Reid, Craswell victorious at Maritime Stick Curling Championship

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Etta Reid and Myrna Craswell defeated the five-time champion team of Ruth Stavert and Gloria Clarke recently to win the Maritime Stick Curling Championship's women's division.

Both teams were from the host Cornwall Curling Club.

The Dave MacDougal and Paul Doucet team from Yarmouth, N.S., won the open division by narrowly defeating the Ron Crowe and Bill Spinney team from Truro, N.S.

The Maritime Stick Curling Championship, now in its eighth season, consists of six teams from each province (four open teams and two women's) making it an 18-team event.

Stick curling is a relatively new game designed to accommodate persons with limited mobility, but it is open to anyone who wants to compete. Rocks must be delivered with a stick and sweeping is only allowed from the near hog line to the back of the house.

A game is six ends with each end consisting of six rocks for each team. A game takes about one hour to play. Each of the two players on a team only throws from his/her end of the ice and never goes to the opposite end of the rink. The player whose turn it is to throw the six rocks for an end alternates throws with the opposition player. The player who is not throwing calls (skips) the game for his/her teammate.

Organizations: Cornwall Curling Club

Geographic location: Yarmouth

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