Upsets rock curling playoff schedule

Playoffs underway at at Golden Ears Winter Club for senior men's division.

Lorne Fletcher fires the final rock of the fifth end in Haney Masters’ curling league play.

Lorne Fletcher fires the final rock of the fifth end in Haney Masters’ curling league play.

Nov. 23 results:

Playoff action began its round-robin format Monday.

• In the “A” Division draw Dutchie Kleisterlee easily defeat the Holler rink 9-1, Gary Sawatsky dumping Jim Maitland and Roger Fast narrowly defeating McDowell.

• In the “B” draw Earl King edged Peter Koehler, Jack Stadel defeated Lorne Fletcher and veteran Bill Hanula was victorious over Terry Lajeunesse. No score was provided.

• The “C” Division saw Jim Keenan’s rink edge Andy Ferguson 9-7 in an extra end, Bill Gardner defeat Wally Phillips and Ron Laxdal took an easy victory over the Mackay rink.

Nov. 16 results:

Bill McDowell’s rink pulled off an upset over Bob Goodin’s team with an 8-2 win in Haney Masters’ Curling action at Golden Ears Winter Club.

The Goodin loss allowed Ed Desjardin’s rink to leapfrog into first place in league play as teams gear up for the playoffs.

The loss also meant Eric Holler’s rink moved into a share of second spot with Goodin.

Desjardin’s rink ensured the top ranking with a win in the last week of regular season play over Roger Fast’s rink of Al Golsack, Arnie Melissen and Don Merth.

Holler’s rink curled consistently to take a 7-1 victory over the Bob Mackay rink of Gregg Hook, Svend Nielson and Bob Neil.

With Les Hall at lead and Chris English at second setting up the ends, third Bob Asher and skip Holler were to produce some solid shots in the win.