The Sandy Hope rink from the host Cornwall Curling Club won the 5th annual Masters Plus Bonspiel, which wrapped up on Friday. The George Anderson team from Sackville New Brunswick was the runner-up. Masters Plus teams have three curlers age 60 and over, plus one who is at least 55.
Photo (L-R): Arleen Harris, Debbie Rhodenhizer, Shelley Ebbett, Sandy Hope
There were 16 teams entered representing 6 curling clubs from N.S., N.B., and P.E.I. A point system was used to determine the final standings. Following is the list of the top four teams:
Curling Club Skip Third Second Lead
Cornwall Sandy Hope Shelley Ebbett Debbie Rhodenhizer Arleen Harris
Sackville George Anderson Michael Bass Myles Trenholm Ian MacLean
Cornwall Bryan Sutherland Carlene Peters Etta Reid Elaine Hughes
CFB Halifax Paul Embrett Lenny Jackson Art Hood Norman Sanford
Photo: Organizer Paul Arsenault (left) with George Anderson rink
Photo: Bryan Sutherland and Etta Reid from Team Sutherland
Next year’s Masters Plus Bonspiel will take place November 22 and 23, 2018. The host committee of Ed Coffin, Al Acorn, Ron Giggey , and Paul Arsenault want to extend a special thank you to Bev McCormick, Lance Lowther, and the fabulous staff of the Cornwall Curling Club. Also, a huge thank you to the superb volunteers who helped with this year’s event, which included advertising, scoring, making coffee, lunches etc. and to the daytime, stick and junior curlers who gave up their ice times for this event.
Thanks also to all the sponsors who supported this bonspiel by donating prizes:
Holland College, Fair Isle Ford, Quality Inn & Suites, Cornwall Quick Stop, Mr. Plumber, Honibe – Island Abbey Foods, KenMac Energy, Cornwall Auto, Garden Isle Computer, Kent Building Supplies, Beaton’s Wholesale Dry Goods Ltd., Capital Honda, Experience Hyundai, Hillside Motors, Reliable Motors, Peter McNeill Automotive, All Star Cresting, Wine Kitz, Centennial Nissan, Mary’s Cornwall Bakery, Charlottetown Toyota, Markan Hardwood Plus Inc., Eagles Glenn Golf, COWS Ice Cream, Murphy’s Cornwall Pharmacy, Cornwall Pharmasave, Matos Winery, Water N Wine, Wine Experts, DB Murphy’s Tim Hortons/Wendy’s, Leary’s Independent Grocers, Brown’s Volkswagen, Biovectra Inc. and Phytocultures Ltd., Red Shores Raceway, Home Hardware, Phillips Auto Sales, Paderno, Prebuilt Steel, Red Rock, King of Clubs, Kwik Copy, Saunders Investment.