ANNANDALE HOME TO A RARE 8 ENDER
By Jim Easson
A rare eight-ender was
achieved at Annandale Curling Club last week. It happened in the first end of the men's
competitive league on Wednesday November 9. On his last shot, skip Jim Barrett hit an
opposition rock in the eight-foot. It ricocheted across the house onto his own
rock, which then hit another opposition rock out of the house, and leaving
Barrett's team with a score of eight rocks. This was
Jim's fourth game as a skip as he had been playing lead for Glenn Bull for several
years prior to this season.
Two of Jim's players, John Smith and Dale Patterson, were sparing as vice and
second respectively. Aside from Barrett, the only regular on the team was lead Ian
Alexander. The opposition conceded the game after 4 ends. Each of the
Barrett team will receive a recognition pin from the OCA and other benefits.
Two Annandale teams entered
the 2011 Kitchener Waterloo Junior Curling Classic on the November 11th weekend.
A bantam girls team of Kaitlin Jewer, Emma Becker, Vanessa Aune and Alison
Gardener, and coached by Susannah Moylan participated but did not get to the
Sunday finals. A junior mens team of Ben Bevan, Tyler Sagan, Carter
Adair and Derreck Veitch won the C event final. Their coach is Jennifer McGhee. The
team next plays in the Port Perry
Men's event on the November 19th weekend then will represent Annandale at the
Junior Mens Zone on November 26th at the Uxbridge & District Curling Club.
The Jewer bantam girls team is also scheduled into the Junior Girls Zone
November 26 in Uxbridge.
Next on the Annandale calendar is the Little Rock Bonspiel for ages 7 to 12 on Saturday November 19. There are 14 teams entered, and all competitors get a prize. The teams literally play with smaller rocks. Next week, the new Annandale Mixed Doubles Classic Bonspiel is to be held at the club on November 26. The organizers now have 22 teams entered. hoping for more, and they say all systems are go for a great spiel. The bonspiel features two-person mixed teams playing six rocks each for six ends.
Mark Kean with
Andrew Clayton and
Annandale's Tim March and Patrick
slated to compete in an Ontario Curling Tour event, the Nissan Classic
in Brantford, Ontario scheduled for December 2 - 4. It will be
followed by the OCA Ontario Men's Zone Dominion Tankard slated for Sutton on
December 10 to 12.
November 13, 2011