Article by the Brighton Curling Club

The Brighton & District Curling Club proudly hosted a qualifying curling event this past weekend for Masters level curlers.

A Masters team is comprised of 4 competitive adult curlers 60+ years of age. Participating in this event were 8 Men’s teams and 4 Women’s teams from these various clubs in eastern Ontario: Manotick, Russell, Kingston Catarqui, Royal Kingston, Rideau, Winchester, Carleton Heights, Lindsay, Ennismore, and Lakefield. Curlers from Ingersoll were also in the playdowns.

All these teams were competing in this regional qualifier in order to then play in the Masters Provincials, which will be held in January.

Winners:

The Women Masters winners from the A side of the competition are Team Diane Favel from the Rideau curling club. Her team defeated Team Cheryl McBain from Carleton Place. Team Cheryl McBain went on to the B side final and won over Team Janet LaPierre from Winchester.

The Men – The A side winners are Team Michael Dorey from Ingersoll. Michael has previously won the Ontario Masters two times. One of his teammates (Brian Henderson) who throws the Third position rocks, has been on four previous Ontario Masters championship teams. The B side championship was won by Team Bruce Delaney from Russell who prevailed over Team Dave Nigh from Lindsay. Bruce previously represented Canada in the 2011 World Senior Men, where he won the silver medal. 

Although this event was for skilled curlers, the Brighton & District Curling Club offers social league memberships that are a great way to get started in the sport.  It’s an easy and affordable way to get out and meet people and get some exercise during the winter months. People of any age or ability can learn to play.

For more information about this event or about joining a league, call (613) 475-1637 or email brightoncurling@gmail.com.  Information about the club can also be sourced online at www.brightoncurlingclub.ca