Windsor retains Nunn
Four mixed teams from the Windsor Curling Club arrived in Chester Sunday afternoon for the Nunn Cup Challenge Trophy and went home later in the afternoon with smiles on their faces.
The visitors took all four games by convincing margins. After the curling they admitted to "forgetting" to bring the trophy with them. The inadvertent show of self confidence was justified and in any event, no offence was taken.
The Nunn Cup is a challenge event between the Chester and Windsor clubs that goes back to the earliest days of the Chester Club. The Windsor Curling Club was instrumental in the start up of the Chester Club and there is a long history of friendly rivalry between the two.
The venue for the games alternates between the two clubs each year. The club with the most points across all four games wins or retains the Cup until next year.
The Bateman Trophy, a similar trophy for men's teams will be played in Windsor on the evening of Tuesday, March 18.
More Chester Juniors BC bound
Contributed by Terry Atherton
Chester has qualified three teams to represent Nova Scotia, in British Columbia, in the coming months.
Adam Cocks team will be heading to British Columbia for the International Optimist Bonspiel in three weeks time as Team NS. As well, Cassie Cocks and team mates have the option of joining him at the Optimist or representing Nova Scotia in Fredericton at the Under-18 Atlantics. Finally, Mary Fay's foursome continues their amazing run by winning the right to represent Nova Scotia at next year's Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC.
Fund raisers for the cultured and the clairvoyant
Updated March 2, the correct date for the wine tasting is Saturday, March 8
Success is expensive. Every win is an invitation to the next round. It will inevitably be a tougher competiton and usually farther away. Long ago the late Tom Rawding planned for this success by setting up the Future Champions account to help Chester Juniors get to these top-level events.
To boost the fund, the Club is putting on two fund raisers: a wine tasting night on March 8 and a Brier pool. Similar to a hockey pool, winning will be based on how well entrants predict the Briar results.
Most recently the Fund helped the Mary Fay team with thier expenses at the Canadian Junior Curling Championship, no less expensive by being just down the road in Liverpool.
The next target on the junior's horizon is the Optimist Under 18 International Curling Championship, this year in Surrey and Langley, British Columbia. The event features teams from across Canada as well as Japan and the United States. It is the premier event for the Under 18 age group.
Half the pot of the Brier Pool and the proceeds of the Wine Tasting event will bolster the fund for any Chester teams that qualify for the Optimist.
Tickets for Wine Tasting event, Saturday, March 8 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm are $25.00 per person and can be purchased at the Chester branch of Scotiabank. The evening includes appetizers, a silent auction prizes and surprises. There will only be 150 tickets available.
Brier pool tickets are available from Terry or Beth Atherton or at the bar. Entries are $10.00 each. Results will be updated daily by email during the Brier, starting March 1.