Silver for the Nova Scotia women at curling masters

Wendy Elliott
Published on April 10, 2016

WOLFVILLE  - Margaret Cutliffe’s rink from the Mayflower Curling Club came second in a 3-6 finish April 10 in the women’s round of the Canadian Masters Curling Championships in Wolfville.

Cutliffe’s rink took silver in the final game, while the Kopach team, which represented Saskatchewan, earned gold. Halifax’s Cutcliffe - along with Karen Hennigar, Gail Hayes and  Jill Linquist - were out played by the visiting rink.

 Read more coverage from the event here.

In men’s play, the Alberta team, skipped by Ed Lukowich, captured gold in the final game over Ontario by a score of 10-3.

Co-chairperson of the event Kathy Siddall, who is the Annapolis Valley representative on the Nova Scotia Curling Association board, said April 10 the six-day championship week “was a long week, but it went fast. They were great people.”

According to Siddall, the approximately 100 volunteers had a job to do and they worked hard this week. She said the 26 visiting teams “were thrilled with Kings County and Nova Scotia.”

For the most part the weather was mild, so the curling visitors enjoyed wine tours and tourist trips. Siddall said most of the curlers stayed at the Old Orchard Inn.

Closing ceremonies followed the championship draws at the Wolfville club and the bagpiper led the teams in for the medal presentations. The weeklong event wrapped up with a farewell reception for the players and another for the volunteers, Siddall said.

Her co-chairperson Tony Stirling - icemaker for the Wolfville club -  said the championship was the largest curling event ever held in the Annapolis Valley.

Local curlers were represented by a men’s host team, skipped by Alan Marshall of Kentville. Games were played in the Glooscap and Wolfville Curling Clubs in Kentville and Wolfville.

Full results here.