Leaders falter, Bamford makes move

The race for top-spot remains up for grabs as all the leaders came up short in Trail Men’s Retiree Curling last week.

The race for top-spot remains up for grabs as all the leaders came up short in Trail Men’s Retiree Curling last week.

Coke Koyanagi led the Bill Jewitt and Lefty Gould teams by one point in the race for first place in the fourth section, however, all three teams struggled and did not garner a point in the penultimate week of games.

The Gord Bamford rink took advantage of the situation with a win and is also now in the running, a point behind the leader.  Between injuries, illness and a team off competing at the Provincial Masters, some teams needed spares or played with three players.

In an odd twist, Cliff Tyson spared on the Bill Jewitt team, against the Tyson rink.  The teams exchanged single points in the first four ends. In the fifth end, the Tyson rink scored two with hammer, and then stole one in the sixth.  The Jewitt rink came back with a big three points in the seventh to tie it up.  Without hammer in the eighth end, the Jewitt team took chances that did not pay off, and left the Tyson rink counting four.  Without playing his last rock the Tyson rink took the win.

In a see-saw battle, the Dan Horan rink was tied with the Satch Freschi foursome 4-4 after five ends. The Horan rink stole one in the sixth, and one in the seventh to take the lead going into the last end. On Horan’s final rock, with Freschi sitting two, the Horan rock slid three feet too deep.

With his final rock Freschi executed a delicate tap back to score three. Make the final Freschi 7, Horan 6.