Kerri Einarson placed second in the Mother Club Fall Curling Classic Sept. 24 (File Photo)
Camp Morton’s Kerri Einarson, who curls out of the East St. Paul Curling Club, once again showed the Interlake isn’t afraid to throw a few rocks with a second place finish in the Mother Fall Club Curling Classic Sept. 21 to 24.
The bonspiel, hosted by the Granite Curling Club in Winnipeg, started out well for the East St. Paul rink who won all five of their round robin games. They faced Teams Meilleur, Calvert, Spencer, Watling, and Burtnyk in order to secure the top spot going into the semi-finals where they won a second round against Meilleur.
The team then moved on to the final where they faced Michelle Englot’s team.
The final was a very close match with both teams taking the lead, outmaneuvering each other in search of the win. Einarson had the hammer starting the game but after a blank first end, Englot stole the first point. Einarson replied in the third but was limited to tying the score. Her team made up for it in the fourth however, stealing two points. Englot replied in the fifth and sixth taking and then stealing a point each end. Einarson managed to take two in the seventh giving her team a 5-3 lead going into the extra end but Englot went all in in the eighth with a three point end finishing the game 6-5.
The second place finish earned the Einarson team a $1,300 prize and 21.775 world ranking points.
Team Einarson’s next challenge will be in the Autumn Gold Curling Classic at the Calgary Curling Club Oct. 6 to 9.