Alexan­dria curlers cap­ture Glen­garry Cup

The Glengarry News - - Sports Iin The Glens -

BY SEAN BRAY Sports Ed­i­tor The Alexan­dria Curling Club won the 2019 edi­tion of the Glen­garry Cup, pre­vail­ing in con­vinc­ing fash­ion over curlers from Lan­caster and the host club in Maxville, on Satur­day.

The three Alexan­dria rinks – men’s, women’s, and mixed – com­bined to rack up a record of 3 wins, 2 ties, and 1 loss at the March 30 com­pe­ti­tion, for 111.5 points.

Lan­caster checked in with 70 points, while the defending cham­pi­ons from Maxville placed third this year, with 69.5 points.

Maxville’s Glen­garry Curling Club is the tra­di­tional pow­er­house in the an­nual event, which cel­ber­ates its 35th an­niver­sary.

In all, Maxville has won the com­pe­ti­tion 21 times, in­clud­ing two of the last four.

Each year, the day-long bon­spiel sees each of county’s curling clubs com­pete in three di­vi­sions for the right to hoist the Cup.

Glen­garry Curling Club pres­i­dent Mary Ellen Schel­len­berg, re­flect­ing on the event, says, “It was an absolute plea­sure to host yet an­other time hon­oured tra­di­tion in Glen­garry curling. The Glen­garry Curling Cup is a friendly com­pe­ti­tion be­tween our three clubs (Maxville, Alexan­dria, and Lan­caster).

“This is all thanks to Coleman and [the late] Joan P. Mac­Don­ald, who started this an­nual event 35 years ago. It is now be­ing passed along to his daugh­ter and grand­daugh­ter to keep the tra­di­tion alive.”

Schel­len­berg goes on to con­grat­u­late “Alexan­dria who won the cup this year with an im­pres­sive 111.5 points,” ad­ding that she and the curlers from Maxville are al­ready look­ing for­ward to next year when the event will be hosted by the Alexan­dria Curling Club.

Host­ing of the Glen­garry Cup com­pe­ti­tion ro­tates amongst the county’s curling clubs.

Last year the Lan­caster Curling club hosted.

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