COVID Alert app notification halts play at curling tourney in Kitchener-Waterloo hub

The remainder of the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard – being played at the KW Granite Club in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. – has been cancelled after a player was notified by the COVID Alert app they had contact with a person who’s tested positive for COVID-19.

The Twitter account of the Brad Jacobs rink confirmed the cancellation of the remainder of the playoff rounds on Sunday afternoon.

Gerry Geurts, Stu Sells Oakville Tankard organizer, saidin a statement that the decision to cancel the remainder of the event was out of an abundance of caution for the safety of all participants.

“We are working within guidelines to try and approach opening the sport safely. There was no requirement to have players hold the COVID Alert app, and we have brought this cancellation upon ourselves, though this is what it’s supposed to do.

“We consider this necessary to ensure we’re proceeding with the utmost of caution in order to protect our sport at the same time.”

More to come.