Curling among the many sports featured at Cornwall’s Community Expo on Saturday

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The Town of Cornwall is hosting a Community Expo on Saturday at the Terry Fox Sports Complex, where over 15 organizations, including Curl PEI, will be there promoting their programs, giving you a chance to try their sport or activity, and providing an opportunity for people to see what they can be involved in.

This is your chance to check out the amazing facility, meet all of the representatives from organizations, and spend the afternoon playing and trying out different sports and activities. There will be different sports, organizations, and community groups displaying their organization and there will be door prizes there as well. Find out information on Recreation, Sport, Leisure Services, Camps, and Community Groups. This event is for families, youth, teens, and children and will be held Saturday, April 25, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Sports organizations that will be there include:

Baseball PEI, Rugby PEI, Volleyball PEI, Field Hockey PEI, Biathlon PEI, Soccer PEI, Eliot River Ramblers Soccer Club, Island Horse Council, Table Tennis PEI, Cornwall, Karate Club, Special Olympics PEI, Softball PEI, Curl PEI, Jitzu Academy, Lacrosse PEI, Cornwall Area Minor Ball Association, and Cricket PEI.

PEI native Geri-Lynn Ramsay to skip new team

Summerside PEI native Geri-Lynn Ramsay, now living in Calgary Alberta, has announced via her personal Twitter account that she will be skipping a newly-formed team for the 2015-2016 season. The rink includes third Brittany Tran, second stone Becca Konschuh, and lead Claire Tully.

Geri-Lynn Ramsay delivers a stone at the 2014 Players’ Championship in Summerside PEI. Ramsay has formed a new team for 2015-16. (Photo: Anil Mungal at TheGrandSlamofCurling.com)

 

Ramsay had previously played second stone on the Crystal Webster rink (sometimes listed as the Jessie Kaufman rink, as Kaufman plays third but throws final stones).  Becca Konschuh was lead stone on the Webster team.  Ramsay was a Scotties Canadian women’s champonship finalist in 2010 on PEI’s Kathy O’Rourke rink. The Twitter account for the new team is  @TeamGLRamsay. 

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Photo: The new Team Ramsay

January Freeze Junior Cashspiel set for Fox

janfreeze2016The Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside is hosting the January Freeze Junior Cashspiel from Jan. 22-24 2016. Entry fee is $125 per team, with a maximum of 24 teams. Each team is guaranteed five games. Deadline for applications is January 1st. Please postdate entries to Jan. 15, 2016.

Please use entry form (below) to register.

January Freeze Entry Form

For more info, contact Sheila Compton at (902) 436-5629 or email pudgesc@pei.sympatico.ca

Host hotel is the Quality Inn Summerside, email jgrady@qualityinnpei.com.

8th annual Silver Fox Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel takes place in November

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The 8th annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel will take place November 13-15 2015 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside. Entry fee is $125/team.  The event is open to the 1st 12 women’s and 12 men’s teams, and guarantees 5 games.

Deadline for entries is Nov. 1 2015. If entering early, please post-date cheques to Nov. 1.

Please use entry form (below) to register.

Fall Fling 2015 Entry Form

For more info, contact Sheila Compton at (902) 436-5629 or email pudgesc@pei.sympatico.ca

Host hotel is the Quality Inn Summerside, email jgrady@qualityinnpei.com.

Jacobs wins 1st Grand Slam at Players’ Championship, Gushue finishes 3rd in overall points

(by Jonathan Brazeau)

TORONTO — For Team Brad Jacobs, it was the fourth time that was the charm.

Playing in their fourth Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling final, the Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., rink captured their first major together at the season-ending Players’ Championship with a 4-3 victory over Winnipeg’s Team Mike McEwen on Sunday night at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre.

Team Jacobs captured the 2015 Players’ Championship on Sunday in Toronto. (Photo: Anil Mungal)

“It was a fantastic curling season for us,” Jacobs said. “This is the best we’ve ever played on the cashspiel circuit. I’m really proud of the way we played throughout the World Curling events this year and throughout the Grand Slam series. To pick up this last win is just huge for us.”

It’s the second career Grand Slam title for third Ryan Fry, who won the National in 2010 with Team Gushue, but the first for Jacobs, second E.J. Harnden and lead Ryan Harnden.

“It feels phenomenal,” E.J. Harnden said. “It’s so hard to win these events and it’s the one that we’ve never won. It’s very satisfying, very rewarding and it feels great. We were joking we feel a bit like we’re Phil Mickelson of golf and now that monkey is off our back and hopefully we can win a few more.”

Jacobs, the reigning Olympic champion, cashed in big at the event too by claiming the Rogers Grand Slam Cup for finishing first overall in the men’s standings to score a $75,000 bonus — for a grand total of $99,500 at the event — but for Harnden that was secondary to winning his first Slam title.

“We really wanted to win our first Grand Slam. Like I said, that was the one thing kind of missing on our resume,” Harnden said. “It’s one of those things when you win, the other things come with it. First and foremost, we wanted to win our first Grand Slam and everything else beyond that is gravy.”

McEwen opened with hammer, Jacobs had one rock buried and McEwen was forced to draw and take a single for one. Facing four in the second, Jacobs’ final stone ticked McEwen’s shot rock but stopped just in time to count one and tie it.

Jacobs made a double with his final shot in three and McEwen threw his last through the house to blank. McEwen got a deuce in four to pull ahead 3-1 but overcurled on his final rock in the fifth and Jacobs capitalized to take two of his own. McEwen blanked the sixth and seventh ends to hold the hammer coming home.

Jacobs’ shot rock was covered by a guard forcing McEwen to draw for the win but the shot was overswept and Jacobs got the single steal.

“It’s one of those shots where I really expected Mike to make it but knew it was going to be a tough shot because the ice was getting a little bit frosty, a little bit fudgy, and as a sweeper I know for myself that’s a tough one to judge,” Harnden said. “It’s unfortunate to win that way and we feel for Mike, that was a tough one. I thought he threw it really well and the shot was made but in the game of curling you’ve got to take it any way you can get it and sometimes it comes out a miss. Fortunately this time it went our way.”

“I just couldn’t say enough good things about Mike and his team,” Harnden added. “I think they’ve had a phenomenal season, we’re going to play then a ton in the future, they push us to work harder and get better, and they’re a great team.”

McEwen won eight events on tour this season including the National in November and the Syncrude Elite 10 last month. His team finished second in the overall standings to get a $40,000 bonus. Masters and Canadian Open champion Brad Gushue, of St. John’s, N.L., finished third in the points to earn an extra $20,000.

Click to read at Grand Slam site

Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling 2015-16 dates and locations announced, incl. a stop in Truro

(GSOC) Save the dates as we can now confirm the locations for five of the seven events on the 2015-16 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling schedule that will see the series travel from coast to coast.

The season will kick off with the GSOC Tour Challenge in Paradise, N.L., with 30 men’s and 30 women’s teams in two tiers of action.

As previously announced, Truro, N.S., hosts the Masters while tickets are already on sale for the National in Oshawa, Ont.

The Canadian Open will return to the Gallagher Centre in Yorkton, Sask., which hosted the event in 2014. (Photo: Anil Mungal)

Yorkton, Sask., held the Canadian Open this season and we’re bringing it back to the Gallagher Centre in December.

We then travel to Victoria, B.C., for the Elite 10, starring 10 of the top men’s teams in the unique match play format.

Locations for the Players’ Championship and the inaugural Champions Cup, featuring winners from the 2015-16 season, will be announced in the coming weeks. Keep it here on thegrandslamofcurling.com for the latest.

2015-16 schedule
Event Dates Location Draws
GSOC Tour Challenge Sept. 8-13, 2015 Paradise Double Ice Complex
Paradise, N.L.
Men’s & Women’s
Masters Oct. 27 – Nov. 1, 2015 Rath Eastlink Community Centre
Truro, N.S.
Men’s & Women’s
National Nov. 11-15, 2015 General Motors Centre
Oshawa, Ont.
Men’s
Canadian Open Dec. 8-13, 2015 Gallagher Centre
Yorkton, Sask.
Men’s & Women’s
Elite 10 March 16-20, 2016 Q Centre at West Shore Parks & Recreation
Victoria, B.C.
Men’s
Players’ Championship April 12-17, 2016 TBD Men’s & Women’s
Champions Cup April 26 – May 1, 2016 TBD Men’s & Women’s

Click to read at the Grand Slam website

McEwen clinches spot in Players’ Championship semis, Gushue advances to quarter-finals (Grand Slam)

(by Jonathan Brazeau)

TORONTO — Mike McEwen has secured a direct berth to the semifinals of the Players’ Championship after making a double takeout to score two in the final end for a 6-4 victory over Brad Gushue on Friday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

Team McEwen at the 2015 Players’ Championship in Toronto. (Photo: Anil Mungal)

McEwen finished the round-robin with a perfect 5-0 record as he aims to win the Players’ Championship and complete a career Grand Slam.

“Woo, awesome,” McEwen said after the game while letting out a sigh of relief. “That was a nice test against Brad because that was the battle for first place in our pool so it was really nice to have a test like that before the playoffs. I enjoyed that.”

McEwen, from Winnipeg, got on the board to start with a deuce in the first end. The two rinks alternated singles through two and three and Gushue made a neat shot bounce around to avoid giving up a steal and get another point in four but trailed 3-2.

McEwen blanked the fifth and took one in the sixth to make it 4-2 but Gushue charged with a deuce in seven to tie it.

“It’s one thing to play loose and free and play good under those conditions, it’s another thing to play good when there’s quite a bit on the line and getting a bye to the semis,” McEwen said. “It puts us in a really good position to hold down a really good chunk of change to end the year so that game meant quite a bit.”

Gushue, from St. John’s, N.L., finished at 4-1 and meets the winner of Saturday morning’s tiebreaker in the quarterfinals.

Click to read at the Grand Slam of Curling website

Suzanne Birt reunites with Green, forms new team for next season (Journal)

(by Jason Simmonds)

COVEHEAD – It will be a new-look Suzanne Birt rink next season.

Suzanne Birt in action during the 2015 provincial women’s curling championship at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside.

The Summerside native confirmed on Friday morning that she will skip a new team consisting of third stone Robyn Green, second stone Meaghan Hughes and lead Marie Christianson, who is the girlfriend of P.E.I. men’s champion Adam Casey.“There is tons of talent and the girls want to work really hard,” said Birt in a phone interview with the Journal Pioneer. “I’m sure it will take some time at the beginning to get to know one another and to jell together, but I think we’re going to have a lot of success.”

Birt, third stone Shelly Bradley, second stone Michelle McQuaid and lead Susan McInnis won the 2015 provincial women’s title, and went 4-7 (won-lost) at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian women’s championship.

Birt and Green (nee MacPhee) are no strangers to one another, having won two Canadian junior and one world women’s championship together. They have also been teammates in women’s competition previously.

When asked how the new team came about, Birt explained: “Robyn and I touched base and it went from there. Meaghan was looking for a change, and I didn’t know what I wanted to do.

“Michelle  is moving to China to teach for the year, so there was going to have to be a change in our old team anyways. It just kind of all fell together.”

Birt said the toughest part of the process was parting ways with Bradley, who has been her teammate for seven years.

“It’s very hard because we got along so well,” said Birt. “We were roommates on the road, and there’s not one second that we had that was a bad moment.”

Click for full story in the Journal Pioneer

2015 Atlantic U18 Ch’ship Webcast videos now available on YouTube

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BellAliant Community One and Universum Media have generously provided Curl PEI with copies of all the Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championship webcasts from last weekend at the Montague Curling Club, and we have now uploaded them to YouTube.

They may be viewed at the new Curl PEI YouTube channel at the following address:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg60ej3NvKEGhGPnogSsZCw/videos

 

Suzanne Birt to have new team for 2015-2016 season

Reigning provincial women’s curling champion skip Suzanne Birt will have a new team for next season, with third Robyn Green and second Meaghan Hughes, both from the 2014-2015 runner-up team skipped by Kathy O’Rourke, joining the rink, along with lead Marie Christianson. Christianson is from Nova Scotia, where she skipped the provincial women’s runner-up team in 2010, and is a two-time Canadian University Sports (CIS) runner-up skip, and two time Nova Scotia junior champ. She is also the girlfriend of Adam Casey, the skip of the reigning PEI men’s championship team.

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Photo: Suzanne Birt

Green, a former longtime teammate of Birt’s, curled with her for four of Birt’s eight provincial women’s titles. As well,  Green (then MacPhee) played both second and third for Birt (then Gaudet) during their junior careers, including their 2001 and 2002 Canadian championships, and their World Junior Curling Championship gold in 2001 and bronze in 2002.

Prior to curling on the O’Rourke rink, Hughes was a four-time PEI junior champion skip.

No longer on the Birt team are third Shelly Bradley, second Michelle McQuaid, and lead Susan McInnis.

For more on this story, check out the Saturday edition of the Journal Pioneer.

 

 

 

Ch’town curling wraps up for season. Lobster/ham dinner, hockey pool fundraisers being held

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The 2014/15 curling season at the Charlottetown Curling Complex comes to a close this Sunday, April 12th with the annual bar spiel. Club members with lockers are asked to come in this week and clean then out.

The Complex is having a lobster and ham dinner on May 16th.  Lobster dinners are $20 and ham is $15. Anyone wishing to order a plate can contact the club at (902) 892-7467 or get in touch with a Director.  Tickets are available now.   Anyone wishing to sell tickets can contact Phillip at (902) 393-2950.   They are also looking for carrot cake volunteers to step forward and provide cakes.   Leave message at the club if you can assist with cakes.

They are looking for Board of Directors members for next season. Anyone interested, please contact Phillip McInnis.
Deadline for the Curling Club hockey pool is 7pm on April 15th. Submit any 20 players with $20 and your contact information.   Ties will be broken by the following 2 questions:

List the 2 teams in the final series?

How many goals will be scored in the final series?

Prize money will be determined by the amount of entries.

 

Season-ending Players’ Championship now underway in Toronto (Grand Slam)

(by Jonathan Brazeau)

TORONTO — Two-time Canadian champion Rachel Homan kicks off the Players’ Championship Tuesday night against Sweden’s Margaretha Sigfridsson in opening draw action.

Rachel Homan at the 2014 Canadian Open in Yorkton, Sask. (Photo: Anil Mungal)

Homan, from Ottawa, faces former teammate Alison Kreviazuk, who is filling in at second on Team Sigfridsson. Kreviazuk won back-to-back Scotties Tournament of Hearts titles with Homan in 2013 and 2014.


Players’ Championship: Tickets | Scores | Standings | Draw Schedule | TV Schedule


Elsewhere in Draw 1, Edmonton’s Val Sweeting meets Sherry Middaugh, of Coldwater, Ont. Sweeting, the reigning Masters champion, is at the top of the Rogers Grand Slam Cup leaderboard with 19 points.

Silvana Tirinzoni of Switzerland plays Winnipeg’s Kristy McDonald.

In men’s division action, Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen goes up against Sven Michel of Switzerland. McEwen has already won two Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles this season, taking the National and Syncrude Elite 10, as he aims to complete a career Grand Slam.

Calgary’s Kevin Koe takes on Brad Gushue, of St. John’s, N.L. Gushue also has claimed two Pinty’s Grand Slam titles in 2014-15, winning the Masters and Canadian Open, and is tied with McEwen atop of the standings in the chase for the men’s Rogers Grand Slam Cup.

Click to read at the Grand Slam website

 

Yarmouth to host 2017 Canadian Mixed Championship (Curling Canada)

In the wake of the successful Ford World Men’s Championship in Halifax, another major curling event is headed to Nova Scotia.

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The Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, N.S.

The 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, the 54th renewal of the traditional two-man, two-woman national event, will be played Nov. 14-19, 2016, at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, N.S., it was announced today by Curling Canada.

“We are excited to be given the opportunity to host this national curling event in Yarmouth,” said Rick Allwright, Host Committee Chair and President of the Yarmouth Curling Association. “Yarmouth is well known for hosting great events and the opportunity to host this event within our arena is going to be amazing. The curling association will utilize this event to build more interest in curling locally, develop our volunteers and add another great event to this area’s hosting resumé.”

It will be the first time Yarmouth has hosted a Curling Canada championship, and it will be the the third time the Canadian Mixed has been staged in Nova Scotia, both times at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax.

In 1977, Manitoba’s Hal Tanasichuk prevailed, while in 2002, hometown favourite Mark Dacey won his first of two Canadian Mixed championships.

Nova Scotia teams have captured seven Canadian Mixed titles — Dacey’s second victory was the most recent. Paul Flemming (1999 and 2003) and Steve Ogden (1995 and 1999) also are two-time champions, while Scott Saunders won in 1993.

The Canadian Mixed Championship began in Toronto in 1964 and has been won a leading 10 times by both Saskatchewan and Alberta. Saskatchewan pulled into a tie for the lead at the most recent Canadian Mixed, last November in North Bay, Ont., where Max Kirkpatrick’s team from Swift Current captured the gold medal. The Kirkpatrick team will represent Canada at the inaugural World Mixed Championship, Sept. 12-19 in Berne, Switzerland.

The 2016 Canadian Mixed Championship is scheduled for Nov. 15-21, 2015, at the Weston Club in Toronto.

Click to read at Curling Canada website.

BC women, Manitoba men win Canadian Masters. PEI’s Berry rink just misses the semis

The Canadian Masters Curling Championship wrapped up on the weekend at the Whitehorse Curling Club, with Team British Columbia (Women), skipped by Karen Lepine, and Team Manitoba (Men), skipped by Ron Wescott, winning the event.

Silver medals went to Ontario women (Diana Favel), and  Northern Ont. men (Gordon Williams), while the bronze went to Alberta women (Linda Wagner) and Nova Scotia men (Steve Ogden).

Here’s the championship round semi-finals and finals draw tree:

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The PEI women’s entry, the Shirley Berry team from Cornwall and Charlottetown, finished round robin  play with a 3-2 win-loss record in their pool, behind Ontario and BC, both at 4-1.  They then advanced to the playoff round, finishing play with a 5-4 overall win-loss record, tied with NS and QC, and one win short of making the semis. No PEI men’s team entered the event.

Nova Scotia has been selected as the venue for the 2016 championship.

6th annual Lobster Trap Bonspiel goes this weekend at Eastern Kings Sportsplex in Souris

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The 6th Annual Lobster Trap Curling Bonspiel takes place this weekend (April 10-12) at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex in Souris, with 32 teams vying for the coveted Lobster Trap trophy. The Sportsplex hosts curling one day a week during the winter, and wraps up with this annual bonspiel. Curling started there in March 2010, when rink manager Colin LaVie discovered curling stones from the old Souris curling club stored under the stands at the Sportsplex, and decided to introduce curling on a part-time basis at the rink.

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New Brunswick women, Nova Scotia men win Atlantic U18. PEI teams take bronze

The Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships wrapped up Sunday afternoon at the Montague Curling Club, with the Justine Comeau rink from New Brunswick winning the women’s title, and the Matthew Manuel foursome from Nova Scotia taking the men’s event. The … Continue reading

Sweden heads home with Ford Worlds gold, Team Canada wins bronze (Curling Canada)

Niklas Edin of Sweden stole three in the first end and counted threes in the fifth and seventh ends to beat defending champion Thomas Ulsrud of Norway 9-5 to win the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship Sunday at the Scotiabank … Continue reading

Photo Gallery from Atlantic Under 18

Courtesy of Margaret O’Connor, here’s a gallery of photos from the Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships, which wrapped up on Sunday at the Montague Curling Club, with the New Brunswick women and Nova Scotia men winning the event, and the … Continue reading

Atlantic Under 18 Curling Ch’ships start this afternoon in Montague and on BellAliant #CommunityOne

The Montague Curling Club are hosting the Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships starting this afternoon and wrapping up on Sunday. The men’s and women’s U18 champions from all four Atlantic provinces, as well as the runners-up (as the host teams) … Continue reading

Berry rink split games on Thursday in Canadian Masters playoffs to sit at 4-3

PEI’s Shirley Berry rink split their Thursday games at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships at the Whitehorse Curling Club. They picked up a 6-5 win over Judy Burgess’ Nova Scotia rink, but lost 8-2 to Manitoba, who picked up a … Continue reading

Canada finishes Ford Worlds round robin with win (Curling Canada)

Pat Simmons of Canada and Thomas Ulsrud of Norway finished off their round-robin play at the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship with their 10th wins Thursday and immediately set about planning for their rematch in Friday’s Page 1-2 playoff game. … Continue reading

Crapaud Meltdown Funspiel looking for more teams

Crapaud Curling Club        MELTDOWN! April 10th-12th, 2015  Includes: Entertainment and Munchies Friday evening   Coffee and Muffins; Dinner, Mussels, and Entertainment on Saturday   Guaranteed 3 games   Cost: $140 per team   Please note: Teams must have at least … Continue reading

Shirley Berry rink qualify for playoff round after 3-2 round robin finish at Canadian Masters

The Shirley Berry rink, from the Cornwall Curling Club and the Charlottetown Curling Complex are participating in the Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, at the Whitehorse Curling Club in the Yukon. The PEI women’s champions … Continue reading

Atlantic Under 18 Curling Ch’ships start Friday in Montague

The Montague Curling Club will be hosting the Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships from April 3-5 2015. The men’s and women’s U18 champions from all four Atlantic provinces, as well as the runners-up (as the host teams) from the PEI … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

Championship round teams determined at the Travelers Curling Club Championship

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 … Continue reading

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. © Submitted photo Team P.E.I. at the 2015 Canadian firefighters curling championship in Valleyfield, Que. From left: … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

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