Saskatchewan finally was able to open the account at Canada’s men’s Curling Championship. They had to wait until Draw 5 to beat New Brunswick’s team by 9 to 4. Steve Laycock, the skipper of Saskatchewan was a relieved man as he was able to give his hometown crowd something to cheer about finally.
The excess weight of NB skipper James Grattan was the main thing that resulted in the loss for New Brunswick. As the NB skipper was overweight, he had to go light on the last rock in the fourth and fifth ends. This was more than enough for Saskatchewan to steal one in each of the 4th and the 5th ends.
Laycock was badly in need of a game like this after he suffered a close 7 to 5 loss to Reid Carruthers of Manitoba in the Draw 3 on Sunday.
He said that the team took a long time to get used to the rocks and the ice. He said that the team played really well against Manitoba. He always knew that the team had it in them to pull off a win as they were not throwing that badly.
The Brandt Center in Regina is warm and this is making the skippers taking part in the Tim Hortons Brier Curling Championship to do a lot of guesswork.