The Kootenay Savings Super League kicked off this past week, with two nights scheduled for the first week, but only half of the teams were able to make both games.
Both the Darren Albo and Desiree Borsato (formerly Schmidt) rinks top the early-season standings, finishing the week at 2-0.
Team Albo beat the Russ Beauchamp foursome earlier in the week, then handed team Ferguson their second straight loss (they lost 6-5 to Horning on Tuesday) with a stirring 9-5 win. After being up three early, Albo made crucial last shots in the sixth, seventh, and eighth ends, much to the dismay of the Ferguson rink, snuffing out any chance of a comeback, and sealing the victory.
The most entertaining game of the night pitted the Maglio Ladies rink, skipped by Heather Nichol against the Borsato rink. It was a see-saw battle with Maglio Ladies scoring two in the ninth and going up 5-4 without the hammer coming home. Nichol and the Ladies went ‘all in’ for the steal to preserve the victory, but when the dust settled, it wasn’t to be, as Borsato didn’t have to throw her last rock, scoring four, to come away with an exciting 8-5 win.
The Myron Nichol rink took advantage of a missing Ken Fines and third Dave Kelly to score an easy 7-3 wins over a depleted Fines team. But the Beauchamp rink rode the skills of spare skip Tom Hall and third Steve Kivell to an upset win over a frustrated Don Freschi, who skipped in place of an absent Deane Horning. The teams were tied at four after six ends, but the ice fooled Freschi with his last shot guard in the seventh end, over curling, giving Tom an open hit for three. The Beauchamp rink then stole the eighth for an 8-4 win.
The Kootenay Savings Super League goes tonight and every Thursday from now until the end of January.
Also The Trail Mens Curling Club will be starting up this month, with sign-up next week, Oct. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m.
In Beaver Valley, Mixed Club registration will be on Friday at 6:30 p.m., while the B.V. Ladies Curling registration goes on Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. for the women’s league that throws rocks on Wednesday nights.