NEW BRUNSWICK CURLING ASSOCIATION
ASSOCIATION DE CURLING DU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK
Annual General Meeting
L assemblée Générale Annuelle
Notice Of Meeting, Agenda & Reports
Avis D assemblée, Ordere Du Jour Et Les Rapports
May 7, 2006
le 7 mai, 2006
MOUNT ALLISON UNIVERSITY
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Notice of Meeting
3. Presidents report
4. 1st Vice Presidents report
5. 2nd Vice Presidents report
6. 3rd Vice Presidents report
7. Executive Directors report
8. Technical Directors report
9. Master Course Conductor
10. Junior Directors report
11. Head Officials report
12. Northeast zone report
13. South zone report
14. Northwest zone report
15. Central zone report
16. South zone report
New Brunswick Association
Curling de Curling du
P.O. Box 812 C.P. 812 Tel/Téléphone: 506-854-9143
Moncton, N.B. Moncton, N.-B. 800-592-2875
E1C 8N6 E1C 8N6 Fax/Télécopieur: 506-388-5708
Web Site: www.nbcurling.nb.ca Site Web : www.nbcurling.nb.ca
Ou r Pr o u d
Sp o n s o r s April 10, 2006
All N.B. Curling Clubs Board of Directors NBCA Inc.
Ms. Jeffrey LeBlanc (Sport Consultant) Mr. Al Forsythe (CCA Director)
Ms. Beth Sullivan (CCA Director) Mr. Gord Burns (Labatt)
Mr. Chris Long (Labatt) Mr. Dave Romkey (Scott)
Mr. Charles Olscamp (Rogers) Mr. Larry Nelson (Lounsbury s)
Mr. Sheldon Palk (Co-op) Ms. Daphne Drysdale (Comfort Inn)
Ms. Judy Burgess (Home Hardware)
RE: NOTICE OF NBCA ANNUAL MEETING - MAY 7, 2006
The 2006 Annual Meeting of the New Brunswick Curling Association will
be held at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2006, at Mount Allison University,
Sackville, NB. The meeting is being held in conjunction with the Curling
Club Symposium at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB, May 5 7,
2006. The meeting will be held on Sunday at 12:30 pm, at the conclusion
of the symposium, in room G12, Avard Dixon Building, 144 Main St.,
As per the NBCA constitution, each club in entitled to two (2) voting
delegates, one male and one female. There shall be no proxies. A club
may also send two (2) official observers to any meeting, one male and
one female, but such observers shall not have a vote. Any member of an
affiliated club may attend an AGM in an unofficial capacity.
Please provide your delegates with this notice of meeting and
agenda, and the minutes of the October 30, 2005 semi annual
meeting. Please also provide delegates with names of departed
members for inclusion in the moment of silence .
Nos Executive Director
Im port ant s
A s s o c i a t i o n d e Cu r l i n g
d u N o u v e a u -B r u n s w i c k
B.P. 812, Moncton, N.-B. E1C 8N6 Tél. : 506-854-9143 Fax 506-388-5708
Courriel : firstname.lastname@example.org Site Web : www.nbcurling.nb.ca
10 avril 2006
Nos À: Tous les clubs de curling du N.-B.
Conseil d administration de NBCA Inc.
Commanditaires M. Jeff LeBlanc (expert-conseil en sport)
Important M. Al Forsythe (administrateur, ACC)
Mme Beth Sullivan (administratrice, ACC)
MM. Gord Burns et Chris Long (Labatt)
M. Dave Romkey (Scott Paper)
M. Charles Olscamp (Rogers Télévision)
M. Gord Ogilvie (Lounsbury)
Mme Daphne Drysdale (Comfort Inn)
M. Sheldon Palk (Co-op)
Mme Judy Burgess (Simms Home Hardware)
OBJET : AVIS D ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE ANNUELLE 7 MAI 2006
L assemblée générale annuelle de Association de Curling du
Nouveau Brunswick aura lieu au Université Mount Allison, Sackville,
N.-B., dimanche le 7 mai 2006 à 12:30h. L'assemblée se tiendra
conjointement avec le Symposium des clubs de curling, à la Mount Allison
University, à Sackville, au Nouveau-Brunswick, du 5 au 7 mai 2006. Elle
aura lieu le dimanche à 12 h 30, après la clôture du symposium à le salle
G12, Edifice Avard Dixon , 144 rue Main, Sackville.
Tel que stipulé dans les statuts de NBCA, chaque club a droit à deux
délégués votants, un masculin et un féminin. Le vote par procuration
n'est pas autorisé. De plus, chaque club peut également déléguer
deux observateurs officiels à toute réunion, un féminin, l'autre
masculin, mais ces observateurs n'ont pas droit de vote. Tout
membre d'une association affiliée a le droit de participer à titre non
officiel à l'assemblée générale annuelle.
Vous êtes prié de transmettre à vos délégués le présent avis de
rencontre ainsi que l'ordre du jour et le procès-verbal de
l'assemblée générale semestrielle du 30 octobre 2005. Veuillez
également informer vos délégués des noms des membres
décédés afin qu'ils soient honorés lors de la minute de silence.
Veuillez agréer, madame, monsieur, mes salutations distinguées,
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AGENDA
NEW BRUNSWICK CURLING ASSOCIATION
MOUNT ALLISON UNIVERSITY
Room G12, Avard Dixon Building, 144 Main Street, Sackville, NB
MAY 7, 2006 12:30 P.M.
1. Call to order
2. Ratification of Agenda and appointment of Scrutineers
3. Credentials - Each club is entitled to two accredited delegates (one male and one
female). No proxies
4. Moment of silence for departed members
5. Minutes of Semi Annual meeting of October 30, 2005
7. Business arising from minutes
9. Report on Board of Directors meeting of April 9, 2006
10. Treasurers Report
11. Reports - (e.g., Executive; Zone directors; Junior; Technical; Marketing; Ice
Technician; Curl Atlantic; CCA delegate and others such as sponsors)
12. Old Business:
13. Site selection
14. Appointment of Budget Committee and Appointment of Auditor
15. Report of Nominating Committee
16. Election of officers
17. New Business: CCA Policy Templates
ORDRE DU JOUR DE L ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE ANNUELLE
ASSOCIATION de Curling du Nouveau-Brunswick
Université de Mount Allison
Salle G12, Edifice Avard Dixon, 144 rue main, Sackville, N.-B.
dimanche le 7 mai 2006 à 12:30h.
2. Approbation de l'ordre du jour et nomination des représentants au scrutin
6. Titres - Chaque club est autorisé à deux délégués accrédités (un homme et une
femme). Aucun mandataire.
7. Minute de silence pour les membres décédés
8. Procès-verbal de l'assemblée générale semestrielle du 30 octobre 2005
9. Revue de la dernière réunion
11. Compte-rendu de la réunion du conseil d'administration du 9 avril 2006
12. Rapport du trésorier
13. Rapports - (p.ex., autorité exécutive; directeurs de zone; junior; technique;
marketing; technicien de glace; Curl Atlantic; délégué à l ACC et autres tels que
14. Affaires courantes :
15. Sélection d emplacement
16. Nomination du comité budgétaire et nomination d un vérificateur
17. Rapport du comité des mises en candidature
18. Élection des dirigeants
19. Affaires nouvelles : a) ACC Maquette Politique
It has been 4 years since I started with the Executive of the NBCA. In four year there have
been a lot of changes. We now have our Junior s making it into our Men s and Ladies play and
doing great. The next generation of curlers is upon us, make room ladies and gents.
I will miss going to the seniors. I have been to their final for the past three years and got to know
the curlers quite well. This year s winners were the Flannery Team consisting of Mike Flannery,
Bryan McPherson, Chuck Kingston and Marty Mockler of The Capital Curling Club in
Fredericton defeating the Brian Mackin Team from The Capital winter Club. On the ladies side
the McDermott Team, consisting of Karen McDermott, Debbi Dickinson Judy Dougan and
Shawn Stubbert from The Beaver Curling Club in Moncton, defeating the Connie Bothwell
Team from The Capital Winter Club in Fredericton.
This year the finals in the Ladies and Men s were carried by Rogers Cable. It was nice for most
of the Province to see the finals and a few semi finals games. I would suggest to those parts of
who didn t get to see it to call your local cable company and ask them to show it in your area,
especially if you have a local person in the semi finals or even better the finals.
This year NB hosted the Atlantic 17 and under which for the first time was played on arena ice
at the Kings Arrow Arena in Oromocto. It was a great learning experience for the junior curlers
from Atlantic Canada. The McGuire team from NB was the ladies Champ and the Casey team
from PEI the men s champ. Also at that time at the Gage Curling Club there was an
experimental spiel going on. They had coaches on the ice during play to help the skips with
calling the game. It was a learning experience for all and a great tool for teaching our juniors.
Look out Canada !!!!!
I would like to congratulate all the Provincial Champions, Starting with Junior s, The Boys team
Jeremy Mallais of the Southeast Zone and The Girls team Mary Jane McGuire from the
Southeast Zone. The Scotts Team of Andrea Kelly, The Tim Horton s Brier team of James
Gratton , The Mixed Team of Terry Odishaw. Canada Winter Games team s Boys Jon Remmie
and Girls team Ashley Howard.
What a year for our Hall of Fame Curler, Russ Howard from Curling Beausejour curling with
Team Gushue from Newfoundland and winning Gold at the 2006 Winter Olympics .
I would like to thank Lynn MacKenzie for all she does for the NBCA. She is the rock behind us
guiding us through our years on the board. She is a very knowledgeable lady and does more
than people realize keeping us in line. I would like to thank my fellow board members for
helping, without them helping not a lot would get done. We would be nowhere with out our
Head Official and Technical Director, Darrell McAvoy and Marion Taylor. The hours these two
put into a season - they are busy people. In the past couple of years we have trained a lot of
coaches and Officials. Chris Tapley our head ice maker did great work training this year. He put
on an ice making level 1 and 2 in Saint John. He was pleased with the outcome of the
participants by the questions they asked and the eagerness they had after taking the course.
Thank s all for the memories of four years of fun and learning.
Yours in Curling
1st Vice Presidents Report
Hosted by Curling Beauséjour in Moncton from January 13-15, 2006. Twelve teams participated
to qualify eight for the next level of competition. Arnold Mallais and committee did an excellent
job and were well prepared to handle the event.
A thirteenth team had registered late and then withdrew a day later. Teams should be
considerate of registration deadlines and must be committed to play. This can cause
considerable problems in getting a draw completed in a timely manner.
Scott Final 8
Again hosted by Curling Beauséjour in Moncton from January 25-29, 2006. George Caissie and
committee were well organized and everything went well. Only issue was with respect to a timer
for one draw who lacked experience. People who volunteer as timers should receive proper
training and gain experience with other events before timing a Provincial Championship.
An exciting final, coming down to the last rock with Andrea Kelly, fresh out of juniors, winning
over perennial Heidi Hanlon. The future of curling looks bright with emerging young curlers such
as the Kelly team.
An organizational SWOT Analysis was completed to help the NBCA with the development of a
strategic plan. The analysis requires an identification of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities
and Threats followed by a prioritization of each. Plans are then developed to address those
issues and opportunities that could have the biggest impact on the NBCA.
Develop a marketing plan to attract sponsors and partnerships.
Provide information to all curling clubs on funding opportunities to improve their facilities.
Meet with as many curling clubs in all six zones to create an awareness of what the NBCA can
provide in terms of resources and services.
Priority number one was to develop a marketing plan to help secure and retain corporate
sponsors as well as a vehicle to develop potential partnerships. We employed the services of
Kiers Marketing Group from Fredericton to develop a professional marketing kit. Kiers was the
group who had worked to market the very successful 2005 Karcher Juniors in Fredericton. The
kit is now complete and will be implemented in 2006-2007.
2nd Vice President s Report
Well, it has been another busy year for the executive of the NBCA. Early in my term as 2nd Vice I had the
opportunity to attend the CCA meetings in Gatineau as an observer. These meetings began at breakfast
in the morning and continued until after dinner in the evening, and there is certainly a lot of information
shared. My stint as an observer at the AGM should give me a heads up on my next two years as a voting
Although some of our business was conducted by e-mail, the executive had several meetings during the
year to discuss budget and planning for the future, as well as marketing and other concerns raised by our
members. Once again our Executive Director, Lynn, has been a clearing-house, a source of information,
a sounding board for ideas and a level head in times of crisis, and I sincerely thank her for that.
Members of the executive acted as liaison for provincial events in their area where possible, and the
following three came under my jurisdiction.
1. The Labatt Southern Zones were held at Riverside Golf and Country Club from January 6 to
January 8, 2006, with Gail Samaan as chairperson. Fourteen teams entered to qualify 9 with
a triple knockout format. As competitor cards are required for this event, they were checked
as required with only a few players not being cooperative. All players were reminded that the
guideline states that players must have their competitor card available for presentation at ALL
levels of the provincial event in which they are playing. Thank you Gail for an event well run.
The chairperson of the 32 s should be certain that letters are available at the zone level to be
presented to the qualifiers.
2. The Men s Labatt 32 s were held at Thistle St. Andrew s Curling Club from Feb. 3 to Feb. 5,
2006, with Larry Thompson as chairperson and Lawrence Forbes as head official. This is a
long and tiring weekend for officials, players and volunteers, and holding it in one club in a 3-
day period seems to be the best alternative we have at the moment. The scheduling is tight
and leaves little time for ice maintenance so a request by some players for practice prior to a
game was turned down. Time clocks are essential to keeping this event on schedule. My
congratulations to the teams who qualified for the Final 8 and to the James Grattan team
who represented NB at the Brier.
3. The NB Mixed playdowns were held at Thistle St. Andrew s curling club from Feb. 17 to 19,
2006 with Sue McCarville as chair and Shirley Crawford as head official. There were 17
teams participating in a format that is double knock out of the Championship round to drop to
section play. There was concern expressed by players who would like to participate that the
bonspiel was too close to the end of Men s provincials and this will be taken into account
when scheduling for next year. With 8 sheets of ice available and lots of time off ice, I felt
more emphasis could have been place on the social aspect of this championship.
Congratulations to the repeat winners of Terry Odishaw, Becky Atkinson, Kevin Boyle and
Jane Boyle of TSA and I wish them good curling at the 2007 National Mixed (which will be
held in the fall of 2006). My thanks to South Zone Director Adib Samaan for his help in
supervision for the weekend.
One concern of mine during provincial events is the care and maintenance of our expensive officiating
equipment and its organized transportation to the sites where it is required. I hope to work with our NBCA
Head Official over the next few months to come up with a more structured plan.
Site selection has again been a major part of my portfolio. We were very fortunate in the past few months
to obtain the free services of Rogers who televised the Women s final and evening games and final of the
Men s Final 8. This exposure of our sport in prime time (with very positive feedback from fans) can only
have a positive effect on our curling base and ability to attract event sponsors, but it does limit the number
of venues that can hold these events. In order to take into account all of the factors that must now be
considered in assigning the sites for provincial championships, the board has developed new guidelines
that have been circulated recently. I apologize for not having next year s site selection finalized at the
time of this report but we have extended our deadline for submission to clubs to investigate ways of
satisfying the new criteria. I do hope to have the list ready for the May meeting of the NBCA.
My thanks to President Joan Christie as well as other members of the board for what I feel has been a
productive year as we continue to try and improve our sport and our governing body to benefit all clubs
2nd Vice President
THIRD VICE PRESIDENT S REPORT
NBCA ANNUAL MEETING
MAY 7, 2006
Visit to curling Clubs in Zone
This was one of the boards objectives for the year and it was very beneficial for me. My first visit to
Doaktown was made before the ice was in. This was great as I had never been to the club. I showed
them information on funding opportunities and explained how the intermediate league was going to
operate. My next visit was to Nashwaak curling club where it had been several years since I had been
there. They allowed me to speak at their regular meeting and pass on my information. At the FGCC, I met
with the president of curling Gary Wilson The remaining three clubs CWC,GAGE and GCC, I am at on a
regular basis and available to answer questions and pass on information.
Preliminaries Men s
This event was held at the CWC, chaired by Andrew Steeves. There were four qualifiers out of a field of
19 entries. This was the last chance for teams to enter the men s events and qualify for the 32 s in Saint
John. The four successful teams were Ryan Cain, Brian Mackin, Dan Crouse and Chris Gibson. If this
event continues to grow, we will need to have more positions available.
Men s Final 8 s
The Final 8 s for men s was held at the CWC this year and was chaired by Bob Brennan. The host
committee did a great job in running all aspects of the spiel. At the brunch on Friday morning a warm
welcome and recognition was given to Walter Nason for his tremendous contribution to the sport in this
Rogers TV had 5 games on television and these were hosted on air by commentators Roger Nason and
Tom Sullivan. Three teams ended up tied for the top spot that resulted in a draw to the button with the
James Grattan team winning the bye to the final. In the semi final it was Dan Sherrard team out curling
Mike Kennedy s team and advancing to the final. The James Grattan team prevailed in the final and
advanced to the Briar.
Recommendation 1: That the teams draw to the button at the completion of the practice round on Wed.
afternoon. 2 Have NBCA logo s installed in the ice at the first of the year where games are going to be
televised. 3 Remain in closer contact with Rogers and delay starts of games and extend 5th end breaks if
required. 4 Have a pizza party for the Rogers volunteers during the event.
The senior Preliminaries were also hosted by the CWC and chaired by Emery Bernard. The 28 men s
teams started play on Friday morning to qualify 6. The 8 ladies teams started play on Saturday morning to
qualify 6 for the finals in Miramichi. Dave Sullivan and Murray Gill qualified out of A. Brian Mackin and
Mike Flannery qualified out of B and Harry MacPhail and Carl Konefal came out of C on the men s side.
On the Ladies it was Ellen Brennan and Bard Hutton out of A, Diane Gallant and Karen McDermott out of
B and Connie Bothwell and Maureen McMaster out of C.
We attempted to get feedback from the participants in the senior prelims about a format change, but the
results were inconclusive. The results were turned over to the players committee for feedback and a
Tim Horton s Briar tankard tour
This was new this year and took place at the GAGE curling club on March 3rd. It was well attended and
great for the younger curlers to have their picture taken with the NB team going to the Tim Hortons Brier
and the tankard trophy. In the afternoon Bill Tschirhart visited a middle school in Oromocto along with the
trophy and team. This was a very good idea that was promoted by the local Tim Horton s.
In a attempt to promote and encourage intermediate curling provincials, the capital region intermediate
league was formed among 5 clubs in the capital region. The ten week event declared Oromocto first and
Doaktown was runner up. The results were placed in the newspaper each week and also on the radio
stations. The winning team called in the results and then I forwarded them on to the media. Most teams
held their home games on Sunday with FGCC having their home games on Tuesday night. No games
were cancelled or forfeited.
17 and under Atlantics
The tournament was held at the Kings Arrow Arena in Oromocto. It was chaired by Jack Matheson and
was advertised as the first non-national event to be held on arena ice in the province of NB. The NB Girls
team, skipped by Mary Jane McGuire won the girls section with a win over NL. On the boys side it was
PEI beating NL to take the honors. The new scoreboards built for this event were purchased by the
NBCA after the event, to be used on televised games. There were 10 teams entered including two from
the host GAGE curling club. A great job was done by all, this was just a sample of what can be done in
Instructional junior tournament
This was also a new idea this year and was held in conjunction with the 17 and under Atlantics. Russ
Howard , Mike Flannery, James Gratten and others were on hand to coach teams on the ice as they
played. Andy Mcleod was chair for the event with help from Andy McCann. The feedback was mixed
when I talked to people who attended. Some thought it was very beneficial, others saying that they were
already doing on ice coaching in certain areas of the province.
Other significant duties this year included working with the Head Ice technician (Chris Tapley) and the
players committee, Kevin Keefe, Karen McDermott, Jeff Lacey, and Allison Farrell. Newly joining the
group for the departing Allison is Carol Webb. Thanks for all your comments and help in solving many
problems. Many Thanks and Good luck to past members Roger Nason and Allison Farrell.
Many Thanks to Lynn and those already on the board for helping me get through a very busy year. I could
not have done it without all your assistance.
Executive Director s Report
N.B.C.A. Annual Meeting, May 7, 2006
This has been another exciting year for curling in New Brunswick and it is a pleasure working for
this wonderful organization, the dedicated board of directors and multitude of volunteers at our
I am pleased with the increased focus the board has taken of promoting curling to the general
public through television.
1. Our television commercial on ATV in the fall was a joint venture between NBCA, CCA and
our provincial curling clubs.
2. We produced curling tips with Russ Howard in the fall which is a 10 week - 3 minute
segment which runs on Rogers television 3 times a day, several days a week on First
Local . This production was set up as weekly sequence on teaching a beginner to curl.
3. Our partnership with Rogers Television to broadcast our men s and women s championships
live. This venture had 18 hours of live curling, in prime time, broadcast into many homes in
Although our curling clubs may not see an impact in the short term, this exposure will
undoubtedly increase memberships in the future. The more times the general public hear and
see curling in the news, the more curious they will be, leading to them giving it a try.
The two year bilingual enhancement grant from the Sport, Recreation and Active Living branch
of the Province of New Brunswick continues to support our association s bilingual policy. Most
of our documents are now bilingual, our web site is bilingual and I continue to take French
language training as we work towards creating a bilingual image.
I would like to offer thanks to one of our unsung heros - our web site manager Richard DeLuca,
for his tireless efforts on our behalf.
Thanks also to our provincial ice technician, Chris Tapley for his time and enthusiasm for the ice
tech program. Many clubs who have participated in this program and continued to use the
methods they learned, have seen dramatic improvements in their ice-playing surface.
E-mail has made communication in a volunteer organization very effective. Once again I want
to apologize for all the e-mail s I send, but I won t be stopping this procedure, as I am so
thankful for having the opportunity to share the vast amounts of information with everyone.
This year s Curling Club Symposium will be a highlight of the season for me. I hope the clubs
who participate go home with new ideas and renewed enthusiasm. Our curling clubs need to
continue to change and advance how they operate to continue to be successful.
Remember the definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over, and expecting
NBCA Technical Committee Report 2005/06
Technical committee consisted of the following members: Brian Rice, Earl Toner, Daryell
Nowlan, and Marion Taylor. Head Official, Darrell McAvoy
Brian Rice & I attended National meetings in Gatineau, Quebec, June, 2005.
We started off our season with Level 1 Technical October 21 23, 2005, at the Beaver Curling
Club with 11 participants. Course conductors were Brian Rice and Earl Toner.
Level 2 Technical took place in Sussex, November 5/6, 2005 with 7 participants. Course
conductors were Brian Rice and Earl Toner.
Level 1 technical was held in Dalhousie January 13 - 15 with 11 participants. Course conductors
were Brian Rice & Marion Taylor
Level 3 Technical took place at the Beaver Curling Club March 31 April 2, 2006 with 6
participants. Course conductors were Brain Rice and Daryell Nowlan.
Tim Horton s Kidscurl took place in Hampton, Nov. 5 with 12 participants. Marion Taylor was
Level 2 Officiating course took place in Oromocto with 15 participants. Course conductor was
At the request of Curl Atlantic, Brian Rice and Marion Taylor went to Yarmouth and Berwick,
Nova Scotia, February 4 and 5, 2006, to put on novice and intermediate clinics.
2006 Fall Schedule will begin with Level 1 Technical in St. Andrew s, Nov 4 /5, 2006.
Kidscurl will take place in Florenceville, Date TBA (early season)
I would like to acknowledge the Beaver Curling Club, Hampton Curling Club, Sussex Golf &
Curling Club, Dalhousie Curling Club and Gage Curling Club for their support of our technical
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the technical committee for their
dedication to the curling program throughout the past number of years. I wish my successor all
the best in his new undertaking.
MASTER COURSE CONDUCTOR REPORT
Once again we had a very busy and successful season. I would especially like to thank
Marion Taylor for the many hours she has spent scheduling and organizing the technical
courses for the curlers and coaches of the province. Marion you have done a great job!
I would also like to thank my fellow instructors Earl Toner and Daryell Nowlan for their
great work and expertise.
Activities for the year:
Attended the technical meetings at the National Curling Congress in Ottawa.
The major focus was on the new NCCP model.
Was invited by the World Curling Federation to instruct at their junior summer
camp held in Fussen Germany. It was a great experience.120 curlers attended
the camp from 16 countries.
Organized and instructed at the junior summer camp held at the Curling
Beausejour in August. We had 30 participants.
Put on a How to put on a Novice Clinic In Your Club clinic at Fall meeting of
Organized weekend Headstart High Performance Camp at Curling Beausejour
Gave four technical courses as per Marion Taylors Report
Organized annual Junior Development Camp which was again held at the
Beaver CC. Eleven teams participated. It was again a great success.
GO N.B. Grant- Grade 11Phys-ed curling Nov.2005&Feb.2006 two grade 11
classes from Harrison Trimble had curling as an activity 3 times a week for 3
Organized Kingsmith Classic East at Curling Beausejour April21-23. Twenty
teams and coaches participated from the Atlantic region. Camp includes
instruction and competition.
Put on 3 Intermediate clinics for Curl Atlantic
Put on a Level 3 practical course for 5 of our coaches. They are now level 3
certified. Held at Beaver CC.
Attended Canada Winter Games and Sport N.B. Conference held in
Will be attending the Atlantic Coaching Conference to be held in Sackville May
Master Course Conductor
Another good year in Junior Curling, with a lot of good teams developing. It will be hard
to predict a major front runner in either boys or girls.
It is without any hesitation I strongly recommend all clubs running a junior program use
the Skills award program. The most successful clubs are doing this and I am convinced
this makes a difference.
We now have a good interest in clubs wanting to host our junior events which is a good
turn around from when I started. I do however feel we should move them around as
much as possible. In all we have a great group of volunteers and we could not do
In closing I would like to thank everyone who was called on for help, everyone was
terrific . Lets keep working together and make our years to come just as successful.
HEAD OFFICIALS REPORT 2005/2006
As another curling season comes to a close, I would like to thank all of the people who assisted
me this year. It was through your efforts that made it possible for us to achieve the goals that
we set out to accomplish. I would like to congratulate all of the curlers who entered the
playdowns in their particular field, and especially those that went on to represent us on the
I particularly want to thank all of the officials who volunteered to give up their weekends to help
decide our champions at our officiated events and events leading to our provincial
championships. Without all your hard work, long hours and dedicated effort, we would not have
achieved what we did.
The following is a listing of the head officials for our officiated events:
Provincial Juniors Dec 27-30/05 St. Stephens CC Laura Copeland
Scott s Final 8 Jan 25-29/06 Beausejour CC Lawrence Forbes
Men s 32 TKO Feb 3-5/06 Thistle St. Andrew CC Lawrence Forbes
Labatt Tankard Final 8 Feb 8-12/06 Capitol Winter Club Darrell McAvoy
Provincial Mixed Final DKO Feb 16-19/06 Thistle St. Andrew CC Shirley Crawford
Senior Men s Final 6 Mar 2-5/2006 New Castle CC Jim Matheson
Senior Women s Final 6 Mar 2-5/06 New Castle CC Marion Taylor
Canada Games Selection Mar 17-19/06 Woodstock CC Darrell McAvoy
We also hosted the Atlantic 17 & Under Championships at the Kings Arrow Arena in Oromocto
this year and for the first time it was played in an arena. I would like to congratulate the host
committee and the Gage Golf & Curling Club for putting on a great show and special thanks to
Chris Tapley for the excellent ice conditions for this event. I also want to thank the town of
Oromocto for donating us the use of the Kings Arrow Arena to host this event. Happy 50th
As most of you know it is very difficult for our officials to run an event with very little manpower.
With that in mind we ran a Level 2 Officiating Clinic in Nov at the Gage Golf & Curling Club. We
had 15 candidates take the course and of those 11 received their full certification. It was with the
helpful training of our officials that we were able to certify this many candidates. Included in this
group is some younger blood, which I think is a positive step to retain officials in our system.
Hopefully in the future we can have a minimum of two and in some cases three officials working
at our provincial championship events to ease the burden we have place on our officials.
In the past year two of our officials worked with the CCA on the National Level. Laura Copeland
worked at the Canadian Juniors in Thunder Bay, Ont. and Lawrence Forbes worked in Halifax
at the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials. Great job folks.
As I depart from this position for reasons of my wife s retirement, and the thought of some golf
during the cool months, I am pleased to say that Lawrence Forbes will be taking over as Head
Official for the NBCA. I wish him all the success and hope he enjoys his new role. I thank the
NBCA for their support and may they continue to make advances to support our curlers and
Darrell McAvoy, NBCA Head Official
(506) 357-6551 email@example.com
NORTHEAST ZONE REPORT
The Men's Northeast Zone's were played at the Beresford Curling Club. The event was
chaired by Louis Aube, and five teams played for two spots. Teams skipped by Roger
Oakes and Wayne Aube moved on to the 32 TKO.
The Provincial Senior Men's and Women's Final 6 Round Robin were held at the
Newcastle Curling Club . Mike Flannery of the Capital Winter Club was the winner on
the men's side, while Karen McDermott of the Beaver Curling Club won on the ladies
A special congratulations to second Jillian Babin, lead Melissa Menzies, and coach
Mike Babin of the Dalhousie Curling Club who will be representing N.B. at the 2007
Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse. They are joined by third Sara Berthelot, and skip
Ashley Howard of the Beausejour curling club in Moncton. Much credit goes to the
Dalhousie Curling Club for the effort they put into their junior curling programs.
Dalhousie also hosted the Junior Preliminaries in December.
I would like to send congratulations to all curlers in the Maramichi area as they will be
moving into a brand new curling facility this coming year. It has been a while since a
new club has been built in N.B., and I think this may be a sign of how curling is growing
and becoming stronger in our province.
As mentioned last year, we are still having difficulty in attracting teams to play in our
zone playdowns. In an attempt to find a solution to this, I have talked with many players
from different clubs in our zone. What came of this is a group of volunteers who will
organize a Northern New Brunswick Curling Tour. The tour hopes to stop at every club
in the Northeast Zone, with the goal of promoting competitive curling. Teams will
receive points for each competition they play in, each game they win, and for placement
in the tournament. At the end of the year a tour Champion will be crowned.
Wishing all a great summer!
Northeast Zone Director
SOUTHERN ZONE REPORT
Another successful year for the Southern Zone, however, we did encounter some
challenges. The first duty was to distribute the Participants cards to the five clubs in the
Southern zone, which was done in November 2005. Many thanks to all the clubs for
handling of the sale, as well as the return of funds and unused cards to the NBCA.
This was the first year for the roll out of the Intermediate League. To introduce the
Intermediate League to the clubs, a fact sheet and signup poster was developed and
distributed to the clubs, with personal visits to Riverside, Carlton and Sussex to develop
interest from the members. Unfortunately there was little interest in the South Zone,
with only two Men s and one Ladies team signing up. Eventually, the League was
The Labatt Men s South Zone was held at Riverside on January 6th to 8th, 2006 with 14
teams participating of which 9 teams qualified for the 32-Team TKO. Many thanks to
Gail Samaan and her committee for chairing the successful event, despite the on-going
construction of the Riverside Clubhouse.
The Provincial Master Championship was held at TSA on January 29th to February 1st,
2006. The event was chaired by Terry Robart. Many thanks, to Terry and his
committee for an excellent event.
The Labatt 32-Team TKO was held at its permanent home at TSA on February 3rd to
5th, 2006. Thanks to Larry Thompson and his committee for another successful event.
The Provincial Mixed Championship was held at TSA on February 16th to 19th, 2006.
Sue McCarville and her committee did an excellent job. Many thanks.
Sussex Golf and Country Club hosted the NB Men s Diamond February 23rd to 25th,
This completes the first year of a three year term. I look forward to continued service to
the NBCA and the South Zone.
NBCA Southern Zone Director
NORTH WEST ZONE REPORT
The North West Zone had a good year.
The Labatt Tankard zones were held in Grand Falls with 5 teams entered with 2 teams
qualifying for the Tankard Final 32's. This new format seems to be working out well.
Most of the clubs in our zone are doing well, some better than others.
Our zone has a very good junior program in all the Clubs thanks to some excellent
coaching and volunteers. In some cases the junior program is the main stay of the club.
The biggest challenge I find in our zone is the insurance rates are too high and of
course the property taxes are also climbing.
Every year we hear of some talk going on with the government but with no results.
Northwest Zone Director
CENRAL ZONE REPORT
To the Executive, Directors and Fellow Curlers:
It's been a busy curling season!
The Lounsbury Junior Central Zone was held at the Fredericton Golf and Curling Club from December 2-
4, 2005. The Andrea Kelly rink and the Kendall McCann rink were the zone winners.
The Labatt Tankard Men's Central Zone was held at the Fredericton Golf and Curling Club from January
6-8, 2006. Teams skipped by LeRoy McGinn, Tim Comeau, Trevor Hanson, Mike Kennedy, Bryan
MacPherson, Dave Nowlan, Tim O'Hara, Dan Phillip and David Sullivan advanced to the 32-Team TKO.
The Labatt Tankard Men's Preliminary was held at the Capital Winter Club from January 20-22, 2006.
Teams skipped by Brian Mackin, Ryan Cain, Chris Gibson and Dan Crouse advanced to the 32-Team
The Simms Home Hardware 17 & Under was held at the Capital Winter Club from February 3-5, 2006. It
was won by the Mary-Jane McGuire rink from the Woodstock Golf and Curling Club and the Kendall
McCann rink from the Gladstone Curling Club.
The Labatt Tankard Men's Final 8 was held at the Capital Winter Club from February 8-12, 2006.
Competing teams were Charlie Sullivan, Paul Dobson, James Grattan, Mike Kennedy, Dave Nowlan, Dan
Philip, Roger Oakes and Dan Sherrard. The James Grattan rink of Wayne Tallon, Jason Vaughan and
Jeff Lacey from the Gage Golf and Curling Club won the right to represent New Brunswick at the Tim
The Ladies and Men's Senior Preliminary was held at the Capital Winter Club from February 23-26, 2006.
The following rinks qualified for the final six. Ladies: Maureen McMaster, Karen McDermott, Connie
Bothwell, Diane Gallant, Barb Hutton and Ellen Brennan; Mens: David Sullivan, Carl Konefal, Murray Gill,
Mike Flannery, Harry MacPhail and Brian Mackin.
The Co-Op Provincial Junior Mixed Championship was held at the Capital Winter Club from March 31 -
April 2, 2006. The 14 & Under Champions were Matt Brun, Emily Daigle, Adam Kyle and Samantha
Robichaud from the Riverside Golf and Curling Club and the 20 & Under Champions were Mary-Jane
McGuire, Tyler Milson, Megan McGuire and Tyler Brown from the Woodstock Golf and Curling Club.
The McDonalds Atlantic 17 and Under Championship was held at the Gage Golf and Curling Club from
April 7-9, 2006. It was won by the New Brunswick Girls Team of Mary-Jane McGuire, Megan McGuire,
Jocelyn Adams and Ann Leclerc and the Prince Edward Island Boys Team of Adam Casey, Nick
vanOuwerkerk, Anson Carmody and Patrick Callbeck.
I would like to congratulate a number of teams from the Central Zone for their accomplishments this year:
The Provincial Scott Tournament of Hearts Team of Andrea Kelly, Kristen MacDiarmid, Jody
deSolla and Morgan Muise. (CWC)
The Provincial Senior Women's Team of Karen McDermott Debbi Dickeson, Judy Dougan and
Shawn Stubbert. (Beaver/CWC)
The Provincial Seniors Men's Team of Mike Flannery, Bryan MacPherson, Chuck Kingston and
Marty Mockler. (CWC)
The Provincial Masters Men's Team of LeRoy McGinn, Russell Miller, Jack Boyle and Jim
The Provincial Masters Men's Runner-Up Team of David Sullivan, Charlie Sullivan Sr., Rolly Lord
and Garth Christie who went on to finish second at the Maritime Masters. (CWC)
Best wishes to the incoming central zone director.
Central Zone Director
Southeast Zone Report
Competitors cards were distributed to the 5 clubs in the zone, Beaver Curling Club,
Curling Beausejour, MCA Curling Club, Sackville Curling Club and Rexton Curling Club.
The Labatt Tankard Southeast Zone Bonspiel was held at the Beaver Curling Club
January 6th to 8th, 2006. Richard Harten was the Chair of the event.
The Scott Tournament of Hearts Preliminary Bonspiel (January 13 15th, 2006) and the
Scott Tournament of Hearts Final 8 (January 25th 29th 2006) were held at Curling
Beausejour. The events were chaired by Bernie Savoie.
Attempts were made to encourage participation in the Intermediate Championship.
Posters were distributed among the clubs, however there was not enough interest
among club members to form a league.
The Provincial Stick Curling competition was held at Curling Beausejour on April 1st
2nd, 2006. The number of entries had increased from that of the previous year. It was
hosted by Bob Bellefleur.
Unfortunately, I will be unable to continue in the position of Southeast Zone Director
Southeast Zone Director