‘Sticks & Stones’ back again

Staff

Instead of rocking out at a club, Dave Legg wants those looking for a good time this weekend to come toss a rock and swing a club.
The second-annual “Sticks & Stones” event takes place Friday and Saturday, with the Fort Frances Curling Club and Kitchen Creek Golf Course sharing the role of host venue.
Legg, who is organizing the event, said those with no talent or experience in either sport are precisely the people he’s targeting to participate.
“We’re trying to make the event very fun,” he reasoned.
“We’re not looking for professional curlers or golfers,” he stressed.
“We’ve got a scoring system that is not related to normal curling or golfing.
“There are some twists that cater to those not necessarily with the skills but who want to come out and try either sport,” Legg added.
The event, which will feature four-person teams, begins Friday at the curling club, with players taking part in a pair of four-end mini-games at 7 and 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the action moves to Kitchen Creek for a nine-hole scramble featuring a best-ball format beginning at 10 a.m., with participants welcome to buy lunch there afterwards.
Then it’s back to the curling club for two more four-end games at 3:30 and 5 p.m.
A banquet will follow at the curling club, with extra tickets available for $25 each.
Prizes, including the winner’s trophy, will be awarded after the dinner at 8 p.m. with deejayed music to follow the presentations.
The cost is $240/team, which includes greens fees and cart, as well as the curling and the banquet.
Those without a team can pay $60 as a single player and will be grouped with other singles to make more teams.
“So far, we have 13 teams and we had 16 last year,” noted Legg.
“We would like to get as many as possible, somewhere around 24.
“The more, the better,” he enthused.
Those wanting to take part either can register in person at Kitchen Creek, call the curling club at 274-6667, or e-mail the curling club through the link at www.fortfrancescurlingclub.ca