WINCHESTER – Curling on home ice at the Winchester Curling Club, two of three rinks representing North Dundas District High School captured Gore Mutual Schoolboy/Girl Zone 1 curling championships.

Skip Matt Roach and his foursome of Dylan Barkley, Matthew Pereira, Ewan Wilson and Joey Williams (fifth) claimed the boys’ title last Thursday (Dec. 7) winning both of his draws. Roach knocked off Vankleek Hill 5-3 and Gananoque 5-2 to qualify for the Regionals.

The next day (Fri., Dec. 8), Grace Cave skipped her team of Alison Roach, Taryn Cooper and Chloe Ziegler to an exciting 7-4 win over the Ferrier rink from Perth District Collegiate Institute in the girls “A” final. The Cave rink defeated fellow North Dundas skip Alix Giles 11-2 in the first draw. Vankleek Hill’s Contrematre suffered an 11-1 thumping by Cave’s foursome in draw two. That decision set the stage for Cave to meet Ferrier in the title match, a game highlighted by the North Dundas skip’s crisp shot making and excellent draw weight.

Alix Giles and her rink made up of Mya Woods, Amy Proulx, Sara Sloane and Brooke Richards (fifth) were eliminated in Friday morning’s “B” semi-final losing St. John Catholic (Perth) 7-3 in the “B” side semi-final. Giles defeated Gibbons of Seaway District High School 7-3 after opening with her loss to Cave.

Melissa Cooper coached all three rinks.

Roach and Cave have qualified to advance to the Regionals, which will be held in Alexandria in February 2018.

Two of three North Dundas District High School’s rinks entered in the 2017-2018 Gore Mutual Schoolboy/Girl Zone 1 curling championships, held at the Winchester Curling Club last week (Dec. 7-8), have qualified to compete for the Regional title in a competition to be played in Alexandria in February (3-4). Photos: (above) Joey Williams (left), Dylan Barkley, skip Matt Roach, Ewan Wilson and Matthew Pereira swept teams from Vankleek Hill and Gananoque to take the “A” title in the boys’ event. Right: Chloe Ziegler (left), skip Grace Cave, Alison Roach and Taryn Cooper went undefeated posting wins over North Dundas (Giles), Vankleek Hill and Perth District Collegiate Institute to earn their championship badges. Press Photos – Van Bridger