Updated Friday, December 19, 2014

News from Almonte

Almonte Curling Club recently received a $33,500 Trillium grant for new curling stones. Read the story here. And Jack Smithson was recently honoured, that story is here.

Tankard & Scotties Zone Results

Tankard winners: Zone 1 Ian MacAulay of RCMP and Mark Homan of Ottawa; Zone 2 Howard Rajala and JP Lachance, both of Rideau; Zone 3
Colin Dow of Huntley and Josh Adams of Granite.
Scotties Zone 2 Rhonda Varnes and Celeste Butler-Rohland, both of Rideau. Zones 1 and 3 had no playdowns: Jennifer Harvey of Cornwall, Erin Morrissey of Ottawa, Danielle Inglis of Ottawa, Brit O'Neill of City View. The Tankard Regional is at Russell January 10-11. The Scotties Regional is at Smiths Falls January 3-4. Linescores and results are on the OCA scoreboard.

Grand Masters

Zone playdowns for the Diversicare Grand Masters are at Cumberland, Prescott and Granite. Perth's Merv Roberts has qualified out of zone 2. The list of teams is here.
Provincial final is in Thornhill March 19-21. Players must be over the age of 70 to play in this event.

Hawkesbury Open Seniors Cash

The senior Cash in Hawkesbury is looking for a few more teams. Contact Brian Scott at
613-636-0238 or see the Flyer.

Grand Slam Canadian Open

Ottawa's Rachel Homan lost the women's final to Eve Muirhead at the World Curling Tour Canadian Open in Yorkton Saskatchewan. Brad Gushue won the men's over Steve Laycock.
Men's Playoff | Women's Playoff

Navy Senior Winners

Randy Garland, Brian Edge, John Colquhoun and Cal Hegge, winners of the Navy Invitational LaValley Trophy are pictured above. Other winners were Bruce Delaney, Bob Rodney and Ray Belanger. Photo courtesy of Pat Paterson. This year the bonspiel raised $1900 for the Perley and Rideau Veteran's Health Centre.

Exclusive Invitation to New Curlers

Carleton Place is hosting a Beginner's Bonspiel exclusively for participants in Learn-to-Curl programs on January 3. They want to give first year curlers a chance to enjoy fun and friendly play against other new curlers. The flyer is here.

Ice Available Sunday Evenings at City View

City View has available ice on Sunday Evenings (5pm-7pm & 7pm-9pm) immediately until December 28th at a discount: $60 taxes included per sheet for a 2 hour rental.  For more information or to confirm availability and book, send this form to vicepresident@cityviewcurling.ca

Streaming Guide

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

Beginners Clinic at Rideau

On Saturday January 3rd, Rideau Curling Club is holding a beginners clinic from 10 am to 3 pm.
Contact Pierre Mondor at 623-232-9665 or see the poster.

OCA Senior Zone Playdowns

The Senior Men's Zone playdowns are this weekend in Morrisburg and Huntley. The six women's entries go directly to the Regional in Deep River January 17-18. Women's teams
Zone 1 Men | Zone 2 Men
Dwayne Lowe is the only entry from Zone 3
OCA Scoreboard for linescores and results

Joe Pavia's Column in the Ottawa Sun

Check out Joe Pavia's December 17th curling column in Wednesday's Ottawa Sun.

Tim Hortons Masters

Picture above are the A winners of the Regional Masters Women: Coach Gerry Ciasnocha, Diana Favel, Sheila Rogers, Edna Legault and Sue Kollar.
Regional results for the Tim Hortons Men's and Women's Masters: Brian Savill of Navy and Ron Edgeley of Brockville won the men's,  and Diana Favel of Rideau and Betty Bush of Kingston won the women's. Linescores and results are on the OCA Scoreboard. The Provincials are in Stirling January 7-11. Pictured below is Team Savill: Brian Savill, John Mayes, David McCutcheon and Bill Rogers.

U3 Bonspiel

Ottawa Curling Club is holding an U3 Bonspiel January 31 for players with 3 years or less curling experience. The flyer is here.

Learn to Curl at the RA

A new Learn to Curl Program is starting up at the RA for daytime men curlers on Fridays from 9 am to 11 am starting January 9, 2015. See all the details here. Contact John Thera at 613-249-8007 or Mark Fish at 613-736-6237

Gore School Curling

Zone 1 Gore School Curling (Upper Canada School District) took place last week at Winchester. Adam Thompson of Gananoque Secondary and Hayden Richmond from Perth & District won the boys. Sarah Throop of Brockville Collegiate  and Mikayla Gemmill of St John Catholic in Perth won the girls. Regionals are January 31-February 1 at a site yet to be announced.

Richard Hart to Coach Team Homan

Team Homan is very excited to announce the addition of former world curling champion and Olympic silver medalist Richard Hart to their line-up as coach for the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Real the Team Homan blog

OCA Pepsi Juniors

Lauren Horton of Almonte and Mac Calwell of Quinte won the A sides of the Pepsi Junior Regionals in Quinte. Melissa Wong of RCMP and  Doug Kee of Rideau won the B side. Results are on the OCA Scoreboard Winners advance to the Provincials at Galt Curling Club in Cambridge January 7-11.

Carleton Heights Daytime Instruction

Carleton Heights is accepting registrations for the next session of their Day Time Instructional Program which starts January 6. The deadline for acceptance for this session is December 23. See the poster here, and the entry form here.

Openings at City View

City View has a few openings in the Sunday Learn to Curl Program running starting January 11 from 3-5 pm for $125. Full instruction and equipment is included. Contact Cheryl Carroll to join up.