The games were held February 22 to 24, 2019 at Camp Aldershot with over 700 athletes attending from all regions of Nova Scotia. The curling competition was held at Wolfville Curling Club with 17 teams vying for medals in four seeded divisions. Kings SO curling was represented by three teams, one in each of the top three divisions. All three teams had 2 wins, and 1 loss during round robin play and advanced to gold medal games on Sunday morning, a feat we never dreamed of!
In C division, Kings was represented by Bruce Lightle (Skip), Stephen Parkin (Mate), Johanna Sutcliffe (Second), Darcy Marshall (Lead), Jenn Pothier (Alternate) and Coach, John Sutcliffe. In their final, they defeated a strong Halifax squad, 5-2, in the 4 end golden game.
In B division, John Robicheau (Skip), Amy Rodrigues (Mate), Justin Welton (Second), Alissa Zwicker (Lead) and Coach, Shannon McGrath, guided Kings to a silver medal in a tight 4 end game with Yarmouth, who won 3-2.
In A group, the Kings area was captained by Luke Smith (Skip), with Tammy MacMillan (Mate), Dave Coffey (Second), Josh Kingston (Lead), Danny Knox (Alternate) and coach Don Sanford, to the championship game, in a nail biting 5-3, five end thriller!
Without a doubt, this was the best showing by SO (Special Olympics) Kings curlers in their eight appearances at the bi-annual Provincial Winter Games!