Welcome & Updates
And just like that, our 2023/24 Curling Season has begun! It is scary that it has been a month of our leagues running already. Time sure does fly when you are having fun at the rink!
Scott (our icemaker) has been looking forward to the snow, as the colder temperatures outside will help him continue to manage the ice on a daily basis, but I am not sure I was quite ready for it yet haha 🙂
We are excited to host the following events in the coming days & weeks ahead:
Junior Curling: Halloween Spooktacular: Oct 31 @ 5:00 – 6:30pm
Come one & all to our safe & fun, Halloween event. Members of our Jr program are encouraged to dress up and bring their friends to the club for a free night of curling & candy.
We are opening our regular junior league up to all kids ages 5-16 for mini curling games no matter their experience or skill level.
We will be sure to wrap up the party by 6:30pm so that they all can still have a evening of trick or treating 🙂
Red River Stick Spiel: Nov 3-5
We welcome the Manitoba Stick Curling Tour to the Morris Curling Club next week. Come watch some of the top stick curling teams from across the province compete. As many of you know, the games are quick, 6 rocks & 6 ends.
Games take place Friday afternoon, all day Saturday & Sunday. Best of luck to all the Curl Morris teams competing in the event!
School Groups: Nov & Dec
November especially will be a busy month at the club, as those in Grades 9-12 from Morris & Rosenort are scheduled to get a chance to try curling. We are looking forward to hosting both groups! If would enjoy volunteering & helping coach these groups, let me know.
Dekalb Superspiel: Dec 1-4
Our biggest event of the year is quickly approaching. A big thanks to all the behind the scenes organizing and planning that members of the Dekalb Committee continue to put in to ensure the event is Super successful.
Multiple of the Top 25 teams in the world will be at this years event. It will have an international flavor again with teams competing representing Canada, USA, South Korea & Switzerland.
Team Mexico training camp
In their preparation for the Pan Continental Championships (which I believe are being televised on TSN, at least when Team Canada is playing) Team Mexico spent a weekend in Morris getting tuned up to compete against some of the best in the World, including Team Einarson.
Chris & Lorne put on a training camp together for the team, where they worked on solidifying their techniques, as well as conducted mental & strategical training sessions.
Good luck to Team Camarena this week in Kelowna!
Canadian Deaf Mixed Doubles Championship
Members of Curl Morris & the CDCP, Susanne Beriault & Ross Lavallee, had the opportunity to compete in the Canadian Deaf Mixed Doubles Championship played in Boucherville, Quebec this past weekend.
They played Ariss/Morton from London in a best of 3 series. After winning the first game 6-4, they lost a back-and-forth game, 7-6. The 3rd and deciding game came down to the last end where with hammer, Beriault / Lavallee needed to score three to force an extra end. While they weren’t quite able to do it, we want to celebrate in their success!
We wish them & all of the members of the Canadian Deaf Curling Program all the best as they continue to train for the upcoming World Championships in Turkey later this year.
MJCT teams, Norris & Wahl off to great starts
Ranked 2nd in the Manitoba Junior Curling Tour, in their respective divisions, both Team Norris & Team Wahl (who train out of the Cargill Curling Training Centre) are off to successful starts to the year. Both teams had runner up appearances at events here in Morris at the start of the year and have continued to play very well on tour.
While Zach Norris, Ethan Brandt, Black Good & Carter Malmquist have the weekend off, Dayna Wahl, Piper Stoesz, Anna Marie Ginters & Gillian Hildbrand are competing in the Altona MJCT this weekend.
Congratulations to Audrey McCrady, who in our Thursday Morning Rec League managed to score not 1, but 2, 6 enders in a stick game. Remember in stick curling only 6 rocks get thrown per end.
Our local historians are going to have to do some research to find out if that has ever been done before.
Pictured below is Audrey & who scored this six ender in the last end of her game which was tied coming home.