Author: John Gabel

Warriner and Leung Win U18 Provincials

Ontario’s U18 Nationals representatives were declared this past weekend, at the Hamilton Victoria Club. Heading to Saint Andrews, New Brunswick are teams Warriner and Leung. Both teams finished round robin with 5-2 records, which earned Warriner a bye to the girl’s final, and Leung a semi-final birth. The girl’s semi-final featured teams Bernard and Comeau, after team Comeau dispatched team Deschenes 5-3 in the girl’s tie-breaker. With 3 in the first and 4 in the 6th, Bernard won the semi-final 9-3, advancing to meet Warriner. The boy’s semi-final saw Leung take on team Fayaz, with a defensive affair ending 4-2 in Leung’s favour. The boy’s final saw Leung taking on team Enman, with an extra-end 4-3 battle going Leung’s way. The girl’s final was 3-2 for Bernard after six, before Warriner cracked a 4 in the 7th, leading to a 6-3 final score. Best of luck to teams Warriner and Leung, as they represent Ontario in New Brunswick, April...

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U18 Provincials Commence

U18 provincials gets underway today at the Hamilton Victoria Club. The boy’s field is sure to be tightly contested, with the top 4 points leaders, and 6 of the top 10 teams. The girl’s field should also be a slugfest, with 6 of the top 10 teams in action. Come Sunday two teams will leave Hamilton with an Ontario championship, and a birth to U18 Nationals. Good curling and best of luck to the 16 participating teams!...

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U18 Provincial Qualifiers

U18 provincial qualifiers were held across Ontario this weekend, with 16 spots up for grabs. Teams who claimed a birth to provincials include: Women A qualifiers: Deschenes, Steele, Bernard, Warriner B qualifiers: Comeau, Mungal, Doig, Poluck Men A qualifiers: Boswell, Enman, Leung, Inglis B qualifiers: Fayaz, Massey, Running, Prenevost   We’d also like to commend a number of teams who had good weekends, but finished one game short: Women: Sutherland, Ford, Middaugh, Woodend Men: Kelly, Roitz, Fenech,...

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Poluck and Del Conte Win in Elmira

The Elmira U18 Spiel concluded Sunday at the Elmira & District Curling Club, with teams Del Conte and Poluck emerging victorious. Both teams will jump up the OJCT standings, after earning victory points at the tour’s last U18 event before playdowns. Del Conte finished off a perfect weekend with a 7-3 victory in the boy’s final. The game saw a meeting of two 4-0 teams, as team Massey also entered the contest undefeated. Del Conte scored 3 deuces in the game and limited Massey to 3 singles, en route to the 7-3 final. Joining them in the boy’s playoffs were teams Prenevost and Flannery, who met in the 3rd place game with Prenevost winning 5-4. The girl’s final saw two 3-1 teams looking to finish the weekend 4-1, and claim the Elmira title. Team Poluck took 3 in the 3rd and 2 in the 7th en route to a 6-4 victory over team Don. Earlier in the morning,   Poluck took down team Bernard 6-5, and Don beat team Ensing 6-3. The girl’s 3rd place game saw Bernard beat Ensing...

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Last U18 OJCT Tune-up This Weekend

The last OJCT tune-up before the start of U18 playdowns takes place in Elmira this weekend. 8 boys and 8 girls teams will look to build some points and momentum before heading into playdowns. With 5 of  top 20 on the girl’s side, and 4 of the top 20 on the boy’s side, the action this weekend could yield some points for teams looking to jump up the OJCT standings. Event scores can be found on the OJCT website here....

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