January 2015 Newsletter

Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Let's get started on this month's newsletter.

Steak Night:

The December steak night was another success with just over 140 people in attendance. Thank you to Jerry Ford who organized the evening right down to the smallest detail and also to the twenty-one volunteers from the Men's Section who helped with the BBQ, serving the meal, cleaning up, running the cash and tending the bar. We appreciate their effort and the giving up of two hours of their personal time. We all are busy and particularly at this time of year so we do thank those who were able to help us out. The next steak night will be the 13th of February. Be sure to mark that day on your calendar.

Golf Coupon Books for Sale:

The Lindsay Curling Club will be selling Golf Coupon books again this year as a fundraiser for our Youth Curling Program. We have a limited number of books to sell so do not delay, purchase them from the LCC office for $30.00/book. For more information or to reserve your book please contact Dave Nigh at the LCC office (705-324-3851) .

Youth Curling Fundraiser:

If you have not already done so, purchase your 2015 calendar from the Club for $20.00. Proceeds from the sale of each calendar ($5.00) will go directly to our youth curling program. Each calendar is printed on high-quality glossy stock, includes colour-coded curling event listings, is bar-coded and it's illustrations display the tradition and spirit of the roaring game that we love so much!!! Inquire at the LCC office and have a look at a sample.

Name Tags:

There have been a few members inquiring about the possibility of ordering Lindsay Curling Club name tags in the new year. If interested let me know before Wednesday, January 14th and I will place another order on the 16th. The cost is $10.00 which includes HST.

OCA Instructional Clinic:

On December 13th Lindsay Curling Club with the assistance from the Ontario Curling Association (OCA) held an instructional clinic that included a video analysis and remedial coaching for twelve of our members. Our instructors, Carl Rennick and Colin Sinclair of the OCA, began the day with an explanation of the delivery fundamentals and then proceeded to go out onto the ice to put into practice what was discussed. Each member took turns in the hack with the instructors providing instructions and suggestions for the set up, alignment and delivery of the rock. Each was video taped and instant feedback was offered on how to improve their delivery. From all accounts, everyone found the clinic both informative and practical.

It has been suggested that we hold another clinic early in the new year. We have targeted Saturday, January 24th as the date for the clinic and interested members need to contact the LCC office by Friday, January 9th. The clinic would involve video analysis and remedial coaching for a maximum of 12 people per session at a cost of $40.00/person. If there are more than 12 people interested in this option we would hold two clinics, one in the morning (9:30 am - 12:30) and the second in the afternoon (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm). If interested please contact the LCC office by Friday, January 9th.

Thank you to both John Baldry and Sue Ledoux for organizing this day for our members. Thanks again John and Sue!!!!


Heart N Soul Gifts Bonspiel:

This daytime ladies bonspiel is scheduled for Wednesday, January 14th. Sign up sheet is located in the main floor lounge area. The cost to enter the spiel is $25.00 per person. This includes two six end games, a lunch between games and prizes. Coffee and muffins will be served at 9:30 and the first draw will begin shortly afterward at 10:00 am. For more information call convenors Bonnie Steel 705-320-7903, Nancy Graham 705-328-1358 or Mary Auld 705-324-9209.

Senior Mini Spiel:

On Wednesday, January 21st there is a Senior Mini Spiel scheduled. There are two six end games beginning at 10:00 am and they are in a Skins Format. Between games a lunch will be served for a modest fee. Watch for a sign up sheet from which teams will be made by a blind draw. For more information call Faye or John Flood at 705-328-2084.

Lindsay Chamber of Commerce Robbie Burns Bonspiel:

On Wednesday, January 28th the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce will again be organizing the Robbie Burns Bonspiel at our club. We must thank Stewart Morrison Insurance for sponsoring this event again this year. The format this year will be 24 team maximum. Each team plays 2 six end games. Draw times at 9:00 am & 1:00 pm and 11:00 am & 3:00 pm. Cocktails at 5:00 pm, dinner and address to the Haggis at 5:30 pm. Awards and entertainment by Claidhmor to follow. You can sign up individually ($50.00 + HST= $56.50) or by team ($200.00 + HST = $226.00) just go to www.lindsaychamber.com to register. For more information call Christine Bailey 705-880-1203 or email her at christine@lindsaychamber.com .

OCA Events:

Lindsay Curling Club has had many teams competing in various OCA events the last month and I would like to recognized the teams that are moving on to the next level. Good luck to all of you, we know you will represent our Club and Zone well.

Congratulations to Don Huff, John Baldry, Denis Johnston and John Flood as they have qualified for the Provincials of the Grand Masters and they will be playing at the Thornhill Golf and Country Club in March 19, 20, and 21st. Well Done gentlemen!!!

Congratulations to the team of Emma Joyce, Dianne Jenkins, Kristine Mitchell and Lynn Joyce. They have qualified for the Regionals of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and will be playing January 3 and 4 at the Oshawa Golf and Country Club. Good Luck ladies!!!!

Congratulations to Shannon Beddows, John Bolton, Terry Jenkins and Dave Farr. They have qualified for the Regionals of the Men's Tankard and will be playing January 10 and 11 at the Whitby Curling Club. Good Luck guys!!!!!

This weekend we have the Senior Men's being played right here at our club. There are two teams representing Lindsay this year and they are Gary Grant, Terry Jenkins, Randy Grant and Dave Farr as well, we have Dave Nigh, Jim Scott, Lyle Cully and Scott Hoar. Brad Shuttleworth will be sparing for Jim Scott at this event and we wish both teams the best of luck and good curling.

Also, this weekend, playing in the Fairfield Marriott Challenge at Lakefield Curling Club we have Dan Reynolds, Anthony Jetten, Scott Worsley and Andy Hiddink as well, as Tim Raven, Isaac Breadner, Alex Barkhouse and Greg Urquhart representing Lindsay in that zone event. On the Women's side we have Wendy Findlay, Marilyn Angiers, Luanne Rae and Dawn Manderson competing in the Best Western Women's Challenge also being played at Lakefield Curling Club. Good luck to all three teams, play well!!!!

Coming up later this month we have the following events taking place, as well as, the participating Lindsay teams.

Zone Best Western Intermediate Women at the Cannington Curling Club, January 9 - 11
Diane Jenkins, Kristine Mitchell, Lynn Joyce and Susan Cully
Wendy Findlay, Marilyn Angiers, Luanne Rae and Dawn Manderson

Best Western Intermediate Men at the Cannington Curling Club, January 9 - 11
Lyle Cully, Andy Hiddink, Scott Worsley, and Mark West
Shannon Beddows, Terry Jenkins, Randy Grant and Dave Farr
Dave Nigh, Jim Scott, Tim Raven and Scott Hoar

BrokerLink Mixed at the Fenelon Falls Curling Club, January 30 - February 1
Mark West, Tara Stephen, Brad Shuttleworth and Chrystal Leavens
John Bolton, Diane Jenkins, Terry Jenkins and Erin Jenkins

Senior Mixed also at the Fenelon Falls Curling Club, January 30 - February 1
Dave Nigh, Wendy Findlay, Jim Scott and Susan Cully

Reminders for your Calendar:

Friday, January 2 - Senior Curling at 12:45 pm, Curl and Dine at 3:00 pm and at 5:00 pm then regular Mixed Curling at 6:45 and 8:30
Thursday, January 8 - Regular Senior and InterClub Play (Peterborough C.C.)
Wednesday, January 14 - Heart & Soul Daytime Ladies Bonspiel
Saturday, January 17 - Flex League Bonspiel
Wednesday, January 21 - Senior Mini Spiel
Friday, January 23 - Regular Senior and InterClub Play (Cobourg C.C.)
Wednesday, January 28 - Lindsay Chamber of Commerce Robbie Burns Spiel

That's all for now.

Dave Nigh