Masters Plus Bonspiel

Sandy Hope rink wins 2017 Masters Plus Bonspiel

The Sandy Hope rink from the host Cornwall Curling Club won the 5th annual Masters Plus Bonspiel, which wrapped up on Friday. The George Anderson team from Sackville New Brunswick was the runner-up. Masters Plus teams have three curlers age 60 and over, plus one who is at least 55.

Photo (L-R): Arleen Harris, Debbie Rhodenhizer, Shelley Ebbett, Sandy Hope

There were 16 teams entered representing 6 curling clubs from N.S., N.B., and P.E.I.  A point system was used to determine the final standings. Following is the list of the top four teams:

Curling Club             Skip                Third                          Second                         Lead              

Cornwall       Sandy Hope    Shelley Ebbett       Debbie Rhodenhizer    Arleen Harris

Sackville        George Anderson  Michael Bass     Myles Trenholm    Ian MacLean

Cornwall       Bryan Sutherland    Carlene Peters        Etta Reid             Elaine Hughes

CFB Halifax   Paul Embrett           Lenny Jackson         Art Hood            Norman Sanford

Photo: Organizer Paul Arsenault (left) with George Anderson rink

Photo: Bryan Sutherland and Etta Reid from Team Sutherland

Photo: Paul Embrett rink

Next year’s Masters Plus Bonspiel will take place November 22 and 23, 2018. The host committee of Ed Coffin, Al Acorn, Ron Giggey , and Paul Arsenault want to extend a special thank you to Bev McCormick, Lance Lowther, and the fabulous staff of the Cornwall Curling Club. Also, a huge thank you to the superb volunteers who helped with this year’s event, which included advertising, scoring, making coffee, lunches etc. and to the daytime, stick and junior curlers who gave up their ice times for this event.

Thanks also to all the sponsors who supported this bonspiel by donating prizes:

Holland College, Fair Isle Ford, Quality Inn & Suites, Cornwall Quick Stop, Mr. Plumber, Honibe – Island Abbey Foods, KenMac Energy, Cornwall Auto, Garden Isle Computer, Kent Building Supplies, Beaton’s Wholesale Dry Goods Ltd., Capital Honda, Experience  Hyundai, Hillside Motors, Reliable Motors, Peter McNeill Automotive, All Star Cresting, Wine Kitz, Centennial Nissan, Mary’s Cornwall Bakery, Charlottetown Toyota, Markan Hardwood Plus Inc., Eagles Glenn Golf, COWS Ice Cream, Murphy’s Cornwall Pharmacy, Cornwall Pharmasave, Matos Winery, Water N Wine, Wine Experts, DB Murphy’s Tim Hortons/Wendy’s, Leary’s  Independent Grocers, Brown’s Volkswagen, Biovectra Inc. and Phytocultures Ltd., Red Shores Raceway, Home Hardware, Phillips Auto Sales, Paderno, Prebilt Steel, Red Rock, King of Clubs, Kwik Copy, Saunders Investment.

5th Annual Masters Plus Bonspiel set for Cornwall on Nov. 23/24

The Cornwall Curling Club is getting ready to host its 5th annual Masters Plus Bonspiel on Thursday November 23rd and Friday November 24th. Masters Plus teams include three curlers age 60 and over, and one who is at least 55. This year there is a full draw of 16 teams entered — representing six different curling clubs from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.  Off-Island teams are from Antigonish, CFB Halifax, and Sackville NS. Island teams are from Montague, Crapaud and Cornwall. Draws are 8:30, 11:00, 1:30 and 4:00 each day. The Judy Burgess rink from Truro, who won last year’s bonspiel, will not be back this year to defend their title, so there will be a new champion.

The Host Committee would really appreciate if anyone can voluntarily give up their locker for Thursday and Friday during the bonspiel and also want to thank the daytime, stick, and junior curlers at the Club for their cooperation as they will miss some regular curling draws and junior practices.

Curling fans are invited to take in the action as many of the teams have curlers who have won provincial titles. There is no charge to watch the curling.

Team Skips

  1. Shirley Berry            9. Anna Acton
  2. Sandy Hope              10. Leona Williams
  3. Bryan Sutherland      11. Helen Dickie
  4. Tom Dunn                 12. Ken Nicols
  5. Dario Zannier            13. Keith Bowser
  6. Ray Biagé                 14. Paul Embrett
  7. Barry Craswell          15. George Anderson
  8. Paul Durant               16. Bob Smith

                                                        

Draw (Thursday – November 23rd)                                                                                                                                                                                    

              Time                    Ice 1                    Ice 2                    Ice 3                    Ice 4

              8:30                     1×2                      3×4                      5×6                      7×8

              11:00                   9×10                    11×12                  13×14                  15×16

              1:30                     4×5                      2×7                      1×8                      3×6

              4:00                     12×13                  10×15                  9×16                    11×14

                                                         

Draw (Friday –November 24th)

              8:30                     4×12                    1×9                      2×10                    3×11

              11:00                   6×14                    5×13                    7×15                    8×16

              1:30                     3×9                      1×12                    2×11                    4×10

              4:00                     5×16                    6×15                    8×14                    7×13

 

There will be practice before the 8:30 and 11:00 games on Thursday only. Practice times are 8:15, 8:20, 10:45, and 10:50. If time permits, each player will throw one rock down and one rock back.  Last rock advantage in first end is determined by toss of a coin. Rock colours are assigned.

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Stay tuned for info on the 5th annual event, which happens Nov. 23-24, 2017!

 

Here is info from the 2016 event:

Judy Burgess team from Truro wins 2016 Masters Plus tourney

Judy Burgess and her team from the Truro Curling Club were the winners of the annual Masters Plus Bonspiel, which wrapped up on Friday here at the Cornwall Curling Club, with a full slate of 16 teams, from eight Maritime curling clubs, participating. The Masters Plus format includes three curlers age 60 or over, and one curler age 55 or over. Judy is no stranger to the winners circle at our Club, having finished as runner-up (to our own Shirley Berry) at the Maritime Masters Ch’ship held here in 2014. Two of the same team members – third Helen Brightman, and lead Penny Neily, were back with her this time, along with second stone Carolyn Kavanagh.

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File photo, L-R:  Judy Burgess, Helen Brightman, Carolyn Kavanagh, Penny Neily

Women’s rinks captured three of the top four spots, determined via a points system, at this year’s event, with the Des Arsenault team from Summerside being the only men’s team in the winner’s circle. Here are the top four (skip to lead):

Judy Burgess, Helen Brightman, Carolyn Kavanagh, Penny Neily (Truro Curling Club in NS)
Helen Dickie, Sheila Reyno, Sharon McIntyre, Judi McLellan (Sackville Curling Club in NB)
Des Arsenault, Blair Jay, Cliff Poirier, Earl MacLeod (Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Community Complex, Summerside PE)
Shirley Berry, Arleen Harris, Linda Fairhurst, Hanny MacLeod (Cornwall Curling Club)

The prize table included a HUGE array of door prizes, courtesy of the many event sponsors, which included Holland College, Sherwood BMR, Fair Isle Ford, Super 8 Motel, Cornwall Quick Stop, Mr. Plumber, Honibe – Island Abbey Foods, Kenmac Energy, Cornwall Tire and Auto, Garden Isle Computer, Kent Building Supplies, Beaton’s Wholesale Dry Goods Ltd., Capital Honda, Experience  Hyundai, Rhonda’s Country Cuts, Hillside Motors, Reliable Motors, Peter McNeill Automotive, All Star Cresting, Wine Kitz, Centennial Nissan, Mary’s Cornwall Bakery, Ch’town Toyota, Markan Hardwood Plus Inc., Eagles Glenn Golf, Cows Ice Cream, Murphy’s Cornwall Pharmacy, Pharmasave Cornwall, Matos Winery, Water N Wine, Wine Experts, Ideal Tiles & Bathroom, DP Murphy Tim Hortons/Wendy’s, Leary’s  Independent Grocers, Browns Volkswagen, Biovectra Inc., Phytocultures Ltd., and Kays Wholesale. 

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The host committee of Edgar Coffin, Ron Giggey, Ken Praught and Paul Arsenault would like to extend a special  thank you to Club manager Bev McCormick, ice maker Lance Lowther, bartender Al MacCormac, cleaner Ray Biagé and scorekeeper Bill Giggey for the work they did to help make this bonspiel successful, and would also like to thank the daytime, stick, and junior curlers who gave up their curling time and lockers, as well as the kitchen volunteers and anyone else who helped in any way. A big thanks also to the teams from across the Maritimes who attended. See you next year for the 5th annual!

2016 Masters Plus

The 4th annual Masters Plus Bonspiel got underway Thursday morning here at the Cornwall Curling Club. Masters Plus teams have three curlers age 60 and over, and one curler who is at least 55. 16 teams from around the Maritimes took part in this 2016 event.

2016 Team Skips

  1. Paul Arsenault  (Cornwall)         9. Judy Burgess (Truro)
  2. Shirley Berry    (Cornwall)        10. Monique Taylor (Sackville/Curl Moncton)
  3. Bryan Sutherland   (Cornwall)   11. Leona Williams  (Highlander in Antigonish)
  4. Barry Craswell   (Cornwall)       12. Paul Embrett (CFB Halifax)
  5. Louis Walsh (Sil. Fox)                13. Des Arsenault (Sil. Fox)
  6. Ray Biagé  (Cornwall)                14.  Keith Bowser (Sackville)
  7. Tom Dunn    (Cornwall)              15. Helen Dickie (Sackville)
  8. Bob Smith   (Montague)             16. Paul Durant (Cornwall)    

                                                        

Draw (Thursday – November 17th)                                                                                                                                                                                    

              Time                    Ice 1                    Ice 2                    Ice 3                    Ice 4

              8:30                     1×2                      3×4                      5×6                      7×8

              11:00                   9×10                    11×12                  13×14                  15×16

              1:30                     4×5                      2×7                      1×8                      3×6

              4:00                     12×13                  10×15                  9×16                    11×14

Draw (Friday –November 18th)

              8:30                     4×12                    1×9                      2×10                    3×11

              11:00                   6×14                    5×13                    7×15                    8×16

              1:30                     3×9                      1×12                    2×11                    4×10

              4:00                     5×16                    6×15                    8×14                    7×13

There will be practice before the 8:30 and 11:00 games on Thursday only. Practice times are 8:10, 8:20, 10:40, and 10:50. If time permits each player will throw 1 rock down and 1 rock back.  The hammer is determined by toss of a coin. Rock colors are assigned.           

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors for their generous support: Holland College, Sherwood BMR, Fair Isle Ford, Super 8 Motel, Cornwall Quick Stop, Mr. Plumber, Honibe – Island Abbey Foods, Kenmac Energy, Cornwall Tire and Auto, Garden Isle Computer, Kent Building Supplies, Beaton’s Wholesale Dry Goods Ltd., Capital Honda, Experience  Hyundai, Rhonda’s Country Cuts, Hillside Motors, Reliable Motors, Peter McNeill Automotive, All Star Cresting, Wine Kitz, Centennial Nissan, Mary’s Cornwall Bakery, Ch’town Toyota, Markan Hardwood Plus Inc., Eagles Glenn Golf, Cows Ice Cream, Murphy’s Cornwall Pharmacy, Pharmasave Cornwall, Matos Winery, Water N Wine, Wine Experts, Ideal Tiles & Bathroom, DP Murphy Tim Hortons/Wendy’s, Leary’s  Independent Grocers, Browns Volkswagen, Biovectra Inc., Phytocultures Ltd., and Kays Wholesale.

We ask all curlers to please support our sponsors.

If a spare is needed, please check with one of the following: Ed Coffin, Ron Giggey, Ken Praught or Paul Arsenault

2016 Masters Plus Bonspiel – Team Rosters

Cornwall                                                        Summerside

Skip – Bryan Sutherland                             Skip – Des Arsenault

Third – Myrna  Craswell                            Third – Blair Jay

Second – Myrna Sanderson                       Second – Cliff Poirier

Lead – Elaine Hughes                                  Lead – Earl MacLeod

Montague                                                     Cornwall

Skip – Bob Smith                                          Skip – Tom Dunn

Third – Ron Garrett                                     Third – Frank Weiler

Second – Alan Montgomery                      Second – Don Weeks

Lead – Paul MacDonald                             Lead – Russel Boyle

Cornwall                                                        Summerside

Skip – Barry Craswell                                  Skip –  Lou Walsh

Third – Roddie MacLean                             Third –Carl Delaney

Second – Jim Orr                                         Second – Ralph Yeo

Lead – Roger DesRoches                              Lead – Spike Martin

Moncton – Sackville                                    Antigonish

Skip – Monique Taylor                               Skip – Leona Williams

Third – Anna Acton                                     Third – Joyce Van Berkel

Second – Shirley Henry                              Second – Paulette Tate

Lead – Gloria Turner                                    Lead – Cathy MacDonald

Sackville                                                         CFB Halifax

Skip – Helen Dickie                                      Skip – Paul Embrett

Third – Sheila Reyno                                   Third – Lenny Jackson

Second – Sharon MacIntyre                      Second – Art Hood

Lead –   Judi McLellan                                  Lead – Norman Sanford

Cornwall                                                        Truro

Skip – Shirley Berry                                      Skip – Judy Burgess

Third – Arleen Harris                                   Third – Helen Brightman

Second – Linda Fairhurst                            Second – Carolyn Kavanagh

Lead – Hanny MacLeod                              Lead – Penny Neily

Cornwall                                                        Sackville

Skip – Ray Biagé                                        Skip – Keith Bowser

Third – Vince Fisher                                    Third – George Anderson

Second –Kimball Blanchard                       Second – Bud Trenholm

Lead –   George Younker                            Lead – Gerry Bartlett

Cornwall                                                        Cornwall

Skip – Paul Arsenault                                 Skip –  Paul Durant

Third – Ron Giggey                                      Third – Myron MacKay

Second – Ken Praught                                 Second – Roy Coffin

Lead – Ed Coffin                                          Lead – Joe Gill