Well-known PEI Curler and Children’s Entertainer Robbie Doherty Launches “Silly Robbie’s World” on YouTube

Well-known PEI curler and children’s entertainer Robbie Doherty, aka “Silly Robbie”. has launched a new made-in-PEI YouTube children’s series called “Silly Robbie’s World”.

In the premiere episode, Silly Robbie wants to find out what’s up in the sky, so he builds a spaceship and takes off for adventure in the stars! Link to episode: https://youtu.be/mByt83XeAPM

You can watch Robbie’s episodes right now on YouTube. Check out the channel and subscribe today!
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtS2FQeP4IUE8GWqVDNEx7A…

Click the link in the Tweet below for a CBC PEI story on Silly Robbie and his new series!

Upcoming webinars from other curling associations

Coaches:

Here are webinar offerings coming up from other curling associations that you might be interested in. 

Curl BC

Curl BC has partnered with CAAWS and are hosting 2 webinars on LTD Considerations for Girls and Young Women. These will be worth professional development points.

Link with full details: https://www.curlbc.ca/including-girls-in-sport/

Curl BC is also working on finalizing dates & times to host a webinar/network opportunity on Learn to Curl Leagues. They are using panelists from clubs in BC who have been successful over the past couple of years, and giving time for others to ask questions and share their success tips.

Kim Dennis | Education Coordinator | Curl BC

(w) 604-333-3619 | (f) 604-333-3615 | (toll free) 1-800-667-2875

Email:kdennis@curlbc.ca | Web: www.curlbc.ca

Ontario Curling Council

The Ontario Curling Council has organized two new webinars.  On April 1, Paul Webster, National Program Coach, will be presenting on effective season debriefing and on April 14, Mick Lizmore will be discussing the dynamics of changing teams from both perspectives – being let go and choosing to leave a team.

For more information and to register, please go to the following link:

OCC Webinars

As always, these webinars are worth on professional development point each.

PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, Manitoba teammates to play women’s next season (Guardian)

NEW DOMINION, P.E.I. (by Jason Malloy)— 

New Dominion’s Lauren Lenentine and her teammates are staying together.

New Dominion’s Lauren Lenentine won her second world junior curling gold medal on Feb. 22 in Russia. Submitted

The world junior championship-winning squad of skip Mackenzie Zacharias, third Karlee Burgess, second Emily Zacharias and lead Lenentine will all move up to women’s competition next season. Lenentine and Emily Zacharias both had junior eligibility left.

“We knew that we had a really good season and we just kind of wanted to see what else we could do, so we made the decision to all move up,” Lenentine said Sunday. “We both thought it would be best if we just continued with our team because we did have really good chemistry and I think that we can keep pushing ourselves.”

“We’re definitely in the toughest curling province, so we are going to be in tough for a little while, but just being able to play those teams regularly, I think that’s going to be really beneficial because we can learn from that,” said Lenentine.

Click for the full story in The Guardian

PEI’s Stavert/Clarke win Women’s Divison, Hogan/Hackett make it to Open Div. semis at Maritime Stick Ch’ship in Woodstock NB

The Maritime Stick Curling Championships were held March 13-15 in Woodstock NB, with seven Island duos in attendance. Cornwall’s Ruth Stavert and Gloria Clarke won the Women’s Division, their eighth win in this event in the eleven times it has been held, while Victor Hogan and Alvin Hackett from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton bowed out in the semi-final round of the Open Division, where teams can be any combination of male and/or female.

Ruth Stavert (left) and Gloria Clarke, Women’s event winners

Three rinks — Gordon MacDonald and Floyd Stewart from Montague, Anne Barwise and Audrey Callaghan from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, and the Etta Reid and Elaine Hughes duo from the Cornwall Curling Club made it to the quarter-finals, while Walter Callaghan and Roger Gavin from Western Community, and reigning Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home PEI Stick Curling Champampionship Open Division winners Sherrill Barwise and Bill Smith, also from the Alberton club, didn’t advance to the playoff round.

This event concluded the PEI stick curling season, as an event scheduled for Western Community on March 23rd has been cancelled.

Newfoundland’s Gushue rink, with PEI’s Gallant, isn’t changing, just evolving (Telegram)

In the local curling community, it’s called barbecue season.

It supposedly relates to backyard discussions in advance of an upcoming season, talk that often leads to the formation of new rinks or the shuffling of current lineups.

I’m not sure what it’s called nationally, but whatever the label, it’s already well underway.

This past week saw news of big changes to four of Canada’s top women’s teams, with 2019 Scotties champion Chelsea Carey’s rink blown up completely; Ontario’s Rachel Homan bringing in Sarah Wilkes, who had been with Carey, and jettisoning Lisa Weagle, who had been Homan’s longtime lead; Weagle, in turn, joining Jennifer Jones’ Manitoba rink, which will become a five-player combo; and Saskatchewan’s Robyn Silvernagle replacing two players.

On the men’s side, Alberta’s Kevin Koe, the 2019 Brier camp, is bringing back John Morris, who will now play second, taking over for Colton Flasch, dropped after two years with Koe.

The movement is unusual, but only for the timing. With the 2019-20 curling season cancelled entirely because of the coronavirus, the developments are coming earlier than normal.

But make no mistake, this annual and extensive remaking process has become the norm.

For example, since the start of 2017, every one of Canada’s top 10 men’s rinks — as listed in the World Curling Tour’s Order of Merit rankings — has undergone some kind of personnel change.

They’ve been together for six years, which is turning out to be a long time in modern curling. Along the way (from left), Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant and Geoff Walker have won three Tim Hortons Brier Canadian men’s championships, hoisting the Brier Tankard most recently at the 2020 event in Kingston, Ont.

Except for one.

That is the team skipped by Brad Gushue, who ironically, once swapped out more front ends than an auto mechanic.

The St. John’s-based foursome if Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant and Geoff Walker has been together for six years, three of which have seen the rink claim the Canadian men’s championship, its most recent Brier title coming earlier this month in Kingston, Ont.

It’s the longest run of an unaltered top-level men’s quartet since Ontario’s Glenn Howard, Richard Hart, Brett Laing and Craig Savill and before that, the Ferbey Four of Albertans Randy Ferbey, David Nedohin, Scott Pfeiffer and Marcel Rocque.

Click for full story

Snow, Shaw win provincial under-18 curling titles – Canadian championships postponed indefinitely (Journal)

The Brayden Snow and Katie Shaw rinks won the Syngenta 2020 P.E.I. under-18 curling championships at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton recently.

Snow and his team from the Charlottetown Curling Club defeated two-time defending-champion Mitchell Schut and his rink from Cornwall 5-3 in the boys’ title game. The Shaw team, out of the Cornwall Curling Club, defeated their clubmates, the Rachel MacLean foursome, also by a 5-3 score, in the girls’ final.

The Brayden Snow-skipped rink from the Charlottetown Curling Club recently won the P.E.I. under-18 boys curling championship at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. Host club president Fr. Art Pendergast, back, congratulates team members, from left: Snow, third stone Jack MacFadyen, second stone Liam Barbrick, lead Davis Nicholson and coach David MacFadyen.
The Brayden Snow-skipped rink from the Charlottetown Curling Club recently won the P.E.I. under-18 boys curling championship at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. Host club president Fr. Art Pendergast, back, congratulates team members, from left: Snow, third stone Jack MacFadyen, second stone Liam Barbrick, lead Davis Nicholson and coach David MacFadyen. – Contributed

Katie Shaw skipped the girls’ champions at the recent P.E.I. under-18 girls curling championship in Alberton. From left: Fr. Art Pendergast, president of the host Western Community Curling Club; David Murphy, coach of the Shaw team; Meghan Sherren, lead; Lexie Murray, second stone; Alexis Burris, third stone, and Shaw.

Katie Shaw skipped the girls’ champions at the recent P.E.I. under-18 girls curling championship in Alberton. From left: Fr. Art Pendergast, president of the host Western Community Curling Club; David Murphy, coach of the Shaw team; Meghan Sherren, lead; Lexie Murray, second stone; Alexis Burris, third stone, and Shaw.

The Snow and Shaw rinks earned the right to represent P.E.I. at the Canadian under-18 championships in Sudbury, Ont., but Curling Canada announced Tuesday that the event was postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus (COVID-19). The nationals were scheduled for April 20 to 25.

Click for full story in the Journal Pioneer

Canadian Masters (60+) Curling Ch’ships in Saint John area cancelled

2020 Canadian Masters Curling Championships
March 30 – April 5, 2020
Riverside Country Club, Rothesay, N.B. and TSA (Thistle St-Andrews) Curling Club, Saint John
Website

PEI Representatives were to be the Sandy Hope women’s team and Bill Hope men’s team, both from the Cornwall Curling Club.

Update: 

Regretfully we have had to cancel the 2020 Canadian Masters Curling Championship in Rothesay New Brunswick.

As the COVID-19 situation has unfolded provinces and national associations have published stronger guidelines and taken more decisive action in a number of areas, including sporting events. It has become apparent that the rapidly evolving situation will continue to disrupt regular life for an undetermined time.

Co-chairs:

Gail Samaan and Wayne Cooper

National Under 18 Curling Ch’ships Postponed indefinitely (Curling Canada)

Curling Canada’s final scheduled national curling championship, the 2020 Canadian Under-18 boys and girls championship, will be postponed indefinitely due to concerns of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it was announced by Curling Canada.

The event was scheduled for April 20-25 in Sudbury, Ont. 

Last week, Curling Canada also indefinitely postponed the national mixed doubles and seniors championships, which were scheduled for this week in Portage la Prairie, Man., as well as the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship, which was to be played in Boucherville, Que., from April 25-30.

“We’d like to thank the host committee and volunteers in Sudbury for all of the hard work they did in preparing to host the Under-18 championships,” said Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of Curling Canada. “We share their disappointment, and that of the athletes, but we are united in understanding the gravity of the current situation and the need to make decisions such as this to keep everyone as safe as possible.”

Click to read at Curling Canada

Three Coaching PEI Online Workshops now available

As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve, Coaching PEI and Sport PEI are endeavoring to make the best decisions possible for staff and tenants.

Effective March 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm, the Royalty Centre (and Sport PEI) will be closed to the general public.

Coaching PEI with the help of their Coach Developers has three online workshops ready to go Free for Island Coaches thanks to the financial help of the PEI Government.

Make Ethical Decisions

Tuesday March 31, 2020

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Limited Space

Discount Code: PEI-20291-PEI

Click to register

Basic Mental Skills

Tuesday March 24, 2020

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Limited Space

Discount Code: PEI-41864-PEI

Click to register.

Psychology of Performance

Tuesday March 24, 2020 &

Wednesday March 25, 2020

Must attend both nights

5:45 pm to 9:15 pm

Limited Space

Discount Code: PEI-30980-PEI

Click to register

Any questions, please email lboudreau@sportpei.pe.ca,

Response time may be delayed compared to usual.

Manitoba’s Team Zacharias, with PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, staying together for next season

Team Zacharias, World Junior Women’s Curling Champions, have announced that their team will be sticking together for the next season. The team includes New Dominion PEI’s Lauren Lenentine.

 

Crapaud Community Curling Club closed for remainder of season (all PEI curling clubs now closed for curling)

To our valued members. The Crapaud Community Curling Club will be closed for the remainder of the season. There will be somebody at the club on the following dates for members to empty their lockers:
Thursday March 19th 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Monday March 23rd 4 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday March 24th to 4 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday March 25th to 4 to 8 p.m.

Chase the Ace is suspended until April 6th with a future announcement at that time. On behalf of the Board of Directors, stay safe.

Crapaud Community Curling Club Board of Directors

Curling Canada message to curling facilities regarding COVID-19

Dear members of the Canadian curling community.

Our main concern is the safety and well-being of the entire curling community. As a result, we are having to make difficult decisions that are significantly affecting what we do and how we offer our services and programs. In partnership with our Member Associations, Curling Canada is strongly urging all curling centres in Canada, both affiliated and non-affiliated, to immediately temporarily suspend all domestic sanctioned curling activities, until further notice, in light of the public health risks associated with COVID-19.

While we recognize that this is a decision that can only be made by a club and/or league, we all share a responsibility to minimize risks related to COVID-19. One of the most important measures we can take is to limit public gatherings and therefore we urge all of you to educate yourselves on this topic and listen to what subject-matter experts are saying.

We empathize especially with the athletes and coaches who are so deeply affected by this situation. Curling Canada is committed to continue working alongside our partners to ensure that we are making informed decisions, in alignment with our values, while continuing to work towards the best possible outcome for all those involved in our sport and the broader community. We will continue to closely monitor all COVID-19 developments in consultation with relevant public health authorities, other governing bodies, and our provincial/territorial partners to provide updates as they become available.

For your convenience, we have provided links to official government communications that cover your respective jurisdictions:

Alberta — https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

British Columbia — http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/case-counts-press-statements

Manitoba — https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html

New Brunswick — https://www.welcomenb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/ocmoh/cdc/content/respiratory_diseases/coronavirus.html

Newfoundland and Labrador — https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/

Nova Scotia — https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/

Northwest Territories — https://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/en/services/coronavirus-disease-covid-19

Nunavut — https://www.gov.nu.ca/health/information/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

Ontario — https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Prince Edward Island — https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/covid-19

Quebec — https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/

Saskatchewan — https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus

Yukon — https://yukon.ca/en/information-about-novel-coronavirus-yukoners

Government of Canada — https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

These are difficult and unprecedented time as a world community. We are standing together as caring organizations who will find new ways to adjust to these unpredictable times. Please reach out to us if you need any further support.

Western Community Curling Club suspends curling until further notice

In response to COVID-19 recommendations and concerns, the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton made the following announcement today:

“With growing public health concerns, it has been decided to suspend all curling activities at the club until further notice.”

The Crapaud Community Curling Club is meeting at 8:30 this evening regarding whether or not they will be continuing activities this season.

Curl PEI Officially Cancels Youth Jamboree

The Curl PEI Youth Jamboree scheduled for March 28 has been cancelled.  With the announcement yesterday of the closure of Early Learning Centres and the extension of March Break we feel it is important for us to officially cancel this event.

For those who paid online, Curl PEI will refund your credit card, for those who paid cash they will make arrangements to meet. If this is your situation, contact Amy Duncan at 902-368-4208 or aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

Coaching PEI Cancelling in-house workshops, working to offer Webinar workshops for free

From Coaching PEI :

The impact of COVID-19 is becoming increasingly disruptive to sport and continues to have an expanding impact world wide.

The health and safety of our Coaches and Coach Developers is number one. At this time we will not be hosting in-class workshops but working to offer Webinar workshops for free.

Make Ethical Decisions Webinar

The first of the Webinar Training workshops will take place Thursday March 19, 2020

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Discount Code: PEI-20291-PEI

Click to Register

NCCP Workshops:

They hope to quickly build a list of other workshops being offered by Webinars in the next few weeks. To help them prepare, please click the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NCCP2020

 

Charlottetown Curling Club Update: Closed Immediately

The Charlottetown Curling Club Board of Directors continued to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 Virus pandemic and has come to the conclusion that they must close for the remainder of the season, effective immediately.     Comparisons to the Spanish Flu, … Continue reading

Curling, including the Lobster Trap Bonspiel, is over for the season at the Souris Curling Club

With the early closing of the Eastern Kings Sportsplex, the Souris Curling Club’s regular curling season, as well as the Lobster Trap Bonspiel, will be cancelled. The bonspiel organizing committee will be in touch for refunds … Continue reading

Crapaud Community Curling Club holding General Meeting 8:30 pm Monday

The Crapaud Community Curling Club Board of Directors, in accordance with Health PEI’s recommendations, is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation, and the Club has stepped up the sanitizing of tables, chairs, bar, rock handles, etc. For those who still … Continue reading

Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary shuts down for the season

The Board of Directors of the Maple Leaf Curling Club has made a decision to end the curling season effective immediately.  The pandemic is impacting daily life throughout Prince Edward Island, and beyond. It is the belief of our Board … Continue reading

Silver Fox Curling Club closed for the season

March 17 update from the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex: “As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking the necessary precautions to keep the community safe and we have decided to close the complex until further notice. Please stay … Continue reading

Montague Curling Club closing for the season, Milkcan Bonspiel cancelled

At a special meeting on Sunday evening, the Board of Directors of the Montague Curling Club, in accordance with the COVID-19 recommendations by the Chief Public Health Officer for P.E.I., unanimously voted to close the Curling Club for the Season. … Continue reading

COVID-19: SportPEI recommending sport organizations cancel activities until at least Apr. 6

As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve, the impact to our Island community grows. Many sport organizations have made the decision to cancel their programming to assist in protecting their members and the general public as a whole. With … Continue reading

Cornwall Curling Club ends season, effective immediately

The Cornwall Curling Club Executive has reviewed the current environment with respect to COVID-19 and is ending the curling season effectively immediately and closing the Club, except to allow members access to empty their lockers. The club will be open … Continue reading

Curl Moncton closes for the season March 16 at 8 am

The Curl Moncton Board of Directors has made the decision to end the curling season effective March 16 at 8:00 a.m. The ice in both sheds will be removed. This decision was not made lightly but with the health and … Continue reading

Montague update: No Curling Sunday March 15. March 22 Jr. Party postponed for now

Given recent actions and announcements concerning the COVID-19 virus, the Board of Directors of the Montague Curling Club is holding a special meeting Sunday to review the Club’s plan of action in the face of this pandemic, and the best … Continue reading

World Men’s Curling Ch’ship in Scotland cancelled (WCF)

Today (Saturday 14 March 2020), the organisers of the World Curling Federation’s LGT World Men’s Curling Championship 2020 in Glasgow (scheduled for March 28 – April 5, 2020) confirmed that the event has been cancelled, following the latest Scottish Government … Continue reading

Grand Slam of Curling Cancels Remaining Events this Season

Sportsnet and the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling are cancelling the remaining events of the 2019-20 season: Princess Auto Players’ Championship in Toronto, and Humpty’s Champions Cup in Olds, AB.  Statement: The safety and well-being of the players, volunteers, fans … Continue reading

All Sunday March 15 Curling Activities cancelled at the Cornwall Curling Club

Given recent actions and announcements concerning the COVID-19 virus, the Board of Directors of the Cornwall Curling Club is holding an emergency meeting to review the Club’s plan of action in the face of the pandemic, and the best way … Continue reading

Silver Fox cancels Junior Closing event

“Hello Juniors and Parents, After some strong consideration and discussions we have come to the decision that we will unfortunately have to cancel our junior closing. We feel it’s best for the children, their friends and family, and anyone that … Continue reading

Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Ch’ship in Charlottetown postponed until the fall

  After discussions with various groups in the community and among the Host Committee itself, a decision has been made to postpone this years’ Championship, due to the COVID-19 issue. The Host Committee does not feel comfortable having an event … Continue reading

Remainder of Maritime Masters Ch’ship at the Cornwall Curling Club cancelled

In accordance with the following advice from the provincial government, this afternoon the Cornwall Curling Club made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the Maritime Masters Curling Championship, for curlers age 60 and over. They thank the participants … Continue reading

Curling Canada announces postponement of Cdn. Mixed Doubles, Senior, Wheelchair ch’ships

Three upcoming national curling championships will be postponed indefinitely due to concerns of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it was announced today by Curling Canada.  The postponement affects the 2020 Canad Inns Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships … Continue reading

Learn to Curl with Mark O’Rourke for FREE! (Register with the Town of Cornwall)

The Cornwall Curling Club, in partnership with the Town of Cornwall, is pleased to offer a FREE Learn to Curl session with 13-time PEI Brier representative and Cornwall Curling Club member Mark O’Rourke as special guest instructor. This session takes … Continue reading

2020 World Women’s Curling Ch’ship in Prince George BC Cancelled (WCF)

The World Curling Federation has cancelled the World Women’s Curling Championship 2020, in Canada, due to the ongoing spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The event was set to take place between Saturday 14 and Sunday 22 March, in Prince George, … Continue reading

Team PEI Coaching and Development Grant Program and NCCP Multi-Sport Super Weekend

  “HOME TEAM PEI PROGRAM” Program Guidelines BACKGROUND: The Government of Prince Edward Island recognizes that coaching is one of the key pillars to a successfully developed sport system.  There is also a recognition that coaching at the Canada Games … Continue reading

Sport PEI Scholarships

Sport PEI offers Sport Scholarship awards that recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement.  To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:  Graduating from a Prince Edward Island High School; Have excelled in high school and or … Continue reading

Surf n’ Curl at Curl Moncton this August

Curl Moncton’s annual Surf n’ Curl bonspiel goes August 21-23, with entry deadline of  August 7th. $280/team, three games guaranteed, open format. Friday night mussel bar, Saturday lunch and lobster dinner included. Mussel Bar (and other goodies) on Friday night … Continue reading

CCE Junior and Adult Development Camps at Curl Moncton this summer

Through their curling camps and clinics, the Centre Curling Excellence at Curl Moncton offers training opportunities for all skill levels and ages. By giving access to their instructors, coaches, and trained professionals, the CCE teaches the skills to help take … Continue reading

Curl Moncton hosting International Junior Summer Spiel in mid-August

Start: August 14 End: August 16 Event Category: Junior Spiel Organizer Felipe Marin Phone: (506) 654-6284 Email: felipe@mathroom.ca HAVE FUN!  It’s summer time Format is round-robin The winner of the round-robin will be the winner of the spiel Tie-breaking procedure: … Continue reading

1985 PEI Junior Women’s champion skip Tracey Hubley passes away at age 54 (Globe and Mail)

TRACEY JOAN HUBLEY Only her heart was bigger than her laugh … On March 5, 2020, Ottawa icon, business leader and friend to many, Tracey Joan Hubley, died at the age of 54. Tracey leaves her spouse, Widler Phanor “Woody”; … Continue reading

Competition Coach Intro Phase Course coming up in Moncton. Reg. deadline March 13

  COMPETITION COACH COURSE Introduction Phase of the Competition Stream Date: Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29, 2020 Location: Curl Moncton/Centre for Curling Excellence Registration and Payment Deadline: March 13, 2020 Fees: Full Course: $200 payable by e-transfer to nbca@nb.sympatico.ca … Continue reading

‘It’s pretty special’: P.E.I.’s Brett Gallant grateful to represent Canada 4 straight years (CBC PEI)

When P.E.I.’s Brett Gallant steps on to the ice in Scotland later this month, it’ll be the fourth straight year he has represented Canada at a world curling championship. Three of those will be with the Brad Gushue rink of … Continue reading

March Break under 18 Curling Day at Charlottetown

Join the Charlottetown Curling Club Wednesday March 18th at 10 am for their Under 18 Glow in the Dark bonspiel. $60 for a team of 4 and includes lunch. Can be a mixed team, boys or girls. Contact the club … Continue reading

Maritime Masters Curling Ch’ships start Thursday in Cornwall: Rosters, Draw, Schedule

Here are Team Rosters, Draw, and Event Schedule for the Maritime Masters Curling Championships, with Men’s and Women’s divisions for teams age 60 and over, which begin on Thursday at the Cornwall Curling Club. Some of the out-of-province teams have … Continue reading

Silver Fox Men’s and Women’s rinks capture PEI Curling Club Championships

It’s a double championship win for the Silver Fox teams at the PEI Curling Club Championships at the Charlottetown Curling Club, with the Summerside club’s Men’s team, skipped by Leo Stewart, following up Monday afternoon’s Women’s Championship win with a … Continue reading

PEI’s Mixed Doubles and Senior Men’s and Women’s champs among those competing at 3 national events in Portage la Prairie MB (Curling Canada)

When it comes to national curling championships, Portage la Prairie, Man., will be the centre of attention when it hosts four prestigious curling events, beginning Wednesday and running through March 22 at Stride Place and the Portage Curling Club. As … Continue reading

Silver Fox, skipped by Veronica Smith, go undefeated to win PEI Women’s Club Ch’ship, Silver Fox men force sudden death game at 6 pm vs Ch’town

The PEI Curling Club championships are down to one game, with the men’s title on the line, at 6 pm, following a pair of wins by Silver Fox teams on Monday afternoon at the Charlottetown Curling Club. The Silver Fox … Continue reading

Team Gushue, with PEI’s Brett Gallant, claims 3rd Brier in four years (Curling Canada)

KINGSTON, Ont., — The passing of the torch from the latest generation of old guard to the new breed was put on hold as Newfoundland/Labrador, skipped by Brad Gushue, won its third title in four years, defeating Alberta’s Brendan Bottcher … Continue reading

Charlottetown men, Silver Fox women finish round robin play undefeated and earn byes to the finals at the 2020 PEI Curling Club Ch’ships

Round robin play wrapped up Sunday night as the 2020 PEI Curling Club Championships, featuring the winning men’s and women’s teams from individual club playdowns, conclude with the Championship Round on Monday at the Charlottetown Curling Club. Following round-robin play, … Continue reading

Updated: Brayden Snow and Katie Shaw rinks win PEI Syngenta U18 Ch’ships

The Syngenta 2020 PEI Under 18 Curling Championships at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with three boy’s teams and an equal number of girl’s rinks taking part, concluded on Sunday afternoon with the Brayden Snow team from the … Continue reading

One win away: Gushue, with PEI’s Gallant playing Bottcher now in Brier Final (Curling Canada)

KINGSTON, Ont. – Brad Gushue of Newfoundland/Labrador moved within one victory of a third championship in the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, with a 7-6 semifinal win over Matt Dunstone of Saskatchewan Sunday afternoon.   Gushue and his … Continue reading

Brayden Snow and Katie Shaw rinks win PEI Syngenta U18 Ch’ships

The Syngenta 2020 PEI Under 18 Curling Championships at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with three boy’s teams and an equal number of girl’s rinks taking part, concluded on Sunday afternoon with the Brayden Snow team from the … Continue reading

Ella Lenentine rink goes undefeated to win PEI Under 13 Open Curling Ch’ship

The seven-team round-robin PEI Under 13 Open Curling Championship wrapped up Sunday afternoon at the Montague Curling Club, with the Ella Lenentine rink from the Cornwall Curling Club going undefeated with a 6-0 record to win the event. The Nate … Continue reading

PEI Syngenta U18: Snow and Shaw win “C” finals and are 1 win away from U18 titles, while Schut and MacLean need to win twice

The Syngenta 2020 PEI Under 18 Curling Championships at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with three boy’s teams and an equal number of girl’s rinks taking part, is down to the Championship Round, beginning at 2:30 pm, with … Continue reading

Charlottetown men, Silver Fox women still undefeated at 2020 PEI Curling Club Ch’ships

Round robin play wraps up Sunday night as the 2020 PEI Curling Club Championships, featuring the winning men’s and women’s teams from individual club playdowns, continue at the Charlottetown Curling Club. Following Saturday play, two teams, the host club men’s … Continue reading

Gushue with PEI’s Brett Gallant, on to the Brier semi-final (Curling Canada)

KINGSTON, Ont. – Brad Gushue of Newfoundland/Labrador got a surprising steal of one in the ninth end and that was enough of a margin to send him to a 7-4 win over Brad Jacobs of Northern Ontario and move on … Continue reading

Ella Lenentine rink still unbeaten at PEI U13, while Madalyn Easter & Reid Hart squads have only 1 loss

Following Friday and Saturday action, only two draws, at 10:30 am and 2 pm Sunday, remain to be played at the 7-team round robin PEI Under 13 Open (teams may be any combination of boys and/or girls) Curling Championship at … Continue reading

PEI Syngenta U18: Schut & MacLean win “A” Events, Snow & Shaw win “B”, Schut plays Snow, Shaw takes on Jack in “C” finals

The Syngenta 2020 PEI Under 18 Curling Championships at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with three boy’s teams and an equal number of girl’s rinks taking part, continued on Saturday with the “B” event finals and the “C” … Continue reading

Photo Gallery from Saturday afternoon Men’s Draw at PEI Curling Club Ch’ships

Here’s a Photo Gallery from the Saturday afternoon Men’s draw at the PEI Curling Club Championships being played at the Charlottetown Curling Club. Click a photo to enlarge, use arrows or swipe to go ahead or back. … Continue reading

Photo Gallery from 2020 PEI Curling Club Women’s Ch’ships Sat. morning draw

Here is a gallery of photos from this morning’s draw at the PEI Curling Club Championships in Charlottetown, with six women’s teams in action. Click a photo to view larger, and use arrows or swipe to go ahead and back. … Continue reading

PEI Syngenta U18: Schut and MacLean win “A” Events, advance to 10:30 am Sat. “B” qualifiers vs. Snow and Shaw teams

It was a successful opening day on Friday for the two-time defending boy’s champs the Mitchell Schut rink, and the Rachel MacLean rink, which includes third Lauren Ferguson, who skipped the winning girl’s squad the last two years, at the … Continue reading

Brier: Manitoba, with Casey, out, Gushue, with Gallant, in the 3-4 Game (Curling Canada)

KINGSTON, Ont. – Matt Dunstone and his crew came to the Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, looking to end Saskatchewan’s 40-year drought and they took a monstrous step toward doing that with a huge victory Friday evening. Nine days … Continue reading

PEI U13 Ch’ship Opening Draw photo gallery

Here is a gallery of photos from the opening draw practice and first end from the PEI Under 13 Open Curling Championship at the Montague Curling Club. Click a photo to view larger and use arrows or swipe to go … Continue reading

Team NL with PEI’s Gallant splits Thurs. Ch’ship Pool draws at the Brier, Team MB with the Island’s Casey loses 1st two (Curling Canada)

Opening Playoffs draw recap: KINGSTON, Ont. – The key to success in curling is to score two and force your opponent to take one, and that scenario worked perfectly Thursday afternoon for Brad Gushue and Team Newfoundland/Labrador at the Tim … Continue reading

Organizers busy finalizing details for Canadian Firefighters Curling Ch’ship (Guardian)

A large number of familiar faces with loads of successful curling experience are coming to Charlottetown later this month for the 61st Canadian FireFighters Curling Championships. Ten teams are now confirmed for the national event following recent provincial playdowns. They … Continue reading

Stick Curling Results from PEI 55+ Games in Summerside

The final results are now available from the PEI 55+ Games Stick Curling competition which wrapped up last Friday at the Silver Fox. Open Division (Men’s, Women’s, or Combined teams)   Gold: Joe Gill (2nd from left) and Doug Campbell … Continue reading

Game timers urgently required for PEI Curling Club Ch’ships at Ch’town this weekend

Timers are urgently needed for the PEI Curling Club Championships at the Charlottetown Curling Club this weekend. With 3 provincial events happening this weekend volunteers are scarce. Call the Club today at 902-370-2875 from 12:30 to 9 pm if you … Continue reading

Curl PEI Ch’ship Season wraps up with 3 events, all starting on Friday: U13, Curling Club Ch’ships, Syngenta U18

It’s the grand finale for the Curl PEI provincial curling championship season, with three events starting on Friday – the U13 Open, the U18, with separate boy’s and girl’s divisions and new title sponsor Syngenta, and the PEI Curling Club … Continue reading

Team PEI skip happy with performance, disappointed in result at 2020 Brier, and would like to return (TSN)

Team P.E.I. skip Bryan Cochrane spoke after his rink failed to qualify for the championship pool at the 2020 Brier about what has changed in the tournament since he first competed in it in 2003, as well as if he … Continue reading

PEI’s Team Cochrane receives huge cheer and standing ovation as they wrap up play at the Brier

It’s game over for Team PEI at the Brier in Kingston, as they won’t be advancing to the playoff round, but they were definitely fan favourites at the event, both because they were older than other teams, and because three … Continue reading

Seven Briers for four provinces: P.E.I native’s nomadic curling career continues (Journal)

A year ago, Adam Casey faced an uncertain curling future. Now the 30-year-old Seven Mile Bay native has made history and is in the thick of things at the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier. Adam Casey in action with Manitoba’s Jason … Continue reading

PEI pushes Newfoundland/Labrador to the limit, NB loses to NWT at Tim Hortons Brier (Curling Canada)

KINGSTON, Ont. – They came into the Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, as the 2019 world senior curling champions and Wednesday morning they showed age has to be respected as they threw a scare into one of the pre-tournament … Continue reading

New Curling Canada rule allows curlers to compete in Brier/Scotties for the province in which they were born (CBC PEI)

Residency rule changes by Curling Canada this season now allow curlers to compete for teams from either the province in which they live or the one in which they were born. In addition, because of the [2018] free agency rule, rinks are … Continue reading

Game tied after 5 ends, but Team PEI loses 11-8 to Team NL

Team NL (Brad Gushue with PEI’s Brett Gallant) beat Team Cochrane (Cornwall PEI) 11-8 in 9 ends this morning at the Brier in Kingston. Gushue moves to 5-1 and into the championship round, while PEI, who wrap up the round … Continue reading

Team PEI, this time against NL (with Islander Gallant) is TSN Feature Game at the Brier for 3rd consecutive morning

It’s happening again — TSN has announced that Team PEI, skipped by Ontario’s Bryan Cochrane, is their feature game at 10 am Atlantic Wednesday morning, making it three televised mornings in a row for the rink representing the Cornwall Curling … Continue reading

Game timers needed for PEI Curling Club Ch’ships at Ch’town this weekend

Game timers are needed for the PEI Curling Club Championships this weekend at the Charlottetown Curling Club, and they are calling on those from other clubs who have timing experience to assist. If you can volunteer, call the CCC at … Continue reading

Manitoba Miracle in win over PEI (Curling Canada)

THE GUNNER DELIVERS HIGHLIGHT-REEL GAME-WINNER AT TIM HORTONS BRIER KINGSTON, Ont. – Call it a Manitoba miracle, a huge stroke of luck or just another incredible shot by the gunslinger, Jason Gunnlaugson. However it is termed, Gunnlaugson’s last-rock double raise, … Continue reading

Team PEI vs Team Manitoba with PEI’s Adam Casey is the 10 am Tuesday TSN Feature Game at the Brier

It’s two mornings in a row for Team PEI, skipped by Ontario’s Bryan Cochrane, as the TSN Feature Game at the Brier in Kingston. They’ll be taking on Team Manitoba, featuring PEI’s Adam Casey at 10 am Atlantic. Alberta plays … Continue reading

Gushue (3-1), with PEI’s Gallant, gambles with 9th end blank and beats Jacobs at Tim Hortons Brier (Curling Canada)

KINGSTON, Ont. – Blank ends are not often looked at as game-changing situations, but a decision to blank the ninth end on Monday evening led to Brad Gushue’s 7-6 win over Brad Jacobs of Northern Ontario at the Tim Hortons … Continue reading

Team PEI beats Quebec to improve to 2-2 at the Tim Hortons Brier (Curling Canada)

In the Monday afternoon draw at the Tim Hortons Brier in Kingston, Bryan Cochrane of Prince Edward Island (Cornwall, 2-2) scored two in nine and stole a pair in 10 to beat Alek Bédard of Quebec (Lacolle/Boucherville/Glenmore, 1-3) 7-4.  Curling … Continue reading

Western Community Curling Club hosting Syngenta 2020 PEI U18 Ch’ships, starting Fri. morning

The Syngenta 2020 PEI Under 18 Curling Championships take place March 6-8 at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton, with three girl’s and three boy’s teams taking part, including two-time defending boy’s champs the Mitchell Schut rink, and the … Continue reading

Curl PEI welcomes new title sponsor Syngenta for the PEI Under 18 Curling Championships

Curl PEI is pleased to welcome Syngenta as the title sponsor for the PEI Under 18 Curling Championships. “Curling fans across the province know that giving your best on the ice starts by fostering a love of sport from a … Continue reading

Nova Scotia opens Monday with win over PEI at the Brier (Curling Canada)

KINGSTON, Ont. – Jamie Murphy and his Nova Scotia crew know they’re in tough to advance out of their pool, but remained in the thick of the fight as of Monday morning at the Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI. … Continue reading

Montague Curling Rink to host PEI Under 13 Open Curling Ch’ship, starting Friday afternoon

  The Montague Curling Rink will play host to Curl PEI’s championship event for its youngest curlers — those under the age of 13 years, from March 6-8, with seven teams entered. This is an “open” event with any combination … Continue reading

Charlottetown Curling Club hosting 2020 PEI Curling Club Ch’ships, starting Friday morning

The 2020 PEI Curling Club Championships, featuring the winning men’s and women’s teams from individual club playdowns, take place March 6-10 at the Charlottetown Curling Club. Curl PEI is pleased to welcome their newest affiliated curling club, the Souris Curling … Continue reading

Team PEI in Brier TSN Feature game LIVE NOW

WATCH LIVE: Nova Scotia, PEI battle in Brier Draw 6 The Brier continues as Team Murphy of Nova Scotia takes on Prince Edward Island and Team Cochrane in Draw 6. Watch all the action LIVE from Kingston on TSN1, TSN3, … Continue reading

Brayden Snow rink wins U16 “A” final, Nathaniel Shaw squad captures “B” section, Brock Rochford team takes “C”

The eleven-team PEI Under 16 Curling Championships wrapped up Sunday afternoon at the Charlottetown Curling Club, with the Brayden Snow rink from the host club going undefeated to win the “A” division, beating the Ella Lenentine foursome from Cornwall in … Continue reading

Curl PEI Youth Jamboree – Enter by March 7th

The Curl PEI Youth Jamboree takes place at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. Date: March 28, 2020 Entry Deadline: March 7, 2020 Entry Fee: $40 Info: aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca Enter at: https://peicurling.com/eventschships/competitions/entry-form/ Entry Form … Continue reading

Cochrane loses to Brad Jacobs, SK fights back from 5-1 deficit to beat NB at the Tim Hortons Brier (Curling Canada)

James Grattan of New Brunswick (Oromocto 1-1) tangled with Matt Dunstone of Saskatchewan (Regina, 1-1) in Draw 3 of the Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI. Gratton and his team dominated the first half of the game, building a 5-1 … Continue reading

Snow wins close game over Jack to advance to 1 pm PEI U16 “A” Final

There were three very close games on Sunday morning at the Charlottetown Curling Club as the PEI Under 16 Open Curling Championships came down to its final day, with the second “A” and “B” semi-finals, and the second of three … Continue reading

Photos from 2nd Semi-Final Draw at PEI U16 Ch’ship

Here is a photo gallery from the Sunday morning draw at the PEI Under 16 Ch’ships at Charlottetown, with the second A and B division semi-final matches, and the second of three round robin games in the C division. Click … Continue reading

Bryan Cochrane and Team PEI open with a win at Tim Hortons Brier (Curling Canada)

In the Saturday evening draw at the Tim Hortons Brier in Kingston, the Bryan Cochrane rink representing Prince Edward Island (Cornwall, 1-0) scored five in the sixth end to beat Jake Higgs of Nunavut (Iqaluit, 0-1) 9-4. Meanwhile, Brendan Bottcher … Continue reading

Islanders Casey and Gallant both in TSN Feature Games today

TSN has announced Sunday’s Tim Hortons Brier Feature Games, which include New Brunswick’s Team Grattan at 10 am, Team Manitoba with Islander Adam Casey at 3 pm, and Team Newfoundland and Labrador with PEI’s Brett Gallant at 8 pm. In … Continue reading

Ella Lenentine rink makes big comeback to remain unbeaten and advance to PEI U16 “A” division Ch’ship game

The Ella Lenentine team from the Cornwall Curling Club were trailing 5-1 after five ends in their PEI U16 “A” section semi-final game this afternoon in Charlottetown against the Samuel Shaw rink from Montague, with the Shaw squad using their … Continue reading

U16 Championship photo gallery

Here is a gallery of photos from the Saturday draws of the PEI Under 16 Curling Championships at the Charlottetown Curling Club. Ten of the eleven teams (the Clara Jack rink from Cornwall weren’t in the Saturday draws) were in … Continue reading

Islanders proud to play for P.E.I. at Tim Hortons Brier (Guardian)

Morgan Currie will curl for Prince Edward Island tonight at the Tim Hortons Brier for the first time ever. “It’s really a surreal experience,” the Ottawa resident said earlier this week while preparing for the men’s national curling championship in … Continue reading

Team PEI’s schedule and team info for the Tim Hortons Brier

Team PEI, skipped by Ontario’s Bryan Cochrane, with Island natives Ian MacAulay and Morgan Currie, and 10-time PEI representative at the Brier Mark O’Rourke, opens play at 8 pm Saturday against Nunavut at the Tin Hortons Brier in Kingston Ontario. … Continue reading

PEI’s Adam Casey, representing Manitoba, returns to Brier (Journal Pioneer)

Adam Casey is returning to the Tim Hortons Brier. The Seven Mile Bay native is the second stone with the Jason Gunnlaugson rink, which defeated Mike McEwen 7-4 in the Manitoba provincial final on Sunday. Seven Mile Bay native Adam … Continue reading

PEI curling veteran Mark O’Rourke ready for his 11th Brier (National Post)

After trying to recruit younger players to help with the heavy sweeping, Team Cochrane, representing PEI at the Brier, struck a golden deal with Mark O’Rourke, a 10-time P.E.I. men’s champion as a second or lead with 10 years of … Continue reading

PEI Under 16 Curling Championship starts Friday afternoon in Charlottetown

The 2020 PEI U16 Championships, with eleven teams taking part, will be contested at the Charlottetown Curling Club from February 28 to March 1st. The event is “Open Division” this year, with any combination of boys and/or girls on a … Continue reading