Surviving a battle of Super League skips, the Rob Ferguson rink from Trail improved its record to 2-1 at the B.C. senior men’s curling championship in Kamloops.
The Ferguson rink, which includes Brian LeMoel, Mark Buerge and Terry Bublitz, scored an improbable 10-8 win over the Myron Nichol rink from Castlegar in Wednesday’s early draw.
A steal of three in the third end spotted the Nichol rink a huge 7-1 lead but that’s when the Trail foursome began to rally.
Steals of one in the fifth and sixth ends set the stage for a steal of three in the seventh to knot the game at 7-7.
The teams exchanged singles before Ferguson sealed the win with two in the 10th end.
The Ferguson crew split the opening day of play. They dropped a 12-2 decision to the Greg McAulay rink but regrouped and held off Richmond’s Sandy Greig for an 8-7 victory.
The Trail team was scheduled to meet the Wayne Harris rink from Comox in last night’s late draw. Results were unavailable at press time.
With a 2-1 record, Ferguson is tied for second behind the 3-0 McAulay rink.
Meanwhile, the Nichol rink saw its record fall to 0-3. They dropped two games on the opening day – 10-3 to Harris and 7-5 to Dean Thulin of Campbell River.
Over in the senior ladies provincials, the Deb deTremaudan rink is still searching for its first win after falling 9-3 to Vernon’s Sherry Heath on Wednesday afternoon.
The team, which includes Rose Beauchamp, Laurie Karn and Joanne Drystek, lost both games in Tuesday’s opening draws – 11-7 to Vancouver’s Karen Miller and 7-6 to Trail native Kathy Smiley out of New Westminster.
Smiley has a 2-1 record and a share of the logjam for first.
It doesn’t get easier for the local women who face the defending B.C. and Canadian champion Christine Jurgenson in last night’s late draw.