The 5th Challenge Château Cartier de Gatineau (October 23th to 27th, 2013) will be held at the centre sportif Robert Rochon (Masson-Angers sector of Gatineau) as well as the Buckingham Curling Club and the Thurso Curling Club. This WCT event will involve 32 elite men’s teams (including teams skipped by Brad Jacobs, Mark Dacey, Brad Gushue and Jean-Michel Ménard), 16 women’s elite teams (including teams skipped by Rachel Homan, Julie Reddick, Cissi Ostlund (Sweden) and Allison Ross) and 20 open class teams registered for a total of 68 teams coming from 8 Canadian provinces and from Sweden. All these teams will play for a record total purse of more than $65,000. 8 of the teams are currently part of the upcoming Olympic selection process for Canada.
The elite teams will take the ice at the Centre sportif Robert-Rochon starting at 8:30 Thursday October 24th . The tournament goes until Sunday October 27th when the Finals will be played at 15:30. The Open Class games will get under way Wednesday October 23rd at 18:45 at the Centre sportif Robert-Rochon. Most of the remaining games will be held at the Buckingham and Thurso Curling Clubs except for the semi finals and finals which will be held at the Centre sportif Robert-Rochon on October 27th starting at noon .
The “On the Rocks” lounge, located on the 2nd floor of the centre sportif Robert Rochon, will allow spectators to comfortably view the many games. The daily admission fee will be 5$ for spectators. Buckingham Curling Club’s president, Mr. Alain Deschâtelets, reminded the importance of the many partners, sponsors, collaborators and volunteers that will make this major event successful and which will have significant economic benefits for Gatineau and all of the National Capital region. Mr. Deschâtelets highlighted the contribution of the City of Gatineau, Curling Québec, TC Média and the title sponsor of the event, Le Château Cartier now referred to as Double Tree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa.
Representing our title sponsor, Double Tree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa, Mr. Pierre Charette is proud to once again be partnering with the most prestigious curling tournament in our region. Mr. Charette also mentioned the great work done by Mr. Dany Beaulieu and his organizing committee to ensure the success of this event and outlined the efforts of the Buckingham Curling Club’s board of directors for showcasing the sport of curling in our region.
For more information, contact Dany Beaulieu –Director, 2013 Challenge Château Cartier de Gatineau (819) 213-7027 or Alain Deschatelets - Buckingham Curling Club President (819) 986-2284