Locals excel at horseshoe meet

The MSA Horseshoe Club hosted the B.C. International/Highwayman Open last week, and several locals were among the winners.

MSA Horseshoe Club member Darryl Olson lets fly during the B.C. International Highwayman Open tournament last week. Olson won the Elders 30 feet Class B category with a perfect 10-0 record.

MSA Horseshoe Club member Darryl Olson lets fly during the B.C. International Highwayman Open tournament last week. Olson won the Elders 30 feet Class B category with a perfect 10-0 record.

The MSA Horseshoe Club hosted the B.C. International/Highwayman Open last week, and several locals were among the winners.

Darryl Olson turned in a dominant run in the elders 30 feet Class B category, going a perfect 10-0 en route to the title. Fellow Abbotsford residents Don Ward (Class E men) and Irvine Thorpe (elders 30 feet Class C men) also won their respective divisions, each dropping just one match along the way.

Other men’s division winners included Mathew MacDonald of Victoria (junior), Tony Rondow of Victoria (Class A), Terry MacReady of Kamloops (Class B), Dale Bauer of Cloverdale (Class C), Donald Ebey of Washington (Class D), Terry Steinke of Alberta (elders 30 feet Class A), and Ernest Sievert of Cloverdale (elders 30 feet Class C).

On the women’s side, the champions were Elyse Brunelle of Central Park (Class A), Lorraine Hubick of Powell River (Class B), Annabelle Sievert of Cloverdale (Class C) and Aline Prevost (Class D).

MacReady and Brunelle were honoured as the male and female athletes who exceeded their average by the greatest margin.

The MSA Horseshoe Club practices every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the horseshoe pits at 2308 Adanac Street, weather permitting.