A rare summer update for everyone: The website has officially been updated to Version 5.0!
In general, the site should be easier to read on all kinds of mobile devices and I've simplified a lot of the "overdesign" that plagued the old site.
If you notice any issues, please let me know!
2021-22 End of Season Address
Would you look at that, we actually finished a season for the first time since 2018-19! Of course that also comes with some closing words before we sign off for the summer.
Before anything, a big thank you to our longtime sponsor, McNally Construction, for their continued support of our club / league. Their support has enabled us to do various creative things over the years and into the future!
Another thank you to Rob Matheson and his tri-role of Membership & Curling Director and Head Ice Maker. Coming from someone who runs only a single league, I can assure you there are countless unseen hours that go into keeping things running smoothly throughout the season. Additional thanks to the ice making team for their hard and thankless work making great ice all season (except for those games I lost, what a strange coincidence).
The Finals and our New Champions
Firstly, thanks to Pete and Lindsay Kastrau for filling in for me during the finals night!
A big congratulations to Team Warriner (McMaster Varsity Women) for winning the 2021-22 Club Championship! This is a tremendous milestone for the league as they represent not only the youngest team to ever win but also the first time an all-female team has won in the 48 year history of the league.
Congratulations to the McMaster Varsity Men's team (I sense a trend this year) for winning our Inaugural Regular Season Championship. While they currently are in VERY exclusive company, I imagine that they too will also hold the distinction of youngest team to ever win it for a long time to come!
Both teams will qualify as our Male and Female representatives for the Everest Curling Club Championships in the fall. Good Luck!
Finally, not to be forgotten, congratulations to our remaining Playoff Champions: Teams Sedgwick (B Flight), Rutherford (C Flight), and Spratt (D Flight).
State of the League
One last update, I've been working on a refreshed website for the last couple months that I will be launching in the next couple weeks. It should be generally easier to read, work better on mobile devices, and have a bunch of new team and individual statistics for you to dig into. As a result, you may not see team photos posted on the current site until the transition is complete.
And with that, this essay of an email is finished! I hope everyone had a great season and has an even better summer. I will see you all in October for the 2022-23 season!
The Finals are upon us and I just wanted to remind everyone of tonight's schedule and give everyone a quick rundown of the evening.
Before that, unfortunately both Rob's family and my family have been taken down by COVID so we will be absent tonight. In our place, Pete Kastrau has volunteered to hand out prizes - Please help him out the best you all can! For our champions, if at all possible can you please take a team photo and email it to me so we can keep our Champions page as up to date as possible. Group selfie, professionally posed... anything works! Please report game results via text/email per usual.
All games start at 630PM. During the evening, for all spectators, finger foods will be available in the Bertram lounge free of charge, so help yourself! For those on the ice don't worry, you will be provided with per-table platters after the game, so you don't need to hoard anything beforehand.
After the games have been completed, we'll be moving everyone up to the Ballroom for the rest of the evening. There will be ice-specific tables for our playoff finalists and then other tables for everyone else.
Prizes will be given out at approximately 900PM (depending on how long the games go) for Playoff Champions, Finalists, and Series Winners.
Again, I'm sorry I won't be there tonight but I hope everyone has great time.
Good luck and good curling!