CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LADIES WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE OCA PROVINCIAL CHALLENGE JANUARY 15 – 17 !!!
Best Western Challenge
We had a good weekend of curling, winning one and losing two games. It
was a great experience, curling in a competitive environment. We want to
thank our club members for all their support.
Sue Eakins, Anne Waterman, Cindy Welsh, Jen Bandy
CONGRATULATIONS go out to our LADIES TEAM ( Sue Eakins, Cindy Welsh, Jenn Bandy, and Anne Waterman) for qualifying in the "B" side of the Best Western Ladies Challenge this past weekend. The game was tied after the 7th end with the team from Lakefield ( skip – Heather Douglas) winning to move forward as the "A" side winner . Both teams advance to the Provincial Challenge that will be held the weekend of January 15 – 17, 2016 …. The Bancroft Team will play their first game at the Stirling Curling Club at 6:00 p.m. on Friday January 15. More details to follow
The men's side, The FAIRFIELD MARRIOTT CHALLENGE included 6 teams ( 2 each from Peterborough, Lindsay, and Lakefield). Games were played on Saturday AND Sunday….. The "A" side winner was skipped by John Casserly (Lakefield) and the "B" side winner was skipped by Jason Hogan ( Peterborough).
A special thanks goes out to everyone who helped Dave and I at this event: Bill and Laurie Rothwell, Lynda Mitchell, Karen and Glen Bonner. Thanks to Ken for ensuring the ice was scraped before each game — we had lots of positive comments about the ice !!! In addition, a member from the OCA ( Grant Allman) was on site to forward "live scoring" of each game to the OCA website. We can look forward to "live scoring" to follow our Ladies in January to keep us updated on their progress.
The OCA does much more than just oversee curling competition within Ontario. Ontario is divided into 4 Regions, that are made up of 4 Zones each. Bancroft falls within Zone 5 and includes the following curling clubs: Bancroft, Wilberforce, Haliburton, Lindsay, Lakefield, Beaverton, Ennismore, Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Cannington, Oakwood, Omemee, Woodville, and 2 in Peterborough. We meet twice per year ( April and September) to receive updates from the Ontario Curling Association, as well as to discuss relevent/pertinent issues within our Zone. It is also gives us a chance to network with clubs within our Zone.
Two members from our Board of Director's attended the OCA Symposium held in Kitchener this past weekend (Oct 30 – Nov 1). Jim and Sue Solomon both confirmed that this was an excellent information sharing weekend. Topics discussed were very relevant to our curling club.
**SKIPS ……It is not too late to submit registration to our Zone 5 event we are hosting on the weekend of November 20 – 22… DEADLINE for application is Sunday November 8th ….. Two teams from the male AND the Two teams from the female event will then go directly to the Provincial Competition the weekend of January 15 – 17, 2016 .**
The Bancroft Curling Club will be hosting the following ZONE 5 events the weekend of November 20 – 22 …….. MEN >>>> FAIRFIELD MARRIOTT CHALLENGE ……… LADIES >>>>> BEST WESTERN CHALLENGE….. These competitions are " double knockout", 8-end games, participants must be 19 years of age, and winners move directly to the Provincial Championship being held the weekend of January 15 – 17, 2016. Registration for these events must be completed by NOVEMBER 8 and must be completed "ON-LINE" on the Ontario Curling Association (OCA) website ( www.ontcurl.ca) . Additional information about these 2 events can be found on the OCA website AND also on our OCA Bulletin Board located in our Club Basement. The OCA website has been revised and is very "user friendly" but if you need any assistance, please contact Bonnie Gwilliams.
***SKIPS —- It is your responsibility to register a team, if you are interested in participating in ANY Zone curling event.***
The OCA ( Ontario Curling Association) bulletin board is located in the basement of the curling club, on the wall outside the men's washroom ( behind the locker area) … This board lists information related to any OCA event during the curling year. Dave and Bonnie will be posting "DID YOU KNOW?" information on this "OCA" site and also on the OCA bulletin board on a regular basis. Please take a moment to check out the bulletin board ….. If you have any questions related to OCA events, etc, please feel free to contact Dave or Bonnie. HAVE A GREAT 2015/16 CURLING SEASON !!!!
Bonnie and Dave Gwilliams are the Bancroft Curling Club's OCA Representatives.
Contact information (phone and e-mail) can be found on the Membership List 2015.
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