Team Zuravloff takes top prize at Canora Town and Country Bonspiel for second year in a row

The final results at the Canora Town and Country Bonspiel, held from January 30 to February 2 at the Sylvia Fedoruk Centre, had a distinctive family flavour.

Team Zuravloff and Team Kolodziejski won first place in two of the three event finals.

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Team Zuravloff of Canora, made up of Kent Zuravloff (skip), Rob Zuravloff (third), Brandon Zuravloff (second) and Lane Zuravloff (lead), took top spot in the A event final over a tough Sheldon Luciw rink from Preeceville.

The Zuravloff foursome scored an early four-ender and jumped out to a 5 to 1 lead, but the Luciw team battled back and tied the A final at 6 to 6 heading into the eighth and final end. Team Zuravloff had last rock coming home, and took full advantage. Luciw had two counters in the house, but Rob Zuravloff, shooting fourth rocks for team Zuravloff, calmly executed the winning draw, called by Kent Zuravloff and swept by Brandon and Lane Zuravloff.

The Canora rink skipped by Don Probe won the B event final over Lenny Bazarski’s Canora foursome. Probe was joined by Bob Waselenko (third), Brian Herriges (second) and Leona Wolkowski (lead).

In the C event final, Team Kolodziejski of Canora defeated the John Zbitniff rink, also from Canora. Members of the winning rink were: Bob Kolodziejski (skip), Sean Kolodziejski (third), Bryan (Kolodziejski) second and Patty Kolodziejski (lead).

A total of 13 teams took part in the bonspiel, with each guaranteed three games. In addition to Canora, other communities represented included Preeceville, Buchanan and Good Spirit Acres.

Canora Curling Club events planned for the near future include: the Stick Bonspiel, the Ladies Open Bonspiel and the Men’s Open Bonspiel.