Super League Curling: Fines shines

The Schmidt rink pulled out all the stops in Kootenay Savings Super League action Thursday.

The Schmidt rink  pulled out all the stops in Kootenay Savings Super League action Thursday to steal a tie in the final end against a talented Rob Ferguson rink.

The Schmidt foursome showed resilience and patience as it fell behind early. Ferguson made a take out for four in the fourth end to go up 5-2, and an incredible double takeout for two more in the seventh, to take a commanding 7-4 lead. But skip Desiree Schmidt drew to the four foot for one in the eighth, then stole a single point in the ninth and tenth ends to tie it at 7-7, and extend their unbeaten streak to five games.

The much anticipated match up between the Nichol rink and 5N Plus turned into a walkover for Nichol. Third Don Freschi skipped for the absent Deane Horning and struggled with the ice throughout the match.

After trading singles in the first two ends, Freschi hung his last rock wide, jamming Nichols second shot into his shot rock for a Nichol steal rather than a three-ender for 5N. More bad luck ensued as a picked final stone in the fourth, handed Nichol three more points, and déjà vu all over again in the fifth, gave Nichol another three as the team went on to an 8-2 victory.

The Morehouse Rink got its first win of the season on the strength of a five-ender in the fourth that led to a 7-4 triumph over Maglio Ladies rink.

The Ken Fines rink made a nice come around tap for two in the second end to tie the match, then stole singles in the third, fourth, eighth, and ninth ends, running Maglio Men’s out of rocks in the 10th for a hard fought 8-5 win.

Kootenay Savings Super League action resumes tonight at the Trail Curling Club at 7 p.m.