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All curlers invited to Town and Country Bonspiel

Wednesday, 31 January 2018. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

All curlers invited to Town and Country Bonspiel

All curlers invited to Town and Country Bonspiel


By Georgia Dale

Townies, farmers and ranchers alike will spend a week in friendly competition in the annual Town and Country Bonspiel. Curlers of all ages and abilities are welcome to this classic Pincher Creek event.


Running for over 40 years, and formerly called the Farmer’s Bonspiel, the Town and Country Bonspiel usually brings in 80 to 100 curlers who make up about 20 teams. The numbers are always flexible because they won’t turn anybody down.


The bonspiel begins next Monday, with teams drawing for games at 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. throughout the week, and games all day on Saturday until 5 p.m.


Prizes are donated by local businesses and individuals. Bryan Zoratti, one of the organizers, says there will be one for everyone who participates.


Cut-off for registration is this Wednesday, Jan. 31. On Saturday or thereabouts the team skips will be contacted and told what days they will be playing.


Registration costs $180 per team and includes a prime rib dinner served on Feb. 10 after the last games wrap up.