We have more seasonal results from league play at our curling club.
Last Tuesday night the men’s league wrapped up, and in the championship game, Larry Cooper’s team won the Pat Lid Trophy over Jack Barkley. With Larry were Peter McCooeye, Mike Felker and Jody Cryderman. Jack’s team included Ken Konink, Rick Mackenzie and Bill Laurin.
Finishing third were Robert Houze, Robbie Stitt and Al Harriman.
Our Thursday nighters start their playoff run this week, with games beginning at 7 p.m. each night. John and Ian Wilson, Scott Lane and Mike Staebler, and Joe McCooeye, John Allison, Peter McCooeye and Jack Barkley finished first and second respectively and earned a bye to the semi-finals on Thursday night.
On Monday night, Larry Cooper, Chris and Nancy Barkley and Anita Cooper played Mahlon Locke, Carolyn Beckstead, Kathy Norg and Wendy Casselman, while Robert Houze, Sam Laurin, Alan Brunt and Leanne McCooeye played Robbie Stitt, Al Harriman, Greta McGann and Paul St. Pierre.
The winning teams play against the first and second place teams on Thursday night, and those victors play for the club championship on Saturday night.
The senior men completed their last draw of the last week, with the team of Pete Zeran, Ted Herriman, Maurice Kolff and Paul Dobry dominating play in the round robin. Finishing second were Don O’Brien, Len Bellamy, Glen Cougler and Robert Martin, followed by Martin Schneckenburger, Sam Locke, Bud Perry and Larry Ware.
Rather than start a new draw in the days remaining this season, those interested play made-up two-person games. They’re looking at the possibility of a championship round involving the most successful skips over the season, Pete Zeran and Sid Morrell.
Our closing bonspiel April 6 will begin at 9 a.m., costing $10 for an eight-end game and a six-ender, with a pot luck luncheon in between. The dinner will be $15 and serving will begin at 5:30. Previous to that will be a skills competition. Then after a general meeting, the club championship game is on to finish the season.
The Wednesday night ladies will have their traditional four-end matches tonight, followed by some special treats. They have a great time in league play, but will not be announcing championship results. The Tuesday afternoon ladies will not be selecting a champion either, but also enjoy themselves on and off the ice.
Thursday morning mixed competition will finish up tomorrow, with the winner either Mahlon Locke’s or Al Harriman’s team. Results next week.
There is at least one last out-of-club bonspiel this week, with results to be announced next time.
Good curling to all!