Registration (including new online) for all events, incl. curling, stick curling, now open for Vogue Optical PEI 55+ Games in S’Side

The City of Summerside is set to host the 2020 Vogue Optical 55+ Winter Games. The event will take place the week of February 24th to the 29th. Events will include, hockey, curling, stick curling, darts, cribbage, bowling, walking, skating, swimming, and many more!

Entry fee for curling and for stick curling is $15 per person. A flat registration fee of $5 will be added to your total (waived if you are a Lifetime Member).

Registration forms are being distributed to curling clubs and other locations, and new this year, participants can register online via the 55+ Games website by clicking the following link:

Register

As well, a paper copy can be downloaded using the link below, and printed out and sent in.

Registration Form Summerside 2020 Winter Games

Events are going plastic-free this year, so please remember to bring your own water bottle.

Here is the event schedule:

For more info, please email pei55plusgames@gmail.com or visit their website or Facebook page.

2020 PEI 55+ Winter Games partners include Vogue Optical, City of Summerside, Government of Prince Edward, PEI Dept. of Health and Wellness, Murphy’s Pharmacies, and Credit Unions of Prince Edward Island.

Smith, Team MB with PEI’s Lenentine, improve to 2-0, Ferguson plays QC at 1 pm at Canadian Juniors

PEI’s Tyler Smith junior men’s team from the Montague Curling Rink are 2-0 following a 7-4 win over Smith’s former skip Liam Marin and Team NB in Saturday’s draw 3 of the New Holland Canadian Juniors in Langley BC. Smith will take on Quebec in his lone Sunday game at 11 pm Atlantic.

The Lauren Ferguson junior women’s foursome from Cornwall lost their opener 10-4 in eight ends to the Mackenzie Zacharias squad from Manitoba, which includes PEI’s Lauren Lenentine at lead. Lenentine previously skipped her PEI team which included current Ferguson team members Kristie Rogers and Rachel O’Connor to two PEI Junior titles. Ferguson hits the ice at 1 pm PEI time against Quebec, and faces Nova Scotia’s Taylour Stevens at 6.

Team Zacharias is now 2-0 following an 11-1 routing of Team Nunavut in 8 ends last night, and will take on Quebec in their only Sunday match, at 11 pm Island time. That game that will be streamed live at Curling Canada’s YouTube page, which you can access by CLICKING HERE.

Team Smith

Team Ferguson

Lauren Lenentine

Event website: https://www.curling.ca/2020juniors/

Fourteen men’s and 14 women’s teams are competing for Canadian titles, separated into two seven-team pools per gender for the initial round-robin, followed by a Championship Round (top four in each pool) leading to the playoffs. The top team advances to its respective final on Sunday, Jan. 26, while the second- and third-place teams meet in a semifinal on Saturday, Jan. 25, to determine the other finalist.

Selected round-robin games (Sheet D) from the New Holland Canadian Junior Championships are being streamed live at Curling Canada’s YouTube page.

TSN/RDS2 will carry complete live coverage of the semifinals (women at 11 a.m. [all times PT], men at 4 p.m.) on Jan. 25 and finals (women at 9 a.m., men at 2 p.m.). 

Link to TSN Curling Broadcast Schedule: https://www.tsn.ca/2019-20-curling-broadcast-schedule-1.593081

The winning teams will then represent Canada at the World Juniors in Russia.

Click for live Junior Men’s results

Click for live Junior Women’s results

Round robin draw (Click to enlarge)

Smith picks up opening draw win, while Ferguson loses to Manitoba, with PEI’s Lenentine, at New Holland Canadian Juniors

PEI’s Tyler Smith junior men’s team from the Montague Curling Rink picked up a 5-4 win over Manitoba #1, skipped by Brett Walter, in the opening draw of the New Holland Canadian Juniors, today in Langley BC while the Lauren Ferguson junior women’s foursome from Cornwall lost their opener 10-4 in eight ends to the Mackenzie Zacharias squad from Manitoba, which includes PEI’s Lauren Lenentine at lead. Lenentine previously skipped her PEI team which included current Ferguson team members Kristie Rogers and Rachel O’Connor to two PEI Junior titles.

Team Smith

Smith has won five provincial junior titles, four for PEI, and one playing third for Team New Brunswick, skipped by Liam Marin. Smith will play against Marin at 11:30 PEI time this evening in New Brunswick’s first match of the event, and will take on Quebec in his lone Sunday game at 11 pm Atlantic.

Team Ferguson

Lauren Lenentine

Ferguson, playing in her second national junior championship, has a pair of games on Sunday, against Quebec at 1 pm AT and Nova Scotia at 6.

Event website: https://www.curling.ca/2020juniors/

Fourteen men’s and 14 women’s teams are competing for Canadian titles, separated into two seven-team pools per gender for the initial round-robin, followed by a Championship Round (top four in each pool) leading to the playoffs. The top team advances to its respective final on Sunday, Jan. 26, while the second- and third-place teams meet in a semifinal on Saturday, Jan. 25, to determine the other finalist.

Selected round-robin games (Sheet D) from the New Holland Canadian Junior Championships will be streamed live at Curling Canada’s YouTube page, which you can access by CLICKING HERE.

TSN/RDS2 will carry complete live coverage of the semifinals (women at 11 a.m. [all times PT], men at 4 p.m.) on Jan. 25 and finals (women at 9 a.m., men at 2 p.m.). 

Link to TSN Curling Broadcast Schedule: https://www.tsn.ca/2019-20-curling-broadcast-schedule-1.593081

The winning teams will then represent Canada at the World Juniors in Russia.

Click for live Junior Men’s results

Click for live Junior Women’s results

PEI Firefighters: 1st of 2 possible Ch’ship games underway in Charlottetown

Charlottetown Station #1 and Cardigan have advanced to the first of two possible finals, at 5 pm this afternoon at the PEI Firefighters Curling Championships at the Charlottetown Curling Club. A win by undefeated Ch’town Station #1 will give them the title. If Cardigan wins, a deciding game will take place at 10 am Sunday. The winning team will advance to the 61st Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship, also at the Charlottetown Curling Club, from March 26 to April 4.

PEI Firefighters Curling Assoc. website: https://peiffca.ca/

PEI teams at the New Holland Juniors – what you need to know

PEI’s Tyler Smith and Lauren Ferguson teams are competing in the 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors, which take place Jan. 18-26, 2020 at the George Preston Recreation Centre, Langley, B.C.  Opening draw is at 1 pm Saturday, PEI time.

Event website: https://www.curling.ca/2020juniors/

Fourteen men’s and 14 women’s teams will compete for Canadian titles, separated into two seven-team pools per gender for an initial round robin, followed by a Championship Round (top four in each pool) leading to the playoffs. The top team advances to its respective final on Sunday, Jan. 26, while the second- and third-place teams meet in a semifinal on Saturday, Jan. 25, to determine the other finalist.

Selected round-robin games from the New Holland Canadian Junior Championships will be streamed live at Curling Canada’s YouTube page, which you can access by CLICKING HERE.

TSN/RDS2 will carry complete live coverage of the semifinals (women at 11 a.m. [all times PT], men at 4 p.m.) on Jan. 25 and finals (women at 9 a.m., men at 2 p.m.). 

Link to TSN Curling Schedule: https://www.tsn.ca/2019-20-curling-broadcast-schedule-1.593081

The winning teams will then represent Canada at the World Juniors in Russia.

Click for live Junior Men’s results

Click for live Junior Women’s results

Here is the round-robin schedule (click to enlarge). Add 4 hours for PEI time.

Click to link to PEI Junior Men’s schedule and results (PEI time)

Click to link to PEI Junior Women’s schedule and results (PEI time)

Click to link to Manitoba Junior Women’s (with Lauren Lenentine) schedule and results (PEI time)

PEI Team Bios (from the event Media Guide)

PEI Junior Men

 

(L-R) – SKIP: Tyler Smith, THIRD: Ryan Abraham, SECOND: Jake Flemming, LEAD: Ryan Lowery, COACH: Philip Gorveatt (not in picture)

 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND – MONTAGUE CURLING CLUB

TYLER SMITH

POSITION: Skip
AGE: 21 (August 20, 1998, Charlottetown)
OCCUPATION: Owner/operator (Smith Customs & Fabrication)
YEARS CURLED: 15

HIGHLIGHTS

NEW HOLLAND CANADIAN JUNIOR MEN’S UNDER-21 CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (5)
2019 at Prince Albert, Sask. (4-4, Prince Edward Island skip); 2018 at Shawinigan, Que. (4-5, New Brunswick third [Liam Marin]); 2017 at Victoria (2-5, Prince Edward Island skip); 2015 at Corner Brook, N.L. (5-4, Prince Edward Island skip); 2013 at Fort McMurray, Alta. (3-6, Prince Edward Island. skip)
CANADIAN MIXED CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )
2017 at Yarmouth, N.S. (3-6, P.E.I. third [Veronica Smith])
CANADA WINTER GAMES – ( 2 )
2015 at Prince George, B.C. (3-4, P.E.I. skip); 2011 at Halifax (2-4, P.E.I. skip)

RYAN ABRAHAM

POSITION: Vice-skip
AGE: 20 (July 15, 1999, Halifax)
OCCUPATION: Sport and Leisure Management student (Holland College)
YEARS CURLED: 16

HIGHLIGHTS

NEW HOLLAND CANADIAN JUNIOR MEN’S UNDER-21 CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (3)
2019 at Prince Albert, Sask. (4-4, Prince Edward Island third [Tyler Smith]); 2016 at Stratford, Ont. (5-4, Nova Scotia second [Matthew Manuel]); 2015 at Corner Brook, N.L. (4-5, Nova Scotia second [Matthew Manuel])
CANADIAN UNDER-18 BOYS CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )
2017 at Moncton, N.B. (6-4, silver medal, Nova Scotia skip)
CANADIAN MIXED DOUBLES CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )
2019 at Fredericton, N.B. (2-5, w/ Rachel O’Connor)
CANADA WINTER GAMES – ( 1 )
2015 at Prince George, B.C. (5-2, Nova Scotia second [Matthew Manuel])

JAKE FLEMMING

POSITION: Second
AGE: 20 (February 26, 1999, Halifax)
OCCUPATION: Firefighting and first responder student (Holland College)
YEARS CURLED: 9

HIGHLIGHTS

CANADIAN UNDER-18 BOYS CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )
2017 at Moncton, N.B. (6-4, silver medal, Nova Scotia second [Ryan Abraham])

RYAN LOWERY

POSITION: Lead
AGE: 19 (May 31, 2000, Charlottetown)
OCCUPATION: Energy system engineering technology student (Holland College)
YEARS CURLED: 12

HIGHLIGHTS

NEW HOLLAND CANADIAN JUNIOR MEN’S UNDER-21 CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (2)

2019 at Prince Albert, Sask. (4-4, Prince Edward Island lead [Tyler Smith]);
2015 at Corner Brook, N.L. (5-4, Prince Edward Island lead [Tyler Smith])

CANADA WINTER GAMES – ( 1 )

2015 at Prince George, B.C. (3-4, Prince Edward Island lead [Tyler Smith])

PHILIP GORVEATT

POSITION: Coach
AGE: 54 (August 28, 1965, Charlottetown)
OCCUPATION: Networks Operations (Rogers Communications)

YEARS COACHED: 8

COACHING
Tim Hortons Brier: Coached Prince Edward Island (skip Eddie MacKenzie) in 2018 (3-5 at Regina)

 

PEI Junior Women

 

Photo (L-R) – SKIP:  Lauren Ferguson, THIRD: Sydney Howatt, SECOND: Kristie Rogers, LEAD: Rachel O’Connor, COACH: Patrick J. Quilty

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND – CORNWALL CURLING CLUB

LAUREN FERGUSON

POSITION: Skip
AGE: 17 (July 12, 2002, Summerside, P.E.I.)
OCCUPATION: Grade 12 student (Kensington Intermediate Senior High School)
YEARS CURLED: 8

HIGHLIGHTS

NEW HOLLAND CANADIAN JUNIOR WOMEN’S UNDER-21 CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )
2019 at Prince Albert, Sask. (2-7, Prince Edward Island skip)

CANADIAN UNDER-18 GIRLS CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (2)

2019 at Sherwood Park, Alta. (3-3, Prince Edward Island skip); 2018 at St. Andrews, N.B. (3-3, Prince Edward Island skip)

CANADIAN MIXED DOUBLES CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )

2018 at Leduc, Alta. (1-6, w/ Calvin Smith)

CANADA WINTER GAMES – ( 1 )

2019 at Red Deer, Alta. (4-5, Prince Edward Island skip)

SYDNEY HOWATT

POSITION: Vice-skip
AGE: 17 (March 31, 2002, Charlottetown, P.E.I.)
OCCUPATION: Grade 12 student (Bluefield High School)
YEARS CURLED: 7

KRISTIE ROGERS

POSITION: Second
AGE: 20 (January 5, 2000, Charlottetown)
OCCUPATION: Student (University of Prince Edward Island)

YEARS CURLED: 12

HIGHLIGHTS

NEW HOLLAND CANADIAN JUNIOR WOMEN’S UNDER-21 CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (2)

2018 at Shawinigan, Que. (5-5, Prince Edward Island third [Lauren Lenentine]); 2017 at Victoria (4-6, Prince Edward Island third [Lauren Lenentine])

CANADIAN UNDER-18 GIRLS CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )

2017 at Moncton, N.B. (4-4, Prince Edward Island third [Lauren Lenentine])

RACHEL O’CONNOR

POSITION: Lead
AGE: 21 (January 12, 1999, Charlottetown)
OCCUPATION: Receptionist, Pure Spa and Modo Yoga

YEARS CURLED: 14

HIGHLIGHTS

NEW HOLLAND CANADIAN JUNIOR WOMEN’S UNDER-21 CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (2)

2018 at Shawinigan, Que. (5-5, Prince Edward Island lead [Lauren Lenentine]); 2017 at Victoria (4-6, Prince Edward Island lead [Lauren Lenentine])

CANADIAN UNDER-18 GIRLS CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )

2017 at Moncton, N.B. (4-4, Prince Edward Island lead [Lauren Lenentine])

CANADIAN MIXED DOUBLES CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – (1 )

2019 at Fredericton, N.B. (2-5, w/ Ryan Abraham)

PAT QUILTY

POSITION: Coach
AGE: 60 (August 31, 1959, Toronto)
OCCUPATION: Lab operations manager (PEI Potato Quality Institute)
YEARS COACHED: 18

HIGHLIGHTS

COACHING
Canadian juniors: Coached Prince Edward Island (skip Lauren Lenentine) in 2017 (4-6 at Victoria), 2018 (5-5 at Shawinigan, Que.);
U18 championship: Coached Prince Edward Island (skip Lauren Lenentine) in 2017 (4-4 at Moncton, N.B.) and (skip Lauren Ferguson) in 2019 (3-3 at Sherwood Park, Alta.)

 

PEI Firefighters Curling Ch’ship continues today in Charlottetown

Day two of the PEI Firefighters Curling Championship gets underway at 9 am at the Charlottetown Curling Club with other draws at 11:30, 2:30 and 5. A championship game, if necessary, goes at 10 am Sunday. The winning team will advance to the 61st Canadian Firefighters Curling Championship, also at the Charlottetown Curling Club, from March 26 to April 4.

Friday opening draw results:
9 am
Al Brown (Ch’town) 12, Mike Clarey (Montague) 4
Jerry Hughes (Crossroads) 6, Tom Peters (S’Side) 4
Leo Stewart (S’Side) 10, Gordon Campbell (S’Side) 6
Robert Campbell (Cardigan) 8, Peter MacDonald (Crossroads) 3

11:30 am
Doug Bryson (Wellington) 6, Jason Maddix (Wellington) 3
David MacLean (Souris) 4, Daryl Guignion (Ch’town) 3
Jason Blackman (North Shore) 6, Shane Mallard (Crossroads) 5

(with info from The Guardian)

PEI Firefighters Curling Assoc. website: https://peiffca.ca/

O’Connor, Smith have shared memorable curling victories, hoping for repeat at junior ch’ships (Journal)

Two young P.E.I. curlers have shared some special memories coming up through junior programs.

They hope to add another chapter to that book over the next week.

Rachel O’Connor of Charlottetown, and Tyler Smith of Hunter River, will be representing P.E.I. in their final New Holland Canadian junior under-21 curling championships in Langley, B.C. Their journey, however, started 12 years ago.

“I ended up winning my first provincials back in 2008 in Crapaud,” recalled O’Connor, lead with the Lauren Ferguson rink out of the Cornwall Curling Club. “Three other girls picked me up to play on their team for that. 

“Tyler won the same year for under-12 in Crapaud and my brother (Noah) was actually curling on his team when they won, which was pretty neat, too. 

“Then, about three years ago, I won my first under-21 provincials and Tyler won that year as well with my brother on the team, and we all went to Victoria, B.C., for nationals back in 2017.”

Rachel O’Connor and Tyler Smith pose for a photo after winning the provincial junior curling championships at the Crapaud Community Curling Club on Dec. 29. – Contributed

Asked what he remembers about his first provincial title, Smith said his team had to play a tiebreaker to get to the final.

“I don’t really remember much about the final, but for some reason, I remember that it was on Ice 3 in Crapaud,” said Smith. “I remember the tiebreaker more than I remember the final.”

As fate would have it, Smith’s Montague Curling Club rink clinched his fifth provincial junior title as skip on the same sheet of ice.

“That is ironic,” added a chuckling Smith, 21.

P.E.I. rinks hoping to make championship round of junior nationals

Two P.E.I. rinks are entering the 2020 New Holland Canadian junior under-21 curling championships with high expectations.

“We are hoping to win as many games as we can,” said Smith. “I think we have a pretty good shot at it and it will be one of the better chances we’ve had.”

“We are hoping to make it to at least to the championship round and we’ll see how we do from there,” said O’Connor. 

Click to read the full story in the Journal Pioneer

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Friday draws cancelled, Fri. activities moved to Sat. evening at Cornwall Kenmac Energy spiel

Friday evening draws have been cancelled, entry fees have been reduced, and Friday evening activities have been moved to Saturday evening at the Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel at the Cornwall Curling Club due to weather and road conditions. 

Click for further details.

PEI Junior Champion skip Lauren Ferguson earns External Sport Credit

PEI Junior Women’s Curling Champion skip Lauren Ferguson has earned her External Sport Credit, which was presented this week prior to her departure for the 2020 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships, which begin Saturday and run through to Jan. 26 at the George Preston Recreation Centre in Langley, B.C.

 

Left to right: Lauren Ferguson, Maribeth Rogers-Neale with the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, and Amy Duncan, Executive Director of Curl PEI

The External Sport Credit Program (ESCP) gives eligible student-athletes the opportunity to earn graduation credits in grades 10, 11 and 12. While described as a sport credit, it is an educational credit and therefore, learning is emphasized throughout the entire process of becoming a high-performance athlete. Click for more info on the External Sport Credit Program.

2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors Get Underway Sat. in Langley BC (Curling Canada)

Canada’s best Under-21 curlers are headed to Beautiful B.C. this week to take part in the 2020 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships.

The 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors will begin Saturday and run through to Jan. 26 at the George Preston Recreation Centre in Langley, B.C.

And there will be no shortage of intriguing storylines as Canada’s future stars battle for the right to represent Canada at the 2020 World Junior Curling Championships, Feb. 15-22 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Karlee Burgess will be playing to win her unprecedented third Canadian Junior Women’s Curling Championship, beginning Saturday in Langley, B.C. (Photo, Curling Canada)

On the women’s side, Karlee Burgess has a chance to make history as the first female player ever to win three times at the New Holland Canadian Juniors, but she’ll be doing it for a new province this year.

Burgess, who won Canadian and World Junior gold playing second for Nova Scotia (in 2016 with Mary Fay, and two years later playing for Kaitlyn Jones), moved to Manitoba in the off-season and will be playing vice-skip for Manitoba’s Mackenzie Zacharias (Altona) in her final year of junior eligibility. Burgess was a bronze-medallist at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors with Nova Scotia. Also moving to Manitoba was Lauren Lenentine, who played vice-skip for Nova Scotia last year, and was the alternate for Team Jones at the 2018 World Juniors.

Alberta, meanwhile, will go for back-to-back gold medals with two members of Selena Sturmay’s Edmonton team that prevailed last year in Prince Albert, Sask., remaining.

Abby Marks has moved from vice-skip to skip, while second Paige Papley moves up from lead.

Also in the field is 2017 Canadian Under-18 champ Kira Brunton and her Northern Ontario team from Sudbury.

[P.E.I. is represented by the Lauren Ferguson team from the Cornwall Curling Club.]

On the men’s side, meanwhile, there will be a new champion for the first time since 2016 as three-time defending champion Tyler Tardi of B.C. has moved up to the men’s ranks. 

That will open the door for the likes of Northern Ontario’s Jacob Horgan, a two-time silver-medallist playing for his older brother Tanner. Jacob, who skipped Northern Ontario to the 2017 Canadian Under-18 championship, is skipping at the Under-21 nationals for the first time, and will be making his seventh appearance at the event with his Sudbury-based team.

Also in the mix on the men’s side will be Tardi’s cousin Jacques Gauthier, who’s skipping Manitoba #2. Gauthier, whose team is based in Winnipeg, played vice-skip for JT Ryan’s Manitoba team that lost the 2019 gold-medal game to Tardi’s B.C. team in Prince Albert, Sask., and was also the alternate for Tardi’s Canadian team that won gold at the 2018 World Juniors in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Meanwhile, Saskatchewan’s Rylan Kleiter (Saskatoon) will be aiming to improve on the bronze medal his team won last year in Prince Albert, while Nova Scotia’s Graeme Weagle (Chester) looks to add to the gold medal he won at the 2018 Canadian Under-18 Championships.

With the Yukon and Nunavut unable to field men’s teams for the 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors, B.C. and Manitoba will have two teams in the field to fill out the 14-team draw — B.C. gets the second team as the host team, while Manitoba was the highest-placed team behind B.C. at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Juniors to earn the second berth.

Gauthier’s team goes in as Manitoba #2 after losing the provincial final to Brett Walter; both the Walter and Gauthier teams hail from the Assiniboine Club in Winnipeg.

Meanwhile, B.C. will be represented by champion Hayato Sato and his team from New Westminster, and runner-up Johnson Tao and his team from Richmond.

[At the P.E.I. Juniors, Tyler Smith and his Montague Curling Rink team swept the provincial junior men’s championship for a repeat trip to the nationals.]

Selected round-robin games from the New Holland Canadian Junior Championships will be streamed live at Curling Canada’s YouTube page, which you can access by CLICKING HERE.

Fourteen men’s and 14 women’s teams will compete for Canadian titles, separated into two seven-team pools per gender for an initial round robin, followed by a Championship Round (top four in each pool) leading to the playoffs. The top team advances to its respective final on Sunday, Jan. 26, while the second- and third-place teams meet in a semifinal on Saturday, Jan. 25, to determine the other finalist.

TSN/RDS2 will carry complete live coverage of the semifinals (women at 11 a.m. [all times PT], men at 4 p.m.) on Jan. 25 and finals (women at 9 a.m., men at 2 p.m.).

The winning teams will then represent Canada at the World Juniors in Russia.

Canada has won a leading 20 world junior men’s titles since 1975 and a leading 12 women’s crowns since 1988.

Additionally, with the dates of the 2021 New Holland Canadian Juniors being shifted into March to allow junior-age players to compete longer into the season, players competing in Langley may be representing Canada at the 2021 World Juniors in February 2021 (location TBA by the World Curling Federation.

Here are the criteria for determining the 2021 Team Canada representatives:

  • 2020 Canadian Juniors runner-up teams (if three of four are age eligible) will represent Canada at the World Junior Championships in 2021. If the runner-up team needs to replace one player because of age eligibility, consultation will take place with Curling Canada before a new team member is selected.
  • If a runner-up team is not age-eligible to represent Canada at the World Junior Championships in 2021, then Curling Canada will select individual age-eligible athletes from the 2020 playoffs and/or Championship Pool to determine Team Canada for the World Junior Championships in 2021. Individual selected athletes may also be part of the 2020 winning Canadian team.
  • Curling Canada will announce the athletes selected to represent Canada at the 2021 World Junior Championships towards the end of February.

The 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors also is notable for the number of past recipients of the Curling Canada Foundation For The Love of Curling Scholarships — 10 over the past four years:

2019 — Lauren Lenentine (Manitoba), Paige Papley (Alberta), Desmond Young (Alberta), Emily Zacharias (Manitoba)
2018 — Lindsay Dubue (Northern Ontario), Ryan Jacques (Alberta), Ryan McNeil Lamswood (Newfoundland/Labrador)
2017 — Kira Brunton (Northern Ontario), Mackenzie Zacharias (Manitoba)
2016 — Karlee Burgess (Manitoba)

B.C. teams have won a combined 10 Canadian junior championships — the most recent being Tardi’s team representing the Langley Curling Centre winning in 2017 at Victoria, 2018 at Shawinigan, Que., and last year at Prince Albert. Other previous winners were Corryn Brown in 2013 at Fort McMurray, Alta., Brad Kuhn in 2000 at Moncton, N.B., Dean Joanisse in 1989 at Winnipeg, Mike Wood in 1988 at North Vancouver, Julie Sutton in 1987 at Prince Albert, Jodie Sutton in 1986 at Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Sandra Plut in 1982 at Winnipeg and Jerry Laughlin in 1961 at Prince George.

Teams that don’t qualify for the Championship Pool will compete in a Seeding Pool to determine rankings for the 2021 New Holland Canadian Juniors, March 15-23 in Fort McMurray, Alta. Curlers on all non-playoff teams will participate in a mixed doubles competition on the final weekend. 

The Canadian Junior Men?s Championship has been contested annually since its inception in 1950 at Quebec City. The first Canadian Junior Women?s Championship was played in 1971 at Vancouver. 

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

Eight teams to compete in 2020 PEI Masters Ch’ships January 24-28 at Silver Fox

Silver Fox to host 2020 PEI Masters Ch’ships

The 2020 PEI Masters Curling Championships, with men’s and women’s divisions for curlers age 60 and over, take place from January 24-28 at the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside, with five men’s and three women’s rinks taking part. Defending champs are the Sandy Hope rink from the Cornwall Curling Club and the Lou Nowlan foursome from the Silver Fox, and both are back looking to defend their titles. Other men’s teams include the Paul Arsenault and Bill Hope squads from Cornwall, the Blair Jay team from the host club, and the Clair Sweet squad from the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary. The Sheila Compton rink from the Fox and the Shirley Berry foursome from Cornwall round out the women’s entries.

Teams in both divisions of the PEI Masters will play a modified triple knockout format, with draws daily at 10 am and 2:30 pm from Friday Jan. 24 through Monday  morning Jan. 27, with the winners from the three men’s and women’s sections advancing to their respective two-game championship rounds at 2:30 pm Monday and, if needed, 10 am on Tuesday the 28th. Under the modified triple knockout format, a team can win more than one section, If a team wins all three sections, they will be declared champions without playing the championship round. A two-section winner will have a “double life” in the championship round, and win the event if they take either section, while their opponent, the winner of the other section, would have to win both.

The winning and finalist men’s and women’s teams will compete against their peers from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia at the Maritime Masters, here on PEI at the Cornwall Curling Club from March 12-14 2020, while the men’s and women’s winning teams, or finalist teams if they are unable to attend, also earn the right to compete in the 2020 Canadian Masters Curling Championships, March 30-April 5, 2020 at the Riverside Country Club in Rothesay, and the Thistle St.-Andrews Curling Club in Saint John New Brunswick.

Live results from the PEI Masters will be available at PEICurling.com/scoreboard

Draw

(will not be updated during the event – refer to the scoring system for draw progression)

 

Schedule

(Women’s games are in violet)

Date Time Draw Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4 Ice 5 Ice 6
Fri.
24-Jan
10 am 1   1 2      
2:30 pm 2   A 3 4    
Sat.
25-Jan
10 am 3     B 5 6  
2:30 pm 4   7 8 C    
Sun.
26-Jan
10 am 5   D 9 10    
2:30 pm 6     E   11  
Mon.
27-Jan**
10 am 7     12 F    
2:30 pm 8   WA   MA    
Tue.
28-Jan**
10 am 9   MB   WB    

Explanation for MA/WA and MB/WB:

1. If one team wins all three qualifiers: Championship Round is not required.

2. If one team wins two qualifiers. They play in both MA or WA and MB or WB (and win the event if they win either game). The other section winner plays in MA or WA and has to win to advance to MB or WB.

3. If there are three separate winners: the team that played in the most qualifying games* advances to MB or WB, and the other winners play off in MA or WA. If there is a tie in the number of qualifying games played, then the team that qualified earliest goes to MB or WB and the other two teams play off in MA or WA.

*Qualifying games have yellow background for game number on the schedule

Team Rosters

(Numbers in brackets are throwing order, S=skip)

M – Team Arsenault

Cornwall Curling Club, Cornwall, PE

Paul Arsenault (4-S), Ron Giggey (3), Allan Acorn (2), Edgar Coffin (1), Garth Cudmore (alternate)

M – Team B.Hope

Cornwall Curling Club, Cornwall, PE

Bill Hope (4-S), Peter Murdoch (3), David Murphy (2), Dario Zannier (1)

M – Team Jay

Silver Fox Curling Club, Summerside, PE

Blair Jay (4-S), Stuart Graves (3), Dale Cannon (2), Paul Matheson (1)

M – Team Nowlan

Silver Fox Curling Club, Summerside, PE

Lou Nowlan (4-S), David MacFadyen (3), Earle Proude (2), Alan Montgomery (1), Rod MacDonald (alternate)

M – Team Sweet

Maple Leaf Curling Club, O’Leary, PE

Clair Sweet (4-S), Bob Matheson (3), Muncey Harris (2), Wayne Arsenault (1)

W – Team Berry

Cornwall Curling Club, Cornwall, PE

Shirley Berry (4-S), Sherren MacKinnon (3), Linda Fairhurst (2), Gloria Turner (1)

W – Team Compton

Silver Fox Curling Club, Summerside, PE

Sheila Compton (4-S), Debbie Ramsay (3), Liz Maynard (2), Sharon Lee Keough (1)

W – Team S.Hope

Cornwall Curling Club, Cornwall, PE, Bill Hope (coach)

Sandy Hope (4-S), Shelley Ebbett (3), Debbie Rhodenhizer (2), Arleen Harris (1)

Click for previous Masters champions and websites.

Registration now open for annual East Coast Slam Junior Event in Fredericton NB

The New Brunswick Curling Association  and the City of Fredericton NB present the annual 

East Coast SLAM Event on arena ice at the Willie O’Ree Place and at the Capital Winter Club in Fredericton N.B., April 10-12, 2020.

This is a great opportunity for teams to play in an arena setting.

Registration is now open!

How Much: $280 per Team

Deadline to Register: 20 March 2020

Registration Includes:

– Guaranteed four 8 End games

– Cash Prizes

– Pizza

– Sponsors’ Prizes

Space is limited so please register early

Who:

Accepting 10 x Provincial Champions Teams from East Coast (U18 and U21)

(The Provincial Champions division is for teams who have won provincial U21s/U18s during the 2019-2020 season)

Accepting 10 Girl U18/U21 Teams (Players born after 30 June 1999)

Accepting 10 x Boy U18/U21 Teams (Players born after 30 June 1999)

Accepting 10 x U16+ Teams (Players born after 30 June 2003 but may have 1 x over aged player)

Accepting 10 x CWG 2023 Teams (Players born after 30 June 2004)

Divisions may be adjusted as registration occurs depending on number of teams per division

How to Register: From Curling NB Home Page or by the following link:  https://nb.curling.io/en/events/6739-2020-east-coast-junior-slam

Registration & Payment Deadline:  20 March 2020

For more information please contact Shawn Riggs: shawn.riggs@forces.gc.ca or by phone @ (506) 999-2311

Organizers are hoping for 50 or more teams this year.

 

Draw and rosters Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel at Cornwall this weekend

 

Here are the team rosters for the Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel this weekend.

Brent Irving Angela Sanderson Jay Orum Amanda Irving
Shelley Cole Alan Aitken Marjorie Matthews Jennifer Enman
Jody Sanderson Melinda Countway Steve Countway Larisa Sanderson
Bill Hope Jan Murdoch Peter Murdoch Sandy Hope
Joe Callaghan Jean Sinclair Heather Diamond Gary O’Sullivan
Patsy McCarville Brian McCarville Kathy Thompson Bruce Thompson
Larry Cudmore Kim Nickerson Lee Nickerson  Maureen Cudmore
Mark MacDonald Carlene Peters Garth Cudmore Helen Smith
Terry MacCormac Dawn MacIsaac Colin MacIsaac Patricia Boland
Kathy O’Rourke Mark O’Rourke Donna Pound Bernard Danny Bernard
Danny Kneabone Karen Currie Carl Currie Darlene Kneabone
Paul Neima Colleen MacDonald Alan Mason Jeff Hannam
Hank Kamphuis Paula Ling Gerald Dykerman Pat MacInnis
Chris MacDougall Sharon Campbell Darren MacKinnon Lacey Gallant
Doug Kelly Amanda MacIntosh George Younker Laurie Kelly
Lorianne Davies Angus Davies Megan Davies Tyler Davies
Paul Durant Marg Stewart Eugene Murphy Joanne Durant
Landon Warder Carrie Jones George Piercey Elric MacDonald
Bryan Sutherland Etta Reid Doug Campbell David O’Hanley
Tom Dunn Nancy Milton Frank Weiler Italo Marzari
Kellie-Lynn Younker David Younker Danika Veinot Katelyn Burgoyne
Donald Weeks Stephanie O’Keefe Brad Gardiner Dave MacSwain

Here is the draw for the Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel this weekend at the Cornwall Curling Club.
(drag to see all 4 sheets of ice on small screens)

Time Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4
Friday 4:45- 6:15

 

  Tom Dunn vs

J. Sanderson

B Gardiner vs

B Sutherland

K O’Rourke vs

M. MacDonald

 6:15-7:45 D Kneabone vs

J Callaghan

B Irving vs

A Aitken

L Cudmore vs

D Kelly

C MacDougall vs

T MacCormac

 8:00-9:30 P Neima vs

B Hope

L Davies vs

P Durant

H Kamphuis vs

L Warder

K Younker vs

B Thompson

Saturday 8:30-10:00   K O’Rourke vs

J. Callaghan

A. Aitken vs

C MacDougall

B. Irving vs

T Dunn

 10:00-11:30 B Gardiner vs

M MacDonald

B Sutherland vs

B Hope

D Kelly vs

L Warder

D Kneabone vs

P Durant

 11:45-1:15 H Kamphuis vs

T MacCormac

K Younker vs

L Cudmore

L Davies vs

P Neima

J Sanderson vs

B Thompson

 1:45-3:15

 

T Dunn vs

C MacDougall

M MacDonald vs

J Callaghan

P Durant vs

B Gardiner

L Warder vs

K Younker

 3:15-4:45 D Kelly vs

Bruce Thompson

D Kneabone vs

P Neima

B Sutherland vs

K O’Rourke

A Aitken vs

H Kamphuis

 5:00-6:30 J Sanderson vs

L Cudmore

  B Irving vs

T MacCormac

B Hope vs

L Davies

 

Sport PEI hosting Future Elites Combine on Feb. 29

Sport PEI will be hosting its first Future Elites Combine on Saturday, February 29th.

Their mission is to give Island athletes an equal opportunity to discover and expose their athletic talent! Anyone ages 14-25 can register, and the event is free of charge!

Come join them to compete in various fitness tests for a chance to earn an all-expenses-paid trip to one of the Atlantic region RBC Training Grounds, held in Halifax on March 8 and Fredericton on March 22.

Watch for updates and registration.

Sport PEI Awards take place Feb. 19 – curler Brett Gallant is a finalist for Male Athlete of the Year

(Sport PEI) February 19th, 2020 will be another special night in Island sport as Sport PEI prepares to host its 46th annual awards at Holland College’s Florence Simmons Performance Hall. The evening will showcase the Island’s finest amateur sporting accomplishments … Continue reading

Room for 7 more teams at the 4th Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel this weekend in Montague!

Join us for the 4th Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel January 17-19, 2020 at the Montague Curling Club! $160.00/team of 4 Includes 3 guaranteed games, meal ticket, drink ticket, party admission & much more! Age 16+ to play. Contact Larry … Continue reading

Curling takes over the sports page today!

Pick up The Guardian or the Journal Pioneer today for a full page of coverage on the PEI Tankard men’s and Scotties women’s curling championships, which concluded on the weekend at the Montague Curling rink.   … Continue reading

Birt rink wins P.E.I. Scotties (Guardian)

The Suzanne Birt-skipped rink invested the time to be ready for this year’s P.E.I. Scotties Tournament of Hearts and it paid off on Sunday. The Suzanne Birt rink from the host Montague Curling Rink won the P.E.I. Scotties Tournment of … Continue reading

Islanders come home to win Tankard (Guardian)

Morgan Currie and Ian MacAulay are P.E.I. Tankard champs. The Island-born Ontario residents were part of the winning Bryan Cochrane rink that ran the table at the modified triple-knockout championship at the Montague Curling Rink. The Bryan Cochrane rink won … Continue reading

Five-ender seals eleventh PEI Scotties title for Suzanne Birt

The Suzanne Birt rink, playing out of the host Montague Curling Rink this season, scored five points in the sixth end and stole a single in the seventh to defeat the Veronica Smith team from the Summerside Silver Fox club … Continue reading

PEI Curling Ch’ships: entry deadlines for the rest of January

Curlers are reminded of the following Curl PEI provincial championship entry deadlines for the remainder of January. All entries must be made online at PEICurling.com. PEI FERGUSON-LOGAN MONTAGUE STICK CURLING CH’SHIPS Location: Maple Leaf CC Date: February 4-6, 2020 Entry … Continue reading

Bryan Cochrane rink sweeps Tankard PEI Men’s Ch’ship. Suzanne Birt team one win away from Scotties repeat

The Bryan Cochrane rink from the Cornwall Curling Club made it a complete sweep Saturday evening at the Montague Curling Rink, winning the “C” final of the modified triple knockout draw by a 7-4 score over the Philip Gorveatt team … Continue reading

Cochrane one win away from PEI Tankard, Birt and Smith square off again, in Scotties “C” final

There are three games left in the schedule for the PEI Tankard at the Montague Curling Rink, but a win in any one of them — the 7 pm “C” final, or the 9 am or 2 pm Sunday championship … Continue reading

Sunday Pepsi U16 Dev’t League at Cornwall postponed due to forecast weather conditions

Due to the forecasted inclement weather for Sunday January 12th, the Cornwall Curling Club has decided to postpone Sunday’s Pepsi Junior Development League until January 25, directly following the 10 am draw that is already scheduled for that day. As … Continue reading

Clarke/Stavert win inaugural Cornwall Cup Stick Tournament

The team of Gloria Clarke and Ruth Stavert beat the duo of Paul Arsenault and Roddie MacLean to win the 1st annual Cornwall Cup Stick Curling Tournament, which wrapped up Saturday at the Cornwall Curling Club. Eight teams of the … Continue reading

Annual Mardi Gras Funspiel goes Feb. 27-29 at the Silver Fox

Registration is now open for the annual Mardi Gras Funspiel, sponsored by Provincial Auto Parts and the Summerside Rotary Club, which takes place Thursday February 27 to Saturday February 29 at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside. To register, … Continue reading

Smith wins Scotties “B” final, Cochrane captures second Tankard section

The “B” section finals of the modified triple knockout format Scotties provincial women’s and Tankard provincial men’s championships took place at the Montague Curling Rink on Friday evening, and featured the same teams that squared off in the “A” section. … Continue reading

Curling Day in Canada message from Curling Canada to Curling Clubs and Curlers

Curling Day in Canada is on February 20. Share your story for the chance to win an all-expenses-paid weekend trip to #Brier2021 & share your curling club’s story for the chance to win a visit from the Brier Tankard!  Curling … Continue reading

Photo Gallery from Tankard and Scotties Draw 6 (Includes “A” Finals)

Here is a photo gallery from Draw 6 of the PEI Scotties and Tankard. Click on a photo to enlarge, and use arrows or swipe to go ahead or back. … Continue reading

Birt and Cochrane rinks win PEI Scotties and Tankard “A” sections

The defending champion Suzanne Birt rink, playing out of the host Montague Curling Rink, and the Bryan Cochrane team from Cornwall captured the first of three modified triple knockout qualifying games at the Scotties provincial women’s and Tankard provincial men’s … Continue reading

MacKenzie, Cochrane advance to A final at P.E.I. Tankard, Birt to play Smith in Scotties A final (Guardian)

MONTAGUE, P.E.I. — Eddie MacKenzie’s rink from the Charlottetown Curling Club will play Bryan Cochrane’s foursome from the Cornwall Curling Club in the A final of the P.E.I. Tankard tonight at 7 p.m. Both won their morning draws on Day 2 … Continue reading

Tankard and Scotties continue today in Montague, with first ch’ship round qualifiers to be determined in 7 pm draw

PEI’s women’s and men’s curling championships got underway on schedule Wednesday at the Montague Curling Rink despite the road and weather conditions, with the opening draw underway before the storm hit. Both the five-team Scotties women’s championship and the eleven-team … Continue reading

Sign up by Monday for Cornwall’s annual Kenmac Energy Fun Mixed Bonspiel

  The annual Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel takes place the evening of Friday, January 17, with first draw at 4:30 pm, and all day on Saturday the 18th at the Cornwall Curling Club, and is open to Club members, members … Continue reading

South Shore Pharmacy Funspiel at Crapaud

South Shore Pharmacy Funspiel – Jan. 24 and 25 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. $160/4 person team guaranteed three six-end games. Door prizes, Dinner, Draw to the Button competition, No competitive or provincial teams. Open to all. For more … Continue reading

PEI Tankard throwing order changes

Here are some throwing order changes from what was originally provided: Team Higgins: Darren Higgins is still calling the games, but Terry Arsenault is throwing 4th stones. Team Rod MacDonald: Rod MacDonald is calling the games, but Tyler Harris is … Continue reading

Five teams in PEI Scotties women’s, 11 in Tankard men’s Ch’ships starting Wed. morning at the Montague Curling Rink

The 2020 PEI Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women’s Curling Championship, along with the Tankard Provincial Men’s Championship will take place concurrently at the Montague Curling Rink, beginning with a men’s draw at 9 am Wednesday, and wrapping up by … Continue reading

Coming up at the Western Community Curling Club

Here is the schedule of bonspiels and championships for the rest of the season at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton: JAN 10-11 MILL RIVER SPIEL JAN 24-25 A & E SPIEL FEB 7-8 CREDIT UNION FEB 28-29 BLUE … Continue reading

Islander Lauren Lenentine and Team Zacharias go undefeated to win Manitoba Junior Provincials

The Mackenzie Zacharias rink, which includes Lauren Lenentine, who also retains a membership at the Cornwall Curling Club, went 9-0 to win the Telus Manitoba Junior Provincial playdowns, which wrapped up Sunday in Dauphin MB. (L-R) Mackenzie Zacharias, Karlee Burgess, … Continue reading

Last chance to sign up for Curl Moncton U18/U15 Winter Spiel

The U18/U15 Winter Spiel at Curl Moncton which will be held January 31st to February 2nd , 2020.  The deadline to register is just five days away – Friday, January 10th.   Many teams are registered already from NB, NS & PEI.  Each … Continue reading

22nd annual Foxy Lady women’s funspiel Jan. 17-18 seeking one more team

The Silver Fox in Summerside is hosting its 22nd annual Foxy Lady women’s bonspiel, with a 1950s (Poodle Skirts) to 1960s (Woodstock generation) theme, on January 17 and 18, 2020, sponsored by Credit Union Malpeque Bay and Ramsay Fish Holdings … Continue reading

Another big turnout for the annual George’s Deck and Recovery U13 spiel!

The future of curling on PEI is bright, with another huge turnout for the annual George’s Deck and Recovery Under 13 spiel at the Montague Curling Rink! As usual, this free event featured lots of trophies, and lunch, too! Next … Continue reading

Reminder: Learn to Curl Open House, Sunday Jan. 5 at the Silver Fox

The Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside is holding a Learn to Curl Open House on Sunday, January 5 at 1:30 pm. Open to everyone who would like to try curling, ask questions about curling, and/or see what curling involves. … Continue reading

Cornwall Cup Stick Tourney set to go at Cornwall. Teams, format, Friday Draw

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Reminder: U13 Funspiel Feb. 8 in Cornwall

Sign up today for the Cornwall Curling Club’s annual Under 13 Funspiel (open to U13 curlers from all clubs), on Saturday, February 8, 2020.  Entry is limited to 16 Teams. Register by February 3rd at the Cornwall Curling Club or … Continue reading

Ladies FREE Learn to Curl program, starting Monday at the Maple Leaf

Calling all ladies who want to learn to curl at No cost: starting Monday Jan. 6 @ 6:30 pm, the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary will run a 4 week program to get you started! Please contact the Club … Continue reading

Skips reflect on repeat performances at P.E.I. junior curling ch’ships (Journal)

CRAPAUD, P.E.I. — It was mission accomplished on Sunday for the two winning skips at the Pepsi provincial junior curling championships. Lauren Ferguson skipped her Cornwall Curling Club rink to the P.E.I. junior women’s curling championship at the Crapaud Community Club … Continue reading

Five teams to compete in PEI Scotties women’s, eleven in Tankard men’s Ch’ships at the Montague Curling Rink

The 2020 PEI Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Women’s Curling Championship, along with the Tankard Provincial Men’s Championship will take place concurrently at the Montague Curling Rink from January 8-12, with five teams competing in the Scotties, and eleven in … Continue reading

Reminder: PEI Masters Curling Ch’ships entry deadline is Jan. 3, Stick is Jan. 14

Entries for the following provincial championships are due in the first half of January. Entries must be made online at PEICurling.com PEI MASTERS CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS The PEI Masters Curling Championships, with men’s and women’s divisions for curlers age 60 and … Continue reading

There’s still time to sign up for the 4th Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel!

Join us for the 4th Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel January 17-19, 2020 at the Montague Curling Club! $160.00/team of 4 Includes 3 guaranteed games, meal ticket, drink ticket, party admission & much more! Age 16+ to play. Contact Larry … Continue reading

Coaching, Sportsmanship Awards, plus special recognition at Pepsi PEI Juniors

At the closing ceremonies for the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships on Sunday, the Asham Coaching awards, as voted on by coaches and officials, were handed out, with Kevin Smith, coach of the winning junior men’s team from Montague skipped … Continue reading

(Pictures added) Lauren Ferguson rink beats Rachel MacLean foursome 8-3 to win Pepsi PEI Jr. Women’s Title

The Lauren Ferguson team from the Cornwall Curling Club are the Pepsi Provincial Junior Women’s Curling Champions, after an 8-3 win over their clubmates the Rachel MacLean foursome (all four teams entered were from Cornwall) Sunday afternoon in the first … Continue reading

Lauren Ferguson rink beats Rachel MacLean foursome 8-3 to win Pepsi PEI Jr. Women’s Title

The Lauren Ferguson team from the Cornwall Curling Club are the Pepsi Provincial Junior Women’s Curling Champions, after an 8-3 win over their clubmates the Rachel MacLean foursome (all four teams entered were from Cornwall) Sunday afternoon in the first … Continue reading

(PIctures added): Tyler Smith rink goes undefeated to repeat as Pepsi PEI Jr Men’s Champs, Ferguson 1 win away from repeat jr women’s title

Just like last year, it was another sweep for the Tyler Smith foursome from the Montague Curling Rink at the Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s Curling Championship, winning a repeat title on Sunday morning at the Crapaud Community Curling Club with … Continue reading

Tyler Smith rink goes undefeated to repeat as Pepsi PEI Jr Men’s Champs, Ferguson 1 win away from repeat jr women’s title

Just like last year, it was another sweep for the Tyler Smith foursome from the Montague Curling Rink at the Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s Curling Championship, winning a repeat title on Sunday morning at the Crapaud Community Curling Club with … Continue reading

Smith one win away from winning provincial junior men’s curling ch’ship (Journal)

The Tyler Smith rink from the Montague Curling Rink is one win away from capturing the Pepsi provincial junior men’s curling championship at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. Skip Tyler Smith releases a shot during Saturday morning’s draw at the … Continue reading

Smith rink one Sunday win away from Pepsi Jr. Men’s repeat, MacLean takes Jr. Women’s B final

In the Pepsi Junior Curling Championships at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, the Tyler Smith rink from the Montague Curling Rink have now captured both the A and B divisions of the modified triple knockout draw, and needs just one … Continue reading

Ferguson and Smith win “A” sections, take on MacLean and Schut in “B” finals at Pepsi Jrs

Three draws are complete after opening day play at the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, with three junior men’s and four junior women’s teams competing to represent PEI at the 2020 New Holland Canadian … Continue reading

2019 Pepsi Juniors – Draw Two (A Final) photo gallery

Here are photos from draw two (the A section Finals) of the Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling Championships at the Crapaud Community Curling Club featuring the Tyler Smith and Brayden Snow junior men’s rinks, and the Lauren Ferguson and Clara Jack … Continue reading

Provincial junior curling championships underway in Crapaud (Journal)

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PEPSI Provincial Junior Curling Ch’ships start Friday morning in Crapaud, with 7 teams competing

  The Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s Curling Championships, for curlers in the Under 21 age category, take place at the 4-sheet Crapaud Community Curling Club from December 27-29, with four junior women’s and three junior men’s teams … Continue reading

Charlottetown Curling Complex hiring Manager

The Charlottetown Curling Complex is hiring a club manager, to start as soon as possible. Email your resumés to chtowncurling@gmail.com.  Roles & Expectations Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Club Manager’s primary responsibilities are to manage the daily operations … Continue reading

Learn to Curl Open House, Jan. 5 at the Silver Fox

The Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside is holding a Learn to Curl Open House on Sunday, January 5 at 1:30 pm. Open to everyone who would like to try curling, ask questions about curling, and/or see what curling involves. … Continue reading

Charlottetown Curling Club offering Glow in the Dark curling

The Charlottetown Curling Club is the first curling facility east of Montreal to offer Glow in the Dark curling on a regular basis. They will be offering it on Saturday evenings during the curling season. Fluorescent paint is used on … Continue reading

Silver Fox Holiday “Quick Cash” Spiel

The Silver Fox in Summerside will be hosting a small Cashspiel next Friday and Saturday, as a final tuneup before next month’s Scotties & Tankard. Open to any teams looking to get a few competitive games in. Details on poster. … Continue reading

Sign up now for the 4th Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel

Join us for the 4th Annual Cody Dixon Memorial Bonspiel January 17-19, 2020 at the Montague Curling Club! $160.00/team of 4 Includes 3 guaranteed games, meal ticket, drink ticket, party admission & much more! Age 16+ to play. Contact Larry … Continue reading

Cornwall Cup Stick Curling Tournament Jan. 10-11

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Sign up now for Cornwall’s annual Kenmac Energy Fun Mixed Bonspiel!

  The annual Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel takes place the evening of Friday, January 17, with first draw at 4:30 pm, and all day on Saturday the 18th at the Cornwall Curling Club, and is open to Club members, members … Continue reading

PEI Curling Ch’ship entry deadlines in 1st half of January (Masters, Stick)

Entries for the following provincial championships are due in the first half of January. Entries must be made online at PEICurling.com PEI MASTERS CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS The PEI Masters Curling Championships, with men’s and women’s divisions for curlers age 60 and … Continue reading

U13 Funspiel Feb. 8 in Cornwall

Sign up today for the Cornwall Curling Club’s annual Under 13 Funspiel (open to U13 curlers from all clubs), on Saturday, February 8, 2020.  Entry is limited to 16 Teams. Register by February 3rd at the Cornwall Curling Club or … Continue reading

Final reminder: PEI Scotties and Tankard entry deadlines are TODAY (Wed. 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 SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS Location: Montague CC Date: January 8-15, 2020 Entry Deadline: December 18, 2019 Entry … Continue reading

Charlottetown hosting Canadian Firefighters Curling ch’ships March 26-April 4 (Guardian)

Host team to be determined Jan. 17-19 in Charlottetown The 61st Canadian Firefighters Curling Championships are quickly looming on the 2020 P.E.I. sports calendar, but first things first. A provincial champion is needed to represent the Island at the 12-team … Continue reading

Seven teams to compete in Crapaud for PEPSI Provincial Junior Curling Ch’ships

  The Pepsi Provincial Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s Curling Championships, for curlers in the Under 21 age category, take place at the 4-sheet Crapaud Community Curling Club from December 27-29, with four junior women’s and three junior men’s teams … Continue reading

National Coaching Certification Program training (Sport PEI)

NCCP Comp Dev – Psychology of Performance December 16 & 17, 2019 Click to register NCCP Comp Intro – Teaching and Learning December 21, 2019 Click to register NCCP Comp Dev – Prevention & Recovery January 8 & 9, 2020 Click … Continue reading

Pepsi U16 Development League at Cornwall adds 8th team, schedules double-header for this Sat.

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Team Snow wins U18 Spiel in Kentville, Team Shaw in Consolation final (updated)

The Brayden Snow rink from the Silver Fox and Charlottetown curling clubs went undefeated with a 5-0 record this weekend, winning the final game 6-5 in an extra end over Team Fitzgerald in the ten-team Glooscap Invitational Under 18 curling … Continue reading

Hasselborg tops Jones to win Boost National women’s title (GSOC)

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Jacobs captures Boost National to earn 6th GSOC title (GSOC)

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Team Snow wins U18 Spiel in Kentville, Team Shaw in Consolation final

The Brayden Snow rink from the Silver Fox and Charlottetown curling clubs went undefeated with a 5-0 record this weekend, winning the final game 6-5 in an extra end over Team Fitzgerald in the ten-team Glooscap Invitational Under 18 curling … Continue reading

Georges Deck and Recovery U13 Spiel, with no entry fee, and lunch included, Jan. 4 in Montague

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West Cape Wind Farm Funspiel at the Maple Leaf

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Jones, Hasselborg to face off in Boost National women’s final, Jacobs takes on Edin in the men’s (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. — Jennifer Jones is on a quest to capture a record-tying 10th Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling women’s title. Jennifer Jones slides to victory over Tracy Fleury on Dec. 14, 2019, in Conception … Continue reading

Semi-finals underway at the Boost National in NL (GSOC)

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Gushue, Koe, Jacobs & Edin head to Boost National playoffs (GSOC)

(By Jonathan Brazeau) CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. — Calgary’s Team Kevin Koe clinched a playoff spot at the Boost National with a 6-3 victory over local favourites Team Brad Gushue during Friday’s round-robin finale at the soldout CBS Arena. Kevin … Continue reading

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

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Reminder: PEI Scotties and Tankard entry deadlines are Wed. 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 SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS Location: Montague CC Date: January 8-15, 2020 Entry Deadline: December 18, 2019 Entry … Continue reading

Lots of ways to support Curl for Cancer on Saturday at the Charlottetown Curling Club!

Drop by the Charlottetown Curling Club on Saturday, even if you’re not curling, as there are lots of ways to support Charlottetown Curl for Cancer, including their Silent and Live Auction and memorial curling rocks. They will also have chili … Continue reading

Gushue completes comeback to clinch Boost National playoff spot (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. — Brad Gushue completed a 7-6 comeback victory in an extra end Thursday over Team Ross Paterson to clinch a playoff spot in the Boost National at CBS Arena. Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, … Continue reading

Draw for annual Jingle Bell Spiel at the Silver Fox – more curlers needed

Here is the draw for the annual Jingle Bell Spiel at the Silver Fox in Summerside, open to curlers from all clubs. More curlers are needed, so come down to the club if you would like to play in this … Continue reading

Gushue, with PEI’s Gallant, maintains strong play at Boost National (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. — Neither snow nor rain was going to prevent Team Brad Gushue’s fans from packing CBS Arena Wednesday night and the local favourites from nearby St. John’s rewarded them with a win. Brad … Continue reading

Charlottetown Curl for Cancer fundraiser pays tribute to its founder Carole Kennedy (Guardian)

  The Charlottetown Curl for Cancer will be missing someone very special this Saturday. This is the first event since the death of its founder, Carole Kennedy, who died in Florida in March at the age of 81. Carole Kennedy … Continue reading

Cliff Poirier – Volunteer Man!

Retired federal government employee Cliff Poirier of Summerside is a curler, a curling official, and a tireless volunteer for curling and many other activities, In June 2019, he received a national honour — the Volunteerism Award from the National Association … Continue reading

Fredericton NB to host 2020 Home Hardware Canada Cup (Curling Canada)

One of the biggest curling events in the country is headed to Atlantic Canada for the first time. The 2020 Home Hardware Canada Cup will be played next November at the Aitken University Centre in Fredericton, it was announced today … Continue reading

Deadline for Sport PEI Award Nominations is Dec. 13 (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

Gushue weathers the storm, picks up win in Boost National opener (GSOC)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. — Local favourite Brad Gushue weathered the storm to score a 6-2 victory Tuesday night over Scott McDonald in the opening draw of the Boost National. Brad Gushue in action during the opening … Continue reading