Curlers’ Corner: Exciting wrap-up to the season

A special thanks to the bonspiel committee who always puts on an excellent weekend of curling at the Winfield Curling Club.

What a great week of curling at the Winfield Curling Club.

First off, we got to watch team Morris on TSN, for those of us who weren’t lucky enough to have tickets to the final Tim Horton’s Briar weekend in Kamloops, finish off the round robin in first place.

The final game had team Koe dominate with his skill and patience over our favoured B.C. rink of Rick Sawatsky, Tyrell Griffith, John Morris and Jim Cotter. This team has only been together for 10 months and I’m sure we will be seeing a lot more of them in years to come.

Meanwhile back in Winfield, we had our Monday Morning Ladies League’s invitational one day bonspiel, which gathers out-of-town teams to mix with the local women.  It was a great day with lots of curling and friendships made. Thank you to Betty who organized this special day, and to all the volunteers who helped out with their various jobs for the day.

The seniors’ league wound up with their own one day funspiel on Wednesday. A huge thanks to Keith and Muriel who put it all together, and all their volunteers that help out throughout the year. These seniors are a special kind of group that truly enjoy the sport of curling as well as socializing later.

The men’s play-offs took place on Monday and Wednesday nights with Hughes defeating Siegmann and Laface squeaking out a win over Nagel.  The two winners then played off for an over-all champion and Grant Hughes, with teammates Robert Wagner, David Gibbs and Gordon Gardner played extremely well and defeated the Thursday night men’s league winner Wayne Laface, with his third Rob Thompson, second Dylan Thomson and lead Jim Thomson. It was a great game to watch from upstairs.

Our final men’s bonspiel took place over the weekend and we will announce the winner next week, after all the dust settles and the ice comes out.  There were 32 teams entered and way too many great shots made.

A special thanks to the bonspiel committee who always puts on an excellent weekend of curling, and to the board of directors in general for all their hard work during the season.

My personal thanks goes out to Ron, Fern, Ursula, Ev, Jim, Rob, Dylan, Jim, Bill, Cyril, Pina and Ramine.

Thanks for a great season!