The favourites were Al Handlechner of Peterborough and Al Purcell of Agincourt who had both won Cobourg tournaments earlier in the season but it was Ron and Helen who came good.
Sixteen teams competed including teams from Port Hope, Dundas, Agincourt, Oshawa, Peterborough and Kingston. In addition to their sponsorship money Rosewood Estates also provided an excellent lunch and provided a gift basket for a free competitors draw.
Each team played three 12 end games. Ron and Helen got off to a solid start with a 13-7 win over one of the Oshawa teams and then played another Oshawa team in the second round winning 16-6.
After two rounds there were four teams with two wins. As expected, Handlechner and Purcell’s teams were lying first and second and that meant they would play one another in the final round. Ron and Helen were lying fourth and played the third placed team from the Dundas club skipped by Beth Callowhill.
That draw favoured Ron's team as the Handlechner/Purcell game was very close and low scoring. Al Handlechner won to finish with 3 wins and 42 points. However Ron and Helen had a comprehensive 17-8 win to finish with 46 points – enough to take the title by 4 points. Congratulations to them.
Marilyn McMillan and Ben Van Steijn took the prize for the high score one game winner. Full results are on the results page.
Junior National Championships
You will recall that Will Richardson qualified for the National junior championships by winning the silver medal at the Ontario championships. The nationals took place in Etobicoke last week and Will did well in his round robin group section against some very good and more experienced championship players. After two wins on the first day he did not have such a good second day and did not qualify from his group. However, Will should be proud of his performance especially since this was his first appearance in a championship of this importance and he was playing against older and more experienced players. The experience should serve him well for the future. Congratulations Will - well done.