Word has definitely spread throughout the Vancouver Island curling community about the recent renovations to the Comox Valley Curling Centre.
Teams actually had to be turned down who wanted to compete in the recent Seniors Mixed Invitational Curling Bonspiel as the full compliment of 24 teams was reached very quickly. Five teams from Campbell River plus entries from Powell River, Parksville and the Comox Valley had great fun competing at the three-day event. “Everyone was very impressed with the brightness of the ‘new’ facility and the amazing ice conditions – thanks Cody and Jared,” an event spokesperson said.
“Many thanks to the bonspiel organizing committee of Terry Kirkoski, Jim Hercus, Ron Sawula and Judy Francis. The wind-up of the bonspiel included lunch, awarding of event prizes, door prizes and of course the humorous antics of our ever popular MC Ted Deadman.”
The teams played a round robin format to determine the event winners, with the top four in each event as follows:
Event A: 1st Bill Hunter, Don Mitcheson, Lois Hunter, Chris Christeson. 2nd George Luterbach, Bonnie Luterbach, Jim Ritzel, Dawn Ritzel. 3rd Bryan Baltis, Kathy Meunier, Marv Damon, Jack Arnet. 4th Joe Hazelwood, Jeff Johnston, Real Labbe, Leona Peter.
Event B: 1st Jack Perry, Bob Tonkin, Frank Jamieson, Marilynne Cowie. 2nd Willy Van Kemenade, Merv McMorton, Judy McMorton, Dave Wilson. 3rd Val Brown, Tom Shaw, Mike Henderson, Marilyn Henderson. 4th Art De’ath, Betty Campbell, Wayne Clark, Pat Asprey.
Event C: 1st Richard Lewis, Daryl Wright, Kim Jonnson, Reg Tressel. 2nd Grant Compton, Judy Francis, Joan Compton, Ron Sawula. 3rd Dan Carroll, Terry Woloshyn, Sheila Precious, Don Nickason. 4th Ted Deadman, Bill Jensen, Dave Mansbridge, Jules Urban.