ROB STEELE The Standard
The Uxbridge Curling Club played host to the ever popular Mixed Uxspiel on Saturday. A total of sixteen teams entered, with teams coming from Annandale, East York, Tam Heather, Richmond Hill, Oshawa Golf, and Port Perry. Teams played two, eight-end games and were treated to a delicious lunch and dinner prepared by Pam Norton and all her many volunteers.
When all the points were tallied, Uxbridge Curling Club’s Brenda Elford skipped husband Rob Houston, Linda Whitmarsh, and Dan Whitmarsh to the overall championship. Oshawa Golf’s Jay Fischer called in Uxbridge super-spare Jane Hachey to play vice and ended up as the top team on the early draw. Other prize winners were Port Perry’s Willie Beaton, Uxbridge’s Barry Acton, Ray Matsunaga from Tam Heather, and Uxbridge’s Paul Roberts. Special thanks to draw master Larry Bertuzzi, and Service Master / Merry Maids and Baldwin Sales in Uxbridge for sponsoring the event.
Uxbridge residents Jim Bell and brother John Bell, with Bruce Jefferson at vice, and their Unionville based teams were curling in the Intermediate Regionals this weekend in Oshawa. Both teams won their first games, but unfortunately lost their next two matches, knocking them both out of the the double knock-out competition. Oshawa Golf’s Ray Balachorek won the A-side, while Dixie’s Bob Garvin won the B-side.
Port Perry’s Rachel Steele and her team skipped by Erin White, won their first game at Girls Bantam Regionals over the favoured Bobcaygeon foursome in Peterborough on the weekend. The team unfortunately lost their next two matches to more experienced teams from Bayview and Minden. The team was pleased with their accomplishments this season. Rachel was proud to receive her first zone patch and then confidently declared she won her first OCA patch before her father did… ouch. Rachel would like to thank True North Eavestroughing and Kevin Spohn State Farm Insurance for they support this season.
Local Curlers To
Compete In OCA Mixed
There are a total of ten teams set to do battle this weekend at Annandale OCA Senior Mixed zones competition. Port Perry’s Willie Beaton, Uxbridge’s Marg McKnight and Gary Grant are entered into the event. Teams are battling for two spots at Regionals in late March.
In BrokerLink OCA Mixed competition, nine teams are entered, including Uxbridge’s Rob Houston who will battle his mens teammate Spencer Townley who has also entered a team. However, Port Perry’s own Bruce Jefferson might have something to say about how things shape up.
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