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Jr Curlers Care Ambassadors WIN Provincials

Big Wins on the Ontario Junior Curling Tour
Under 18 Boys Under 18 Girls Champions

Sam Mooibroek, Veronica Bernard, Owen Purdy, Claire Randell, Matt Garner, Sarah Wallace, Charlie Randell, Krysten Elson, Hazen Enman (absent)

Jr Curlers Care Ambassadors Headed to U-18 Mixed Provincials

The mixed team – a combination of two local U18 teams made up of skip Hazen Enman, vice Veronica Bernard, second Charlie Randell and lead Claire Randell and coached by Marc Bernard – came away with a two wins in the qualifier to send them to the championship match.

Read the full article in the Observer

 

 

 

 

The 3rd Annual World Boxing Day 2-4 Curling Championships Dalemeny SK

2-4 Curling Championships Dalemeny SK

Special thanks to our major sponsors from Great Western Brewery and L.P. Tent Rentals for their continued support.
Also, a huge thank you to Bev and the Dalmeny Curling Club for hosting the event in Dalmeny, Saskatchewan. A wonderful facility and wonderful Hosts.
Sixteen teams competed for the coveted antique curling rock trophy.

 

A strong team of Brad Rock, Riley Boeschen and Vogesang Paley were the eventual Champions.
Congratulations to them and all the curlers who took part in the event. Every curler was able to walk away with a great prize, thanks to our sponsors!

 

 

 

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Perdue Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion as part of the National Curlers Care 2-4 Support Our Troops Curling
Thanks again to all who contributed and we look forward to December 26/2018

Big Wins on the Ontario Junior Curling Tour

Curlers Care Jr. Ambassadors  U18 Boys and Girls – Big Wins at Weston G&CC

Sam Mooibroek, Veronica Bernard, Owen Purdy, Claire Randell, Matt Garner, Sarah Wallace, Charlie Randell, Kirsten Elson, Hazen Enman (absent)
Team Enman U18 Boys Curlers Care Jr. Ambassadors won the Stu Sells U18 Tankard at the Weston Golf and Country Club on December 1-3. The team went undefeated in the round robin posting a 4-0 record, then went on to claim the championship winning three more games in the playoffs. “Clutch shot making under pressure, focus and appropriate strategy decisions were clearly evident through out the entire weekend. I was very proud of the way they played,  against some very stiff competition”, said Team manager Cory Randell.

Team Bernard U18 Girls Curlers Care Jr. Ambassadors

We played in the Stu Sells U18 Tankard event this past weekend at the Weston Golf and Country Club in Toronto.  So far this season, we’ve been building momentum for a while, placing in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and winning Consolation games, but we’ve yet to break through to a final.
Our first game Friday morning was against a Toronto team we’ve played before, but this was our first meeting of this season. We used our experience and strong hitting game to win 9-5.
The second game Friday was against the Sudbury team we seem to run into at every event. As all games against this tough team go, this one came down to the last shot, and we lost 5-3.
Saturday saw us start off bright and early against a young Toronto team that seems to get better every time we play them. Once again though, our experience and strong hitting led us to a 9-2 win.
Our second game on Saturday was against another Toronto team that we played for the first time in Orillia. We won that high-scoring game 10-7. This time we were determined to get the win that would secure us a playoff spot, and we came out on top 7-3.
Our 3-1 record in pool play, along with our shootout score, put us into the playoffs as the #3 seed. The quarter-final game was against a team from Ottawa. The game was really close. We were down 5-4 playing the 7th end when we scored a hugely important two points to take the lead into the final end. We played the 8th end perfectly and stole another point to win 7-5.
The semi-final game was against another really tough team that we expect to meet in these important games all season long. This was a low-scoring game, with both teams playing very well. Down 2-1 playing the 6th end we scored another important two points to take a 3-2 lead, then stole one more in the 7th end. We played the 8th end perfectly to run the other team out of rocks, and punch our ticket to the Championship final game for the first time this season.
The Championship final game was against, who else, but the Sudbury team we lost to on Friday afternoon. This was another back and forth game, with both teams making crucial shots at the right time. We were down 6-5 playing the 7th end when we made some high pressure shots to score three points. Up by two playing the final end we had to put our last shot in the right place to force the other skip into a tough hit. The shot was there for the win, but she missed it and we came out on top 9-6.
Our first event win of the season!

Team Veronica Bernard Win Consolation at Galt

Curlers Care Jr Ambassadors Team Veronica Bernard Win Consolation at Galt

We played in the Orion U18 Slam event, October 27 – 29,2017 at the Galt Country Club.
We had some interesting ice conditions on Friday, when the Galt Country Club was experiencing problems with their ice-making equipment. The system thought the ice temperature was normal, when it was actually much warmer than it should have been. This caused the ice surface to become very slippery, and made throwing draw weight extremely difficult. Luckily, the ice-maker at Galt was able to get things under control by Saturday morning, so the rest of the event was played under the typically good conditions. Friday night’s game was quite the adventure, though…
Our first game was Friday morning, against a young team from Kitchener-Waterloo. We adapted to the quickly changing ice conditions and came out on top with a 7-4 win.
Our second game was against a team from Toronto who we haven’t played before. The ice was getting really bad by this time, and we had to throw the rocks almost as hard as we could just to get them down the ice. We were tied 4-4 in the final end, and made a draw on our last shot to steal the win 5-4.
The third game was against a team from Seaforth. We stuck to our game plan and outplayed them, winning 5-3.The final round-robin game was against a team from Niagara Falls, with three Provincial champions. We haven’t had much luck against this team in the past, but we brought our ‘A’ game out for this one, and won 11-7.
Our 4-0 record had us as the only undefeated team through the round-robin pool play, and we went into the quarter finals as the #1 seed. This brought us a match up against a tie-breaker winner, which turned out to be the team we played Saturday night.

The quarter final game was never in doubt. We hit the ground running and never looked back. The final score was 7-0 in our favour. We were only in trouble twice, and made some fantastic shots to get out of it. This was one of our best games of the season (so far).
Our semifinal game was against a team from Coldwater. We went into the game intending to play an open style, with lots of hitting and few rocks in play. This style of game generally works very well for us. However, this team was able to keep up with us, and even though we patiently waited for them to make some mistakes, they refused to cooperate. We were down one point playing the final end and looking pretty good, when their skip made a great shot to finish us off. We lost the game 4-2, and headed to the Consolation game.
The semifinal losers at the Slam Series events play a final Consolation game. This was our second time landing in the Consolation game, and were not happy to be there. It’s always hard to refocus after a tough loss and come out fighting again. We discussed the attitude that championship teams have, and agreed that it’s “Let’s get out there and win this game!” We dominated the Consolation game and won 7-1.
All-in-all, another great event. We were able to carry forward some momentum from our last event, and we picked up some valuable experience around the mental toughness aspect of the sport. Bouncing back after a tough loss, and dealing with frustrating ice conditions that were out of our control. All great things we can now take with us as we work towards our season goal of getting the chance to represent Ontario at the Canadian U18 Championship.
Our next event is in two weeks, at the Orillia Curling Club, for the Pegasus U18 Slam. Until then we’ll be hitting the ice to fine tune some technical details and catching up on some school work!

Team Enman Wins Bronze at KW U-21 Junior Slam Series

Enman Wins Bronze

Jr. Ambassadors for Curlers Care, Team Enman a U-18 team curling out of Bayview Golf and Country Club won Bronze at their first
curling event of the 2017-18 season at the KW Curling Club, Kitchener September 8, 9 &10, 2017.
L to R – Hazen Enman (Skip), Sam Mooibroek, (Vice), Trevor Kirby (Second), Charlie Randell (Lead), Art Leganchuk (Coach)

Curlers Care 2017 Chatham ON

The Chatham Granite Club joined with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 642 to support veterans on Saturday March 4, 2017.

The event was open to curlers and non-curlers to show respect for those who have served, with nearly 40 people taking to the ice. A colour guard was also on hand for the opening. Different divisions were created based on playing experience, with each team made up of two people. Local News Article, click here

Curlers Care 2017 Edmonton Garrison

Curl For The Troops event on Saturday at CFB Edmonton Garrison Memorial Curling Club- Saturday March 11, 2017

Curling Teams:  20 actually registered and showed up;  everyone got to  play 4 games (4 ends and 6 rocks per team of 2);  we simply counted total score for each team per game for all 4 games to determine the winner;  all players liked the format & indicated they would be interested in coming back again next year & bringing along another team.  Media coverage for this fantastic event, click here

  

 

Parry Sound 2017 Results

Parry Sound 2017 Winners
Pictured (L-R): Tom Traversy, event organizer; Jim Cox & Bob Gilman – Team Jim-Bob; and Ray Pavlove, event organizer.

2017 Curlers Care 2-4 Support Our Troops Champions

Team Jim-Bob finished in first place in the 3rd Annual Curlers Care 2-4 SOT Bonspiel, winning the Connor Industry Crest.

The first event produced winners in each of the six pools. These teams advanced to a shoot. With nine points, Team Jim-Bob recorded the highest score and claimed the Championship.

All Pool Winners were presented with a box of Maple Dale Cheese.

Pool A – RBC Royal Bank Winners

Winning the RBC crest was Team Rock’n The House, finishing in 4th place with 3 points in the shoot out. Pictured, left to right, Ray Pavlove, Ron Gill & Joanne Gill Team Rock’n House, Kevin Fuchs RBC Bank Manager and Tom Traversy.

Pool B – RTP Mechanical Winners

Winning the RTP crest was Team Casual Curlers, finishing in 5th place with 2 points in the shoot out. Pictured, left to right, Ray Pavlove, Donna Genereux & Lorrie Kerr Team Casual Curlers and Tom Traversy

Pool C – Royal Canadian Legion Br. 117 Parry Sound

Winning the Royal Canadian Legion Br.117 crest was Team Air Force One finishing tied for 2nd place with 6 points in the shoot out. Pictured, left to right, Ray Pavlove, Vern Kennedy, Royal Canadian Legion Br. 117 President, Nanci Beers & Phil Lewkoski Team Air Force One and Tom Traversy.

Pool D –Ainsworth Inc. Winners

Winning the Ainsworth Inc, crest was Team Jim-Bob finishing forts in the shoot out and claiming the Championship with nine points. Pictured, left to right Jim Cox, Ray Pavlove Marc Papaleo sponsor from Ainsworth, Bob Gilman and Tom Traversy.

Pool E– Ken & Nancy Gallinger Winners

Winning the Ken & Nancy Gallinger crest was team Thompson Twins finishing tied for 2nd place with 6 points in the shoot out. Pictured, left to right, Ray Pavlove, Nancy Gallinger & Ken Gallinger sponsors, Deanna Jackson & Laura Thompson Team Thompson Twins and Tom Traversy.

Pool F – Ben & Carol Hansen Winners

Winning the Ben & Carol Hansen Crest was team The Iron Curlers finishing in 6th place with one point in the shoot out. Pictured left to right, Ray Pavlove, Ben Hansen, Matt Evan Team Iron Curlers, Carol Hansen and Tom Traversy. Absent skip Chad Evans.

CFB Borden Family Resource Centre Receives Support

Military Troops from C.F.B. Borden provided the Colour Party for the 3rd Annual Curlers Care Support Our Troops Bonspiel. Tom Traversy on left, and Ray Pavlove far right, presented WO Wendell Hayden, next to Ray, with a $1835.00 cheque made payable to the CFB Borden Family Resource Centre to assist Military families in need. In appreciation for their service each member of the Colour Party received a Curlers Care ball cap, a Curlers Care scarf and a Proud Sponsor Certificate to take back to their Base Commander. ”We were delighted that four members of the CAF stationed at C.F.B. Borden agreed to come to Parry Sound and carry the flags in the Opening Ceremony. They also expressed interest in curling which was a great idea and added greatly to the event.” said Tom Traversy event organizer. WO Wendell Hayden, said, “As non curlers we had a blast. We will be back next year. We didn’t realize curling could be so much fun. Thanks to Dan & Debbie Glenney and Barb & Wendell Fisher for hosting us on the weekend.”

Pictures, left to right, Tom Traversy, MCPL John Torne, MCPL Simon Gingues, SGT Jason Fortin, WO Wendell Hayden and Ray Pavlove.

Planet Bean Top Fundraiser Award – Curlers Care 2-4 SOT Bonspiel

Team Hot Shots Team with Skip Gene Dromisky and Jim Bisson collected $1600.00 in pledges to claim the Plant Bean Award as top Fundraisers in the Curlers Care 2-4 Support Our Troops Bonspiel. Pictured, left to right, Ray Pavlove, Jim Bisson, Gene Dromisky and Tom Traversy. Dromisky and Bisson were presented with Planet Bean coffee and Curlers Care scarves.

Priceless Team Finishes Second – Planet Bean Top Fundraiser Award

Team Priceless collected $1460.00 in pledges and finished in second place in the Planet Bean Top Fundraiser Award. “Ron Orr’s did a great job helping us collect pledges for our team. Without his help we would have not finished in second place. Thanks Ron,”said Amanda Cunsolo pictured with Grandpa Ray Pavlove.

Absent: Finishing in third place with $565.00 was the Frank Hazard and Lori Badger Team

Video Successful 2-4 Support Our Troops Bonspiel

Watch Cogeco TV Muskoka  2-4 Support Our Troops Bonspiel

Published on Mar 8, 2017

The Parry Sound Curling Club hosted their annual 2-4 Support Our Troops Bonspiel from March 4-5, 2017. Forty-eight teams participated in raising awareness and funds for Canadian Forces members and their families. The event was also a way to give thanks to the Canadian Forces, along with members of local emergency services (OPP, paramedics, firefighters, etc).