Rosanne Alain and Lisa Alain win the 4th Annual Curlers Care Bonspiel held in Martensville, SK held December 26, 2018 as part of the World Boxing Day Bonspielhosted by the Larry Pavloff Family. Proceeds from the bonspiel Support Military Families at the Perdue, SK. Legion.
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
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!
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!
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)
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