Local curler Craig Van Ymeren, right, who regularly participates in a men’s league at the Aylmer Curling Club, was third to skip Joe Frans, left, during the Ontario Men’s Curling Championship, also known as the Tankard, at the Flight Exec Centre in Dorchester from Feb. 2-8. Here the pair are seen discussing strategy during their last game of the bonspiel versus Team Balsdon (the defending champions) on Friday night, Feb. 6. Team Frans conceded to a 8-3 loss after six ends to finish the round-robin (and the tournament) with a four wins and six losses record. Team Frans represented the St. Thomas Curling Club where Mr. Van Ymeren also regularly competes in a men’s league. This year’s Tankard was sponsored by Ingersoll District Curling Club.