Morrisburg Curling Chatter

Our Morrisburg ladies hosted their annual bonspiel last week. Because of health problems, two of the teams had to drop out, so organizer Alice Thompson filled the gaps with local teams.

In the early draw, the winning team was the Morrisburg entry of Greta McGann, Sharon Van Allen, Joanne Baker and Sonja Laurin. The second place quartet was Raja Wysocki’s Russell foursome, who also had a very good day. Other teams from Alexandria, Navan, Cornwall and Lancaster competed as well. 

Most of the matches were close, and a good crowd of spectators enjoyed the fine curling. 

In the second draw, Virginia Cunningham’s North Grenville rink was the class of the competition, winning both of their matches. Susan McIntosh, with her team of Betty Locke, Yvonne Mabo and Linda Murphy,  finished second. Also competing was another Russell team, a second Cornwall rink, and teams from Prescott and Ottawa’s R.A. Centre.

Alice thanked the volunteers who provided food, helped in the kitchen, looked after the ice, and assisted in myriad other ways to make the day a success. 

Our guests were impressed with the appearance of our club, the ice quality, and, as always, the meal they were served. The winning teams from each draw will have their names engraved on the Invitational trophy. It was a very successful day, and the profits earned were turned over to the Morrisburg club.

Some of our curlers were away at other bonspiels. Pete Zeran, Karl Duncan, Earl Jeacle and Jim Bancroft were in Maxville last week for their one game bonspiel. Pete reports that they had a good time, and their opponents kindly bought drinks for them after their match.

Greta McGann, Jane Connolly, Yvonne Mabo and Linda Murphy competed in a Navy bonspiel last week. In their first match, they tied Arnprior and the skips broke the tie with draws to the button. Morrisburg lost. After a good lunch, the ladies were at it again, this time against a City View rink. Our ladies finished second in this match, but enjoyed the day anyway.

Our little rockers were off to another bonspiel last weekend, this time in Manotick. Our thanks to Kathi and Ian Wilson, who coach the youngsters, and coach and teach them on Monday nights at the club. We’ll have the Manotick results for you next time.

There may still be an opening or two for the Christmas Bonspiel at the club this Saturday, and for the New Year’s Eve bonspiel and party. Sign-up sheets are in the clubhouse.

Our kitchen remake is nearly complete, with new cabinets, improved flooring, a new stove, and other improvements. Not only has the money from grants been spent wisely, but a number of members have been hard at work, putting sweat equity into our old club’s improvements. Drop in and have a look. 

By the way, you need not be a member to rent the facilities for a day or an evening. President Mahlon Locke is the person to see for details.

Good curling to all!


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