Nugget Column #07 – Wednesday November 2nd, 2016
Open to the public! Join the North Bay Granite Club this Friday November 4th for their “First Friday of the Month Fun Night”.
New this season, the first Friday in each month of the curling season will be reserved for a fun night open to absolutely anyone, regardless of curling experience.
Each event will offer a New Curler Orientation for those participants who have not played before, followed by a curling game, and then food and entertainment. Each event will offer different activities with the intent of showing off the social nature of the sport and the friendliness of our community curling centre.
The November 4th Fun Night is a Board Games themed event, which participants will provide their own game(s) for, in addition to a $15 entry fee to cover pizza.
People can register online at northbaycurling.com/firstfriday as a team of four, or as an individual (to be placed on a team). The New Curler Orientation goes from 6pm – 7pm (optional) with curling games beginning at 7pm and pizza being delivered for 8:30pm. The club and bar will stay open late so that participants can enjoy a relaxing night out with friends. We hope to see you there!
Shaw Still Canada’s Top Quad Tennis Player
North Bay’s Robert Shaw is still the best in Canada having defended his singles and doubles tennis titles at the Birmingham National Tennis Championships, which ran October 27th – 30th in Vancouver, BC.
Here is the story, as written by Tennis Canada:
Following a topsy-turvy duel with former world No. 2 Sarah Hunter, top seed Rob Shaw came through in the quad final at the Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships on Sunday by a score of 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. Lasting two hours and five minutes, Shaw was able to come back from a set down and then 0-2 down in the third set to maintain his standing at the top of the quad category in Canada.
“It was awesome,” Shaw said. “Last year’s title meant a lot to me, but this year I feel like I’ve really shown that I am the best in Canada for my division and I’ve played good, consistent tennis. I feel like I’ve earned the right to say that I’m part of the elite crowd and it wasn’t just a one-time fluke.”
In the doubles final, Shaw was victorious once again. He and teammate Gary Luker, the top seeds, won their second consecutive title together with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Hunter and Mitch McIntyre.
The two wins on the day means Shaw has successfully defended both his singles and doubles crowns from a year ago, when he captured his first-ever national titles.
As we get nearer to the holiday season, our hall and ice rentals are being swept up and space is becoming more limited with every day that passes. Should you be interested in hosting a corporate or family event in our hall or on the ice (or both), please contact us as soon as possible.
Bobby Ray General Manager North Bay Granite Club