Sunday, January 08, 2012

NEWSFLASH: 14th Annual Rutabaga Curling World Championship results

The 14th Annual Rutabaga Curling World Championship was held in the usual bitter cold on Saturday, December 17, 2011, at the Farmer's Market in Ithaca, NY.  Commissioner Steve reports that "this year's curl was great as usual" and Gold Medal Winner Steve Paisley will surely be a great ambassador for our sport." Steve adds that Mr. Paisley's enthralling account, "The Man with the Huge Oblong Rutabaga", was "done so well that it really gives the flavor of our event from the eyes and mind of a contestant!" Highly recommended (including photos)!

It is with some sadness, but also with profound gratitude and congratulations, that we note the following from Commissioner Steve:
"I myself am stepping down as Commissioner (16 years is enough!) but am handing the role into the able hands of our Ithaca Farmers' market to be run by a Curl Committee as it seems like it will take at least 20 people to replace me!"
Steve, rutabagans everywhere will miss you and your unwavering support for global rutaculture -- be sure to keep in touch!

1 comment:

Blair K. said...

Wow. I am making rutabagas for the first time in my life... because I am trying to connect with my Slovenian heritage. And now I find it's used in curling?? That's Scottish, the other half of my roots. I guess it's the ultimate multicultural food!