The Waddick Fuels Ridgetown Open Competitive (ROC) curling league played their semi-finals on March 15th, 2013.
Jim McKinlay vs. Scott McKinlay
Jim started off with two in the first after Scott flashed a takeout. Scott was able to come back with a single in the second. Crawford McKinlay, throwing last rocks for his dad, was a little heavy in the third, giving Scott a steal of two. Crawford found draw weight in the fourth to get two. Scott was able to tie things up in the fifth. Crawford was able to get two in the sixth to go ahead by two. Scott drew the four-foot to get one in the seventh to leave Crawford in the driver’s seat. Scott was able to get a couple behind cover in the eighth and finished up with a steal of two to snatch the 7-6 win from his cousins.
Tom Goens vs. Sheila Young
Tom started with a steal of one in the first. It turns out Sheila was just setting him up and took four in the second. Tom was able to take two in the third to pull within one. Tom was out to prove the theory that no lead is safe when he stole three in the fourth to pull into the lead. Sheila could only manage one in the fifth to pull within one. Tom got a single in the sixth to regain his two-point lead. Sheila pulled within one in the seventh. Sheila tried to get some rocks in play, but Tom didn’t have to throw his last rock and took another for the 8-6 win
Rob McKinlay vs. Peter Fisher
Peter had a rough start when he wrecked on a guard with his last allowing Rob to draw for four. Rob stole another in the second when Peter’s rock slid a little too far. Rob continued his good play and stole two more when Peter wrecked on the guard again. Peter overcurled again in the fourth, giving Rob another point. Peter decided that enough was enough and packed it in. Rob wins convincingly 8-0.
Bob Ingram vs. Doug Young
Bob started off really well in this one. He blanked the first two ends and then took three in the third. Bob then started his thievery. He stole one in the fourth, two in the fifth and one in the sixth because Doug couldn’t seem to do anything right. That or Bob’s team just outcurled Doug’s team. Doug quit after six. Bob wins 7-0 and builds momentum into next week’s final.