Curlers claim Adams trophy

The senior men’s first draw has just ended, and the champions, and winners of the Adams Trophy, are Martin Schneckenburger, Neil Williams, Ron Beaupre and Robert Martin. 

Finishing with the same number of wins and losses, two other fine teams lost out to Martin’s foursome because of the latter’s better point total. They were Jack Barkley, Dwight Gilmer, Doug Jarvis and Paul Gunther, along with Sid Morrell, Ted Harriman, Gerry Thompson and Paul Dobry. It was a tight and exciting start to league play. The second draw began on Monday, and will finish by Christmas.    

Susan McIntosh has postponed the next two-person bonspiel. Watch the bulletin board for news on that front.

Sid Morrell and Jack Barkley will have a play-off today to determine the champion for the first Parnell competition of the season, which our Morrisburg Club is hosting on Friday. The guests are from Cornwall, Lancaster and Prescott. As hosts, we are only allowed one team.

In last week’s friendly match in Cornwall, two of our senior men’s teams competed, both defeated by their ‘friendly’ hosts. Sid Morrell, Ted Harriman, Gerry Thompson and Paul Dobry, and John Wilson, Andy Patenaude, Karl Duncan and Bob Youmelle were victimized by Cornwall foursomes. Don’t we normally have three teams in these matches? Did one of our quartets have a ‘senior moment’?

Speaking of senior moments, your humble reporter has been told he erred in crediting Don O’Brien’s team with a narrow win in their friendly match against Prescott, and in claiming that Jack Barkley’s foursome bowed by the same close score. Sorry Doug!

Dave King is looking for some assistance from senior men. Our senior men’s invitational bonspiel, traditionally held in January, needs some fellows to help organize it this year. Please see Dave if you can help. It would be a shame to see this fine event, also a great money-maker for the club, fold. 

Unless something happens to get the men’s Founders Bonspiel going again, that would be two of our major invitational bonspiels we would have lost. In a club as small as ours, we depend on these key events financially. 

We have a fine club, with great ice, and we like to show it off to clubs from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. We know many just want to come out and curl, but without people to help with volunteer activities, we may find ourselves going far afield to have a place to play the ‘roaring game’. See if you can help us, folks!

By the way, for rentals, please contact Joe McCooeye at 613-543-2931.  

Two teams of senior ladies are in Lancaster this week for that club’s ladies’ invitational bonspiel. Gretta McGann and Alice Thompson lead quartets into battle against Eastern Ontario and West Quebec teams, and we’ll have the results next week.

Finally, our own ladies’ invitational bonspiel will be held at our club on Tuesday, December 6, and our Christmas friendly bonspiel is scheduled for Saturday, December 10. We hope many of you can drop in to watch the curling for the first event, and watch or participate in the second. 

That’s it for now. Good curling!

 

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