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​Off the Broom – Some fine curling at the Brier!

March 13, 2023

How about that Brier! Those guys can certainly put on a fine display of curling shots. Many locals were there to take in a few games, check out the crokinole curling and maybe even party in the Patch. Next up for the men, are the Worlds which will be in Ottawa beginning April 1, while the women are in Sweden beginning March 18. Go, Canada!

The Ladies Annual Bonspiel was held March 4 and it was disappointing that there was not a full slate of teams participating. However, those who were there had another great day. Co-ordinators Cathy Alcombrack and Eric Gravel pass along their thanks to Cookie Quinn and Martina Aisenpreis for their donations of prizes and Kim Rankin for the DQ desserts. The kitchen was well “manned” also – thanks, guys.
The early draw winner and top team for the day, with a total of 32 points, included Courtney Stafford, Katie Pringle, Shannon Pringle and Torie Beemer. The players on this team hailed from Kincardine, Kitchener and Regina. The late draw winners and finishing in second place overall with 30 points, included Cathy Alcombrack, Myra Walden, Donna McBride and Biff Liddle.

In February, the Kincardine Curling Club entered a team in the Grey-Bruce Senior Men’s spiel hosted by Walkerton. The first game saw the Kincardine team of Pat Pringle, Bob Inglis, Mike Bunker and Mac Inglis come out on top, 9-7, after eight ends against the Bill Newton team of Tara. In the second game, played against the Scott Girdler rink of Wiarton, the results were not quite as good, losing 8-2. The Kincardine team also participated in the Allenford bonspiel but no results were available.

March 1, the Senior Men’s tournament was held in Markham, with Kincardine winning both games, played against Markham and Wiarton, which was good enough for a second-place finish for Pat Pringle, Bob Inglis, Don Turcotte and Gerard Lang.

The sign-up sheet for our annual fund-raiser golf tournament is posted at the club. Enter as a single, couple or foursome. It is not necessary to be a member of the Kincardine Curling Club to play. This is always a fun day and this year, it will be held July 9 at Ainsdale Golf Course.

A final bonspiel to wind up the season, will be held Saturday, April 1. Cost is $50 per person which includes curling and dinner. Enter as a single curler on the sign-up sheet at the club.

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