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Offline Tony

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Bonspiel time again
« on: July 07, 2012, 11:14:33 AM »

With frozen moustaches and numb fingers, hot toddies and green ginger wine, rumbling ice and many brightly coloured jerseys - it could only have been a bonspiel.
After only a day's notice, about 130 curlers from the 16 clubs which make up the Idaburn Curling Council flocked to the Idaburn Dam in Oturehua to compete for the Wilson Cup.

The 12cm of ice was clear - so clear lake weed and air bubbles were visible - and the air was crisp, making for the best conditions the curlers could have hoped for.

"It's beautiful. You wouldn't get better conditions than this," ice master Stewart McKnight said.

Many of the clubs have been in existence since the gold miners of the late 1800s began competing as something to do when the water froze and they could no longer work.
Those at the dam yesterday, some of whom had been competing for about half the time the sport had been played in this country, said not much had changed since the 19th century.

The Wilson Cup had not been contested since 2009 when it was won by the Poolburn club.

The cup was won by the Alpine club - originally a St Bathans club - with 95 points.

Second was Blackstone Hill with 90 points.

The Champion Rink Trophy has been tentatively awarded to Alpine 2, with 64 points.

Runner-up was Blackstone Hill 2, with 52 points.

This trophy is normally contested over two days and so if another bonspiel for the Idaburn Curling Council is called, it might be awarded to another team.

A national bonspiel has been called for Monday. This two-day event will see at least 33 clubs represented with two teams each.

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Re: Bonspiel time again
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 05:45:30 PM »
This is the 5th one since 1995 and the last one was in 2010.

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