Special to The Standard
Congratulations to the R.H.Cornish Curling team of Rachel Steele, Nathan Steele, Zachary Harrison, and Ashley Basque. This team represented their school last week at the the OCA Provincial Timbits Elementary School Curling competition held in Gananoque. A total of 64 teams from across the province participated in the event, with the Cornish team finishing the event in fourth place.
The team won their first four games against teams from Dundalk, Parry Sound, Markdale, and Ottawa earning them a spot in the semi-finals Friday afternoon. In a very close game, the team suffered a heartbreaking 6-5 loss to a school from south of Ottawa.
The team was very proud of their performance, had a great time, and met some new curling friends. Combined with winning a curling DEAA banner for their school back in February, this was a pretty exciting season for this group of young curlers.
Carol Jackson Provincial Runner-Up
Teamed with Tina Mazerolle, Port Perry’s Carol Jackson skipped one of the Guelph teams to a second place finish at the unique two-team, OCA Women’s Tankard Provincials this past weekend.
At the Regionals in Milton on Saturday, Guelph’s combined scores earned them victories over Elmira and the Chinguacousy to earn them a spot at the Provincials on Sunday at the Annandale Curling Club in Ajax.
The teams won their first game against the entry from the Royal Kingston Club which earned them a birth in the final against Ilderton. Unfortunately, the Guelph entry came up short in the final, but Jackson and her seven guelph teammates took home the runner-up trophy after and a great run. Congratulations Carol! This is a great way to end yet another successful competitive curling season.
The Uxbridge entry skipped by Sue and Cindy McKnight won their first game at their Regionals in Oshawa, but unfortunately lost their second game to the team from Tam Heather. On the men’s side, Teams Bell from Unionville won their first game, but suffered a tough loss in their second game, which cost them a berth in the Provincial semi-finals, by a combined score of 15-14, after twelve-ends of play.
Uxbridge League Winners Crowned
The extensive league playoff schedules at the Uxbridge Curling Club came to an end last Thursday night, with league team winners being declared.
The club’s mens league champions are Barry Acton, Wayne McArthur, Bruce Hall, and Jason Crowley. Runners-up are Jim Hobbs, David Fleming, Wayne Buttery, and Alan Laver.
The ladies league champions are Elaine Stevenson, Karen Hoyle, Jennifer Johnston, and Marie-Pierre Hughes. The runner-up team was also skipped by Elaine Stevenson, who required a spare for her final game, with Marie Gowans, Marie Lang, and Carol Higgs rounding out the foursome.
The club’s mixed league winners are Rob Houston, Brenda Elford, Tony and Sharon Smith, with special thanks to “super spares” Jack and Kathy Van Koughnet playing front end in the final game. Runners-up are Marg McKnight, Greg Proctor, Don and Karen Williams.
The inaugural team entry league winnings are Howard Harper, Randy Grant, Paul Winkel, and Chris Hughes. In second place was the Jim Bell team with John Bell, Paul Trudgen, and Andrea Bell.
Curling is now done for another season at the Uxbridge Curling Club. After a skating party was held on Saturday, the ice plant has now been turned off. Before everyone heads for the golf course, don’t forget the club’s annual closing banquet will be held this Saturday. Congratulations to all the winners.