Welcome to Uxbridge Curling Club Online 2013-14
What is Santa's Favourite Breakfast? Pancakes!!!
Come on out to the Club for the fourth annual Pancake Breakfast - Saturday, November 30th. What better way to stay warm at the Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade than with a full belly of delicious pancakes. Look into the kitchen and see the "special" chefs cooking up your warm flapjacks! We will be serving from 8-11 am. Kids $5 and adults $7. The parade ends on Franklin so you don't need to walk too far!
Would you like to join our Club?
You can still join one of our leagues for the second draw or get your child involved in our Little Rock/Bantam program. Click on the form you need and follow the directions outlined there. Suzanne Murphy can answer any questions you may have.
Men's Dominion competition for club champions
On October 18-20, the team skipped by Rob Houston, Steve Gornik [vice], Ian Gowans [second], and Mike Swan [lead] represented our Club at the Oshawa Curling Club in the Mens Dominion competition for club champions. The team did amazingly well, especially considering they were competing against 13 other Clubs that sent their champions from a Team Entry league. The team finished off the Whitby and then the Lakefield teams in just six ends before losing a game to Unionville's Jim Bell squad. They returned on Sunday needing to win 3 straight games to advance to the provincial championships. Those first two games were last rock affairs and the team pulled through against both the Oshawa and Haliburton teams. These victories earned them a second chance to beat the Unionville team in the championship game. The team curled their best on Sunday and took a 2-0 lead before losing a tight game. Mike, Ian and Steve deserve high praise for how well they curled in their first OCA competition outside the Club. Most especially, kudos should be given to Mike (a third year curler) who was competing in his very first bonspiel! The team played great, had a great time and represented the Club very well. Update : Jim Bells' team lost in the semi-finals to the eventual winner who will represent our region at the Provincial's in Thunder Bay.
On the Women’s side, Sue McKnight (representing Port Perry) had a strong showing winning her first two games with wins to qualify for Sunday’s playoffs. In her semi-final game, against Julie O’Neill from Lindsay, the team gave up three in the seventh end but would score their single in the eighth to tie the score and force the extra. In the extra frame, McKnight was set up well for the steal, but a fortuitous redirected stone from O’Niell’s first shot removed the McKnight counter changing the team’s prospects as O’Neill would take her single and win the game. Joining Susan on the team, was Marg McKnight, Jennifer McKnight and Rene Cox.
Rob Houston has started up the Little Rock and Bantam program at the Club for this year. If you know of kids who would like to give it a try, tell their parents to get in touch with Rob. As noted above, Rob can work wonders with people.
Need a little help with your game?
Curling 201 with Ray Brauch... November 17. Check the poster in the Club and sign up. It's just around the corner! Curling 101 was a great sucess with about 20 curlers showing up.
Also....Check out these instructional videos from the Lethbridge club.
Club Info Book
Interested to know more about how our club works or need a refresher? Take a look at our Uxbridge Curling Club Information Booklet
Compete or Volunteer?
Our club offers several bonspiels to compete in. Some are just club events (which are a TON of fun and a great chance to meet other club curlers) and others that are more competitive. We offer men's, women's and mixed events. If you haven't tried out a bonspiel, why not give one a try this season. Just ask around at the club about what might be right for you. Once you've tried one, you will be hooked!
Volunteers... we need you! Our club prides itself on our hospitality and exceptionally well run events. In order to make them happen though, we need help. If you have a few hours to spare, or are willing to help organize an event, please let us know. We never turn away folks who want to help!
When do I play?
As in years past, schedules and other pertinent member information will be found in the member's area located under the "Leagues" tab at the top. The password to this area will be communicated to you soon via our newsletter.
Our club is now barrier free! The wheel chair lift is in and ready to help anyone with a wheelchair. Thanks to the Board for all the work that went into getting this very important piece of equipment.
Congratulations to all the League winners from last year!
Men's - Rob Houston, Steve Gornik, Ian Gowans and Mike Swan
Ladies - Pam Oldham, Heather Baylis, Kerina Murray, Marion Chisholm
Mixed - Rob Houston, Brenda Elford, Karen Hughes, Chris Hughes
Will your name be added to a trophy this year?
Al Hachey Volunteer of the Year Award
This year's very deserving award winner was Marg McKnight. Around playoff time it seems that Marg never goes home from the club. She tirelessly makes sure all the games get played and does a lot of work finding spares to make the whole endevour work. Congratulations Marg!
Curling EquipmentThis year curling equipment will once again be available in the club through Last Rock Curling Company (http://lastrock.ca/ ). The service is exceptionally quick!