Vintners snap skid
De Vine Vintners began 2013 by snapping a 10-game Baron Insurance Super League losing streak Wednesday night at the Vernon Curling Club.
Skipped by Brianne McLean, the Vintners counted a steal of three in the fourth end en route to a 6-1 win over Robbi Kuhn’s North Enderby Timber to improve to 2-11.
The wine crew kept the pressure on in the fifth end by burying a rock on the button. Kuhn (6-7) was unable to dislodge it with a lightweight tap come-around, resulting in handshakes.
Mark Longworth’s Sladen Moore erased an early three-point deficit to earn a 6-4 win over Darrell (Heavy D) Houston’s Nufloors.
Nufloors (6-7) went up 3-0 in the first end on some solid shooting from third Kelsey Tetlock. Longworth (7-6) got one back in the second end, and after a blank third, Houston made a fine hit-and-stick facing three Sladen stones in four.
Longworth earned his first lead with a huge four-ender in six, and secured the comeback with a single steal in seven.
Meanwhile, the Vernon club hosted a 48-team men’s spiel last weekend, with the Vernon rink of TJ Perepolkin, Paul Toovey, Daryl Sharp and Jay Johnson winning the A Event.
Topping the other brackets were:
B Event: Jamie Hay, Garry VanDenBerghe, Daryl Gunnlaugson, Randy Baret and Ross Hadfield (Winnipeg/Vernon).
C Event: Garry Gelowitz, Wayne Laface, Dennis Case, Bob Harris (Kelowna).
D Event: Kevin Geistlinger, Ian Veitch, Mike Watt, Wayne Ovens (Vernon).