Curlers return to the ice

We’re back at it. First some housekeeping notes. Our Tuesday night men’s league missed their final game in December because of the ice problems, with the result that as it stands, two teams remain tied for the Calvert Trophy. Congratulations to Larry Cooper, Barry Zeran, Len Bellamy and Bert Smail, and Robert Houze, Peter McCooeye, Ron Beaupre and Peter Byvelds. Our Friday night league did not declare a winner in their first draw.

Two teams of senior men entered the Parnell competition in Cornwall last Friday. Andy Patenaude, Neil Williams, Bud Perry and Keith Robinson, played well, but split their games. Pete Zeran, Jack Barkley, Karl Duncan and Earl Jeacle won both of their matches, but a Prescott team had a better point score and won this edition of the Parnell. Better luck next time, fellows.

Susan McIntosh hosted another two-person bonspiel on December 29, and reports that the “C” champions were Rick MacKenzie and Keith Robinson, the “B” winners were Earl Jeacle and Pete Zeran, while the “A” winners were Greta McGann and Linda Murphy. 

As usual, the lunch was great, and the happy warriors plan to be back at it soon. Thanks again to Susan and her committee for this. Money raised in these efforts is being dedicated to the purchase of a 60 inch TV set so that we can start hosting more parties –Olympics, Scotties, the Brier, hockey and the Super Bowl being some suggestions. It would bring in extra money for the club and perhaps generate some outside interest for people to come in and see what we have to offer.

Speaking of parties, how about the success of our annual New Year’s Eve party and bonspiel? In the curling portion of the evening, the winners of the New Year’s Trophy were Greta McGann, Dave McIntosh and Paula Locke. As to the party which followed, it was a happy event, the cash register was busy, and everyone made it home safely. Sounds like a great way to finish off the year.

President Mahlon Locke reports that the kitchen stovetop has been installed, a last bit of trim in the kitchen is being completed, and he expects that all renovations will be finished by next weekend at the latest.

We have several new curlers in various leagues, although a few snowbirds are headed south. Hope the weather is good down there!

There are playdowns for high school curlers on the 11th, and the regional playdowns for our zone are here on the 18th and 19th. Also, we host a bonspiel for senior men in January. 

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