The Hamilton Victoria Curling Club’s Little Rocks division has a firm hold on the Harry Clark Memorial Little Rock Bonspiel.
For the fourth time in the past five years, HVC teams have claimed the A Flight division; the Sarah Shaw-skipped foursome claimed the most recent prize after meeting the Iain Cranston rink from the Oakville Curling Club Sunday (March 29).
In addition to Shaw, members of the winning rink included vice Elizabeth Van Horne, second Riley Tucker, and lead James Fraser. The Vic quartet went undefeated in four games over two weekends (March 21-22 and March 28-29) to win the Hamilton and Area Curling Association bonspiel. This is Canada’s biggest Little Rock Bonspiel for curlers aged 6-12 years old.
Competition started at the Glendale Golf and Country Club and concluded at the Burlington Golf and Country Club.
En route to their championship finish the Shaw rink defeated Grimsby Curling Club’s Duncan McDonald, BGCC’s Nolan Passmore, and Burlington Curling Club’s Erin James. The Cranston rink was victorious over Dundas Granite’s Emily Zelenyt, BCC’s Ethan Purdy, and Chinguacousy Curling Club’s Peter Schneider.
Skips of the other rinks were: Nathan Bennett, BCC; Lainey Simpson, BGCC; Taylor Choppick and Dawson Cutler, Glanford Curling Club; Davis Grocott, Andrew Houston, Matthew Murray, Sarah Puhl, and Amanda Smith, Grimsby Curling Club; Liam Tardif, HVC; Jacob Brettell and Nathan Mannette, St. Catharines Curling Club.
The event included a talk from former Grimsby Little Rocks curler and current Pepsi Junior Provincial Champion and M&M Meats Canadian Junior Silver Medalist, Chelsea Brandwood.