Monthly Archives: January 2016

Info on our annual ExxonMobil and Maritime & Northeast Pipeline Skins cash spiel….

Our annual Cash spiel will be happening this year on Feb 26-28. In the past we have had people enter teams and in most cases they were competitive teams. We have been talking about having members sign up this year as individuals with a position noted. On the Thursday the 25th the said positions like skip, mate, second and lead will be put in separate hats and teams will be picked that way. We want to make this a fair and fun cash spiel for members and maybe sponsor teams. If out of club teams want in then they will have to do the same. In saying that we may not get any out of club teams. That’s ok with us. As long as we can get at least 32 names on the sheet we will be happy. The sign-up sheet and posters will be going up next week. We really need names on the sheet well in advance of the spiel so as to know numbers for food etc… I’ll attach the poster.

Skins spiel poster

Skins spiel poster

PS Ladies spiel on the 13th has 5 teams signed up with another one or two being added next week. We hope to get at least 8 for that day.

$1.00 for not crossing the far hog line…..

We are having some laughs with the volunteer penalty (donation) of $1.00 for the shooter not getting his/her rock across the far hog line — and we are also generating some extra revenue for the rink. As you often hear me state, dues alone ($10,805)  do not cover the necessary expenses (approx. $29,000) for the yearly operation of the rink.

Today I deposited $49.05 (Hog dollars) into the rink’s bank account with a $2.00 float remaining in the “Hog” container. Where that nickel originated is a mystery to me.

Thank you to all who are light on your weight and are willingly tossing in your dollar(s) for the enjoyment of others. 🙂


Hot Shots and “Thank you”…..

This past Wednesday both Donalda and I were away but we had two great volunteers to oversee and instruct the Juniors. Phil O’Regan and Jim Muise pitched in to give the youngsters a good session. Thank you Phil and Jim.

At the conclusion of yesterday’s session there was the usual “hot shoot” draw to the button for a chocolate bar reward for the closest boy’s and girl’s rock to the pin. The winners of the bars was Vanessa Dort (31.75″) and Ryan Casey (52″). Congratulations to Vanessa and Ryan.

Next Wednesday’s session should be back to normal with school exams concluded and Donalda back from the Canadian Juniors Championship in Ontario.


The Davies/MacKenzie bonspiel in Canso…

A team from our club led by George Luddington, with Wayne Hyam, Mabel Luddington-Hyam, and Kenny O’Leary came in 3rd place out of 12 teams this past weekend at the Davies/MacKenzie bonspiel in Canso…. Congrats to George and the rest of his team.

Team Luddington with Wayne Hyam, Mabel Luddington-Hyam, Kenny O'Leary and skip George Luddington.

Team Luddington with Wayne Hyam, Mabel Luddington-Hyam, Kenny O’Leary and skip George Luddington.