They were awesome says Morrisburg Curling Club Little Rocks coach Ian Wilson of his young players who competed recently in the annual Big Four curling competition in Russell and the Ran Wiley Memorial Bonspiel in Winchester.
The Morrisburg Little Rocks program was represented by two teams in Russell, with one team going all the way to the A final. The second team lost in an extra end in their second game, which had they won, would have put them in the A final as well.
With just one 11 year old and one 12 year old on the two teams, Wilson, who with his wife Kathyrun the Morrisburg program, says his players did very well in Russell.
“If these guys stick with it for another couple of years, you can’t help but think how much better they are going to be. In two years, they are going to be fantastic.”
Wearing the Morrisburg colours and going all the way to the A final where they lost to an older Metcalfe team were Aiden White, Abby Trizisky, Tommy Derikx and Kyra Lewis.
The second Morrisburg team consisted of Ewan Wilson, Martina Lewis, Nolan Belanger and James Szuky.
At the very popular 12-team Ran Wiley Memorial in Winchester, the Morrisburg teams collected third and eighth place finishes.
Teamed for this bonspiel and the third place finish were Wilson, Emily MacPherson, Johnathon Charette and James Szuky.
Playing to eighth were Aiden White, Martina Lewis, Christian Keeler and Kyra Lewis.
The Morrisburg Little Rocks program has one team competing at the upcoming Zone 1 Playdowns. That team includes White, Wilson, Belanger and Lewis.
The Little Rocks Curling at the Morrisburg club will wrap up on Monday, March 18th.