Cookstown Cashspiel Update
Source: Event Release
The Cookstown Cashspiel is coming together nicely.
We are extremely pleased at the interest from the teams of the Ontario Curling Tour. We now have all but 4 spots filled for our Nov 2-4 event.
Local teams from Barrie, Bradford, and Cookstown have shown interest and have entered. But we still haven't sent out flyers or even picked up the phone to try and add teams. The teams have been coming to us. And rightfully so, as we've assembled a quality event. The payout to entry ratio is as good as you'll find anywhere.
"What we're trying to do is put Cookstown curling on the map again" says Dale Matchett, event co-chairman. "We're trying to show the tour, the OCA, and the entire province that Cookstown cares about curling. And that Cookstown is committed to curling."
This will mark the first time that Cookstown Curling has been part of the Ontario Curling Tour. The only other notable events hosted in the town would be the 1996 OCA Challenge Round, and the Ontario Firefighters Championship.
The Cookstown Cash Spiel plans to be a fixture for years to come.
"There are no other leagues, clubs, or stadiums like this in Cookstown. There's no swimming pool, bowling alley, hockey rink, or golf course in town" Matchett adds. " We're happy that the people of Cookstown are stepping up. We're proud that we have initiated this. And we're calling for support from all businesses within the Cookstown area to help out."
Last season, the Cookstown Curling Club made major renovations to it's playing surface. A new floor, a new plant. Now it's time to let everyone know how good it is.
In the coming weeks, teams will be getting their information packages in the mail. Information on Cookstown will be shared. Things like where to eat, what to do, where to stay, and how to get to Cookstown will be included.