Sea­son nearly over

Machine rugby play­ers put ath­leti­cism to the test on ice

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The Wind­sor Curl­ing Club is pre­par­ing to wrap up an­other suc­cess­ful sea­son.

The site played host to a num­ber of tour­na­ments through­out the 2017-2018 sea­son. Amongst the pop­u­lar events were the Wind­sor Home Fur­ni­ture Mixed Bon­spiel, the Phoenix Cup tour­na­ment, the four-day Scot­ties qual­i­fier, and the Machine rugby club’s an­nual bon­spiel, which saw rugby ath­letes don­ning colour­ful cos­tumes to com­pete ear­lier this year.

The club, which hosts free learn to curl nights near the be­gin­ning of each sea­son, of­fers curlers a va­ri­ety of choices. There are leagues (se­nior’s, men’s, ladies, mixed, and com­pet­i­tive) to suit all skill lev­els. Ice is pro­vided from Oc­to­ber to April.

Dur­ing the off sea­son, the fa­cil­ity is rented out for pri­vate events. The Pig Dog ‘Old Boys’ team may have lost in the A Pool semi-fi­nals but still had a fun time dur­ing the Hants County Rugby Foot­ball Club’s an­nual Machine curl­ing bon­spiel in Wind­sor. A to­tal of 12 teams took part in the event, with ath­letes vis­it­ing from across the province. From left, Jes­sica Vouligny, Marissa Moore, Me­gan Gass, Sarah Clarke, and Daniel Pomer­leau were all smiles as they rep­re­sented the Spit­fire Arms Pub at a re­cent curl­ing bon­spiel in Wind­sor. Af­ter the first three rounds of play in the four-team Boyd divi­sion, the group was at the top of the stand­ings. A to­tal of 16 teams com­peted in four di­vi­sions. The Spit­fire team lost in the semi-fi­nals to the Mixed Nuts. The win­ner of the A fi­nal was Team Zis­sou.

CA­ROLE MOR­RIS-UN­DER­HILL

Teams dressed in a va­ri­ety of cos­tumes to take part in the Hants County Rugby Foot­ball Club’s an­nual Machine curl­ing spiel in Wind­sor this year.

CA­ROLE MOR­RIS-UN­DER­HILL

CA­ROLE MOR­RIS-UN­DER­HILL

CA­ROLE MOR­RIS-UN­DER­HILL

This team mem­ber from the Hal­i­fax RFC laughed and had a good time at­tempt­ing to curl wear­ing an over­sized cos­tume.

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