Learn to Curl…then Chase the Ace!The Crapaud Curling Club is hosting an exciting double-header on Friday December 19th. You can learn to curl…then Chase the Ace!
The Crapaud Curling Club is offering a free Learn to Curl session for all ages starting at 7 :00 p.m. Wear clean sneakers, comfortable clothes (no tight jeans!) and dress in layers. There are brooms and sliders that you can borrow to try out this invigorating sport.
After you learn to curl, you’re invited to “chase the ace”!
Chase the Ace Crapaud is a fundraiser for the Farmers Helping Farmers Kenya Youth Tour 2015. It’s a 50-50…with a twist. Customers buy blocks of five tickets, five for $5. At 9 :00, there is a draw and the winner automatically receives 20% of the evening’s jackpot. They then get to draw a card from a deck of playing cards. If they draw the Ace of Spades, they claim another 30% of the night’s total and the Jackpot!. If not, that 30% goes back in to the pool and the quest for the Ace of Spades continues.
The jackpot for Chase the Ace Crapaud now stands at $361.50 (as of December 5).
For more information, please contact Kim at the Crapaud Curling Club: (902)658-2789.
All Island Curlers are invited to the S & E Grocery ONE ON ONE TUFFSPIEL, Saturday January 3rd at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside.
RULES OF PLAY:
• 4 End Games • 6 Rocks Per End
• Free Guard Zone (4 rock)
• Blank End Lose Hammer
• Only allowed to go halfway to view house
• Draw to the Button for Hammer
Double Knockout, $10 per person
For More Information or to Sign Up, contact Sheila Compton at (902) 436-5629
Rob Swan comes from a small community in rural New Brunswick called Harvey Station, where they have been lucky for the past 53 year to have a small curling club. As of late the club is starting to show her age. so for the 2014/2015 curling season it is Rob’s mission to raise money to start renovations to update the club so that it can weather the future in a better position. Planned renos include redoing the washrooms, reinsulating the ice house, putting a brand new base under the ice, and installing a new steel roof.
Photo: Rob Swan
Rob is currently in the process of curling 100 games in 100 different clubs across Canada, and will be here on PEI this Wednesday and Thursday (Dec. 17-18).
Here is his tentative schedule (info is from his Facebook page and is subject to change). Contact each club to confirm exact times.
Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary in the afternoon.
Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside in the evening.
Cornwall Curling Club 10 am to noon.
Charlottetown Curling Complex in the afternoon.
Montague Curling Rink in the evening.
Even if you are not involved in the curling yourself, you are invited to come out and watch. We’re sure he would be glad to accept donations for this worthy cause, as well.
The Charlottetown Curling Complex and Cornwall Curling Club duo of Kyle Holland and Katie Fullerton scored five points in the fourth end on the way to a 7-3 win in six ends over the Tyler Smith and Chloé McCloskey team from the host Crapaud Community Curling Club and the Cornwall club this afternoon to win PEI’s first-ever Mixed Doubles trials. Both teams are junior (under 21) age, with Holland skipping the PEI Pepsi Junior men’s champs last year, and Smith winning the previous year. Smith also represented PEI in the Canada Games in 2011, and will be going again this winter. Both Fullerton and McCloskey are members of the two-time reigning provincial junior women’s championship rink, skipped by Veronica Smith.
Photo (L-R): Mixed Doubles winners Kyle Holland and Katie Fullerton
Photo (L-R): Mixed Doubles runners-up Chloé McCloskey and Tyler Smith
All four have some experience at the national level, playing in Mixed Doubles mini-tournaments at the Canadian Juniors. The Holland and Fullerton duo will now be the first Island rink to advance to the Canadian Junior Mixed Trials, which take place in Ottawa in March, with the winner of that event advancing to the World Mixed Doubles in Sochi Russia in April. PEI has already had representation at the World’s, with Robert Campbell and Rebecca Jean MacDonald earning a berth in 2011 as part of their Canadian Mixed championship win.
In this afternoon’s championship game, the Holland/Fullerton team scored a single in the first end, with Smith and McCloskey taking singles in the next two for a 3-1 lead. Holland’s five point fourth end, followed by singles by each team in the next two ends brought the game to an early conclusion.
Holland and Fullerton beat the Smith/McCloskey twosome by an 8-1 score in five ends this morning to capture the C qualifier of the four team Modified Triple Knockout draw. As Holland/Fullerton also captured the A section, while Smith/McCloskey won only the B, they had the advantage going into the two game Championship Round at 1 and 4 pm and would win the championship if they won either game, while Smith and McCloskey would have had to win both. As it turned out, only the first Championship round game was needed.
Photo: Mixed Doubles play this weekend
Holland and Fullerton captured the A section on Friday, with an 11-3 win over the Dario Zannier/Vivian Holm pair from the host Crapaud club in the qualifier game, On Saturday morning, Smith and McCloskey beat Crapaud’s Daniel and Nancy MacFadyen team 9-4 to advance to the Saturday afternoon B qualifier match against Holland/Fullerton, who got off to a great start in their game, stealing singles in the first 3 ends. Smith and McCloskey then jumped into the lead with a four point fourth end. The teams then traded deuces and singles to give Smith and McCloskey the B qualifier ,by a 7-6 score.
Down in the must-win C flight, the MacFadyens took on clubmates Zannier and Holm in a Saturday afternoon game, with a six-point 3rd end propelling the MacFadyen rink to an 11-5 victory. Holland /Fullerton then eliminated the MacFadyens with a 6-2 win in the 4 pm draw.
The Mixed Doubles game format, relatively new to curling, is played over eight ends. 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.
YORKTON, Sask. — Brad Gushue was almost at a loss for words when asked to describe his final shot to defeat Steve Laycock and win the Canadian Open championship.
In this case, a simple “wow” will do.
Gushue nailed a clutch final shot to score two in the last end and lift his St. John’s, N.L., rink to a 6-5 victory over Laycock and claim his third career Grand Slam title and second this season after capturing the Masters last month.
(Anil Mungal photo)
“I’ve won a couple Slams, I’ve won some World Curling Tour events and obviously the Olympics and the (Canadian Olympic) trials but the excitement after that last shot, with the exception of probably the trials, that was probably the most excited I’ve gotten after a curling shot,” Gushue said after the game. “It just didn’t feel like we deserved a win but we had a shot to win and it was a really, really tough shot and to pull it off and for the guys to sweep it in as perfectly as they did, wow, it was pretty cool.”
“It’s unbelievable, not in my wildest dreams would I think we would win two of the first three (Grand Slams) we’ve played together,” added third Mark Nichols, who rejoined Team Gushue during the off-season. “The scary thing is we’re probably not playing as well as we can as a team, as a total four-man unit. There are lots of things we can improve upon but this feels wonderful right now.”
Gushue held the hammer coming home trailing 5-4 and seemed to be in trouble when Nichols attempted to run back one of his own rocks and knock out Laycock’s shot stone but he missed and opened up enough room for Laycock to lie three with his first throw. Gushue made a key double takeout to sit right on the button with his first shot. Laycock placed his final rock in the four-foot and froze right on top, however, Gushue decided to go for two — and the win — by easing his last rock and front-enders Geoff Walker and Brett Gallant were able to sweep it past Laycock’s stone for second shot to get the deuce.
“You have some people making great shots to beat you to win a championship and eventually you’re going to do the same thing,” Gushue said. “This makes up for one of the two we hadn’t made last year and that’s got to definitely be a little bit bitter for Steve and his team because I felt they outplayed us and they probably deserved to win but curling has that nature that one or two shots can win a game and fortunately for us it was those last two that we made on our last stones.”
Yorkton-born Laycock, competing in his first career Grand Slam final, played a strong game and took out Gushue’s shot stone that ran back to knock another out of the rings to get a 2-0 lead in the first. Gushue matched with a deuce of his own in the second. Laycock was forced to settle for a single in the third but stole one in the fourth to retake the two-point lead.
Gushue scored another pair in five to tie it 4-4. Laycock blanked the sixth and settled for one in seven.
Overall Gushue has made it to four of the past six Grand Slam finals. Nichols moved back to Newfoundland from Manitoba over the summer, reuniting with 2006 Olympic gold medal teammate Gushue. The back-end duo also won the National in 2010.
“Just give him the chance to win you the game and that’s what we said to each other at the end of the seventh end: let’s give Brad a shot to win, no matter how hard it is, I like our chances,” Nichols said. “That’s the hardest shot I’ve ever seen this year and to draw to the side of the sheet to the side of the button that we hadn’t played on all game, I don’t want anyone other than Brad throwing that shot.”
It was a grind of a tournament as Gushue took the long road through the C-side of the tournament and the semifinal match Saturday against Calgary’s Kevin Koe was his third game of the day after beating Brier-bound John Morris’ Team Canada squad to reach the playoffs and avenging a B-qualifier loss to reigning Olympic champion Brad Jacobs in the quarterfinals. Team Gushue remained cool, calm and collected throughout all three back-against-the-wall games versus three of the elite teams in the world.
“I struggled earlier this week but yesterday morning I found the feel and it never left,” Gushue said. “I felt like I could put the rock wherever I wanted to out there yesterday and today and generally I feel like that on (ice maker) Mark Shurek’s ice because it’s so good and when you have that amount of confidence it’s easy to have success. Unfortunately I don’t have that confidence everywhere I play, but I wish I did. The ice is good and if you throw the rock well, you’re going to make some shots.”
The Kyle Holland and Katie Fullerton duo from the Charlottetown Curling Complex and the Cornwall Curling Club beat the Tyler Smith and Chloé McCloskey twosome from the Crapaud and Cornwall clubs by an 8-1 score in five ends this morning to capture the C qualifier at the inaugural PEI Mixed Doubles Curling Trials at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. Both are junior-age teams. As Holland/Fullerton also captured the A section of the four team Modified Triple Knockout, while Smith/McCloskey won only the B section, they will have the advantage going into the two game Championship Round at 1 and 4 pm. Holland/Fullerton will take the championship if they win either game, while Smith and McCloskey would have to win both Championship Round games to go on to represent PEI at the National Mixed Doubles Trials in Ottawa in March 2015.
In this morning’s contest, Holland/Fullerton took three points with hammer in the first end, and kept Smith/McCloskey to a single point in end two. Holland/Fullerton then took a deuce and stole a single, giving them a 6-1 lead after four ends. A stolen deuce in the fifth game them and 8-1 lead and brought the game to an early conclusion.
Photo: Mixed Doubles play this weekend
Holland and Fullerton captured the A section on Friday, with an 11-3 win over the Dario Zannier/Vivian Holm pair from the host club in the A qualifier game, On Saturday morning, Smith and McCloskey beat Crapaud’s Daniel and Nancy MacFadyen team 9-4 to advance to the Saturday afternoon B qualifier match against Holland/Fullerton, who got off to a great start in their game, stealing singles in the first 3 ends. Smith and McCloskey then jumped into the lead with a four point fourth end.. The teams then traded deuces and singles to give Smith and McCloskey the B qualifier ,by a 7-6 score.
Down in the must-win C flight, the MacFadyens took on clubmates Zannier and Holm in a Saturday afternoon game, with a six-point 3rd end propelling the MacFadyen rink to an 11-5 victory. Holland /Fullerton then eliminated the MacFadyens with a 6-2 win in the 4 pm draw.
All four junior players in the Championship Round have Mixed Doubles experience at a national level, having competed in Mixed Doubles games as part of the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors, with McCloskey winning a silver medal in Mixed Doubles at last year’s Juniors.
YORKTON, Sask. — Saskatoon’s Steve Laycock grabbed the winning single in the eighth end to defeat Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher 6-5 in men’s semifinal action at the Canadian Open Saturday night.
Steve Laycock (Photo: Anil Mungal)
The Yorkton-born Laycock is now off to his first career Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling final and faces Masters champion Brad Gushue, from St. John’s, N.L.
Bottcher is a chemical engineering student at the University of Alberta and had to rearrange his exam schedule in order to compete in the tournament as the sponsor’s exemption. Bottcher matched his career best Grand Slam finish as his team featuring Tom Appelman, Bradley Thiessen and Karrick Martin also reached the semis at the National last month.
Gushue made it to his second Slam final of the season after scoring a deuce in seven and stealing one in the final frame to edge Calgary’s Kevin Koe 5-4.
Koe, who beat Gushue in last year’s Canadian Open final, blanked the first end and — after a very close measurement — was able to score two in the second. Gushue held shot stone in the third and attempted a tricky throw with his last rock to bounce back and take two but he hit a guard and ended up ruining his shot stone to give up a steal and Koe was out to an early 3-0 lead.
Brad Gushue (Photo: Anil Mungal)
Gushue bounced right back and got his deuce in four. Koe blanked the fifth and was held to one in six.
Watch the Canadian Open men’s final live on CBC at 2 p.m. AT.
Masters champion Brad Gushue scored a triple in the final end to lift his St. John’s, N.L., team to a 7-5 victory over reigning Olympic champion Brad Jacobs.
The two rinks traded deuces twice through the first four ends and Jacobs, from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., settled for one in the sixth to pull ahead 5-4. Gushue, the 2006 Olympic gold medallist, blanked the seventh to retain the hammer coming home.
Gushue will now face Calgary’s Kevin Koe, who reached the semis with a 7-2 win against Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers. Koe broke a 2-2 tie with a five-ender in the seventh and the two rinks shook hands.
Koe defeated Gushue to win the Canadian Open title a year ago.
Watch the Canadian Open semifinals live on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific at 11 p.m. AT.
The four teams that started play on Friday at the inaugural PEI Mixed Doubles Curling Trials at the Crapaud Community Curling Club have now been reduced to two — and they’re both Junior-age rinks — the Kyle Holland and Katie Fullerton duo from the Charlottetown Curling Complex and the Cornwall Curling Club, and the Tyler Smith and Chloé McCloskey twosome from the Crapaud and Cornwall clubs.
Photo: Mixed Doubles play this weekend
Holland and Fullerton captured the A section of the Modified Triple-Knockout round on Friday, with an 11-3 win over the Dario Zannier/Vivian Holm pair from the host club in the A qualifier game, On Saturday morning, Smith and McCloskey beat Crapaud’s Daniel and Nancy MacFadyen team 9-4 to advance to the Saturday afternoon B qualifier match against Holland/Fullerton, who got off to a great start in their game, stealing singles in the first 3 ends. Smith and McCloskey then jumped into the lead with a four point fourth end.. The teams then traded deuces and singles to give Smith and McCloskey the B qualifier ,by a 7-6 score.
Down in the must-win C flight, the MacFadyens took on clubmates Zannier and Holm in an afternoon game, with a six-point 3rd end propelling the MacFadyen rink to an 11-5 victory. Holland /Fullerton then eliminated the MacFadyens with a 6-2 win in the 4 pm draw.
The two junior rinks, Holland/Fullerton and Smith/McCloskey will play up to three games on Sunday, first squaring off in the C Qualifier at 10 am. The winner of that game will have a big advantage going into the two game championship round at one and four, as they will take the championship if they win either game, while the loser of the C Qualifier would have to win both championship round games to go on to represent PEI at the National Mixed Doubles Trials in Ottawa in March 2015.
All four junior players have Mixed Doubles experience at a national level, having competed in Mixed Doubles games as part of the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors, with McCloskey winning a silver medal in Mixed Doubles at last year’s Juniors.
PEI’s Adam Casey rink lost their game against the John Morris team by a 7-5 score tonight in the last chance C flight at the Canadian Open Grand Slam event in Yorkton Sask., and have ended play in the event. A sixth end triple by Team Morris gave them the two point lead, and the teams traded singles in the final two ends.
The Kyle Holland and Katie Fullerton rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex and the Cornwall Curling Club are 2-0 after opening day play at the inaugural PEI Mixed Doubles curling trials at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, and have captured the “A” event in the four team triple knockout competition ensuring them a berth in the championship round on Sunday. The duo won their opener 11-3 over the Dario Zannier/Vivian Holm twosome from the host club, taking four points in the third end, and triples in ends five and six to end the game early. Their second match, against Daniel and Nancy MacFadyen of Crapaud was much closer, with the teams tied at 3 after four ends, and at 6 after eight. Holland/Fullerton stole the extra end for the win.
Photo: Draw one action at the Mixed Doubles
The MacFadyens won their opener 7-6 over Crapaud and Cornwall’s Tyler Smith and Chloé McCloskey team, stealing the final end for the win. Smith/McCloskey won their second game, 7-5 over Zannier/Holm.
On Saturday, the Smith and MacFadyen rinks square off at 10 am, with the winner facing Holland in the B qualifier at 1 pm and the loser taking on Zannier at the same time in the C event. At 4 pm, the winner of the C event game takes on the loser of the B qualifier, with the winner of that game facing the winner of the B qualifier in the C qualifier game at 10 am Sunday.
The A, B, and C winners then square off in the two game championship round on Sunday at 1 and 4, unless the Holland/Fullerton team wins all three sections, which would give them the Mixed Doubles title without playing the championship round.
The winning team will move on to represent PEI at the National Mixed Doubles Trials in Ottawa in March 2015.
Relive the hippy-dippy days of 1969 and Woodstock with the 15th annual FoxyLady women’s funspiel, January 30 and 31 2015 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside, sponsored by Credit Union Malpeque Bay and Ramsay Fish Holdings Ltd. 34 teams have already signed up, and there’s room for only two (2) more. Be there or be square!
Your entrance fee of $140/team will include Friday evening lunch and dancing in the lounge, David Doyle will be in charge so be prepared to Dance the night away!Saturday meals: continental breakfast, lunch, mid after noon snack, and Saturday night banquet and prizes are all included, along with Saturday afternoon entertainment with Keith Broderick (more dancing).DRAW TO BUTTON WINNER TAKE ALL:
One player name from each team will be picked out of a hat, and that player will be shooting for her team.
To keep the event fun and groovy, no provincial teams, regular evening league teams, or stopwatches are permitted.
To enter contact: Sheila Compton, 268 All Weather Highway, Summerside, P.E.I. C1N 4V4, Phone 902-436-5629
Or send email to: email@example.com
Accommodations available at: The Loyalist (902) 436-3333
Closing date is Friday, January 23, but it’ll be full long before then!
YORKTON, Sask. — Scotland’s David Murdoch slid past Winnipeg’s Jeff Stoughton 8-3 in six ends during a must-win C bracket game in Draw 10 action Friday morning at the Canadian Open.
David Murdoch (Photo: Anil Mungal)
Trailing 2-1 after the second end, Murdoch pulled ahead with a deuce in the third and stole two in four to add to his lead. Murdoch limited Stoughton to a single in five and iced the game with a triple in the sixth.
Charlottetown’s Adam Casey also held off elimination with a 7-3 victory over Switzerland’s Sven Michel. Casey scored three in the fourth to grab a 4-2 lead and sealed the win with a deuce in six followed by a steal of one in seven.
Casey now takes on the John Morris rink at 8:30 Atlantic this evening. The winner of that game advances to the C qualifier at 10:30 AT Saturday morning.
In the women’s division, Nina Roth, from Blaine, Minn., earned two in the fifth, stole one in six and took a triple in seven for a 10-6 victory over Allison Flaxey, of Listowel, Ont.
Sherry Middaugh, from Coldwater, Ont., scored a deuce in the seventh to win 7-5 over Regina’s Chantelle Eberle.
Prince Edward Island’s first-ever Mixed Doubles Curling Trials go this weekend (Dec. 12-14) at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. Events were scheduled the past two seasons, but no entries were received for this relatively-new, two-person variant of the sport. This time there are four teams entered, including two from the Under 21 (Junior) ranks (unlike other events, there are no age restrictions on Mixed Doubles). The winning team from this event will advance to the national Mixed Doubles Trials at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, March 11 to 15, 2015. The national winner advances to the World Mixed Doubles in Sochi Russia, April 18-25, 2015. Rebecca Jean MacDonald and Robert Campbell, not in this year’s event, competed at the World Mixed Doubles in 2011, gaining that berth by virtue of their team winning the Canadian Mixed title.
Mixed Doubles is a relatively new format, but may soon be an Olympic medal sport, as efforts are ongoing by the World Curling Federation to have the discipline included, as early as the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Charlottetown & Cornwall
Crapaud & Cornwall
Both junior teams in the provincial competition have previous Mixed Doubles experience at the national level, as the sport was included as a “mini tournament” at the 2013 and 2014 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships. Tyler Smith competed in 2013, with Kyle Holland playing in 2014. Katie Fullerton and Chloé McCloskey competed in it both years, with McCloskey, teamed up with Evan Kearley from Newfoundland and Labrador, along with her regular coach, Bill Hope, winning the silver medal in 2014, losing the gold medal game by a single point.
2014 Canadian Juniors Mixed doubles tournament silver-medalists, from left, Evan Kearley, Chloé McCloskey and coach Bill Hope. (Photo, CCA/Michael Burns Photography/Mark O’Neill)
The four teams in the provincials will play a modified triple knockout format, advancing teams to a two game championship round, unless one team wins all three triple knockout sections, in which case the champion will be declared without playing the two final games. Opening draw is Friday at 4:30 pm, with a second draw at 7:30. Saturday and Sunday games are scheduled for 10 am and 1 and 4 pm.
Friday, December 12 at 4:30 pm:
Ice 1: Tyler Smith/Chloé McCloskey (Crapaud/Cornwall) vs Daniel MacFadyen/Nancy MacFadyen (Crapaud)
Ice 2: Dario Zannier/Vivian Holm (Crapaud) vs Kyle Holland/Katie Fullerton (Charlottetown and Cornwall)
There are three possible outcomes from the Modified Triple Knockout Round:
1. One team wins all three qualifiers: Championship Round is not required.
2. One team wins two qualifiers. They play in X and Z (and win the event if they win either game), the other winner plays in Y (and has to win both games).
3. Three separate winners: the team that played in the most qualifying games (3, 6, 9) plays in Z and the other winners play off in X and Y. If there is a tie in number of qualifying games played, then the team that qualified earliest goes to Z and the other two teams play off in X and Y.
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Draw one is complete at Summerside’s Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in the Best of 3 selection finals for PEI’s men’s and women’s entries for the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George BC, with the Tyler Smith and … Continue reading →
(Travelers Curling Club Ch’ship) Ontario’s Kerry Lackie and her team from the Westmount Golf & Curling Club in Waterloo, and Saskatchewan’s Kory Kohuch of the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon take home the 2014 Travelers Curling Club Championship champions after … Continue reading →
The PEI women’s team of Tammi Cudmore, Julie Scales, Jane DiCarlo, and Anne Chouinard defeated the Manitoba rink skipped by Tracy Andries by a 9-5 score this evening to advance to the 9 am Saturday final of the national Travelers … Continue reading →
Team PEI, skipped by Tammi Cudmore, has a four point lead over Manitoba going into the second half of their Travelers Curling Club Championship semi-final at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax. The Island squad had a draw for five … Continue reading →
The 7 pm semi-final round is set at the Travelers Curling Club Championship at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax. The PEI women, skipped by Tammi Cudmore are playing the Manitoba rink, skipped by Tracy Andries. The other women’s matchup … Continue reading →
Here’s an update on activities at the Crapaud Community Curling Club: Tonight we have a free learn to curl event , in conjunction with the ‘Chase the Ace’. We will have an instructor on the ice to help everyone get … Continue reading →
Round robin play wrapped up on Thursday at the Travelers Curling Club Championship in Halifax, with the PEI women’s team, skipped by Tammi Cudmore, advancing to Friday’s semi-final round, with a 5-1 win-loss record, tied with the Northwest Territories, Manitoba, … Continue reading →
A best of three competition this weekend at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside will decide PEI’s men’s and women’s teams for the 2015 Canada Winter Games which take place February 13—March 1, 2015 in Prince George … Continue reading →
Sixteen teams from Ontario and east, including PEI’s Team Adam Casey, and an Ottawa rink skipped by Souris PEI native Ian MacAulay, are participating in the Elite division of the $57,000 Challenge Casino de Charlevoix, a World Curling Tour event, … Continue reading →
The PEI women’s team, skipped by Tammi Cudmore, and the men’s foursome, captained by Phillip McInnis, both picked up wins against Nunavut and Nova Scotia on Wednesday at the Travelers Curling Club Championship at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax, … Continue reading →
Relive the hippy-dippy days of Woodstock with the 15th annual Foxy Lady women’s funspiel, January 30 and 31 2015 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside, sponsored by Credit Union Malpeque Bay and Ramsay Fish Holdings Ltd. … Continue reading →
It was a good day for PEI teams on Tuesday at the Travelers Curling Club Championship at the Halifax Mayflower Curling Club, with the Phil McInnis and Tammi Cudmore rinks winning their only games of the day, against Saskatchewan, after … Continue reading →
Just a few reminders this morning of programsand deadlines coming up: Junior Warm Up Days – If you have a team interested in participating this Saturday please register by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 26. We currently have 5 teams registered … Continue reading →
PEI’s Tammi Cudmore rink picked up an 11-4 win over Newfoundland and Labrador in the opening draw of the Travelers Curling Club Championship on Monday at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax. The Island men, skipped by Phil McInnis, lost … Continue reading →
Here is a gallery of photos, taken by Jason Simmonds, at the opening draw of the Pepsi ACT Cashspiel this past weekend at the Silver Fox. The Peter Gallant rink won the event. Click to view slideshow Photo (L-R): Tricia … Continue reading →
The national Travelers Curling Club Championship gets underway today at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax. Prince Edward Island is represented by two teams from the Charlottetown Curling Complex, the Phillip McInnis men’s rink, and the women’s team captained by … Continue reading →
The Peter Gallant rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex, which includes third John Likely, second Mark O’Rourke, and lead Mark Butler, edged the Paul Dexter foursome from the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax by a 7-6 score in this afternoon’s … Continue reading →
(by Jonathan Brazeau) SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Mike McEwen defeated hometown hero Brad Jacobs 5-2 to win his fourth career Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title at the National Sunday in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Team Mike McEwen celebrate … Continue reading →
Cornwall’s second annual Masters Plus bonspiel wrapped up on Friday, with the Diane MacKay rink from the host club winning the event, and the Ken Nichol team from Sackville NB finishing in the runner-up spot. Masters Plus teams have three … Continue reading →
(by Jonathan Brazeau) SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Olympic gold medallist Brad Jacobs has a chance to win a Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title in his hometown after winning 8-2 in six ends over Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher during the … Continue reading →
A prominent P.E.I. businessman has been named to the board of directors for the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA). Peter MacDonald was named to the executive committee in the position of secretary-treasurer at CADA’s annual members’ meeting in Halifax recently. … Continue reading →
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Adam Casey made P.E.I. curling history on Wednesday, and he’s proving his rink can play with the world’s best. Casey, third stone Josh Barry, second stone Anson Carmody and lead Robbie Doherty became the first … Continue reading →
(by Jonathan Brazeau) SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Mike McEwen fended off Jeff Stoughton in an all-Winnipeg rink match to score a deuce in the extra end and win 7-5 during Draw 4 at the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling … Continue reading →
Curling fever hits Halifax as the country’s top club teams descend on the Mayflower Curling Club HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Nov. 20, 2014 — Travelers Canada is proud to present the 2014 Travelers Curling Club Championship taking place at the Mayflower … Continue reading →
(by Jonathan Brazeau) SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Charlottetown’s Adam Casey drew his final stone of the extra end into the four-foot to score one and stun Olympic gold medallist Brad Jacobs 5-4 during Draw 3 at the Pinty’s Grand … Continue reading →
CurlingZone is reporting that the featured 1:30 pm Atlantic game at the National Grand Slam event in Sault Ste. Marie on Sportsnet (main channel) will be the match between hometown favourite Brad Jacobs and PEI’s first team ever in a … Continue reading →
[On Thursday, Team Adam Casey faces Brad Jacobs at 1:30, and John Epping at 5 pm AT] (by Jonathan Brazeau) SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Hometown heroes Team Brad Jacobs had the crowd roaring during their 9-3 win over Team … Continue reading →
Curl PEI, in partnership with the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) Information Services and Technology Department, and with Curl Atlantic, will be using the CCA’s Curlcast competition results platform to present up-to-date scoring for its provincial championship events, and for some … Continue reading →
(by Jonathan Brazeau) The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling continues with the second leg of the series, the National, running Nov. 19-23 at the Essar Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Brad Gushue (Photo: Anil Mungal) With one Grand … Continue reading →
SUMMERSIDE – The Atlantic Curling Tour will make a stop in Summerside this weekend. The Pepsi Cashspiel will take place at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club from Friday to Sunday. Formerly the Journal Pioneer Cashspiel, the event has … Continue reading →
Last Chance to Register We just received the full content for Saturday’s NCCP Module – Managing a Sport Program and it looks great. Here are the full details on the day. We will take registration up until 4 pm on Thursday November … Continue reading →
The CCC is having a lobster/ham dinner fundraiser for the complex this Saturday with pick up from 3-5pm. The meal includes 5 oz of lobster, 2 scoops potato salad, coleslaw, roll, cuke and tomato plus dessert for $20 or ham … Continue reading →
Summerside’s Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club is once again hosting its “Christmas Classic”, on December 26 and 27, 2014, with age 13 and Under, and 16 and Under divisions. Entry fee of $100 per team guarantees four games, with … Continue reading →
The 8th Annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel wrapped up Sunday afternoon at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside, with teams from St. John’s NL and Cornwall PEI winning the finals. Photo: Organizer Sheila Compton (right) handing out … Continue reading →
16 teams from 7 Maritime curling clubs will be at the Cornwall Curling Club this week for the 2nd annual Masters Plus funspiel. Masters Plus means that 3 curlers on a team must be at least 60 years old, with … Continue reading →
(by Jason Simmonds) Adam Casey’s P.E.I. rink has moved into some select company. Photo: Adam Casey Casey, along with teammates Josh Barry, Summerside native Anson Carmody and Robbie Doherty, has qualified for its first Grand Slam event of the 2014-15 … Continue reading →
The following documents have been updated for the 2014-2015 season, and may be found in the Documents section of PEICurling.com. Operations Manual (with Curl PEI Rules of Play) updated October 2014 Curl PEI Rules of Play updated October 2014 Rules of Curling for … Continue reading →
Junior Warm Up Days This season Curl PEI will be offering 2 x four week Junior Warm Up Days, these are similar to last year’s Junior Fall League. The first four weeks will run before the U21 Provincial Championships while … Continue reading →
PEI’s Adam Casey, currently ranked 9th in the country among Canadian men’s teams on the CTRS ranking systen, and the first Island rink ever to be invited to a Grand Slam of Curling event (The National, in Sault Ste. Marie, … Continue reading →
The 2nd annual Kevin Gallant Memorial curling bonspiel takes place November 21-23 at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. Kevin was a Junior curler who was killed in a snowmobile accident on December 18th 2013 at the young age … Continue reading →
(by Al Cameron) Saskatchewan’s Max Kirkpatrick had an answer for Polar Polar on Saturday afternoon at the Granite Club in North Bay, Ont. Canadian Mixed Curling Championship gold-medallists, Team Saskatchewan, from left, skip Max Kirkpatrick, third Jolene Campbell, second Chris … Continue reading →
A Curl PEI Canada Winter Games (CWG) Trial was held in Feb. 2014 to qualify two men’s and two women’s teams to be named the Curl PEI 2015 CWG Training Teams. The men’s training teams are the Alex MacFadyen rink … Continue reading →
The Provincial Mixed Doubles Curling Trials will be held at the Crapaud Community Curling Club December 12-14, 2014. The registration fee is $80/team. The deadline to register is November 21. This event is open to adults and juniors. The winning … Continue reading →
U13 Program Grant – The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support to Member Clubs to operate U13 instructional programs. – Each Club is eligible to receive $250 this season. – Deadline to apply is November 15, 2014. … Continue reading →
The 8th annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel got underway at noon today at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside, with 12 junior men’s teams, from all four Atlantic Provinces, and 10 junior women’s teams, from PEI and … Continue reading →
Annual Curl For Cancer Attention All Club Members Please come and support the Montague Curling Club Curl For Cancer Sunday, January 11, 2015 Registration just $20 per person 10 a.m. Curling Draws Bake Sale Silent Auction Trivia Challenge Great items for … Continue reading →
(by Steve Sharratt) MONTAGUE — He was known as the high school principal here for decades, but Alan Hubley brought more life to this region than most during his 40-year stay in eastern P.E.I.’s largest town. Photo: Alan Hubley The … Continue reading →
(by Al Cameron) The final preliminary round robin pool at the 52nd edition of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship at the North Bay Granite in North Bay, Ont., ended in dramatic fashion. The final game on the ice featured local … Continue reading →
Prince Edward Island’s Jamie Newson rink were just one end away from advancing to the championship playoff round at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in North Bay Ontario, leading 5-4 coming home without last rock advantage in tonight’s game against … Continue reading →
(by Danny Lamoureux) Jamie Newson and his team from the Charlottetown & Crapaud Curling Clubs – Vanessa Hamming, Andrew Robinson and Michelle MacIntyre – knocked off previously unbeaten Max Kirkpatrick of Saskatchewan with a dramatic extra end victory by a … Continue reading →
PEI’s Adam Casey rink, hot off an Ontario cashspiel runner-up finish this past weekend, are heading into their first Grand Slam event, the National, from November 19-23 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., on the elite list of the top 10-ranked … Continue reading →
It was a great day for the Jamie Newson rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex and the Crapaud Community Curling Club Tuesday at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in North Bay. Newson recovered from a pair of opening day losses … Continue reading →
(by Danny Lamoureux) Alberta’s Glen Hansen, Saskatchewan’s Max Kirkpatrick, Ontario’s Chris Gardner and Nova Scotia’s Brent MacDougall have finished day one at the 52nd edition of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship at the North Bay Granite in North Bay, Ont., each … Continue reading →
Besides the seven dedicated curling facilities on PEI, recreational curling is also played on arena ice at two facilities – the Eastern Kings Sportsplex and the Belfast Recreation Centre. Curling at the Sportsplex is on Tuesdays, starting Nov. 11 with … Continue reading →
The Cornwall Curling Club is holding an Under 13 Funspiel on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, with boys, girls and mixed teams accepted. Entry fee is $60/team, and includes pizza and prizes. To enter, contact Brenda at email@example.com or (902) 566-2620. … Continue reading →
(by Al Cameron, with updates) PEI’s Jamie Newson rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex and the Crapaud Community Curling Club, opens play at 4 pm Atlantic against Nova Scotia’s Brent MacDougall rink and takes on Ontario’s Chris Gardner team at … Continue reading →
PEI’s Adam Casey rink made it to the Sunday afternoon final of the $22.500 CookstownCash cashspiel in Cookstown ON. presented by Comco Canada Inc., but finished as runners-up to the Pat Ferris rink of Grimsby Ont. by a 6-2 score. … Continue reading →
PEI’s Adam Casey rink are playing in the 4:30 pm Atlantic Time final this afternoon of the $22.500 CookstownCash cashspiel in Cookstown ON. presented by Comco Canada Inc.They’re playing the Pat Ferris rink of Grimsby Ont. Casey beat Craig Brown … Continue reading →