Men’s retiree curling: Tyson steals top spot

The Tyson and Siddall game lived up to expectations as the two top teams battled for Trail Men’s Retiree curling supremacy.

The Tyson and Siddall game lived up to expectations as the two top teams battled for Trail Men’s Retiree curling supremacy.

The lead changed hands four times in the game and was tied 7-7 heading into the final end.

The Siddall foursome with hammer, kept a path to the button open, but the Tyson team managed to hide two rocks in the eight foot.

With last rock in the eighth, and 60 people looking on, Siddall needed a piece of the four foot for the win. The sweepers jumped on it, but try as they might the rock came up just short and Tyson stole two for the 9 – 7 win.

After a brief time on the disabled list, Primo Secco rejoined and skipped his team to victory in Men’s Retiree curling.

Team Wyton gave the Secco rink all that they could handle. With the score tied 5-5 after seven ends, the Secco foursome had hammer coming home, and made no mistake, scoring two for the 7-5 victory.

In a lopsided game the Handley rink led the McKerracker rink 5-1 after just four ends. Down but not out, the McKerracker team scored four in the fifth to tie the game, then went on to steal in the sixth, seventh and eighth ends. When the fog cleared, the final was 11-5 McKerracker.

The Stewart versus Hall game was a true display of the holiday season with both skips giving each other points all night. The biggest gift, however, came in the fourth end. With the Hall team sitting three, Stewart needed a hit-and-roll toward centre to count one. The rock stayed out and only chipped the Hall rock past the pin, giving Hall three for an eventual 6-5 victory.

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