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2019-2020 Pre-Registration for Returning Curlers is Open

Hello Riverdale members!

Hope you’ve been enjoying your summer so far!  With Pride and Canada Day out of the way, we figure you MUST be ready to start thinking about curling again, right?!

2019-2020 Fees: (unchanged from last year)

1 payment of $345, or
2 payments of $190 (total = $380)

2019-20 Registration Timeline

Pre-registration period (online) July 3 – August 31
Summer social July 13
Confirmation sent to returning members September 4
Deadline for payment and waivers to confirm registration September 11
Registration night (in person) for unfilled spaces September 11
First day of curling (tentative) October 6

Pre-registration:

Pre-registration for returning Riverdale curlers will start JULY 3, 2019 and will close on August 31, 2019. Priority will be given to teams with 3 or more returning members – teams with fewer than 3 returning members will be prioritized on a pre-registration waiting list until the end of the pre-registration period, based on the time and date the online registration is received. (Prioritization diagram)

  1. Pre-registration must be completed by ONE team member using the following link: http://toronto.gaycurl.ca/2019-riverdale-pre-registration/. You will be asked to provide your team members’ contact information; this will help us ensure our contact list is current – please make every effort to ensure all contact information is filled out accurately. Please note: online pre-registration requests, and automated acknowledgement emails, are NOT confirmations of registration. We will confirm your team’s successful pre-registration by email no later than September 4, 2019.
  2. Fifth players do not count as “returning” members for pre-registration priority.
  3. Once your team’s pre-registration has been confirmed, payment must be made by Interac money transfer, PayPal or cheque/cash to complete your registration.
  4. 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.
  5. You may also pay by cash or cheque at registration night on September 11, 2019 at Pegasus. Please make all cheques payable to Riverdale Curling League.
  6. A minimum payment of $190 per player must be received by Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in order to complete your registration and secure your team’s spot in the league.

The annual registration night for new curlers will take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:00PM at Pegasus (489 Church Street).

The date for our annual beginners’ clinic is still being scheduled, and will be announced once confirmed.

The first day of curling for Riverdale is tentatively scheduled (depending on weather and ice) for October 6, 2019. Check the season calendar for the full season schedule.

If you haven’t already done so, please join our Facebook group, and check out the website regularly for the season calendar, updates and other news.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, and I look forward to seeing you at the social on July 13, or on the ice in October!

Edward

Edward Dodd
Vice President
Riverdale Curling League

2019 Heat Wave Bonspiel Results

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Scores will be posted to the Heat Wave Bonspiel Results page. Check back for results throughout the weekend. Good curling!

2019 Heat Wave Bonspiel – Thank You

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BREAKING NEWS:

The Do It On The Ice Bonspiel Committee would like to thank all participants for making this year’s bonspiel the hottest spiel yet.

 

 

2019 Heat Wave Sponsors.

2019 Heat Wave Sponsors.

Broom Clarification

Emails this week included details on which brooms / brush heads are allowed on the ice at the Royals this year, but due to an editing error we created a little confusion for skips. Just to ensure clarity, we are not allowing the following devices for sweeping:

  • hair brushes
  • corn brooms
  • Hardline brooms with plastic inserts

The Skips email included a link to the World Curling Federation’s rules as context, but we are not following the WCF rules which are far more restrictive. If any questions, email riverdale@gaycurl.ca any time!

Riverdale Spare Rules Diagram

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Riverdale’s executive committee has released a new set of sparing rules (click here to view!) 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!

 

Riverdale & Rotators Registration Update

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR RIVERDALE IS CLOSED

  • Riverdale 2014-2015 (Sundays) is FULL – all slots have been filled by returning teams, but we are still accepting people on the waiting and spare lists
  • Rotators 2014-2015 (Wednesday evenings) has spots remaining

Wednesday Sept 17th join us at Pegasus for a season-opening social! That evening you can:

  • Meet new and old friends!
  • Sign up for Rotators!
  • Pay your Rotators fees!
  • Get on the waiting list, in case slots open up in the next few weeks
  • Get on the spare list, so you can get in some occasional ice time
  • Sign up for the beginners’s clinic (open to first-year members and hopefully-new-curlers on the waiting list). Clinic is 10am-Noon on Saturday October 4th, at the Royals, but you must sign up September 17th at Pegasus!

Reminder: Circle the Winner!

The final standings and win/loss grid for 2013 have been posted in the Riverdale section of the website, but there’s a small problem: fully 1/4 of December 15th’s games have no winner circled, so the standings aren’t correct!

Please remember to circle the winner. The winning Vice should ensure this is completed, but anybody is allowed to circle if they get there first. Please help our drawmaster’s completely volunteer and not easy job!

Questions? Ask any exec member any time!

(who’s on the exec? check out the contact page of the website!)