A stunning and highly improbable comeback highlighted Men’s Retiree curling action at the Trail Curling Club Monday.
Brett Rakuson jumped out of the hack to a 7-1 lead after three ends over the front-running Frank Jorgensen rink, but what looked to be a blowout turned into a slow burn.
Jorgenson scored a big five in the fourth end to make a game of it 7-6, then played a tight game down to the last rock, when he made his final shot to win the game 10-9.
Cal McKerracher faced Lefty Gould in a game that featured a busy house in almost every end. It also came down to the final stone in the last end, and McKerracher made his final shot, a tap back on Lefty’s shot rock to sit two and win the game 8-6.
Primo Secco and Serge Pasquali faced off in a one-sided game for the first three ends. With the Secco rink up by six, the Pasquali rink faced an uphill battle, but over the next three ends they scored five to narrow the gap to one.
In the seventh end the Secco foursome scored four to jump to a commanding five point lead. It was then a matter of running the Pasquali rink out of rocks to make the final 10 – 6.
The Dan Horan team broke the tie with a steal of four in the sixth against the Coke Koyanagi rink. Koyanagi pressed but could not duplicate Horan’s steal, as he was run out in the ninth with the score 9 – 4 for Horan.
Up 3-2, the Cliff Tyson side scored three in the fourth and stole singles in the fifth and sixth ends to take a commanding 8-2 lead over the Clare Coleman foursome to coast to an 8-4 victory. After winning the first two draws Tyson finds himself in unfamiliar territory picking up just his second win in seven games.
Harvey Handley stole singles in the first and second ends against the Tom Hall foursome, but Hall replied with a score of three to jump ahead. The Hall side counted four in the fifth, then stole two in the sixth to take a commanding 9-3 lead on their way to cementing a 9 -5 victory.