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Kings County to host national curling championships


KENTVILLE - Some of the top masters level curlers in the country will soon be going head to head in Kings County.

The Wolfville Curling Club and Glooscap Curling Club in Kentville will co-host the Canadian Masters Curling Championships from April 4-10.

“Some of the people that we’re going to see here in the Valley as curlers in this event would be ones that we’ve watched on television,” says Kathy Siddall, a Kentville-based curler co-chairing the committee organizing the national event.

“It’s going to be a fabulous time.”

About 120 athletes in the 60-plus age category will take the ice with their sights set on a national title.

“The masters curling level is a conglomeration of curlers who have curled and exceled at various levels in their curling careers,”says Siddall.

Two teams recently won the right to represent Nova Scotia at the national championship following provincial playin Middleton.

The women’s team consists of skip Margaret Cutcliffe, third Karen Hennigar, second Gail Hayes and lead Jill Linquist.

Skip Steve Ogden, mate Brad Meisner, second Peter Neilly and lead James Barr will represent Nova Scotia in the men’s division. Neilly, a Truro resident originally from the Middleton area, will be returning to his Annapolis Valley roots for the championship showdown.

There will be three draws per day at the hosting clubs throughout the week, and playoffs on the final weekend.

If you go

Full event passes can be purchased for $20, and day passes will be sold for $5.

For more information about tickets, visit http://2016masterscurling.ca, email 2016canadianmasters@gmail.com or call 902-681-2065.

The Wolfville Curling Club and Glooscap Curling Club in Kentville will co-host the Canadian Masters Curling Championships from April 4-10.

“Some of the people that we’re going to see here in the Valley as curlers in this event would be ones that we’ve watched on television,” says Kathy Siddall, a Kentville-based curler co-chairing the committee organizing the national event.

“It’s going to be a fabulous time.”

About 120 athletes in the 60-plus age category will take the ice with their sights set on a national title.

“The masters curling level is a conglomeration of curlers who have curled and exceled at various levels in their curling careers,”says Siddall.

Two teams recently won the right to represent Nova Scotia at the national championship following provincial playin Middleton.

The women’s team consists of skip Margaret Cutcliffe, third Karen Hennigar, second Gail Hayes and lead Jill Linquist.

Skip Steve Ogden, mate Brad Meisner, second Peter Neilly and lead James Barr will represent Nova Scotia in the men’s division. Neilly, a Truro resident originally from the Middleton area, will be returning to his Annapolis Valley roots for the championship showdown.

There will be three draws per day at the hosting clubs throughout the week, and playoffs on the final weekend.

If you go

Full event passes can be purchased for $20, and day passes will be sold for $5.

For more information about tickets, visit http://2016masterscurling.ca, email 2016canadianmasters@gmail.com or call 902-681-2065.

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