A full day of competition Saturday has narrowed down the teams vying to represent Ontario at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier and Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
Due to a three way tie for 4th, two tie breakers were needed to determine who would face Team Bailey in the 3 v 4 game. Team Tuck received a bye to the second tiebreakers thanks to round robin wins over both Team Balsdon and Team Maus. The match between Team Maus and Team Balsdon was a tight back-and-forth game until Team Maus stole one in eight and stole two in the ninth to secure a victory.
In the second tie breaker, Team Tuck came out firing, only allowing their opposition Team Maus to score single points in three ends leading to a 7-3 victory.
After advancing from the women’s tie breaker, Team Auld faced Team Homan, who finished the round robin in second place. Team Homan broke the game open in the fourth end, scoring four and cruised to a 9-3 victory after 8 ends.
Men’s 1 v 2 Game
The crowd was treated to a repeat of Thursday night’s Team Howard vs Team Epping marquee matchup on Saturday afternoon. Team Epping lead early, but a steal of 2 in the ninth end gave Team Howard a one point lead in the 10th. The 10th end was all Team Howard, putting lots of pressure on Team Epping. Epping attempted an in-off on both his stones and narrowly missed sticking the shot on his last rock. With the steal of three Team Howard advances to the Recharge with Milk Men’s Tankard Final Sunday at 4:00pm. Team Epping gets a second chance at making the final when he plays the winner of 3 v 4 game Sunday morning at 9:00am.
Men’s 3 v 4 Game
The teams with identical round robin records played an even game throughout, leading to a tie game going into the tenth end. Team Bailey had a draw to the button for the win with last rock, but sweepers could not get it in for shot. Team Tuck stole 2 for the win and the spot in the semifinal.
Sunday Match Ups
Team Tuck will face Team Epping in the Recharge with Milk Men’s Tankard Semifinal at 9:00am. The winner will advance to play Team Howard in the Championship Final Sunday at 4:00pm.
Team Homan will take on Team Harrison in the Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts Championship Final at 12:30pm.
Sunday is set up to be an exciting day in Cobourg as two teams will become Team Ontario and move on to represent the province at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier.
SCORES & STANDINGS: http://ontcurl.com/scoreboard/#!/competitions/2266