Terry McNamee and his team of Steve Irwin, Travis Taylor and Travis Saban are the first foursome to secure a first-round bye into the Brandon Sun Westman Super League of Curling semifinals.
McNamee (8-1), the three-time defending champion, scored the game’s only deuce in the fourth end and ran fellow Brandonite Cale Dunbar (6-3) out of stones in the eighth as he earned a 4-2 win on Wednesday night at the Brandon Curling Club.
In Wednesday’s other games, it was: Kelly Marnoch 11, Brian Fowler 2; Jerry Chudley 7, Shawn Taylor 2; Curtis McCannell 10, Duane Lang 1; Jim Renwick 6, Perry Fisher 3; and Kelly Skinner 6, Mark Anderson 5.
Marnoch 11 Fowler 2
Marnoch’s Carberry squad (7-2) stole three points twice to take full possession of second place.
Fowler’s team from Brandon (5-4) was without its skip, who is recovering from a heart attack.
Chudley 7 Taylor 2
Neepawa’s Chudley (6-3) took control with a three in the fifth and steals in each of the next two ends to top Brandon’s Taylor (1-8) and move into a tie for third place.
McCannell 10 Lang 1
The battle of two 4-4 teams was decided early, with Pilot Mound’s McCannell (5-4) grabbing the first four points and stealing four more in the sixth to beat Brandon’s Lang (4-5).
Renwick 6 Fisher 3
Brandon’s Renwick (5-4) stayed in a position for a tiebreaker by controlling his game with steals in the fourth and fifth ends against Wawanesa’s Fisher (3-6).
Skinner 6 Anderson 5
Skinner (3-6) kept his slim hopes of a tiebreaker alive by scoring a deuce in the 10th end to edge Anderson (1-8) in a battle of Brandon teams.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 6, 2013