The Campbell River Curling Club hosted its biggest event of the season recently.
A total of 30 teams gathered to play in the Island’s renowned Ralph Boyd Men’s Open, sponsored by Thrifty Foods and Lordco.
The western inspired weekend brought teams from all over the mid-Island to take part in this great event, all competing to take part in more than $15,000 in prizes.
Local teams finish on top
The A-Event sponsored by Coastal Community Credit Union was won by the Lyle Boyce Rink of Campbell River, skipped by Boyce, he had Don Pennell playing third, Chris Roper playing second and Dave Tees playing lead. This was a great game up against Steve Whynott from the Comox Valley.
The B-Event sponsored by Thrifty Foods was won by the Blaire Bezaire Rink of Campbell River, skipped by Bezaire and joined by his third Travis Hartling, second Kevin May and lead Dave Dougherty. They went up against another local team – the Mark Taylor Rink.
The C-Event, sponsored by No 1 Autobody, was won by the Dean Thulin Rink of Campbell River, skipped by Thulin, he had Ken Dawson playing third, Ed Mullen playing second and Graeme Boyd playing lead. This game was a battle between fellow curlers of the Campbell River Club, the Todd Peachey Rink.
The D-Event, sponsored by Lordco, was won by last year’s A-Event winner the Ron Schmidt Rink of the Comox Valley. Skipped by Schmidt, he had Norm Cote playing third, Jeff Pilon playing second and throwing lead rocks Darren Richards. To take this event he went up against the Rene Quintin Rink of Campbell River.
The Ralph Boyd trophy, presented by Graeme Boyd to the most sportsmanlike team, was given to the Andrew Veldhuis Rink of Campbell River. Joining Veldhuis’ gang was Kyle Booton, Dan Booton and Nick Robothom.
During the event’s activities the players enjoyed a wonderful banquet prepared by Ben Luck and Comfort Zone Foods. On Friday and Sunday the teams were supplied food donated by Thrifty Foods and salmon provided by Marine Harvest.
Susan Johnson, the Campbell River Club manager and event coordinator, thanks co-worker Terry Kratzmann and his crew of Ray, Wayne and Larry for the great ice conditions as well as John LaPointe, the draw master, and Wylie Leeson, the club’s photographer and web master; lastly the club thanks its staff, Margie and Frances as well as the many volunteers.