by Blythe Servant
Both local teams lost their opening draws.
Team Lemieux, from the Community First Curling Centre, was defeated 5-3 by Team Vellinga of Kakabeka Falls Curling Club. A big three-ender scored by Vellinga in the third end proved to be too much for Lemieux to overcome in the 8-end game.
In other boys action, Cull (5) over Soulliere (1); Silver (7) over Harding (1); and Lasalle (8) over Edwards (4).
Team Smith, the girls team from the Community First Curling Centre, was defeated 5-2 by Team Horton of the Copper Cliff Curling Club. Both teams traded single points for 5 ends, blanking just one. Horton stole 2 in the seventh end and run Smith out of rocks in the eighth for the win.
In other girls action, Brunton (13) over Ramsay (1); Croisier (5) over Romyn (2); and Gaudry (13) over Beaudry (6).
Draw 2 will played at 7:30 pm Thursday.
Full line scores available on curlnoca.ca