Despite a strong performance at the trials in Windsor earlier this month Baylee van Steijn narrowly missed the cut for the team. It was always going to be a challenge for Baylee, the youngest member of the senior squad, to make the team. The Cobourg club is immensely proud of her performances and we are sure her time will come, hopefully in Australia in 2026.
This weekend saw three Cobourg members compete in the Ontario Open Fours Championship in Hanover. Baylee van Steijn was part of a team which was mainly made up of ladies from the Balmy Beach club in Toronto. After two losses in the round robin group of four the team changed the order of play and Baylee moved from vice to skip to defeat the team that eventually came third in the championships. But it was too little too late and not enough to qualify for the last four on the second day.
Bill Arthur was playing with John MacKenzie and Alan Steffen form Oshawa and Jake Masterson from Peterborough. Sixteen teams competed in four groups of four. After the round robin they finished with a 1 and 2 record which was not good enough to get them into the last eight.
The other Cobourg member was Martin Foxhall playing with a long time partner from Stouffvfile, David Llwellyn plus Erik and Rob Galipaue from Port Credit. They finished their round robin with a 2 and 1 record and then went on to win the silver medal. That means they will play as Ontario B in the Canadian National Championships later this summer. Congratulations Martin.
Nearer to home there were two Cobourg teams competing in an open triples tournament in Campbellford. Each team had to include one novice in their team. It turned out to be a good day for the Cobourg teams as both of them were in the prize money. Peter Stuart-Sheppard, Bob Bates and Nan Hendren took third place as the second highest two game winner. Ben van Steijn, Mary Salter and 13 year old Jacob Hyatt won the prize for highest points score of the one game winners.