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It was a fantastic weekend of curling competition, laughter, and comparing notes on the past farm year at the Sydenham Curling Club.

A total of 28 teams from across Ontario attended the 31st All-Ontario Farmer’s Bonspiel. On the competitive side a thrilling last rock measure in the 8th and final end, gave the first overall championship to Bob Ingrams team from Ridgetown.

They received the Bob Richmond trophy and $2,000 cash, sponsored by Waddick Fuels and Petro Canada.

Local team results, included: first event fourth place, Jerry Meyskins and brother Dave Meyskins was fifth.

Second event winner was Jeff MacTavish. Jeff Rosseel, George Gammon and Justin Riedstra teams were fifth, sixth and seventh.

The third event winner was the team lead by Matt Mapletoft.

Over 80 sponsors donated cash and/or product to all participants.

Entertainment was provided by Fraser Frase and his hypnotic powers on Saturday.

The organizing committee, led by Jerry Meyskens, was happy with the outcome of the bonspiel and the proceeds, which go towards maintaining and running the Wallaceburg rink.

Many other volunteers make this possible.

Next year’s bonspiel is scheduled for January 20 to 22, 2017.


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