A clutch double in five and a clean eighth end helped propel Dave Merklinger’s Canwest Propane to the Baron Insurance Super League title.
The gas men snuffed Mark Longworth’s Sladen Moore 5-4 in a tightly played championship battle Wednesday night at the Vernon Curling Club. Merklinger’s crew collected $700, while the Longworth foursome netted the $400 prize as runners-up.
Both teams were conservative at the start, swapping singles over the opening four ends. A spectacular triple-takeout set up Canwest for a double in five, the game’s only multi-point end.
Canwest skip Darren Heath delivered a nice hit-and-roll to set up a single steal in six.
Longworth looked to set up a big end in seven, but settled for one after a Canwest double takeout removed some Sladen Moore counters.
A pair of great tick shots by Canwest lead John Slattery in eight ensured Longworth wouldn’t pull any last-end heroics.