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 Tuesday, October 6, 2020. 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 INDIVIDUALLY to participate in each of 4 separate Draws, with all games (typically 5 or 6 per Draw) starting at 10:00 AM on Mondays commencing October 19, 2020.

    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.

    2020/21 Schedule

    Draw 1: First Monday - October 19 // Last Monday - November 16 (Prize $/Social)

    Draw 2: First Monday - November 23 // Last Monday - December 21 (Prize $/Social)

    Draw 3: First Monday - January 4 // Last Monday - February 8 (Prize $/Social)

    Draw 4: First Monday - February 22 // Last Monday - March 29 (Prize $/Social)  

    Internal Spiels

    There are Four "Internal" Day Curler Spiels  available on an individual sign-up basis. Teams are created based on names signed up and where possible, position is assigned based on the preference indicated:

    Day Curlers Opening Spiel  -- Wed. Oct 21, 2020 - Two 6-end Games & Lunch - prizes (& Yr Beginning General Meeting)  

    Day Curlers Christmas Spiel -- Wed. Dec 16, 2020 -  One Game & Lunch - prizes & turkey shoot

    Robbie Burns Spiel -- Wed. Jan 20, 2021  - Two  8-end Games & Lunch - prizes

    Day Curlers Closing Spiel -- Tues. April 6, 2021 - Two 6-end Games & Lunch  - prizes (& Yr End General Meeting)

    RH - York "Friendly" Club Exchange Spiel

    There is a "Home" and  "Away"  exchange Spiel each season, available on a sign up basis. The Spiels consist of Two 8-end games, lunch and prizes. Teams are created based on names signed up and where possible, your position is assigned based on the preference indicated:

    The Spiel dates are:

     Richmond Hill @ York - Wed. Nov. 11, 2020

     York @ Richmond Hill - Wed, Feb 24, 2021


    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, Nov. 13, 2020 at 1 pm, Friday, January 8, 2021 at 1 pm and Friday, February 5, 2021 at 1 pm


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

    In addition All Day Curler members contribute to a "Social Fund" and these fees are to be paid after your Club registration and enrolment in the Day Curlers league.

    These fees are exempt from HST as they are designated as being prize monies. The "Social Fund" fees are used to fund various items. For example: 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 and Year End Club Donation.

    The Social Fee Structure is as follows:

      Full Season - $20      Half Season - $10 

    Fall Refresher Clinic

    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 will be communicated in advance and the sign up sheet will be posted on the Day Curlers bulletin board.

    Inter Club Competitive Spiel

    Richmond Hill Day Curlers also hosts a Senior Mixed/Open team entry spiel (competitive & includes out-of-club entries):

    Beef-O-Rama Sr. Open (Mixed-any combo) - 55 yrs and over - Sunday, December 27, 2020 - Two 8-end games, lunch, prizes 

    Day Curlers League Executive

    President: David Moriyama

    Vice President: Eric Smith

    Treasurer: Dave Webster

    Past President: Neil Cooney 

    Commitee Volunteers

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

    Sponsorships:  David Moriyama, Eric Smith

    Friendly Spiel Exchanges: Doug Bowers, Rolly Angeles, Stu Fremlin

    Social Day Snacks: Bonnie Brickles, Mike Nestor, TBA

    Day Curler Site Web Master: Neil Cooney

    TDSMCA: Ron Charles, Bob Thompson

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

    Opening Spiel: Stu Fremlin, Colin Hellens, Stu Fremlin, Dave Moriyama, Score Keeper - TBA

    Robbie Burns Spiel: Paul Wells, Dave Webster, Brian Spettigue, Score Keeper - TBA

    Christmas Spiel: Neil Cooney, Mike Hanley, Bill Virtue, Brian Spettigue, Rolly Angeles, Score Keeper - TBA

    Beef-O-Rama Spiel: Peter Nixon, Harold Biderman, Doug Bowers

    Closing Spiel: Colin Hellens, Martine Payne, Stu Fremlin, Eric Smith, Score Keeper - TBA

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

    Clinic Co-ordinator: Harold Biderman

    Golf Tournament Coordinator - 2021:  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

    Chartwell -Oak Ridges Retirement - Richmond Hill

    Richmond Hill Retirement Residence - Richmond Hill

    Thompson Funeral Home - Aurora

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