NOSEWORTHY GIVES PREVIOUSLY-UNDEFEATED HARVEY A FIRST LOSS
THREE TEAMS WIN GAMES ON THE LAST ROCK (again!)
STRONG STEALS WIN FROM SKANES — GIVES DEFENDING CHAMPION A 4th LOSS
THREE TEAM AT 4-1 TOP STANDINGS AFTER DRAW #5
FOUR-WAY-TIE FOR 4th & FINAL PLAYOFF SPOT
There follows the scores and highlights for the six matchups this week in the 2016 – 2017 SuperLeague Season; again this week for the 4th consecutive week, three of the games were decided by the last rock (ices 4, 5, and 6):
ICE #1: Team Mark Noseworthy “filled the house” and registered an 11-3 win over Team Paul Harvey. Harvey gave up a 5-count in the 3rd end and 4 in the 5th end thereby slipping to a 3-way tie for first at 4-1.
ICE #2: Team Stacie Curtis stole 5 consecutive points on route to a 7-3 victory over Carroll Investments. Curtis ensured the win by drawing to the 4-foot circle with hammer in the 7th end.
ICE #3: Following a 4-count in the 2nd end, Fun ‘N’ Fast followed it up by stealing the next 5 points to defeat the Greg Blyde Junior Team 10-2. Blyde could manage only a couple of singles as skip, Adam Boland, kept the pressure on in every end.
ICE #4: Team Shelley Hardy stole 3 points in the 4th and 5th ends to open up a 5-1 lead over A. Harvey, Still Hardy had to draw the 4-foot circle in the extra end to break a 6-6 tie when skip Jeff Thomas, with his last stone, put a second counter perfectly behind cover.
ICE #5: Team Heather Strong stole 2 in the 6th end for their first lead of the game (4-3) when the skip of the Defending Champions, Trent Skanes, crashed on a guard after Strong made a hit through a port. McInnes Cooper came back with a pair and forced Strong to make a wide outturn draw to the 4-foot circle with hammer in the final end for a 6-5 victory (completing the rare sweep for the women).
ICE #6: In a game between former SuperLeague Champions, the lead changed hands 4 times. Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy, scored the pivotal points (a pair in the 7th end) and moved into the 3-way tie for first place when the skip of Team Colin Thomas was long on a draw with backing. The Andrew Symonnds skipped team registered the 6-3 win when Thomas faced a high-difficult (or impossible) shot with the last rock of the game.
The top four teams, and ties, make the Playoffs. Thirty of the 66 round robin games are now completed; the half-way point will be passed next week (when just five games will be played). The Standings, after all teams have played five games, are:
4 – 1 Team Paul Harvey
4 – 1 Team Mark Noseworthy
4 – 1 Therapeutic Services Physiotherapy (skipped by Andrew Symonds)
3 – 2 A. Harvey (skipped by Jeff Thomas)
3 – 2 Team Colin Thomas
3 – 2 Team Heather Strong
3 – 2 Fun ‘N’ Fast (skipped by Adam Boland)
2 – 3 Team Shelley Hardy
1 – 4 Greg Blyde Junior Team
1 – 4 Carroll Investments (skipped by Andrew Taylor)
1 – 4 McInnes Cooper (skipped by Trent Skanes)
1 – 4 Team Stacie Curtis