Great curling to decide Canada’s Olympic teams

Action still going strong at the Winfield Curling Club.

By the time you read this column, the Canadian Olympic contenders will have been decided [Jennifer Jones and Brad Jacobs], and for us viewers at home it was pretty exciting to watch all the greats perform.

Both Glen Howard and Jeff Stoughton were eliminated early in the competition, as well as McKewen and Koe.

The game I really enjoyed watching was Martin and Morris with Martin winning the match in the 11th end and last rock.

Jacobs, meanwhile, went undefeated in the round robin and got the bye into the final. This young team from Sault Ste. Marie were flawless in their strategy and execution of their shots—simply amazing to watch.

On the women’s side, team Jones, with a record of 6-1, placed first in the round robin and a bye to the final.

All the women’s teams had more finesse shots, while the men had angle double, triple and even quadruple takeouts for scoring.

It was hard to watch all the games that were televised—thank goodness for PVR.

As we are nearing Christmas and the half way mark to our season here at the Winfield Curling Club, we have only one team that hasn’t been defeated all year.  The Tuesday night ladies league has the Picco rink way ahead of the rest with zero losses—well done ladies.

In the men’s leagues, the Tetlock team is in first place on Monday night and tied with the Laface foursome on Thursday night with only one loss each.

Friday night open is going strong with a lot of new curlers who are catching on quickly to the sport of curling. This is a great night to mix it up on the ice and have some giggles.

There are still three sheets open at 8:30 p.m. for drop-in curling, so come on down and bring your friends—it’s a perfectly social evening with a little bit of exercise.

The club is also holding its annual Christmas funspiel on Dec. 14 and all members and their family and friends are welcome to come down and have some fun.

And don’t forget your raffle tickets for the TV—only one week left to get them all sold.

In the meantime, stay warm and good curling to all.