Special to The Standard
Haugen Takes Vegas Spiel
The Tuesday night women's league hosted their annual bonspiel Saturday, at the Port Perry Curling Club. Even though Elvis didn’t make an appearance, sixteen teams participated in the “Viva Las Vegas” themed event, sponsored by Port Perry Auto Glass, South Scugog Auto, and Cathy Tune Chartered Accountant.
Port Perry’s Louise Haugen and her team of Lynda Powell, Gerri Oliver, and Pat Hasler won both their games and ran away with the championship, for the second year in a row. Kelly Vandenberg finished second, while Chris Acton finished third.
A great time was had by all teams, with cash prizes being awarded to the top teams. Thanks to drawmaster Peter Duivesteyn and all the volunteers from the Tuesday Night League, who made this day so much fun.
Grant Wins T-Bone
Uxbridge’s Gary Grant and his team of Bill Harrison, Dave Farr, and Terry Jenkins won this past weekend’s Williamson GM Mens T-Bone spiel, held at the Uxbridge Curling Club.
This popular mens event welcomed teams from all over, including Leaside, Royals, and York. Teams played three eight-end games, and were treated to a delicious bbq’d steak dinner, prepared by icemaker Don McGregor.
Thanks go out to drawmaster Larry Bertuzzi and all the volunteers that made this event such a success. A special thank you to Williamson Uxbridge, Mad Millie’s and Vince’s, for their support of the event.
North Durham U18 Event This Weekend
The Port Perry and Uxbridge Curling Club’s are jointly hosting the first annual North Durham Invitational Under-18 Competitive Curling Bonspiel this weekend. A total of sixteen of the top competitive U18 teams are participating in the Ontario Junior Curling Tour event, looking for top level games and competing for cash prizes.
Each team is guaranteed four games, and will play two games at both host clubs on Saturday and Sunday. The top four boys and top four girls teams will advance to playoffs on Sunday afternoon.
Come check out the games this weekend. Saturday’s game times are 9:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 6 p.m., with the final round-robin game being held Sunday, at 9:00 a.m. The semi-finals and finals will be held at 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., at the Port Perry Curling Club.
Senior Men Looking for New Members
On Monday, Tuesday, and Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m., the Senior Men’s league, at the Port Perry Curling Club, gather to curl. This drop-in league, with an emphasis on fun, friendship, camaraderie, and exercise, is looking for new members.
Each time you show up, you’re placed on a new team, allowing you to meet and curl with new people. You can drop in and play as often as you’d like, whenever you are available. You can play once a week or three times a week, it’s your choice.
If you are 50 or over and interested in giving curling a try, please call John at 905-985-5153, or Glen at 905-985-8857, for more information.
Jackson at Masters Provincials
Carol Jackson’s Port Perry foursome with Laura Davis-Cook, Marilyn Plekaitis, and Pat Reid are participating in the OCA Master’s Provincials this week, hosted by the Glencoe Curling Club, west of London. Starting Wednesday afternoon, eight women’s teams from across the province will play a seven game round-robin to determine it’s champion. Good Luck Team Jackson!
Congratulations to Uxbridge’s Karen Rowsell, for qualifying for the Womens Provincial Scotties. Karen plays second for Cathy Auld, and the team won all four of their games at their Provincial Qualifier, held at the Oshawa Curling Club before Christmas. The team will play in the Scotties Provincials, starting January 27th in Cobourg. Congratulations and good luck Karen!
Congratulations to Uxbridge’s Jim Bell and Gary Grant, for qualifying for Senior Mens Provincial Qualifiers, to be held at the end of January. Both will be looking to return to Senior Mens Provincials, to be held this year in Lindsay.
Team Chris Van Huyse, with Uxbridge’s Spencer Townley at second, won their Tankard qualifier last month, earning a spot at the Provincial Qualifier this past weekend in Ottawa. The team won their first game, but lost their second game to Glenn Howard and then to Bryan Lewis. We’ll see if the team decides to enter Challenge Round, to see if they can secure one of the final two spots in the Provincial Tankard, at the end of the month.