Two rinks with strong Moose Jaw ties advanced to the A event semifinals at the SaskTel Men’s Southern curling championship Friday in Regina.
Brent Gedak’s Estevan rink — which features a front end of Derek Owens and Malcolm Vanstone — advanced to the A event final thanks to an 8-6 win over Randy Bryden from Regina.
Gedak will face Swift Current’s Max Kirkpatrick in the A final at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Kirkpatrick beat Joel Jordison’s Regina Highland rink 7-5 in the other A semi.
Jordison, who is from Moose Jaw, is joined by third Jason Ackerman, second Brent Goeres, lead Curtis Howarth and coach Roger Anholt.
They beat Josh Heidt 11-4 earlier Friday to advance to the A semifinal.
Gedak beat Moose Jaw’s Wade Sydorko rink 10-7 in their A quarter-final.
Sydorko is the lone Moose Jaw Curling Club rink at the 16-team event.
Sydorko and his rink of third Cole Tenetuik, second Chadd McKenzie and lead Derek Dejaegher lost their B event game Friday night 9-7 to Mark Walter from Lampman.
Jordison will play in a B event semfinal this afternoon and Sydorko will look to stay alive in the C event at 4:30 p.m.