WOW, what a finish!
For the first time in the history of the Combine Spiel, we have a new champion: Congratulations to team Danny “The Legend Killer” Dozer for pulling off the huge accomplishment of upsetting our perennial winner, Johnny Tractor.
After a dominating performance during the final game of Draw A, team Johnny Tractor headed into the final game of Draw B with an unprecedented and commanding 9+ cup lead. Unfazed, team Danny Dozer rolled up their sleeves, delivering an exceptional performance of their own, sweeping all the skill shot challenges and winning 4 of the 5 games to take the lead and the bonspiel! What many will not realize is that championship quite literally came down to a very makeable last shot of Draw B, which, if made, would have seen Johnny Tractor cling to the lead and take the championship for a 5th consecutive time.
A big thanks to our sponsor, John Deere and to Michelle Penner with her generous maple syrup donation! And a big thanks to all those who participated and make the event fantastic year after year.
And finally, once again, a huge congratulation to our champions, Team Danny Dozer!
– The Combine Spiel Team