Registration for the 2016 - 2017 curling season will open again this year on July 1.
New members can setup an account now by “clicking” Sign up in the Member Login area to the right. After completing the information a username and password will be provided. New members will begin to be placed into leagues beginning August 1.
Due to the drop in the number of participating teams at the various OCA Competitions, the format and eligibility rules for OCA Competitions are undergoing significant changes for the the 2016-2017 curling season.
It is hoped that these changes will improve the ice utilization at clubs that host these competitions and over time, will increase the participation level of some of these competitions.
The links in the message (click to view) from the OCA, will take you to information about the various events and conference calls, scheduled from May 15 to 19, that are set up to gather more feedback about the changes.
If you have participated in or plan to participate in OCA competitions, please review this information and join the appropriate conference call if you have any concerns or questions.
The World Curling Federation is holding a Sweeping Summit (info) which will address the challenges faced throughout the 2015/16 season with brush head technology and sweeping technique. They have asked curlers to complete a short survey to provide their input.
The Sweeping Summit survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3PP266G and should be completed by Monday 16 May 2016 so that responses can be collated and shared with those attending the summit.
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Team photos and action shots are posted - you can download from the photo site.
This year’s Closing Bonspiel, Chaired by our own Sheriff Maureen Campbell and her AMAZING band of Volunteer Deputies, opened and closed out with a bang! Duels were held throughout the week, as teams challenged one another through a series of 3-4 games. At the stroke of 6:50 pm, Tuesday night, thirty-six teams began their ride onto the ice at YCC, where over successive nights, they dueled it on the slippery landscape and later in the lounge with “games a plenty!”. The draws were fast, and the shots were heard far and wide! But fate has a role to play, and in the end, with thirty-three teams put to the side, three teams stood tall; the A, B and C winners!
Leading the way by winning the “A Event” was our very own Draw Master, John Morrison, and his supporting cast of champions Pam Holik, Lynne Jamieson and Melissa Kauffeldt.
In second place was “Lefty Lemon”, as Lloyd Lemon and his cast of shot makers Karen Cole, John Hall and Judy Walker captured the “B Event”.
And finally, bringing up the rear, and showing he’s still got it was none of other than “Mr. I can’t get enough curling”, Harry Carter and his cast shots and guards led by Greg Klein, Jill Renshaw and Karen Gowdy, as they captured the “C Event”.
A hearty York Curling Club congratulations to all the WINNERS, and to all who participated. This year’s Wild West was truly a classic, and one that we will remember for year to come.
See y’all next year!!
Yea ha, when the shooters were on the ice, local showdowns were held in the lounge, as Deputies Peter and Wendy drew down the names, one pull at a time. With “hefty” rewards on the line, each draw of the ticket was done “slooowwwllly!” In the end, with Tim’s cards and booze cards daggled in front of them, three amigos held tight for the BIG reward payouts. In the end “quick draw, Andrew Fuller” took the top prize of $150, followed closely by Gary “I almost won” Miller who took second prize of $100 and finally “Lefty Lloyd Lemon” once again, as he sandbagged the $50 third place prize.
A BIG ‘ole thank you to all who participated, and to our Deputies Peter and Wendy!
Check out photos from the Night of Champions
As usual Night of Champions at York was a busy and successful evening! The lounge was full of spectators and the games were great. Trophies were presented to the winners. There was another, special presentation that evening as well. A banner was presented on behalf of the Toronto Curling Association to John Morrison, Karen Morrison, Peter Ellis and Paulette Ellis for their win at the TCA Senior Mixed Competition this past season.
We would also like to congratulate and wish luck to our Travelers representatives this coming fall. York will be represented by Bryan Johnston, Dan Cleutinx, Sean Spencer and Bob Hevey in the men’s competition and by Laurie Shields, Lisa Rolfe, Samantha Fuller and Trina Sweezie in the women’s competition!
YCC Members - see info about this summer's "Hot Shots" curling camp below:
The HOT SHOTS Curling Camp is pleased to announce it will be entering it’s 21st year of operation in 2016 with it’s annual summer camp scheduled for Oakville, Ontario from Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28, 2016.
We are the world leader in adult curling instruction, and offer pricing with or without accommodation. including special pricing for USA curlers to take advantage of the current exchange rates. Our camp is almost 50% sold out, so this is a reminder to get your registration in soon, to reserve your spot.
Please visit http://www.hotshotscurling.com.
Or, visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/david.gravelle.566
Congratulations to the following team who defended their Tuesday Night Men's Team Entry spots:
- Mark Simpson, Randy Galpin, Scott Howson and Simon Langford
- Art Otsu, Don Kingzinger, Dennis Mansillo and Frank Kendle
Congratulations to the two new teams that qualified for Friday Open League:
- Kitty Mitchell, Leslie Armstrong, Joanna Todd and Karen Atkinson
- Sandy Booth, Jo Miller, Joanne Kelly and Karen Hoare
Read the YCC April 2016 Newsletter
Thank you for the outpouring of support & well-wishes as Sandro & Kathy Verrelli are fighting to get him out of critical condition & back home. Some have asked about financial contributions.
The link is attached if you are interested.
The Toronto Curling Association has released this statement on brushing.
Read a recent Toronto Star article about curling safety including comments from YCC Past President Bruce Orrell.