The 20th annual edition of the JSI-OVCA Junior SuperSpiel was held November 1st to 3rd at various clubs throughout Ottawa, including Ottawa, Granite, Carleton Heights, City View, Navy and Manotick Curling Clubs! 98 highly competitive games were played over the three days. Winnipeg and Fredericton curlers were in the centre of the action throughout the spiel, with returning runner up teams and curlers from the 2012 SuperSpiel, Haymes and Comeau featured prominently in the finals.
Congratulations to our 2013 Champions - Kendall Haymes from Kitchener-Waterloo, ON and Rene Comeau from Fredericton, NB! Haymes and Comeau returned to the SuperSpiel as last years runners up. Felix Asselin from Montreal, QC captured the Consolation title for the second year in a row.
In the Womens Championship, Team Haymes, who advanced from the B event defeated the A event qualifier, Shannon Birchard from Winnipeg. Jessica Daigle from the Fredericton and Erin Macaulay from St. Catharines both advanced from the C event finals defeating Beth Peterson from Winnipeg and Cory Christensen from the USA, respectively. All games were highly competitive, none more than the Daigle / Christensen Semi-Final.
In the Mens Championship, Team Comeau, a C event qualifier defeated A event qualifier, Matt Dunstone from Winnipeg. B event qualifier Colton Daly from the RA Centre in Ottawa and C event qualifier Kyle Doering from Winnipeg lost out in the Semi-Finals to Comeau and Dunstone respectively. Dunstone advanced to the final with a double raise control weight take out and stick on last rock against Doering. An up weight in off double take out in the 10th end, by Team Comeaus vice Daniel Wenzek was the shot of the final. The C event runners up were Aaron Chapman from Belleville, ON and Scott Babin from Halifax.
The SuperSpiel kicked off on Halloween night with the annual Pro-Am event, where young OVCA curlers got to play with Pros from the SS field at the RCN (Navy) CC. A special thanks to the Pros for giving of their time and positive energy to make this a great event. As in recent years, the main event games were played at the Ottawa, Granite, Carleton Heights, City View, Navy and Manotick Curling Clubs with the finals at Granite.
Sixteen teams in all on both the mens and womens side competed in the 20th Annual JSI-OVCA Junior SS Championship. Local teams that qualified from the Ottawa Valley Qualifier held at the Almonte Curling Club from October 18th to 20th were: Lauren Horton, Cassandra Lewin, Abby Bolton, Pascal Michaud, Ryan McCrady, and Colton Daly. The Southern Ontario Qualifier was held at the Galt Curling Club from September 27th to 29th with Aaron Chapman and Eric Bradey qualifying on the men' side and Erin Macaulay qualifying on the women's side.
All venues were open to the public and the games were played to full houses. Admission was free and fans were treated to great curling all weekend!
We welcome all to come back to Ottawa in 2014 to compete in the 21th Annual SuperSpiel.