Jacobs Crazy Eight-Ender

Brad Jacobs rink from Sault Ste. Marie captured their third-straight Northern Ontario Men's Curling championship with a 9-2 victory over Sudbury's Mike Jakubo. The victory comes with another trip to the Tim Horton's Brier in Saskatoon and the goal to bring a Canadian Championship back to Northern Ontario for the first time since Al Hackner did it in 1985. In The Dominion Men's Northern Ontario Curling Association Championship semi-final on Saturday afternoon, Jacobs team of EJ Harnden, Ryan Harnden and Scott Seabrook scored an extremely rare eight-ender in the sixth end in their 14-3 victory … [Read more...]

2012 Northern Ontario Men’s in the Soo

The Dominion Men's 2012 Northern Ontario Provincial Championship takes place Sunnday, February 5 to Sunday, February 12, 2012 at the Soo Curling Association in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Twelve of the best Men's teams from across Northern Ontario will compete in the provincial championship to represent Northern Ontario at the Tim Horton's Brier in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from March 3 to 11, 2012. The Dominion Men's Northern Ontario provincial championship is a round-robin event with two draws daily from Sunday, February 5 to Thursday, February 9th. The final draw of the round-robin takes … [Read more...]

2012 Ontario Scotties in Kenora

The 2011-12 Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts takes place Monday, January 23 to Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the Kenora Curling Club in Kenora, Ontario. Ten of the best Women's teams from across Ontario will compete in the provincial championship to represent Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Red Deer, Alberta from February 18, to 26, 2012. The Ontario Scotties is a round-robin event with two draws daily, and will end with a Page Playoff beginning Saturday, January 28 which will be televised on Shaw. Six teams from the Ontario Curling Association (OCA) and four teams from the … [Read more...]

2012 NOCA Junior Provincials

The 2011-12 Northern Ontario Junior Men's and Women's Provincial Championships take place Thursday, January 5 to Sunday, January 8. The Atikokan Curling Club will be hosting the Junior Men while the Sioux Lookout Golf and Curling Club will host the Junior Women. Eight Men's and Women's teams are playing in this weekend's competition after qualifying through playdowns in their respective areas. Both the Men's and Women's teams are competing for one spot each in the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors in Napanee, ON February 4 to 12, 2012. Games start Thursday, January 5 at 2:00pm with both the … [Read more...]

McCarville back to defend NOCA Championship

The Copper Cliff Curling Club in Sudbury, ON plays host to the 2011-12 Northern Ontario Women's Curling Championship from December 9 to 11. Four spots in the Ontario Women's Championship are up for grabs with defending Northern Ontario champion Krista McCarville looking to take one of them. McCarville has won the Ontario Scotties title in four of the last five years but lost to Rachel Homan in last year's final. McCarville would like to get back to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Red Deer this year and an opportunity to qualify for the Canadian Olympic Trials in 2013. She'll be playing … [Read more...]

Northern Ontario part of Canadian Curling future

The Northern Ontario Curling Association is proud to be part of the future of curling in Canada. The Canadian Curling Association along with all 14 Member (Provincial/Territorial) Associations passed a resolution and business plan that dictates the inclusion of all Member Associations at all National Championships. This means that all Associations will have the opportunity to earn a berth in all National Championships. “Equitable opportunity to access national championships is very exciting for all 14 Member Associations”, comments Muriel Anderson, NOCA President. “Over the last two years we … [Read more...]

Jacobs wins N. Ontario with miracle comeback

The shock is still rattling in the rafters of the Fort William Curling Club after Brad Jacobs unleashed a memorable comeback to win his second-straight Northern Ontario men’s curling championship on Sunday. Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie rink erased a four-point deficit with two ends to play, pulling out a 7-6 victory over Thunder Bay’s Joe Scharf in the final. It’s an afternoon Scharf, Mike McCarville, Robin Champagne and Gary Champagne from the host club will not soon forget — and one that Thunder Bay curling fans will be talking about for months as the Lakehead’s run of not sending a team … [Read more...]

Live blog and chat from the N. Ont. Men’s

The Dominion Northern Ontario Men's Curling Championship is joining the Playdowns.com Live Blog and Chat this year. Join in for updates and answers to your questions about the action on the ice for select draws and playoffs at the the Fort William Curling Club in Thunder Bay, ON. The linescores are available as always on Playdowns.com for the Dominion Northern Ontario Men's Curling Championship. Select the current draw below to join in or you can replay the blog from previous draws. (All times Eastern Standard Time) Draw 1 - Sunday, February 6 at 2:30pm Draw 2 - Sunday, February 6 at … [Read more...]

Northern Ontario Men’s Qualifiers

The Northern Ontario Curling Association Men’s Qualifiers take place this weekend. In the East Qualifier (Soo Curlers) 6 teams will compete, and the West Qualifier (Atikokan) will host 5 teams. Each of these events will qualify 2 of the last 4 berths in The Dominion Men’s 2011 NOCA Provincial. NOCA West Qualifier - Atikokan Curling Club NOCA East Qualifier - Soo Curlers Association Posted via email from playdowns.com posterous … [Read more...]

N. Ontario Dominion Men’s Regional Playdowns

This weekend will see 6 Men’s regional events take place. One team from each event will earn a berth in The Dominion Men’s NOCA Provincials. The events are taking place at the Keewatin CC (Region 1), Port Arthur CC (Region 2), Geraldton CC (Region 3), Tarentorus CC (Region 4), Copper Cliff CC (Region 5), and the Cochrane CC (Region 6). Some events will post scores during the games, some will post scores after each draw is completed. … [Read more...]