55+ Stick Curlers Win National Championship

Congratulations to the new National Champions in stick curling many of whom recently participated in the 55+ Winter Games!


“It was a clean sweep for P.E.I. Thursday at the ninth annual Canadian two-person stick curling championships in Cornwall.

Teams from the host Cornwall Curling Club won the open and women’s division championships and the open consolation final.

A team from Montague won the bronze-medal game.

The open division (any combination of men and women) was won by the Paul Field and Roddie MacLean, who knocked off  defending champions Earl Stephenson and Warren Johnson of Winnipeg 6-2 in the final.

Floyd Stewart and Gordon MacDonald of Montague defeated Carson and Miranne Shultz of Didsbury, Alta., 6-5 in an extra end in the bronze-medal game.

The consolation round was won by the Cornwall team of Vern Chowan and Grant Leard, who stole the last end to beat Garth Stone and Ted Simonson of Manitoba 4-3.

The women’s event, which was new this year, was won by the Ruth Stavert and Eileen Blanchard.

The Cornwall pair came from behind with a four-point fifth end and a steal of one in the sixth to edge  Jean Marie Denning and Alye Lou McCarthy of Fredericton 6-5 in the final.

Forty teams were entered in the open division and 10 were entered in the women’s division at the championships, which were held for the first time east of Winnipeg.

The event will be held next year in St. Albert, Alta.”

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