Curling great wins masters bonspiel

Bernie Sparkes, representing Abbotsford, took home a championship in senior’s curling competition at Golden Ears Curling Club this past weekend.

A curling hall-of-famer and former Brier champion, Sparkes defeated Bill Ellis of Chilliwack in the final of Haney Master’s 56th annual bonspiel.

Sparkes patiently waited until the fifth end, where he picked up a five-ender and then held off Ellis for an easy 7-3 victory, to repeat as champion.

Twenty-four rinks from thoughout the Fraser Valley competed for the Ralph Haney trophy.

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