In 1852, the Montreal and Quebec City Curling Clubs sought affiliation with the Royal Caledonian Curling Club and hence the "Branch" was born. Today it is a committee of Curling Quebec and in Ontario oversees the Governor Generals Double Team competition and the Quebec Challenge Cup.
Branch 1st VP Andrew Hatch (Lennoxville Curling Club)
Past President Robert Dods (Point Claire Curling Club)
Secretary Michael Strauss (Royal Montreal Curling Club)
Other Branch events -The Royal Victoria Jubilee, Senior Men, Colts and Lady Gilmour, and the new women's event, The Lassie, have been played as part of the Caledonia Cup Series. The Royal Victoria Jubilee, Senior Men, Colts, Lady Gilmour, and Lassie playdowns in District 2 will not be played this year. For information regarding these events in Quebec please refer to the Curling Quebec website.
- Governor Generals Double Rink Championship
The Ontario competition was held December 22, 2012 at the Navan Curling Club. The Ontario vs Quebec Final was held February 9, 2013, where the Governor General Double Rink Championship was won by the Ormstown Curling Club over the Navan Curling Club. The Championship was played at the Prescott Curling Club. The members from the winning club were from team one skip Simon Rember, third Jeff Rember, second Scott McClintock, lead Patrick MacDougall, and team two skip Shawn Blair, third Shane McRae, second Taylor Lamb, and lead Tyler Waller.
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http://ottawavalleycurling.ca/ovca/index.php/related-organizations/branch/canadian-branch-of-the-royal-caledonian-curling-club#sigProGalleria1638c40072On hand to present the awards were Lieutenant Colonel Sylvie Beaudry representing Governor General David Johnston and Jeremy MacDonald, President of the Canadian Branch of the Royal Caledonia Curling Club. Also in attendance for the awards and banquet were Gerry Tomalty, President of the Governor Generals Curling Club, Andrew Hatch, Vice President of the Canadian Branch of the Royal Caledonia Curling Club, and several members of the Governor Generals Curling Club from both Quebec and Ontario.The final combined score was 15 to 11 for Ormstown, and it came down to the final shot in the tenth end to decide the champion.For more information, contact: Jeremy MacDonald, (613) 558-2751 Branch President.
- Gordon Medal Competition
- Quebec Challenge Cup 2012-2013
The 2012-2013 challenges have started for the Quebec Challenge Cup. The North Grenville Curling Club sent seven curlers to the Town of Mount Royal, and even though they were short one player, they were able to win the cup by a seven point margin. The curlers from North Grenville said they have their work cut out for them if they want to equal the job the folks did at TMR for hosting the event. Up next, Arnprior is scheduled to challenge North Grenville for the cup by Dec 2nd. Those results will be posted once the challenge has been completed.
|939||Town of Mount Royal||North Grenville||Nov. 11, 2012|
|940||North Grenville||Arnprior||Dec, 02, 2012|
|941||winner||Carleton Place||Dec. 30, 2012|
|942||winner||Deep River||Jan. 20, 2013|
|943||winner||Laval sur la Lac||Feb. 10, 2013|
|944||winner||Boucherville||Mar. 03, 2013|
|945||winner||Rosemere||Mar. 24, 2013|
|946||winner||Metcalfe||Apr. 14, 2013|