22 Lansdowne St.,
Sackville, NB

Sackville Curling Club

22 Lansdowne St.,
Sackville, NB

2017 January Newsletter

Masters Plus Bonspiel at SCC:   On December 7th and 8th, the Sackville Curling Club  hosted its 8th annual Masters Plus Bonspiel  with 12 teams competing, representing all three Maritime Provinces. These Masters Plus bonspiels are open to Men’s, Women’s and Mixed teams. Except for one team member who may be as young as 55, team participants are required to be 60 or older.

A Master’s Plus Bonspiel, scheduled for Amherst on November 9 & 10th, was cancelled due to lack of registrations, however, they are hoping to reschedule in February. Cornwall, PE hosted a great Masters Plus Spiel on November 17 & 18th. In preparation for Provincial play-downs, we will round out the field on January 12 & 13 in Moncton.

This year Sackville hosted seven men’s teams, four 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. Robert MacDiarmid (Moncton/Sackville/Amherst) with Michael Bass, Myles Trenholm and Ian MacLean

 2. Jim Shepard (Sussex) with Dave McCullum, Brian McCullum and Robert Corbett
3. Milt Larsen (Dartmouth) with Mike Howard, Fred Lutes and Ross Woodworth
4. Helen Dickie (Sackville) with Sheila Reyno, Judi McLellan and Sharon MacIntyre

5. Robin Keith (Amherst) with Connel Keith, John Greer and Rob LeMoine

6. Bob Crossman (Sackville) with Stanley Johnson, Roger Goodwin and Nick Portman

The success of any bonspiel is due to the efforts of many club volunteers. To all who helped in any way, thank you for all your hard work- it truly made our Sackville Bonspiel a huge success. Having said that, special thanks goes to Myles, Gerry and their helpers for making a great ice surface to play on; Doug Key and Lloyd Varner for keeping the kitchen running smoothly and preparing delicious lunches, as well as Don MacIntyre for drawing up our schedule, keeping track of scores, organizing music and making announcements. And last but not least, Hugh Fensom, who kept the tea/coffee fresh, the dishwasher humming, oversaw the draw to the button and scores, and generally pitched in wherever needed.

Which ones are wine???

Brown Bag Bonspiel: 

The always popular Brown Bag Bonspiel was held on Saturday January 21st at SCC. Teams played two four end games with unusual scoring followed by a potluck supper and choosing brown bag prizes.  Many thanks to Nick and Elizabeth Portman who organized this year.  

Clinics:   A clinic was held on January 14 and there will probably be one more this season. Watch for emails to the membership.  

Masters Plus first place winners above and second place below:  

New Year's Eve at SCC:  

New Year's Eve 2016 found the SCC noisy and fun.  Don Macintyre had the music perfect for dancing and lots of folks obliged.  Decorations, snacks, champagne at midnight, photos with some crazy props all added to the party spirit.  Julia and her committee did a fantastic job.  And that good looking dude in the dark suit and bowtie?  Well, some folks shore clean up good.  

Congratulations....to Julia Hunter and the whole team of Samantha Crook (skip) , Julia (third), Danielle Hubbard (second) and Kayla Russell (lead) curling out of the Capital Winter Club in Fredericton who represented New Brunswick at the Canadian Junior Women's Championship in Victoria, B.C. from January 21 to 29.  There were 14 teams in the event split into two 7 team pools.  Teams played a round robin within their pool leading to a championship pool beginning Wednesday January 25th which then led to the weekend playoffs.  NB played in Pool B where the teams were Ontario, B.C., Quebec, Northern Ontario, N.B., Nunavut and Yukon.  Ontario led with a 6-0 record, then B.C. and Quebec tied with 4-2 records.  Northern Ontario and NB both had 3-3 records and played a tie-breaker with Northern Ontario coming out on top.  So NB did not proceed to the championship round but they were very close.  Congratulations to Team NB.  You did well.