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.
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.