back online againBell Canada was on site Friday to upgrade our internet package. Unfortunately in the process our TV Screens and Scoreix tablet were knocked offline.

The systems have been restored. You can enter your results the next time you are in the club or you can use this link to report your results for entry. 

Team Harris TCATeam Harris won the B Finals at TCAs Dec 27-29 representing Oakville Curling Club. Congratulations!

Team Harris: Nicole Harris, Hannah Anderson, Logan Shaw and Megan McIntosh

Submitted by: Kelly Harris

 

Logo MainDid you know that Oakville Curling Club has ten 60+ plus athletes in the mix for this year's provincial championship?

These fine shooters are all hungry for a Provincial Title and a Championship Banner.

All have recently won the qualifying rounds and play the Provincial qualifiers this weekend.
All are shooting to make the Ontario Masters Championships (Midland ON, Jan 2020)

  • Team Taylor - Ian Taylor, Dave Sykes, Ken Leach, Dave Feldstien
  • Team Lawton - Matt Lawton, Don Pearson, Doug Pole, Al Kirchner
  • Brian Bobbie - Plays with Team Roblin (Donalda)
  • Bob MacDonald - Plays with Team Dorey (Ingersoll)

The winner of the provincials attends the Canadian Championships in St John, NB in April 2020.

You can follow the Provincial Qualifier scores here. For complete Masters Curling information: Masters Curlers of Canada - The Championships

Oakville teams made the Ontario Provincial playoff semi finals the last 3 seasons.

Good luck guys!

Submitted by Bob Edmondson

Team Edmondson gm 2020We are pleased to again represent the Oakville Curling Club & Zone 8 at 'The Ontarios'! Our 2nd, Michael Skafel leads our team with a record setting 8th consecutive GM appearance. WOW! Also, Don Moseley tossed winning skip rocks in 2019 ( Bob away on family affairs). Our team will enjoy the hard training needed to face the opportunity and challenge of winning a 3rd consecutive GM's Championship and fourth G-Masters Banner overall! This year Team Oakville Z*8 is a 5 person team due to family historical celebrations w some date conflicts. Note: We can only take 4 players to the provincial finals to be held March 18-20, 2020.

Skip Bob Edmondson
Vice Don Moseley-Williams
Second Michael Skafel
Lead Charlie McFeeters & Tom Leishman

Grand Masters Curling & The Thornhill Club alongside the OCA have been running Provincial GrandMasters Championships for upwards of twenty years! Ontario is the lead province in Canada in GrandMasters Curling and are to be congratulated on their leadership! Thanks for leading the charge!

Submitted by: Bob Edmondson

Team Lawton Delmanor 2019Another great senior bonspiel came to a close on Friday December 6 with team Lawton on top again this year. Many thanks to outgoing organizer Mark Partington and his team, and a special mention to Bill Findlay, 100, who was there to present the trophy. Also many thanks to Rob Melhuish who filled in at vice for our final game. We had fun playing a mix of outside and Oakville teams.

Skip:  Matt Lawton
Vice: Wayne Martin
Second:  Doug Pole
Lead: Alan Kirchner

 

Submitted by: Matt Lawton

Team Aziz Holly BerryTeam Aziz celebrates the start of the Christmas season with a win at Dixie's Holly Berry Bonspiel on November 28.

Skip: Jennifer Aziz
Vice: Nancy Smith
Second:  Lynn Briden
Lead: Sue Makin

Congratulations!

Submitted by: Sue Makin

Team Parks eight enderCongratulations to Team Parks for scoring an eight ender at the Holly-Berry Bonspiel at the Dixie Curling Club!

Skip: Lessia Parks
Vice: Louise Wilson
Second: Donna Wait
Lead: Dyanne Allo

Submitted by: Lessia Parks

Curling.Turkey

Registration open to all members! We have open spaces!

On Saturday, December 21, 2019 the Saturday Morning Open League will be hosting its annual Turkey Draw!

This popular event includes:

  • 5-end Game
  • Traditional Cross-Ice Draw-to-the-Button
  • Lunch
  • and Prizes for Winning Teams!

Register online today

DixieChmpsDrawOne2020 crop 58 resize 81We are pleased and proud that our team came out on top of this event! Nice to play vs. a great field of curlers including skips like K,Gardiner, D McIsaac, Vic Suzuki, Don Kawaja, Elgin Horton & Bob Suzuki just to name a few! If you are looking for a great day of curling , you should to consider this event! There is a both a 280 and Plus 55 section. Nice Format!

Skip: Bob Edmondson
Vice: Don Moseley-Williams
Second: Michael Skafel
Lead: Charles McFeeter

Submitted by: Bob Edmondson

Team parks indulgence

Ladies One Day hosted bonspiel at the Brantford Golf and Country Club with morning coffee, lovely lunch & post 2nd game dessert. Two Eight End games were played & points were based on a Set scoring format. Highest points were awarded to Team Parks & her fine shot makers. Awesome Day!

Skip: Lessia Parks
Vice: Janice Lindsay
Second:  Lynn Downey
Lead: K J Terry

 Submitted by: Lessia Parks

Trim.a.Tree

Come on out December 11 for a fun time and a good cause.

We will be doing a Calcutta as our fundraiser

  • Registration Closes: December 4 @ 11:55pm (or sooner if full)

In-House Day Women Bonspiels are open to all OCC adult female members. Preference will be given to Day Women members who sign up during the first two weeks of registration. 

Any questions contact Jennifer Aziz. 

TeamTaylor MLFEventWinner 2019Team Taylor won 5 straight games to win the 18th annual Halton Peel Masters main event. The team curled in Burlington, Milton and Orangeville on their way to the title.

Skip: Ian Taylor
Vice: Dan Leier
Second:  Bob MacDonald
Lead: David Feldstein

Submitted by Ian Taylor

 

That first snowfall must mean that curling season is well and truly upon us! I hope everyone has been enjoying the first few weeks of the season. Some early congratulations go out to a couple of our youth teams -- Team Flannery and Team MacDougall -- for their early season successes and to Team Bernot for scoring the season's first 8-ender! You can read all about member achievements and other announcements on the Member Blog.

Late last week, an email was sent to the membership from a member about a personal project that he had been undertaking and asking for donations to the Oakville and Milton Humane Society. Although the cause is commendable, the communication itself was not in line with the OCC Privacy Policy. On behalf of the Board and of the member who sent the email, I apologize for any inconvenience this caused. It is never the intention of the OCC to use your personal contact information for any purpose other than OCC business. The member would also like to apologize, saying, "My exuberance got the better of me... and in hindsight a direct email to some members as friends would have been more appropriate."

Finally, we are looking for some enthusiastic member(s) who are interested in planning and hosting the Club's annual Valentine's Day Bonspiel. The spiel is scheduled for Saturday, February 8th and doesn't necessarily have to be Valentine's Day themed. All thoughts, suggestions and ideas are welcome, as long as they come with some helping hands!

As always, good curling!

Chris.

We Need Your HelpThe Oakville Curling Club is in need of volunteers to track and monitor food and recycling waste at the U15 bonspiel November 16, 2019. The volunteers will not be required to sort or touch recycling or food waste. This is in partnership with Halton Environmental Network in an effort to curb waste at the OCC and 'green' our facilities. High school volunteer hours will be given through Halton Environmental Network. This position is open to both OCC members and non-members.

For more information please contact Helen Stephenson at helen.s@oakvillecurlingclub.com.

rock.maintenanceHello Curlers.

Historically, I have sanded the rocks on Thanksgiving weekend for the beginning of our season. This year, largely due to our new ceiling, the rocks were still performing well enough to let them go longer.

Wednesday November 13 we will be performing the first rock maintenance. It generally takes about a week for them to settle in, so take some extra extra ice and try to throw a little more rotation until they calm down.

Good curling,
Scott Foster
Head Ice Technician

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