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Golden Gals Playdowns

The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

There were six local teams vying for a spot to go to Killarney in February, to represent their zone in the Golden Gals Playdowns. The six teams that competed at the Uptown Curling Club last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were: - Leona Lundgren with Betty Fehr, Yvonne Davis and Amy Ruckle; - Anne Henry's team of Evelyn Meyer, Gail Martin, and Louise Carriere; - Ann Wiebe's team of Sheila Adams, Sheila Sproxton and Norma Barr; - Irene Johnston's team of Gladys Martinot, Wanda Ginnell and Nadia Chudy; - Terri Jaszan's team of Fern Kozak, Phyllis McKenzie and Nellie Jebsen; - Gerri Kostuchuk's team of Rita Chute, Beryl James and Irene Kozar. In the first draw, Gerri Kostuchuk defeated Terri Jaszan 8-2. Ann Weibe defeated Irene Johnston 9-2 in six ends and Leona Lundgren defeated Anne Henry 9-4. In draw two, Anne Henry defeated Irene Johnston 7-6 and Ann Wiebe defeated Leone Lundgren 12-9. In draw three, Leona Lundgren defeated Terri Jaszan 6-5 and Ann Wiebe defeated Gerri Kostuchuk 8-2 after six ends. This gave Wiebe the 'A' side victory. Then in the 'B' final, Gerri Kostuchuk defeated Leone Lundgren 9-1 after six ends making Kostuchuk the winner of the 'B' side. In draw six, the 'A/B' final saw Wiebe defeat Kostuchuk 8-3 in a well curled game with both skips making some great shots. After watching six draws of the Golden Gals curling, it would be accurate to say that most ends had at least 12 rocks in play. A bit of curling trivia: - Did you know that Anne Henry has been curling for 67 years, starting in school? Anne has visual problems so when it is her turn to play her shots, she memorizes the house, has her third hold a white handled broom and shoots for the white. - Terri Jaszan's team has been curling together as a team for 20 years. - Irene Kozar's curling "boots" (that look like new) are over 35 years old! Locally, the next curling to watch will be the Senior Men's Playdowns at Willowpark, the weekend of December 5 to 7. The winner will be playing in Winnipeg, January 8 to 12. Then in mid-January, the Senior Men's and Ladies Bonspiel will be played at Willowpark. The Flin Flon/Creighton Ladies Bonspiel will be played the last weekend in February. And on TSN December 6 to December 7, the Men's Skins games from Gimili, Manitoba will take place. On December 13 to 14, the Women's Skins games from St. Thomas, Ontario will be on TV. See you at Willowpark next weekend!