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Barrie Curling Club hosting Stu Sells U18, Junior Tankards

Event organizers say 41 teams will compete this weekend at facility on Essa Road; Action begins Friday morning
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The Barrie Curling Club is kicking off the 2022-2023 in a big way as they host the Stu Sells U18 and Junior Tankards this weekend.

The events will bring a total of 41 teams across the four age and gender categories to the curling facility on Essa Road.

“We’re very excited to be welcoming these young athletes to our curling home. We haven’t hosted an event of this size since before the pandemic started, so we’re looking forward to having a proverbial house full,” said Melanie Hughes, Barrie Curling Club manager.

Event finalists of all categories will earn direct entry into the BrokerLink OVCA Junior SuperSpiel. U18 finalists will become eligible for entry in the 2023 Stu Sells Junior Tankard and will earn valuable points for qualification to the CurlON U18 Provincial Championship. On the junior side, championship game competitors earn points toward the CurlON Junior Provincial Championship, plus will be eligible for entry in a 2023 adult Stu Sells event in the Toronto area.

In addition to the action on the curling ice, and in light of it being Thanksgiving weekend, teams and spectators are encouraged to bring non-perishable items to the club for donation to the Barrie Food Bank.

“We know there are individuals and families in our community struggling to put a good meal on the table, so we hope to top up the food bank coffers with the help of these curlers,” said Hughes.

Team Johnston, of the Barrie Curling Club, has set out a challenge to the other participating teams to see which team can bring in the most donations.

Curling action kicks off Friday morning at 8 a.m., and continues through to the finals on Monday, Oct. 10 at noon. There is no admission fee to attend, and parking is available on site at 175 Essa Rd. Spectators are welcome.

Full event information, including list of teams, game schedule and more, is available at