There was praise for the weather and the ice conditions yesterday when the one-day Wilson Cup bonspiel was held near Oturehua. Defending champions Alexandra joined the other 15 clubs of the Idaburn Curling Council in a memorable day on the frozen Idaburn Dam.

It was the Poolburn Curling Club that triumphed with 87 points ahead of Blackstone Hill, runners-up with 84, and Cambrian third on 68.

Hopes are high that the good conditions will persist and allow a National Bonspiel to be called next week.

There was extensive national and local media coverage of this event:

History and past winners of the Wilson Cup

 Wilson Cup Results 14 July 2009
 Wilson Cup Champion Club
 1st  Poolburn  4 wins  87 points 
 2nd  Blackstone Hill  4 wins  84 points 
 3rd  Cambrian  3½ wins  68 points 
       
 Robert Mee Cup
 Provisional, pending completion of the Brown Shield
 1st  Chatto Creek 1  2 wins  53 points 
 2nd  Poolburn 2  2 wins  52 points 
 3rd=  Blackstone Hill 1  2 wins  42 points 
 3rd=  Blackstone Hill 2  2 wins  42 points 
 Match Results
 Morning Round
 Manorburn 1  22   v   Lowburn 1  10 
 Chatto Creek 2  24   v   Becks 1  13 
 Blackstone Hill 2  21   v   Lauder 2  11 
 Oturehua 2  17   v   Cambrian 1  18 
 Oturehua 1  17   v   Upper Manuherikia 1  18 
 Manorburn 2  9   v   Upper Manuherikia 2  22 
 Arrow 1  21   v   Alpine 1  12 
 Arrow 2  15   v   Gore 1  22 
 Rough Ridge 2  16   v   Becks 2  21 
 Rough Ridge 1  32   v   Gore 2  4 
 Alexandra 2  16   v   Cambrian 2  22 
 Alexandra 1  18   v   Alpine 2  18 
 Chatto Creek 1  22   v   Dunstan Creek 1  11 
 Blackstone Hill 1  20   v   Lowburn 2  17 
 Poolburn 2  23   v   Lauder 1  13 
 Poolburn 1  18   v   Dunstan Creek 2  15 
 Afternoon Round
 Poolburn 1 17   v   Becks 1  16 
 Manorburn 1  9   v   Lauder 2  27 
 Chatto Creek 2  10   v   Cambrian 1  17 
 Blackstone Hill 2  21   v   Upper Manuherikia 1  10 
 Oturehua 2  22   v   Upper Manuherikia 2  12 
 Oturehua 1  18   v   Alpine 1  10 
 Manorburn 2  15   v   Gore 1  16 
 Arrow 1  17   v   Becks 2  12 
 Arrow 2  28   v   Gore 2  7 
 Rough Ridge 2  22   v   Cambrian 2  11 
 Rough Ridge 1  14   v   Alpine 2  16 
 Alexandra 2  11   v   Dunstan Creek 1  25 
 Alexandra 1  13   v   Lowburn 2  23 
 Chatto Creek 1  31   v   Lauder 1  5 
 Blackstone Hill 1  22   v   Dunstan Creek 2  11 
 Poolburn 2  29   v   Lowburn 1  8 


Earlier Article

Wilson Cup called on Idaburn Dam

Written by Lynda Van Kempen – Otago Daily Times

Monday 13 July 2009 – Central Otago curlers will barely have thawed out from the last bonspiel before heading to this week's one – on the Idaburn Dam.

About 130 curlers from 16 Idaburn Curling Council clubs have been called to a one-day bonspiel tomorrow on the Idaburn dam, near Oturehua. The Wilson Cup will be at stake for the first time in about six years.

Read the full Otago Daily Times article here.


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