ROB STEELE Special to The Standard
After five games into the Port Perry Fall Curling League season, there are only two unbeaten teams remaining, and both play in the Monday-Wednesday league. Uxbridge resident Jim Bell and his team from the Unionville Curling Club improved on their streak last week with victories over Jim Cushnie 7-2 and Ray Balachorek 7-3, both from Oshawa Golf.
The other team without a loss so far is Nathan Martin’s Oshawa Downtown team, who also had an impressive week with an 8-2 victory over Emma Joyce from Lindsay and then 9-4 over Port Perry’s Don Beaton. Both Martin and Bell will face each other this week. Port Perry’s Don Beaton had a tough week, losing both his games and fell to 3-2 on the season. Dan Reynolds from Lindsay is still searching for that elusive first victory.
In the Tuesday-Thursday league, Cannington’s Shannon Beddows notched two wins last week over Uxbridge’s Sue McKnight and Rob Houston to find himself alone atop the standings with a four and one record. Dave Fischer (Oshawa Golf), Mike Aprile (York) and Houston sit tied, one game behind Beddows with three wins and two losses. Aprile has the tough week coming up with remaining games against Beddows and Houston.
Fall League play will conclude on Thursday, Oct. 9.
Local Curling Leagues Set to Start
The Port Perry and Uxbridge Curling Clubs will be start regular league play next week. In Port Perry, the Monday Mens league starts Thanksgiving Monday with most of the rest of the leagues starting regular league play on Tuesday. The Bantam league won’t start until Monday, Oct. 20 and Little Rocks on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Both start at 4 p.m.
In Uxbridge, league play starts on Tuesday, Oct.14, with the combined Little Rock/Bantam league starting Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m.
It’s still not too late to sign up and start curling this season. Contact your local curling club and give curling a try!
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