Big ends and bigger wins marked Trail Retiree Mens curling action last week at the Trail Curling Club.
Team Alvin Caron had team Harvey Handley on the ropes with a blank in the first, scoring two in the second and a steal of one in the third. But the Handley crew bounced back with a huge five-ender in the fourth that proved to be the knockout punch. Make the final 8–4 Handley.
Team Serge Pasquali started well with a single in the first, but the Brett Rakuson side was merciless. Scoring five over the next three ends, team Rakuson never let up, taking four in the fifth. Team Pasquali could only muster a single in six, so the gloves came off, and it was handshakes all around.
In tight game between the Dan Horan and Forrest Drinnan rinks it was five to four Horan, after six ends. The Horan side made it an early afternoon for the Drinnan rink by taking six in the seventh. Make the final 11–4 for Horan.
Team Ernie Brown looked like they had something to prove in their game against team Primo Secco. Brown up 3-1 after two ends put the game away with six in the third end, then stole the next two ends. Pushing the rocks back after five ends and the score 12–1 for Brown.
Team Clare Coleman started strong, with a six to one lead on team Pat Burke after four ends. Team Burke closed the gap to six to four after six, but could not catch Coleman and was run out of rocks in the eighth to make the final 7–4, Coleman.
Stan Trozzo, the old fox, showed off his strategy and shot making against team Kevin Oliver. With Kevin not able to get the line and weight exactly right, he came out on the losing side of a 7–5 game.
In a game that saw great shots from both skips it was team Murray Walsh that ran the Tom Hall foursome out of rocks in the eighth for an 8–5 win.