Special to The Standard
The Port Perry Curling Club Tuesday Night Ladies league hosted their annual bonspiel this past weekend. Fourteen teams, including six from out-of-town, descended on the club to participate in the event. With memories of a last summer’s disappointing weather fresh on their minds, the ladies decided to go with the “Summer We Never Had” theme to help warm everyone up during this cold month of January.
Teams played two eight-end games, were treated to continental breakfast and lunch, and when all the points were tallied, it was Port Perry’s Louise Haugen, Wilma Muhic, Maggie Van Camp, and Wilma Oosterholt who took home top prize. A great time was had by all teams with prizes also being awarded for top themed costumes.
Special thanks to sponsors Port Perry Auto Glass, South Scugog Auto Sales, and Cathy Tune Chartered Accountant.
Jim Bell Wins Zones
The Uxbridge Curling Club hosted the Intermediate zones last weekend. Uxbridge resident Jim Bell took his Unionville squad to yet another regional by winning both his games on Saturday. Jim beat brother John in his first game, and then cruised to a victory over Port Perry’s Don Beaton. That put Bell in the A-final against Oshawa Golf’s Ray Balachorek. However, given three regional spots were being given to zone six, both teams qualified for regionals and no A-final was required. Unionville’s John Bell, with Uxbridge’s Bruce Jefferson at vice, also qualified for regionals through the B-Side. Regionals will be held at the Oshawa Curling Club on Saturday, Jan. 24.
Super League Starts Divisional Play
The first schedule of the Deloitte Super League concluded last Thursday with final divisional implications on the line. With the potential of five teams sitting “on the bubble”, last week’s results had significant divisional impact. With his last stone in the extra end, Kennedy Renovations skip Bill Kennedy called, and made an amazing in-off takeout to remove the Last Rock Curling counter siting on the button buried behind numerous guards for the win. The victory put Kennedy in the A-Division and meant that HUB International, hoping for a Kennedy loss, would be in the B-Division. Allen’s Siding (Mark St. John) and Lindsay KIA (Kelly Evans) unfortunately didn’t get the victories they needed, so find themselves positioned in the bottom six.