Morrisburg Curling


Last week Alice Thompson, Betty Locke, Cheryl Thompson and Sharon Van Allen competed in the Ottawa R.A.’s Ladies’ Invitational Bonspiel. 

In the early draw of the 24 team event, our ladies first defeated a local R.A. foursome, enjoyed an excellent lunch and afterwards won out over a Navy team. 

Both games were close, and the Morrisburg quartet finished second overall in their draw. The same ladies are off to Cornwall this week for a bonspiel there.

For Wednesday night’s women’s league, Claire Locke and Susan McIntosh report that there are still openings for curlers for that night. If you haven’t curled before, come on out anyway. They have some excellent coaches for that league. We’d love to have more curlers out there, and for Tuesday afternoons as well.

A curling clinic will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for novices and those who wish to return to the game. Experienced curlers will be there, and all equipment will be provided. Just bring a clean pair of running shoes, and enjoy a light lunch at no cost. Bring along your sweetheart if you like, and sweep him/her off his/her feet.

The first two-person bonspiel will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17. There will be a sign-up sheet with full details in the lounge.

Also, a reminder of the stick bonspiel, scheduled for Nov. 13. There is a sign up sheet at the club.

For the senior men, the first Parnell, which is the competition for Morrisburg, Iroquois, Cornwall and Lancaster teams, is on again. The first games will be played in Morrisburg on Nov. 22, and for this one we are only allowed one entry. Can’t wait for our playoffs to select a team for this!

The 2-2-2 schedule is out and is in the lounge. This is a series of mixed club bonspiels, with two men, two women, two games, and total age of the participants at least 222 years. Anybody care to organize one for our club? 

By the way, remember the Founders Bonspiel? This was an open men’s competition, and was always an exciting bonspiel. It would be nice to see that on again. We have still have the famous trophy and everything.

We enjoyed watching some of the best women’s and men’s curling teams in the world over the weekend. 

For the men, Canadian Glenn Howard, a world champion, triumphed over Kevin Martin, another Canadian, the current Olympic champion.

In the women’s division, Ottawa’s Rachel Homan, the current bronze medalist in world championship play, defeated Scotland’s Eve Muirhead, the reigning world champion. 

One of the wonderful things about the sport we love is that we can curl throughout our lives. However, for Glenn and Kevin, they’re nearing the end of their competitive curling years, while those young women have a lifetime of competitive curling ahead of them. What a wonderful life!

Good curling to all!


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