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Ike Christensen Bonspiel

2018 Winners
Team Thamesford

IKE CHRISTENSEN MEMORIAL BONSPIEL

27 JANUARY 2018

The annual Ilderton and District Lions bonspiel was once again held at the Ilderton Curling Club, as it has, for approximately 46 years. The lineup was reduced this year to a single draw composed of eight teams:

Glencoe District Lion, Ilderton & District Lions, London Visually Impaired Curlers, Lucan Lions, Poplar Hill Lions, Thamesford Lions, St Thomas Lions and Strathroy Lions.

The trophy was won by first time winners, Thamesford Lions Club.

Previous winners:

CLUB TROPHY YEARS WON
Ilderton & District Lions 7 1992 2004 2005 2008 2013 2015 2016 2017
Poplar Hill Lions 7 1984 1985 1986 1996 1998 1999 2006
Bryanston-Birr Optimists 3 1987 1988 2007
Delaware Lions 3 1991 2000 2002
Glencoe District Lions 3 2010 2011 2012
Leamington Lions 3 1994 1997 2003
Springfield Lions 2 1993 1995
Thamesford Lions 1 2018
Strathroy Lions 1 2014
Belmont Lions 1 2009
Dorchester lions 1 2001
“Top Guns” (Past Governors) 1 1990
London North Lions 1 1989
St Marys’ Lions 1 1983

The number of clubs participating this year was less than previous years causing us to go from the traditional two draws to a single draw. We are confident we will return to the traditional two draws next year, January 26, 2019

On a final note, the participation of the London Visually Impaired Curlers the past few years is significant in two respects, in offers them an additional opportunity to play in an organized bonspiel, increasing their individual and team skill levels, and in 1925 Helen Keller nominated Lions as “Knights of the Blind.

The committee was ably composed of the following Lions:
Murray McDonald, Boyce Powell, Ray Stanfield, Brad McGhie, Rob Andrews