Taverners hit the ice Tuesday and started by losing the toss. We should have known our opposition were good when they could slide half the distance of the ice while practicing. As it turns out we held them to one in the first end but things started to unravel after that. They stole two in the second and another in the third, but the big blow was in the fourth where they stole 5. Skip Keith was left with a very tough draw and when it misfired we accepted fate and headed for pain killer in the bar.
This is not “Fake News”
Taverners curlers are now 3 & 0 & I think 1 of 2 with no losses. That will change next Tuesday as we are drawn against the other team with 3 wins.
I was not asked to write this till we were long off the ice & I didn’t pay much attention to the scores.
The game started with us with 4 players & the others with 2 so after a short discussion I joined the opposition to play 3 on 3. After I had thrown the opening 3 rocks for the others their #3 player arrived so I switched back.
It was agreed that Nigel would be 2nd, Keith 3rd but would hold the broom & Ray throw skip rocks, somehow that went out of the window & Keith was #4.
How we got there I don’t recall but I think at the end of 3 we were 5 -1 up.
The other team was having a bad day with what looked like real good shots going astray & giving us a point.
At the end of 4 their skip threw a strange shot, we were thinking he would draw for 1 except he threw at our stones out front. when I asked him after what he intended he said he wanted to raise our stones in & go drink beer. So even though he missed we shook hands & went for a libation.
I am sure knowing our next opponents that wont happen again.
No “practice” next week so come & watch the tussle for the top.
Tuesday 4:30 start
Taverners improved to 2-0 with a 4-3 win last evening. After giving up a steal of one on the opening end we took one in the second end, stole 1 in the third and fourth ends before the teams traded points in the remaining ends. Ultimately the game came down to the last rock and when our opposition was unable to remove our half buried rock in the four foot circle we walked away with the win.
Next week the lineup changes as Mr Wilcox will step in for Mr Bayney who will be sunning himself in Nova Scotia for this week and next.
Taverners curlers open with a win
Taverners opened their curling season last evening with a win. The score flattered our opposition, who were down 6 – 1 midway through, after narrowly missing giving up a steal of 6, when their skip managing to hold us to a 2 with a fine last rock draw. We really had only one poor end where we gave up a 5 in the sixth end. Thereafter we took two in the seventh and were lying three buried in the eighth when our opposition conceded making the final 8 – 6.