Hall of Fame

Inductions

Stick Curling Award Stars

Welcome to our brand new Hall of Fame where we will honour those who have achieved excellence in Nova Scotia Stick Curling. Here you can view the classifications below and download the nomination form. Please read the Criteria before downloading the Form.

INDUCTEES

 

Ron Crowe – Curler / Builder

2021
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NOVA SCOTIA STICK CURLING HALL OF FAME

CURLER / BUILDER

Ronald (Ronnie, Ron) Crowe

Highlights: Director of Nova Scotia Stick Curling 2013 – 2019

National Stick Curling Championship 2017 Bronze medalist

Maritime Stick Curling Championship 2010 Gold medalist

Nova Scotia Stick Curling Championship 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 Gold medalist

Truro Curling Club 2014, 2015, 2016 Stick curling champion

When stick curling began at the Truro Curling Club in 2007/08, Ron Crowe immediately embraced the “new” curling game and began teaching the game and its techniques to any and all who were interested. Ron’s name became symbolic with stick curling success; as he won club competitions consistently from 2008 through 2016 as well as various Provincial and Maritime championships.

Ron was well known for his willingness to help anyone interested in learning the new game. He travelled to several smaller clubs in the outlying areas to run free clinics. As a director of N.S. Stick Curling he was instrumental in organizing both Provincial and Maritime competitions; never complaining about the workload and always striving to grow the game. In his position as Fundy Zone director for Nova Scotia Curling Association (NSCA) Ron was in touch with all the clubs in the zone. He was always promoting the benefits of having a stick league at a club to bring back former curlers and retain those who were finding the regular game too physically demanding. Largely dueto the efforts of Ron Crowe, stick curling in Nova Scotia is now one of the fastest growing segments of curling.

John McStick

John (McStick) McNaughton – Builder

2021
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Nova Scotia Stick Curling Hall of Fame

“Builder”

John (McStick) McNaughton

Highlights: Director of Nova Scotia Stick Curling 2011 – 2015

Maritime Stick Curling Championship 2011, 2017 Gold medalist

Nova Scotia Stick Curling Championship 2017 Gold medalist, 2008 Silver medalist

John McNaughton has always been an accomplished and a well-respected Nova Scotia curler. However, it was his trail blazing effort to develop the sport of stick curling that assured his induction into the Nova Scotia Stick Curling Hall of Fame.

John embraced stick curling when throwing curling stones from the hack the traditional way became physically impossible. To continue to play his favourite game he found another delivery option and became a Nova Scotia stick curling pioneer. It is hard to overstate how much of a curiosity this man curling with a stick was at that time. John is a true competitor and soon developed a proficiency that inspired others and drew them to the game. John embraced stick curling so thoroughly that he fondly became known as John “McStick” McNaughton.

Being a part of the early development of a new sport requires patience, enthusiasm and commitment. John willingly instructed members within his own club and never hesitated to offer clinics at or teach members from many other clubs as well. Many stick curlers will credit John, and his quiet inspiration, for allowing them to continue to play the game they love.

John was instrumental in developing stick curling leagues at the Bluenose Curling Club and was a co-founder in 2007 of the Bluenose World Stick Curling Funspiel; a stick spiel that is immensely popular and still runs today. John also served as a regional representative on the provincial Nova Scotia Stick Curling board.

John was an innovative early-adopter and has been a consistent long-term promoter of stick curling at the club, regional and provincial levels.

Criteria & Forms

Feedback for Potential Nominations

Entry into the NS Stick Curling Hall of Fame requires demonstrating excellence in the selected category. Supporting applications should reflect a rigor consistent with demonstrating excellence. The failure to rigorously document excellence will negatively impact an application’s chance of success.

  • Only stick curling related achievements will be considered in evaluating an application.
  • Traditional curling achievements will not be considered in assessing an application.
  • Focusing on traditional curling achievements will negatively affect an application.

Applications should focus on the complete body of an individual’s / team’s stick curling achievements. However, in and of itself, being a “nice” person is not a sufficient demonstration of excellence for induction into the Hall of Fame. Conversely, a demonstrated lack of ethics or unsportsmanlike behavior would be considered grounds to disqualify an applicant as that applicant would not represent the stated values of the NSSCA.

Award Classifications:

There are four (4) potential classifications under which a stick curler can be inducted into the NSSCA Hall of Fame:

  1. Builder
  2. Team
  3. Curler
  4. Curler/Builder

Builder is defined as an individual who has made a significant contribution towards the development, promotion and advancement of stick curling in Nova Scotia. This classification is not restricted to but may include board members, executives, other groups/associations/ individuals associated with curling, media personnel, sponsors, officials or coaches.

Team is defined as a two-person stick curling team that have played multiple years together.

Curler is defined as an individual stick curler who may have played with multiple stick curling partners.

Curler/Builder is defined as any individual who has combined competition and participation in stick curling with continued interest and contribution toward the promotion, development and advancement of stick curling in Nova Scotia. This classification is not restricted to but may include stick curlers who have contributed as board members, executives, coaches, clinic developers/presenters or in other capacities that contributed to the growth of stick curling in Nova Scotia or nationally.

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

The following criteria should be considered when determining eligibility for induction into the NSSCA Hall of Fame:

Builder:

Must have made a major contribution to the development and advancement of stick curling in Nova Scotia. This may include persons who have served as officers of NSSCA (or club organizations) and have rendered exceptional service to the sport of stick curling.
This may include others that by their assistance, sponsorship or other valued contributions have furthered the development of the sport of stick curling.

Team:

The following criteria will be considered for inducting a team:

The two-person team will be chosen on the basis of their playing ability, sportsmanship and character. The team will have achieved distinction, be known for a high level of excellence and have performed in a manner that brings honour to stick-curling in Nova Scotia.

Specific criteria to consider:

  1. Canadian stick curling championship wins
  2. Maritime stick curling championship wins
  3. Multiple Nova Scotia stick curling championship wins
  4. Competitive stick spiel wins

 

Curler:

The following criteria will be considered for inducting a curler:

A curler will be chosen on the basis of their playing ability, sportsmanship and character. The curler will have achieved distinction, be known for a high level of excellence and have performed in a manner that brings honour to stick-curling in Nova Scotia.

Specific criteria to consider:

  1. Canadian stick curling championship wins
  2. Maritime stick curling championship wins
  3. Multiple Nova Scotia stick curling championship wins
  4. Competitive stick spiel wins

Curler/Builder:

The following criteria will be considered for inducting a curler/builder:

A curler/builder will be chosen on the basis of achievement as:

Specific criteria to consider:

  1. a participant in stick curling, and
  2. contribution to the development and advancement of stick curling at the Nova Scotia or national level.

The specific criteria set out for the builder and curler categories should be considered in evaluating this category that recognizes the valuable multi-dimensional contributions individuals can bring to the sport of stick curling.

The committee should consider the above-noted criteria but may also consider other factors, both positive and negative, in arriving at their recommendations.

Stick curlers in any of the above categories can be active or inactive in curling at the time of nomination.

Nominations may include stick curlers living or deceased.
A deceased person may be a candidate for selection to the NSSCA Hall of Fame and, if so selected, shall be inducted posthumously.
A selected member shall be enrolled posthumously if they die between the date of selection and enrollment.

Nominations may include stick curlers who are or have been residents of Nova Scotia.

A person resident outside of Nova Scotia who has made an outstanding contribution to stick curling may be considered if their contribution (national or internationally) has impacted stick curling in Nova Scotia.

Members of the NSSCA Board of Directors cannot be inducted into the Hall of Fame “Builder” category while still serving on the Board.

Nominations:

The Honours Committee shall solicit nominations from Nova Scotia stick curlers or curling clubs in Nova Scotia.

All nominations shall be made in writing to the Honours Committee Chairperson and shall contain all of the required information, including a digital picture and materials to support the selection criteria that will be considered.

The Honours Committee shall prescribe the form of the nomination and all nominations submitted shall be in accordance with the prescribed form. The prescribed form must be approved by the NSSCA Board of Directors.

If the Honours Committee is not happy with the information contained in the nomination form or the supporting material, the committee chairperson shall request the nominator to supply the needed additional information deemed necessary.

Any nominations not selected for inductions in the current year will be kept and considered for induction in subsequent years, up to a maximum of (5) five years.

Submission Deadline:

All nominations must be received no later than December 1.

Completed forms should be submitted to:

Nova Scotia Stick Curling Association
Honours Committee
24 Taylor Drive
Windsor Junction, NS
B2T 1K7

 

 

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