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This year Glooscap Curling Club will host Mayflower Curling Club on Wednesday Jan 30th, 2019. This is the first scheduled challenge for the 2018/19 season. The winner on Wednesday will defend the challenge at the next scheduled host club on Wednesday Feb 6th, 2019.
Sign up sheets for interested club members has been posted
A Bit of History: The McLellan Cup
This is the oldest continuously challenge trophy in North American curling. This year marks its 112th year. It was first competed for in an inter-Provincial Bonspiel between the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia clubs at Moncton in 1887. It was the gift of the Honourable D. McLellan, Provincial Secretary of N.B.,1883, and Member of the Legislative Council to 1890. Travelling along with this trophy are massive record books that document each game that has been played in the competition over the years. Included are club represented, team player names, and game scores.
The Glooscap Curling Club has been involved in playing for the McLellan since the 1966/67 season.
The challenge takes place with 3 teams selected from interested male club members on a Wednesday afternoon. The winner then travels the next Wednesday to defend against another club. This will continue each Wednesday for the travelling club until they are unsuccessful in the defence of the cup. In this case, the host club will travel the next Wednesday. The challenge is so popular that clubs must express their intention to challenge almost a year ahead of time. When it first started 21 ends were played; then 18 ends, and now we play 14 ends. In the early years, the winning team had to keep on hosting until they lost. That was changed in the 1980's, with the winning club travelling the next Wednesday to a new host club.
A refreshment break is taken mid-afternoon. After curling the 14 ends, the host club provides a dinner. The winner is decided by a total score of all three teams. The winner then meets at the challenging club the follow...
They're here! They're here!
Registration forms are now available!
Fee per team $180.00 ($45.00 per player)
• Includes heaps of prizes, Champagne Brunch, Tropicurl Dance Party, post-draw snacks.
Deadline for fee payment is February 1, 2019. Teams may be bumped for teams on the waiting list if fees have not been paid by the deadline above....