The Men’s field is headed by Yannick Schwaller and his team from Oberdiessbach, Switzerland, the defending World Junior Men’s Champions. Joining Yannick are the USA Junior Men’s Reps, the past two defending Canadian Junior Men’s Champions from Winnipeg, the Braden Calvert and Matt Dunstone rinks as well as the defending Canadian Junior Men’s Runners Up and the defending SuperSpiel Champs, René Comeau and his team out of Fredericton. Joining these high quality teams are defending provincial champs and future Canada Winter Games competitors. This may be the deepest men’s field for quite some time.
The Women’s field is highlighted by the Scottish Women skipped by Gina Aitken, the Swiss Women skipped by Lisa Gisler out of Ennenda, and the USA Junior Women’s reps. The defending Bronze Medalists from the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Women’s Curling Championships, Mary Fay and her team out of the Chester Curling Club are joining the international teams. Also coming to Ottawa are provincial champs and future Canada Winter Games competitors. Many curlers who will be punching their tickets later in the year to the 2015 Canadian Junior Women’s Curling Championships to be held in Cornerbrook Newfoundland. The women’s field is a relatively young and very talented field of curlers that you will be seeing at high level play in Canada and beyond for years to come.
The final five teams for the SuperSpiel will qualify through events in the fall. Two men’s and women’s teams will qualify out of the Southern Ontario SuperSpiel Qualifier to be held in Cambridge on Sept 26-28. Three local teams on both Men’s and Women’s sides will earn their spots at the OVCA SuperSpiel Qualifier at the Almonte Curling Club on Oct 17-19.
The SuperSpiel weekend will kick off on Oct 30th with the annual Pro-Am event, where young OVCA curlers got to play with Pros from the SS field at the RCN (Navy) CC. Special thanks are always due to the Pros for giving of their time and positive energy to make this a great event.
We welcome back to Ottawa many of the elite curlers who competed in out 20th Annual SuperSpiel in 2013. All venues are open to the public and the games are played to full houses. Admission is free and fans will be treated to great curling all weekend!