O Give Me a Home, Where the Buffalo Roam, Where the Deer and Antelope Play… Curling!

Could the animals of the prairie actually play curling? The buffalo could slide rocks with their heads and the antelope hold their brooms with their teeth… okay, probably not. But Wainwright, AB held its annual Roaming Buffalo Classic last weekend. And among the teams seeking a “house” were the Ferbey 4, the World Financial Group-sponsored “Kings of Canadian Curling”.

Fri., Nov. 20 saw Randy Ferbey, Scott Pfeifer, David Nedohin and Marcel Rocque start with a game opposite the rink of John Regnier from Alberta. Randy and the guys threw three rocks in the first end and only needed five more ends to win 8-3.

The next morning, our men in the WFG curling shirts faced off against the fellow Edmonton rink of Colin Tanton. The Ferbeys had the hammer and needed it to win this game 6-3 in eight ends. The score does not really reflect how close this game was. Later on Saturday, our guys took on Warren Hassall out of Lloydminster, SK. And thanks to four two-rock ends in the match, Randy and the guys won this match 8-3 in six ends. With that win, the Ferbey 4 became the second team to make it to the quarterfinals and earned a Sunday off.

Their draw for that match with Warren Cross’s rink out of the Ferbeys home town of Edmonton. And, unfortunately, Randy and the guys were on the losing end of this one. But the match did go to eight ends in the 5-4 loss.

In two weeks, things in the curling world get really interesting. The Roar of the Rings, the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, starts on Dec. 6 in the Rexall Centre in Edmonton, the Ferbeys hometown. We at World Financial Group are excited to see the Ferbey 4 play for the chance to represent Canada on the largest world stage there is for sports.

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