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1968 Don Wilson Curling Rink


Don Wilson (skip), Carson Tufts (third), Sid Buckwold (Mayor of Saskatoon), Ivan McMillan (second), Rueben Lowe (lead).

March 1968 was a time to remember for Don Wilson's curling team. Playing alongside Carson Tufts, Ivan McMillan, and Rueben Lowe, Don's Granite club reps went through the Saskatchewan and Canadian senior men's playdowns without a loss. In Moose Jaw for the provincial final, Wilson won three games to win the " A" side then beat Tony Junker of the Regina Callie 7-2 to earn the trip to Edmonton for the nationals.

The competition started on March 25th and five days later, Wilson's foursome had 10 wins no losses to win the championship and claim the Seagram Stone Trophy. Along the play off trail Wilson's foursome lost one game. Wilson and his quartet were inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hail of Fame in 1989.

Text courtesy of Ned Powers

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