Bonspiel showcases special feat, rising stars

The atmosphere at the curling club was electric on Saturday night as teams vied for the fifth annual Fishermen’s Sturling Spiel

Danny Dawson poses with his six-ender at the Fishermen’s Sturling Spiel on Saturday night. It’s considered quite a feat

The atmosphere at the Prince Rupert Curling Club was electric on Saturday night as teams vied for the fifth annual Fishermen’s Sturling Spiel.

The team of Danny Dawson and Greg Campbell won the A event, Kendall Sheppard and Tim Holtby took home the B event honours, Dighton Haynes and Al Green won the C event and the D event winners were Al Scott and Jess Mayeda.

One exciting thing that happened was what’s called a six-ender, scored by Dawson.

“All of my rocks were left standing in the rings with no opponent stone in the house. My opponent had mistakenly nudged one of my guards into the house, then I had to draw into the 12-foot for the six-point end,” he explained.

But that wasn’t the main story of the bonspiel, if you ask Dawson.

“Even though this is considered quite a feat, I believe it pales in comparison to the real story of the bonspiel. Two junior curlers, Brandon Mah and Josh Mayeda, both 13-years-old, were superstars on the ice,” he said.

The pair handed losses to two veteran rinks in back-to-back stunning games before falling to the eventual B winners, ending their official run in the bonspiel.

The curlers were treated to a dinner before the final event, catered by Cargo.

The curling season is now past the halfway point. The Rona Mixed Bonspiel is next on the schedule, from Feb. 24-26.


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