Month: October 2017

Nova Scotia Sweep at Superspiel

The 2017 Superspiel featured 6 international teams, 13 Canadian teams from outside Ontario, and 13 teams from across Ontario. Both champions hail from the same province, as Nova Scotia was able to sweep the podium. The men’s final saw Matthew Manuel’s team defeat Manitoba’s team Ryan 4-3. While the women’s final saw Kaitlyn Jones’s rink take down Northern Ontario’s team Smith, by a score of 7-2. Semi-finalists included teams Hall and Willsey from Ontario on the men’s side, and Switzerland’s Witschonke and Ontario’s Wallingford on the women’s side. The consolation final featured an all Ontario matchup, with the teams of Kaitlin Jewer and Kayla Gray. The closely contested battle saw Gray edge Jewer by a 4-3 score.  ...

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OJCT Teams and Points Leaders take on some of the best in Canada and the World

Some of the very best men’s and women’s teams on the Ontario Junior Curling Tour will test their skills against some of the top teams from the rest of Canada and around the world as the OVCA Brokerlink SuperSpiel event starts tomorrow in Ottawa.  The event will be played at various clubs in the Ottawa area ending Sunday with championship play at the City View Curling Club. In the women’s event, points leaders and local favourites team Wallingford (#1) and Little (#3) will be joined by fellow Tour teams Jewer (#4), Smith/Brunton (#8), St Georges (#9), Steele (#13) and Gray (#20) as they take on top teams from Switzerland, the U.S., Sweden, Nova Scotia, British Columbia , New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island. The men’s event has an equally strong field with 2017 Junior national silver and bronze medalists and OJCT teams Hall (#1) and Horgan (#2) joined by local Ottawa teams Willsey (#3), McNamara (#11), Hahn (#12) and southern Ontario teams Marshall (#5) and Richard (#7) take on a field including world Junior silver medalists, Team Stopera from the U.S., teams from Switzerland and France as well as teams from B.C., Manitoba, Newfoundland, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador. Follow the results online, powered by,...

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OJCT Points Update – Leaders extend their top positions in U21, U18 races tighten

At the halfway point in the 2017-18 U21 points season, the top teams in both the men’s and women’s division have extended their leads and firmly established themselves atop the leaderboard. For the U21 men, Team Hall has used their two wins at the Stu Sells Junior Tankard and the Brampton Junior Cashspiel in U21 events and two stellar performances including one win at the K-W Classic on the WCT/OCT mens tour to already exceed their entire point total from last season.   Teams Horgan and Willsey round out a very talented top three. The battle for positions 4 – 10 is only separated by 150 points with a combination of newly formed teams and U18 teams entering the U21 ranks for their development so with four point events left in the accumulation year, the race to the finish in the top five should be interesting. For the U21 women, Team Wallingford has maintained their season opening advantage lead over the number two spot now owned by Team Rozon with a slight advantage over Team Little and Jewer who sit in 3rd and 4th place. Team Kiemele has rocketed their way into the top five with two finals appearances in the Stu Sells and Brampton events but are closely followed by positions 6-9 only 120 points away.   For the U18 teams, now three events into the new calendar...

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4 Winners and 6 Qualifiers Crowned

The Oct. 13-15 weekend wrapped up with 10 teams emerging victorious. The Ottawa Superspiel qualifier, hosted in Almonte, saw 6 teams rise to claim the remaining births into the Superspiel, held in Ottawa the last weekend of October. John Willsey’s team claimed the first men’s birth via the A side, with the remaining two births claimed by teams McNamara and Hahn, who won the B side and C side respectively. The women’s side saw Emma Wallingford’s team go undefeated and claim the A side birth. Team Little rebounded from an A final loss to grab the B side birth, while team Gray grabbed the final Superspiel spot via the C side. U21 action also took place at the Brampton Curling Club, where 8 womens and 10 mens teams looked to take the crown. Megan Smith’s team from Sudbury completed a 6-0 weekend and claimed the title with a 5-2 win over team Kiemele. Smith and Kiemele met in the women’s final after wins over teams Rozon and Bernard respectively. Meanwhile on the men’s side, team Enman also attempted to go 6-0 for the weekend, but lost an extra-end final to Matthew Hall’s team. Hall and Enman arrived in the men’s final after semi-final wins over teams Fayaz and Richard respectively. The weekend’s Rocktoberfest U18 Spiel took place in Coldwater, where two hometown teams were the champions. The Coldwater teams of Kelly Middaugh and Evan...

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Final day action underway

Final day action is underway from Brampton, Ottawa (Almonte) and Coldwater. Catch all of the online scoring here on the OJCT website and Facebook live action from Brampton with two featured games in the morning draw. The Tour…gotta love...

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