The name of Heggestad will now be added to the Port Elgin Super Spiel plaque after the team won the weekend’s bonspiel in a playoff on Sunday afternoon against the Bice team from Sarnia.
The tournament that began Friday morning (Nov. 16) and ran through Sunday (Nov. 18) saw 18 teams from across Ontario, with one from Rochester, N.Y. and one from Manitoba, compete in what is one of approximately 30 bonspiels held throughout Ontario on the Ontario Curling Tour.
The men’s Super Spiel was the 37th to be held in Port Elgin and offers one of the best prize purses on the Tour. The total in prizes is dependent on the number of teams entered and, this year, the total was more than $13,000, with the winning team taking home $4,800.
“This is one of the best spiels I’ve played in,” said Skip Cory Heggestad, “the food was incredible and the play very competitive. It’s the first time I’ve played here but I will definitely be back.” Although it was Heggestad’s first time in the Super Spiel along with his Second and Lead curlers, for his vice-Skip, Andrew Thompson, it was his 19th.