Town and Country Bonspiel winds up Bentley curling

By June Norvila

A local team went through undefeated to win the Bentley Town and Country Mixed Bonspiel that was staged March 23 through March 28 with evening curling during the week and during the day Saturday.

Out of a field of 28 teams, the team skipped by Kyle Brink, with third Sandy Phillips, second Harvey Brink, and lead Rita Mueller defeated the Marvin Heagy Rimbey team 7-3 after six ends in the “A” event final game. Wes Hawkings placed third and Paul Norvila fourth.

The “B” event was won by Lacombe’s Ed Rice, with third Judy Stene, second Gary Stene, and lead Ann Rice. They defeated the Cecil Galloway crew 10-6 after seven ends making Ryan Wasik’s ‘Suds In A Bucket’ team third, and the Ann Millar team fourth.

Brenda Thompson, with her local team of skip Allen Sanford, third Marilyn Lutwick, and second Bruce Bos won the “C” event 10-3 after seven ends over the Gord Mydland foursome. Jim Morris was third and the Monkey Top crew fourth.

The Calgary/Sylvan Lake team of skip Randy Gill, third Suzanne Leshchyshyn, second Devin Crooks, and lead Joanne Gill beat the Cliff Knutson bunch 8-1 after six ends in the “D” event to make Dennis Duncan third and Bob Parent fourth.

A catered banquet was held in the Bentley Ag Centre with winners picking their prizes and many door prize winners. Winner of the major 42″ plasma TV raffle was John Dickau from Blackfalds.

That concludes curling in Bentley for the season with the curling club’s Annual Spring Meeting and yearend league presentations, which is open to current and potential curlers, on Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the curling rink lounge.