Twenty four teams are at the annual ladies' bonspiel at the St. Thomas Curling Club
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
By Rob J. Ross
ST. THOMAS - Twenty four teams from curling clubs across southern Ontario are competing in the 41st annual Belles & Brooms Bonspiel, a two day event at the St. Thomas Curling Club starting today.
This year's theme is 'Baby, It's Cold Outside.'
The host club has four teams competing while the Aylmer curling club is represented by the Judy Van Ymeren rink.
Back to defend the A flight title is the Dale Sinclair rink from Port Perry.
Club volunteers have knitted hats, mitts and scarves that will be donated to families in need of winter wear in St. Thomas.
On day one all 24 teams play two games, not only scoring points for winning a game, but for each end won. Day two divides the teams into six flights, with the top teams, usually with a 2-0 record and with the most points scored from winning ends, compete in the A flight. An awards presentation and Christmas dinner follow.
St. Thomas will host both the Ontario Senior men and women's provincial curling championships, February 19-23, 2020.
In 2021, St. Thomas is welcoming the men's and women's provincial curling championships, February 1st-7th, at Memorial Arena. The men's champion heads to the Briar, while the women's winner advances to the Scotties tournament.