Updated with funeral info: Former Charlottetown Curling Club President Wellington Gay passes away at 65

Wellington Gay of Stratford, a long-time curler and former president of the Charlottetown Curling Club (1998-99 season), as well as a former Commodore of the Charlottetown Yacht Club, and a volunteer in both curling and yachting, has passed away at the age of 65. Wellington was a longtime employee of Island Cable and then Eastlink. As a member of the Crossroads Rural Community Fire Company, he was a six-time winner of the Provincial Firefighters Curling Championship, five times as skip, and once as second.

Here is the funeral announcement:

After a short illness and peacefully at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, of Wellington Gay of Stratford age 65 Yrs. Beloved son of Gordon ( Bus ) Gay and loving husband of Nancy MacDonald. Wellington is also survived by his sons – Paul ( Ashley ) and Marty; Grandson – Liam Gay; sister – Norma Millar ( Lawrence ) and niece – Laura Millar. He was predeceased by his mother – Nina Gay and his brother – Gordon Gay.

Resting at Hillsboro Funeral Home, 2 Hollis Ave., Stratford, for visitation on Friday, September 19, 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 P.M. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 20, at Stratford Chapel – Hillsboro Funeral Home, at 10:30 A.M. Interment will follow later at the People’s Cemetery, Charlottetown. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Cross Roads Rural Community Fire Company would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be made to hillsborofuneral@eastlink.ca. The Family wishes to express special thanks to the wonderful staff of the Intensive Care Unit of the QEH. Completion of funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hillsboro Funeral Home.

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Casey and Gushue rinks at the Shorty this weekend

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PEI’s Adam Casey rink, and Newfoundland and Labrador’s Brad Gushue foursome, which includes PEI native Brett Gallant, are among the 24 men’s and 12 women’s teams competing in the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic in Brockville Ont. this weekend. Island native Kiri Campbell is on the Danielle Inglis rink out of Ottawa. Gushue won the men’s event in 2009, while last year’s champs were Brad Jacobs, who is back this year, and Mirjam Ott.

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PEICurling.com photo: Adam Casey

Play got underway at 5 AT this afternoon, with Gushue taking on Jeff Stoughton, and Casey facing Glenn  Howard at 7:30. The quarter-finals go Sunday at 10 am AT, with the semis at 1:30 pm, and the finals at 4:30 pm Atlantic time.

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Spud Isle Junior Skills Dev’t and High Performance camp

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Spud Isle Junior Camp

Skills Development & High Performance

JUNIOR CURLING CAMP

25-26 October 2014

 

On 25 & 26 October 2014 a Junior Skills Development/High Performance Camp for competitive junior men and women teams/individuals as well as for novice to intermediate level Juniors will be held at the Crapaud Curling Club

Please Note: Group A will consist of advanced competitive teams/individuals and Group B will focus on the novice to intermediate Junior teams/individuals who have at least 1 year experience primarily 10-14 years of age with the main focus on Skill Development. Groups will alternate between on ice and classroom sessions.

 

CAMP LOCATION:  Crapaud Curling Club

CAMP TIMES:

Saturday, 25 October            8:45 a.m. – 9:00 am                 Check in

9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.              Camp – on ice & classroom sessions

Sunday,   26 October               10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                        Camp – on ice & classroom sessions

 

COST:

The cost is $120.00 per team including coach or $30.00 per individual – Space is limited and selection will be on a first come first paid basis. Morning & afternoon nutrition breaks will be provided by the Camp each day.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:

Cheque (payable to Spud Isle Junior Curling Camp) & registration must be received by no later than

Friday October 10, 2014.   This will allow the organizers time to fine tune the camp and make it relevant to the attendees. Thank you for your cooperation.

CAMP CONTENT:

  • On-Ice topics may include:
  • Technical drills (balance, timing, line of delivery, grip, release, rotation, team consistency)
  • Sweeping and judging weight
  • Skills Testing
  • Weight control (draws and big weight), angles, situational play, rock placement
  • Pre-shot routines
  • Communications
  • Shot selection (defensive vs. offensive), ice reading
  • Video Analysis
  • Off-Ice topics may include:
  • Technical Review,
  • Rules update & etiquette
  • Season Planning and Goal Setting,
  • Team Dynamics, Training and Practice,
  • Fitness
  • Strategy/Tactics/Game Plan/End Plan,
  • Mental Toughness,
  • Physical Prep/Nutrition,

 

Camp Instructors: Several well certified Provincial Instructors/Facilitators will be on staff for various sessions. A full camp agenda/schedule will be emailed to all interested persons by early October.

 

Mail camp registration/cheque to:   Gayle Johnston

46 Kirkdale Rd, Box 3 Site 10

Charlottetown, PEI   C1E 1N6

For further information please contact Gayle Johnston at 368-1071 or email: gaylej@eastlink.ca 

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Home Hardware to sponsor Canada Cup (CCA)

One of curling’s most prestigious events will have a new title sponsor, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association.

Home Hardware will be the title sponsor of the Canada Cup of Curling for the next three years. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Home Hardware will be the title sponsor of the Canada Cup of Curling for the next three years. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

Home Hardware, Canada’s largest dealer-owned home improvement retailer, will be the title sponsor of the Canada Cup of Curling, presented by Meridian Manufacturing, for the next three years, beginning with the 2014 event Dec. 3-7 at Encana Arena in Camrose, Alta. — the opening event of the 2014-15 Season of Champions.

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 11.20.58 AMThe Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling will feature 2014 Olympic gold-medallists Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, along with the Team Canada entries for the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by SecurTek, in Calgary — John Morris of Calgary — and the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask. — Rachel Homan of Ottawa.

Click for full story at the CCA website.

Former Charlottetown Curling Club President Wellington Gay passes away at 65

CBC is reporting that Wellington Gay of Stratford, a long-time curler and former president of the Charlottetown Curling Club (1998-99 season), as well as former Commodore of the Charlottetown Yacht Club, and a volunteer in both curling and yachting, has passed away at the age of 65. Wellington was a longtime employee of Island Cable and then Eastlink. As a member of the Crossroads Fire Department, he was a six-time winner of the Provincial Firefighters Curling Championship, five times as skip, and once as second.

 

2015 Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials return to Ottawa (CCA)

(by Al Cameron)

Canada’s best mixed doubles curling teams will return to the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club for the 2015 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association.

The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club will play host to the 2015 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials. (Photo, courtesy Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club)The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club will play host to the 2015 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials. (Photo courtesy Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club)

The Hunt Club hosted the highly successful 2014 edition of the Trials, which will determine Canada’s representative for the 2015 World Mixed Doubles Championship next spring in Sochi, Russia. The 2015 Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials are scheduled for March 11 to 15.

A total of 32 teams (one man, one woman) will compete, with the teams divided into four round-robin pools of eight, with the top two from each pool and the next four best round-robin records moving onto the 12-team single-knockout playoff round.

Wayne and Kim Tuck of Ilderton, Ont., won the 2014 Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. (Photo CCA/John Schwartzburg)

 Wayne and Kim Tuck of Ilderton, Ont., won the 2014 Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. (Photo CCA/John Schwartzburg)

 

It will be the third edition of the Trials; the CCA recently approved a motion to extend a two-year trial for the event to a third year as efforts are ongoing by the World Curling Federation to have the discipline included as an Olympic medal sport, as soon as the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

“We’re optimistic that the International Olympic Committee will see the benefits of adding another curling medal to the program, and we’re doing our part as an association to show that we’re behind that push,” said Greg Stremlaw, Chief Executive Officer of the CCA. “We’ve had nothing but positive feedback from the first two Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials, and we know the Hunt Club will do another superb job in hosting in 2015.”

The 32 participating teams in Ottawa will be determined by the following:
1.    Each of the 14 provincial/territorial curling associations will select one team.
2.    The winning four-player team at the 2015 Canadian Mixed Championship in North Bay, Ont., will receive two entries.
3.    The balance (the other 16 teams) will be composed of open invitations but should more than the required number submit entries, then each team’s participating status will be decided by the Order of Merit as of Dec. 31, 2014. The Order of Merit is based exclusively on the CCA’s Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS).

“We had great, positive feedback from the curlers and officials after we hosted the 2014 Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials,” said Bill Duck, curling co-ordinator for the Hunt Club. “We were eager to bring the event back, and we know curlers and fans will be treated to first-class conditions and a first-class event.”

At the 2014 Trials, the husband-and-wife pairing of Wayne and Kim Tuck of Ilderton, Ont., claimed gold, beating Alberta’s Kalynn Park and Charley Thomas 8-5 in the final. The Tucks went on to finish with a 7-1 round-robin record at the 2014 World Mixed Doubles Championship in Dumfries, Scotland, but lost in the first round of the playoffs to Austria’s Claudia Fischer and Christian Roth to finish ninth overall.

Acart_HuntClub_curling_0006At the inaugural 2013 Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials, in Leduc, Alta., the Quebec pair of Robert Desjardins and Isabelle Néron won the title, and went on to finish 10th at the World Mixed Doubles Championship in Fredericton, N.B.

Previously, Canada’s teams for the World Mixed Doubles Championship comprised two members of the winning team at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship. In 2008, Canada (Susan O’Connor and Dean Ross) finished fifth while in 2009, Canada earned a bronze medal with a third-place finish by Sean Grassie and Allison Nimik (still Canada’s only medal at the World Mixed Doubles). In 2010, Canada did not compete because the Icelandic volcanic ash caused the temporary cancellation of air travel which prevented Mark Dacey and Heather Smith from arriving in time for the competition.

In 2011, Canada’s Rebecca Jean MacDonald and Robert Campbell, from Prince Edward Island, finished 12th, while in 2012, Canada’s Chantelle Eberle and Dean Hicke were sixth.

The Mixed Doubles game format is played over eight ends (instead of the usual 10). Each team has only six stones and one of those stones from each team is prepositioned on the centre line before every end of play. One player delivers the first and last stones of the end while the other player throws the second, third and fourth stones. If they choose to, the two players may swap positions from one end to the next. Both team members are also allowed to sweep.

Click to read at CCA website.

O’Rourke, Stevens win Curl Atlantic titles (Guardian)

(By Jason Malloy)

The Kathy O’Rourke rink got ahead early and never looked back Sunday in winning the Curl Atlantic Championship 7-2 in six ends over the Sylvie Robichaud rink.

It capped off a perfect 6-0 record for the team during the championship played at MacLauchlan Arena.

Kathy O’Rourke rink lead Tricia Affleck delivers a shot during semifinal action at the Curl Atlantic Championships Sunday in Charlottetown.

The Chad Stevens rink from Nova Scotia defeated Adam Casey’s foursome 7-1 in six ends in the men’s final.

With the game tied 1-1 after three ends, Stevens scored a deuce in the fourth, stole a single in the fifth and three more in the sixth before the teams shook hands.

Click for full story in today’s Guardian.

Chad Stevens and Kathy O’Rourke teams win Curl Atlantic Championship

The 4th annual Curl Atlantic Championship, Atlantic Canada’s premiere curling event, wrapped up this evening at the CARI Complex in Charlottetown, with PEI’s Kathy O’Rourke winning the women’s event, and Chad Stevens of Nova Scotia taking the men’s title.

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Stevens and his team of Cameron MacKenzie, Scott Saccary, Phil Crowell and coach Dave MacLean, beat PEI.’s Adam Casey foursome, a newly-formed team this season, 7-1 in the men’s final, stealing a single in the 5th end and a triple in the sixth to bring the game to an early conclusion. Josh Barry, Anson Carmody, and Robbie Doherty, with coach Lincoln Peters, round out the Casey squad.

Stevens edged Halifax’s Mark Dacey 9-8 while Casey beat Dartmouth’s Alan O’Leary 8-2 in semi-final action earlier on Sunday.

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Kathy O’Rourke went undefeated with six straight wins in the event, beating Sylvie Robichaud of New Brunswick 7-2 in six ends in the women’s final. The O’Rourke team, which includes third Robyn Green, who throws last, along with Meaghan Hughes and Tricia Affleck, and alternate player Stefanie Clark and coach Al Ledgerwood, beat the Suzanne Birt rink, also from Charlottetown, 7-5 in their semi-final, while Robichaud got by Cornwall’s Veronica Smith team 6-4 when Smith, facing three, was light on her final stone. The Smith team, two-time reigning PEI Junior Champs, were called into the event at the last minute when another team couldn’t make it. Team Smith includes Chloe McCloskey, Sabrina Smith, and Katie Fullerton, with coach Bill Hope.

Total announced purse for the Championship is $14,000. Eight men’s and eight women’s teams took part.

The Canada Games round robin event, featuring 5 men’s and 5 women’s Atlantic Canadian contenders for the 2015 Games, also wrapped up Sunday, with PEI rinks skipped by Alex MacFadyen, Kaleigh MacKay and Tyler Smith finishing play with four wins and two losses each, while the Lauren Moerike team went 1 and 5.

 

 

4 pm finals set at Curl Atlantic Championship. Island teams in both finals

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The men’s and women’s finals get underway at 4 pm at the Curl Atlantic Championship at Charlottetown’s CARI Complex. Tickets are available at the door.

The men’s final sees PEI’s Adam Casey of PEI take on Nova Scotia’s Chad Stevens rink, while Kathy O’Rourke of PEI faces Sylvie Robichaud of New Brunswick in the women’s final.

Casey beat Alan O’Leary of NS 8-2 to advance, in the only game of the semi-finals where the score was not very close. The other men’s game went into an extra end, with Chad Stevens of Nova Scotia hitting and staying with his final shot to win over Mark Dacey, also from NS.

The Veronica Smith junior team from Cornwall, a last minute fill-in when another team could not make it, stole the 7th end in their semi-final game against Sylvie Robichaud of New Brunswick to take a 4-3 lead coming home without hammer. Smith had to get in behind a Robichaud rock with her last stone in the 8th end, but was light, and Robichaud picked up 3 points to win 6-4, and advance to the final. The other women’s game was a battle of two Island rinks, with  Kathy O’Rourke stealing 1 in the final end to win 7-5 over Suzanne Birt, to go to the final game. Birt tried a double runback with her final stone, but one of the rocks stayed around, and O’Rourke picked up the win.

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The Curl Atlantic Championship wraps up Sunday afternoon at the CARI Complex in Charlottetown. The 12 noon semi-finals in the men’s and women’s divisions are now determined, with the finals following at 4 pm.

Three of the four women’s semi-finalists are PEI rinks, with Suzanne Birt taking on Kathy O’Rourke, and Sylvie Robichaud from New Brunswick playing Veronica Smith. O’Rourke and Robichaud finished round robin play undefeated with 4-0 win-loss records, while Smith and Birt went 3-1.

The men’s semi-finals feature three Nova Scotia teams, and one Island rink, with: Mark Dacey (3-1) playing Chad Stevens (2-2), and PEI”s Adam Casey (2-2) taking on Alan O’Leary (4-0).

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Photo: Adam Casey

Click for the Curl Atlantic Championship Website

Click for Curl Atlantic Championship Results

Click the box below to watch live webcast streams from all games on sheets 3 and 4 at the Curl Atlantic Championship. Choose the livestreams from the list on the right of the webcast page.

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Island men square off at 8 this morning in Curl Atlantic Ch’ship

The Curl Atlantic Championship, featuring top Atlantic Canadian curlers, continues today, starting at 8 am at the CARI Complex in Charlottetown. The 8am draw will feature a battle between the two Island men’s teams in the event, the Jamie Newson foursome, and a new team this year, skipped by Adam Casey. Both teams have 1-1 win-loss records following Friday play. Nova Scotia’s Alan O’Leary is the only undefeated men’s rink, with a 2-0 record.

On the women’s side, PEI’s Kathy O’Rourke, and New Brunswick’s Sylvie Robichaud lead at 3-0, with O’Rourke beating Sarah Rhyno and defending champ Heather Smith on Friday. O’Rourke plays Marie Christianson, now curling out of Newfoundland and Labrador, while Robichaud faces Smith, at 4 pm. In other women’s games at 4, PEI’s Suzanne Birt plays Rhyno, while Veronica Smith takes on Kelly MacIntosh. Smith is at 2-1, following two wins yesterday, over Rhyno and Smith. Birt picked up a win over MacIntosh on Friday, but lost to Robichaud.

The Canada Games teams hit the ice at noon, with the two Island women’s teams, skipped by Lauren Moerike (0-2) and Kaleigh Mackay (2-1) squaring off on sheet 5, and the two PEI men’s rinks skipped by Alex MacFadyen (3-0) and Tyler Smith (2-1), facing each other on sheet 1.

Here are today’s draws:

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Draw 8 – 08:00 AM

CLUB SHEET TEAMS & SCORES
Prince Edward Island 2 Andy McCann () vs. Alan O’Leary ()
Prince Edward Island 3 Jamie Newson () vs. Adam Casey ()
Prince Edward Island 4 Ian Fitzner-Leblanc () vs. Mark Dacey ()
Prince Edward Island 5 James Grattan () vs. Chad Stevens ()

Draw 9 – 12:00 PM

CLUB SHEET TEAMS & SCORES
Prince Edward Island 1 Alex MacFadyen () vs. Tyler Smith ()
Prince Edward Island 2 Carter Small () vs. Matthew Manuel ()
Prince Edward Island 3 Justine Comeau () vs. Mary Fay ()
Prince Edward Island 4 Andrew Taylor () vs. Megan Kearley ()
Prince Edward Island 5 Kaleigh Mackay () vs. Lauren Moerike ()
Draw 10 – 4:00 PM

CLUB SHEET TEAMS & SCORES
Prince Edward Island 1 Megan Kearley () vs. Lauren Moerike ()
Prince Edward Island 2 Suzanne Birt () vs. Sarah Rhyno ()
Prince Edward Island 3 Sylvie Robichaud () vs. Heather Smith ()
Prince Edward Island 4 Kathy O’Rourke () vs. Marie Christianson ()
Prince Edward Island 5 Veronica Smith () vs. Kelly MacIntosh ()

Draw 11 – 8:00 PM
Playoffs begin

The men’s and women’s semi-finals go Sunday at noon, while the finals go at 4 pm.

Live results at http://LiveCurling.com
BellAliant Live Streaming of games on sheets 3 and 4 at: http://live.streamit.ca/?player=2191

Cornwall announces registration, startup dates for upcoming season

Curling gets underway just over a month from now at the Cornwall Curling Club.

The club have announced the following dates for their startup:

Registration for returning members: October 8 beginning at 6:30 pm

Curling School, Open House, and new members registration: October 14, 15, 16 – free evening adult curling lessons – come any or all nights. No obligation. Registration for new members will also take place at this time.

Daytime Curling start date: October 14

Evening Curling start: Oct 19

Junior Curling start: Oct. 26

Drop-In Curling Nights: Oct 17,  Nov 7, Jan 9,  Feb 20 (anyone can come – there will be a drop in fee for non-members)

Mixed Doubles Bonspiel: Nov 15 (in advance of the provincial championships which are scheduled for Dec. 12-14 in Crapaud)

For further information, including membership rates, please visit their information page at:
http://cornwallcurling.com/about/about/ or email info@cornwallcurling.com

N.B. man to curl 100 games in 100 rinks across Canada to help restore his childhood club (CTV)

A Maritime curler is travelling across Canada to shine a spotlight on the future of small-town curling clubs and help restore the one he grew up in.

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The curling club in Harvey Station, N.B. has long been a winter hub in the village, but curlers Rob Swan and Lisa Steven are worried about its future.

Swan came up with an idea to support the sport in his hometown.

“I am attempting to curl 100 games across 100 clubs in Canada,” he says. “I’m starting October 7, curling 24 to 30 games in Winnipeg alone.”

Swan plans to travel to curling clubs across the Maritimes as well as in Ontario and Alberta. He says he will even bring his curling club’s cause to the Brier in Calgary, as a spectator.

Friday play starts at 8 am at Curl Atlantic Ch’ship in Charlottetown

It’s a very busy day at the Curl Atlantic Championship at the MacLauchlan Arena of the CARI Complex in Charlottetown, with play getting underway at 8 am.

Here is today’s schedule:

Friday, September  12, 2014

Draw 4 – 08:00 AM (Women and 1 Canada Games)
Sheet Teams & Scores
1 Sylvie Robichaud () vs. Marie Christianson ()
2 Kelly MacIntosh () vs. Suzanne Birt ()
3 Carter Small () vs. Alex MacFadyen ()
4 Heather Smith () vs. Veronica Smith ()
5 Kathy O’Rourke () vs. Sarah Rhyno ()
Draw 5 – 12:00 PM (Canada Games)
Sheet Teams & Scores
1 Matthew Manuel () vs. Alex MacFadyen ()
2 Andrew Taylor () vs. Carter Small ()
3 Lauren Moerike () vs. Tyler Smith ()
4 Kaleigh Mackay () vs. Mary Fay ()
5 Megan Kearley () vs. Justine Comeau ()
Draw 6 – 4:00 PM (Men, 1 Canada Games)
Sheet Teams & Scores
1 Adam Casey () vs. James Grattan ()
2 Chad Stevens () vs. Jamie Newson ()
3 Kaleigh Mackay () vs. Justine Comeau ()
4 Alan O’Leary () vs. Ian Fitzner-Leblanc ()
5 Mark Dacey () vs. Andy McCann ()
Draw 7 – 8:00 PM (Women, 1 Canada Games)
Sheet Teams & Scores
1 Tyler Smith () vs. Andrew Taylor ()
2 Heather Smith () vs. Kathy O’Rourke ()
3 Suzanne Birt () vs. Sylvie Robichaud ()
4 Veronica Smith () vs. Sarah Rhyno ()
5 Marie Christianson () vs. Kelly MacIntosh ()

In Friday women’s play, PEI’s Suzanne Birt pulled out a 6-5 extra end win over Marie Christianson, who has moved from Halifax to Newfoundland and Labrador, Kathy O’Rourke of Charlottetown blanked the Veronica Smith junior team from Cornwall 9-0, Sarah Rhyno beat defending champ Heather Smith-Dacey 6-2, and Sylvie Robichaud beat Kelly MacIntosh 6-4.

Men’s action saw PEI’s Adam Casey lose 6-5 in an extra end to Chad Stevens, while the other PEI rink, skipped by Jamie Newson, fell 8-1 to New Brunswick’s James Grattan foursome. Other scores: Ian Fitzner-Leblanc over Andy McCann 8-3, Alan O’Leary 6, Mark Dacey 4.

In Canada Games play, PEI’s Tyler Smith lost 7-6 to Carter Small, Justine Comeau beat PEI’s Lauren Moerike 11-2, Alex MacFadyen edged. Kaleigh Mackay 5-4 in a battle between Island rinks, Mary Fay (14) over Megan Kearley (3), and Andrew Taylor (6) beating. Matthew Manuel (3).

Ticket prices:

  • Full Championship Pass: $30 ea.
  • Youth/Senior* Championship Pass: $20 ea.
  • General Day Pass: $10 ea.
  • Children 6 years of age or under are free.

*Youth is defined as 16 years of age or younger. Senior is defined as 60 years of age or older.

If you can’t make it to the arena,  games on sheets 3 and 4 are scheduled to be livestreamed on BellAliant’s CommunityOne internet site (see below).

Curl Atlantic Ch’ship set to go Thurs. at CARI Complex

The curling ice is ready, and the Curl Atlantic Championship is set to go Thursday at MacLauchlan Arena at Charlottetown’s CARI complex, with many of the top Atlantic Canadian teams taking part, along with Canada Games playdown teams from each province.

Here is the games schedule for Thursday:

11 a.m. (Canada Games)

Lauren Moerike vs. Justine Comeau

Mary Fay  vs. Megan Kearley

Alex MacFadyen vs. Kaleigh Mackay

Tyler Smith  vs. Carter Small

Andrew Taylor vs. Matthew Manuel

4 p.m.

Women’s

Sarah Rhyno vs. Heather Smith

Veronica Smith vs. Kathy O’Rourke

Marie Christianson  vs. Suzanne Birt

Kelly MacIntosh  vs. Sylvie Robichaud

9 p.m.

Men’s

Alan O’Leary  vs. Mark Dacey

Andy McCann vs. Ian Fitzner-Leblanc

Jamie Newson  vs. James Grattan

Adam Casey vs. Chad Stevens

 

Click for the Curl Atlantic Championship Website

Click for Curl Atlantic Championship Results

Click the box below to watch live webcast streams from all games on sheets 3 and 4 at the Curl Atlantic Championship. Choose the livestreams from the list on the right of the webcast page.

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Ice in at Crapaud! Rentals available. Fundraising draw underway

The ice is now IN at the Crapaud Community Curling Club!  If you want to rent the ice in September or October, please contact Miranda at 902-940-9264    or e-mail her at mle4ccc@outlook.com 

Thanks to Ron, Calvin and the Ice crew volunteers for the countless hours they have put in preparing the ice for the curlers!

Here are a couple of other important notes from the Crapaud club:

Tentative Early Curling Sign Up Night : October 14th, 7-9pm. More details to come soon..

Crapaud Curling Club Fundraising Draw

GRAND PRIZE: Dream Getaway All Inclusive Trip for 2 to the Caribbean April 2015 ( Resort of your choosing; up to $3000) or $2000 cash

2nd prize: 1 yr Membership at the Crapaud Curling Club or $250 cash

3rd prize: $100 cash

Tickets available from the club  or emailing info@crapaudcurlingclub.com

TICKET COST: $100

Draw Date is October 3rd, 2014

Anyone that sells 10 tickets, will be entered in a draw to win a free 1 yr membership to the club! 

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Silver Fox holding membership drive

silfoxmembershipdriveThe Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside is offering its 2013-2014 members a discount for bringing in new or past (did not hold a 2013-14 membership) members this season. The member and each new/past member who joins will each get a 50% discount on their full year membership fees. Please contact (902) 436-2153 for more info.

Curl Atlantic Championship – Team Change

The Shelley Nichols team from Newfoundland and Labrador is unable to compete in the Curl Atlantic Championship event, which starts Thursday, and runs through Sunday at the MacLauchlan Arena at the CARI Complex of UPEI. Cornwall’s Veronica Smith rink, two-time reigning provincial junior champs, have accepted Curl Atlantic’s offer to take their place in the women’s division at the event.

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(L-R): Veronica Smith, Chloe McCloskey, Sabrina Smith, Katie Fullerton, coach Bill Hope

Visit CurlAtlanticChampionship.ca for event details.

Curl Atlantic Championship Still Needs Volunteers

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The Curl Atlantic Championship happens this weekend, September 11-14. This is the premiere annual curling event for the region. The highly competitive event is comprised of eight men’s teams, eight women’s teams and eight Canada Games teams with the men’s and women’s teams vying for their respective divisional titles. Both the men’s and women’s divisions will have two pools of four teams and a round-robin style prior to play-off rounds, while the Canada Games teams will be playing each other to gain experience against like skilled teams.

In order to make this event a success the local organizing committee is looking for fill more volunteer positions including:

Ticket sellers – selling tickets in the lobby;
Ticket checkers – checking tickets at the door;
Bartenders – 1 person per draw, will get to keep their tips. The bar is located in the players’ lounge; and
Commentators – 1 to 2 people every draw to provide commentary for sheets 3 & 4 during the Bell Aliant webcasting.

To help please contact Amy Duncan (aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca) or Cindy MacRae (cindy.macrae@gmail.com).

Below is a list of the shift times and what roles are still required to be filled:

Day Shift start Required
Thursday -11th 10:30 AM 1 Ticket Checker, 2-4 Commentators
Thursday – 11th 3:30 PM 1 Bartender, 2-4 Commentators
Thursday – 11th 8:30 PM 1 Commentator
Friday – 12th 7:30 AM 1 Ticket Checker, 2-4 Commentators
Friday – 12th 11:30 AM 1 Ticket Seller, 1 Ticket Checker, 1 Bartender, 2-4 Commentators
Friday – 12th 3:30 PM 1 Ticket Seller, 1 Ticket Checker, 2-4 Commentators
Friday – 12th 7:30 PM 1 Ticket Seller, 1 Ticket Checker, 1 Bartender, 2-4 Commentators
Saturday – 13th 7:30 AM 1 Ticket Checker, 1 Bartender, 1-2 Commentators
Saturday – 13th 11:30 AM 1 Ticket Seller, 1 Ticket Checker, 1 Bartender, 2-4 Commentators
Saturday – 13th 3:30 PM 1 Ticket Seller, 1 Ticket Checker, 1 Bartender, 2-4 Commentators
Saturday – 13th 7:30 PM 1 Ticket Seller, 1 Ticket Checker, 2-4 Commentators
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Scraping and Pebbling workshop – free!

CCA head ice technician Jamie Bourassa is on the Island installing curling ice at the CARI Complex for the Curl Atlantic Championship, and has offered to do a Scraping and Pebbling workshop on Wednesday afternoon starting around 1pm and running until 5pm.  There is no fee and it is open to all who are interested.

Saskatoon Sk.Tim Hortons Brier 2012.Ice Makers Jamie Bourassa,.CCA/michael burns photoCCA photo: Jamie Bourassa

Please let Amy Duncan at aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca or (902) 368-4208 know if you are planning to attend.

McEwen, Tirinzoni win Stu Sells Oakville Tankard, Casey 0-4

PEI’s Adam Casey rink finished play on Saturday at their season-opening event, the Stu Sells Tankard in Oakville Ont. with a 0-4 win-loss record.  Click for team results. Casey admitted it was not the results they wanted on the ice, but they were happy to support the Stu Sells Foundation. The Island rink also includes Josh Berry, Anson Carmody, and Robbie Doherty.

Winnipeg's Mike McEwen will be among the favourites at the Stu Sells Tankard this weekend in Oakville, Ont. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns)

(Wikipedia)The 2014 Stu Sells Oakville Tankard was held from September 4 to 7 at the Oakville Curling Club in Oakville, Ontario as part of the 2014-15 World Curling Tour. It was held on the second week of the Tour, and was the first event (along with the Good Times Bonspiel) of the Women’s Curling Tour. Both the men’s and women’s event was held in a round robin format, and the purses for the men’s and women’s events were CAD$30,000 and CAD$24,000, respectively.

Mike McEwen and his rink from Winnipeg became the first team from outside of Ontario to win the men’s event, defeating Toronto‘s John Epping rink in the final. On the women’s side, it was an all-Swiss final, with Silvana Tirinzoni‘s rink defeating her compatriot, Alina Pätz in the final. It was the second time a team from outside Ontario won the event, and the first time that no Ontario rink made it to the final.