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Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones Bonspiel
2019

 

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With the start of the curling season comes the season of bonspiels. A bonspiel is a tournament for curlers to enjoy good curling and fellowship and the Fergus Curling Club has an abundant number of them at least 12 during the curling season which is from October to April. On Nov. 15 the first bonspiel was held hosted by Bruce Hawkins and is aptly named the "Sticks and Stones Bonspiel". The same rules apply as regular curling but the stone must be delivered with a special stick. This was invented a few years ago as a way for folks to stay in curling who find it hard to bend down to deliver the rocks.
The winners this year were from the Guelph Curling Club L to R: Tony Saretta one of the organizers, lead John Phelps, second Rob Peacock, Vice-skip Wally Piech, skip Ross Bairstow and host Bruce Hawkins.

 

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Along with the curling component Hawkins asks the participants to save the tabs from tin cans through out the year to be taken to the Elora Legion to be sold for wheel chairs to be given to those who need them. To date the Legion have presented 2,274 wheel chairs. This year Hawkins believes he has received the most number of tabs since he started this bonspiel in 2005.

 

Photo: Bill Longshaw

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones Bonspiel
2018

 

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They came in all shapes and sizes. They came in bags, cans and boxes. At the annual Sticks and Stones Bonspiel at the Fergus Curling Club pop can pull tabs are collected throughout the year by the curlers to give to the Elora Legion to  help purchase wheel chairs for those who need them. This year was the biggest year yet for the tabs with thousands brought to the club on Nov. 16. The principal organizers Bruce Hawkins on the right and Tony Saretta on the left along with Bryan Knox, one of the curlers from Alliston who has curled in this bonspiel since it started 14 years ago look over some of the pop tabs brought in by the curlers.

 

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The winners of the day were from the Guelph Curling Club and the team skipped by Tom Beale amassed a point total of 122 points. Bruce Hawkins on the left was the organizer and next to him is Gord Reed lead, Bruce MacIntosh second, Doug Lane skip and Tom Beale vice-Skip.

 

Photo: Bill Longshaw

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones Bonspiel
2016

 

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L to R: Bruce Hawkins, Bruce McIntosh second, Tom Beale vice-skip, Gordon Reed lead, Doug Lane skip and Tony Saretta

 

Photo: Bill Longshaw

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones Bonspiel
2014

 

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Champs and first draw winners are L to R: Host Tony Saretta, Sam Harrop, George Loney, Bruce Hawkins and Michael Cashmore from the Fergus Curling Club. Host Bruce Hawkins.

 

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones Bonspiel
2013

 

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Winners are L to R: Martin Verhoeven, Bob MacMillan, Gary Cook and Wayne Short from the K-W Granite Curling Club. Bruce Hawkins, on the far right, is the organizer.

 

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones Bonspiel
2012

 

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Champs and first draw winners are L to R: Bob Fleischauer, Allan Ferguson, Harold Plue and Casey DeBoer from the Fergus Curling Club. Host Bruce Hawkins.

 

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Winners of the second draw L to R: Tom Beals, Gord Reed, Bruce Folkard and Bruce Jeffrey with Bruce Hawkins.

 

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones Bonspiel
2011

 

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Winners of the Sticks & Stones Bonspiel were L to R: Gary Watt, Jim Lindsay, Paul Nielsen, Tom Baker and coordinator Bruce Hawkins.

 

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones Bonspiel
Winter 2008

 

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Winners are L to R: Kim Barton, Bob Reichheld, George Greenlees, and Bill Brewer from the Galnford Curling Club. Joan and Bruce Hawkins who were the hosts and organizers are seen on the ends.

 

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Winners of the first draw seen with the representatives of Meridian Credit Union who sponsor the Bonspiel, Margatita McEachern on the left and Tiffany Storey on the right. The team made up of Chuck Wehner, Evan Spicer, Bill Kasza, and Bruc McCallum. Doug Chantler one of the organizers is on the left.

 

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones Bonspiel
Fall 2007

 

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Winners of the Sticks & Stones Bonspiel were L to R: Bruce McCallum, Chuck Wehner, Bill Kasza,
Doug Chantler and event organizer, and Evan Spicer from the Guelph Curling Club

 

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Winner of the first draw are L to R: Gary Waterhouse, Linda Waterhouse, Bruce Hawkins event organizer,
Peggy Kenny and Al Kenny

 

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones Bonspiel
Winter 2007

 

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Champs are Ken Jessop Bruce Folkard Peter Davey, and Ken Boyd from the Guelph Curling Club
Tony Saretta and Bruce Hawkins are at the ends.

 

Sticks2007 Winter2
Winners of the other draw were L to R: Doug Chantler host, Bill Aitchison, Katy Winters, Bill Longshaw, Mary Aitchison and  Bruce Hawkins host of the event.

 

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones Bonspiel
Fall 2006

 

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Overall winners of the sticks and Stones l bonspiel are L to R:
Tony Saretta organizer, Ken Jessop, Peter Davy, Bruce Folkard Ken Boyd and Bruce Hawkins Host and organizer

 

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Winners of the first draw are
Doug Chantler organizer, Moe Sandford, Bill Kinsley, Bryan Knox, Glen Moore and Bruce Hawkins host and organizer of the event.

 

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones Bonspiel
Winter 2006

 

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Overall winners from Guelph Curling Club L to R:
Doug Chantler organizer, Bruce Folkard, Ken Jessop, Ken Boyd, Peter Davy and Bruce Hawkins host and organizer

 

Sticks2006 Winter2
First draw winners from Fergus Curling club are L to R:
Sam Harrop, Dave Freure, Les Darrington and Bruce Hawkins

 

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones Bonspiel
Fall 2005

 

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Winners of the first draw from the Fergus Curling Club
Sam Harrop, Bruce Hawkins, Les Darrington and Dave Freure

 

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Winners of the second draw and overall winners

 


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