Glenn Cougler’s annual stick bonspiel was held in Morrisburg, on Wednesday November 19, and raised nearly $500 for the club.
Our Pete Zeran won his games handily and won the overall championship with some deadly shots and skilful strategy. His team, Karl Duncan and Don and Laurie Lazenby curled well, and were full value for their trophy-winning play.
They defeated McGinnis from Prescott in the morning and the local McGann foursome in the afternoon.
Four local teams were involved, as well as foursomes from North Grenville, whose skip, Virginia Cunningham, won both games in her draw, and teams from Russell, Winchester, Prescott, Maxville, Lancaster and Cornwall.
Sid Morrell, Bud Perry, Neil Williams and Andy Patenaude played well, losing their first match, but emerging victorious in the second, while Greta McGann, Kathy Johnston, Kathy Killick and Linda Murphy won their morning game, but lost in the afternoon against Pete Zeran. Greta’s quartet finished third overall.
Our fourth local team was Keith Robinson, Arnold Barkley, Bill Laurin, and Ron Brinston. They played with skill and enthusiasm, but the happy warriors were unable to solve their opposition in their morning and afternoon matches.Glenn arranged a top competition, with two full draws, plenty of volunteers, good food for the competitors, and fine prizes for the players. He’s gradually built this event to be a great annual success, and a boon for those of us who need to use the stick to continue playing the sport we love. Thanks again, Glenn!
A team of our over 70’s men was in Navan last week for their annual bonspiel. Sid Morrell, Neil Williams, Andy Patenaude and Bud Perry played two Carleton Heights teams, losing the first match by a single point, but winning their afternoon game. They had a great time and enjoyed a delicious lunch.
Sorry Bud, your secret is out; you look youthful, but you’re almost as old as I am. No prize money for the Morrisburg foursome, but you all played well.
We’re told that four of our little rockers competed recently in a bantam bonspiel, and acquitted themselves well against older and more experienced curlers.
We had ladies’ teams at bonspiels in Brockville and Lancaster last week.
In the former, Greta McGann, Kathy Norg, Yvonne Mabo and Linda Murphy curled well. They won both games, defeating North Grenville in the morning and Smiths Falls in the afternoon. Royal Kingston finished first and took the trophy, while Greta’s foursome finished second and got their names on the trophy as well.
In the Lancaster bonspiel, Alice Thompson, Betty Locke, Sharon Van Allen and Sandra Beckstead lost their first match against Lancaster on the final rock, but won their afternoon game against Cornwall. Their victory enabled them to get the high one-game score, with suitable prizes. Well done, ladies!
That’s it for now.