Updated Friday, October 31, 2014

Junior SuperSpiel

The OVCA Junior SuperSpiel started Friday morning at Ottawa, Carleton Heights, Navy and RCMP. Granite joins the group later in the afternoon. Game results and linescores are on the Curlingzone.

LCA Centennial-Mary McGuire

The Ladies Curling Association Centennial  (over 55) starts Tuesday November 4 at area clubs. The draw will be updated after every game.

Joe Pavia's Column in the Ottawa Sun

Check out Joe Pavia's second curling column of the season in Wednesday's Ottawa Sun.

OVCA Mixed Bonspiel

The OVCA Mixed Bonspiel, January 15-18, is now taking entries on line and by mail. New this year is a colts division for teams with under 6 years experience. The Saturday night party - Boot Scootin’ Boogie - is at the RA.

Update on the Challenge

Mike McEwen defeated Jean-Michel Ménard 5-3 in the final of the Challenge Château Cartier de Gatineau. The draw is here.

Newsletters

The OVCA has posted their October newsletter here, and the OCA has one here.

 Elsewhere last weekend

In the Ontario Curling Tour, Ottawa's Jason Camm and Mark Homan are played in the Huron ReproGraphics Oil Heritage Classic in Sarnia. Neither team made the playoff round.

Floorcurl Rentals

Check out the Hogline Curlers Proshop to rent a FLOORCURL unit. Details are here.

Send-off for Alison

Pictured below is Alison Kreviazuk with Fredrik Lindberg at the send-off for Alison. They leave for Sweden at the end of the month. Fredrik will be back in Canada for the Men's Worlds in Halifax as coach for team Niklas Edin.

Streaming Guide

For games streamed online, check out the curlingzone list here.

The Travelers

The Provincial Travelers Curling Club Championships start today in Cornwall. Ken Sullivan of Russell, Erica Hopson of Ottawa, Ronna Reddick of Richmond and Mike Hull of Cataraqui are representing Region 1. Results and linescores are posted on the OCA website.

Eight Enders
 
Pictured left to right are Judy Graham, Ronna Reddick, Stacey Craig, and Kristin Ratcliffe of Richmond curling Club. They stole an 8-ender in the semi-final of the Travelers Curling Club Championship qualifier at Carleton Place.


Another 8-ender was scored in North Grenville on October 27. Richard Levesque with Bob Stewart and Pat O'Neil, pictured above, scored an 8 in a club Mixed League Game.

Grand Slam

The Masters of Curling started Tuesday night in Selkirk Manitoba. See the men's draw here, and the women's draw here. Ottawa's Rachel Homan has won the event the past two years and is 2-1. The broadcast schedule:
Friday, October 31
1:30 pm, 5 pm* and 8:30 pm*
Saturday November 1
Women's quarter final 1 pm
Men's quarter final 4:30 pm*
Men's and women's semi final 10 pm/7 pm
Sunday November 2
Women's final 11 am\Men's final 3 pm
*Sportsnet ONE

Ottawa Valley Goodwill Tour

A mixed group of curlers from Ottawa and the valley are on a tour to Scotland and are keeping up a blog here.

Ontario Junior Curling Tour

Huntley OJCT spiel November 8-9 is looking for a couple more Junior or Bantam Girl's teams. The entry form is here. Contact Jill Rivington for more information.

Curling in Chicago RV-style


Two RV's stayed parked at the Chicago Curling Club for four days! Five teams from Manotick & City View (Brady, Eng, Mainville, Shillington, and Webb) made their way down to the Windy City Open Bonspiel. They were welcomed and spoiled with amazing hospitality at Chicago and Exmoor Curling Clubs. Entry fee was $390 US per team (included meals, soft drinks and free beer). Brady won the third event, and Shillington the fourth. Thanks to Phil Mainville for sending along the photo and story.