Kenmac Energy Spiel

2023 Kenmac Energy Bonspiel Registration is OPEN

The Annual Kenmac Energy Bonspiel takes place on Friday, January 13th and Saturday, January 14th at the Cornwall Curling Club.

The excitement starts on Friday with snacks, draw prizes, a 50/50, drink specials – and, of course, curling!

The fun continues Saturday with a continental breakfast, lunch, trivia, games, and more curling – all capped off with a delicious, plated, sit down banquet meal.

Awards and Prizes will be given as well!

Cost is $40 per curler. Single or team-entry is welcome.

A HUGE thank you to our sponsor, KENMAC ENERGY, for their continued support for our club and curling community.

You can register at the Club on the sign up board or online at:



The 2021-22 Season Event is set for Janury 14-15 2022.

2020-21 Event:

Irving/Sanderson rink finish first in fun and food-filled Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel!

The annual Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel, with a roster of 16 teams, took place on Friday, Jan 22nd and Saturday, Jan 23rd this year.  Although there were changes made to adapt to our current COVID-19 situation, a great weekend of curling was had by all!

Sam’s Pizza

Greg Lucas – Trivia Master!

Friday, each draw was treated to pizza from Sam’s Family Restaurant and trivia by Greg Lucas following their six end game.  Prizes were donated by Kenmac Energy to the two winning trivia teams: Our drinking Team has a Curling Problem and Sticks and Stones (Gill/Gallant).  In addition to the regular prizes, David Fullerton won the Friday night 50/50 draw of $108. 

Saturday morning started with freshly-brewed coffee, muffins, and cookies supplied by Country Style. An amazing turkey dinner lunch was provided by Sam’s Family Restaurant in Cornwall, and the best part was that it was hand-delivered by none other than Fadi Rashed himself.  We are very glad to have such an amazing local business as neighbours!

Fadi with our delicious turkey dinner lunch

After the morning games, a brain teaser “Picture Puzzle” game was played, with the winning team on each draw being awarded Cornwall Curling Club gift certificates.  Jean Anderson was the winner of our Saturday 50/50 draw and she took home $119.50.

Kenmac Energy provided all prizes for the event and the top four teams were awarded Mel’s gift cards ranging from $140-$200 per team.

At the end of the day, Brent Irving, Myrna Sanderson, Jody Sanderson, and Angela Sanderson won first place. 

(L-R) Brent Irving, Myrna Sanderson, Angela Sanderson, Jody Sanderson

After an intense battle for second, Team Mark MacDonald took second place along with teammates Carol Sweetapple, Garth Cudmore, and Chris MacDougall. 

(L-R: Mark MacDonald, Carol Sweetapple, Garth Cudmore, Chris MacDougall

Third place was Aleya Quilty, Tyler MacKenzie, Edward Bushev, and Alyssa Holiday. 

(L-R): Aleya Quilty, Tyler MacKenzie, Edward Bushev, Alyssa Holiday

Fourth place was awarded to Elliot Doiron, Glennis Doiron, Keith Doiron, and Karen Doucette.

(L-R): Elliot Doiron, Glennis Doiron, Keith Doiron, and Karen Doucette.

In addition to team prizes, there were a few other awards presented at the end of the day.  First up was the Spirit Award given to David Fullerton, Shauna McGill, Elric MacDonald, and Colleen MacDonald.

(L-R): David Fullerton, Shauna McGill, Elric MacDonald, Colleen MacDonald

The fair play award was awarded to Alan Mason, and door prizes were presented to Chris MacDougall, Marg Stewart, Colleen MacDonald, Greg Robertson and Shauna McGill.

Fair Play award winner: Alan Mason

Greg Robertson — one of the door prize winners.

Marg Stewart – door prize winner

We are very fortunate to have Kenmac Energy as our sponsor for this annual event. Their ongoing support and generosity are very much appreciated by all who participate! Remember Kenmac for all your home energy needs-including oil, propane, and furnace service. Thanks Kenmac for another successful spiel! 

In addition, we would like to thank Fadi Rashed, and his staff at Sam’s Family Restaurant in Cornwall, for providing the amazing service, food, and being a longtime supporter of the Cornwall Curling Club.  Our food was amazing and was always delivered promptly and with a smile!  Everyone was impressed, well-fed, and raved about all of the yummy food!

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for lots more pictures, including on-ice action!

As with all our events, we have many people to thank for their time and energy in helping us make this spiel a success. We would like to especially thank Bryan Sutherland for creating the draw.  Additional thanks to our manager for all the behind the scenes work and setup for the event. We are very grateful to Brent Irving and his helper extraordinaire, Angela Sanderson, for maintaining the ice on another very tight schedule.  We would not have had half as much fun without Kelley Farrar and Al MacCormac tending the bar and helping us keep things clean and sanitized. Many thanks to Derek MacEwen for posting all of our updates and photos to the club website for this spiel, and every other event!  And last, but certainly not least, we would like to send a special shoutout to everyone who stepped up to help us out in any way over the weekend — there were many of you – THANK YOU! 



  • Lacey Gallant and Sharon Campbell, Bonspiels and Socials Committee


Friday draws cancelled, Fri. activities moved to Sat. evening at Cornwall Kenmac Energy spiel

Friday evening draws have been cancelled, entry fees have been reduced, and Friday evening activities have been moved to Saturday evening at the Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel at the Cornwall Curling Club due to weather and road conditions. 

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Twenty-four teams took part in the annual Kenmac Energy Bonspiel this past weekend. The team skipped by our Club President, Paul Neima, earned the most points and went home with the trophies. The 50/50 draw was won by Lance Lowther. The Hank Kamphuis team were the trivia winners. Thank you to all participants for making this a successful event. A huge thank you to Kenmac Energy for their continued sponsorship of this event.


kenmac2014winnersPhoto (L-R): Gordon Matthews from event sponsor Kenmac Energy, Paul Neima, Steve DeWolfe, Brad Gardiner, Stephanie O’Keefe


Here are the top 8 teams, who won prizes at the Kenmac Energy Bonspiel, along with the trivia winners:















Paul Neima


Stephanie O’Keefe


Brad Gardiner


Steve DeWolfe




Craig Mackie


Susan Dowling Shaw


David Murphy


Leigh Gustafson




Bob Fowler


Ann Doucette


Ankur Deshpande


Brian Trainor




Barry Craswell


Jessie MacPhail


Merrill Cronin


Jim Orr




Rupert Sweetapple


Carol Sweetapple


Bob MacWilliams


Pam Sweetapple




Paul Durant


Dawn MacFadyen


Ted MacFadyen


Joanne Durant




Roy Coffin


Myrna Sanderson


Brent Irving


Angela Sanderson




Greg Groves


Rebecca Rolfe


Donald Weeks


Dave Hunt




Hank Kamphuis


Debby Sigsworth


Gerald Dykerman


Bernie Dykerman






24 teams to participate in Kenmac Energy spiel this weekend

The Kenmac Energy Mixed bonspiel is set for this Friday and Saturday Ja. 17-18 at the Cornwall Curling Club, with a full roster of 24 teams.

Each team plays three 6-end games (one Friday night, one Saturday morning and one Saturday afternoon). Points are awarded for a win and for ends won. Highest total points wins. Game scores will be used as tie breakers, if needed.There is a waiting list so if anyone can’t make it for a game or the weekend, could they please notify the Club so the next person signed up can be used as a replacement or spare.
Snacks are provided Friday night. Coffee, snacks, lunch and dinner provided on Saturday.  There will also be some music Friday night and trivia Saturday afternoon.

Thank you to  Kenmac Energy for their continued sponsorship.

Here are the teams signed up:

Kenmac Energy Bonspiel Team Rosters
Team    Skip    Mate    Second    Lead
1    Gloria Clarke    Bryan Sutherland    Alva Clarey    Elaine Hughes
2    Jamie Ballem    Myrna Sanderson    Brent Irving    Angela Sanderson
3    Paul Durant    Dawn MacFadyen    Ted MacFadyen    Joanne Durant
4    Vern Chowan    Marg Stewart    Pat McCardle    Jean Anderson
5    Kimball Blanchard    Eileen Blanchard    Vince Fisher    Karen Fisher
6    Larry Cudmore    Kim Nickerson    Lee Nickerson    Maureen Cudmore
7    Ray Biage    Barb Duncan-Biage    Paul Field    Helene LaPalme
8    Matt Praught    Laura Robertson    Linda Matthews    Jon Dykerman
9    Gordon Matthews    Cathy Handren    Allison Stewart    Marjorie Matthews
10    Roger DesRoches    Kim MacDonald    Alan Mason    Peg DesRoches
11    Rupert Sweetapple    Carol Sweetapple    Bob MacWilliams    Pam Sweetapple
12    Barry Craswell    Jessie MacPhail    Merrill Cronin    Jim Orr
13    Mark MacDonald    Lorianne Davies    Angus Davies    Lynda Turnbull
14    Hank Kamphuis    Debby Sigsworth    Gerald Dykerman    Bernie Dykerman
15    Chick Morrison    Ann Greyborn    George Younker    Louise Morrison
16    Ernie Stavert    Cathy MacDougall    Cindy Nicholson    Hanny MacLeod
17    Danny Kneabone    Brenda Campbell    Aaron Campbell    Darlene Kneabone
18    Craig Mackie    Susan Dowling Shaw    David Murphy    Leigh Gustafson
19    Karen Currie    Alan Acorn    Valerie Acorn    Carl Currie
20    Greg Groves    Rebecca Rolfe    Donald Weeks    Dave Hunt
21    Bob Fowler    Kim Glydon    Ankur Deshpande    Brian Trainor
22    Paul Neima    Stephanie O’Keefe    Brad Gardiner    Steve DeWolfe
23    Val MacLean    Joe Callaghan    Lynn Thiele    Bob Murphy
24    Jeff Taylor    Shelley Murphy    Des Nantes    Marlene Proud

Here is the draw:







5:30 PM

Blanchard vs Sweetapple

Clarke vs Kneabone

Chowan vs Kamphuis

Craswell vs Taylor


7:00 PM

Cudmore vs Stavert

Matthews vs Fowler

Ballem vs MacLean

Biage vs Morrison


8:30 PM

Praught vs Groves

Durant vs MacDonald

DesRoches vs Neima

Mackie vs Currie


8:30 AM

Chowan vs Fowler

Sweetapple vs MacLean

Blanchard vs Morrison

Matthews vs Kneabone


10:00 AM

DesRoches vs Mackie

Craswell vs Kamphuis

Clarke vs Biage

Ballem vs Praught


11:30 PM

Stavert vs Groves

Cudmore vs Currie

MacDonald vs Taylor

Durant vs Neima

Saturday 1:00 PM



1:30 PM

Kamphuis vs MacLean

Ballem vs Mackie

Kneabone vs Fowler

Chowan vs DesRoches


3:00 PM

Morrison vs Neima

Blanchard vs Groves

Durant vs Matthews

Sweetapple vs MacDonald


4:30 PM

Clarke vs Taylor

Praught vs Stavert

Cudmore vs Craswell

Biage vs Currie


6:00 PM




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The Kenmac Energy Mixed Funspiel is now set for Friday January 17 and Saturday January 18 2014. You can sign up either  as a team or single-entry. Registration is open to all. Members and non-members welcome! Save the dates for a fun time! More details as the event draws nearer! All teams must have skip and mate of opposite sex.

Entry fee is $30 per person including HST (your skip will collect before you hit the ice).

Munchies provided Friday evening, lunch and supper provided on Saturday

This event is sponsored by Kenmac Energy, your P.E.I. distributor for Petro-Canada products and  the only P.E.I. oil and propane company with a P.E.I. office.  Winter is almost here! Get in touch with Kenmac for all your home heating needs. Visit their website at or call 566-2295.


Jamie Ballem rink wins 2012 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!

Kenmac Exclusive! Santa draws to the button


We’ll get to the results of the Kenmac Opening Spiel eventually, but we just received, direct from the North Pole, some exclusive shots of Santa, who made his curling debut on the weekend, attempting, and almost executing, a draw to the button, so we thought we’d get them to you before Bruce Rainnie does!

Here’s Santa stretching after a long sleigh ride before he goes out on the ice.

Here he is, cleaning the reindeer “byproducts” from his boots before going on to the ice,

Looks like he’s better at delivering presents than rocks!

Considering the delivery, the results are pretty good!

Kenmac Energy Opening Spiel 2012 photo album now online

Check out the great photos from last weekend’s Kenmac Energy Opening Bonspiel!
Love the new trophies!

Click to view the album




Here are the REVISED opening draws for the Cornwall Curling Club’s Kenmac Energy Opening Spiel


Friday, November 16th


Ice 1: J. MacKinnon, D. Sigsworth, P. Ling, D. MacKinnon vs Kenmac Team

Ice 2: L. Davies, A. Davies, K. Montgomery, S. Montgomery vs M. Somers, S. Berry, L. Fairhurst, E. Rogerson

Ice 3: B. Fowler, K. Nicholson, K. Affleck, TBA vs J. MacMillan, B. MacMillan, P. Fields, B. Fields


Ice 1: C. MacPhee, TBA, M. MacPhee, K. MacPhee vs J. Taylor, R. Rolfe, H. Kamphuis, B. Dykerman

Ice 2: J. Ballem, M. Sanderson, B. Irving, A. Sanderson vs M. Praught, L. Matthews, L. Robertson, J. Dykerman

Ice 3: P. Neima, H. LaPalme, J. Callaghan, C. Peters vs V. Chowan, G. Clarke, A. Clarke, A. Deshpande

Ice 4: K. Casey, B. MacWilliams, M. England, TBA vs M. MacDonald, C, Handren, M. Matthews, TBA


Sign up now for the 2012 Kenmac Energy Opening Spiel!

It’s time for our first spiel of the year.
Sign up now for the Kenmac Opening Spiel!
This is an open mixed fun spiel for experienced curlers, new curlers, and non-curlers who want to try the sport.
This event is open to other clubs as well as Cornwall.
Team entry and single entries are welcome. All teams must be mixed (skip and mate of opposite sex).
When: Friday, Nov. 16th and Saturday, Nov. 17th
Cost: $25.00 per player
Entry Deadline: November 9th
Includes curling on Friday and Saturday, snacks on Friday night, lunch and supper on Saturday, great prizes for first place and runners-up in four divisions and plenty of fun on and off the ice!
To register, sign up at the Cornwall Curling Club, phone the club at 566 – 4427, or email us at
And remember, the heating season is upon us. Give Kenmac Energy, PEI’s PETRO-CANADA Distributor, a call at 566-2295 for all your oil and propane heating and hot water needs.

Angus Kennedy repeats as Kenmac winner in draw to button finish

November 14th, 2010 – It was quite an ending to the A final Kenmac Energy Opening Bonspiel, as Angus Kennedy, down one coming home with hammer and lying one, tried to draw for the winning point, but had to settle for the tying single, forcing a draw to the button, which he put on the 4 foot. Opposing skip John DeLuca was a bit heavy, ending up in the 12 foot. Kennedy, who was also on last year’s winning team, was joined this year by Myrna Sanderson, and a couple of new curlers, Myrna’s daughter Angela Sanderson, who has recently returned to PEI from points west, and Angela’s husband Brent Irving. John DeLuca’s teammates were Debbie Rhodenhizer, Mike Lafontaine, and Cindy Nicholson.

Photo (L-R): Gordon Matthews from Kenmac Energy, Angus Kennedy, Myrna Sanderson, Angela Sanderson, and Brent Irving

Photo (L-R) Gordon Matthews from Kenmac Energy, John DeLuca, Debbie Rhodenhizer, Mike Lafontaine. Missing from photo: Cindy Nicholson

Here are the other section winners and runners-up, who all received prizes from Kenmac, including gift certificates for gas and for goods at Mark’s Work Wearhouse.

B section winners:

Photo (L-R): Gordon Matthews, Gerald Dykerman, Hank Kamphuis, Rebecca Rolfe, B Dykerman

B section Runners-up:

Photo (L-R): Gordon Matthews from Kenmac Energy, Tom Dunn, Frank Weiler, Perry Mohan, Mabel England

C winners;

Photo (L-R): Gordon Matthews from Kenmac, Jack Fairhurst, Shirley Berry, John Berry, Linda Fairhurst

C Runners-up:

Photo (L-R): Gordon Matthews from Kenmac, Dave Howatt, Matt Hanus, Betty Howatt. Missing from photo: W. Drake

D section winners:

Photo (L-R): Gordon Matthews from Kenmac Energy, Rupert Sweetapple, Rob Young, Cory Downey. Missing from photo: Ellen Weeks

D section runners-up:

Photo (L-R): Gordon Matthews from Kenmac, Ron Giggey, Hélène LaPalme, Paula Ling, Edgar Coffin

Besides the curling, events included curling trivia,  solving “Wordles”, a curler bingo game where you had to get signatures from fellow curlers who had accomplished certain things during their curling careers (e.g. scored and eight ender, or bought new shoes recently), a little bit of Karaoke, and a game of Deal or No Deal, with Matt Hanus and Betty Howatt going on stage in search of the $100 prize (one of them did get $40).

Saturday lunch included meat on a bun with salad, while supper included spaghetti, and caesar salad.

While the champions were on the ice for the final draw, the rest of us took part in an auction, with Angus Davies serving as auctioneer. Monopoly money earned from our prowess in solving the trivia, bingo and puzzles, and from our lack of prowess for  losing our games was bid for mystery prizes, which included candles and glassware. The bidding was fast and furious, with Bob Fowler and Nucker Richards almost coming to blows over one item. The Club president was outbid for the final item, not knowing that money was being passed under the table to the opposing bidders from the event organizers.

For all the incriminating evidence, check out our slideshow (pics from Deal or No Deal will be along later).

Thanks to all the organizers, including Rob Young and Sherri Boutelier, Bob Fowler, Angus Davies, all the kitchen helpers, the ice staff, and everyone else involved.

Thanks as usual to our long-time sponsors Gordon Matthews and Kenmac Energy, your PEI distributors of Petro Canada products, including gas, heating oil, and propane. Be warned: the double-digit temperatures we enjoyed during the bonspiel will NOT continue all winter! Contact Kenmac today, and get your furnace serviced and fueled for the upcoming heating season.


2010 Kenmac Energy Opening Bonspiel Ready to Go!

The Kenmac will begin on Friday, Nov. 12th with draws at  6:30 pm and 8:00pm.  Plan to join us after your game for Deal or No Deal and a chance to win $100.00.   There will be plenty of fun events for your team throughout Friday and Saturday.  Check back soon for more information.

6:30 pm Draw

Ice One
J.Fairhurst S. Berry, J. Berry, L. Fairhurst   vs. T. Dunn, P. Mohan, F. Weiler, M. England

Ice Two
R. Giggey, H. LaPalme, E. Coffin, P. Ling vs. J. DeLuca, D. Rhodenhizer, M. Lafontaine, C. Lafontaine

Ice Three
L. Davies, B. MacWilliams, L. Carragher, B. Arsenault vs. E. Stavert, R. Stavert, P. Durant, J. Duran

Ice Four
K. Currie, A. Davies, V. Acorn, TBA vs. R. Biagé, B. Duncan Biagé, D. Sigsworth, D. MacEwen

8:00 pm Draw

Ice One
G. Matthews, M. Matthews, TBA, TBA vs. D. Howatt, M. Hanus, W. Drake, B. Howatt

Ice Two
L. Matthews, G. MacDonald, M. Praught, J. Dykerman vs. M. MacDonald, G. Canfield, D. Fairhurst, C. Carragher

Ice Three
A. Kennedy, M. Sanderson, B. Sanderson, A. Sanderson vs.  R. Sweetapple, J. Callaghan, C. Downey, E. Weeks

Ice Four
N. Richard, A. MacCormac, E. Hughes, J. Anderson   vs. H. Kamphuis, R. Rolfe, G. Dykerman, B. Dykerman

This is an open mixed fun spiel open to experienced curlers, new curlers, commercial teams, and non curlers who want to try the sport. This event is open to other clubs as well as Cornwall. Team entry and single entries are welcome. All teams must be mixed (skip and mate of opposite sex). 

When: Friday, Nov. 12th and Saturday, Nov. 13th  

Cost: $25.00 per player 

Entry Deadline: November 5

Includes curling on Friday and Saturday, snacks on Friday night, lunch and supper on Saturday, great prizes for first place and runners-up in four divisions and plenty of fun on and off the ice! 

To register, sign up at the Cornwall Curling Club, phone the club at 566 – 4427, or email us at

And remember, the heating season is upon us. Give Kenmac Energy, PEI’s PETRO-CANADA Distributor,  a call at 566-2295 for all your oil and propane heating and hot water needs.






Rob Young rink wins 2009 Kenmac Trophy

The rink of Rob Young, Sheri Boutelier, Angus Kennedy, and Mark MacDonald finished with the most points at the annual Kenmac Energy Opening Bonspiel, and were presented with the coveted Kenmac trophy by Gordon Matthews, from PEI’s PetroCanada distributor, Kenmac Energy.

Photo (L-R): Young, Boutelier, Kennedy, MacDonald, Matthews

The awards ceremony followed a great day of curling, and lunch of burgers and sausages cooked on the Club’s new barbecue (that reminds me – did you know that Kenmac are PEI’s newest propane distributors, and the only one with a local office?), along with Barb’s great  potato and pasta salads.

Here are the other winning teams, with eight of the 12 teams who signed up receiving great prizes from our generous sponsor. As well, most of those in attendance won a door prize (I won an Igloo cooler!):

2nd place
2nd place: John DeLuca, Myrna Craswell, Cindy Nicholson, with Gordon Matthews of Kenmac. Missing: Peter Buchanan

3rd place: Gordie Matthews of Kenmac with Paul Neima, Joe Callaghan, Mike Lafontaine, Patricia Lang

4th place: Gordie Matthews with Jack, Dean, and Linda Fairhurst, Carlene Peters

5th place: Frank Weiler, Chick Morrison, L. Egan. Missing: Tom Dunn

6th place:  Joanne MacDonald, Bea Graham, Gordie Matthews from Kenmac, Valerie Acorn, Karen Currie

7th place: Greg St. John, Dick St. John, Gordie from Kenmac, Missing: Hank Kamphuis

8th place: Lynda Fairhurst, Melody Beck, Angus and Lorianne Davies, Gordie Matthews from Kenmac

Thanks again to Barb Duncan-Biagé, Ray Biagé, and everyone else who helped out, Lance and crew for the great ice, and to Gordon Matthews and the Kenmac crew for another great opening bonspiel. Don’t forget, the 16 degree temperatures we enjoyed on Saturday WILL NOT continue! Give Kenmac a call now for all your winter heating needs!

Kenmac Spiel continues after scarey evening!

October 31st, 2009

The monsters, aliens, and other creatures of the night were out in full force on Friday night, as the Kenmac Energy Opening Bonspiel got underway. Here’s a photo of some of those aforementioned creatures:


Following curling action, and great food, the costume judging was held, with Frankenstein and his bride (Rob/Sheri) winning best couple, O Christmas Tree (Lorianne) winning most original costume, and Bob Marley (Joe) winning for the funniest costume.

Click for a slideshow of the evening’s shenanigans.

The bonspiel wraps up on Hallowe’en with the first draw at 9 am.

 2009 Kenmac

The “official” start to the bonspiel season at the Cornwall Curling Club is the Kenmac Energy Opening Bonspiel, sponsored by Kenmac Energy, your Petro-Canada dealer.This team entry spiel goes October 30 & 31.  Teams are guaranteed 3 games.
 Good Food, Good Friends Good Fun!




Friday evening meal (buffet) Saturday morning – muffins, fruit, coffee Saturday – Lunch

All games will be finished by 4:30 Prizes awarded after last game.

You should be home by 5PM for the “Trick or Treaters”

Opening Draws

Friday, Oct 30/09


Ice 2: J. Fairhurst, L. Fairhurst, C. Peters, D. Fairhurst
vs B. Duncan-Biagé, D. Sigsworth, T. Wiseman, TBA

Ice 3: T. Dunn, C. Morrison, F. Weiler, L. Egan
vs J. DeLuca, C. Nicholson, M. Craswell, P. Buchanan

Ice 1: Kenmac Team
vs D. St. John, H. Kampuis, G. St. John, TBA

Ice 2: R. Biagé, R. Rolfe, B. Craswell, D. MacEwen
vs K. Currie, V. Acorn, B. Graham, J. MacDonald

Ice 3: P. Neima, J. Callaghan, M. Lafontaine, P. Lang,
vs L. Davies, A. Davies, M. Beck, L. Turnbull

Ice 4: B. MacWilliams, M. Sanderson, D. MacKinnon, M. Matthews
vs R. Young, S. Boutilier, A. Kennedy, M. MacDonald

Currie steals win over Berry in all-female 2008 Kenmac final
The championship game between the top two teams at the 2008 Kenmac Energy opening bonspiel was an exciting one, with the Karen Currie and Shirley Berry rinks tied going into the final end, where the Currie foursome, which includes Val Acorn, Cyndie Cunneyworth and Tracy MacDonald, had one rock in the house, well guarded by six rocks. With the final shot, Berry managed to get through the rock wall, but, after rubbing one of the guards on the way through, her stone ran out of steam and fell short of the rings, giving the victory to Currie. Other members of the runner-up rink are Arleen Harris, Danielle Girard, and Carol Sweetapple.
Photo: Tracy MacDonald, Valerie Acorn, Karen Currie, Gordon Matthews. Missing: Cyndie Cunneyworth
Photo: Shirley Berry, Arleen Harris, Danielle Girard, Gordon  Matthews. Missing: Carol Sweetapple
On ice two, the Bob Fowler rink, still reeling from a crushing defeat by the Karen Currie team on Friday night, recovered long enough to pull out a win against the Angus Kennedy foursome. Playing with Bob were Alan Acorn, Carl Currie, and Dick MacKinnon, while Myrna Sanderson, Bob MacWilliams, and Marjorie Matthews rounded out the Kennedy squad.
Photo: Alan Acorn, Carl Currie, Dick MacKinnon, Bob Fowler, Gordon Matthews
Photo: Bob MacWilliams, Myrna Sanderson, Gordon Matthews, Marjorie Matthews, Angus Kennedy
Meanwhile, the excitement was building on ice three in the battle for fifth place. The game was in an extra end between John DeLuca and Jack Fairhurst, when, facing a pile of Fairhurst stones,  DeLuca attempted a difficult double angle raise. After furious sweeping, the promoted rock came to rest touching the four foot, and it was impossible to determine whether or not it was shot stone. Fairhurst was unable to get another rock in, and a measure was called for. The DeLuca rock won the measure, relegating Fairhurst to 6th place. Playing with DeLuca were Ray Biagé, Rebecca Rolfe, and Derek MacEwen, with Nancy Yeo substituting for MacEwen in games two and three, and Geoff Scutt filling in for Biagé in the opener. The Fairhurst foursome included Linda and Dean Fairhurst, along with Crapaud’s Evelyn Rogerson.
Photo: Derek MacEwen, Rebecca Rolfe, John DeLuca, Ray Biagé, Gordon Matthews. Missing: players from earlier games Geoff Scutt and Nancy Yeo
Photo: Evelyn Rogerson, Dean Fairhurst, Linda Fairhurst, Jack Fairhurst, Gordon Matthews
The battle for seventh and eighth spot was between the rink of Rob Young, Lorianne and Angus Davies, and Sheri Boutelier, and the team of Barb Duncan-Biagé, Debby and Bill Sigsworth, and Gordon Canfield, with the Young rink coming out on top.
Photo: Lorianne Davies, Sheri Boutilier, Rob Young, Angus Davies, Gordon Matthews
Photo: Bill Sigsworth, Debby Sigsworth, Barb Duncan-Biagé, Gordon Matthews. Missing: Gordon Canfield
Gordon Matthews from longtime event sponsor Kenmac Energy, PEI’s Petro Canada distributor, was in attendance to hand out gift certificates from Petro Canada, and from Mark’s Work Wearhouse to all the winners (which included everyone!). Thanks to Gordon and to Kenmac for their continuing (and very generous) sponsorship, and don’t let today’s temperature fool you – it will get colder VERY SOON, so be sure to give them a call for your heating needs. 
Besides the curling, partipants enjoyed mussels and fresh baked baguettes, and hands of poker on Friday night, with card sharks buying donated prizes from an auction with their winnings. Saturday’s lunch included burgers and pasta salad, with the supper table including homemade lasagne and caesar salad, with Nanaimo bars and other squares for dessert.

Photo: Angus deals another hand as everyone puts on their best poker face
Thanks to organizers Barb and Ray and everyone else who helped out, to Gordon and Kenmac Energy, to Lance and the ice crew, the bar staff, and everyone else involved in the event. See you next year!

Sponsor(s):  Kenmac Energy