Laura Ball curls Sunday during semi-final play at the Williams Lake Curling Club’s annual Mixed Bonspiel.

Laura Ball curls Sunday during semi-final play at the Williams Lake Curling Club’s annual Mixed Bonspiel.

Bonspiel a sweeping success

This past weekend’s annual Williams Lake Curling Club Mixed Bonspiel was well received.

This past weekend’s annual Williams Lake Curling Club Mixed Bonspiel was well received by all players and guests, said WLCC president Jerry Mooney.

Twelve rinks including one out of town team competed in a round robin format before top teams advanced Sunday to the playoff draw.

The winner of this year’s A event was the Purdy rink of Brian Purdy, Alice Purdy, Lisa Barta and Rob Barta, who defeated the Miller rink in the final.

In the B event it was the Brady rink of Cindy Brady, Roger Kaleta, Bill Garratt and Jessica Ball defeating the Geier rink.

On the C-side the Groundwater rink of Simone Groundwater, Laura Ball, Jerry Geier and Lorne Leroy defeated the Leclerc rink in the final.

Highlights included fun games in the lounge from the hit TV show, Minute To Win It, and the running of the club’s annual horse race.

Mooney added the tournament was very competitive, with several new teams coming together.

“I was pleased with the level of competition, which included several teams being made up with players who had never played together before resulting in some new friendships and possible playing partners for next year,” he said.

He added the format complemented the club’s new direction of positive energy, which has resulted in the hiring of a new club co-ordinator (Laura Ball) and the completion of a downstairs renovation and hiring of a new caterer.

“We invite people to come and check the services we have to offer and perhaps book an afternoon funspiel with friends of co-workers,” he said.

Mooney said the club would like to thank event sponsors Rona, Schickworks Signs and Stiches and JAG Trucking for their support.