ROB STEELE The Standard
The annual Herrington’s Quality Butcher’s Mixed Bonspiel was held at the Port Perry Curling Club this past weekend. A total of sixteen teams participated in the event with seven of those teams from out of town. The top team from the early draw was Port Perry’s Doug Rowe, Susan Duivesteyn, Allison Rowe, and Peter Duivesteyn with three wins and a total of 48 1/2 points. Port Perry’s Don Beaton, Dennis Symes, and Glenn Evans rounded out early draw list of winners.
On the late draw, Shona Fitzgerald from Scarboro Golf and Country Club was the high game winner with a total of 53 3/4 points. Bill Buffey and Terry Eastman from Annandale finished tied for second while Uxbridge’s Doug Tessier finished in fourth.
A great time was had by all participants. Special thanks go out to Peter and Susan Duivesteyn for coordinating the event and Brent Herrington from Herrington’s Quality Butchers.
Rachel Steele Off to
Okay, a proud parent moment here, but congratulations to Rachel Steele and her Annandale-based bantam girls curling team, skipped by Erin White, for earning their first team OCA patch on Sunday. After losing the A-Final in the last end, the team rebounded by winning the B-Side of the Bantam Girls Zones with a 10-2 victory over Melanie Jefferson from Oshawa. The event was held at the West Northumberland Curling Club in Cobourg. Rachel is a Grade Eight student at R.H. Cornish Public School and will now compete at the Bantam Girls Regionals in Peterborough this weekend.
Local Curlers to
Uxbridge's Jim Bell and Gary Grant skipped their respective teams to Senior Provincial berths at the Glencoe Curling Club, from Feb. 18 to 22. Gary Grant and his Lindsay based team won all three games at Regionals. Gary’s team of Terry Jenkins, brother Randy Grant, and Dave Farr beat Annandale’s David Walker 7-3 in their first game and then beat Leaside’s Rob Harling 5-3. In the A-Final against St.George’s Hugh McCarrel, Grant was down 4-2 in the last end but scored three for the win.
Jim Bell’s Unionville team took a little longer path to earn their spot at Provincials. The team opened with an exciting extra-end victory over Bobcaygeon’s Wayne Shea but a loss to McCarrel dropped them to the B-Side of the event. On Sunday, it was a new day and the team came out firing on all cylinders with a 5-2 victory over Wayne Martin from Oakville and then 7-1 over Harling. In the B-Final against McCarrel, the team needed to dig deep for their win taking two in the seventh to tie the score and then stole the single in the final end for the win. Congratulations to both teams and best of luck to you at the Provincials!
Port Perry’s Carol Jackson, competing as the vice for Suzanne Frick-Thalman’s Guelph rink, was also competing at Senior Regionals. The team went two and two on the weekend with their second loss unfortunately coming in the B semi-final against Milton’s Brenda Nix.
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