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The 3rd annual Midland Open Bonspiel was held this October at the Midland Curling Center with 20 teams participating. Honoring the Scottish traditions of curling, event finalists were escorted onto the ice by a bagpiper Sunday afternoon.
Winner of the A event was the Chris Anderson rink from Racine, Wisconsin. They defeated Michelle DeBuck’s team from the host Midland Curling Club. Supporting DeBuck were Jackie Pesch, vice-skip, Suzette Loeffler, second, and Meaghan Blake, lead.
The B event was won by the John Zimmerman rink, representing “Midlandapolis.” Zimmerman and Kurt Olson from Midland were joined by Paul Swanson from Indianapolis and Nathan Olson from Minneapolis. They defeated the Chris Goldsmith rink from Mayfield Curling Club in Ohio.
Ken Burdett, Midland’s highly-regarded volunteer icemaker, skipped his team to victory in the C event. Curling with Burdett were Charles Vendley, Dave Hinson and Dave Devore. The C event runners up were former Midlanders Mike and Amanda Vosberg, Sean Loughran and John Paul who converged from Minneapolis and St. Louis.
Winner of the D event was the Scott Strouse rink from Midland. Scott King, Matt Whaley, and Steve King curled with Strouse. They defeated the Hugh McCarrel rink from Burlington, Ontario.
The Midland Open Bonspiel marks the beginning of a new season for the Midland Curling Club. On Saturday October 26 there will be an Open House for newcomers to try out the wintertime sport of finesse and fitness. See www.midlandcurls.org for details. The Midland Curling Center is located at 2009 Jefferson Avenue on the campus of the Midland Community Center.
Check out the Midland Curling Club to learn more about the Olympic Sport of Curling!
You can follow the curling events at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia at the following links:
If you are not familiar with curling, drop by the club during any of the leagues to find out more about this fun team sport.