Bonspiels and Clinics

    2022 - 2023

    Be sure to check the bulletin board in the club for sign up.

    All club hosted events are on the Events Calendar

     

     Bonspiel  

     Date  

     Description  

     Hallowe'en spiel

    Oct 29

    1-day, social spiel.  Open to members and friends.  Food and prizes for best costumes.

    Pembroke 150th Anniversary Fall Cashspiel Oct 27-30 Open cashspiel in Pembroke. Draws starting Thursday night. For more information open the FLYER HERE, or contact Carl Zieroth at 613-639-8030
    or Emile Robert at 613-732-0905, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     The Gamble

     Nov 19

    (Host 2022: Russell)

    1-day Mixed competitive spiel for members only. This spiel is played amongst 4 clubs: Russell, Metcalfe, Morrisburg & Winchester. Two mixed (2 men, 2 ladies) teams participate from each club. A playoff will occur in the event that more than two teams from Russell register.

    The spiel is hosted by one of the four participating clubs (Lunch & dinner incl.) and consists of two 8 end games, with an A & B final game after dinner.

     The Merkley

    TBD

    (Host 2022/23: Metcalfe)

    1-day Men’s competitive spiel for members only. This spiel is played amongst 4 clubs: Russell, Metcalfe, Morrisburg & Winchester. Two men’s teams participate from each club. A playoff will occur in the event that more than two teams from Russell register.

    The spiel is hosted by one of the four participating clubs (Lunch & dinner incl.) and consists of two 8 end games, with an A & B final game after dinner. 

    The Broder

    TBD

    (Host 2022/23: Winchester)

    1-day Ladies’ competitive spiel for members only. This spiel is played amongst 4 clubs: Russell, Metcalfe, Morrisburg & Winchester. Two Ladies teams participate from each club. A playoff will occur in the event that more than two teams from Russell register.

    The spiel is hosted by one of the four participating clubs (Lunch & dinner incl.) and consists of two 8 end games, with an A & B final game after dinner. 

    The Senior Sullivan

    TBD

    (Host 2022/23: Morrisburg)

    1-day Senior Men’s competitive spiel for members only. This spiel is played amongst 4 clubs: Russell, Metcalfe, Morrisburg & Winchester. Two senior men’s teams participate from each club (Members MUST be at least 55 years old to participate). A playoff will occur in the event that more than two teams from Russell register.

    The spiel is hosted by one of the four participating clubs (Lunch & dinner incl.) and consists of two 8 end games, with an A & B final game after dinner. 

    RCMP Ladies Invitational

    Nov 30

    1-day Ladies’ bonspiel hosted by the RCMP club. Details coming late September.

    Event Coordinator: Norma Higgs- 613-824-1250

     Frank Thompson 

    Member Spiel

     Dec 7-10

    Fun, competitive bonspiel for members only and all skill levels. Meet new people and curl with members from other leagues.

    Three 6-end games with play-off games (8 end games) on Saturday afternoon, followed by dinner. 

    Strathcona Cup

    Jan 31

    Russell will host teams from Scotland in this 1 day event. Come out and see some good curling.

     Ladies Invitational

    Feb 11

    (Host 2023: Russell)

    1-day, Competitive ladies invitational.

     Rick Kargus cash spiel

    Feb 24-26

    Multi-day, men’s competitive event.  Open to members and outside clubs. 

     Russell / Metcalfe Interclub

     Mar 4

    (Host 2023: Russell)

    1-day, competitive event, open to all members.  Two 8 end games, alternating between the Russell and Metcalfe clubs.  lunch & dinner incl.  A & B final after dinner. 

     Closing Bonspiel

    Apr 1-6

    Social spiel, open to members and friends.  

    J.P. St. Pierre Memorial Golf tournament

    Jul TBD

    Best ball format with dinner and prizes at the curling club.   Open to members and friends. Event Coordinators: Executive Committee

     

    2021 - 2022

     

     Bonspiel   Date   Description 
     The Gamble Nov. 20

    This event is a competitive, mixed team interclub bonspiel featuring 2 teams from: Russell, Metcalfe, Morrisburg & Winchester.

    This 1 day spiel will take place this year on November 20th in Morrisburg. It is a mixed event (2 men, 2 women) for members only. Two 8 end games with an A & B final game after dinner. 2 teams represent each club. A playoff will occur in the event that more than 2 teams register. Lunch and dinner included.

    $100/team. Register by November 8th. Event Coordinator: Tony Hendrikx 613 883-0491

     Community Open House  

    Nov 27 

     10:00 - 2:00  

    The RCC is holding an open house where we invite members of the community to come in and check out the club, throw a few rocks and learn more about us and the game of curling. Some on-ice instruction will be available. All are welcome   

     Frank Thompson Memorial Bonspiel  Dec 8, 9 & 11

    This fun bonspiel for all skill levels is a tribute to Mr. Frank Thompson. Frank was a lifeling sportsman and volunteer in the Russell community. Many of Frank's days were spent either on the softball diamond or at the curling rink. Frank also spent countless hours as Russell Curling Club's ice technician, doing so long before modern ice making equipment was available. His enthusiasm for curling and fastball rubbed off on many of Russell's young aspiring athletes. Russell's rich curling success, both past and present, can be attributed in large part to Frank Thompson. 

    Format- 6 end games on Wednesday and Thursday evenings with playoff games on Saturday followed by dinner. Come, meet and play with members from other leagues, day and night.

    $20. Register at the club by December 1st.

    Event coordinator: Paul Nooyen 613 731 0628 

     Intermediate-Advanced Strategy Clinic Dec 18 10:00-2:00 

    This 2-hour off-ice clinic covers intermediate to advanced strategy including: shot tolerance, end plans, game plans, angles, drag effect and different shot scenarios. There will be plenty of time for discussion and Q and As.

    The instructor will be Bryan Cochrane, club member and World Senior Men's gold medalist in 2019, Norway. Bryan also holds several senior men's Canadian championship titles, has represented both Ontario and PEI at the Brier and coached women's curling internationally.    

    Cost: $20 per participant. Space is limited. Register early. 

     The Broder  Jan.  15

    This event is a competitive ladies interclub bonspiel featuring 2 teams from: Russell, Metcalfe, Morrisburg & Winchester.

    This 1 day spiel will take place this year on January 15th here at the Russell club! Two 8 end games with an A & B final game after dinner. 2 teams represent each club. A playoff will occur in the event that more than 2 teams register. Lunch and dinner included.

    $100/team. Register by --. Event Coordinator: Tony Hendrikx 613 883-0491

    Sr. Mens Cash spiel  TBD   
    Mixed Doubles Cash Spiel TBD  

     Big 4 Bantam

    TBD   
    Merkeley TBD 

    This event is a competitive men's interclub bonspiel featuring 2 teams from: Russell, Metcalfe, Morrisburg & Winchester.

    This 1 day spiel will take place this year on-- at the --  club. Two 8 end games with an A & B final game after dinner. 2 teams represent each club. A playoff will occur in the event that more than 2 teams register. Lunch and dinner included.

    $100/team. Register by - Event Coordinator: Tony Hendrikx 613 883-0491

     Ladies Invitational TBD 

     

     Big 4 - Little Rocks TBD   
    Senior Sullivan TBD  1-day Sr. Mens event, hosted by -- .  Members must be 55 years old.  Two teams required (similar format to the Gamble).  Event Coordinator:  TBA
     Rick Kargus cash spiel TBD A men's competitive weekend event.  Open to members and outside clubs.  Coordinators: Pierre Harvey, Dave Stanley
     Russell / Metcalfe Interclub  Mar.

    1-day, competitive event, open to all members.  Two 8 end games, alternating between the RCC and Metcalfe clubs.  lunch & dinner included.  A & B final after dinner.  Dinner will be in --.   

    Coordinator: Jerry Smit

     RAS Bonspiel TBD 

    1-day, social spiel hosted by Russell Agricultural Society.  Lunch and dinner.   

    Coordinator: Kara Roosen

     RCC Travelers Playdowns  TBD   
     Closing Bonspiel TBD  1-day, social spiel, open to members and friends.    Coordinators: Bonspiel Committee: Paul Nooyen
    J.P. St. Pierre Memorial Golf tournament TBD Best ball format with dinner and prizes at the curling club.   Open to members and friends. Event Coordinators: Executive Committee

     



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