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link to members telephone directory
Members directory
(2017-18)

curling rules
Rules of curling for general play

etiquette rules
Curling rules of etiquette

link to Legion National curling championship

Legion curling website portal

link to the Lakeshore Bonspiel website
Feb. 16-24, 2019
Lakeshore Bonspiel

link to HLCC Facebook page

link to HLCC Twitter account

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Important curling news and information

November 19, 2018

Here is the latest news that you should know:

  • Website updates: your friendly website coordinator has finally managed to beat the mean, old website content management software into submission. All pages have been updated with information available as of Monday, Nov. 19.
     
  • Doubles: the draw schedule and team rosters for the first Doubles competition in the 2018-2019 season have been posted on the Doubles page.
     
  • Grande Dame / Grand Match: the yearly tournament took place on Saturday, Nov. 17. The two ladies teams that represented our club were ranked 11th out of 16 teams while the seven men’s teams that competed were ranked 4th out of 16 teams.
     
  • Opening Bonspiel: Congratulations to Jay Oland as well as John Coutts (third), Jen Hallessey (second) and Robin Richardson (lead) for winning the Opening Bonspiel to kick off the 2018-2019 season.
     
  • House League: the draw schedule and team rosters for the first competition in the 2018-2019 season in the House League, which is the President Trophy, have been posted on the House League page.
     
  • Ladder: the draw schedule for Round 1 in the 2018-2019 season Ladder competition has been posted on the Ladder page.
     
  • Friday Night Social: the draw schedule and team rosters for the first competition in the 2018-2019 season in the Friday Social League, which is the Seguin Trophy, have been posted on the Friday Social page.
     
  • Club Championship and Hudson Trophy playoffs: congratulations to Jim Putnam and the rest of his curling rink, which included Nathalie Train at lead, Matt Stevens at second and Mike Normandeau as third, for winning the 2017-2018 Club Championship. They defeated the Bill Langdon rink in the final on Saturday, Apr. 21. Congratulations also to Matt Stenberg’s rink, with John Dalgarno as lead, Andrew Bradley as second and Murray Elliott as third, for winning the Hudson Trophy with a victory over Bradley Craig’s squad. Photos of tall four teams that played in the finals are posted on the Ladder page. Photos of the action on the ice have been posted on the Archives and Photos page.
     
  • Last Rock Trophy playoffs: congratulations to Bill Langdon and the rest of his curling rink, which included Nancy Cragg at lead, Francis Paquin at second and Zach Amyotte as third, for winning the Last Rock Trophy in the Friday Night Social Curling league. They defeated the John MacArthur rink in the final on Friday, Apr. 20. A photo of the championship team is available on the Friday Curling page.
     
  • Vice-President Trophy playoffs: congratulations to Jim Putnam and his rink which included Gord Nelson as lead, Jennifer Hallessey as second and Peggy Sheppard as third for winning the Vice-President Trophy competition in the House League. In the championship game which took place on Saturday, Apr. 14 they defeated the rink skipped by Bill Langdon. Photos of the winners and the runners up are posted on the House League page. Photos taken during the semi final games have been posted on the Archives and Photos page.
     
  • Closing Bonspiel: congratulations to Jay Oland and hit rink, which included Glenn Bajohr as third, Steve Shaw as second and Phil Gribbin as lead for winning the “A” division in the Closing Bonspiel. John Coutts, together with Wade Dearling as third, Gord Nelson as second and Linda Hougan as lead, won the “B” division. Photos of all four team that played in the finals are posted on the Bonspiels page.
     
  • End of season banquet: the 2017-2018 curling season finished with a pair of curling championship games - one for the Ladder championship, the other for the Hudson Trophy -and was then followed by the awards ceremonies, food and dancing. Here is how it all went down:

    4:30 – 6:30 Championship curling
    6:00 – 7:00 Cocktails
    7:00 – 8:00 dinner and awards
    8:30 - ???? dance the night away

    Photos taken during the banquet have been posted on the Archives and Photos page
     
  • Doubles Round 3 playoffs: congratulations one more time to Zach and Noah Amyotte (Phil Amyotte sparing) for repeating again as Doubles champions in Round 3. Photos of the winners and the runners up are posted on the Doubles page.
     
  • Ladder playoffs: the draw schedule for the Club Championship and the Hudson Trophy playoffs have been posted on the Ladder page.
     
  • Gray Trophy playoffs: congratulations to Jon Bazar and the rest of his curling posse, which included Kim Vale at lead, Joan Bazar at second and Glenn Ruiter as third, for winning the Gray Trophy in the Friday Night Social Curling league. They defeated the Jay de la Durantaye rink in the final on Friday, Mar. 9. A photo of the championship team as well as the finalists are available on the Friday Curling page.
     
  • Lakeshore Bonspiel volunteers : we need to recognize the work and dedication of our members who gave their time and energy to make sure that everything ran smoothly during the tournament. An enormous thank you goes out to:
    Sandy Eades
    Sharlene Dearling
    Jocelyne Beck
    Wade Dearling
    Steve Shaw
    Rob Lennox
    Nelson Wells
    John Burgess
     
  • Doubles Round 2 playoffs: congratulations to Zach and Noah Amyotte for repeating as Doubles champions in Round 2. In the decisive game last Thursday they had to go to extra ends before overcoming the challenge from the wily, old veteran duo of Bill Langdon and Wade Dearling. Photos of the two finalists are posted on the Doubles page. In the consolation final, the
    Robin Richardson - Jon Bazar team defeated Sandy Eades and Joan Bazar.
     
  • Lakeshore Bonspiel: it was an all-Legion competition in the “D” division final between Team Langdon and Team Legault. In the end, it was Bill Langdon who prevailed. Matt Stenberg lost to Michel Carignan from Hudson Whitlock in the “D” division consolation final.
     
  • Pat Lid playoffs: congratulations to Jim Putnam and his rink which included Derek Martin as lead, Glenn Bajohr as second and Jennifer Baumeister as third for winning the Pat Lid competition in the House League. In the championship game which took place on Thursday, Feb. 22 they defeated the rink skipped by Benoit Legault 8-5. Photos of the winners and the runners up are posted on the House League page.
     
  • Blaise Trophy playoffs: congratulations to Jay de la Durantaye and the rest of his curling posse, which included Sonia Dumont at lead, Derek Martin at second and Phil Amyotte as third, for winning the Blaise Trophy in the Friday Night Social Curling league. They defeated the Don Planche  rink in the final on Friday, Jan. 26. A photo of the championship team as well as the finalists are available on the Friday Curling page.
     
  • Pro Shop:
    Our club now has its very own Pro Shop - "THE HACK" - that is now open for business. The inventory of curling supplies which are available in the store is shown in a display cabinet located in the basement between the men's and ladies change rooms. Great selection, great prices. If you would like to purchase something then please contact:

    Philip Santa Maria: 514-247-3652 or
    John Coutts 450-458-4748
    For special orders please contact Philip.
     
  • Ham-and-Turkey Bonspiel: congratulations to Jennifer Baumeister and her rink, which included Phil Amyotte as third, Lance Hodgson as second and Glenn Bajohr as lead for winning the “A” final in the Ham-and-Turkey bonspiel. They defeated the Jay Oland rink in 7 ends. On the “B” side, the winners were the Chris Poulter rink, with Dave Singh as third, Jennifer Hallessey as second and Derek Martin as lead. They defeated the Sandy Eades rink also in 7 ends. Photos of all four teams are posted on the Bonspiels page. A link to photos of action on the ice during the final games has been posted on the Archives and Photos page. However, a big, yuuge, enormous asterisk will be hanging over the two winning teams until a full and detailed investigation is completed into possible collusion between them. Evidence of this alleged collusion quickly became evident as the games progressed and can be seen in the box scores.

    Here is the box score from the “A” final:

    2017-2018 HLCC Ham-and-Turkey


    For comparison, here is the “B” final box score:

    2017-2018 HLCC Ham-and-Turkey


    Adding to the evidence are the facts that Team Baumeister and Team Poulter played against each other in the first round while the two losing teams, Team Oland and Team Eades, also played against each other in the first round of this bonspiel. Considering the gravity of the situation and the importance of this tournament in the global political order we have asked special counsel Robert Mueller to suspend his investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump and Russia leading to the 2016 USA presidential election and instead dedicate all of his skills and resources to get to the bottom of this incident. As soon as we receive any news from Mr. Mueller on the progress of his investigation we will post it here.

  • Christmas Get Together / “Winnie’s Office Party”: a link to a few photos taken during this annual fun event has been posted on the Archives and Photos page. In the meantime, it is important to note that this year’s lucky winner of the “kooky” hat was Linda Hougan. Here she is proudly showing off the most precious temporary addition to her wardrobe:
    2017-12-15 kooky hat winner

  • President Trophy playoffs: congratulations to Jay Oland and his rink which included Lydia Santa Maria as lead, Greg Riter as second and John Coutts as third for winning the President Trophy in the House League. In the championship game which took place on Thursday, Dec. 7 they defeated the rink skipped by John MacArthur 10-4. Photos of the winners and the runners up are posted on the House League page.
     
  • Doubles Round 1 playoffs: congratulations to Noah and Zach Amyotte for winning the championship game vs Wade Dearling and Francis Paquin in Round 1 of the Doubles competition. Photos of the winners and runners up have been posted on the Doubles page.
     
  • Seguin Trophy playoffs: congratulations to Bill Langdon and the rest of his curling posse, which included Nick Townsend at lead, Phil Amyotte at second (sparing for Greg Rider) and Zach Amyotte as third, for winning the Seguin Trophy in the Friday Night Social Curling league. They defeated the Jay de la Durantaye rink in the final on Friday, Nov. 24. A photo of the championship team is available on the Friday Curling page while a collection of photos of action on the ice during that game is available on the Archives and Photos page.
     
  • 2017 Quebec Senior Men’s Curling Championship banner: during the Open House event that took place on Oct. 5 (“Hey dummy, take a look at the calendar, it’s the end of November.” Yes, we know, thank you.) our very own Rob Maclean presented to our freshly minted new club president Jay de la Durantaye as well as his wise predecessor Glenn Ruiter the banner for the Quebec Senior Men’s Curling Championship that he and his rink  won back in March of 2017. Here is a photo to prove it.
    2017 QC Senior Men's Championship banner presentation

    That banner is now proudly displayed in the curling shed among the other championship that Rob and other members of our club have collected over the years.

  • Social media presence: the Hudson Legion Curling Club has finally arrived in the 21st century and we now have our very own page on Facebook as well as a Twitter account. If you have you own Facebook or Twitter account then you can either like us or follow us in order to receive updates. Our Facebook page is at www.facebook.com/HLCurling and our Twitter feed is on www.twitter.com/HLCurling
     
  • Club brooms: we have purchased some new brooms to be used as communal property by anyone who does not have one, forgot one or is simply too damn cheap to buy their own. They will be available inside the shed and we are being assured by the person responsible for this purchase that you will not be able to miss them (but try anyway).
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curling jackets are available

Date:

starting on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010

Cost:

$85, all taxes included

Info:

 

The jackets look as shown on this photo and they are available in small, medium large and extra large sizes. They will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Once the current stock is exhausted it will take 6-8 weeks for a new order to arrive. Please contact Bob Fournier to purchase a jacket.

 

 

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