The unique arena setting of the West Northumberland Curling Club in Cobourg was filled with the sounds of cowbells, train whistles, and vuvuzelas at the Tim Hortons Colts zone playdowns last weekend. Spencer Townley skipped his Uxbridge-based team of Jeff Clark, Adam Harris, and yours truly to three straight wins and the A-Side championship. Uxbridge resident John Bell, with Bruce Jefferson throwing vice stones, won the B-Side. Both teams play this weekend at the Regionals in Lindsay.
Haugen Wins the Mississaugas
The Port Perry Day Ladies league hosted the Mississaugas of Scugog First Nation Bonspiel on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Curlers came from Bobcaygeon, Whitby, Oshawa, Peterborough, Lindsay, Ennismore, Uxbridge, Annandale, Unionville and Port Perry. After a delicious lunch and two eight end games, cash prizes were given out for each draw. The points were very close on both draws but the overall winner was Port Perry’s Louise Haugen and her team of Lynda Powell, Sue Duncan and Mary Holt. From the early draw, Port Perry’s Kelly Evans and Mary Auld from Lindsay were also in the winnings. On the late draw, Julie Szmanski (Bobcaygeon), Sandy Greenwood (Port Perry) and Mary Ellen Bannon (Peterborough) won prizes. Thanks to Jamie Kozlinsky from the Mississaugas and congratulations to everyone who made the spiel a huge success.
Beaton Takes South Scugog
The Port Perry Curling Club hosted their annual Men’s bonspiel last Saturday. A total of sixteen teams played three eight end games and were treated to some great hospitality. In the end, the winning team was Don Beaton, Ron Parish, Andrew Jones and Ian Griffen came out of retirement to throw lead rocks. Second place went to Les Kiraly from Oshawa Golf while David Gaudette from Annandale finished in third. Many thanks to Ken Jeffrey for organizing and to Glenn and Kelly Evans from South Scugog Auto Sales for sponsoring the event.
Good Showing for Bell and Grant
Uxbridge residents Jim Bell and Gary Grant skipped their respective teams at the OCA Senior Mens Provincials last week at the Glencoe Curling and District Club, South West of London. After the seven team round robin, Bell’s team finished in fourth place with a 4-3 record, just missing the playoffs. Grant finished in fifth with a record of 3-4. Congratulations to both teams on a great season.
Valley View takes North DEAA’s
The Uxbridge Curling Club hosted the North Durham Elementary Athletic Association (DEAA) annual bonspiel on Tuesday, Feb. 17. A total of seventy curlers from eleven different elementary schools participated in the event including teams from Cartwright, McCaskill’s Mills, Quaker Village, S.A.Cawker, Scott Central, and Sunderland. Each team played a total of three, four end games and the winners were determined by total points. There were some amazing curling shots made and all the teams displayed fantastic sportsmanship. Congratulations to the overall winner from Valley View Public School in North Pickering, who ended up winning two games and tying one, beating out the team from McCaskill’s Mills in Cannington by only a half point. Third place went to Pringle Creek Public School in Whitby. The South DEAA curling playdowns are being held at the Oshawa Curling Club this week.