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Windsor curlers set sights on 2015 McLellan Cup

WINDSOR — Three teams from the Windsor Curling Club are continuing their quest for the 2015 McLellan Cup.

The Windsor Curling Club is located on Grey Street.

It’s a cup Windsor nearly won in 2010 before ultimately tying River Hebert 34-34. Rules stipulate that unless there is a clear and concise winner, the cup returns to the home of the defending champion to compete for the following season.

So far this season, Windsor is on a roll with skips Paul Conrad, Dave Penney and Bill Frape.

The McLellan Cup was first competed for in 1887 in Moncton in an inter-provincial bonspiel and it stayed that way until 1906 when it was agreed the cup would become a challenge trophy. It was then that teams from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island could compete for the honour.

The trophy was a gift of David McLellan, a St. John, N.B. sportsman whose father was a shipbuilder from Dumfries, Scotland.

The McLellan Cup is considered the oldest championship curling trophy in Canada.  

With three teams competing against three teams from other clubs, the combined scores of all three games are added together to determine a winner.

To date this season, the 12 curlers from Windsor have scored clear and concise wins by defeating the Mayflower Curling Club from Halifax, Glooscap Curling Club in Kentville, as well as clubs from Wolfville and Sackville, N.B. Their next round is scheduled for Pugwash, Cumberland County.

A win over Pugwash this week will put them on the road to Moncton next week.

Conrad's rink consists of curlers Bob Langdon, Marvin Peck, Brent Parks and James Partridge when Parks is unable to play.

The Penney rink consists of veteran curlers Merril Beach, Mike Wyman and Don Baker while the Frape foursome consists of veteran curlers Rae Winklear, John Rozee and Charles Stock.


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