League curling kicks off with last season’s finals

Leader staff

In a year of firsts, here’s another one: championship games for the 2019/20 Slave Lake Curling Club league season were played last and this week.

Back in March, the curling club closed, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This meant the final rounds of finals couldn’t be played at the normal time.

All’s well that ends well, though, and club president Wayne Dastou had some details for us.

The Ladies’ League final was Wednesday, Oct. 28, with Team Severson vs. Nash/Giroux. Nash/Giroux won. This team is made up of Frankie Giroux , Joyce Robinson, Nicole Baldwin, and Shelley Iverson.

Baldwin competed at “the Scotties a few times with the Yukon team back in the day,” says Dastou.

In the Men’s League final on Oct. 29, Unique Boring tangled with Delta Helicopters. Unique Boring won. Ryan Norman, Carl McRee, Steve Gladue and Wayne Dastou are on this team.

The Mixed League final happened on Monday night, Nov. 2 (after the Leader went to print). The Sweeping Sixties, skipped by Andy Poggenpohl, squared off against a team called O.S.S.

In other curling news, the 2020/21 season managed to kick off in the middle of all those championship games. Dastou says 14 men’s teams are signed up, 10 mixed and nine ladies. Men’s and mixed league play started last week and ladies begins on Nov. 4.

Slave Lake curling 2019/20 women’s league champions Nash/Giroux. Left to right – Frankie Giroux , Joyce Robinson, Nicole Baldwin, and Shelley Iverson. Photos courtesy of Slave Lake Curling.
Slave Lake curling 2019/20 men’s league champions Unique Boring. Left to right – Ryan Norman, Carl McRee, Steve Gladue, and Wayne Dastou.

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