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)