CORNWALL, Ontario – After a week of top level curling action in Cornwall, the 2020 Ontario Curling Championship has drawn to a close. Team Epping took the Ontario Tankard title, beating out Team Howard 8-3 by the eighth end. Epping took an early 3-0 lead in the first end, making it hard for Team Howard to catch up.
“We knew Howard was going to be tough to beat,” said Epping, who will be going on to represent Ontario alongside Cornwall’s Matt Camm (Second), Ryan Fry (First), and Brent Laing (Lead) at the Tim Horton’s brier in Kingston, ON.
Team Epping secured their spot in the championship on Friday, while Team Howard had beat out Team Hall during Saturday’s semi-final draw.
In his victory speech to the crowd, Epping thanked Cornwall for their dedication to hosting a successful tournament, mentioning his time playing in the Shorty Jenkins Classic. The Cornwall Curling Club provided around 150 volunteers to make the week a success. With Matt Camm playing for Epping, it felt like a hometown win for fans.
The Tim Horton’s brier will take place from February 28 to March 8 in Kingston, ON, where Alberta will be defending the national title.