Updated Thursday, April 25, 2019

Challenge de curling de Gatineau

The Challenge de curling de Gatineau, hosted by Buckingham Curling Club will not be returning this fall. Read the press release here.

Cameron Goodkey Story

Curling Canada posted a great story here on how Cameron Goodkey got started in curling.

Champions Cup

The Grand Slam's Humpty Champions' Cup started Tuesday in Saskatoon. Broadcasting on Sportsnet starts Thursday at 2 pm. See the schedule here.  Standings men | women

Mixed Doubles League

The Ottawa Mixed Doubles league will be running again next year. Registration is now open, participants can register at OttawaMixedDoubles.com

CurlON Zone Meetings

The first Zone meeting in our area was Zone 3 on Wednesday April 17 at Carleton Place. Zone 1 is at Navan on Thursday April 25 at 7:30 pm and Zone 2 is at North Grenville on Monday April 29 at 7:30 pm. See the full list and meeting agenda here. Everyone is welcome to attend.

OVCA Youth Symposium

Mark your calendars for Saturday September 7th. The OVCA Youth Symposium will be held at Granite Curling Club. See the details on the youth page.

Ravens Day in Ottawa

The City of Ottawa and Mayor Jim Watson honoured the Raven's men's curling team at City Hall for their Canadian University Championship win in Fredericton.

U18 Championships

 At the 2019 Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in Sherwood Park AB. Ontario's Emily Deschenes of Manotick won silver, losing to Northern Ontario. Dylan Niepage of Coldwater won gold over BC . All draws are live-streamed on Curling Canada’s Youtube page.  Championship Round  Girls | Boys

Men's Worlds in Ottawa?

The OVCA, along with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, and Ottawa Tourism are bidding to host the World Men’s Curling Championship in Ottawa at TD Place in Lansdowne Park April 3–11, 2021, and they need your help! The winning bid will be announced by Curling Canada in mid-October 2019. Full story..

U21 Mixed Doubles

 In the U21 Mixed Doubles in LIstowel, Emily Deschenes/Gavin Lydiate lost the quarter final and Emma Artichuk/Sam Mooibroek lost the semi-final to the eventual winners Anastasia Richards/Sammy Churchill of St Catharines.  Draw/playoffs

New League Next Season

Russell Curling Club is starting a Senior Ladies Cash League next season on Friday afternoons.
See all the details here.

 

World Seniors & Mixed Doubles

In the World Seniors in Norway, Russell's Bryan Cochrane, Ian Macaulay, Morgan Currie, Ken Sullivan and alternate Paul Adams and Saskatchewan's Sherry Anderson have both qualified for the playoffs.
In the Mixed Doubles, Brett Gallant and Jocelyn Peterman are representing Canada in the 48-team field.  They are 6-0. The next game broadcast on TSN is Thursday at 10 am vs Japan. See the schedule here and read the full story about these two events here.

Youth Olympics Team

Congratulations to Emily Deschenes of Manotick for having been selected for the Canadian Youth Olympic Team. She will be representing Canada at the Youth Olympics in Switzerland in January. Read the full story here...

Grand Slam Players

Winners of  the Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling Players Championship in Toronto were Brendan Bottcher and Kerri Einarson.
Playoffs  men | women

CurlON Mixed & Senior Mixed

At Gananoque, J.P. Lachance of Rideau with Kathy Kerr, Mike Johansen and Andrea Ryan won the Senior Mixed with a record of 5-2.
Sierra Sutherland, also of Rideau, with Thomas Ryan, Julie Breton and Riley Griffith was runner up to Wayne Tuck of Ilderton in the Mixed. Team Tuck advances to the Canadian Mixed Championship in Winnipeg in November. Mixed Playoff

U18 Provincial Mixed

Congratulations to Jordan McNamara, Alyssa Blad, Maxime Daigle and Laura Smith of Rideau on winning the U18 Mixed Championship at Toronto Bayview. They defeated Landan Rooney of Toronto Dixie.   Playoff

Men's Worlds

Niklas Edin defeated Kevin Koe in the final of The 2019 Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men's Curling Championship in Lethbridge. Switzerland won bronze over Japan. 

Quebec Championships

Jasmin Gibeau of Thurso won the Quebec Men's Club Championships at the club de curling des Collines. Isabelle Néron of Chicoutimi won the women's. Playoffs

Silver Tankard

There are four entries in the CurlON double rink Silver Tankard Provincial Qualifier A being played on Saturday at Huntley and the Hunt Club.
Teams  Winning teams play in the Provincial on Sunday at Annandale. Playoff Women | Men

Ontario Challenges

The Club Challenge Provincial Championships were last weekend at Collingwood, Meaford, Stayner and Beaver Valley. The Men's Ontario Challenge Playoff was won by Team Francis of Toronto Royals. The Women's Ontario Challenge Playoff winner was Team Jennifer Harvey of Cornwall. The Men's Club Challenge Playoff winner was Team Dickson of Napanee. The Women's Club Challenge Playoff winner was Team Shields of York. There is more information on the CurlON website about these competitions which replace the former Challenges.

Academy of Curling Clinics

The Academy of Curling will be held at City View Curling Club September 20th-22nd, 2019,
featuring Mary-Anne Arsenault, Russ Howard and Grant Odishaw. Two 1 1/2 days sessions are being offered. Sign-up as an individual and be placed onto a team. Capacity: 32 people per clinic, additional 50 people for the banquet dinner. See the poster here.