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

Five P.E.I. curling clubs will participate in the inaugural CanAm Cup of Curling this weekend, an event designed to foster fellowship and tradition between American and Canadian curlers.

This month, the United States team – led by captain Steve McKee – is in the four Atlantic provinces for over two weeks competing for the Lepping-Inch Trophy.

The five-team strong U.S. contingent departed Boston for Halifax on Nov. 8 and since arriving in Atlantic Canada, has played games in Halifax, Truro, New Glasgow and St. John’s prior to the P.E.I. leg of the tour. Action shifts next week to New Brunswick and concludes with additional games in N.S.

The U.S. contingent will compete against local host club teams at each stop. After seven draws to date, Canada leads the U.S.A. in the points standings, 156 to 122.

The ‘Bridge to Prince Edward Island’ section of the international tour launches Friday at 2 p.m. with four games at the Montague Curling Club and resumes Saturday at 9 a.m. in Cornwall. Action shifts Saturday afternoon to the Charlottetown Curling Club at 2 p.m.

Sunday’s final day of action on the Island begins at 9 a.m. in Crapaud and concludes at 2 p.m. at the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside. Curlers will be guests at banquets in Montague, Charlottetown and Summerside.

Click for full story in The Guardian

Fall Fling gets underway Friday morning at the Silver Fox

Opening draw is at 11:30 am on Friday in the 13th annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel, sponsored by Quality Inn, with a full draw of 12 junior women’s and an equal number of junior men’s teams, from all four Atlantic Provinces, competing at the Silver Fox in Summerside. The junior men’s and women’s round-robin draws, with teams divided into two pools, will be done Friday, prior to event start. Live end-by-end results will be available at PEICurling.com. All round-robin draws on Friday and Saturday are eight ends, while the semi-finals at 9 am Sunday and the finals at 1 pm are ten ends. Round robin draw times are at 11:30 am, and 2, 5 and 7:30 pm on Friday, and at 8 and 10:30 am, plus 1, 4, 6:30 and 9 pm on Saturday.

Direct link to live scoring: https://peicurling.com/scoreboard/#!/competitions/6185

Three members of last year’s winning junior women’s team from Cornwall, now skipped by Katie Shaw, are back this year, along with the runner-up Kate Paterson squad from Saint John. Neither the winning Tyler Smith rink from Charlottetown nor the runner-up Ethan Young foursome from the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax are back, so there will be a new Junior Men’s winners’ circle.

Here are the team rosters (skip to lead, coach, club):

Junior Men’s

Mitchell Schut, Chase MacMillan, Cruz Pineau, Liam Kelly, Coach Brenda MacMillan (Cornwall Curling Club)

Aidan Hennigar, Keith Langlois, Craig Weagle, Ryan MacDonald, Coach Karen Langlois (CFB Halifax Curling Club)

Rajan Dalrymple, Logan Pugsley, Riley Dowden, Cameron Sallaj,  Coach Brian  Dalrymple (Gage Curling Club, Oromocto NB)

Calan MacIssac, Evan Moorhouse, Owen Fisher, Chris McCurdy,  Coach: Craig Burgess (Truro Curling Club)

Alex Peasley, Emmanuel Porter, James Larlee, Noah Riggs, Coach John Peters (Gage Curling Club)

Declan Johnston, Sullivan Goodine, Samuel Goodine, Anson Green, Coach Jonathon Goodine (Florenceville Curling Club)

Luke Godin,  Alan Fawcett, Connor Smith, Brian Young Coach Steve Godin (Mayflower Curling Club, Halifax)

Brayden Snow, Jack MacFadyen, Liam Barbrick, Davis Nicholson   (Silver Fox Curling Club Summerside, and Charlottetown Curling Club)

Jamie Stewart, Pierce Davis, Emmett Knee, Timothy Marin, Coach Jeff Stewart (Thistle St.Andrews Curling Club, Saint John)

Liam Marin, Josh Vaughan, Adam Tracy, Dylan MacDonald, Coach Félipe Marin (Thistle St. Andrews Curling Club, Saint John)

Ryan Strang, Zack Boutilier, Kolby Boutilier, TBA, Coach Mike Strang (Lakeshore Curling Club, Lower Sackville NS)

Josh Nowlan, Wil Robertson, Issac Downey, Jacob Nowlan, Coach Daryell Nowlan (Curl Moncton)

Junior Women’s Teams   

Brooke Tracy, Kristen Donovan, Kamdyn Cawdle, Sierra Tracy, Coach Jeremy Tracy (Gladstone Curling Club, Fredericton Junction, NB)

Kate Paterson, Paige Brewer, Lauryn Cawdle,  Abby Barker, Coach Rob Paterson (Thistle St. Andrews Curling Club, Saint John)

Leah Cluff, Emma Archibald, Chloe O’Hara, Lauren Price, Coach Scott Archibald (Woodstock Curling Club, NB)

Katie Shaw, Alexis Burris, Meghan Sherren, Lexie Murray, Coach David Murphy (Cornwall Curling Club)

Clara Jack, Beth Walsh, Grace Bulger, Aurora Ulvstal, Coach Shelley MacFadyen (Cornwall Curling Club)

Sophie Blades, Kate Weissent, Alexis Cluney, Stephanie Atherton, Coach Andrew Atherton (Chester Curling Club)

Kaylee Nodding, Katelyn Nodding, Lydia Locke, Alexis Chaisson, Coach Scott Nodding (Bridgewater Curling Club)

Brianna Batherson, Diana Milburn, Larissa Giles, Ella Wilson, Coach Darren Milburn (Lakeshore Curling Club, Lower Sackville NS)

Marybeth Milburn, Peyton Bowser, Kerkeslin MacDonald, Amelia Richard, Coach Chris MacDonald (Lakeshore Curling Club, Lower Sackville NS)

Allyson MacNutt, Anna Varga, Cerys Fisher, Mary Larade, Coach Jim Burgess (Truro Curling Club) 

Sarah McDonah, Olivia McDonah, Natalie MacKinnon, Annalise MacNutt, Coach D’ Arcy McDonah  (Truro Curling Club)

Emily Neary, Victoria Snow, Charlotte Belbin, Victoria French, Coach Jeannette Hodder (Remax Centre, St. John’s NL)

Here is the games schedule. Teams will be assigned to their respective draw slot numbers after a draw is held on Friday morning. Junior men’s round-robin games are in light blue, junior women’s are in yellow.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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

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

For more information and to register, please email Amy at aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca.

A few things to bring with you the day of the event:

1. A clean pair of running shoes to wear on the ice.

2. Warm sweater or light jacket plus gloves or mitts.

3. A helmet is required to be worn by all participants.

 

Great turnout for Curl PEI Junior Development Clinic at Cornwall

There was a great turnout on Wednesday evening at the Cornwall Curling Club for Curl PEI’s first Junior Development Clinic of the season, for coaches and players of teams in the age 16-20 category. Members of  Team Birt were guest instructors for the evening, which included both on and off-ice sessions, with releases, sweeping, and strategy among the items covered.

Junior Development clinic at Cornwall with Suzanne Birt and Meaghan Hughes from Team Birt

Next up on the Junior Development front is the Junior Foundations Clinic #1, for ages 10-15, at the Montague Curling Club on December 7.

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

Sport PEI’s 46th annual awards ceremony will feature the Island’s best on February 19th, 2020. The event will take place at Holland College’s Florence Simmons Performance Hall.

The evening will showcase the Island’s finest amateur sporting accomplishments from 2019. Sport PEI welcomes nominations from sport groups, and the general public in establishing a short list of potential finalists.

 
Nominations are being accepted in the following categories:
3 Points Aviation Senior Male and Female Athletes of the Year
D.P. Murphy Hotels Junior Male and Female Athletes of the Year
Synergy Fitness and Nutrition Intercollegiate Male and Female Athletes of the Year
ADL Master Athlete or Team of the Year
ADL Volunteer Administrator of the Year 
PEI Mutual Insurance Company Official of the Year
PEI Mutual Insurance Company Coach of the Year
CBC PEI Team of the Year
SCORE! Event of the Year
SETS Inspiration Award
 
The deadline for Sport PEI Awards nominations is December 13th, 2019.  Nominations can be made online at:  https://sportpei.pe.ca/annual-awards

Friday night drop-in curling at the Maple Leaf

There’s Friday night drop-in curling at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary on Nov. 15, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, and Dec. 13. Bar opens at 6:30, curling starts at 7 pm. $10 gets you on the ice and a drink! No curling cost for current members. Open to everyone! No experience necessary – bring clean sneakers and wear warm clothes! Give curling a shot!

Bridgewater Junior U18 Cashspiel

The Bridgewater Curling Club’s Under 18 Junior Cashspiel goes Feb. 14-16, 2020.
Interested teams are invited to contact bccjuniorcurling@gmail.com

Entry: $140/team guarantees 5 games, with cash prizes for top 3 finishers in each. No early or late draws.

8 male, 8 female teams

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

The inaugural CanAm Cup of Curling kicks off this month, and PEI will be part of it. In 2017 at the World Men’s Curling Championships in Las Vegas, Peter Inch of Curling Canada and Rich Lepping, chair of the US Curling Association, met for the first time, and charted a path leading to the first Canam Cup of Curling tour, designed to foster fellowship and tradition between American and Canadian curlers. The tour will alternate between the two countries every five years, with Canada acting as the first host.

This month the United States team—led by Captain Steve McKee— will take to the four Atlantic Provinces and, for almost three weeks, play for the Lepping-Inch Trophy. Also known as the Chairman’s Cup, the trophy was donated by the chairmen of the respective curling associations. The trophy is an antique George V English sterling silver presentation bowl dating from 1919. Valued at $10,000 US, it will travel between the two countries and be engraved with the winning team’s name and country.

For the latest info on the CanAm Cup, visit: http://www.canamcurling.com/

Tour log: http://www.canamcurling.com/tour-log

Track the latest scores online at: http://bonspieler.com/canamcup/

Here is the PEI Itinerary. You are invited to come out to the respective curling clubs and watch the action!

11/15 Bridge to Prince Edward Island
Game 8 (2 pm) – Montaque Curling Club 
Montaque Curling Club Banquet

11/16 Game 9 (9 am)– Cornwall Curling Club 
Game 10 – (2 pm) Charlottetown Curling Club 
Charlottetown Curling Club Banquet

11/17 Game 11 (9 am) – Crapaud Curling Club 
Game 12 – (2 pm) Silver Fox Curling Club 
Silver Fox Curling Club Banquet

Tour Rules:

– WCF and Canadian rules of play are virtually the same using
– Games are 8 ends — all rocks must be played regardless
of the score
– Tied games are left as a Draw
– USA has last rock to begin each game
– Colours are assigned — USA is always on the top of the scoreboard;
Canada on the bottom
– Make sure that the eighth end is treated like any other end
including measures
– The score from the eighth end is to be posted on the scoreboard
– The Courier & Captain (or designate) will agree on all scores
and sign off on the sheet
– All scores are accumulated into the Grand Total to determine
the winner of the Cup
– If the USA requires a non-USA to sub, the game will not
count in the Grand Total unless previously agreed between
the Captain & Courier

Event brochure (hover near bottom to change pages):

CanAmBooklet2019

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

Curling (on Tuesdays) got underway on November 5 at the Souris Curling Club, which uses the ice surface at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex. If you are interested but haven’t registered yet, there are still spaces available. They also welcome non-members to join them at a “walk-on” cost of $15 for adults and $10 for students. Curlers are asked to be there and ready by 5:15 (early draw) or 7:15 late draw at the latest in order to get the teams organized.

Photo: Ottawa icemaker and Souris native Ian MacAulay using an ice scraper/shaver at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex

Ice surface preparations require shaving and pebbling the ice multiple times prior to curling. This process takes 6 – 8 hours each week, done by volunteer curlers. They are in need of a new Ice Scaper/Shaver. The cost of this piece of equipment is approx. $16,000.00. This equipment is necessary to convert the ice from arena ice to curling ice.

They are requesting their members and other interested individuals and companies to donate money to help purchase this necessary piece of equipment in order for the Souris Curling Club to continue with the sport. They are exploring options to provide tax receipts, and are hoping to raise enough money to purchase this necessary equipment prior to Christmas.

They are planning to make a donor wall to recognize all who donate.
BRONZE – Up to $250.00
SILVER – $251.00 – $499.00
GOLD – $500.00 and up

If you can help, contact the Souris Curling Club on Facebook or call  (902) 687-2323.

 

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

The Saturday morning Under 16 Development League, sponsored by Pepsi, at the Cornwall Curling Club, and open to teams from all PEI Curling Facilities, will kick off with their first draw on November 30. This is a team-entry league focusing on developing the competitive aspects of curling, running on selected Saturdays (that don’t conflict with major U16 curling events or Cornwall Curling Club events) at 10 am,  Five rinks are entered so far, skipped by Clara Jack, Madalyn Easter, Luke Butler, Isaiah Dalton and Ella Lenentine. There is room for a maximum of 3 more teams, and entries are being accepted on a first-come, first-paid basis.

Cost is $40 per curler, plus HST and applicable Curl PEI & Curling Canada fees.

Contact Lori Fitzpatrick at cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca or 902-566-4427 for more information or to register your team.

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

For the beginner curlers, the skilled curlers, the young curlers, the “experienced” curlers, the date-night curlers, the still-getting-the-hang-of-it curlers, for the social curlers, the backyard curlers, the ones who love watching, those who have thought of trying the sport one day and those who couldn’t go a day without it. This is for you.
 
We want to celebrate curling with you on February 22nd, 2020 — Curling Day in Canada. A day to celebrate and participate in this great Canadian sport and pastime.
 
Does your family have a unique curling tradition, where you either play or watch together?
 
Do you gather at your local curling centre for special celebrations or events?
 
Is your curling club a special home away from home?
 
We want to hear BOTH personal curling stories and club stories starting now! Here’s what you need to know…
 
Share your personal curling stories by February 22 and your name will be entered for a chance to win a trip for four to the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier!   Learn more
 
Do you want to host the iconic Brier Tankard trophy at your curling club on Curling Day in Canada? Then be sure to share your club story before the January 24 submission deadline!   Full Details
 
That’s not all!
 
One curling centre will win a $10,000 renovation grant for participating in our Canada-Wide Curling Game on February 22nd!   Canada-wide Game Details
 
Also, one lucky school will win two (2) FloorCurl Starter Kits, the official equipment of Rock & Rings, by submitting their most compelling video of why they want to bring curling to their school.   Rock & Rings
 
So curlers, mark February 22nd in your calendar and start making plans to join the celebration of the greatest sport in Canada! In the meantime, we want to hear what curling means to you through your stories and pictures.

Signup reminder for Annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel at Cornwall

The Cornwall Curling Club’s annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel takes place Saturday December 7 2019 from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Curlers from all PEI clubs are welcome. Last year’s overall winners were the team of Angus Kennedy and Myrna Sanderson from the host club, who have proved hard to beat over the years this event has been held. Entry deadline is Dec. 2.

Cost: $40 per 2 person mixed (1 man, 1 woman) team guarantees 3 six-end games and includes lunch. Payout of $80 for winning team of each 4 team section (assuming full draw). 1 reverse draw for $40 for 1 winning curler. Please note that the Powerplay option will not be used in this six-end event.

First 16 teams entered will be accepted. This event sells out every year, so hurry hard!

Email entries to: cornwallcurling@eastlink.ca or sign up at the Cornwall Curling Club.

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

(by Jonathan Brazeau)

PICTOU COUNTY, N.S. — Call it a tre kronor as Anna Hasselborg and her squad from Sundbyberg, Sweden, captured their third Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title.

Anna Hasselborg, Sara McManus, Agnes Knochenhauer and Sofia Mabergs celebrate with the Tour Challenge trophy on Nov. 10, 2019, in Pictou County, N.S. (Anil Mungal)

The reigning Olympic gold medallists took home the KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge Tier 1 women’s championship with an 8-5 victory over Team Kerri Einarson of Gimli, Man., in Sunday’s final.

Hasselborg, third Sara McManus, second Agnes Knochenhauer and lead Sofia Mabergs collected $30,000, 12 Pinty’s Cup points plus a berth in the season-ending Humpty’s Champions Cup.

“It feels amazing,” said Hasselborg, who won her first couple GSOC titles back-to-back last season at the Elite 10 and Masters. “We’ve been playing a lot of close games this week, but I think we’ve had the learning mode being better for all of the games every time.

Click for the full story at the Grand Slam website.

PICTOU COUNTY, N.S. — The latest episode of the “Battle of the Brads” exceeded expectations with a thrilling showdown in the KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge Tier 1 men’s final.

In the end though it was Team Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., who emerged victorious 6-4 over Team Brad Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., to successfully defend the championship.

Ryan Harnden, E.J. Harnden, Marc Kennedy and Brad Jacobs celebrate with the Tour Challenge trophy on Nov. 10, 2019 in Pictou County, N.S. (Anil Mungal)

Jacobs’s fifth GSOC title netted his squad $30,000, 12 Pinty’s Cup points and a berth into the season-ending Humpty’s Champions Cup.

Things are a little different this time around as Jacobs, second E.J. Harnden and lead Ryan Harnden are now joined by third Marc Kennedy. After parting ways with Ryan Fry over the off-season, the 2014 Olympic gold medallist Jacobs added the 2010 Winter Games champion Kennedy to his roster.

“It feels great,” Jacobs said. “I’d say we battled hard all week. We were a very resilient group. I’m really proud of Ryan, E.J. and Marc for hanging in there and just never giving up and always having faith and belief that we would somehow get the job done. They stuck behind me all week and that’s huge as a skip. They never lost faith in me even when I missed a few shots or whatever. I’m just really proud of the guys.

“It’s super cool to defend a Grand Slam title. We feel really grateful to be able to play this sport at this level and be out here entertaining people and playing on TV. We just love it. Hopefully, there’s lots more to come from our team. We’re just having a lot of fun, we enjoy one another’s company and we’re excited to step onto the ice every game.”

Click for the full story at the Grand Slam website

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

The South Korean Men’s Curling team, skipped by Chang-Min Kim, backed by third Ki Jeong Lee, second Hak Kyun Kim and lead Ki Bok Lee, and coached by Charlottetown PEI’s Peter Gallant, went undefeated  to capture the 2019 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships (PACC) men’s title in Shenzhen China on Saturday, securing their ticket for the LGT World Men’s Curling Championship 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland  from 28 March-5 April.  They downed defending PACC champion Japan by an 11-2 score, in eight ends, finishing with an undefeated 11 win record. Men’s teams from Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, New Zealand, Nigeria,and Qatar were competing in the PACC.

The South Korean men’s team, with coach Peter Gallant on the right

Men’s medal results: Korea 11-2 Japan (gold); China 9-4 New Zealand (bronze)

Meanwhile, China sealed the women’s crown with a 10-3 win over Japan in another one-sided final,  needing only eight ends to secure the title and become the first rink from that nation to take gold in the women’s event since 2014. Both China and Japan are now guaranteed places at the World Women’s Curling Championship 2020 to be held in Prince George, BC between March 14 and 22.

The South Korean women won bronze, after the team, skipped by Un Chi Gim, and made up of third Min Ji Um, second Su Ji Kim, lead Ye Eun Seol and alternate Ye Ji Seol, beat Hong Kong, 13-2, in Friday night’s Bronze Medal game. The Korean and Hong Kong women will have second chances for world qualification, with an offer to compete in the World Qualification Event 2020. That competition will be held in Lohja, Finland, from 13 to 18 January.  

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

League play starts this (Sunday) evening at the Charlottetown Curling Club, with the Commercial League at 6 pm, followed by the Daytime League on Tuesday and Thursday at 1 pm, the Semi-Competitive League on Wed. at 6 pm, and Anything Goes at 6 pm on Thursday. Schedules for practice ice and other leagues will be available shortly.
If you’re new to curling, check out their 10-week Adult Learn to Curl program, which begins Monday, Nov. 18. Details on poster.

To register for the 2019-2020 season, please drop by the Club or register online.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canadian Mixed final underway – watch on Livestream

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

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

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

Ch’town Curling Complex opens at 6 this evening

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

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

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

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

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

U16 Junior Developmental League in Cornwall (Revised)

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

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

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

Kevin Gallant Memorial Bonspiel at the Maple Leaf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

League Play begins Sunday at the Charlottetown Curling Complex

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

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

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

Cornwall hosting Annual Mixed Doubles Cashspiel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glow in the Dark curling at Charlottetown

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

Final Reminder: Session for PEI curling facilities on “Keeping the Lights On” to be held Monday

Jerry McCann from New Brunswick will be on PEI at the Crapaud Community Curling Club November 4 from 6-9 pm to meet with representatives from PEI curling facilities for an evening of information sharing on the subject of “Keeping the … Continue reading

Tori Koana team from Japan goes undefeated to win Dave Jones Mayflower Cashspiel in Halifax, Suzanne Birt rink bow out in semis

Charlottetown’s Suzanne Birt rink made it to the semi-final round after going through round-robin play undefeated with a 4-0 win-loss record at the Dave Jones Stanhope Simpson Insurance Cashspiel at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax, but lost to event … Continue reading

Ferguson trio wins Oak Island Junior Cashspiel (updated)

The Lauren Ferguson team from the Cornwall Curling Club, playing with three while their third, Sydney Howatt, recovers from a motor vehicle accident, edged the MacKenzie Mitchell foursome from St. John’s NL 8-7 this afternoon to win the junior women’s … Continue reading

Tyler Smith goes undefeated to win Saint John Junior Spiel

Team Tyler Smith went undefeated in the TSA Junior Cashspiel at The Thistle St. Andrews Curling Club in Saint John New Brunswick this weekend. They advanced to the finals Sunday morning and defeated Team Peasley of the Gage Golf and … Continue reading

Maple Leaf curling open to everyone at no cost this week!

Here is the Nov. 4-8 opening week schedule at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary, including Youth, Stick, and Drop-in curling. All programs are open to everyone at no cost this week. You can also drop by during these … Continue reading

Suzanne Birt rink 4-0, earns bye to noon semis at Dave Jones Mayflower Cashspiel in Halifax

Charlottetown’s Suzanne Birt rink are undefeated with a 4-0 win-loss record at the Dave Jones Stanhope Simpson Insurance Cashspiel at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax, and have the morning off, earning a bye to the 12 noon semi-finals, where … Continue reading

Ferguson trio advances to Sunday morning semis at Oak Island Junior Cashspiel

The Lauren Ferguson team from the Cornwall Curling Club, playing with three while their third, Sydney Howatt, recovers from a motor vehicle accident, finished round-robin play at the 26th Oak Island Junior Cashspiel at the Chester Curling Club with a … Continue reading

Montague Curl for Cancer wraps up today

Montague’s Curl for Cancer event got underway Friday and wraps up today at the Montague Curling Club. Here’s Honourary Chair Bazil Higginbotham throwing out the first stone with his granddaughter’s team getting ready to sweep his draw to the button! … Continue reading

Canadian Mixed Curling Ch’ship underway Sunday (Curling Canada)

Foyer des loisirs et de la culture in Saguenay, Que., will host the 2020 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship.   There will be no shortage of compelling storylines when the 2020 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship kicks off on Sunday night at … Continue reading

Cornwall Curlers in the hunt for Oak Island treasure this weekend

There’s Oak Island treasure (aka “cash”) on the line this weekend at the 26th Oak Island Junior Cashspiel, November 1-3 at the Chester Curling Club, and sponsored by the Atlantica Hotel and Marina, Oak Island. Event Website: https://chestercurlingclub.ca/index.php/juniors/junior-bonspiels/423-oak-island-junior-cashspiel Ten junior … Continue reading

Jamie Newson-skipped Silver Fox team competing in the Canadian Mixed, starting Sunday

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

Islanders competing in Dave Jones Mayflower Cashspiel in Halifax starting Thurs. evening

PEI’s Suzanne Birt and Veronica Smith rinks, along with Erin Carmody on the 4-time defending champion Jill Brothers team from Halifax, and Marion MacAulay on Truro’s Colleen Pinkney squad are among the 12 women’s teams competing in the annual Dave … Continue reading

Team Birt guest instructors at 1st Junior Dev’t Clinic of the season, Nov. 13 at Cornwall

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

Reminder (A week from today): Session for PEI curling facilities on “Keeping the Lights On”

Jerry McCann from New Brunswick will be on PEI at the Crapaud Community Curling Club November 4 from 6-9 pm to meet with representatives from PEI curling facilities for an evening of information sharing on the subject of “Keeping the … Continue reading

Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary holding school-age curler registration Fri. and Sat.

The Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary is holding registration for all school-aged curling programs on Friday Nov 1 (7-9pm) & Saturday Nov 2 (1-3pm). For Program information call John Martin at 902-214-0863 Set aside time in your child’s schedule … Continue reading

Birt finishes 2nd at Monctonian, Zacharias with Lenentine wins OVCA Jr. Superspiel

The Andrea Crawford rink from Fredericton went undefeated to win the 15 team $7500 total purse Atlantic Superstore Monctonian Challenge, which wrapped up today at Curl Moncton, beating PEI’s Suzanne Birt team 8-2 in the final. Team Birt was also … Continue reading

Montague holding Open House – Try Curling event Monday through Wed. evening

Come out to the Montague Curling Rink this Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening (Oct. 28-30) from 7-9 pm and give curling a try. This is for anyone looking to give curling a try, and also for members to just get … Continue reading

Montague’s annual Curl for Cancer Bonspiel goes Nov. 1-2

Join the Montague Curling Rink for our annual Curl for Cancer Bonspiel! Three games (4 ends each), trivia, bake sale, silent auction, cake auction, lots of food, and the annual Carol Sullivan Fun Run/Walk! Registration begins Friday, Nov 01 at … Continue reading

Team Birt undefeated at Monctonian, Smith, Zacharias in “C” qualifiers at OVCA Jr. Superspiel

The Suzanne Birt rink from Charlottetown has a perfect 4-0 record in the $7,500 purse 15 team women’s side of the Atlantic Superstore Monctonian Challenge at Curl Moncton, and have advanced to the 8:30 am quarter-final round, where they play … Continue reading

Try Curling for Free at the Maple Leaf Curling Club Open House on Nov. 1st and 2nd

Open House at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary Friday Nov. 1 from 7-9 & Saturday Nov. 2 from 1-3. Drop in to try curling for the first time or play a game. Register for the upcoming season. Sign … Continue reading

Sport PEI hosting Future Elites Legacy Performance Event

Sport PEI is hosting Future Elites November 14th and 15th for ages 15-18. Details on poster Guest Athlete is MAAC Pitcher of the year and 4 time Sport PEI award winner – John Patrick Stevenson! Deadline to apply is October … Continue reading

Curl PEI Provincial Online Event/Ch’ship Registration now open for 2019-2020 Season

Online registration for Curl PEI Provincial Events, including Provincial, Championships is now open. Click the “Enter Online” link on the sidebar of PEICurling.com or visit https://peicurling.com/entry-form/ to enter.  Click for printable PDF copy. … Continue reading

PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum inducts five in Charlottetown

The PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum’s 13th annual Induction Ceremony was held on Tuesday evening before a packed house at the downstairs lounge of the Charlottetown Curling Complex, with five inductees, all of whom curled in Charlottetown, inducted … Continue reading

P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame adds five new members (The Guardian)

Five curlers were inducted into the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum Tuesday in Charlottetown. From left are John Likely, Wayne Matheson, Shelley Muzika, Leslie MacDougall and Mike Dillon. – Contributed CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The Prince Edward Island … Continue reading

Full tournament schedule released for Tour Challenge in Pictou

The full tournament schedule has now been released for the 2019 Tour Challenge. Check below to find out when your favourite team is playing. PINTY’S GRAND SLAM OF CURLING, KIOTI TRACTOR TOUR CHALLENGE  The curling community in Pictou County is … Continue reading

PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum Induction Ceremony 2019 – Photo Gallery

Here is a gallery of photos from the 13th annual induction ceremony of the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, which took place on October 22, 2019, at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, with five inductees – Mike Dillon, John … Continue reading

Talking ‘ice’ with a top ice-maker and world champion curler!

  Souris PEI native Ian MacAulay, a well-known Ottawa-area ice-technician and curler, paid a visit to the Cornwall Curling Club, where he had a chance to throw a few rocks, and talk “ice” with Cornwall’s new icemaker, Brent Irving.   … Continue reading

Level 1 Ice Technician Course

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

Junior Foundations Clinic for 10-15 Year Olds

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

Adult Learn to Curl starting Nov. 10 at the Silver Fox

The Silver Fox Curling Facility in Summerside is holding Adult Learn to Curl sessions. When:  Sundays 1:30-3:00 pm, November 10 2019 to  February 16 2020. How much does it cost: $100 + HST (Money back guarantee after three weeks – how … Continue reading

Reminder: PEI Curling Hall of Fame to induct five members at 13th annual induction ceremony this evening (Tues. Oct. 22)

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum is set to host its thirteenth annual induction ceremony on Tuesday October 22, 2019 at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, Charlottetown, PEI. Five inductees, all in the “Curler” category, are being … Continue reading

Shelley Muzika’s curling career to be recognized Tuesday night (Guardian)

Shelley Muzika won five Prince Edward Island women’s curling championships and made it to the final seven more times. She won an Island junior title, a mixed championship and represented the province at the 1983 Canada Games in Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, Que. … Continue reading

Multiple time champion John Likely earns spot amongst Island’s elite at PEI Curling Hall of Fame induction ceremony (Journal)

John Likely has won at almost every level of curling in Prince Edward Island. He’s a nine-time mixed champion and a three-time men’s champ while also winning once each at the junior and senior ranks. He holds the record for … Continue reading

Adult Learn to Curl at Crapaud Community School starting Jan. 9

Adult Learn to Curl – Crapaud Community School Starts Thursday, January 9 at 7 pm and runs for 10 weeks. Registration fee will be confirmed later. Open to anyone 15 years and older. The game will be taught using a … Continue reading

Silver Fox curling updates

Icemaking is well underway and signup sheets are now up for the weekly curling draws at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside. Leagues start Nov. 4, and include: Monday -Mixed, individual sign-up, non-competitive league Tuesday – Team entries Wednesday … Continue reading

Montague Curling Rink Ice almost ready in Three Rivers

The Bogside Brewing Cashspiel is on the schedule for the Montague Curling Rink next weekend, and the ice is almost ready for it, complete with new rocks added last season, and Jet Ice Full House circles, including circles for PEI’s … Continue reading

Cornwall again hosting Murphy’s Ice Queens Women’s Funspiel in November

The annual Murphy’s Ice Queens Women’s Fun-Spiel takes place Saturday, Nov 23rd 2019 here at the Cornwall Curling Club, and is a great way to kick off the curling season! This event is open to female curlers from all clubs. Non-Competitive Teams … Continue reading

Charlottetown Curling Complex ice plant up and running

The Charlottetown Curling Complex is reporting this morning that their ice plant is now running and the temperature is dropping. They expect to be on target to have ice before the end of the month. There is still plenty of … Continue reading

Mike Dillon to be inducted into Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum (Journal Pioneer)

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Mike Dillon’s name is attached to most of the Island’s top curling trophies. Mike Dillon is one of this year’s inductees into the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum. He has won three P.E.I. junior … Continue reading

PEI Curling Hall of Fame to welcome five new inductees. MacDougall, Matheson have built impressive resumés (The Guardian)

MacDougall, Matheson have built impressive resumés CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame and Museum.  Five athletes will be inducted into the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum when it hosts its 13th annual induction ceremony … Continue reading

PEI’s Suzanne Birt rink among 62 teams in KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge in Pictou County, NS (GSOC)

The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling announced Wednesday the field for the 2019 KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge taking place Nov. 5-10 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre in Pictou County, N.S. Featuring 62 — that’s right, 62! — teams in … Continue reading

Silver Fox Junior Program starts Oct. 28

The junior program at the Silver Fox in Summerside will begin on Monday the 28th with some changes this year: Little Rockers will be 4-5 pm Mondays Juniors go 5-6 pm Mondays On Wednesdays the ice is open to Juniors … Continue reading

PEI’s Brett Gallant among 55 elite Canadian athletes joining RBC Olympians program (RBC)

55 elite Canadian athletes have been announced as part of the 2019-2021 RBC Olympians roster. The roster includes an impressive group of Tokyo 2020 hopefuls from communities across Canada, including Charlottetown’s Brett Gallant (Curling), along with Ellie Black (Gymnastics), Jennifer Abel (Diving), Matt Berger (Skateboarding), and Penny Oleksiak (Swimming), among others. … Continue reading

Cornwall club seeking part-time janitor

The Cornwall Curling Club is seeking a part-time janitor for their modern curling facility housed on the lower floor of the Cornwall Civic Centre at 29 Cornwall Road, Cornwall PEI. This is a seasonal position starting immediately and running until … Continue reading

Reminder: PEI Curling Hall of Fame to induct five members at 13th annual induction ceremony on Tues. Oct. 22

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum is set to host its thirteenth annual induction ceremony on Tuesday October 22, 2019 at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, Charlottetown, PEI. Five inductees, all in the “Curler” category, are being … Continue reading

Session for PEI curling facilities on “Keeping the Lights On”

Jerry McCann from New Brunswick will be on PEI at the Crapaud Community Curling Club November 4 from 6-9 pm to meet with representatives from PEI curling facilities for an evening of information sharing on the subject of “Keeping the … Continue reading

Crapaud holding Early Registration on Friday evening

The Crapaud Community Curling Club is holding “Early Registration” on Friday, October 18th 2019 at 7 pm. There is a 10% Early Bird Special if you register at this time, and there is also another 10% discount for those who signup … Continue reading

Annual Foxy Lady women’s funspiel to have 1950s/60s Theme

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. This event, sponsored by Credit Union Malpeque Bay and Ramsay … Continue reading

Maple Leaf club in O’Leary: Open House Nov. 1-2. After-school Junior curling starts week of Nov. 4

The Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary has Open House scheduled for November 1st and 2nd.  Follow their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MapleLeafCurling/ for more details as they become available. Junior Curling – starts November 4, with sessions at  4 p.m. … Continue reading

Curling starts this morning at the Cornwall Curling Club

  It’s time to curl at the Cornwall Curling Club. The ice is ready, the Club is open normal hours, and their $10 per person “drop-in” curling from 10 am to noon Monday through Friday starts this morning. Regular evening … Continue reading