Michelle Ball takes a shot while teammates John Kielman

Michelle Ball takes a shot while teammates John Kielman

Teskey, Shephard sweep to joint bonspiel titles

The Williams Lake Curling Club hosted its annual Men’s and Ladies’ Open Joint Bonspiel over the weekend.

  • Feb. 20, 2013 12:00 p.m.

The Williams Lake Curling Club hosted its annual Men’s and Ladies’ Open Joint Bonspiel over the weekend — its first bonspiel of the season — where  12 men’s teams and 12 ladies’ teams competed.

The bonspiel began Friday and wound its way down Sunday morning with finals.

Teams played down in a bracket-style draw to determine eventual final pairings.

On the ladies’ side it was a clean sweep for Williams Lake rinks in each of the three divisions.

The ladies’ ‘A’ event winner was the Yvonne Teskey rink (skip) of Hazel Anderson (third), Cec Benard (second) and Claire Shephard, who knocked off Bev Glanville’s rink in the final.

Winning the ‘B’ title were Yvonne Leclerc (skip), Wanda Andersen (third), Pam Fisch (second) and Patricia Scott (lead). They beat Leona McKay’s rink in the final.

And on the ‘C’ side, Linda Peterson’s rink of Marg Gammie (third), Gwen Gage (second) and Helen Bailey (lead) defeated Darlene Belziuk’s rink to take the title.

On the men’s side John Shephard’s rink of Rod Anderson (third), Tim Fisch (second) and Gerry Leclear (lead) beat Roger Solly’s rink to take the ‘A’ division crown.

The ‘B’ event winners were Brian Purdy (skip), Bill Garratt (third), Michelle Ball (second) and John Kielman (lead), who beat Laura Ball’s rink.

And in the ‘C’ final, Moe Monita (skip), Jerry Mooney (third), Jason Vath (second) and Miles Macinnon (lead) took out Ryan Bailey’s rink.

The bonspiel also featured a social Saturday evening at the Williams Lake Curling Club.

Up next for the WLCC is its Open Mixed Bonspiel March 15-17. Visit www.williamslakecurling.com for more information.