After claiming three of the top five spots in the Preeceville Seniors’ Bonspiel earlier in the month, teams from Canora and area swept the top three positions at the Canora Seniors’ Bonspiel on January 20 to 23.
Each team played a total of five, six-end games during the week, accumulating points toward the final standings. Four points were awarded for each win, with two points available in each end for the team that scored, creating a maximum of 16 points per game.
The Barb Coleridge foursome claimed top spot with a total of 56 points. Team members were: Barb (skip) and Kevin Coleridge (third) of Good Spirit Acres, Bob Waselenko of Canora (second) and Maxine Stinka of Canora (lead).
Finishing in a tie for second place at 52 points each were a pair of Canora rinks skipped by Bill Foreman and Bob Kolodziejski. Foreman’s foursome included Clarence Homeniuk (third), Brian Herriges (second) and Nick Woloschuk (lead). Kolodziejski’s teammates were: Eleanor Murray (third), Robin Ludba (second) and Rick Kozmanuik (lead).
In the draw-to-the-button competition, the individual winner was Ted Kreklewetz of Norquay. Team honours in the draw-to-the button went to the foursome of Ross Tressel of Yorkton (skip), Vern (third) and Judy Schick (lead) of Canora and Grand Schmidt of Melville (second).
The Kamsack rink skipped by Joyce MacLean was recognized for being the most “experienced” (oldest) team in the bonspiel, which included Florence Bielicki (third), Peter Cherwenuk (second) and Laurene Achtymichuk (lead).
Organizers were pleased that a total of 20 teams took part in the bonspiel. In addition to Canora, other communities represented included: Crystal Lake, Good Spirit Acres, Preeceville, Sturgis, Kamsack, Norquay and Yorkton.