ROB STEELE The Standard
In BrokerLink Insurance OCA Mixed zones competition held at the Annandale Curling Club last weekend, Uxbridge’s Rob Houston skipped his team of Alice Beatty, yours truly, and Brenda Elford to three straight victories and the A-Side championship. Team Houston won their first game 5-2 against Kyle Mogavero from Oshawa. In their second game against Damien Villard from Annandale, Houston took two in the seventh for their first lead of the game and then secured the win with a steal of one in the last end.
In the A-Final, Houston was up against Port Perry’s Bruce Jefferson. In yet another close game, Houston scored two in the seventh to lead by one, and then stole four points in the eighth when Jefferson’s draw to take one and force extra ends came up short of the four foot. Congratulations to our lead Brenda for winning a patch in her first OCA competition entered. Regionals will be held in late March at the Weston Golf and Country Club.
Unfortunately, Team Jefferson was back on the ice in less than one hour playing in the B-Final and lost the game 6-3 to Oshawa Golf’s Dave Fischer who won four games in a row after losing his first game to Uxbridge’s Spencer Townley.
In the OCA Senior Mixed competition, also being played at Annandale, Port Perry’s Willie Beaton decided to take the long way to earning his sport at Regionals. His team of Carol Jackson, John Butler, and Laura Davis-Cook lost their first game on Friday night to Oshawa Golf’s Tom Clancy (no, not the author), knocking the foursome to the B-Side. However the team pulled it together and won four games in a row, including victories over Uxbridge’s Gary Grant and Marg McKnight to put them in the B-Final and a rematch against Mr. Clancy. This time is was a different “story”, as Beaton would steal two points in the fifth and then three more in the sixth to force Clancy to concede as Beaton won 7-2 after six ends.
Tim Hortons Little Rock Bonspiel in Port Perry
The Port Perry Curling Club hosted their annual Tim Hortons Little Rock Bonspiel on Saturday. A total of eight teams and thirty-two curlers participated in the event including teams from Port Perry, Oshawa, Annandale, York (Newmarket), Campbellford, and Whitby. Teams played two games and were treated to a great homemade lunch. Everyone had a great time and demonstrated great sportsmanship.
When all the points were calculated, the scores were really close, and the team from the Oshawa Curling Club of Hazel Barta, Timothy Jefferson, Kade Bell, and Evan Madore won the event. In second place was the Campbellford team skipped Will Vandermeulen.
There were two Port Perry teams entered in the event. Merril Mitchell skipped his team of Eric Mezenberg, Jack Jamieson, and Canyon Myers while Nick Wilmer skipped his team of Thomas Perry, Ben Stryde, and Adam Duff. Both local teams did awesome and should be proud of their accomplishments.
Special thanks to the bonspiel coordinator Jay Fisher and his team of volunteers who helped make the event so much fun for all the young curlers participating in the event. Jay wanted to extend a special thank you to sponsors Tim Hortons and Last Rock Curling.
Deloitte Super League
With only two weeks left in the regular season, Nerium International are the only team in the A-Division without a loss. With Spencer Townley skipping the team of late, the team dominated play last week against Bruce Jefferson’s Len Graphics. After the teams exchanged singles in the first two ends, Nerium took four in the third and then stole singles in the next three ends to win 7-1 after six ends. The team looks poised to secure the number one seed heading into playoffs.
In other A-side games, It took extra ends, but Carol Jackson engineered an 8-7 victory for Lake Scugog Lumber over Gus Brown, and The PUB defeated Kennedy Renovations. On the B-Side, Glenn Evans’ South Scugog Auto Sales defeated Kelly Evans’ Lindsay KIA team 8-5 while HUB International’s Rob Larmer gave up five points to lose 9-4 to Allen’s Siding’s Mark St. John. In a battle for the leagues bottom position, Pineridge Impress with John Bredin at skip for Ralph Fairman, beat Last Rock Curling 7-3.
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