DEKALB SUPER LEAGUE

TEAMS   *   STANDINGS   *    WEEK BY WEEK RESULTS   *   WEEK BY WEEK STORYLINE(Below)

The teams competing in the DEKALB Super League include:
  CARMAN: Rob Findlay, Darcy Hayward 
  MORDEN: Ryan Thomson
  MORRIS: David Hamblin
  PORTAGE: Ryan Hyde, Daryl Bachalo, Tom Hyde, Jason Manns
  LA SALLE: Randy Neufeld
  THISTLE: Justin Reischek (Dave Tonnellier)
 
Except for the opener on October 29th, the league will play its games as double headers with league play to be completed over five evenings of curling. A full day of playoffs is scheduled in Morden on January 2, 2016

DEKALB Super League Schedule
October 29, Portage - ONE Draw 7:30pm
November 12: Winnipeg/Thistle – 7pm & 9:15pm
November 19: Rosenort – 7pm & 9:15pm
December 3: Carman -  7pm & 9:15pm
December 10, Portage - 7pm & 9:15pm
January 2, 2016: Morden - Playoffs

(JANUARY 2)3:00PM DRAW - MORDEN:  NEUFELD WINS 4th DEKALB SUPERLEAGUE TITLE: Randy Neufeld - La Salle (Dean Moxham, Devon Wiebe, Brett Moxham-pictured with Monsanto's Trsh Jordan) won a pair of games Saturday in Morden to win the DEKALB SuperLeague championship. In the league final, Neufeld defeated Jason Manns-Portage (6-4)

Neufeld, the defending champion skip, won his fourth DEKALB SuperLeague title while Moxham won his sixth. With six titles, Moxham is now the winningest player in the league’s history. He previously shared that honour with former teammates Don Spriggs and Dale Michie.

Manns (Joe Leslie, Brent Harder, Chad Bodnarchuk) was aiming to win his first championship in his first year in the league.

To reach the final, Manns had defeated David Hamblin-Morris (8-5) while Neufeld posted a 5-3 win over Rob Findlay-Carman.

In the league’s ‘bronze medal game’, Findlay defeated Hamblin (5-2) with the winner earning $900 and the loser cashing a $600 cheque.

Starting the day in the championship division quarterfinals, Ryan Thomson-Morden and Dave Tonnellier-Thistle both lost their opening games. The two met in the playoff for the 5th or 6th with Thomson posting a 5-1 win. Thomson earned $600 on the day with Tonnellier taking home $400.

In the Consolation Division, Ryan Hyde-Portage (skipped Saturday by Farrol Asham) posted a pair of victories (6-3 over Daryl Bachalo-Portage and 7-2 over Tom Hyde Portage) to earn $500. Tom Hyde took home $300.

In the playoff between Bachalo and Hayward, Bachalo posted a 7-6 victory to earn $250 while Hayward got $100 in expense money.

In addition to the championship day payoff, the teams in the DEKALB SuperLeague also earned $200 per round-robin victory.

For the finalists that meant that Neufeld’s six wins has already paid off to the tune of $1200 and Manns’ five victories were worth $1000 before the day started.

Final League rankings, round-robin standings, and total earnings are as follows:

Standings After PLAYOFFS

FINAL STANDING

Round-Robin Record

Round-Robin Ranking

League Earnings
(Playoffs + $200 per R.R. Win)

Randy Neufeld – La Salle

1

6-3

T1 (1)

$3200

Jason Manns - Portage

2

5-4

T4

$2200

Rob Findlay – Carman

3

5-4

T4

$1900

David Hamblin – Morris

4

6-3

T1 (2)

$1800

Ryan Thomson – Morden

5

6-3

T1 (3)

$1800

Dave Tonnellier - Thistle

6

5-4

T4

$1400

Ryan Hyde - Portage

7

4-5

7

$1300

Tom Hyde - Portage

8

3-6

T8

$900

Daryl Bachalo - Portage

9

2-7

10

$700

Darcy Hayward - Carman

10

3-6

T8

$650

(JANUARY 2)12:30PM DRAW - MORDEN:  Defending league champion skip Randy Neufeld – La Salle will play league newcomer Jason Manns – Portage in the final game of the DEKALB SuperLeague at 3pm in Morden.

Neufeld defeated Carman’s Rob Findlay 5-3 while Manns stole the seventh and eighth ends to break a 5-5 tie with David Hamblin-Morris and advance with an 8-5 victory.

The winner of the championship final will earn a $2,000 cheque while the payday for the finalist is $1200.

Hamblin will play Findlay for third place and $900 ($600 to the loser). In the Consolation final, Tom Hyde-Portage plays Ryan Hyde-Portage for $500 ($300 to the loser).

(JANUARY 2) 9:30AM DRAW - MORDEN: Two championship quarterfinal games opened play as the DEKALB SUPERLEAGUE’s final day of the 2015-16 season got underway this morning in Morden.

Ryan Thomson’s local team hosted Rob Findlay’s Carman team in the opening round of competition. Thomson trailed by counts of 4-1 and 6-2 but fought back to score a three coming home to force an extra end. However, Findlay was able to score his single on the extra end for the 8-7 victory.

Findlay will advance to the 12:30 semi-final against Randy Neufeld-La Salle.

In the other semi-final, league newcomer Jason Manns and his Portage team bested the Winnipeg Thistle team skipped by Dave Tonnellier by an 11-4 score. Manns took an early 4-0 lead, gave back all four points over the 3rd and 4th ends, and then scored two and stole five to win in six ends.

Manns will play David Hamblin-Morris in the semi-final.

(JANUARY 1) DEKALB SuperLeague Playoffs Set for Morden, Saturday, January 2: The ten teams competing in the DEKALB SuperLeague will start their 2016 curling year, and wind up their 2015-16 season, with playoffs scheduled to begin at 9:30AM, January 2 at the Morden Curling Club.

Six teams will play for the club championship while four will play in a ‘consolation’ playoff. A total of $5,850 will be paid to the teams on Saturday, with $2,000 going to the league champions.

David Hamblin-Morris, Randy Neufeld-La Salle, and Ryan Thomson-Morden finished the season in first place in the league with identical 6 win -3 loss records. Hamblin and Neufeld earned first round playoff byes based on the fact that both defeated Thomson during round-robin play.

The championship quarterfinal round (9:30AM-Morden) features Thomson against Rob Findlay-Carman and Jason Manns-Portage against the Dave Tonnellier/Justin Reischek team from Winnipeg’s Thistle Curling Club. Findlay, Manns, and Tonnellier all finished the round-robin with 5-4 records.

The Thomson/Findlay winner advances to a 12:30PM semi-final against Neufeld while Hamblin awaits the winner of the Manns/Tonnellier game. The championship final is set for 3PM.

In the Consolation semi-finals at 12:30PM, Ryan Hyde-Portage plays Daryl Bachalo-Portage and Tom Hyde-Portage plays Darcy Hayward-Carman.

The DEKALB SuperLeague’s 2015-16 season began October 29 in Portage, followed by double-headers at Thistle (November 12); Rosenort Arena (November 19); Carman (December 3); and Portage (December 10).

(DECEMBER 10) THOMSON LOSES TWO; 3-WAY TIE FOR DEKALB LEAGUE LEAD Round robin play in the DEKALB Super League ended in Portage with a December 10 double header that saw Ryan Thomson’s Morden team lose a pair and drop back into a three-way first place tie with playoffs ahead.

Thomson’s losses, 7-4 to Rob Findlay-Carman and 5-3  to Randy Neufeld-LaSalle, give the Morden team a final 6 wins-3 losses record. They share that record with Neufeld who won two on the night, including an opening draw 5-2 win over Darcy Hayward-Carman.

David Hamblin’s Morris foursome is also at 6-3 after splitting their two December 10 games. Dave Tonnellier-Thistle posted an 8-1 win over Hamblin on the early draw. The Morris team followed that with a 6-1 win over Hayward.

Tonnellier followed the first draw victory with a 5-1 loss to Daryl Bachalo-Portage, giving the Winnipeg team a 5-4 season ending record.

Also at 5-4 is Rob Findlay-Carman, who became the only team with a pair of wins on the final evening of play  when he beat Tom Hyde-Portage on the late draw. Tom Hyde had beaten Ryan Hyde-Portage 7-5 on the early draw.

The sixth team to make the DEKALB Super League Championship playoff will be a first year team skipped by Jason Manns-Portage. Manns defeated Bachalo 7-2 and then lost 8-5 to Ryan Hyde.

The championship round will be played January 2, 2016 in Morden with the playoff rankings of Thomson, Hamblin to determine which two of the three advance direct to semi-finals. Neufeld, Tonnellier, Findlay, and Manns will play and the other 6-3 team will play first round playoff games.

Ryan Hyde (4-5), Tom Hyde & Darcy Hayward (3-6), and Daryl Bachalo (2-7) will play the Consolation round playoff in Morden.

(DECEMBER 3) THOMSON & TONNELLIER LEAD DEKALB LEAGUE: Ryan Thomson and his Morden team (Mark Georges, Rick Moreton Evan Gillis) won a pair of games Thursday in DEKALB SuperLeague play in Carman to improve their season record to 6-1.

Thomson’s win’s (7-0 over Tom Hyde-Portage and 7-3 over Ryan Hyde-Portage) gave the Morden team sole possession of first place in the league with the final double header to be played December 10 in Portage.

Dave Tonnellier-Thistle shared first place coming into the Carman double-header but lost a pair (6-3 to Rob Findlay-Carman and 6-0 to Randy Neufeld-LaSalle) and tumbled into a third place tie with Jason Manns-Portage and Neufeld. The three have 4-3 records.

David Hamblin’s Morris team won a pair in Carman to move alone into second place at 5-2. Hamblin defeated Manns (8-2) and Daryl Bachalo-Portage (6-1). Manns followed his opening draw loss to Hamblin with a win (10-3 over Tom Hyde-Portage).

Home ice proved to be an advantage for Carman’s Darcy Hayward team as they won a pair of games in DEKALB SuperLeague play, Thursday evening in Carman. Coming into the double-header, the Hayward foursome had won only a single game in their first five.

The wins (6-2 over Ryan Hyde-Portage and 6-0 over Rob Findlay-Carman) improved the Hayward team record to 3-4, tied in the standings with Hyde and Findlay.

(NOVEMBER 19) MORDEN'S THOMSON ALONE IN DEKALB LEAGUE FIRST PLACE: DEKALB SuperLeague teams tested the ice at the Rosenort Arena Thursday evening as Morris and Rosenort prepare to host the 8th annual DEKALB SuperSpiel. The bonspiel gets underway today with 32 top men's and 32 top women's teams competing in triple knockout play.

Ryan Thomson's Morden team and Dave Tonnellier's Thistlle team posted a pair of victories and they share first place in the league with a 4-1 record. Tonnellier defeated Tom Hyde-Portage (7-2) and Ryan Hyde-Portage (7-3). Thomson's victories came over Darcy Hayward's Carman foursome (6-1) and Jason Manns-Portage (7-4).

On the late draw, the hayward foursome posted their first victory of the season over Tom Hyde-Portage (6-3), who was one of the league teams tied for first place going into the evening.

Standings After Draw 5:
4-1 Ryan Thomson-Morden
4-1 Dave Tonnellier-Thistle

3-2 David Hamblin-Morris
3-2 Jason Manns-Portage
3-2 Ryan Hyde-Portage
2-3 Tom Hyde-Portage
2-3 Randy Neufeld- LaSalle
2-3 Rob Findlay-Carman
1-4 Daryl Bachalo-Portage
1-4 Darcy Hayward-Carman

Rosenort Draw 1 (League Draw 4)
Thomson 6-1 Hayward
Manns 8-3 Neufeld
Tonnellier 7-2 T. Hyde 
Hamblin 5-4 Findlay
R.Hyde 5-3 Bachalo

Rosenort Draw 2 (League Draw 5)
Findlay 5-1 Bachalo
Thomson 7-4 Manns
Neufeld 7-3 Hamblin
Hayward 6-3 T. Hyde
Tonnellier 7-3 R. Hyde

(NOVEMBER 17) Hamblin Defeats Thomson in 'Make-Up' Match:  Ryan Thomson Morden team’s record is now 2-1 after a 6-3 loss to David Hamblin-Morris in the re-scheduled game from October 29. Hamblin's record also improves to 2-1. As the teams prepare for the next double-header, Thursday November 19 in Rosenort, SIX teams share the league lead with 2-1 records. Thomson, Hamblin, Dave Tonnellier-Thistle, and three Portage teams (Ryan Hyde, Tom Hyde, Jason Manns) all have a pair of wins in three starts.

(NOVEMBER 12) THOMSON WINS A PAIR TO MOVE INTO DEKALB SUPERLEAGUE LEAD:  Ryan Thomson’s Morden team, who had missed the League opener due to a scheduling conflict, is the only undefeated team in the DEKALB Super League after a pair of wins Thursday, November 12 at Winnipeg’s Thistle Curling Club.

Thomson’s 2-0 record comes courtesy of victories over Daryl Bachalo-Portage (7-6EE) and Dave Tonnellier-Thistle (6-4) . The Morden team is a game ahead, in the loss column, of four teams with 2-1 records.

Jason Manns and his Portage team, newcomers to the DEKALB Super League, matched Thomson’s two-win performance, posting victories over Rob Findlay-Carman (8-4) and Darcy Hayward-Carman (7-4). Manns record is now 2-1, tied with Tonnellier and Ryan Hyde who split their Thistle games.

Tom Hyde-Portage is also at 2-1 after a two-win evening at Thistle.  Hyde defeated David Hamblin-Morris (5-2) and Bachalo (6-3)

STANDINGS AFTER DRAW #3
2-1 Ryan Thomson-Morden
2-1 Ryan Hyde-Portage
2-1 Dave Tonnellier-Thistle
2-1  Jason Manns-Portage
2-1 Tom Hyde-Portage
2-1  David Hamblin-Morris
1-2 Daryl Bachalo-Portage
1-2 Randy Neufeld-LaSalle
1-2 Rob Findlay-Carman
0-3 Darcy Hayward-Carman

LINK HERE for Linescores

(NOVEMBER 12) DEKALB SUPERLEAGUE PLAY IN WINNIPEG TONIGHT: The DEKALB SUPERLEAGUE, the south-central Manitoba competitive men’s curling league, moves into Winnipeg for a double header Thursday evening (November 12) at the Thistle Curling Club.

Dave Tonnellier and his Thistle home team, competing in the league for the second year, will play Carman’s Darcy Hayward on the opening draw at 7pm followed by a 9:15 match with Ryan Thomson-Morden. Tonnellier and his Thistle team won their opening game October 29 in Portage, 7-4 over Jason Manns-Portage.

Ryan Hyde-Portage, Randy Neufeld-La Salle, and Daryl Bachalo also won their games on the league’s opening night.

Complete league information and results are available at www.thecurler.com/dekalbsuperleague.

The DEKALB SuperLeague will play double headers November 19 in the Rosenort Arena, on the evening before the annual Morris DEKALB SuperSpiel; on December 3 in Carman; and on December 10 in Portage. League playoffs take place January 2, 2016 in Morden.

(October 29-2015) DEKALB SUPERLEAGUE OPENS IN PORTAGE - Portage teams won two games in four opportunities Thursday evening as the DEKALB SuperLeague kicked off its 2015-16 season with four games at the Portage Curling Club.                                           

Portage winners were Daryl Bachalo (8-3 over Darcy Hayward-Carman), and Ryan Hyde (7-4 over Rob Findlay-Carman) while Tom Hyde lost to Randy Neufeld-LaSalle (7-3) and Jason Manns lost to Dave Tonnellier-Thistle (7-4).

Coincidence of draw placed the league’s four Portage team in four separate games on the opening draw. A fifth game, between Morden’s Ryan Thomson and David Hamblin-Morris, was re-scheduled due to a conflict with a CurlManitoba men’s berth bonspiel game.

The 10-team league will play a nine-game round robin series with double-headers at Winnipeg-Thistle CC (November 12), Rosenort Arena (November 19), Carman CC (December 3), and Portage CC (December 10) before championship playoffs in Morden, January 2, 2016.

October 29 Results:
Rob Findlay-Carman
102 010 00  =4
Ryan Hyde-Portage
020 100 31  =7

Daryl Bachalo-Portage
130 103 x  =8
Darcy Hayward-Carman
002 010 x  =3

Tom Hyde-Portage
010 011 x  =3
Randy Neufeld-LaSalle
203 200 x  =7

Jason Manns-Portage
030 010 0x  =4
Dave Tonnellier-Thistle
301 002 1x  =7

League Standings After Draw 1:
1-0 Daryl Bachalo-Portage
1-0 Randy Neufeld-La Salle
1-0 Dave Tonnellier-Thistle
1-0 Ryan Hyde-Portage
0-1 Tom Hyde-Portage
0-1 Jason Manns-Portage
0-1 Darcy Hayward-Carman
0-1 Rob Findlay-Carman

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DEKALB SUPERLEAGUE RETURNS THURSDAY OCTOBER 29 IN PORTAGE - The DEKALB SuperLeague returns to the ice for the 2015-16 curling season with an opening draw Thursday, October 29 at the Portage Curling Club. The league’s first draw of the season is scheduled after Opening Ceremonies at 7PM.   

The ten team league features four Portage teams along with a pair of teams from Carman and one each from LaSalle, Morris, Morden and Winnipeg’s Thistle Curling Club.           

With the continuing support of long-time sponsor Monsanto and DEKALB brand seeds, the league will play for a total prize pool of $16,000 paid out per win and on the January championship playoffs. The sponsorship plus team entry fees also ensure that there is sufficient budget to pay ice rental at each of the locations where DEKALB SuperLeague games will be played.

“We are fortunate to have the commitment of Monsanto and its DEKALB seed brand to this league and are thrilled to have them back,” said League President Daryl Bachalo.  “The league supports rural communities and provides the opportunity for teams from Southern Manitoba to participate in high level competition while also supporting the rural rinks that host on league nights.”

Following the initial round-robin in Portage on October 29, the league will move to Thistle CC-November 12; Rosenort Arena-November 19; Carman CC -December 3; and Portage CC-December 10 for a double-header each evening to complete a nine-game round robin series.

The championship playoffs are scheduled for Morden Curling Club on January 2, 2016.

The addition of arena ice conditions in Rosenort was an instant hit with the curlers a year ago when the expanded DEKALB SuperSpiel added ice in the small community north-west of Morris to their bonspiel schedule. The November 19 games in Rosenort provide a mutual benefit. The ice is tested before the DEKALB SuperSpiel and the players in the DEKALB SuperLeague gain valuable experience playing on ice prepared by internationally respected Ice Technician Greg Ewasko.

Teams competing for the 2015-16 DEKALB SuperLeague season include:
Portage: Tom Hyde, Ryan Hyde, Jason Manns, Daryl Bachalo
Carman: Darcy Hayward, Rob Findlay
LaSalle: Randy Neufeld
Morris: David Hamblin
Morden: Ryan Thomson
Thistle: Dave Tonnellier/Justin Reischek

The league’s defending champion skip is Randy Neufeld who played a year ago with David Hamblin-Morris at third. This year, Neufeld returns with his Canadian Senior Champion teammate Dean Moxham at third and a front end of Devon Wiebe and Brett Moxham.

TEAM NEUFELD WINS 2014-15 CHAMPIONSHIP

JANUARY 4, 2015: Randy Neufeld, skipping a Morris team (David Hamblin, Kyle Peters, Justin Groening), has won the 2014-15 DEKALB SuperLeague Championship with a three-wins day Saturday, January 3 at the Morris Curling Club.

The Neufeld team run to the championship and the $2,600 first prize started with a quarterfinal win over Dave Tonnellier-Thistle (6-1), followed by a semifinal victory over Daryl Bachalo-Portage (5-4) In the final game, Team Neufeld beat defending champion Dean North-Carman (Darcy Hayward, Bill North Jr., Warren McCutcheon), scoring four points over the first three ends en route to a 6-2 victory.

The North foursome reached the final without giving up a single point in their first two games, blanking Ryan Hyde-Portage (4-0) and Ryan Thomson-Morden (7-0). As league finalist, they earned $1,300 in addition to the $200 per round robin win awarded to each team throughout the season.

Bill North-Carman and Ryan Thomson-Morden both finished the season in the third ranked position, with a pair of victories on the final day for $1,000 paydays. North lost his opener to Thomson (7-2) before defeating Hyde (7-5) and Tonnellier (8-0). After beating Bill North, Thomson lost to Dean North (7-0), then bounced back to beat Bachalo (9-5) in the final ranking game. In the 5th ranked position, Tonnellier and Bachalo each earned $750.

In the ranking game for 7th place in the final standings, Rob Findlay-Carman defeated Ryan Hyde-Portage to win $575. Hyde was winless on the day and picked up $375.

DEC 4: Morden's Thomson Foursome Tops DEKALB League Round Robin - A pair of wins for Ryan Thomson's Morden foursome improved their DEKALB Super League record to 5-2 to end the preliminary round of te league's 2014-15 season. Coming into the final night of round robin play, Thomson's 3-2 record had him a win behind first place Rob Findlay-Carman. Both won their first game of the evening. Findlay defeated Ryan Hyde-Portage while Thomson was a 6-5 winner over Daryl Bachalo-Portage. Findlay and Thomson met on the final draw and an 8-4 Thomson win created a 5 wins-2 losses tie for first place but the Thomson victory earned his Morden team the #1 seed in the January 3, 2015 championship playoffs in Morris.

David Hamblin's Morris team, skipped by Randy Neufeld, ws the only other team to win a pair on the final might of play. Wins over Dean North-Carman (6-1) and Bill North-Carman (7-4) moved the Morris team to a record of 4-3, tied with Dean North. The Neufeld/Hamblin team earned the third place seed thanks to the victory over Dean North who was also 4-3 at the end of the round-robin.

NOV 20: Despite their first loss of the season, Rob Findlay's Carman team continues to lead the way in the DEKALB SuperLeague. Dean North’s Carman team and Ryan Hyde’s Portage foursome both scored two wins as the DEKALB Super League  presented the first ever curling in the community of Rosenort Thursday evening. North defeated Rob Findlay-Carman (7-3) and Bill North-Carman (7-4) while Hyde’s victories came over Bill North-Carman (7-2) and Daryl Bachalo-Portage (6-4).

Ryan Thomson-Morden, Randy Neufeld-Morris, Dave Tonnellier-Thistle, and Rob Findlay-Carman all split their double-header games in Rosenort. Daryl Bachalo and Bill North-Carman lost both games in Rosenort.

Findlay continues to lead the league with a 4-1 record while Hyde and Tonnellier share second place with a 3-1-1 record.

NOV 13: RYAN THOMSON-Morden and ROB FINDLAY-CARMAN won two November 13 in Portage while Justin Reischek-Lansdowne had a win and a rare tie (early draw with a second game scheduled).  Findlay's Carman team leads the DEKALB Super League after the week two pair of round robin games. DEAN NORTH-Carman and BILL NORTH - Carman both lost two games. The other three teams all split their games in Portage. The league's next action is Thursday, November 20 in Rosenort when the DEKALB Super League players will have a rare opportunity to experience world-class arena ice conditions, thanks to an invitation from the organizing committee of the DEKALB SuperSpiel. The annual DEKALB SuperSpiel begins Thursday, November 20 in Morris and expands into the Rosenort Arena, with ice prepared by Greg Ewasko, on Friday, November 21.

NOV 6: The DEKALB SuperLeague got underway for the 2014-15 season with an opening meeting and one draw Thursday evening in Carman. The eight-team league includes Rob Findlay, Dean North, and Bill North Sr. skipping Carman teams, Ryan Hyde and Daryl Bachalo from Portage, Darko Reischek-Lansdowne, Ryan Thomson-Morden, and David Hamblin-Morris.

On opening night, defending champion Dean North-Carman posted a 7-2 win over Daryl Bachalo-Portage. Rob Findlay was an 8-4 winner over Bill North in a match-up of Carman teams. Ryan Hyde-Portage defeated Ryan Thomson’s Morden foursome by the same 8-4 score. And David Hamblin’s Morris foursome lost 6-1 to Darko Reischek and his Lansdowne entry.

Play continues with double headers in Carman (November 13); Carman (December 4); and Winkler  (December 11). Playoffs are scheduled January 3, 2015 in Morris.

The teams will compete for a total of nearly $14,000 in prize money over their competitive season with the league champion taking home $3,000 and the finalist earning $1,600. Third place will pay $1,000 $750 goes to the fourth place team, and with $650 (5th), $550 (6th), $450 (7th), $350 (8th) at the end of the season for the other teams. Each round robin win pays $200 to the victor.