Jeff Bauer opens Farmers Bonspiel with win

Defending champion Jeff Bauer opened the 2012 Red Deer Farmers Bonspiel on a positive note Monday, defeating Henry Rangen 6-1 at the Red Deer Curling Centre.

Defending champion Jeff Bauer opened the 2012 Red Deer Farmers Bonspiel on a positive note Monday, defeating Henry Rangen 6-1 at the Red Deer Curling Centre.

Other opening-day winners included Rob Purdie, the 2012 E-event winner. Meanwhile, for the first time ever the Farmerettes Bonspiel is being held in conjunction with the Farmers. The finals are set for 7 p.m. Friday, with the Farmers finals to go at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Monday’s scores:

Farmers

Noon — Gary Wagers 8 Ross Morrison 7; Keith Glover 8 Tim Kreil 4; Fred Knight 7 Andy Belich 5; Stuart Steele 4 Murray Reay 1; Terry Silbernagel 10 Roy Jamieson 7; Bill Brett 4 Brian Bickley 1; Dale McMullen 7 Murray Stringer 6; Len Ziegler 8 Darren LaGrange 7.

2:30 p.m. — Miles Lewis 11 Steve Ramsay 5; John Stol 6 Dale Ray 3; Brian Lougheed 7 Don Smith 4; Graeme Rice 8 Don Bonham 6; Edmondson 7 Richard Scott 2; Ken Brown 7 Jim Richardson 6; Norm Crossman 7 Dennis Duncan 6; Charles Watley 0 Melvin Johanson 0.

8 p.m. ­— Frank Olsen 6 Neufeld 4; Jim Birtch 7 Doug Radomski 2; John Evans 10 Victor Lawrence 9; Clarence Martin 5 Joey Gustavson 4; Gerald Marshall 8 Jody Towers 2; Jeff Bauer 6 Henry Rangen 1; Rob Purdie 7 Larry Marshall 3; Dale Stannard 7 John Sahlin 5.

Farmerettes

5:30 p.m. — Jacquie Cummerford 6 Kim Lewis 4; Michelle Bradford 7 Kerri Towers 5; Corinne Dixon 6 Gina Belich 4; Linda Steele 12 Linda Dick 2; Kate Kosola 8 Lauirie Duncan 6; Sandy Phillips 8 Mel Belich 3; Corrine Lougheed 9 Mary Verbunt 1; Dorothy Dixon 7 Brenda Williams 4.

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