15th Annual Rutabaga Curling World Championship
Ithaca, New York. Saturday December 22, 2012.
First Place: Dave Townsend.
Second Place was "Mr. Sushi" from Japan.
A Rutabaga Curl Poem
By Monika Roth
Twas the Last Day of Market and friends gathered round
To celebrate 30 long years in this town
The wind it is wicked and sales are quite slow
and still there are vendors who brave the deep snow
The booths are half empty, the crowd it is thin,
There's a buzz in the air, a contest to win!
Then all of a sudden there rose such a clatter
As round little objects were hurled in a scatter
And vendors competed and customers watched
A little root vegetable that made quite a splotch
Some use them for soups, some use them for stews
but here at the Market, we've found something new
The rutabagas not widely known in this land
Make great hurling objects and that is just grand
The land now lays dormant and farmers can rest
While dreaming of crops they want to grow next
some will grow parsnips and turnips and kale
but some will grow rutabagas just for the hurl!