Updated Wednesday, February 20, 2019

OAU Winners

The Carleton Ravens, pictured above won gold in the Ontario University Athletics Championships in Kitchener. Team members are Cameron Goodkey, Mac Calwell, Morgan Calwell, Brendan Acorn,  Alternate, Wesley Stakes and coach Tom Sinclair. The women's team,  Lauren Horton, Calissa Daly, Kaleigh Mackay, Mychelle Zahab and Coach Jodi Horton lost in the quarter finals. PLayoffs Read the full story here...

Governor General's Trophy

Congratulations to Rideau Curling Club on winning the 2019 Governor General's Trophy. Team members were Jeff McCrady (skip), Brian Norman, Morgan Currie, Nick Aubin, Bill Blad (skip) Iain Wilson, Steve Demers and Brian Smith. They are pictured below with Brigadier-General Marc Thériault, Military Assistant to the Governor General. Runner up team was Lennoxville, skipped by Jim Mastine and Jeff Cheal.

Lady Tweedsmuir Trophy

And congratulations also to Richmond Curling Club who won the Lady Tweedsmuir Trophy, both played at RCMP Curling Club. They defeated Christine Paradis and Sue Roy of Lachine. Richmond team members are pictured below: Jennifer Langley (skip) Heather Brophy, Sue Benton, Nancy Samson-Booth, Sue Ann Blakely (skip) Judy Middlemiss, Mary Ann Bednar, and Angie McCallum.

Little Rock Championship

Entries for zone playdowns are now available for the 2019 Hogline Curlers Proshop Little Rock Championship. See all the details on the Youth Spiels Page. The Championship will be held in Almonte on March 23.

Hunt Club 8 Ender

During the Saturday morning league on February 2nd at the Hunt & Golf Club - a steal of 8 by Team Johnston! From left to right – Michel Houle, Dave Johnston, David Bernie, John Urie.

Queen's Alumni Funspiel

Kevin Goheen has been running the Ottawa Branch Queen's Alumni Spiel for 10 years. It takes place this year on Saturday February 23 at Ottawa Curling Club. See all the details here...

 

Men's City of Ottawa Bonspiel

There are only five openings left in the open division of the 2019 Alexander Keith's Men's City of Ottawa Bonspiel. The senior and senator events are full. Registration is on their website.

Team Sinclair US Champ

Bryan Cochrane was brought on full time by the USCA to coach Jamie Sinclair's team leading up to the 2022 Olympics. Jamie is now a 3 time US National Champion and will advance to the World Championships in Silkenborg Denmark in March.
Photo left to right: Taylor Anderson, Sarah Anderson, Bryan Cochrane, Jamie Sinclair, Monica Walker

Sendoff for Team McDonald

Cataraqui Curling Club is having a send off for Scott McDonald and his team on Saturday February 23rd, from 7 to 10 pm. Scott, with Jonathan Beuk, Wesley Forget and Scott Chadwick are representing Ontario at the Tim Hortons Brier in Brandon March 2-10.

Events last weekend

The mixed Doubles Provincial Qualifier A winners are Sierra Sutherland/Thomas Ryan of Rideau, Jessica Thorne/Ryan Hahn of Rideau,
Casey Kidd/Brad Kidd of Peterborough and Erica Hopson/Kevin Tippett of Ottawa CC.  draw
The Provincial is in Brampton March 1-3.
Gore School Curling Championships Congratulations to Cole Lyon, Neil Jennings, Ben Brunatti, and Andrew Trautrim  of Fellowes High School in Pembroke on winning the boys' event. Grace Cave of North Dundas was runner up in the girls'   standings | Playoffs

Scotties

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts is in Sidney NS. The last of the Round Robins games are on Wednesday at 8:30, 1:30 and 6:30 pm. See the TSN broadcast schedule here.

World Juniors

The World Juniors is also in Nova Scotia - Liverpool. Representing Canada are Alberta's Selena Sturmay and BC's Tyler Tardi. They are both at 3-2. Some games will be streamed on the WCF youtube channel. Read the media release here...

A fire next door to Ottawa Curling Club on Catherine Street on Wednesday has caused the club to close down for two days because of smoke damage. Photo courtesy of Joe Pavia.

Left Handers

The Third Annual Ottawa Valley Left Hander Curling Championship was held at Almonte Curling Club on Saturday. The winning team from Arnprior & Pakenham is pictured below.

From left to right: Paul Watters, Almonte Curling Club President Steve Conlon, Skip Russell Oatman, Scott Collins, Bill Pennings, Lefties Bonspiel Organizer Art McKay

Learn to Curl Bonspiel

The Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club is hosting a Learn to Curl Bonspiel on March 2 for those with under 3 and under 6 years of curling experience. See the bonspiel page for more details.