This year’s spring league continued our tradition of more informal, social competition. Teams were largely organized on the first night of the season and for the next seven weeks we met on Monday night to throw some stones and introduce a few new curlers to the sport.
But there was also a competition to be had and in the end Stones of Fury, with Adam Emmert, Jennifer Sanders and Brian Corson-Marquess (as well as Lee Banville, who for some crazy reason missed the championship game) came out on top.
The final had them playing last year’s champs Papa Was a Curling Stone for the title and the Stones prevailed.
Next year is the year of the Bonspiel. To maintain the incredible momentum we started this past year with our MoPac Open and Big Sky 5 and Under Bonspiel we plan a very similar event April 1, 2 & 3 2016.
To help grow our sport and Bonspiels as part of that, we are asking all members to consider going to one or more out of town Bonspiels this year. It really helps meet new curlers, and develops long lasting curling relationships as many of these clubs will come to Missoula to play if we support their Bonspiels.
Regional Bonspiels and possible dates are below:
Oktoberfest Bonspiel, Whitefish Curling Club in Whitefish MT 9/25-27
McCall Curling Club Rocktober Spiel October 2-4?
Cranbrook BC Senior’s Bonspiel December 11/30, 12/1-2 2015
Kimberly BC Snow Fiesta Bonspiel January 22-24 2016
Stanley ID Outdoor Bonspiel January 22-24 2016
Kimberly BC Seniors Bonspiel February 1-3 2016
Havre Hi line Bonspiel February 26-28 or mid-March 2016
Creston BC: Men’s 70th Butterfly Bonspiel March 3-6, 2016
Missoula’s Big Sky Bonspiels April 1-3 2016
Palouse Curling Club Bonspiel mid –April 2016
Billings Bonspiel Maybe weekend of April 16th or so, 2016
MoPac (5 years and under curling experience) Bonspiel in Seattle 4/15-17/16?
North Idaho Bonspiel May 6-8 2016 Coeur d’Alene Curling Club
If you decide to make the trek with your team or you are interested in going to one of these but may not have a full team, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We may help you put together a team and want to just keep up on where all our folks are curling.