CurlON (formerly the Ontario Curling Association) is the governing body of curling in Southern Ontario. Northern Ontario is governed by the Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA). The CurlON sends a team to represent Team Ontario at all major Canadian Championships. The NOCA sends a separate team to all of these events.
CurlON was founded in 1875. It was renamed from the Ontario Curling Association in 2016.
The Ontario Tankard is the provincial championship for men's curling. The winner represents Team Ontario at the Tim Hortons Brier.
- Ontario Silver Tankard: 1927-1931
- 1932: Round robin playoff between the winners of the Ontario Tankard, Canada Life Trophy and the Toronto Bonspiel.
- 1933: Winner was decided between a playoff between the winners of the Ontario Tankard and the Toronto Bonspiel.
- Ontario Tankard: 1934-1937
- British Consols: 1938-1979
- Labatt Tankard: 1980-1985
- Blue Light Tankard: 1986-1995
- Nokia Cup: 1996-2003
- Ontario Men's Curling Championship: 2004
- Kia Cup: 2005-2006
- TSC Stores Tankard: 2007-2009
- Ontario Men's Curling Championship: 2010
- The Dominion Tankard: 2011-2013
- Travelers Tankard: 2014
- Recharge with Milk Tankard: 2015-2017
- Dairy Farmers of Ontario Tankard: 2018
- Ontario Curling Championships: 2019–present
Ontario Scotties Tournament of HeartsEdit
The Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts is the provincial championship for women's teams. Unlike the Dominion Tankard, the Hearts included teams from both southern and northern Ontario until 2015. The winner of the Ontario Hearts goes on to play in the national championship. Because the national champion returns the previous years champion to the event, if that team is from Ontario, they cannot defend their provincial championship. The national championship has been running since 1962, but the provincial championship has existed since 1956.
The U-21 provincial curling championships are held annually in early January. The tournament is for curlers 20 years old and younger. A men's tournament has been held since 1950 and the women's since 1972. The winning team represents Ontario at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships.
National champions in bold.
The Ontario Senior Championship is for curlers over 50. The winner represents Ontario at the Canadian Senior Curling Championships.
U18 (formerly Bantams)Edit
This event is for curlers 17 and under.
Best Western IntermediatesEdit
The Ontario Intermediate Championship was for curlers over 40 (men's) and 35 (women's). It was discontinued after 2018.
Champion skips (1993–2018):
|1993||Bob Turcotte||Pat Reid|
|1994||Bob Gurd||Gloria Campbell|
|1995||Bob Hanna||Anne Dunn|
|1996||Don Glinz||Jill Greenwood|
|1997||Gary Smith||Gloria Campbell|
|1998||Layne Noble||Anne Dunn|
|1999||Bob Ingram||Joyce Potter|
|2000||Jim Lyle||Gloria Campbell|
|2001||John Collins||Joyce Potter|
|2002||Jim Lyle||Stacey Brandwood|
|2003||Jim Lyle||Suzanne Boudreault|
|2004||Jim Lyle||Stacey Brandwood|
|2005||Greg Timbers||Kerry Lackie|
|2006||Bill Duck||Stacey Brandwood|
|2007||J. P. Lachance||Carol Jackson|
|2008||Rick Thurston||Stacey Brandwood|
|2009||Guy Racette||Carol Jackson|
|2010||Al Hutchinson||Carol Jackson|
|2011||Ian Robertson||Cheryl McBain|
|2012||Bob Armstrong||Karen Shepley O'Hearn|
|2013||Al Hutchinson||Ann Pearson|
|2014||John Young, Jr.||Beth Gregg|
|2015||Cory Heggestad||Cheryl McBain|
|2016||Dave Collyer||Karri-Lee Grant|
|2017||Spencer Cooper||Mary Pidgeon|
|2018||Greg Balsdon||Susan Froud|
The Ontario Masters Championship is for curlers over 60. The winner represents Ontario at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships.
(winners since 1993)
|1993||Earle Hushagen (Peterborough)||Elizabeth Love (Burlington)|
|1994||Earle Hushagen (Peterborough)||Mae Midgley (Simcoe)|
|1995||Ken Scovell (Orangeville)||Betty MacMillan (Westmount)|
|1996||Joe Moroz (Highland)||Dorrie Fiegehen (Elmvale)|
|1997||Rod Matheson (Ottawa)||Mary Lou Dickinson (London)|
|1998||Barry Goring (Bayview)||Merle Williams (Avonlea)|
|1999||Bill Bennett (Bradford)||Rae Donovan (Navy)|
|2000||Jim Sharples (Royals)||Ann De Ryk (Aylmer)|
|2001||Bill Dickie (Cornwall)||Nancy B. Clark (Dixie)|
|2002||Bill Dickie (Cornwall)||Fran Allan (Unionville)|
|2003||Jim Sharples (Royals)||Gloria Sorley (Niagara Falls)|
|2004||Bob Edmondson (Oakville)||Wendy Simpson (Kitchener-Waterloo Granite)|
|2005||Rod Matheson (Ottawa)||Gloria Sorley (Niagara Falls)|
|2006||David Stewart (Oakville)||Betty Bush (Royal Kingston)|
|2007||Bob Edmondson (Oakville)||Cathy Keys (Glanford)|
|2008||Bob Edmondson (Oakville)||Pam Bothwell (Guelph)|
|2009||Bob Edmondson (Oakville)||Betty Bush (Royal Kingston)|
|2010||Mike Dorey (Guelph)||Jane Galloway (Ilderton)|
|2011||Layne Noble (Ottawa)||Joyce Potter (Rideau)|
|2012||Mike Dorey (Guelph)||Joyce Potter (Rideau)|
|2013||Bob Turcotte (Scarboro)||Joyce Potter (Rideau)|
|2014||Layne Noble (Rideau)||Diana Favel (Rideau)|
|2015||Wayne Gowan (Dundas Granite)||Diana Favel (Rideau)|
|2016||Bruce Delaney (Russell)||Anne Dunn (Galt)|
|2017||Bruce Delaney (Russell)||Dale Curtis (Galt)|
|2018||Al Hutchinson (Paisley)||Dale Curtis (Galt)|
|2019||Gordon Norton (Oshawa)||Janice Carwardine (Leaside)|
|2020||Al Hutchinson (Bluewater)||Janice Carwardine (Leaside)|
|2021||Al Hutchinson (Bluewater)||Janice Carwardine (Leaside)|
Mixed Doubles ChallengeEdit
First instituted in 2013 to send a team to the inaugural National Mixed Doubles Championship.
Gore Mutual Schoolboy/girlEdit
This event is the provincial school championship, and teams represent their secondary schools rather than clubs. The boys event has been held annually since 1948.
- 2019 schoolgirl champion: A. N. Myer Secondary School (Megan Ford)
- 2019 schoolboy champion: Fellowes High School (Cole Lyon)
Notable past champions
- Scott McDonald, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School (2004)
- Tim March, Sir Oliver Mowat CI (2005)
- Patrick Janssen, Sir Oliver Mowat CI (2005)
- Mark Bice, Northern Collegiate Institute and Vocational School (2002)
- Steve Bice, Northern Collegiate Institute and Vocational School (2000)
- Jason Young, Lambton C.V.I. (1998)
- Greg Balsdon, Don Mills Collegiate Institute (1995)
- Dale Matchett, Bradford District High School (1994)
- Pat Ferris, Sutton District High School (1993)
- Joe Frans, Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (1991)
- Scott Patterson, Fellowes High School (1987)
- Daryl Shane, John Diefenbaker Secondary School (1978)
- Paul Savage, Don Mills Collegiate Institute (1965)
This is a mixed event, featuring wheelchair curling.
- 2020: Cancelled
- 2019: Jim Armstrong, City View C.C.
- 2018: Chris Rees, Toronto Cricket
- 2017: Mike Munro, Ilderton C.C.
- 2016: Chris Rees, Toronto Cricket
- 2015: Chris Rees, Peterborough C.C.
- 2014: Mike Munro, Ilderton C.C.
- 2013: Ken Gregory, Bradford & District C.C.
- 2012: Mark Ideson, [Ilderton Curling Club|Ilderton C.C.]
- 2011: Chris Rees, Toronto Cricket
- 2010: Bruce Cameron, RA Centre
- 2009: Ken Gregory, Bradford & District C.C.
- 2008: Chris Rees, Leaside C.C.
- 2007: Chris Rees, Leaside C.C.
- 2006: Chris Rees, Leaside C.C.
- 2005: Ken Gregory, Toronto Cricket
Men's Fairfield Marriott/Women's ChallengeEdit
This event allowed more amateur curlers to win a provincial championship. Only two members of a team were allowed to have won a zone crest in any other event except for youth events. In addition, only two members of the team could have won the provincial event before. All zone winners went straight to a 32 team provincial championship. This event was cancelled after 2018.
This event has historically disqualified the top teams in the province. In its final year, 2018, the winners qualified for the Ontario Tankard (men's) and the Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts (women's).
Notable past winners:
- Sebastien Robillard (2018)
- Chrissy Cadorin (2018)
- Alison Goring (2014)
- Mark Kean (2010)
- Kimberly Tuck (2005)
- Jon St. Denis (2004)
- Chad Allen (2002)
- Brent Ross (1997)
- Adam Spencer (1994)
- Nick Rizzo (1988)
- Paul Savage (1968)
This event existed until 2016 and was replaced by the U21 Mixed Doubles championship. Competitors must be 20 years or younger as of December 31 of the previous year.
|1987||Peter Corner, Susan Shepley, Drew Macklin, Karen Shepley|
|1988||Peter Corner, Susan Shepley, Drew Macklin, Karen Shepley|
|1989||Richard Hart, Janet McGhee, Collin Mitchell, Tracy Jackson|
|1990||Matt Hames, Jayne Flinn, Chris Harris, Leslie Allan|
|1991||Joe Frans, Kerri McGrath, Daniel Frans, Stacey Rayner|
|1992||Brad Savage, Julie Anderson, Gord Chilton, Sandy Graham|
|1993||Warren Fisher, Katharine Pilon, Paul Winford, Jo-Anne McArthur|
|1994||Tony Rowlandson, Kate McKellar, Sean Follis, Kim Shortt|
|1995||Steve Allen, Tammy Wall, Rick Allen, Monique Robert|
|1996||Greg Balsdon, Danielle St. Amand, Chris Wall, Becky Philpot|
|1997||Raymond Busato, Susan Hughes, Mike Lilly, Lynn Ritchie|
|1998||Jason Young, Denna Schell, Spencer Cooper, Amy Cooper|
|1999||John Morris, Jacqueline Smith, Brent Laing, Chrissy Cadorin|
|2000||John Epping, Julie Reddick, Jason Newland, Stephanie Leachman|
|2001||Sean St. Amand, Chrissy Cadorin, Dale Roach, Amy MacKay|
|2002||Sebastien Robillard, Julie Reddick, Kevin Flewwelling, Leigh Armstrong|
|2003||Chris Gardner, Lauren Mann, Gavan Jamieson, Jaimee Gardner|
|2004||Lee Merklinger, Peter Gillich, Breanne Merklinger, Brian Fleischhaker|
|2005||Marika Bakewell, Jodie Hodgson, Stephanie Carrodo, Bill Francis|
|2006||Mike Anderson, Laura Payne, Darren Anderson, Megan Aldridge|
|2007||Scott McDonald, Brit O'Neill, Andrew Clayton, Jenn Minchin|
|2008||Christian Tolusso, Emma Miskew, Ritchie Gillan, Stephanie Piper|
|2009||Mark Kean, Jaclyn Rivington, Andrew Inouye, Darrelle Johnson|
|2010||Andrew McGaugh, Ginger Coyle, Michael McGaugh, Frances Pritchard|
|2011||Robert Collins, Kaitlin Stubbs, Isaac Stubbs, Alanna Cornish|
|2012||Brett Lyon-Hatcher, Evie Fortier, Ben Miskew, Sydney Chasty|
|2013||Michael McGaugh, Kendall Haymes, Bryan Mitchell, Cassie Savage|
|2014||Ryan McCrady, Lauren Horton, Matthew Haughn, Jessica Armstrong|
|2015||Pascal Michaud, Kaitlin Jewer, Decebal Michaud, Emma Becker|
|2016||Pascal Michaud, Kaitlin Jewer, Decebal Michaud, Mariah Jacklin|
U21 Mixed DoublesEdit
|2017||Morgan Calwell & Kayla MacMillan||Quinte|
|2018||Matt Hall & Riley Sandham||Kitchener-Waterloo Granite|
|2019||Sammy Churchill & Anastasia Richards||St. Catharines Golf & Country Club|
Previously known as Bantam Mixed
- 2019 champions: Jordan McNamara, Alyssa Blad, Maxime Daigle, Laura Smith
Notable past winners:
- 2013: Jeff Wanless, Jestyn Murphy, Hale Murphy, Leah Will
- 2012: Sarah Nuhn, John Willsey, Hilary Nuhn, Jean-Michel Barrette
- 2011: Jason Camm
- 2010: Tyler Sagan, Carly Howard, Jason Camm, Joan Moore
- 2009: Richard Krell
- 2008: Lynn Kreviazuk
- 2003: Rob Bushfield, Rachel Homan, Alex Coon, Alison Kreviazuk
- 2002: Chris Gardner
- 1998: Bobby Reid, Megan Balsdon, Mark Stanfield, Kelly Cochrane
Mixed curling for male curlers over 50 and female curlers over 45.
Notable past champions:
Silver Tankard/Women's TankardEdit
In this event, each club that enters has two teams, who compete against other clubs, and scores are totalled in aggregate form. Regional and zone playdowns are single-knock out rather than double. It is the oldest of the O.C.A. events, dating back to 1875. The women's event has been held since 1914.
The event served as a provincial championship from 1927 to 1931 with a team selected from with winning club representing Ontario at the Brier. In 1932 and 1933, the winner entered a playoff to go to the Brier, and from 1934 to 1937, the winner of the Brier trophy event of the Tankard went to the Brier.
Champion clubs since 1992:
|1992||St. Thomas CC||Burlington CC|
|1993||Ottawa CC||Avonlea CC|
|1994||Beach Grove G&CC||Sarnia G&CC|
|1995||Guelph CC||Burlington CC|
|1996||Chesley CC||St. Thomas CC|
|1997||Ilderton CC||Listowel CC|
|1998||Rideau CC||Burlington CC|
|1999||Brant CC||Burlington CC|
|2000||Richmond Hill CC||Boulevard|
|2001||Forest CC||Ayr CC|
|2002||Orangeville CC||Ottawa CC|
|2003||Metcalfe CC||Ilderton CC|
|2004||Annandale CC||Ilderton CC|
|2005||Annandale CC||Ilderton CC|
|2006||Milton CC||Orangeville CC|
|2007||Metcalfe CC||Bayview G&CC|
|2008||St. George's G&CC||Ilderton CC|
|2009||Milton CC||Orangeville CC|
|2010||Renfrew CC||Glendale G&CC|
|2011||Brockville CC||Uxbridge & District CC|
|2012||Guelph CC||Bayview G&CC|
|2013||Rideau CC||Ilderton CC|
|2014||Ottawa CC||Uxbridge & District CC|
|2015||Chatham Granite||Ilderton CC|
|2016||Royal Canadian CC||St. Mary's CC|
|2017||Brantford G&CC||Bayview G&CC|
|2018||Cataraqui G&CC||Oshawa CC|
|2019||KW Granite||Guelph CC|
|Year||Men's club (skip)||Women's club (skip)|
|2009||Chatham Granite (Robert Stafford)||High Park (Kelly Cochrane)|
|2010||Annandale CC (Chris Van Huyse)||Chinguacousy CC (Susan Burnside)|
|2011||Richmond Hill CC (Greg Balsdon)||High Park (Jodi McCutcheon)|
|2012||Richmond Hill CC (Jordan Keon)||Quinte CC (Caroline Deans)|
|2013||KW Granite (Brent Gray)||Burlington CC (Michelle Fletcher)|
|2014||Cataraqui G&CC (Mike Hull)||Westmount G&CC (Kerry Lackie)|
|2015||Palmerston CC (Mike Benjamins)||Guelph CC (Tina Mazerolle)|
|2016||Cataraqui G&CC (Wesley Forget)||Lindsay CC (Julie O'Neill)|
|2017||Richmond Hill CC (Jon St. Denis)||High Park (Jodi McCutcheon)|
|2018||Cornwall CC (Matthew Dupuis)||Oshawa CC (Stacey Hogan)|
|2019||KW Granite (Paul Moffatt)||York CC (Laurie Shields)|
|2021||Guelph CC (Adam Spencer)||York CC (Laurie Shields)|
This event is for curlers over the age of 70. The event is an open event, that women and men may enter. It began in 2007.
Provincial Stick BonspielEdit
In this event, curlers must use a "stick" to throw the rock. "Sticks" are usually used by disabled and elderly athletes unable to throw the rock by sliding along the ice. The event began in 2007.
- 2007: Del Hicke
- 2008: Harold Peltzer
- 2009: Harold Peltzer
- 2010: Ed Ferguson
- 2011: Bruce Jeffrey
- 2012: Bruce Jeffrey
- 2013: Carl Glatt
- 2014: Carl Glatt
- 2015: Bruce Jeffrey
- 2016: Hugh Chesser
- 2017: Bruce Folkard
- 2019: Bruce Gillespie
- 2020: cancelled
- 2022: Rick Thurston
Timbits Elementary School ChampionshipEdit
This event is open to elementary school students of any gender. Teams represent their elementary schools. The event began in 1993.
- 2002: Mike Anderson (Bayview)
- 2004: Shane Latimer (Winchester)
- 2006: Neil Sinclair (Manotick)
- 2008: Richard Krell (St. Thomas)
- 2010: Ben Bevan (Annandale)
- 2012: Doug Kee (Sarnia)
- 2014: Matthew Hall (Stroud)
- 2016: Cancelled
- 2018: Josh Leung (Whitby)
- 2020: Dylan Niepage (Coldwater)
- 2002: Laura Payne (Prescott)
- 2004: Hollie Nicol (Bayview)
- 2006: Rachel Homan (City View)
- 2008: Crystal Lillico (Winchester)
- 2010: Lauren Horton (Huntley)
- 2012: Krysta Burns (Idylwylde)
- 2014: Megan Smith (Sudbury)
- 2016: Cancelled
- 2018: Rachel Steele (Port Perry)
- 2020: Emily Deschenes (Manotick)
- 2012: Chris Rees (Toronto Cricket)
- 2014: Chris Rees (Peterborough)
- 2018: ?
- 2020: Carl Bax
- Mixed doubles
- 2018: ?
- 2020: Mychelle Zahab & Sam Mooibroek
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