Action Packed December Weekend here in Sask

Affinity Credit Union Senior Women’s Q-Spiel #1 ~ Regina Callie

The first four berths into the 2019 Affinity Credit Union Senior Women’s Provincial Championship were determined this past weekend at the Regina Callie, with many familiar faces hitting the ice!

Seven teams from last years provincial championship made their way back into the playdown scene this year, where they were amongst the field competing this weekend at the Callie. Congratulations to the following teams who now have a secured a berth Feb. 27 – Mar. 3 in Rosetown at the provincial.

Team Sherry Anderson (Saskatoon Nutana) ~ A Qualifier
Team Lorraine Arguin (Moose Jaw) ~ B Qualifier
Team Cathy Inglis (Yorkton) ~ C Qualifier
Team Delores Syrota (Wadena) ~ C Qualifier

The Affinity Credit Union Senior Women’s Q-Spiel #2 will have the final four provincial berths up for grabs, which will take place Jan. 18-20 in Shellbrook!

Team Lorraine Arguin ~ Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre

L-R: Scott Comfort, Brennan Jones, Byron Moffatt, Lee Johnson (Wadena Curling Club).

Farmers Edge Sask Men’s Curling Tour Spiel ~ Wadena, SK

15 of the top Saskatchewan Men’s curling teams along with one team from China hit the ice Friday afternoon at the Wadena Curling Club. Not only a healthy purse was up for grabs at this event, but the all important direct berth into the 2019 SaskTel Tankard Men’s Provincial Championship also stood out to the men competing.

Once playoff Sunday hit, it was the hometown rink of Scott Comfort who took on Team Jiafeng Tian of China in one semi final, and Team Kody Hartung of Saskatoon taking on Team Randy Bryden of Regina. With Hartung already receiving a berth into the Tankard and Team China not registering in Saskatchewan playdowns moving onto the final. We needed a bronze medal game between Comfort & Bryden to determine the provincial berth.

Comfort hopped out to an early lead and never looked back stealing back to back deuces in ends 5 & 6 to take the final score 7-1! Congratulations Team Comfort, as they will compete in Whitewood at the SaskTel Tankard Men’s Provincial Championship Feb. 6-10.

Jessica & Matt Lang Take Home Saskatoon Sutherland Mixed Doubles Spiel

As both Jessica & Matt have taken a step back recently from men’s & women’s competitive play, they both looked to take the ice this weekend in the Mixed Doubles competitive play, amongst 15 other duos from both Saskatchewan & Alberta!

Lang/Lang dropped an early game in the A-Event to the Ashley Quick/Mike Armstrong pairing, but then went on one heck of a run winning four straight games en route to the championship final, where they met up with Saskatoon counterparts Nancy Martin/Jason Jacobson, where Lang/Lang took the final by a score of 9-6.

Congratulations Matt, Jessica & Susan!!

With the Saskatchewan Mixed Doubles Curling Tour hitting the scene for the first time this curling season, please take a look at the rest of the schedulehere.

L-R: Susan Lang (Coach), Matt Lang & Jessica Lang

Competition Coach Participants at the Saskatoon Nutana Curling Club.

13 Coaches Trained & Certified in Saskatoon/Turtleford

We want to first off thank the Saskatoon Nutana & Turtleford for lending their facility to host two coaching courses over the weekend! And to Brian & Kay for lending their time to develop these individuals into quality coaches.

In Saskatoon, it was provincial coach Brian Champion hosting 5 coaches looking to be trained as Competition Coaches here in Saskatchewan! Thank you all for dedicating a weekend full of learning.

Up north in Turtleford, it was provincial coach Kay Montgomery welcoming 8 brand new coaches to the sport of curling who took part in the introductory coaching course, Club Coach Youth at the Club on Sunday! Coach Kay mentioned it was a “fun and exciting group to be a part of, as most members were beginners to the sport of curling!” Thank you coaches for taking interest in becoming a Club Youth Certified Coach!

For more information on coaching opportunities in Saskatchewan, please click here.