Prince George curler Frank Bounty

Prince George curler Frank Bounty

Fighting for the cup

Rival Prince George curlers made the trip south to viciously compete and have break bread with their Quesnel counterparts.

They came from Prince George, ate our food and stole our cup and nobody was happier about it than the Quesnel Hosts of the twice-annual Senior curling tournament.“It’s all for fun,” organizer George Smith said. Usually a twice-a-year event, with Prince George hosting one bonspiel and Quesnel hosting the other, this year icy conditions and horrible weather kept the Quesnel folks from travelling to Prince George, leaving last weekend’s competition the fiercer for being the only one. The tournament was set up a little differently than most, with two end games, which teams were awarded a point for each end won and two for each game won. At the end of the tournament, though, it was Prince George who had won the most points, taking it from the defending Quesnel side. The cup itself has its own share of history, going as far back, or further, than many of the curlers on the ice – all the way back to 1935, when it was commissioned by the Moffatt family as a prize for a competition between hardware stores.