The World Financial Group-sponsored Ferbey 4, the “Kings of Canadian Curling”, traveled to Olds, AB to participate in the 2010 Alberta Boston Pizza Cup. The winner would determine who would represent Alberta in the 2010 Tim Horton’s Brier. And Randy, David, Scott and Marcel were all raring to go to represent for this great honor.
The Ferbey 4’s first match was Wednesday, February 2, opposite Rob Armitage’s rink out of Red Deer. Our rink had the hammer and used it to win 9-2 in six ends. The next morning, the men in the WFG curling shirts faced off against the rink of James Pahl out of Sherwood Park. This match was so evenly played, it went to eleven ends. However, David’s final rock was good enough to earn the Ferbey 4 an 8-7 win.
Later that day, our rink faced their cross town competitors Kevin Koe to determine the first finalist for the cup. Again, eleven ends were needed to determine the outcome. However, Kevin would take this one by a score of 10-8.
With one qualifier determined, Randy and the guys took the house again Friday afternoon opposite Rob Armitage’s rink. This match also went to eleven ends. Thanks to the hammer, the Ferbey 4 won 8-7. Later that day, our WFG curling rink became the second finalist by winning opposite Lloydminster’s Warren Hassall by a score of 9-5. Warren’s rink had the hammer, but the Ferbey 4 only needed nine ends to win this one.
In the first match of the semifinals held on Saturday night, Randy and the team faced Kevin Koe again to determine who would go to the final game. The loser would play an additional game opposite the winner of the semifinal “play-in” game. Although giving a great effort, Randy lost to Kevin by a score of 10-6 in nine ends. But in the second semifinal game, the Ferbey 4 faced the fellow Edmonton rink of Ted Appleman. And, thanks to the hammer, our WFG curling team took this contest 6-4 in ten ends.
After the round robin and the elimination rounds, the Ferbey 4 faced Kevin Koe for the third time this tournament. And the winner would represent Alberta in the 2010 Brier in Halifax. However, Koe’s rink proved too strong for our WFG curling team and won the 2010 Alberta Boston Pizza Cup by a score of 7-5 in nine ends.
Randy, David, Scott and Marcel will return to competition March 25 to in the Bear Mountain Classic. Keep reading here for the latest on World Financial Group’s own “Kings of Canadian Curling”.