Once again the Fort Rouge CC was well represented at Curl Manitoba's annual celebration of the game, the Manitoba Open.
Thirty of our teams participated in the full bonspiel this year with another eight in the half bonspiel. Plenty of successes and good stories were shared by all. A couple of our teams managed to play their way to event finals.
Troy Hamilton, along with Dean Steski, Jason Kasdorf, Bryan Harder, and Thomas Small, lost the final of the Free Press event to the Granite's Derek Oryniak. However, they were able to secure a spot in next month's Viterra Championships in Selkirk. Good luck to Troy and the team as they represent the FRCC in the Manitoba provincials.
In the Winnipeg Moving and Storage event, FRCC's Jordan McLean defeated Brian Miller of the Heather. Congratulations to Jordan and teammates Garry Hargreaves, Matt Pilloud, and Jonathan Ray.
Congratulations to Abby Ackland and her team for winning the Manitoba Canola Growers Provincial Junior Women’s Curling Championship. Joined by teammates Robyn Njegovan, Melissa Gordon, Sara Oliver and Coach Jack Gordon, Ackland captured the title with a 7-5 victory over previously undefeated Laura Burtnyk (Assiniboine Memorial).
Team Ackland will now represent Manitoba and the Rouge at the 2016 Canadian Junior Women’s Curling Championships, January 23-31, 2016 at the Stratford Rotary Complex in Stratford, Ontario.
Good luck ladies!
Once again this year, the Fort Rouge Curling Club will be very well represented as the new year brings us closer to curling's provincial championships.
Here is a list of our teams who have qualified:
CurlManitoba hosted the Manitoba’s Credit Unions Master Men’s Regional Qualifiers December 14-17, 2015 at Various Curling Clubs across Manitoba. 12 berths were awarded for the 2016 Manitoba’s Credit Unions Master Men’s Curling Club Provincial Championship which will take place at the Thistle Curling Club March 10-14, 2016.
1) Ron Westcott - Fort Rouge CC
CurlManitoba hosted the Scotties Regional Qualifiers presented by Monsanto December 18-20, 2015 at Various Curling Clubs across Manitoba. Nine berths were awarded to the 2016 Scotties Tournament of Hearts presented by Monsanto which will be held at the Sun Gro Centre in Beausejour January 20-24, 2016.
1) Cathy Overton-Clapham - Fort Rouge CC (Briane Meuilleur, Katherine Doerksen, and Krysten Karwacki)
2) Christine Mackay - Fort Rouge CC (Gaetanne Gauthier, Taylor Maida, Katrina Thiessen, Coach Cathy Gauthier)
CurlManitoba hosted the Viterra Regional Qualifiers December 18-20, 2015 at Various Curling Clubs across Manitoba. Seventeen berths were awarded to the 2016 Viterra Championship which will be held at the Selkirk Recreation Complex February 10-14, 2016.
1) Hayden Forrester - Fort Rouge CC (Brennan Sampson, Brett Macdonald, Cole Chandler, and Coach Bill Macdonald
2) Tyler Drews - Fort Rouge CC (Josh Drews, Daryl Evans, and Jake Zelenewich)
3) Mike McEwen* - Fort Rouge CC (B.J. Neufeld, Matt Wozniak, Denni Neufeld)
4) Troy Hamilton** - Fort Rouge CC (Dean Steski, Jason Kasdorf, Bryan Harder, and Thomas Small)
CurlManitoba hosted the Canola Junior Men’s and Women’s Regional Qualifiers December 4-6, 2015 at Various Curling Clubs across Manitoba. Ten berths were awarded for both Junior Women and Junior Men. Berth winners have earned the right to compete at the 2016 Canola Junior Provincial Championships at the Riverdale Recreation Centre January 6-10, 2016.
1) Hannah Brown - Fort Rouge CC (Brittany Hancox, Stephanie Schweitz, Cali Hamm, Coach Heather Hancox)
2) Christine Mackay* - Fort Rouge CC
3) Abby Ackland* - Fort Rouge CC
4) Hayden Forrester* - Fort Rouge CC
CurlManitoba hosted the Strathcona Trust Senior Men’s Regional Qualifiers December 4-6, 2015 at Various Curling Clubs across Manitoba. 11 berths were awarded for the 2016 Strathcona Trust Senior Men’s Curling Club Provincial Championship which will take place at the Fort Rouge Curling Club February 25-29, 2016.
1) Ken Ringaert* - Fort Rouge CC
* - Previously qualified
** - Manitoba Open qualifier
After a 5-1 record and first place in their division, the FRCC's Tyler Drews, joined by Joshua Drews, Daryl Evans, and Jake Zelenewich, came up a little short in the gold medal game in Saturday's final in Ottawa.
The Drews foursome captured the silver medal and shared the podium with Newfoundland (gold) and Quebec (bronze).
Great job, team! We hope you had a great week and enjoyed the experience.
Congratulations to the FRCC's Team Andrew Wickman and Team Tracey Andries.
Both teams captured berths in the Travelers Club Championship Provincials to be held at the St Vital Curling Club, March 10-13, 2016.
Team Wickman - Andrew Wickman, Jeff Tarko, Mark Blanchard and Cam Barth
Team Andries - Tracey Andries, Crystal Kennedy, Diane Christensen and April Klassen
Follow Team Tyler Drews as they represent the FRCC this week at the 2015 Travelers Championships in Ottawa
Tyler Drews, Joshua Drews, Daryl Evans, and Jake Zelenewich
This past weekend the Fort Rouge CC concluded a special six team play-down to determine who would represent the club at the upcoming Traveler's Curling Club Regional Qualifier.
Congratulations to Andrew Wickman's Thursday night team. Andrew, along with Jeff Tarko, Mark Blanchard, and Darryl Hogg, defeated Jay Defoort in the final and will now face the other Winnipeg club reps at the Regionals, November 27-29, at West Kildonan Curling Club.
Earlier in the day, Wickman defeated Keith Johnston while Defoort got by Pat Carson in the semi-finals.
Congratulations to Shannon Birchard and her St Vital team (Nicole Sigvaldason, Sheyna Andries, Mariah Mondor) as they defeated Jennifer Clark-Rouire's Granite foursome (Rachel Burtnyk, Lindsay Warkentin, Kylee Calvert) 7-3 to win the final game of the Fort Rouge Ladies Classic, this past weekend at the FRCC.
Congratulations to Daley Peters and his East St Paul foursome on capturing the inaugural KKP Classic at the Fort Rouge CC this past weekend. Joined by Corey Chambers, Kody Janzen, and Stu Shiells, Peters defeated Stonewall's Jared Kolomaya 5-3 in the final.
Clark Norman (KKP) - Stu Shiells - Kody Janzen - Corey Chambers - Daley Peters
Fort Rouge will also host a Manitoba Curling Tour Women's event later this month. The Fort Rouge Women's Classic, October 30-November 1, 2015.
The Board, membership, and staff of the Fort Rouge Curling Club would like to congratulate our own, Resby Coutts, on being elected for a four year term with Curling Canada's Board of Governors. The election took place at the Curling Canada Annual General Meeting, recently held in Collingwood, ON.
Photo: Curling Canada/Neil Valois
Pictured (from left): Curling Canada’s 2015-16 Board of Governors, effective September 2015:
Lena West, Cindy Maddock, Peter Inch, Cathy Hughes, Hugh Avery,
Maureen Miller, Shirley Osborne, Ron Hutton, Resby Coutts, Scott Comfort.