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Tin Cup coveted by teams

SKIP BLAINE BLACK of Penticton watches his delivery during action in the semifinal of the Tin Cup Bonspiel at the Penticton Curling Club Sunday. Black lost out to the eventual A Division winner, Dave Sneft of Chilliwack.  - Mark Brett/Western News
SKIP BLAINE BLACK of Penticton watches his delivery during action in the semifinal of the Tin Cup Bonspiel at the Penticton Curling Club Sunday. Black lost out to the eventual A Division winner, Dave Sneft of Chilliwack.
— image credit: Mark Brett/Western News

Dave Senft and the Schoolboys from Chilliwack defeated Summerland’s Steve Clement to claim the Tin Cup.

The Penticton Curling Club hosted 34 men’s teams, 22 of which were non-locals, for its annual bonspiel, which concluded on Sunday.

Senft’s rink defeated Penticton’s Blaine Black 5-4 to advance to the final. Senft made a slash double to take the semifinal game, said Black.

“He made a great shot and deserved the victory,” Black said.

Osoyoos’ Lee Sapach defeated Kelowna’s Brad Kuhn, who was a 2000 World Junior champion, to win the B event.

Salmon Arm’s Dave Belway defeated Kelowna’s Brett McAvena to take the C event, while Penticton’s Barrie Johnstone and Jared St. John fought for the D event. Johnstone’s rink won.

Black, who was also the bonspiel’s chairperson, said this year’s event had stronger teams compared to last year.

He also said the teams had fun and several indicated they want to return.

“Some of the comments are that this is the best men’s bonspiel in the valley, coupled with the prizes,” said Black.

“Everybody talked the bonspiel up.”

For information about the curling club and programs call the office at 250-492-5647.

 

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