On the weekend of Nov 7-8, twelve Junior teams from all over New Brunswick visited the SCC to play in our Sackville Junior Cashspiel. There were two divisions : fourteen and under and twenty-one and under. All teams played three 8-end games on Saturday and one on Sunday to determine the final six teams for the playoffs. The only ladies team from Sackville was the Park team consisting of Shaelyn Park (Skip) from the Moncton Curling Club, Molly Ward (mate), Heidi Soper(2nd) and Taylor Wry (lead) all from the SCC . Other members from the Sackville Curling Club who played in this spiel were Tim Soper, lead on the McCabe team from Moncton , and Julia Hunter, mate on the Crook team from the Gage Curling Club in Fredericton.
This cashspiel was organized by Kathleen Trites with a lot of support from the Carter family with Morris Carter as on-ice official and Madeline, Marlise and Tamara Carter busy in the kitchen. As always, thanks to Myles for producing great ice for the spiel.
On the left is a small slideshow from the spiel.
Masters Plus Bonspiel December 2015
by Anna Acton
This year the SCC hosted a Masters Plus Bonspiel on December 2 & 3rd, our 7th annual such event, with 12 teams competing from NB, NS and PEI. This is the third stop in our Master’s Plus circuit – Amherst hosted their bonspiel on November 4 & 5, 2015, followed by Cornwall PE on November 19 & 20th. In preparation for Provincial play-downs, we will round out the field on January 14 & 15 in Moncton.
This year there were eight men’s teams, three women’s teams and one mixed team, with each team playing 4 games during the 2 day event. Scoring is determined by a point system. The top six teams are money winners. This year’s winners were:
1. Milt Larsen (Dartmouth) with Jim Russell, Fred Lutes and Ross Woodworth
2. Jim Shepard (Sussex) with Dave McCullum, Brian McCullum and Jim Greer
3. Monique Taylor (Moncton/Sackville) with Anna Acton, Shirley Henry and Gloria Turner
4. Les Dryden (Moncton) due to sickness was unable to attend so the rink was skipped by Jim Currier, along with players Wally MacLean, Ken Nicol and Stewart O’Connor
5. Audrey Dorey (St. Andrews, NS) with Barbara Fraughton, Linda Juurlink and Cathy MacDonald
6. Robert MacDiarmid (Moncton/Sackville) with Michael Bass, Jack Jones and Gary Butler
Thanks for our amazing ice to Myles, Gerry and their helpers. Doug Key and Lloyd Varner kept the kitchen running smoothly and prepared delicious lunches. Don MacIntyre drew up the schedule, and was score-keeper, announcer and DJ. Hugh Fensom kept the tea/coffee fresh and the dishwasher humming, oversaw the draw to the button and scores, and generally pitched in wherever needed. To all those who contributed in any way to the success of this bonspiel -- Many thanks! This event could not run without you.
Photo left: Gloria Turner delivering her shot in Game 1 of the Masters Plus
Photo above: Fans show up even for an 8:30 game.
The Club will close for ice maintenance and the Christmas holidays on Dec. 22nd.
Happy holidays to all ! See you on the ice in 2016.....
and to end the year, a holiday poem sent out by NBCA.
A HOLIDAY POEM
Merry Christmas from the N.B.C.A. Board of Directors