown last week. Since there are only six rocks thrown per team per end in 2 person Stick Curling, a Six-Ender is the equivalent of … Continue reading

Rough day at Brier on Tues. for Casey rink, who play Gushue this morning (Journal)

CALGARY – It was a day to forget for the Adam Casey rink. © Jason Simmonds/Journal Pioneer Summerside native Anson Carmody is the second stone with P.E.I.’s Adam Casey rink at the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary. The P.E.I. … Continue reading

Drop-in curling night at Cornwall on Fri. March 20 – all welcome!

The final Friday evening Drop-In Curling session of the season at the Cornwall Curling Club is set for Friday, March 20, beginning at 7 pm. Everyone who would like to get in a game of curling or check out the … Continue reading

Koe beats Casey 8-4 at the Brier. Casey takes on Jacobs on TSN4 at 4:30 (Journal)

CALGARY – Alberta’s Kevin Koe took full advantage of the hammer to defeat P.E.I.’s Adam Casey rink 8-4 at the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier on Tuesday. © Jason Simmonds/Journal Pioneer Summerside native Anson Carmody is the second stone with P.E.I.’s … Continue reading

Montague hosting Roads to Rings funspiel

The Montague Curling Club is hosting the Roads to Rings funspiel, sponsored by Island Construction, on March 20-21. Please encourage new curlers to be on your team. Entry Fee of $140/team guarantees 3 games. Steak BBQ Entertainment Great prizes and … Continue reading

Cornwall duos sweep up 55+ Games Stick Curling medals

The Vogue Optical 55+ Games wrapped up on Friday in the Charlottetown area. Here are the winners, all from the Cornwall Curling Club, of the Stick Curling competition, held at the Charlottetown Curling Complex: Photo: Open Division Silver Medallist Barry … Continue reading

Adam Casey rink on TSN again today at 4:30 pm (vs. N. Ont.)

TSN’s Tuesday broadcast schedule at the Brier again includes a PEI game at 4:30 pm Draw 8 – 11:30 am AT – SK/NB (TSN 1,3,4,5) Draw 9 – 4:30 pm AT – QC/BC (TSN 1,3) NO/PE (TSN 4,5) Draw 10 … Continue reading

Hammer shot decides Quebec-P.E.I. game at Brier (Journal)

CALGARY – Team P.E.I. found itself in another close game at the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier on Monday. Photo: Team Casey The Adam Casey rink from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside and Charlottetown Curling Complex dropped … Continue reading

Western hosting St. Patrick’s Day-themed funspiel

Please join the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton for the Getson’s Funspiel, March 20-22 – a weekend of fun and laughs with a  St. Paddy’s Day theme. Put on your best Irish costume and show off your creativity. 1. … Continue reading

Provincial Under 13 and Under 18 Curling Ch’ships go this weekend

The KFC Provincial Under 13 Curling Championships take place Friday through Sunday at the Montague Curling Club, while the Curl PEI Provincial Under 18 Curling Championships also start on Friday, and continue until Monday at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. … Continue reading

Summerside wins bid to host pre-Olympic curling trials (Journal)

SUMMERSIDE – The City of Summerside has been selected as host of the Road to the Roar, Canadian Curling Pre-Trials. Curling Canada Chief Executive Officer Greg Stremlaw announces the locations of the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian … Continue reading

Summerside to host Road to the Roar Canadian Curling Pre-Trials in 2017 (City of S’Side)

Credit Union Place City of Summerside – The City of Summerside has been selected as host of the prestigious Road to the Roar, Canadian Curling Pre-Trials from November 6th-12th 2017. This event occurs every four years, and serves as a … Continue reading

Reminder: Entries for Junior Mixed and the Travelers Curling Club Ch’ship due Friday

Junior Mixed The Advantage Communications/Curl PEI Provincial Junior Mixed Curling championships, for teams of two male and two female curlers in two age divisions – under the age of 21, and under 16, will take place from March 27-29 at … Continue reading

CurlingZone video: Curling Canada CEO Greg Stremlaw announces Summerside and Ottawa to host 2017 Canadian Olympic Curling Pre-Trials and Trials

Greg Stremlaw, CEO of Curling Canada announces the host cities and dates for the 2017 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials and Pre-Trials at the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary. Video from CurlingZone.   … Continue reading

Summerside to host 2017 Road to the Roar Pre-Trials. Trials go to Ottawa (Curling Cda.)

The road for Canada’s bid to become the first country to repeat as men’s and women’s Olympic curling gold-medallists will go through Summerside PEI and Ottawa, it was announced today by Curling Canada. Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre will play host … Continue reading

Casey wins second straight (Journal)

(by Jason Simmonds) CALGARY – The Adam Casey rink is proving the P.E.I. representative can play with the best teams in Canada. © Jason Simmonds/Journal Pioneer Adam Casey yells instructions to his sweepers during the final game of the 2015 … Continue reading

Team Mackay finished Canada Games in 7th place

The PEI Women’s curling team at the Canada Games in Prince George, skipped by Kaleigh Mackay, finished round robin play with a 2-4 win-loss record, and then went on to play in the seeding round, to determine positions for the … Continue reading

DeWolfe, Doyle under-16 provincial curling titles roundup (Journal)

(by Eric McCarthy) O’LEARY – Maria Doyle’s Silver Fox rink peaked at just the right time Sunday. Rod MacDonald, right, representing the P.E.I. Curling Associantion, congratulates the Maria Doyle rink from the Silver Fox on winning the 2015 Girls 16 … Continue reading

Sportsmanship, coaching awards handed out at U16 Ch’ship Closing Ceremonies

The Provincial Under 16 Curling Championships concluded this afternoon at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary, with the Donald DeWolfe rink from Cornwall winning the boy’s title, and the Maria Doyle team from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht … Continue reading

Curling Zone video: PEI’s Robbie Doherty talks about their upset win over Team Canada in Brier draw 4.

Robbie Doherty joins Curling Zone’s Gerry Guerts to discuss Team PEI’s 7-4 win over Team Canada’s John Morris at the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary.   … Continue reading

PEI’s Team Casey beats Team Canada at the Brier (Journal)

(by Jason Simmonds) CALGARY – It was a weekend of nail-biting games for P.E.I.’s Adam Casey rink. © TC Media photo by Jason Simmonds Adam Casey in action during the final game of the 2015 P.E.I. Tankard provincial men’s curling … Continue reading

DeWolfe rink repeats at U16 boy’s winners, Doyle team comes on strong at end to win girl’s

The Curl PEI Provincial Under 16 Curling Championship concluded this afternoon at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary, with the Donald DeWolfe team from Cornwall repeating as champs in the three team boy’s division, while the Maria Doyle rink … Continue reading

Ontario steals win vs. Casey in PEI’s Brier Opener (Journal)

(by Jason Simmonds) CALGARY – It was a heart-breaking start to the main draw at the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier for the Adam Casey rink. © TC Media photo by Jason Simmonds Adam Casey in action during the final game … Continue reading

DeWolfe advances to U16 Boys Final, Girls playoff round set

The Curl PEI Provincial Under 16 Curling Championships are down to the final two draws at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary, on Sunday at 10 am and 2 pm. With one double round robin draw remaining on the … Continue reading

PEI captures prequalifying final to advance to Tim Hortons Brier (Curl Cda.)

(By John Korobanik) Prince Edward Island is moving on while the Yukon is going home. P.E.I. skip Adam Casey shouts instructions to sweepers during his win on Saturday afternoon. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns) Yukon skip Bob Smallwood’s last-rock freeze attempt … Continue reading

Under-16 curling provincials underway in O’Leary (Guardian)

 O’LEARY – The defending boys’ champion Donald DeWolfe rink from Cornwall split its games during Friday’s opening day of the Curl P.E.I. provincial under-16 championships here at the Maple Leaf Curling Club. Alex Gallant from the Silver Fox broke open … Continue reading

PEI to take on Yukon for final Tim Hortons Brier berth. NS out (Curling Cda.)

Adam Casey of Prince Edward Island stole four in the fourth end Friday en route to an 11-3 win over Glen MacLeod of Nova Scotia to give his team a chance to get into the main draw of the 2015 … Continue reading

Canadian Curling Association now Curling Canada – unveils new name, new logo, new brand

(Curling Canada) A new name, a new logo and new branding will take Canada’s governing body for the sport of curling into the future, it was announced today. Curling Canada is the new title for the world’s largest domestic curling … Continue reading

Malpeque Bay Credit Union St. Patrick’s Funspiel at Fox adopts brand new fun format

Don’t Miss The MALPEQUE BAY CREDIT UNION 16th ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S FUNSPIEL, Friday Evening March 13 & Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside! BRAND NEW FUN FORMAT.  JUNIORS WELCOME TOO!. GREAT PRIZES!!! … Continue reading

Yukon’s Smallwood routs P.E.I.’s Casey in opening game of ‘Prier’ (Calgary Herald)

(Jeff MacKinnon for the Calgary Herald) Social media had come up with a name for it before the first rock was thrown — it is now the Prier. After much back-and-forth from haters and supporters over the past year, pre-qualifying … Continue reading

Curl PEI Provincial Under 16 Ch’ships start this afternoon in O’Leary

The Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary is the venue for this weekend’s Curl PEI Provincial Under 16 Curling Championships, with boys and girls divisions for curlers under the age of 16, with three boys and four girls teams taking … Continue reading