Curling club hosts Steelhead bonspiel

Kennedy rink from Terrace wins A-final on Sunday to take first

The Smithers Curling Club held its annual Steelhead Bonspiel over the weekend.

Twenty teams from  Smithers and around the northwest took part in the event.

In the end, the Kennedy rink from Terrace won Sunday afternoon’s A-final over the Amonson rink.

But more importantly, everyone had fun.

“It was a really good event,” organizer Trevor Sandberg said.

“The main thing is that everyone had a good time. It was just fun to be there and play the games.”

Play started on Friday evening and went all day Saturday, before the curlers took a break to hold their annual banquet and prize draw.

Local businesses donated prizes that included a trip for two from Central Mountain Air, Hudson Bay Mountain ski passes and Smithers Golf and Country Club green fees.

“We’d like to thank all the volunteers that came out to help us with this event and helped make it a success and all the sponsors that donated prizes,” Sandberg said.

The ladies also competed in the event. Results were not available at press time on Monday.Results:

A Final: Kennedy over Amonson.

B Final: Walker over Herman.

C Final: Miller over Leroux.

D Final: Parker over Doyle.

Up next, the curling club will host the mixed doubles bonspiel in mid-March. It’s their final bonspiel of the season.

Registration is still open.