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N.W.T. rink wins Olds Ladies bonspiel A event

Twenty-four teams took part this year, up from 18 last year
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This rink from the Northwest Territories won the A event in the 2020 Olds Ladies Bonspiel. Members of the team were Zoey Walsh, third Julie Rowe, second Nicole Griffiths, and lead Madison Beck. Submitted photo

OLDS— A rink from the Northwest Territories (N.W.T.) won the annual Olds Ladies Bonspiel, held March 13-15 at the Olds Curling Club.

Other rinks from as far as Calgary took part, as well as rinks from Mountain View County, including Carstairs and Olds.

The N.W.T. rink was skipped by Zoey Walsh with third Julie Rowe, second Nicole Griffiths and lead Madison Beck.

The Lentz rink came second, the Keck rink third, and the Strautman rink finished in fourth place.

The B event was won by the Angie Fazakas rink with third Sadie Southern, second Hope Southern and lead Tammy Southern.

The Hohenwarter rink placed second, the Wolff rink third and the Huffman rink fourth.

The C event went to the Cheryl Van De Pypekamp rink with third Sheila Schimke, second Elaine Taylor and lead Kathy Kemmere.

The Leasak rink placed second in the C event, the Notley rink third and the Wilkins rink fourth.

Spokesman Heather Noel says a total of 24 rinks entered the bonspiel, up from 18 last year.

She is not sure why so many more rinks entered this year.

“It was just a good year,” she said.