The Bates rink won the A-Event of the Harris Nissan Ladies Open last weekend at the Campbell River Curling Club.

16 teams vie for Ladies Open title

The A-Event was a battle between two longtime local skips, Gail Bates and Michele Matthew

The Campbell River Curling Club hosted the Harris Nissan Ladies Open last weekend, Nov. 8-10, as part of  the club’s 50th Anniversary Year.

The theme for the ladies this year was the Kentucky Derby and was a success due to the hard work of Nicole and Sharon McCurrie along with their curling teammates. This year’s Ladies Open saw 16 teams from Gold River, Courtenay, Nanaimo, Powell River & Campbell River.

The A-Event was a battle between two longtime local skips, Gail Bates and Michele Matthew. Bates along with Betty Campbell, DJ Assmus and Willie Baase ended up in the winner’s circle with the Marleen Laviolette-Medvedeff A event trophy.

The B-Event was a re-occuring challenge between the Obee Rink and the local Marg Walker rink. The Obee rink from Nanaimo took the home the Frans Hoogeveen Accounting Trophy.

The C-Event was won by the Haider Rink of the Comox Valley, taking home the Susanne Grundison (RBC) Trophy.

Saturday Night’s banquet catered by Comfort Zone and the best team costume which featured amazing hats, dresses and fur coats was awarded a five-hour fishing trip by Karl Bro was given to the Haider Rink from the Comox Valley.