Kuhn sliding at provincials
Vernon’s Robbi Kuhn is 2-5 at the Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championships in Cloverdale.
Kuhn, who skips a rink in the local Super League, bowed 9-6 to Royal City’s (New Westminster) Marilou Richter Thursday morning.
Backed by Karla Thompson, Michelle Ramsay and Christen Wilson, Kuhn opened the 10-team spiel with a 9-8 extra-end loss to Kelowna’s Kelly Scott Monday morning.
The Okanagan foursome rebounded in the night draw by doubling Royal City’s Lori Olsen 6-3.
After Tuesday losses to Simone Groundwater (10-5) of Williams Lake and Marla Mallett (9-3) of Cloverdale, Kuhn split her Wednesday games, falling 7-6 to Royal City’s Kristen Fox before grounding Lumby’s Simone Brosseau 8-7.
Brosseau now leads a team out of the Juan de Fuca Curling Club.
Kuhn faced Allison MacInnes of Abbotsford Thursday night, and wraps up the round-robin this morning against Patti Knezevic of Prince George.
Brosseau is also 2-5.
Meanwhile, in Baron Insurance Super League action Wednesday night at the Vernon Curling Club, Jim Cotter’s Woodland Equipment used the hammer to count one in eight to brush back Mark Longworth’s Sladen Moore 6-5.
After swapping singles in one and two, the 9-4 feller bunchers counted a deuce in three and forced the 7-7 Sladen Moore crew to a single in four. Another double by Cotter in five had Longworth in trouble, but the veteran skip replied with a deuce in six and steal of one in seven.
In a battle of Heaths, Darren’s Canwest Propane outlasted Sherry’s De Vine Vintners 7-5.
After back-and-forth deuces over the first four ends, the Vintners (2-12) collected a single in five and the gasmen went ahead with a double in six. Following a blank seventh end, Darren made a nice freeze with his last stone in eight, and De Vine skip Sandra Jenkins narrowly missed with her angle-raise attempt to allow a steal.
With Kuhn at provincials, North Enderby Timber fell 7-1 to Darrell (Heavy D) Houston’s Nufloors.
With Doug Smith calling the shots, NET third Brad Kuhn made a couple of great raises to the four-foot to set up a three-ender in one. Smith drew four-foot for a single steal in two, and Houston (6-8) missed on a runback to give NET (7-7) an insurmountable lead.