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Monday, September 23, 2013

Exciting 17th Annual "Shorty" sees Jacobs and Ott Rinks Crowned Champions

The 17th Annual AJM Campbell Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic at the Brockville Country Club was an exciting few days; played September 19-22, 2013. Twenty four (24) men's teams coming from Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Scotland, Sweden and Minnesota, USA competed. Also twelve (12) ladies teams competed coming from Ontario, Quebec, Scotland, Switzerland and Wisconsin, USA. It was the who's - who of curling; those you watch on TV at major world events, right here in Brockville.
After some great play and some unbelievable shots, Sunday crowned the Brad Jacobs Rink of Sault St. Marie, Ontario, Men's "Shorty" Champions and the Mirjam Ott Rink of Davos, Switzerland, Ladies "Shorty" Champions.
The "quarters" saw Stoughton, Gushue, Edin & Jacobs survive over Howard, George, Martin & Tuck respectively. Then in the Semi's Stoughton and Jacobs got past Gushue and Edin setting up the final with Jacobs winning over Stoughton. For the Ladies, Ott was able to beat Ottawa's Homan for the Ladies Championship.
Gord McCrady Jr., his committee and all the volunteers need to be congratulated and thanked for the tremendous effort in organizing the Shorty year after year. This year had the best field ever and the Shorty spectator crowds were the largest in history. The Brockville staff also need to be congratulated for their marathon effort in meeting the needs from early in the morning to late at night each day. Great job gang. The 17th Annual Shorty Jenkins Classic at the Brockville Country Club was certainly a world class and memorable event. 

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