Super League Curling: Horning’s 5N tops all teams

If there is a team that’s fit to be tied it’s the Ferguson rink in Kootenay Savings Super League curling action this season.

If there is a team that’s fit to be tied it’s the Ferguson rink in Kootenay Savings Super League curling action this season.

An elite team in the league, the Ferguson foursome has just one loss, but has a league leading four ties, the latest coming against the Albo rink.

Skip Rob Ferguson drew to the four foot for two in the ninth end to go up 8-6, but Team Albo rebounded after skip Darrin Albo executed a run back tap for two in the 10th for an exciting 8-8 tie.

The teams traded deuces for three ends before Albo blanked the fifth, giving him the hammer in the even ends. Team Ferguson plugged the front early, before skip Rob Ferguson made an awesome cross ice double to lay two. Darrin just missed a run back with his last rock, giving Fergy a steal of two and a 6-3 lead after six. Albo was forced to take one in the seventh, then manufactured a steal of two himself in the eighth, tying the game.

Team Schmidt manufactured deuces in the second, fifth and seventh ends for a 6-3 lead over the Maglio Ladies. However, Maglio tied the game with three in the eighth when skip Theresa Hiram made a nice double take-out on her last rock. The implacable Desiree Schmidt replied with her own double take-out to score three in the ninth  for a 10-6 victory.

Team Nichol stole singles in the first three ends against Team Morehouse before skip Brad Morehouse made an excellent short back raise take-out to count three in the fourth. However, disaster struck in the fifth, as Morehouse attempted to draw through a port to sit two. He rubbed the guard, exposing his shot stone, which left Nichol an open hit for four. Nichol then took advantage of some desperate Morehouse play, scoring a huge six in the seventh end, for a 13-5 win.

Skip Deane Horning of 5N Plus took a 2-2 tie in the fifth against Maglio Mens’ team and manufactured steals in the fifth, sixth and ninth ends, on their way to running Maglio Mens out of rocks in the 10th for a 7-4 win and first place in Super League play.

5N Plus leads the standings with 16 points, followed closely by Nichol with 14, Ferguson with 12 and Schmidt with 11.