Monday, March 30, 2009

Good curling!!

Feeling a bit exhausted at the moment.

Friday night, our team played for crystal. We had control for most of the game, then gave up 4 in an end and lost it. We then played Charlie Smith's team right afterwards, and beat them to get our crystal. The game ended around 11 pm. We hung out for a little, then went home to get some well deserved sleep.

The sleeping was not nearly as long as we wanted though. We had to get up at 6 am and leave by 7 am for Canada. We participated in a bonspiel at the Langley Curling Club, and our first draw was at 10:15 am.

We had a great time at the bonspiel. There were 3 draws on Saturday. The games were 6 ends a piece. The winner of the game received 2 points. At the end of 2 games the teams with the most points played each other. If there were ties, they decided who was ranked higher by the number of ends won. If there were still ties, it was decided by points in the game.

Jeremy and I went up with Dani and Bob. They are the couple that originally introduced us to curling. We won all of our games on Saturday. It would have been nice to stay and drink on Saturday evening, but Jeremy and I were beat. We got to the hotel just past 9 pm and was in bed fast asleep by 10:30 pm.

Sunday morning was game 4. There were two teams at the top of our bracket. Us and our blind calcutta team, the Connollys. The blind calcutta is where they throw all the teams up on a board, and then put paper over it. Everyone bets money, and picks a spot that they want to win. After the bidding is set, they remove the paper.

We lost to the Connollys. We could have won against them. We were up 5 to 0 after the 3rd end. This put us in the B bracket, which we won. The Connollys ended up in the A bracket and also won. So the first time I win money in a bonspiel, also win money in the blind calcutta!

Now a little rest until the April Spiel.

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