Retirees curling: Pasquali takes second session

Trail Men’s Retiree Curling wrapped up it’s second session last week.

Trail Men’s Retiree Curling wrapped up it’s second session last week with a possible four-way tie for first place, however, in the end, only one team would rise to the top.

With ice and rock maintenance taking place over the holiday break, the rocks ran fast and curled a ton, just like on T.V.

Going into the last game of the session there was a three-way tie for first place and a possibility of four teams deadlocked after the game.

Murray Walsh’s team was sitting one point back of the leaders going into the final game against the Coke Koyanagi foursome.  Neither team could capitalize on opportunities, and  that resulted in back and forth game that ended in a tie.  The tie, worth one point, momentarily put Walsh in a tie for first place.

Harvey Handley’s team, tied for first, faced Jim Stewart’s foursome.  The Handley side jumped out to a quick lead after two ends.  It took that long for the Stewart side to get a read on the ice, and they stormed back to win the game 8–5.

Brett Rakuson’s foursome, also tied for first place, faced the Forest Drinnan’s team. The Rakuson side got behind early, as the Drinnan team caught on to ice conditions right out of the gate.  The scene in the eighth end, Rakuson down by one, a Drinnan stone in the four foot, surrounded by three Rakuson rocks in the eight foot, and lots of Drinnan guards.  The only shot at removing the Drinnan rock was a triple-raise takeout.  A difficult shot on straight ice, and as it turned out, impossible on swingy ice.  Drinnan takes the game.

In the end, it was Serge Pasquali’s team, the third team tied at the top of the standings, who faced Tom Hall’s foursome.  Stealing one in the first and second ends, the Hall team jumped out to a quick lead.  It stayed a close game until the sixth end when Hall missed an open hit and stick and gave up a steal of three.  The Pasquali team took control at that point and finished strong, taking the game to earn top spot in the second section.

In a game that had no impact on the standings but was a wild ride, Dan Horan squared off against Clare Coleman.  Coleman down 4-0 after two ends, scored a big six in the third end, then stole four in the fourth.  Up 10-4 at the halfway mark, it should have been over but Horan came back with ten points in four ends to take the game 14–10.

The third section of Trail retirees season begins today, and welcomes four new members for the next 10 games.

Just Posted

Senior curling provincials setting up for exciting finish

Standings tight as Senior curling teams push for provincial playoffs

Rescued snowmobilers ill-prepared for emergency, Castlegar RCMP say

Two men rescued Wednesday night were not ready for overnight in back country

Police share more details on occupants and suspicious van in Fruitvale

Vehicle in question offered young girl a ride to school on Feb. 19

B.C. Interior free from measles

Vancouver measles outbreak hasn’t spread to the B.C. Interior

Parity prevails at BC Senior Curling championship

Teams go toe-to-toe in second Draw at the BC Senior Curling Championship

Sell regulated heroin to curb B.C.’s overdose problem: report

B.C. Centre on Substance Use points to organized crime and money-laundering as contributing factors

Man charged in stabbing of woman, off-duty cop outside B.C. elementary school

Manoj George, 49, is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon after the incident on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

HBC shuttering Home Outfitters across Canada

North America’s oldest retailer is revamping its various stores to improve profitability

BC SPCA investigates Okanagan woman with prior animal abuse convictions

BC SPCA is investigating a property near Vernon

Man wanted for sex trafficking, confinement may be heading to B.C.

Kevin Myrthil, 26, is also accused of assault on a 19-year-old woman at an Edmonton hotel

B.C. Speaker Darryl Plecas resumes battle with suspended staff

Committee meets at B.C. legislature to consider new allegations

Northern B.C. train derailment due to broken axle could happen again: TSB

CN coal train derailment caused by broken axle can happen again without a different way to inspect

Most Read