November 4-6 were the dates for this year’s Curlarama held in Canmore. Our club was represented by 4 curlers; Milt Lanes, Ray Davis, Dorne Hunt and Jim Malott. There was also a tag along, Don Greig, who along with Milt added to the retirement funds of Ray and Dorne by losing a few crib games. One of the losers, Don, tried unsuccessfully to pay off his debt with a car wash token!
Now to the curling where the format was 6 end games. On Saturday the boys curled well winning one and losing the other to the eventual “A” event winners from the Calgary Club. On Sunday the team played in the “C” event final against a team from the Edmonton Club made up of Mike Matei, Chuck Gerhart, Dunc Mills and Roger Russell. Our club got off to a slow start and found themselves down 5-0 after two ends. The team dug deep and scored in the next four ends to win 8-5 and the “C” event trophy. A great game and one that will go down in Gyro history as the greatest come back at curlarama!!
Thank you to the Calgary Club and John Hodgson for organizing this year’s fun filled curlarama and to our own club organizer, Lloyd Wilson.
I strongly recommend members to attend next year; 1st weekend in November 2023 at Canmore. As the saying goes “the more the merrier.