Beginning in 1947, the Dar Curtis Bonspiel is the oldest statewide curling competition held in Illinois. The event allows players who are generally leads, seconds, and new vice skips the chance to compete together and to dictate their strategic game. Both men and women curl in the open event sponsored by the Illinois Curling Association.
This year, 12 teams played in the two-day event hosted by Exmoor Country Club. After four-end games on both Saturday and Sunday, teams enjoyed popcorn, drinks, and lively conversations at Exmoor’s Oakhouse. Thank you to all the clubs who attended the bonspiel and congratulations to all the winners and runner-ups!
We look forward to seeing everyone again at the next Dar Curtis Bonspiel!
1st Event Winner: Chicago Curling Club
Nick Koch, Michael Graef, Eliot Zeissler, and Jimmy Klus
1st Event Runner-up: Exmoor Country Club
Steve Goldman, Gordon Buntrock, Pete Barber, and Jay Koziarz
2nd Event Winner: Windy City Curling Club
Anthony D’Arco, Scott Maples, Megan Maples, and Heidi Osborn
2nd Event Runner-up: Exmoor Country Club
Jeff Warner, Steve Worth, Anthony Fowler, Gloria Fowler, Jim Millspaugh, and Matt Anderson
3rd Event Winner: Chicago Curling Club
Lorna Cagann, Matt Hiller, Cassie Stark, and Adam Esch
3rd Event Runner-up: Windy City Curling Club
Tonya Henderson, George Collins, Jon Henderson, and Carol Collins
4th Event Winner: Chicago Curling Club
Staffan Axelsson, Jinnel Choiniere, Randy Choiniere, and Chris Hadac
4th Event Runner-up: St. Louis Curling Club
Annie Saltarikos, Eric Pauls, Mitch Stoddard, and Donna Farver