Club de Curling Sherbrooke challenged Pointe Claire on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 4 PM. Ideal conditions for curling with a sharp blue sky with outdoor heat approximating minus 10 В°C and ice shed heat of plus 4 В°C. The ice was in fact nipped and pebbled.
Starting ceremonies had been officiated by Gerry Yuskowski and Russ Haliburton. The Presidents of both groups had been current: Keith Mallette from Pointe Claire and Jean Langevin (playing) from Sherbrooke. The club household was complete and there was clearly a sense of excitement floating around. The match ended up being two groups from each club, ten ends, stacking of brooms after 5 ends and points that are total figure out the champion.
Sherbrooke, being the elder club (1880) had been awarded the blue rocks, with Pointe Claire (1921) playing the red rocks. The four leads came across at the club and, fortified with a wee dram of whiskey, tossed for 1 st end throwing place вЂ“ Pointe Claire won the toss and elected to toss final using the hammer.
Groups had been regarding the ice at 4 PM вЂ“ the Sherbrooke groups, despite devoid of the hammer, won the very first end by stealing 1 point for each sheet. After 5 ends as well as the stacking for the brooms, the ratings had been: Sheet 1 вЂ“ Red stones 5, Blue rocks 2; Sheet 3 вЂ“ Red stones 6, Blue Stones 1.
All four groups resigned to your clubhouse for refreshments and treats.
Right right Back from the ice at roughly 6 PM, ice conditions had changed, with all the energy moving towards the Blue rocks. After 9 finishes the ratings had been: Sheet 1 вЂ“ Blues rocks down by 2 points; Sheet 2 вЂ“ Blue stones and stones that are red. When you look at the 10 end that is th stones held the hammer, with both skips drawing to your 4 base for the victory. Last score: Sheet 1 вЂ“ Red stones/Blue stones tied up at 7 points each. Sheet 2 – Blue rocks 9, Red stones 8. Sherbrooke had been announced the champion by 1 point.
Groups congratulated one another for the fine match and retired into the club lounge area for a libation that is post-game. Individuals were ushered towards the top flooring dining room for a fantastic St. PatrickвЂ™s Day dinner of an eco-friendly salad and Guinness Beef Stew.
Following a dinner, groups came back towards the lounge for photographs plus the passing that is ceremonial of Cup. Pointe Claire user Quinnton Zorzes started the ritual of passing the glass one of the 16 players; after 5 rounds that are complete Quinnton completed the Cup by having a flourish. All, with celebrations winding straight straight down within the belated night, possessed a day that is great. The Quebec Challenge Cup left Pointe Claire bound for Sherbrooke who can highly defend their right to put up the Cup.
A thank that is special to your organizers and volunteers who made this occasion therefore unique.
Groups: Pointe Claire: Dave Moon, Quinnton Zores, Brian Francis, Ron Torrens
Ray GiguГЁre, Bill Arnold, Gary Hiscock, Bob Rondeau
Sherbrooke: Jean Langevin, Marc Paradis, Claude Lemieux, GГ©rald Lemieux
Richard Lacroi x , Dominic Gilbert, Donald Boivin, Alain Beauchesne
A 4th triumph on February 8!
Well we again effectively defended the task Cup. That is 4 various Challenges with different players each and every time. Extremely cool. We defeated the Manotick Curling Club away from Ottawa using the after groups.
Kept to Right Back Andy that is row:2nd Hall 1st Mike Wroblewski, third David Ward and Skip Don Richardson
Kept to Right Front Row : 1st Geoff Smith, second Ken Aitchison, Skip Marty Starr and Ron that is 3rd O’Shaughnessy.
Both games became runaways and both Manotick groups surrendered after 8 ends.
A victory that is third January 19!
L-R: LГ©o Leblanc, Marc Lefebvre, Ray Ouimet, John Race, Bob Panet, Brian Ross, Kevin Golberg, Al Ward
Both Pointe Claire groups had been down by 1 point out Ottawa during the end that is 5th,but both groups came ultimately back strong into the second half and won handily. At 2 points up, Al scored a 3 into the end that is 10th win by 5 points and Kevin, being up 4 going in to the tenth, merely went their opposition away from stones. a time that is good had by all.
Fresh from their success contrary to the Metcalfe Curling Club on 9, 2013, our two PCCC teams were ready to defend the Cup against Huntingdon CC november:
A second triumph!
The rating at the Broom-stacking tips during the result.
We had been in a position to grab a snapshot of three of this Nov. 9 individuals with all the Cup, taken right before the January 4 defence associated with the Cup against Huntingdon: