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"Rocking Club News"
 January 15, 2016

Here's what's happening at the Smiths Falls Curling & Squash Club
Latest News
Last weekend saw the club host 2 events
simultaneously, the O.C.A. Zone 1,2 & 3 
play-downs for the Intermediate Provincial level and a very successful squash tournament.

In the curling portion our very own Smiths Falls team of Rick McGrath, Robbie Orr, Paul Vaillancourt and Paul Harvey curled well enough to move on to the Regionals. They will be curling on Jan 23 & 24th in Cornwall and if they continue their good play there , we could see them get to the provincial play-downs! There were 2 teams from Zone 2 that move on to Cornwall. Along with McGrath's rink, the rink of Bill Blad of the Rideau CC will also be representing our zone. Zone 1 representatives are C. Wert and G. Rowe. Zone 3 were given 3 spots and they will be represented by A. Scott, D. Lowe and B. Adair. Good curling to all! 

Next newsletter we will have details outlining the exciting play at the Squash Tournament.....
2016 Brier Trip 

 LET'S GO ON A BUS TRIP
TO THE
"TIM HORTONS" BRIER!

THURSDAY MARCH 10TH
DRAW # 16 @ 7:30 PM
HEALEY COACH + TICKET
(BASED ON 55 SEATS)
$50.00....Wow!! A Great Deal!!
SILVER CORPORATE  ( 50 + TICKET) PKG INCLUDES:
 

  • Tickets to be grouped together
  • Reserved table for our party  at the Patch 
  • 1 event program for every 5 tickets purchased
  • Opportunity to pre-purchase beverage tickets to be used in the Patch
  • Game day recognition welcoming our group on the JUMBO-TRON!!!





YEAH!! I DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS FUN TRIP TO THE BRIER!
( CUT OFF DATE JANUARY 24,2016 )

Please Contact Agnes McVeety @ 
agnesmcveety@ripnet.com by January 24th to book yourself in for this special treat! 

Upcoming Events
Here is what's coming soon at the Smiths Falls Curling & Squash Club:
 
  • Jan 15  - Ladies Triangle League Play @ 10:00AM.
  • Jan 21 - Friendly...Gananoque at Smiths Falls @ 9:30AM
  • Jan 29 - Open Curling & Squash Night...starts at 630PM...bring out friends and family to try out curling or squash or both!! FREE to all!
  • Feb. 5 - The Ray McRae Sr Invitational....be sure to sign up your team early so as not to miss out on this great event! Click Here for poster.
  • Feb. 6 - Two on Two Bonspiel .....new event put on by Agnes McVeety and Paul Harvey...watch for the poster at the club soon.
  • Feb. 27 & 28 - 2nd Annual Homan/Hogan Charity Cash Bonspiel. Click Here for more details and the poster.
  • Mar 19 - "Pot of Gold" Bonspiel....to help celebrate St Patrick's Day....watch for more details coming soon.
Mens Curling News
Into the 4th week of play, the rink of Rick McGrath are continuing their steady play with a 4 & 0 record in the A pool. On the B side, Jim McVeety's rink is also sporting a 4 & 0 record.

The complete standings after four draws into the second round can be viewed by  clicking HERE . You can also check the schedule when you are viewing the standings and access the spare list. We will  keep everyone  informed on a weekly basis...standings are also posted in the locker room at the club.
Day Curling News
Reminder to all members that there is day curling open to all members on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 PM. Tuesday mornings at 10:00 AM the club hosts a 2 on 2 format which is loads of fun. If anyone would like to add any more news on the day league on a weekly basis with stories or pictures please forward to Paul Vaillancourt at littlepro59@gmail.com.
Wednesday Mixed Curling News
Wednesday Mixed curling has been very successful to date. This a great league for some of our "Learn to Curl" adults to come out and actually play a "real" game. Open to all members any time, simply show up before 7, put your name in the box that has the position you would like to play and presto....it's fun time on the ice! Paul Harvey , Debbie Lewis  & MJ Kerfoot are partnering in organizing the night so you know it's going to be fun!
Ladies Curling News
Ladies have been coming out  in great numbers this year! Many new curlers are improving dramatically and are enjoying the game a lot more than they thought they would. Thanks to the ladies who are spearheading the night.....Kim Sumara and Bev Lee. A big "Shout Out" to them both ! 

Jean McGrath and Pat Gourlay also head the Triangle League played every 2nd Friday at 9:30 AM.
Weakenders Curling News
With the OCA Zones being held last weekend, Weakender play will resume this Sunday, Jan 17 at 1pm. See you all there......Standings as of now still show Brian Hewson and Dave Johnson tied at the top with records of 7-2-1. Clicking HERE will take you to the Weakenders schedule and the current standings for all teams. Remember each team receives 2 byes in the course of the year so please make a note of when those pertain to your team. We have a really big spare list so give em a call when you need one! The spare list is attached to the schedule when you click on the link. 
Junior Curling News
Bantam Bonspiel Rocks The House
 
On Saturday Dec. 12, 2015, thirty-two Bantam curlers competed at the Smiths Falls Curling & Squash Club. The curlers, aged 12 - 16 years old, played three six end games for cash prizes.  Smiths Falls was represented by Jordan Drummond, Madison Vandusen, Jonathan Drummond and Edyne Devlin.  Congratulations to the North Grenville team, Branden MacDonald, Carina Roberts, Nicole Scott and Megan Parsons for successfully defending last year's title.
The event convenors, Lois Leblanc and Agnes McVeety, would like to thank the  sponsors, Andress' Your Independent Grocer, Tim Hortons and a generous club member for their support.

Agnes McVeety stated that " These young curlers love the game and the opportunity to compete at the Smiths Falls Curling Club. They are the future of curling."

The Smiths Falls Youth curling program for ages 8 - 18 years is on every Monday after school. For more info go to our website  or call 613 283-4700
Editors Comments:
 
  • Paul Vaillancourt will be looking after the Newsletter moving forward in 2016. To  help him out, pictures, write ups and any information that needs to be passed along to the membership as a whole can be left with Ann or emailed to littlepro59@gmail.com
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