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link to members telephone directory
Members directory
(2018-19)

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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Our curling club gratefully acknowledges
the financial support
of the Canadian Curling Association
through its Curling Assistance Program.

 

Important curling news and information

April 14+, 2019

Here is the latest news that you should know:

  • Club Championship and season-ending banquet: that’s it, it’s over, the 2018-2019 season came to a close with a round of curling games to determine the club champions and an awards banquet afterwards. Rob MacLean and his rink comprising of John Burgess as lead, Allan Jones as second and Dan Belliveau as third were crowned the Club Champions after defeating the Jim Putnam rink skipped by Mike Normandeau. Team MacLean took an early 2-0 lead after the first end and after a blank in the second they kept increasing their lead until the fifth when Señor Normandeau did his best Roberto Duran imitation and yelled “No mas!”. Similar fate awaited the Bill Langdon rink playing against this season’s Cinderella story, a complete unknown coming out of nowhere Team Jon Bazar, with Lance Hodgson as lead, Steve Shaw as second and John Coutts as third, in the President Trophy game. Four points scored by Team Bazar in the third end gave then a cushion that even Bill Langdon’s famous ticky-ticky shots could not overcome and they shook hands after six ends. Photos of all the teams which competed in the finals are posted on the Ladder page. Photos of action on the ice, sans Mike Normandeau, have been posted in the Archives and Photos page together with some photos from the awards banquet. Now, everybody make like Les Glorieux and go play some golf.
     
  • Closing Bonspiel, aka Last Chance Bonspiel: congratulations to Bill Langdon and the rest of his crew, which included lead - David Legault, second - Linda Hougan and third - Bradley Craig for winning the “A” division by stealing a point from John MacArthur’s team in an extra end. Team Tony DuBoyce, which included lead - Nancy Craig, second - Belinda Gare and third - Bill Hesketh won the “B” division by beating Team Benoit Legault in a game that went down to the last rock in the 8th end. Photos of all the finalists are posted on the Bonspiels page.
     
  • House League Vice-President’s Trophy: congratulations to Jim Putnam and the rest of his rink, which included John Coutts as third, Roger Lauzon as second and Sonia Horan as lead, for winning the Vice-President Trophy competition. A photo of the winning team has been posted on the House League page.
     
  • Extra End Bonspiel: congratulation to Jay Oland for winning the “A” division in the Extra End Bonspiel that took place Apr. 5-7. Ben Lank from Glenmore took the “B” side while Jay de la Durantaye took the “C” trophy.
     
  • Club Championship: the championship playoffs start on Tuesday, Apr. 2. The draw schedule has been posted on the Ladder page.
     
  • Gray Trophy: congratulations to Phil Amyotte and the rest of his merry band of curlers, which included Nick Townsend as third, Joel Amyotte as lead (sparing for Véronique Myette) and Eric Charbonneau as second, for winning the Gray Trophy in the Friday Night Social League. In the championship game against Team Planche the winner had to be determined by a draw to the button in an extra end and Phil’s stone came to rest within a foot of the pin to earn the title. A poor photo of the two finalist teams is posted on the Friday Social page.
     
  • Jack Crombie: this outstanding member of the Hudson curling community was inducted into the Quebec and the Canadian Curling Halls of Fame at a dinner gala ceremony on Friday, April 5, 2019 starting at 5:30 pm at the Whitlock Golf and Curling Club.
     
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade: members of our Legion branch as well as our curlers took part in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hudson. A link to about 100 photos taken during the event has been posted on the Archives and Photos page.
     
  • House League Pat Lid: congratulations to Bill Langdon and the rest of his rink, which included Glenn Ruiter as third,  Steve Shaw as second and Jean Duplan as lead, for winning the Pat Lid competition. Just like Barbara Robinson did in the President Trophy final, they got help from a couple of hired guns and they defeated the John McArthur rink, which itself had to resort to hiring some curling mercenaries, 10-4. A photo of the winning team has been posted on the House League page while photos of action on the ice are available on the Photos and Archives page.
     
  • Blaise Trophy: congratulations to Jon Bazar and the rest of his rink, which included Nick Townsend as third,  Jean Duplanti as second and Martine Vallée as lead, for winning the Blaise Trophy. Photos of the winning team and the finalists have been posted on the Friday Social page.
     
  • Lakeshore Bonspiel: there was no joy in Mudville as all five of the mighty Hudson Legion rinks that were still playing in the Lakeshore Bonspiel struck out on Saturday afternoon and no one made it to Sunday. However, the tireless volunteers made sure that the teams that were playing for the “A” trophy at our club had a  lot of fun. Many thanks to Sandy Eades, Belinda Gare, Barbara Robinson, Barbara Mason, Marc Robert, Terry Connolly and to one more person whose name this reporter failed to record.
     
  • Seguin Trophy: congratulations to Bill Langdon and the rest of her rink, which included John Bennett as third, Nancy Cragg as second and Ian Bentley as lead, for winning the Seguin Trophy. Photos of the winning team and the finalists have been posted on the Friday Social page while photos of action on the ice are available on the Photos and Archives page.
     
  • House League President’s Trophy: congratulations to Barbara Robinson and the rest of her rink, which included Don Planche as third, Glenn Bajohr as second and Linda Hougan as lead, for winning the President’s Trophy. With the help of a couple of hired guns they defeated the Mike Normandeau rink 8-7 in a game that was hanging in the balance until the second to last rock. A photo of the winning team has been posted on the House League page while photos of action on the ice are available on the Photos and Archives page.
     
  • Ham-and-Turkey Bonspiel and Winnnie’s Office Party: congratulations to Bill Langdon and his rink, which included Tony Duboyce as third, Suzanne Beckman as second and Phil Gribbins as lead for winning the “A” division in the annual Ham-and-Turkey bonspiel. John MacArthur’s rink, with Jon Bazar as third, Lance Hodgson as second and Sonya Horan as lead, won the “B” division. Photos of all the teams that participated in the final matches have been posted on the Bonspiel page. Photos of action on the ice have been posted on the Photos and Archives page
    In related news, Suzanne Beckman was also the lucky winner of the “Kooky” hat during the gift exchange that took place during the end-of-season party right after the Ham-and-Turkey finals. Photos from that event have also been posted on the Photos and Archives 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.
     
  • 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.

 

 

Important curling events, competitions and bonspiels announcements

 

Club Championship and season-ending banquet
 

Here is the schedule of activities planned for the season-ending banquet:

3:00 pm: Club Championship and Ladder Consolation final games
5:00 pm: Junior exhibition game – 2 Jeux de Quebec teams
5:30 pm: Happy Hour
6:30 pm: Sit down for dinner
7:15 pm: Review of the season by club president Jay de la Durantaye
7:30 pm: Presentation of awards

  • John MacArhur: Ladder and Club Championship
  • Glenn Bajohr: House League
  • Derek Martin: Friday Social
  • Jon Bazar: Saturday Doubles
  • Jon Bazar: Junior program

8:30 pm: Entertainment

  • Announcement of 50/50 winner.
  • Play short game, for those that wish.
  • Band starts, party begins