There is an email vote by membership today to follow suit and close our club for the season or not. As of press time 11 other clubs have now been closed in Nova Scotia If you want to have your say please email President Ray Bates at email@example.com with your yes or no vote.
Congratulations to the Chedabucto CC for winning the Myers Trophy on behalf of the Club.
Since 1968 there have been recreational-curling games between the Highlander Curling Club, St. Andrews; and the Chedabucto Curling Club, Boylston; for the coveted Myers Trophy, an award donated by Kaye and Chester Myers.
Over those years there have been 31 matches with the Highlander Curling Club winning the Myers Trophy 14 times and the Chedabucto Curling Club having 17 victories. Curlers from each club gather at those curling rinks on two separate days to compete to score the most points in total to entitle them to have their rink’s name engraved on the Myers Trophy and for it to be proudly displayed within their home rink until next year’s determining matches.
Having had their first round of matches on February 27 at the Highlander CC, curlers from both rinks gathered at the Chedabucto CC on March 13 for their second set of games. For the ensuing year the Myers Trophy will now be proudly displayed within the Chedabucto Curling Club as it awaits the next-season’s matches.
Before the outcome was determined with the Chedabucto Curling Club being the winner, curlers from both the Highlander CC and the Chedabucto CC participants posed with the Myles Trophy prior to the deciding games’ conclusions. Photo: Chris West
Our very 1st Mixed Doubles bonspiel is now in the books. We managed to draw 14 teams to the club over this past weekend (Mar. 13 and 14). Originally a one day bonspiel turned into a full 2 day bonspiel with the number of teams entered. From many who curled this weekend the response was positive. There was lots of chatter about whether we play or not but in the end we decided to go ahead with it and took measures to ensure curlers a healthy environment.
After 3 games were played by each team the top team with 3 wins and 125pts was the team of Wayne Sangster and Junior Vanessa Dort. 2nd place went to Highlander CC Junior David Nicholson and Chedabucto CC Junior Jenna Dort with 3 wins and 115pts. 3rd place at photo OP time was local member Fred Sullivan and Ruth Gunn with 2 wins and a tie for 93pts. 4th place was the team of Juniors Ryan Sangster and Victoria Grady with 2 wins and a loss for 92pts. It was noted after everyone had the left the club that a mistake was made on Ryan and Victoria’s total. Should have been 94pts. Next year we are hoping for a major sponsor to help us out with $$ and prizes and we will have a dedicated trophy for the event. Any other suggestions are more than welcome.
I would like thank all who participated, and helped out over the course of the weekend especially Team Connolly who catered the breakfast and lunch in an effort to raise money for their trip to the Canada 55+ Games in Kamloops in August. Also thanks to the four members of the Highlander CC who took part this weekend, Brian and David Nicholson, Nathaniel Smith and our Junior ladies coach Alicia Mills.
We also held our 50/50 draw and had Little Rock Junior Carly Sangster draw the winning ticket of $240 with the help of Ray Bates. Winner was Dorothy Gingras.
Here are some pics from the bonspiel. Photos by Phil O’Regan.
Team Sangster with Wayne and Ryan Sangster from our club won the Highlander CC Cash Bonspiel this past weekend (Mar. 6-8). Having lost the 1st game Friday night Team Sangster then won the next three and all playoff games to win the A Division title. Congrats to Wayne and Ryan.
Pictured below: A Division Winners from the Chedabucto CC and Truro CC: Wayne Sangster, Phil Redden, Randy DeGrass, Ryan Sangster