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Sarnia club curlers competing in major tournaments

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Journal Staff

February is a busy month for the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club and the curlers who call it home.

Team Bob Armstrong will fly the club’s colours at the Ontario Senior Provincial Championships in Lindsay, Ont. on Feb. 15. Lead by skip Bob Armstrong, the team includes Curtis Cassidy, Dale Kelly and Don Bourque.

For the past 20 years, Bourque has been head ice technician at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club, which is regarded as having among the best ice in Canada, drawing players from near and far.

One of them is Michigan native Stephanie Senneker.

She’s headed to the United States Women’s Curling Championship as the second on the Jessica Schultz team out of Minnesota.

Senneker is a regular fixture in Sarnia, said Jeff Yates, the club’s assistant curling draw master.

“Stephanie is an interesting story. She would be an example of someone who travels every week to come play here because we have some of the best ice available and one of the most competitive clubs to play in,” he said.

Likewise, Heath McCormick will skip his national competitive team at the United States men’s championship on Feb. 11.

McCormick is a dual-citizen who runs an insurance company out of Brigden, spends most of his ice time at the local club, and boasts an impressive resume of curling achievements on both sides of the border.

“He has played on a number of Canadian teams in the past, but in the past ten years or so he’s chosen to go the American route and had a lot of success,” said Yates.

McCormick, who skipped a team to victory at the U.S. Nationals in 2012, is a Sarnia club regular and plays in the Wednesday night Major League.



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