Nutmeg’s Kriz Takes the Dykes Medal


2014 Dykes Winner

2014 Francis Dykes Winner: (l to r) John Larson (2), Jonathan Gibbon (v), J. Michael Kriz (s), Tony Tortorella (l)

Congratulations to Team Kriz from the Nutmeg Curling Club for winning the 75th Annual Francis Dykes Memorial Bonspiel that was held at SCC and ACC February 27th through March 2nd. This GNCC event is for men with 5 years of curling experience or less. J. Michael Kriz led his rink of Jonathan Gibbons, John Larson, and Tony Tortorella in this exciting 10 end match which left Team Gallegos to try and steal 2 in the 10th for the win. Matthew Gallegos and his team of Jordan Becker, Michael Spensieri, and Joseph Panella came up just short but had a great run through this event and capped it off with a tight game in the finals.

And congratulations to all of our event winners and finalists:

Francis Dykes Medal (A Event)
Winner: Nutmeg – Kriz: J. Michael Kriz, Jonathan Gibbons, John Larson, Tony Tortorella
Finalist: Ardsley – Gallegos: Matthew Gallegos, Jordan Becker, Michael Spensieri, Joseph Panella

Brookline Medal (B Event)
Winner: Potomac – Dobbs: Michael Dobbs, Michael Sells, Mark Carlson, JR Grohs
Finalist: Albany – McIntyre: Mike McIntyre, Stu Howells, Jeremy Olson, Jim Margalus

Davies Bowl (C Event)
Winner: Utica – Conboy: Tim Conboy, Ben Gaetano, Erich Krumme, Jeff Lottermoser
Finalist: Petersham – Padellaro: Frank Padellaro, Paul Picariello, Matthew Roy, Paul Anderson, Robert Cook

Sinnett Cup (D Event)
Winner: Cape Cod – Smith: Gary Smith, Chuck Barnes, Derrick Zarra, Scott Illingsworth
Finalist: Ardsley – Eaton: Andy Eaton, Ray Ullmer, Jon Schuster, Darrel Seife

Saranac Shootout (E Event)
Winner: Rochester – Benway: Chris Benway, Tim Egan, Chris Lee, Kevin Heiser
Finalist: Albany – Randolph: Steve Randolph, Brian Stewart, Nicholas Schiraldi, Adam Weber

Thank you to all the teams that traveled to compete in this event and to all participants. Special thank you to Brad (and Linda) Austin who chaired this event and the entire team of volunteers that are too many to name who spent numerous hours preparing and executing this bonspiel. SCC and ACC hopes that everyone enjoyed their time at our clubs and that you will come back again for another of our events!