22 Lansdowne St.,
Sackville, NB

Sackville Curling Club

22 Lansdowne St.,
Sackville, NB

SCC December 2015 Newsletter

Junior Cashspiel November 2015

  • Mate Julia Hunter delivering rock
    Mate Julia Hunter delivering rock
  • Greg Soper coaching team
    Greg Soper coaching team
  • Julia Hunter calling line
    Julia Hunter calling line
  • McCabe team
    McCabe team
  • Park, Ward, Soper, Wry and coach Greg
    Park, Ward, Soper, Wry and coach Greg
  • Crook team
    Crook team
Mate Julia Hunter delivering rock
Mate Julia Hunter delivering rock

On the weekend of Nov 7-8, twelve Junior teams from all over New Brunswick visited the SCC to play in our Sackville Junior Cashspiel. There were two divisions : fourteen and under and twenty-one and under. All teams played three 8-end games on Saturday and one on Sunday to determine the final six teams for the playoffs. The only ladies team from Sackville  was the Park team consisting of Shaelyn Park (Skip) from the Moncton Curling Club, Molly Ward (mate), Heidi Soper(2nd) and Taylor Wry (lead) all from the SCC . Other members from the Sackville Curling Club who played in this spiel were Tim Soper, lead on the McCabe team from Moncton , and Julia Hunter, mate on the Crook team from the Gage Curling Club in Fredericton. 

This cashspiel was organized by Kathleen Trites with a lot of support from the Carter family with Morris Carter as on-ice official and Madeline, Marlise and Tamara Carter busy in the kitchen. As always, thanks to Myles for producing great ice for the spiel.

On the left is a small slideshow from the spiel.  

Masters Plus Bonspiel December 2015

by Anna Acton

This year the SCC hosted a Masters Plus Bonspiel on December 2 & 3rd, our 7th annual such event, with 12 teams competing from NB, NS and PEI.   This is the third stop in our Master’s Plus circuit – Amherst hosted their bonspiel on November 4 & 5, 2015, followed by Cornwall PE on November 19 & 20th. In preparation for Provincial play-downs, we will round out the field on January 14 & 15 in Moncton.

This year there were eight men’s teams, three women’s teams and one mixed team, with each team playing 4 games during the 2 day event. Scoring is determined by a point system. The top six teams are money winners. This year’s winners were:

1. Milt Larsen (Dartmouth) with Jim Russell, Fred Lutes and Ross Woodworth

2. Jim Shepard (Sussex) with Dave McCullum, Brian McCullum and Jim Greer

3. Monique Taylor (Moncton/Sackville) with Anna Acton, Shirley Henry and Gloria Turner

4. Les Dryden (Moncton) due to sickness was unable to attend so the rink was skipped by Jim Currier, along with players Wally MacLean, Ken Nicol and Stewart O’Connor

5. Audrey Dorey (St. Andrews, NS) with Barbara Fraughton, Linda Juurlink and Cathy MacDonald

6. Robert MacDiarmid (Moncton/Sackville) with Michael Bass, Jack Jones and Gary Butler

  Thanks for our amazing ice to Myles, Gerry and their helpers. Doug Key and Lloyd Varner kept the kitchen running smoothly and prepared delicious lunches.    Don MacIntyre drew up the schedule, and was score-keeper, announcer and DJ.    Hugh Fensom  kept the tea/coffee fresh and the dishwasher humming, oversaw the draw to the button and scores, and generally pitched in wherever needed. To all those who contributed in any way to the success of this bonspiel -- Many thanks!  This event could not run without you. 

Photo left:  Gloria Turner delivering her shot in Game 1 of the Masters Plus

Photo above:  Fans show up even for an 8:30 game.

Coming events:

  • Dec 12,13 Dominion Spiel
  • December 16:  SCC morning men host Amherst.
  • Jan 13:  SCC morning men host Truro.
  • Jan 15-17:  Men's Open .  This is an in-house bonspiel for 12 teams from SCC.  A signup sheet will be posted at the club the first week of January (you must sign up as a team).  Cost is $120.00 per team; this must be paid at sign-up to either Myles or Ken. Play starts on Friday night (Jan 15), and continues through Saturday, with final draws on Sunday morning. There will be a pay-out of $30 per win throughout the spiel. Lunch will be available on Saturday and Sunday for a small fee.  As we are still a month away, this should give you lots of time to get a team together!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ken or Myles.
  • Jan 20 - Morning ladies host Pugwash curlers
  • Jan 27 :  SCC morning men send curlers to Amherst
  • Feb 6 - Curl for Cancer funspiel
  • Feb 10 - Happy Hearts Bonspiel
  • Feb 12: SCC morning men send curlers to River Hebert

.... and continue to watch our News page for postings!

   The Club will close for ice maintenance and the Christmas holidays on Dec. 22nd.   

Happy holidays to all !   See you on the ice in 2016.....

and to end the year, a holiday poem sent out by NBCA.


Twas' a night at the club, they meet and they blend
As the curlers prepare to throw stones end to end  
The ice had been cleaned, could be trusted, ran true
So curlers could sweep and score one point or two.

The curlers go out on the ice, keen to start
With visions of winning top prize in their heart
The Skip’s in the house, the Lead’s in the hack
She’s ready to throw but the sweepers are whacked.

From deep in their training they pull some reserve
And bend to the task with admirable nerve
The rock slides down the ice like a slow motion dream
And the Skip calls them on to encourage the team

Throw Badger, Slide Flicker                                                          
Go Flasher, Sweep hard! 
But stop short of the House
‘Cause I must have a Guard!

The game’s on the line folks
Judge weight like a pro
You’ll value that guard
When it’s your turn to throw. 

Merry Christmas from the N.B.C.A. Board of Directors