Rock Talk: Gearing up for curling season

It’s hard to believe with the weather we have been experiencing, but curling season starts Oct. 1 at the Abbotsford Curling Centre.

by Jim Anderson

Rock Talk columnist

It’s hard to believe with the weather we have been experiencing, but curling season starts Oct. 1 at the Abbotsford Curling Club.

If you have never played but would like to experience this great game, contact our new manager Ken MacDonald at 604 859-9244 or via email at Or, just drop in to the club within the next couple of weeks. I guarantee two things:

• We’ll find a spot for you to curl

• You will enjoy it

The annual Abbotsford Curling Club golf tournament was held Sept. 16, and the ever-powerful team of Gordon Lamb, with Kelly Hyswick, Bert Creasy and Gerry Forsythe was the top foursome.

As I constantly strive to eliminate skill as a factor, thus enhancing my chances, this year’s event was a “Mexican Scramble” where dice are thrown to determine whose tee shot is used. Sadly, I overestimated the dice-throwing ability of my team member, President Jerry Wallace, and by the time I realized his lack of talent in this area, it was too late. Even my wife’s subsequent exemplary rolls were too late to salvage our score, but the good news is that my said wife has rightly concluded that throwing dice is the best part of her golf game.

A local rink consisting of Jerry Wallace, Charles Lindsay, Doug Carvey, and an anonymous, over-the-hill skip captured the bronze medal in the BC Senior Games held in Burnaby in August. The guys curled very well, considering no one had thrown a rock for five months, and finished with a 5-2 record in the round robin, setting up a 9-1 win in the bronze medal game.

See the website, or call the club for information on getting involved. We have day leagues, night leagues, seniors leagues, men’s leagues, women’s leagues, and mixed leagues. Whether you are a novice or a pro, come on out!

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