Alexandria curlers nab Glengarry Cup in convincing fashion
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.
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.
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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.