The Kaleigh MacKay rink from the Crapaud Community Curling Club and the Montague Curling Club, and the Donald DeWolfe foursome from the Cornwall Curling Club were the victors at the O’Connor Glass 2014 PEI Provincial Under 16 Curling Championships held at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton from February 27 to March 3.
The winning girls team (L to R) Curl PEI representative Kevin Smith, Kaleigh Peters-Ellis, Danielle Collings, Kaleigh MacKay, Alyssa Wright, coach A. J. Campbell and sponsor David O'Connor.
The winning boys team (L to R) Curl PEI representative Kevin Smith, Nick Johnston, Cameron Jenkins, Avery Wells, Donald DeWolfe, coach Aleya Quilty and sponsor David O'Conno
Eight girls teams and five boys teams were in the competition.
The Karlie Lewis team represented the host club and she received a Fair Play/Sportsmanship award for her performance.
The event, sponsored by O’Connor Glass, officially got underway with an opening ceremony Friday afternoon.
The ceremoniel first stone was thrown by company representative David O’Connor.
(Photo courtesy Angie Arsenault)
The pace of play was maintained throughout the weekend with the two sets of teams putting on a fine display of curling. A glimpse at some of the action Saturday morning:
The perennial Credit Union Funspiel at the Western Community Curling Club held February 21 to 23 saw Kevin Ellsworth's team sweep to victory just ahead of Daryl Macdonald's foursome.
Sponsor Louis Shea presents the trophy to the A Division winners (L to R) skip Kevin Ellsworth, Kim Ellsworth, Cheryl Bell and Pete Larter
The A Division runners up: (L to R) skip Daryl Macdonald, Alvin Hackette, Bobby Henderson and Joyce Matthews.
The B Division winning team (L to R): skip Winston Keough, Eric McCarthy, Alan Gaudet and Lowell Morrison.
The B Division runners up (L to R) skip Ryan Costain, Devon Obrien, Kendra Obrien with Fr. Art Pendergast.
The A & E Funspiel by Fr. Art Pendergast and Eldon Hardy, held at the Western Community Curling Club from February 7 to 9 was won by the Eldon Hardy foursome.
The A & E Funspiel Winning team (L to R): skip Eldon Hardy, Dylan Vincent, Meaghan Henderson and Ryan Costain.
The A & E Funspiel runners up (L to R) skip Walter Callaghan, Geraldine Galland and Colby Callaghan.
The Winterfest Spiel held at the Western Community Curling Club and O'Leary's Maple Leaf Curling Club from January 17 to 19 featured competition in both regular curling and stick curling.
Eric McCarthy's team won the regular curling portion of the fun weeknd, while Sherill Barwise and Robert Turner won the stick curling competition.
In addition, the category of "beginner" was awarded to Frances Ellsworth and Shirley Murphy.
The Kevin Ellsworth team from the Bloomfield Legion won the PEI Provincial Legion Curling Championship which took place at the Western Community Curling Club from January 10 to 12.
Eldon Doucette (L), Legion Provincial Command Sports Chair, presents the champions trophy to (L to R) skip Kevin Ellsworth, Blaine Hutt, Fred Fraser and David Bell.
The team will represent PEI at the Dominion Command National Legion Curling Championship in Dauphin, Manitoba, March 15 to 19. The Bloomfield Legion team has represented the Island at this national event a number of times in the past and Kevin Ellsworth's team has won the Canadian championship once.
The championship game came down to the final stone of the final end of the Sunday game. The Ellsworth team had the hammer and beat Lou Nowlan's Summerside rink by one point.
The Legion's Eldon Doucette presents the runner-up team of (L to R) skip Lou Nowlan, Barry Cameron, Paul Matheson and Earle Proude.
Four teams competed in the championship. The other two were David Murphy's Charlottetown rink and Lou Nolan's Summerside rink.
The competition began Friday evening with words of welcome from (center) Eldon Doucette, Legion Provincial Command Sports Chair and from WCCC President Fr. Art Pendergast (left) and Alberton Mayor Mike Murphy (right).
The teams all lined up on the ice at the official opening and ready to go. Charlottetown is represented by the David Murphy rink, Summerside by the Dale Cannon rink and the Lou Nolan rink. Kevin Ellsworth's team from the Bloomfield Legion, a former national Legion champ, founds out the competitors.
The opening draw for the Island Stick Curling Tour was hosted at the Western Community Curling Club Thursday, Dec. 5. This kicked off what has become a very popular version of curling and our club does very well at it, what with a few provincial championships already won by local teams.
All the best to "our" ladies team at the Dominion Curling Club Championships which begin November 19 in Thunder Bay, Ont. The foursome from the Western Community Curling Club won the right to represent PEI at this national event last March.
|The team (L to R): skip Sharon Horne, Kim Ellsworth, Wendy Fraser and Alison Griffin.
Go team go! And have a ball in upper Canada.
The 2013-14 curling season is under way at the Western Community Curling Club. The ice is ready even if there's none outside yet and the club is kicking things off with an Open House from November 4 to 6.
There is free curling on these three days from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for all new or interested curlers. Beginners are especially welcome and even if you know nothing about stones and brooms and such that's OK since there will be plenty of folks there to show you the ropes.
Curling is a fun winter passtime and good exercise to boot.
Details on when regular curling begins, the teams setup and special events for the coming season will be posted fairly soon.
Already, there's a new event planned that holds a lot of promise being organized by the Western Region Sports and Recreation Council.
It's a four-week, once a week program called "Learn to Curl." Check out their Facebook page for more details.
The club is always keen to welcome new members and the Sports Council folks do a great job of introducing people young and old to new sports activities. "Learn to Curl" starts November 26 and it's free.
The Open House is drawing people in and here is a sampling of the on-ice action by a group of younger folks. The youngest player portrayed is all of four years old!