Butch Mouck’s team from Gilbert Plains won the Thistle Senior Men’s Bonspiel (on Nov 12th), topping the Mark Franklin foursome from the Granite club 6-4 in the final.
Mouck was unbeaten in the bonspiel with five with five straight wins, earning his team of Glen Parrot, Scott Gray, and James Barnett a $1,600 top prize, and a berth in the Strathcona Senior Provincials.
Mouck’s team is the fourth to qualify for the provincials at Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Memorial Club February 21st-26th. They join defending champion Murray Warren of Deloraine, Ray Baker of Dauphin, and Franklin, who earned a berth in the Granite spiel the previous weekend.
Franklin’s runner-up prize was $1,000. Losing semi-finalists Dale Brooks of Hamiota and Alan Fitzmaurice of Brandon earned $800 apiece, while Clyde Kindzierski of Deer Lodge won the consolation event worth $500.