Daffodilly Event another success

The Fort Rupert Curling Club's annual Daffodilly event was in full bloom on Saturday, March 19 at Seven Hills Golf Club.

The Fort Rupert Curling Club’s Annual Daffodilly event, which dates all the way back to it’s very first year in

1983, was in full bloom on Saturday, March 19, bright and early in the morning at the Seven Hills Golf Club.

Underneath a calm overcasted skyline, Six different teams, made up of five players each, converged onto the

golf course for nine fast paced holes of scramble golf (a scramble is where each player hits a tee shot on each

hole, but everyone plays from the spot of the best shot), followed right afterwards by a barbecue lunch, some

drinks, and then a round-robin series of four-end curling matches at the Fort Rupert Curling Club.”It’s really

about trying to promote the community,” said Fort Rupert Curling Club Vice President Gene Cadwallader,

before signalling the start of the scramble golf game. “You got a golf course here you can go out and golf at,

and curling is like the golf of winter, so we do that after.”The Daffodilly is one of two unique combination events

that the Fort Rupert Curling Club holds annually, as it marks the final weekend before the curling ice comes out

while signalling the arrival of the spring golf season. The other event, the Fall Funkin’, which is the reverse of

the Daffodilly as it signifies the golf season ending and the curling season beginning, traditionally is held the

first weekend that the ice goes back in for the start of the curling season.By the end of a long day that was filled

with drives off the tee, putts, hot dogs, burgers, adult beverages, and various coloured rocks being curled down

sheets of ice, it was the Campbell Rink who emerged victorious under the hybrid scoring rules with a final score

of 26.5, beating out the Dorward Rink, who took second place with 29.5 points, the MacLean Rink, who took

third place with 30 points, the Baker Rink, who took fourth with 34 points, the Cadwallader Rink, who took fifth

with 41 points, and the Walker Rink, who took sixth with 51 points. Campbell Rink team member Kevin Coates

joked afterwards that he “wasn’t surprised” by the result, adding that he “full on expected to win.” Campbell

Rink team member Jordan Campbell just shrugged and said that he was “happy to participate,” and was

“looking forward to next year.”Cadwallader meanwhile was all smiles as he posed for photographs with the

winning teams holding up their trophies. “It turned out like it always does,” he said. “You think it’s gonna rain

and no one’s gonna show, but then it’s nice out and people show up,” adding that “good times were had by all.”

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