Retiree Curling: Early leaders battle for top spot

Hall rink advances to provincial championship.

The Trail Retirees Curling Club renewed rivalries last week and in a battle of the early front runners it was team Ernie Brown taking on team Horan.

Brown jumped out to an early 3-0 lead over team Dan Horan, but by the start of the sixth end team Horan had drawn even. Yet, Team Brown took three in the sixth to put the game out of reach.  Make the final 7-4 for Brown.

In a tale of two halves, it was team Forest Drinnan that dominated the first half, but Team Harvey Handley took the second half, scoring big in three ends to hand Drinnan an 11-5 defeat.

Team Jim Stewart started strong against team Brett Rakuson, skipped by third Bob Menin, and led 5-0 after three ends.  Team Rakuson closed the gap to 5-4 after five ends, and kept the pressure on team Stewart.  Jim Stewart was forced to make clutch shots in ends six, seven and eight, to cement the win 8-5.

Team Serge Pasquali found their range early in the game against team Tom Hall jumping out to a 5-0 lead after two ends.  Team Hall scored singles in the next three ends but could not break open a big end, as Team Pasquali hung on for a 9-6 victory.

After four ends team Primo Secco lead team Clare Coleman 6-4.  Coleman scored singles in the next three ends to take a one point lead after seven.  With his last rock, already sitting one, Primo had an open nose hit for three, but a hair on the ice caused a 40-pound  rock to veer off course for a 7-7 tie.

In a low scoring well curled game it was team Pat Fennell that defeated team Murray Walsh.  Despite scoring two in the first end team Walsh was one’ed into submission and run out of rocks in the eighth.

Legion Playdowns:

Trail retiree Tom Hall skipped his Trail rink comprised of Doug Halladay, lead, Shane Preedy, second, and Joanne Drystek, third, to a win over the Albo rink of Rossland on Saturday at the Rossland Curling Arena to advance to the provincial championship.

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