Chilliwack team wins masters curling honours in Cloverdale

The Ellis rink takes the first Masters bonspiel of 2014 at an event unmarred by fire, floods or freezing temperatures.

The winning team of skip Bill Ellis

The first Master’s bonspiel of 2014 year ended Jan. 8 in Cloverdale, where the Ellis rink from Chilliwack has won the top honours.

Twenty-four teams from Chilliwack, White Rock, Langley, Tsawassen, Coquitlam, Richmond and Cloverdale competed in the three-day event, culminating with the team of skip Bill Ellis, third Rich Yule, second Dennis Padgham, and lead Ken Strueby heading the field with four wins and a tie.

In second place was the Doug Spencer team from Langley and, in third place, the Barry Vaughan team, also from Langley.

Ellis and Spencer finished with identical records and the winner was decided on points won during the five games.

The Master’s classification is for men aged 60 years and over – bonspiel participants ranged from 60 to nearly 90 years of age. Don England, Bonspiel Chairman, presented the prizes and said, “It was a special year without any floods, fire or freezing temperatures….it was just fun.”

– Earl Hansford, contributor

Just Posted

Surrey 37 per cent behind in housing supply projections

Of 18 cities in Metro Vancouver, only City of North Vancouver and Richmond met or exceeded projections

Winning Christmas card art shown at Surrey gallery

Arts Council of Surrey’s annual competition won by Edwin Stephen and Nancy Painter

Delta police campaign shines a light relationship violence

Campaign comes after a Delta man was charged with assault with a weapon and uttering threats

VIDEO: Surrey Santa Parade of Lights rolls through Cloverdale

This year’s parade may be biggest yet, says organizer Paul Orazietti

$192K provincial grant to support Sources Food Hub in Surrey

Money to promote food security through start of a culinary training program

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

Owners of hotels on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside fight $1 expropriation in court

Vancouver City Council voted to expropriate the properties for $1 each in November

‘Things haven’t changed enough:’ Ecole Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

Fourteen women were fatally shot by a gunman at the Montreal school on Dec. 6, 1989

Bear raids freezer, gorges on Island family’s Christmas baking

Hungry bruin virtually ignored meat and fish, focused, instead, on the sweets

B.C. pharmaceutical company’s stocks double in value after successful lupus drug trial

More than 40 per cent of patients using voclosporin saw improvements in kidney function

Second warning on romaine lettuce from California region as another E. coli case reported

Two cases of E. coli have been reported in relation to the illness in the U.S.

Braille signs coming to TransLink bus stops in 2020

Transit authority says it’s the first to do so in Canada and the United States

CUPE issues 72-hour strike notice for SkyTrain

Local 7000 release states ‘parties are still bargaining’, union will have job action plan by Saturday

Abbotsford man was ‘unintended victim’ of 2018 fatal shooting, police say

Jagvir Malhi, 19, was gunned down while on his way to university

Most Read