Month: August 2017

2017-18 U21 season starts tomorrow

The 2017-18 OJCT season gets underway tomorrow with the traditional opening event, the Carleton Heights U21 Bonspiel at the Carleton Heights Curling Club in Ottawa. Featuring 8 men’s and women’s teams from the across the province and Quebec, the field includes 2016 event defending champion Team Lavoie from Quebec and the number three OJCT ranked men’s team, local favourite, Team Willsey . This year’s event will be the first featuring the new OJCT points and ranking system using the strength of field calculations for this year’s field that be found here.  Teams must register on the OJCT to be eligible to earn their points from the event. It promises to be a great event as always and, you never know, might the launching pad for the next great Ottawa Valley team and/or curler like Rachel Homan, Jamie Sinclair, Mat Camm and many others. If you are in the local area, visit the club for some great action at 1436 Normandy Crescent, Nepean or follow online scoring...

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Practice Ice – Port Perry Curling Club

Curling season is quickly approaching and the OJCT has been informed that the Port Perry Curling Club is offering the following ice times for team practice rentals: Sunday, Sept 24th: 10-12pm Sunday, Sept 24th: 1pm-3pm Sunday, Sept 24th: 4pm-6pm Cost per sheet rental is $70.63 ($62.50+HST) for 2 hours. Please note, there is a minimum 2 sheet rental, so if no other team rents a sheet at the same time, the Club will first try to switch you to another time slot or you will be charged the 2 sheet rate of $141.25 ($125+HST). Cheques payable to “Port Perry Curling Club”. If you are interested, contact Rob Steele at    ...

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OJCT Releases Points for 2017 Carleton Heights U21 Bonspiel

The OJCT is pleased to release the 2017 Carleton Heights U-21 Bonspiel Strength of Field and Points Matrix.  This represents the first of its kind in junior curling where both the type of event and size of field plus the teams entered define the number of points available to the teams that place 1-8 in the event.  The detailed matrix including the field rankings used can be found here.  The summary of points per gender are as follows 2017 Carleton Heights Men's Event SFI Calculation    Final PositionBase Level PointsX (Event or Field Size Multiplier + Strength of Field Multiplier)Total Placement Points 12512.4686.58 22012.4669.27 3 - 412.512.4643.29 5 – 87.512.4625.98 Win Points12.46Event Classification Base Field8Factor1(Regular) Field Size8 2017 Carleton Heights Women's Event SFI Calculation    Final PositionBase Level PointsX (Event or Field Size Multiplier + Strength of Field Multiplier)Total Placement Points 12512.0175.35 22012.0160.28 3 - 412.512.0137.68 5 – 87.512.0122.60 Win Points12.01Event Classification Base Field8Factor1(Regular) Field...

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OJCT Releases Opening Season Rankings – Hall, Wallingford, Fayaz & Bernard lead the way

The OJCT is pleased to release the opening season rankings and points accumulated for both U21 and U18 teams based on the 2016-17 season carry-forward points and team line-ups as registered and/or based on last year’s line ups. The rankings are presented as both a weekly top ten and in full detailed charts on the same page.  They are calculated using the new points and ranking system released earlier in August.   Teams are encouraged to register for the 2017-18 events season coming up to maintain their accumulation and rankings.  Registration for the 2017-18 season will remain open through to October.  Carry-forward points will be subject to change as teams register and line-up changes are...

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First Major Event of 2017-18 Season, Stu Sells Junior Tankard, releases entrants and draw

The Stu Sells Junior Tankard, the OJCT’s  first major of the 2017-18 season, has just released this year’s event plan and draw which will feature some of the top returning U21 teams from Ontario and the United States as well as some up and coming new teams both at the U21 and U18 level. Competition begins on Thursday, September 14th and concludes on Sunday, September 17th at the High Park Club in Toronto. A new triple knock-out event format will be in place this year with an exciting page playoff system for the top four teams from the knock-out rounds to played on Sunday. In the men’s field will be the reigning world silver medalists Team Stopera from the US as well as defending Ontario and Canadian U21 silver medalist Team Hall. The women’s field also features many of the Ontario provincial finalists from 2017 reformed into new teams for the 2017-18 season as well as 2017 Stu Sells U18 Champion and Provincial Champion Team Gray from the Perth Curling Club. Saturday night will feature the annual Stu Sells Support Foundation BBQ so come out to enjoy some great junior curling and be part of the fun at High Park....

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