Team Burk had a rough start on Friday after a broken compressor made the ice slippery for players and sluggish for stones. They ended up losing their first two games against Team DeSouza from Philadelphia and Team Rybak from Broomstones CC, but came back with an important win over Team Guerin from Jersey Pinelands CC. It was a good match between the two arena clubs and Team Burk brought it down to the final end. The win qualified them to play in the “3rd” Event Finals on Sunday afternoon against a Pot Luck team from multiple clubs in New York and New England. Team Burk started off strong scoring 6 in the first end, but by the third end it was tied up again. The opposing team stole 2 in the eighth, tying up the game and forcing an extra end, which ultimately ended in favor of the Pot Luck Team from New York/New England.
The Cool Duck 5 and Under Bonspiel is an open format tournament for beginner curlers. This year the event was co-sponsored by the US Women’s Curling Association. Twenty-four teams from twelve different clubs competed in this year’s bonspiel. This was Team Burk’s second year competing in the Cool Duck and their second year ending as Runner’s Up in the “3rd” Event.