The Trail Men’s Retiree Curling Club members are brushing up on their skills to prepare for the upcoming retirees curling bonspiel in Trail this weekend.
In what will be the largest retirees bonspiel in Trail in over ten years, 30 teams will gather on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at the Trail Curling Club to vie for bragging rights and prizes.
Teams from Beaver Valley, Castlegar, Nelson and Rossland, and Trail, will all play five games over the three days with the finals going Sunday.
In retiree action last week the Bamford and Freschi rinks were in a tight contest after five ends. But in the sixth end a light tap on the Freschi stone gave Bamford a big four points. The Freschi rink pressured for the next two ends but could not break through, falling 11-5.
In what appeared to be a lopsided game, the Horan rink was up nine to four after seven ends. In the eighth end, the Hall team front end was able to tap back and stay in front of the Horan rocks in the house. With the final stone in the eighth, the Hall skip made a hit and stick for five to tie the game 9-9.
Two four enders early in the game enabled Lefty Gould to take control of the game and cruise to a 10-3 win over the Drinnan foursome.
With only seven of eight sheets in use for the third quarter, the club will have room for new members for the last session starting Feb. 13.
If you need to polish your game or would like to try the sport out don’t forget the “Learn To Curl” course coming up Jan/ 25.
It’s two hours a week for four weeks. The course covers the basics of safety, balance, delivery and sweeping, a few ends are played as well to bring it all together.
Call Selkirk College to register.