Chester Juniors bring home hardware
Contributed by Ron Ternoway
Chester junior curlers came home with plenty of Easter eggs on the weekend, as Mary Fay won the Atlantic Under-18 Championship in Stephenville, NL, and two more local teams qualified for the Canada Winter Games provincial playdowns next season.
Mary and her team of Jenn Smith, Karlee Burgess and Janique LeBlanc swept through the five-team field undefeated to bring the Atlantic trophy home to Chester for the first time in the Club's history. They will be guests at our closing banquet on Saturday.
Ben Baker and Cassie Cocks will join clubmates Fay and Adam Cocks in the quest to be Team Nova Scotia at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC. Cocks breezed through the weekend qualifier in Halifax with a perfect 4-0 record, while Baker avenged a first-round loss to Glooscap's Ethan Anderson with an extra-end victory to grab the fourth qualifying spot in the 6-team CWG final field.
Baker's teammates are Aaron Raymond, Graeme Weagle and Jeremie Grondin. Cassie's squad includes Megan Brown, Rachel Crouse, and Taylour Stevens.
Annual Club Banquet April 6
You know spring can't be far off when planning for the annual Club Banquet starts. Book April 6 on your calendar. The meal and awards presentations will again take place at the Chester Legion.
Club president Paul Avery promises another great meal. "MJ Barkhouse has planned a delicious menu and we will follow our awards ceremony with some dancing in the lounge," he said in an email to all members.