Updated Saturday, December 10, 2016

Grand Slam of Curling, The National

Sault Ste. Marie is hosting the Boost National this week. women's playoff | men's playoff
Games will be televised on Sportsnet and CBC. See the full TV schedule here

5 Years & Under Women's Event

The LCA Stanley-Gauthier Competition is for women curlers with 5 years or less experience. It will be held in Arnprior January 14-15. Contact Eileen Wilson before December 19 to enter. Members of the team do not have to be from the same club. Flyer

LCA Junior Winners

From City View Curling Club: Skip Rory Grant, Abby Parks, Emma Rebel, Ashley Graham won the Ladies Curling Association Junior Girls at the RA on December 4th. Runners up are from Vankleek Hill: Skip Cassie Allen, Caitlin Allen, Kyla Baranowski, Natasha Fortin

LCA Bantam Winners

From Hawkesbury Golf and Curling Club: Skip Emilie Lovitt, Paige Bown, Laurel Pearson, Dominique Vivier. Runners up are from Carleton Heights: Skip Kaitlyn Garneau, Amber Welby,
Meredith Chaplin, Jasmine Hartwig

Learn to Curl on Sundays

City View is starting up a Sunday afternoon Learn to Curl session starting January 8, 3 to 5 pm.
See more information here or contact Charlotte Smaglinski SundayLTC@cityviewcurling.ca

OVCA Mixed Bonspiel

Entries close in just ten days for the OVCA Mixed Bonspiel January 19-22. The senior event is full, but there are still openings in the Open and Colts. Register on line or by mail  Entry Form

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.

Seniors Qualifiers

This weekend is the Curl ON qualifiers for seniors. Huntley is hosting the qualifier for this area, with 11 men's teams competing. Teams... The winners, and the women's teams play in the Provincial Qualifier in Napanee January 20-22.

Women's Metro

Congratulations to Diane Burgess of the RA, with Nerine, Margo Burgess and Elaine Brimicombe on winning the Ottawa Ladies Metro League. Nancy Lanthier of the RA was runner up.

Joe Pavia's Column

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

Ottawa Senior League

The Ottawa and District Senior League is expanding its Winter League and 14 teams have already registered. The league is open to men and women over 50. Draw times are 9:30 am and 11:45 am on Thursdays at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, starting January 5. Contact Bill Duck to enter. League details are here... ​

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.

Curl ON Competitions

This past weekend in Brighton, the Masters Men and Women played in one of four qualifiers that lead to the Provincial Championship January 11-15 at Glencoe. Richmond's Jennifer Langley and Rideau's Diana Favel won the women's; Carleton Height's Ed Warren and Navy's Bruce Delaney won the men's.  Men's draw | Women's draw
McGrady/McGrady won the Provincial Qualifier for Mixed Doubles in Winchester. They advance to the Provincials in Listowel February 24-26. Draw
North Grenville and Trenton hosted the qualifiers for the Best Western and Fairfield Marriott challenges. Advancing in the men's are Luc Brazeau of Ottawa, Bill Woods of Metcalfe, Ryan Shillington of North Grenville and James Cave of Metcalfe in Zone 1-2 draw. David Cormier of Huntley, Leo Buckley of Deep River, Rooke Meiklejohn of Campbellford and Jake Attfield of City View qualified out of the Zone 3-4 Draw.  There was no playoff for the women: Kim Woods, Metcalfe, Ruth Buckland, Ottawa were the only women's entries in Zones 1-2, and Heather McMillan of Kingston and Yvonne Sklepowicz in Zones 3-4.

OCT in Kingston

The Secker Ross & Perry Eastern Ontario Championship, an Ontario Curling Tour event, was in Kingston this past weekend. Greg Balsdon of Kingston defeated Dayna Deruelle of Brampton 5-4 in the final. Playoff round 

Roar of the Ring Tickets

Event Packages are now on sale for the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. Read more here...

Governor General's Trophy

This year's OVCA playdown for the Governor General's Trophy Men's Double rink event is Saturday January 7 at the Hunt Club. The final against Quebec is on February 12 at City View Curling Club. The entry fee for the two teams is only $100 and only one entry per club is allowed.
Register here before December 10 for this prestigious event that has been played since 1874.