Skip Don Marshall releases a stone as Bill Taylor prepares to sweep during opening-round play in the men's bonspiel at Parksville Curling Club Friday.

Chilliwack rink maintains mastery in men’s bonspiel

Dale Hockley team claims fourth straight title in Parksville Curling Club men's open

Dale Hockley maintained his mastery of the Parksville Curling Club ice last weekend, guiding his rink to a fourth straight A Event victory in the annual Thrifty Foods Men’s Open Bonspiel.

The bonspiel drew 20 teams from across Vancouver Island and the mainland.

Hockley, curling with Rick and Kevin Jones and Robert Hockley, claimed the Bob Hawkes Memorial Trophy with his win over the Campbell River rink of Lyle Boyce.

Gary Shaw, left, and Ron Boag sweep for Parksville skip Jim Barr, background, during opening-round play in the men’s bonspiel at Parksville Curling Club Friday. — Image credit: J.R. Rardon/PQB NEWS

The McIntosh, Norton and Williams B Event trophy was captured by the Brendon Neff team, a mixed group with members coming from Nanaimo, Victoria and Campbell River.

The local club took top honours in the C Event, with Joe Jantzi’s Parksville team taking the Bekins Moving and Storage trophy.

The D Event Jim and Margo Hoffman Royal Lepage Trophy was won by the Doug Muir team from Esquimalt.

55+ registration ongoing

Parksville Curling Club and Qualicum & District Curling Club will join forces for the annual Masters 55+ Bonspiel, Jan. 6-8.

Parksville Curling Club will serve as the host for this year’s bonspiel.

The deadline to register a team is Dec. 20. To register your team or for info, contact Charles Shier at 250-594-8916, charlesshier@shaw.ca; or Terry Miller at 250-751-0452, tbmiller@shaw.ca.

— NEWS Staff and PCC submission

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