The Ashcroft Curling Club held their annual Turkey Funspiel on Dec. 16. We had a much smaller crowd this year with only 16 people so only four teams, but fun was had by all.
We tried a different format with each game being five ends instead of four, and each player got a chance to skip an end. Some of the players who have never skipped were nervous but in the end all had fun and it made the games a lot more even. I know those of us who do skip found it hard not to constantly give advice, wanted or not, but it was a good learning curve for us too. You could see the skips shaking their heads and biting their tongues but I must say thank you for not being too serious and to everyone for participating. Many great shots were made by these non skips, and maybe some will think of moving up.
The winning team was the Bill Drinkwater team with David Bridal, Glen Joss and Loreen Martin. They each won a turkey. Placing second and winning a ham was the Paul Quesnel team with Ina Gory, Nick Lebedoff and Orval Trueman.
As always we held the draw to the button for a turkey and this was won by David Bridal. There were a few close calls but Dave was the closest.
Thanks to all for helping to make this funspiel a success and for the lovely pot luck lunch The food is always so special at our club.
Watch for upcoming funspiels. The name says it all, you do not have to be a curler to come and join in. All names are drawn from a hat and it is a great way to try the sport without getting too sore. So if you are inclined to try a fun, social winter sport please come and join us at the next funspiel. You are always welcome.