Trail Men’s Curling: Kotyk cruises to club championship

The Trail Mens Curling club had a tight race down to the finish, then topped it off with its Club Championship on Saturday.

The Trail Mens Curling club had a tight race down to the finish, then topped it off with its Club Championship on Saturday.

Ten teams completing a double round-robin throughout the year, and after the final stone was thrown there was only one point separating the top three teams.

The Brian Lemoel rink comprised of Rick Brown at third, Alf Semenoff second and Dave Kendrick lead, topped the standings with 27 points for the league title.

It was the second straight year Lemoel earned the overall League Championship.

Tied for second place with 26 points were the Rob Ferguson and Larry Kotyk rinks.

A single knock-out one-day tournament would once again decide the Club Champion.

But there were few surprises as the cream of the crop rose to the top. The Ferguson Rink battled the Kotyk rink, with third Dave Muir, second Pat Burke, lead Tom McLean and fifth Alex Birukow coming out on top over Ferguson and his fellow curlers of Jack Beard, Wolfganf Koban, Pat Fennel and Alan Almquist.

It was the second straight year the Koytk rink won the elusive  Club Championship.

“It was a fun, long day, with the ever popular ham N bacon spiel, won by the Ferguson rink, followed by the Championship Final, and concluding with a great steak Barbeque cooked by our own Pat Fennel and Grant Gariepy,” said spokesman Richard Faunt.

Earlier in the year the club also held its own Hot Shots competition, Putz Points Night (named in Honor of Neil Paolone).

This year’s top winners were skip Russ Beauchamp, third Dennis Lemoel, second Richard Faunt and lead Larry Mailey.

Thanks to all the curlers for a great year, and to Georgina Jamieson for taking care of our ice and club.