In Men’s Retiree Curling final action last week, it was a rematch of last year’s title game between skips Primo Secco and Tom Hall as they battled for the Bill Heichert Memorial trophy.
The Secco rink jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first end on a tick off one of the Hall stones but the Hall side seized the lead on a hit and stick on the edge of the eight-foot for three.
With the Hall front end playing well and setting up the third end with three in the four foot and a couple of good guards, Secco could only remove one giving Hall a steal of two.
The Hall front end continued to place stones in the rings in the fourth end, forcing the Secco front end into difficult hits. With three Hall rocks counting, the Secco third made a nice hit to remove one and stick around. Primo on his last shot faced a split house, and was forced to take one with a hit and stick.
In the fifth, the Hall front end buried behind overlapped guards. Second Mario Favaro put up another nice guard to seal off the draw to the button.
Secco wrecked on the guard but expanded leaving Tom a port to draw for two and a 7-3 lead.
In the sixth end, Favaro made a great hit and roll to the four foot, behind cover to sit first and second shot. Secco can only remove one giving Hall another steal.
In the seventh end guards went up and come arounds rub on guards and set up a wall of granite. The Hall side managed to sit first and second shot behind the guards after the thirds rocks were thrown.
With the Secco side unable to get at either stones, hand shakes were exchanged. Make the final 8–3.