Koivula, Koe Heading to North Bay
Congratulations to Team Koivula of Thunder Bay that will be representing Northern Ontario at the 2015 Canadian Mixed Championships coming to North Bay in November.
Jamie Koe of the Northwest Territories has also qualified with his twin sister Kerry Galusha; both are regulars to the national men's and ladies' curling championships.
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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.
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.
Check out this page for updates on the membership committee's latest program.
Thanks to Rod Coles at Coles Signs and Graphics for donating the signs.
The Membership Committee of the North Bay Granite Club is organizing a free Try It! Session for Thursday April 3rd from 7-9pm. Volunteer members will be on hand to provide touirs of the facility, give instruction on ice and answer any questions you or your prospective curlers may have. Call 705-472-6740 to RSVP.
North Bay Curlers Fair Well at Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials
Connor Lawes and Kaitlyn Lawes (left) finished round robin competition with a 4-3 record this past weekend, just missing playoffs. Courtney Chenier and Eric Gelinas (right) wrapped up at 3-4; all players represented us well and expect to participate in Mixed Doubles again next season.
Clinton Crew Capture OFSAA Title
The 2014 OFSAA Boys Curling Championships were held at the club with much positive feedback provided to the club, the ice and the organizing committee of St. Joseph Scollard Hall.
Congratulations to all the teams that participated and to the volunteers that organized.
Here are Jordan Ercit's write-ups on the event:
Cash League Champions Decided
Congratulations to (L-R) Kate Bondett, Gary McKnight, Mike Callahan and Mark Brown on capturing the 2013/14 Scott Patterson Memorial Cash League.
Brown defeated Real Gagnon and team in the final.
Thanks to John Bowman for his efforts in organizing the league again this season.