Nova Scotia teams have won both gold medals at the Canadian Stick Curling Championships, which wrapped up Wednesday afternoon at the Cornwall Curling Club.
Open Gold Medal winners Dave MacDougal (left) and Paul Doucet
The duo of Paul Doucet and Dave MacDougal from Nova Scotia defeated the Leslie Hardy and Glen Betts twosome from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton by a 6-1 score in the Open (men and mixed) division championship game. The Alberton team are relatively new to the stick curling variant of curling, and were called in to play at the last minute after another team could not make it due to a flight cancellation.
Open Division Silver Medallists Glen Betts (left) and Leslie Hardy
Women’s Gold Medallists Sandra Walker (left) and Uttara Deshpande
Meanwhile, the team of Uttara Deshpande/Sandra Walker beat the host club duo of Gloria Clarke and Ruth Stavert 7-3 in the women’s final.
Women’s Silver Medallists Gloria Clarke (left) and Ruth Stavert
The Cornwall team of Etta Reid and Elaine Hughes won the women’s bronze medal game, beating the Patti Simpson/Lynn Doucette duo from Nova Scotia 10-3 in the bronze medal game, while the team of Brian Nickerson and John Cameron from Nova Scotia took the Open division bronze, with a 4-2 win over Cornwall’s Roddie MacLean, teamed up with Haylett Clarke from Nova Scotia.
Etta Reid (left), and Elaine Hughes, Women’s Bronze Medallists
John Cameron (left) and Brian Nickerson, Open Division Bronze Medallists
Next year’s Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship will be at the Highland Curling Club in Regina.