Updated  Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bartender Needed

Navy Curling Club is seeking bar staff to work Saturday shifts and possibly some evenings during the curling season. Experience preferred but not necessary. Send your resume to Josee Mitchell.

Navy Cash Now an OCT Event

The Navy Fall Classic Open Cash Bonspiel starts Thursday and runs until Sunday. Teams

U-21 Icebreaker

Rideau, Ottawa and Carleton Heights Curling Clubs are hosting the U-21 Icebreaker starting Friday. Results will be posted on the curlingzone.

Senior League Looking for Teams

The Ottawa and District Senior League is looking for 6 more teams for its Fall League. Minimum age is 50, and the League is open, any mix of men and women. Draw times are 9:30 am and 11:45 am on Thursdays, at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, with play starting October 13. Contact Bill Duck to register your team. Check out league details here... 

Daytime Instruction Program

Carleton Heights is offering a 6 week instruction program, on Tuesdays from October 25 to
December 13. The application form is here. Or contact Alex Young.

KW Fall Classic

At the KW Fall Classic in Kitchener Waterloo, Sherry Middaugh was the winner of the women's final in an extra end over Julie Tippin. Richard Krell defeated Ryan LeDrew, also in an extra end in the men's. women's playoff | men's playoff

Live Streaming of OCA Events

The OCA and Title Sports Live will be streaming seven curling events in Ontario this season, starting with the Travelers Championship on October 28. Read more here...

Openings at RCMP

RCMP Curling Club is looking for Teams and individuals for their leagues, and they also offer a Learn to Curl League. Contact the Club Manager Paul Adams at 613-749-7086.

Craig Savill Youth Academy

 The Savill Curling Academy for Youth 13-21 is organized into four unique clinics spread throughout the season, each concentrating on different parts of the game. The first one starts in October. See all the details here...

Qualifying for Olympic Mixed Doubles

Curling Canada announced that it will hold the first Canadian Mixed Doubles Olympic Trials January 2-7, 2018. Read the full story here...

Rideau needs team for Tuesday Cash

One team has dropped out of the Tuesday evening cash league at Rideau. If your team can fill in, please contact Francis Hawco.

Joe Pavia's Column

Read this week's curling column by Joe Pavia in the Ottawa Sun here...

Brier Funds Announced

Elaine Brimicombe announced on Monday evening that the Ottawa Valley Curling Association share from ticket revenue from the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier is $219,374. There are more details in Joe Pavia's column in the Ottawa Sun.

The Moosehead Fall Open

At RCMP, in the men's final, Michael Fournier of Montreal defeated Greg Balsdon of Kingston 7-6. The Open was won by Mario Deschatelets of Buckingham 6-3 over Ottawa's Stephen Watson.   Men's Playoff | Open Playoff

OCA Zone meetings

Sweeping rules was on the agenda at the OCA Zones 1-4 meeting in Carleton Place on Sunday. If an event leads to a world championship, or gains CRTS points, the new broom fabric must be used from zone level onward. The new sweeping rule does not apply to events that do not go beyond the provincial championship. Only one broom per player, and if a player breaks a broom in anger, they do without a broom for the rest of the game. OCA/Curling Canada fees will go up next year, and players who make it to OCA Provincials will now have to pay for their own accommodation. Good news too, there is grant money available, and the OVCA will announce today at their AGM how much money was earned at the Brier.

Free Agent Youth Curlers

The Ottawa Youth Curling League is holding a Free Agent Clinic for all players looking for a new team or teams looking for players. The clinic will be held at the OYCL Ice Breaker event on Sunday October 2nd at 9am at RCMP Curling Club. The OYCL Free Agent clinic replaces the Fall Orphan Clinic usually held at CHCC. Questions? Contact Marc Bourguignon

Rachel Got Married

On September 10th in Las Vegas Rachel Homan and Shawn Germain tied the knot. Rachel missed her first game at the Shorty Jenkins Classic because she was still on her honeymoon.

Bantam Curlers for the ProAm

This year, the very popular ProAm at the BrokerLink OVCA Junior SuperSpiel will be held at Navy Curling Club on Thursday October 27.
This is an opportunity for young bantam curlers to play with Pros from around the world and Canada in a fun 4-end game with refreshments after. One player from each club will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. If more players are needed, the clubs will be contacted in the order that requests were received. Contact Cindy Jackson to reserve a spot.

OVCA Junior SuperSpiel Qualifier

The OVCA Junior SuperSpiel Qualifier is to be held in Almonte October 14 - 16. The entry form is on the Qualifier website. More information can be found on the Brokerlink OVCA Junior SuperSpiel website.

Curling for a Cause

Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club is hosting the 3rd Curling for a Cause on November 12. The benefactor this year is the Regional Cancer Foundation. Honourary chairs are Sue Deluney and Craig Savill. See the bonspiel page for more details or contact Bill Duck.