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[updated!] Help the Royals raise $70,000 for new rocks

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Riverdale Spare Rules Diagram

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Photos from 10th annual CGCC & 27th annual DIOTI

The photos from every day of the Riverdale Bonspiel and the CGCC are available to share!

Sweeping

The secret of good sweeping

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Welcome Curlers!

 

2016 Pre-Registration for Returning Curlers is Open!

Happy Summer everyone!

Pre-registration for returning members (i.e., those who were paid members last season) is now open!

Some important information to keep in mind:

  1. Registration for returning Riverdale curlers starts WEDNESDAY JUNE 15 and continues until August 31, 2016. Priority will be given to teams on the basis of the number of returning curlers per team, and the time and date I receive your online registration.
  2. Returning members must register online for the Riverdale League (Sundays). To do so, you will need contact information for your entire team; this will help us ensure that everyone’s contact phone number and email address are current. Please note that online pre-registration requests, and automated acknowledgement emails, are NOT confirmations of registration. You will be contacted by an executive member no later than September 10 to confirm your team’s entry.
  3. Once your team’s pre-registration has been confirmed, payment must be made by Interac money transfer, Paypal or cheque to complete your registration and secure your spot in the league.
    • If you wish to pay by Interac money transfer or Paypal, a link will be sent to you once your team’s pre-registration is confirmed.
    • If you wish to pay by cheque, after your team’s pre-registration is confirmed, you can mail your cheque to Riverdale Curling League c/o John Rooney, 601-45 Carlton Street, Toronto ON, M5B2H9, or bring it to registration night at Pegasus on September 14.
  4. All fees ($275 for full or $150 for half season) must be received by Wednesday September 14 in order to complete your registration and secure your spot.
  5. The annual registration night for new curlers will take place on Wednesday September 14, 2016, at 7:00pm at Pegasus (489 Church Street).
  6. The annual beginners’ clinic is still being scheduled and will be communicated once confirmed, and the first day of curling for Riverdale is October 16, 2016.

 Have a great summer and see you on the ice in a few months.

Darren Sutherland
Vice President

Rotators Update

Pre-registration for the 2016-17 season will open this week.

Watch your inbox and your junk mail folder for more information in the coming days…

And as I said to Riverdale curlers, I hope everyone is enjoying the warm-weather break from curling (unless you participated in the East York summer spiel).  And despite the horrific events in Orlando early Sunday morning, I encourage you to stay positive, love and respect each other, and celebrate Pride this year proudly and without fear.

See you on the ice in October!

 

Murray Leaning
President
Rotators Curling League

Three Riverdale Updates

 

Hello Riverdale curlers,

I wrote to all 2015-16 members (that I had email addresses for) to update you on three league developments in the last couple of months.  If you didn’t receive that message, the email address we have for you is incorrect or missing — or perhaps check your junk mail folder.  Here are the updates:

Executive membership

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Many of you may know that Joey Taylor has moved back to Ottawa for a work opportunity (among other reasons), and as a result, he resigned his position as vice president.  As per Article 4, Section E of our constitution, the executive committee chose to fill the vice president position with the appointment of Darren Sutherland, who was our treasurer.  And to fill the role of treasurer, the executive committee asked John Rooney if he was interested in taking on that role.  You may recall that John stood for election at our recent AGM and final banquet in April.  I’m pleased to tell you that John has accepted the offer and is now a member of your executive team.

 

Rock The Royals campaign

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As you probably know, our curling club launched a fundraising campaign in mid-April to replace all of the 96 rocks that we play with each week on sheets A through F.  After a careful review of our finances and expected revenue/expenses for the 2016-17 curling season, the executive committee approved a sponsorship of twelve rocks – one for each colour on all six sheets.  This sponsorship demonstrates our league’s support for the curling club, and the club has been very grateful for that support in return.  Of course, this means that your curling team (and all curling teams in the club) will always be playing with a lucky Riverdale rock in the future…

 

Pre-registration for 2016-17

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You executive committee has been busy since the end of the 2015-16 season in April.  We’ve already met twice, and we are preparing to open pre-registration for the 2016-17 season shortly.  Look for more information on this in the next few days!

 

 

In conclusion, I hope everyone is enjoying the warm-weather break from curling (unless you participated in the East York summer spiel).  And despite the horrific events in Orlando early Sunday morning, I encourage you to stay positive, love and respect each other, and celebrate Pride this year proudly and without fear.

 

See you on the ice in October!

 

 

Murray Leaning

President

Riverdale Curling League

 

[updated!] Help the Royals raise $70,000 for new rocks

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Update: thanks to the generosity of members the Royal Canadian Curling Club has so far raised over $28,000!

But in order to have the new rocks in place in January, the fundraising campaign has to reach its goal THIS MONTH.

If you haven’t donated and are interested, please see below!

Did you know the rocks at our club are over 50?

Unlike humans who have to keep going (unless your 6/49 numbers turn up), curling stones need to retire earlier, and it’s time for new rocks at the Royals.

But getting the special granite from Scotland carved up and shipped to Toronto costs money, and Royals needs our help.

Here’s a message from the Royal Canadian Curling Club Board:

The Royals rocks have put in 50 years of good curling, and its time for them to enjoy their retirement. We desperately need new rocks, and that means we need you. We need to act now, to get the new rocks in play at Royals for January 2017.

How to support the campaign:

  1. Pledge $500 and name a handle*
  2. Pledge $125 a team member and have your team name(s) on a handle*
  3. Pledge $96 when renewing your membership. If every curler at Royals (club and associate leagues) pledges $96 we would reach our target.

    *Every handle purchased will be entered into a draw to win back one season’s club curling fees. Draw will take place at the AGM in September.
  4. To raise additional funds the Royals are selling advertising space in the arena. Consider helping by soliciting companies interested in purchasing space. Please contact Rob Ainsley rob.ainsley@gmail.com for more details. Our fundraising drive will be launched on Finals night. If you aren’t able to come and join the fun, but would like to support our campaign please fill out the Rock the Royals Pledge forms and return to Bill McAnally ‐ manager@rccc.on.ca

Follow the #CGCC2016 results online!

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Interested in how teams are doing at the 2016 Canadian Gay Curling Championships in Winnipeg this weekend? Follow along online, with results posted to the Keystone Curling website, for both the CGCCs and the Bison Cup Bonspiel!

Riverdale Spare Rules Diagram

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Riverdale’s executive committee has released a new set of sparing rules (PDF version) to simplify and clarify best practices. We hope this helps reduce confusion and keep competition balanced. Please contact any executive member if any questions!

Welcome 2015-2016 Executive Committee Members

Happy Spring! The sun is out, the ice is getting slushy, and it’s almost time to relax a bit, maybe participate in some summer sports for a while. But don’t go far – curling starts up again in just six months! Make sure to watch this site, our Facebook page, or our Twitter account to ensure you’re in the loop for registration deadlines and news.

As there are no contested positions for 2015-2016 all positions are acclaimed, and the banquet will be election-free, and partying-heavy – see you April 12th!

Your Executive Committee for 2015-2016:

  • President: Murray Leaning
  • Vice-President: Joey Taylor
  • Secretary: Kevin Maloney
  • Treasurer: Darren Sutherland
  • Draw Master: Glen Newell
  • Communications Coordinator: Cameron MacLeod
  • National Liaison: Scott Harcourt
  • Member Relations Coordinator: Howard Fraiberg
  • Events Coordinator: Scott MacDougall

 

 

Photos from 10th annual CGCC & 27th annual DIOTI

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A message from
our amazing member
and super photographer
Gerry Lewis!

 

 

Hi curlers!

The photos from every day of the Riverdale Bonspiel and the CGCC are available to share. If you know anyone who’s not on Facebook, here are the direct links for each of the albums:

Thursday – Opening Ceremonies & Opening Draws:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153108675385953.1073742028.566350952&type=1&l=c826a74ff6

Friday – Round Robin Draws & Sofonda Performance:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153108715750953.1073742029.566350952&type=1&l=97b2d69a39

Saturday – Elimination Round & Playoffs
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153108735445953.1073742030.566350952&type=1&l=143d0989d3

Sunday – Finals & Banquet
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153108754425953.1073742031.566350952&type=1&l=1a6be8010d

Enjoy the photos!

 

Some new amazing photos have arrived as well from Jennifer Girard – check them out here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6yal2fy5wsvqhln/AABInYD0b9d9j-JVQw7L1Y_La?dl=0#/

(you can download these by clicking the “…” icon at bottom right on any photo)

Riverdale’s “Draw to the button” is coming up!

TEAM DRAW TO THE BUTTON RULES

Date: November 2, 2014 (or November 9 if not playing November 2)

The team draw to the button event will take place after the conclusion of each of the games scheduled on November 2. For teams with a bye on that day, the team draw to the button event will take place on November 9Teams do not have the option to choose the date, and teams who complete the challenge on November 2 do not have the option to redo it on November 9.

The team draw to the button will be used as a secondary means to break ties after the end of each round (i.e. which teams move up and down after each round, how teams are ranked for the playoffs, aggregate winner, etc).  Refer to the Players’ Guide & Orientation Guide for detailed information as to how ties are broken.

How many rocks does each team throw and who throws them?

  • Each player on the team will throw one (1) rock. A team will throw a total of four (4) rocks.  No practice rocks are permitted.
    • If a team has four (4) players and one of those players is a spare, the spare player will throw one (1) rock on behalf of that team.
    • In the event that a team has only three players, one (1) member of the team must throw two (2) rocks.
      • The team member throwing two (2) rocks must be either the first or second player, but not the skip.
      • In the event that one of the first two players is a spare, the regular team member must be the person to throw two (2) rocks. The spare player can throw only one rock on behalf of the team.
  • The order in which players throw does not need to follow the throwing order in a game situation
  • In order to expedite completion of the team draw to the button event, each team should alternate throwing.

Is sweeping permitted?

  • Sweeping is permitted.  Any combination of the team’s players may be used as sweepers. At no time can more than two (2) people sweep the stone.
  • Do NOT sweep opposition rocks behind the tee line.

How are points scored?

  • The final resting position of the rock will determine the number of points awarded for the draw. Record the score for each player and calculate your team score.
  • Players who do not participate will earn a score of 0.
  • Teams that fail to return the score card will earn an overall score of 0.

 

Any questions? Contact riverdale@gaycurl.ca or post on the Facebook group any time!

 

Clinic and Practice Ice update

 

Riverdale & Rotators Beginners Clinic: Saturday October 4, from 10am-noon.

Be sure to email riverdale@gaycurl.ca if you have not yet registered for the clinic.

Open practice ice will be available Saturday October 4, from noon-3pm.

Come stretch those summer legs! Space will be limited so please share the ice so everyone gets a little bit of time.