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Bronze medal winners at today’s Junior High regional tourney…..
Congratulations to Team Grady and Coach Mills for their third-place bronze win yesterday in the girls division at the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation Junior High Curling Bonspiel.
Girls’ and boys’ teams from Truro Junior High, South Colchester Junior High, Central Colchester Junior High, Pictou Academy, West Pictou Consolidated and Chedabucto Education Centre met for their matches at the Chedabucto Curling Club in Boylston.
Team Grady played very well and truly deserve our praise for their skills and team effort. Shown left to right: Brooklyn Jordon (lead), Hanna Manthorne (second) Vanessa Dort (third), Victoria Grady (skip) and Alicia Mills (coach). My thanks to Maurice Landry and Phil O’Regan for assisting me today at the rink and to the parents who were able to be their as spectators — a good day for all.
My thanks also to the Municipality of the District of Guysborough and AA Munro Insurance for their financial assistance towards the Chedabucto Curling Club Junior Curling Program.
ExxonMobil and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Skins cash Spiel 2018
Our ExxonMobil and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Skins Cash Bonspiel finished up this past weekend. Another successful bonspiel with 8 teams competing this year with a team from the SACCC in Port Hawkesbury, Before I announce the winners I would like to thank the 2 major sponsors for this event, ExxonMobil and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline. Without their support over the years an event like this could not happen. The donated money and prizes they provided made for a great event. Can’t thank them enough. Thanks to Lorraine and Blair Brymer who always get this together for us. Thank you’s go out to our bonspiel committee for getting us 8 teams. The 8th team was put together at the last minute on Thursday. Thank you to Ray Bates for putting all the spares together to play 3 games. Thanks to all who helped out with ice, the bar, the kitchen, the food donations, the music from Greg Favaro and Jason Wright on Friday night. And now to the games… After three round robin games the top four were decided late on Saturday. They were Team Long 1st in the ExxonMobil division, Team MacNamara 2nd in the ExxonMobil division, Team Brymer 1st in the MNEP division, and Team Sangster 2nd in the MNEP division. These teams crossed over and played each other on Sunday morning in the semi-finals. Team Sangster and Team MacNamara won their games and met in the A final with Team Long and Team Brymer playing off for the B final. In the end Team Sangster won the Skins A Final and won a total of $855. In the B final Team Long beat Team Brymer and won $430 and Team Brymer $115. We alos drew for our 50/50 draw. The winner of that was Darlene Dort of Halifax. She took home $320.00. Next draw will be at our Closing bonspiel on April 14th. Here are some pics:
Chedabucto Curling Club hosts International Student Program
They came for their curling experiences. Thirty-one students enrolled in the Nova Scotia International Students Program (NSISP) enjoyed their first-curling-involvements-for-most on Sunday, March 4, at the Chedabucto Curling Club, Boylston. Organized by Jim Muise, NSISP Home Stay Coordinator, Guysborough Academy, youngsters from Taiwan, China, Turkey, Germany, Brazil, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, Mexico, France, Thailand, Ecuador, Austria and Spain, participated in “Host to the World”, a day of socialization and recreational curling designed to enable all to expand their educational experiences. The international students were provided with curling instructions by Chedabucto CC members, youngsters within the Chedabucto CC Junior Curling Program and Coach Teagan Lombardo.
The NSISP is active in nine different schools in the Strait Regional School Board and invites inquiries about hosting international students as participants within the SRSB’s educational program appropriately named “Welcome the World to your Home”.
Games vs the Highlander CC Part 2
Today, Feb 21st, the Chedabucto CC brought home the Meyers Trophy as a result of the annual competition between the Chedabucto CC and the Highlander CC. We had two days over the past couple of weeks when the Highlander CC came to Chedabucto CC and then we returned to their rink today. When the total points were counted, Chedabucto CC (233 pts.) was victorious over Highlander CC (170 pts.). We will proudly display the Meyers Trophy for another year within our Boylston location and then see what next year brings as a result of the2019 event. A great time was had between the senior curlers from both rinks and all look forward to the annual enjoyment and hospitality provided by this friendly and recreational competition. To all who participated: Thank You!
To the good folks from the Highlander CC: Your hospitality and sportsmanship is always golden.
(Some of the Chedabucto CC were available for the attached photo after the final games were played this afternoon.)
Games vs the Highlander CC Part 1
On Feb. 7th we played our 1st set of games vs the Highlander CC. Four teams from the Highlander came over to enjoy a great day of curling at our newly renovated club. After some hard fought games our club came out on top for this day with 114pts to 54pts. Thanks go out to Neil for organizing yesterday’s games. Also to Neil, Maurice, Phil, Don, Dannie, and Joe for helping with the ice. To Mia, Maureen, Marion and whoever else helped out in the kitchen. And finally to our membership who brought food for the day. Thank you. Next up is the visit to St. Andrew’s on Feb 21st. Here are some pictures from the day’s events:
MacLeod Lorway Ladies Valentines FUNspiel
Another successful Ladies bonspiel has come and gone. Eight teams took part yesterday in a long day of curling. Thanks go out to MacLeod Lorway, our major sponsor for this event. With prizes and $$$ their support for this event is very very helpful in making it a great event. Money was used on prizes from IKEA and the spaghetti supper that the ladies enjoyed (Thank you Della and Wilfred Myette). Thanks also to our bonspiel committee of Paul, Maurice, Mary and Phil. Sponsorship of prizes is also important in bonspiels like this. It enabled all curlers to have a chance at a prize. Thanks to MP Rodger Cuzner for the 1st prize of a dinner for 4 at Des Barres Manor. Other sponsors were RBC Guysborough, Guysborough PharmaChoice, Cutting Loose, Lost Shores, Mary Kay (Mary E.A.Connolly), Days Gone By, Cooks Gas Bar, and Keltic Ford. Thanks also to those who helped out in the kitchen, bar and ice prep: Paul, Brian, Maurice, Phil, Jim, Wilfred.
Now the top four teams after a round robin of three 6 end games each: 1st place goes to Team MacDonald aka Team Hot Shots with skip Lois MacDonald, Mark K. Connolly, Marion Brow, and Chris Muise. In 2nd place was Team Connolly with skip Mary E.A. Connolly, Emily Perry, Francis Brymer, and (Junior) Jenn Dort. Third place went to Team Dobson aka Team Love Farts with skip Paula Dobson, Patricia Lynn Currie, Dawn Chubbs, and Mary Williams. A close 4th place winner (one point behind 3rd place) was Team Morrow with skip Liz Morrow, Iris Stanley, Sharon Hart, and Crystal Richardson. Our Hog Line winner was Jenn Dort with a prize from Pete at Cutting Loose. Our 50/50 draw was also held with Ray Bate’s brother Robert Bates winning the $131.50 prize. Ticket was drawn by Gavin Dort. See photos below:
Team Sangster wins the Cash bonspiel in Lower Sackville
Our own Wayne Sansgter and his team from the Truro CC have won another cash bonspiel. This time it was at the Lakeshore club in Lower Sackville on Jan 21st. Congrats to Wayne and his team.
Edgar Sceles Memorial bonspiel 2018
Another great Edgar Sceles Memorial has come and gone. Thank you to all who participated and who came out to watch. Thanks you’s also go out to the Ronnie Sceles & family who have donated Sterling silver pins to this event for the past several years; to the Bonspiel committee of Paul Long, Maurice Landry, Mary E. A. Connolly, and Phil O’Regan who made this a successful weekend; to Reid Jamieson who came in from Halifax to entertain us Saturday night pro bono; to all who donated food and their volunteer time to help out in the kitchen, bar, and ice prep. And finally to our sponsors who helped us fill up the prize table (32 prizes in all). Here is a list of our prize sponsors: Ron MacGillivray Chev Olds, MacDonald Chrysler, Keltic Ford, Ross Screenprint, Waterline Graphix, TMac Auto Glass & Trim, Atlantic Marine & Inductrial Rigging Co. and finally our own Municipality of the District of Guysborough. We also had our 1st 50/50 draw last night with member Steve Myette winning the $120 plus money.
Results of the bonspiel: After the round robin games were completed Team Long finished in 1st place, Team O’Connor in 2nd place, Team MacDonald in 3rd place, and Team O’Regan in 4th place. In the playoff round Team Long played Team O’Connor for the championship and Team MacDonald played Team O’Regan for 3rd place. The winner of the Edgar Sceles Memorial for 2018 is Team Long. Third place winners was Team O’Regan. Congrats to all. Here are some photos from the weekend:
Team Sangster wins the Grey Cup of Curling Bonspiel in Amherst on Jan 14th….
Team Sangster, with our own Wayne Sangster skipping, wins the Grey Cup of Curling Bonspiel in Amherst on Jan 14th. Congrats to Wayne and his team. Here is a photo of the winning team:
Mixed Doubles Jamboree Junior Curlers Sat January 13
Junior curlers from the Highlander Curling Club (St. Andrews), Chedabucto Curling Club (Boylston) and Bluenose Curling Club (New Glasgow) gathered at the Highlander CC’s rink on Saturday, January 13, to participate in the Highlander Curling Club Mixed Doubles Jamboree. Under the guidance of Brian Nicholson (Highlander CC), Teagan Lombardo (Chedabucto CC) and Crystal Cameron (Bluenose CC), the junior curlers played games of mixed doubles with only two curlers per team thereby giving the juniors opportunities to apply their curling skills. Nicholson, Lombardo and Cameron are looking forward to more interaction between junior curlers at future events.
(Back row, left to right) Hanna Manthorne (Chedabucto), David Nicholson (Highlander), Joel Lazzuri (Highlander), Aidan Halloran (Chedabucto), Nathaniel Smith (Highlander), Tristan Kieley (Chedabucto), Benjamin Hingley (Bluenose), Brooklyn Jordan (Chedabucto), Victoria Grady (Chedabucto) (Front row, left) Conrad Robertson (Bluenose) and Elinor Ryves (Chedabucto) Photo: Denise Halloran