The inaugural Ottawa Valley Left Hander Curling Championship was held at the Almonte Curling Club on February 11. Left handed curling teams from clubs all over Ottawa and Eastern Ontario competed for the championship trophy and cash prizes.

Since only about 10 % of us are left handed, it was a rare sight to see a full rink of Lefties competing for this new Valley Championship.

The games were very competitive and good fellowship was enjoyed by all.

The winning team came from the Huntley Curling Club with Paul Watters, Ross Valliant, David Clark and Bob Boynton.

The runner up team came from the Almonte Curling Club, with Marc Cousineau, Dan Nadon, Jack Logan and Trevor Thompson.

Plans are already underway to build upon this year’s success with expectations of perhaps doubling the field of entries to 16 teams for next year’s Lefties Championship.

Keen Lefty curlers in action at Almonte Curling Club on Feb 11.