Belated Happy New Year to you all and welcome to the Second Draw for the 2017-18 curling season.
I’d like to take this opportunity to catch you up on Club news and please note that Teams and the draw schedule will follow in a separate email.
We wrapped up the first draw with a crazy night. Between the weather and the flu we were missing a total of 12 players! Everyone stepped in where needed and I’m pleased to announce the winners of the First Draw – Lorne Landreville’s team with Eric Currie, Jonathan Edwards and Cathryn Martin. While Lorne was tied for first with Dennis’s team, he won as a result of his win over Dennis during league play. Dennis and his team of Russ Mayotte, Dave Mowat and Janet Beauvais finished in second place. Tied for third place were the teams skipped by Sean
Rathwell and John Lachance. Sean’s team included Phil Loucks, Eva Berringer and Kelly Glew. John’s team included Margaret Sutton, Nick Alderman and Anne Rachlis. Congratulations to you all!
Unfortunately, due to physical ailments we’re beginning the second draw without Janet Beauvais, Jonathan Edwards and Melody Lachance. We wish them all a restful half and hope to see them either back to spare when they can or full time in the fall. This also means that we will have three 3-person teams in this draw. We’ve done our best to review the players and to make sure that teams are as evenly matched as possible.
Just a reminder that Nick Alderman has taken over from Phil Loucks as Spares Captain for the second draw. You’ve probably already seen Nick’s first call out for potential absences for this coming Friday. Many thanks to Phil for his excellent work during the first draw!
Upcoming social events include the Briargreen Challenge on January 27th. The response was excellent so each club was able to post five teams. We’ll be having a wrap-up dinner at Greenfield’s Pub in Barrhaven with live music following dinner for the wild and crazy curlers amongst us! Now, if you have not signed up and are interested in playing lease let men know so I can put you on a reserve list as there may be last minute cancellations.
And finally, please save April 24th for our year-end banquet and awards dinner. The event will be held at the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club. The cost of dinner was included in your membership fees and it’s always more fun with as many of you there as possible.
That’s all for now. Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday night!
January 16th, 2018