Updated  Thursday, September 22, 2016

Senior League Looking for Teams

The Ottawa and District Senior League is looking for 6 more teams for its Fall League. Draw times are 9:30 am and 11:45 am on Thursdays, at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, with play starting October 13. Contact Bill Duck to register your team. Check out league details here... 

Joe Pavia's Column

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

KW Fall Classic

Most Ottawa teams are playing in the Moosehead Fall Open at RCMP, but Ottawa's Erin Macaulay and Mike McLean are playing in the KW Fall Classic in Kitchener Waterloo.
women's teams | men's teams

Shorty Jenkins Classic

This year's winners of the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic in Cornwall are Rachel Homan and Kevin Koe. Homan defeated Allison Flaxey 7-1 in the women's final and Koe defeated defending champ (minus their skipper) Team Gushue 9-3 in the men's.
Men's Playoff | Women's Playoff

Hogline Junior Spiel

At City View Curling Club, Jordan McNamara of Carleton Heights won the boy's final in an extra end over RCMP's Andrew Kelly. The girls' final was won by Kayla Gray of Stirling, 6-3 over Grace Wallingford of Navy.
Girls' Playoff | Boys' Playoff

Carleton Heights Friday Mixed

Carleton Heights is looking for 2 more teams for the Friday night mixed league (2 men and 2 women per team). Draw times are 7:05 pm and 9:15 pm on Fridays. Contact Alex Young.

Openings at RCMP

RCMP Curling Club is looking for Teams and individuals for their leagues, and they also offer a Learn to Curl League. Contact the Club Manager Paul Adams at 613-749-7086.

Women's Classic in Kemptville

One team has dropped out of the Royal Lepage OVCA Women's Fall Classic, held at North Grenville Curling Club November 3-6. Contact Peter Smith if your team can fill in. 

Huntley Registration Opportunities

Huntley Curling Club, located at the fairgrounds in Carp, has openings for teams and individual curlers of all ages and skill levels, as well as Learn to Curl programs for new curlers.

Craig Savill Youth Academy

 The Savill Curling Academy for Youth 13-21 is organized into four unique clinics spread throughout the season, each concentrating on different parts of the game. The first one starts in October. See all the details here...

Wheelchair Curling League

Susanne Martin, Jodi Fisher & David Long are starting a new 12-week Coached Wheelchair curling league at City View Curling Club on Sundays 5-7pm, starting September 25. For more information an Open house will be held on Saturday, September 10th, 10am – noon or Wednesday, September 14th 1 -3 pm. Contact person is Jodi Fisher.

Icebreaker needs Teams

The U-21 Icebreaker being played at Rideau, Carleton Heights and Ottawa Curling Clubs September 30-October 1 needs a couple of boys teams. See the flyer for details or contact James Sutherland.

Qualifying for Olympic Mixed Doubles

Curling Canada announced that it will hold the first Canadian Mixed Doubles Olympic Trials January 2-7, 2018. Read the full story here...

RA News

Some new leagues are starting at the RA this fall: An Open Doubles League - Every Friday at 9pm
Contact Greg Kresko or Margo Burgess.
Recreational Fixed League - Every Friday at 7 pm.
Contact Richard Moulton See more details here.
RA Information Night for all leagues is Wednesday September 14 from 7 pm to 9 pm in the Chartwell Curling Lounge.

The Moosehead Fall Open

RCMP Curling Club will be hosting the Moosehead Fall Open this weekend, starting Thursday Sept 22 at 4 pm until Sunday Sept 25th. Come out and watch some of the best curling teams from Ottawa and Quebec. Bryan Cochrane, Guy Hemmings, are just a couple of the top teams. To see the draw go to Capital Curling .com.

OCA Zone meetings

This Fall, Zones 1-4 meetings will be held together on Sunday, September 25 at Carleton Place from 10 am to 4 pm. More details here... Register here before September 23.

Free Agent Youth Curlers

The Ottawa Youth Curling League is holding a Free Agent Clinic for all players looking for a new team or teams looking for players. The clinic will be held at the OYCL Ice Breaker event on Sunday October 2nd at 9am at RCMP Curling Club. The OYCL Free Agent clinic replaces the Fall Orphan Clinic usually held at CHCC. Questions? Contact Marc Bourguignon

OVCA Train the Trainer

Registration closes on September 22 for the OVCA seminar for teaching instructors to teach the Learn-To-Curl programs. The seminar will be held on Saturday September 24 at North Grenville Curling Club. See more details here...

Academy of Curling

Russ Howard, Mary-Anne Arsenault and Grant Odishaw will be in Ottawa September 23-25th offering advanced training and development clinics at City View Curling Club. The event is sold out.

Colonial Square Ladies Classic

Bingyu Wang of China won the Ladies Colonial Square Classic in Saskatoon on Monday. She defeated Eve Muirhead of Scotland 7-4 in the final. Playoff

Rachel Got Married

On September 10th in Las Vegas Rachel Homan and Shawn Germain tied the knot. Rachel missed her first game at the Shorty Jenkins Classic because she was still on her honeymoon.

Sweeping Rules Explained

Nolan Theissan explains the new rules of sweeping and how they came about here...

Bantam Curlers for the ProAm

This year, the very popular ProAm at the BrokerLink OVCA Junior SuperSpiel will be held at Navy Curling Club on Thursday October 27.
This is an opportunity for young bantam curlers to play with Pros from around the world and Canada in a fun 4-end game with refreshments after. One player from each club will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. If more players are needed, the clubs will be contacted in the order that requests were received. Contact Cindy Jackson to reserve a spot.

OVCA Junior SuperSpiel Qualifier

The OVCA Junior SuperSpiel Qualifier is to be held in Almonte October 14 - 16. The entry form is on the Qualifier website. More information can be found on the Brokerlink OVCA Junior SuperSpiel website.

Navy Cash Now an OCT Event

Online Registration is now available for the Navy Fall Classic Open Cash Bonspiel; Sep. 29-Oct 2. Now an Ontario Curling Tour event, register today at curlnavy.com to secure your spot. $300 entry per team.

Curling for a Cause

Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club is hosting the 3rd Curling for a Cause on November 12. The benefactor this year is the Regional Cancer Foundation. Honourary chairs are Sue Deluney and Craig Savill. See the bonspiel page for more details or contact Bill Duck.

Coaches' Camps

Earle Morris is conducting three coaches' camps at the Ottawa Curling Club: September 24 & 25, and October 27th. Read all the details here. The registration form is here. Contact Earle Morris for more information at Stabilizer.morris@rogers.com

U21 Bonspiels

The new OCA terminology for youth curling is U21, U18 and U15. Check out the first U21 bonspiels of the Fall season at Carleton Heights, Rideau and Ottawa Curling Clubs on the bonspiel page.