The battle for the championship trophy for the Comox Valley Curling Club Ladies Challenge started out with six contenders who had achieved the top points in the three sub-leagues this past season.
The single-knockout playdown saw the teams of Gloria Sandberg, LeeAnne Alberti, Sherry Gray and Sandra Gallaway fall to the Goodwin/Robson teams. The match continued with Colleen Robson skipping her team of third Melanie Rait, second Val Schultz and lead Mare Michell against the Goodwin team where Kim Jonsson (throwing third), moved up to the skip position in Deb Goodwin’s absence with Lonnie Schopp, third (throwing fourth), Lori Ross second and Linda Martin lead.
The first end began with a steal of one for Jonssons team when Robsons rock under curled to take out only one of the two opponent’s rocks. The next two ends gave one point to each with the hammer but the fourth was a cruncher with the Robson team taking four.
The game shuffled back and forth to the seventh end where the score was two up for Robson. Jonsson’s team, with hammer, set up a great eighth end with three rocks counting. Robsonhad to do an in-off shot on a rock at the side 12-foot to force an extra end but her rock hit and stuck giving Schopp a clear shot to take three for the win.
Jonsson will take her team to Campbell River this weekend to compete in the North Island BC Club Challenge. “Best of luck to the team,” a CVCC spokesperson said.
– Comox Valley Curling Club