Maurice Bulleid hurls a rock during the final end of his team’s 12-6 victory over Team Bernhardt on Sunday afternoon.

Maurice Bulleid hurls a rock during the final end of his team’s 12-6 victory over Team Bernhardt on Sunday afternoon.

Bulleid rink takes first Prince Rupert win

The Terrace group won the "A" final of Sunday's RONA Mixed Bonspiel.

Sunday’s “A” final at the Prince Rupert Curling Club’s RONA Mixed Bonspiel featured a little retribution from a consistent Terrace squad.

Maurice Bulleid exacted some revenge during his win on Sunday over Travis Bernhardt’s rink dating back to last year when his rink was also in the final but lost in the same bonspiel.

“This is actually my first event win here [in Prince Rupert] ever so I’m pretty happy. I’ve been in a lot of the finals – the Marine and the Mixed,” said Bulleid after his 12-6 match win.

Bulleid’s rink, consisting of Janice Julseth, Wayne Julseth and Lisa Bulleid, is no stranger to tournament championships, mostly winning in Terrace. They captured five points in the eighth end to fend off Bernhardt’s attempted comeback. They defeated Maher Terminals and Team Fugere to reach the semi-finals in which they then took down Team Scott.

“[The team]’s been great all weekend. We just kept it going – kept rocks in the house, put pressure on the other team and we just got better until [the end of the finals],” said Maurice.

“We’ve played [Bernhardt’s] rink lots. They come to Terrace and play in the Legion and the Loggers [bonspiels].”

Bernhardt toppled Team Peacock, Team LaFrance, Team Eisenhauer and Team Yamamoto to reach the “A” final.

Team RONA, led by Natasha Lebedick, defeated Doug Mullin’s rink 10-7 to earn the “B” championship.

In the “C” final, Team Petterson toppled Team Anders 9-3 and in the “D” event, Brian Fugere’s rink won 9-3 over Bob Bernhardt’s squad.

The RONA-sponsored event featured a number of prizes for the competitors, which included 17 different teams in all, playing from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.

“I didn’t look at the prizes this time,” said Maurice.

“I thought I wouldn’t since each time I have I was never able to win them, so I did it differently and I guess it worked out.”

Each winning team perused the table of goodies after their names were announced to the packed clubhouse, whose members feasted on beef on a bun, beer and other assorted dinner items.

The Prince Rupert Ladies Bonspiel is scheduled for Feb. 27 – March 1 and the Men’s Marine Bonspiel is March 6 – 8 at the Prince Rupert Curling Club.