After a year long journey, the Ridgetown District High School Royals Boys Curling team’s season has come to an end. The Ridgetown team lost their Draw 5 game against Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, to end their OFSAA Curling hopes in Thunder Bay, finishing with a 1-3 record.
During the game, the St. Catherines school jumped out to a quick 8-2 lead after 4 ends on the heels of a disastrous 2nd and 3rd ends in which Winston Churchill scored 3 and 4 points respectively. Ridgetown however managed to claw their way back into the game with a huge 4-point 5th end, and eventually tied the game 8-8.
Unfortunately for the Chatham-Kent school, their OFSAA hopes would come to a close as Winston Churcill rebounded to finish the game scoring in the final two ends, defeating Ridgetown by a final score of 11-8.
The season for the Ridgetown team of Rob Ingram, Crawford McKinlay, Will Noldt, and Billy Biren, still featured a number of huge successes. The tiny school of close to 300 students managed to deafeat CKSS and other school’s during the KCSSAA and SWOSSAA championships, who are nearly 4 times their size.
Ridgetown did manage to win one game at the 2011 OFSAA Curling Championships, defeating Malvern Collegiate Institute 8-1 in the opening draw of the tournament.