Super League Curling: Beauchamp squeezes out win

Another good week of curling in the Kootenay Savings Super League at the Trail Curling Club last week saw two close games and two runaways.

Another good week of curling in the Kootenay Savings Super League at the Trail Curling Club last week saw two close games and two runaways.

Team Beauchamp faced Team Heather Nichols in a game that ended in a nail biter. After Nichols took one in the first, Skip Russ made two delicate come around taps in the second and fourth ends, then stole the fifth to have an early 6-2 lead.

Skip Heather drew to the pot in the sixth for one, then stole a single in the seventh. The teams traded singles in the eighth and ninth, leaving Beauchamp in good shape, up two coming home with the hammer. But the last end was a muddled mess, and by the time Skip Russ came to throw his last rock, Nichols were laying three buried. With the help of his front end sweepers, Beauchamp was able to navigate through a tight port to lay second shot, eliminating two of Team Nichols rocks, and escaping with a 7-6 win.

After struggling last week, Skip Ken Fines had his team curling lights out against a rusty team Albo, stealing the first four ends and a 6-0 lead. Skip Darrin found his draw weight in the fifth, hitting the four-foot twice for a three ender, but that was as close as he could get, with Fines taking one in the sixth, then stealing the seventh and eighth for a 10-3 victory.

Team Myron Nichol played a great match against Corvus Construction, except for one end that was the difference in the game.

Nichol forced Corvus skip Horning to take one in the first, then blanked the second, before disaster struck. Facing five Corvus stones with his last rock in the third, Nichol slid slightly too far, giving Corvus a steal of three, and a 4-0 lead.

Myron made a great raise take-out for two in the seventh to get within three, but the teams traded singles in the eighth and ninth, before Corvus ran Nichol out of rocks in the 10th for a 7-4 win, that was closer than the score indicated.

Team Bill van Yzerloo and Team Justin Umpherville both struggled with the tricky ice early, as Skip Bill missed a split for two in the first, giving Umpherville a steal, then Team Umpherville struggled with line calls, leading to van Yzerloo steals in the third, fourth, and fifth and a 6-1 lead. Skip Justin made a delicate tap for two in the sixth, then stole the seventh, before van Yzerloo came back with a game ending three in the eighth, for a 9-4 win.

Super League curling goes Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Trail Curling Club.

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