Deis reaches semi-final at Tankard
Two rinks featuring Southwest curlers were in action at the 2019 Sasktel Tankard Men’s Provincial in Whitewood.
Team Deis, curling out of the Fox Valley Curling Club, made it all the way to the semi-final after putting together five straight wins.
Team Deis was comprised of skip Ryan Deis, third Scott Manners, second Jason Barnhart, and lead Kalin Deis. They were coached by Kay Montgomery.
Deis lost his opening game to Saskatoon’s Jason Jacobson on Wednesday. Deis also lost 6-4 to Twin Rivers’ Lloyd Fell in his B Event opener on Thursday afternoon.
The Fox Valley rink rebounded in the C Event with a 7-2 win over Estevan’s Brent Gedak on Friday morning.
Deis kept winning in the C Event on Friday evening against Jacobson with a 5-4 victory. The Fox Valley foursome added a 6-4 win over Kerrobert’s Joshua Heidt on Saturday morning and then clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 9-6 win over Saskatoon’s Dustin Kalthoff.
Deis opened the page playoff with an 8-6 win over Saskatoon’s Kody Hartung, but then lost in the semi-final 7-6 to Saskatoon’s Kirk Muyres.
Cabri’s Shaun Meachem was a member of Team Kalthoff, which was coached by Swift Current’s Jeff Chambers and curled out of the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon.
Kalthoff won his opener on Friday 10-3 over Kronau’s Brady Kendel. He added a 4-3 win over Kody Hartung on Thursday morning, but was knocked out of the A Event with a 6-5 loss to Muyres.
Kalthoff faced Fell on Friday afternoon to open the B Event and doubled up the Twin Rivers rink 8-4.
Kalthoff was knocked from the B Event on Friday evening in a 9-5 loss to Hartung.
They rebounded in the C Event for an 8-4 win over Kendel, but were eliminated in a 9-6 loss to Deis.