Forty-eight teams took part in the 67th annual Butterfly Bonspiel at the Creston Curling Centre.

Forty-eight teams took part in the 67th annual Butterfly Bonspiel at the Creston Curling Centre.

Elk Valley, Castlegar teams win Creston’s Butterfly Bonspiel

The top spots at Creston's Butterfly Bonspiel were taken this weekend by teams from Elkford, Castlegar and Sparwood...



Creston teams didn’t place at the top of this year’s 67th annual Butterfly Bonspiel, held March 1-4 at the Creston Curling Centre.

Unlike last year’s bonspiel, in which Creston teams won the A, B, C and D events, this year’s top spots were taken by Elkford (A event), Castlegar (B, C events) and Sparwood (D event).

Forty-eight teams took part in the bonspiel on the weekend, which resulted in Elkford’s Clapp team — skip Grant Clapp, third Darren Hood, second Rick Bauer and lead Greg Marcinkiw — winning the A event.

The B event winners were skip Myron Nichol, third Stu Higgins, second Terry Kryczka and lead Tom Adkins, from Castlegar.

A Castlegar team also won the C event, comprised of skip Brad Morehouse, third Rick Cutler, second Johnny Read and lead Andrew Nanooft.

A Sparwood team won the D event, with skip Fizz Mackie, third Robert Korner, second Romeo Bevilacqua and lead Gordon Polacik receiving a trophy.

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