Curling at the Morrisburg Curling Club


This past  weekend, two Morrisburg Curling Club mixed teams competed in Winchester at the Gamble against Metcalfe and Russell as well. 

Andy Patenaude, Susan McIntosh, Neil Williams and Claire Locke lost their first match to Winchester, but won their afternoon competition against a Russell quartet. That qualified our folks for the ‘B’ championship in the evening.

Our other foursome, Joe McCooeye, Kathy Norg, Mahlon Locke, and Leanne McCooeye lost their morning game to a Russell team, but they dominated play against a Metcalfe challenger to win the other spot in the evening ‘B’ final. That left our two champions battling each other.

Morrisburg’s highlight was the competition for the Gamble plaque with our two athletic teams. Neil Williams was unable to play in the evening match, and Dave McIntosh filled in for him. Both foursomes played very well, but the younger team, skipped by Joe McCooeye, won out and will keep the plaque in our club for the next year. Well done, everyone!

The evening meal was spectacular, by the way. Winchester catered roast pork, roasted potatoes, a variety of vegetables and a fine dessert.

The two teams who won both of their daytime matches also played off in the evening for the ‘A’ title. The Metcalfe foursome prevailed and claimed the Gamble trophy.

Sunday’s two-person bonspiel was re-scheduled because of insufficient entrants. They’ll try again another time soon.

 Susan McIntosh took Kathy Norg, Joanne Baker and Claire Locke to the Richmond ladies’ bonspiel last week.

They won their morning game against Pembroke, but dropped their afternoon match against a Carleton Heights foursome. 

The meal was excellent, and our ladies have high praise for the atmosphere and the food. They look forward to next year, even though the Richmond Bakery is no longer open.

We have a couple ladies’ teams at bonspiels in Brockville and Lancaster, and we’ll report on those next time. 

Today, Glenn Cougler’s annual stick bonspiel is scheduled, and we’ll have the details next time. Four local teams are involved, as well as foursomes from Kemptville, Russell, Winchester, Prescott, Maxville, Lancaster and Cornwall. It’s an all-day affair, so feel free to drop in for some or all of the matches.

Thursday, November 26th three Russell teams will be out in the morning to have a friendly match against 12 of our Thursday mixed curlers. There will be a return visit later. As always, visitors are invited to drop in and watch the matches.

Looking ahead, a “Grey Cup” spiel at the club is planned for November 30th. Tentative plans are for a two-game competition beginning at noon. A lunch and refreshments would be provided for $2, and the evening would see the exhausted but well-fed curlers relaxing in the club’s comfortable chairs to enjoy the 2014 Grey Cup match in athletic company. The western and eastern champions will be decided this weekend. Look over the details in the lounge and 


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