Cornwall U16 Jr. Dev’t League open to all clubs

The Cornwall Curling Club plans to to hold the Saturday morning U16 junior development league again this season. This league is open to curlers from all clubs, and  is intended for curlers aged 11-15. Consideration may be given to curlers outside of this age.

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The target is 32 curlers (eight teams) who have had previous curling instruction. It may be possible to accommodate one or two additional teams if there is interest.  If there are more teams than can be accommodated priority will be given to returning teams with at least three previous members. Returning teams are asked to register for the league on returning member registration evening,October 5, to secure their spot, or contact Bev McCormick at the club (902)-566-4427.
Rules (same as last year):

1. Round Robin format

2. 6 end games

3.  Score will be tabulated as follows:  5 points for a win.  2.5 each for a tie.  2 points for each end won.  Points for the difference in score up to a maximum of 5.
4. Coaches / Chaperones can go out to the ice when they see an opportunity to teach their team. The spirit of the rule is to allow the coaches to help their teams think about different possibilities and learn, not just call the shots for the team.  Other reasons may include helping their teams with etiquette, speeding up play or perhaps interpreting the rules.
Entry fee is $35.00 + HST per person for seven weeks.  A $15.00 per person Curl PEI fee will also be collected if you have not paid this fee for this season at any club.
Games will begin at 09:30 Saturday morning and be six ends.
The tentative dates scheduled for the league are:   Oct 22Nov 5thNov 19thDec 10thDec 17thJan 7thJan 21st
Other possible dates at this time are Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Mar. 18.  These may be needed due to weather or rentals or if more than eight teams are interested.

Lakeshore cashspiel: MacPhee rink advances to 9 am quarter-final

It’s championship round day at the Lakeshore Curling Club World Curling Tour cashspiel in Lower Sackville Nova Scotia, and the Robyn MacPhee rink from PEI, with a 3-2 win-loss record so far, won’t be going home empty-handed in the $6400 total purse women’s side of the event, after advancing to the 9 am quarter-final round

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Facebook photo (L-R): Robyn MacPhee, Sarah Fullerton, Meaghan Hughes, Michelle McQuaid

The Island squad, the only non-Nova Scotia team in the women’s event, includes Sarah Fullerton at 3rd, second Meaghan Hughes, and lead Michelle McQuaid, and will be playing the Julie McEvoy foursome, with the winner facing the Jill Brothers team in semi-final play at  1. The final goes at 5. Theresa Breen faces Kristin MacDiarmid in the other quarter, with the victor taking on Nancy McConnery in the semi.

On the $8000 total purse men’s side, PEI’s Jamie Newson team, which includes Matthew MacLean, Daniel Richard, and Connor MacPhee, went 1-4 in round robin play, and won’t be in today’s money round, which sees Chad Stevens play Matthew Manual and Stuart Thompson and Kendal Thompson face off in 8 am quarter-finals, with the winners of the two quarters facing Paul Dexter and Jamie Murphy,  respectively, in the noon semis. The final goes at 4.

Results at CurlingZone.com

Two PEI rinks competing in World Curling Tour cashspiel in Lower Sackville NS this weekend

The competitive curling season is underway in Atlantic Canada, with the Lakeshore Curling Club Cashspiel, a World Curling Tour event, taking place in Lower Sackville NS this weekend. Two PEI rinks are competing, with the team of Jamie Newson (skip), Matthew MacLean, Daniel Richard and Connor MacPhee being the only non-Nova Scotia foursome playing in the 12 team men’s section, with an $8000 total purse.

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Facebook photo (L-R): Robyn MacPhee, Sarah Fullerton, Meaghan Hughes, Michelle McQuaid

The $6400 women’s side features 12 Nova Scotia rinks, plus the Island squad skipped by Robyn MacPhee, which includes third Sarah Fullerton, second Meaghan Hughes, and lead Michelle McQuaid. The MacPhee rink were in the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic last weekend in Cornwall Ontario, finishing just short of the playoffs with a 2-2 win-loss record.

The finals at Lakeshore go Sunday afternoon. Scoring is available at CurlingZone.com

Curler Thane Campbell among Nov. 12 PEI Sports Hall of Fame inductees (Journal)

Three individuals, one team to be enshrined Nov. 12
SUMMERSIDE – The P.E.I. Sports Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled its Class of 2016 on Thursday afternoon.

Three individuals – Bill Purcell, Ian (Tex MacDonald) and the late Thane A. Campbell – along with the 1977 P.E.I. Islanders’ senior baseball team will be enshrined at Credit Union Place on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Thane A. Campbell/Curling

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Hon. Thane A. Campbell 1895-1978. Portrait drawn by Wayne Wright

Campbell, who was born in Summerside in 1895 and became the 19th premier of Prince Edward Island in 1935, contributed to the sport of curling for nearly 50 years.

He joined the Summerside Curling Club in 1928, and won the club championship in 1935.

Campbell was largely responsible for P.E.I. gaining inclusion in the Macdonald Brier championship for the first time in 1936. Some of his other highlights include helping bring the 1964 Brier to Charlottetown.

Campbell and Harold Gaudet organized “school boy” curling on P.E.I. in 1948, now known as the provincial juniors.

Campbell was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame as a builder in 1974. He passed away in 1978 at the age of 83.

[Campbell was also inducted into the PEI Curling Hall of Fame, in 2007, its inaugural year.]

Click for full story, including bios of the other inductees, in the Journal Pioneer.

Deadline approaching for new PEI Curling Hall of Fame Scholarships

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The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame is offering four annual scholarships, for a total amount of $3000, with $1000 and $500 awarded annually to junior female curlers, and an equal amount to junior male curlers. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and passion for the game. Please submit your application form to:

Chair, Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame,

PO Box 9305, York, PE, C0A 1P0

or to peicurlinghalloffame@gmail.com

The information provided will be kept confidential.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

Downloadable application form:

 PEI Curling Hall of Fame Scholarship Application Form 2016 (PDF)

PEI Curling Hall of Fame Scholarship Application Form 2016 (Word)

New Beginning for Adam Casey (Journal)

Begins journey with Saskatchewan rink this week

(by Jason Simmonds)

SUMMERSIDE – Adam Casey admits there will be a few red-eye flights in his future.

The Seven Mile Bay native will play second stone for the Shaun Meachem-skipped Saskatchewan rink, which begins its 2016-17 schedule this weekend at a World Curling Tour event in Saskatoon, Sask.

“I’m lucky in that I’m pretty good adjusting to time, because I’ll be going back and forth from West Coast to East Coast a lot,” said a smiling Casey, who skipped the P.E.I. men’s champions the last two years.

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Seven Mile Bay native Adam Casey will play second stone for the Shaun Meachem rink in Saskatchewan.

But with third stone David Mathers returning home to Ontario, second stone Anson Carmody concentrating on his career and lead Robbie Doherty unsure how much time he could commit, the Casey-skipped rink decided to go its separate ways.

New team

Casey joins third stone Catlin Schneider and lead Dustin Kidby with Team Meachem.

“The goal is to make it to the Tim Hortons Brier, but, most especially, I want to get back here for the Roar of the Rings (Olympic qualifier in Summerside in November 2017),” said Casey, who just turned 27. “We are trying to pick and choose our schedule so we can earn as many points and be here in 2017.”

Click for full story in the Journal Pioneer

 

2019 Canada Games Eligibility Age changed for curling

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In order to match up with the age bracket for Junior curling, the eligibility age for 2019 Canada Winter Games curling has been changed from “born on or after January 1, 2001” to “born on or after July 1, 2000”. This opens up another six months of eligibility. Competitors will be a maximum of 17 years of age on June 30, 2018.

The 2019 Canada Winter Games will take place from February 15 until March 3, 2019 in Red Deer, Alberta and will be the largest event ever hosted there and the largest multi-sport and cultural event to be hosted in Alberta in over 30 years – since the 1988 Olympics in Calgary.

Both men’s and women’s curling will take place at the 12 sheet Pidherny Curling Centre, during week 2 (February 23 to March 3).

 

Notice of Curl PEI Annual General Meeting

The Curl PEI Annual General Meeting will take place at 7pm on Thursday October 13, 2016 at the House of Sport (the Sport PEI building at 40 Enman Cres. in Charlottetown).

Any member club wishing to have an item of business placed on the agenda of the AGM must submit it to me by 4pm on September 22, 2016.

 Amy Duncan

 Executive Director, Curl PEI

Tel: 902-368-4208

Fax: 902-368-4548

aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

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Montague curler passes away at age 23

Cody Dixon, a coach, volunteer, and longtime member of the Montague Curling Club who began curling at the age of six, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, at the age of 23. Cody and his family loved curling, with his grandfather George Branton a longtime sponsor of the George’s Deck and Recovery Under 13 Funspiel, an annual no-cost event for young curlers. As a junior curler, Cody was a multiple winner of the Fairplay award for sportsmanship. Last season he competed in the provincial men’s, and skipped an entry in the provincial mixed championship.

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Obituary/funeral arrangements: www.fergusonlogan.com//obituaries/109827

Curling Canada adopts new sweeping regulations (Curling Canada)

New regulations covering brush-head technology and sweeping technique for play at World Curling Federation events were approved on Saturday at the WCF’s Annual General Assembly in Stockholm, Sweden.

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The new regulations came about as a result of research conducted jointly by the National Research Council of Canada and the WCF, with contributions from Curling Canada, during the first Sweeping Summit, held last May in Kemptville, Ont.

“The new sweeping regulations are the direct result of a spirit of collaboration between a number of parties, all of whom simply wanted the best for the sport of curling,” said Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of Curling Canada. “We wouldn’t be at this point today if it weren’t for the hard work put in by the World Curling Federation, Canada’s National Research Council, the World Curling Players Association, the players from around the world who took part in the Sweeping Summit in Kemptville and our own Curling Canada senior staff members who participated in the Summit. It truly is a statement about what makes our sport so wonderful, and I’m truly thankful for everyone’s efforts to resolve this situation.”

With the new WCF regulations in place, Curling Canada is introducing a revised Moratorium that will cover brush-heads and sweeping for Curling Canada events. It will be in place through the 2017-18 season. You can CLICK HERE to read it.

The most notable change is that a standardized fabric (material, weave, coating and colour) will be adopted for use in all championship events. As well, new guidelines have been adopted that cover use of target and sweeping brooms, as well as sweeping technique — all the result of the extensive research and testing done in Kemptville.

You can read a summary of the Sweeping Summit findings by CLICKING HERE.

You can read the World Curling Federation news release HERE. Additionally, CLICK HERE to read the WCF’s position on equipment used for recreational and/or domestic curling.

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

Team Gushue, with PEI native Brett Gallant, charges on with skip out due to injury (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau)

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Team Gushue is grinding it out on the curling tour even without their superstar skip calling the shots.

The St. John’s, N.L., based crew will have to do without Brad Gushue for the time being due to a hip/groin issue. While it will not require surgery, Gushue is expected to be out for the near future.

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Geoff Walker (left) and Mark Nichols (right) of Team Gushue at the 2016 Elite 10 in VIctoria. (Photo: Anil Mungal)

Third Mark Nichols has moved up to the skip role for this week’s Stu Sells Oakville Tankard with Adam Spencer filling in at vice. Second Brett Gallant and lead Geoff Walker remain in their regular front-end roles.

Nichols said the team has known about Gushue’s injury for quite some time and hope to have him back in the lineup soon.

“Brad played through quite a bit of pain towards the end of last season,” said Nichols, who won an Olympic gold medal with Gushue in 2006. “No one knew about it but he was in quite a bit of pain and he’s had a number of doctors check it out. It’s unfortunate that he’s not better yet, but we think he’s going in the right direction now that it’ll hopefully only be a couple of events and he’ll be able to get back on the ice.”

Team Gushue doesn’t have much of a choice but to charge onward without their skip. It’s a key season in the quadrennial cycle with teams looking to lock up the final guaranteed spots for the 2017 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials. While there’s always the long road through the pre-trials event — and Team Gushue should already be in good standing as one of the top-ranked teams in the world — Nichols isn’t taking anything for granted.

“Points are big now. We’d like to lock up that trial spot as early as possible, so you want to play a lot and play well,” he said. “We’re going to do what we can without him and then once he’s ready to go we’ll have the four of us back together, but our main concern now is to make sure Brad is healthy and not playing through pain.

“We want him ready for the big events — hopefully Canada Cup, provincials, Brier — those are our big events. We want to make sure he’s healthy and ready to go.”

The Tim Hortons Brier is especially important for the club this season as it’s being held in their hometown at the Mile One Centre. Even though Gushue has represented the province at the Brier 13 times in the past 14 years (the outlier being the one year he was kind of busy winning the Olympic gold medal), Nichols isn’t getting too far ahead of himself.

“I don’t want to count our eggs before they’ve hatched. We’re really excited about the possibility of playing a Brier in our hometown and our province,” Nichols said. “Obviously we have to qualify to get there but we want to make sure Brad’s healthy for that process.

“That’s our big concern right now. He could take the whole fall off if he’s going to be healthy for the winter. That’s the way we’re looking at it. Obviously it would be nice if he was here but we want to make sure he’s healthy for those big events.”

Spencer has played the “super spare” role before filling in for the injured Wayne Middaugh on Glenn Howard’s team last season and helping to power them through the Ontario Tankard and into the Tim Hortons Brier.

“We said ‘who better to get?’ He spared his way all the way to the Brier,” Nichols said with a smile. “The number of times that we played him last year he played unbelievable so we knew we were getting a great player when we asked him. It was just a matter of convincing him to play with us so we’re very fortunate to have him filling in.”

Charley Thomas joins the team for next week’s Shorty Jenkins Classic in Cornwall, Ont., although it’s unknown at this point what role the Calgary-based skip will play in the back end.

“We haven’t really talked to him. We kind of just said ‘are you available’ and he is available so we’ll have a discussion with him,” Nichols said. “I’m totally comfortable with him throwing last rock and calling the game and me moving back to third. I’m also comfortable with him calling the game and throwing third. We’ll see how I feel here. If I feel good then I might throw the last ones there too.”

So far, so good as Team Gushue defeated Greg Balsdon’s rink from Kingston, Ont., 7-3 during their opening game of the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard on Thursday afternoon. Team Gushue next plays Friday at noon Atlantic against Howard in the A-semifinals of the triple knockout bracket.

Click to read at the Grand Slam of Curling site.

2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials Team Registration Deadline is Nov. 25

curlingcanadaTeam Registration Deadline for the 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials is November 25, 2016.

This is the deadline to register your team for a chance to become Olympians!

Qualification

18 Teams – Round Robin play with 2 (two) pools of 9 (nine)

Playoffs:
8 (eight) Qualifiers – The 1st and 2nd place finishers within each pool and the next best 4 (four) win/loss records qualify for a modified double-knockout playoff. The A-side winner plays B-side winner in the final.  (Meaning you are allowed one loss after you qualify up until the Championship game)

Teams:
1 – 2016 Team that represented Canada at the 2016 Mixed Doubles Worlds (Dustin Kalthoff/Marliese Kasner)
3 – Top three finishers at 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship (April 5-9, Saskatoon)
4 – Regional Bonspiel Qualifiers
10 – Top teams from the CMDR not already qualified

Your team will be advised on November 1, 2017, whether or not you have qualified for the Trials.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a CMDR entry, each player entered must have competed in, or will compete in, three (3) Curling Canada Sanctioned Mixed Doubles events from September 1, 2015, to October 31, 2017*

The CMDR team points will be accumulated as below:
•    September 1, 2015 – May 1, 2016 – 75% value carried over from each players best three mixed doubles point’s events.
•    September 1, 2016 – November 1, 2017 – Mixed Doubles teams best six results from either mixed doubles events and/or CTRS events. Only 3 CTRS point events will count. (CTRS points will be accumulated from September 1, 2016,  to May 1, 2017, and are individually based)

FYI

•    Members of the four-player men’s and women’s curling team representatives for the 2018 Olympics will not be eligible to participate in the 2018 Mixed Doubles Curling Trials.
•    If both players from a Mixed Doubles Trials-eligible team are competing at the 2018 Olympics, that team will be replaced by the first team on the waiting list.
•    If your Mixed Doubles team has an individual player competing at the 2018 Olympics, you will have an opportunity to replace that player.
•    The replacement player must have been playing on a Men’s or Women’s team ranked in the top 12 of the Canadian Team Ranking System following the 2016-17 season, or on a Mixed Doubles Team ranked in the top 20 as at November 1, 2017.
•    Deadline to re-submit your new team line up is December 14, 2017
•    If two (2) or more teams decide to not re-submit a team for the 2018 Mixed Doubles Curling Trials, the event will become a 16-team round robin event with two pools of 8 (eight). Playoff format will remain the same.

There will be three (3) teams placed on a waiting list based on the CMDR.  The waiting list teams will advise Curling Canada by November 3, 2017, if they wish to be placed on the waiting list knowing that the possibility to participate in the Mixed Doubles Curling Trials will not be known until December 15, 2017.

*Curling Canada Sanctioned Events: 2015 Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Classic, 2015 Wall Grain Mixed Doubles Classic, 2016 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship, 2016 Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Championship, 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship plus 3 Regional Events TBD.

Team Information / Application Form/Participation Agreement:

Click to download:

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The application form and participation agreement must be received by Curling Canada no later than November 25, 2016

By Mail: 1660 Vimont Court, Orleans, Ontario K4A 4J4 (Attn: Paul Noble)

Or by E-Mail: pnoble@curling.ca

New: PEI Curling Hall of Fame Scholarships – apply by Sept. 30

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The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame is offering four annual scholarships, for a total amount of $3000, with $1000 and $500 awarded annually to junior female curlers, and an equal amount to junior male curlers. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and passion for the game. Please submit your application form to:

Chair, Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame,

PO Box 9305, York, PE, C0A 1P0

or to peicurlinghalloffame@gmail.com

The information provided will be kept confidential.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

Downloadable application form:

 PEI Curling Hall of Fame Scholarship Application Form 2016 (PDF)

PEI Curling Hall of Fame Scholarship Application Form 2016 (Word)

Crapaud Early Season deadline extended

 

The Early Curling in Crapaud deadline has been extended to Friday August 19. They have almost 30 registered now and will make  a decision Friday night on whether or not they are going ahead.

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Ch’town Curling Complex holding Early Membership Drive, annual Old Home Week dance

The Charlottetown Curling Complex is holding an early membership drive on August 15-16 from 4-7pm at the Complex, offering 10% off membership for the 2016-17 curling season. As well, they are holding their annual Old Home Week Dance on August … Continue reading

Early Curling in Crapaud needs more participants

There are just 5 days left to register for the early curling and only 16 have registered to-date. 50 confirmed entries are needed by Aug. 15, or it will not go ahead. Here are the details: Signup by Aug. 15 … Continue reading

Curling’s Brett Gallant among inaugural KidSport ambassadors

Charlottetown, PE – Sport PEI is pleased to announce its inaugural KidSport Ambassador Team.  The relationship was formed between KidSport PEI and the following accomplished, home-grown, athletes: Lorie Kane, Jared Connaughton, Mark Arendz, Brett Gallant, Emily Cameron, Mozzi Gyorio and … Continue reading

Team Canada rower Emily Cameron among those to address female athletes age 10-16 at Cda Games Legacy event

Attention female athletes aged 10-16… On August 9th, Sport PEI will be hosting an All Girls Event, “Play Hard, Train Hard”, in Summeride at Credit Union Place’s beach volleyball courts. Come join champion rower Emily Cameron to hear about her … Continue reading

Signup by Aug. 15 for Crapaud’s Early Season curling, starting Sept. 6

The Crapaud Curling Club will again be having Early Season Curling, beginning on September 6th  2016, provided that they have 50 confirmed curlers by August 15th. The cost will be $100 plus HST which includes league play and practice times. … Continue reading

First Canadian U-18 Championships to be staged in Moncton, N.B. (Curling Canada)

History will be made next April in Moncton, N.B., when the city plays host to the inaugural Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships. The event, which will feature representatives of all 14 of Curling Canada’s Member Associations in both … Continue reading

Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club getting refresh, rebranding (Journal)

Restaurant gets a refresh, rebranded the Breakwater Bar and Grill (by Nancy MacPhee) Gordon Lapp walked into the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club after more than 15 years away from Summerside and immediately saw the potential. Gordon Lapp © … Continue reading

World Curling Federation Sweeping Summit: Initial Findings (WCF)

The World Curling Federation Sweeping Summit was held between 23 and 26 May at the North Grenville Curling Club in Kemptville, Ontario near Ottawa, Canada. This event brought together an impressive group of world class athletes, high performance experts, curling … Continue reading

Veronica Smith to skip new PEI women’s team

A new PEI women’s curling team has been formed for the upcoming season, skipped by Veronica Smith, and including third Jane DiCarlo, second stone Whitney Young, and lead Aleya Quilty. Smith is a three-time PEI junior champion. Photo (L-R): Smith, … Continue reading

PEI’s Angela Hodgson joins Curling Canada board, new formats, new event introduced at 2016 National Curling Congress (Curling Canada)

Not only will Curling Canada have new formats for its national men’s and women’s championships, it will also have a brand new national championship. Curling Canada’s 2016-17 Board of Governors, from left, front, Shirley Osborne, Cathy Hughes, Maureen Miller, Chair … Continue reading

Curling Canada adopts concussion policy for national championship events (Curling Canada)

Athletes who suffer suspected head injuries at Curling Canada-operated events will be subject to a return-to-play protocol, it was announced today at Curling Canada’s National Curling Congress in Cornwall, Ont.     It was part of a new set of … Continue reading

Curl Atlantic Ch’ship not being held in 2016-2017 season

The Curl Atlantic Championship, Atlantic Canada’s premier curling event, which was scheduled to be held in Charlottetown in September, is not taking place. The Curl Atlantic Board will explore the idea of running it again in the 2017/18 season.  The … Continue reading

Joyce Myers Trust Fund announces 2016 Capital Works Grants and Scholarship Recipients

The Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund, established under Curl Atlantic from profits from the 2003 Brier and the 2005 Roar of the Rings curling events in Atlantic Canada, have announced the 2016 recipients of its Student/Athlete Scholarships and … Continue reading

For the Love of Curling scholarship deadline is June 30

Thanks to the incredible generosity of curlers across Canada, 10  For The Love Of Curling scholarships are available again for young men and women pursuing their academic and athletic goals at university or college. The application deadline is June 30, This year, … Continue reading

Performance Training for Curlers starts Tues. Attend 1st night for free!

If you have read about this program but are not sure if it is for you, you can attend the first night for free and decide after that. For Curlers…ALL AGES… Synergy Fitness & Nutrition in Charlottetown is once again … Continue reading

Curl PEI Event Schedule for 2016-2017. Tankard/Scotties to be run at same venue/time

Here is the Curl PEI Provincial Events schedule for the 2016-2017 season. The Tankard (men’s) and Scotties (women’s) championships, along with the Future Tankard and Scotties developmental junior events will be held at the same venue in the same timeframe. … Continue reading

Curl PEI makes changes to Residency policy, AGM date, entry fees, and appoints auditors

Curl PEI recently held a regular, and a special meeting, and made the following changes: Regular meeting Curl PEI has adopted the Curling Canada Policy for Residency allowing one “Free Agent” per team for the Provincial Women’s and Men’s championships.  … Continue reading

Off-season Sport Performance Training Program open to curlers of all ages

Synergy Fitness and Nutrition is once again offering an off-season Sport Performance Training Program to Island curlers again this summer.  This Program includes fitness sessions, nutrition sessions, and fitness testing; 40 sessions in all. This Program is open to curlers … Continue reading

Adam Casey finds new team in Saskatchewan’s Meachem rink (Guardian)

(by Jason Malloy) Adam Casey has found a new curling team to compete with next season. The skip of the last two Prince Edward Island Tankard-winning teams is joining the Saskatchewan rink skipped by Shaun Meachem. “They seem like a … Continue reading

WCT lists new PEI women’s rink for 2016-2017 season

The World Curling Tour has listed the Charlottetown team of skip Robyn MacPhee, third Sarah Fullerton, second Meaghan Hughes, and lead Michelle McQuaid on its roster of women’s teams registered for the 2016-2017 season. Teams register to have their Tour … Continue reading

Adam Casey to join Saskatchewan rink

Seven Mile Bay native Adam Casey, who skipped PEI”s men’s championship rink this season, will be playing second stone with the Shaun Meachem rink from Saskatoon in the fall. Other members of the team are third Catlin Schneider, and lead … Continue reading

Sport PEI Sport Scholarship Deadline is May 12, Earl Smith Athletic Award deadline is June 6

Sport PEI offers a Sport Scholarship and an award which recognizes excellence and achievement in sport and academics. Sport Scholarship Sport PEI will be granting two (2) scholarships of $1000.00 each to an Island student athlete. One scholarship is made possible thanks … Continue reading

Coaches wanted!

Every year there are curling teams looking for coaches.  Every year Curl PEI is asked if there is a list of available coaches teams can look at, there is not.  We would like to change that. Curl PEI is looking … Continue reading

Curl Moncton U12/U16 Youth Spiel and Canada Games Mini Dev’t Camp

The 2nd Annual Curl Moncton Youth Spiel and Canada Games Mini Development Camp will be hosted on the weekend of Dec 9-11, 2016, at Curl Moncton, who expect a number of junior teams from around the Maritimes to participate again this year. … Continue reading

Registration open for 2016 Maritime Junior Competitive League at Curl Moncton

The Maritime Junior Competitive League at Curl Moncton is a practice league that provides an opportunity for junior curlers/coaches to get a ‘head start’ on their curling season. This year, the league runs from September 10 – October 2.  We expect a number … Continue reading

Curl Moncton hosting 17th annual Maritime Junior Bonspiel in Oct.

17th Annual Maritime Junior Bonspiel October 14 – 16, 2016 •    To play, curlers must be under 21 years of age on June 30, 2016. •    Number of entries will be limited and the organizing committee reserves the right to … Continue reading

End of season CTRS standings released

The final Canadian Team Ranking System standings for the season have been released, with the Kevin Koe rink leading the Men’s. Team Brad Gushue, with PEI native Brett Gallant, were second, while PEI’s Adam Casey rink were 26th. Rachel Homan, … Continue reading

Tyler Smith team announces 2016-2017 season lineup

The Tyler Smith rink, who were PEI Pepsi Junior men’s runners up this season, and also competed in the Tankard men’s championship, have announced their lineup for next season. Joining Smith on the team will be Chris Gallant, returning to … Continue reading

Curl PEI calls special meeting

Notice of Special Meeting A special meeting of Curl PEI will take place on May 17 at 7:30pm at the House of Sport (Sport PEI, 40 Enman Cres. Room 212).  As per Curl PEI by-laws, this meeting is being called … Continue reading

More on Mary Fay bows out of curling, for now (Local Xpress)

By MONTY MOSHER Local Xpress There will be no title defence for Team Mary Fay. Whispers became fact on Saturday when the world junior women’s curling championship team announced that Chester’s Fay is not returning to the group and is … Continue reading

Nova Scotia World Jr. champ Mary Fay to walk away from curling (CurlingZone)

A surprising announcement was made on Sportsnet during the Champions Cup Grand Slam of Curling women’s quarterfinals today, as Mary Fay, skip of 2016 World and Canadian Juniors champions from Chester Nova Scotia will walk away from curling. Curling Canada … Continue reading

Member Organizations to vote in June on national U18 ch’ship to replace Optimist International (Curling Canada)

Earlier this month, the 2016 Optimist International Under-18 Curling Championship took over the Jasper Place Curling Club in Edmonton. The Saskatchewan men’s and Manitoba women’s teams recently took home the gold medals in this annual event that provides an opportunity … Continue reading

Gushue, Koe both 2-0 after Champions Cup Draw 5. TV coverage starts today. (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. — Reigning world champ Kevin Koe of Calgary cruised to a 9-2 victory after clashing with Peter de Cruz of Switzerland during Draw 5 action Wednesday night at the Humpty’s Champions Cup. Kevin Koe … Continue reading

Gushue, with PEI native Gallant, tops Mouat to kick off inaugural Champions Cup (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. — Recent Players’ Championship winner Brad Gushue picked up where he left off in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series. Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., kicked off the inaugural Humpty’s Champions Cup with … Continue reading

Canada Games Council seeking Athlete Representative

Call for Applications – Sport Committee Position Athlete Representative BACKGROUNDThe Canada Games Council (CGC) is the franchise holder for the Canada Games and Canada Games Movement. We are responsible for the on-going management and delivery of the Canada Games and … Continue reading

Colleen Jones: Thought I was being punk’d when Canadian Sports Hall of Fame called (Sportsnet)

Legendary curler Colleen Jones was shocked when the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame came a calling, but is truly honoured to be recognized and for the chance to live out her dream. The announcement that she will be in the … Continue reading

PEI native Erin Carmody to join Nova Scotia’s Jill Brothers rink

Team Jill Brothers, out of Halifax, announced recently via their Twitter account that PEI native Erin Carmody, who has recently been curling in Alberta, is moving to Nova Scotia to pursue her Masters degree at Mount St. Vincent University, and … Continue reading

PEI Scotties Champs going their separate ways for next season

The reigning PEI Scotties champions. Team Birt, sent out the following message on their Facebook page this evening: As the 2015/2016 curling season comes to a close, we would like to thank our sponsors, family and friends for their support … Continue reading

Spirit of Sandra scholarships deadline extended to May 30

$5000 Spirit of Sandra™ Scholarships Over the past three years, Spirit of Sandra Junior Curling Scholarships have been awarded to outstanding young curlers in all but three provinces across Canada. We’d like to enlist your support in reaching out to … Continue reading

Gushue, with PEI native Gallant, wins Players’ Ch’ship, completes career Grand Slam (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) TORONTO — Brad Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., has won the Players’ Championship to complete a career Grand Slam. Brad Gushue at the 2016 Players’ Championship in Toronto. (Photo: Anil Mungal) Gushue defeated defending champ Brad Jacobs … Continue reading

Gushue rink, with PEI native Brett Gallant, clinches Rogers Grand Slam Cup (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) TORONTO — Brad Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., has claimed the 2015-16 Rogers Grand Slam Cup. Gushue defeated Niklas Edin of Sweden 7-3 during Saturday afternoon’s quarterfinal draw at the Players’ Championship to clinch the season title … Continue reading

Nova Scotia Strikes Gold at Canadian Firefighters (Truro Daily News)

(by Joey Smith) TRURO – History was made at the Truro Curling Club on Saturday. In front of a crowd of more than 200, Chad Stevens gave Nova Scotia its first Canadian firefighters curling title after an 8-4 victory over … Continue reading

Host Nova Scotia wins their first-ever Canadian Firefighters title

The Chad Stevens rink from the Chester Fire Department didn’t have far to travel to win Nova Scotia’s first Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship today, beating Alberta’s Aaron Bartling squad 7-5 in the semifinal game, and doubling the Greg Tarasoff foursome … Continue reading

Sask. advances to Cdn. Firefighters final, Alta. vs NS in semi

The Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship is down to two games, following the completion of the Page playoffs this afternoon in Truro. The Saskatchewan team, who have only one loss in the entire event, advanced to the 1 pm Saturday final, … Continue reading

PEI finishes play with 4-6 record at Canadian Firefighters Ch’ship

Round robin play concluded this afternoon at the Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship in Truro, with the PEI team, skipped by Leo Stewart from the Summerside Fire Department, finishing out of the playoffs with a 4-6 win-loss record. The Island squad … Continue reading

Prairie teams win Canadian Masters in NS

The Saskatchewan women, skipped by Merle Kopach, and Alberta men, with skip Ed Lukowich. are the Canadian Masters champions, following play in the Annapolis Valley over the weekend. The Saskatchewan women beat the host province, skipped by Margaret Cutcliffe, 6-3, … Continue reading

Four teams with only 1 loss, PEI slips to 2-3 at the Canadian Firefighters Ch’ship

The PEI rink, skipped by Leo Stewart from the Summerside Fire Department, lost both their games – 8-4 to Alberta, and 7-4 to Southern Ontario, today at the Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship in Truro, to slip to a 2-3 win-loss … Continue reading

PEI 2-1, Alberta, Quebec and NS still undefeated at Canadian Firefighters Ch’ship

The PEI team from the Summerside Fire Dept., skipped by Leo Stewart, split their games today at the Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship in Truro, beating Northern Ont. 11-8, aided by a 5 point second end, but losing 7-5 to Saskatchewan. … Continue reading

Summerside names their rookies of the season

The Silver Fox held their closing bonspiel and  banquet on the weekend. Shown are Sheila Compton President of the curling club, presenting  the Rookie Male and Rookie Female awards to Michelle Stark and Ron McIntyre. Photo (L-R): Sheila Compton, Michelle … Continue reading

PEI opens with an extra-end win at Canadian Firefighters Ch’ship in Truro

The Summerside Fire Department team, skipped by Leo Stewart, picked up a win in the opening draw of the Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship, being played at the Truro Curling Club. The Island squad beat Team Manitoba, skipped by Len Krisko, … Continue reading

Epping, who won in Summerside in 2012, hoping for hometown Players’ Ch’ship win (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) John Epping is receiving the rock star treatment for his hometown Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event. The Toronto-based skip has taken his play to another level this season highlighted with a perfect game against Brad Gushue … Continue reading

PEI teams out of the playoffs at Canadian Masters

Women’s round robin play wrapped up Wednesday and men’s round robin play finished this morning at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships in the Annapolis Valley, with both PEI teams finishing out of the playoffs and in the “seeding pool”. Sandy … Continue reading

Joyce Myers Trust Fund Scholarship and Capital Works Grant Applications due May 15

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

Neither 1st place team (with Brett Gallant) nor 2nd place (with Geoff Walker) going to World Mixed Doubles (Curling Canada)

Canada will send an experienced pairing to the 2016 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, it was announced today by Curling Canada. Marliese Kasner and Dustin Kalthoff will wear the Maple Leaf at the 2016 World Mixed Doubles Championship. (Photo Curling … Continue reading

Hope 1-1, Walsh 0-2 after opening day at Canadian Masters

Two draws are in the books after opening day play at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, being played in the Annapolis Valley. PEI’s Sandy Hope team, from the Cornwall Curling Club, recovered from a … Continue reading

Summerside Fire Department competing in Canadian Firefighters Curling Ch’ships, starting Saturday

The opening draw takes place on Saturday, following the team draw and opening ceremonies on Friday evening as the 57th Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship gets underway at the Truro Curling Club, hosted by the Nova Scotia Firefighters Curling Association. Truro … Continue reading

PEI native Brett Gallant, Jocelyn Peterman are 2016 Mixed Doubles champs (Curling Canada)

Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant are the 2016 Canadian Mixed Doubles champions after battling to a 12-8 win over Laura Crocker and Geoff Walker at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon, Sask., on Sunday.“It was a bit of a battle. … Continue reading

PEI native Brett Gallant wins Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship

PEI native Brett Gallant, curling with Jocelyn Peterman from Alberta, beat Gallant’s Team Gushue teammate Geoff Walker, teamed with Laura Crocker, who curls out of Edmonton, by a 12-8 score this evening to win the Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship in … Continue reading

Casey wins “Tuff” bonspiel

Adam Casey won the one-on-one “Tuff Spiel”, sponsored by Dow AgroSciences and Bayer CropScience, which took place Saturday at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside. Tim Hockin was the runner-up, while  Sheila Compton won the Consolation Round … Continue reading

Optimist U18 event to be replaced (upon approval) by a Curling Canada national U18 ch’ship

(by Lisa Shamchuk) It was announced at the banquet last night that this will be the last year for the Optimist U18 Curling Championships. The Optimist U18 Steering Committee has been working with Curling Canada for many years to establish … Continue reading

Ontario men and Nova Scotia women win gold at Everest Seniors (Curling Canada)

Ontario’s Bryan Cochrane and Nova Scotia’s Colleen Jones claimed the men’s and women’s 2016 Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championship titles on Saturday afternoon in Digby, N.S. Cochrane overpowered the defending champion, Randy Neufeld, 6-3, while Jones defeated Saskatchewan’s Sherry Anderson, … Continue reading

PEI native Gallant advances to Mixed Doubles quarters, Smith/Holland finish with 3-4 record (Curling Canada)

Ottawa’s Emma Miskew and Toronto’s Ryan Fry put together a second-half comeback Saturday night to reach the quarter-finals of the 2016 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Saskatoon. Ryan Fry and Emma Miskew secured their berth in the quarter-finals with a … Continue reading

PEI’s Smith/Holland duo pick up Canadian Mixed Doubles win over a pre-tournament favourite (Curling Canada)

After eight rounds of play, the pool standings are taking shape, with five teams remaining undefeated as the competition heads into Round Nine. Rachel Homan/Mark Nichols along with Laura Crocker/Geoff Walker both lead Pool A with undefeated records of 5-0.They … Continue reading

Championship round is underway at Everest Canadian Seniors (Curling Canada)

Ontario’s Bryan Cochrane remains undefeated and Cathy King (Alberta) and Sherry Anderson (Saskatchewan) continue to battle for top spot on the women’s side as the championship round got underway on Thursday at the 2016 Everest Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling … Continue reading

PEI native Brett Gallant 3-0 at Mixed Doubles, Sabrina Smith/Kyle Holland are 0-3 (Curling Canada)

The 2016 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship kicked off on Thursday with 32 teams – including some very familiar names – vying for the chance to compete at the world championship in Karlstad, Sweden in April. National Mixed Doubles Coach Jim … Continue reading

Canadian Masters start Monday in Annapolis Valley area. PEI represented by Hope and Walsh teams

The Wolfville Curling Centre and the Glooscap Curling Club are the co-hosts of the 2016 men’s and women’s Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, which take place April 4 to 10, 2016. PEI will be represented … Continue reading

Update: Both Dolan and MacDonald make the Ch’ship round at Canadian Seniors

We just received word from Robyn Mattie of Curling Canada that the Kim Dolan rink has also advanced to the Championship round at the Canadian Seniors in Digby, as they were tied with BC in win-loss records, but they were … Continue reading

Cdn. Seniors: MacDonald (3-3), Dolan (2-4) both make the playoff round (Curling Canada)

Saskatchewan’s Sherry Anderson, Ontario’s Bryan Cochrane and Nova Scotia’s Alan O’Leary will enter the Championship Pool of the 2016 Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships as the only undefeated teams heading into the playoffs. Sherry Anderson of Saskatchewan delivers her rock … Continue reading

Rod MacDonald rink 3-1, Kim Dolan gets 1st win at Canadian senior curling championships (Journal)

DIGBY, N.S. – The Rod MacDonald-skipped rink won two games at the Canadian senior curling championships on Tuesday. Nova Scotia’s Alan O’Leary delivers his rock to sweepers Danny Christianson and Harold McCarthy during round robin play at the 2016 Everest … Continue reading

Curling wrapping up at Island clubs

Curling is wrapping up at PEI’s seven full-time curling facilities, with the last closing bonspiels scheduled for next weekend. The Montague Curling Rink’s “Milkcan” spiel goes this weekend. Here is the opening draw: Thursday March 31st 6:00 pm Jillian Macguire … Continue reading

Sabrina Smith, Kyle Holland, Brett Gallant in Canadian Mixed Doubles Ch’ship, beginning Thurs. in Saskatoon (Curling Canada)

The most talent-laden field in the history of the event will open play Thursday at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon in the 2016 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. PEICurling.com photo (L-R): Kyle Holland, Sabrina Smith [PEI will be represented … Continue reading

PEI men 1-1, women 0-2 following opening day play at national Seniors (Curling Canada)

The 2016 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships kicked off Monday at the Digby Area Recreation Centre in Digby, N.S., with 28 teams – 14 men’s, 14 women’s – competing for the right to represent Canada at the … Continue reading

Holland Hurricanes finish with 2-5 record and pick up Fair Play award at CCAA nationals

The Holland Hurricanes women’s curling team finished round robin play at the at CCAA nationals in London ON, hosted by Fanshawe College, with a 2-5 win-loss record, picking up wins over Confederation and Niagara colleges, but they did not advance … Continue reading

PEI men’s and women’s rinks sweep Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships

It was a PEI sweep at the Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships, which wrapped up Sunday afternoon at CFB Halifax, with the PEI U18 championship rinks, skipped by Tyler Smith and Lauren Lenentine, capturing both the men’s and women’s divisions. … Continue reading

Everest Seniors begin Monday in Digby (Curling Canada)

The 2016 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships begin Monday at the Digby Area Recreation Centre in Digby, N.S. It’s the second time that the city has hosted the championships, following the 2011 edition at the same venue. … Continue reading

PEI’s Team Casey parting ways after season (Grand Slam)

(By Jonathan Brazeau) Team Casey’s run has come to an end. Photo by Anil Mungal: Adam Casey The reigning P.E.I. champs are parting ways, announcing Tuesday on Facebook  that lead Robbie Doherty and second Anson Carmody are both stepping back from … Continue reading

PEI rinks in Atlantic U18 Ch’ships, starting Friday

Cornwall’s Lauren Lenentine rink and the Tyler Smith team from Crapaud and Charlottetown and  Montague will be  competing in the Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships this weekend at CFB Halifax. Photo (L-R) Skip, Lauren Lenentine Third, Kaleigh Mackay Second, Breanne … Continue reading

Holland College at Nationals

The Holland Hurricanes are ready to compete in their final National Championship of the 2015-2016 season this week when the women’s curling team takes on the country’s best in London, Ontario for the 2016 CCAA National Curling Championships hosted by … Continue reading

NS and PEI teams capture Stick Curling Titles

The Dave MacDougal/Paul Doucet team from Yarmouth NS won the open division of the Maritime Stick Curling Championship held recently at the Cornwall Curling club by narrowly defeating the Ron Crowe/Bill Spinney team from Truro. The women’s division championship game … Continue reading

Charlottetown men, Western women win PEI Travelers Ch’ship

The Dennis Watts rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex had to play in two finals today, against the previously-unbeaten Barry Cameron foursome from the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside, but they won both, to capture the PEI … Continue reading

Watts steals triple in final end to force sudden death Travelers men’s final, Horne goes undefeated to win women’s

The Dennis Watts rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex took a deuce in the seventh end and stole a triple in the eighth to come from behind and hand the Barry Cameron team from the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht … Continue reading

Little Rocks Jamboree reminder

The Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside is hosting a Little Rocks Jamboree, aimed at Little Rockers and new curlers age 6-13. Everybody (all clubs) welcome. The Jamboree takes place Tuesday March 22 from 10 am to 3 … Continue reading

Curler Ryan Giddens goes from beer league to the Brier (CBC PEI)

Amateur curler Ryan Giddens now has a story he’ll be telling for years — how he got to throw rocks at the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship. “It was an opportunity of a lifetime and I’ll never trade that for anything else,” Giddens … Continue reading

Ryan Giddens recounts Brier experience (CBC PEI audio)

CBC’s Mitch Cormier sat down with Team Adam Casey 5th player Ryan Giddens on Island Morning this morning to talk about his Brier experience. Click for audio. Ryan Giddens (CBC photo) … Continue reading

Championship round set following Men’s tiebreakers at PEI Travelers

The men’s tiebreaker round, between the Montague, Crapaud, and Maple Leaf men’s teams, took place today at the PEI Travelers Curling Club Championship at the Cornwall Curling Club, in order to determine the final spot in Tuesday’s semi-finals. All three … Continue reading