Note to ALL ONTARIO CURLERS
I have been commissioned by the Ontario Curling Association (OCA) to spearhead a committee to review ALL OCA COMPETITIONS.
Our mandate is simple:
- Consult with all stakeholders including: players, coaches, officials, staff, Board, Zone Representatives, clubs, sponsors and spectators.
- Review and suggest amendments in each of the competition streams with emphasis on fiscal responsibility and continued success of Ontario athletes.
- Upon completion and Board approval provide a consultation plan that will allow for stakeholder review prior to implementation
- Implement, in cooperation with the Operational team, the approved changes to the competitions.
I invite every Ontario curler who wishes to be heard, to either attend OCA Zone Meetings (dates and places below), write your issues directly to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or feel free to post on the Curlingzone Forum.
Feedback threads on CurlingZone to post feedback:
If you do post, please sign your name and club affiliation or your post may be deleted. We’re looking for constructive ideas to move the game forward.
|OCA ZONE MEETING DATES|
|14||Monday, April 20, 2015||Palmerston Curling Club||7:30 PM||4|
|9||Thursday, April 23, 2015||Brampton Curling Club||7:30 PM||3|
|6||Monday, April 27, 2015||Whitby Curling Club||7:00 PM||2|
|8||Tuesday, April 28, 2015||Mississaugua Golf & Country Club||7:30 PM||2|
|10||Wednesday, April 29, 2015||Penetanguishene Curling Club||7:00 PM||3|
|12||Thursday, April 30, 2015||Fergus Curling Club||7:30 PM||3|
|4||Monday, May 04, 2015||Quinte Curling Club||6:45 PM||1|
|15||Tuesday, May 05, 2015||Brant Curling Club||7:30 PM||4|
|16||Wednesday, May 06, 2015||Highland Country Club||7:30 PM||4|
|11||Thursday, May 07, 2015||Blue Water Curling Club||7:30 PM||3|
|7||Tuesday, May 12, 2015||York Curling Club||7:30 PM||2|
|13||Wednesday, May 13, 2015||St. Catharines Golf & Country Club||7:00 PM||4|
|5||Thursday, May 14, 2015||Minden Curling Club **||7:00 PM||2|
|1||Tuesday, May 19, 2015||RCMP Curling Club||7:30 PM||1|
|3||Wednesday, May 20, 2015||Carleton Place Curling Club||7:00 PM||1|
|2||Thursday, May 21, 2015||Perth Curling Club||7:00 PM||1|
Obviously our intent with this mandate is to get as many ideas as possible that will make Ontario Curling a better place. Some of our playdown systems have been in place since the 70’s and need to be modified to keep up with our ever changing competitive mix.
We want Ontario to keep producing Canadian and World Champions. We want to maintain the fun these events have been to a lot of curlers over the years. We do not want to change for the sake of change. We only want to change something if it is not working.
We have listened to some of our Canadian and World Champions at our provincials this past year. Their input is extremely valuable. But they are only one facet of all the different events hosted by the OCA.
Here is a list of all the different events hosted annually by the OCA. If you have a comment or suggestion on how to make any of them better. We will listen. We will be listening here in this blog, and at each and every zone meeting.
Please take the time and send us your comments.
|Travelers Men’s Club Championship 2014||Men´s|
|Travelers Women’s Club Championship 2014||Women´s|
|Pepsi Junior Women||Youth|
|Pepsi Junior Men||Youth|
|Tim Hortons Master Women||Women´s|
|Tim Hortons Master Men||Men´s|
|Scotties Hearts Challenge Round||Women´s|
|Men’s Tankard Challenge Round||Men´s|
|Best Western Women’s Challenge||Women´s|
|Fairfield Marriott Challenge||Men´s|
|Scotties Tournament of Hearts||Women´s|
|OCA Bantam Girls||Youth|
|OCA Bantam Boys||Youth|
|Gore Mutual Schoolgirl||Youth|
|Gore Mutual Schoolboy||Youth|
|OCA Mixed Doubles Challenge||Mixed|
|Best Western Intermediate Women||Women´s|
|Best Western Intermediate Men||Men´s|
|Tim Hortons Trophy||Women´s|
|Tim Hortons Colts||Men´s|
|Provincial Stick Championship||Open|
|Timbits Elementary School Championship||Youth|
|OCA Women’s Tankard||Women´s|
|Dominion Regalia Silver Tankard||Men´s|
|OCA Senior Mixed||Mixed|
|OCA Junior Mixed||Youth|
|OCA Bantam Mixed||Youth|
I thank you for your time and look forward to building a better Ontario Curling Association.
OCA Chair Competitions Review Committee