On January 19, 2023, the Oakville Curling Club hosted 4 games as part of the 2023 Strathcona Cup Tour. We were visited by 20 Scottish curlers who belonged to the Central Tour group. Similar Tour Groups were touring the Maritimes and Western Canada at the same time.
The Strathcona Cup has a history of 120 years and occurs only every 10 years. Five years from now, in 2028, a contingent of 40 Canadian curlers will travel to Scotland for a rematch.
Oakville teams were skipped by Ian Tetley, Jim Wilson, Matt Lawton and Bruce Webster. Games were played in mid-afternoon beside 4 regular season games in the Senior Men’s League.
All four Strathcona Cup games were punctuated by a 4th End Break in which brooms were “stacked” in the rings as players went off for a wee dram.