Trail Retiree Men’s Curling: Retirees ready for spiel

Cal McKerracker rink completed an unlikely comeback over the Dan Horan foursome

In Trail Retiree Men’s Curling action last week the Cal McKerracker rink completed an unlikely comeback over the Dan Horan foursome, as teams are in fine-tuning mode for their upcoming bonspiel this weekend.

Horan’s team scored three in the second, then stole another one in the third to take an early 4-1 lead. However, back-to-back deuce’s for McKerracker vaulted them into the lead. All tied up at six going into the last end, Cal under pressure drew into the rings for the 7 – 6 win.

In another tight game, Tom Hall’s rink faced Jim Stewart’s team. The Hall rink jumped out to an early lead until the fifth end but the Stewart team rallied for four points to tie the game. Deadlocked coming home, the Hall team with hammer had to execute a double for the win, but the Stewart rock hung on for the steal and a 9 – 8 victory.

The Robin Siddall rink faced Lefty Gould, and it was a tight game through three ends. The keen ice fooled both teams, deep guards, and out the back draws were common. The Siddall rink then found the magic, taking three in the fourth end, and stealing two in the fifth on its way to a 13-4 drubbing.

Cliff Tyson, winner of the first two sessions, faced Primo Secco in an age old battle. After a slow start the Secco team came on strong. Skip Primo Secco was unconscious, with much credit to his sweepers, he didn’t miss a draw all game as the Secco team went onto a 10 – 3 final.

In a game for the ages, or at least one that took that long. Clair Coleman faced Serge Pasquali.  In a back-and-forth game, that saw lots of rocks in play, it came down to the final end. The Pasquali team was ahead by one, with the Coleman team holding hammer. Coleman had to make a double takeout on his last shot for the win. With the rest of the teams already behind the glass, he executed the double  perfectly to make the final score 7-6.

The Trail Retiree Men’s annual bonspiel goes this weekend, with 30 teams vying for top spot. Spectators are always welcome, the action begins at 8:30 a.m. each morning and continues to 5 p.m.

Just Posted

Area A Director Ali Grieve (right), Village of Fruitvale Mayor Steve Morissette (front), and Village of Montrose Mayor Mike Walsh (left) held a congratulatory ceremony for Beaver Valley students who are part of the Class of 2021 graduates of J. L. Crowe Secondary at Beaver Creek Park on Thursday. Photo: Jim Bailey
Beaver Valley Grads of 2021

Beaver Valley mayors, RDKB Area A director celebrate their 2021 graduates with gift ceremony

Adrian Moyls is the Selkirk College Class of 2021 valedictorian and graduate of the School of Health and Human Services. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College valedictorian proves mettle in accomplishment

Adrian Moyls is a graduate of the School of Health and Human Services

A volunteer delivers food to families as part of a West Kootenay EcoSociety program. Photo: Submitted
Farms to Friends delivers 2,500th bag of food to families in need

The program services communities in the Nelson, Trail and Castlegar areas

Selkirk College has begun its search in earnest for a leader to replace president Angus Graeme who is set to retire from his position in May 2022. Photo: Submitted
Selkirk College seeks community input for president search

Current president Angus Graeme retires next year

A report shows nine West Kootenay communities are have more low-income persons than the provincial average. File photo
Study casts new light on poverty in the West Kootenay

Nine communities in region have more low-income residents than provincial average

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year, says immigration minister

Canada plans to increase persons admitted from 23,500 to 45,000 and expedite permanent residency applications

Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was stabbed and killed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna woman who fatally stabbed teen facing up to 1.5 years of jail time

Her jail sentence would be followed by an additional one to 1.5 years of supervision

Cpl. Scott MacLeod and Police Service Dog Jago. Jago was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, June 17. (RCMP)
Abbotsford police, RCMP grieve 4-year-old service dog killed in line of duty

Jago killed by armed suspect during ‘high-risk’ incident in Alberta

The George Road wildfire near Lytton, B.C., has grown to 250 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service)
B.C. drone sighting halts helicopters fighting 250 hectares of wildfire

‘If a drone collides with firefighting aircraft the consequences could be deadly,’ says BC Wildfire Service

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NACI advice to mix vaccines gets varied reaction from AstraZeneca double-dosers

NACI recommends an mRNA vaccine for all Canadians receiving a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

A aerial view shows the debris going into Quesnel Lake caused by a tailings pond breach near the town of Likely, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Updated tailings code after Mount Polley an improvement: B.C. mines auditor

British Columbia’s chief auditor of mines has found changes to the province’s requirements for tailings storage facilities

A North Vancouver man was arrested Friday and three police officers were injured after a 10-person broke out at English Bay on June 19, 2021. (Youtube/Screen grab)
Man arrested, 3 police injured during 10-person brawl at Vancouver beach

The arrest was captured on video by bystanders, many of whom heckled the officers as they struggled with the handcuffed man

Patrick O’Brien, a 75-year-old fisherman, went missing near Port Angeles Thursday evening. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard)
Search for lost fisherman near Victoria suspended, U.S. Coast Guard says

The 75-year-old man was reported missing Thursday evening

Most Read