The final two weeks of round robin play in the Duck Mountain Super League have been competed, setting the stage for the playoffs coming up in Canora, according to a release from Glen Becenko of Kamsack.
Week seven games were held in Norquay.
“The club got the ice in just in time, so it was a little green as we curlers say, which made for some interesting games,” said Becenko.
Since there are only three sheets of ice in Norquay there were two draws held, at 6:45 and 9 p.m. In the early draw, Swan Valley Chiropractic lost its first game at the hands of the defending champs, also from Swan River, Swan Hills Properties, by 7 to 5. Also in the first draw it was W.F. Schneider and Son improving their record by beating Hub International 5 to 2. In the late draw it saw local team Challoner Farms with home ice advantage take an early lead and go on to victory over NCC Farms by 7 to 3.
On the other sheet it was Pioneer Hybrid narrowly hanging on with a steal of one in the eighth end over Pattison Ag by 6 to 5. Both Hub International and Pattison Ag remained winless.
The following day one makeup game from an earlier draw was held in Swan River on a very cool evening. The team of Swan Valley Properties handed Pattison Ag yet another defeat of 7 to 0.
The final round robin games took place in Benito, Man, on Jan. 3
The only game that had any real meaning in the standings saw Pioneer Hybrid of Canora hold on to beat NCC, Farms 5 to 3, ensuring them a spot in the Championship event. In other action it was Challoner Farms over Pattison Ag 7 to 3, leaving them winless in this year’s competition. Also going through this year’s play coming close but not getting in the win column was Hub International, losing to Swan Valley Properties 5 to 3.
“In the last game we saw Swan Valley Chiropractic improve their record, handing W.F. Schneider and Sons only their second loss by 8 to 5,” said Becenko.
The Championship had top team Swan Valley Chiropractic(6-1) take on fourth place team W.F. Schneider and Sons (5-2). The other draw would see last year’s champion Swan Hills Properties e (5-2), finishing in second, play local team Pioneer Hybrid from Canora, also with a (5-2) record.
On the B side it was NCC Farms (3-4) taking on Hub International (0-6). The other game was to feature Challoner Farms (3-4) against Pattison Ag (0-6).
“Had Pattison Ag and Hub International been able to play the game they missed against each other during round robin play, one of them would have had a Big W,” observed Becenko. “Better luck next year boys!”
The finals were set for Jan. 10, starting at 6:45 p.m. in Canora, with finals in both events at 9.