Updated Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Cash on the Wall U18 team Needed
Governor General's Trophy
Two teams from Dalhousie Lake Curling Club, skipped by Billy Woods Jr. and John Wilson won the District 2 Governor Generals event last weekend at the Hunt Club, defeating Ottawa Curling Club in the final. The Championship Trophy against Quebec will be held on February 12 at City View Curling Club. Dalhousie Curling Club was founded as an activity for Canada 125 and is ecstatic about its first appearance in the Governor General's final for Canada 150.
Juniors Win in Toronto
Team McNamara from Carleton Heights won the B side of TCA. From left to right: Phil Bellissimo (coach), Alex Cousineau (2nd), Brendon Lafromboise (3rd), Lucas Houle (lead), Jordan McNamara (skip). They won won an invitation to the U18 tour championship in April.
Bonspiel for Lefties
Almonte is organizing the inaugural Ottawa Valley Championship Bonspiel for lefties on Saturday, February 11. See more details on the bonspiel page.
RA Seeking LiteRocks
The RA is starting up a Saturday youth curling program in January for boys and girls 9 to 11 years of age. They are seeking to borrow one set of LiteRocks from a club in the area that has a set they are not using. Contact Paul Armstrong or Natalie for more information.
Senators vs Jets February 19
Group Night’s with the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club have
partnered with the OVCA and Curling Canada to allow
discounted tickets for the game ($20) and clubs to sit
together in the same sections. It will also include
Street Curling in the arena and a meet-up at
intermission in the Molson Fan Deck. Tickets can be
www.ottawasenators.com/SWEEP with promo code: SWEEP
The draws are up for the Tankard and Scotties Challenge
Rounds. Bryan Cochrane, Colin Dow and Sebastien
Robillard are participating from this area in the men's
LCA Stanley Gauthier
the second year in a row, Marianne Winchester of Navy,
with Dawn Voisey, Alex Nur and Carol Marszalek won the
LCA Stanley event held in Arnprior this weekend. They
are pictured above with Jane Evernden, LCA District 2
President. Richmond's Linda Moore of Richmond
At the Provincial Masters in Glencoe, Dale Curtis of Cambridge won the women's event. The men's final is this evening, Bruce Delaney of Russell vs Jim Lyle of St. Thomas. Playoffs
CurlON Intermediate Qualifiers
Five teams advance from Q1 in the Intermediates to the Provincial Qualifier in North Grenville February 10-12: Spencer Cooper (Ottawa), Gary Rowe (Ottawa), Bill Blad (Rideau), Dwayne Lowe (Huntley) and Denis Carter (Cornwall). Draw
Congratulations to Bill Woods of Metcalfe on winning the
main event of the
The CurlON Fairfield Marriott Challenge this past
weekend. Participating from this area were Yvonne Sklepowicz of Renfrew, Ruth
Buckland of Ottawa, Kim Woods of Metcalfe, Jake Attfield
of City View, Luc Brazeau of Ottawa, Leo Buckley of Deep
River, James Cave of Metcalfe, David Cormier of Huntley,
Dennis Elgie of North Grenville, Bill Woods of Metcalfe.
The Continental Cup
World Financial Group Continental Cup started
Thursday in Las Vegas. The teams are listed
here. The local connection this year is Jaimie
Sinclair, who is skipping the team from the USA.
Quebec Tankard and Scotties
In Levis, Gatineau's Jean-Michel Ménard won the Quebec
Tankard, defeating Martin Ferland in the final. Eve
Belisle won the women's final over Marie-France
Larouche. Playing with Eve at Third is former Ottawan
Congratulations to Rideau's Hailey Armstrong, Grace Holyoke, Lindsay Dubue and Marcia Richardson on winning the Ontario Provincial Under 21 Women's Championship at Russell over the weekend. They defeated Emma Wallingford of Carleton Heights. Mark Rogers posted the winning shot on YouTube The men's winners were from Kitchener: Matthew Hall, Jeff Wanless, Joey Hart, and David Hart. Ray Bushfield is Team Hall's coach. Bill Rogers coaches Team Armstrong. playoffs These two teams advance to the Canadian Under 21 Championships in Victoria January 21-29.
Joe Pavia's Column
Read this week's curling column by Joe Pavia in the Ottawa Sun here...