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Lakefield Ladies curling club hit the road for local Bonspiels

by Cathy Orr

The Lakefield Ladies were busy on January 8th, participating in two area bonspiels.

Seven teams entered the Snowflake Bonspiel sponsored by Windsor Dry Cleaners at Peterborough Curling Club. The team of Joanne Graham, Ferne Sage, Linda Kapron, and Ursula Clark placed 3rd in the second draw. The other Lakefield teams in the second draw were: Sue Sayer, Karen Fry, Joanne Ellis, Eileen Carr (1 win-1 loss) and Carol Kidd, Barb McKee, Kim Condon and Lynn Dunford (1 win-1 loss) and Bea O’Connell, Joyce Arsenault, Deb Wiltshire and Pat Donegan.

Participants in the first draw of the Snowflake Bonspiel were Linda Parcels, Tracy Klompmaker, Jane Brown and Jan Dutcher (1 win-1 loss) and Diane Horner, Melody Armitage, MJ Jackman and Deb Nash (1 win-1 loss) and Karen Fawcett, Darlene Hockaday, Cathy Berges and Darlene Charlton (1 win-1 loss)

Lakefield Ladies also sent seven curlers to the Faith Ride Memorial Bonspiel which was hosted by the Peterborough Golf and Country Club on Wednesday Jan.8.  This bonspiel was a Scramble so the sixteen teams were made up of women curlers from 10 area clubs including Peterborough, Ennismore, Keene, Norwood, Omemee, Marmora, Campbellford, Lakefield and the West Northumberland Curling Club. Faith Ride was an avid curler from the Peterborough Curling Club who founded the Women’s Interclub League over 20 years ago. The Fun Spiel was renamed in her honour after she passed away in 2008. In attendance for the luncheon was Faith’s husband, Jack Ride, who has sponsored the bonspiel for many years.

Elsie Tedford from Lakefield skipped a team and placed 3rd in the early draw.  Her teammates were Kathy Pimmett (Keene), Shirley Lang (PCC) and Joan Livingston (WNCC). Other Lakefield curlers in attendance were Deb O’Grady, Carol McKenzie, and Rosemary Towns.  In the late Draw were Cathy Orr, Jayne White and Heather Thornton.


Third place winner in the early draw with 19 points- Faith Ride Bonspiel- Elsie Tedford (LCC-skip) Kathy Pimmett (Keene-vice), Shirley Lang (PCC-second) and Joan Livingston (WNCC-lead).


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