Alexandria curlers capture Glengarry Cup
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.