Rink manager Dave Merklinger may have to report several counts of burglary following the Vernon Curling Club’s championship night on Thursday.
The winners of the men’s, women’s, mixed and Baron Insurance Super League finals all recorded late steals to earn their titles.
Ryan Kuhn, subbing at skip for vacationing brother Brad, guided North Enderby Timber to a 7-6 win over T.J. Perepolkin’s Canaccord Capital Wealth Management in the Super League final.
After Ryan drew to the side of the four-foot in the seventh end to count two, tieing the game 6-6, the NET front-enders – lead Robbi Kuhn, second Darrell Houston and third Garry Van Den Berghe – helped put up a centre guard to set up a come-around draw for their skip in the final end. Perepolkin was left for an open hit for the win, but his final stone rolled out.
The game was a see-saw battle from the start, with Kuhn pocketing a deuce in the first end. After the two rinks swapped singles in two and three, Canaccord – lead Marnie Kovacs, second Gerry Kovacs and third Terri Bublitz – equalized with two points in four.
Ryan had a chance for a five-ender in five, but his rock didn’t curl and he had to settle for one.
Perepolkin came on strong in six, junking up the house to count three points to set up an exciting finish.
The two teams shared a table upstairs afterwards.
NET collected the $500 purse, with Perepolkin taking the $300 runner-up prize. Merklinger’s Jet Ice and Jim Cotter’s Woodland Equipment each pocketed $250 as semifinalists.
In the men’s final, Mark Longworth, supported by third Al Cooper, second John Kuly and lead Dale Ortman, stole a point in the final end to brush back Wayne Laface 7-6.
Laface was backed by third Jim Holt, second Ric Monk and lead Floyd Olson.
Jan Mori’s rink – third Sharon Morrison, second Ina Forrest and lead Nancy Aggassi – used a late steal to brush back Pat Boivan 7-6.
Boivan was supported by third Sandra Chester, second Betty Murray and lead Sandra Lorimer.
Brian Essington needed a three-point steal in the final end to earn an impressive 8-7 comeback win over Jim Skrenek.
Essington was backed by third Sherry Essington, second Dave Poggemoeller and lead Deb Poggemoeller.