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Yarmouth hosts under-15 men’s and women’s provincial bonspiels

Yarmouth skip Ryan Richardson (right) sweeps during this past weekend’s under-15 men’s provincial bonspiel at the Yarmouth Curling Club. The Richardson team went 1-3 in the bonspiel. (Next to Richardson in this photo is Cohen Garron of Yarmouth, who played with a team from Liverpool during this past weekend’s event.)
Yarmouth skip Ryan Richardson (right) sweeps during this past weekend’s under-15 men’s provincial bonspiel at the Yarmouth Curling Club. The Richardson team went 1-3 in the bonspiel. (Next to Richardson in this photo is Cohen Garron of Yarmouth, who played with a team from Liverpool during this past weekend’s event.) - Eric Bourque

Truro team win’s on men’s side, local Ryan Richardson rink goes 1-3

Teams from the Truro and Lakeshore curling clubs, respectively, were the champions of the under-15 men’s and under-15 women’s provincial bonspiels held this past weekend in Yarmouth.

The Calan MacIsaac team from Truro defeated the Nick Mosher team from CFB Halifax 7-1 in the men’s final.

On the women’s side, the team skipped by Alison Umlah of the Lakeshore Curling Club in Lower Sackville was triumphant over the MacNutt rink of Truro, 7-1, to take the title.

There were 22 teams all told taking part – 12 on the boys’ side, 10 on the boys’ side.

The Yarmouth team skipped by Ryan Richardson won a game and lost three. The team included Joseph Doucet, Lucas Rodney and Robbie Churchill.

“The Yarmouth kids did quite well and were in all of their games,” said Aaron Sweeney, the Yarmouth team’s coach. “This was their first bonspiel together, they performed above my expectations, and I think they learned lots and had a lot of fun doing it.”

There were no local teams in the women’s event.

Sweeney said Yarmouth did a great job as host.

“Yarmouth always puts on a good show,” he said. “This year, each player was provided with a curling stone cupcake, which was a big hit. Word of these cupcakes, provided by Missy’s Cakes, went viral across the country.”

By Saturday morning, Sweeney said, he had seen a picture of the cupcakes on the Business of Curling Facebook page, a national page with everything to do about the sport.

“The hosting committee here always goes a bit above and beyond, giving out team picture cards to each player,” Sweeney said. “The extras make Yarmouth stand out.”

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