Updated  Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Coming Up This Weekend

The Capital Curling Classic is at RCMP starting Thursday at 5:30 pm, with 20 men's teams playing in a Triple KO, and 8 women's teams playing in two pools. List of teams | Men's Draw
The big event in Canada for the men this weekend is the StuSells Toronto Tankard, a triple KO starting Friday. Teams
And for the women it's the Curlers Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic in Calgary. Teams
Internationally, Sherry Middaugh is participating in the Women's Masters Basel in Switzerland.

Last Weekend's Events

For the second year in a row, Bill Duck and his team of Dave Stanley, Gord Schade and Rob Kanasy (pictured above) of the Hunt Club won the Men's Oktoberfest at City View. Bill Blad of Rideau was runner-up.
Brad Gushue won the final of the Swiss Cup Basel, defeating Jaap van Dorp of the Netherlands. This is the first time since 2009 that the Netherlands has made the semi-final of a major event. playoff round
Pat Simmons won the final in the Prestige Hotels & Resorts Classic in Vernon BC 6-1 over Dean Joanisse. Stefanie Lawton won the womens 5-4 over Chelsea Carey.
Men's Playoff | Women's Playoff
Jamie Murphy won the men's final over Shawn Adams (with Craig Savill at 2nd) at the Sobey's Classic in New Glasgow. Suzanne Birt won the women's final over Colleen Pinkney.
Men's playoff | Women's playoff

Where will the next Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic be held?

That's a question a lot of people are asking. After 18 years at the Brockville Country Club, the curling Bonspiel was held in Cowall this year.
Full Story...

Marian Rigby

We are sad to announce the recent death of Marian Rigby. Marian (and husband of 69 years Earl) were very involved in the curling community and OVCA throughout the 80's. She was the mother of Joyce and Muriel Potter. An informal celebration of her life will occur on October 24 from 2-4pm at Hylands Golf Club. See the obituary on the Tubman website.

Curling for a Cause

The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club announced that this year's Curling for a Cause on November 7th will support "Make a Wish" Foundation Eastern Ontario. See all the details on the bonspiel page.

SuperSpiel ProAm

The BrokerLink-OVCA Junior SuperSpiel is hosting its ProAm at Navy Curling Club on Thursday, October 29th at 3pm. This is an opportunity for young bantam curlers to play with Pro's from around the world in a 4-end game, with refreshments after. Only one player from each club will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Send your request to play to Ross Cotten

OJCT Icebreaker

At Carleton Heights, Kayla MacMillan scored two in the last end to win the girls' event 6-5 over Emma Wallingford. Kayla was supported by Sarah Daviau, Lindsay Dubue and Marcia Richardson. Doug Kee won the boys side over Tanner Horgan of Sudbury. With Kee was Jason Camm, Matthew Hall, and Curtis Easter. Scores are posted on the Ontario Junior Curling Tour website.

Women's Metro League

The Ottawa Ladies' Metro League started Friday at Rideau. Standings are on the Metro web page.

Lethbridge to Host Worlds

The 2017 World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Curling Championships will be staged at the new Crossings Ice Complex in the southern Alberta city, April 22 to 29. Full story...

OVCA Mixed Bonspiel

Registration opens Tuesday October 6th for the OVCA Mixed Bonspiel January 14-17, 2014. See details and registrations on their website.

Space Available Day Time LTC

Carleton heights Day Time Instructional Program starts Tuesday October 6 at 2:30 pm. There is still room for more people to take advantage of this opportunity to learn to curl or improve their skills. Contact Don Richardson at 613-224-6224.

Next Generation Program Winners

Two teams from Ottawa and one from Brockville have been accepted into the Ontario Curling Council's Next Generation Program: Kayla MacMillan from Rideau, Ryan Hahn from Huntley and Mac Calwell from Quinte in Belleville.
Read more here...

Youth Bonspiels now Listed

Junior, Bantam and Little Rock Bonspiels are now listed on this site. Check out the youth spiels page. Email Marian Dupont to submit a bonspiel.

Rideau Senior Cash Bonspiel needs Men

The Rideau Curling Club's Senior cashspiel coming up on October 23-25th is looking for some men's teams. Contact Barb Willemsen

Thursday Senior Cash at Hunt Club

The senior cash league that plays at the Hunt Club on Thursday mornings before Christmas needs one more team. To enter as a team or sign up as an individual, contact Rod Matheson 613- 238-7056

Brazilian Curler Wanted

We are looking for a woman Brazilian curler in the Ottawa area who would be available to train and practice to compete in the Brazilian National Bonspiel’s mixed doubles event in Vancouver in November 2015. If you are interested, contact Danilo Catelli 613-552-4553.