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News & Events

  • Membership Fees

    Membership fees are due Friday October 11, any unpaid membership is subject to a $50.00 penalty and loss of ice privileges.

  • Spare Rules Update - effective Oct 15

    The club's spare rules have been simplified. For all regular team based leagues, please observe the following:

    OCC Sparing Rules:

    1. Any Membership Category may spare in any club league without restriction.

    2. A non-member of the OCC may spare in any club league for a per game fee of $10 (paid at the bar)

    Note:  The OCC allows each league to set specific rules as they see fit.  Please read your league specific rules as posted on your league’s web page, but these shall be the default.

    You are encouraged to consider a member of the club when looking for a spare. Once your membership is paid (due by Oct 15!), access the members only section of the site to see contact information for all members and for a list of available spares.

    Need a refresher on club rules? Visit

    https://ottawacurlingclub.com/leagues/rules

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  • Practice Ice Available This Week

    Practice ice will be available this week (Monday to Friday) on a first-come, first served basis from 12:00pm - 2:00pm.

    Please keep your practice to a maximum of 15 minutes per sheet.

    We will return to the practice reservation system October 15th.

  • 2020 Men of Curling Calendar

    Craig Savill is excited to announce that he is one of the athlete models in the 2020 Men of Curling Calendar. Every purchase from him will raise money for the Parkdale Food Centre and support community empowerment through healthy food.

    Please contact Craig for discounted calendars!

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    Find out more at: https://www.curling.ca/blog/2019/09/18/2020-men-of-curling-fundraising-calendar-now-on-sale/

  • Alex Birtwistle - 2018-2019 OCC Volunteer of the Year

    At our AGM on Sep 17th, the Danny Lamoureux Shield was awarded to Alex Birtwistle! (In recognition of outstanding contribution to the sport of curling and The Ottawa Curling Club)

    Congratulations, Alex!

    Alex Birtwistle awarded Danny Lamoureux Shield(Pictured: Alex Birtwistle with Danny Lamoureux)

  • Earle Morris awarded OCC Life Membership

    It is with great pride that we announce Earle Morris as the latest recipient of OCC Life Membership. Earle has made meaningful direct contributions to our club (as well as to the sport of curling).

    Earle was an OCC Member between 1995 and 2017 and curled competitively at our club for many years. He was an early contributor to and promotor of the Learn to Curl program. As head professional at our club, he developed and gave both coaching and playing clinics on a variety of topics. He also coached highly successful teams playing out of the OCC, Team Morris and Team Homan, as examples.

    Congratulations, Earle!

    Earle Morris and Alex Birtwistle(Pictured: Earle Morris with Alex Birtwistle)

  • Annual General Meeting

    The Annual General Meeting is taking place on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7pm at the club.

    All league schedules will be posted on-line in few weeks . League games are scheduled to begin on Monday, September 23.

    Practice ice time will be posted online when it might be available.

    Please refer to the Club Calendar for further information on dates, etc.

  • Board nominations

    In accordance with the bylaws, elections will be held at the OCC's Annual General Meeting in September for two director's position that are finishing their terms this year. The two directors in those positions, Nicole Merriman, currently serving as Treasurer, and Alex Birtwistle, currently serving as Director of Member's Services, have both indicated that they will be seeking re-election. As such, a nominations committee has not been formed this year. We are accepting open nominations for the board. They must be received in writing at the club by August 16, 2019. Two members in good standing can nominate another member in good standing. The nomination must be signed by all three and the nominee must agree to stand for election and serve a term of up to three years.

  • Sheet Sponsorships

    The board is exploring sheet sponsorships for an initial 2-year term. If you or your company are interested in sponsoring one of our five sheets, please email Eddie at echow_rsm@yahoo.com by July 24, 2019.  

  • Membership 2019-2020 Update

    The majority of our leagues are fully registered. Some teams are looking for a player or two - if you are without a team, check out the Find a Team page here:http://www.ottawacurlingclub.com/membership/findateam

    SPACE AVAILABLE on Wednesday night and Saturday morning leagues!

    The Wednesday Ca$h League has space available. (Tie games are decided by Skip's rocks.) Complete a Team signup form to register your spot today.

    Saturday Open has some flexibility for additional teams if you are interested.

  • Membership 2019-2020

    The 2019-2020 Membership is now available online Friday May 31st.

    One team member must pay in full by Friday June 7th  in order to hold the spot for the up coming season.
    Club hours:
    Monday June 3rd: 12-5 pm
    Tuesday June 4th: 12-5 pm
    Wednesday June 5th: 12-5 pm
    Thursday June 6th: 12-5 pm
    Friday June 7th: 12-5 pm

    Payment can be made in person at the club or by phone.

    Returning team policy
    Team Sign up
    Membership Sign up

  • Register for new season after Jun 1st

    Please note that our OCC webpages are reset on May 31, 2019, so look up phone numbers and emails from the membership directory before this date.

    It is important that you wait until Jun 1st to register for the upcoming season. Dalal will be available to take membership payments from Jun 3-7.

    The club will be open from Jun 3-7, so please come during this week to pick up any curling equipment in your locker that you might need in the summer or before our OCC season restarts.

    Have a great summer!

  • 58 Gordie Perry Bonspiel

    April 27 - May 5, 2019
    Entry Fee: $360 per team
    FULL

    Entries paid in full by March 15, 2019 will be entered into a draw for a free entry to the 58th Gordie Perry Bonspiel. and The winner is:
    Team Adam MacQueen

    Draw here
    Enter here

    Unclaimed Tickets:

    Ticket # 0830117
    Ticket # 0830376
    Ticket # 0830843
    Ticket # 0849425

  • OVCA Golf tournament


    The OCC summer golf tournament is a member-run event, and the organizing committee has decided to step down. There will be no golf tournament organized by OCC members this year.

    For those who are keen to play in a scramble tournament, please check out the "OVCA Swing Into Spring" Golf Tournament on May 26th at the Buckingham Golf Club: 

     

  • CLUB CHAMPIONS - TEAM LAKE

    Congrats to Team Lake on winning the Club Championship game in a very close game against Team Allen.

    TEAM LAKE (who play in Monday Ladder) are: Peter Lake, Trevor Turnbull, Earl Washburn & Ken MacDonald.

    Club Champion 2019 - Team Lake

  • WALL OF FAME - OCC LEAGUE WINNERS!

    Congrats to our Members on their League Champion Titles!

    Monday Ladder - TEAM RATHWELL

    • Graham Rathwell, Trish Scarf, Ian Rathwell, Nicole Espenant

    Monday Champs

     

    Women's League - TEAM WOLF

    • Bernice Wolf, Patti Negrave (not in the picture), Krista Leroux, Andrea Howard

    Tuesday Ladies champs

     

    Getting Started League - TEAM WHEATLEY

    • Barry Wheatley, Nathaniel McLean, Mark Miller, Marc-Andre Turcotte

    GSL champs

     

    Ca$h League - TEAM HANNA

    • David Mathers, Lynn Kreviazuk, Jenn Hanna, Lee Merklinger

    Cash champs

     

    Thursday Men's  - TEAM MULLIN

    • James Mullin, Jean-Marie Belanger, Kerry Boire, Brian Jones

    Men's champs

     

    Friday Mixed League - TEAM ANDERSON

    • Matthew Anderson, Lynn Peterson, Tom Peterson, Joanne McGraw

    Mixed champs

     

    Saturday Morning League - TEAM PORTER

    • Alex Porter, Edgar Gallant, Chris Askew, Dave Taylor

    Saturday Champs - Team Porter

     

    University, College and Young Professionals League - TEAM MISC.

    • Edgar Gallant, Jack Glover, Graham Clendenning, Dave Taylor

    University champs

     

  • The Club Championship

    2018-2019 Club Championship Draw & Rules

  • Ror Blair / Club Closing Banquet

    With Spring in the air, it's time to sign-up for The Roy Blair Bonspiel, a fun OCC event designed to mix club curlers with top skips from the region. Sign-up for your opportunity to play with some of the best players!

    Each player signs up as an individual at a specific position (3rd, should have at least three years experience), 2nd or lead. On Draft Night (Tuesday, Apr 9th), your name will be drawn and you choose a skip to play with for the bonspiel.

    Roy Blair Draw Here

    Cost is $25 payable on Tuesday, Apr 9th to Dalal and you get dinner and DJ Saturday night, as well as three 6-end games.

    This event is a lot of fun. Curlers of all capabilities are encouraged to play. It's a great opportunity to meet some of your fellow club members.

    Total of three six-end games (either Wednesday, Apr 10th and Saturday, Apr 13th or Thursday, Apr 11th and Saturday, Apr 13th). Games on Wed & Thu are 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm. Game on Saturday is at either 2:00 pm or 3:30 pm.

    On Tuesday, Apr 9th

    • Annual Spring Meeting (Free Drink and munchies) at 7:00 pm
    • Draft Night: Pick your own skip (be there to choose your skip. If you do not attend you will be placed where space is available.)
    • Calcutta (approx. 8:30 pm)

    Saturday night Club Closing Banquet on Apr 13th  (Dinner and DJ)

    • Tickets available from the bar.
    • Members and guests welcome
    • All for just $25
  • Help Bring the World to Ottawa in 2021

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    It’s time to Rock Our House!

    The Ottawa Valley Curling Association, the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG), and Ottawa Tourism are putting together a bid to host the World Men’s Curling Championship in Ottawa at TD Place, Lansdowne Park, April 3–11, 2021. The winning bid will be announced by Curling Canada in mid-October 2019.

    As a curling community, we need to show Curling Canada support for this initiative. YOU can do this by making a $100 deposit on a full event package. The estimated cost will be $450-$500 per package which includes 21 draws, semi final, bronze medal and gold medal games as well as OC Transpo services on game days.

    Every $100 deposit strengthens our bid

    Your full ticket package deposit will help the Ottawa 2021 World Men's Curling committee make a powerful bid presentation to the World Curling Federation for Ottawa to become the 2021 host.

    For every deposit a member of our club makes, we will automatically be entered into a draw for a chance to win TWO full event packages, if you make your deposit by May 25, 2019. (Please use “OTT” as Ottawa Curling Club’s promo code to help us earn prizing!)

    Help Ottawa Make History

    Go to OVCAevents.com to make your $100 deposit. Be sure to include the promo code “OTT”!

    A full refund of your deposit will be credited back to your credit card if Ottawa does not win the bid.

  • Spring Information Night - Tuesday, Apr 9 at 7:00 pm

    REMINDER: The annual Spring Information Night will be held Tuesday April 9th at 7:00 pm, followed by the Roy Blair team draft.

  • Capital Curling Supplies - Open throughout Gordie Perry!

     CCS Open throughout Gordie Perry

  • Sports Inclusion Workshop - Sunday, Apr 7, at 5:30 pm

    Join us in the upper lounge of the OCC as Stephanie Sapienza, Sport Inclusion Coordinator for the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, conducts a workshop on inclusion in sports and all the issues LGBTQ2S+ identifying people face.

    Stephanie’s focus is on athletic communities, and a large part of her job is education. Her workshops are modeled under CAAWS (Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity) standards and is part of a nationally accredited government-funded program. Stephanie would love to start a dialogue with some of our members. With more and more individuals becoming more comfortable in their own skin, there is a rise of LGBTQ2S+ identifying athletes and with that, we need to be more sensitive and aware of their needs and struggles.

    “This workshop is meant to begin conversations surrounding heterosexism (homophobia) and cissexism (transphobia) within sports and athletic communities. We will foster an understanding of the varying experience of LGBTQ2S+ athletes by introducing definitions and terms, going over “gender theory” and the differences between gender identity, gender expression, and sex at birth. This is done through both an “LGBT101” talk, as well as an activity highlighting various privileges throughout the participants life based on their gender.”

    This Sports Inclusion Workshop will take place on Sunday, Apr 7th, from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. The workshop is free to attend, and open to members and non-members, but please RSVP to Eddie Chow at echow_rsm@yahoo.com to register your intended participation. (Feel free to invite friends and family!)

  • Carleton Ravens men's curling team wins gold!

    Ginormous congrats to our Wednesday Ca$h League members: CAMERON GOODKEY, MACKENZIE CALWELL, MORGAN CALWELL, BRENDAN ACORN, WES STAKES & TOM SINCLAIR for earning Carleton University their 1st men’s national curling championship!

    Our guys defeated Memorial University 10-4 on Mar 19, 2019 at the U SPORTS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP in Fredericton, NB.

    Great accomplishment, guys! We are so very proud of you!

    Carleton Mens Curling National Champs

  • OVCA City of Ottawa Men's Bonspiel

    Thirteen OCC teams curled in the City of Ottawa from Mar 13-17, 2019, and 3 teams won an event!

    Congrats to…

    TEAM MENARD - Colonel By Trophy (3rd event): Jean-Michel Menard, Jim Stewart, Daniel Caron, Pierre Harvey

    TEAM LAMONTAGNE - Laurier Trophy (4th event): Jason LaMontagne, Colin Palmer, Alex Sprague, Paul Martin

    TEAM WESTWELL - Pontiac Trophy (8th event): Rick Westwell, Jamie Kirk, Kurt Westwell, Shawn Westwell

    City of Ottawa 2019 winner badge

  • Member Survey - Thank you

    Thank you to everyone who completed the OCC member survey. We received 252 surveys, which is an excellent response rate of 46%. The Board will present a summary of the results at the Spring Meeting on April 9, 2019.

    The random draw winner of $50 bar bucks is Holly Thomas.
  • Our CA$H League Members Need Your Help!

    Our CAMERON GOODKEY, MACKENZIE CALWELLMORGAN CALWELLBRENDAN ACORNWES STAKES and TOM SINCLAIR are headed to USport Curling Nationals!

    Monday March 4th Ticket # 369845 Claimed
    Tuesday March 5th Ticket # 370104
    Wednesday March 6th Ticket # 3589414 Claimed
    Thursday March 7th Ticket # 509210 Claimed
    Friday March 8th Ticket # 0613186
    Saturday March 9th Ticket # 0131173 Claimed

    Why do they need your help? Well, they are heading to Fredericton, NB from March 15-19 and the costs are adding up...

    How can you help? TWO WAYS!
    - The boys will be running a 50/50 raffle fundraiser from Monday, March 4 to Saturday, March 9 at The Ottawa Curling Club. Make sure you purchase your ticket!

    - They have started a GO FUND ME page and would be so appreciative if you could

    donate to help send them to USport competition! Follow this link.

    The Ottawa Curling Club is so proud of this team! GO, Carleton Ravens Curling, GO!

    Carleton Ravens Mens Curling Team

  • Tom Sinclair - OUA Coach of the Year

    A big congrats to our TOM SINCLAIR for being awarded 'Coach of the Year' for the Carleton Ravens Men's Curling Team. Way to go, Tom!

    Congrats

  • Homan/Hogan Charity Bonspiel

    Congrats to our GRAHAM RATHWELL, TRISH SCHARF, IAN RATHWELL and KIM BROWN, for winning this charity spiel at the Smith Falls Curling and Squash Club on Feb 24, 2019! Way to go and a great cause to support 

    Homan Horgan Charity Spiel

  • U21 Mixed Doubles - Provincial Qualifier "B"

    Congrats to our SAM MOOIBROEK for winning the A-side with his teammate Emma Artichuk on February 23! Good luck to you both at the Provincials in Listowel on March 29-31!

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  • 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

    The 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts had some incredible curling this year. Way to go TEAM HOMAN for playing so well. We are so proud to be ‘The Home of Team Homan’!

    2019 Scotties

  • OCC Member Survey

    An email was sent out to all members on Feb 18th providing a link to complete the 2019 OCC Member Survey. - We want to hear from you! The Board will use the information for planning over the next few years. You also have the option to put your name in a draw to win $50 bar bucks upon completion of the Survey.

    Please complete by Friday February 22, 2019. (The Survey should take you 10-15 to complete.)

    If you did not receive the “Member survey” email, please contact Dalal.

  • Erica Hopson and Kevin Tippett off to Provincial Mixed Doubles!


    Congrats to our ERICA HOPSON & KEVIN TIPPETT for their C side win at the Mixed Doubles Provincial Qualifier ‘A’ on Feb 16, 2019!

    Good luck at Provincials in Brampton, ON from March 1-3!

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  • Carleton Men win OUA Championships!

    The Carleton Ravens Men’s Curling Team won gold at the Ontario University Athletics Curling Championships on Feb 18, 2019 at K-W Granite Club! Huge congrats to our Wednesday Cash League members: BRENDAN ACORN, MACKENZIE CALWELL, MORGAN CALWELL, CAMERON GOODKEY, WESLEY STAKES & TOM SINCLAIR (coach).

    Good luck at U Sports/Curling Canada University Championships in Fredericton, NB from Mar 15-19, 2019!

    Carleton Men 2019 OUA Champs(Photo courtesy of Riley Calwell)

  • Club reopens on Saturday, Feb 16

    After the two-alarm fire at 129 Catherine Street, our club continues to clear out the smoke and will reopen on Saturday (Feb 16) morning for regular league play.

    For those leagues impacted by our club closure, your league Convenors will be reaching out with updated schedules.

    Thanks to everyone who expressed concern. - We are ok!

    FYI, here's coverage by CBC: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-fire-catherine-street-1.5018226?fbclid=IwAR3x6bYgofp3v8Da-ngK2h_JYPcIKy1dS_uEy_BHhR-bU64DzaDXanECXxA

  • Club closed due to smoke (Feb 14 & 15)

    There has been a significant fire at the multi-unit residential building just west of the pay lot beside the club. Although the Ottawa Fire Service has contained the flames to the one building, significant smoke has entered our facility. To ensure the safety of our members, the club will be closed for ventilation Thursday, February 14th and Friday February 15th. 

    Fire beside OCC

     

  • Club Closed Wednesday Feb 13th - Curling Cancelled

    We're digging out! The Ca$h League has been cancelled for Wednesday, February 13th. Stay safe and enjoy the winter wonderland!

  • Curling Cancelled

    The Tuesday Women and Getting Started League has been cancelled for Tuesday February 12th.

  • TEAM GROUP THERAPY raises $8,000 for Crystal Hearts

    Our TEAM GROUP THERAPY (SANDRA CHISHOLM, MAUREEN MCDONALD, HEIDI RAUSCH & RUTH BUCKLAND) is once again the top fundraising team at the 2019 Crystal Heart Curling Classic, raising $8,000 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Thank you for your hard work, ladies!Team Group Therapy - 2019

  • Dalal's Milestone

    Our favourite curling club manager celebrated her 50th birthday! We love you, Dalal!

    Dalal's 50th birthday

  • TEAM MACMILLAN wins another banner!

    Congrats to our TEAM MACMILLAN (skip: CONALL MACMILLAN, vice: PATRICK GRATTON, second: STEPHAN GROULX, lead: KIMBERLY GORIN) for winning the Special Olympics Division A Final in Elmira on Feb 3rd!

    Team MacMillan - 2019 champs

  • TEAM HOMAN - Ontario Scotties Champions!

    Huge congrats to our TEAM HOMAN (RACHEL HOMAN, EMMA MISKEW, JOANNE COURTNEY, LISA WEAGLE) for defeating Team Tippin in the finals of the Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Elmira on Feb 2! Good luck at STOH in Sydney, NS from Feb 16-24!

    Team Homan - 2019 Ontario Champs 

  • Nicole DESCHENES

    DESCHENES, Nicole Marie
    Sadly on January 27, 2019, in a place where she dedicated countless hours cheering on her children and grandchildren, Nicole began the next leg of her great adventure. She will be deeply missed by her beloved husband and travel companion, James Angus; her loving children Marc Levac, Sarah Gaudet (Marty), Lindsay Kearns (Rob) and Eric Levac (Sadia); and her precious grandchildren of whom she was so proud: Jonah, Liam, Danny, Sean, Casey, Margaret, Izabel, Nadya, Shanzay, Zara and Shahrukh.

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  • Ontario Provincial Curling Championships in Elmira (Jan 27-Feb 3)

    Good luck to the following members this week as they compete in the Ontario Provincial Curling Championships! You can stream the games on Title Sports Live. https://www.titlesportslive.ca/

    WOMEN'S SCOTTIES
    TEAM HOMAN - skip: RACHEL HOMAN, vice: EMMA MISKEW, second: JOANNE COURTNEY, lead: LISA WEAGLE 
    Team Cathy Auld - vice: ERIN MORRISEY, lead: JENNIFER AHDE
    Team Duncan - second: CHERYL KREVIAZUK, lead: KAREN SAGLE
    Team Froud/Horton - skip: LAUREN HORTON
    Team Harrison - second: LYNN KREVIAZUK

    MEN'S TANKARD
    Team Glenn Howard Curling - second: DAVID MATHERS

    SPECIAL OLYMPICS DIVISION A FINAL
    TEAM MACMILLAN (skip: CONALL MACMILLAN, vice: PATRICK GRATTON, second: STEPHAN GROULX, lead: KIMBERLY GORIN)

    We have some very talented curlers at our club!

    Provincial Championships in Elmira

  • Life Membership Nominations

    We’re seeking nominations for Life Membership at the Ottawa Curling Club (OCC).

    Life Membership is the club's recognition of a member's sustained and exemplary contributions to our club and this year’s Nomination Committee has been established to help select up to two recipients. Nominations including the following detail can be sent to Wesley Blight at wesblight@hotmail.com and will be accepted until February 28, 2019:

    • Nominator’s name, contact information, and confirmation of OCC membership
    • Nominee’s name, length of OCC membership, and a description of their contributions to the club (ie. specific role, duration, and applicable outcome). Examples of contributions include, but are not limited to: 1. volunteer positions or activities at the club; 2. having represented the club within the broader curling community (as a player, coach, or volunteer).
  • Cash league members at Quebec Men's Provincials

    Good luck to DON BOWSER (vice of Team Ferland) and Team Mark Homan (MARK HOMAN, MICHAEL MCLEAN, COLTON DALY and GARY FINDLEY) as they compete at the Quebec WFG Tankard in Grand-Mere, Quebec from Jan 13-20, 2019!

    Team Ferland - Don Bowser of OCC

    Team Mark Homan

  • Team Homan wins Canadian Open in North Battleford

    Congrats to TEAM HOMAN (RACHEL HOMAN, EMMA MISKEW, JOANNE COURTNEY, LISA WEAGLE) on their 10th career Grand Slam of Curling title!

    (Photo by Anil Mungal)

    Team Homan - 10th Grans Slam 

  • BRIAN HENDERSON and TEAM HUNKER at CurlON Masters Provincials in Ingersoll

    BRIAN HENDERSON (Team Delaney) lost in the finals to Gordon Norton of Oshawa.   

    TEAM HUNKER (JIM HUNKER, BRAD SHINN, MIKE JOHANSEN, and STEVE MITCHELL) finished Round Robin at 4-3.

    CurlON Masters

  • Ottawa-Rideau Challenge

    We are thrilled to announce that the Ottawa-Rideau Challenge trophy is back at the Ottawa Curling Club! Always a fun time with good curling and great people! Thanks to all who participated from both Rideau Curling Club and the OCC. See you next year on the ice!

    Ottawa-Rideau Challenge 2018

  • Life Membership Nomination Committee

    We’re looking for a group of volunteers to select and recommend Life Members of the Ottawa Curling Club.

    Life Membership is the club's recognition of a member's sustained and exemplary contributions to our club and, to facilitate this year’s selection process, we’re keen to fill our Nomination Committee. The committee consists of at least three members and is responsible for soliciting and evaluating award nominees, as well as recommending up to two recipients for board approval. As a committee volunteer, your commitment is expected to begin in late January and continue through the end of March.

    If you’re interested, please contact Wesley Blight at wesblight@hotmail.com by January 12th.

  • Open Letter to the Ontario Curling Association

    To: Stephen Chenier, Executive Director, CurlON ; Dave Hutchinson, Event Coordinator, CurlON

    Cc: CurlON Board of Directors

    The Ottawa Curling Club expresses disappointment in the Ontario Curling Association’s decision regarding changes to the Tankard Playdowns announced December 5th.

    Although we acknowledge the Ontario Curling Association’s right to set competition rules, changing the terms of the Tankard Playdowns after the registration deadline had passed is not reflective of an organization dedicated to transparency and equity. This decision has prompted several teams to reconsider their participation in the playdown process, further reducing a provincial field that has been on a downward trend, and leaving additional teams to question their future involvement.

    We urge the Ontario Curling Association to acknowledge the inconvenience and frustration caused by this decision. We also suggest the Ontario Curling Association use this opportunity to explain how this experience will be used to continually improve the qualification structure in a timely manner in future years.

    Board of Directors

    Ottawa Curling Club

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