Rinks back on ice

Curling teams showed no signs of rust from the off-season, as brilliant shots and close games highlighted opening night.

Curling teams showed no signs of rust from the off-season, as brilliant shots and close games highlighted opening night.

The Kootenay Savings Super League got underway Thursday at the Trail Curling Club.

Newcomer Brad Morehouse and his young men’s team from Castlegar got off on a winning note by handing the Desiree Schmidt squad a 10-6 defeat.

Rob Ferguson’s foursome locked horns with Rose Beauchamp and her Maglio Ladies rink. Tied 4-4 going into the sixth end, the Ferguson rink made several precise draws to land a five ender, which proved the difference in a 10-5 victory.

Myron Nichol and his Castlegar foursome found themselves down 7-3 half way through their match against Russ Beauchamp’s Maglio Men’s rink, but the veteran skip kept his cool, making several incredible shots to complete the 9-7 comeback.

Fred Thomson’s Nelson rink, is back in the Super League after a three year absence. They looked in fine form, as they beat the Ken Fines foursome 5-4.