Update from the Korte Kurling Team
Mixed Blog #2
Apparently there were some spelling errors in my last blog post…Ros was scolding me. I’ll make sure I use the spell check feature this time…
Well after 4 games we sit at the .500 mark: 2-2 and tied for third in our pool. Not a bad spot to be in.
We lost on the last rock of the 8th end vs Newfoundland, and had one bad end (gave up 4) against Alberta. Of course we would like to win ‘em all, but we had to expect to face some adversity. Very pleased that we came out strong in the Tuesday afternoongame against Nova Scotia/ We cruised to a six end victory 2 in the first and 3 in the third…
Almost lost our lead (Carolyn) in practice, however! She took a spill and landed hard on her back. Luckily she is a tough 55 year old (she probably doesn’t want me saying her age, but she is a trooper, haha). I think she might be taking advantage of the free massage service sometime soon… It must be the “year of the fall” as BC skip Dean Joanisse also took a hard spill a day earlier…Maybe these helmets will be coming sooner than we think….
With the Tuesday evening draw off, we had some time to relax and take in a Toronto Raptor game at the Air Canada Centre. Like our team earlier, the Raptors were hoping to stop a two-game losing streak vs. the New York Knicks… unfortunately they didn’t rebound with a win like we did, but it was still an exciting finish and overall a good experience (despite the Coors Light costing $12)
We have two HUGE games on Wednesday vs. Northern Ontario and BC. With the top four in our pool advancing to the championship pool, a two win day would go a long way to secure our position. We are happy with the ice and the way we are throwing, so it should be a fun day! Cheer hard! Thanks everyone for following along and supporting us!
Bruce, Ros, Kevin, Carolyn
The CURLSASK Board, Staff and curling fans wish to thank Kevin Marsh and Team Korte for their willingness to contribute to the CURLSASK website with their insights and comments from the 2016 Canadian Mixed Championships in Toronto, Ontario. There is no fifth player that they may delegate this request to; so it is the curlers themselves that need to provide the content.
Good Luck and Good Curling to the team from Saskatoon Nutana!