Jamie Ballem rink wins Kenmac Energy Opening Spiel “A” division

Another in a long series of successful Opening Bonspiels sponsored by Kenmac Energy was held last weekend, with the rink skipped by Jamie Ballem, with his sister Myrna Sanderson, along with Myrna’s daughter Angela Sanderson and Angela’s partner Brent Irving emerging as the “A” division winners. The same team, but with Angus Kennedy as skip instead of Jamie, also won in 2010.Ballem rink

Left to right: Sponsor Gordon Matthews, Angela Sanderson, Brent Irving, Myrna Sanderson, Jamie Ballem

Here are the “A” division runners-up –

A runners-up

Left to right: Sponsor Gordon Matthews, Krista Affleck, Ankur Deshpande, Kim Nicholson, Bob Fowler

The B division was won by the team of Mark MacDonald, Cathy Handren, and Marjorie Matthews

MacDonald rink

Left to right: Cathy Handren, sponsor Gordon Matthews, Marjorie Matthews. Missing: Mark MacDonald

B Division runners-up:

B runner-up

Left to right: sponsor Gordon Matthews, Mark Sommers, Shirley Berry, Linda Fairhurst, Evelyn Rogerson

The C divison was won by a couple of couples – Angus and Lorianne Davies, and Steve and Karen Montgomery

Davies rink

Left to right: sponsor Gordon Matthews, Angus and Lorianne, Karen and Steve

C division runners-up:

C Div runners-up

C Runner-up: (L-R): Sponsor Gordon Matthews,  Frank Legault,  Paul Neima, Hélène LaPalme, Joe Callaghan

The D division was won by the rink of Jeff Taylor, Rebecca Rolfe, Hank Kamphuis, and Bernie Dykerman

D winners

Photo (L-R): Sponsor Gordon Matthews, Jeff Taylor, Bernie Dykerman, Rebecca Rolfe, Hank Kamphuis

D Division runners-up:
D r/u
D Division Runners-Up (left to right): Sponsor Gordon Matthews, Mabel Englnd, Sara MacRae, Bob MacWilliams, Kristen Casey.
Thanks to our generous sponsor – Gordon Matthews and Kenmac Energy, for their longtime sponsorship of our opening spiel. It’s guaranteed that this current warm spell will end sometime soon, so now is the time to be thinking of your winter heating needs, and locally-owned Kenmac Energy, your P.E.I. distributor for Petro-Canada products and  the only P.E.I. propane company with a P.E.I. office, can install, finance, and service your new furnace or hot water heater, and keep them full of fuel all winter long, so give them a call at 566-2295.
Thanks also to the event organizers, including Paul Neima and Krista Affleck, along with Santa Claus, who made an exclusive appearance,  the Cornwall Curling Club staff and Board of Directors, and everyone who helped out with the meals and in any other way to make this event successful!

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