100 Mile Curling Club hosted ‘impressive’ bonspiel

Second place for 100 Mile curling team at annual men's bonspiel

Local skip Ken Moore indicated where he wanted the rock to stop during the opening game of the 55th Annual Men's Bonspiel in 100 Mile House on Jan. 17.

Seventeen teams hit the sheets at the 100 Mile Curling Club last weekend for the local club’s 55th Annual Men’s Bonspiel.

It was an outstanding turnout, says organizer Joanne Doddridge.

It’s a couple more [teams] than we had last year. For a small, volunteer-run club like ours, that’s tremendous.”

Seven local rinks competed in the Jan. 17-19 event, where jackets and a dozen cash prizes were up for grabs. Other teams included two from Squamish, one from Clinton, three from Williams Lake, two from Quesnel, one from Prince George and one from Forest Grove.

The McNeil & Sons Logging Ltd. A event winners were Ron Bisaro (skip), Bill Garrett (third), Dave Whitwell (second) and Ian Lanki (lead) from Williams Lake.

Second place in A event was a team from 100 Mile House, including Ed Ney (skip), Lorne Folk (third) Cameron Bird (second) and Bill Pratt (lead).

First in the Kal Tire B event was a team from Prince George – Bill Lim (skip), Owen Matheson (third), Don Martin (second) and Rick Mintz (lead).

A team from Clinton won the Williams Lake and District Credit Union C event. That team included Tom Dall (skip), Wayne Marchant (third), Rolly Higginbottom (second) and Jim Rivett (lead).

It was a really great bonspiel,” says Doddridge.

In 100 Mile, we’re known to host really good men’s and ladies’ bonspiels. We do every year.”

She adds the local club sanded its rocks ahead of this one. It allows them to have more curl, she explains.

“The ice conditions were really good. We heard from the curlers this weekend the bonspiel was very impressive.”

Next up for the 100 Mile Curling Club are the Men’s Master’s Northern Playdowns for curlers 60 and over on Feb. 8-9, and an annual ladies’ bonspiel on March 14-16.

Doddridge adds the club is always looking to attract more players of all skill levels.

We’re happy to help people try curling.”

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