Wilbur Tour 2014

This summer Wilbur took a tour with part of the East of Maine team.  For those of you not familiar with geography, Maine is way up there in the north east corner of the USA.  Beyond that ... God's Country!  The Canadian Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick are like no other.  Friendly, humble and hard working people, many of whom love to curl.  The East of Maine team grew up in this land and invite you to discover it for yourself some day.  Let us know if you go.  We may have some other tips for the best travel experience.

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Congratulations to our Spring 2014 League Champions

Congratulations to our repeat league champs East Of Maine.  They completed an the season with no losses and a tie (long story, on why the game ended in a tie, but I won't rant at this point).  The undefeated fall season to win the championship by defeating Sip & Slides score of 10-3

Spring 2014 League Champs

Even more impressive in their win is the fact that East of Maine played their semifinal and finals matches without the regular lead, using a spare (Scott Bisselberg) that just took up curling in a Post Olympic Learn To Curl This year.  As the skip of Sip & Slides, I could provide some more specific notes about how they beat us down, but I will simply leave it at the fact that they played very well, and I did my team no favors.

Now East Of Maine has a major task to take up.  They will hold Wilbur for another 6 months.  After completely dropping the ball after their first championship, they have some serious obligations to take Wilbur to some fun places this summer.

(For those of you new to the site, our championship trophy has been nicknamed Wilbur, and it is the responsibility of the league champions to take Wilbur on a champions tour)

I will finish off this post by saying that I think the future of our club is looking very bright.  We had so many players and teams in our league this year who were either brand new to curling, or had very limited experience, that I was not sure to expect.  But as it turns out, people took it up way faster than I could have ever imagined.  I think that our talent pool is getting deep enough to dethrone The Evil Canadian Empire East Of Maine in the upcoming season.

Congratulations To Our New League Champs

Fall 2013 Champs - East of Maine Second - Chuck Newcombe, Lead - Cynthia Newcombe, Vice - Monique Penney, Skip - Jonathan Penney

Fall 2013 Champs - East of Maine
Second - Chuck Newcombe, Lead - Cynthia Newcombe, Vice - Monique Penney, Skip - Jonathan Penney

Congratulations to our new league champs East Of Maine.  They completed an undefeated fall season to win the championship by defeating the CanAm Rockers in the finals by a score of 10-2

Sh Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Tot
C East Of Maine 2 0 0 2 1 2 2  1 10
CanAm Rockers 0 1 1 0 0 0 0  0 2

Team East of Maine had a fantastic season this season, and set a pretty high bar for the rest of us to catch up to.  I am not able to provide too many details of the match, as I was playing for 3rd place at the same time, but I know the game was far closer than the final score might indicate, with a few hammers thrown by CanAm Rockers barely missing their mark.  Perhaps Jonathan will post later a more detailed recount for those of you interested.

As skip of past champion Team Sip & Slides, I pass along Wilbur (I'll say happily but you know I really wanted to win again to keep Wilbur in Kentucky).  I hope that Team East of Maine will take Wilbur on a grand tour and keep us up to date on his travels.

(For those of you new to the site, our championship trophy has been nicknamed Wilbur, and it is the responsibility of the league champions to take Wilbur on a champions tour)

Wilbur Leaves Kentucky (Temporarily!)

Wilbur Buckles Up

Wilbur Buckles Up

It has been a fun 6 months, but sadly that time has come.  Wilbur buckled up, and headed off to Ohio.  Team Sip & Slides was eliminated from the championship last week, and was playing for 3rd place this week.  That means that Wilbur will be residing in Ohio for the next 6 months.  We can only hope that Wilbur can survive in such harsh conditions 🙂