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Entries Invited for MCA Christmas Junior Bonspiel and Grand Marais Men's Open

Tuesday Dec 11 2007 has received requests for a little publicty on a couple of upcoming events - the annual MCA Christmas Junior Bonspiel and the annual Lacroix Men's Spiel at Grand Marais. Details are included below.

Chris Jensen advises the annual Lacroix Men's Spiel "is a great little 'spiel we have up here at Grand Marais and this year we're celebrating our 50th Men's event." The bonspiel is open to any men's teams who wish to compete and have some fun, but if there is one drawback - the bonspiel is the same time as men's zones.

Details: Harvey Lacroix Men's Cashspiel (named after their long time ice tech of 18 yrs.)
Place - Grand Marais Recreation Centre, Curling Club
Dates - Friday, January 11 to Sunday, January 13, 2008
Cost - $160.00 per team, 3 games guaranteed, pay-per-win format
Events - Saturday Afternoon Hot Shots ($5 pp), Saturday Night Dinner, live music Sat.
Contact - Chris Jensen 204-754-3058 or email [email protected]

And MCA Media Relations Director Kyla Denisuik advises the entry deadline for the Annual Christmas Junior Bonspiel is this Thursday (December 13) at 4:30 p.m.

The MCA accepts up to 64 teams in each of the competitive Junior men?s and competitive Junior women?s events. Currently there are 31 Jr men?s teams entered and 21 Jr women?s teams; slightly down from the 2006 totals of 46 for the Jr Men and 26 for the Jr Women. The bonspiel runs December 27 ? 31 in curling clubs around Winnipeg. The final 2 berths into each of the Junior Men?s and Junior Women?s provincials will be awarded through this event.

Currently there are 25 teams entered in the 14 and under open Christmas junior event down from the 34 that registered last year. There is no limit on entries in this division.

Contact the MCA office (925-5723) or enter on-line at

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