Final win eludes Jordison at southerns

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Joel Jordison

Joel Jordison’s fast start turned into a disappointing finish at the SaskTel Tankard Men’s Southern playdowns in Estevan.

Jordison won his first three games to advance to the A final Saturday, but failed to qualify for the provincial Tankard as he lost in the A, B and C event finals.

Jordison lost 8-3 to Brent Gedak’s Estevan rink Sunday in the C final after losing 7-5 to Jeff Hartung in the B final and 7-6 to William Coutts in the A final Saturday.

“We actually come out and played a pretty good game (Sunday),” said Jordison. “Brent had some magic in him. He made three or four really big shots to take ends away from us. He left me with makable, but tough, shots to try to get something out of the end and I didn’t make any of them.

“That’s the way it went. The guys played pretty well. It just wasn’t in the cards.”

Jordison and his Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre rink of third Jason Ackerman, second Brent Goeres and lead Curtis Horwath played well over the first two days to advance to the A final, but Jordison felt they weren’t on top of their game during their two losses Saturday.

“We didn’t play as well as we could have,” said Jordison. “I think we could have won either of those games if we had played well. We started struggling a little bit. We were in a bit of a funk and couldn’t get out of it. We had a rough day (Saturday), that’s all.

“We came out (Sunday) and we’re not happy with the result, but it’s kind of frustrating because compared to Saturday we played a lot better and it just didn’t work out.”

Gedak, Langenburg’s Hartung along with Coutts and Chris Busby from the Regina Highland now qualify for the SaskTel Men’s Tankard in Melfort.

Geographic location: Melfort

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