Forbes team pursues wheelchair curling title


PICTOU — Devin Forbes says he’s looking forward to skipping the host team at the 2020 Nova Scotia wheelchair curling championship in Pictou.

The New Caledonian Curling Club is hosting the championship from Friday through Sunday.

The two teams involved are Forbes’ team from the Bluenose Curling Club and Laughie Rutt’s team from Lakeshore Club in Sackville.

The winning team will represent Nova Scotia at the Canadian championship in Quebec.

“We’re excited this year,” Forbes said. “We’re looking forward to a having a good time, and we hope we get more people to show up.”

Forbes’ team consists of Bill MacKenzie, Crystal Mann and Kathy McIsaac.

“We’re doing really well this season,” he said. “It’s good to know you can improve.”

There will be a pre-event practice on Friday at 4:30 p.m., followed by the opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. and the first game at 7 p.m.

Where there are only two teams, the event will feature a best-of-five format.

Games on Saturday are at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Sunday’s games, if necessary, are at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Wheelchair curling championship co-chairpersons Kara Taylor, left, and Nancy Steele work on details for the event at the New Caledonian Curling Club. (Goodwin photo)