Day Curlers

    DAY CURLERS 

    General Information

    The Day Curlers’ League is a day time, friendly, open, senior league that meets at least twice a week to curl and is primarily attended by, but not restricted to, retired men and women age 50 and above who prefer the “Tag Draw” curling format as well as regular special events. 

    The Day Curlers’ mandate is to provide a balanced curling program between social, recreational and competitive curling activities as well as satisfying the wide diversity of age and physical ability of its members. Fun, fellowship, and exercise are our main objectives.

     

    Primary Activities

     Tag Curling

    Arrive and play a “Tag Draw” format with different members. This is recreational curling at its best.

    “Tag Draw” Curling is at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesdays and, 9:45 A.M. on Thursdays and begins on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Submit your name tag at the time/day of arrival indicating your preferred team position. Teams will be created for that day by the Draw Master giving preference to your position request to the extent possible.

    Social days, with snacks provided, usually occur on the 2nd Tuesday of every month (date is confirmed the week prior). 

     Additional Activities

     Monday Competitive Team Curling

    Sign up to participate in each of 4 separate Draws, with all games (typically 5 per draw) starting at 10:00 AM on Mondays commencing October 21, 2019 (tentative- possibly October 7)

    An email sign-up for Draw 1 will be sent out in September to all registered Day Curlers. For Draws 2, 3 and 4, a paper sign-up sheet will be posted on the Day Curlers board for Draws 2, 3 and 4 on the date of the first game of each of Draws 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

    Teams are selected from those players who signed up, on a "first signed-up - first in" basis. The number of Teams in a Draw will be based on the number of players signed up to create an even number of full 4 person teams (e.g. 6, 8 or 10 teams), and who are also available to play 8 end games. Individuals can sign up to be a spare for each Draw as well.

    Teams for each Draw are selected via a Skips" meeting which will occur approximately 1 week in advance of the Monday start of that Draw.

    Social days, with snacks provided, and prize money distribution will occur on the last Monday of each Draw. 

    Internal Spiels

    There are Three "Internal" Day Curler Spiels available on a sign up basis:

    Day Curlers Christmas Spiel -- Wed. Dec 18, 2019 -  One Game & Lunch - prizes & turkey shoot

    Robbie Burns Spiel -- Wed. Jan 22, 2020  - Two  6-end Games & Lunch - prizes

    Day Curlers Closing Spiel -- Thurs, April 2, 2020 -  Two  6-end Games & Lunch  - prizes (& Yr/End General Meeting)

    "Friendly" Club Exchange Spiels

    There are Two "Home" and Two "Away" Club exchange Spiels per season, available on a sign up basis. The Spiels consist of Two 8-end games, lunch and prizes.

    These "Friendly" exchanges are with the York and Uxbridge Curling Clubs.

      Uxbridge @ Richmond Hill - Wed, Nov. 6, 2019 

      York @ Richmond Hill - Wed, Dec. 4, 2019 

      Richmond Hill @ York - Wed, Feb. 5, 2020 

      Richmond Hill @ Uxbridge - Fri, March 6, 2020 

     TDSMCA 

    The Toronto and District Senior Men’s Curling Association (TDSMCA) is a competitive interclub men's league which includes clubs from Donalda, East York, Leaside, Richmond Hill, Tam Heather and Unionville.  Players from the Richmond Hill Curling Club are invited to participate based on skill level, position and space availability.  They can expect to play a minimum of 3 games per season and may opt to play in the TDSMCA Christmas Spiel and/or Closing Banquet.  All events take place on Friday afternoons, with the exception of those held at Unionville, which occur on Monday afternoons. 

    Richmond Hill hosting dates are: Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 - Friday, January 10, 2020 and Friday, February 7, 2020 at 1 pm

    Nominal fees are collected for Monday Competive curling, Internal Spiels, Club Exchanges and TDSMCA.

    All Day Curler members contribute to a "Social Fund" and these fees are collected at your time of Club registration and enrolment in the Day Curlers league.

    These fees are exempt from HST as they are designated as being for prize monies. The "Social Fund" fees are used to fund - Spiel Prizes; Thank You Gift Cards to Club Staff (2x per season); Condolences and Get Well Wishes; Club Fund Raisers (i.e. Rock Handles); Food Bank Donation; Social Day Snacks; Closing Spiel Subsidy (based on pro rata of the Social Fee payment) and a Year End Club Donation.

    The Social Fee Structure is as follows:

      Full Season - $15      Half Season - $10 

    Fall Clinics

    Day Curler one-on-one instruction is available on a sign up basis near the beginning of each season. Instruction is held in 15 minute increments during a Tag Curling day. The instruction day is planned for:.

     Thursday- October 17, 2019, starting at  9:45 A.M. (a sign up sheet will be posted on Board for those interested)

    Other Available Spiels

    Richmond Hill Day Curlers also hosts two Senior team entry spiels (competitive & includes out-of-club entries):

         1. Beef-O-Rama (Sr. Men's - 55 yrs and over) Friday, December 27, 2019 - Two 8-end games, lunch, prizes

         2. Last Chance (Sr. Open/Mixed -Any combination - 55 yrs and over) Friday, March 27, 2020 - Two 8-end games, lunch, prizes 

    Day Curlers League Executive

    President: Neil Cooney

    Vice President: David Moriyama

    Treasurer: Dave Webster

    Past President: Peter Nixon 

    Commitee Volunteers

    Tag Curling Draw Masters: Lead - Grant Leishman -- Assistants: Charles McCarthy, Doug Bowers, Gord Wirch, Harold Biderman

    Sponsorships:  David Moriyama, Neil Cooney

    Friendly Spiel Exchanges: Ken Collum, Doug Bowers, Rolly Angeles

    Social Day Snacks: Mike Nestor, David Moriyama, Bonnie Brickles

    Web Master: Neil Cooney

    TDSMCA: Bob Thompson

    Monday Competitive Curling: Bob Thompson, Neil Cooney, Barry Carnegie

    Robbie Burns Spiel:  Paul Wells, Dave Webster, Bonnie Brickles

    Christmas Spiel: Mike Hanley, Bill Virtue, Brian Spettigue, Rolly Angeles

    Beef-O-Rama & Last Chance Spiels: Peter Nixon, Harold Biderman, Doug Bowers

    Closing Spiel: Ken Collum, Colin Hellens, Martine Payne

    Spiel Scorekeepers/Drawmasters: Harold Biderman, Ron Charles, Peter Nixon, Neil Cooney

    Clinic Co-ordinator: Harold Biderman

    Golf Tournament Coordinator - 2020:  David Moriyama 

    2018/19 Sponsors

    Amica Senior Lifestyles - Thornhill

    Brookside Court and Hilltop Place - Richmond Hill

    Delmanor Elgin Mills - Richmond Hill

    Marshall Funeral Home Inc. - Richmond Hill

    Oak Ridges Retirement Community - Richmond Hill

    Richmond Hill Retirement Community - Richmond Hill

    Thompson Funeral Home - Aurora

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