Port Elgin hosts Bantams and Jr. Mixed curlers
by Sandy Lindsay

March 8, 2016

Sports - Curling

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Coldwater showed their strong sweeping skills

Port Elgin Curling Club was filled with youthful curlers on Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th, hoping to qualify to go on to the Provincial competition to be held in April.

Teams, ranging in age from teens to 20, came from Kitchener-Waterloo, Brampton, Georgetown, Midland, Shelburne, Alliston, Coldwater, Galt, Stroud, Markdale and Paisley  to compete in the Region 3 Bantam and Jr. Mixed Curling.

Two winners from each of four zones will go on to the competition in London. 

Coldwater Bantams played Paisley in the finals

(L-R) Evan Running, Julia and Jamie Heittola & Cameron Vanbodegom

"Four regions will be represented in London," said Zone rep Dave Gowan.  "We are in Region 3 with four zones and there will be two winners from each zone.

Galt Bantams

(L-R) Sam Mooibroek, Grace Lloyd, Spencer Dunlop and Rebecca Smith

Don Meyer, Port Elgin OCA representative said that they are trying to encourage more younger players to take up the sport.  "Many of the coaches and parents here this weekend, were very experienced curlers themselves," said Meyer.  "In fact, some of them competed at the highest level."







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