SCC JANUARY UPDATE
Congratulations to the grand masters (70 years and older) team of Chuck Holstein, Al Brubaker, Brian Smith, and Jim Simmons for qualifying for the provincial championships to be held at the Thornhill G&CC, Mar 20-22.
Congratulations to the Simcoe rink of Rob Inglis, Eddy sharp, Derek Sutton, Paul Grummet on their winning the Golden Gardens men’s bonspiel that was held at the club Jan 10,11. It was an all Simcoe final as the Inglis rink edged out Dave Walkers foursome for the win.
Please email me your team or individual curling triumphs and I’ll be sure to mention them in coming newsletters. email@example.com
Draw 3 signup deadlines approaching – signup sheets are posted on the club bulletin boards.
Sponsor appreciation night was held at the club on Wed Jan 22 for our advertisers and league and bonspiel sponsors. The event was well received by all in attendance with positive comments all around. Special Thank you to Patti Pepper and Michelle Grummet for organizing this night.
Curling Etiquette offers rules for life. We can all get caught up in the emotion of the game from time to time and many of us are guilty of breaching curling etiquette on occasion. Some of us need to be reminded occasionally that curling etiquette is as much a part of the game as an inturn draw or peel weight hit.
One of the best definitions of curling etiquette I have come across goes as follows:
“Curling etiquette is that term that describes the blend of rules and unwritten agreements that govern players’ actions on (and occasionally off) the ice, rules which emphasize the best of the game: sportsmanship, courtesy and respect for your opponent”.
So the next time you get frustrated at the outcome of a play on the ice or an opponents perceived transgression of the rules, please let curling etiquette and the Curlers Code of Ethics guide you in your response.
Curlers’ Code of Ethics
I will play the game with a spirit of good sportsmanship.
I will conduct myself in an honorable manner both on and off the ice.
I will never knowingly break a rule, but if I do, I will divulge the breach.
I will take no action that could be interpreted as an attempt to intimidate or demean my opponents, teammates or officials.
I will interpret the rules in an impartial manner, always keeping in mind that the purpose of the rules is to ensure that the game is played in an orderly and fair manner.