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Thomson rink three-peats Valentine's Mixed Bonspiel

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
February 16th, 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Fred Thomson has spent many a bonspiel during his curling career playing second fiddle to Fruitvale’s Paul Devlin.

Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club Thomson found what it was like to end up in the winner’s circle.

Thomson, third Marlo Tedesco, second Jamie Tedesco and lead Gioconda Maida defeated Team Devlin to win the A event at the annual Valentine’s Mixed Bonspiel at the Nelson Curling Club.

The Thomson rink won the Thorman Drilling A event title for the third consecutive year. The Devlin rink included Marnie Devlin at third, second J.P. Lowen and Paula Adkin at lead.

In the Sears Nelson B event, Doug Bothalmey of Riondel knocked off Barry Marsh, who just happens to own the Sears store, to capture the title.

Bothalmey’s rink includes third Susan Hicks, second Pete Hicks and lead Linda Hicks. The Marsh rink included third Sherry McIvor, second Carl MacKenzie and lead Audrey MacKenzie.

The Murrey Lewis rink of Nelson won the Kootenay Glass and Mirror C event title over Cranbrook’s Paul Wittingham.

The C event winners included Lewis at skip, Lori Lewis at third, Bob Fortin at second and Maureen Grainger at lead. The Cranbrook rink has Paul Wittingham at skip, Allie Wittingham at third, Trevor Amy at second and Tracy Amy at lead.

In the D event, the Al May rink of Nelson outlasted the Nando Salviulo rink, also of the Heritage City, to win the Nelson Home Building Centre trophy.

May, third Kelli May, second Grant McKen and lead Heather McKen, outlasted the Rob Richardson rink in the semi final to advance against Salviulo.

The Salviulo includes third Deanna Cowenden at third, Dave Hargraves at second and Margaret Hodges at lead.


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