Reigning champs regain top spot
BTN Chartered Accountants defeat Seaborn Insurance to regain first place
Penny Barker and her BTN Chartered Accountants rink have regained top spot in the Great Western Original 16 Cash League after defeating Seaborn Insurance 7-3 on Wednesday in a battle of first place teams.
After a blank first end and a single by BTN in the second, Seaborn came out with a deuce in the third but BTN replied with three in the fourth. Seaborn tied up the game with one in the fifth. After a blank sixth end, BTN put up another three points in seven and a single in eight.
BTN now improves their record to 7-1, while Seaborn Insurance drops to 6-2.
Ryan Wenarchuk and Johns Music stayed in contention by improving his record to 7-2 as they barely got by Team Redgoat and Donna Ackerman 6-5.
Johns Music jumped out to a big lead after scoring three in the first, but Team Redgoat rebounded with one in the second and stole one in the third. Johns Music picked up one in the fourth to lead 4-2.
Team Redgoat picked up the deuce in the fifth and stole one in the sixth to take the lead. Johns Music turned around, however, and scored one the seventh and stole one the eighth to get the win.
Moose Jaw Fountain Tire/ Keons, skipped by Warren Marcotte, improved their record to 6-2 and a share of in in second place after defeating Stan Barnsley and Tip Top Roofing/Pro-Tec Electric 10-2. Tip Top Roofing remains tied in second at 6-2 as well.
In other action, Barb Wallace and her rink picked up their second win of the year, defeating Shaunna Fritzler (1-7) 8-3. After Fritzler scored one in the first end, Wallace scored one in the second and stole two in each of the third and fourth ends.
Fritzler can within two when they picked up the deuce in the fifth, but conceded after Wallace scored third with the hammer in the sixth.
Joe Gunnis and EMJ Marketing (3-5) narrowly defeated Patrick Ackerman and Ackerman Ag Services (1-7) 9-8. Down 8-6 going into the eighth and final end, EMJ scored three when they needed it to win the match.
Ralph Courtnage and Terra Grain Fuels (4-4) stole a victory from Wade Gray and Protec Video (3-6) 7-6. Protec Video was up 6-4 after six ends of play when Terra Grain Fuels scored a single in the seventh and stole two in the eighth.
Easy Care Living and Lorraine Arguin (5-3) had an easy time with RA Garland Agro and Murray Stroeder (4-5) with a 9-0 victory.
Bob Desjarlais’ Kal Tire rink (5-3) also stole away a win from Ben Gamble and KMS/ Park Capital (3-5) 5-4. Down 4-2 after six ends, Kal Tire tied the game with two in the seventh and stole one in the eighth.
The Great Western Original 16 Cash League plays every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre.