Though it might not be the momentous celebration organizers were hoping for, the Oilmen's Bonspiel will be back for a 60th year, tentatively scheduled for November 19 to 21. The Petroleum Association is asking interested players to save the date, as the Fort St. John Curling Club is currently undergoing renovations and there's a small chance the dates may need to be changed.
Due to COVID-19, this year's event will look a little different, as there is only room for 16 teams of three, and 48 players overall.
In a press release, the association said that all players will need to sign a waiver, must reside in Northeast B.C., and be a member of the FSJ Petroleum Association or an affiliated club.
Last year's bonspiel saw the organizers tinker with the format, removing the Wednesday night draws and making it a Thursday to Saturday tournament. They also added a Rock the Hole event and poker night, hoping to add some excitement back to the long-running bonspiel. While the 60th bonspiel falls at an unfortunate time, it can still be a great event, as the 2020 Oilmen's Trapshoot showed.
This year's Oilmen's Golf and Hockey Tournaments didn't take place due to COVID-19.
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