Curling for cash: Nelson to host weekend tournament

The Doug Bothamley Memorial Cash Spiel runs Friday to Sunday.

The Doug Bothamley Memorial Cash Spiel runs Friday to Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.

The Kootenays’ premier cash spiel just got bigger.

The Doug Bothamley Memorial Cash Spiel has its largest field ever with 18 entries. Rinks are from the Okanagan, East Kootenays, West Kootenays and even Washington State will be competing, which promises to offer some fine curling for the fans.

The bonspiel is being held at the Nelson Curling Rink from Friday to Sunday and is free for spectators, so come down and watch some competitive curling. First draw is at 7 p.m. Friday night.

Many of the teams will have seen provincial level play.

Last year’s winners, the Bob Ursel rink continued their winning ways after the event by taking the B.C. Seniors championship.

Runner-up team, Myron Nichol also competed at the B.C. Seniors with a fourth-place finish.

The entry fee is $420.00, which includes a steak dinner, teams are guaranteed five games, and the total purse is over $10,000.

Visit http://nando99.shawwebspace.ca/ for more information or contact garry.beaudry@gmail.com or nando99@shaw.ca for entry information.

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