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ACC Lefty Championship

The third annual Ottawa Valley Left Hander Curling Championship was held at the Almonte Curling Club on February 9.

Left handed curling teams from Ottawa and Eastern   Ontario competed for the championship trophy and cash prizes in this very unique event.

Since only about 10 % of us are left handed, it was a rare sight to see a full rink of Lefties competing for this Valley Championship.

The games were very competitive and good fellowship was enjoyed by all.

The winning team from the Arnprior & Pakenham area, Skip Russell Oatman, Paul Watters, Scott Collins and Bill Pennings received the Championship trophy from       Almonte Curling Club President Steve Conlon.

From left to right:  Paul Watters, ACC President Steve Conlon, Skip Russell Oatman, Scott Collins, Bill Pennings, Lefties Bonspiel Organizer Art McKay

The runner up team, who were the defending          champions, came from the host Almonte Curling Club – Skip Dan Nadon, Lynn Penney, Trevor Thompson and Ed Carew.  

The third place Ross Valliant team came from the    Huntley Curling Club and the fourth place team, an all female quartet came from Ottawa’s Carleton Heights Curling Club under Skip Natalie Sharp.

Plans are already underway to build upon this year’s success with expectations of perhaps doubling the field of entries to 16 teams for next year’s Lefties Championship.

Pictures of keen Lefty curlers in action at Almonte Curling Club on Feb 9.

A curler from the City View team.
The Huntley team
The Arnprior / Pakenham team
An Almonte team