NEW STICK PRESIDENT BRITTA SPIRING A WINNER IN FORT ROUGE STICK LEAGUE GAME
Newly elected Manitoba Stick Curling Association Britta Spiring helped kick off the new curling season at Fort Rouge last Friday when she partnered with Fred Spiring as a ‘guest team’.
The guest team was needed to fill out the Fort Rouge 2-person Stick League’s new second draw. They played in place of Ron McPherson and Jim Fossen who were unable to attend on opening day. The Spirings earned McPherson/Fossen a victory over Harold Hamilton and Willie Friesen so they’ll start the season next week with a win on the score sheet before playing their first game.
Fort Rouge CC’s Stick League began a year ago with a full 12-team draw and has expanded by an additional eight teams playing on a second draw this year.
As the Friday 2pm draw can accommodate 12 teams, add-ins will be welcome as the season progresses.
The new league at Fort Rouge includes an interesting combination of novice stick-league curlers who have been snowbirds coming back to the club this year, a number of long-time players who are playing stick-league for the first time, and some veteran stick-leaguers who are adding a second game to their calendar each week.
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