Pictou claims McLellan Cup


PICTOU — The McLellan Cup stayed in Pictou last week.

Teams from New Caledonian Curling Club successfully challenged for the venerable cup last Wednesday by defeating three teams from CFB Halifax by a combined score of 40-30.

Scott Maston’s team of Mike Murdoch, David Quann and Keith Laidig won their game 16-7, while Devan Forbes’ team of Andrew Richardson, Bobbie MacKenzie and Dan Currie won 16-10.

Cliff Taylor’s foursome that included Hugh Campbell, Dave Steele and Milton MacKenzie lost 13-8 in their match.

Pictou was scheduled to accept the next challenge by Halifax Mayflower today.

The McLellan Cup is considered the longest continuously contested trophy in North America. It dates from 1887 and consists of visiting teams trying to retain the cup and host teams challenging for it.

CFB Halifax defeated Wolfville earlier in February and had several dates postponed before accepting Pictou’s challenge.

Westville Curling Club curlers won when the club hosted the event in January but lost the cup on their visit to Wolfville.

The current season will end in Sackville, N.B.

From left: New Caledonian Curling Club skips Cliff Taylor, Devan Forbes and Scott Maston are shown with the McLellan Cup their teams retained last Wednesday. (Goodwin photo)

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