It took seven weeks, but Allysa Kyllo’s Armstrong Optometry is finally in the Baron Insurance Super League win column.
The junior skip did it in style, cracking a three-ender in the final end to topple Jim Cotter’s Woodland Equipment 6-5 Wednesday night at the Vernon Curling Club.
After Marc Fillion, throwing skip’s stones for the 3-4 Cotter rink, made a precise freeze, Kyllo, now 1-6, pulled off a low percentage double for the win.
Tied 3-3 after six ends, Cotter stole a deuce in seven after the Kyllo crew – Amy Edwards, Zetteh Gunner and Sydney Hofer – struggled to execute.
The Kyllo rink will compete in the B.C. Junior Girls Championships, starting Dec. 27 in Victoria.
Dave Merklinger’s Canwest Propane ended Brad Wood’s Nufloors’ undefeated streak with a 6-1 win.
With Darren Heath at skip, Canwest (5-2) stole a pair in one, three more in two and a single in three to put the game out of reach. Wood is 6-1.
Tuxedo Classic Promotions skip Sherry Heath came up shy on a chance at a deuce in the final end, resulting in a 5-3 loss to TJ Perepolkin’s Canaccord Wealth Management.
Perepolkin, now 3-3, opened with a single steal in one, only to give up a deuce on a well-executed double by Heath (1-6) in two. After blanking three, Canaccord skip Ryan LeDrew replied with an equally nice double for two in four, followed by a steal of one in five.
The two rinks traded singles in six and seven.
Veteran skip Mark Longworth (Sladen Moore) held on for a 4-2 win over Jenn Gerow’s CanHealth/A&G Supply.
After some solid shot making by lead Ross Hadfield, Longworth (3-4) tossed an open hit and stick for one in one, and then forced Gerow (3-4) to hit for one in two.
With a chance at three points, Longworth settled for a deuce in the fourth end after his final draw attempt went a bit far. Gerow gave up a steal of one in six, but closed the gap with a great raise-takeout in seven. Longworth ran her out of stones in eight.