The Ballenas Secondary School boys team edged its girls counterparts in a tiebreaker to win the Experienced division of the Panago Pizza Junior Bonspiel Saturday at Parksville Curling Club.
Both teams posted 3-0 records in the single-day, round-robin format, but did not play head-to-head. The Ballenas boys squad of skip Devin O’Rourke, Connor Litton, Mackenzie Bonnar and Christian Klein-Beekman, won one more end than the girls team of skip Jada Zimmerman, Lauren Onushko, Amanda Litton, Teya Vega and Michaela Morrill.
The 18-team bonspiel drew teams from Duncan, Nanaimo, Comox Valley, Campbell River, Qualicum and Parksville for competition in both Experienced (three years or more) and Novice (less than three years experience) classifications.
The Parksville team of, from left, Ryan Davis, Cole Thomas, Ethan Thomas and Cody Butterworth claimed first place in the Novice Division of the Parksville Curling Club’s junior bonspiel Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. — Photo submitted by Cheryl Noble
The Novice title went to the Parksville team of Ryan Davis, Cole Thomas, Ethan Thomas and Cody Butterworth.
Each team played three games during the day with the Novice playing four ends and the Experienced up to six ends. Many thanks to Panago Pizza for its sponsorship and to all the coaches, parents and friends who brought a good time to the curling club for the day.
— Submitted by Cheryl Noble
Panago Pizza Junior Bonspiel
At Parksville Curling Club
1. Parksville #1 — Ryan Davis, Cole Thomas, Ethan Thomas, Cody Butterworth; 2. Duncan — Emma Woike, Carley Hardie, Richard Zhou, Preston Smith, Jacob Buttner-Danyliw; 3. Comox Valley — Riley Brown Hudema, Justin Yaretz, Matthew Houlgraves.
1. Ballenas Boys — Connor Litton, Mackenzie Bonnar, Devin O’Rourke, Christian Klein-Beekman; 2. Ballenas Girls — Jada Zimmerman, Lauren Onushko, Amanda Litton, Teya Vega, Michaela Morrill; 3. Team Parkinson, Comox Valley — Chris Parkinson, Isaiah Tiede, Reuben Tiede, Jesse Tiede.