Senior provincial championship June 2-10, 2019
The top 100 Quebec senior curlers, aged 50 and over, will land in Sorel-Tracy over the next ten years and compete skillfully on the four ice sheets of the Aurèle-Racine Curling Club of Sorel-Tracy, during the presentation of the prestigious senior elite provincial curling championship, which will take place from Saturday, February 2, 2019 to Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Place des Loisirs.
Organized by Curling Québec in collaboration with the Aurèle-Racine Curling Club led by its general coordinator, Catherine Pelletier, this provincial event will welcome representatives from across Québec. From Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean to the North Side via the Northwest, the east-of-Quebec, the Outaouais, Quebec, Montreal, the Southwest, the Estrie, and the Mauricie, all these curlers will be in Sorel-Tracy with only one idea in mind: to win the grand honors of this provincial championship.
Twenty-four qualified teams, including 16 men’s and eight women’s teams, will throw thousands of stones and brush intensively on the ice at the Aurèle-Racine Curling Club to earn their Everest Canadian curling championship pass from March 22-28, 2019 in Chilliwack, British Columbia. The Canadian Championship winners will represent Canada at the world championships in 2020. The venue and dates of the competition are not yet known. Note that all players must be 50 years of age or older as of June 30, 2019, to compete in the senior Everest Canadian Championship.
“We are very excited to host this Elite senior Provincial Championship at the club. Everything is ready to welcome the participants. Our club volunteers are back to make this championship a quality event that everyone will remember. We invite curlers and local people to come to the club and attend these meetings of the best free of charge. Excellent duels are expected throughout the week,” said Catherine Pelletier, Aurèle-Racine curling Club coordinator, and Curling Quebec administrator.
Ladies, your Honor
The women will be the first to play in this provincial championship. The eight women’s teams will take to the ice for the first time on Saturday morning at 9: 00 am on February 2, 2019. A second program is also scheduled for 2 p.m. on the same day. The women’s round robin continues on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. The women’s semi-final will take place on Wednesday, February 6 at 11: 15 a.m. and the women’s grand final on the same day at 5: 45 p.m. As for the men, their first schedule is scheduled for Monday, February 4 in the evening (7 p.m.). This will be the first time that the host team of Louis Dussault, Yvan Caron, Serge Vincent, and Guy Tremblay will be on the scene. The men’s semi-final will be played on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 7 p.m. As for the men’s grand final, it will be contested on Sunday, February 10 at noon. “We hope that people and curlers will be there. We will be there,” concluded Catherine Pelletier, recalling that the club received this same championship in June 2017.