Alexan­dria curlers nab Glen­garry Cup in con­vinc­ing fash­ion

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens -

BY SEAN BRAY Sports Ed­i­tor The Alexan­dria Curl­ing Club is the 2017 Glen­garry Cup cham­pion, as their rinks com­bined to pre­vail in the March 25 bon­spiel, win­ning hand­ily over county ri­vals.

Alexan­dria’s curlers amassed 115 points, with Lan­caster sec­ond at 74.5, fol­lowed by Glen­garry (Maxville) at 67.

It was the third straight year that the host club has won the event. Maxville took the tro­phy last year and, in 2015, it was Lan­caster, which will also host next year.

This was the 33rd an­nual edi­tion of the county com­pe­ti­tion, which sees each of the clubs ice a men’s, a women’s, and a mixed team.

Alexan­dria’s men’s rink was skipped by Greg Peeren­boom, and in­cluded third Bill MacLeod, sec­ond Dun­can Fer­gu­son, and lead Jac­ques Seguin.

The mixed team was led by Christie Thom­son, whose crew was third Lind­sey Howes, sec­ond Nancy MacLeod, and lead Brenna Thom­son.

Scott MacPher­son skipped the Alexan­dria mixed group. Third was Kate Mac­Don­ald, sec­ond J.C. Poirier, and lead Bobbi-Jo MacLeod.

Es­tab­lished in 1985 by Cole­man and the late Joan P. Mac­Don­ald, the bon­spiel is a con­vivial county curl­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

The Cup was do­nated by the MacDon­alds “in ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the many friends made through­out the curl­ing com­mu­nity and for the many great games of curl­ing in the county.”

Cole­man at­tended this year, pre­sent­ing the hard­ware to the vic­tors.

SEAN BRAY PHOTO

FO­CUSED: Brenna Thom­son watches the rock she’s just re­leased, as sweep­ers Lind­sey Howes, left, and Nancy MacLeod put their brooms to work for the Alexan­dria ladies rink, in com­pe­ti­tion at the Glen­garry Cup. Not seen here is team­mate and skip Christie Thom­son.

SEAN BRAY PHOTO

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TO THE VIC­TORS...: Cole­man Mac­Don­ald, at left, joins the vic­to­ri­ous Alexan­dria curlers, in­clud­ing, Dun­can Fer­gu­son, J.C. Poirier, Bill MacLeod, Kate Mac­Don­ald, Bobbi-Jo MacLeod, Nancy MacLeod, Jac­ques Seguin, Christie Thom­son, Scott MacPher­son, Lind­sey Howes, and Greg Peeren­boom. Ab­sent from photo is Brenna Thom­son.

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