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Chester teams take a first and a second at Junior Mixed

The Thomas Mosher rink of the host Chester Curling Club was the winner in the Under-15 division of the Nova Scotia Junior Mixed Curling Championship that wrapped up this (Sunday, March 22) afternoon. Mosher, who curled with Taylour Stevens, Scott Weagle and Hailey Silver beat Sean Flemming of Mayflower in the final. The Mosher team posted a perfect 5-0 record on the way to the trophy.

Adam Cocks took a 4-0 record to the final game but came up short against Kristin Clarke of Mayflower who goes home with the Under-18 crown. Cocks was curling with Mandi Newhook, Brett Dorey and Stephanie Carson.

Thirteen under-18 teams and sixteen under-15 team started play Friday morning. Chester was the host club but some early games were played at Lunenburg and Bridgewater.

The game by game results can be found here.


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Chester Club to fete Fay rink

Updated Sunday, March 22, 2015

Friends, family and fans showed up Saturday (March 21) night to officially welcome the silver medalists home. See the pictures taken at the reception, below.

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Earlier this season Mary Fay led her team to the first ever repeat win in the Provincial Junior (Under-21) Ladies Championship. She and teammates, Jennifer Smith, Karlee Burgess and Janique LeBlanc followed that up with a fourth at the Canadian Championship and a Silver Medal at the Canada Games.

The Chester Curling Club will hosting the team and toasting their success at an event, upstairs at the club on Saturday, March 21 starting at 6:00 pm. All are invited to meet the girls who will be there with there medals.

Chester hosts last leg of South Shore championship: holds trophy

Chester entered the last leg of the South Shore Road Trip Curling Championship with a commanding 38 point lead over Bridgewater and Lunenburg. And despite splitting their games Saturday (March 7) afternoon took the trophy with a series total of 211. Both Chester teams posted 1-1 records for a total of 40 points on the afternoon.

Harold Britten's team tries to take the trophy for themselves from Jim Mason's crew.

Harold Britten, (wearing ball cap) and his team of Jan Moreside, (next to Harold) and Renata Graham, try to take possession of the trophy from Jim Mason's crew. Jim, nearest the trophy, and (from left to right) Rose Clooney, Mary Raine and John Sheppard. The Tug of War was declared a tie and the trophy, an attic find remodelled by Cathy Rafuse and Carla Rafuse, will be on display at the club. Not shown in the picture, Paul Green who also curled on the Britten team.

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Liverpool was the best on the afternoon earning 46 points, good for third place at 137. Lunenburg ended up in second place at 148 and Bridgewater took 20 point on the afternoon to total 130 and fourth place.

The format sees two teams from each of the four South Shore clubs play a series of Saturday afternoon mini bonspiels. The tour visits each club once; Chester was the last stop. Rosters vary from one weekend to the next.

The teams play a four end game, take a break for socializing and lunch, then go back out on the ice for another four end game against a different team. Point totals are based on games and ends won, and points scored.

In Saturday's tilt, Chester was represented by Jim Mason and his team of Rose Clooney, Mary Raine and John Sheppard. The Chester Number Two team was skipped by Harold Britten. Renata Graham, Paul Green and Jan Moreside played with the Britten squad.

This was the first season for the event which was enthusiastically received in all clubs and is expected to return next year.

[Read previous stories on this event.]

Curling helmets come to Chester Club

Curling helmets or hats hanging onthe wall

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It's not so much a new hat rack as the new safety section of the club. Eight hooks and eight hats and headbands hanging near the entrance to the ice shed. And each one has a little secret at the back, a piece of padding similar to a bike helmet. The pad will sit at the back of your head to protect your noggin in the case of one of those scary falls where your feet fly out from underneath you as you fall over backwards.

It will likely still hurt but with one of these new curling helmets, at least there is less chance of serious injury than when your head comes crashing down directly on the ice.

The club received a municipal grant this season of $500.00 for equipment purchases. Some the money went toward these new safety hats. If you would like your own headgear contact Terry Atherton at the club or call him at 902-275-3885.