FROM THE ANTHRACITE CURLING VAULT: Originally posted on May 30, 2011 … Continue reading
For the second year in a row, a team Skipped by Matt Lyons has won the Anthracite Curling Club league championship.
Stacey featuring The Ice Techs (Brandon Jackson at Vice, Tom McGreevy as Second and Stacey Berkoski as Lead) defeated Team Piatt, 10-4, to win a second-consecutive title. The victory was the culmination of an amazing season turnaround, going from tied for last place after six weeks, to the title just two months later. Continue reading
The Championship draw at the 2011 Funspiel is set.
Team Piatt clinched the Fell Conference on Friday night with a 7-6 victory over Maasome. They’ll be opposed by Stacey feat. Ice Techs, which won its fifth consecutive game on Friday, topping Team Leonard (nee Grassi), 7-4. That win combined with losses from three other conference foes propelled Skip Matt Lyons back into the Championship game.
Six games ago, Lyons’ team was at 2-4 and tied for last in the Smith Conference. A winning streak of five games came at just the right time.
In the other draws on Friday night, Little Lebowskis finished their season at 5-6 and also got hot at the end, defeating Happy Hour, 10-6. The Squirrels fell to another spoiler-minded team in Cracked Ice, which won its last three games of the season, including Friday night’s win over the Smith Conference’s previous first place Squirrels, 5-1. Bitter End’s 7-5 defeat of Goody’s ensured the team of a 5-6 record, meaning the difference between first and last in that table was just two games.
In the other late draw, MLC finished the season with a 7-4 record after defeating Team Cawley, 10-2. Both MLC and the Squirrels lost the Conference Record tie-breaker to finish in second place.
Tonight marks the final draws of the 2011 Spring League regular season and we’ve saved the best for last.
Both berths in the Championship draw at Tuesday’s FunSpiel are still available and 7 of the league’s 12 teams are still eligible. Despite the results, there has been fantastic progress seen from our newest Club members while those with one or more years’ experience have been able to refine their games over the course of the last few months.
Need an example? Goody’s, which started the season at 0 wins and 6 losses, has now won 3 of its last 4 draws.
Here are tonight’s draws:
At 7:30 p.m. …
Happy Hour vs. Little Lebowskis
Squirrels vs. Cracked Ice
Bitter End vs. Goody’s
At 9:30 p.m. …
Stacey feat. Ice Techs vs. Team Grassi
Team Cawley vs. MLC
Maasome vs. Team Piatt
Please note the special start times, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Remember the FunSpiel is this Tuesday, June 21, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at The Ice Rink at Coal Street. Bring a friend and bring some food.
Here are the Championship scenarios for this Friday’s draws: Continue reading
It will all come down to the final week.
By the end of the 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. sessions on Tuesday night, Game #10 in our Spring League, each of the conference leaders had a chance to punch their tickets to the Championship game on June 21. Continue reading