Funkin’ falls to foul weather

Bad weather puts paid to Fort Rupert Curling Club's Fall Funkin' event Sunday but more curling is on the horizon.

PORT HARDY—A combination of raw weather and low turnout combined to force the cancellation of Fort Rupert Curling Club’s Fall Funkin’ event Sunday.

The Funkin’ pits four-member teams in nine holes of scramble golf at Seven Hills Golf and Country Club followed by a pair of four-end curling games at Fort Rupert Curling Club. With the golf course lashed by wind and rain early Sunday, organizers elected not to subject the small field of prospective teams to the conditions.

Organizer Naomi Stead said the club would consider rescheduling the event, if time and conditions allow, but no make-up date has been set.

This would have been the third annual Fall Funkin’. Fort Rupert Curling Club hosts a similar golf/curling event each spring, the Daffodilly, which has been contested for the last four years.

The club next turns its attention to an open house for returning and new players, Oct. 18 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The evening includes appetizers, door prizes and a four-end curling event to entice new curlers to the club. Teams will be assembled through a blind draw, with the hope of creating a mix of experience levels on each team.

Participants are asked to bring an appy and a potential new curler. There is no cost and all are welcome.

 

 

 

Broughton Curling Club

Port McNeill’s club breaks in its newly installed ice with its traditional free clinic Oct. 15-17. The clinic begins at 7 p.m. each night, with veteran club members on hand to help instruct new curlers in the game.

There is no cost, and equipment will be provided if needed. Ice will also be available for regular club members who wish to get in a bit of preseason practice.

 

 

 

Port Alice Curling Club

Port Alice Curling will host a series of free drop-in curling sessions each Wednesday the rest of October, with instruction available for beginners.

Sessions are scheduled for Oct. 16, 23 and 30 in preparation for the Nov. 6 opening of the regular season. Everyone is welcome to drop in for curling instruction, and ice is available for returning players to practice.

 

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