Leo has been a member of the Senators curling league at the club for many years. In March this year he put in a new team at the KofC bonspiel at the Midland Curling Club playing skip, with Michael Murphy also of the senators who played Vice. Leo went undefeated in his first three games reaching the finals in his division. Although taking silver his his final game his team played well and demonstrated numerous comebacks which thrilled the audience. With 36 teams registered in the bonspiel, congratulations to Leo and his team for their strong play and sportsmanship in their division.
Submitted by: Andrew Eckstein,
Skip: Leo Topolniski Vice: Michael Murphy Second: Gerry Sergenese Lead: Denis Celij
This is the second article from our Head Ice Technician, Scott Foster about the equipment upgrades coming this summer.
How do we currently treat our water for ice making?
Scott: We currently use a combination of two systems for water purification. We use a Deionizing (DI) system to treat the water for installing the ice (flooding and painting). Once flooding is complete, a small reverse osmosis (R/O) system is used to treat the water for pebbling. The process of making R/O water is quite slow, and our small system is not capable of producing water fast enough to use for flooding.
Andrew Eckstein is a 2nd year member of the Senators and Thursday Men's league at the club. In March this year he entered the Knights of Columbus Bonspiel in Midland which had 36 teams registered. He tried his hand as skip for the first time and reached the finals in his Nina Division. Andrew's 3rd was Bob Fedurco who curls at the club in the mixed league. With a close back and forth game his team was down 7-6 going into the 8th end with Andrew having the hammer. Under pressure he made his final shot of the game which tied the score. This resulted in a final rock by both skips. Andrew's shot slipped through the house and finished runner up for the division. Great experience and fun tournament with an inexperienced team.
Oakville Team Aziz had a successful weekend at the Niagara Business Women's Bonspiel held on March 4 and 5 at the Niagara Falls Curling Club. Team Aziz were the winners of the Second Event, winning 3 of 4 games.
Skip: Jennifer Aziz Vice: Sheri Wasik Second: Diane MacLeod Lead: K.J. Terry
Team Winter wins the Dixie Belle, wining 4 straight games, coming down to the very final shot in the 8th end of the 4th game for the win. A perfectly thrown take out with an inside roll, beautifully executed. This will be Winter's 6th time taking the trophy over the years at the Dixie Belle. Congratulations to Patti and her team.
Team Winter: Skip: Patti Winter Vice: Dorothy Brockbank Second: Sally Reinfelds Lead: Jo Etherington
Hopefully, by now you have all heard the good news regarding our successful Ontario150 grant application. In our recent newsletter, we outlined the various pieces of equipment that we will be replacing, however, I'm sure many of you are wondering "What on earth is an Evaporative Condenser Coil?" To help shed some light on this important piece of equipment, we talked to our Head Ice Technician, Scott Foster.
Why do we need a new condenser coil?
Scott: Our current evaporative condenser is twenty-two years old. Thanks to diligent maintenance by our refrigeration contractors, this unit has served us well. However, it has now reached the end of its life expectancy and pushing it beyond could result in growing repairs and downtime.