Guelph teams earned two of the four trophies at the 80th Tarlton-Robertson Memorial Masters Bonspiel this week at the Guelph Curling Club.
Winner of the Tarlton Trophy, the first event in the early draw, was the Guelph Golf and Curling Club (formerly the Guelph Country Club) team of John Scott, Al Budra, Bruce McIntosh and Roy McMillan (skip).
Winner of the second event and the Barber Trophy was the Guelph Curling Club team of Bruce Jeffrey (skip), Hugh Spencer, Gord Reed and Doug VanOs.
In the late draw, first event winner of the Robertson Trophy was the Brian MacLennan team from the Dundas Granite Curling Club.
MacLennan’s teammates were Mike Howard, Keith Fenton and Ray Book.
The Lorne Johnson rink from the Port Elgin Curling Club claimed the second event and the Sleeman Trophy.
The team included Doug Hamilton, Bill Hall and Dennis Radbourne. The third event was won by a rink from the Guelph Curling Club consisting of Victor Howe, Rick Avery, Dave Newland and Dave Hull (skip). There is no trophy for the third event, though the third event winner ended up with the same win-loss record as the winner.
The Tarlton-Robertson Memorial Masters Bonspiel, which began in 1933, is “probably the world’s oldest continuously played annual Masters bonspiel,” said a news release.
Participants in the two-day event must be at least 60 years of age.
The bonspiel is limited to 32 teams who play in two 16-team sections.
It took place on Monday and Tuesday at the Guelph Curling Club.
At the bonspiel banquet on Monday evening, the 135 assembled curlers paid tribute to Betty and Murray MacGregor for their many contributions to the sport of curling at the local, provincial and national levels, said the release. Murray is a member of the Guelph Sports Hall of Fame.