Month: November 2017

OCA U21 Provincial Qualifiers Set

OCA U21 Qualifiers have now been set as teams compete in three locations across the province for the first six spots available in this year Pepsi U21 Provincials at the Annandale Golf and Curling Club. Starting to the east, both men’s and women’s tour leaders teams Wallingford and Hall will lead their respective fields at the Brockville Golf and Curling Club in Qualifier A.  Is a return visit to Provincials in the cards for both of the Tours #1 teams? Moving west, the B Qualifier will take place in the Kawartha region at the Fenelon Falls Curling Club.  The men’s event will feature four top ten teams led by Tour #3 Team Willsey while the women’s event features six teams led by two teams in the top ten, Sutherland and Mackay. The Welland Curling Club will host the final C qualifier with the largest number of entrants in both genders.  The women’s field of eight is led by women’s numbers 3 & 4, teams Rozon and Jewer while the men’s field of seven will include top ten teams, Marshall and Twining. Watch all of the scores as they are posted on the OCA website or through the link on the OJCT website. The OCA U21 Qualifiers are a points eligible, premier event.  All women and men’s team playing in the event will earn points for wins and placing points...

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Weekly Top Ten and Rankings Update

As we head into the last two events (OCA Qualifiers and Challenge Round) in the 2017-18 U21 points accumulation year, the U21 Men’s and Women’s rankings and top ten have been updated after the most recent event, the KW Junior Classic. With three victories on the OJCT Tour this year including two majors and solid performances including one victory in two WCT men’s events, Team Hall has established a nearly insurmountable lead atop the men’s leaderboard.  Teams Horgan and Willsey remain in the top three and the only other two teams to crack the 1,000 point level while solid performances throughout the year by teams Marshall and Richard move them to round out the top five.   In the women’s U21 standings, Team Wallingford continues to have a solid lead but teams Little and Rozon have switched positions with Little edging ahead of Rozon for the second spot.   Teams Jewer and Smith/Brunton remain in the top five. For the U18 standings, both the men and women remain virtually unchanged....

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Auld and Hall Are Major Champs in KW

The KW Junior Curling Classic came to an end Sunday with teams Auld and Hall victorious. The season’s final U21 major saw some great action and finals that were tightly contested until last rock. In the men’s final Matthew Hall drew the four foot on his final rock in the 8th for a 4-3 win over team Robinson from Sudbury. Team Auld won 6-5 in a thrilling extra end victory over team SongHyun (Kim) from South Korea. For both Auld and Hall the victories capped off undefeated weekends and captured them the final U21 major of the season. Other women’s action saw team Murphy avenge their championship semi-final loss by beating team Little in the consolation game. Also, team Rozon won the 2nd event, beating team Kiemele. Rozon and Kiemele made the 2nd event final after wins over teams Bear and MacKay earlier Sunday. Men’s action featured team Richard besting team Willsey in the consolation game, after both teams lost championship semi-final matches. Earlier men’s quarterfinal games saw Leung, Currie, Egan and Marshall fall....

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Playoff Push; Day 2 at KW Junior Curling Classic

Day 2 is in the books at the KW Junior Curling Classic, hosted by Westmount Golf and Country Club. The U21 season’s final major saw some great action Saturday, as the playoff pictures were revealed. On the men’s side, teams Hall and Marshall led the way, both finishing with 5-0 round robin records. On their heels were teams Richard and Willsey, who both finished round robin with 4-1 records. Joining those four teams in the quarter-finals are teams Currie, Robinson, Egan and Leung. Men’s quarter-final games go Sunday morning at 9am. On the women’s side, teams Smith, SongHyun A and Auld won their pools with 3-0 records, while team Little won pool B with a 2-1 record. Joining the pool winners in the quarter-finals were teams SongHyun B, Jewer, Daly and Murphy. Women’s playoff action got underway Saturday evening with 4 championship quarter-finals and 2 consolation quarter-finals. Championship quarter-final winners were Murphy over Smith, SongHyun A over Jewer, Auld over SongHyun B, and Little over Daly. Consolation quarter-final winners were Rozon over Walsh, and Bear over Willertz. Teams Hoeryong, MacKay, Gray, and Kiemele play their consolation quarters in the morning, prior to all semi-finals at 12:30. Sunday will be packed with great games, as the men’s championship begins, and women’s championship and consolation action continues. Playoff scores and brackets can be found...

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Day 1 Done At The KW Junior Curling Classic

Friday at Westmount Golf and Country Club saw 28 teams from Ontario, the U.S, and South Korea take to the ice at the KW Junior Curling Classic. Day 1 of the season’s final U21 major saw a few leaders emerge, but with 5 draws and 30 games remaining there is still plenty to be determined Saturday. On the men’s side, teams Hall, Richard and Steep lead the way in pool A with 2-0 records. Pool B sees teams Marshall and Willsey leading with 2-0 records. With 3 men’s draws on Saturday there is still plenty of games left. On the women’s side, teams Smith and Jewer lead pools A and B respectively, both with 2-0 records. Teams in pool C and D played one game, with teams Daly, SongHyun A, Auld, and Hoeryong winning and sitting on top at 1-0 records. Saturday’s women’s action sees pools A and B play their final round robin games, while pools C and D have 2 round robin games. Scores are available here, while standings and complete event information is available on the event website, found...

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