Creston’s Chris Ducharme rink repeated as winner of the A event at 71st annual men’s Butterfly Bonspiel held at the Creston Curling Centre March 3-6. Throwing third stones was Jim Macaulay, with Jim Stewart playing second and Brendan Stead playing lead.
There were 48 teams competing in the bonspiel, including 21 out-of-town teams with members coming as far away as Edmonton to attend the four-day event. The winner of the draw to the button for the $500 cash prize was John Vandermeer from Caroline, Alta., who put his rock within inches of the pin.
Finishing second in the A event was Nelson’s Nando Salviulo rink, with third place going to the Dave Parker rink and fourth place going to the Steve Tersmette rink (both from Kimberley).
Winner of the B event was the Dennis Schlender rink (Beaver Valley) with Ed Wilcox at third, Jay Wilcox at second and Dale Stuparyk playing lead. Finishing in second place was the Terry Tetz rink (Salmo), third place was the Glen Hauptman rink (Kimberley) and fourth place went to the Rick Czar rink from Creston.
Winners of the C event was Creston’s Greg Terrill/Steve Rejman rink, with Michael Joy throwing third, Brad Christenson playing second position and Jordan Wierenga throwing lead stones. Finishing in second place was the Grant Klapp rink (Elkford), with third and fourth place going to, respectively, Creston’s Adam Casemore and Al Tholl rinks.
Winners of the D event was Creston’s Scott Peet rink, with Doug Thompson playing third, Craig Kimler playing second and Bryan Smithson throwing the lead stones. The remaining three teams placing second, third and fourth in the D Event were all Creston teams skipped by, respectively, Ken Gadicke, Josh Firman and Chris Schofer.
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The Beaver Valley team of skip Dennis Schlender, third Ed Wilcox, second Jay Wilcox and lead Dale Stuparyk earned the Western Financial trophy for winning the Butterfly Bonspiel’s B event.
Carrie Czar presented the C event trophy to skip Greg Terrill, third Mike Joy, second Brad Christenson and lead Jordan Wierenga.
Skip Scott Peet, third Doug Thompson, second Craig Kimler and lead Bryan Smithson received the D event trophy from Randy Samuelson of Nufloors.