2018 Tankard Teams 

There will be twelve teams participating in the 2018 Tankard.  The first 3 teams will qualify as of Dec 14.  Six additional teams have qualified at the 2 Provincial qualifying rounds this past January 13/14.  The final three teams will qualify at the Challenge Round on January 20/21.  Stay tuned for updated profiles as they happen.

Team Epping

Leaside Curling Club, Toronto
Skip: John Epping
Third: Mathew Camm
Second: Patrick Janssen
Lead: Tim March
Alternate: Charley Thomas
Coach: Jim Wilson

Participating in the Roar of the Rings for a chance to represent Canada at the Olympics Team Epping is the sixth ranked team in the world.  A runner-up the past two Tankards, Skip John Epping will be pushing hard to win his first Tankard.

Team Howard

 St. George’s G&CC, Etobicoke 
Skip: Glenn Howard
Third: Adam Spencer
Second: David Mathers
Lead: Scott Howard
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Four time world champion and defending Tankard champion, Team Howard will be coming to Huntsville in search of an amazing 18th Ontario title! They are sure to be crowd favourites as they continue to build on their phenomenal legacy.

 

Team Robillard

Ottawa Curling Club, Ottawa
Skip: Sebastien Robillard
Third: Ryan McCrady
Second: Bowie Abbis-Mills
Lead: Andrew Denny-Petch
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By winning the Colts Provincial Championship in Dec 2017, Team Robillard of the Ottawa Curling Club punched their ticket to the Tankard.  Team Robillard will be looking for their first provincial championship at this year’s Tankard.

Team Balsdon

Cataraqui Golf and Country Club, Kingston
Skip: Greg Balsdon
Third: Donald Bowser
Second: Jonathan Beuk
Lead: Scott Chadwick
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Provincial Qualifer A

A Event Winner

Greg Balsdon won the 2014 Tankard and represented Ontario at the Brier. They are making their 3rd straight Tankard appearance as a team.  Team Balsdon has also won the 2016 Tier 2 Tour Challenge Grand Slam.

Team Kean

Woodstock Curling Club, Woodstock

Skip: Mark Kean

Third: Colin Dow

Second: Brad Kidd

Lead: Scott Brandon

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Provincial Qualifer A

B Event Winner

Team McLean

Navan Curling Club, Navan

Skip: Michael McLean

Third: Jason Camm

Second: Kevin Lagerquist

Lead: Nathan Crawford

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Provincial Qualifier A

C Event Winner

Team Bice

Sarnia Golf and Curling Club, Sarnia
Skip: Mark Bice
Third: Aaron Squires
Second: Tyler Morgan
Lead: Steve Bice
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Provincial Qualifier B

A Event Winner

Team Retchless

Royal Canadian Curling Club, Toronto

Skip: Rob Retchless

Third: Alex Champ

Second: Terry Arnold

Lead: Scott Clinton

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Provincial Qualifier B

B Event Winner

Team Maus

Highland Country Club, London

Skip: Codey Maus

Third: Scott McDonald

Second: Wesley Forget

Lead: Jeff Grant

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Provincial Qualifier B

C Event Winner

Team Krell

KW Granite Club, Waterloo
Skip: Richard Krell
Third: Jonah Mondloch
Second: Evan Lilly
Lead: Robert Currie
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Provincial Challenge Round

A Event Winner

Team Frans

Oakville Curling Club, Oakville

Skip: Joe Frans

Third: Michael Anderson

Second: Scott Foster

Lead: Sean Harrison

Alternate: Kevin Flewwelling

Coach:

Provincial Challenge Round

B Event Winner

Team Tuck

Brant Curling Club, Brantford

Skip: Wayne Tuck

Third: Chad Allen

Second: Kurt Armstrong

Lead: Matt Pretty

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Provincial Challenge Round

C Event Winner

2018 Special Olympics Teams 

Special Olympics
Curling is one of 18 sports currently sanctioned by Special Olympics Ontario. Currently 42 community clubs are registered in the Province, with 35 falling within the CurlON boundaries. This accounts for nearly 80 competitive teams.  Our qualification process advances 4 teams to the Tankard. Based on a skills leveling system, and qualifying tournament. One “A” and one “B” team from both the East and West will compete in Huntsville. These teams will play a single 4 end game to determine the top “A” and “B” team. The Tankard is a high performance stream featuring the best curling teams in the Province.
  The winners will receive a team banner and individual patches.
  The Ontario Tankard is the last of a series of 3 qualifying tournaments.