Bonspiel Action


Sue McIntosh’s first two-person bonspiel went off well last Sunday. The ‘C’ champions were Mahlon Locke and Bud Perry. The ‘B’ champs (one loss) were Andy Patenaude and Paul St. Pierre, and the ‘A’ champs, who won every game, were Jim and Wendy Casselman. Thanks again to Sue, the organizer, to those who arranged for lunch, and to all who helped in any way to make the day a success.

Our curlers were involved in a mixed bonspiel, the Gamble, last Saturday. Wendy and Jim Casselman and Sam and Claire Locke played well, but were not able to win the A or B title. Greta McGann and Paul St. Pierre had to pick up two Russell curlers to flesh out their team, and in spite of good play, could not bring home the A or B trophy either. As usual, the curlers had a good meeting after the dinner and the finals. Better luck next year, folks!

Two teams of senior men entered a Winchester bonspiel. Jack Barkley, Wally Baker, Doug Jarvis and Bud Perry split their games, while Sid Morrell, Andy Patenaude, Neil Williams and Don O’Brien won both of theirs and finished second in their draw.

Last Wednesday our daytime senior mixed curlers hosted Russell in a friendly bonspiel. Sue McIntosh, Len Bellamy, Arnold Barkley and Keith Robinson defeated their Russell counterparts, as did Alice Thompson, Fred Langlotz, Denis Thibault and Lise Steinberg. Andy Patenaude was a friendlier host, letting his guest foursome win. He was abetted by Ted Herriman, Cheryl Thompson and Bob Youmelle. 

 Four of our senior men played last week in Navan’s over-70 bonspiel. Keith Robinson, Fred Langlotz, Arnold Barkley and Glenn Cougler did battle with Carleton Heights in the morning and Buckingham in the afternoon. The fellows played hard, but dropped both matches. There are some top curlers in this group, with at least one team former Provincial finalists. Keep trying, folks!

The first of the season’s Parnells, the competition for Morrisburg, Prescott, Cornwall and Lancaster men’s teams, was played on Friday. Dave King, Jack Barkley, Doug Jarvis and Sam Locke were our representatives. They defeated Gary Cook’s Prescott team, the  eventual Parnell winners, but lost to George Delaney of Lancaster. The food and fellowship were great, but they hope to enjoy things even more in the next Parnell competition.

Last Tuesday, the senior men finished league play in their two-man competition. Winners were Neil Williams and Bob Bechard. Well done, fellows.

We witnessed a great charity bonspiel for the Alzheimer society last Saturday. A tidy sum of money was raised, and while everyone had a good time and received some sort of a prize, there were noteworthy awards for the victors. 

In the early draw, Jack Barkley, Ray Benoit and Donna and Jeff Trumble took top honours. It was good to see people out from various leagues, and many curlers from outside the club as well. We’ll have the remaining stats next week.

Our local champs at the Ontario Senior Games curling division the Zone 8 Playdowns are being held at our club. Our two teams include Andy Patenaude, Sue McIntosh, Neil Williams and Betty Locke, and Raymond Benoit, Cheryl Thompson, Pete Zeran and Ruth Kelly. Good curling to all!


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