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Grey Cup of Curling

Did you know there is a Grey Cup of Curling that is 2 years older than the CFL Grey Cup?

In 1907 the Governor General Earl Grey presented the curlers of Amherst a Grey Cup for the first Maritime Curling Bonspiel. Two years later, in 1909, he presented the Canadian Rugby Union with a Grey Cup, the same famous trophy that is now used by the Canadian Football League (CFL).

2018 Grey Cup of Curling

The 2018 Grey Cup of Curling will take place at the Amherst Curling Club January 12-13-14.

3 Games minimum guaranteed

Maximum of 24 teams with an Open Format (any combination of players accepted)

Registration deadline is January 5, 2018 and includes Banquet, snacks and entertainment.

Winners receive cash prizes (a minimum of $3200 will be given away), plus the winning team will get their names engraved on to the original Grey Cup.

Click here to see the results from last year ….

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It was a great weekend of curling at the Amherst Curling Club for the 2017 Grey Cup Cashspiel!

There were many great matchups throughout the weekend with the Grey Cup final and B & C event finals on Sunday.

Team Craib (Kathy Craib, Ed Gogan, Rob Lemoine & Cindy Cameron) from Amherst defeated team Bowser (Keith Bowser, George Anderson, Bud Trenholm, Gerry Bartlett) from Sackville, NB to take the C event.

Team Gray (Howie Gray, Mike Bass, Myles Trenholm, Ian MacLean) defeated team Oulton (Doug Oulton, Mike Gillespie, Barry Dean, Robert Babineau) from Sackville, NB to take the B event.

Team Henderson (Joshua Henderson, David Quinn, Kyle Walker, Brandon McLellan, Tyson Collier) from St. FX University defeated team Fowler (Ray Fowler, Paul Hawkes, Robin Keith, John Greer) from Amherst in a very close final to win the Grey Cup!

 

Once again, thank you to all the participants, volunteers and sponsors who make this event possible. A special thank you to our major sponsors Sod Busters Inc (Corey MacQuarrie, 506-563-7886) and Jim Hatheway Ford.

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Amherst Grey Cup of CurlingDid you know there is a Grey Cup of Curling that is 2 years older than the CFL Grey Cup?

In 1907 the Governor General Earl Grey presented the curlers of Amherst a Grey Cup for the first Maritime Curling Bonspiel. Two years later, in 1909, he presented the Canadian Rugby Union with a Grey Cup, the same famous trophy that is now used by the Canadian Football League (CFL).

2017 Grey Cup of Curling

Last year the Amherst Curling Club decided to bring back the Grey Cup and started a new tradition with the Grey Cup of Curling Cashpiel. The 2017 Grey Cup of Curling will take place at the Amherst Curling Club January 13-14-15. 3 Games minimum guaranteed.

Registration deadline is January 6, 2017 and includes Banquet, snacks and entertainment.

Winners receive cash prizes and have their names engraved on to the original Grey Cup.

 

Amherst Grey Cup of Curling

 

The Grey Cup of Curling event has been rescheduled to January 22-24, 2016. We’ve also dropped the entry fee! See the new poster below for details.

We’ll be giving away $3200 in CASH prizes and it’s still an Open format (any combination of players on a team).

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Amherst Grey Cup of CurlingYou may remember back in 2012, TSN made a visit to Amherst because of our Grey Cup..  the ‘original’ Grey Cup. This cup was presented to the Amherst Curling Club by Governor General Earl Grey for the first Maritime Curling Bonspiel in 1907, two years BEFORE the famous Grey Cup that is now a CFL trophy.

See the full story here: http://amherstcurlingclub.com/grey-cup-tour-makes-stop-in-amherst.html

The club has decided to bring back the original Grey Cup for 2015!

Planning is well under way. This should be a great event. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for details!

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Amherst Grey Cup of Curling

Amherst Grey Cup of Curling Grey Cup of Curling

Grey Cup Tour makes stop in Amherst, Oct. 2012

Govenor General Earl Grey presented the curlers of Amherst a Grey Cup for their first Maritime Curling Bonspiel in 1907. Two years later, in 1909, the Govenor General presented the Canadian Rugby Union with a Grey Cup. At the time, Canadian football was different than the rugby game it grew out of. The first Grey Cup was won by the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.

Stop by the Amherst Curling Club and check out the Amherst Grey Cup of Curling …

Click here for a digital PDF copy of the news article (featured below) 

Grey Cup Tour makes stop in Amherst

Amherst Grey Cup of Curling - Grey Cup Tour makes stop in Amherst

[image source: Cumberland News]