Special to The Standard
This past Saturday, the Uxbridge Curling Club hosted their annual Men’s Turkey Spiel. A total of sixteen teams participated in the event, who curled three games and were then treated to wonderful hospitality and meals, prepared by the club’s membership.
The overall winners were Uxbridge’s own Gary Grant and his team of; Bill Harrison at vice, Dave Farr at second and brother Randy Grant at lead. The team finished the day with three wins, scoring an overall 44.25 points. The team opened the day defeating Uxbridge’s Frank Kafun, before prevailing in a hard fought battle against father Ray Grant. The team closed out the spiel with a victory over the Don McGregor foursome.
A special 'Thank You' to all of the club volunteers that gave up time on a Saturday to make the day possible. The next club hosted bonspiel is the Men’s T-Bone Spiel, on January 7th, 2017.
Golphin Takes JBOB
The Port Perry Curling Club welcomed sixteen teams to the annual JBOB Senior Mixed Bonspiel this past weekend. Teams from Sutton, Tam Heather (Scarborough), Whitby, Leaside, Annandale (Ajax), Unionville, Schomberg and Port Perry participated in the event.
Teams played two, eight-end games. When all the points were calculated, Terry Golphin’s Port Perry team, of Marita Kersten, Peter and Susan Duivesteyn, took home the overall championship trophy. Doug Miller, from Tam Heather, was the top two-game winner on the late draw.
Event coordinator Barb Davidson would like to send a special 'Thank You', to Bob and Andrea Lamb from JBOB Holsteins, for their generous support and long-time sponsorship of this event.
Jackson Off to Master’s Provincials
Port Perry’s Carol Jackson is headed back to Provincials. Last weekend in Huntsville, her team of Pat Reid, Marilyn Pleckaitis, and Laura Davis-Cook won both their games, to earn their spot at the Masters Womens Provincial Championships at the Glencoe Curling Club, starting January 11th.
In the team’s first game, they stole two points in consecutive ends, to win 6-2 against Kathleen Gorsline from the King Curling Club. In the A-Final, up 6-3 after six ends of play, the team gave up a three to Gayle McKenna from Barrie. With the score tied, Jackson had last rock advantage in the final end, and took her single to win 7-6. Congratulations to Team Jackson!
For Port Perry’s Don Beaton, the weekend didn’t go as planned for the squad, at their qualifier in Unionville. The team lost both their games, losing 6-2 to Scorboro Golf’s Bob Turcotte and then 6-4 to Tom McArthur from Ennismore, to knock them out of the competition.
Provincial Banner Presented
A celebration was held last Thursday night, at the Port Perry Curling Club, for Team Hart. OCA Past President Joan O’Leary was in attendance, to present the team with their 2016 Bantam Provincial Curling Championship banner. This sibling team; of skip David Hart, vice Rachel Steele, second Nathan Steele, and Lead Lauren Hart, went 12 and 1 overall, earning the championship last April in London. President Clive Powell presented them with a framed team photograph which, along with the Provincial banner, will be on permanent display at the club. Congratulations again to this talented young team.