Loggers rock final bonspiel

Terrace B.C. hosted 28 curling teams from Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Smithers and Haide Gwaii in the Loggers Bonspiel March 25-27.

John Kennedy fires a rock down the ice at the Loggers Bonspiel here in Terrace March 25-27.

Terrace hosted 28 curling teams from Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Smithers and Haide Gwaii in the Men’s Loggers Bonspiel in Terrace on the last weekend of March.

Gordon Lawley, chair of the organizing committee, said they had a great time at the season wind-up event for the north.

“We curled all day and late into the evening… had a great time,” he said.

During several evenings, the teams enjoyed live music by the local “After Hours” band, and a dance on Saturday was attended by about 150 people.

“Being the biggest bonspiel of the season for men, and the wind up for the northwest, it makes for some fun and enjoyable and competitive curling,” Lawley said.

“It’s competitive but also very friendly… good sportsmanship.”

The winners of the A event this year were Team Greenslade from Kitimat. Terrace teams won the other events, with Team Copeland winning the B event, Team Melanson winning C event, and Team Kennedy winning D event.

Speaking of curling, Lawley says one thing he loves about the sport is the strategy.

“I consider curling to be like chess on ice. You are always trying to set up your end, so you are usually thinking two or three shots ahead, similar to chess. It’s a very strategic game, you are always putting your rocks in certain places to set up other shots,” he said.

With the varying characteristics of ice and its affect on how the rocks slide, Lawley says there is also a lot of quick adjustments and thinking.

“You have to adjust your game on the fly” he said, adding that after the games, teams usually meet upstairs and talk over a beverage.

“It’s a very competitive but a very social game at the same time. That’s probably one of the things I enjoy most about it,” Lawley said.

The loggers bonspiel wrapped up the curling season for this year.


Just Posted

UPDATE: Fire northeast of Terrace under control

The 12.1-hectare fire was first discovered Saturday morning near Cedarvale

Hazelton’s Vickers creates Grateful Dead album cover

“Unbelievable, inspiring, grounding, and very exciting,” Roy Henry Vickers says of experience

Crews fighting fire northeast of Terrace

The 10-hectare fire was discovered Saturday near the Cedarvale - Kitwanga backroad

Thornhill firefighters respond to fire at Terrace asphalt paving plant

Firefighters arrived on scene to discover an oil heater ablaze

VIDEO: Visual recap of Vancouver Island MusicFest

Walk Off The Earth, Passenger, Arlo Guthrie among highlights

Trudeau’s youth council divided over Trans Mountain pipeline purchase

A letter signed by 16 past and present members was made public today, asking the federal government to reverse course

Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame

Hogan had used racial slurs caught on video when talking about his daughter sleeping with a black man

‘Lava bomb’ through roof of tour boat injures 22 in Hawaii

“An explosion occurred near the shoreline hurling hot lava rocks towards the boat and injuring several passengers”

B.C. teen meets Nicolas Cage

Filming mob movie in downtown Vernon, B.C.

Critics claim Trump “defended a tyrant”

Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

B.C. MLAs choose new children’s watchdog

Jennifer Charlesworth has worked in government, social services

B.C. reporter calls out immigration photo on social media as fake news

A Vancouver reporter is calling out a British politician for spreading fake news

Hundreds of Arctic glaciers shrinking, disappearing

Out of 1,773 glaciers, 1,353 shrank significantly between 2000 and 2016

Most Read