And then there were none.
After beginning the season 5-0, Joel Jordison and his Seaborn Insurance picked up their first loss, dropping a 5-2 decision to Ben Gamble’s KMS/Park Capital rink on Wednesday night at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre and leaving no more undefeated teams in the Original 16 Cash League.
Gamble opened with two in the first end and stole one to jump out to a quick 3-0 before Jordison replied with a single in the third. Gamble added one in the fourth and stole another in the fifth. Jordison could only manage a single in the sixth before shaking hands. The win brings Gamble’s record to 3-3.
Also tied at the top of the standings at 5-1 is Penny Barker and her BTN Chartered Accountants rink, as they defeated Donna Ackerman’s Team Redgoat foursome 11-2. Tied 1-1 after two ends, Barker stole three in the third. Ackerman added a single in the fourth, but Barker came back with three in the fifth and stole four in the sixth before shaking hands to end the game early.
Ryan Wenarchuk’s John’s Music rink also moved into a tie for first place at 5-1 with a 11-1 win over Patrick Ackerman’s Ackerman Ag Services team. Ackerman picked up the single in the first end, but Wenarchuk scored four in the second, two in the third, one in the fourth, one in the fifth and three in the sixth to end the game.
Also on top of the standings is Tip Top Roofing/Pro-Tec Electric, skipped by Stan Barnsley, after defeating Barb Wallace’s rink 10-0. Barnsley scored three in the first, two in the second, four in the third and one in the fourth to end the game.
Murray Stroeder’s RA Garland Agro rink improved their record to 3-3, downing Wade Gray and his Protec Video team 8-2. Stroeder got off to a quick start with a deuce in the first end, with Gray replying with a single in the second. Stroeder got one back in the third and stole one in the fourth. Gray grabbed one more in the fifth, but Stroeder scored three in the sixth and one in the seventh before running Gray out of stones in the eighth.
Bob Desjarlais and his Kal Tire rink defeated Shaunna Fritzler’s team 6-3 to improve their record to 3-3. After Fritzler took a single in the first, Desjarlais picked up his deuce in the second, but Fritzler tied up the game 2-2 after three ends of play. Desjarlais score a single in the fifth after blanking the fourth end and stole one in the sixth. Fritzler scored a single to trail 4-3 heading home, but Desjarlais scored their deuce in the eighth to pick up the win.
Easy Care Living and Lorraine Arguin joined the crowded group at 3-3 with 9-2 win over Joe Gunnis’ EMJ Marketing rink. Arguin scored three to open the game and stole one in the second, but Gunnis came back with one in three and stole one in the fourth. The comeback was snuffed out as Arguin scored a five-ender in the fifth to end the game.
The final game saw Ralph Courtnage and his Terra Grain Fuels rink defeat Warren Marcotte’s Moose Jaw Fountain Tire/Keons foursome 8-6. Marcotte jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two ends until Courtnage put up a four spot in the third. Marcotte tied up the game in the fourth and stole two in the fifth to go up 6-4. Courtnage completed the comeback by scoring a single in the sixth and stole three in the seventh before running Marcotte out of rocks in the fifth.
And then there were none.