Updated Tuesday, January 17, 2017

U18 Champs


Team Gray from Perth Curling club, pictured above, are U18 TCA champions. L to R: Coach Kim Yeoman, skip Kayla Gray, vice Mikayla Gemmill, 2nd Chelsea Ferrier, lead Morgan Typhair. THe team also qualified for an invitation to the U18 championship in April.

Cash on the Wall U18 team Needed

Carleton Heights is still looking for a novice U18 entry to its February 11th bonspiel. Contact Dan Cogliati. The flyer is here.

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 purchased through www.ottawasenators.com/SWEEP with promo code: SWEEP
For more details or questions contact Felix Drouin at 613-599-0372.

Challenge Rounds

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 at Midland. Men's Draw
The women are playing in Mississauga: Erin Morrisey, Danielle Inglis, and Erin MacAulay are representing Ottawa. Women's Draw

LCA Stanley Gauthier

For 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
with Penny Mulhall, Nancy Samson-Booth and Kellie McDonald-Lee won the Gauthier. Draw

The Masters

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

Challenges

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.
Men's draw  |  Women's draw

The Continental Cup

The 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.
The first game on TSN is a team competition at noon on Thursday. Full TV schedule

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 Lauren Mann.
Men's Playoff | Women's Playoff

Provincial Juniors

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...