GNCC Senior Women’s Championship, November 15-18
Our neighbors to the south, the Albany Curling Club, hosted the GNCC Senior Women’s Championship from November 15 to 18, 2012. 15 teams participated and our club sent two teams this year. Defending champion Schenectady 1 featured Fay Navratil at skip, Charlene Fitzgerald at vice, Shirley Burgess at second, and Roberta F. at lead. Schenectady 2 was led by Lori Millet with Eileen Kelliher at Vice, Peggy O’Connor at second, and Yuko Kashiwado at lead.
Team Millet reached the D event finals but did not prevail, ending the spiel with a 2-2 record. Team Navratil won their first game but lost out with a 1-2 record.
Broomstones Junior Bonspiel, November 16-18
Lots of our juniors hit the road for the Broomstones Junior Bonspiel at the Broomstones Curling Club in Wayland, MA. The event featured a competitive division with 16 teams and a recreational division with 5 teams.
Schenectady had 2 full teams and 5 other members playing with curlers from other clubs. All played in the competitive division. The full rinks were Team Zaoutis (John Zaoutis, Julie Gaines, Devin Guilfoyle, Connor Chew) and Team Lee (Morgan Lee, Raquel Hillis, Valerie Spencer, Ashlyn Hillis). Team McBride featured Jordan McBride and Patrick Trant and Sebastian Elliot skipped the same team as in the Potomac Junior Bonspiel. Finally, members Donald Mackintosh and Joe Sipzner were playing with Team McMakin and Team Suslavich.
Team McMakin won the 1st event. Congratulations!