Monday, December 6, 2010

A "Formal" Curling Experience

Ok, not your typical bon spiel.... But the Mayfield Curling Club hosted its Women's One-Day Spiel last Saturday.  Keeping with the color theme that was started with the Inaugural "Lilacs and Lace" Spiel of four years ago, this year's theme was the "Blue Bridesmaid" Spiel.... 

Of course, bad bridesmaid dresses were encouraged to be worn.  I was a bit skeptical that people would participate in wearing dresses.... not the most practical in 40 degree weather while curling.  Also, I didn't have any dresses!  Lucky for me, I had a choice of bridesmaid dresses to pick from since my friend, Karen, had a closet-full of bridesmaid dresses.  I braved the cold to throw one rock in my "formal" before putting on my regular curling clothes!

Definitely not recommended!

I was actually excited to curl since our team was 3/4 of our Senior Nationals team.  Dee, our skip, was not available.  Otherwise, Tracie (vice) and Sue (lead) were part of the team.  We had Diane from MCC step in to complete the team.  This ended up being good practice for Nationals.

We ended up playing teamw from Columbus and the Cleveland Skating Club.  We played very well together and were able to win both of our games.  Because it was a points spiel, we barely got knocked out of 1st place by another Mayfield team and ended up in 2nd place overall.

We have a few more practice games scheduled with all members of our Senior Nationals team so am hoping for a successful tournament in North Dakota in February.

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