Retirees curling: Nice Ice for curlers

Last week’s draw of Men’s Retiree curling was the first games on the Trail Curling Club ice after the senior provincials.

Last week’s draw of Men’s Retiree curling was the first games on the Trail Curling Club ice after the senior provincials.

The ice and rocks made for the best curling in years and the teams that got the feel of the ice first tended to win.

The Handley team took advantage of that fact and jumped out to a commanding lead. The Rakuson team struggled with where to put the broom and never got on track, as Handley went on to a convincing 10-3 win.

With a steal of four in the sixth end, the Pasquali team, skipped by Mel Johnson, set the stage for a win over the Hall foursome. The Hall team was down by two starting the eighth end without hammer. Tom Hall attempted a delicate raise takeout with his last shot but came up inches short of pushing the Johnson rock back enough to score two. Without throwing his last rock, the Pasquali/Johnson team took the game 7-6.

The McKerracher team faced the Horan foursome in a high scoring affair. Unfortunately for the McKerracher team, the Horan side had the majority of the multi-point ends. With the score 9-5 for the Horan side, McKerracher shook hands and headed to the lounge.

In a tight game, the big break came for the Jorgensen team in the third end, when they scored four against the Tyson foursome. The Tyson team fought back, but fell short as Jorgensen hung on to win the game 7-6.

All the talk in the lounge after the game was on how good the ice was, and how much the rocks curled. Kudos to the Ice Maker.