We conclude our summary of year-end curling awards this week with a look at results from senior and mixed competition…
First up is the CIBC Wood Gundy senior ladies’ division. Pat Wardrop reports that the winning team from the first square of competition was that of skip Jill McGlenen, third Pat Fraser, second Norma Bewley and lead Jean Kenna. In the second square, skip Kay Warner was victorious, together with third Yvonne Wenaus, second Jean Kenna and lead Eloise Bratkowski.
There was a large turnout of curlers and sponsors at the senior men’s banquet. From the first square of the season for the 55-plus division, winners of the Nanaimo Chrysler Ltd. Trophy were Graeme Cave, Jim Rogers, Fred Mater and Vic Brice. The Quality Foods trophy went to Vic Uniat, Doug Brunton, Wally Funk and Peter Stock.
Second square winners were Gene Klymchuk, Dick Sharples, Bob Hovey and Doug DuFeu, who claimed the Joe Boudot Memorial trophy. The Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty trophy was won by Russ Chase, Norm Fulla, Nick Rvachew and Peter Stock.
Recognized from the third square of competition were Gene Klymchuk, Roger Hermant, Josh Purney and Glen McCord as winners of the Mark’s Import Auto trophy. The foursome of Val Fenton, Dave Scobie, Roy Richmond and Jimmy Patrick took home the Howie Christopherson trophy. Top team from the fourth square of the season was that of Ron Kaneen, Norm Fulla, Bernie Waatainen and Ray Chesin, winners of the Christensen Collision trophy.
Also acknowledged at the banquet were the top teams from the senior men’s 68-plus division. Earning the Petley-Jones & Co. Law Corp. trophy was Sandy Fraser and his team of Ben Sedgewick, Raeto Schmidhauser and Marshall Keller. Winners of the Don MacRae trophy were Ken (Lefty) Best, Henry Rempel, Raeto Schmidhauser and Phil Koett. In the final square of the season, top foursome was Sandy Fraser, Merv Evans, Bert Murray and Kerry Park.
Turning to mixed curling results, coordinator Patty McRory sends word that league play in the Investors Group Friday Mixed League featured extremely close competition. In a tight race, first place on the season went to the team of Barry Hore, Ann Marie Hore, Patty McRory and Brian McRory. Just five points behind came three other teams that tied for second place.
A year-end mini bonspiel wrapped up the season for the Friday Mixed league. In that, A event winners were Ken Hall along with Joan Hall, Cheryl Toole and Tom Weinreich, while the runner-up team consisted of Kevin Kabatoff, Donna Gannon, Jodi Crawford and Darren Dickie.
From the Senior Open Mixed League, coordinator Brian Askin reports that the first square was won by skip Keith Ruthman, third Yvonne Wenaus, second Ted Zemek and lead Karen Shaw. Second place was claimed by the team of Bob Hay, Bob Sizeland, Charlene Petersen and Monique MacKenzie. The second square resulted in a three-way tie, forcing a draw to the button competition to determine placements. As a result, first place was awarded to skip Ken Draper and his team of Sallie Atkinson, Pat Meehan and Charleen Petersen, with second place going to Yvonne Wenaus, Leona Keltie, Joe Bewley and Bette Kobe.
Whatever your sport, a reminder in closing to play your hardest, play fair, and show good sportsmanship.
Ian Thorpe writes about sports Saturdays.