Super League Curling: Schmidt on top

The Kootenay Savings Super League saw one game go down to the wire last week.

The Kootenay Savings Super League saw one game go down to the wire last week, while the other three games ended early with four-enders being the common theme.

The game of the night saw the Schmidt Rink pull out their fourth win in a row. After Team Albo took one in the first, skip Desiree Schmidt made a beautiful double take-out for three in the second. The teams traded singles for the next three ends before Schmidt took two in the sixth, then stole a single in the seventh for a comfortable 7-3 lead.

But Albo had other plans, storming back with three in the eighth, and stealing the ninth to tie the game 7-7 coming home. However, Schmidt buried one early and didn’t have to throw her last rock for an entertaining 8-7 win.

Skip Theresa Hiram of Maglio Ladies made a nice draw to the four foot for one in the first end, but 5NPlus’ Dean Horning came back with four in the second and a single steal in the third. The determined Ladies got two back in the fourth, but never scored again, as 5N Plus pulled away for an 8-3 win.

Team Nichol was down 2-0 to the Ken Fines rink entering the third end, but a four ender turned the game in Nichol’s favour. With steals in the fourth, fifth and eighth ends, team Nichol cruised to another 8-3 win.

Rob Ferguson didn’t allow Team Morehouse any momentum at all, coming out of the gates with a four ender in the first and another in the fifth, on his way to a 10-2 thrashing.

Schmidt and 5N Plus stand atop the standings with eight points each, closely followed by Ferguson with seven and Nichol with six.

The Kootenay Savings Super League continues this Thursday at the Trail Curling Club. Games start at 7 p.m. Spectators welcome, come out and watch some great curling.