Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts Final
Team Homan returned to the Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts Final with a win over Team Auld in Saturday’s Semifinal. Team Harrison earned a direct berth into the Final thanks to their top finish in the round robin. Teams alternated singles and blanks in the first 4 ends until Homan scored a go-ahead 3 ender in the fifth. Team Harrison responded with a deuce, which Team Homan mirrored in the 8th end with a great shot to score two. Team Harrison faced two Homan rocks on her last in the 9th when her draw slipped just a bit deep, giving Homan a steal of 1 and a 3 point lead going into the last end. In the 10th end Homan kept it clean and had a short runback to run Team Harrison out of rocks.
Team Homan moves on to represent Ontario at the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
Recharge with Milk Men’s Ontario Tankard Final
After surging back to defeat Team Epping, Team Tuck was looking to continue their momentum from the morning as they took on Team Howard. Glenn Howard was in search of his 17th Ontario title Sunday, while Team Tuck was looking to book their first trip to the Brier. Tuck got out to an early lead scoring 3 in the 3rd end for a 3-1 lead, but Team Howard responded with a pair in the 4th and a steal of two in the fifth. After a blank in the 6th, Team Tuck picked up a deuce in 7 to tie the game at 5. Howard had a draw for 4 in the 8th but had to settle for 3 and an 8-5 lead after 8 ends. Tuck scored 1 in 9, leaving Howard with a two point lead and hammer in the tenth end. Howard successfully ran Team Tuck out of rocks to become Ontario Champions.
Team Howard becomes Team Ontario and will represent the province at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier.
Recharge with Milk Men’s Ontario Tankard Semifinal
In the Recharge with Milk Men’s Ontario Tankard Semifinal Team Epping jumped out to an early lead after scoring 3 in the second, followed by a steal of 2 and a steal of 1. Team Tuck quickly responded to the 6-1 deficit with a 3 ender of their own in the 5th end to close the first half with Epping up 6-4. Epping and Tuck traded singles in the 6th and 7th but Epping’s score of 1 in the sixth would be his last offence of the game. Tuck stole singles in 8 and 9, leading to a tie game going into the tenth and final end. Epping needed to tap a half buried stone on the button back in order to get his single to win the game. Epping’s last rock was a little outside of the path, and a few extra feet of weight caused the stone to travel through the house untouched giving Team Tuck the win.