Mixed bonspiel brings out the best

Twenty-four mixed teams compete in the final event of the season at the Campbell River Curling Club

The Campbell River Curling Club wraped up the season with 24 teams playing in the North Island Co-op Gas Bar Mixed Open.

The A event, sponsored by ABL Electric, was an incredible game that went an extra end to determine that it was the Wayne Harris rink to raise the trophy beating out Randy Veitch, both from the Comox Valley.

The B event, sponsored by KLP Construction, saw two Campbell RIver rinks battle it out.

In the end it was won by the Dean Thulin Rink, playing with third D’Arcy Cato, second Don Barnowski and lead Gayle Barnowski.

The opposition team skipped by Nicole McCurrie playing with her brother Clayton and parents Sharon and Kevin McCurrie play in the event every year as a family.

The C event, sponsored by Pioneer Home Hardware, was won by the Ray Michell rink of the Comox Valley  with third Melanie Rait, second Jade Jensen and lead Mare Michell.

The beat out Campbell River’s Gary Labbe rink with third Margaret Walker, second Tom Green and lead Yvette Green.

The D event, sponsored by the Campbell River Curling Club, was won by longtime member Ed Schmuland who is no stranger to winning curling events.

Ed skipped with Susanne Grundison playing third, Paul Mansueto playing second and Jonelle Knowles playing lead.

Club manager Susan Johnson, along with event chairs John LaPointe and Kevin May, would like to send a huge thank-you to  Jim Clarkson, the manager of the Co-op Gas Bar for coming in and being a major sponsor and supporting the Campbell River Curling Club.