Retirees curling: Pasquali takes second session

Trail Men’s Retiree Curling wrapped up it’s second session last week.

Trail Men’s Retiree Curling wrapped up it’s second session last week with a possible four-way tie for first place, however, in the end, only one team would rise to the top.

With ice and rock maintenance taking place over the holiday break, the rocks ran fast and curled a ton, just like on T.V.

Going into the last game of the session there was a three-way tie for first place and a possibility of four teams deadlocked after the game.

Murray Walsh’s team was sitting one point back of the leaders going into the final game against the Coke Koyanagi foursome.  Neither team could capitalize on opportunities, and  that resulted in back and forth game that ended in a tie.  The tie, worth one point, momentarily put Walsh in a tie for first place.

Harvey Handley’s team, tied for first, faced Jim Stewart’s foursome.  The Handley side jumped out to a quick lead after two ends.  It took that long for the Stewart side to get a read on the ice, and they stormed back to win the game 8–5.

Brett Rakuson’s foursome, also tied for first place, faced the Forest Drinnan’s team. The Rakuson side got behind early, as the Drinnan team caught on to ice conditions right out of the gate.  The scene in the eighth end, Rakuson down by one, a Drinnan stone in the four foot, surrounded by three Rakuson rocks in the eight foot, and lots of Drinnan guards.  The only shot at removing the Drinnan rock was a triple-raise takeout.  A difficult shot on straight ice, and as it turned out, impossible on swingy ice.  Drinnan takes the game.

In the end, it was Serge Pasquali’s team, the third team tied at the top of the standings, who faced Tom Hall’s foursome.  Stealing one in the first and second ends, the Hall team jumped out to a quick lead.  It stayed a close game until the sixth end when Hall missed an open hit and stick and gave up a steal of three.  The Pasquali team took control at that point and finished strong, taking the game to earn top spot in the second section.

In a game that had no impact on the standings but was a wild ride, Dan Horan squared off against Clare Coleman.  Coleman down 4-0 after two ends, scored a big six in the third end, then stole four in the fourth.  Up 10-4 at the halfway mark, it should have been over but Horan came back with ten points in four ends to take the game 14–10.

The third section of Trail retirees season begins today, and welcomes four new members for the next 10 games.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Accident closes Hwy 22 near Castlegar

Highway not expected to reopen until Sunday.

Forestry workers set to begin job action in Kootenays

Operations in Castlegar, Cranbrook, Galloway, Elko, Radium, Golden may see job action this week.

Métis Flag flies in Trail on Louis Riel Day

Area students, officials and public attend flag raising at Trail City Hall

Early Trail borrowed a couple of names from the U.S.

Place Names: Connection between Trail and Butte, Montana

First Past the Post is the only option

Letter to the Editor by Dieter Bogs of Trail

Trudeau offers to help Pacific islands face climate change impact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the leaders from the Pacific island nations on Saturday during the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea

Price makes 36 saves as Habs edge Canucks 3-2

Late goal lifts Montreal past Vancouver

BC Minister of Agriculture loses stepson to accidental overdose

Lana Popham announces death of her 23-year-old stepson, Dan Sealey

Canadian military’s template for perfect recruits outdated: Vance

Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff says that the military has to change because the very nature of warfare is changing, particularly when it comes to cyber-warfare

‘Toxic’ chosen as the Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

Other top contenders for 2018 include ‘gaslighting’ and ‘techlash’

RCMP bust illegal B.C. cannabis lab

Marijuana may be legal but altering it using chemicals violates the Cannabis Act

Canada defeats Germany 29-10 in repechage, moves step closer to Rugby World Cup

Hong Kong needs a bonus-point win over Canada — scoring four or more tries — while denying the Canadians a bonus point

Avalanche Canada in desperate need of funding

The organization provides avalanche forecasting for an area larger than the United Kingdom

5 B.C. cities break temperature records

Parts of B.C. remain warm, at 10 C, while others feeling chilly

Most Read