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Christmas Party

posted Dec 23, 2018, 1:58 PM by Barry Rowland

On Thursday Dec 20 the Hardy Rocks had a marvelous Christmas party with around 80 participants. We were treated to some exciting curling for the inaugural presentation of the Bill Driver Memorial Trophy.  The trophy was won by Paul Rainbow, Alain Caouette, Ken Barrieau and Alan Gibb. The trophy was presented by Audrey Driver. In two days Team Rainbow came from 6th place to win the trophy!!! Another interesting point was that it was the two second place teams that finally played off for the trophy and both teams featured two rookies for this year (Claude Turmel and Alan Gibb) We all enjoyed a fantastic turkey dinner put on by Barb Robinson who had plenty of help thanks to Jon Bazar, Joan Bazar, Lise Bernier, Janice Robinson, Yves Gauthier, Dorothy Gauthier, Fred Albert and Jeanette Albert. 
The winner of the 50/ 50 was Sandy Eades ($205) with 50% to the Palliative Care. Jeanette Albert knitted the 4 pairs of slippers that were given as door prizes.(thank you) The winner of the draw to the button was Neil Tomiuk at 8.5 inches. 
See you all in the new year.

Team Spriggs wins Normandeau Trophy

posted Nov 15, 2018, 6:02 PM by Barry Rowland   [ updated Nov 15, 2018, 6:04 PM ]

Team Spriggs outwitted, outplayed and outlasted all comers to win the Winnie Normandeau Trophy 2018. It was a most entertaining series of games that the crowd behind the glass greatly appreciated

Opening Event won by Team Spriggs

posted Oct 22, 2018, 5:50 AM by Barry Rowland   [ updated Nov 1, 2018, 1:03 PM ]

 John Spriggs team made up of John Spriggs, Paul Rainbow Bill Sclater and Alex Macdonald not only won the Hardy Rock HOTSHOTS opening event but also won the inaugural Club event including the evening curlers. Congratulations to John and his whole team.

2018-19 Curling season starts

posted Oct 7, 2018, 4:46 AM by Barry Rowland   [ updated Nov 1, 2018, 1:06 PM ]

We have been busy preparing the curling shed for the new season. Gilles Leblanc along with Fred Albert, Bob Cameron and John Coutts have painted the walls above the sideboards. Our iceman Allan Jones aided by Serges Berubé prepared the ice and then they along with Gilles Leblanc, Art Woods and John Coutts painted the ice and laid down the lines etc. Of course we have installed new rubber mats at both ends of the ice which should help to keep the ice much cleaner this year. Thanks to our volunteers for getting our season off to a good start.  
The new season starts on Tuesday October 9 with our new curler and refresher clinic being run by Meredith Royds and is immediately followed by the HOT SHOTS opening event. In a new wrinkle the Hardy Rocks will face-off against the evening curlers to determine a club champion.

Note! The club will be using the 5 Rock Rule for the free guard zone this year. It has been used by the pros for a couple of years and is now being adopted by most clubs and in all competitions. Previously no opponent's guard could be taken out until four rocks had been played. In other words the second of the team without the hammer could take out an opponent's  guard with his/her first rock. Now no opponent's guard can be taken out until 5 rocks have been played. No opponent's guard can be taken out until the second of the team with the hammer throws their first rock. A team is allowed to take out their own guard at any time. I wonder how long it will take us to remember this !
Good Curling!

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