Updated Monday, November 20th, 2017

Carp Classic

Steve Allen won The Burnt Rock Curling Co. Carp Classic this weekend at Huntley Curling Club and the team took home $2000. They defeated Howard Rajala in the final 6-4. Playoff

Travelers Club Championship

The Travelers Curling Club Championship starts Monday at Cataraqui Curling Club in Kingston. Representing Ontario are teams from High Park and Richmond Hill.  Teams  women  |  men

Boost National

Jennifer Jones and Bruce Mouat of Scotland were winners of the Grand Slam of Curling Boost National in Sault Ste Marie.
Playoffs  women  |  men

Costco Stroud Classic

John Steski wins the COMCO Cash Spiel, defeating Cory Heggestad 5-2 at the Stroud Curling Club in Innisfil, Canada. Steski as skip throwing lead stones with Jordie Lyon-Hatcher throwing the last stones along with Brett Lyon-Hatcher at third and Matt Haughn at second take home the $3,600CDN first place cheque along with 15.441 world ranking points. Full story...

American Olympic Trials

John Shuster and Nina Roth will be representing the USA at the 2018 Olympics. Three women's teams, including Jamie Sinclair, and five men's teams, including Heath McCormick, played down in Omaha Nebraska. Standings: women  |  men

Volunteers Needed for The Roar

50/50 ticket sellers are needed for the Roar of the Rings December 2-10th at Canadian Tire Centre. Open to volunteers 19 years or older and willing to volunteer for three draws (draw schedule). Sign up as a curling team, a family outing, group of friends or as an individual and they will pair you with a volunteer. No registration fee (no uniforms). All training will be provided by the Ottawa Senators Foundation. Please send your name, contact information (email and phone) and availability (based on the draw schedule) to roar@OVCAEvents.com The funds generated through the 50/50 are put back into youth and development curling programs.

LCA Centennial

Janet LaPierre of Winchester won the final of the Centennial. Pictured above wiith Janet are Janet Levere, Wendy Casselman and Jane Thompson, with LCA President Jane Evernden presenting. Runner up was Heather Dufault of Granite. Karen Moon of the RA won the Mary McGuire, runner-up was Mary Ann Bocock of Granite. Due to lack of participation in Quebec, there will be no championship final against District 1 this year. Draw

Governor General's Trophy

Registration is now open for the double rink Branch Governor General's Trophy. The final against Quebec will be played on February 11th at the RA. More details and registration can be found on the OVCA website.

 

LCA Juniors


Pictured above is Team Parks of City View Curling Club, winners of the 2017 Ladies Curling Association Juniors: Violet French, Makayla McMullin, Abigail Parks and Emma Rebel.

U21/Colts/Trophy Qualifiers

Lots of action in CurlON competitions this weekend, but no entry in the Trophy from this area. Colts Qualifier #1 was held at Gananoque. Sebastien Robillard of Ottawa won the B side, Chris Kai of High Park in Toronto won the A. Emma Wallingford of Ottawa has qualified in the A side of the U21 Qualifier A, Marie-Elaine Little of Toronto won the B side, the Provincial is December 27-30 at Annandale  draw In the men's U21, the A winner is Matt Hall from Kitchener, B winner is Ryan Hahn of Ottawa Hunt & Golf. As witness from the above results, teams are allowed play down in any of the qualifiers in the province. The u21 Challenge Round is this coming weekend in St Catharines.

Interclub Hope Beddoe

The Hope Beddoe starts Tuesday this week at area clubs. Finals are at Carleton Heights on Thursday morning. See the draw here.

Canadian Mixed

Congratulations to Team Ontario, Mike Anderson, Danielle Inglis, Sean Harrison and Lauren Harrison of Thornhill on winning the  Canadian Mixed Championship in Swan River, MB. They defeated Quebec in the final Playoffs. Read the press release here.

Road to the Road

Julie Tippin of Woodstock joined Krista McCarville of Thunder Bay as qualifier for the Roar of the Rings. John Morris of Vernon (formerly Ottawa) and Brendan Bottcher of Edmonton qualified in the men's. Read the latest press release here.
Women's Playoff  Men's Playoff

Christmas is Coming

The first of the Christmas bonspiels is now listed. This one is at Ottawa Curling club on December 28th. See the bonspiel page for details.

8 Ender at the RA


Catherine Fydell, Margaret Woodley (skip), Terry Holliday and Linda Cartwright scored an 8-ender at the RA last week.  

Advanced Clinic at Richmond

Richmond is offering its Advanced Clinic to all Ottawa area clubs. It will be held at Richmond Curling Club on Saturday January 27, 2018 from 9 to 4. This clinic is for those who feel they have a reasonable delivery, but who still struggle with some aspects. It will further refine your delivery through video analysis, as well as discuss game play and strategy. The cost of $50 includes breaks and lunch. Register and pay by December 15th by contacting richmondcurling@bellnet.ca.

Metcalfe Learn to Curl Program

Metcalfe is hosting a 10-week Adult Learn to Curl program that starts January 14th on Sunday evenings. See the Metcalfe website for further details.

OVCA Mixed Bonspiel

Registration is now open for the OVCA Mixed Bonspiel January 18-21. Returning teams have until November 20 for their guaranteed spot — $200 entry per team.

Grandmasters

Entries are now being taken for this year’s Grandmasters leading to the Ontario Championship at Thornhill March 15-17. The event is open to men and women over the age of 70 and 65 respectively. Last year, Granite’s Bob Brien, and Ottawa's Randy Garland both won events. Zones are played November 27-December 15. Register through the website.