Updated Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, 12:30 pm

2015 Brier

Draws today at the Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary are on TSN at 10:30 am, 3:30 and 8:30 pm. See the full broadcast schedule here. Northern Ontario's Brad Jacobs is in first place at 7-0. Brad Gushue is second at 5-2. Linescores and results are on the CCA Scoreboard. Read today's media release here...

OCA Intermediate Provincials

The Best Western Intermediates start today in Walkerton. Representing our region are Rideau's Cheryl McBain, and Norm Hewitt, Huntley's Dwayne Lowe and Trenton's Kerry McCue. Results and linescores are on the OCA Scoreboard.

2017 Trials Coming to Ottawa

Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre will play host to the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings from Dec. 2-10, while the final qualifying tournament for that event, the Road to the Roar Pre-Trials, will take place Nov. 6-12 at Credit Union Place in Summerside. Full story...

Canadian Mixed Doubles at Hunt Club

The 2015 Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials are March 11-15 at the Hunt Club. Spectators are welcome, you can see the lineup of teams here, and the schedule of games here.

The Jamaican Bonspiel

North Bay's Jamaican Bonspiel is going co-ed this year with an open format for the first time. See the flyer here.

Tim Hortons Colts and Trophy

At regional playdowns last weekend at Carleton Heights, Doug Kee of Rideau and Jon Beuk of Cataraqui won the Colts. Tracy Samaan of Rideau and Jennifer Harvey of Cornwall won the Trophy. Winners advance to the Provincial at Quinte Curling Club in Belleville March 11-14. Scores and results are on the OCA scoreboard.

LCA McCallum Filly

The Championship was held on Saturday, February 28 at Manotick Curling Club. The McCallum Filly was won by RA Curling Club skipped by Rose Mary Murphy, Liz Styffe, Shelia Steeves, and Line Caisse (replacing Glenda Stark). Runner up was from Pointe Claire skipped by J.C. Tremblay. The Hamilton Shield was won by RA's Joyce Sinclair over St Lambert's Sarah Dezan.

Canada Winter Games

It was gold and silver for Ontario at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Megan Smith of Sudbury won gold in an extra end over Nova Scotia, and Matt Hall of Strout a silver, losing the final to Manitoba. Read the media release here.

OUA Playdowns

At The Ontario University Athletics Curling Championships in Guelph. Wilfred Laurier won gold in both the men's and women's final. Carleton's women's team, skipped by Lauren Horton lost to Guelph in an extra end for the bronze. Results are on the CCA scoreboard

Provincial Seniors

It was an all-Ottawa final in Glencoe last Sunday afternoon, Ottawa Curling Club's Jeff McCrady, Brian Lewis, Mike Johansen and Graham Sinclair won the Provincial Men's Senior Championship. They defeated Rideau's Howard Rajala 7-6. Kathy Brown of Guelph won the women's final over Marilyn Bodogh. The Canadian Seniors are in Edmonton March 21-28. Results are on the OCA Scoreboard.

Buckingham wins Quebec Senior Men's

Buckingham skip Ted Butler and his team (Don Westphal, Mike Laroche and Maurice Cayouette replacing injured Louis Biron) won Saturday in Sorel the Québec provincial senior final with a 4 to 3 win over Jaques Dufresne from Amos.

City View is Building

City View announced to its members yesterday that the club has recently obtained mortgage financing that will allow them to proceed with construction of their new curling facility, with an expected completion date of January 2016.

Bantam Provincials

At the Bantam Provincials in Oshawa. Kayla MacMillan of Huntley defeated Sierra Sutherland of Manotick in a tiebreaker to win the girls' event. With Kayla are Sarah Daviau, Lindsay Dubue and Marcia Richardson. Michael Morra of Richmond, with Sean Armstrong, Grant Fraser and Matthew Morra needed to win two tiebreakers to win the boys. Linescores and results are on the OCA Scoreboard.

Streaming Guide

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

Ottawa Ladies Interclub

Thirty-two local teams are competing in the 2015 Ottawa Ladies Interclub at area clubs. The draw is here and is updated during the event. Finals are Thursday morning at 9 am at RCMP.

OVCA Colts League

The OVCA Colts League held its final event of the regular season at Carleton Place. The winner, pictured above, was Buckingham's Luc Oullette with Robert Pollender, Eric Labonte, and Germain Dufour. The regular season winner from North Grenville Curling Club was Jason Pickard with Braden Gray, Chad Valcour, Travis Stephenson. The top six from regular season will compete for a $1000.00 winner take all prize next weekend at the Tournament of Champions at Buckingham. See the season standings here.

World Juniors

The women remain undefeated at 6-0 after a win against Scotland early Wednesday. The men are tied for second with Scotland and play Scotland Wednesday at 7 am ET at the World Junior Curling Championships 2015 in Tallinn, Estonia. Some games can be viewed on the World Curling Federation’s YouTube channel. See the full game and broadcast schedule information here. Read today's media release here. Representing Canada are Kelsey Rocque of Alberta and Braden Calvert of Manitoba.

Special Olympics Challenge

Three Special Olympics Teams were challenged on Friday at City View by three teams fielded by the Ottawa Police, the law firm Kelly Santini, and the Ottawa Software firm Kinaxis. The Special Olympics teams, skipped by Richard Smith, Danny Bujold and Scott Nickerson, prevailed 2-1. Photo courtesy of Michael Cumming.

CCA = Curling Canada

Curling Canada is the new title for the world’s largest domestic curling association, replacing the title of Canadian Curling Association, which had been in place since 1990. Read the full media release here...

Earl (Pappy) Rigby turns 90!

Earl Rigby celebrated his 90th birthday in Sun City, Arizona recently by playing 9 holes of golf with friends and family. Earl attributes his long life to the Arizona sunshine and to the late Gordie Perry Sr.'s prescription for a daily gin and tonic. Earl Rigby was an avid curler in Saskatchewan and Ottawa, was Secretary Manager of the OVCA and is a member of the Governor General's Curling Club.

Jeff Stoughton Retiring

Winnipeg’s Jeff Stoughton will not curl next season and says he is "stepping away from the game." Full story...

Pembroke Winners

Pictured above are the Zone 3 Bantam Mixed A winners L to R: Bernie Demong (coach), Jeff Fillmore (3rd), Ashley Lipkey (2nd), Abby Warren (skip) & Eric Fleurant (lead).

Joe Pavia's Column in the Ottawa Sun

Read Joe Pavia's February 25th curling column in the Ottawa Sun, with a story about Lynn Kreviazuk coaching the team from Nunavut at the Canada Winter Games.

Spring Orphan Clinic

Bantam and Junior players looking for a team, or teams looking for a player can attend the Spring Orphan Clinic at Manotick Curling Centre on Saturday March 28th from 9 to 11 am.
contact: Michael Coldwell