Senior Mens Curling: Nichol wins Kootenay playdown

Kootenay Savings Super League curlers came out on top of the Senior Men’s Kootenay Curling playdowns in Grand Forks on the weekend.

Kootenay Savings Super League curlers came out on top of the Senior Men’s Kootenay Curling playdowns in Grand Forks on the weekend.

Skip Myron Nichol, with third Bill van Yzerloo, second Garry Beaudry, and lead Richard Faunt of Trail came back after a Draw 1 loss to Tom Shypitka rink to win the playdowns and advance to the BC Senior Mens championship.

Nichol lost to the Shypitka rink from Elkford 7-5 in the opening draw, but then went on to reel off wins over the Scott Peet rink from Creston, 9-1, then took down Don Bedard of Grand Forks, 9-2, and then faced Shypitka in the final where they had to win twice to advance.

In the first match, the teams needed an extra end before Nichol made a great final shot to eke out a 5-4 victory.

Then in the winner-take-all match, with the game tied at one, Nichol scored two in the fourth to go up 3-1. Then things fell apart for the Elkford foursome, when Shypitka’s final shot was wide and wrecked on the guard to give Nichol a steal of four on their way to an 8-1 victory.

The BC championship goes Feb. 15-21 in Richmond.

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