Dave Merklinger’s Canwest Propane counted a huge four-point fourth end to brush back Robbi Kuhn’s North Enderby Timber 7-6 in Baron Insurance Super League action Wednesday night at the Vernon Curling Club.
Merklinger, with Darren Heath tossing skip’s stones, went up a deuce in the first end, only to have the timber crew storm back with a single and steal of two. Kuhn chipped away at the lead after the break with a deuce in five and single in seven.
Sherry Heath’s De Vine Vintners pounced on Team Longworth’s rusty/injured Sladen Moore rink, pulling a 6-4 comeback win.
With skip Mark Longworth sidelined indefinitely with a separated shoulder, the Sladen group brought in super spare Jenn Gerow and bumped Jon Gardner to second and had Jamie Sexton at skip.
Heath had Briane MacLean throwing skip’s stones and opened with a steal in one. Sexton delivered a pair of nice draws to secure a deuce in two, followed by a steal in three.
The vintners rallied with a deuce in four and forced Sexton to a single in five before cranking up the offence in six and seven.
Darrell (Heavy D) Houston’s Nufloors lasted just four ends, conceding a 7-0 decision to Jim Cotter’s Woodland Equipment.
Nufloors came out flying, making a couple draws to the button, followed by some well-placed guards, but Cotter managed to squeeze out a single.
Woodland’s Marc Fillion made two nice draws, followed by a hit-and-roll by Aron Herrick to really put the pressure on Houston, who gave up a steal of four.
Single steals by Cotter in three and four resulted in handshakes.