Retiree Curling – Handley steals big to beat Tyson

In Trail Retirees curling action last week the Coke Koyanagi rink faced off against Serge Pasquali rink in a dramatic showdown.

In Trail Retirees curling action last week the Coke Koyanagi rink faced off against Serge Pasquali rink in a dramatic showdown.

Pasquali jumped out to a 4-2 lead but the Koyanagi rink scored three in the fifth to jump ahead.

Pasquali answered with two in the sixth, and stole one in the seventh to take a two point lead into the eighth end, where Koyanagi missed a slash raise take out by a hair to tie, and let Pasqhali score two for a 9-6 win.

In the Harvey Handley versus Cliff Tyson battle, it was a tight race going into the sixth end, with Tyson holding a tenuous 5-4 lead.

Tyson, a tour de force in retiree mens curling this year, took one in the sixth to stretch his lead.

However, the Handley foursome stormed back with three in the seventh end to jump ahead 7-6. Handley then stole an improbable four in the eighth end for the 11 – 6 victory.

In a wonderful display of hits and draws, the Jim Stewart team would not be denied as the draw leader beat the Primo Secco rink 10-4.

The Dan Horan team took two in the first end, then stole the next seven ends as they cruised to a 10 – 0 victory over the Coleman rink.

The Tim Hortons B.C. Senior Curling championship comes to Trail Feb. 11-17. Admission is free so come down and watch, or better yet, come down and volunteer.