Super League FINAL

TEAM NOSEWORTHY DEFEATS TEAM PAUL HARVEY IN RE/MAX SUPERLEAGUE FINAL

 

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME GOES AN EXTRA END

 

MULTIPLE SUPERLEAGUE CHAMP, MARK NOSEWORTHY, THROWS A $429 HAMMER FOR THE WIN

 

$7,200 RE/MAX SUPERLEAGUE WINDS DOWN FOR 2016-17 —

BIG WINNER IS NOSEWORTHY FOURSOME WITH $2,210.50

 

After 71 games since early October, there is finally a Champion declared for the Season of SuperLeague play.   There follows the linescore and highlights for the Final Game in SuperLeague at the RE/MAX Centre:

 

Final Game; ICE #5:

 

TEAM PAUL HARVEY       000  100  12  0  =  4

TEAM NOSEWORTHY*   101  011  00  1   =  5

 

A few dozen spectators at the RE/MAX Centre endured some rusty play before a thrilling finish to the Championship Game between Team Paul Harvey and Team Noseworthy; the third time that they have faced off this year.   Team Noseworthy was the decisive (11-3) winner in the SuperLeague round robin game (Draw #5 on November 8).   In the 1 vs. 2 Page Playoff Game on January 11, Team Noseworthy was again the victor; this time by a 6-3 score with the decisive points coming on a steal of 3 in the first end.   This second encounter earned Team Noseworthy hammer (last rock) in the first end of the Championship Game.   However tonights’ Championship Game was not decided until skip Mark Noseworthy perfectly executed a double takeout in the top half of the house with the final stone of an extra end.

 

A few of the highlights follow:

  • Among the 5 singles scored by Team Noseworthy (Ross Young, lead; Peter Hollett, second; Alex Smith, third; and skip Mark Noseworthy) were miscues on blank attempts in the first and 5th ends, and a steal in the 6th when opposing skip, Paul Harvey, rolled too far hitting against a pair.
  • The third end had some drama.   Team Harvey (Mike Day, lead; Andrew Manuel, second; Steve Bragg, third; and skip Paul Harvey) were lying four when third, Rick Rowsell (substituting for Alex Smith) made a key double takeout.   Noseworthy followed with a freeze against 3 counters and picked up another steal when Harvey smashed a pack of stones at the back of the 8-foot circle but failed to move shot rock enough for a multiple count.
  • Team Harvey was down 4-1 playing the 7th end and was forced to hit against two and hope to steal a tieing pair in the 8th end.   Harvey’s only other point over the first 7 ends was also a hit against two (in the 4th end.)
  • After two missed tick-shot attempts, the 8th end was well-played by both teams until Noseworthy’s hammer — a draw to the full 4-foot circle against a pair under cover nibbling the 4-foot at 9 o’clock.   Noseworthy’s $429 hammer uncharacteristically barely made it over the hog line; and the game was headed to an extra end.
  • Team Noseworthy made a couple of double peels, but Team Harvey executed a double takeout with their last stone.   Noseworthy had a nose hit on two counters about a metre apart in the top half of the house for the win and he made no mistake in taking another SuperLeague Championship.

The Final Standings, and Winnings, reads:

10 – 3    $2,210.50+      Team Mark Noseworthy

11 – 3    $1,851.50+      Team Paul Harvey

 

 9 – 4     $1,138.00       Fun ‘N’ Fast (skipped by Adam Boland)

 8 – 5     $  845.00       Team Heather Strong

 

7 – 4    $245.00   Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy (skipped by Andrew Symonds)

6 – 5    $210.00    Team Colin Thomas

5 – 6     $175.00   McInnes Cooper (skipped by Trent Skanes)

5 – 6     $175.00   A. Harvey (skipped by Jeff Thomas)

4 – 7     $140.00   Team Shelley Hardy

2 – 9     $ 70.00   Greg Blyde Junior Team

2 – 9     $ 70.00    Team Stacie Curtis

2 – 9     $ 70.00    Carroll Investments (skipped by Andrew Taylor)

 

$7,200.00

Super League Tie Breaker Recap

TEAM STRONG FIGHTS INTO RE/MAX SUPERLEAGUE PAGE PLAYOFFS

 

$7,200 RE/MAX SUPERLEAGUE WINDS DOWN FOR 2016-17 —

WINNER COULD GET AS MUCH AS $2,245.50

 

FUN ‘N’ FAST TO PLAY TEAM STRONG IN THE 3 vs. 4 GAME —-

—- TEAM HARVEY TO PLAY THE WINNER IN THE SEMI-FINAL

 

There follows the scores and highlights for the two games this week in SuperLeague at the RE/MAX Centre:

 

ICE #3; Tie-Breaker Game (for 4th Place):

With both teams having 7-4 round robin records, THERAPEUTIC SERVICES PHYSIOTHERAPY earned hammer in the first end by defeating TEAM STRONG 8-2 in their Round Robin Game in Draw #8 on November 29.   The tie-breaker was a different story.   The best chance the men had to score in the game was in the first end when they gave up a four!   The men chose to shake hands early giving TEAM STRONG an 8-0 victory and a berth in another sudden-death game; the 3 vs. 4 Page Playoff Game.   There are things you just can’t explain in a game like this, but (if there was a key to the victory) the Heather Strong skipped team took full advantage of some perfectly placed guards.   THERAPEUTIC SERVICES PHYSIOTHERAPY gets $245.00 for their 7 wins this SuperLeague Season.   The women are now assured of at least $845.00.

 

Team Noseworthy has earned a berth in the SuperLeague Final (and at least $1,781.50) with their win earlier this month over Team Harvey who is assured at least $1,173 and will play the Semi-Final winner.   The RE/MAX SuperLeague Champion could win as much as $2,245.50.

 

ICE #4; Make-Up Game:

In the final of the 66 round robin games, A. Harvey (skipped by Jeff Thomas) trailed the Greg Blyde Provincial Junior Championship Team 2-1 at the half.   The Seniors, however, finished powerfully in the game that saw lots of rocks in play every end.   They scored pairs with hammer in both the 5th and 7th ends while the Juniors managed just a single in the 6th when 5 rocks surrounder the button.   Down 5-3 with hammer in the 8th end, Blyde was forced to play a high-difficulty double takeout, but the result was a 6-3 final.   The win gave the Seniors $175 from a 5-6 record for their SuperLeague Season.

 

The Standings, and Winnings-to-Date, with all 66 round robin games and the 1 vs. 2 game now completed, reads:

 9 – 3     $1,781.50+  Team Mark Noseworthy

10 – 2    $1,173+       Team Paul Harvey

 

8 – 3     $880+         Fun ‘N’ Fast (skipped by Adam Boland)

8 – 4     $845+         Team Heather Strong

 

7 – 4    $245.00   Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy (skipped by Andrew Symonds)

6 – 5    $210.00    Team Colin Thomas

5 – 6     $175.00   McInnes Cooper (skipped by Trent Skanes)

5 – 6     $175.00   A. Harvey (skipped by Jeff Thomas)

4 – 7     $140.00    Team Shelley Hardy

2 – 9     $ 70.00   Greg Blyde Junior Team

2 – 9     $ 70.00    Team Stacie Curtis

2 – 9     $ 70.00    Carroll Investments (skipped by Andrew Taylor)

Super League Draw #11 Recap

$7,200 RE/MAX SUPERLEAGUE WINDS DOWN

 

TEAM NOSEWORTHY JOINS TEAM HARVEY FOR THE 1 vs. 2 PAGE PLAYOFF GAME

 

FUN ‘N’ FAST FINISHES IN THIRD PLACE

 

TEAM STRONG AND THERAPEUTIC SERVICES PHYSIOTHERAPY TO PLAY TIE-BREAKER FOR LAST PLAYOFF SPOT

 

 

Last Draw, four of the six games were decided by the last rock; this week, just one of the six encounters was a nail-biter.   The night started with the 3 teams at 7-3 able to wrap up a playoff position with a win in their final game:

  • Team Mark Noseworthy won over A. Harvey and took coveted Second Place (a team with an extra life in the Page Playoff).
  • Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy lost to Team Curtis and must play a Tie-Breaker with Team Strong for Fourth Place.
  • Fun ‘N’ Fast took Third Place without having to throw a stone against McInnes Cooper (they will play a postponed game Sunday — win and Fun ‘N’ Fast gets Third Place at 8-3 but Team Noseworthy takes the higher position by virtue of their round robin head-to-head win; and a loss Sunday puts Fun ‘N’ Fast in a 3-way tie at 7-4 but they will take Third Place because of their round robin victories over both Team Strong and Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy).

The two other teams still in contention at 6-4 when the night started were Team Colin Thomas (who was eliminated — shutout — by First Place Team Paul Harvey) and Team Heather Strong (who fought into a Tie-Breaker with a win over the recently crowned new Provincial Junior Champion, Team Greg Blyde.   The Fourth Place Tie-Breaker is necessary because a team cannot be eliminated from the Playoffs by their head-to-head round robin record.

 

There follows the scores and highlights for the six matchups this week in the 2016 – 2017 RE/MAX SuperLeague Season:

 

Make-Up Game:   A. Harvey (skipped by Jeff Thomas) were spoilers, scoring 3 multiples and defeating McInnes Cooper (skipped by Trent Skanes) 8-3.   McInnes Cooper, the Defending SuperLeague Winner, was thereby eliminated from playoff contention.    Thomas held a 5-1 lead at the half and scored three in the 6th end to put the game away (leaving 5 teams in contention for second place and a spot in the 1 vs. 2 Page Playoff Game).

 

ICE #1:       Team Stacie Curtis scored 3 in the first end but gave it back in the 7th end and Curtis had to make a takeout with her last rock for a 7-4 win over former RE/MAX SuperLeague Winners Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy.

 

ICE #3:       Former multiple RE/MAX SuperLeague Winner Team Mark Noseworthy was the 9-1 victor over another former multiple RE/MAX SuperLeague Winner A. Harvey (skipped by Jeff Thomas).   Noseworthy scored 3 multiples, the nicest shot being a big weight double takeout in the 4th end that squeezed two frozen stones off the button for a 6-1 lead.

 

ICE #4:      Team Greg Blyde was held to a couple singles (thanks largely to erratic draw weight).   Team Heather Strong led throughout and won their must-win encounter 8-2 with the clinching points, a 4-count, coming in the 6th end.

 

ICE #5:      Former RE/MAX SuperLeague Winner Team Colin Thomas was prevented from moving into tie-break position by a 6-0 loss to First Place Team Paul Harvey.   Harvey stole 3 in the 5th end for a 5-0 lead.   The Thomas foursome gets $210 for their season of SuperLeague play.

 

ICE #6:      Carroll Investments.strategically blanked the opening end, took a pair with hammer in the 2nd end, and was never behind in their 7-2 win over Team Shelley Hardy    The Hardy foursome gets $140 for their season of SuperLeague play.   The Andrew Taylor skipped foursome gets $70 and their win kept them from being alone in the cellar.

 

 

The Standings, and Winnings-to-Date, with sixty-four of the 66 round robin games now completed, reads:

 

10 – 1   $350+    Team Paul Harvey

8 – 3     $280+    Team Mark Noseworthy

7 – 3     $245+    Fun ‘N’ Fast (skipped by Adam Boland)

 

7 – 4     $245.00   Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy (skipped by Andrew Symonds)

7 – 4     $245.00   Team Heather Strong

 

6 – 5    $210.00    Team Colin Thomas

5 – 5     $175.00+  McInnes Cooper (skipped by Trent Skanes)

4 – 6     $140.00+  A. Harvey (skipped by Jeff Thomas)

4 – 7     $140.00    Team Shelley Hardy

2 – 8     $ 70.00+   Greg Blyde Junior Team

2 – 9     $ 70.00    Team Stacie Curtis

2 – 9     $ 70.00    Carroll Investments (skipped by Andrew Taylor)

Super League Draw # 10 Recap

PAUL HARVEY (9-1) ASSURED OF FIRST PLACE; WINS IN EXTRA END + DRAWS BUTTON FOR A SECOND WIN

 

SIX TEAMS FIGHTING FOR LAST 3 PLAYOFF SPOTS

 

SYMONDS, NOSEWORTHY, & BOLAND NEED TO WIN FINAL ROUND-ROBIN GAMES

 

TIE-BREAKERS LOOM LARGE IN RE/MAX SUPERLEAGUE

 

 

There was excitement for the couple dozen spectators this week in RE/MAX SuperLeague Curling.   Not only were five of the six games won on the last rock, but Team Paul Harvey won two games and the last rock loss they handed Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy in the feature game not only assured the Harvey foursome of a berth in the Championship Game, but also set up excitement next draw in the battle for the last 3 playoff positions.    The 3 teams at 7-3 can wrap up a playoff position with a win in their final game; Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy plays Team Curtis (1-9), Team Mark Noseworthy plays A. Harvey (3-5), and  Fun ‘N’ Fast plays McInnes Cooper (a contender at 5-4).   The two other teams still in contention at 6-4 are Team Colin Thomas (who plays First Place Team Harvey) and Team Heather Strong (who plays the 2-7 Greg Blyde Junior foursome on centre court).

 

There follows the scores and highlights for the makeup game and five regular draw matchups this week in the 2016 – 2017 RE/MAX SuperLeague Season:

Make-Up Game:    In a game that started slowly and was 1-0 for Fun ‘N’ Fast at the half and 2-2 after 6 ends, Team Paul Harvey registered a 5-4 extra end victory over Fun ‘N’ Fast.   The 7th end had every rock in play and Harvey was left with a high-difficulty shot for 4 — he managed to get a deuce.   In the 8th end, skip Adam Boland made an open hit for a pair, but Harvey was good on a hit with hammer in the extra end to stay in First Place at 8-1.

 

ICE #1:      In a game of a former RE/MAX SuperLeague winners, McInnes Cooper (skipped by Trent Skanes), was the 7-3 victor in their must win match against Team Mark Noseworthy, when Noseworthy’s last rock draw against 3 to go an extra end crashed a guard.

 

ICE #2:     Former RE/MAX SuperLeague winner Team Colin Thomas scored in just two ends but that was sufficient for a 7-3 win over Team Shelley Hardy.   The margin of victory was a 4-count in the 4th end which kept the Thomas foursome in playoff contention.

 

ICE #3:     In their feature game against First Place Team Paul HarveyTherapeutic Services Physiotherapy was valiant in defeat; skip Andrew Symonds drew the button with hammer for a point in the first end, forced the opposition to a measure in the 2nd end, and scored 3 for a 4-1 lead after 3 ends.   However, the Harvey foursome came back from the deficit with 3 in the 4th, a pair in the 6th, and calmly drew the button with the last rock in the 7-6 game.

 

ICE #4:     In the Brother/Sister Game, Team Stacie Curtis (with lead Erica Trickett) enjoyed a 5-3 lead after Curtis made a double-raise takeout for a pair in the 5th end, but Fun ‘N’ Fast (with Erica’s Brother, Stephen, playing third) stayed in playoff position by taking a 9-5 last rock victory by scoring deuces in each of the last 3 ends.

 

ICE #6:     Team Heather Strong stayed in contention by overcoming 3-0 and 4-2 deficits with 3-counts in the 4th and 7th ends against Carroll Investments.   In the last rock of the game which finished 9-6, skip Andrew Taylor, to go an extra end, was left vwith a high-difficulty inturn thin double takeout attempt (which stayed wide of the target).

 

The Standings, with fifty-eight of the 66 round robin games now completed, reads:

9 – 1    Team Paul Harvey

 

7 – 3    Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy (skipped by Andrew Symonds)

7 – 3    Team Mark Noseworthy

7 – 3    Fun ‘N’ Fast (skipped by Adam Boland)

 

6 – 4    Team Colin Thomas

6 – 4    Team Heather Strong

5 – 4    McInnes Cooper (skipped by Trent Skanes)

 

3 – 5     A. Harvey (skipped by Jeff Thomas)

4 – 6    Team Shelley Hardy

2 – 7    Greg Blyde Junior Team

1 – 9    Team Stacie Curtis

1 – 9    Carroll Investments (skipped by Andrew Taylor)

 

NOTE 1:        Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours from RE/MAX SuperLeague participants and organizers.

Super League Draw #9 Recap

TEAM HARVEY (7-1) STAYS IN FIRST PLACE

 

LEADERS DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM THE REST OF THE PACK

 

NINE TEAMS STILL HAVE MATHMATICAL CHANCE OF MAKING THE PLAYOFFS

 

 

For the second consecutive week, the three women’s teams were defeated by the men’s teams (and, in the only battle of the spouses this season, Mike Day was lead on the Paul Harvey foursome that defeated his wife Sarah’s team.   Sarah plays second stone on the Heather Strong foursome.)  There follows the scores and highlights for the six matchups this week in the 2016 – 2017 RE/MAX SuperLeague Season:

 

ICE #1:      Team Stacie Curtis (with Julie Devereaux skipping and Erin Porter throwing last rocks) was edged 5-3 by the Greg Blyde Junior Team when Porter’s outturn tap to tie the game hung out wide.

 

ICE #2:     Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy scored the only multiple (a deuce) on a takeout in the final end in a 4-2 win over A. Harvey (skipped by Jeff Thomas) — the second lowest scoring game of the SuperLeague season.

 

ICE #3:      Carroll Investments gave up a steal of 3 in the 4th end which enabled the Defending Champion, McInnes Cooper (skipped by Trent Skanes), to take a 5-3 victory and keep their playoff hopes alive.

 

ICE #4:      Team Mark Noseworthy, a former RE/MAX SuperLeague winner, had steals in the 5th, 6th, & 7th ends on route to a key 6-2 win over another former RE/MAX SuperLeague winner Team Colin Thomas,   The Noseworthy foursome has a 7-2 record and stays tied for second place.

 

ICE #5:     Team Shelley Hardy (the team still in contention at 4-5 but with the least likely chance of making the playoffs) scored in just 2 ends (both multiples) in a 7-6 extra end loss to Fun ‘N’ Fast.   The Adam Boland skipped team stole the winning point when Hardy’s inturn hit with hammer crashed a guard.

 

ICE #6:     Team Paul Harvey stayed in First Place with a 7-5 victory over Team Heather Strong.   The lead changed hands 5 times, but the winning points (a 3-count) came when Strong’s outturn draw against a group os stomes at the top of the 12-foot circle sailed too deep to force Harvey to throw his hammer.

 

The Standings, with fifty-two of the 66 round robin games now completed, reads:

7 – 1    Team Paul Harvey

7 – 2    Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy (skipped by Andrew Symonds)

7 – 2    Team Mark Noseworthy

6 – 2    Fun ‘N’ Fast (skipped by Adam Boland)

 

5 – 4    Team Colin Thomas

5 – 4    Team Heather Strong

4 – 4    McInnes Cooper (skipped by Trent Skanes)

 

3 – 5     A. Harvey (skipped by Jeff Thomas)

4 – 5    Team Shelley Hardy

2 – 7    Greg Blyde Junior Team

1 – 8    Team Stacie Curtis

1 – 8    Carroll Investments (skipped by Andrew Taylor)

 

NOTE 1:       In Draw #10 next week (which will include the first of two make-up games), Team Paul Harvey and Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy (the top two teams) play each other in the feature game at centre court.   The teams with four losses will be hoping for a Paul Harvey victory and that Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy loses its final game against Team Curtis.   The two teams with 5 losses will need a lot of help, including a 3-game losing streak by Fun ‘N’ Fast.   The last two draws in RE/MAX SuperLeague curling will be split by the Christmas break.   After Draw #10 next week, SuperLeague will take 2-weeks off before concluding the round robin the first week in January.

 

Super League Draw #8 Recap

BRAGG SOLID AGAIN TO KEEP A. HARVEY IN FIRST PLACE AT 6-1

 

TWO TEAM TIED FOR SECOND AT 6-2

 

THREE TEAMS WITH 6 WINS; 3 TEAMS WITH 5 WINS

 

JUST 3 TEAMS ELIMINATED FROM THE PLAYOFFS WITH 3 DRAWS REMAINING

 

 

This week, the women’s teams were no match for the men’s teams, dropping all three of their encounters.   There follows the scores and highlights for the matchups this week in the 2016 – 2017 RE/MAX SuperLeague Season:

 

ICE #1:     The Defending Champion, McInnes Cooper (3-4 and skipped by Trent Skanes) scored 4 deuces and kept their playoff hopes alive with an 8-4 win over Team Shelley Hardy (4-4).

 

ICE #2:     Steve Bragg successfully substituted at skip for the second consecutive week and kept Team Paul Harvey in First Place with a 6-4 victory over The Greg Blyde Junior Team.     Bragg scored the decisive pair in the 7th end and ran the juniors out of stones in the final end.

 

ICE #3:    In a “wild” encounter, Fun ‘N’ Fast scored four multiples (including 3 in the final end) to register a 10-7 win over A. Harvey (skipped by Jeff Thomas).   The young Adam Boland skipped Team is now at 5-2; having a game in hand, they are the foursome with 5 wins with the best chance of making the Playoffs.

 

ICE #4:     Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy was in control from start to finish in their key 8-2 feature game win over Team Heather Strong.   Going into the game, both teams were 5-2 and in a 3-way tie for Second Place.   The Andrew Symonds skipped Team scored a decisive 4 with hammer in the 7th end.

 

ICE #5:     Team Mark Noseworthy scored 3 in the 6th end for a 5-2 lead and shook off a pair in the 7th end to defeat Carroll Investments. 5-4, ending the Andrew Taylor skipped foursome’s hopes of a major upset.

 

ICE #6:      Team Colin Thomas scored 3 pairs in a 6-2 win over Team Stacie Curtis completing the night’s 3-game sweep of men’s teams over women’s teams.   Team Colin Thomas, a former RE/MAX SuperLeague winner, is now at 5-3 and in the thick of the Playoff battle.

 

The top four teams make the Playoffs, and a big fight is shaping up for the fourth and final playoff spot.   The Standings, with forty-six of the 66 round robin games now completed, reads:

6 – 1    Team Paul Harvey

6 – 2    Team Mark Noseworthy

6 – 2    Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy (skipped by Andrew Symonds)

 

5 – 2    Fun ‘N’ Fast (skipped by Adam Boland)

5 – 3    Team Colin Thomas

5 – 3    Team Heather Strong

 

4 – 4    Team Shelley Hardy

3 – 4     A. Harvey (skipped by Jeff Thomas)

3 – 4    McInnes Cooper (skipped by Trent Skanes)

 

1 – 7    Team Stacie Curtis

1 – 7    Greg Blyde Junior Team

1 – 7    Carroll Investments (skipped by Andrew Taylor)

 

NOTE 1:       Six teams from the RE/MAX Centre SuperLeague cashed in on the “big money” at the Bally Haly Annual CashSpiel on the weekend.

 

In the 7-team Women’s Section, Team Stacie Curtis with a 4-1 record won the Championship Game and the $1,200 top prize with a 6-4 extra-end victory over Team Heather Strong.   Curtis made an outturn takeout with hammer in the extra end after Strong picked up a pair in the 8th end with a draw to tie the game.   Kate Murphy’s MUN Varsitry Team took the Consolation Section with an 8-3 win over Julia Pitcher’s Osmond’s Furniture Team.

 

In the 9-team Men’s Section, Team Colin Thomas was undefeated and took the $1,680 top prize with a 6-2 win over Team Mark Noseworthy.   Thomas made a double-raise takeout for a 4-count in the 4th end to take control of the game.   In the Consolation Section, the Greg Blyde Junior Team had a 6-1 victory over Carroll Investments (skipped by Andrew Taylor).

 

Christmas Dinner & Turkey Shoot

It is almost time for our annual Christmas Dinner & Turkey Shoot! Get your tickets soon before they are all gone!

Dinner Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the bar.  This ticket is for the dinner portion of the event only! Tickets must be purchased by December 12th. There are only 100 tickets available.  

The Turkey Draw will include frozen turkeys and other prizes!  Turkey Draw tickets are $5 each.  Participants will deliver a rock with their ticket from the hack After all rocks have been thrown, the closest rocks to each prize will win that respective prize.

We will also be doing the President’s Draw and the Membership Draw.

Anyone is invited to take part in the Turkey draw and President’s and Membership draws!

 

slide1