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Christmas Newsletter

 

Upcoming Bonspiels

 

Weekday Bonspiel

Tuesday Jan 22, 2019

 

It would be great to have this bonspiel full before the holidays and we only have three weeks of curling until our Christmas Break.

Signup now, on the board, register online or email. 9:45 draw bonspiels@eloracurling.com

 

Granite Homes Open Bonspiel

Feb 2, 2019

Thank you to Granite Homes for sponsoring this bonspiel again.

9 and 10:30 draw times.  Signup sheets are on the board or register online.  

A draw master is required for this bonspiel.  Complete your volunteer duties in one day.  Contact Mark if interested.

 

Congratulations

 

Team Kiemele (with vice Emma McKenzie)  qualified for the U21 Provincials.  This team is playing out of the Elora Curling Club, and tips this month are going to support them.

 

Team Coburn (with lead Alice Holyoke) also qualified for the U21 Provincials.

 

The U21 Provincials are at the Annandale Golf and Country Club Dec 27-30.  Good Luck Curlers.

 

Six Pack Euchre Bonspiel Winners, Dave and Becky Kennedy, Lorie MacDonald, Ken Howlett, Mark and Kathy Freure.

 

Volunteer Now

 

There are many bartending shifts available for Christmas Parties in December and Bonspiels in January.  Go online to sign up or contact Carol. volunteer@eloracurling.com

 

Christmas Season Events

 

Food Drive

The MEGA (Men's Euchre Golf Association) group have set up a Food Donation table at the curling club. They are now accepting food donations for the next 2 weeks. All items to go to food bank.  Contact Dave Oakman, dnjoakman@gmail.com if you require more information or want to help deliver the donations.  The drive ends Dec 19th.

 

Social Committee Event 

Put on your game face .... its Games Night!  Friday, December 28th at the Elora Curling Club from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.  This will be a fun night of board/card games. Come out and catch up with your fellow curlers.  Please bring a potluck snack/appetizer.  

 

Curling Technicalities 101

 

Catching Rocks

It is the responsibility of the team delivering the stone (sweepers and skip) to catch all rocks hit out of play.  It is courteous for all players on the sheet to watch their game and help catch rocks.

 

Burnt rocks 

If a rock is touched by accident it is a burnt rock.  When this occurs before the hog line, the stone if removed from play immediately. 

If a rocks is touched after the hog line, all stones are allowed to come to rest.  The non-offending team has three options: 1) removed the burnt rock and replace the stones; 2) leave the stones where they ended up; or 3) place the stones where they think they would have come to rest.

 

Sweeping behind the tee line

Only one player from each team may sweep a stone at any one time behind the tee line.  An opposition stone cannot be swept until the front edge of the stone reaches the tee line. 

 

Last Curling Draw this year is Dec 21, 2018.  Then the ice will be closed for maintenance until Jan 2, 2019.

 

Happy Holidays to All !!
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