Our 4th bonspiel of the season took place the past weekend, January 12 – 13, at the Buckingham Curling Club. We like to start by thanking the club for their gracious hospitality and participation. This bonspiel saw by far and away the best fan support we’ve had to date!
It was an incredibly full day of curling on Saturday, with action starting at 9:00am and going until shortly after 8:00pm. Though the day was long, it was full of fun and great curling. The morning draw saw Team Gallinger (North Grenville) emerge victorious over Team Hampton (Lancaster), and Team Crawford (Metcalfe) defeat Team Fleck (Ottawa). In the midday draw Team Périard (Buckingham) won over Team Jones (Ottawa), and Team LeBlanc (Buckingham) defeat Team O’Reilly (Manotick).
A-Side action continued with Crawford taking the victory over Gallinger to move into the A-Side finals in convincing style. LeBlanc also earned an entry into the A-Side finals with a win over Périard in a 3 point game. Fleck earned an entry into the B-Side finals in an extra end over Hampton, while Team Jones picked up the other B-Side entry in a well played game against O’Reilly to round out Saturday’s curling.
Sunday saw only two games, both finals, which were played at 1:00pm. In the B-Side final Fleck got out to a 4 point lead against Jones in the third end, but Jones came back quickly with a score of 3 followed by a steal of 3 taking a 2 point lead into the sixth end. Fleck came back to tie the game in the eight forcing an extra, but in the end it was Team Jones that came out victorious at their first spiel on the Series. Congratulations!
The A-Side final featured LeBlanc and Crawford, both of whom were making their first Series appearances of the season as well. These two teams went head to head in a seesaw battle from start to finish. Exchanging ends of 1 and 2 points throughout the entire game, this one came down to the final stone in the eight end. Team Crawford would come up just a little light on their final draw making Team LeBlanc our A-Side winners. Very well done!
The action in these two finals has left us very excited for our next spiel at the RA Centre the weekend of February 2 – 3. Only one spot remains, so don’t miss out! Head over to our registration section before that spot is gone.