Updated Thursday, January 23, 2020

Lady Tweedsmuir

The LCA Lady Tweedsmuir District 2 playdown is this weekend in Russell. The draw is here. Eleven clubs are participating in this double rink event, the winners to play in the Championship final along with the Governor General's Trophy on February 15th at Carleton Heights.

Pembroke Rookie Bonspiel

There are a couple of openings in the Pembroke Rookie Spiel in Pembroke on March 7. Contact Margaret Lomore, or see the bonspiel page for more details.

City of Ottawa Bonspiel

The Goldline City of Ottawa Men's Bonspiel is now accepting entries. Five games guaranteed! Dates are March 18-22, details are on the bonspiel page. The picture below is of the first winning team back in 1956: Harold Attfield, Bud Donaldson, Jim Moore, John McCavour and Harold Ewan. It was a composite team from Ottawa, Hunt, Rideau and City View.

Grand Slam

The Pinty's Grand Slam Canadian Open finals were won by Brad Jacobs and Anna Hasselborg.
Men's playoff | Women's playoff

Stanley Gauthier Winners

Twenty teams played in the LCA Stanley Gauthier event for women with five years or less experience. Pictured above is the winning team from Navy Curling Club. L-R  Rachel Burdick, Katie Kelly, Sarah Taylor, Carolyn Fenwick (skip), and Louise Howe, District 2 President. Runner up was Kelly Lynch of Alexandria. Winner of the Gauthier event was Diana Malenica of Carleton Heights, runner up Karen Leroux of Smiths Falls. The draw is here.

Crystal Heart

The Crystal Heart Bonspiel , February 6-9 is now full. Anyone wishing to make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation can find the link on the Crystal Heart Bonspiel website. Help them reach their goal of $1,000,000 this year.

LCA Bantam & Junior Girls

Winners of the Ladies Curling Association Annual Bantam (U15) Girls event were Katrina Frlan of Huntley with Erika Wainwright, Isabelle McLean, Lauren Norman and Samantha Wall. U18 winners were Rachel Lockett of Prescott with Dallas Lewis, Evelyn McWilliam and Rebecca Lockett.

Curl Up in Arnprior

This is Arnprior's 14th year hosting this fun spiel (February 7-8) with off-ice games and curling and they still have a few spots. Check out the flyer here.



Canadian Juniors

The New Holland Canadian Juniors is this week in Langley BC. The semi finals and finals will be broadcast on TSN: the semi finals at 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturday and the finals at noon and 5 pm on Sunday. Representing Ontario are Sierra Sutherland, Adrienne Belliveau, Chelsea Ferrier and Julie Breton from Rideau Curling Club.
The men's team is from Cataraqui in Kingston, skipped by Owen Purdy. The women's team qualified for the championship pool. The men are in the seeding pool.

OVCA Mixed Bonspiel

Congratulations to team J. P. Nadeau on winning the main event of The Ottawa Valley Curling Association Mixed Bonspiel. This is a true composite rink: J-P Nadeau of Toronto, Erica Hopson of Rideau, Chris Askew of Ottawa and Natalie Rediger of Regina.

Little Rock Teams

Carleton Place needs two more teams for its Little Rock Bonspiel on Sunday February 9th. See the flyer here or email Jason Smith.

Little Rock Championship

The zone playdowns are now listed on the OVCA website here. The Championship Final is Saturday March 28th at Perth Curling Club

Team Cochrane to Brier

With the new rules of residency established by Curling Canada this year, Bryan Cochrane and his team of Ian McAulay, Morgan Currie and Mark O’Rourke won the Provincial playdown in PEI and will be representing PEI in the Tim Hortons Brier in Kingston. Ian and Morgan were both born in PEI. Mark is the only resident of PEI on the team.

Tankard & Scotties

The Open Qualifiers for the Scotties and Tankard Provincials are this weekend at Bayview and Kitchener/Waterloo Granite.Winners were Mark Kean of Woodstock, Matthew Hall of Kitchener, Julie Hastings, and Chelsea Brandwood of St Catharines. Women's draw | Men's draw

Youth Olympics

The Youth Olympic Games 2020 started Friday in Switzerland. Emily Deschenes from Manotick plays third on Canada's team, and the lead,
Lauren Rajala of Sudbury, will be Canada's flag bearer. Unfortunately they lost the quarter final to Japan.

CurlON Award

CurlON President Elaine Brimicombe presents Mike Johansen of Rideau Curling Club with the CurlON Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award — Mike has his name on five Ontario banners.