- Written by Paul Batchelor
A very busy weekend at the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club featured the recognition of previous Provincial and World Champions, with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Kerry Burtnyk and a few of his teammates representing the many banners which have been mounted in a place of prominence on the wall of sheet one.
Speaking on behalf of these teams, Kerry expressed his sincere appreciation for this very special recognition reminding the crowd that he is the only curler, at his prestigious level, that has been a member of the same club since he started competitive curling. He closed his remarks with a sense of pride noting that his daughters and Jeff Ryan's daughter and son are continuing to "bring home the banners". Click for additional photos / video.
Following three days of very competitive curling the Barb Spencer and Cory Chambers teams captured the Atkins Classic Women's and Men's titles respectively. Title Sponsor, Atkins Curling Supplies, ensured competitive fields with 15 Women's and 16 Men's teams competing for a sizeable purse and WCT/MCT/CTRS points. Thanks to the athletes for a display of great curling, staff and volunteers for their dedicated efforts and the many guests for their support of the event and the facility.
Adding to an already busy weekend, the Manitoba Pinball Association hosted a tournament in the upper lounge which introduced many new faces to the club, while generating additional revenues and an opportunity to observe highly skilled pinball competitors.
The 2018/19 curling season is now fully underway and we hope to see many new and old faces on the pebbled surface as well as in the restauant and lounge.