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Good time had by all at annual mixed bonspiel

There were 29 local teams and seven out of town teams from Port Alberni, Campbell River and Port McNeill.
THE A EVENT winners were skip Brent Aitken




The Comox Valley Curling Club held its 2012 Mixed Bonspiel this past weekend with 36 teams participating. There were 29 local teams and seven out of town teams from Port Alberni, Campbell River and Port McNeill.

Great camaradarie, curling and fun was enjoyed by everyone, an event spokesperson said. Local teams fared extremely well as seven of the eight finalists were from the home club and four went on to win all four events.

The Finneron Hyundai 'A' event final featured two local teams.  After a hard-fought battle, the Brent Aitken skipped team with Nicole McCurrie third, Randy Baert second and Mo Nordstrom lead outlasted the Steve Whynott team to claim victory. The Ray Michell rink finished third with the Norm Cote rink taking fourth.

The Thrifty Foods 'B' Event final was won by local Rick Cowles. Curling with Cowles were third Cheryl Cashman, second Rick Johns and lead  Jill Cornwell. The Cheetham team from Port Alberni curled well, but local knowledge prevailed for Cowles.  Finishing third was Pat Riva with Henry Ellis fourth.

The Boston Pizza 'C' Event was won by the Randy Veitch team as they prevailed over the Darren Richards team. Playing with Veitch were third Kim Jonsson, second Gary Farr and lead Rosie Chrest. Finishing third was Stu Larson with fourth place going to Marty Duda.

In the Lisa Jorgensen-Remax sponsored 'D' event, the 'cardiac kids' led by skip Eric Tanguay with third Sharon Walker, second Sam "The Man" Bender and lead Linda Kennedy claimed a last-shot victory over the Duffy Simpson rink. Third place was the Kendall rink with fourth going to the Brennan rink.

The bonspiel committee acknowledged the support of the event sponsors and all the volunteers for their time and effort to make the weekend a resounding success. Thanks also to Brent and Rick for great ice, beverage manager Jill for her outstanding service, and kitchen manager Mark and his staff for a great meal on Saturday and throughout the weekend.

"Thanks to everyone who particpated, hopefully we'll see you back next year," an event spokesperson said.

– Comox Valley Curling Club