Maitland tops masters curling

Jim Maitland’s rink continued their winning streak as they dumped Jack Stadel’s foursome 10-3 and took over sole possession of first-place

  • Nov. 27, 2014 12:00 p.m.
Gary Sawatsky

Gary Sawatsky

Jim Maitland’s rink continued their winning streak as they dumped Jack Stadel’s foursome 10-3 and took over sole possession of first-place in Haney Masters’ Curling League action.

Maitland increased his record to 12-3 to move into the league lead although closely followed by the rinks of Bill Hanula, Ed Desjardins, and Roger Fast.  Maitland picked up four in the final end to defeat the Stadel rink of Dave Bradley (third), Hugh McIntyre (second) and lead Ian Sibbald.

With only four g ames remaining the run for top spot is still wide open with five teams within four points of securing the league championship.

Haney Masters Bonspiel

The 57th annual Haney Masters Bonspiel, with 24 teams from throughout the Lower Mainland competing,  began Nov. 29 at Golden Ears Winter Club.

Masters (55-plus) teams from Maple Ridge, Langley, Chilliwack, Mission, Abbotsford and Port Coquitlam kicked off competition for the age-old Ralph Haney Trophy in two separate draws of 12 teams. The winner of each draw will then play-off Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for the championship trophy which dates back to 1957. Returning champions George Heagy, Craig Nixon, and the Bill Ellis’ rink will again battle for top spot.