Updated Saturday, January 31, 2015

Mixed and Senior Mixed

The OCA Brokerlink Mixed and Senior Mixed Zone playdowns are this weekend in Winchester, Hunt Club and Pakenham. Winners advance to Regional playdowns in Carleton Place March 21-22.
Zone 1 Mixed | Zone 1 Senior Mixed
Zone 2 Mixed | Zone 2 Senior Mixed
Zone 3 Mixed - David Cormier of Huntley is the only entry Zone 3 Senior Mixed

Ottawa Sports Award

Rachel Homan and her team of Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk and Lisa Weagle were repeat winners of female team of the year at the 62nd Sports Awards Dinner at Algonquin.
Read more here...

Rideau Mixed Doubles

Rideau is looking for a few more teams for their Mixed Doubles February 19-21. See the flyer here or contact Pierre Mondor at 613-232-9665.

Brier Tickets for Calgary

Steve Sauve, a former member of Russell, has 2 full event arena tickets available for this year's Brier in Calgary, valued at $1,050.00. Contact Steve Sauve at 613-851-7451 if you are interested.

Rachel's Fifth

Team Homan announced that Cheryl Kreviazuk will be their fifth at the Scotties next month in Moose Jaw. And to see a list of teams and other stories, read the CCA's media release.

Crystal Heart

The 17th Annual Crystal Heart Curling Classic starts next Thursday (February 5). The draws are now posted at crystalheart.ca

Scotties Tournament of Hearts

At the Provincial Scotties in Penetanguishene, Julie Hastings of Toronto defeated Sherry Middaugh 9-5 in the final and advances to the Canadian Scotties in Moose Jaw February 14-22. Linescores and results are on the OCA Scoreboard. Some other winners across the country are Jennifer Jones, Val Sweeting, Stephanie Lawton and Mary- Anne Arseneault.

Howie Britt

Kevin Britt passed along the sad news that his father Howie Britt died in Victoria at the age of 89. Howie was a competitive curler in Ottawa 30 or so years ago. Read the obituary here.

Mixed Doubles

The Canadian Mixed Doubles are being held in Ottawa at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club March 11-15, 2015. Have a look at some of the teams participating here.

2015 Winter Universiade

The Carleton Ravens women's team will be representing Canada in Spain February 4-14 at the Winter Unviersiade. Pictured above are
Breanne Meakin of Manitoba (replacing Jamie Sinclair), Lauren Horton, Lynn Kreviasuk, and Jessica Armstrong. Coach is Doug Kreviasuk. Read the full story here...

Streaming Guide

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

Gore School Curling

The Gore Mutual Schoolboy and Schoolgirl Regional starts Saturday in Stirling. Girls' draw
Boys' draw. Provincial finals are in Woodstock February 4-12. See the list of all teams here

Canadian Juniors

At the M&M Canadian Junior Championships in Cornerbrook, Ontario's Chelsea Brandwood is playing in the women's semi-final against BC, the winner to play Alberta. In the men's Quebec won two tiebreakers to advance to the semi-final against New Brunswick, the winner to play Manitoba. Alex Cormier, playing out of Quebec, won the Sportsmanship award, the Fair Play award and the Joan Mead Legacy Award. See the list of all-stars and award winners here . TSN will broadcast the women's semifinals and final at noon and 6:30 pm Saturday, and men's at noon and 6:30 pm Sunday. Linescores and results are on the CCA Scoreboard.

Joe Pavia's Column in the Ottawa Sun

Read Joe Pavia's January 28th curling column in the Ottawa Sun, highlighting the Carleton Ravens women's team heading to Spain for the World Universiade.

Bantam Regionals

At the Hunt Club this past weekend, Ryan Hahn and Kayla MacMillan, both of Huntley won the A sides. Sierra Sutherland of Manotick and Michael Morra of Richmond the B. Provincials are in Oshawa February 4-7. Linescores and results are on the OCA Scoreboard.

Intermediate Regionals

Norm Hewitt and Cheryl McBain, both of Rideau, won the A sides of the Best Western Intermediate Regionals in Trenton. Kerry McCue of Trenton and Dwayne Lowe of Huntley won the B. Provincials are in Walkerton March 4-7. Linescores and results are on the OCA Scoreboard.

Lady Tweedsmuir

The District 2 Finals of the LCA Lady Tweedsmuir double rink was played Sunday at the RA. Winners were Nancy Lasalle and Ann Bruni of Cornwall, and they will play against Quebec on Saturday February 14 at the RA. Lois Graham and Heather Lonsdale were runners up. Pictured below are the winners.

Elaine Bissonnette, Nancy Simpson, Micheline Lacasse, Ann Bruni, Nancy LaSalle, Susan Fort, Donna Guindon, JoAnne Hurrell

Quebec Scotties

Lauren Mann, who curled out of the Ottawa Curling Club, moved to Quebec and will represent Quebec in the Canadian Scotties in Moose Jaw. With Lauren, curling out of the Glenmore Curling Club in Montreal and the Etchemin Curling Club near Quebec City, are Amélis Blais, Brittany O'Rourke, and Anne-Marie Filteau. Granite's Andy Broder is their coach.

Ian McGillis

Ian McGillis, long time Zone 1 rep and Past President of the Ontario Curling Association, died Saturday morning at the age of 53. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, and especially by the curling community to which he was so dedicated. Funeral arrangements are here.