Month: November 2016

Weekend action update

Results are now complete for the tour events in Ottawa and Cambridge this weekend. At the annual Huntley U21 Bonspiel in Carp, local favourite Team Ryan Hahn defeated Team Liang of Shanghai, China in the men’s final.  A close game through five ends, a score of three in six followed by a steal of another three in seven saw Team Hahn pull away for the victory. In the women’s event, two local teams battled in a close final seeing Team Jessica Thorne defeating Team Jocelyn Taylor 6-4. In Cambridge at the Orion U18 Slam at the Galt Country Club, a field of sixteen women’s team from across Ontario and the US saw the teams from Northern Ontario come out on top of both the main event and consolation. The event overall champion was Team Jamie Smith from Sault Ste. Marie defeating Team Bartlett in a close final 5-4. In the consolation final, Team Croisier, another Norther Ontario rink based out of Sudbury defeated Team Clendenan 5-4 stealing points in end eight and an extra end to take the consolation final. Next week the U18 teams head to Kingston and the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club for the next JuniorSlam Series event, the Pegasus Slam, the first OJCT in the area in sometime. At the time, the U21 teams head to back the Kitchener-Waterloo region and the Westmount Golf and Country...

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Another weekend of OJCT action gets underway today

Another weekend of action starts today on the Ontario Junior Curling Tour. In Ottawa, the annual Huntley Club U21 Bonspiel starts with 7 women and 5 men’s team competing starting Saturday.  Four guaranteed games with playoffs on Sunday. In Cambridge, the women’s edition of the Orion U18 Slam takes place at the Galt Country Club.  Another strong field of sixteen women’s teams from in and out of province promise to deliver more top competition. This event also features the Junior SlamSeries Rock Talk featuring not one but two guest speakers. University of Guelph and SlamSeries organizer Byron Scott will reprise his talk from last weekend on curling and academics post high school which will lead into the College and University Curling Trade fair on Saturday (10:00 – 2:00) where the athletes and their families will get a chance to coaches from Brock, Guelph, Humber, Laurier, McMaster, Ryerson, St. Clair and Western about school choices and curling at the university and college level. Friday evening will also feature a talk from GSOC Champion John Epping on how high performance curling can feel like an impossible balancing act between school, competitions, practice, jobs, and trying to have a life. John will bring some practical tips on how to lower the stress and manage it all. Live scoring for both events can be found through the OJCT website or for the Orion event on...

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