ROB STEELE Special to The Standard
The Uxbridge Curling Club will be hosting their registration week starting Monday, Oct. 6 through Thursday, Oct. 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Members are reminded to get their completed registration forms to the club to reserve their spot for league play that begins on Tuesday, Oct. 14. New members are encouraged to stop by to talk to league reps and register for the upcoming season. Icemaker Don McGregor has been working hard getting the ice ready for next Monday, so don’t forget to bring your curling shoes and throw a few rocks.
The Last Rock Curling pro shop will be in Uxbridge Monday through Wednesday nights for those looking to purchase curling equipment.
Rematch at Fall League
All eyes were on Sheet A last Thursday night (Sept. 25) at the Port Perry Curling Club, as Cannington’s Shannon Beddows and Oshawa Golf’s Dave Fischer faced off for the first time since their meeting at the mens tankard regionals last January in Lakefield. Team Beddows won that game and with the win earned their spot at the Men’s Tankard Provincials in Perth.
Team Fischer took the deuce in the second end and then stole another single in the third to take the early 3-0 lead. However, Beddows appeared to get it all together by scoring a crushing four points in the fourth end. Fischer had to settle for his single in the fifth, but stole another single in the sixth to lead 5-4. Beddows settles for the single point in the seventh, leaving Fisher the last rock advantage in the final end and facing a few Beddows counters, makes his draw and wins 6-5.
It was the first loss for Team Beddows this fall, so there are no more unbeaten teams in the Tuesday-Thursday league. Beddows and Fischer join Uxbridge’s Rob Houston, Whitby’s Paul Elliott and York’s Mike Aprile with 2-1 records.
In the Monday-Wednesday division, three teams are dominating play and remain unbeaten with three victories to zero defeats. Port Perry’s Don Beaton put together two strong performances last week with a 10-5 victory over Lindsay’s Dan Reynolds and 9-2 over Jim Cushnie from Oshawa Golf. Joining Beaton at the top of the standings is Jim Bell from Unionville and Nathan Martin from Oshawa.
Struggles at KW
It wasn’t a weekend to remember for Team Susan McKnight at last weekend’s KW Fall Classic in Waterloo. Coming off a strong showing at their first Ontario Curling Tour event in early September, the team struggled with consistency and fell behind early in their games, finishing the round-robin with a disappointing 1-4 record. Their lone victory of the weekend was an extra-end victory against Clancy Grandy, considered by many to be a top provincial contender.
Team McKnight looks to get back on track at the StuSells Toronto Tankard at the High Park Curling Club Thanksgiving weekend. Good luck ladies!
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