Teams skipped by Cheryl Bernard and Diane Foster competed in the Albert Provincial Championship finals, hosted by the Lacombe Curling Club. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Lacombe Curling Club hosts Alberta Senior Provincials

Teams skipped by Wade White, Cheryl Bernard take home top spots

The results are in for the 2020 Alberta Senior Men’s and Women’s Provincial Championships, which were hosted by the Lacombe Curling Club.

After a week full of sweeping, the Team skipped by Wade White come out on top on the men’s side — winning 8-5 after earning 3 points in the first end.

On the women’s side, Olympic curler Cheryl Bernard’s team is heading to nationals after picking up three in the fourth end and two in the seventh end.

All of the week’s results can be found at https://curlingalberta.ca. The winners from Lacombe will not head off to nationals.

“We have had a really good week here. The curlers have been really good and the officials from Curling Alberta have been fantastic,” Myra Winslow, general manager of the Lacombe Curling Club, said.

Winslow said the curling level was pretty darn good, with some of the best senior curlers from all over Alberta coming to Lacombe.

“They think we have a fantastic club here and our ice-maker has made some fantastic ice. We are very happy with how the week has gone,” she said.

Winslow said guests were excited to see Bernard compete in Lacombe, and the curlers were pleased to compete on ice created by Darren Moulding — who is one of the best curlers in Alberta himself.

“Curling Alberta asked us to host this bonspiel, we didn’t ask for it and they have been very happy with everything. Darren has done another good job and we are pretty happy,” Winslow said.

She added many of their regular curlers and community members attended the bonspiel throughout the week.

“Our senior curlers have been marvelous with their volunteering. We are very appreciative of all their help,” she said, adding they have helped set up for both the opening ceremony and the end banquet.

“The curling takes over and that takes quite a bit to get all the volunteers lined up. We had around 100 volunteers altogether,” she said.

She added, “It turned out very well and we are very pleased our champions from here will go on to the Canadian nationals. That is very exciting.”



todd.vaughan@lacombeexpress.com

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