Updated Saturday, January 31, 2015
Mixed and Senior Mixed
The OCA Brokerlink Mixed and Senior Mixed Zone playdowns are
this weekend in Winchester, Hunt Club and Pakenham. Winners
advance to Regional playdowns in Carleton Place March 21-22.
Ottawa Sports Award
Rachel Homan and her team of Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk
and Lisa Weagle were repeat winners of female team of the
year at the 62nd Sports Awards Dinner at Algonquin.
Rideau Mixed Doubles
Brier Tickets for Calgary
Steve Sauve, a former member of Russell, has 2 full event arena tickets available for this year's Brier in Calgary, valued at $1,050.00. Contact Steve Sauve at 613-851-7451 if you are interested.
Team Homan announced that Cheryl Kreviazuk will be their fifth at the Scotties next month in Moose Jaw. And to see a list of teams and other stories, read the CCA's media release.
The 17th Annual Crystal Heart Curling Classic starts next Thursday (February 5). The draws are now posted at crystalheart.ca
Scotties Tournament of Hearts
At the Provincial Scotties in Penetanguishene, Julie Hastings of Toronto defeated Sherry Middaugh 9-5 in the final and advances to the Canadian Scotties in Moose Jaw February 14-22. Linescores and results are on the OCA Scoreboard. Some other winners across the country are Jennifer Jones, Val Sweeting, Stephanie Lawton and Mary- Anne Arseneault.
Kevin Britt passed along the sad news that his father Howie Britt died in Victoria at the age of 89. Howie was a competitive curler in Ottawa 30 or so years ago. Read the obituary here.
The Canadian Mixed Doubles are being held in Ottawa at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club March 11-15, 2015. Have a look at some of the teams participating here.
2015 Winter Universiade
For games streamed online, check out the curlingzone list here.
Gore School Curling
At the M&M Canadian Junior Championships in Cornerbrook, Ontario's Chelsea Brandwood is playing in the women's semi-final against BC, the winner to play Alberta. In the men's Quebec won two tiebreakers to advance to the semi-final against New Brunswick, the winner to play Manitoba. Alex Cormier, playing out of Quebec, won the Sportsmanship award, the Fair Play award and the Joan Mead Legacy Award. See the list of all-stars and award winners here . TSN will broadcast the women's semifinals and final at noon and 6:30 pm Saturday, and men's at noon and 6:30 pm Sunday. Linescores and results are on the CCA Scoreboard.
Joe Pavia's Column in the Ottawa Sun
Read Joe Pavia's January 28th curling column in the Ottawa Sun, highlighting the Carleton Ravens women's team heading to Spain for the World Universiade.
At the Hunt Club this past weekend, Ryan Hahn and Kayla MacMillan, both of Huntley won the A sides. Sierra Sutherland of Manotick and Michael Morra of Richmond the B. Provincials are in Oshawa February 4-7. Linescores and results are on the OCA Scoreboard.
Norm Hewitt and Cheryl McBain, both of Rideau, won the A sides of the Best Western Intermediate Regionals in Trenton. Kerry McCue of Trenton and Dwayne Lowe of Huntley won the B. Provincials are in Walkerton March 4-7. Linescores and results are on the OCA Scoreboard.
The District 2 Finals of the LCA Lady Tweedsmuir double rink
was played Sunday at the RA. Winners were Nancy Lasalle and
Ann Bruni of Cornwall, and they will play against Quebec on
Saturday February 14 at the RA. Lois Graham and Heather
Lonsdale were runners up. Pictured below are the winners.
Lauren Mann, who curled out of the Ottawa Curling Club,
moved to Quebec and will represent Quebec in the
Scotties in Moose Jaw. With Lauren, curling out of the
Glenmore Curling Club in Montreal and the Etchemin Curling
Club near Quebec City, are Amélis Blais, Brittany O'Rourke,
and Anne-Marie Filteau. Granite's Andy Broder is their
Ian McGillis, long time Zone 1 rep and Past President of the Ontario Curling Association, died Saturday morning at the age of 53. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, and especially by the curling community to which he was so dedicated. Funeral arrangements are here.