Youth wins the day in Heidt battle

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Chalk one up for youth.

Friday night Josh Heidt stole a point in the 10th end to beat his father Brad Heidt — not to mention his brothers Drew and Mitch — at the SaskTel Provincial Men’s Tankard curling championship in Melville.

Josh Heidt, who features Moose Jaw’s Brock Montgomery at third, advances to today’s B even final thanks to his 5-4 win over Brad Heidt’s Unity rink.

Earlier in the day Josh Heidt lost 11-8 to Brad Korte in the A final.

The all-Heidt battle was close all the way with Josh jumping out to an early 2-0 lead before Brad went ahead 3-2 after four ends. Josh tied the game in the eighth end when he scored once with the hammer before stealing in the 10th to win.

In the noon draw, Heidt was able to put together some strong ends, but wasn’t able to overcome a pair of three-enders by Korte. Korte scored three in the fifth end to take a 7-3 lead and again in the eighth to go ahead 10-6 lead.

Josh Heidt will play Brock Virtue in Saturday’s morning draw at 9 a.m. for a berth in to the A-B final in the Page playoffs.

Virtue advanced thanks to an 8-3 win over Estevan’s Brent Gedak rink in the B semi. Gedak features second Derek Owens from Moose Jaw and lead Malcolm Vanstone.

It was a pair of three-enders that paced Gedak to an exciting 11-7 win over Jeff Hartung in B side action earlier Friday.

Gedak had a narrow 3-2 lead at the fifth end break, but the team began trading big ends. Gedak led 8-7 coming home with the hammer and scored three to make the final score look more decisive than it was.

Gedak will face Steve Laycock in a C semifinal at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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