Sunday, November 13, 2011

Quebec take 6th Annual US Open in Utica, NY

Benoit Lessard, Carl Marquis, Johanne Daly and Denis Grenier
with coach
Germain Tremblay
Ben Lessard skipped his Quebec teammates to a 7-0 sweep of the competition at the 6th Annual US Open in Utica, NY this weekend. The win, their first since the 2010 Cathy Kerr. builds on their 3rd place in Richmond earlier this month. Lessard, Carl Marquis, Johanne Daly and Denis Grenier play out of the Magog CC under coach Germain Tremblay. Their regular 2nd, S├ębastien Boisvert, will rejoin the team at the Cathy Kerr.

Bruce Cameron's Ottawa team (5-2) were 2nd and Ken Gregory's Bradford squad (4-3) were 3rd.

The two USA teams finished a combined 5-9 and will be hoping that the rebuilt programme will make enough progress to avoid relegation at next February's Worlds.

Final standings after Round Robin

Quebec 7-0
Ottawa: 5-2
Bradford: 4-3
Toronto: 3-4 *defeated Nova Scotia and USA #1 head to head
Nova Scotia: 3-4 *defeated USA #1 head to head
USA #1: 3-4
USA #2: 2-5
Can/Am: 1-6

You can see some familiar faces in this video from YNN.

Full line scores are available HERE. The Draw Schedule and Rules are HERE


Wayne F said...

Congratulations Team Quebec.... well done.

Wayne Ficek

Gary Cormack said...

Congratulations on your accomplishments at the Utica Bonspiel and best wishes on your continued success at the Cathy Kerr Bonspiel.

Gary Cormack
Surrey, B.C.

Stephen said...

Congratulations at Utica!
I enjoyed the games we played at Richmond International.

Stephen Hart
Richmond International USA

Stephen said...

Best of luck at Kathy Kerr!

Stephen Hart
Portland, Oregon USA