Ryan & Burtnyk Win 2017 Canola Junior Provincial Championships

CurlManitoba hosted the Canola Junior Men’s and Women’s Provincial Championships at the Pembina Curling Club and St Vital Curling Club January 1-6, 2017.

In the final of the 2017 Canola Junior Men’s Provincial Championship JT Ryan from the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club defeated Braden Calvert from the Granite Curling Club. Team Ryan consists of Skip JT Ryan, Third Jacques Gauthier, Second Graham McFarlane, Lead Brendan Bilawka, Fifth Kyle Allenby, and Coach John Lund.

Laura Burtnyk from the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club defeated Kristy Watling from the East St Paul Curling Club in the final of the 2017 Junior Women’s Provincial Championship. Team Burtnyk consists of Skip Laura Burtnyk, Third Hailey Ryan, Second Sara Oliver, Lead Rebecca Cormier, and Coach Scott Grant.

Team Ryan and Team Burtnyk will represent Manitoba at the 2017 Canadian Junior Women’s Championship in Victoria, BC January 21-29, 2017.

Congratulations to both teams!

MJCT Tour Championships – Sponsored by Asham Curling Supplies

Congratulations to Teams Oryniak and Mackay for winning the MJCT Tour Championships!

Congratulations to Teams Peters and Gray-Withers for winning the berth spots!

Thank you to all teams that participated and all the support of their family and friends.

A special thank you to Asham Curling Supplies for the support of the berth winners (sponsoring the cost of the spots), the tour champions (Express Ultra Lite shoes for each player), the brush giveaway that was won by curlers Alex Friesen, Janessa Rutter, Adam Flatt and Dayton Walker and all the other free stuff during the weekend!

Team Oryniak

Team Mackay

Team Peters

Team Gray-Withers

Final results are below.


Finals have been determined and Forrester is playing Oryniak while Gray-Withers is playing Mackay. In the 3 vs 4 game we have Lamb vs Friesen and Stykalo vs Peters.

Congratulations to Team Gray-Withers on achieving the Junior Women’s berth spot. The outcome of the 3 vs 4 game on the men’s side will determine our Junior Men’s berth spot.

Stay tuned for results!

Semi final action for the MJCT Championships has begun with Oryniak playing Stykalo and Forrester playing Peters on the Junior Men’s side. For the Junior Women’s it’s Gray-Withers vs Friesen and Lamb vs Mackay.

On behalf of the MJCT Executive we are happy to announce that Asham Curling Supplies has sponsored the Tour Championships. Please find below the draw and rules for the championships.




Kyle Flett Memorial MJCT

Congratulations to teams Radford and Walter on winning the Kyle Flett Memorial MJCT! Standings will be updated and invitations for the Tour Championships sent out shortly.

Thank you to all teams who participated in all events this season!

Final results: kfm-draw-2016-results



Semi final action has begun on the men’s side with Oryniak playing Radford and JT Ryan playing J. Friesen. In the women’s Baker is playing Wallis while Walter is playing Zacharias. Good luck to all teams!

Please find below the draw for this weekend’s Kyle Flett Memorial MJCT, our last event of the season. Good luck to all teams!


Quality Inn Winkler MJCT Junior Curling Classic

Please below the final results of the Quality Inn Winkler MJCT Junior Curling Classic. Congratulations to Teams Radford and A. Friesen on their wins.


Please find attached the draw for the Quality Inn Winkler MJCT Junior Curling Classic Oct 28- 30. As with the Stonewall MJCT please be reminded of the broom requirements previously communicated.


Stonewall Family Foods Junior Classic MJCT

Congratulations to Teams Ryan and Mackay for winning the Stonewall MJCT!


Semi final action saw Mackay defeating Gray-Withers and Lamb defeating Burtnyk on the women’s side. In the men’s side Forrester defeated Stykalo and Ryan defeated Schirrmeister. Good luck to all teams in the final.

Please find attached the draw for this weekend’s MJCT in Stonewall. Please also be reminded of the broom requirements that are required for this weekend…..see previous posts below.


Broom Requirements – UPDATED as of OCT 4, 2016


Please note that effective IMMEDIATELY the MJCT will be enforcing the broom moratorium as indicated in CurlMB’s rule book (see below). Given several concerns that were brought forward during the last two MJCT events that not all teams are respecting the request to follow the Curl Canada’s recommendations (when using the old fabric) it is the decision of the MJCT to change the broom requirements effective as of the next event in Stonewall Oct 15-17. All teams will need to comply by using the new WCF approved brush heads.

The Rules as posted in CurlMB’s rule book (page 7) are below and we’ve also attached the report from Curling Canada.


2016-2017 Broom Moratorium
Only World Curling Federation (WCF) approved brush heads will be allowed at CurlManitoba events.
The sweeping technique must be
a) Sweep in any direction; there must be brush head movement in the sweeping motion
b) The motion shall not leave any debris in front of the moving stone
c) The final motion shall finish outside the path of any stone

Unofficiatied Play (Regional Qualifiers, Berth Bonspiels and Bonspiels with a Berth)
1. In keeping with the spirit of the game, at unofficiated events, the brooms and sweeping technique shall be governed by the players and coaches keeping Fair Play in mind at all times.
2. If an alternate player comes into the game, they must use the brush of the player they are replacing.
3. The target broom must be the declared sweeping brush of the skip or vice skip (third). Using a separate or different broom as the target broom is not allowed.

Officiated Play (Provincial Championships)
1. All unofficiated play rules.
2. Any player using a sweeping device at Provincial Championships not approved will be suspended from the rest of the competition and the game will be forfeited.
3. Hair Brooms and Corn Brooms are banned but will be allowed to serve as throwing devices.
4. Each player must declare his or her approved sweeping device at the start of the game. A player may not change their brush head during a game, unless the Chief Umpire grants special permission. If a change is made without permission the team will forfeit the game.
5. All equipment will be checked and tagged prior to the event, any changes must be approved by the Head Umpire.
6. A player may request that an umpire inspect a brush prior to or during a game.


Please note that the MJCT rules have been updated and registration forms for Winkler and Petersfield MJCT events have been added.

Standings and registered teams have now been updated.

MJCT Executive