World of experience awaits Camm

JOE PAVIA, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:22 PM ET

The curling will be all over the map this weekend.

Both the JSI OVCA Junior Superspiel and the Royal Lepage OVCA Women’s Fall Classic will occupy area facilities beginning Thursday (women) and Friday (juniors).

The junior event takes place at seven venues, while the women go at it in the North Grenville Curling Club in Kemptville.

The juniors feature rinks from the U.S., Switzerland, Scotland, Sweden and seven provinces.

The men’s side is headed by the 2010 world junior champions from Switzerland, skipped by Peter de Cruz. There could be a 2009 worlds final rematch because the Scottish lads, skipped by Ally Fraser, are also competing. The Scots lost that final 7-6 when Fraser’s hammer throw in the last end failed to knock de Cruz’s welded rock off the button.

Both teams will see Mat Camm again. Camm was Canada’s fifth at the worlds, but now skips an extremely robust junior team. Look for Camm to come out on top.

The women’s side boasts a number of provincial champions.

The finals are Sunday at 4 p.m. at Carleton Heights.

Both winners will earn $3,000. The draw can be found at www.juniorsuperspiel.ovca.com.

The Women’s Fall Classic has a wide-ranging field of strong rinks to teams testing the waters. Rachel Homan and Tracy Horgan from Sudbury squared off in the final of the Shorty Jenkins Classic, with Homan easily taking the title. The race is to see who ends up in the final against Homan. Look for the following to be in the money: Horgan, Lauren Mann, Tracy Samaan, Casandra Raganold, Lisa Farnell (last year’s runner-up), Katie Morrissey, Jamie Gardner and Chantal Osborn. The winner gets $4,000.

The draw can be found at www.ovca.com. The final is Sunday at 4 p.m.

WINNERS’ CIRCLE

Buckingham’s Richard Faguy, with Wayne Ruggles, Stephane Paquette and Martin Patry, will represent Quebec at the Dominion Curling Club championships later this month in P.E.I. ... The Laphroaig Skins Cashspiel in Utica, N.Y., was won by Ottawa’s Matt Paul, who skipped Willie Jeffries, Spencer Cooper and TJ Connolly. They took all eight skins in the final ... Jamie Sinclair captured the London Junior Cashspiel championship. Sinclair skipped Sara Westman, Rachelle Vink and Tess Bobbie.

CURLING ON TV

The first Capital One Grand Slam of Curling event, the Grey Power World Cup of Curling, begins Wednesday in Windsor. All the notable men’s teams will be competing. The quarter-finals are on the CBC Saturday at 3 p.m. The semi-finals are on CBC Bold at 7 p.m., while the final on Sunday goes at 1 p.m. on CBC.

joe@hoglinecurling.com


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