Month: July 2017

Mixed Doubles Opportunity for U21 Teams

Mixed Doubles, the newest curling event added to the Olympics, is growing quickly across the country and here in Ontario.  An Ontario Adult Tour with a number of events has started to form and on the national front, a full Olympic Trials and a number of direct entry events into the Trials or that allow for qualifying points are being added to the competitive calendar.  There is even an event in the OJCT calendar with the Stu Sells Mixed Doubles (U25) Championships scheduled for January 2018, two weeks before the 2018 OCA U21 Provincial qualifiers.  As U21 athletes, you are not restricted from entering any of these events and we want to bring an opportunity to your attention in August. The KW Granite Club in Waterloo is running a mixed doubles event on the 25th – 27th and they are still accepting entries.  A number of nationally ranked teams will be playing and the event will allow you to earn valuable CMDRS points potentially starting you on your way to the next Olympic qualifying cycle. To make it even more attractive to U21 teams, the KW event organizers, along with the organizers of the Stu Sells Mixed Doubles event, are offering an entry discount if you commit to entering both events this season.  If you are interested in that, contact Perry Marshall by email Don’t miss out on the...

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Event Spotlight – OVCA SuperSpiel October 27 -29 (Ottawa)

The 24th annual BrokerLink-OVCA Junior SuperSpiel takes place from October 27 – 29, 2017 and features one of the best junior event fields outside of the World Championships.  Games are played at a number of clubs in the Ottawa region so this year’s participants get to enjoy Ottawa and Canada’s 150th birthday activities in and around the region. This year’s elite women’s field is headlined by Teams Selina Witschonke (Swiss), Madison Bear (USA), Team Woolpower Östersund (Sweden) together with Kaitlyn Jones (NS), Megan Smith (NOnt) and Team Sarah Daniels (BC). Together they are the 2017 WJC #5 and #7, the Swedish #2 Junior and #3 Women’s, the 2016 WJC Gold, the 2017 Canadian Junior Bronze and 2016 Canadian Junior Silver representatives respectively. This great field will be joined by Teams PEI – Lauren Lenentine, Nfld – Brooke Godsland, NB – Samantha Crook, MB – MacKenzie Zacharias and QC – Laurie St-Georges, all provincial champs or qualifier winners that qualified for the event. Headlining the men’s field this year are Teams Andrew Stopera (USA), Jan Hess (Swiss), Matthew Hall (Ont), Tanner Horgan (NOnt), JT Ryan (MB), and Matthew Manual (NS) – the 2017 WJC Silver and #6, the 2017 Canadian Junior Silver, Bronze (and 2016 Silver), #4 and #5 representatives respectively. A terrific field who will be joined by Teams France – Theo Lucroz (WJB #4), NB – Liam Marin,...

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Time is running out, check the latest OJCT events update

We are only six short weeks away from the beginning of the 2017-18 curling season.  Can you believe it! If you are still looking to add events to your season or still haven’t got yourself registered yet, check it out here for the latest updates from the Carleton Heights U21, Stu Sells Junior Events (U21 & U18), SOSSQ, Oakville Optimist, Hogline Spiel (Ottawa), Brampton, Coldwater, KW Junior Classic, the TCA Youth Championships and Elmira. Most U18 events on Tour are at or near capacity while a number of the U21 events still have available spots.  Don’t be disappointed....

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TCA 2017 Youth Championship Registration Now Open

The registration for the 2017 TCA Youth Championships to played in the City of Oshawa at the Oshawa Curling Club and Oshawa Golf and Curling Club for their event December 27 to 29, 2017 is now open. You can do this online only through the TCA website.  A link to that site is here. With the exciting changes planned for this year, it is certain to fill up quickly so get your entries in...

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TCA Youth Championships set for December 27-29th

In a press conference today, the TCA Curling Association reaffirmed its commitment to its annual youth bonspiel now known as the TCA Youth Championships and will operate the event for the 37th year.   This year’s event will be based in the city of Oshawa and take place at the two clubs in Oshawa, the Oshawa Curling Club and the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. The event will continue to open to both local, provincial, national and international teams and will have both a U18 and U21 division.  Event registration is anticipated to be available by July 18 and can be found on the TCA website (https://www.torontocurling.com/events/tca-youth-championship/). The OJCT will post when the event registration is open so stay tuned....

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