In the five years it’s been up and running at Morrisburg Public School, speed/sport stacking has become extremely popular among the students. As a result when the annual tournament at Nationview Public School rolled around two weeks ago, 54 students helped to pack up the cups and off they went. Leading this year’s results for MPS were Bryce Bradford who scored a third place finish overall at the grade 6 level and Gabriel Baker who scored a third place finish overall at the grade 4 level. Stackers from local schools made for a great and very exciting day at Nationview, with generally 100 plus kids stacking at a time. “It’s crazy loud,” says Nancy Beavers who is the coordinator of the MPS Speed Stacking Club. “It’s the one sport we take as many students that want to go,” says Nancy Beavers. Stackers at MPS work on their stacking skills at recess during the winter months. “Sometimes there are so many, we don’t have enough cups…and we have 400 cups,” says Beavers. Speed stacking involves the up-stacking and down-stacking of specially designed cups in pre-determined sequences. “It’s great for working the left and right sides of the brain and for hand and eye coordination,” explained Beavers. “It also helps with other activities and sports. It’s for the athlete as well as the non-athlete, and it’s great for kids with disabilities.” The basic patterns are 3-3-3, 3-6-3, and the cycle, all including the up-stacking and down-stacking of the cups. “It’s all on speed,” says Beavers. “If they stumble they have to go back and fix it. It’s all timed, it’s all electronic.” Pictured above, with their ribbons won at the Nationview Speed Stacking tournament, front left to right, are Austin Gonclaves, Sam Connors, Tyler Shields, Manraj Cheema and Oakley Beavers. Back, l-r, are Gabriel Baker, Katie Perry, Sheetal Sahota (front), Kristyn Van Hoof, coach Nancy Beavers, Abby Smith and Bryce Bradford. Cameryn Broad was absent.
The rain held off and Ottawa Hylands golfer Paul Nooyen held on to win his third consecutive Cedar Glen Men’s Open Championship here Monday.
Nooyen posted a two-over-par 72 for a one stroke win over the Glen’s Kurtis Barkley with a 73.
Nooyen won the Open the last two years, both with scores of 74.
Sunday’s round played from the white tees saw him double bogey the par three sixth hole and the par three 12th.
He turned the corner with a one over par 35, and birdied two of the last three holes on the back nine (16 & 18) for a one over 37 and his 72 total.
The next low scores in the 29-player A flight category were 76s carded by Craig Nooyen (public player), Brad Mayhew of Nationview, Lance LePage of Upper Canada and Peter Gilder of the Brockville Country Club.
Rick Barkley of Cedar Glen posted a 78, while Dave Saunders of the Brockville C.C., Lonnie McIntosh of Cedar Glen and Mike Guy tied with 79s.
Guy’s 79 gave him the A flight low net with a 68.
Paul McCasliln of Iroquois finished alone with an 80, while Chawn Lapier (Iroq), Steve McIntosh and Lyle Schell of Cedar Glen and Lyndsay Weegar of Morrisburg all carded 81s.
Also defending his title was B flight champion Barry Casselman.
A very solid 78, allowed Casselman (Cedar Glen) to walk away from the rest of the B field, his closest competition coming from Cedar Glen golfers Rick Morrow, Billy DeJong and Kenny Mills all shooting 83s.
Mills’ 83 gave him a 66 net for the B flight net win.
Next up in B flight, was Cedar Glen’s Steve Plummer with an 84. Bill Hogoboam of Sandy Row and Chris Phifer of Cedar Glen tied with 85s.
Thirty area golfers were in the hunt for B flight prizes.
It was another successful defense of his title in C flight, as Mike Berrube of Nationview posted a 100 to collect his second consecutive championship.
Also shooting a 100, which gave him the C flight low net with a 75, was Cedar Glen’s Dennis Casselman.
Due to the major thunder/rain storm that arrived just shortly after the final golfers checked in at the clubhouse, a playoff was not possible to break the 100 tie.
The next low shooter in C flight was Brian Erwin of Cedar Glen with a 103.
Sixty-four golfers competed in the 39th annual Cedar Glen Open. All categories this year played from the white tees that measure just under 6,000 yards.
This week the Morrisburg Golf club sends its good wishes for some big results for Barb Sheridan, and Monique and Andy Patenaude as they head to Windsor for the Provincial 55+ Senior games which will take place August 19-22. Barb and Andy will be on the golf course while Monique will be putting her skills to work at the Euchre table.
The ladies kicked off the week at the Morrisburg Golf course last Wednesday, August 6, with their weekly night. The evening was sponsored by Royal Lepage-John Morrow, and the game was The Good and the Bad.
Golfers were required to count their best and worst scores on the par 3s, par 4s and par 5s which allowed six scores to count.
The low winners were Vicki Boivin with a 30 and Monique Patenaude and Diane Gallinger tied with 31’s. High score winners were Lydia Eamon with a 52 and Claire Dunn with a 50.
The average score winners were Valerie St. John, Shelley Broad, Laurie Dillabough, Anita Cooper and Judy Laurin with the average score being 35.
In the non-member category, Shannon Casselman was the low score winner with a 34, and Nelda Hickman won for high score with a 49. The average score winners were Patty Boucher and Janie Connelly with 36’s.
With the Ladies Open played today, Wednesday, August 13, there is no Ladies Night this week. Ladies night will resume August 20 with the Flower Station-Shannon Casselman as sponsor.
In men’s night action on August 7, Shawn Hummel led the field with a 35. Kirk Barkley was the low gross shooter in B flight with a 39 (retro) and Bob Barclay won C flight with a 43 (retro).
Net winners for the evening were Kevin Duvall in A flight, Scott Robinson in B and Steve Boucher in C. Closest to the pin winners were Travis Dillabough on the par three 14th hole and Dave McClenaghan on the par three 17th.
We had another bonspiel in Morrisburg last week. Coordinator Ron Beaupre organized a visit by the Russell daytime mixed curlers, and they will be hosting 12 of us in December. These friendly matches are one-game affairs, with lunch afterwards. They are always very friendly, and the senior men and daytime ladies organize them for their leagues as well. It’s a chance to visit other clubs, compete with other curlers and renew old friendships or make new ones.
Our first team was Sue McIntosh, Alice Thompson, Paul Dobry and Andy Patenaude. They played a Russell team skipped by Leo Beckers, and were tied coming home in the seventh end, but Leo eked out a point to win the match, the only victory for Russell on the day.
Our second representatives were Len Bellamy, Cheryl Thompson, Bud Perry and Fred (Boomer) Langlotz. They won their game, as did our final foursome, Dave King, Jack Barkley, Doug Jarvis and Sharon Van Allen. It was great to see many of our friends again, including people like Jimmy Sullivan and Doreen Taylor.
After the matches, the teams repaired to the dining room for refreshments, and a delicious meal prepared, served, and cleaned up after by our Thursday morning hosts. Special thanks to Jeannine and Ron Beaupre, who organized the feast, and to the ladies who brought in the food. The words of appreciation from the guests, and our rebuttals, as well as an exchange of stories, sent all away happy. Can’t wait until the return visit to Russell, with their new four-sheet rink.
Apologies to Keith Robinson and Fred Langlotz who did, indeed, win the ‘B’ final bonspiel last Sunday, defeating Wally and Joanne Baker in a thrilling final.
Several events are upcoming at the club. The ladies’ invitational bonspiel will be here Dec. 6, Ian McGillis has an OCA event here Dec. 16 and 17, and we already have one rental of the club over the Christmas break. It’s not too early to book your family or business party for the holiday season, or for other occasions. President Mahlon Locke is the person to call.
The ice looks good, well-maintained as usual by our technician, Wally Baker, and enhanced by the signs on the walls and the ice surface, courtesy of our fine community sponsors.
The information concerning out-of-club bonspiels has been posted downstairs, and a number of people have entered teams in several of them. We’ll report on results as they come in to us. For those interested, the league statistics are also displayed in the lower hall.
Curlers might also consider entering Ottawa Valley Curling Association events, from bantams to juniors, men’s and women’s, as well as seniors. The list is available in the lounge, and those interested should contact our president. There is an application form to be completed, and an entry fee to be paid.
The format would be zone competitions, followed by regional, and then Provincial finals. Teams from here have done well in the past, and we hope many will enter the Zone playdowns this year.
The juniors play in Winchester Nov. 20-22, while the seniors play in Cornwall Nov. 28-29, for example. For all, there are separate male and female events. You might even consider playdowns leading to the Tournament of Hearts and the Brier. They all start with zone play.