Curling: A Draw to the Button
Extra ends, final rock & it’s a measure!
When the final game in a curling bonspiel comes down to a measure or goes into not one, but TWO extra ends you know you are watching the best of the best. Well, that is just want happened in the finals of the Canola Junior Curling Championships held at the Brandon Curling Club January 2-7, 2013.
The fans could not have asked for a more entertaining final than what we watched unfold on the ice. Coaches were intently watching their teams, parents were pacing and fans were holding their breath with every shot.
The Junior Women’s finals saw the rink skipped by Selena Kaatz faceoff against the rink of Shannon Birchard. The game kept fans sitting on the edge of their seats. There were some big shots made keeping it tight the whole way through. So, it was only fitting that it would come down to a tie game, last rock, facing the opponents rock sitting on the edge of the button, and all kinds of guards to navigate through.
Shannon Birchard had last rock and made a beautiful draw around the guards and to the four foot. You could have heard a pin drop as the rock came to a stop. Everyone froze in anticipation. The rocks were to close to call by eye and the official was called for a measure. Can it get more exciting than that?
Canola Junior Women’s Curling Champs
In the end Shannon Birchards final rock was placed a hair closer for the win! Her rink consisting of Nicole Sigvaldason (third) Sheyna Andries (second) Mariah Mondor (lead) and Bruce Birchard (coach) will proudly represent Manitoba in Fort McMurray at the Canadian Championships. Congratulations!
Curling – It’s a Passion
We heard from many of you when we asked about your curling passion. Thank you for sharing your love of the game with us. We would like to share our love of curling back with you.
Win passes to the Scotties in Stonewall!
We have four VIP passes and four Full Event passes to the upcoming Scott Tournament of Hearts in Stonewall January 23-27th to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment below. Share how you like to watch curling; live, on TV, do you have a favorite clubroom to visit or do you prefer to participate?
- Passess will be given away as sets of two. That’s four draws for two tickets each (two sets of VIP passess and two sets of Full Event passes).
- Contest closes Sunday, January 20, 2013. Winners will be notified via email and listed in the comment section below. Full contest rules and details are available at http://www.mcgacanola.org/Eligibilityandcontestrules.cfm CONTEST IS CLOSED
Live Well… Leanne