Annual Island Petroleum Cashspiel starts at 6 pm at the Silver Fox

The annual Island Petroleum Cashspiel, open to Men’s, Women’s, Junior and Mixed teams, starts Friday at 6 pm at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside, with 16 teams taking part. 

Draw times on Saturday are 9:00 am, and 12:30 and 4:00 pm, with the finals Sunday at 10:00 am.

Full draw, schedule, and payouts are on the above poster. All games are eight ends.

Here is the opening round draw and team rosters:

Friday at 6:00 pm
Ice 2 – Steven vanOuwerkerk, Sam Ramsay, Nick vanOuwerkerk, Pat Ramsay
vs. Blair Jay, Chuck Jay, Corey Miller, Gerald Caissy
Ice 3 – Mitchell Schut, Chase MacMillan, Cruz Pineau, Liam Kelly
vs. Andy Morris, Dennis Beardsley, Corey Burbine, Darren MacIver
Ice 4 – Kim Aylward, Shelley MacFadyen, Debbie Caissy, Donna Whelan
vs. Tyler Smith, Ryan Abraham, Jake Flemming, Ryan Lowery
Ice 5 – Lou Nowlan, Dave MacFadyen, Earle Proude, Alan Montgomery
vs. Phil Gorveatt, Kevin Champion, Sean Ledgerwood

Friday at 8:30 pm
Ice 2 – Amanda Power, Ashley Francis, Breanne Burgoyne, Aleya Quilty
vs. Ralph Yeo, Kent MacKay, Linus Bungay, Ron MacIntyre
Ice 3 – Jamie Newson, Dennis Watts, Andrew MacDougall, Erik Brodersen, Doug MacGregor
vs. Nick Blanchard, Stephanie Schnare, Jamie Stride, Terri Wood
Ice 4 – Eddie MacKenzie, Tyler Harris, Tyler MacKenzie, Matt Nabuurs
vs. Brayden Snow, Jack MacFadyen, Liam Barbrick, Davis Nicholson
Ice 5 – Alan Inman, Philip MacInnis, Calvin Smith, Frank MacDonald
vs. Terry Arsenault, Rod MacDonald, Mike Spencer, Jonathan Greenan

 

PEI Curlers Kathy O’Rourke and Meaghan Hughes talk curling pay equity on CBC Radio’s Island Morning

For the first time, those playing in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts national women’s curling championship will earn the same as the men earn in the Brier.

Kathy O’Rourke (Sport PEI photo), Meaghan Hughes – photo  by Clement Roy for Curling Canada

That’s good news for curlers Kathy O’Rourke, and Meaghan Hughes, speaking with Mitch Cormier on CBC Radio’s Island Morning (aired Dec. 4): Click the link to listen:

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-30-island-morning/clip/15749841-womens-curling-pay-equity

Reminder: 36th annual Charlottetown Curl for Cancer takes place Dec. 14

Charlottetown Curl for Cancer is ready to “rock” the Charlottetown Curling Complex on Saturday December 14th.

Curlers of all ages and abilities, even beginners, are invited to sign up for the 36th annual event, raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society – PEI Division.

This fun fundraiser includes curling, a baking and preserves sale, as well as a silent and a live auction.

New this year, the draws will start at noon and continue at 2:00, 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Cost is $20 per curler or $80 per 4 person team per draw and no experience is needed!

Last year, thanks to the generosity of participants and volunteers, they raised more than $4,500, with all funds going directly to support the Cancer Society’s activities on P.E.I.

To register, please contact Lisa Jackson, chair of the 2019 Curl for Cancer Committee at 902-316-0449 or jackson.lisajoy@gmail.com.

Time’s up on ‘historical excuse’ for curling’s pay inequity, says P.E.I. curler (CBC PEI)

This year women’s curling teams will play for equal prize money as the men’s teams at the national championship. (Meghan Hughes/Twitter)

Kevin Yarr · CBC News ·

For the first time this year, women curlers at the Canadian championships will play for the same prize money as the men, and a P.E.I. curler says it’s a sign of changing viewership.

Last year, the women’s Scotties winner took home $59,000 and the men’s Brier prize was $105,000.

During the Canada Cup event in Leduc, Alta., on Sunday, Curling Canada CEO Katherine Henderson announced both will play for $105,000 this year. 

Meaghan Hughes, who plays second on Suzanne Birt’s P.E.I. team and competed at the Scotties last year, said the old arguments for pay inequity don’t hold water.

“The historical excuse for difference in pay scale was the ratings — ‘Well, the Brier brings bigger ratings on TV and therefore warrants a higher purse’ — that’s just not the case anymore,” said Hughes.

Click for full story at CBC PEI

Draw set for 7th Annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel at Cornwall

 

Here are the draw and the schedule for the 7th annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel, which takes place Saturday December 7 at the Cornwall Curling Club, with 14 teams signed up.

Last year’s overall winners, the team of Angus Kennedy and Myrna Sanderson,  have proven hard to beat over the years this event has been held, and are back looking to defend their title against a tough field.

MIXED DOUBLES SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2019

TIME ICE 1 ICE 2 ICE 3 ICE 4
08:30 3 vs 8 4 vs 5 2 vs 6 1 vs 7
09:30 10 vs 14 11 vs 9 13 vs 12  
10:45 5 VS 2 6 VS 7 1 vs 3  4 vs 8

 

LUNCH    11:45-12:30
12:30 9 vs 13   11 vs 14 10 VS 12
1:30 1 vs 4 2 vs 8 7 vs 3 6 vs 5
2:45   12 vs 14 9 vs 10 11 vs13

 

5 P0INTS FOR WIN

2.5 POINTS FOR TIE

2 POINTS FOR ENDS WON

3 POINT MAX  POINT SPREAD IN SCORE

In the event of a tie a draw to the button tiebreaker will be held.  Thrower determined by team.

TEAM NUMBERS

1. Garth Cudmore & Carrie Jones 9. Brent Irving & Angela Sanderson
2. Bryan Sutherland & Elaine Hughes 10. Paul Field & Gloria Turner
3. John Dunsford & Janette Fraser 11. Peter Murdoch & Shirley Berry
4. Doug Campbell & Heather Diamond/Cathy Clarey 12. Chris MacDougall & Sharon Campbell
5. Barry & Myrna Craswell  13. Angus Kennedy & Myrna Sanderson
6. Paul & Joanne Durant  14. Robert Gallant & Patricia Sanderson
7. Alan Acorn & Karen Currie   
8. Danny Bernard & Donna Pound-Bernard 

 

 Cost: $40 per 2 person mixed (1 man, 1 woman) team guarantees 3 six-end games and includes lunch. 

2019 PEI Curling Hall of Fame Bursary Recipients Announced

Two junior men’s and one junior women’s student-athletes from Summerside, Graham’s Road, and New Haven are the 2019 recipients of PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum bursaries, awarded annually to PEI residents enrolled in a full-time post-secondary institution. Other criteria include curling achievements, passion for the sport, and community involvement. 

Gallant

 

Alex Gallant of Summerside is studying Civil Engineering at UNB in Fredericton and is the recipient of a $1000 bursary. His list of curling accomplishments in two provinces includes:

Reigning New Brunswick provincial junior champion
2-time PEI provincial U18 champion, and 2015 U18 Atlantic bronze medalist
Two-time AUS silver medalist with UNB, winning bronze and 5th place at nationals

Volunteer activities include former U13 team coach, President of the UNB Curling Club, and volunteer curling instructor.

 

MacKenzie

Colin MacKenzie of Graham’s Road, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, is the recipient of a $500 bursary. His curling accomplishments as a member of the Mitchell Schut team include:

Member of Team PEI at the Canada Games, 2-time PEI U18 winner, provincial U16 winner, 
Fairplay Award winner at the Canadian U18 Championships.

Volunteer activities include helping lead the floor curling at Special Olympics leadership sessions.

 

Rogers

Kristie Rogers of New Haven is in the Bachelor of Arts program at UPEI, and received a $1000 bursary. Her accomplishments as third stone with her team skipped by Lauren Lenentine include:

2-time Provincial Junior Women’s champions, runners-up at the PEI Scotties, provincial U18  and U16 champs.

Volunteer activities include instructing junior and adult curlers at the Cornwall Curling Club.

 

 

Souris Curling Club seeking ice scraper funding donations

The Souris Curling Club’s Ice Scraper Fundraising Committee is hoping to order their new Ice Scraper before Christmas. If anyone would like to donate please see Cara today (Tuesday) at curling at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex:

Junior curling from 4 pm-5 pm
Regular draws at 5:30 & 7:30 pm

New curlers are always welcome!!

Annual Island Petroleum Cashspiel starts Friday evening at the Silver Fox (Updated with team rosters)

The annual Island Petroleum Cashspiel, open to Men’s, Women’s, Junior and Mixed teams, starts Friday at 6 pm at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside, with 16 teams taking part. 

Draw times on Saturday are 9:00 am, and 12:30 and 4:00 pm, with the finals Sunday at 10:00 am.

Full draw, schedule, and payouts are on the above poster. All games are eight ends.

Here is the opening round draw and team rosters:

Friday at 6:00 pm
Ice 2 – Steven vanOuwerkerk, Sam Ramsay, Nick vanOuwerkerk, Pat Ramsay
vs. Blair Jay, Chuck Jay, Corey Miller, Gerald Caissy
Ice 3 – Mitchell Schut, Chase MacMillan, Cruz Pineau, Liam Kelly
vs. Andy Morris, Dennis Beardsley, Corey Burbine, Darren MacIver
Ice 4 – Kim Aylward, Shelley MacFadyen, Debbie Caissy, Donna Whelan
vs. Tyler Smith, Ryan Abraham, Jake Flemming, Ryan Lowery
Ice 5 – Lou Nowlan, Dave MacFadyen, Earle Proude, Alan Montgomery
vs. Phil Gorveatt, Kevin Champion, Sean Ledgerwood

Friday at 8:30 pm
Ice 2 – Amanda Power, Ashley Francis, Breanne Burgoyne, Aleya Quilty
vs. Ralph Yeo, Kent MacKay, Linus Bungay, Ron MacIntyre
Ice 3 – Jamie Newson, Dennis Watts, Andrew MacDougall, Erik Brodersen, Doug MacGregor
vs. Nick Blanchard, Stephanie Schnare, Jamie Stride, Terri Wood
Ice 4 – Eddie MacKenzie, Tyler Harris, Tyler MacKenzie, Matt Nabuurs
vs. Brayden Snow, Jack MacFadyen, Liam Barbrick, Davis Nicholson
Ice 5 – Alan Inman, Philip MacInnis, Calvin Smith, Frank MacDonald
vs. Terry Arsenault, Rod MacDonald, Mike Spencer, Jonathan Greenan

 

Reminder: PEPSI Juniors Entry Deadline is Friday. Scotties and Tankard deadlines are Dec. 18

Curlers are reminded of the following provincial curling championship entry deadlines this month.
All entries must be made online at https://peicurling.com/entry-form

PEI PEPSI JUNIORS CURLING CH’SHIPS
Location: Crapaud CCC

Date: December 27-31, 2019

Entry Deadline: December 6, 2019

Entry Fee: $180+Participant Fee

* PEI SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS
Location: Montague CC

Date: January 8-15, 2020

Entry Deadline: December 18, 2019

Entry Fee: $200+Participant Fee

* PEI TANKARD CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Location: Montague CC

Date: January 8-15, 2020

Entry Deadline: December 18, 2019

Entry Fee: $200+Participant Fee

* These events require a CC participant fee of $48 to be paid by each participant in EACH event.

Please note that actual start and end dates may vary slightly, depending on signup and other requirements

Prize money to be equalized at Scotties and Brier (Curling Canada)

Canada’s best men’s and women’s curling teams will be playing for the same prize money at the Tim Hortons Brier and Scotties Tournament of Hearts, it was announced today by Curling Canada Chief Executive Officer Katherine Henderson.

The announcement was made during TSN’s live broadcast of the Home Hardware Canada Cup women’s final in Leduc, Alta.

“This has been one of my goals since I joined Curling Canada in 2016, and a lot of hard work behind the scenes with our stakeholders went into making today’s announcement possible,” said Henderson. “We’ve long known that our athletes should compensated similarly because they all work extremely hard to reach their high levels of performance. We were excited to make that happen for this year’s events.”

Both the Tim Hortons Brier (scheduled for Feb. 29-March 8 in Kingston, Ont.) and the Scotties Tournament of Hearts (scheduled for Feb. 15-23 in Moose Jaw, Sask.) will offer total purses of $300,000 to the competing teams.

At the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier, the total purse, including prize money, sponsorship cresting compensation and per-win payments, was $293,000, with the winning team earning a total of $100,500.

At the Scotties, the total purse (prize money, sponsorship, per-win payments) was $165,000, with the winning team earning $59,000. The winning Scotties team also received jewelry from sponsor Kruger Products, and that will be the case again in 2020.

Additionally, the Tim Hortons Brier and Scotties champions earned Sport Canada funding, nearly $170,000 per team over two years, which again will be the case for the 2020 winners.

Click to read at Curling Canada

Alberta, Ont. earn 3rd Curling Club Ch’ship Titles (Curling Canada)

Alberta captured its third women’s Canadian Curling Championship title on home ice while Ontario claimed a record-tying third men’s crown on Saturday.

Nanette Dupont and her foursome from the Lethbridge Curling Club defeated Nova Scotia 9-4 in the women’s championship final at the Leduc Curling Club. Dupont, vice-skip Samantha Davies, second Kendra Nakagama, lead Avice DeKelver, alternate Shirley Kohuch and coach Bill Kohuch earned Alberta’s second women’s titles in as many years.

Ontario skip Paul Moffatt, along with vice-skip Ben Shane, second John Gabel and lead Kyle Forster captured Ontario’s first title since 2016.

[PEI’s Melissa Morrow foursome made it to the 1st playoff round, and finished with a 3-5 overall win-loss record, while the Dennis Watts team went 1-5.]

“It feels awesome. This event is our Scotties and our chance to wear the jackets and win a Canadian banner and have our name up on the wall forever. There’s not a lot of people who have done that,” said Dupont, who is the general manager of the Lethbridge Curling Club. This is the second gold for Dupont at this event, her first coming nine years earlier with a different team in Charlottetown PEI.

Team Alberta – 2019 women’s Canadian Curling Club Champions
Nanette Dupont, Samantha Davies, Kendra Nakagama, Avice DeKelvery

The women’s final broke open in the fourth end when Nova Scotia skip Tanya Phillips’ last rock crashed on a guard, leaving Dupont a draw for four points and a 5-2 lead. 

Nova Scotia, however, responded with a pair in the fifth end. Dupont added another two points to extend the lead to 7-4 in the sixth end and added two more in the seventh before handshakes.

“I knew we had to keep focused because that was a team that can come back,” Dupont said. Despite her team’s previous appearances at this championship, Dupont says it was still a nerve-racking eight ends. “I might have looked calm but no, I was a bundle of stress and anxiety just trying to keep it together out there.”

The Lethbridge foursome created their club team in 2014 and made previous national appearances in 2017 and 2015, winning silver and bronze respectively. 

“There was tons of support here with people come up to cheer us on and traveling up to support us,” Dupont added of the home ice advantage.

Phillips, vice-skip Heather Whiteway, second Angela Pettipas and lead Christine Keddy are bringing home a silver medal to the CFB Halifax Curling Club. 

“It was our first year here and we’re proud of how we did. There’s always 2021,” Whiteway said after the loss. 

Teams are not eligible to return to the national championship in consecutive seasons. As well, each team is allowed only one player who has played in a provincial/territorial Juniors’, Men’s (Brier), Women’s (Scotties) or Seniors’ championship in the current or previous four curling seasons, or participated in a full-field Grand Slam event in the current or previous four curling seasons.

In the men’s final Ontario got off to a quick start, scoring three in the opening end. Skip Paul Moffatt and his team from the KW Granite Club in Waterloo, ON took a 6-2 lead into the fourth end break of the gold medal game.  Quebec, however, chipped away at the Ontario lead, narrowing the scoring to a 7-5 advantage for Ontario by the start of the eighth end before being run out of rocks.

“I’m on top of the world right now,” Moffatt said choking back tears. “I feel so good for my teammates because they make me look so good out there and I just wanted to play well for them.”

Team Ontario – 2019 Men’s Canadian Curling Club Champions
Paul Moffatt, Ben Shane, John Gabel, Kyle Forster

Moffatt, who spent three seasons curling with John Morris, Kevin Koe and Marc Kennedy, stepped away from elite curling and moved back to Ontario after coming two wins away from representing Canada at the 2006 Olympics. 

When asked where this win ranks on his resume the 41-year-old Ontario teacher said, “It’s probably number one. This is amazing.”  

“It wasn’t something I even dreamed of because it’s just so hard to win our club and looking back on all the provincials I’ve been to I’d never won one and now it’s turned into a Canadian title,” Moffat added.  

The Ontario skip said he’d been texting Morris all throughout the week and the first congratulations message he received after his big win was a message from his former teammate.

Quebec skip Jasmin Gibeau, vice-skip Dan deWaard, second Dan Lemery and lead Kevin Menard earned silver and their province’s best showing in the men’s division since the event began in 2009. 

Northern Ontario secured bronze with a commanding win over Yukon. Skip Ben Mikkelsen, vice-skip Greg Doran, second Chris Briand, lead Devin Doran and alternate Kurtis Byrd fell earlier in the day to Quebec in the semifinal. 

The women’s bronze medal was claimed by Quebec. The team from the Chicoutimi Curling Club with skip Isabelle Neron, vice-skip Karine Tremblay, second Edith Cottenoir and lead Veronique Bouchard defeated Yukon 9-5 on Saturday afternoon. 

Nova Scotia skip Tanya Phillips was chosen as Most Valuable Player in the women’s division by Curling Canada’s onsite umpires. Quebec skip Jasmin Gibeau was chosen as the men’s MVP. 

Sportsmanship awards were handed also out on Saturday to players at each position for men and women. Denise Hutchings (Nunavut skip), Jade Bloor (Saskatchewan vice-skip), Samantha Fuller (Ontario second) and Calli Benko (Saskatchewan lead) were chosen by their peers as sportsmanship winners in the women’s division. Aaron Gaudreau (Saskatchewan skip), Scott Davidge (Newfoundland and Labrador third), Christopher Briand (Northern Ontario second) and Andrew Brotherhood (Alberta lead) were sportsmanship winners in the men’s event. 

Curlers also competed off the ice to support the Curling Canada Foundation through the annual fundraising challenge to benefit youth curling across Canada. This year’s efforts raised over $21,000 to support the Curling Canada Foundation. There was extra incentive for each team to raise money as every $400 raised earned that team a ballot for a grand prize raffle which included an all-expenses trip for four, including event passes, accommodation and flights, to the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier in Kingston, ON. The Alberta Men’s were the fortuitous foursome who won the grand prize and are on the way to Kingston in March.

The Canadian Curling Club Championship began in 2009 and features the top club curlers from across the country having qualified through their provincial or territorial playdowns. Alberta and Ontario have won the men’s title three times, while B.C. and Saskatchewan have claimed two titles and Newfoundland/Labrador has one.

On the women’s side, Manitoba continues to lead the way with four championships, followed by Alberta and Ontario with three, and Prince Edward Island with a single victory.

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

PEI women out after mod. double-knockout playoff round, Island men end play after round-robin at Canadian Curling Club Ch’ships in Leduc AB

The 2019 Canadian Curling Club Championships, featuring the country’s top men’s and women’s club curling teams, with all 14 of Curling Canada’s Member Associations (10 provinces, three territories and Northern Ontario) represented in both genders is down to the playoff round at the Leduc Curling Club in Leduc Alberta, running concurrently with the 2019 Home Hardware Canada Cup, in the Sobeys Arena, also in the Leduc Recreation Centre.

Round robin play wrapped up late on Thursday, with the PEI women, skipped by Melissa Morrow out of the Silver Fox, finishing with a 3-3 win-loss record, and advancing to the Friday modified double-knockout playoffs, where they lost their two games — 10-3 to Quebec and 8-2 to Saskatchewan, and will not advance to the next round, finishing with an overall record of 3 wins and 5 losses.

The PEI men, captained by Dennis Watts of the Charlottetown Curling Club, won their last round-robin game, ending play with a 1-5 win-loss tally.

Left to right:  Melissa Morrow (skip), Darcee Birch (3rd), Jamie Newson (Coach),  Lindsey Spencer (2nd), Miranda Ellis (lead)

Morrow, along with Darcee Birch, Lindsey Spencer, and Miranda Ellis and coach Jamie Newson, got off to a strong start, with a 12-1 decision against the Northwest Territories, in a game that went to handshakes after PEI stole 4 in the sixth end. PEI lost their second match 7-4 to Alberta in a game that was close except for the 5th end, where the Westerners picked up 4, but picked up a win in the late draw, stealing 4 in the first end in a 9-4 decision over BC in a game that went only six ends. In Team PEI’s only Wednesday game, against Nova Scotia (who ended round-robin play at 5-1) skipped by Tanya Phillips out of the CFB Halifax Curling Club, PEI had a 3-1 lead after three ends, but NS took a triple and stole 2 singles to grab the lead, going on to win 6-4. PEI split their games on Thursday, losing 10-4 to NL (4-2), aided by a six-point 5th end by the team from The Rock, but making the playoffs with a 13-0 blank of Nunavut in six ends. 

Left to right: Dennis Watts (skip), Erik Brodersen (3rd), Andrew MacDougall (2nd), Doug MacGregor (lead)

The PEI men’s team, which also includes Erik Broderson, Andrew MacDougall, and Doug MacGregor, lost a close opener against Quebec by an 8-7 score. The Island squad stole a deuce in the final end, but needed a triple for the tie.  PEI lost their second game 7-2 against Manitoba, and came out on the short end of a close 8-7 game against Mike Callaghan and his Halifax NS rink, when Callaghan stole the 8th end for the win. In game four against BC, PEI was tied up coming home without last rock advantage, and BC scored a deuce for a 5-3 win. The Island squad wrapped up play against northern teams on Thursday, losing 7-4 to the Yukon (4-2), but ending on a winning note with a 6-5 decision over the Northwest Territories(0-6), scoring four of their points in the 5th end.

Following the modified double-knockout round, the championship semifinals are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 30, at 9 a.m. Mountain Time, and the semifinal winners will play for gold, and the losers will play for bronze, Saturday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. 

Selected games from the 2019 Canadian Curling Club Championships will be live-streamed at www.curling.ca/2019clubchampionships.

Scores and standings from the event will be available at www.curling.ca/scoreboard.

(With info from Curling Canada)

New challenge for curling clubs from the Sandra Schmirler Foundation

NEW CURLING CLUB CHALLENGE
 
We’ve got exciting news to share with you. In 2020, one curling club in every province and the territories will receive a $10,000 grant for a hospital in their community for the purchase of life-saving equipment to help save babies’ lives.
 
Please join the growing list of curling clubs holding fundraising events for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation. For every $50 raised by your curling club, you will receive one ballot in a random draw which will take place on May 31, 2020 for all participating clubs in your province or territory.
 
Representatives from your curling club will take part in the cheque presentation to the hospital, which will be shared on social media.
 
We have a long list of fundraising ideas for you. And, there’s a poster that you can download here, to promote your event.
 
The deadline for receiving funds is April 30, 2020.
 
Please help us realize our vision that every baby born in Canada has the chance to grow up and be a champion, like Sandra!
 
Thank you and good luck!
 
For more information, please contact Tanya Martin at: tmartin@sandraschmirler.org
 
 

PEI women (3-3) advance to playoffs, Island men (1-5) end play with a win at Canadian Curling Club Ch’ships in Leduc AB

The 2019 Canadian Curling Club Championships, featuring the country’s top men’s and women’s club curling teams, with all 14 of Curling Canada’s Member Associations (10 provinces, three territories and Northern Ontario) represented in both genders is down to the playoff round at the Leduc Curling Club in Leduc Alberta, running concurrently with the 2019 Home Hardware Canada Cup, in the Sobeys Arena, also in the Leduc Recreation Centre.

Round robin play wrapped up late on Thursday, with the PEI women, skipped by Melissa Morrow out of the Silver Fox, finishing with a 3-3 win-loss record, and advancing to the modified double-knockout playoffs which begin at 9 this morning (Mountain time). while the men, captained by Dennis Watts of the Charlottetown Curling Club, won their last game, ending play with a 1-5 win-loss tally.

Left to right:  Melissa Morrow (skip), Darcee Birch (3rd), Jamie Newson (Coach),  Lindsey Spencer (2nd), Miranda Ellis (lead)

Morrow, along with Darcee Birch, Lindsey Spencer, and Miranda Ellis and coach Jamie Newson, got off to a strong start, with a 12-1 decision against the Northwest Territories, in a game that went to handshakes after PEI stole 4 in the sixth end. PEI lost their second match 7-4 to Alberta in a game that was close except for the 5th end, where the Westerners picked up 4, but picked up a win in the late draw, stealing 4 in the first end in a 9-4 decision over BC in a game that went only six ends. In Team PEI’s only Wednesday game, against Nova Scotia (who ended round-robin play at 5-1) skipped by Tanya Phillips out of the CFB Halifax Curling Club, PEI had a 3-1 lead after three ends, but NS took a triple and stole 2 singles to grab the lead, going on to win 6-4. PEI split their games on Thursday, losing 10-4 to NL (4-2), aided by a six-point 5th end by the team from The Rock, but making the playoffs with a 13-0 blank of Nunavut in six ends. Team Morrow takes on Quebec (4-2) in their playoff round opening draw at noon Atlantic on Friday.

Left to right: Dennis Watts (skip), Erik Brodersen (3rd), Andrew MacDougall (2nd), Doug MacGregor (lead)

The PEI men’s team, which also includes Erik Broderson, Andrew MacDougall, and Doug MacGregor, lost a close opener against Quebec by an 8-7 score. The Island squad stole a deuce in the final end, but needed a triple for the tie.  PEI lost their second game 7-2 against Manitoba, and came out on the short end of a close 8-7 game against Mike Callaghan and his Halifax NS rink, when Callaghan stole the 8th end for the win. In game four against BC, PEI was tied up coming home without last rock advantage, and BC scored a deuce for a 5-3 win. The Island squad wrapped up play against northern teams on Thursday, losing 7-4 to the Yukon (4-2), but ending on a winning note with a 6-5 decision over the Northwest Territories(0-6), scoring four of their points in the 5th end.

Following the modified double-knockout round, the championship semifinals are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 30, at 9 a.m. Mountain Time, and the semifinal winners will play for gold, and the losers will play for bronze, Saturday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. 

Selected games from the 2019 Canadian Curling Club Championships will be live-streamed at www.curling.ca/2019clubchampionships.

Scores and standings from the event will be available at www.curling.ca/scoreboard.

(With info from Curling Canada)

Christmas Gift Idea: 2020 Men of Curling Calendar, including PEI’s Robbie Doherty who is raising money for CMHA, PEI Div.

PEI curler and entertainer Robbie Doherty is one of the athletes featured in the 2020 Men of Curling Calendar, with net proceeds going to multiple charities.

Fifteen curling athletes from four nations have designed and created their own images to represent strength of body, mind and character while rallying support for the causes most near and dear to their hearts. Each athlete has chosen his own charity or cause to receive fundraising dollars and your purchase will help them reach their goals.

Robbie Doherty. Photo credit: Eric McCarthy, the Journal Pioneer

Robbie will be raising money for the  Canadian Mental Health Association, PEI Division.

Other athletes include Tyler Tardi, former For the Love of Curling scholar, three-time national junior and two-time world junior men’s champion, along with fellow Canadians John Epping, Geoff Walker, Craig Savill, Brad Thiessen, Kirk Muyres, Connor Njegovan, and Team Bottcher, as well as Korey Dropkin of the United States, Scotland’s Bruce Mouat and Japan’s Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi.

The calendar also features colour-coded event listings mapping the full 2019-20 season of curling championships, tour events, development camps and other notable occasions. This makes the product a true curling calendar.

Robbie has a good stock of these calendars here on PEI, so get in touch with him through his Facebook page or @robbiedoherty on Twitter.

You can also order your calendar online for an All-inclusive price of $34.95, which includes First Class Canada Post shipping and handling, taxes, and fees inside Canada. Net proceeds go to the charitable causes chosen by the athletes.

Click here to order online

Curling Club Ch’ship eligibility requirements for 2019-2020 season

Here are the Curling Club Championship Eligibility Requirements for the 2019-2020 season. Curl PEI will continue to restrict the number of entries per club to a maximum of one. Each Curl PEI member club is granted an exemption to Rule … Continue reading

Annual Jingle Bell Spiel set for Silver Fox

The annual Jingle Bell Spiel open to non-members as well as members (including Juniors) is set for the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex December 13 and 14, with everyone playing one six-end game Friday evening, and two on Saturday. There will … Continue reading

PEI women at 2-2, men drop to 0-4 at Canadian Curling Club Ch’ships in Leduc AB

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Pepsi Sat. U16 Dev’t League at Cornwall: Draw revised as 2 new teams added. Reminder of special 12:30 PM start time this week

Here is the revised draw for the PEPSI Saturday U16 Development League at the Cornwall Curling Club.  A seventh team, skipped by Tracy MacLean, has now been added. All games start at 10:00 am (unless otherwise noted). Please note that … Continue reading

Family Breakfast and Curling with Santa at the Maple Leaf on Dec. 14

Join the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary on Saturday Dec. 14 from 9 until noon for a Family Breakfast and Curling with Santa. Come on out for family fun! Everyone welcome! Full details on poster. … Continue reading

Ugly Christmas Sweater Curling Party at Maple Leaf

Join in the fun at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary on Friday Dec. 6 for the Ugly Christmas Sweater Curling Party (a 19+) event. Full details on the poster. … Continue reading

Reminder: Junior Foundations Clinic for 10-15 Year Olds, Dec. 7 in Montague

Curl PEI is excited to announce their first Junior Foundations Clinic of the season.  It will be December 7, 2019 from 9 am-5 pm at the Montague Curling Club.  This Clinic is designed for 10-15 year olds.  Curlers can join … Continue reading

PEI women improve to 2-1, men drop to 0-3 at Canadian Curling Club Ch’ships in Leduc AB

The 2019 Canadian Curling Club Championships, featuring the country’s top men’s and women’s club curling teams, with all 14 of Curling Canada’s Member Associations (10 provinces, three territories and Northern Ontario) represented in both genders is underway at the Leduc … Continue reading

PEI women 1-1, men 0-2 at Canadian Curling Club Ch’ships in Leduc AB

The 2019 Canadian Curling Club Championships, featuring the country’s top men’s and women’s club curling teams, with all 14 of Curling Canada’s Member Associations (10 provinces, three territories and Northern Ontario) represented in both genders is underway at the Leduc … Continue reading

PEI’s Lenentine and her Winnipeg team win cashspiel

The Winnipeg team of Mackenzie Zacharias, Karlee Burgess, PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, and Emily Zacharias won the Sunova Spiel in East St. Paul Manitoba on Monday.   “After a long three-win day today we have won the Sunova Spiel at East … Continue reading

Souris Curling Club Junior Program starts this Tuesday Nov. 26 at the E. Kings Sportsplex

The Souris Curling Club’s Junior curling program starts tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 26) at 4 pm at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex.  All school-aged kids are welcome to join. Fee is only $10. You MUST bring clean shoes and wear a helmet. … Continue reading

Murphy’s Pharmacies “Ice Queens” Women’s Funspiel at Cornwall attracts 12 teams

The annual Murphy’s Pharmacies Ice Queens Funspiel was held November 23rd, 2019 at the Cornwall Curling Club with 12 teams participating (up from 8 teams last year) and notably, a number of teams from other clubs. Myrna Sanderson, once again, … Continue reading

Tyler Smith rink goes undefeated to win inaugural Speedy Open Cashspiel in Bathurst

Tyler Smith and his Charlottetown Curling Club team went undefeated this weekend, taking home the $1600 cash prize in the inaugural Speedy Open Cashspiel in Bathurst NB. (File photo L to R) Tyler Smith, Ryan Abraham, Jake Flemming, Ryan Lowery … Continue reading

PEI’s Team Birt goes undefeated, beats defending champ in final to win Tim Hortons Spitfire Arms Cashspiel

PEI’s Suzanne Birt have gone undefeated to win the 20-team, $14000 total purse Tim Hortons Spitfire Arms Cashspiel, which wrapped up this afternoon at the Windsor Curling Club in Windsor NS. Team Birt, which includes third Marie Christianson, second Meaghan … Continue reading

Team USA rallies in final games to win the CanAm Cup of Curling

Despite trailing by 19 points when they left PEI, Team USA made a big comeback in their final games in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, to win by 10 points overall and take the Chairmen’s Cup south of the border … Continue reading

Undefeated Team Birt advance to 8 am quarter-finals at Tim Hortons Spitfire Arms Cashspiel

The quarter-final round goes at 8 this morning at the Tim Hortons Spitfire Arms Cashspiel, with 20 women’s teams competing for their share of a $14,000 purse, at the Windsor Curling Club in Windsor NS. PEI’s Suzanne Birt rink has … Continue reading

Tom Dunn rink wins 7th annual Masters Plus Spiel at Cornwall

  The 7th annual Masters Plus Bonspiel wrapped up Friday afternoon at the Cornwall Curling Club, with 16 teams from all three Maritime Provinces taking part, including eight teams from the host club. The four-team winners’ circle included the Tom … Continue reading

Canadian Curling Club Ch’ships underway Monday in Leduc AB (Curling Canada)

What promises to be an extremely busy week of curling in Leduc, Alta., kicks off on Monday with the opening draws of the 2019 Canadian Curling Club Championships at the Leduc Curling Club. The 2019 Canadian Curling Club Championships will … Continue reading

Still taking entries today: Kevin Gallant Memorial Bonspiel starts Fri. at Maple Leaf

The Kevin Gallant Memorial Bonspiel, sponsored by the O’Leary Co-op, takes place Nov. 22 and 23 at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. Silent Auction and Bake Sale.  Proceeds go to the Kevin Gallant WestIsle Bursary. Stick curling: $50 … Continue reading

Draw set for Murphy’s Ice Queens Women’s Funspiel at Cornwall on Saturday

Here are the teams, draw, and schedule for the Murphy’s Ice Queens Women’s Funspiel this Saturday, November 23 at the Cornwall Curling Club.   TIME ICE 1 ICE 2 ICE 3 ICE 4 9:00   3 vs 12 4 vs … Continue reading

PEI’s Birt, Ferguson and Power among 20 rinks competing in Tim Hortons Spitfire Arms Women’s Cashspiel in Windsor NS this weekend

PEI’s Suzanne Birt, Lauren Ferguson, and Amanda Power rinks, and the Jill Brothers foursome from Halifax which includes PEI’s Erin Carmody at third stone, are among 20 teams, from the 3 Maritime Provinces, Ontario, and Scotland, competing for their share … Continue reading

PEI’s Watts and Morrow rinks competing in 2019 Canadian Curling Club Ch’ships starting Monday in Leduc AB (Curling Canada)

Canadian curling’s grassroots will be celebrated alongside this country’s top stars when the 2019 Canadian Curling Club Championships are staged in Leduc, Alta., starting Monday November 25. Event website: https://www.curling.ca/2019clubchampionships/ The Leduc Curling Club will play host to the 2019 … Continue reading

7th Annual Masters Plus Bonspiel goes Thursday and Friday at the Cornwall Curling Club

The Cornwall Curling Club is getting ready to host its 7th annual Masters Plus Bonspiel on Thursday November 21st and Friday November 22nd. Masters Plus teams include one player who is age 55 or older (the “Plus”), and three players … Continue reading

CanAm Cup builds a bridge of hospitality between American and Canadian curlers (Journal)

Summerside was the last stop on P.E.I. for the United States team as they slid onto the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex’s ice for the CanAm Cup tour Sunday afternoon. Americans, from left, Dixon Freeman, Steven O’Connor and Mark Tolvstad curled … Continue reading

36th annual Charlottetown Curl for Cancer takes place Dec. 14

Charlottetown Curl for Cancer is ready to “rock” the Charlottetown Curling Complex on Saturday December 14th. Curlers of all ages and abilities, even beginners, are invited to sign up for the 36th annual event, raising money for the Canadian Cancer … Continue reading

Special Olympics Curling started today in Montague

There was a great turnout today as Special Olympics Curling got underway at the Montague Curling Club. Special Olympics curling (Larry Richards photo) This program runs Mondays at 3:30 pm. If you are interested in attending this program please contact … Continue reading

Updated with winning team photos: PEI’s Shaw steals final end deuce for repeat Jr. Women’s win, Truro’s MacIssac captures Jr. Men’s title at Fox Fall Fling

It came down to an exciting finish for Sunday afternoon’s Junior Women’s final at the 13th annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel, sponsored by Quality Inn, at the Silver Fox curling club in Summerside. (Left to right) Organizer Sheila Compton, skip … Continue reading

Reminder: Level 1 Ice Technician Course on Fri. evening and on Sat.

The Montague Curling Club will host the Level 1 Ice Technician Course Friday, November 22 (5:30-9 pm) and Saturday, November 23 (8:30 am-5 pm) with Larry Richards as the facilitator.  Level 1 includes info on all aspects of curling ice … Continue reading

Reminder: Kevin Gallant Memorial Bonspiel at the Maple Leaf

The Kevin Gallant Memorial Bonspiel, sponsored by the O’Leary Co-op, takes place Nov. 22 and 23 at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. Silent Auction and Bake Sale.  Proceeds go to the Kevin Gallant WestIsle Bursary. Stick curling: $50 … Continue reading

CanAm Cup men’s curling tour to PEI wrapped up at the Silver Fox with Team Canada’s lead widening to 19 points

It was a very successful Sunday afternoon for Team Canada at the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside, with the Summerside rinks winning three of their four games, and widening the Canadian lead over Team USA to 19 points (321 … Continue reading

PEI’s Shaw steals deuce in final end for repeat Jr. Women’s win, Truro’s MacIssac captures Jr. Men’s title at Fox Fall Fling

It came down to an exciting finish for this afternoon’s Junior Women’s final at the 13th annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel, sponsored by Quality Inn, at the Silver Fox curling club in Summerside. Katie Shaw and her Cornwall Curling Club … Continue reading

Can-Am Cup: Crapaud contingent increases Team Canada lead to 10 points going into final PEI games

It was another successful morning for Team Canada, as the Can-Am men’s curling tour bus rolled into the Crapaud Community Curling Club, with the Crapaud teams winning two of the four games, and increasing the Canadian point lead from nine … Continue reading

1 pm Fox Fall Fling Jr. Cashspiel Finals set. PEI’s Shaw looking for repeat title

It’s down to the 1 pm junior men’s and junior women’s finals at the 24 team 13th annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel, sponsored by Quality Inn, at the Silver Fox in Summerside with teams from all four Atlantic Provinces, taking … Continue reading

PEI’s Shaw and Snow among those advancing to 9 am semi-finals at Silver Fox Fox Fall Fling Jr. Cashspiel

Round robin play wrapped up late on Saturday at the 13th annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel, sponsored by Quality Inn, at the Silver Fox in Summerside with 12 junior women’s and an equal number of junior men’s teams, from all … Continue reading

Team Canada widens lead over Team USA to 9 points after CanAm Cup stop at the Charlottetown Curling Club

The score now sits at Team Canada 268, and Team USA 259 after the CanAm Cup of Curling stop at the Charlottetown Curling Club this afternoon, with the Canadians winning two games, one match resulting in a tie, and American … Continue reading

Team Canada pulls ahead by 4-points following three wins at Cornwall in the CanAm Cup

Team Canada successfully recovered from their 3 point deficit after Friday play, by winning three out of their four games this morning at the Cornwall Curling Club, to pull ahead by four points and lead 238 to 234 going into … Continue reading

Team USA moves into 3 point lead in CanAm Cup going into today’s games against Cornwall and Ch’town

  It’s official – the score sits at USA 212, Canada 209, going into today’s games at Cornwall and Charlottetown as the CanAm Cup tour makes its way through PEI. On Friday afternoon the Americans split their games against Montague … Continue reading

Defending women’s champs from PEI among 4 jr. women’s, 2 jr men’s teams still unbeaten at Fox Fall Fling

Day one is over at the 13th annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel, sponsored by Quality Inn, at the Silver Fox in Summerside with 12 junior women’s and an equal number of junior men’s teams, from all four Atlantic Provinces, taking … Continue reading

P.E.I. curling clubs to compete in CanAm Cup (Guardian)

Five P.E.I. curling clubs will participate in the inaugural CanAm Cup of Curling this weekend, an event designed to foster fellowship and tradition between American and Canadian curlers. This month, the United States team – led by captain Steve McKee … Continue reading

Fall Fling gets underway Friday morning at the Silver Fox

Opening draw is at 11:30 am on Friday in the 13th annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel, sponsored by Quality Inn, with a full draw of 12 junior women’s and an equal number of junior men’s teams, from all four Atlantic … Continue reading

Reminder: Curling 101 this Saturday Nov. 16 at the Ch’town Curling Club

The Charlottetown Curling Club is inviting you to try curling on-ice on Saturday Nov. 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 am. This “introduction to curling” session is FREE and is for both children (ages 8 and up) and parents/guardians. For more … Continue reading

Great turnout for Curl PEI Junior Development Clinic at Cornwall

There was a great turnout on Wednesday evening at the Cornwall Curling Club for Curl PEI’s first Junior Development Clinic of the season, for coaches and players of teams in the age 16-20 category. Members of  Team Birt were guest … Continue reading

Deadline for Sport PEI Award Nominations a month from today (Sport PEI)

Sport PEI’s 46th annual awards ceremony will feature the Island’s best on February 19th, 2020. The event will take place at Holland College’s Florence Simmons Performance Hall. The evening will showcase the Island’s finest amateur sporting accomplishments from 2019. Sport … Continue reading

Friday night drop-in curling at the Maple Leaf

There’s Friday night drop-in curling at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary on Nov. 15, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, and Dec. 13. Bar opens at 6:30, curling starts at 7 pm. $10 gets you on the ice and a … Continue reading

Bridgewater Junior U18 Cashspiel

The Bridgewater Curling Club’s Under 18 Junior Cashspiel goes Feb. 14-16, 2020. Interested teams are invited to contact bccjuniorcurling@gmail.com Entry: $140/team guarantees 5 games, with cash prizes for top 3 finishers in each. No early or late draws. 8 male, … Continue reading

Updated: CanAm Cup of Curling USA Men’s Curling Tour to Canada stops in PEI Nov. 15-17

The inaugural CanAm Cup of Curling kicks off this month, and PEI will be part of it. In 2017 at the World Men’s Curling Championships in Las Vegas, Peter Inch of Curling Canada and Rich Lepping, chair of the US … Continue reading

Curling underway on arena ice at the Souris Curling Club. Fundraising started for new ice scraper

Curling (on Tuesdays) got underway on November 5 at the Souris Curling Club, which uses the ice surface at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex. If you are interested but haven’t registered yet, there are still spaces available. They also welcome non-members … Continue reading

Saturday morning Pepsi U16 Junior Dev’t League at Cornwall looking for more teams

The Saturday morning Under 16 Development League, sponsored by Pepsi, at the Cornwall Curling Club, and open to teams from all PEI Curling Facilities, will kick off with their first draw on November 30. This is a team-entry league focusing … Continue reading

Curling Day in Canada is Feb. 22. Here’s how you can join the celebration!

For the beginner curlers, the skilled curlers, the young curlers, the “experienced” curlers, the date-night curlers, the still-getting-the-hang-of-it curlers, for the social curlers, the backyard curlers, the ones who love watching, those who have thought of trying the sport one … Continue reading

Signup reminder for Annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel at Cornwall

The Cornwall Curling Club’s annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel takes place Saturday December 7 2019 from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Curlers from all PEI clubs are welcome. Last year’s overall winners were the team of Angus Kennedy and Myrna Sanderson … Continue reading

Hasselborg wins Tour Challenge in Pictou Co. to earn 3rd GSOC title, Jacobs repeats as men’s winner (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) PICTOU COUNTY, N.S. — Call it a tre kronor as Anna Hasselborg and her squad from Sundbyberg, Sweden, captured their third Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title. Anna Hasselborg, Sara McManus, Agnes Knochenhauer and Sofia Mabergs celebrate … Continue reading

Ch’town’s Peter Gallant coaches South Korean men to World Curling Championship berth

The South Korean Men’s Curling team, skipped by Chang-Min Kim, backed by third Ki Jeong Lee, second Hak Kyun Kim and lead Ki Bok Lee, and coached by Charlottetown PEI’s Peter Gallant, went undefeated  to capture the 2019 Pacific-Asia Curling … Continue reading

Adult Learn to Curl league begins Nov. 18, regular league curling starts this evening at the Ch’town Curling Club

League play starts this (Sunday) evening at the Charlottetown Curling Club, with the Commercial League at 6 pm, followed by the Daytime League on Tuesday and Thursday at 1 pm, the Semi-Competitive League on Wed. at 6 pm, and Anything … Continue reading

Jacobs, Gushue (with PEI’s Gallant) set for showdown in Tour Challenge men’s final in Pictou County NS (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) PICTOU COUNTY, N.S. — The latest chapter of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling’s “Battle of the Brads” will go down in Sunday’s Tier 1 men’s final at the KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge. Defending champions Team Brad … Continue reading

Undefeated Bottcher, Gushue roll into Tour Challenge semis in Pictou County NS (GSOC)

 BY: JONATHAN BRAZEAU Brendan Bottcher and his Edmonton crew continue to roll through the KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge Tier 1 men’s division. Brendan Bottcher shoots a stone during the KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge Tier 1 men’s quarterfinals on Nov. 9, 2019, … Continue reading

Quebec beats New Brunswick for Canadian Mixed Curling title (Curling Canada)

Winning a Canadian curling championship of any kind, anywhere, is a special experience. But doing it in your home province, with friends, families and enthusiastic fans cheering your every move — and doing it without a loss, to boot? That’s … Continue reading

Canadian Mixed final underway – watch on Livestream

Quebec leads New Brunswick 2-1 playing the 4th end. Watch it live at https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/curling/curling-live-stream-canadian-mixed-curling-championship-1.5349784 … Continue reading

McEwen, Edin qualify for Tour Challenge quarterfinals, Birt in Tier 2 playoffs (GSOC)

BY: JONATHAN BRAZEAU PICTOU COUNTY, N.S. — The playoff picture has now been set for the KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge Tier 1 men’s division. Winnipeg’s Team Mike McEwen and Team Niklas Edin of Sweden punched the final tickets to the quarterfinals … Continue reading

Ch’town Curling Complex opens at 6 this evening

The Charlottetown Curling Complex will open for the season this (Saturday) evening at 6 pm. Members are invited to stop by and throw a few rocks.  The first draws will be this Sunday, with the Commercial League hosting a doubleheader: … Continue reading

Gushue. with PEI’s Gallant, stays perfect to top Tour Challenge table in Pictou County (Grand Slam)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) PICTOU COUNTY, N.S. — Team Brad Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., are all tuned up for the KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge Tier 1 men’s playoffs after nabbing the No. 1 seed for Saturday’s quarterfinals. Brad Gushue shoots … Continue reading

Playoffs set at Canadian Mixed, with NB in semis. PEI ends play with 3-6 record (Curling Canada)

Only four teams remain in contention at the 2020 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship and the hometown crowd in Saguenay, Que., is pleased with the results. Quebec will not only be one of the four teams competing in the semifinals, but … Continue reading

U16 Junior Developmental League in Cornwall (Revised)

The Under 16 Junior Developmental League, open to curlers from all PEI clubs, gets underway with a practice session this Saturday Nov. 9 at 10 am at the Cornwall Curling Club, and runs on selected Saturdays throughout the season. Registration … Continue reading

Team Birt competing in the Tour Challenge Tier 2 event this weekend in Pictou County

There’s lots of great curling action a ferry ride away in Pictou County NS this weekend, with the Tour Challenge Grand Slam of Curling event, which features both Tier 1 and Tier 2 levels. Visit https://thegrandslamofcurling.com/ for the latest on … Continue reading

Kevin Gallant Memorial Bonspiel at the Maple Leaf

The Kevin Gallant Memorial Bonspiel, sponsored by the O’Leary Co-op, takes place Nov. 22 and 23 at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. Silent Auction and Bake Sale.  Proceeds go to the Kevin Gallant WestIsle Bursary. Stick curling: $50 … Continue reading

Reminder: Junior Foundations Clinic for 10-15 Year Olds, Dec. 7 at Montague

Curl PEI is excited to announce their first Junior Foundations Clinic of the season.  It will be December 7, 2019 from 9 am-5 pm at the Montague Curling Club.  This Clinic is designed for 10-15 year olds.  Curlers can join … Continue reading

Reminder: Team Birt guest instructors at season’s 1st Junior Dev’t Clinic, Nov. 13 at Cornwall

Curl PEI is excited to announce our first Junior Development Clinic of the season.  It will be November 13 from 5-7 pm at the Cornwall Curling Club.  This Clinic is designed for 16-20 year olds.  Curlers can join as a … Continue reading

NB’s Grant Odishaw rink currently in 2nd place, PEI splits games Thurs. to go to 3-5 at the Cdn. Mixed (Curling Canada)

Unbeaten round-robin records aren’t exactly uncommon at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship — in fact, it’s a feat that’s been accomplished three times in past four editions of the event. But doing it in your home province, with the accompanying … Continue reading

FREE Curling 101 session-resched. to Saturday Nov. 16 at the Ch’town Curling Club

The Charlottetown Curling Club is inviting you to try curling on-ice on Saturday Nov. 16 (revised date) from 10:30 to 11:30 am. This “introduction to curling” session is FREE and is for both children (ages 8 and up) and parents/guardians. … Continue reading

Western Community Curling Club in Alberton opens for the season Nov. 12

The season is about to kick off at Alberton’s Western Community Curling Club, who have been busy getting the ice and facility ready for members. Opening night is Tuesday 12 November 2019. Follow their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/WesternCommunityCurlingClub/ for the … Continue reading

Gushue (with PEI’s Gallant), Homan continue to climb in KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge in Pictou County (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) PICTOU COUNTY, N.S. — Some sharp shooting has put Team Brad Gushue in control of their destiny in the KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge. Brad Gushue in action during the fifth round-robin draw of the KIOTI Tractor Tour … Continue reading

League Play begins Sunday at the Charlottetown Curling Complex

Following delays, the ice is very nearly ready at the Charlottetown Curling Complex. The first draws will be this Sunday, with the Commercial League at 6 pm. Other leagues will kick off next, including the Daytime League on Tuesday and … Continue reading

Team PEI picks up 2 wins on Wed. to finish Canadian Mixed round robin at 2-4

The Jamie Newson team from the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside are PEI’s representatives in the 2020 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, Nov. 3-9, 2019, at Foyer des loisirs et de la culture in Saguenay, Que, and finished round robin play … Continue reading

Cornwall hosting Annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel

The Cornwall Curling Club’s annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel takes place Saturday December 7 2019 from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Curlers from all PEI clubs are welcome. Last year’s overall winners were the team of Angus Kennedy and Myrna Sanderson … Continue reading

Homan, Gushue (with PEI’s Gallant) kick off Tour Challenge in Pictou County with wins (GSOC)

(BY: JONATHAN BRAZEAU) PICTOU COUNTY, N.S. — Ottawa’s Team Rachel Homan scored two points in the final frame to fend off Edmonton’s Team Kelsey Rocque 7-6 Tuesday night in the opening draw of the KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge Tier 1. … Continue reading

Team PEI still looking for 1st win after Tuesday play at the Canadian Mixed

The Jamie Newson team from the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside are PEI’s representatives in the 2020 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, Nov. 3-9, 2019, at Foyer des loisirs et de la culture in Saguenay, Que, and finished their second day … Continue reading

Jamie Newson-skipped Silver Fox team 0-2 after Monday play at the Canadian Mixed

The Jamie Newson team from the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside are PEI’s representatives in the 2020 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, Nov. 3-9, 2019, at Foyer des loisirs et de la culture in Saguenay, Que, and finished their first day … Continue reading

Team Zacharias, including PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, runners-up to Laura Walker rink in DEKALB Superspiel final in Morris AB

The Team Zacharias junior team, which includes PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, lost 7-5 to Edmonton’s Laura Walker rink in the final of the DEKALB Superspiel in Morris MB.   Team Zacharias with Lauren Lenentine on the right Tanner Horgan of Winnipeg … Continue reading

Curling gets underway Tuesday Nov. 5 at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex in Souris

Tuesday, November 5th is the first night of curling for the season for the Souris Curling Club, who play at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex. If not registered, please arrive early enough to register for the season (and bring your chequebook). … Continue reading

Silver Fox holding annual Island Petroleum Cashspiel Dec. 6-8

The annual Island Petroleum Cashspiel, open to men’s, women’s, junior, and mixed teams (note – teams may be seeded) takes place Dec. 6-8 at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside. Entry fee is $200/team, and entry deadline is December … Continue reading

Eight Ends: All you need to know for KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge, starting Tues. in Pictou County NS (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) PICTOU COUNTY, N.S. — The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling is right back at it with the largest event in the series. You saw all the thrilling action last month at the Masters, now double that for … Continue reading

PEI Curling Clubs attending “Keeping the Lights on” session this evening

Representatives from PEI’s Curling Clubs are at the Crapaud Community Curling Club this evening, attending an information-sharing session on the subject of “Keeping the Lights On — helping curling clubs to thrive and survive”, with Jerry McCann of NB. Jerry … Continue reading

Jamie Newson-skipped Silver Fox team loses close opener to NB at the Canadian Mixed

The Jamie Newson team from the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside are PEI’s representatives in the 2020 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, Nov. 3-9, 2019, at Foyer des loisirs et de la culture in Saguenay, Que. They lost their opener 9-7 … Continue reading

Team Zacharias, including PEI’s Lauren Lenentine taking on Laura Walker rink in DEKALB Superspiel final in Morris MB

It’s down to the finals at the DEKALB Superspiel in Morris MB, and the Team Zacharias junior team, which includes PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, will be there, taking on Edmonton’s Laura Walker rink. Mike McEwen and Tanner Horgan are in the … Continue reading

Glow in the Dark curling at Charlottetown

The Charlottetown Curling Club is booking sheets of ice for glow in the dark curling on Nov. 30. Cost is $120 plus tax for 1.5 hours (about six ends) for up to 8 people. Ice times: 7 pm and 8:30 … Continue reading