The ever-popular Lacombe Seniors Curling Bonspiel is on once again this week down at the Gary Moe Auto group Sportsplex.
Chairman of the Seniors Bonspiel Committee Ken Brown says they rarely have trouble filling spots for the tournament, which features players 50 years of age or older, that's been going on here for over 20 years.
“It’s just a competitive bonspiel, so it’s something the teams look forward to every year. We have a couple of fairly good league of seniors in Lacombe, and we get lots of our teams from there. We only take 24 teams.”
Something that makes the bonspiel unique is the three divisions players are divided into.
Teams in the Masters league must have an aggregate age of 265 years, the Stick division requires at least to two players to use a special stick designed to avoid players from going to one knee when launching the rock, and the Mixed division that requires at least one player to be of the opposite sex.
Draw times are 9:30 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon, and the bonspiel goes until Friday.