This past weekend, the Team Jeromel U18 competitive Mens curling team participated in the Ayr “Tim Horton’s” U18 Cashspeil. There was a total of 8 U18 teams from all over.
In game number one, Team Jeromel opened up the bonspeil against Team Sinasac from London who they have played a number of times. Team Sinasac opened the scoring with 1 in the first end but Team Jeromel responded with in the 2nd with 3 of their own. That lead would be short lived as Sinasac answered back with one in the 3rd end and a steal in the 4th to notch the game at 3. But Team Jeromel wasn’t gonna let that rattle them and scored 3 in the 5th and a steal of 1 in the 6th to take a commanding 7-3 lead with Sinasac only managing to score 1 more before falling to Team Jeromel 7-4. This was a bit of revenge for Team Jeromel as they had just lost 2 weeks prior to that to Team Sinasac in London dropping Team Jeromel to 4th finishing that bonspeil at 2-1.
In game numer two,Team Jeromel was Team Pace from the KW Granite club in London who won the bonspeil 2 weeks ago. This would prove to be different for Team Pace as Team Jeromel jumped out lead scoring 2 in the first end. After blanking the next 2 ends Team Jeromel stole 3 in the 4th for a 5-0 lead before Pace manage to get on the board scoring 1 in the 5th and another in the 6th before Team Jeromel score 2 more in the 7th for a 7-2 lead forcing Team Pace to forgo the last end. Team Jeromel now sat 2-0 and in first place
In game number three, Team Jeromel was facing Team Johnston from Oakville in Game 3, they started out right where they left off after game 2 scoring 2 in the first, 3 in the second, 1 in the third and 2 more in the forth for a commanding 8-0 lead. Then things got interesting as Team Jeromel took their foot off the gas and Team Johnston starting their comeback scoring 2 in the 5th, 2 in the sixth, 1 in the 7th trailing Team Jeromel by 3 with one end left. After some untimely misses by Team Jeromel and Team Johnston lying 3 for the tie. Team Jeromel skip made the all important hit to only allow Team Johnston to score 2 the 8th and hanging on for a 8-7 victory and winning the bonspeil by a full point over Team DeBruin who also finished the bonspeil 3-0.
Team Jeromel Next couple bonspeils are Oct 27th in Grimsby, Nov 10th U18 in IIderton, Nov 24th in Chatham before heading to the Canada Winter Games U18 qualifier in St Catherine’s Dec 7-8.