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Thanks to Alan and Bob Tuck, our prospective members and customers can view our venue online with this neat and interactive tour. Check it out to see for yourself! Windows Safari
Thanks to the North Bay Nugget for their support of local curling. You can read our weekly curling column every Tuesday in the sports section.
Online Schedules & Results
Many of our leagues will be offering league draws and result online this season thanks to the free service of ScoreIx! Cell phone apps are available for download from at no cost for ease of access wherever you are! Please stay tuned as we update our account for the 2013/14 season.
People in today's world are on the internet, and they connect through social media websites. The most popular amongst them, Facebook, offers many great features that will promote the sport of curling in our community and improve communication amongst members for free! If you are not on Facebook we are willing to show you how, or do it for you!
Skip of the 2012 Ontario Scotties Champions
"Our team always enjoys our time spent at the North Bay Granite Club. We truly admire and appreciate the hospitality of the members and love curling on the excellent ice. We have many fond memories of times spent at this club, it is always a great place to be!"
It was announced on July 24th that the North Bay Granite Club was successful in attaining the 2015 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships to be held in November 2014. This will be the second time the club has hosted the mixed; the last time being in 1988.
Dave Bennett (interviewed top right) and Rick Miller (interview bottom right) have taken on the responsiblity of co-chairing the momentous event that will feature a team from each of the Canadian provinces and an estimated attendance of over 100 people daily for more than a week's time.
Jack and Bea Lockhart have been named honorary co-chairs, however are not shying away from sharing the workload that comes with hosting an event of this significance. Jack designd the logo feature above and is expected to showcase the finished product at the Open House on October 3rd.
Best of luck goes out to the six Rookie League teams that are competing in the 2014 Championship playoff round from March 6th - April 3rd. There will be a new member try-it night organized also on April 3rd; come on out!
The Noodle House will not be re-opening here or anywhere else. Cindy and Calvin are moving on to new ventures while Cindy believes she may have a new proposal for us in the future. Other bids/ideas are welcome from others as we move forward.
New Members in 2014
(not a member in 2012/13 season)
Barclay Fourth At Ontario Winter Games
(L-R) Calli Barclay, Ayden Mullock, Kate Sherry, Sarah Pigeau, Stephanie Pigeau and Patti Callahan finished fourth at the Ontario Winter Games.
Team Canada win gold in men's and women's curling. Congratulations to the Brad Jacobs rink and Team Jennifer Jones on representing the country proudly.
Eric Gelinas and Courtney Chenier finished first overall after round robin play and advanced directly to the Mixed Doubles Provincial final the weekend of February 14-16 in Little Current, ON.
They defeated Mary Bolander and David Daoust of the Sudbury Curling Club in the final and will now be advancing to the Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials in Ottawa March 19-23, 2014.
Connor Lawes, also of the North Bay Granite Club, will be competing with 2014 Olympic gold medalist Kaitlyn Lawes.
(L-R) John Wilson, Dakota Allerston and John Whittet speak to media about the upcoming OFSAA Boy's Curling Championships heading to North Bay March 19-22.
Allerston will be skipping the only local rink on behalf of the host school, St. Joseph-Scollard Hall.
Some leagues will be cancelled that week to accomodate the large event (20 teams) so be sure to confirm schedules with the leagues in which you are involved.
The playing surface of a curling rink is delicate and the small morsel of debris can effect the outcome of a short, end or entire game.
It doesn't help that our rocks are aging and the running surfaces do not provide as much consistency as they used to.
Together we must do our part to keep a clean and game ready ice surface to curl on. Read how to here.
Team Lisk Open Curling Champions
North Bay's soon to be newest Sports Hall of Famer (for fastball), Jim Lisk, and his team of Danny Hughes, Don Peterson and Gene Desjardins captured the Open Curling Championships of the North Bay Granite Club which concluded on March 2nd.
18 teams competed (three from out of town) for the championship presented by Coldwell Banker Peter Minongue Real Estate Brokerage and MU Surveying Inc.
Thanks to organizers, bartenders, ice staff, caterers, entertainers and participants!
Local Teams Register For Mixed
The Canadian Mixed is headed to North Bay in November and two teams are registered for the provincial that can get them there.
Good luck to Team Brown and Team Chandler.