ESTEVAN - The return of the Estevan Oilfield Technical Society’s Open Bonspiel proved to be a success.
Twenty-four teams entered the annual competition, which was held at the Power Dodge Curling Centre in Estevan on Friday and Saturday. It was the first time the event has taken place since 2019.
Mid-West Surveys won the A event, defeating Aaron Well Servicing 4-3 in the final. Team members were skip Riley Wallewein, third Kerry Sawyer, second Carter Walliser and lead Mike Brasseur.
The A final was tied 3-3 entering the sixth and final end. Mid-West Surveys had the hammer, and was sitting one after Aaron Well Servicing’s final stone, so Wallewein didn’t have to throw his final rock.
In the B event, Alscots Tots defeated Owen Oil Tools 6-1. Members of Allscott Tots were skip Justin Berday, third Cameron Janssen, second Kayden Hjorteland and lead Shawn Meyer.
In the C event, Wil-Tech Industries beat Lone Star 6-4.WilTech’s memberswere skip Jeff Pratt, third Payden Benning, second Dustin Wilson and lead Ryan Larter.
The opening draw was held on Friday at noon and the games continued for most of the afternoon and evening. There was a break for a couple of hours Friday evening for a supper that was served to the curlers at the rink.
The curling resumed Saturday morning and continued until the final draw Saturday night.
It was the final event of the season at the curling rink.
The next edition of the Mercury will have more on this story.