Welcome to Uxbridge Curling Club Online 2012-13
The 2013 Uxspiel as usual was a ton of fun and some great curling. Teams always remark on how well our spiels are run and how great the food is! This year our winning team was from Sutton. Well done!
Men's Cowspiel Results
|Winning picture to come soon.||
It took a bit of last minute team submissions, but our Cowspiel was once again a full event. Rob Houston ran the spiel and the one, the only Liz Smith once again ran the kitchen. Many thanks to Randy Paints for sponsoring the event! Lots of fun was had by all. At the end of the day the results were:
First draw winners from Uxbridge
Second draw winners and overall champions from Sutton :
The Strathcona Cup
What a great experience was had by all! Everyone that participated or watched the event had a great time with our "tourists". About twenty-five Scots descended on our Club playing within the "Central" division. There are also other contingents out on the west and east coasts.
After a few speeches by Bob Timbers and Scot team Captain Mike Ferguson and the tradional and always inspiring piping onto the ice, the actual games began. Larry Busch helped make an impressive sight dressed in his RCMP uniform. Our two teams skipped by Bruce Jefferson and Scott Buncombe were joined by teams from Beaverton and Port Perry. Scott's team won and Bruce's team fought valiantly but came up a bit short. A wonderful luncheon followed and then the Scots were off to their next event. Many thanks goes to Bob Timbers, Lynda Macham, Howard Harper, and Brenda Harper for organizing the event. A tip of the hats also goes out to their helpers, Terrey Norman, Sandy Kelloway, Murray and Sandee Snell, Larry Busch and Gerry Collier.
Clinics a HUGE success
Thanks to Ray Brauch, Bob Timbers and their helpers (Paul Roberts and Ray Grant) for running very successful clinics on January 13th. A huge crowd showed up for this instruction. Ray Brauch and Paul worked on basic skills while Bob and Ray Grant held court talking strategy. Many participants commented at Friday night curling that the clinic had helped them immensely. This is something that we hope to continue in the future as it is obvious that there is interest by the membership.
Remember, the instructors donated 2 hours for the clinic and asked that everyone who attended also donate 2 hours back to the club in some way. There are lots of opportunities out there … helping Liz in the kitchen with bonspiels, an assistant draw master for Uxspiel, helping with little rocks etc. If you want to help and don’t know where … contact anyone on the executive and we’ll find you a job!
Men's T-Bone Williamson Spiel Results
|Under the wonderful direction of Larry Bertuzzi and John Gould, the 2013 Cowspiel went off without a hitch. Special thanks to our sponsor Williamson GM who has supported our Club for years. The eventual winners were Mike Smith's foursome who had a marvelous day. Mike was helped out by Frank Kafun, Andy Hemphill, Tim Lofgren and Syd Markham. The full set of results can be viewed here. Once again Liz Smith organized fantastic meals for all the guys.|
Congratulations to the following teams for recently winning their zone events.
Susan McKnight’s Intermediate Ladies team were the B side winners at zones on Dec 1 & 2 in Sutton. Marg McKnight, Andrea Bell & Kathy Van Koughnet rounded out the team. Good luck in the Regions at the Royals on January 26/27.
The Senior Men’s Team of Barry Acton, Randy Grant, Howard Harper, and Jim Markle won the B size zone event on December 15 & 16 in Annondale. They played in the Regions in Peterborough on January 19 & 20 with Gary Grant sparing for Barry Acton at Skip.
Susan McKnight skipped her Hearts team to an A side zone win in Oshawa on December 8th. Joining Susan on the ice were Catherine Kaino, Karen Rowsell and Jordan Ariss. They played again on January 4th in Omemee at the Region level.
Rumour has it that Randy Grant is playing on a Men’s Intermediate team out of zone 5 that made it to Regions. Good luck on January 26/27 at the Royals Randy
Club gets another addition!
A big thanks to the Tuesday Night Craft Crew (Howard Harper, Randy Grant, Barry Acton, Jim Markle) who built the little building attached to the club by the back door. For those of you who thought it might be an out-house, WRONG ! It’s actually to store the empty beer cases for easy pickup by the beer store, and more storage space in the bar area.
Well, we said, "Come one, come all, to the annual Santa Claus Parade Pancake breakfast" and come they did! Once again, the breakfast was a huge hit with all the folks that dropped by! The club raised more than $500 at the event.
And traditions come to an end (thankfully!)
After many years, it was finally time to say goodbye to most of our well worn couches. Oh the stories they could tell! Money raised through the Friday night 50/50 draws was used to buy the new couches. Many thanks to Lorelei Interiors for their advice and help in getting the couches. The older couches were snapped up by some folks looking for some extra furniture at a fantastic price. Money made goes back into the 50/50 extra money for upkeep of the downstairs lounge. Supposedly there is already a new wish list!
Speaking of the downstairs, the bar has a new folding door that keeps the bar much more cool. Howard, Randy and Barry helped drill (or maybe shoot) the holes into the door. Nice job guys.
Men's Turkey Spiel
|This year's Turkey Spiel featured a good number of teams from our own Club. Competition was fierce and the ice conditions (thanks Donnie) made for some exciting games. The overall winning team was skipped by Jim Wood, with vice Doug Hoyle, second Peter Holland and lead Mike Grove - a combo Sutton/Uxbridge team! The full set of winners is outlined here|
Newsletter and Roster
The November Newsletter is out and it is chalk full of information! If you didn't get a copy, check it out in the member's area found by accessing the "League" tab above. Check to see what the Ice Queen is talking about this issue! The 2012 Roster can also be found there.
Plum Pudding Mixed Bonspiel Results
|Another fantastic day was had by all. Glen McClymont and his crew once again helped put on a fantastic event. As noted above, Barry Acton's team of vice Brenda Harper, second Howard Harper, and lead Lynda Macham took home the overall championship! A full award listing can be found here. Are you on the list???|
This year curling equipment will be available in the club through Last Rock Curling Company (http://lastrock.ca/ ).