Retirees curling: Brown steals win over Stewart

In Trail Retirees Curling action this week, Jim Stewart’s team faltered out of the gate against the powerful Ernie Brown foursome.

In Trail Retirees Curling action this week, Jim Stewart’s team faltered out of the gate against the powerful Ernie Brown foursome, allowing a steal of two in the first end.

Stewart then scored in the next three ends and was sitting four in the fifth forcing Ernie to draw the button for a single. Momentum shifted to the Brown side and a steal of two in the eighth end gave Brown the 7-5 win.

The Pat Fennell four was up against team Brett Rakuson.  Both teams curled well, but skip Rakuson had perfect weight on every shot.  Fennell was down 5-0 after two ends, but clawed back to make it 5-4 before Rakuson slammed the door taking five in the fifth to end it.

In a game where singles were traded up to the fifth end, Serge Pasquali’ team stole two in the sixth against Primo Secco’s foursome.  Secco, needing two to tie in the eighth, was run out of rocks by Pasquali, making the final 5-2.

In a game that saw crooked numbers on the score board, team Forest Drinnan found themselves up by one in the eighth end with hammer against Team Dan Horan. Both teams played aggressively and when the ice chips settled team Horan stole two for the 7-6 win.

Team Clare Coleman, skipped by third, Bob Menin took two in the first end against team Tom Hall. Team Coleman then found themselves on the wrong side the inch for six of the last seven ends.  Make the final 9-4 for Hall.

Team Murray Walsh curled well against the Harvey Handley side.  Team Walsh forced  Harvey into a number of high pressure draws.  In the eighth end it was a draw that led to two by team Handley for the 6-6 tie.