Updated Monday, March 27, 2017
U18 Provincial Championships
Pictured above are The Under 18 Women's champions from Perth: Kayla Gray, Mikayla Gemmill, Morgan Typhair, and Chelsea Ferrier. They defeated Emily Deschenes of Manotick in the final. Ryan Hahn, curling out of Mississauga, lost the men's final to Hazen Enman of Whitby. Team Gray will represent Ottawa at the Canadian U18 in Moncton April 18-23. Playoffs
Women's World Championship
Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Joanne Courtney and Lisa Weagle of Ottawa Curling Club were crowned world champions with a record of 13 wins and no losses. They defeated Russia 8-3 in the final of the CPT Women's World Championship. All of us in Ottawa, and Canada, are extremely proud of this great accomplishment. Photo is courtesy of the World Curling Federation/Céline Stucki.
North Bay hosted the 2017 OFSAA Curling Championships. The winner of the Men's Gold Medal was Team Derek Bowden of Almonte District High School. The women's Bronze medal winner was Team Cassie Allen from Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute. Read the story in the Sudbury Star here...
Men's City of Ottawa Bonspiel Winners
Congratulations to Bill Blad, Iain Wilson, Devo Devine, and Steve Demers of Rideau Curling Club on winning the Alexander Keith's Men's City of Ottawa Bonspiel grand aggregate. Bill Blad becomes only the second three time winner as skip. John Wilson of Richmond won the Senior Grand Aggregate, and Ron Barker of Manotick won the Senators.
2017 Little Rock Champions
Cumberland Seafood Mixed Winners
LCA Macdonald Paterson Roy
Congratulations to Karen Vandenhoven, Johanna MacPherson, Judith Phillipson and Joanne MacEwan of the RA on winning the Macdonald trophy in the Ladies Curling Association Macdonald Paterson Roy. Andrea Poole of RCMP won the Paterson event and Dawn Blackman-Overton of Carleton Heights won the Roy. The draw is here.
At the 2017
Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships in Fredericton,
men's team is from Rideau Curling Club: Howard Rajala,
Rich Moffatt, Chris Fulton and Paul Madden won the
silver medal, losing 7-6 to Alberta in the final. Jo-Ann Rizzo
also won silver, losing to Saskatchewan.
Canadian University Championships
Thunder Bay hosted this year's University Championships. Krysta Burns of Laurentian University in Sudbury won the women's gold medal, and Adam Boland of Memorial University in St. John's won the men's gold. They now have their sights on the 2018 Brier. Neither Carleton nor Ottawa U are participating, but the Queen's Gaels men's team consists of Wes Forget, Pascal Michaud, Decebal Michaud and Alex Cormier. They were tied for fourth in the Round Robin.
Joe Pavia's Column
Read this week`s curling column by Joe Pavia here...