Amherst Curling Club will be hosting the AMJ Campbell U21 Championships  from Dec 27 to 31.

Game times:

Tuesday, Dec 27th: 12 PM and 2PM
Wednesday, Dec 28th:  8AM, 12 PM, 4 PM & 8PM
Thursday, Dec 29th: 8AM, 12 PM, 4 PM & 8PM
Friday, Dec 30th: 9AM, 2:30PM & 8PM
Saturday, Dec 31st: 8:30AM

Come down and and see some great curling!

You can follow the results at nscurl.com.

Men’s: http://nscurl.com/wp/scoreboard/#!/competitions/2165

Women’s: http://nscurl.com/wp/scoreboard/#!/competitions/2166

 

On December 16th we dedicated the club Christmas party to our newest honorary member, Janice Amos.

Once again, we thank Janice for all of her past, present and future contributions to the Amherst Curling Club. A well deserved honor.

$500. cash was claimed by Phyllis Thompson, who held ticket #0269, sold by Kathy Craib.

The $2500 Travel Voucher goes to Mike Gilroy, ticket#0769, sold by Terry Gilroy.

Club President Lester Wah drawing the tickets

The $500 winner Phyllis Thompson claiming her prize.

 

Congrats all and thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket and supported the club!

 

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Amherst Curling Club Annual Sleigh Ride

Our 2nd Annual Sleigh Ride is scheduled for Saturday, February 18th.

Ride through the maple woods of Lower Maccan to the lodge where we will enjoy music & dancing, campfire with smores,  and a hot meal (baked ham, scalloped potatoes, beans, tea & coffee with dessert).

Weather permitting there will be opportunity for skating and we will draw to the button!!!Last year was a great time had by all so don’t hesitate to sign up, there is only room for 48 on the bus!!Amherst Curling Club Annual Sleigh Ride - draw to the button

$40/person – includes wagon ride, hot meal and bus ride from Amherst

Note: There is only room for 48 on the bus and deadline to sign up is February 3rd

Bus departs from the Amherst Curling Club at 6:30 PM

See the attached event poster or check with Paul Cormier at the Amherst Curling Club for more details.

 

Amherst Curling Club Friday Night Pizza Curling

Join us for Friday Night Pizza Curling, December 9th, 7 PM at the Amherst Curling Club. Everyone Welcome!

There will be a 6 end fun social game, Christmas decorating, music  & Pizza

Members play free, all guests welcomed to play for $5

Amherst Curling Club Friday Night Pizza Curling

 

 

Mixed Doubles CurlingAn Introduction to Mixed Doubles Curling

Mixed Doubles Curling is a relatively new fun format of Curling, only requires two players per team and can be played in about an hour!

The first player delivers the first and last stones and second player plays the second, third and fourth stones. If they choose to, the two players may swap positions from one end to the next and sweeping can only the two players can sweep.

Perhaps one of the major difference between regular curling and mixed doubles curling is the positioning of two stones that get set before the beginning of each end.  These positioned stones that are placed before the beginning of each end are also eligible to be counted in the scoring.

You can download official curling rules for mixed doubles here and the video below contains a good overview on Mixed Doubles Curling.

Want to try Mixed Doubles Curling? Then drop by the club on Tuesdays at 7 PM.

[source: curling.ca]

A message from our Thursday Night League Coordinator:

The sign up sheet for the next draw is on the bulletin board. The next draw will be from Jan 5th to Feb 9th. Deadline to sign up is Jan 2nd @ noon.

On Dec 22nd there will be a mixed curl fun and food night. One of our food items will be Kumar’s famous chilli!

Details are being worked on. There might be a $1.00 or $2.00 fee per person to cover expenses for prizes, plates, bowls, napkins, etc. Any funds or party supplies left over will be used at our next event in February.

Christmas at Amherst Curling ClubChristmas at Amherst Curling Club

Join us at the Amherst Curling Club on Friday December 16th 6-8 PM where we will come together to celebrate Christmas at the Curling Club. There will be a festive fire on and Christmas music playing in the background. Open to curling club members and guests.

Please bring an appetizer or finger food, or as an alternative to that, a small gift for the club to put under the tree. Note: there are currently tags on the Christmas tree with stuff that the club needs.