Renee Lepard

Renee Lepard

Farmers hit the ice in annual bonspiel

A total of 30 teams competed in this year’s Cervus Equipment Farmers and Farmerettes Bonspiel

A total of 30 teams competed in this year’s Cervus Equipment Farmers and Farmerettes Bonspiel, held over the weekend at the Stettler Curling Club.

The four-day event ran from Thursday, Jan. 15 to Sunday, Jan. 18, and club manager Jamie Devnich said it was a success.

“It went really well,” Devnich reported. “Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves.”

Twelve teams of women were registered this year, an increase from 2014, while eighteen teams of men were registered, a slight decrease.

“From last year, we’re up one team total,” Devnich said.

He also noted that this was the first year the bonspiel had a title sponsor, an arrangement that appeared to work out well for both sides.

Following are the winners from the finals, held Sunday:

Men’s A event: Grant Riggins, skip; Don Bonham, third; Larry Berg, second; Bruce Harrison, lead.

Men’s B event: Steve Armstrong, skip; Lyle Bignel, third; Terry Rowledge, second; Ron Rairden, lead.

Men’s C event: Dave Nixon, skip; Terry Nixon, third; Wayne Nixon, second; Dale Nixon, lead.

Women’s A event: Barb Wilfort, skip; Rita McKinnon, third; Sophie Hewlett, second; Kathy Rairden, lead.

Women’s B event: Gail Millard, skip; Shauna Benson, third; Karen Ray, second; Jacqueline Delhommeau, lead.

Women’s C event: Diane Palmer, skip; Maureen Drummond, third; Shauna Jenkins, second; Diane Biesel, lead.

The club has three main events scheduled for February: the juniors’ bonspiel on Feb. 7, the seniors’ bonspiel on Feb. 12 and the men’s bonspiel from Feb. 13 to 15. To register, contact Devnich at 403-742-3111.