Star-Phoenix from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on November 1, 1999 · 22
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C4 SPORTS The StarPhoenix Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Monday, November 1, 1999 FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE SP Photo by Gord Waldner Reginas Michelle Ridgway iced the win at the annual Park Town Womens Classic with a takeout on her final shot Sunday at the Nutana Curling Club Ridgway cleans up at Park Town Classic By Doug McConachie SP Sports Editor Ridgway 8, Ford 7 The cheques are in the mail. All $22,800 went to out-of-town rinks in this years 18th annual Park Town Womens Curling Classic, with Reginas Michelle Ridgway taking the $7,000 first prize. Thats my new washer and dryer, Ridgway said after her final-stone takeout gave her an 8-7 victory over Callie rinkmate Atina Ford in the final Sunday at the Nutana Curling Club. Ford fell behind 7-2 after five ends. We were wondering what was going to happen next, Ford said, but we hung in there. Her final draw behind guard hung out there, which left Ridgway with an open hit for the win. Defending champion Renelle Bryden of Regina earned $2,200 after losing the semi-final 8-4 to Ridgway and the Queen Citys Sherry Linton picked up $1,600 for her appearance in the quarter-finals. Edmontons Cindy Serena pocketed $2,200 for her semi-final appearance a 6-5 loss to Ford while Lana Hunter of Brandon, Edmontons Glennys Bakker and Sheila Heath of Dewinton, Alta., earned $1,600 each for making the championship round. Buglass wins senior event The only money to stay home was in the $2,600 seniors competition. Pat Buglass pocketed $1,200 when she made an open hit in file final end to score three for a 10-7 victory over Merle Kopach. The game see-sawed back and forth before Buglass built the big end, leaving Kopach second-place money of $600. Kay Hunchak of Saskatoon and Crystal Frisk of Regina received $400 for their semi-final appearances. We think its the first time in the history that a Saskatoon rink wasnt in the championship event, said organizer Sandra Mulroney. Ridgway, who lost her opening contest in the 24-rink spiel, bounced back with seven straight victories. She built a 7-2 lead midway through the final, but kept leaving the door open for Ford. With her final stone in the fourth, Ridgway was too heavy to the back of the four foot. That allowed Ford, facing four, a hit to trail only 4-2. Then in the eighth, with Ridgway up 8-5, her first stone was a fraction heavy. Ford scored two to make it 8-7. A perfect freeze to the button by Ford in the ninth tied it at eight. Ford couldnt make the perfect draw behind guard in the 10th, though. This is still a breakthrough, Ford said. We lost in the semi-finals of the SGI and then last week we lost in Thunder Bay. Now we made the finals and its a long year. While Ridgway intends to spend her winnings on appliances, Roberta Materi, the second on the rink, has other plans for her piece of the pot. Materi was married last weekend. Now she can have a honeymoon, Ridgway joked. Lead Joan Strieker and third Lorie Kehler, the other members of the rink, were also with Ridgway when she won the spiel in 1991. Ford curled with Nancy Inglis, Cori Hoag and Susan Hoffart, who is Materis sister. WIZARD OF ID $0 that'? wnri Nev&T ET WINCH AN P PINNER! GARFIELD N.B.s Rowley wins senior spiel SP Staff Saskatoons Ron Mills is the bridesmaid once again. Mills took second prize Sunday at the Hub City Curling Clubs senior mens bonspiel for the second straight year, losing to Jack Rowley of North Battleford. Mills made it to the final last year before falling to Dean Jacula of Lloydminster. The win means Rowley is $3,200 richer, while Mills takes home $1,600. It was the second time the two had met during the weekend with Rowley beating Mills in the first game of the 40-team bonspiel. Both curlers advanced from the B side to qualify, winning three games in a row to get to the final. Cam Huffman and Jack Stewart, both of Saskatoon, won $800 for reaching the semi-finals. Dwayne Krebs of Saskatoon won the C event, while Wally Ohare of North Battleford won the D event. Peters takes SuperSpiel The Vic Peters rink from Winnipeg defeated Glen Despins of Strongfield 9-3 in six ends to win the McCain SuperSpiel West final on Sunday in Portage la Prairie, Man., for the second year in a row. The Peters rink, with third Dave Smith, second Chris Neufeld and lead Don Harvey, led 8-3 through five ends and stole a point in the sixth. The victory was worth $14,000 in cash and a berth in the $105,000 McCain TSN Skins Game in Whitehorse, Yukon. The team also earned a trip to the McCain SuperSpiel 99 in New Brunswick. Despins, third Art Paulsen, second Dwayne Mi-halicz and lead Phillip Germain earned $8,000. Peters beat Jeff Hartung of Langenberg 9-5 in the semi-finals earlier in the day and Despins edged Mark Johnson of Edmonton 8-7. The consolation final was won by Bruce Korte of Saskatoon, 8-3 over Howard Restdl of Winnipeg. 9 CHICKWEED LANE STRAW- THORAX AND I HOW Y V00 ALWAYS Rookies Dust, Langen connect for Contacts SP Staff Contacts 4, Warriors 3 Because of a light schedule to the start the season, the Saskatoon Contacts havent bolted out of the gates to the top of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. But, theyve been steady. The Contacts improved to 6-3-1 following a 4-3 victory Sunday over the Moose Jaw Warriors. The Contacts remain undefeated on home ice at 4-0. Game star Kevin Broad scored twice for the Contacts. Rookies Wes Dust and Shaun Langen added singles for Saskatoon, which led 1-0 after the first period. The teams were tied 2-2 after two. Geoff Fisher, Eric Campbell and David Baruk replied for Moose Jaw, which took six of eight mi- i L nor penalties. Geoff McIntosh made 25 saves for the win. Cale Jordinson, who was named the Warriors player of the game, stopped 45 shots for Moose Jaw. Moose Jaw slipped to 7-6. The Warriors dropped a 6-3 decision to the Saskatoon Blazers on Friday night then edged the North Battleford North Stars 4-3 on Saturday night. The Blazers are 7-6-1. They travel to Tisdale on Wednesday to play the second-place Trojans, who are 8-3. On Friday, the Blazers play host to the Swift Current Legionaires. Game time is 8:30 p.m. at the Harold Latrace Arena. Next up for the Contacts are the Beardys Black-hawks, who are leading the league with a 9-2 record. The Contacts play host to Beardys on Thursday night at the Schroh Arena. Game time is 8 p.m. I I VJUVDO COLOR wrrMME,y?AiAvA?j YOOWE SOKE Sot a lot of ,1WER PICKLES W VOEtfOSTUAP 1 BLACK AN? YOtf -ittErtlUEY ) IWOBSTEPSPEY L m -THCOer vjbp wep m? v-i SOKE TO HEAMEk) f 4 i I

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