Meachem advances to A Final at Tankard

Cabri’s Shaun Meachem has advanced to the A Event final at the 2017 SaskTel Tankard Men’s Provincial Championship in Tisdale.

Meachem is playing second on Team Casey, skipped by Adam Casey, and supported by lead Dustin Kidby and third Catlin Schneider.

The Regina Highland Curling Club rink won their opening game Wednesday with a 7-3 win over Saskatoon’s Scott Bitz, scoring three points in the ninth end to put the game out of reach.

Team Casey advanced in the A Event on Thursday morning with a 5-4 win Rosetown’s Carl deConinck Smith when they scored a single point in the 10th end.

They scored two points in the final end to defeat Saskatoon’s Dale Craig 6-5 on Thursday evening to advance to the A Event Final. They will face defending provincial champion Steve Laycock on Friday afternoon.

The Fox Valley rink of Ryan Deis lost both games on Thursday to fall to the C Event.

Team Deis is comprised of lead Kalin Deis, second Jason McPhee, third Scott Manners, and skip Ryan Deis. They are coached by Kay Montgomery.

The Fox Valley rink opened the event with a 5-3 win over Saskatoon’s Jason Jacobson on Wednesday when they allowed only one point over the final six ends.

Deis dropped to the B Event in an 8-6 loss to Saskatoon’s Kody Hartung on Thursday morning. A three-point eighth end was the difference.

They suffered a 7-2 loss to Estevan’s Brent Gedak on Thursday evening.
The Fox Valley rink will need a win Friday against North Battleford’s Drew Heidt in the C Event.