Part II Bistro Ladies Classic another success says Cottrill
BY DENNY SCOTT
The annual Part II Tournament at the Wingham Golf and Curling Club “went great”, according to organizer Katie Cottrill.
Held late last month at the Morris-Turnberry facility, the event welcomed 10 teams, including a team from Switzerland, ranked 21st in the world, who walked away with the top spot, Cottrill said.
“It was nice to have them there,” she said. “The Ontario teams gave them some good games, and, despite a loss, [the Swiss team] ended up coming out on top.”
The tournament was smaller than it has been in previous years, Cottrill said, due in part to people being more selective about travelling this year, but also due to some scheduling conflicts with 2021 being an Olympic tryouts year.
“Some teams are in the Olympic trials,” she said. “Typically we have senior women’s teams here, but there’s a conflict there because of [the trials], as well as people getting back into it after a full season away.”
Aside from the teams, she said there was significant interest in the community with many people coming out to watch and many taking part in the annual dinner fundraiser catered by the Part II Bistro.
“We had additional ticket sales from that which helped,” she said. “We were able to social distance and have a number of people out. It was definitely a successful event.”
The tournament also featured a fundraiser for the curling club’s junior program, which drew great support, Cottrill said.
While she hopes to host the event again next year, right now her focus is on the mixed doubles tournament at the club, set for Feb. 18-20, which already has 20 mixed doubles teams entered.
“It’s almost full,” she said. “There’s a lot of interest in that this year.”
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