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 is a YouTube video explaining the basic rules of mixed doubles curling. You will note they play 8 end games where we will be playing 6 end games. Here is the video link: https://youtu.be/AahTjqTjtfc
Here is the poster for our new bonspiel this year, Mixed Doubles.