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20 rinks gear up for Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Bonspiel

There's lots of cash is up for grabs at the Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Bonspiel. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The annual Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Bonspiel is set to commence Friday at the Nelson Curling Club with 20 teams vying for bragging rights.

Teams from Kimberley, Cranbrook, Kaslo, Castlegar, Trail and Grand Forks join a large contingent of Nelson teams for the three-day event.

Most of the rinks are using the Cashspiel to prepare for upcoming zone championships in their respective age groups. The Kootenay Men’s Zone is set for December 14-16 in Castlegar.

Each team is guaranteed five games beginning with the first draw Friday at 6 p.m. Draw two runs at 9 p.m. with five draws set for Saturday, including the first round of the playoffs at 9 p.m. Sunday playoffs continue at 8 a.m. with the final set for 2 p.m.

For more information go to the Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Bonspiel website.