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  • FREE CLINICS FOR OCC MEMBERS

    OCC FREE CLINICS TO HELP YOU GET YOUR SEASON OFF ON THE RIGHT (OR LEFT) FOOT.

    Listed below are the times of the free clinics offered by the club professional Earle Morris.

    If members (and members ONLY) want to take part please book your spot through the manager's office at manager@ottawacurlingclub.com or via phone at

    613 234-4119.

    SPOTS ARE LIMITED SO BOOK EARLY.

     

    Monday, September 24

    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - free refresher lessons for the first 12 people to sign up

    1:15 pm - 2:00 pm - free refresher lessons for the first 12 people to sign up

    Tuesday, September 25

    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - free refresher lessons for the first 12 people to sign up

    1:15 pm - 2:00 pm - free refresher lessons for the first 12 people to sign up

    6:00 pm - 6:30 pm - refresher course for Business Women's League only

    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - refresher course for Getting Started League only

    Wednesday, September 26

    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - free refresher lessons for the first 12 people to sign up

    1:15 pm - 2:00 pm - free refresher lessons for the first 12 people to sign up

  • THE ICE PLANT IS ON!

    Feverish work is going on all over the club, on the ice, off the ice and even outside.

    The lot will be paved the week of Sept. 3 so if you are coming to the club you will not be able to access the back lot from O'Connor Street. The extreme back of the lot OFF OF ARGYLE will be the only location for parking spots for a few days.

  • THANKS FOR TAKING PART

    A number of weeks ago the Board asked some members to attend a strategic planning session. Boy did ideas flow!

    The Board is now wending its way through the document and we will let you know next steps. Thanks to all.

  • 2012-2013 Membership

    The 2012-2013 Membership is now available online.
    One team member must pay in full in order to hold the spot for the up coming season.
    Payment can be made in person at the club or by phone.
    Team Sign up here
    Membership Sign up here

  • TWO MEMBERS WIN CANADA TITLE IN MAY

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    Mike Raby (photo) and David Joseph, who are in the Cash League, were Team Quebec at the Canada Deaf Games in Edmonton earlier this month. On May 18 they won gold with a 10-0 round robin record. They now advance to the World Deaf Games next February in Switzerland.

  • PERRY WINNERS DETERMINED

    The PERRY is over.
    The Gord Perry Sr event winner was Team MacAulay with Steve Allen, Rick Allen and John Steski. This is the fourth Perry win for both MacAulay (3 in a row) and Steski and a threepeat for the Allen brothers.
    The Gord Perry Jr event went to Team Brian Lewis.
    The Gord Perry Jr Jr event was taken by Layne Noble.
    In the Mike Perry event section A winner was Charles Chamberlain and the B section went to Peter MacDonald after a tie.
    Thanks to everyone who played, participated, partied, Perry-Oakied, Perrylized and...well did stuff that started with the letters besides "p".
    SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

  • CLUB CHAMPION CROWNED

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    The 20112 OCC Champions are (L-R) Shane Latimer, Graham Rathwell, Terry Scharf and Kevin Rathwell. Latimer defended his 2011 title. They defeated Team Trevor Guest.

    Thanks to everyone who played in the club championships.

  • MEMBERS SHINE

    MIKE JOHANSEN

    Monday night league curler Mike Johansen (pictured at left) skipped his Rideau rink to the Senior Mixed championships on Sunday. His lead is Debbie Wall (pictured 2nd from right), mother of our ice maker Jon!

    In the Caledonia Cup in Montreal on Saturday the OCC squad of Peter Glover, Mitch Barsalou, Jimmy Rudderham and Bernie Dueck were the only 1 of 2 Ontario teams to capture their events.

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  • MEMBER WINS NATIONAL TITLE OUT WEST

    Multiple league member, Ray Jones, was third on a team that won the Aboriginal National Championships in Saskatoon on Easter Weekend. This is Ray's second title. Way to go Ray!

  • Club Championship

    Club Championship Draw The winner of the Club Championship will represent the club in the Dominion Club Championship playdowns next fall. This competition leads to a national banner.

  • MEMBERS WIN COLTS

    The team of Skip - Peter Glover, Third - Mitch Barsalou, Second - Jimmy Rudderham andLead - Bernie Dueck won the A side of the Colts on Sunday to qualify for the Caledonia Cup this Saturday in Montreal. Congrats to all!

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  • MEMBER WINS PROVINCE

    Congrats to cash League member Ben Miskew for helping his team to victory in the Junior Mixed provincials. Ben is the one, as usual, with his mouth open.

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  • ROY BLAIR SET TO ROLL

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    Robyn Mattie (NS) and Marliese Miller (SK) meet in the Women's Final, Sunday at 1pm EST. Steve Laycock (SK) and Darren Moulding (AB) meet in the Men's Final, Saturday at 1pm EST. Both finals will take place at the Rideau Curling Club, and will be broadcast live on CBC.

    The annual Roy Blair spiel is awaiting your sign up! Some of the celebrity skips are:

    Robyn Mattie (pictured) - the 2003 Nova Scotia junior provincial champion and finalist in the Karcher junior national curling championships.

    Ian MacAulay - 2003 Ontario men's provincial champion and Team Ontario second at the 2003 Brier.

    Doug Johnston - 2003 Brier player for Team Ontario.

    Anna Piekarski - 2004 Ontario junior champion and national junior player.

    Chris Gardner - Ontario men's provincials skip for the last 3 years, Ontario mixed bantam, mixed junior and mixed champion as well as City of Ottawa 3 time mixed bonspiel winner.

    Ray Jones - Aboriginal national curling champion.

    Peter Gillich - Ontario junior provincial runner-up in 2002.

    Darren McEwen - 2011 national gay championship winner

    The Roy Blair runs April 12 to 14. You attend the Roy Blair draft on the evening of Tuesday April 10 and pick the skip with whom you want to play!

    There will also be an opportunity to invest in teams in order to get a return on your investment!

    SIGN UP QUICKLY BY PICKING THE POSITION YOU WANT TO PLAY!
  • OCC MEMBERS WIN PROVINCE

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    (L-R) John Lockett, Jamie Angus, Eldon Combe and Rod Matheson receive the president's trophy for winning the Diversicare Grand Masters provincials on the weekend.

    In provincial mixed regions the rink skipped by Ritchie Gillan with Trish Scharf, Kevin Rathwell and Kara Ruiter took region 1A. They advance to provincials with other OCC members who won 1B. They are Chris Gardner, Kim Brown and Jessica Barcauskas. Another member, Mike Johansen, skipped his Rideau team to the senior mixed provincials.

    In the men's tankard 2 OCC rinks advance to regionals. They are Willie Jeffries, Brian Vance, Keith Coulthart, Steve Forrest, Matt Paul, Spencer Cooper, Travis Thompson and Andrew Denny.

  • OCC TEAM WINS ALEXANDER KEITH'S CITY OF OTTAWA SPIEL

    The cash league squad of Ian MacAulay (pictured), Steve Allen, Rick Allen and Barry Conrad captured the Alexander Keith's City of Ottawa men's bonspiel title on Sunday in an extra end match. Along the way the team won $8,000.

    The University League rink skippped by Trent Skanes with Tim Cullen, Jason Jackson and Stuart Jobb won Event 7.

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  • 50/50 Draw to support Team Lewis

    Monday March 12th, 2012 #336126 Claimed
    Tuesday March 13th, 2012 #336174 Claimed
    Wedndesday March 14th, 2012 #336330 Claimed

  • GORD PERRY FUNERAL

    GORD PERRY JUNIOR

    Suddenly, in hospital, with his family by his side, on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the age of 76. Much loved husband of Phyllis (née White). Proud father of Gord Jr. and Mike (Karissa). Cherished grandpa of Rebecca. He was the son of the late Gordon and Jessie Perry. Dear brother of Patricia Murray (the late David) and Lyn Merkley (the late John), and brother-in-law to Karen McFetridge (the late Ellis). He will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and close friends. Gord will also be fondly remembered by many teaching colleagues from his over 30 year career as well as by the many he knew in the curling community where he was an avid curler and active member at the Ottawa Curling Club. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean (between Bayshore Dr. and Baseline Rd) on Thursday, March 15th, 2012 from 2:00 - 4:00 & 6:00 - 8:00 pm. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, March 16th at St. Maurice Catholic Church, 4 Perry Street at 11:00 am. Reception to follow at the Ottawa Curling Club. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes and donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

  • SEND OFF FOR TEAM ONTARIO

    There will be a send off on Wednesday March 14 at 7:30 for Team Lewis who are representing this province at the national seniors championship which begins this Saturday. All are invited.

  • MEMBER GETS AN 8 ENDER

    The Monday Night Ladder convenor, Henry Chan, was on a team that scored an 8 ender in a spiel in Richmond on Saturday. The skip was a former OCC member Reg Plaster.

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  • JUNIOR OCC MEMBERS WIN MIXED ZONES

    A few other OCC members did well in last weekend's mixed junior zones. Graham Rathwell, Chris Lewis, Geordin Raganold, Andrea Sinclair, Melissa Gannon, Rebecca Wichers- Schreur and Lynn Kreviazuk all won their zones. Good luck in regions!

  • OCC TEAM NATIONALS BOUND

    team lewisTheOCC team of (L-R in photo) Brian Lewis, Jeff McCrady, Steve Doty and Graham Sinclair won Ontario on Sunday in the Dominion Seniors. They will now represent the province at the Canadian Seniors which takes place in Abbotsford, BC beginning March 17. Stay tuned for news of a club send off!

    While his dad won the above Chris Lewis and his junior mixed team got a zone 3 berth to the regionals. His team of OCC members are Melissa Gannon, David Staples and Rebecca Wichers-Schreur. Congrats all!

     

  • MEMBER GOOD NEWS

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    Two teams fared well this past weekend. Trevor Guest from Thursday Men's league and Saturday Men's league won the La Quete du Roi bonspiel in Montreal. Curling with him were members Trevor Murphy and John Beesley.

    In OCA Colts, Shane Latimer skipped his squad to zone 1 victory. Playing with him were Ritchie Gillan, Terry Scharf and Kevin Rathwell (pictured). They advance to regions.

    While they didn't win the OAU provincial title as the first Carleton Ravens curling team, members Chris Lewis, Ben Miskew and Graham Rathwell (pictured below and brother of Kevin above) lost by 1 point in the final after finishing first. They do however advance as 1 of 2 Ontario teams to the national university finals in Welland.

    Congrats all!

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  • GORD PERRY BONSPIEL

    The 51st Gordie Perry Bonspiel

    The Gordie Perry Spiel
    April 21st to April 29th,

    And the Winner is Bob Chevrier's Team.
    Gordie Perry draw here

    50/50 Unclaimed Tickets

    1-Ticket # 068714
    2-Ticket # 746555
    3-Ticket # 746632

  • ANOTHER OCC MEMBER PLAYING IN TIM HORTONS BRIER

    Craig Savill helped his Glenn Howard team to victory on Sunday at the Dominion Tankard. He now sets his eyes on Saskatoon for the Brier in March.

    In Branch play 3 Ottawa members won their double rink event in the Governor Generals. Todd Reilly (pictured), Mat Camm and Ken Riley helped defeat the rinks from Quebec.

     

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  • CLINICS FOR OCC MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS

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  • MEMBERS MIX IT UP

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    A number of our members did well in John Shea Insurance Mixed Zones and in Canada Gold Whiskey Senior Mixed Zones.

    Shane Latimer with Lee Merklinger, Terry Scharf and Megan Balsdon took the 1A side while Latimer's cash league third, Ritchie Gillan (pictured - he is in the middle) skipped his rink of Trish Scharf, Kevin Rathwell and Kara Ruiter to the B side crown.

    Over on the senior side of things Mike Johansen skipped his team to zone 2A victory with another OCC member Brian Long. All these teams advance to regional action.

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  • MEMBER TO PLAY IN TIM HORTONS BRIER

    Cash League player Jean-Sebastien Roy (pictured), who plays third for Chicoutimi's Robert Dejardins, helped his team capture the Quebec Tankard on Sunday. Roy now heads to the Tim Hortons Brier in Saskatoon in March.

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    Other members who did well on the weekend include Team Brian Lewis with Jeff McCrady, Steve Doty and Graham Sinclair, who won their region to advance to the Dominion senior provincial championships.

    Kudos also to Craig Savill (lead for Glenn Howard) who defeated Kevin Martin in the Pomeroy Inn and Suites National in Grand Prairie on Sunday.

    And a great round of applause to Team Rachel Homan (with Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk and Lisa Weagle) for their undefeated round robin Scottie provincial, undefeated Page 1 game and their appearance in the final where it was close all the way.

     

     

  • CARLETON PLACE LEATHER WORKS SPIEL WON BY OCC MEMBER

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    Darren McEwen as the lead won the Leatherworks Spiel on Sunday. Congrats Darren.

  • TWO OCC MEMBERS RAISING FUNDS FOR NATIONALS

    Two of our members, Jamie Sinclair and Casandra Raganold, are the skip and lead of Team Ontario and heading to the M&M Meat Shops Junior Nationals. They are raising some funds by selling earrings.

    Try this link to get the details: http://teamsinclair.ca/rocks/

     

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  • OCC SCORES BIG AT OVCA MIXED BONSPIEL

    Team Chris Gardner won the OVCA Mixed bonspiel for the 4th time. Sharing the glory with Chris were Kim Brown, Andrew Denny and Jessica Barcauskas (pictured). They actually defeated another OCC member Lauren Mann. James and Leith Mullin played skip and lead respectively on the rink that won the senior section. Congrats all!

     

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  • PRO TIP #6

    Check the newest Earle Morris Club Pro tip here.

  • ONTARIO SCOTTIES BROADCAST SCHEDULE

    Since so many Ottawa Curling Club members are competing in the Ontario Scotties here is a link to the Rogers broadcast schedule. You can also follow the games via end by end scoring at the Ontario Curling Association site. You can also email teams and players through here.

  • HOPE KEPT ALIVE

    A number of members battled in the gruelling OCA Challenge Rounds on the weekend - the last ditch effort to advance to the Dominion Tankard and Scotties provincials.

    Lee Merklinger played with Sherry Middaugh to capture the A side while Jenn Hanna with Pascale Letendre, Stephanie Hanna and Trish Scharf (all coached by Bob Hanna) got the B side. In Tankard action Chris Gardner (pictured) skipped his team with 2 other members - Mat Camm and Doug Johnston - to victory in the Challenge Round East.

    A women's rink got the Lassie side of the new Caledonia Cup event. They were Cheryll Watts, Mary Ponte, Andree Bazinet and Nicole Gourret. They now advance to challenge their Quebec counterparts.

     

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  • MEMBERS ADVANCE TO DOMINION STICK BONSPIEL

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    For the first time there is an OCA sanctioned stick provincial and four of our members have advanced to the provincials. They are Bob Goodson, Terry Clark, Paul Engelbrecht and Roger Lajoie (pictured). The provincials are at the Navan facility beginning April 1.

  • TWO MEMBERS EARN PROVINCIAL CROWN

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    Team Jamie Sinclair won the Pepsi Junior provincial title on Sunday. Sinclair and her lead Casandra Raganold both play in Cash League. Casandra is on the left and Jamie on the right. They now advance to the M&M Meat Shops Junior Nationals beginning February 4 in Napanee.

    Team Rachel Homan came out of this region to capture a berth on Sunday in the provincial Scotties in Kenora. Jean-Paul Nadeau with Desmond Fisher, Jason Jackson and Chris Askew are heading to a provincial as well in the Fairfield Marriott Challenge. They play in the Monday Ladder and the University League.

    Way to go all.

  • KREVIAZUK CLAIMS SPIEL

    Lynn Kreviazuk from Cash League skipped her KW Granite team to the women's championship at the Dominion Toronto junior bonspiel on December 30. That's Lynn on the right. A number of OCC juniors will be competing in the OCA Pepsi junior provincial championships taking place at the Russell Curling Cluub beginning Wednesday. They are Graham Rathwell, Tess Bobbi, Chris Lewis, David Staples, Geordin Raganold, Casandra Raganold, Jamie Sinclair and RJ Johnson as a coach.

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  • WE ALMOST DID IT

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    The Ottawa-Rideau Challenge took place December 28.

    The OCC fell short of defending its championship by 17 points.

    Thanks to all who participated, cheered, jeered, enjoyed seasonal or otherwise libations and made our guests feel welcome.

    Next year - DON'T GET MAD...GET EVEN!

  • ROOKIE SPIEL ALMOST FILLED

    Thanks to the hard work on the part of U2 Curlingpalooza organizers the spiel is just a couple of rinks from being filled. They have added some new sponsors as well!

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  • SEASONS GREETINGS

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    Practice ice time availability over Christmas closing period:

    Tuesday December 27 - Noon to 6 p.m.

    Wednesday December 28 - Noon to 4 p.m.

    Please call or email the Manager to confirm ice.

  • MORE MEMBERS ADVANCE

    Congrats to all our members who were victorious in zones this past weekend. Team Brian Lewis (pictured) with Jeff McCrady, Steve Doty and Graham Sinclair took the A-side of the Dominion seniors. Wally Morris took the B-side. He curled with Brad Shinn, Brian Edge and Jody Royer. On the women's side Sandra Chisholm and her Tuesday women's league rink of Maureen Harris, Maureen McDonald and Ruth Buckland captured the zone 1B senior women's bracket.

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  • OCC TEAMS ADVANCING TO REGIONAL ACTION

    Several OCC squads advanced to regions on the weekend. In Dominion Tankard action teams skipped by Shane Latimer (pictured) and Willie Jeffries move on. In the Scotties Team Hanna and Team Homan also advance. Chris Gardner, Lee Merklinger, Keith Coulthart and Erin Morrissey also played on teams in other parts of Ontario that clinched regional berths.

    A win at regions means a spot in the men or women's provincials.

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  • U2 CURLINGPALOOZA IS COMING!

    The 2nd annual CURLINGPALOOZA BONSPIEL is coming January 14.

    The rockfest for curlers with 2 years of experience or less sees

    • two 5 end games
    • hot shots contest
    • trophy and cash prizes every end of play
    • trivia contest
    • roast beef dinner with ice cream buffet
    • 50/50 raffle

    The entry fee is $160 per team. Visit Facebook.com/Curlingpalooza2012

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  • CORNWALL WINNER

    The Cash League's Doug Johnston was part of a team that won the Cornwall Men's Bonspiel on the weekend. Apparently they don't remember much..not because they drank too much. Doug won it with his seniors team.

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  • NEXT CLUB PRO TIP

    Earle's TIP #5 is here. Silence is Golden?

  • MEMBERS WIN NEW OCA EVENT ZONE

    The team of Bob Goodson, Terry Clark, Paul Engelbrecht and Roger Lagroix took the zone 1A side of the new OCA sanctioned Dominion Stick Bonspiel event. Some members also advanced to junior provincials by winning their regions.They are teammates Jamie Sinclair and Casandra Raganold, Graham Rathwell in region 3, the team of Chris Lewis, David Staples and Geordin Raganold and Tess Bobbie in region 4.

    RJ Johnson (pictured in back row) from Monday Night League coached his junior men's team from Huntley to provincials as well. The provincials are in Russell in early January.

    Well done all.

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  • MEMBERS EXCEL

    Many OCC members won recent events.

    In junior zones Melissa Gannon, Andrea Sinclair, Erin Walker and Rebecca Wicher-Schruer took the A side of zone 1 and move to regionals. Sandra Chisholm (pictured) from Tuesday women's league captured the B side of zone 1 intermediates. They too advance to regions. She played with Maureen Harris, Maureen MacDonald and Ruth Buckland. Chris Lewis, David Staples and Geordin Raganold helped their team to the A side in zone 4 with their junior team. Jamie Sinclair skipped her rink to the 2A side of her junior zone. In zone 12 Graham Rathwell played second for his junior team that captured the B side of their zone.

    The Getting Started players - Brennan Young and Robert Middleman helped propel their rink to a bonspiel win at the OSSC Rockstar Bonspiel.

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  • HOW OCA COMPETITIONS WORK

    The Ontario Curling Association zone playdowns for various events began on the weekend. All the events lead to a provincial championship. Some events lead to a national competition.

    Curlers enter the zones (the province - minus Northern Ontario - has 4 regions with 4 zones per region). Two teams emerge from each zone. The Ottawa is in zone 1.

    OCC members can play in their own zone or sometimes they play as part of a team in another zone as long as they belong to a club in that zone.

  • MEMBER WINS AGAIN AND MEMBER FEATURED

    Two Cash League members had a big week. Lee Merklinger won the Sun Life Classic spiel as second for Sherry Middaugh. And besides playing in the Canadian Mixed on Team Ontario, Alison Kreviazuk was the CCA's featured athlete this week.

  • FORMER MEMBER PASSES AWAY

    Edna West, a long time women's league member and active in the once thriving Day Laidies League passed away November 16. The Club offers condolences to her family. Please read her obiturary here.

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