Team Casey is Brier Bound!!
Team Adam Casey out of the Regina Highland Curling Club will represent Team Saskatchewan at this years Tim Horton’s Brier, which will be held at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland March 4-12, 2017. Casey and his rink of Catlin Schneider, Shaun Meachem, Dustin Kidby, and coach Jamie Schneider defeated three-time defending champion Steve Laycock 11-3 in Sunday’s SaskTel Tankard Men’s Provincial Final.
SK Men's Provincial Final - Casey vs. Laycock
For the third time in less than two days, Laycock and Casey were to meet once again, but this time a provincial title was on the line along with a trip out to the east coast in St. John’s, Newfoundland to compete at the Tim Hortons Brier. The first game between these squads came in the A Event Final game, where Laycock took the victory during an extra end draw to the four foot which secured them a spot in the 1vs2 Page Playoff Game. Casey strung together a couple wins to win the B Event Final, which found them playing Laycock Saturday evening in the 1vs2. This time Casey, with a big score of three in the 8th end, got the victory of 8-5 and a bye into the provincial final Sunday afternoon.
The provincial final and third meeting between the two may have been a shocker to some viewers with the large differential in the scores between the two teams. But it was one of those days where Team Laycock was simply not on their usual game and could not find a way to fight back into this one, while on the other side Casey was still going strong from a great week they already had developed with crucial and clutch shot making. Team Casey rattled off three separate ends where they scored three points (1st, 3rd, & 4th) to hop out to a 9-2 lead heading into the break. After the 8th end it was hand shakes resulting in Team Casey as your new Saskatchewan Men’s Champions!! Congratulations to Team Adam Casey as they now have their eyes set on that Brier title in just under one month’s time!
Photo Credit: Devan Tasa – Tisdale Recorder/Parkland Review