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Bonspiel makes it a double

Doubles games are marked by pairs playing instead of teams of four, with five rocks thrown across six ends. From left: This year’s winners were Cameron Goodkey and Joe Morris, who proudly showed off their belts, joined by club president Jeff Russell.
In place of a trophy, the champions of the tournament got something a bit more fashionable. The oversized belts were displayed proudly on the prize table for all to strive for all Saturday long.
The Shawville Curling Club held their Light up the Club Doubles Bonspiel on Saturday, seeing 20 teams compete for fame, glory and a pair of fancy belts. Pictured, Steve Ethier lines up his shot during his afternoon game.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
SHAWVILLE March 31, 2018
A new style of curling took over the Shawville club on Saturday, attracting dynamic duos from the Pontiac and beyond to compete in the Light up the Club Doubles Bonspiel.
Capitalizing off the popularity of the doubles curling in the recent Olympics, the Shawville Curling Club held the tournament in support of many planned upgrades to the building.
Seeing 20 pairs hit the ice, curling club president Jeff Russell said that he could have had many more join if he had more time. Limiting the event to just the Saturday, pairs had travelled from as far as Eganville and Smith’s Falls, and up from Ottawa to compete in the faster-paced games.
“I had to turn teams away,” said Russell.


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