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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

BCC Ladies Show Well in OVGA Intersectionals

The Brockville Country Club Senior Ladies Team had a good showing at the inaugural OVGA Senior Ladies "B" Division played Tuesday, September 19, 2011 coming in second against Hylands, Arnprior and Royal Ottawa. By placing 2nd, this means the BCC will host the division next year.
The BCC ladies team was made up of (from left): Ann McMurray, Bonnie Hardy, Teri deLuis, Tuula Little, Sue Blanchard, Heather Morgan, Sandi Stewart, and Winona Richardson. Congratulations ladies on your great play and the BCC looks forward to being hosts to the OVGA Senior Ladies "B" Division in 2012.

Middaugh and Epping win 15th Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic

The 15th Annual Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic came down to the wire in both Men's and Ladies finals at the Brockville Country Club Sunday Sept 18 following the weekend round robins and semi-finals. The Ladies Champion is the rink of Sherry Middaugh with Shorty Jenkin's neice Jo-Ann Rizzo, Lee Merklinger and Leigh Armstrong. Middaugh took the exciting win with a last rock draw for a one point lead over two-time Shorty Champion; the rink of Rachel Homan. In the men's division, the rink of John Epping, with Scott Bailey, Scott Howard (Glenn Howard's son) and David Mathers, emerged the Shorty winners. The Epping rink had to get by the Glenn Howard rink in the semi's, who in turn had gotten by past-champion Brad Gushue, before taking on and winning against the Chad Allen rink from Brantford.
The 15th annual Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic at the BCC was a huge success. Congratulations to Gord McCrady Jr. (Shorty chairman) and his more than 100 volunteers, committee members and BCC staff for again doing a great job. Changes to the playoff format had one curler state, " you just made one of the best bonspiels in the world better." Accolades were again received for the great ice provided by BCC's ice technician Jonathan Penney and crew, with curlers saying, "it's the best they might have all year". And when the curlers leave happy, everyone at the BCC is happy. Congratulations again on a great 15th Annual Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic Ready to Roll at the BCC

The 15th Anniversary edition of the Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic is under way at the Brockville Country Club. Running Thursday through Sunday (September 15 - 18, 2011) the "Shorty" attracts many of the world's best men's and ladies curling teams to the BCC.Glenn Howard's team is back as are the Gushue and Hemmings men's and Homan ladies team to mention a few. The first draw starts Thursday (Sept 15th) at 4:00 PM. The round robin runs through Thursday, Friday and Saturday with the Quarters (9:00 AM); Semi-finals (12:30 PM) and Finals (3:30 PM) played Sunday (Sept 18th). Spectators are more than welcome for a small charge of $5 for Thursday, $10 each day after or a four day pass for just $25. Everything is set to go at the Brockville Country Club. Come see curlers you watch on TV right here in Brockville. The 15th Anniversary Shorty Jenkins Classic is sure to excite!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Men's Senior Intersectional Team Played Tuesday at Glengarry

The Brockville Country Club's Senior Men's Intersectional team travelled to Alexandria, Ontario Tuesday, September 6th to take on teams from Glengarry, Kingsway and Laramac at the Glengarry Golf Course. The result!! A fine showing with our BCC team coming in second. First went to Glengarry (36 pts), 2nd BCC (27 pts), Kingsway 3rd (17 pts) and Laramac with 16 points. By coming second, BCC will have home course advantage next year by hosting the intersectional play. Our BCC team was made up of Ray Lumsden, Doug Lovat, Paul Sloan, Ian Stewart, Sonny Clark, John Frost, Tom Moran, Bob Larocque, Colin Marriott and Kelvin Robinson. All played well with John getting all 6 points in his game. Congratulations to all members of the team for your great play while representing the BCC so well.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Friends of Palliative Care Tournament Huge Success

The 18th Annual Palliative Care Golf Tournament and Banquet was held at the Brockville Country Club Wednesday, August 31, 2011 to rave reviews. The event had the largest turnout ever and raised the most money ever for Brockville's Palliative Care Unit.The morning draw had 104 golfers with 144 golfers in the afternoon draw for a total of 248. It was a great day for golf and Derek and his crew, Denise and her crew and the host of Palliative Care organizers ensured the event ran like clockwork.Following the day's golf, everyone assembled in the much improved "Granite Room" for a cocktail hour and served dinner. With the Granite Room now air conditioned, floor carpeted and acoustic treatment applied, it made for a very pleasant evening for the nearly 300 people in attendance. The highlight of the evening came when co-chairs Dave Publow and Jim Cooper presented a cheque for $140,000 for local palliative care services. Dave, Jim and some 30 volunteers work year-round to put together the event and raise funds from over 160 sponsors and players. It is a very worthy cause. The Brockville Country Club is pleased to be a partner in this great event and its members and staff look forward to hosting the annual Friends of Palliative Care Golf Tournament in 2012 as it has for the past 18 years.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Great Day for BCC Junior Club Championship

The 2011 Junior Program came to a close Monday August 29 with the BCC Junior Club Championships. On a beautiful sunny day following "Irene", BCC crowned Sarah Cushing Girls Club Champion. Congratulations Sarah. First Low Net is Marrisah Heyman.In the boys division, Tyler Watts is the Club's new Junior "A" Champion. First Low Net in the boys "A" is Evan Eastwood. In the boys "B", Mitch Lawn is Boys "B" Champion with Laine Brown taking 1st "B" Low Net. Congratulations to all the Juniors who participated in the Junior Club Championship.The Junior program was organized this year by Jonathan O'Reilly (3rd from right in photo) directly supported by Kent Swirsky and our Pro, Derek MacDonald. Jonathan also wishes to extend a special thank you to volunteers Heather Morgan, Sharon Ellis, Tuula Little, Mo Gariepy, Roger & Bonnie Hardy, Al Perry and Ian Stewart. Of course we think the real reason the young ones love the BCC Junior Golf Program revolves around hot dogs and fries. That's Heather Morgan (standing back left and Sharon Ellis (back seated) coaching their lunch. A big BCC "thank you" goes out to Jonathan and his whole team for running a great Junior Program this year. The next big junior event will be the Parent/Junior Tournament to be held Sunday September 11th starting at 1:42 followed by a spaghetti dinner. See You All There!