Kootenay Savings Super League: Albo racks up fourth straight win

Team Darrin Albo ran their recent unbeaten streak to four games in Kootenay Savings Super League action.

Team Darrin Albo ran their recent unbeaten streak to four games in Kootenay Savings Super League action with stellar play against Team Justin Umpherville at the Trail Curling Club on Thursday.

Albo third Dennis Schlender made numerous run-back take-outs, leading to a steal of three in the second, and a huge five ender in the fourth for a commanding 9-1 lead. Skip Umpherville made a nice draw for one facing three more Albo stones in the fifth and stole another single in the sixth, but Albo shut the door on any thought of a comeback with a three in the seventh for a 12-3 pasting.

Revenge was on Team Ken Fines mind after their large loss to Team Bill van Yzerloo two weeks ago. The ice was tricky, but skip Fines was up to the task, scoring a deuce in the first, then forcing van Yzerloo to blank the second. The game really swung Fines’ way in the third, when skip Bill came up short with his last rock draw for a Fines steal of three. Fines stole two more in the fourth with a beautiful through-a-tight-port-tap off the four foot and rolled behind cover that van Yzerloo couldn’t get to. Dutchy could only manage one in the fifth before Fines took three more for a handshaking 10-1 drubbing after six.

The Russ Beauchamp foursome had a rough game against first place Corvus Construction. Skip Deane Horning set the tone in the first with a cross-ice double take-out for two. Beauchamp crashed on a guard in the second leading to a Corvus steal of three, then slid agonizingly too far in the third for another steal. Beauchamp got on the board in the fourth, but Corvus came right back with a large four, steamrolling to a 10-1 win.

Nichol vs Nichol were back at it again, and just like the first time the game was closely fought early. The teams trade deuces to start, with a Myron steal of one in the fourth the difference in the early 5-4 lead over wife Heather after five. The Nichol Men blew the game open with a large five in the sixth, then stole the seventh for a convincing 11-4 win over the Ladies.

Super League curling continues Thursday at the Trail Curling Club at 7 p.m.

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