Lorraine Arguin’s rink only attend one Sask. Curling Tour stop each season.
They try to make the most of it.
The local women’s foursome are the defending champions at the Moose Jaw Women’s SCT event. Friday, they opened this year’s spiel with a pair of wins. Arguin and her rink of third Donda-Lee Deis, second Shelly Urquhart and lead Aline Kirk beat Jill Shumay 7-5 before beating Mandy Selzer 11-5 in the evening draw.
“As a senior team this is the only (SCT event) we do,” said Arguin. “We don’t have time. We just focus on our senior playdowns. To try to do both is just way too time consuming. We’re happy doing our senior stuff and that’s enough for us.”
Arguin will meet six-time provincial champion Michelle Englot and her Regina Tartan rink.
“We played them here last year and beat them,” said Arguin. “There’s a lot of good teams here.”
Against Selzer, the 2006 Canadian junior champion, Arguin’s rink scored three in the first two ends to grab early control.
“In the second game we were up early — we scored six and then gave them back three,” said Arguin.
Selzer scored three in the third end and stole one in the fourth to cut the lead to 6-4. Arguin scored two with the hammer in the fifth and three more with the hammer in the seventh to finish the game off.
“We did have some nice ends and we didn’t panic when we got down. We tried to refocus and make our shots,” said Arguin.
In the other A Event semifinal Sherrilee Orsted will meet Candace Chisholm.
Orsted beat Larisa Murray 10-4 in the late draw, while Chisholm beat Shalon Fleming 8-1. Englot beat Deanne Miller-Jones 7-2.
In the opening draw, Chisholm beat Lorraine Schneider 5-4, Fleming beat Debbie Folk 6-2, Orsted beat Ros Stewart 8-4, Murray beat Tina Hill 7-6, Selzer beat Sherry Just 7-4, Miller-Jones beat Susan Lang 10-4 and Englot beat Alexandra Williamson 5-2.
The Moose Jaw Cash Spiel — the men’s local SCT stop — also began Friday night.
Brent Gedek, with Al Schick filling in throwing skip stones, beat Robin Shillington 6-4. In other action from the 7 p.m. draw, Bruce Korte beat David Haines 8-1, Jamey Jordison beat Brad Bibby 6-5 and Jason Jacobson beat Josh Heidt 6-3.