The World Financial Group-sponsored Ferbey 4 entered the last day of the round robin of the 2009 Roar of the Rings with a 3-2 record. Randy, David, Scott and Marcel had two opponents left to determine who would go to the semi-finals to represent Canada for Olympic Gold.
Their first match of the day was opposite the Coldwater, ON rink of Glenn Howard, who had yet to be defeated during the tournament. Randy and his team had the hammer and used it early to take a 2-0 lead. The match went back and forth until the eighth end, when Mr. Howard scored two rocks to force extra ends. This proved beneficial to Howard’s rink as they emerged victorious with a score of 8-6. Among the Ferbeys, Marcel had the best shooting with 95% accuracy.
The loss meant the guys with the WFG curling shirts would have to win against the fellow Edmonton rink of Kevin Koe, who had the hammer. Koe used it to slide to a four rock score after the second end and did not look back to take the match 9-4. Unfortunately, this defeat meant the Ferbey rink was knocked out of the tournament.
But take heart, Ferbey fans, as we’ll be seeing the boys at the National Grand Slam in Guleph, ON January 6-10 with coverage on CBC. Good luck to our “Kings of Canadian Curling”.